Day 1 (Dubrovnik – arrival)
As you will arrive at the Dubrovnik airport, your personal driver will wait for you and greet you at the airport, and take you to your hotel. After you settle in, you have free time either relax, or explore and walk through the city on your own.

Day 2 (Srđ & Konavle)
When you finish your breakfast, you will start your day trip at top of the hill Srđ, where you will see the military Imperial Fort, built in the 19th century, during the Napoleonic Wars. Now, the Fort is the Museum of the Croatian War for Independence, where you can see testimonies and leftovers from the civil war. On the other side, you will go to a viewing point, from where you will have the most incredible panoramic view of the Old Town, whole of Dubrovnik and its surrounding areas. After Srđ you will continue your trip to Konavle, the area that is mostly known for its production of silk, but also for its beautiful countryside. Production of silk has definitely become part of tradition in Konavle. To complete this tour properly, you will be taken to a tavern where you will try the finest traditional dish for this area, called “peka”, which will surely be the best way to end this experience!

Day 3 (Mostar & Split)
After a drive of about three hours from Dubrovnik, you will arrive at the glorious town of Mostar. The city has an amazingly rich history holding so many religions and cultures together, which you will experience through the many sights there. The city is also known for its two sides, which are separated by the Neretva River and connected by the famous Mostar Bridge. Besides the bridge, which is the town’s main landmark, there are more fascinating sights, such as the Mosque of Mostar, Kajtaz House, Crooked Bridge, Hammam Museum and many other places that are worth your attention. After sightseeing, there will be a lunch break in a local restaurant, where you will try Bosnian delicacies, after which you have some free time to experience Mostar by walking around the city, through its stone streets and breathe in the history by yourself. After your free time, we will continue to Split, where after settling in the hotel, you will be free to experience the city on your own, as it offers many things to do in the evening.

Day 4 (Split - Brač - by boat)
Your boat tour starts after breakfast in the hotel, with island of Brač, which is the biggest island in Dalmatia and one of the 3 biggest in the whole of Croatia. It holds many undiscovered beaches and coves, of which the most known is Zlatni Rat in a place called Bol. The beach made it onto the list of 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, which is not a surprise after you see the magnificence that it holds. Brač offers a few small places that are worth seeing, such as Vidova Gora, which is the highest point of the island, the village Bol and many other hidden bays where you can swim and relax. After exploring the island, you will head to a small place called Milna, where you will have lunch, after which you will proceed to Hvar, one of the top 10 beautiful islands in the world, where you will have a lunch break, and from there you will explore the island. Hvar is mostly known for its great night life, but it offers much more than that. When you wander around the island, you will see many attractions, such as Fortica fortress, with its rich history, Arsenal, one of the first European public theatres, the Franciscan monastery, Cathedral, etc. After discovering the island and its history, you will be taken to your accommodation, for you to settle in and rest for the next day.

Day 5 (Hvar - Korčula - by boat)
After having your breakfast, you will continue your boat trip to the island of Korcula. The Island is one of the alleged place where famous explorer Marco Polo was born and one of the biggest islands in the Adriatic Sea. Its location is easily accessible when coming from Dubrovnik, with a ride that takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes by road and sea. The Old Town in Korcula looks like a mini version of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, with its city walls that were built for defence by Venetians and many gates and towers around it. The island offers an abundance of attractions, from the famous St. Mark’s Cathedral, Strossmayer Square, and other baroque and gothic churches, to its land filled with oak and pine trees. After the sightseeing tour of Korcula’s Old Town, there will be a lunch break, after which we can continue to Lumbarda, a small village that is filled with small sandy beaches, where one can relax and swim in the crystal clear sea. As you will be taken to your accommodation, you are free to enjoy the beautiful evening that the island life offers.

Day 6 (Korčula - Mljet & Dubrovnik by boat)
The last day of this trip will be on the island of Mljet, which is one of the most beautiful and green islands in the Adriatic Sea, one of the pearls in the Mediterranean Sea. A lovely boat ride to the island will take about two and a half hours after which you will get to Pomena, from where you start your journey around the island. You will enjoy this island of mystique, unspoilt nature, vineyards, olive trees and rich history that goes back to 4th century B.C. You will discover the beautiful National Park, which covers most of the island, two famous salt lakes, Big and Small Lake, Benedictine Monastery, church of St. Mary, and many fortresses, preserved graves and ruins from ancient times. The Roman Palace that is on the island is the third largest one in Croatia, just behind the Arena in Pula and Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Mljet offers many other activities as well, such as hiking, biking, diving or kayaking. These activities can be tried out after lunch on the island as you will have some free time in order to experience Mljet even better. Later on you continue your pleasant boat ride along the Croatian coast to Dubrovnik.

Day 7 (Dubrovnik – departure)
Depending on the time of departure flight, you will have some free time for exploring the city of Dubrovnik, to walk around the old city, have coffee at the main square, or enjoy the amazing view of beautiful architecture inside of the city. You will be taken to the airport, depending on time of your flight, in order to be there 2 hours before your international flight, as you will have enough time to do the check-in, ad to find your gate for departure, as the airport is quite small, and easy to manage.

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Monday, 08 January 2018 10:28

Discover the Mediterranean paradise

Day 1 (Dubrovnik – arrival)
You will be met at Dubrovnik’s airport by your personal driver, who will to take you to your hotel. The first day is free for you to settle in and explore the city.

Day 2 (City Centre)
Once you had breakfast at your hotel, you will start your tour around the city. Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, has many attractions to offer in its Old Town. You will walk around the city, walk on the city walls, see the pharmacy that is one of the oldest in Europe, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the Church of St. Blaise, and many more. Your guide will walk you through the city and tell you about its magnificent history. After sightseeing in Dubrovnik, you will have a lunch break in one of the local restaurants, where you can taste some of Dubrovnik’s delicacies. After lunch, you are free to explore the city on your own or enjoy the magnificent view from a local bar.

