12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

Nature & Culture

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1.256 € PER PERSON

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  • Price includes 4* hotel accommodation w/ continental/buffet breakfast
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ABOUT

Inspired by timeless natural and cultural landmarks of the area, this trip is taking you through the highlights of Croatia, Southern part of Bosnia & Herzegovina and coastal Montenegro.

Starting from the Croatian capital city of Zagreb on the north and finishing up in Montenegro at the south, you will explore different cities and cultures and discover intoxicating beauties of intact nature of National parks and protected natural areas. To top that off, we’ve prepared some delicious authentic meals and tastings to bring you even closer to the local traditions and way of life.

As we appreciate your time here, we’ve left you with plenty of space for you to wander on your own and blend in with the welcoming locals so you can experience each destination to its fullest potential.

Trip suitable for:
FAMILIES, FRIENDS, COUPLES

Trip Highlights:
NATURE, CULTURE, ADVENTURE, FOOD & WINE, ROAD TRIP

DAY 1 / Arrival in Zagreb

Welcome to Croatia! You will arrive at Zagreb Airport, meet your private driver and head off towards your accommodation.

There are no additional plans for the rest of the day, but we suggest going for an evening walk and dinner downtown.
Overnight in Zagreb.

  • Airport shuttle & return downtown transfer

Day 2 / Meet Zagreb

After breakfast, you will meet your local guide in the city center and explore the highlights of the biggest and the capital city of Croatia that breathes out The Austro-Hungarian history with its’ typical Middle-European architecture.

While learning about early times and how Zagreb was found by merging the old settlements of Gradec and Kaptol, you will blend in with the locals and explore plenty of historical sights such as spacious Ban Jelacic Square, Zagreb Cathedral, famously short funicular and lavish open-air green market.

Your three-course lunch is arranged in a renowned Croatian restaurant in the town centre. You are free to spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Since Zagreb has abundance of museums around the city, probably the most museums per capita in entire Europe, we suggest taking on the tour of one of the most popular museums here.
Overnight in Zagreb.

  • Private city transportation for the day
  • Private walking guide in Zagreb (~two hours)
  • Three-course Croatian lunch + drinks

Day 3 / Over Plitvice Lakes to Šibenik

Start your day by driving out towards the oldest national park in Croatia down the seamless highway and preparing yourself for an exciting experience in the green wilderness.

Your first stop of the day is at charming Rastoke village, situated on limestone cliffs bathed by the waterfalls of Korana river, a river that formed the lakes of Plitvice.

Once at the park, pick one of the twelve different circular routes and see how mother nature outdid itself with this piece of work that made its way onto the UNESCO World Heritage list. Enjoy your time our in the nature and explore the abundance of stunning natural lakes connected by travertine waterfalls, all set in deep woodland area.

Tonight’s tasty lunch takes place at a lovely traditional restaurant in the park area and is followed by a drive towards coastal city of Šibenik where you will have a free evening. Overnight in Šibenik.
Overnight in Šibenik.

  • Private transportation for the day
  • Plitvice Lakes full day entrance tickets
  • Three course lunch at a traditional Croatian restaurant + drinks

Day 4 / Exploring Šibenik

Today you have entire day to explore the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic that is Šibenik. The town is strategically in an enclosed gulf in the northern part of Dalmatia, near the mouth of Krka river.

The city of Šibenik boasts with numerous historical and sacral buildings, forts, palaces and houses of nobles, such as St. Michael’s Fortress, Fort Barone and St. Jacobs Cathedral, spread around typical Dalmatian narrow marble and cobble streets, alleys and squares. Taking only a short walk through the old town and absorbing the smells of fresh food will make you realize that Šibenik offers a wide variety of delicious Dalmatian, Croatian and worldwide cuisine.

If you feel like going to the beach, we suggest taking a short drive towards seaside Amadria resort, a large oasis of beautiful pebbly beaches, lounge bars, restaurants and hotels.
Overnight in Šibenik.

  • Private city transportation (half-day)

Day 5 / Over Krka Waterfalls towards Split

After breakfast you will head off towards the tranquil town of Skradin, located near the mouth of Krka river in Šibenik-Knin county. After a short boat ride through intoxicating green Krka river canyon, you will reach magical Krka Waterfalls National Park and one of the most distinctive waterfalls – Skradinski buk where you will navigate around the park and enjoy beautiful nature’s work and cultural heritage.

Later you will move on towards Plastovo village nearby where you will indulge yourselves in lunch at one of the most renowned wineries in Croatia, accompanied by their delicious wines.

Continue driving towards Split later in the afternoon where you will have an evening of leisure.
Overnight in Split.

  • Private transportation for the day
  • Krka Waterfalls National Park entrance fee
  • Three-course lunch with paired wines

Day 6 / Meet Split

Day six starts with a private walking tour of the old town of Split. You’ll explore the very core of Split with a knowledgeable local guide, learn about its 1700-years-long history and admire the UNSECO-protected architectural sites both inside and outside of Diocletian’s Palace, such as the main promenade, the Republic square or the most distinguishing site that is Saint Domnius Cathedral with its bell tower.

