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Country Roads of Croatia

Country Roads of Croatia (Insight Vacations)
 

Summary:

Discover the pristine landscapes, idyllic islands and sun-dappled seas of Croatia, where fortified towns of cobblestone and terracotta echo a time when Venice ruled the waves.

Duration
14 Days
Cities
9
Next Departure
15-May-2021
Starting at
USD 3,695.00
USD 3,326.00
Price per day
USD 238.00

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Insight Vacations
Tour
Country Roads of Croatia

Summary

Discover the pristine landscapes, idyllic islands and sun-dappled seas of Croatia, where fortified towns of cobblestone and terracotta echo a time when Venice ruled the waves.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Welcome To Zagreb
Day 2.
Zagreb’S Twin Towns
Day 3.
Postojna Caves And On To Belle-Epoque Opatija
Day 4.
Discover The Jewels Of Istria
Day 5.
Pristine Plitvice National Park
Day 6.
The Dalmatian Coast To Split
Day 7.
Island Hopping To Hvar
Day 8.
Exploring The Island Of Hvar
Day 9.
On The Trail Of Marco Polo To Korčula
Day 10.
Captivating Korčula
Day 11.
Dubrovnik, Pearl Of The Adriatic
Day 12.
Optional Montenegro Experience
Day 13.
Dubrovnik At Leisure
Day 14.
Depart Dubrovnik

Visited cities (9): Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Pula, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Zagreb

 

Remarks

Highlights

Authentic Dining

  • Zagreb: At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over a pleasant evening with wine.
  • Ston: Meet a local oyster farmer and learn about the cultivation of oysters, before enjoying a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of fresh shellfish and local wine.
  • Dubrovnik: Toast the culmination of your journey with a typical Dalmatian Coast Celebration Dinner, accompanied with wine and grappa.
  • Dining Summary: 13 Breakfast (B), 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), 1 Morning Tea (MT)

Insight Choice

  • Plitvice: Join a guided tour in the Plitvice Lakes National Park as you walk along forest paths and the crystal blue-green waters. Alternatively, take time to learn about local traditions and folklore at a local community centre.

Insight Experiences

  • Ston: Meet a local oyster farmer and learn about the cultivation of oysters, before enjoying a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of fresh shellfish and local wine.

Make Travel Matter

  • Plitvice National Park: Choose between two Make Travel Matter Experiences. Join a Local Expert to explore Plitvice National Park and learn how the site actively carries out research to monitor the natural habitat of species, or alternatively meet the industrious women of the Tara Community Centre, who produce handicrafts, enabling employment and engagement in the community.Plitvice National Park advances SDG 14: Life Below Water. The heritage site actively carries out studies to monitor and protect the natural habitat. It educates its visitors on the marine environment and best practices for a low-impact experience. Plitvice National Park also advances SDG 15: Life On Land. The heritage site participates in habitat restoration and is constantly working to protect the parks natural ecosystems and animal population. It also advances SDG 11: Sustainable cities & Communities. The staff educate their visitors about local traditions and share their personal story of the village with great passion from personal knowledge and experience.The Tara Centre advances SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. Through it's income the Tara Centre has built a small community centre that is used by the Tara Citizens’ Association, a collective of mostly older women, many of whom were refugees. There the women produce handicrafts which have giving them a much-needed financial and psychological boost.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Scenic Drives: Enjoy the scenery of the Adriatic Coast, the Dalmatian Coast, Plitvice Lakes National Park and Pelješac Peninsula.
  • Zagreb: Ride the funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town, to view the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower.
  • Postojna Caves: Enter by mini-train into these world-famous cave systems, before walking through an illuminated fairyland of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Opatija: Led by your Local Expert, spend a day discovering the Jewels of Istria, including the sparkling seas of Rovinj and the gleaming white stone of the Roman arena at Pula.
  • Trogir: See the cathedral and Renaissance Cipiko Palace during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Split: Explore above and below the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace. A Local Expert guides you through labyrinthine streets to see St. Duje's, the Temple of Jupiter, the Golden Gate and the Cellars.
  • Hvar: Cruise back to the mainland to continue your journey.
  • Korcula: Walk the herringbone maze of streets and flagstone plazas with your Local Expert. Learn why the locals claim this is where Marco Polo was born.
  • Ston: Cruise to this quaint coastal village by private boat.
  • Dubrovnik: As the sun descends and should the weather be favourable, enjoy a relaxing cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik.

Travel Package

DescriptionComing from Going to
Tour Zagreb Dubrovnik

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

    

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