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Grand Tour of Croatia & Bosnia


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Join us on our adventure traveling across Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Experience the friendly but diverse cultures of Central and Eastern Eur
ope and immerse yourself in to their beauties which offer incredible history and experience.Exploring some of the most famous spots in this part of Europe like Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes, Sarajevo, Split and Zagreb, you will also get a chance to go off the beaten track and discover unique gems like  Samobor, Jajce, Počitelj and Cavtat.

This Tour is definitely something not to be missed.

 

The tour price includes:

  • 11 days
  • 10 overnights - breakfast incl.: Zagreb, Sarajevo, Split, Dubrovnik
  • 5 and 4 star hotels
  • A/C minivan transportation
  • Professional and experienced English speaking guide/driver
  • Entrance tickets
  • Sightseeing
  • Additional meals

 

Send us an e-mail at info@zagrebtours.com and we will get back to you in 24hrs.

  • Share it:
  • Price: from 2990 €
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking

Day 1 ZAGREB

Your Grand Tour begins in Zagreb, the Croatian capital. Your ZagrebTours host will welcome you at Zagreb airport and take you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in your hotel or take a walk through the center of Zagreb and enjoy your first evening in one of Zagreb's many cafes and restaurants. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 2 ZAGREB – SAMOBOR – ZAGREB

After breakfast we will take you to explore Zagreb and its surroundings. Developed from two small medieval towns - tradesmen's Gradec and Kaptol, the seat of the Bishop - The White City, as we call it, is standing today on the crossroads of the routes leading from the heart of Europe to the Adriatic Sea and South East Europe.
We will also visit the picturesque little town Samobor in the vicinity of Zagreb which was always a perfect getaway known for its charm, tranquility and famous kremšnita cake.Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 3 ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – ZAGREB

Breakfast. Today we are going to visit the most visited and most beautiful national park in Croatia - Plitvice Lakes. Once upon a time this hidden wilderness was called a "Devil's garden" and today is a magical oasis, a mixture of blue and green, the combination of the gorgeous waterfalls and virgin nature. Whether you come here out of curiosity, romance, tradition or education, the Lakes will not leave you indifferent. Enchanted by true beauty, we are driving back to Zagreb for our last night in the Croatian capital. Overnight in Zagreb. 

Day 4 ZAGREB – JAJCE – SARAJEVO

After breakfast we are driving from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Following the Sava River, we will enter into Bosnia and travel through one of the most beautiful part of this country. Driving along the Vrbas River, we'll come to Jajce which is definitely one of the most picturesque town in Bosnia. A town made of stone and water, built on the spot where the Pliva River meets Vrbas River, is a unique open air museum.
In the afternoon, we continue our trip to Sarajevo where we will check into the hotel in the city centre and we’ll end this day exploring the vivid central part of Bosnian capital. Overnight in Sarajevo.

 Day 5 SARAJEVO

Breakfast. Today we are going to start to apply the traditional Sarajevo "sabur" which means calmly, slowly, no rush and discover the unique beauty of this city who still remembers the great days of '84 Winter Olympics but also the difficult times during the war in the nineties.
Sarajevo was always a multicultural city, where one can find the great cultures and religions of South and North Europe, western and eastern Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Accompanied by the local Sarajevo guide, we will walk the famous Baščaršija, visit Emperors and Beg's mosque and see the famous War Tunnel Museum in Sarajevo. Overnight in Sarajevo.

Day 6 SARAJEVO – MOSTAR – SPLIT

Breakfast. We are leaving Sarajevo in the morning and driving further south and back to Croatia. On our way down to Split we’ll visit Mostar; a city on the banks of the river Neretva and certainly one of the most beautiful cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We will walk the historic center - the old town where we'll see the famous old bridge under the UNESCO protection since 2005. We will also visit the walled town of Počitelj; a unique medieval and Ottoman fortified complex. In the afternoon we are arriving to Split. Overnight in Split. 

Day 7 SPLIT – TROGIR – SPLIT

After breakfast we are taking you for a day trip to ancient town Trogir. The old heart of the city, surrounded by walls, with a well preserved castle and tower and by numerous other buildings and palaces dating from Romanesque, gothic and baroque periods, has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage.
In the afternoon, we invite you to take a walk through the „most beautiful city in the world“, how Split if often called by its citizens. Visit the Diocletian Palace in the heart of Split, built as a residential palace seventeen hundred years ago by the Roman Emperor Diocletian and also a priceless monument included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage. Enjoy the heart of Split – the famous Split waterfront or Riva where you will feel the friendly and cozy atmosphere of this vibrant city. Overnight in Split 

Day 8 SPLIT – PELJEŠAC PENINSULA – DUBROVNIK

Breakfast. We are leaving Split in the morning and we continue our journey further south to the Pleješac peninsula. Our first stop will be a small coastal town Ston; known for its salt fields, ston Walls and the most tasteful oysters in the world. We will also visit one of the wineries along the Pelješac peninsula, famous for its Plavac Mali and Pošip wines. We are ending this day in Dubrovnik, which is definitely a unique treasure of Croatia. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 9 DUBROVNIK

Breakfast. We are exploring today the old city of Dubrovnik, or as we like to call it - the Pearl of the Adriatic. Walking along the city walls which withstand centuries against various troubles and hard times, we’ll discover the secrets of the magnificent palaces, noble houses and homes of ordinary people.
Rest of the day will be at your leisure, allowing time to enjoy the daily life of Dubrovnik and all it has to offer. Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 10 DUBROVNIK – CAVTAT – KONAVLE VALLEY – DUBROVNIK

Breakfast. Today we are taking you for a day trip from Dubrovnik to Cavtat and Konavle Valley. Starting from a historic seaside town and ending into the hidden interior of southernmost Croatia, we will enjoy our last day on this tour and finish it with a farewell dinner in an authentic village Tavern. In the evening we are coming back to Dubrovnik and spending our last night there. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 11 DUBROVNIK

Breakfast. Today we are ending this unforgettable journey. Eleven beautiful and richly-filled days came to an end. Your guide will take you to the Dubrovnik airport and wish you a safe journey and goodbye.

