Essential Croatia from Dubrovnik

7 Nights

Dubrovnik

Step back in time to the medieval period and visit Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic. Admire the old town of Split that stretches out from around the walls of the fourth century Diocletian’s Palace. Explore the rich past of Trogir and the ancient town of Zadar. Witness the natural beauty of Plitvice, a national park full of stunning turquoise lakes and magical waterfalls and catch glimpses of impressive wildlife as you stroll around the paths that wind through the waterways. This tour has been designed to encompass all the best sights in this impressive country and it will allow you to discover the true essence of each location along the way.

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Highlights

  • Zadar: The perfect blend of a hip café scene and fascinating ancient ruins, Zadar is a stunning destination is guaranteed to impress every type of traveller.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: Idyllic landscapes, mesmerising waterfalls and abundant wildlife, this Croatian national park is a true nature’s lover paradise.
  • Split: This bustling port city has a rich history and a fantastic location on the Adriatic Coast, Split is a must-see destination when travelling through Croatia.
  • Trogir: With spectacular landscapes and an interesting history, the small but fascinating town of Trogir will conquer the hearts of its visitors.
  • Day 1 - Arrival - Dubrovnik
  • Day 2 - Dubrovnik - Split
  • Day 3 - Split - Trogir - Zadar
  • Day 4 - Zadar - Zagreb
  • Day 5 - Zagreb - Plitivce Lakes
  • Day 6 - Plitivce National Park
  • Day 7 - Plitivce - Dubrovnik
  • Day 8 - Departure
  • Additional Information

Arrive at Dubrovnik Airport, where a representative will be waiting to greet you and guide you to the transfer to your hotel at the scheduled time. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure exploring one of the world’s most magnificent walled cities. Stroll around the pedestrian-only Old Town packed with elegant squares and Baroque churches, visit a museum or head to Banje Beach to swim and sunbathe. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Meals Included: D

Hotel Ivka

Hotel Ivka is a charming 3-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Dubrovnik. Guests of the hotel will have easy access to University of Dubrovnik, Gruz Harbor and Lapad Beach. Babin Kuk and Mt. Srd is also not far away.

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your morning city tour of Dubrovnik. Jutting out into the Adriatic Sea with a backdrop of rugged mountains, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town is full of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Your tour guide will take you past the ancient city walls, around the limestone streets of the city and introduce you to the magic of this enchanting city. Visit the Franciscan Monastery with its cloister, Europe’s third oldest pharmacy and museum. Then visit the Gothic-Renaissance Rector’s Palace and the Roman Catholic Dubrovnik Cathedral. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch in one of the city’s charming restaurants. In the afternoon, depart for the Roman city of Split. The journey will follow the mesmerising Adriatic Coast and the Neretva Delta, promising fantastic views and many photo opportunities en route. Arrive in Split and check in to your hotel for the night and enjoy a dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Split

Meals Included: Half Board

Hotel President Split

Hotel President Split is situated in the very centre of the town of Split, at the foothills of the famous Marjan hill, where one can feel the pureness and breathe the freshness of the air in the morning, and be lulled to sleep by the fragrances from the sea, at night.An undisputed advantage for comfortable urban Hotel President Split is the vicinity of the historical nucleus, and the town centre that will leave no one indifferent. The ideal blend between a hospitable service and extraordinary comfortable environment will provide you unforgettable moments spent at Hotel President Split.

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, prepare to discover this UNESCO-listed World Heritage city with a guided tour. Visit Split’s most famous landmark, the enthralling Diocletian’s Palace, one of the finest examples of the Roman architecture in the world. Diocletian's Palace was originally built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century, but the surrounding complex has been continually added to over the centuries and now forms about half the old town of Split. The tour will also give you the opportunity to visit the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. After the lunch, travel to the picturesque medieval town Trogir and catch a glimpse of its beauty at the impressive Cathedral of St Lawrence. Later, continue your adventure to Zadar, a historic town full of medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and, most importantly, a wealth of Roman ruins, all set on a small peninsula on the stunning Dalmatian Coast. Enjoy the dinner at the hotel and spend the night in your hotel in Zadar.

Overnight in Zadar

Meals Included: Half Board

Hotel Pinija

Mediterranean vacation you will always eagerly come back toThe hotel was built in 1970 on a natural peninsula, in a pinewood after which it acquired its name. It soon became quite known among domestic and foreign guests due to its quality offer of hotel facilities and beaches. In the summer months, the locals consider it the best place in the region for bathing.The ownership of Intermod d.o.o. contributes to the constant modernization of the hotel with the aim of advancing its offer and service, while the long family tradition of the owner guarantees a cordial and personal approach to every guest.  The hotel was completely refurbished in 2001 when sports and recreation facilities were added as well as an indoor pool with fitness facilities. In 2008 the hotel was upgraded into a 4* hotel with a new outdoor pool. A new Wellness & Spa Center was built in 2015. In 2019, the hotel restaurant with a terrace was renewed and a sun deck was built next to the pool.