Day 3 (Elaphiti Islands)
The third day of your tour you will discover the beautiful Elaphiti Islands with this full day tour of the three biggest islands, Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. This boat tour of the Elaphiti Islands will give you an unforgettable experience sailing through crystal clear seas with the highest quality, comfort, and service that our boat can offer. The tour starts with the beautiful island of Kolocep, where you can wander around the island and enjoy its magnificent nature, cuisine and sea, or just enjoy the view from the deck of the boat. The next stop of our tour is the island of Lopud, which amazes with its breathtaking nature, but also with its famous sandy beaches, where you can swim, relax and enjoy the beauty of the island. The island is the perfect getaway from the city’s crowds and noise, as you can relax with sounds of the sea hitting the shore and wind breezing through trees. Lunch will be served on Lopud, after which we continue to the last, but not least, island of Sipan, the largest of the three. The island is special for its rich historical heritage, which can be seen through old churches and villas, but also its agriculture and countryside which you will tour through. Some of the attractions you will definitely want to see when on Sipan are St. Peter church, Church of the Holy Spirit, the castle of family Stijepovic-Skocibuha, etc. After exploring Sipan, you will head back to the boat and enjoy your ride back to Dubrovnik.

Day 4 (Ston & Split)
After finishing breakfast in your hotel, you will continue your journey to Ston, exploring the 14th century city with the second largest walls in the world, its attractive gothic centre and salt works. The drive to Ston takes about one hour, through small villages in the Dubrovacko Primorje, surrounded by nature and sea. After a tour of Ston, you will be taken to a pier where you will get into a small boat and try oyster tasting while cruising around the sea. After oyster tasting, you will continue your trip to Split, where, after two and a half hours, you will be taken to the hotel, so you can settle in and refresh yourself, as you will have lunch in one of the best restaurant in town with a traditional local cuisine. In the afternoon, you will have a sightseeing tour of the old part of the city where you will see many attractions, like the Diocletian’s Palace, cathedral of St. Domnius, the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, the People’s Square and many more. After sightseeing, you will have free time to explore the city’s streets and experience its vibrant life during the evening.

Day 5 (Skradin & Krka National Park)
As you finish breakfast in your hotel in Split, you will continue your journey exploring Dalmatia with a tour of the small town of Skradin. After sightseeing, you will have a lunch break at a restaurant in Skradin, to taste more traditional Dalmatian food and from there you will continue to the beautiful Krka National Park, which is just an hour’s drive from Split. Exploring this National Park will be a one-time opportunity to get away from the busy city and spend the perfect day surrounded by the protected and untouched nature of Krka National Park. Inside the park, you have the option to have a guided tour or walk freely by yourself. After you are finished exploring the park, you will head back to Split, to have some more free time in the city.

Day 6 (Brač)
The last day of your tour will be reserved for your relaxation and enjoyment, as you will visit the beautiful island of Brač. After breakfast, you will have a boat ride of about an hour and will arrive at the biggest island in Dalmatia and one of the 3 biggest in the whole of Croatia. It holds many undiscovered beaches and coves, of which the most known is Zlatni Rat in the area called Bol. The beach made the list of 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, which is not a surprise after you see the magnificence that it holds. Brač offers a few small places that are worth seeing, such as Vidova Gora, which is the highest point of the island, the village Bol, and many other hidden bays where you can swim and relax. When you arrive at Bol, you will be able to relax on the beach. After an hour or two, you will head to a small place called Milna, where you will have lunch, after which there will be more time for swimming in the crystal clear sea and enjoying the beautiful nature that the island holds. After this full day of relaxing, you will go back to Split so you can enjoy your last evening in the city.

Day 7 (Split – departure)
The last day of this tour will be free time in Split until the time of your departure. You will be taken to the airport by your driver around two hours before your international flight to have enough time to check-in.

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Uniting cultural heritage of 3 countries

Day 1 (Dubrovnik – arrival)
You will be greeted in Dubrovnik’s airport by your personal driver, who is going to take you to your hotel. The first day is at your own choice, as you will settle in, and explore the city, or have a drink in the city’s center on your own.

Day 2 (City Centre, Cavtat & Srđ)
Once you had breakfast at your hotel, you will start your tour around the city. Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, has many attractions to offer in its Old Town. You will walk around the city, walk on the city walls, see the pharmacy that is one of the oldest in Europe, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the Church of St. Blaise and many more. Your guide will walk you through the city and tell you about its magnificent history. After sightseeing in Dubrovnik, you will have a lunch break at a local restaurant, from where you continue your trip to the beautiful town of Cavtat, which is located just around 30 minutes from Dubrovnik. This small picturesque coastal town is mostly known for being the birthplace of the famous painter Vlaho Bukovac, whose house is turned into museum with his paintings and valuable collection of work. Cavtat has many other attractions for you to see, such as St. Nicholas church, Franciscan monastery and Racic Mausoleum, etc. After sightseeing in Cavtat, we continue to the top of the hill Srđ, where you will see the military Imperial Fort, built in the 19th century, during the Napoleonic Wars. Now the Fort is the Museum of the Croatian War for Independence, where you can see testimonies and leftovers from the civil war. On the other side, you will go to a viewing point, from where you will have the most incredible panoramic view of the Old Town, the whole of Dubrovnik and its surrounding areas.

