Duration: 12 days
Location: From Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Route: Zagreb, National Park Risnjak, National Park Northern Velebit, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Zadar, National Park Kornati, National Park Paklenica, Krka Waterfalls National Park, Šibenik, Split, National Park Mljet, Dubrovnik
We always reserve the right to modify schedules, tours and hotels if necessary.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner daily, 1 lunch
Optional: Traditional Croatian lunch/dinner can be arranged
Extra services and costs which are not in the program as well as any personal expenses.
Please keep in mind that all tours are subjected to weather conditions and could be altered/cancelled in case of an unfavorable weather.
General terms and conditions that apply to this travel arrangement will be sent to you upon your confirmation and at the booking moment. Please study it carefully so that we can clarify any concerns in a timely manner.
Day 1 – arrival to Zagreb
You will be met and transferred by Travel Croatia representative to your hotel. After the check-in enjoy a city tour of Zagreb featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and the Governor’s Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure until the welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2 – National Park Risnjak and Opatija
Drive to National Park Risnjak. The area of Risnjak National Park is divided into two zones – the zone of rigorous and that of directional protection. The total surface area is more than 4600 ha and it is a completely protected area with no activity – it is exclusively left to natural activity. In the vicinity of the Park one can find a large number of extremely beautiful natural sights which are included amongst the highest level of protected nature. Risnjak National Park is a very good example of altitude decomposition within a relief, geological, hydrological and climatic aspect, as well as in plant covering and animal world. After visiting the park, we continue our way to beautiful Opatija. Check-in to your hotel and feel and taste traditional Croatian cuisine. After dinner, enjoy the leisure time in Opatija, walk the Lungomare and visit famous parks in Opatija. (B, D)
Day 3 – National Park Brijuni
Start the morning with breakfast and drive down to Fužine, a small coastal town in Istria from where a boat takes us to National Park Brijuni. They say that the Maker intended to shape a part of the Earth to the image of Heaven. That is how Istria came into being, like a garden covered with magnificent trees and vast meadows, washed by the deep blue sea, appealing people to a happier life. But the jealous devil destroyed his work by tearing a bag in which the angel was carrying the unused stones. Thousands of rocks scattered around the Istrian land making it a land of contrasts, gentle and rough, fertile and barren, sunny and cloudy. The desolated angels gathered the pieces of Heaven remaining among the scattered rocks and protected them by the sea waves and created Brijuni. For the end of the day, enjoy the dinner in your hotel in Opatija. (B, D)
Day 4 – National Park Northern Velebit and Plitvice Lakes National Park
The morning starts with breakfast after which we prepare ourselves to continue the trip to National Park Northern Velebit. The Northern Velebit National Park is recognizable by its preserved biodiversity, the richness of the natural phenomena and experience of pristine wilderness. It is a space for gaining new experiences and the stronghold of sustainable development for the surrounding local communities, based on traditional practices. After spending the day in National Park Northern Velebit, we continue our drive to Plitvice Lakes, and after the check-in we meet up for dinner. The rest of the day is free time to explore the area. (B, D)
Day 5 – Plitvice Lakes National Park
Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Free time after exploring the park, following dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
Day 6 – Nationa Park Paklenica
After breakfast starts a day trip to National Park Paklenica. Due to its unique natural features, magnificent forests and extraordinary geomorphologic structures, the area of Velika and Mala Paklenica was proclaimed a national park in 1949. The main reason for proclaiming this area a national park was the protection of the largest and best-preserved forest complex in the territory of Dalmatia, which was threatened by overexploitation. Drive to your hotel for dinner and enjoy a free evening in Zadar. (B, D)
Day 7 – Zadar and Krka Waterfalls National Park
This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic town of Zadar, spend the morning sightseeing in Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first Sea Organs in the world. Continue to Krka Waterfalls National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several parts of this natural wonder with Skradinski buk and Roški slap waterfalls, as well as Visovac island and monastery. After the tour, relax in a café or wander around in the natural beauty of this park. End of this lovely day with Travel Croatia by driving to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening with dinner. (B, D)
Day 8 – National Park Kornati
The day is reserved for a boat ride in the Kornati National Park, which is often mentioned as ”a nautical paradise” in tourist publications. In reality is a ”slalom” sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park. Lunch and drinks are included on the boat. Evening drive to Split, have dinner at your hotel and spend the evening relaxing in your hotel cocktail bar. (B, L, D)
Day 9 – Split
After breakfast starts a sightseeing and walking tour in the heart of Dalmatia – Split. Enjoy the tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Dine at your hotel finishes this lovely day. (B, D)
Day 10 – National Park Mljet and Dubrovnik
Drive to Dubrovnik. Check-in to your hotel and continue to NP Mljet. The Mljet National Park is the oldest marine protected area in the Mediterranean and it has delighted its numerous visitors for 59 years with the colours and the scent of untouched nature. Walking tour of Old Dubrovnik starts. Visit the Rector’s palace and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza palace, the Dominican monastery, and Franciscan monastery with its pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. Dinner at your hotel. The rest of the day is free. (B, D)
Day 11 – Dubrovnik
Enjoy your free day in Dubrovnik and explore all the sites once more. Enjoy wandering through the town streets and exploring the town gastronomy. Enjoy your day off in this Adriatic pearl. End the last evening with dinner and your hotel and enjoy Dubrovnik in the evening. (B, D)
Day 12 – Travel Croatia Homeward Journey
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure ﬂight. (B)