Overview

Croatia is a stunning eastern-European country, which has been around for only 25 years. Yes! A young country, thriving on tourism, Croatia needs to be on your bucket list. On one side it is bordered by a long coastline, and the other it is dotted by the Dinaric Alps! Historic cities, picturesque coastal towns, unspoilt nature and pristine beaches are some of the attractions that has put Croatia on the tourism map. The vibrant inland city of Zagreb has the country’s best museums, galleries and bucket-list worthy restaurants. And the coastal city of Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most glamorous city, that is centered around an old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary

  • Arrival

    ZAGREB

    Arrival at the airport ZAG where you will be awaited by the representative of the local agency and transfer with the bus to your hotel in the center of the town. After you settle in your room, meeting with the agency rep again to agree on the program and give you the information about the destination. Dinner at the hotel.

    Standard double room (or twin) in Hotel DUBROVNIK 4* or Similar

  • ZAGREB - DUBROVNIK

    In the morning, after the breakfast, checkout of your hotel and meeting with the local guide to visit the city of Zagreb and free time till your flight to Dubrovnik in the evening. Your luggage will be guarded in the hotel until transfer to the airport and flight. On arrival in Dubrovnik, dinner at the local restaurant and transfer to the hotel.

    City of Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and with its location and culture belongs to the Central Europe. Interesting history and continuous development brought to the town many landmarks, architectural monuments, and rich cultural offer that attracts many tourists. From the historic neighbourhoods of the Upper Town and Lower Town, numerous religious buildings, cultural and secular institutions, parks, and natural attractions, to the modern part of Zagreb, there are beautiful sights that leave you speechless. The city is divided into three parts: the thousand-year old Gornji grad (Upper Town) which contains the Presidential Palace, the iconic St Mark’s Church, the Croatian parliament (Sabor), and museums and galleries which are all set in cobbled streets lit by gas lamps; the 19th century Donji grad (Lower Town) with its shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres and parks; and the modern post-World War II area of Novi Zagreb (‘new Zagreb’) which is full of high-rise buildings and basically has little to offer visitors. Zagreb is also called a city of museums as there are more of them per square foot than any other city in the world. But this does not mean that there is nothing else for you to do if you aren’t a history buff. One of the many pleasures that the Zagrebcani (the locals) enjoy is sitting in one of the numerous cafes watching the world go by. In the evening, you can visit one of the many restaurants, sampling a delicious Croatian dish, and finish the day in the one of the bars or clubs. Whatever you choose to do, you are guaranteed to have a good time!

    Classic double room (or twin) in Hotel LERO 4* or Similar

  • DUBROVNIK

    In the morning, meeting with the local guide to realize the city tour of the historical center. Rest of the day at your disposal to go to the beach, city walls or a museum.

    Dubrovnik – jutting out into the Adriatic Sea with a backdrop of rugged limestone mountains, Dubrovnik Old Town is known as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world. For centuries, Dubrovnik rivalled Venice as a trading port, with its huge sturdy stone walls, built between the 11th and 17th centuries, affording protection to this former city-state. Today, these walls still enclose Dubrovnik’s historic center, and it is possible to walk along them to enjoy the best views of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and the surrounding lush green islands. Dubrovnik’s Baroque churches, monasteries, and palaces; its Renaissance fountains and facades, are all intertwined with gleaming wide marble-paved squares, steep cobbled streets, and houses, all of which have also remained unchanged for centuries. The remarkable preservation of the neatly contained Dubrovnik center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the result of meticulous reconstruction after the earthquake of 1667. Much renovation was also done to return the city to its former splendor after it was attacked during the civil war of the early 1990s. Today, all new building work is strictly controlled, right down to the shade of green used on the shutters of the buildings in the main street, the ‘Stradun’.,

    Classic double room (or twin) in Hotel LERO 4* or similar

  • DUBROVNIK - HVAR

    Breakfast at the hotel and checkout. Your luggage will be guarded at the hotel until 15:00 hours when you will be transferred to the port of Dubrovnik to take a public catamaran line towards the island of Hvar. Boat ride takes 3,5 hours. On the arrival on the island, transfer for your luggage with an electrical car. Hotel is in pedestrian zone and is 10 minutes away from port. Dinner at the hotel.

