Welcome to Croatia
Croatia, the Adriatic Gem
Still resistant to mass tourism and preserving its culture, history and more importantly its beautiful rugged coastline and thousands of islands, Croatia has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe in recent years.
Heavily influenced by neighbouring Italy with its architecture, lifestyle and cuisine, Croatia is a true gem in the Adriatic Sea waiting to be discovered. With miles of unspoilt coastline, the Dalmatia coast and equally beautiful colourful islands offer great holiday options, from basic but nice three star hotels to luxury state of the art boutique hotels. There is something for every budget and taste and this alone makes Croatia a good holiday choice.
Split is the economic and administrative centre of Middle Dalmatia; numerous museums, the National Theatre, old churches and other archeological sites in the Split region make it an important cultural attraction. Split is a busy port, with regular ferry services to the nearby islands, the north and south Adriatic, Italy and Greece.
Cavtat is the southern most town in Croatia, Dubrovnik airport is just 3 miles away. The Cavtat area is most attractive because of the Mediteranean vegetation which covers the whole area..
A pretty bay with a small promenade and many relaxing cafes in which you can sit and watch the world go by.
Dubrovnik, a world heritage site city, very popular as a stopping place on an Adriatric cruise. It is a bustling city with a lively nightlife..
The green Mediterranean landscape, the azure depths of the Adriatic, white sea cliffs, fragrances of herbs growing in the clearings, historical gardens and the aquarium with the most intriguing species of the sea world are all part of the heritage which the visitors discover in Dubrovnik and its surroundings.
Makarska is the centre of the Makarska Riviera, which stretches for 60 km between the towns of Brela and Gradac. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Croatian coast, because of its nature and climate; its richness in tourist attractions and its friendly hosts. It is also famous for its 2km long sandy beaches. The city boasts an amazing bay with tiny little houses placed in rows around it. Mild winters and long warm summers are cooled by the refreshing maestral breeze.
Departure from Split harbour and cruise along the Dalmatian coast towards Makarska whilst enjoying your lunch. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. For those feeling adventurous, join our optional river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river. Overnight in Makarska, the famous tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and a beautiful promenade along the famous beach.
This morning we continue our cruise towards the next destination – the island of Brač, more precisely to the town of Bol, known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon. After swimming break at the horn and lunch we continue our journey towards Stari Grad on the Hvar island, the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town. Overnight in one of the ports of Stari Grad.
Our next destination is the town of Hvar, a favorite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch we stop for swimming, relaxing and refreshment in clear, crystal blue sea at nearby Paklinski islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar offers many cultural and historical sites (Renaissance cathedral, the oldest communal theater in Europe founded in 1612, Franciscan monastery, the Benedictine convent
Early in the morning we cruise towards the little Biševo island to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. We continue towards the island of Vis; because of its isolation, Vis has a special charm -‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight is in the town of Vis.
During breakfast we depart towards Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korcula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik It has more legends, tales and monuments than you will find anywhere else. Today, Korčula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight’s game – Moreška is still performed. Enjoy the numerous konobas / taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-club located within and around the city walls. Overnight in port.
We continue cruising towards one of the greenest Adriatic islands – the island of Mljet, where on the western part, the National Park is situated. Free time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park (two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea, We continue our cruise towards Šipan, part of Elaphite islands near Dubrovnik, will overnight in the port and have Captain’s dinner on board.
Early in the morning we depart towards our final destination – a true pearl of the Adriatic. After lunch short swim stop. Join included guided tour of Dubrovnik followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Overnight in the harbour Gruž.
After an early breakfast your transfer will take you to Dubrovnik airport.
Price from £850 . pp
Upon arrival at Zagreb airport, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2. Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes National Park
Explore the town of Zagreb – the capital city of Croatia which is atractive for its monuments and buildings, beautiful green park areas, tasty food prepaired with local ingredients, rich night and cultural life. During the walk, do not miss the old town with the fortified Upper Town, St. Mark´s church, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre. The tour then continues on to the Plitvice Lakes. On the way we recommend you to have lunch in the small village of Slunj in one of the local restaurants. Departure towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Check– in to a private accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3. Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zadar
After breakfast, exploration of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is the first proclaimed National park in Croatia and at the same time – a UNESCO site, which contains 16 cascade lakes, dynamic waterfalls and wooden paths. After Plitvice the tour takes you to Zadar. Check – in to accommodation, free time for personal activities ( walking through the narrow streets oft his historic town and visit western end of Zadar’s Riva where are two famous attraction are located : Sea Organ and The greeting to the Sun – place for relaxation , conteplation and conversation while listening to an endless concert of mystic harmonies of the „ Orchestra of Nature ) . Dinner and overnight in Zadar.
Day 4. y Zadar – Šibenik – Trogir – Salona- Split
Visit of the town of Zadar- one of the oldest towns in Croatia, destination nr.1 – proclaimed by European Best Destinations for year 2016, rich of remains and monuments from the ancient times such as the famous square Forum Romanum, St. Donat´s church, the cathedral of St. Anastasia, archaeological Museum, Museum of ancient glass…
Departure to Šibenik – a medieval pearl, famous for its cathedral of St. James from the 15th century – recognised by UNESCO and inscribed on the World Heritage List. Continuation to Trogir, a picturesque ld town, completely under the protection of UNESCO for its cultural monuments and well known for its Cathedral of St. Lawrence with its magnificent Romanesque portal.On way to Split, visit to Salona –ancient town and birthplace oft he Roman emperor Diocletian. Continuation to Split , check – in to accommodation, dinner and overnight in Split.
Day 5. Split
After breakfast – visit of Split. It is a 1700 years old city, famous for its Diocletian´s palace which is the historical centre of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can see many valuable monuments such as the cathedral of St. Dujam – the patron of Split, square Peristil, renaissance palaces, churches…
In the afternoon, free time for your personal…. activities ( visit some of the City’s museum , galeries or just walk through this historic and magnificient city and enjoy your favorite drink or take cup of coffe on RIVA promenade .
We recommend you to have dinner in one of the lovely restaurants in which you will enjoy in the food and in the ambience. Overnight.
Day 6. Split – Hvar – Split
Take the catamaran to Hvar from the port of Split. Visit the longest and the sunniest Croatian island, listed by magazine Forbes on the list of 10 most beautiful islands in the world. The town of Hvar is interesting for its architecture with strong Venetian influence, stunning cathedral of St. Stephen, Franciscan monastery, Benedictine monastery, fortress Španjola, crystal clear sea, typical food… Return by catamaran to Split. Overnight.
Day 7. Split – airport
After breakfast, departure to airport. You can leave the rent-a-car at the airport. Return flight.
Price from £950 per person