Guided Tours 04 & 06 - Highlights of Croatia

[Coach Tour with Guaranteed departures]

About Guided Tours 04 & 06 - Highlights of Croatia

Summary

This tour includes: Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes staying in 4* hotels, with English-speaking Tour Leader and guides throughout.

START / FINISH - Dubrovnik (or Zagreb)

Activity code: GAT 04/06

Duration: 8/9 Days

This "Highlights of Croatia" can start from Dubrovnik (or Zagreb) making it convenient for many flight connections from across Europe. The tour itinerary takes in the best bits of Croatia's wonderful coastline including Zadar, Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik, visiting the fabulous Plitvice National Park and the capital, Zagreb. A full programme of sightseeing is included in each location.

Croatia Rediscovered is proud to offer you this popular group tour with English-speaking guide covering the most important sights and scenery of central and Dalmatian Croatia.

What's included in this Tour:

  • Round trip airport transfers in Dubrovnik (or Zagreb)
  • Air-conditioned coach with driver at group's disposal as per itinerary.
  • Experienced tour-leader throughout the trip as per itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation on half board basis (breakfast & dinner) as per itinerary in 4* hotels (3* in Dubrovnik).
  • Sightseeing tours:
    • Zadar, Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik
  • Other services: Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes National Park, St. Donatus Church in Zadar, St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir, Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral in Split, Franciscan Monastery and Recto's Palace in Dubrovnik

Hotel summary:

  • Dubrovnik, e.g. Hotel Ivka
  • Split, e.g. Hotel President
  • Zadar, e.g. Hotel Pinija or Hotel Kolovare
  • Zagreb, e.g. Hotel Panorama
  • Plitvice, e.g. Hotel Degenija

Guaranteed Departure dates for 2017 (from Dubrovnik - 8 days):

  • May 7th, 14th, 21st
  • June 4th, 11th, 18th
  • July 2nd, 9th
  • August 6th, 13th, 27th
  • September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

** 2018 departures on request.

Guaranteed Departure dates for 2017 (from Zagreb - 9 days):

  • May 10th, 17th
  • June 7th, 14th
  • July 5th
  • August 9th, 30th
  • September 6th, 13th, 20th

** 2018 departures on request.

NB. This is a group tour but can also be arranged for any reasonable date as a private chauffeur-driven holiday itinerary; fully guided with a/c mini-bus, plenty of stops to take photographs and stretch legs en route. You can also choose your accommodation from our personal selection in each location to make up a tailored itinerary to suit your taste and budget - please contact us for more details.

Contact us now to book this recommended Holiday for any of the dates above.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Sunday - DUBROVNIK; Arrival

    Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you will be staying overnight, meet your tour guide and enjoy your first dinner in Croatia.

  • Day 2: Monday - DUBROVNIK - SPLIT

    After breakfast we visit the jewel that is Dubrovnik and take a sightseeing tour of this spectacular, UNESCO protected, fortified city whose city walls can be walked on. Dubrovnik was known as the Republic of Ragusa in the middle Ages and became the only Adriatic city-state to rival Venice. Supported by skilled diplomacy and wealth, the city achieved a remarkable development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. We will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, Rector’s Palace and Cathedral.

    In the afternoon we depart for Split, driving along the Adriatic Coast and the Neretva River Delta.

    • Dinner and overnight in Split.

  • Day 3: Tuesday - SPLIT - TROGIR - ZADAR

    You will wake up in Split, "the most beautiful city in the world", as its citizens proudly proclaim. On the city tour you will explore the UNESCO listed Diocletian’s Palace with its Peristyle, Temple of Jupiter and Cathedral.

    Afterwards, continue your journey through history north to Trogir, a pearl-like town in the heart of Dalmatia. Here your guide will bring to life the story of the Roman Empire in the walls of the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, a Roman Catholic triple-naved basilica constructed in Romanesque Gothic style.

    • Dinner & overnight stay in Zadar.

  • Day 4: Wednesday - ZADAR - ZAGREB

    In the morning you'll tour the sights of Zadar, including the Roman Forum and St. Donatus Church, a magnificent monument of Romanesque architecture. Your tour will depart in the afternoon for Zagreb, Croatia’s capital.

    • Dinner & overnight in Zagreb.

  • Day 5: Thursday - ZAGREB - PLITVICE

    You awake in a city rich with gorgeous greenery – a city famous for its parks and preserved natural environment – the Croatian capital Zagreb. This is an eminently walkable city and your morning expedition takes explorers through its long history clearly visible in architecture and landscapes. The city tour of Zagreb includes the historic Upper Town where you'll find St. Mark’s Church, with its famous multicoloured mosaic tiled roof, on the square where both Croatian Parliament and the seat of Government are located. Your tour also passes by the University and visits the typically gothic Cathedral, of great architectural value, whose two spires, visible from locations across the city, help Zagreb explorers find their way. With the fountain in front sculpted by the world famous sculptor Ivan Mestrović, you cannot miss the Croatian National Theatre, housed in the present-day Old City Hall and home to Zagreb's drama, opera and ballet productions, with World and Croatian classics put on stage. Here is a perfect example of the city's diversity: not only a cultural and historical landmark but also a favourite hang-out for skateboarders! All through your tour, you will find Zagreb society outdoors, on streets and squares, cafés and bars, for this is Europe's only capital with a scent of the Adriatic.

    In the afternoon depart for Plitvice Lakes National Park, for dinner at a local restaurant.

    • Overnight near Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  • Day 6: Friday - PLITVICE

    After breakfast you will begin your tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Croatia's many UNESCO World Heritage sites, to be immersed in peace and serenity. Sixteen lakes – each at a different level – are joined by a series of cascading waterfalls. Situated in a dense forest, the Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare beauty. Here, you'll also have dinner.

    • Overnight near Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  • Day 7: Saturday - PLITVICE - DUBROVNIK

    In the morning depart for Dubrovnik, driving via Trilj and along the valley of the Cetina River, ideal for rafting yet also an inspiration for poets and writers.

    • Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

  • Day 8: Sunday - DUBROVNIK; Departure

    The tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

  • Zagreb Version [in brief]

    • Day 1 Wednesday:  ZAGREB – Arrival
    • Day 2 Thursday:      ZAGREB – PLITVICE
    • Day 3 Friday:          PLITVICE
    • Day 4 Saturday:      PLITVICE – DUBROVNIK
    • Day 5 Sunday:        DUBROVNIK
    • Day 6 Monday:       DUBROVNIK - SPLIT
    • Day 7 Tuesday:      SPLIT - TROGIR - ZADAR
    • Day 8 Wednesday: ZADAR – ZAGREB
    • Day 9 Thursday:     ZAGREB – Departure

  • GENERAL BOOKING CONDITIONS FOR GUARANTEED TOURS

    Payment conditions:

    • Deposit of £ 195 per person should be received at time of confirmation.
    • Balance amount is due 6 weeks prior to the tour departure. For bookings less than 35 days prior to departure full payment is required at the time of booking.

    Cancellation fees:

    No. of days prior to tour departure date / Cancellation Fee

    • More than 31 days prior - loss of deposit only.
    • 30 - 23 days prior - 35% of the total
    • 22 - 16 days prior - 50% of the total
    • 15 days and under - 100% of the total

Prices

Guided Tours 04 & 06 - Highlights of Croatia

Inclusive Tour price (based upon 2 sharing one hotel room).

Prices from £926

  • Single supplement (from): £ 279 per person

All prices are per person

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