Day 1, arrive Zagreb, Saturday (D)
Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner.
Day 2, in Zagreb, Sunday (B)
A morning sightseeing tour includes views of the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore more of the city, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside.
Day 3, Zagreb to Plitvice lakes, Monday (B, D)
Travel to spectacular 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. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore more on your own. Later, gather for a dinner served at our hotel and overnight.
Day 4, to Trogir and Split, Tuesday (B)
After breakfast, head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Continue traveling along the spectacular Adriatic coast, passing by old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. A city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The reminder of the day is at leisure.
Day 5, in Split, Wednesday (B)
Day at leisure or you can join optional tour to Hvar Island:
We board the ferry in Split and set sail for Hvar. The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A walking tour includes views of the 17th century theatre, the 13th century Arsenal, and the central town square with the Cathedral. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, famous for its collection of old art masters, including “Ingoli´s Last Supper˝.
Afterward, we travel to Stari Grad for some wine tasting. A ferry returns us to Split.
Optional Tour: Hvar Island
Day 6, to Dubrovnik, Thursday (B, L)
After breakfast we finally travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast. After arrival a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik. Visit the Rector’s Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace. Next, see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, shop, stroll along the water’s edge, or simply relax and delight in your superbly scenic surroundings. Your evening is free to enjoy your way.
Day 7, in Dubrovnik, Friday (B, D)
At leisure or you can join optional tour to Montenegro. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner
Optional Tour: Excursion to Montenegro
Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik.
Day 8, depart Dubrovnik, Saturday (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.