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Best of Croatia and Bosnia – 8 day tour
Embrace the Balkan
DAY 1: ZAGREB
Arrival to Zagreb in the morning, the capital and biggest city of Croatia. After meeting with your guide and accommodating in hotel we will have a pleasant walk in the city centre, visiting Zagreb’s most memorable sights, such as the beautiful historical old town, Government Palace and Cathedral, and getting the first impression of the capital. Overnight in Zagreb.
We will head from Zagreb to Bosnia in the morning; the first Bosnian destination will be Travnik, a city of a turbulent history; after the Turkish occupation the city became an important centre of crafts and it is also known as the capital of the governors of Bosnia from 1697 to 1850. Travnik’s architecture and culture reflects all the periods of its history. Late in the evening we will head to Sarajevo where we will spend overnight
DAY 3: SARAJEVO
In the morning we will enjoy the beautiful and unique places of Sarajevo, which joins together different religions and cultures and which hardly survived the difficult years of the war time. We will see the Jewish quarter, old part Bascarsija, war tunnel and many other sights. During the day you’ll have the possibility to see the real culture of Sarajevo in Cevapdzinica, Bosnian typical bistro. Overnight in Sarajevo.
DAY 4: FROM MOSTAR TO DUBROVNIK
After saying goodbye to Sarajevo we will soon departure to Mostar and visit the beauties of the city, which was devastated by the war but the reconstruction brought the city back to life. We will admire the breath-taking bridge over Neretva, which collapsed during the war but was later rebuild, the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and many fascinating mosques. After visiting Mostar, where you’ll certainly feel its soul and heart beating, we will travel to Dubrovnik. After arriving to Dubrovnik late in the evening we will have the check-in and dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 5: DUBROVNIK
We will spend the fifth day of the tour in the most breath-taking Adriatic town, which is included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list. We will take a walk in the ancient town, full of architectural and cultural masterpieces and surrounded by a magnificent wall and fortresses. On the tour you’ll see Franciscan and Dominican Monastery, Sponza Palace, Old Harbour, Old City Walls and many more. The evening will be free for night sightseeing, tasting the food and feeling the nightlife of Dubrovnik.
DAY 6: EXPLORING DALMATIA
After the breakfast in the hotel we will continue our Balkan trip to Ston, historical small Adriatic city, built in the 14th Century. The city is surrounded by a 12 km long city wall, which is the second longest wall in the World, and was build to protect the famous Ston salt plants. The oldest salt plants in Europe are still in use and its production technology hasn’t changed for centuries. In the late afternoon we will departure to Split and have a night walk in the city canter. Overnight in one of the Split hotels.
DAY 7: SPLIT
In the morning we will go on a walking tour around Split, the second largest Croatian city, situated on the shore of Adriatic Sea, which history goes back to 6th Century BC. The historical centre is full of beautiful monuments: Diocletian’s Palace (UNESCO), the Cathedral, medieval fortifications, Gothic palaces and more. After the lunch we will visit Trogir, the picturesque UNESCO town build on the small island. After the walk through the small antique streets we will departure to Sibenik. Arrival to Šibenik and dinner in one of the hotels.
DAY 8: SIBENIK AND PLITVICE LAKES
In the morning you will have the possibility to explore the beauties and culture of Sibenik; the famous Cathedral of St. James, build in the early 4th Century, St. Laurence’s garden, Town Hall, the port and more. Next we will visit a unique natural wonder – Plitvice Lakes National Park where you will enjoy the breathtaking scenery of 16 terraced lakes and spectacular waterfalls. Late in the afternoon we will head back to Zagreb where we will finish the tour.
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