Until evening, you have free time to spend at your own pace; continue exploring the old town, pick a restaurant based on our recommendations or move to the beach to swim, sunbathe and sip a few drinks.

Tonight’s dinner takes place at a special location on top of the hill, in a traditional family run tavern with panoramic views over Split, nearby islands and the Adriatic.
Overnight in Split.

  • Private transportation for the day
  • Private walking guide in Split (~two hours)
  • Four course authentic ‘peka’ dinner + drinks

Day 7 / Over Kravice Waterfalls towards Mostar

Start your journey towards Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina! After breakfast and a drive out towards Bosnia & Herzegovina, you will make a stop at Kravice Waterfalls – a beautiful oasis in the stone with about twenty waterfalls forming an amphitheatre lake below them.

When you’ve finally arrived in Mostar, you will have a traditional Bosnian lunch with a distinctive dessert called ‘Baklava’.

After the lunch has settled, you will meet your walking guide and explore this small yet intriguing historical old town dating from the times of Turkish Ottoman empire, known for its magnificent Old Bridge going across emerald green Neretva River.

You are free to spend the rest of the day at your own pace.
Overnight in Mostar.

  • Private transportation for the day
  • Kravice waterfalls entrance fee
  • Private walking guide in Mostar (~45 minutes)
  • Three course Bosnian lunch + drinks

Day 8 / Over Počitelj & Pelješac towards Dubrovnik

You will head off towards Dubrovnik in the morning, making your first stop on the banks of Neretva river to visit Počitelj, a charming stone city built on tall and steep cliffs by Bosnian king some 600 years ago as a strategic getaway, dominating over the river.

As you enter Croatia, you will drive through the Neretva river valley called the Valley of Life and make a stop for sightseeing and fresh fruit shopping. Next stop is picturesque medieval village of Ston – located within the longest defensive walls in Europe, on Peljesac peninsula. The town has been of enormous value for Dubrovnik republic for its natural salt production fields, and is also known for its delicious fresh oysters, seafood and local wines from Peljesac. You included lunch is arranged in a serene seaside restaurant in Ston with an optional oyster tasting.

Arrival in Dubrovnik is followed by a free evening.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.

  •  Private transportation for the day
  • Three course lunch meal + drinks

Day 9 / Meet Dubrovnik

After breakfast, meet your local guide and admire 1500 years of history that the Old Town of Dubrovnik has behind it. You will explore The Pearl of the Adriatic, wrapped up by tall medieval walls and forts, intertwined with narrow marble streets. See some of the Croatia’s most famous landmarks such as Stradun street, magnificent city gates and historical old port.

Spend the rest of the day at your leisure; maybe by moving to a quieter part of the city where you can find a good seafront restaurant or spend some time lounging at the beach.

Before the sunset, you will get back to the old town and take a cable car towards the top of Mount Srđ. Apart from admiring a beautiful panoramic scene of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic sea, you can even enjoy an amazing seafood dinner there.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

  • Private transportation for the day
  • Private walking guide in Dubrovnik (~two hours)
  • Return cable car tickets to Mount Srđ

Day 10 / Towards Montenegro

Continue your journey and drive out towards Montenegro coast, seeing two towns on your way in magical Boka Kotorska, a lake-reminiscing bay surrounded by tall mountains rising steeply from the shores.

First stop is an idyllic town of Perast, a city of nobles made almost entirely out of stone. You will even take a short boat ride to Ostrvo, a monumental islet in the middle of the bay. Before moving on, you will enjoy a nice lunch meal in serene restaurant set in the old mills, just next to the mouth of a small river Ljuta. Your next stop in Kotor includes a local guide who will show you around this historical medieval city set strategically in a corner of the bay, surrounded by tall walls that envelop a maze of distinguishing alleys and squares.

Arrive in Budva later and enjoy your free evening.
Overnight in Budva.

  • Private transportation for the day
  • Boat shuttle from Perast to Ostrvo (~10 minutes)
  • Private walking guide in Kotor (~one hour)
  • Three course authentic local lunch meal + drinks

Day 11 / Budva & Sveti Stefan

Spend the entire day in Budva at your own pace! Budva is one of the most popular destinations on the Adriatic, stretched along the five-kilometer-long coastline, known for its charming old town, string of long beaches and numerous contemporary hotels architecture. As a coastal city, it boasts with delicious restaurants all along the coast, most of which offer amazing seaside ambient and serenity.

Evening is reserved for a visit to nearby village of Sveti Stefan, a great attraction of the Budva Riviera located on a small bridged islet. Almost 600-years-old fort has been transformed into a luxurious and picturesque hotel resort, with beautiful pebbly beaches and some of the finest seaside restaurants nearby.
Overnight in nudva.

  • Private transportation (half-day)

Day 12 / Back to Dubrovnik for Departure

Drive away from Budva on time and head off towards Dubrovnik for your departure flight. Have a safe trip back home!

  • Airport shuttle & luggage hold (if necessary)

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