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We invite you to spend your dream vacation in Croatia. Start your tour exploring Zagreb, the charming capital of the country. Marvel the magical beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park and then sail the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic and discover the magnificent scenery of Dalmatian Islands.

The tour price includes:

  • 9 days / 8 overnights
  • 3 overnights in a 5 and 4 star Hotels with breakfast included (Zagreb, Split)
  • 5 overnights on the sailing yacht in a double cabins
  • A/C car or minivan transportation with Airport transfers included
  • Experienced English speaking guide/driver
  • Sailing yacht with all costs and fees included
  • Experienced English speaking professional skipper
  • Entrance tickets for the National Parks: Plitvice Lakes and Mljet

 

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

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  • Price: from 3790 €
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Departure:
  • Group size: 4 - 6 persons
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  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing

Day 1 ZAGREB - Arrival

Your Dream Vacation begins in Zagreb, the charming Croatian capital. Your ZAGREBTOURS host will welcome you at Zagreb airport and take you to your hotel. After you accommodate and rest, enjoy a pleasant walk in the city centre where you will get the first impression of Zagreb.Overnight in Zagreb – 5 star hotel in the city centre.

Day 2 ZAGREB

After breakfast we are taking you to discover Zagreb, Croatian cultural, scientific, economical and political centre. With numerous museums, galleries, theatres, churches, cafes, open markets, clubs and pubs, Zagreb is today a city pulsing with life. A city which owes its beauty and charm to prosperous periods of baroque, classicism and secession.
We will show you many parks and squares of the Lower Town with beautiful examples of various architectural styles which make Zagreb one of the greenest cities in Europe. We will discover the secrets of the oldest parts of the medieval Upper Town. After the city tour we’ll have lunch in one of Zagreb Taverns. Leisure afternoon in Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb – 5 star hotel in the city centre.

Day 3 ZAGREB - PLITVICE LAKES - SPLIT

We are leaving Zagreb in the morning and heading to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The Lakes are the oldest and the biggest national park in Croatia, a world natural heritage site which is under the UNESCO protection since the 1979. We will hike along the beautiful and crystal clear lakes with numerous cascades and waterfalls and admire the natural wonders of this remarkable place.
In the afternoon we are coming to Split – the second biggest town in Croatia. Upon arrival, we’ll take you for a walk through the „most beautiful city in the world“, how Split if often called by its citizens. We’ll 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. In the evening, we invite you to 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 – 4 star hotel in the city centre.

Day 4 SPLIT - BRAČ - VIS

Today we are boarding our sailing yacht and our adventure begins. Sailing through the Split Gate we head first towards island Brač, It's the largest of the central Dalmatian group of islands, the third largest among the Adriatic islands and separated from the mainland by the Brač Channel. Sailing by this Island, known as the island of stone and wind, we will see some of the old fisherman coastal towns like Milna and Sutivan, in which sailors from all over the world were always founding a secure and friendly harbor.
We continue to sail to the Vis Island, the most out on the sea of all Dalmatian islands and since its time as a Roman outpost, it has been one of the most historically significant islands in the Adriatic. After the World War II it was known as the Yugoslav military naval base and forbidden zone for foreigners until 1989.
Island of Vis is now a popular destination the world travelers looking for a great natural beauty, peaceful bays and hidden beaches. Surrounded by the idyllic scenery we will spend the night anchored in one of the peaceful island bays.

Day 5 VIS - PAKLENI ISLANDS - HVAR

We are slowly sailing out of the Vis region in the morning and heading to our next destination – Hvar Island. It is the fourth largest island in the Adriatic and voted as one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world.
This is an island with a rich cultural heritage and architecture, hosting many beautiful resorts and picturesque villages in peaceful, idyllic settings.
The main settlement is Hvar town, once a wealthy Venetian trading port, and today one of the most fashionable places to be seen on the Adriatic.
Before we spend some time in Hvar town, we will discover the archipelago Pakleni Islands in Hvar bay. The name originates from the noun „paklina“, a melted down pine resin used to coat the hulls of ships on these islands. We will spend the night in the Hvar port.

