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PricesFrom: R 38,995.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From1st of May 2018 (Tuesday)
Valid To23rd of September 2018 (Sunday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
Spectacular scenery, historic sites, and special experiences await you on this fantastic tour concentrating on Croatia. Along the way, you’ll overnight in Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.
If you’re interested in historical sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled. Visit Dubrovnik’s Rector's Palace, a gothic-renaissance palace dating to the 15th century; the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace in Split, a well-preserved fortress; the majestic cathedral in Zagreb, housed within a medieval fort; the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus in Pula; and the historical city of Trogir.
If you’re interested in beautiful scenery, this Croatia tour will delight. You'll enjoy guided walking tours in Plitvice National Park, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests, and in
These are just a few of the many highlights included on this magnificent guided tour of Croatia. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime holiday!
About the Holiday
ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA.
Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Lower and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop's Palace, and more, plus a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. Enter Slovenia and arrive in its elegant capital, Ljubljana. (B,D)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and a visit to magnificent ST. NICHOLAS' CATHEDRAL. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)
Enjoy an exciting visit to the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVES by mini-train. The caves were discovered in the 17th century, and opened to the public in 1819. Then, continue to Opatija, a famous seaside resort frequented by tourists from the mid-19th century onwards. (B,D)
OPATIJA. EXCURSION TO PULA.
A scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula, where your Local Guide will show you the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, dating back to the 1st century, then, visit the perfectly preserved AMPHITHEATRE and the TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS. Return to Opatija and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Walk along the lungomare seaside promenade and don't forget to take pictures of the famous Maiden with the Seagull. (B)
Head inland to peaceful Plitvice and enjoy a guided walking tour of the NATIONAL PARK, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Back to the coastline, and arrive at your beautifully situated hotel, surrounded by fragrant pine woods. (B,D)
In the morning, drive into the centre of Zadar and meet your Local Guide. A walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of this city with its turbulent history, fighting off the Venetians, crusaders, and Turks over the centuries. Don't miss the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The next two cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: explore picturesque Trogir, founded by Greek colonists and a major port until Roman times, and then continue to Split, the ancient Spalato. This evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Your Local Guide takes you through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE, a well-preserved fortress and a living part of the Old Town. See the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter, with its impressive basement halls, a recent filming location in The Game of Thrones. (B)
Follow the Dalmatian coast, heading south to Dubrovnik. Beautifully situated on a promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik was once an independent maritime republic rivaling Venice. Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. Visit the 15thcentury RECTOR'S PALACE, built in gothic style, with renaissance and baroque elements, harmoniously combined. (B)
The day is at leisure. Exciting optional excursions are available. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate the success of your Croatian tour. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Includes & Excludes
- 10 Nights Accommodation in 4 or 5 star hotels
- Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
- 6 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zagreb, a special dinner in Split and a farewell dinner in Dubrovnik.
Set departures: 01, 15 & 29 July - 02 & 23 September 2018
- International Flights
- Health and Travel Insurance
- Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfers
- Meals not itemised
- Items of a personal nature
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia.
The city was founded in the Middle Ages as two separate but neighboring settlements, Kaptol and Gradec, which today make up Gornji Grad (Upper Town). Kaptol was a religious center, built around the cathedral, while Gradec was the home to craftsmen and merchants who supplied the needs of the Kaptol clergy. Although relations between the two were strained, outsiders saw them as a single town, which they referred to as Zagreb (meaning �behind the hill�). In 1557, the settlement became Croatia�s capital, with the parliament meeting alternately in Gradec and Kaptol. It was not until 1850 that the two parts were united to become the city of Zagreb.
The climate of Zagreb is continental, with four separate seasons. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are cold. Snowfall is common in the winter months, from December to March, and rain and fog are common in fall (October to December).
The city centre lies in two parts: Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and Donji Grad (Lower Town) which meets at Trg Bana Jelacica, the main square. Picturesque Gornji Grad is made up of higgledy-piggledy cobbled streets and buildings dating from medieval times up to the 19th century. Donji Grad follows a geometrical grid-plan, with a series of green squares rimmed by Austro-Hungarian buildings erected from the late-19th century onwards.
Zagreb nightlife is primarily student-orientated, with the highest concentration of small bars and cafes lining the pretty street of Tkalciceva in Gornji Grad.