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Croatian Rhapsody Small Group Tour - 9 Days

Croatian Rhapsody Small Group Tour

Croatian Rhapsody  tour is a small group tour with guaranteed departures.

The 9 day tour of Croatia from Zagreb to Dubrovnik ideal for the more independent traveller. 

The tour will take you to the charming medieval cities and will show you an extraordinary natural beauty of this region.

You will go sightseeing in the historic centres of Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split.

Get to know the Istrian peninsula and visit the 2000 year old roman Colosseum located in Pula.

You’ll also see emerald green lakes and dramatic waterfalls in the beautiful Plitvice National Park.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Skradin Wine Experience

Dubrovnik

Truffle tasting and wine tasting in Istria

Roman Colosseum in Pula

9 day  small group tour with guaranteed departures

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Skradin Wine Experience

Dubrovnik

Truffle tasting and wine tasting in Istria

Roman Colosseum in Pula

Unesco heritage sites:

-           Historic City of Trogir (1997)

-           Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (1979)

-           Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)

-           Plitvice Lakes National Park (1979)

Cities: Zagreb| Opatija| Pula/Rovinj | Zadar | Trogir | Split | Dubrovnik

Example Hotels:

Zagreb: Hotel Dubrovnik, Hotel Palace or similar

Opatija: Remisens Hotel Admiral, Remisens Hotel Palace-Bellevue, Remisens Hotel Kvarner, Hotel Bristol or similar

Plitvice: Hotel Degenija, Hotel Jezero or similar

Split: Hotel Cornarro, Hotel Luxe, Hotel Radisson Blu or similar

Dubrovnik: Hotel Valamar Lacroma Resort, Hotel Argosy, Hotel Kompas, Hotel Lapad, Hotel Adria or similar

Day 1
ZAGREB

Individual arrival in Zagreb, transfer to the hotel (driving time 20 to 45 min). Welcome drink and group get together. Acquaint yourself with your tour manager and 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. In the fortified, medieval Upper Town, you will visit St. Mark’s church, with its multicolor tiled roof, Parliament, the government palace, and many fine old buildings. After the sightseeing we proceed to Opatija (driving time 2:30h), situated on the picturesque Kvarner Bay, which used to be the favorite spa resort of the Habsburgs and the European aristocracy including famous personalities such as Mahler, Chekhov and Isadora Duncan. Dinner and overnight in Opatija.

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, perhaps the most beautiful city in Istria and the inspiration of many artists. 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)

Day 4
OPATIJA – PLITVICE LAKES

The most beautiful and oldest national park in Croatia under UNESCO protection – consisted 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)

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. The historic town of Zadar is rich in cultural and historical monuments. Here you can see The Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs, one of a kind in the world. From Zadar we continue to the Bibich Winery for a gourmet experience that is more than a simple wine tasting. The winery burnt to the ground during the war is now producing rewarded wines and exporting 80% of their production to USA & Scandinavia. 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)

Day 6
SPLIT - TROGIR

Today’s Split is the handiwork of seventeen centuries of men and women building and remodeling, adding, tearing down and touching up, so that 18th century houses intersect with ancient Roman walls and fourth century chambers house twentieth century apartments. At the core of this sprawling cityscape is the palace the Emperor Diocletian built for his golden years at the turn of the fourth century. 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. Its rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. Trogir has a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortresses on a small island. Sometimes referred to as the floating museum town.

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 taste the famous “Plavac Mali” wine, a very close relative to the Zinfandel. In this winery the traditional wine making business has been passed on for generations, offering a unique story everyone wants to hear. 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)

Day 8
DUBROVNIK

Completed in the thirteen century, the old city Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged since. Its medieval ramparts encircle the city which pedestrians can enter through one of two gates - either way, they cross a stone bridge under the watchful gaze of the city’s patron Saint Blaise (Vlaho), to find themselves joining the evening promenade down the broad, stone-paved avenue known as Stradun. After the sightseeing free time to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 9
DUBROVNIK

After Breakfast end of the roundtrip. Individual transfers to the airport are included, or a choice of optional excursions, cruises and hotel stay.

2019 Tour Dates Departures from Zagreb

2019 TOURS RATE PER PERSON RATE PER PERSON
DATES  IN DOUBLE ROOM  IN SINGLE ROOM
March 22 to 30 EUR 1190 EUR 1450
April 19 to 27 EUR 1300 EUR 1650
May 03 - 11 & May 17 - 25 EUR 1440 EUR 1810
May 31 to Jun 08 EUR 1490 EUR 1870
Aug 30 - Sep 07 & Sep 06 - 14 EUR 1540 EUR 1985
Sep 13 to 21 EUR 1510 EUR 1945
Sep 20 to 28 EUR 1460 EUR 1850
Sep 27to Oct 05 EUR 1390 EUR 1760
Oct 11 to 19 EUR 1310 EUR 1650
Nov 01 to 09 EUR 1190 EUR 1450

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Trip Facts

  • R 20,300 PP sharing
  • 4 Star Hotels mostly
  • As per itinerary
  • Included
  • From March 2019