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  • Price: from 2990 €
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking

Trogir

Trogir

Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all Central Europe. This historical city and port on Adriatic Sea has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Trogir has a fascinating 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its rich cultural heritage was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. Historical city core, with about 10 churches and numerous buildings from 13th century is something you shouldn’t miss. The city gate (17th cent.) and city walls (15th cent.) are pride of Trogir’s citizen and the touristic attractions. Best place, to see spectacular sunsets, is on the cape of small Ciovo Island connected by bridge with Trogir. While sitting on the waterfront enjoy this magic city.

Zagreb

Zagreb

Zagreb has a rich cultural heritage dating from prehistoric ages. The very first findings of human habitants in the area date all the way to the Stone Age, around 35000 B.C. Zagreb arise from two settlements Gradec i Kaptol. Kaptol developed as a spiritual centre, where clergymen were given land to live on, and where they built curies. Somewhat later than the Kaptol settlement, the settlement called Gradec was established on the west side of the Medvescak creek. In 1242 king Bela IV, in order to thank for the shelter and to strengthen the country's defense, gave the habitants of Gradec the Golden Bull. The Golden Bull was the privilege which excludes Gradec from the governor's rule and obliges them only to army duty for the king. Simultaneously, under the influence of the Cistercians, restoration and fortification of Kaptol commenced. The city of Zagreb, with its cultural and historical legacy and significance, is one of the most vital cities in Europe.

NP Plitvice Lakes

NP Plitvice Lakes

National Park Plitvice Lakes is a special geological and hydrological phenomenon. It consists of 16 lakes, which gradually blend into one another in a long series of more than 5000 m. The vast forest areas of exceptional natural beauty, lakes and waterfalls, flora and fauna, mountain air, contrasting colors of autumn or spring, forest trails and wooden bridges are protected by the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. According to legend the Plitvice lakes formed after the terrible long drought. People, animals and plants have yearned and prayed for a drop of water. Then in the valley appeared mysterious Black Queen with her magnificent retinue and mercy to the people. With strong wind and thunder rain came to the ground. It was raining so long and strong, until the water level has not grown enough to create lakes.

Split

Split

Split is the heart of Dalmatia and the second largest city in Croatia. Split is also a big port, third on the Mediterranean by the number of passengers. The city center is the Palace of Diocletian built in the 4th century.This spectacular palace is the largest and best preserved late antique palace in the world. Legend says that Diocletian's Palace was never just a place to rest for the Emperor Diocletian, but also the facility for processing wool. In the 5th century, in the palace was allegedly poisoned last legitimate Western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos (Romulus Augustus) and the street in Split today bears his name.

 

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik (Ragusa) is a city on the south of Croatia and one of the most important historical and tourist centers. As other six Croatian destinations, Dubrovnik was also in 1979 included in UNESCO's World Heritage List. In the middle ages Dubrovnik was independent  Republic of Ragusa, the only city-state on the east coast of the Adriatic rival Venice. The beautiful city walls built from 13 to 17 century are a favorite spot for sightseeing and weddings. Be sure to visit the tower Minceta and Bokar, fortresses St. John and Revelin, Imperial fortress, the Prince's Palace, the Pile gate, the gate of Ploce, the cathedral and the church St. Blaise. Except for its cultural and historical sites, Dubrovnik is inexhaustible source of interesting stories. Tourists love it because it has more than 250 sunny days a year and beautiful preserved beaches.

 

Sarajevo

Sarajevo

Sarajevo is capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it's located in geographical centre of the country. River Miljacka runs through the city surrounded by five mountains - Jahorina, Bjelašnica, Igman, Treskavica i Trebević. The city is famous for its traditional religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries. Due to its long and rich history of religious diversity and coexistence Sarajevo has often been called "Jerusalem of Europe". Sarajevo was the first city in Europe and the second city in the world to have an electric tram running through the city. Nowadays, Sarajevo is regional art centre, with its Sarajevo Film Festival visited by many famous film people including Bono, John Malkovic, Nick Nolte, Daniel Craig, Michael Moore, Micky Rourke and Kevin Spacey.

Rastoke

Rastoke

Rastoke is a picturesque village situated about 100 km from Zagreb, where the river Slunjcica over travertine rocks flows into river Korana, while through Rastoke creating many small lakes, rapids and waterfalls. Rastoke is often called the lobby of Plitvice Lakes and therefore is often called small Plitvice. In Rastoke we can see the old water mills, traditional wooden houses and lovely nature. River Slunjcica is abundant with wild trout which you can try in the local restaurants, freshly caught and prepared in many different ways.

  • Share it:
  • Price: from 2990 €
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking

All prices are expressed in euro and all specified prices are based per person.

If you would like to customize your Croatian tour (eg. add new places, extend your stay), please feel free to contact us at igor@zagrebtours.com so we can make an offer that fits your wishes.

Prices with a private tour guide

Persons Price
2 3890 €
3 - 4 3490 €
5 - 6 2990 €

Additionally, we also offer transfers from Venice, Budapest and Wien airports.

  • Share it:
  • Price: from 2990 €
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing
    • Walking
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31.01.2016

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