From Croatia to the World 2020

BUS TOURS / relaxed / guided

  • 12 days / 11 nights
  • Pula, Dubrovnik, Opatija, Zadar, Rovinj, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Šibenik, Island Korčula
  • Croatia
  • Boutique Hotel More, Port 9 Hotel, Hotel Kolovare, Hotel Ambasador, Design Hotel Lone

Highlights

  • land of Nikola Tesla, Luka Modrić and Marco Polo
  • homeland of Mediterranean food and great wine
  • 3000 y.o cities with great heritage
from - EUR per person
  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY

You wonder what is so special about Croatia and what does Croatia have to offer to the world?

What about our geniuses? We have at least one in every of our destination!

Starting from Dubrovnik, – true pearl of Adriatic and town of Benedikt Kotruljević and Ruđer Bošković. First one is merchant and humanist who invented double-entry bookkeeping system, while Ruđer Bošković was famous physicist, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher.
A visit to island of Korčula is inevitable – a birthplace of Marko Polo.

Also, we can’t neglect Split, Šibenik, Zadar and its celebrities: tennis player Goran Ivanišević, basketball player Dražen Petrović, track and field athlete Blanka Vlašić, football player Luka Modrić and many more…

Near our mandatory checkpoint – the Plitvice Lakes, is Smiljan, a small place where one and only Nikola Tesla was born.  We also visit Opatija, Rovinj and inner Istria with all of its glory. This “celebrity” tour finishes in Zagreb with a city tour of the capital and a visit to Rimac automobili factory.

 

 

 

DAY 1  – ARRIVAL


where:
Dubrovnik

accommodation:
Hotel More 5*****Dubrovnik

taste:
– buffet dinner in 5***** hotel

 

DAY 2


where:
Dubrovnik

accommodation:
Hotel More 5*****Dubrovnik

explore:
Huge sturdy stone walls enclose Dubrovnik’s historic centre 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. Dubrovnik has been a prominent Game of Thrones filming location since Season 2, as King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. Also, the Old Pharmacy in Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik is one among the oldest pharmacies in Europe. It was founded in 1317 as an in-house pharmacy for Franciscan friars which was later introduced to the public servicing the whole Town’s population and even beyond the town’s walls.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 5***** hotel
– traditional Dalmatian lunch – baked meat or octopus (under the iron bell “Peka”), dessert “Dubrovnik rožata”, local red wine
– buffet dinner in 5***** hotel

 

DAY 3


where:
Dubrovnik, Pelješac Peninsula (Orebić, Ston), island Korčula

accommodation:
Hotel More 5*****Dubrovnik

explore:
The peninsula is part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and is the second largest peninsula in Croatia. Pelješac, once a refuge for seafarers, today it tells the wine story of the South through native wines. The bay of Mali Ston has been famous for seashell cultivation since the days of the Roman Empire, therefore, oyster tasting is mandatory. Founded at the turn of the 16th century within the Republic of Dubrovnik, Orebić has always been a seafaring town. The importance of seafaring is witnessed by the many captains’ houses and summer residences, and the vineyards and olive groves show how agriculture developed alongside it.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 5***** hotel
– world famous oyster tasting in Mali Ston, arancini and organic almonds, bitter
– wine, cheese and prosciutto tasting in Potomje
– dinner in 4**** hotel

DAY 4 – ISLAND KORČULA


where:
island Korčula

accommodation:
Hotel Port Nine 4****

explore:
Korčula, described as “little Dubrovnik”, picture perfect, the crown jewel of the Adriatic and the Emerald isle, Korčula is a true example of the natural beauty that the country of Croatia boasts. Greeks brought grapes and their knowledge for producing delicious wine and the Venetian’s skilled artisans carved architectural triumphs, which can still be seen around Korčula Old Town.

taste:
– breakfast in 4**** hotel
– goat cheese, salted fish salad, olives, bread and wine tasting in local winery
– dinner in 4**** hotel

DAY 5 – SPLIT


where:
Split, Šibenik

accommodation:
4**** hotel in Šibenik area

explore:
The only Roman emperor that volunterely left his trown was emperor Diokletianus and exactly he, in 3 ct. AD, built the palace where today stands the city of Split. East and west wall of the palace are 216 m long, on the south 181 m and north 175 m. The visitors of Split will be impressed by the architecture from this period. “The most beautiful city on the Mediterranean”- for decades this city was so described by its visitors who are always impressed by the old town which looks like the background for the historical movie. Also, nearby is Trogir, whose value of its old town has been recognized by the world and it is on the UNESCO list of the world cultural heritage. taste: buffet breakfast & dinner in the hotel

taste:
– buffet breakfast & dinner in 4**** hotel


DAY 6 – ŠIBENIK


where: 
Šibenik, Zadar

accommodation:
Hotel Kolovare 4**** 

explore:
Šibenik, a gem in the Croatian Adriatic, is situated along the mouth of Krka on the most picturesque part of the eastern Adriatic coast. As the oldest Croatian autochtonous town it was first mentioned in 1066 during the reign of the Croatian King Kresimir IV. The rich cultural and historical heritage of the city is visible in the impressive Cathedral of sv. Jakov [St. Jacob], built by the famous architect Juraj Dalmatinac and is under UNESCO protection. Numerous churches, monasteries, palaces and four fortresses ‘frame’ the city, and also testify to the perseverance, renunciation and faith of generations of people of Šibenik.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 4**** hotel
– lunch – Skradin risotto, pork and lamb on a spit, homemade dessert in local restaurant
– dinner in 4**** hotel


