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Dalmatia and Croatian National parks
Experience Croatia in 9 days
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.
After the breakfast 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. From Plitvice we will departure to Zadar, the historical centre of Dalmatia. We will have an evening walking tour around the atmospheric streets in the old town and see numerous historic monuments. Overnight in Zadar.
DAY 3: KORNATI ISLANDS
We will enjoy the third day on a boat tour in the beautiful natural area – Kornati islands. The Kornati archipelago consists of 140 islands, islets and cliffs, with 89 of them declared a National Park because of its natural beauty due to its numerous coves and crystal clear blue water. In the evening we will return to Zadar and have a free time experiencing the night life.
DAY 4: DALMATIAN CITIES
In the morning we will head to Sibenik and explore its beauties and culture: the famous Cathedral of St. James, build in the early 4th Century, St. Laurence’s garden, Town Hall, the port and more. After that we will go to Trogir, the picturesque UNESCO town build on the small island. In the afternoon we will procede the tour to 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. Arriving to Split in the late evening and overnight in one of the Split’s hotels.
DAY 5: SPLIT
The fifth day of the tour is reserved for 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. You will have time for tasting the Dalmatian wine and food, feeling the culture of the city and tasting the Split’s nightlife.
DAY 6: FROM STON TO KORCULA
After the breakfast we will continue the 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 afternoon we will go on a tour to Korcula, the island that is considered as a birthplace of Marco Polo. The evening will be free for wine and food tasting and exploring the beauties of Korcula.
DAY 7: KORCULA
In the morning we will have a walking tour in a small town of Korčula, a lovely place with many medieval monuments, such as cathedral of St. Mark and Museum of Icons. After the lunch we will proceed to Vela Luka, the second largest city on the island of Korcula. Vela Luka is known for its rich culture and many archaeological sites, such as Parish Church of St. Joseph, built in 1880’s or the Big Cave. Free evening and overnight in Korcula.
DAY 8: DUBROVNIK
We will spend the eighth day of the tour in the most breath-taking Adriatic city, which is included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list – Dubrovnik. We will take a walk in the ancient city, 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 9: BACK HOME
After a relaxing morning we will depart to Dubrovnik’s airport where we will finish the tour.
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