Majestic Croatia Tour

  Majestic Croatia Tour

Regent Esplanade Hotel- Zagreb 5*

Year round departures available for a group of eight  guests minimum.

April/May/June and September/October/November  seasons. Priced according to number of guests with minimum number of 2 persons.

Departing from Zagreb, the capital  of Croatia, and making it’s way down to the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik. Come and discover the scenic splendour of the lush green forested regions of the  Zagreb Zagorje region, taste the local cuisine and wines, the superb brandies, visit the magical castles, and walk the picturesque Plitvice Lakes of the Lika Region

Driving south we arrive on the Dalmatian Coast, a hot spot for international visitors, promising brilliant weather, stunning stopovers and many memorable experiences. Come let us show you this land, a rich tapestry of art culture, music, great restaurants and bars, and hospitable friendly people.

Hotel Regent Esplanade – Superior Room

Day 1. Arrival to Zagreb. Private transfer from the airport and check in at the Regent Esplanade 5*.  Housed in an elegant and distinguished building originally built in 1925 and designed to accommodate passengers from the Orient Express, the Regent Esplanade Hotel Zagreb is known for its impeccable service and luxurious accommodations. Private walking tour of Zagreb in the afternoon.

Founded in the Middle Ages, Zagreb began life as two separate entities, Kaptol and Gradec, which today comprise the historic Gornji Grad (Upper Town). Centered around the city’s landmark cathedral, Kaptol was a religious centre, while Gradec was home to craftsmen and merchants. Outsiders collectively referred to the settlements as Zagreb (meaning ‘behind the hill’), although they were not officially united as the City of Zagreb until 1850. Boom time followed with the late 19th century characterized by the arrival of the railways and the construction of Donji Grad (Lower Town).

Welcome dinner at prestigious Zinfandel restaurant at the Regent.
Meals: Dinner
Hotel: Regent Esplanade 5*

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Day 2 – Zagreb Zagorje Region

A Private tour of Zagorje region and its numerous charming castles. The Krapina-Zagorje County comprises northwestern part of Republic of Croatia. County’s northern border lies at River Sutla and runs through the hills of Macelj, Ivančica and Strahinčica. That relatively small piece of land boasts an extraordinary rich history and cultural heritage. No other part of Croatia can offer that many medieval castles (Veliki Tabor, Gjalski, Miljana…), fortifications, churches and archaeological sites.
Return to Zagreb. Last night at Regent Esplanade. OPTIONAL: Surprise event in the evening!
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Hotel: Regent Esplanade 5*

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Day 3 Plitvica Lakes

Continue south towards Split and visit NP Plitvice. According to legend, the Plitvice lakes were created after a long drought. The “Black Queen” took pity on the people and animals that cried for water. Heavy rain began to fall and continued until they formed the lakes we see today. The natural attributes of the Plitvice Lakes
National Park, uniqueness and sensibility of that phenomenon, deserve a full attention of our visitors. Recreational aspect of stay and the amazement with beauty of the area that conquers by its natural diversity and harmony of shapes and colors in any of the seasons, is based on many mutually conditioned natural characteristics.


The Plitvice lakes, known as “Falling lakes”, have enjoyed the status of a national park since 1949 and since 1979 it has been under the protection of UNESCO. plitvica’s trails and boardwalks makes it possible for visitors to get immersed in the park’s beauty, and in some parts the path leads right under a waterfall. Plitvice is a refreshing playground of 16 terraced lakes, separated by natural travertine dams and connected by a myriad of waterfalls. We’ll spend 3 hours here at a leisurely pace.
Arrival to Split late in the afternoon. Check in at a unique boutique-hotel Marmont 4* situated in the historic core of Split, just couple of steps away from the magnificent Diocletian’s palace. Welcome drinks at café Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Marmont 4*
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Day 4

In the morning enjoy a guided city stroll within the walls of the Diocletian Palace and in the afternoon a unique art tour of Split, ending with a private champagne tour of the famous Mestrovic gallery late in the afternoon. Dinner at a local restaurant, well known for authentic Dalmatian cuisine.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Marmont 4*