DAY 7 – ZADAR


where:
Zadar

accommodation:
Hotel Kolovare 4**** 

explore:
Zadar is an ancient city, built in the center of the Croatian Adriatic, full of historical and cultural monuments. It is three thousand years old, a city of old, tumultuous and dynamic history, often destructed, looted, devastated, every time emerging from the ruins stronger, richer and more beautiful. Zadar is a city rich in spirutual and material culture, as well as in a touristic identity created in the present. It was created around the Roman forum, a city inside well-kept walls, a city of old Croatian monuments. Sea Organ is situated on the western end of Zadar’s Riva, and can be observed as a differently shaped part of the coast which consists of several stairs that descend into the sea. This site is a blend of human ideas and skills and the energy of the sea, waves, tide and flood, a place for relaxation, contemplation and conversation while listening to an endless concert of mystic harmonies of the “Orchestra of Nature”

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 4**** hotel
– maraschino liquer tasting
– dinner in 4**** hotel

DAY 8 – SMILJAN & PLITVICE LAKES


where:
Smiljan, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija

accommodation:
Hotel Ambasador 5***** Opatija

explore:
The Nikola Tesla Memorial Center is a cultural-historical site and museum located in Smiljan, Croatia, located at the birthplace of Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s foremost electrical researchers and inventors. It is dedicated to Tesla, who was born in 1856 in his parents’ house in Smiljan, then part of the Croatian Military Frontier within the Habsburg Monarchy. Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera) is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. The national park was founded in 1949 and is in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 4* hotel
– lunch at the local restaurant near Plitvice Lakes
– buffet dinner in 5* hotel

DAY 9 – OPATIJA & ISTRIA


where:
Opatija, Hum, Roč, Motovun, Višnjan, Rovinj

accommodation:
Hotel Lone 5***** Rovinj

explore:
Opatija is a Croatian coastal town on the Adriatic Sea. A fashionable resort in the 19th century, it’s dotted with Habsburg-era villas. The Lungomare is a promenade that snakes along the coastline, offering views of the town and neighboring islands. The 1800s Villa Angiolina, set in a garden of exotic plants, houses the Croatian Museum of Tourism. Parts of St. Jacob’s Church date from the 16th century. The town of Hum is in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest town in the world. It’s located at the height of 349 m on top of a hill. The town of Hum was founded in the 11th century, when the Hum castle was built on the place of the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement. Motovun/Montona is a medieval town that grew up on the site of an ancient city called Castellieri. It is situated on a hill 270 metres (886 feet) above sea level with houses scattered all over the hill. The Višnjan Observatory is located 16km from Poreč in the village of Tičan. The number of asteroids it has discovered makes it one of the twelve most productive observatories of all time. During its years of operation, it has proven outstanding in astrometric measurements and the discovery of small bodies. Stargazing the Istrian sky will thrill both young and old.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 5* hotel
– chocolate praline tasting in Opatija
– traditional Istrian lunch at the Kolinasi Tavern -“maneštra” with corn, “fuži” with truffles, gnocchi with veal, mistletoe-schnaps and dessert
– dinner in 5* hotel

 

DAY 10 – ROVINJ


where:
Rovinj, Pula

accommodation:
Hotel Lone 5***** Rovinj

explore:
Rovinj is a city on the western coast of Istria and it is one of the leading tourist destinations on the Adriatic thanks to its healthy, Mediterranean climate. According to research, Rovinj has the best micro climate thanks to which tourism started developing in the 19th century. Pula, the largest city in Istria, is situated near the base of the Istrian peninsula, with its population standing at just over 62,000 people. Its most famous attraction, the well preserved Roman amphitheatre – Arena, is one of the most famous tourist sights in Croatia.

taste:
fusion between traditional and modern Mediterranean specialities in Hotel Lone 5*****

DAY 11 – ZAGREB


where:
Zagreb

accommodation:
5* hotel in Zagreb

explore:
The city of Zagreb, capital of Croatia, on the historic and political threshold between East and West, illustrates both the continental and Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. The city is protected from the cold northern winds by the mountain of Medvednica and opens up to the rest of the world thanks to a spacious plain and the Sava river. Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open; a city with a tumultuous history teeming with interesting personalities; a city that warmly invites all those who wish to get to know it, and a city that will surely fulfill your expectations.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 5* hotel
– traditional lunch – turkey with dumplings, “štrukli” (dough with filling)
– dinner in 5* hotel

DAY 12 – DEPARTURE FROM ZAGREB

where:
Zagreb, Sveta Nedelja

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 5* hotel

explore:
Rimac Automobili is a Croatian car manufacturer headquartered in Sveta Nedelja, Croatia, that develops and produces electric sports cars, drivetrains and battery systems. The company was founded in 2009 by Mate Rimac with the vision to create the sports car of the 21st century. Rimac Automobili’s first model, the Concept One, is known as the world’s fastest production electric vehicle. While manufacturing and marketing high-performance vehicles under its own brand, Rimac also develops and produces battery packs, drivetrain systems and full vehicles for other companies. During the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in March 2018, the company unveiled its second and latest model, the C Two.

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