Arrival at Dubrovnik airport. Private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants. Overnight at the hotel
This tour will reveal the finest sites of the old walled City. The walking portion includes visits to the Franciscan monastery. Our guide will lead you through the narrow streets of the Old Town introducing you to the history and culture of this magnificent city. Other buildings will be viewed along the way. Overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik
Located less than one hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers natural beauty in combination with history and culture. Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline Enjoy the drive around the Kotor Bay with its numerous small settlements; stop in Medieval Kotor to soak in the typical Mediterranean lifestyle; continue to Budva, the ancient town which is today a lively tourist resort. Overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik.
Depart from Dubrovnik by catamaran to Hvar. Hvar, a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, is best known as a summer resort. Highlights of the port town Hvar include its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress, and the main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. The island also features beaches such as Dubovica and inland lavender fields. Boat excursions serve the nearby Pakleni Islands, which have secluded beaches and coves. Arrive, check-in at the hotel.
Escape bustling Hvar Town on a family-friendly speedboat trip around the region’s coastal highlights. Look out for marine life as you ride the waves and admire dramatic views on your way to visit the Green Cave, Blue Cave, Stiniva Cove, and Vinogradišće. Swim, sunbathe and absorb striking views of the natural landscape. Swim in the waters of the Green Cave, Stiniva Cove, and Vinogradišće Marvel at the azure light in the famous Blue Cave. Overnight at Hvar.
Travel from Hvar to Split by catamaran ferry. Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia, with about 350,000 people living in its urban area. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings. Evening free. Overnight at the hotel.
The Split private tour will take you along the Old City to visit main sights: the old town of Split is built on and around the spectacular Roman Palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian (born in Salona – today’s Solin) in the 4th century. The walking tour starts with a visit to the cellars of the Palace that are still very well preserved. The cellars offer a good view of how life in the Palace was organized. The Cathedral St. Duje is a complex of a church, formed from an Imperial Roman mausoleum, with a bell tower; strictly the church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the bell tower to Saint Duje. Together they form the Cathedral of St. Duje. Jupiter’s Temple is a temple dedicated to the god Jupiter of the ancient Romans, located near the Peristyle, the central square of the palace. It was built during the entire construction of Diocletian’s Palace. At the entrance to the temple is one of the two sphinxes brought out of Egypt by the order of Emperor Diocletian. Other sites will be seen along the way.
Surrounded by steep-sided canyons, along which runs the wide and plain rocky area, Krka surprises and enchants visitors with the force and blue color of its waters, the noise of its cascades, the freshness of its scent, the numerous perennial – though not always visible springs, its rude existence, and legends. In a wonderful natural setting, water forms beautiful waterfalls which cascade over 17 natural barriers and precipitate 45 meters. Skradinski Buk is the largest of the Krka’s systems of cascades and the richest in water. Two medieval fortresses stand guard over the river on the northern border of the park: Trošenj and Nečven. The end of the second gorge is the beginning of Roški Slap, a string of shallow steps like a glittering silver necklace. The ride continues to Šibenik – a City is known for one of Dalmatia’s most valuable religious monuments – the 15th century St. Jacob’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic-Renaissance art. Overnight at the hotel in Split.
Transfer from Split to Zadar. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Zadar, a city on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, is known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its peninsular Old Town. There are several Venetian gates in the city walls. Surrounding the Roman-era Forum is 11th-century St. Mary’s Convent, with religious art dating to the 8th century. There’s also the grand, 12th-century St. Anastasia’s Cathedral and the round, 9th-century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus.
Zadar peninsula still preserves a very old network of narrow and charming city streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century AD. The pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donato dates back to the ninth century and it is certainly Zadar’s most famous spot. The town is fortified with medieval walls, distinguished for their pretty and impressive ports – entries in the city all dating back to the sixteenth century. Even Alfred Hitchcock was impressed and supposedly said that the sunset here is more beautiful than in California. Countless buildings and monuments attest to the rich intellectual and cultural heritage of the city. At the end of the Western Quay is Zadar’s newest feature, the Sea Organ. This unusual organ is powered by the wind and the sea. When the sea pushes air through the whistles, a series of melancholy chords are played, with the sound emerging through the perforated stone stairs.
Next to the Sea Organ is the Sun Salutation also designed by Nikola Basic. This circle of glass collects the sun’s rays by day, stores the energy, and emits it as a flickering light show after dark. Extra energy is used to power the lights along the waterfront.
Overnight at the hotel in Zadar.
Transfer from Zadar to Zagreb by private vehicle. Zagreb, Croatia’s northwestern capital, is distinguished by its 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture. At its center, Upper Town is the site of the Gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church, with a colorfully tiled roof. Nearby is pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes. Lower Town has the main square, Ban Jelačić, plus shops.
Zagreb grew up on two neighbouring hills: Kaptol – the centre of the spiritual and religious life of north-western Croatia and Gradec – the commercial centre of skilful tradesmen and craftsmen. Visit the Upper Town with its Gothic Cathedral, the beautiful and ornate St. Catherine’s church or the massive St. Mark’s church with its famous colour tiled roof. Continue to the medieval Stone Gate and “Dolac”, the open-air market which is a must for all visitors.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Zagreb.
Transfer from the hotel in the Zagreb area to the hotel in the Ljubljana area.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Ljubjana. Ljubljana is Slovenia’s capital and largest city. It’s known for its university population and green spaces, including expansive Tivoli Park. The curving Ljubljanica River, lined with outdoor cafes, divides the city’s old town from its commercial hub. Ljubljana has many museums, including the National Museum of Slovenia, displaying historic exhibitions, and the Museum of Modern Art, home to 20th-century Slovene paintings and sculptures.
The capital city of Slovenia lies in a basin between the Karst and the alpine region at 298 meters above sea level. We like to say it is sufficiently large to contain everything that a capital should have and small enough to preserve the individuality of its inhabitants. It is a city with a soul, featured by the Baroque Old Town which is nestled at the foot of Castle Hill, the Art Nouveau mansions as well as some of the masterpieces of the world-renowned architect Jože
Plecnik. Ljubljana nowadays presents the political, cultural, and scientific, and university center of Slovenia. Adding an open-air market, Ljubljanica River that meanders through the city, and a mighty castle rising above the narrow streets – all that and much more you can admire in Ljubljana. Overnight at the hotel in Ljubljana
BLED; is famous for Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. The lake surrounds Bled Island, the only natural island in Slovenia. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. Return to Ljubljana. Overnight at the hotel in the Ljubljana area.
Transfer to the airport for your return journey.