Croatia in Spring is charming with an average temperature of 20°C! Are you long for the charm of Croatia the long coastline, Mediterranean fantasies, the breathtaking beach, the historic landscape, the famous natural parks and lakes?…So stop dreaming! Get up, stretch and go!
Another dream tour to Croatia in 2018 Spring! The special 8-day journey is carried out by flight and bus to see more of various beautiful cities in Croatia, which is faster, more comfortable and relaxing!
Day 1 Amsterdam / Rotterdam – Split
Fly from Amsterdam or Rotterdam to Split in Croatia. Then you will be welcomed by our tour guide. First you will be transferred to hotel in Sibenik Primosten, where we stay for 4 nights. In the evening, you can join the delicious buffet dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Zadar and Krka waterfalls
After breakfast at hotel we drive to Zadar. The historic centre consists of a peninsula with beautiful promenades, narrow alleyways and houses in soft pastel colours. Scattered throughout the city you will find attractions such as Roman Forum and the Saint Dinatus Basilica from the 9th century. A unique attraction in Zadar is the sea organ. This unusual stone organ runs stepwise into the sea and is driven by the wind and the sea. The sea breeze pushes through the whistles, a series of melancholy chords are played and the sound comes through the perforated stone staircase. One has to hear it to believe it! Do not miss the Kalelagra, the city’s lively neigbourhood with nice shops and cozy cafés! Via the hinterland, which is remarkably flat in contrast to the rest of Dalmatia, we drive to the National Park Krka. The park consists of a long river, several smaller lakes and no less than 7 waterfalls. The waterfalls with limestone terraces alternate with rapids, tranquil lakes and special flora.
Day 3 Free day or hike National Park Kornati Archipelago
Today you can complete the day optional to Sibenik and Primosten, both cities are easy to be explored by yourself. You may join a beautiful boat trip (extra €35 p.p.) to the Kornati islands at own cost. The Kornati archipelago consists of no less than 140 islands and rocks and is named after the largest island of the Kornat archipelago. An area of limestone with many reefs, imposing cliffs and a beautiful blue sea.
Through a beautiful coastal route, we drive to the city of Trogir, a beautiful coastal town. The old city centre, enclosed by ramparts and rich in palaces and churches, resembles a true open-air museum. The well-preserved historic city centre with the Cathedral of Sv. Lovro is on the UNESCO World’s Heritage list. Split is not far from Trogir. The city is beautifully situated on a peninsula and is one of the largest ports on the Adriatic. Split is known for the remains of the in 305 completed palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. The graceful promenade along the harbour and the wooded hill Marjan next to the city centre are also worth a visit.
Day 5 Via the island of Hvar to the South
After breakfast at hotel, we place the suitcases on the coach to explore the south of Dalmatia. We take a scenic route via the island of Hvar. The coach will join you on board. The island is characterized by its extensive pine forests and fertile valleys with vineyards. Today we will visit the city of Hvar alias “the pearl of Dalmatia”. The city is truly one huge monument with many attractions such as the fortress of Spanish, the Cathedral of Saint Stephan, the Franciscan Monastery, the Hektorovic Palace and much more. The city has a lot of history in the field of art and culture and has one of the oldest theatres in Europe. Of course there are also plenty of opportunities to relax on one of the many terraces. At the end of the afternoon we board the island on the easternmost tip of the island in Sucuraj for the short crossing to Drvenik. From the harbour it is a short distance to our hotel in Drvenik where we stay for 3 nights.
Day 6 Bosnia with Medugorje, the Neretvakloof and Mostar
In the morning we drive through the interior to Medugorje, a picturesque pilgrimage site. Through a beautiful route through the famous Neretic gorge we drive to Mostar. The old town of Mostar suffered a lot during the civil war, but has been restored with great vigor. The old Turkish bridge Stari Most, a beautiful bridge over the river Neretva, symbolizes the peace and reconstruction of the country. On the east side of it are the bazaar (market) Kujundžiluk and a number of beautiful mosques, such as the Mehmed-paša and the Karaéoz. On the west side are the hamam (Turkish bathhouse) and a miniature Stari must, the leaning bridge.
A visit to the pearl of the Adriatic cannot be missed during this trip. The centre of Dubrovnik with a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys is a large museum. You can explore the city on your own or take part in walking tour led by a local guide (extra €10 p.p.). Dubrovnik has played an important role as a seaport since the 13th century. Although the city has been destroyed several times, Dubrovnik has managed to retain beautiful buildings. The car-free city centre is on the UNESCO World’s Heritage List. Your guide will bring you and walk along the paved main street Stradun. The shops are housed in beautiful 17th century buildings. In the cathedral ‘Velika Gospa’ valuable and historical religious objects can be admired, including a painting by Raphael. The impressive Fortress Lovrijenac lies just outside the city walls and looks out over the sea.
Day 8 Split – Amsterdam / Rotterdam
After breakfast we drive along the beautiful Makarska Riviera again towards Split. This Riviera is known for the high mountains by the sea, the beaches and the many picturesque villages. We will make a stop on the way. You will be dropped off at the airport and fly back to the Netherlands in the afternoon or evening.
Date: 23-30 May 2018 (8 Days)
Price: €739 per person including returned flight tickets, 7 nights twin-shared hotel, 7 times breakfast and dinner buffet. tour coach, guide, boat trip to island Hvar.
Hotel single supplement (single room all for yourself): Extra cost €145 p.p.
* Excludes: Other sightseeing attractions entrance fee unspecific, tip/gratuities (optional), personal travelling insurance and expenses.
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