    Island of Hvar is a place of remarkable beauty and has been attracting artists and nobility all through the history. On the island, there are “holiday houses” to find from all periods of its past. The island is inhabited since Neolith and had always been interesting to different invaders. In 3rd century B.C. old Greeks established their first colony on Adriatic and gave it the name Pharos (lighthouse). Venetian government in the 14th century moved the capital of the island to nowadays Town of Hvar. Island is home of some most distinguish Croatian renaissance writers and tree different traditions that entered UNESCO intangible list. One more fact is very important; this island is getting more sun that any other on Croatian coast with 2800 hours of sun per year.

    Standard double room (or twin) in Hotel Amfora 4* or similar

  • HVAR - SPLIT

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Meeting and a visit of the town with the local guide. Rest of the day at your disposal to visit the beaches on Pakleni islands, climb the fortress or visit the rest of the island. Your luggage will be at the hotel and brought to the harbor at time.  In the evening, around 7 PM you will take a local catamaran line to the city of Split (1 hour). On arrival, transfer and dinner at the hotel.

    Town of Hvar- When the French Army marched into the town of Hvar in the beginning of 19th century, they decided not to build inside of the historical centre in order not to disturb the architectural harmony. Town of Hvar is one of the most amazing places in Croatia, and it did not go unnoticed. This is a favourite destination of famous and rich and a typical Dalmatian little “place” all in one. Better part of the old town was built during the Venetian’s government when it was one of the most important harbours of the Republic. Visiting Hvar one shouldn’t miss swimming on “Paklinski otoci”, a group of smaller islands located opposite the entrance to the harbour, or a climb up to “Španjola” Fortress overlooking the town.

    Stari Grad has a lot to offer, especially for history buffs. Curving around a pretty bay, Stari Grad is one of Croatia’s oldest towns, dating back to 385BC when it was a Greek colony called Faros. You will see the name on innumerable street signs and businesses around town. (See more on the History of Hvar Island). Although there is not much for beach buffs, Stari Grad is a peaceful place with several interesting sights. Plus, it’s right on the edge of Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Vrboska – Although it is the smallest town on the island of Hvar, the beauty of Vrboska easily surpasses that of all the others, primarily due to its geographical location. It is situated on the northern coast of the central part of the island, deep in a bay at the end of a narrow, meandering inlet. In the middle of the bay there is an island and numerous small bridges span the channel, earning Vrboska the nickname of “Little Venice”.  Roman ruins indicate that the town has been inhabited since antiquity, but the oldest preserved monuments and buildings date back to the 15th century.

    Classic double room (or twin) in Hotel ART 4* www.arthotel.hr

  • HVAR – SPLIT

    Breakfast at the hotel and meet with the local guide to walk to the historical center of Split. Visit of the old town and Diocletian’s Palace will take about 2 hours. Afterwards, free time for you to visit the beach, hill of Marjan or just enjoy in a local bar/restaurant or a museum.

    Split is the capital of the region Dalmatia and the largest town on the Croatian coast. Its story begins in the 3rd century when the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build a Palace overlooking Adriatic Sea and islands to serve him once he leaves the Throne. Chain of events later in the future putted the palace in a center of the town. Though the Diocletian Palace, as well as the whole medieval part of the town, entered the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage already in 1979, it was only recently that the tourists discovered this amazing place. Still, Split continues living its welcoming and easy mode. On each corner you will find a proof of the 1700 years old history, but also an intensive coexistence of ancient and modern.

    Marjan is a hill, Park Forest, on the west end of the peninsula on which the town Split is situated. It is a unique recreational area with kilometers of Jogging, Biking and Hiking trails, Beaches, and Tennis courts. Culture lovers can enjoy a walk on Marjan as every few kilometers there is another little church built to honor towns Saints. The hill is covered in a Mediterranean pine forest surrounded by the city and the sea.

