(Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik)
ommence your tour in Zagreb, the capital city. Continue on to Plitvice Lakes National Park, which sits between its sixteen lakes. Plitvice is inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Discover the beauty of the country and explore Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Split is one of the most fascinating ports in the Adriatic, boasting a long and eventful history. Continue on to Dubrovnik. The ancient walled city of Dubrovnik is one of the hottest new destinations in the Adriatic. The prosperity of the city has always been enriched by its historical maritime trade. In the Middle Ages, it was known as the Republic of Ragusa. It soon became the only eastern Adriatic city-state to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. Explore the region with expert guides accompanying your private driver and vehicle. Visit Cavtat and spend a day in nearby Montenegro and Kotor (optional). We Combine the best lodging and sights and give you the freedom to tour all day. Private touring means you run the itinerary - it doesn't run you. Relax with 24/7 support from the Kensington team.
Take a private airport transfer with vehicle and English speaking driver in Zagreb.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Escape to the Best Western Premier Astoria (4*) and experience the ultimate in comfort and service accommodating guests traveling for business and pleasure. Built in 1932, this Croatian hotel is centrally located in the charming capital of Zagreb and offers guests a quiet, peaceful atmosphere and warm personalized service.
An English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a half day (3hrs) private walking tour of Zagreb. The capital of Croatia illustrates both, the continental and the Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. This is a city with tumultuous history, warm and inviting. Take in the Ban Jelacic (the main city square), and head up to the historic Upper Town and Zagreb. Steeped in history, here you will see the churches of St. Marks and St. Catherines, the Cathedral. Then make your way to the Lower Town where you can view the Croatian National Theatre, and experience the remainder of the afternoon at leisure visiting shops or cafes.
Enjoy a private transfer to Split today with a guided 4-hour stop at Plitvice Lakes.a complex of 16 lakes (also known as The Devil’s Garden) located between the mountains of Mala Kapela. The 19.5 hectares of wooden hills enclose the lakes by a series of waterfalls and cascades. Admire the landscape formed by the mineral-rich waters which carve new paths through the rock, and enjoy your time in the middle of the nature. You will meet your local guide at the park before entering. Admission included.
The stylish Hotel Luxe (4*) in Split is situated 400 meters from Diocletian's Palace, the ferry port and the Bacvice Beach. The air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi. All rooms in the Hotel Luxe are equipped with the latest technology like LED satellite TVs. At the breakfast room a rich buffet is served and the popular bar is a great place to spend some relaxing hours. Wellness and fitness facilities include a sauna, a jacuzzi and a gym, which can be used free of charge. Massages are also offered.
Meet your private transfer at your hotel for a drop-off at the starting point of your 3hr private walking tour with a guide today in Split. Explore the city which is dominated by the Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and explore the historical part of the city. The Palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural constructs on the Croatian Adriatic Coast. Visit the Silver Gate which is the entrance to the Old town, the Cathedral and Bell tower of St. Dominus. Discover the waterfront promenade of Split, the lively open green market and the monuments not only from antiquity, but also from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. After the tour, you can enjoy some time at your leisure to immerse yourself into town’s famous Mediterranean charm. (Entrance fees for Diocletians Palace substructure & Cathedral included). Return transfer included.
Take a private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik with today. The transfer should take approximately 3.5 hours.
Meet your local guide for a private 3 hour walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, you will get to stop and visit the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe.
Continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. Discover Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary and its treasury.
The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls (2500m around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Srđ hill. Return transfers to/from your hotel are included as well as entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery, Rectors Palace and Cathedral.
The Bellevue Hotel (4*) sits on a living rock 30 meters above the Miramare bay and just walking distance from the Dubrovnik Old Town; a haven for people seeking a true getaway. This modern five-storey property is situated in spectacular location just 800 meters from the city center, historical monuments, museums, churches, monasteries, art galleries, shops and boutiques. The hotel’s interior is defined by a chic-art concept, organic materials and a fresh Mediterranean feel. Beautiful panoramic views of the sea, as well as the use of traditional arts and artisans and renowned Croatian artists create a unique and tranquil ambience. Experience a treat for all senses, a world of discrete luxury, natural details and elegance, and magnificent panoramic sea views at the Bellevue Hotel.
This morning meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby for a private tour of the Dubrovnik Hinterland – the region of Konavle. Your first destination is the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat. After a 7th century invasion which destroyed the town, refugees from the Cavtat formed another settlement, Dubrovnik, cementing a permanent link between Dubrovnik and Cavtat. Your guide will take you for a stroll through this picturesque little town and up to the top of the hill where you will discover the extraordinary Mausoleum of Račić Family. After the walk, you will continue your exploration of the traditional countryside of Konavle. In the village of Čilipi, the local family Novaković will welcome you at their humble estate that has a small ethno museum presenting Konavle region history, a tavern with a wine cellar and a variety of agricultural structures. While you enjoy their hospitality, they will serve a traditional lunch (included). After the lunch, your guide and driver will take you back to Dubrovnik.
Take a private airport transfer with an English speaking driver in Dubrovnik.
VISA/PASSPORTA passport is required for travel to Croatia. A visa is not required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders for tourist or business trips of fewer than 90 days within a six-month period. All foreign citizens must register with the local police within 24 hours of arrival as well as inform them of any change in their address. Registration of foreign visitors staying in hotels or accommodations rented through an accommodation company is done automatically by the hotelier or accommodation company.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Croatia for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/croatia.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Zagreb. Government: Republic. Independence from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia proclaimed in 1991. Language: The official language is Croatian (Hrvatski). Also Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Italian are spoken. People working in tourism generally speak excellent English, plus some Italian and German. Religion: Roman Catholic Croats (87.8% of the total population) and Eastern Orthodox Serbs (4.4%), as well as small communities of Protestants, Jews and Muslims. Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Telephone: Country code +385. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good. Internet: Cafes can be found in Zagreb and other main towns.
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