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Croatia Express

9 days from Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Island Hvar, Dubrovnik and Montenegro

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Map of the tour
Map of the tour A view of Plitvice Lakes Croatian National Theatre
View of Split port and city - Croatia Split - Arial View Plitvice waterfall

Included Features

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Breakfast daily and 4 dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • Professional English speaking Tour Director
  • Luggage handling
  • Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide's commentary

Sightseeing

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

Hotels

  • Zagreb, Westin
  • Split, President
  • Hvar, Amfora
  • Dubrovnik, Lacroma or
  • Dubrovnik, Argosy

Itinerary

Day 1, (Wed) arrive Zagreb

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure until a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2, (Thu) in Zagreb

A morning sightseeing tour will take you along the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark's Church, St. Catherine's Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to the countryside. (B)

Day 3, (Fri) Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes and Split

Journey south, and visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have your camera ready and take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. After your visit, drive southbound to Split. (B,D)

Day 4, (Sat) Split to Island Hvar

Today begins with a walking tour of the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Time on your own, until embarkation. In the afternoon we board the ferry and sail to Hvar Island. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 5, (Sun) Island Hvar

The town of Hvar is unique cultural and historical heritage and an important tourist destination with a centuries-old tradition in tourism. Enjoy morning orientation walking tour of Hvar, featuring views of the Fortress and Franciscan Monastery. Conde Nast Travel Magazine included Hvar Island among the 10 most beautiful Islands in the world. During the afternoon, kick back, relax and enjoy this beautiful Island on your own. (B)

Day 6, (Mon) Hvar to Dubrovnik

Morning departure from Hvar Island to mainland and continue to the pearl of Adriatic Dubrovnik.  Drive along pictures Croatian Coast line and admire the natural beauty everyone is talking about. (B,D)

Day 7, (Tue) Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a famous city enlisted as UNESCO's World Heritage. In the morning there will be a walking tour of 'Old Dubrovnik'; the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. (B)

Day 8, (Wed) Dubrovnik

Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head towards the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. See the little towns of Risan and Kotor. Then proceed to Cetinje, once the seat of Montenegrin rulers. Visit the city museum. After the sightseeing in Cetinje, travel to the coast for a short stop in the villages of Sveti Stefan and Budva before returning to Dubrovnik. (B)

Day 9, (Thu) Dubrovnik

Transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home. (B)