Day 3 (Perast & Kotor)
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will continue your trip to Montenegro, which starts with the beautiful town Perast, located on the coast. The drive from Dubrovnik lasts about two and a half hours but will surely feel less when driving through and looking at the beautiful Montenegrin coastline. When you arrive in Perast, the small and breathtaking coastal city, you will see its rich maritime history and stonework everywhere you go. The city feels like a mosaic, it is built around baroque buildings of extraordinary beauty, which you will experience by walking through the city. After sightseeing in Perast, you will continue your journey to Kotor, a city that is inscribed on UNESCO’s list of protected cultural heritage. It is surrounded by 4 kilometre long walls and it has a maritime museum, small and big squares, and winding streets.  Being there and seeing it with your own eyes is a story that cannot be told. Lunch break will be in Kotor, in a local restaurant where you will taste traditional dishes. After lunch you will have some free time to walk around the city, take some pictures and enjoy the city’s culture, after which you will go back to Dubrovnik, to have a last look in the city, since it is your final day there.

Day 4 (Međugorje, Mostar & Sarajevo)
After the breakfast in the hotel, you will start your tour with Međugorje. A two and a half hours’ drive will bring you to one of the most famous religious and spiritual places in the world. Međugorje became one of the must see destination for the Catholic world after the apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1981. You will have enough time to discover all of the sacred places such as Apparition Hill, St. James Church, Cross Mountain, Via Domini, etc. After sightseeing, you will have lunch, from where you will continue your journey to Mostar. The drive to Mostar takes around 30 minutes, through the beautiful Bosnian landscape. The city has an amazingly rich history holding so many religions and cultures together, which you will experience through the many sights there. The city is also known for its two sides, which are separated by the Neretva River and connected by the famous Mostar Bridge. Besides the bridge, which is the town’s main landmark, there are more fascinating sights, such as the Mosque of Mostar, Kajtaz House, Crooked Bridge, Hammam Museum and many other places that are worth your attention. After sightseeing in Mostar, you will continue to Sarajevo, with around two and a half of hours’ driving through picturesque villages and beautiful countryside.

Day 5 (Sarajevo)
The fifth day of your trip you will have morning tour of the city. Sarajevo, being the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is definitely worth seeing and learning about its rich history. Sarajevo has many attractions for you to visit such as Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Latin Bridge, Memorial Cemetery, Sarajevo Town Hall, etc. Also, in order to learn its history even better, you should take the Tunnel of life tour, which will leave a huge impact on you and give you a good understanding of the of the bravery and love shown throughout the community in this heroic city during the war. You will also have the opportunity to try many traditional Bosnian dishes at lunch, after which you can wander around the city on your own.

Day 6 (Split)
As you had your breakfast, you will get ready and meet your driver in front of the hotel, from where you will head to Split. Since the drive to Split is around four hours long, you will have a short break halfway, before the Croatian border. When you arrive in Split, you will be taken to the hotel to settle in and get ready for the rest of the day. After an hour, you will be taken to a local restaurant, to taste delicious Dalmatian cuisine, after which you will have a tour of Split. The tour will be around the old part of the city where you will see many attractions, like the Diocletian’s Palace, cathedral of St. Domnius, the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, the People’s Square and many more.  After sightseeing in Split, you will have free time to explore the city’s streets and experience its vibrant life.

Day 7 (Split – departure)
The last day of this tour will be free time in Split until the time of your departure. You will be taken to the airport by your driver around two hours before your international flight to have enough time to check-in.

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Day 1 (Dubrovnik – arrival)
You will be greeted in Dubrovnik’s airport by your personal driver, who is going to take you to your hotel. The first day is at your own choice, as you will settle in, and explore the city, or have a drink in the city’s center on your own.

Day 2 (City Centre & Konavle)
Once you had breakfast at your hotel, you will start your tour around the city. Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, has many attractions to offer in its Old Town. You will walk around the city, walk on the city walls, see the pharmacy that is one of the oldest in Europe, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the Church of St. Blaise, and many more. Your guide will walk you through the city and tell you about its magnificent history. We will then continue our trip to Konavle, the area that is mostly known for its silk, but also for its beautiful countryside. Lunch will be enjoyed in Konavle, after which we will head to Atelier, a Konavle traditional silk art shop. The production of silk in Konavle is a part of tradition in this area. You will have the opportunity to experience it in atelier, through demonstrations of traditional sewing that is practiced here. You will then go back to Dubrovnik to enjoy the city’s atmosphere at night.

Day 3 (Pelješac, Ston & rural household)
Third day of your tour you will continue your journey to Ston, exploring the 14th century city with the second largest walls in the world, its attractive gothic centre and salt works. The drive to Ston takes about one hour, through small villages in the Dubrovacko Primorje, surrounded by nature and sea. After a tour of Ston, you will be taken to a pier where you will get into a small boat and try oyster tasting while cruising around the sea. Afterwards, you will continue your trip to a local winery, as the whole Pelješac peninsula is mostly known for its outstanding red wine, which is made from the grape “Plavac Mali”. You will visit one winery, where you will taste different sorts of wine and cheese, walk through the vineyards and learn about wine production. Afterwards, you will head off to a small area called Smokovljani, 30 minutes away, where you will be guests of rural tourism. The property welcomes you with their homemade brandies, such as lozovaca, travarica, etc. and their local homemade dishes. You will try food that is traditional for this part of Croatia, enjoy the ranch with many animals and the natural beauty that surrounds the property, with sounds of the traditional instrument “ljerica”.

