Tour Host: Krista Voitchovsky
A NICHE WOMEN'S TOUR
Date: Sept 25 to Oct 7, 2016
(Sold Out - waitlist yourself in case of cancellations) Croatia is known for being one of the most visually stunning countries in the world. From Zagreb to Dubrovnik this tour will take you on a visual and sensory exploration of Croatia, truly one of Europe’s great hidden gems! Discover rich history and culture, great food and wine, and a spectacular coastline with over a thousand islands! Your journey will highlight the best of Croatia. This tour takes you to well-preserved castles to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the stunning city of Dubrovnik on the Mediterranean, and Plitvice Lakes linked by spectacular cascading waterfalls. This tour has it all!
Your package includes:
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by private air-conditioned motor coach
- Entrance fees to museums and sites mentioned in itinerary
- Local tour guide
- Ferry transfer Sucuraj Port to Drvenik Port
- Wine and oyster tasting in Ston
- Boat excursion to Elaphiti Islands
- Group arrival and departure transfers
Price per person land only $3,599.00 based on two sharing and minimum of 10 passengers. (Limited to a maximum of 12) Not included: personal expenses, international airfare and taxes, meals not specified, tipping. Single supplement $799.00 Private transfers are available at an additional cost for those not arriving at the same time as the group. Hold your space with a $600 non-refundable deposit.
Day 1: Sept 25, 2016 - Arrival, Zagreb - (D)
Welcome to Croatia. Upon arrival we are met by our driver and transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2: Sept 26, 2016 - Trakoscan - Zagreb - (B/D)
Our morning tour will take us to St. Mark’s Square, City Hall, Parliament, the Stone Gate and on to the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Zagreb is often referred to as the “small sister of Vienna”. In the afternoon on the drive to Trakoscan Castle, we will see romantic castles on beautiful hills scattered with vineyards. After our tour of the castle, we will have a chance to see the stunning lake before returning to Zagreb.
Day 3: Sept 27, 2016 - Plitvice Lakes - Zagreb - (B/D)
After breakfast, our scenic drive will take us to the Plitvice Lakes area, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. A local guide will take us on a walking tour to see some of the 16 lakes and 92 gorgeous cascading waterfalls which are more than 4000 years old! After a late lunch, we will have the rest of the day at our leisure.
Day 4: Sept 28, 2016 - Plitvice Lakes - Zadar - (B/D)
This morning we will enjoy a scenic drive along the Adriatic coast to Zadar. An afternoon tour will include a visit to the famous Kalelarga Street and the church of Saint Donat. Zadar is famous for its fish market and is a well-known vacation spot for sailing and climbing. Zadar is also famous for its Roman ruins. We will have free time to enjoy the city on our own.
Day 5: Sept 29, 2016 - Zadar - Sibenik - Split (B/D)
After breakfast, we will begin our drive to Sibenik situated along the mouth of Krka famous for its picturesque waterfalls. Sibenik is culturally rich and is the oldest
Croatian town first mentioned in 1066 during the reign of Croatian King Kresimir IV. We will also visit St. Jacob Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later in the afternoon we will continue on a scenic drive to Split.
Day 6: Sept 30, 2016 - Split - (B/D)
Our morning tour begins with a visit to the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, built in 295 BC. Outside the palace we will see many charming piazzas. Our tour ends at Riva, where after a coastal walk under palm trees we can relax in the sun and enjoy a beautiful view of the port and islands. Our afternoon is free to explore Split. You may enjoy an optional visit to the Mestrovic Gallery featuring works of the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic.
Day 7: Oct 01, 2016 - Split - Hvar - (B/D)
This morning we will take a ferry to Stari Grad, the oldest town in Croatia on the island of Hvar. From there we will continue to the town of Hvar. You may wish to stroll along the scenic harbour enjoying a delicious gelato in the late afternoon sun.
Day 8 - 9: Oct 2 - 3, 2016 - Free days in Havar - (B/D)
After our last tour to Croatia, the ladies said a
couple free days in Havar was a must so we have included it on this tour! You may wish to join the locals for their daily coffee drinking ritual in the town square. From Hvar harbour you can take a water taxi to one of the beautiful beaches, Jerolin, Stripanska or Palmizana Beach. If you prefer to stay in town, you can visit the Hvar Fortress Spanjola on the hill above the town, or the Theatre and Arsenal in town. Shopping is an experience in the very narrow streets dating back to 350 BC.
Day 10: Oct 4, 2016 - Hvar - Ston - Dubrovnik - (B/D)
This morning we take the ferry to Drvenik Port and drive to Ston. This is a famous oyster producing area and we will enjoy a glass of wine and oyster tasting in one of the local restaurants. Ston is a medieval village surrounded by a great wall. We have free time for lunch and to stroll around the village before we continue on to Dubrovnik.
Day 11: Oct 5, 2016 - Dubrovnik - (B/D)
This morning our guide will introduce us to the walled city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. The city is famous for its marble streets, baroque buildings and Renaissance fountains. After lunch, our local guide will take us on a walking tour of the city walls offering breathtaking views of the sea, Lokrum Island, and the red roof houses in the town.
Day 12: Oct 6, 2016 - Elaphiti Islands Excursion - (B/D)
This morning we depart from Gruz port to explore the Elaphiti Islands by boat. The three largest islands are Kolocep, Sipan and Lopud. They are famous for their organic fruit and vegetables, olive groves and wineries. Inhabitants of this area are known for their passion for good food and drink. From our boa,t we will pass ruins of old patrician holiday villas. There will be free time for leisure and swimming on the sandy beaches. We return to our hotel in Dubrovnik in time for our farewell dinner
Day 13: Oct 7, 2016 - Departure day - (B)
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport for our return flight home.