DAY 1 / DUBROVNIK
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check-in at hotel in Dubrovnik, dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 / DUBROVNIK
Breakfast. Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik includes visits to the Franciscan Monastery, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral. In the afternoon, we will have free time for individual visits and leisure. There will be plenty of time for an optional touring on the city walls with their magnificent fortresses and towers. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 3 / DUBROVNIK – KORCULA – SPLIT (375 km)
Breakfast. Drive through vineyards and orchards along the Peljesac Peninsula takes us to Orebic. Here we board a passenger boat for a short crossing to the Island of Korcula. This is said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo and we shall be taken on an interesting tour along the winding streets of this lovely town. On our way back, we pass near in Ston, known for its 15th century city walls and fortresses as well as for its salt ponds. We continue to Split. Dinner and overnight in Split.
DAY 4 / SPLIT – TROGIR – ZADAR (180 km)
Breakfast. Morning city tour of the Diocletian’s Palace (3rd century) includes the Peristyle, the Cathedral of St. Domnius and the Jupiter’s Temple. Departure to Trogir, a picturesque mediaeval town, which is also included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Visit to St. Lawrence Cathedral with its magnificent Romanesque portal dating from the 13th century.
Afternoon drive to Zadar. Dinner and overnight in Zadar.
DAY 5 / ZADAR – OPATIJA (265 km)
Breakfast. Sightseeing of Zadar including the Roman Forum, St. Donatus Church and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. Lunch in Zadar. Afternoon drive to Opatija, once the resort of choice for the Habsburgs and European Royalty, as well as personalities from the world of culture, such as Gustav Mahler and A.P. Chekhov. Dinner and overnight in Opatija.
DAY 6 / OPATIJA – Full day excursion to Istria (Pula and Porec) (260 km)
Breakfast and departure for Pula. Sightseeing tour of Pula includes a visit to the Roman amphitheatre Arena (1st century), one of the best preserved in the world, Triumphal Arch of Sergius, Temple of Augustus and Gate of Hercules. Continuation to Porec for a visit to the 6th century Euphrasius Basilica, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Monument. Return to Opatija for dinner and overnight.
DAY 7 / OPATIJA – National Park PLITVICE – ZAGREB (365 km)
Breakfast. Departure for Plitvice Lakes, the largest national park in Croatia. The area of Plitvice Lakes was declared a world heritage site in 1979. It is breathtakingly beautiful with its 16 lakes linked by waterfalls and surrounded by dense forests. It will take us at least 4 hours to explore the area by boat and minibus and you will need a great deal of film to record a fraction of the beauty around you. In the late afternoon we continue to Zagreb, for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8 / ZAGREB
Breakfast. Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified mediaeval Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Stone Gate, the University and the Croatian National Theatre. After sightseeing transfer to Zagreb Airport.