Day 4 (Perast, Kotor & Sv. Stefan)
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will continue your trip to Montenegro, starting with the beautiful town Perast, located on the coast. The drive from Dubrovnik lasts about two and a half hours but will surely feel less when driving through and looking at the beautiful Montenegrin coastline. When you arrive in Perast, the small and breathtaking coastal city, you will see its rich maritime history and stonework everywhere you go. The city feels like a mosaic, it is built around baroque buildings of extraordinary beauty, which you will experience by walking through the city. After sightseeing in Perast, you will continue your journey to Kotor, a city that is inscribed on UNESCO’s list of protected cultural heritage. It is surrounded by 4 kilometre long walls and it has a maritime museum, small and big squares and winding streets.  Being there and seeing it with your own eyes is a story that cannot be told. Lunch break will be in Kotor, in a local restaurant where you will taste traditional dishes. After lunch, you will continue to St. Stefan, a small islet and luxury resort on the coast of Montenegro. After settling in the hotel, you will surely want to take a walk through the resort and have a refreshing drink by the shore.

Day 5 (Njeguši & Cetinje)
After breakfast at the resort, you will continue exploring Montenegro. Your first stop will be after an hour’s drive, in the small village of Njeguši. The village is situated on the hillside of Mount Lovćen and is mostly known for being the birthplace of the Petrović dynasty, who were the ruling family in Montenegro for 200 years. As you arrive in the village, you will walk around Lovćen National Park and see the beautiful landscape that surrounds the village. It is also known for cheese and prosciutto, which are made only in the area around the village and which you can taste while there. You will continue your trip to Cetinje, the historical Montenegrin capital, origin of its religion and patriotism. Today, Cetinje has become the cultural, historical and religious capital of Montenegro, where you can enjoy architecture and beauty in every building. When you arrive to Cetinje, you will have a lunch break at a local restaurant where you will taste traditional Cetinje food. You will then tour around the city to see all of its attractions. Later in the afternoon, you will go back to St. Stefan, where you can relax at the resort.

Day 6 (Bar & Skadar)
As you had breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your driver and go to the city of Bar. The drive takes around 45 minutes, through picturesque landscapes. Bar is a small port town, but it has many green areas and it makes the perfect symphony of modern city and country. It offers many attractions such as Haj Nehaj Fortress, the castle of King Nikola, an Old Olive Tree that is 2000 years old and the beautiful old city of Bar. After sightseeing in Bar, you will continue your journey to Skadar Lake, which is the biggest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. Your drive will last about two hours, through the mesmerizing countryside of Montenegro. When you arrive at the lake, you will have lunch in a local restaurant, where you will try traditional Montenegrin dishes and enjoy your time by the lake. After walking around the lake and exploring all of its wonders, you will head back to St. Stefan, to enjoy the resort since it’s your last day there.

Day 7 (Dubrovnik – departure)
The last day of your tour, you will go back to Dubrovnik, from where you will have your departure. You will be taken to the airport depending on the time of your flight, but to arrive at the airport two hours before to have enough time to do the check-in. Dubrovnik’s airport is small, and it is easy to find each gate, since there are only a couple of them.

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Day 1 (Dubrovnik – arrival)
As you land in Dubrovnik’s airport, you will be met by your personal driver, who will take you to your hotel. The first day is free for you to settle in and explore the city if you wish.

Day 2 (City Centre & Konvle)
Once you had breakfast at your hotel, you will start your tour around the city. Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, has many attractions to offer in its Old Town. You will walk around the city, walk on the city walls, see the pharmacy that is one of the oldest in Europe, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the Church of St. Blaise, and many more. Your guide will walk you through the city and tell you about its magnificent history. We then continue our trip to Konavle, the area that is mostly known for its silk, but also for its beautiful countryside. Lunch will be enjoyed in Konavle, after which we will head to an atelier, a Konavle traditional silk art shop. The production of silk in Konavle is a part of tradition in this area. You will have the opportunity to experience it in atelier, through demonstrations of traditional sewing that is practiced in Konavle. You will then go back to Dubrovnik to enjoy the city’s atmosphere at night.

Day 3 (Sarajevo)
Early in the morning, you will meet your driver, as you will continue your tour to Sarajevo. Since the drive to Sarajevo takes around 4 and a half hours, you will make a stop at a small place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, called Buna, where you will have a lunch break and some time to relax from driving. You will then continue to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. When you arrive in the city, you will be taken to the hotel to settle in, after which you can have free time to explore the city on your own, since it offers many attractions worth seeing.

Day 4 (Međugorje & Mostar)
After breakfast in the hotel, you will drive to the city of Međugorje. After two and a half hours, you will arrive at one of the most famous religious and spiritual places in the world. Međugorje became one of the must see destination for the Catholic world after the apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1981. You will have enough time to discover all of the sacred places such as Apparition Hill, St. James Church, Cross Mountain, Via Domini, etc. After sightseeing, you will have lunch, from where you will continue your journey to Mostar. The drive to Mostar takes around 30 minutes, through the Bosnian beautiful countryside. The city is mostly known for holding many cultures and religions together, and offers many historical sights that shows the differences in cultures of certain parts of the city. Mostar is also known by Mostar Bridge, which connects the two sides of the city, that are separated by the Neretva River. Besides the bridge, which is the town’s main landmark, there are more fascinating sights, such as the Mosque of Mostar, Kajtaz House, Crooked Bridge, Hammam Museum and many other places that are worth your attention. After sightseeing in Mostar, you will head back to Sarajevo, driving through picturesque villages and beautiful countryside.

Day 5 (Split)
As you finish with breakfast in Sarajevo, take your suitcases and meet your driver in front of the hotel, as you will continue your trip back to Croatia. You are now going to Split, a beautiful city on the Adriatic coast. During your drive through the Bosnian villages and countryside, you will take a short break to rest, after which you continue to Split. After crossing the border, there is only an hour’s drive, where you will be taken to the hotel and after will be free time for you to enjoy of the city.

