DISCOVERING OF DALMATIA & HINTERLAND

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This tour will take you not just to Croatia’s beautiful coast and islands, but also to her heart, the inland. The unique and harmonious blend of culture and spiritual, of pristine nature, seemingly endless forests intertwined with numerous spectacular waterfalls and antique and vibrant coastal towns will leave you breathless and make your journey for unique and unforgettable experience.

Tour highlights:

HERITAGE:
hr_Prsut; en_Smoked ham; 26.04.2008 0005Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the City Hall, Temple of Jupiter, Cathedral and Bell Tower, the Basements, Grgur Ninski Statue and many palaces in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style; Topana Imotski Fortress; Gradina Vrgorac Fortress; Narona; old mill Gašpina mlinica

 

NATURE:
Plitvice National Park famous for its
breathtaking waterfalls and pristine nature dominated by 16 turqoise lakes connected in cascades; The Nature Park Biokovo characterized by special beauty of lanscapes and great diversity of flaura and fauna

 

GASTRONOMY:
Dalmatian Pašticada; dalmatian pršut (smoked ham); home made goat and sheep milk cheese; Imotski rafioli; Imotski cake; arambašići (morsels of minced meat, onions and garlic in vine-leaf parcels); dishes with frogs

 

EXPERIENCE:
lush vineyard of Pelješac peninsula; breathtaking view from Biokovo mountain overlooking dalmatian islands; spiritual renewal in Međugorje, the sight of Virgin Mary’s apparition; savouring homemade dishes and local wines in exquisit family restaurants in Mali Ston; cable car ride to Mt Srđ in Dubrovnik with stunning and breathtak ing scenery of the city and most of the southern Dalmatia; hear dalmation song echoing narrow ancient streets; hospitality of the local people; get attuned to slow way of life

Itinerary:

Day 1
Cetina,_am_linken_Ufer,_nahe_bei_Omis_IMG_8215Welcome to Croatia!
Arrival to Zagreb airport where you will be met and transfered to the hotel in the centre of Zagreb. Upon arrival and short break in hotel, there will be welcoming dinner where you will meet your tour leader and discuss the itinerary.

 

Day 2
Plitvice Lakes National Park
This extraordinary tour will start with visit to the probably most beautiful destination in the world, Plitvice Lakes National Park. There are 16 turquoise lakes, connected by series of waterfalls and cascades, all embraced by magical greenery of the beech and fir forests and meadows. There will be an organized walking tour as well as boat ride on the lakes which will take you to the most famous parts of the park. After the lunch and sightseeing, departure towards Zadar,where you will spend the night.

 

Day 3
Zadar – Nin
You will leave lush and relaxing greenery of Plitvice Lakes and continue your yourney towards sunny and sublime Dalmatia and the city of Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage,
from ancient period to modern times. One of the most famous contemporary architectural achievements is the first sea organs in the world. On your way to Zadar you will stop on the island of Pag where you will visit cheese factory, one of the most famous Croatian products, and in the city called Nin,an oasis of sandy beaches known for salt making. After these outstanding tours, you will proceed to the city of Split where you will stay in a hotel and have dinner

 

Day 4
Biokovo Nature Park
After breakfast and short tour of Split you will once again change city streets with mountain paths and head for one of the most beautiful mountains on the coast, Biokovo Nature Park. A guided tour will take you to the peak Vosac (1422m), where you can enjoy the stunning views of all Dalmatian islands. After short break you will continue to village Makar (300m) where you will have late lunch in traditional restaurant Mlinice. After lunch return in hotel in Makarska, where you will spend the night.

 

Day 5
zinfandel_kartaMedjugorje – Mostar
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and proceed to Medugorje, well known catholic tourist destination and sight of Holy Mary’s apparition. You can take the private tour and go sightseeing or just sit and enjoy the spirituality and calmness of the moment. After lunch we will continue to the city of Mostar. Mostar stands in the middle of a beautiful valley bedded between high mountains as a monument to the harmonious blend of different cultures and believes, of old and new. What makes this city known is its famous bridge, The Old Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was bult during the Ottoman Empire by the great architect Mimar Hajrudin who had succeded in the impossible mission of crossing the Neretva River with a single span stone bridge. Your accommodation will be organised in a hotel called Old town, where the hospitality of your hosts and traditional dishes will just sweep you off your feet.

 

Day 6
Dubrovnik
Continue your journey further to the city of Dubrovnik, the pearl of Adriatic. On the way to Dubrovnik you will make a stop in the city of Ston, famous for its oysters and salt, the most famous products of this area, and for its city walls, the second biggest walls in the world. There you will enjoy specialty dishes with fresh oysters and taste samo of the first class red wines of Pelješac peninsula. After lunch you will continue to Dubrovnik, a truly stunning city with its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. A magnificent curtain of walls surrounds marble streets and baroque buildings that exude a pearly light in the Adriatic sun. Lunch will be served in one of the exquisite family restaurants in Mali Ston serving traditional seafood dishes, especially oysters.

 

Day 7
Departure day
Check out from the hotel; Transfer to Split where you will have an individual lunch and the remainder of the day free for sightseeing or shopping.

 

  • PRICE BASED ON 4 PAX MIN.
  • from 1250€

THE TOUR COST INCLUDES:

  • 1 night in *** hotel in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Makarska, Mostar, Dubrovnik with breakfast
  • All the transfers from airport and to airport
  • Breakfasts daily, all taxes and VAT
  • Professional English speaking tour companion throughout the tour
  • Professional English speaking local guides and hosts throughout
  • Professional chauffeur for all transfers as stated in the program
  • All lunches and dinners as stated in the program
  • Guided tour of Plitvice Lakes with tickets, cheese factory on island of Pag, Nin, Zadar, Split, Biokovo, Mostar, Dubrovnik
  • Tickets to locations and museums included in guided tours

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals and beverages other than those listed
  • Entrance tickets to museums, some churches, national parks etc. unless noted
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance, gratuities

TRIP TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (50% of program price). The balance is due 30 days prior to departure
  • We accept Bank payment only
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary

CANCELLATIONS OF CONFIRMED BOOKINGS:

  • 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus administrative fee

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