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Croatian Rhapsody Small Group Tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

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This charming 8-night Croatian land tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik is ideal for independent travelers, couples, and small groups. This tour can be combined with a Croatian cruise either before or after.

The itinerary is comprehensive to give you insight into the Croatian way of life and experience the different regions of Croatia. Highly recommended for food and wine lovers. Highlights include a wine experience, Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes National Park, and truffle hunting to name a few.






Plitvice Lakes National Park






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Croatian Rhapsody Small Group Tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Day 1 - Zagreb


Arrival to Zagreb and individual transfers to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 2 - Zagreb - Opatija


After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb with an English-speaking guide. In the fortified, medieval Upper Town, you will see its most prominent sights such as St. Mark’s church with its multicolor tiled roof, Parliament, the government palace, and many fine old buildings. After sightseeing, the tour proceeds to the picturesque Kvarner Bay, more precisely to Opatija. Opatija is the cradle of Croatian tourism and the city which used to be the favorite spa resort of the Habsburgs and the European aristocracy including famous personalities such as Mahler, Chekhov, and Isadora Duncan. Dinner and overnight in Opatija. (B, D)

Day 3 - Opatija - Pula - Rovinj - Opatija


Today it’s time to get to know the Istrian peninsula and visit the 2,000-year-old roman Colosseum located in Pula. Afterward, we will relax in Rovinj, perhaps the most beautiful city in Istria, and the inspiration of many artists. Time at leisure in Rovinj. Afternoon departure towards Motovun for a sampling of one of Istria’s tastiest treasures, the truffle. Overnight in Opatija. (B, T)

Day 4 - Opatija - Plitvice Lakes National Park


The most beautiful and oldest national park in Croatia under UNESCO protection consists of 16 lakes connected by magnificent waterfalls. The park is located in the mountainous region of Lika and is visited mostly on foot. However, the tour also includes a boat ride across the Emerald Green Lake, Kozjak. The visit takes approximately 3 hours and reveals a special turquoise magic. Dinner at the hotel restaurant and overnight in the Plitvice area. (B, D)

Day 5 - Plitvice Lakes National Park - Zadar - Split


After breakfast, the tour continues via the coast towards the city of Zadar. The historic town of Zadar is rich in cultural and historical monuments. Here you can see the Roman forum dating back to the 1st century AD, and the church of St. Donatus dating back to the 9th century AD. Of special interest is the famous Sea Organ and Salutation to the Sun experience. From Zadar, we continue to a local winery in the Dalmatian hinterland. We will taste authentic Dalmatian wines and international Cuvees accompanied by delicious Croatian-style Tapas. Departure towards Split for overnight. (B, T)

Day 6 - Split - Trogir - Split


Today’s city of Split is the handiwork of seventeen centuries of men and women building and remodeling, adding, tearing down, and touching up, so that 18th-century houses intersect with ancient Roman walls and fourth-century chambers now house the twenty-first-century apartments. At the core of this sprawling cityscape is the palace the emperor Diocletian built for his golden years at the turn of the fourth century. Today’s lunch will be a traditional Dalmatian dish prepared for us at Tragos restaurant in Trogir. The town of Trogir, a UNESCO site, has a fascinating 2,300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. With a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortress on a small island, Trogir is sometimes referred to as the floating museum town. (B, L)

Day 7 - Split - Ston - Dubrovnik


On our way to Dubrovnik, we will stop near the town of Ston to visit a local winery and taste the famous Plavac Mali wine, a very close relative to the Zinfandel. In this winery, the traditional wine-making business has been passed on for generations, offering a unique story everyone wants to hear. Learn during the wine-tasting experience about the wine- making process. Enjoy both wine tasting and a snack. Arrival to Dubrovnik, dinner, and overnight. (B, T, D)

Day 8 - Dubrovnik


Completed in the thirteenth century, the old city of Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged since. Its medieval ramparts encircle the Old Town which can be entered through one of the two gates. Once you cross the stone bridge under the watchful gaze of the city’s patron St. Blaise, you will find yourself joining the walk down the broad, stone- paved promenade known as Stradun. After the sightseeing, you have free time to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B)

Day 9 - Dubrovnik


After breakfast, the land tour ends with everlasting memories and experiences of Croatia. Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport or Croatia cruise. (B)

B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner, T Tasting

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