Day 6 (Split & Krka National Park)
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will have a morning tour of the city of Split. The tour will be around the old part of the city where you will see many attractions, like the Diocletian’s Palace, Cathedral of St. Domnius, the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, the People’s Square and many more. After sightseeing in Split, you will continue your journey to Krka National Park, where firstly, you will have lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards you will explore this National Park, which it will be a one-time opportunity to get away from the busy city and spend the perfect day surrounded by the protected and unspoiled nature in Krka National Park. Inside the park, you have the option to have a guided tour or walk freely by yourself. You will then head back to Split, where you have some free time for your own enjoyment.

Day 7 (Split – departure)
The last day of this tour will be free until the time of your departure. You will be taken to the airport by your driver around two hours before your international flight, to have enough time to do the check-in. Split airport is not big, and it is easy to find each gate, since there are not many of them.

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Monday, 08 January 2018 10:26

Through the hillside to the sea…

Day 1 (Zagreb – arrival)
You will arrive to Zagreb’s airport, where you will be welcomed by your personal driver, and taken to your hotel. First day will be reserved at leisure to settle, and have some free time to explore the city of Zagreb on your own.

Day 2 (City Centre & Veliki Tabor)
Once you had your breakfast, you will meet your driver and your morning tour of Zagreb will begin. You will start at Ban Jelacic Square, from which you will walk up Tkalciceva Street, all the way to the Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and Stone Gates. These mesmerizing architectural wonders show the best of this beautiful city’s culture and history. After exploring the Upper and Lower Town, you will have a lunch break from where you will continue the tour to Veliki Tabor, which is a 15th century fortress in Zagorje. It is one of the most important cultural and historical monuments in Croatia. It dominates with its location on top of the Hum Kosnicki, 333 meters above sea level. It is an impressive sight and makes a unique picture that will leave no one indifferent. After exploring Veliki Tabor, you will head back to Zagreb.  

Day 3 (Banja Luka & Sarajevo)
In the morning, after breakfast, you will bring your suitcases to your driver and continue this tour into Bosnia and Herzegovina. Your first stop will be after two and a half hours in Banja Luka, the second biggest city in Bosnia. Banja Luka is also the regional capital of the Serb-governed part of the country and a cultural centre of Bosnia. It has many attractions to offer such as the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the architectural icon of the city, Banski Dvor Cultural Centre, Kastel Fortress, The River Vrbas that flows throughout the city and many more. After a lunch break in a traditional local restaurant, you will continue your trip to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. When you arrive there, you will be taken to your hotel to settle in, after which you can spend the time as you choose.

Day 4 (Sarajevo)
After breakfast in the hotel, we will start our morning tour of the city. Sarajevo, being the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is definitely worth seeing and learning about its rich history. Sarajevo has many attractions for you to visit such as Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Latin Bridge, Memorial Cemetery, Sarajevo Town Hall, etc. Also, in order to learn its history even better, you should take the Tunnel of life tour, which give you a better understanding of the bravery and love shown throughout the community in this heroic city during the war. You will also have the opportunity to try many traditional Bosnian dishes at lunch, after which you can wander around the city on your own.

Day 5 (Mostar & Kravice Waterfalls, Dubrovnik)
In the morning, after breakfast, you will continue your journey to Mostar. The drive takes around two hours through the beautiful Bosnian countryside. The city has an amazingly rich history holding so many religions and cultures together, which you will experience through the many sights there. The city is also known for its two sides, which are separated by the Neretva River and connected by the famous Mostar Bridge. Besides the bridge, which is the town’s main landmark, there are more fascinating sights, such as the Mosque of Mostar, Kajtaz House, Crooked Bridge, Hammam Museum and many other places that are worth your attention. After sightseeing, there will be a lunch break and then you will have a short stop at Kravice Waterfalls, to see this beautiful place of nature. After the first part of this day trip, being away from the city will definitely feel great, while you enjoy the view, have a picnic or go for a rope swing. You will then continue to Dubrovnik, your last stop on the tour.

Day 6 (Dubrovnik – sightseeing)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will start your tour around the city. Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea has many attractions to offer in its Old Town. You will walk around the city, walk on the city walls, see the pharmacy that is one of the oldest in Europe, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the Church of St. Blaise, and many more. Your guide will walk you through the city and tell you about its magnificent history. After sightseeing in Dubrovnik, you will have a lunch break at a local restaurant, after which you can wander around the city on your own.

Day 7 (Dubrovnik – departure)
The last day of this tour will be at leisure for you to have some free time in Dubrovnik, till the time of departure of your flight. You will be taken to the airport by your driver around 2 hours before your international flight, to have enough time to do the check-in. Dubrovnik’s airport is small, and it is easy to find each gate, since there are only a couple of them.

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Monday, 08 January 2018 10:25

Treasures of Istrian and Dalmatian coast

Day 1 (Zagreb – arrival)
You will be met at Zagreb airport by your personal driver and taken to your hotel. This first day will be free for you to get settled and explore the city by yourself.

Day 2 (City Centre & Samobor)
Once you had breakfast, you will meet your driver in front of the hotel, and your morning tour of Zagreb will begin. You will start at Ban Jelacic Square, from where you will walk up Tkalciceva Street, all the way to the Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and Stone Gates. These mesmerizing architectural wonders show the best of this beautiful city’s culture and history. After exploring the Upper and Lower Town, you will have lunch in a city restaurant and then continue to the small medieval city of Samobor, which is just 45 minutes from Zagreb. As well as all of the historical attractions that Samobor offers, it is the beautiful landscape, parks and countryside that surround the city which makes it so special and attractive. While there, you have to try some of their specialties, including the famous vanilla cream cake which is called “kremšnita”, because if you don’t, you will miss out on having the full Samobor experience!

