Croatia Express
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Location: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Island Hvar, Dubrovnik, Montenegro
Duration: April to October (9 Days)

ITINERARY

Day 1, Arrive Zagreb, Wednesday

Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until a Welcome Dinner tonight. (D)

Day 2, in Zagreb, Thursday

On a morning sightseeing tour, see 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 the winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

Day 3, Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes and Split, Friday

Head to magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of terraced lakes, thickly wooded
mountains, and lush vegetation. After your visit, continue to the port city of Split. Your evening is free to begin exploring on your own.

Day 4, Split to Island Hvar, Saturday

Today begins with a walking tour of the historic inner city, built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then on to see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and Cathedral of St. Duje. There’s some time free before you board the ferry and set sail to Hvar Island. (B, D)

Day 5, Island Hvar, Sunday

The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A morning walking tour features views of the Fortress, Franciscan Monastery and more. The afternoon is free. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this charming island, listed as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world by Conde Nast Travel Magazine. (B)

Day 6, Hvar to Dubrovnik, Monday

Leave the island life behind as you return to mainland and continue to the “Pearl of Adriatic,” Dubrovnik. A drive along the picturesque Croatian coast reveals the world-famous natural beauty of the area. After dinner your time is free to discover the city by night. (B, D)

Day 7, Dubrovnik, Tuesday

This morning, a walking tour shows you Old Dubrovnik. See the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the city your way, browse through the shops, stroll along the coast, or simply relax. (B)

Day 8, in Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro, Wednesday

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. Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B)

Day 9, Depart Dubrovnik, Thursday

You will be transferred to Dubrovnik’s airport for your departure flight.

 

Included Features:

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily and 4 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Split
  • Island Hvar
  • Dubrovnik
  • Montenegro

Hotels:

  • Zagreb: Westin (DLX)
  • Split: Hotel President (F)
  • Hvar: Hotel Amfora (D)
  • Dubrovnik: Hotel Lacroma (F)

 

TOUR DATES

START DATESEND DATES
25-Apr 201803-May 2018
09-May 201816-May 2018
23-May 201831-May 2018
06-Jun 201814-Jun 2018
20-Jun 201828-Jun 2018
22-Aug 201830-Aug 2018
12-Sep 201820-Sep 2018
19-Sep 201827-Sep 2018
10-Oct 201818-Oct 2018