Start your fourth day with breakfast at the hotel and then head out for a city tour of Zadar. Stroll the charming streets of this small town and visit the Roman Forum, one of Zadar’s most important landmarks. Constructed between the 1st century B.C and the 3rd century A.D., these impressive ruins, just steps away from the waterfront, offer a glimpse of how Roman life would have been in Zadar. Unlike in many other cities, the myriad of temples, arches, and columns in Zadar centre mainly remain in their original layout, seeming to spring up from the city’s streets as you wander around. Then, visit St Donatus Church, a magnificent example of Romanesque architecture from the early Middle Ages. The simple and unadorned interior of St Donatus Church includes two Roman columns, recycled from the Forum. Enjoy lunch in one of Zadar’s hip cafés. After eating, continue the journey to Zagreb, the capital and largest city in Croatia. Check-in to your hotel in Zagreb and enjoy a dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Zagreb

Meals Included: Half Board

Panorama Zagreb Hotel

Whether you are staying for business or for pleasure, whether to close a business deal or to explore Zagreb’s attractions, Panorama Zagreb Hotel offers accommodation in comfortable rooms with functional design, excellent local cuisine at the Šestine Restaurant and experienced and professional staff.

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, then venture out on a morning city tour of Zagreb. The beautiful capital city of the Republic of Croatia is an old Central European city with 900 years of documented history. Stroll around the vibrant and delightful streets of the capital and visit the fortified Upper Town with its cobbled streets, the historical centre of the city, St. Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Gothic-style Cathedral of Zagreb, the Croatian National Theatre and the impressive University of Zagreb. Once the tour comes to an end, leave the city and travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Over thousands of years, the waters flowing over the limestone and chalk mountains in this UNESCO-listed World Heritage national park have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. The water is a turquoise blue and the forests are home to a rich flora and fauna, including bears, wolves, many rare bird species and an array of different plant life. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel and spend a night in Plitvice.

Overnight in Plitvice

Meals Included: Half Board

Hotel Park Otocac

is definitely the best choice for your vacation. Hotel Park Exclusive is a superior category and is located in the center of Otocac, and is ideal for tourist and business visits Lika. Located on the banks of Gacka, one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, Otoèac offers all kinds of high quality and healthy holiday. Thanks very favorable position, Otoèac is very good choice to visit our national parks and the Adriatic coast.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Plitvice and then set out on an exciting tour through the natural beauty of the national park. It is the oldest and most famous national park in the country and it promises to amaze your eyes and conquer your heart with its hypnotising and unique landscapes. The best way to visit the park is on foot and there are numerous paths which wind around and over the lakes and waterfalls, offering unparalleled views and numerous photo opportunities. As you stroll around the walkways, keep an eye out for the many animals that live there. This is a true opportunity to reinvigorate your senses and breathe in the fresh air of nature after five days of city life! Spend your second night in Plitvice after a delicious dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Plitvice

Meals Included: Half Board

Hotel Park Otocac

is definitely the best choice for your vacation. Hotel Park Exclusive is a superior category and is located in the center of Otocac, and is ideal for tourist and business visits Lika. Located on the banks of Gacka, one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, Otoèac offers all kinds of high quality and healthy holiday. Thanks very favorable position, Otoèac is very good choice to visit our national parks and the Adriatic coast.

After finishing your breakfast at your Plitvice hotel, transfer back to Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. For centuries, it was the capital of the prosperous maritime Republic of Ragusa. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, the immaculately preserved Old Town is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces. After you have checked in to your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure, taking your time to soak up the atmosphere on your last few days of this tour around Croatia’s most impressive cities and sights. Perhaps visit a museum you didn’t have time for earlier in the week or spend the afternoon enjoying the weather and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic on the beach, or with a drink on the terrace of a café. Enjoy a delightful dinner in the hotel and spend the night in your Dubrovnik hotel.

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Meals Included: Half Board

Hotel Ivka

Hotel Ivka is a charming 3-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Dubrovnik. Guests of the hotel will have easy access to University of Dubrovnik, Gruz Harbor and Lapad Beach. Babin Kuk and Mt. Srd is also not far away.

This morning you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel then prepare to check out of your room by 11:00 at the latest ready for departure. You will then be transferred to Dubrovnik Airport for your flight home or on to your next destination. Although this is the last day of your tour around the jewels of Croatia, we are sure that the natural beauty, history and culture of this diverse country will remain in your memory for a lifetime.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

What's included:

TOUR GUIDE: English/German-speaking escorted tour representative
English/German-speaking local guides during the city tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Zagreb

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights' accommodation on half board basis

MEALS: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

TRANSPORT:
Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik International Airport to the hotel and departure transfer from the hotel to Dubrovnik International Airport
Air-conditioned motor coach for the duration of the tour

FEES AND ENTRANCES:  
City tour of Dubrovnik (Day 2), city tour of Split (Day 3), city tour of Zadar (Day 4), city tour of Zagreb (Day 5), Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split; St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir; St. Donatus Church in Zadar; Plitvice Lakes National Park

OTHER:
Meet & Greet on Day 1

Exclusions
Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals (lunches) if not stated explicitly in the programme
Tips and porterage
Flights, travel insurance and anything else not stated explicitly in the programme

Please note
Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are all subject to availability and not guaranteed.
No refunds for unused services. Splitting the package is not allowed.
Any disability requiring special attention must be reported at the time of booking. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled participants, however we are not responsible for any denial of services by carriers.
During national holidays, certain facilities (museums, restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping) may be limited or unavailable. Alternatives will be offered whenever possible.
All passengers, regardless of the passport they hold, should check with the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed. Securing any needed visas is the responsibility of the tour participant.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and warm clothing is the most suitable for travelling. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.  

Accommodation options

Day 1 and 7 Dubrovnik:
Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Ivka or similar 3*

Day 2 Split:
Standard Hotel Category = Hotel President or similar 4*

Day 3 Zadar:
Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Pinija or similar 4*

Day 4 Zagreb:
Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Panorama or similar 4*

Day 5-6 Plitvice:
Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Park Otocac or similar 4*