Day 3 (Trakošćan Castle)
Third day of your tour, as you had breakfast in your hotel, you will start your journey to the Croatian Hinterland. You will visit the glorious castle of Trakošćan, which is just one hour away from Zagreb, driving through green hills, picturesque landscapes, passing fairy tale castles and vineyards. Trakošćan castle is situated at the top of a hill and it is one of the most beautiful in Croatia. Outside the castle, you can take a nice walk by the lake and enjoy the beautiful landscape which surrounds the castle. After exploring the castle, you will go into the city of Trakošćan where you will have a lunch break, after which you will head back to Zagreb to have some more free time exploring the city on your own.

Day 4 (Pazin & Rovinj)
As you had breakfast in the hotel, and finish packing, you will pick up your suitcases and begin your journey to Istria. After two and a half hours’ drive, you will arrive in the city of Pazin, the administrative centre of Istria. At the start of the tour, you can see the 11th century castle connected to the city’s Ethnographic museum and Pazin City Museum, followed by the city’s main attraction which is Pazin Cave. This cave is hundreds of metres underneath the castle and is a mesmerizing spectacular work of nature. After exploring the cave, you will have a lunch break in a local restaurant. You will then have a one-time opportunity for all of those adrenaline lovers and go on an adventure taking a ride on a zip-line just above the Pazin Cave. This will be the perfect ending to this full day tour, as you will leave the city with good memories and continue your drive to Rovinj where you will have time for a nice walk along the promenade.

Day 5 (Plitvice lakes & Zadar)
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will continue your tour south to the Plitvice National Park, three hours’ drive from Rovinj. The Plitvice Lakes present a unique cultural and natural value not only in Croatia but around the world. It earned its spot on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage places with its remarkable beauty. You can walk through the forest beside lakes and see waterfalls by the river. Plitvice lakes are constantly evolving, as the water changes course and makes new picturesque images. While in Plitvice, you will be able to try some delicious local food, as you will have lunch there, after which you will continue your drive to Zadar, where you can have a drink on the beach by the sea or explore the city on your own.

Day 6 (Krka National Park & Split)
After breakfast in your hotel in Zadar, you will continue to your last stop of this tour, the city of Split. While driving to Split you will have two stops, first the beautiful Krka National Park, after an hour and a half of driving. Exploring this National Park will be a one-time opportunity to get away from busy city life and spend a perfect day surrounded by the protected and untouched nature of Krka National Park. Inside the park, you have the option to have a guided tour of the park or walk freely by yourself. After you are finished exploring the park, you will head back to the car and continue to the small town of Skradin. Here you will have your lunch break and afterwards a sightseeing tour of this romantic city with such a rich history. Finally you will head to Split and after settling in, you can walk along the promenade by the sea.

Day 7 (Split - departure)
The last day of your tour is free to explore the city of Split on your own, depending on how much time you have before your flight. Your personal driver will take you to the airport around two hours before the departure of you international flight.

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When the hills meet the sea…

Day 1 (Zagreb – arrival)
You will arrive to Zagreb’s airport, where you will be welcomed by your personal driver, and taken to your hotel. First day will be reserved for you to settle in, and have some free time to explore the city of Zagreb on your own.

Day 2 (Trakošćan Castle & Varaždin)
Once you had your breakfast, you will meet your driver and start the journey to the Croatian Hinterland. You will visit the glorious castle of Trakošćan, which is just an hour from Zagreb, driving through green hills, picturesque landscapes, passing fairy tale castles and vineyards. Trakošćan castle is situated at the top of a hill and it is one of the most beautiful in Croatia. Outside the castle, you can take a nice walk by the lake and enjoy the beautiful landscape in which the castle is surrounded. After exploring the castle, you will go into the city of Trakošćan, where you will have a lunch break, and then we will continue the trip to Varaždin, which is one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in Croatia. As well as being the previous capital city of Croatia, Varaždin has an illustrious architecture which you will see during your walking tour. You will be able to hear the amazing stories about the city, as you walk by the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Monastery of St. John the Baptist and Varaždin Town Hall. Finish this tour with some free time just to wander around the city’s street, after which you will head back to Zagreb.

Day 3 (Opatija & Rovinj)
On the third day of your tour, as you finish breakfast and packing, take your suitcases and meet your driver to continue your journey to Istria. Your first stop after two hours will be Opatija, a favorite destination for many tourists. Opatija’s architecture and buildings are like nowhere else, a beautiful symphony of renaissance, baroque, classicism, gothic and many more. You will enjoy seeing many of the attraction that Opatija offers, such as Hotel Kvarner and Hotel Imperial, which were the first two hotels on the Adriatic, as well as Madonna Del Mare, Maiden with the seagull and much more. After sightseeing, you will have a lunch break at a local restaurant, from where we will go to Rovinj, your home for the next few days. When you arrive in Rovinj you will have free time to spend relaxing or exploring the city on your own.

Day 4 (Poreč)
After having breakfast, you will meet your driver and continue your trip to another beautiful city in Istria, Poreč. With a picturesque location alongside the Adriatic Sea and a church that is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the ancient town Poreč has become a destination that is highly popular among tourists. Even though the city is quite small, it has rich history which you will see in the ancient Roman buildings. The drive from Rovinj takes around 50 minutes. Whilst there, you will be able to visit many famous sights, such as a Roman house, the Istrian Assembly Hall, Roman Forum and the most significant historical monument, the 5th century Euphrasian Basilica. You will have lunch at a local restaurant and taste some of the traditional Istrian dishes. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city, after which you will go back to Rovinj.

