Early Bird Deal Croatia Times Travel | One Journey Four Countries - Zagreb to Zagreb

One Journey Four Countries - Zagreb to Zagreb
11 Days / 10 Nights


A comprehensive exploration of Croatian, Slovenian, Bosnian and Serbian cultural treasures offering outstanding attractions, as well as the opportunity to experience Plitvice Lakes, one of the greatest natural phenomenons found in Europe.


Zagreb - Bled - Ljubljana - Plitvice Lakes NP - Zadar - Split - Dubrovnik - Mostar - Sarajevo - Belgrade - Novi Sad - Ilok - Vukovar - Osijek - Đakovo - Zagreb


Includes

• Airport transfers Day 1 & 11

• 10 Nights in 3* - 5* hotels

• 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 8 Dinners (B, L, D)

• Wine Tasting in Ilok (T)

• A/C motor coach

• Tour Director


Sightseeing & Entrance

• Zagreb               

• Ljubljana

• Plitvice Lakes - National Park

• Zadar

• Split - Diocletian Palace

• Stara Kapela - Eco Ethno Village

• Dubrovnik

• Sarajevo            

• Belgrade

• Novi Sad            

• Osijek


Itinerary

 

Day 1, Wednesday:   Zagreb

Transfer on the day of the tour from Zagreb Airport, or Zagreb hotel to the tour hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb or Zagreb area. (D)

 

Day 2, Thursday:  Zagreb - Bled

Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city's historical centre, St Mark's Church with its multicoloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Through the carved facades of buildings and Baroque churches, we see many green spaces and terraces of cafes where the locals like to gather. Early afternoon departure to Bled, a small town in the Julian Alps which could be a setting for a classic fairy tale. Immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake, an island in the middle of the lake with a church steeple and its wishing bell, a cliff top castle with picturesque views and a well-known sweet treat, Bled Cream Cake. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned also for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Dinner and overnight in Bled or Bled area. (B, D)

 

Day 3, Friday:  Bled - Ljubljana - Plitvice

Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a guided tour of the most significant sights of its old centre, the picturesque open air market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. After Ljubljana, we continue our journey to Plitvice Lakes, well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can experience natural beauty of the 16 crystal-blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense forest, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice area. (B, D)

 

Day 4, Saturday: Plitvice - Zadar - Split

Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival we'll be taking you on a guided walking tour through the Roman Forum, dating back to the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St Donatus as well as St Anastasia Cathedral. Departure to Split. This afternoon our guide will uncover for you the secrets of a UNESCO protected Diocletian Palace and its cellars. This Roman Emperor spared no expense for the construction of a sumptuous residence, importing best quality marble, sphinx and columns. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the Middle Ages, making it even more beautiful and what it is today, the city's living heart. Its narrow streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted and eerie, others lively and animated by the music from bars and cafes, or by the everyday life of its residents. Dinner and overnight in Split or Split area. (B, D)

 

Day 5, Sunday:  Split - Dubrovnik

After breakfast, departure to Dubrovnik. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, there's a sense of awe when you set eyes on the beauty of its Old Town. Immerse yourself in the symphony of the city's marble streets, Baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic. Upon arrival, a city tour of the UNESCO protected Pearl of the Adriatic and its Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik or Dubrovnik area. (B, D)

 

Day 6, Monday:  Dubrovnik

Day at leisure. You are free to join an optional excursion to the Island of Korčula. Korčula holds a privileged position among the Croatian islands. Here, you will find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Being famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers the people of Korčula left their marks all over the world, but they saved their best work for their own town. Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. After sightseeing, free time for lunch or even a swim. On the return, a stop will be made in one of the well-known wine cellars of the Pelješac Peninsula to sample some of the excellent local wine. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik or Dubrovnik area. (B, D)

 

Day 7, Tuesday:  Dubrovnik - Mostar - Sarajevo

Morning departure to Mostar, city of bridges, where the traveller from the South gets the first glimpse of the continent beyond. Orientational walk with your Tour Director in Mostar and free time for lunch. Departure to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is one of the historically most interesting cities in Europe. It is the place where the Western and Eastern Roman Empire split and where the people of the Orthodox East, Ottoman South and the Roman Catholic West met, both an example of the clash of civilisations and of historical turbulence, but also a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance, reached through multi-cultural integration. City tour of Sarajevo upon arrival. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo or Sarajevo area. (B, D)

 

Day 8, Wednesday:  Sarajevo - Belgrade

Morning departure to Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Short break will be made in Zvornik, charming little town in the North-Western Bosnia and Herzegovina, situated on the Drina River. Belgrade is situated at the place where Sava River joins the Danube. There are spots in Belgrade you must definitely see and feel. Streets, squares, monuments, parks, fountains and archaeological sites. Many of them have been given the status of cultural treasures. Upon arrival, a guided tour of this beautiful city between two rivers, famous for its sunsets. Dinner and overnight in Belgrade. (B, D)

 

Day 9, Thursday:  Belgrade - Novi Sad - Ilok - Vukovar - Vukovar or Osijek*

Morning departure to Novi Sad, Serbia's second largest city, located on Danube River. Novi Sad's position at one of the continent's true crossroads and history as a multinational commercial and transit centre has left it endowed with historical and cultural sights that even much larger cities have difficulty matching. Novi Sad has much to boast about, from the imposing fortress on the opposite bank to the churches, representing numerous denominations throughout the old town's exceedingly pleasant pedestrian zone, to several unheralded, but noteworthy museums and art galleries. Our local guide will show us all must see locations. After the guided tour of Novi Sad, we will continue towards Ilok. You will have the opportunity to taste wines in one of the most famous Croatian wine cellars “Iločki Podrumi”, followed by traditional lunch. On our way to Osijek we will stop in Vukovar, which is the biggest Croatian river port, located at the confluence of Vuka River in Danube. Vukovar is also known as a symbol of the Croatian War for Independence, as it arose from the ashes of the 90s into the proud city that it is today. Overnight in Osijek or Vukovar. (B, T, L)

 

Day 10, Friday:  Vukovar or Osijek*- Đakovo - Zagreb

You will start your morning with a city tour of Osijek. Slavonia has unique natural wonders and delicious regional cuisine that will take your breath away, endless plains, the intense yellow of its corn and sunflower fields, the flavours of its cuisine that will make all your senses travel. Osijek is the largest city in eastern Croatia, beautifully settled on the banks of Drava River. Osijek remains a popular tourist destination for its Baroque style, open spaces and lots of recreational opportunities. Located in one of the most fertile and most certainly the biggest agricultural area of Croatia, the town is its semi-official gastronomic capital. City tour passes by the cathedral and the old fort of Tvrđa. As we continue our drive, the first thing you see when approaching Đakovo from either side is the brightness of the bricks of the two towers and cupolas of its cathedral, beauty of which welcomes the visitors. After the visit, departure towards Zagreb, followed by a visit to the Ethno Village of Stara Kapela for lunch of the products of the Slavonian soil (no drinks included). Overnight in Zagreb or Zagreb area. (B, L)

 

Day 11, Saturday:  Zagreb

Departure transfer from the tour hotel to Zagreb Airport or Zagreb hotel. (B)


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