Excludes flights & taxes
Classic Croatia is a 9 day tour of Croatia from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Includes a Wine Experience, Truffle tasting & more! Recommended for food & wine lovers
Day 1: Zagreb
Individual arrival in Zagreb, transfer to the hotel (driving time 20 to 45 minutes). Welcome drink and a group get together. Acquaint yourself with your tour manager as well as others over a plate of Štrukli, a local specialty in the Zagreb area.
Day 2: Zagreb – Opatija
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb with an English speaking guide. After the sightseeing we proceed to Opatija (driving time 2:30h), situated on the picturesque Kvarner Bay. Dinner and overnight in Opatija.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3: Istria Excursion
Today it’s time to get to know the Istrian peninsula and visit the 2000 year old roman Colosseum located in Pula. Afterwards we will relax in Rovinj. Time at leisure in Rovinj and departure towards Livade for a sample of one the Istrian tastiest treasures, the truffle. Dinner and overnight in Opatija. (departure at 9:00h, return around 18:00h)
Meals: Breakfast & Tastingzas
Day 4: Opatija – Plitvice Lakes
The most beautiful and oldest national park in Croatia under UNESCO protection – made up of 16 lakes connected by magnificent waterfalls. The park is located in Lika mountain region and visited mostly on foot – however the entrance includes a boat ride across the Emerald Green Lake “Kozjak” and a train ride back to the main entrance. The visit of the park grounds takes approx. 3 hours. Dinner at the hotel restaurant and overnight in Plitvice area. (Driving time approx.. 3:00h)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5: Plitvice Lakes – Zadar – Split
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive down from the mountain region of Lika via the coast towards the city of Zadar. From Zadar we continue to the Bibich Winery for a gourmet experience that is more than a simple wine tasting. We will taste the Dalmatian Debit white wine and Cuvee of Shiraz & Merlot, accompanied with delicious Croatian style Tapas. Departure towards Split for overnight. (total driving time 4 to 5h)
Meals: Breakfast & Tasting
Day 6: Split & Trogir Sightseeing
Today’s lunch will be the traditional Dalmatian dish – Pašticada which we will taste at the Tragos restaurant in Trogir. The town of Trogir, a UNESCO site, has a fascinating 2300 years of continuous urban tradition.
Day 7: Split – Ston – Dubrovnik
On our way to Dubrovnik we will stop near the town of Ston, where we visit a local winery and also taste the famous “Plavac Mali” wine, a very close relative to the Zinfandel. The wine tasting includes a wine presentation on all the specifics of the wine-making process, wine tasting and snack. Arrival in Dubrovnik and overnight. (driving time 5 hours)
Meals: Breakfast, Tasting & Dinner
Day 8: Dubrovnik
Completed in the thirteen century, the old city Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged since. After the sightseeing free time to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik
Day 9: Dubrovnik
After Breakfast it is the end of the roundtrip. Individual transfers to the airport are included, or a choice of optional excursions, cruises and hotel stay.