Day 5 (Portorož, Piran & Koper)
Today’s day tour will be of three Slovenian small cities. It will start with the city of Portorož, the cultural centre of the Slovenian coast, which you will head to after breakfast in your hotel. The ride to Portorož takes about an hour and a half, as you will cross the border into Slovenia. The city is a perfect getaway from big crowded towns, where you can relax and escape the city’s stress by enjoying time near the sea. The next destination, just 10 minutes from Portorož, is Piran, another small city with such a rich history, which you will find out during your sightseeing tour. A few of the most interesting places you will see during your tour are Tartini Square, St. Peter church, the Franciscan monastery, Church of Our Lady of Heart, etc. After sightseeing in Piran, you will have a lunch break in a local restaurant, from which you will continue to Koper, a small harbour city on the coast. You will visit all of its attractions and hear about the city’s stories and legends. You will see Muda Gate, Šavrinke and the Lion caste, Prešeren Square, Tito Square, etc.  When you finish exploring the city and its attractions, you will go back to Rovinj, where you can wander around the city or drink a cocktail by the sea.

Day 6 (Lake Bled)
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will meet your driver in front of the hotel and start your trip to Slovenia. Your stop after around 3 hours will be Lake Bled, which is one of the main landmarks and places of outstanding beauty in Slovenia. With an island in the middle of the lake and mountains surrounding it from every side, it looks like it’s from a fairytale. After a relaxed walk around the lake, you will have lunch in a local restaurant with traditional Slovenian dishes. You will then return to Rovinj, where you can have some more time exploring the city on your own.

Day 7 (Venice – departure)
On the last day of your trip you will be taken to Venice, from where your departure flight will be. After a small sightseeing tour, you will be taken by your driver to the local airport around two hours before your flight.

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Day 1 (Zagreb – arrival)
You will be met at Zagreb airport by your personal driver and taken to your hotel. This first day will be free for you to get settled and explore the city by yourself.

Day 2 (City Centre & Medvednica)
Once you finish with your breakfast, your morning tour of Zagreb will begin. You will begin your toru from Ban Jelacic Square, and finish it all the way on the Upper Town to see the Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and Stone Gates and then all the way back to the Lower Town and see its attractions. After exploring the Upper and Lower Town, you will have a lunch break, from where you will continue the tour to Medvednica, which is a mountain outside the city of Zagreb and one of the most popular places where people go hiking, walking, bike rides, skiing, etc. At the top of the mountain is Sljeme, the place where people go to avoid the hustle and bustle from the Croatian capital. During winter, the most famous ski race “Snjezna Kraljica” is held here every year. While exploring Medvednica, you can visit Veternica cave, Medvedgrad, which is a castle built for the protection of the citizens, the Zrinski mine or you can enjoy delicious food that the restaurants on top of the mountain can offer. After enjoying some time in the countryside, you will head back to the city, where you can wander around the streets of Zagreb and discover the city on your own.

Day 3 (Trakošćan castle & Kumrovec)
Early in the morning, you will have a tour of the Croatian hinterland. First, you will visit the glorious castle of Trakošćan, which is an hour and a half far away from Zagreb, through green hills, picturesque landscapes, passing fairy tale castles and vineyards. Trakošćan castle is situated at the top of a hill and it is one of the most beautiful in Croatia. Outside the castle, you can take a nice walk through the park by the lake and enjoy the scenery. After sightseeing, you will continue to the small city of Kumrovec, surrounded with ruins of Cesargrad and forest slopes near the river Sutla. The most famous village in the world, as their locals like to call it, is the “Staro selo”, which is a unique open-air museum and has original, preserved country houses from the 19th century. Visitors are able to experience the lifestyle that was traditional for 19th century people in that part of Croatia, such as country weddings, craftsmanship, carpentry craft, pottery, etc. After a lunch break in Kumrovec, you will be taken back to Zagreb, so you can enjoy the city’s atmosphere as it is your last day there.

Day 4 (Opatija & Rovinj)
After breakfast, take your suitcases to your driver and continue your journey to Istria. Your first stop after two hours will be Opatija, a favorite destination for many tourists. Opatija’s architecture and buildings are like nowhere else, a beautiful symphony of renaissance, baroque, classicism, gothic and many more. You will enjoy seeing many the attraction that Opatija offers, such as Hotel Kvarner and Hotel Imperial, which were the first two hotels on the Adriatic, as well as Madonna Del Mare, Maiden with the seagull and much more. After sightseeing, you will have a lunch break at a local restaurant, from where we will go to Rovinj, your home for the next few days. When you arrive in Rovinj you will have free time to spend relaxing or exploring the city on your own.

Day 5 (Hum & Motovun)
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will start your trip with city of Hum, the smallest city in the world. After an hour’s drive, you will have the opportunity to discover beautiful streets made out of stone, squares and huge city walls that are part of the rich historical heritage of the city. The “Aleja Glagoljasa” is the long path connecting Hum and Roc. Famous for the monuments that are dedicated to the old Croatian letter “Glagoljica”, visit Hum’s Fresca’s based in the Roman chapel of St. Jerolim and taste the home-made brandy “Humska biska”. After seeing all of its attractions, you will continue to Motovun, a small medieval city that is situated on a hill, approximately 270 meters above sea level, with houses that are dispersed all around it. Motovun is surrounded by solid walls, which are used as a path for walking and a perfect viewing spot. The city has remarkable architecture which dates back to Roman, Renaissance and Gothic times. Some of the main sights that you have to see in Motovun are the Church of Virgin Mary of Gates, Polesini Palace, The City Doors and more. After a lunch break in Motovun, you will be able to freely wander around the city, to soak up the history, beautiful monuments and the unique image that the city has. After that, you will head back to Rovinj where you can wander around the city on your own.