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Day 5

Morning at leisure.
10.00am meet your tour director for morning coffee and the best homemade strudel at Luxor Cafe, listen to the ‘A Capella’/ Klapa on nearby Peristil ( traditional Dalmatian singing group), visit the ethnic museum (Ethnic Dalmatian Museum within the palace has a superb display of intricate costumes, jewelry and folklore).
Afternoon departure to the Renaissance town of Trogir for unique cooking class in a 13th century palace. your host is one of the most amazing and creative chefs in the region. Enjoy exploring local ingredients and Adriatic delicacies throughout this creative cooking show. Of course dinner with wine follows. late night return to Split.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner.
Hotel: Marmont 4*

 
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Day 6 Island of Hvar

Time to walk, swim, shop and browse before an 11.30am departure for Hvar Town on the Island of Hvar aboard a catamaran arriving at 12:20 Your local guide will welcome you and transfer you to Hotel Nora 4* in the centre of old Hvar Town. Today will be a day of countless photo opportunities!
At 14.00pm we’ll be accompanied by a local guide as we discover the beauty and history of the old Town, followed by time to explore or have an afternoon siesta.
At sunset we’ll visit the famous Tomic vineyards and cellars at Jelsa. This is an unforgettable experience with great traditional food, wine and entertainment. A night of great hospitality!
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Hotel: Villa Nora 4*

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Day 7  Enjoy the morning in Hvar Town watching the sights and sounds of this yachting paradise. Late morning we’ll take a drive to Jelsa, the second largest town on the other   side of the Island. Today you will experience the traditional making of lavender oil in the hillside of Hvar Island. On the way we’ll stop for a special lunch served in an olive grove in very picturesque village of Vrisnik. This evening you will have free time to enjoy the town at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Hotel: Villa Nora 4*


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Day 8  Morning in Hvar Town at leisure and departing by morning catamaran to Split to board the coach for the magical Dubrovnik. Check in one of the most welcoming and beautifully located hotels in the country – Hotel More. Late afternoon casual walking tour of Dubrovnik ending with dinner served at one of the most popular local restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: Hotel More 5*


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Day 9

Explore Dubrovnik! Your private guide will take you on a walking tour in the morning within the walls of the ancient walled city. Enjoy the walls, museums and galleries. Rest of the day will be at your leisure, allowing time to browse, swim, explore, getting to know this magical city and all it has to offer. Farewell dinner in the evening at one of Dubrovnik’s most charming restaurants!
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner
Accommodation: Hotel More 5*


Day 10 – Departure
Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.
‘Dovidjenja’ Goodbye until we see you again.
Meals: Breakfast
The tour cost includes:
2 x nights at Regent Esplanade 5* – Zagreb, Superior room
3 x nights hotel Marmont 4* – Split , Deluxe room
2 x nights hotel Villa Nora 4* – Hvar , Double bedroom
2 x nights Hotel More 5* – Dubrovnik, Superior room
Breakfasts daily, all taxes and VAT
Professional chauffeur for your transfers
Professional English speaking guides throughout.
Tour leader
Welcome dinner
Walking tour of Zagreb
Private tour of Zagorje castles
Private tour of Plitvice
Art Tour of Split with champagne served at the Mestrovic gallery
Walking tour of Split
Cooking Class in Trogir and Dinner.
Catamaran transfers to Hvar
Lavender oil presentation on Hvar with lunch
Wine tasting at Tomic wine cellar with dinner
Walking tour of Dubrovnik with dinner
Farewell dinner
Airport transfers and ferry tickets.
Not included:
Meals and beverages other than those listed.
Entrance tickets to museums, some churches, national parks etc. unless noted.
Flights
Insurance

Please email Robyn at myhiddencroatia@bigpond.com  for further enquiries and bookings. Mobile: +385 (0)998280102 Croatia