    Classic double room (or twin) in Hotel ART 4* or similar

  • SPLIT – TROGIR – ŠIBENIK - ZADAR

    After the breakfast, checkout of the hotel and journey with the local guide in the bus along the coast towards north and the city of Zadar. On the way we will make a stop in a little town Trogir where you will have the opportunity to take a walk through this UNESCO historical center. Next stop will be in Šibenik, another famous UNESCO site where you will have free time for lunch. In the afternoon you will arrive to Zadar. On arrival, your luggage will be transported to the hotel, and you will visit the old town with the local guide to see a famous Zadar sunset. Walk with the group to the hotel.

    Trogir is a small coastal town of Middle Dalmatia, 35 kilometres away from Split. Historic centre is situated on a small island in between mainland on one and island of Čiovo on the other side. Trogir was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997 as a unique example of urban continuity. Stroll through the streets and alleys, which are completely built of stones, is a way back to the Venetian period when the town, as we know it today, formed. Still, the town was originally established in a Hellenistic period, 3rd century B.C., and the street plan has remained the same ever since.

    The town of Šibenik, established by the Croatian Kings, preserved a big part of the walls and fortifications surrounding the town both, on sea and hills in the surroundings. The Cathedral of St. James is the most beautiful monument of Dalmatian stone building, masterwork, and a UNESCO site. Over the last years city invested a lot of money in restoration of the forts and one of them, Fort Barone, is a great opportunity to take a photo of the mouth of river Krka, harbour, and the town as well as the nearby islands.

    Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance, and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first Sea Organ in the world. The ferry port, as well as the new tourist port for cruisers, is located on the new and spacious Gaženica port, some 3 km away from the centre of the town. Situated in the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is the urban centre of northern Dalmatia as administrative, economic, cultural, and political centre of the region with 75,000 inhabitants. The coast is particularly indented, the islands and the untouched nature allures many boaters to this region. The archipelago counts 24 bigger and about 300 smaller islets and rocks, 3 nature parks – Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero and 5 national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Sjeverni Velebit classifying Zadar and its surroundings at the very top of the Croatian tourist offer.

    Standard double (or twin) room in Hotel KOLOVARE 4*

  • ZADAR – NATIONAL PARK OF PLITVICE - ZAGREB

    After the breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the group and continuation towards north to the continental part of a land. On the way to Plitvice Lakes National Park, you will cross a famous mountain of Velebit and see interior region of Lika. On the arrival at the park, you will take a guided 4-5 hours walk around the lakes before continuing towards Zagreb. At the arrival, check in at the hotel and farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

  • BID ADIEU

    Breakfast and check out from the hotel in the morning. Transfer to the airport Zagreb….

     

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • All breakfast
  • 4x dinner as described in the program, drinks are not included (Zagreb at the hotel, Dubrovnik in a local restaurant, Hvar at the hotel and farewell dinner in local restaurant in Zagreb)
  • Local guides as described in the program (Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Zadar and Zagreb)
  • Transfers in minibus, bus or similar as described in program
  • Entrance ticket: National Park Plitvice Lakes

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare - Domestic/ International
  • Visa fee and insurance
  • Optional tour, tips and gratuities, any medical expense, any kind of drink.
  • Mandatory tipping (per person/per day EUR 5/- non negotiable) as per international standards.
  • Expenses occurred due to bad weather, flight or ferry cancellation, strike or political unrest to be paid by guest as per actual.
  • Anything not specified in the inclusions.

What To Pack & Carry

  • Original I'd Proof - Passport
  • Copy of Visa
  • Prescribed Medicines if any
  • Your favorite snack to munch on

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful cities dotted with terracotta rooftops
  • Endless islands to explore
  • A fascinating history dating back thousands of years
  • Coastline so beautiful it almost hurts to look at it
  • Museums and galleries which are all set in cobbled streets lit by gas lamps
  • Sitting in one of the numerous cafes watching the world go by
  • Vrboska the nickname of “Little Venice"
  • Culture lovers can enjoy a walk on Marjan

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Booking amount & Tickets:
  • (Non Refundable)
  • 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost
  • 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund

DISCLAIMER

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

SAFETY

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.