Day 6 (Pula & Karojba)
When you finish breakfast, you will start your journey to the city of Pula. After about an hour’s drive you will arrive in the city that holds the sixth largest Roman amphitheatre in the world. Pula is an ancient city, which has many remains from the Roman Empire, such as the amphitheatre, the Golden Gate, the Forum Romanum, St. Mary Formoza’s chapel and many more. While discovering these spectacular Roman buildings, you will learn about the history of this ancient city. After the first part of the sightseeing tour, you will have a lunch break, then your tour around the city continues and you will see more Roman heritage remains. You will then continue your tour to Karojba, which is just one hour’s drive from Pula. Karojba is a small municipality in Istria and as it is the perfect place for taking a break. Here you can relax and walk around. After which we will go back to Rovinj, so you can enjoy the city as it is your last night.

Day 7 (Ljubljana – departure)
On the last day you will be taken to Ljubljana, from where you will have your flight. The time of departure will be set so you will be at the airport around 2 hours before your international flight and you will have enough time for check-in.

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Day 1 (Zagreb – arrival)
As you land at Zagreb airport, you will be met by your personal driver and taken to your hotel. The first day will be to settle and experience the beautiful city of Zagreb on your own.

Day 2 (City Centre & Mirogoj)
Once you had your breakfast, you will meet your driver and your morning tour of Zagreb will begin. You will start from Ban Jelacic Square, and will walk all the way to the Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and Stone Gates. Through these mesmerising buildings you will see Zagreb’s culture and history. After exploring the Upper and Lower Town, you will have a lunch break, from where you will continue the tour to Mirogoj, the most beautiful cemetery in Europe. The cemetery is also a park, so you can walk through it and see all of the monuments and statues of famous people buried there. When the tour is finished, you are more than welcome to take some free time and explore the city of Zagreb on your own.

Day 3 (Veliki Tabor & Grešna Gorica)
After breakfast in your hotel, you will head to the Croatian hinterland, with the first stop after a drive of about an hour and a half, in Veliki Tabor which is a 15th century fortress in Zagorje. It is one of the most important cultural and historical monuments of Croatia. It dominates in its location, on top of the Hum Kosnicki, 333 meters above sea level. It is an impressive sight and makes a unique picture that will leave no one indifferent. After seeing the fortress, you will continue to Grešna Gorica, just 5 minutes away from the fortress. It is a family run rural tourism business which started in 1996. They collected old objects which are typical for country living to give a rustic atmosphere in their restaurant. Tasting traditional dishes and local wines and beverages, whilst being surrounded by vineyards and meadows, you will surely have the feeling of being somewhere in medieval times. After this exciting trip, you will head back to Zagreb and can have some free time exploring the city on your own.

Day 4 (Trakošćan Castle, Kumrovec & Varaždin)
Early in the morning, you will have a tour of the other cities in the Croatian Hinterland. First, you will visit the glorious castle of Trakošćan, which is an hour and a half far away from Zagreb, through green hills, picturesque landscapes, passing fairy tale castles and vineyards. Trakošćan castle is situated at the top of a hill and it is one of the most beautiful in Croatia, as you will see when you arrive. Outside the castle, you can take a nice walk through the park by the lake and enjoy the scenery. After sightseeing, you will continue to the small city of Kumrovec, surrounded with ruins of Cesargrad and forest slopes near the river Sutla, which has a memorial statue for the Croatian National Anthem “Lijepa Naša”. The most famous village in the world, as their locals like to call it, is the “Staro selo”, which is a unique open-air museum and has original, preserved country houses from the 19th century. Visitors are able to experience the lifestyle that was traditional for 19th century people in that part of Croatia, such as country weddings, craftsmanship, carpentry craft, pottery, etc. After a lunch break in Kumrovec, you will continue your tour to Varaždin, which is one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in Croatia. As well as being the previous capital city of Croatia and rich in cultural heritage, Varaždin has illustrious architecture which you will experience and see during your walking tour. You will hear the amazing stories about the city, as you walk by the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Monastery of St. John the Baptist and the Varaždin Town Hall. There will be some free time just to wander around the city’s street, after which you will head back to Zagreb.

Day 5 (Plitvice)
Early in the morning, after having breakfast, you will continue your tour south, visiting the Plitvice National Park, located in the heart of Croatia, two hours’ drive from Zagreb. The Plitvice Lakes present a unique cultural and natural value not only in Croatia but around the world. It earned its spot on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage places with its remarkable beauty. You can walk through the forests, besides lakes and see waterfalls by the rivers. Plitvice lakes are constantly evolving, as the water changes course and makes new picturesque images. While in Plitvice, you will be able to try some delicious local food, as you will have lunch there, after which you will continue to Zagreb. When you arrive at the hotel, you have free time for your own exploration of the city.

Day 6 (Lake Bled & Ljubljana)
As you had your breakfast, you will meet your driver in front of the hotel and start your trip to Slovenia. After around two and a half hours’ drive, your first stop will be at Lake Bled, which is one of the main landmarks and places of outstanding beauty in Slovenia. With an island in the middle of the lake and mountains surrounding it from every side, it looks like it’s from a fairy tale. After a relaxed walk around the lake, you will have a lunch break and then continue your trip to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, with a short drive of 50 minutes. When you arrive in Ljubljana, you will be taken to your hotel, after which you will have free time.

Day 7 (Ljubljana – departure)
The last day of this tour will be at leisure for you to have some free time in Ljubljana, depending on how much time you will have before departure of your flight. You will be taken to the airport by your driver around 2 hours before your international flight, as you will have enough time for check-in and finding your gate for departure, as airport in Ljubljana is quite small, so you will not have any trouble finding your way.

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