Day 6 HVAR - KORČULA

Today we are leaving Hvar and sailing south to the Island Korčula which is one of the largest and most attractive of more than thousand Croatians islands.
Korčula Island is home to Korčula town, a hometown of the famous explorer Marco Polo and smaller version of Old Dubrovnik with its fortification, narrow shaded streets and summer festivals. The beauty of the Island was always attracting different people from all over the World. Today we are spending the night in the marina in Korčula.

Day 7 KORČULA - MLJET

We are sailing out of Korčula in the morning and heading towards the unspoiled beauty of the Mljet Island. Inspired by the legend of Odysseus and the nymph Calypso we are coming into the emerald beauty of the southernmost part of Croatia. This Island, which western part is protected as a National Park, has scenery that appears only in picture books of world's most beautiful fairy tales.
Mljet is also known as the Green Island, with dense Mediterranean vegetation and two deep bays which are called lakes due to their narrow passages to the open sea – the Great Lake and the Small Lake. We are going to spend the night anchored in one of the peaceful island bays.

Day 8 MLJET - ELAFITI ISLANDS - DUBROVNIK

From Mljet Island we are sailing to our last destination, to the Pearl of Adriatic, to the Old Town Dubrovnik. On our way to Dubrovnik, we will sail the Elafiti Islands. There are 13 islands in this archipelago northwest of Dubrovnik but only of them are inhabited: Šipan, Lopud and Koločep. The name comes from the Greek word „elafos“, meaning a deer, which is why they are sometimes referred to as "deer islands". The main natural characteristic of these islands are their woods. Except for small cultivated areas they are almost completely covered by pine and high maquis, with all the ingredients of evergreen Mediterranean vegetation. The indented coastline with lovely bays, beaches, picturesque cliffs and other forms are a worthy accompaniment to the vegetational wealth of the Elafiti. Friendly island inhabitants operate small restaurants, in which you can enjoy the traditional meals and house-made wines.
We are going to spend our last night on the tour in a peaceful marina near Dubrovnik.

Day 9 DUBROVNIK - Departure

The last day of our tour has come. From Zagreb to Split, on the mainland and from Split and Brač to Dubrovnik on the sea, we had a wonderful time together. Your ZAGREBTOURS guide will drive you to the Dubrovnik Airport for your flight back home. We hope this was truly a Dream Vacation for you. Good Bye!

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  • Price: from 3790 €
  • Duration: 9 days
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  • Group size: 4 - 6 persons
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  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing

Hvar

Hvar

Island Hvar is a magnificent creation of nature and human. The name of the island is without doubt Greek in origin, from Pharos which means lighthouse. Hvar is the longest and the sunniest Croatian island, and one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Town Hvar and other towns and villages on the island have numerous architectural and cultural monuments, which witness to the outstanding artistic traditions of the island, the economic prosperity of its population and the relations Hvar used to maintain with cultural centers of the past centuries. Hvar has magnificent beaches but one of the jewels of this coast is on PaklenI Islands, a short boat trip from the historic town Hvar.

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.

 

NP Mljet

NP Mljet

National Park Mljet isnorthwestern part of the island of Mljet. It encompasses around 5000 hectares of protected land and surrounding sea and represents the first institutionalized attempt to protect an original ecosystem on the Adriatic. Its outer coast, open to the south, it’s extremely steep and full of impressive caves, while the coast facing the mainland, open to the north, is lower and more approachable. The system of the Great and Little Lakes represents a unique geological and oceanographic phenomenon of worldwide importance. The St. Mary Island, on the Great Lake with a Benedictine monastery and church of the 12th century, along with the Roman palace in Polace are places to see.

Brač Island

Brač Island

Brač is Croatian island that has the highest peak of all Adriatic islands - Vidova Gora (778 m). Archaeological research has confirmed the existence of human communities on the island as early as the Paleolithic (cave Kopacina). The island is built of limestone-carbonate rocks, and came into existence about 100 million years to the Cretaceous period, but only in the Holocene becomes an island. On the island you can discover Blaca desert one of the possible candidates for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List, Dragon Cave, the Renaissance testimony in  churches and palaces. The specificity of islands is crystal white Brač stone which in the world has become renowned for its quality. Zlatni Rat, a long sandbar in the town Bol, according to many is to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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  • Price: from 3790 €
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Departure:
  • Group size: 4 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing

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.

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

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  • Price: from 3790 €
  • Duration: 9 days
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  • Group size: 4 - 6 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing
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31.01.2016

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