Charming Croatia

Charming Croatia

Recommended for foodies and wine lovers!



Guaranteed Departure Tour, Available from March through October

Day 1

Arrival to Zagreb

Individual arrival in Zagreb, transfer to the hotel (driving time 20 to 45 min). Welcome drink and group get together. Acquaint yourself with your tour manager and others over a plate of Štrukli, a local specialty.

 

Day 2

Zagreb – Opatija

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb with an English speaking guide. In the fortified medieval Upper Town, you will visit St. Mark’s church with its multi-color tiled roof, Parliament, the government palace, and many fine old buildings. After the sightseeing, we proceed to Opatija (driving time 2:30h), situated on the picturesque Kvarner Bay, which used to be the favorite spa resort of the Habsburgs and European aristocracy including famous personalities such as Mahler, Chekhov, and Isadora Duncan. Dinner and overnight in Opatija.

Day 3

Istriatour 

Today it’s time to get to know the Istrian peninsula and visit the 2000-year-old Roman Colosseum located in Pula. Afterward, we will relax in Rovinj, perhaps the most beautiful city in Istria and the inspiration of many artists. Time at leisure in Rovinj and departure towards Livade for a sample of one the Istrian tastiest treasures, the truffle. Dinner and overnight in Opatija. (departure at 9:00h, return around 18:00h)

 

Day 4

Opatija – Plitvice Lakes National Park

The most beautiful and oldest national park in Croatia under UNESCO protection – consisted of 16 lakes connected by magnificent waterfalls. The park is located in Lika mountain region and visited mostly on foot – however the entrance includes a boat ride across the Emerald Green Lake “Kozjak” and a train ride back to the main entrance. The visit of the park grounds takes approx. 3 hours. Dinner at the hotel restaurant and overnight in Plitvice area. (Driving time approx.. 3:00h)

 

Day 5

Plitvice Lakes National Park – Šibenik – Split

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive down from the mountain region of Lika via the coast towards the city of Šibenik. The historic town of Šibenik is rich in cultural and historical monuments. The most representative among them is the famous Cathedral of Šibenik (St. Jacobs), one of the most original architectural projects of the late Middle Ages, primarily linked to the local master Juraj Matejev Dalmatinac (George of Dalmatia). From Šibenik, we continue to a well known Croatian winery for a gourmet experience that is more than a simple wine tasting. The winery burnt to the ground during the war is now producing renowned wines and exporting 80% of their production to the US & Scandinavia. We will taste the Dalmatian Debit white wine and Cuvee of Shiraz & Merlot, accompanied with delicious Croatian style tapas. Departure towards Split for overnight. (total driving time 4 to 5h)

 

Day 6

Split – Trogir 

Today’s Split is the handiwork of seventeen centuries of men and women building and remodeling, adding, tearing down and touching up, so that 18th century houses intersect with ancient Roman walls, fourth-century chambers house, and twentieth-century apartments. At the core of this sprawling cityscape is the palace the Roman Emperor Diocletian built for his golden years at the turn of the fourth century. Today’s lunch will be the traditional Dalmatian dish – Pašticada which we will taste at the Tragos restaurant in Trogir. The town of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a fascinating 2300 year continuous urban tradition. Its rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. Trogir has a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortress on a small island. Sometimes referred to as the floating museum town.

 

Day 7

Split – Ston – Dubrovnik

On our way to Dubrovnik, we will stop near the town of Ston, where we visit a local winery and taste the famous “Plavac Mali” wine, a very close relative to the Zinfandel. In this winery, the traditional wine making business has been passed on for generations, offering a unique story everyone wants to hear. The wine tasting includes a wine presentation on all the specifics of the winemaking process, wine tasting, and snack. Arrival in Dubrovnik and overnight. (driving time 5 hours)

 

Day 8

Dubrovnik

Completed in the thirteen century, the old city Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged since. Its medieval ramparts encircle the city which pedestrians can enter through one of two gates – either way, they cross a stone bridge under the watchful gaze of the city’s patron Saint Blaise (Vlaho), to find themselves joining the  evening promenade down the broad, stone-paved avenue known as Stradun. After the sightseeing, free time to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

 

Day 9

Dubrovnik – Departure day!

Private transfer from your hotel to the airport.

 

Package price per person:

 

Period

 

25 Mar -
02 Apr

 

15 - 23 April

 

06 - 14 May

 

20 - 28 May

 

03 - 11 June

 In DBL room  1155 Eur 1210 Eur   1315 Eur  1380 Eur  1410 Eur
In SGL room   1390 Eur  1460 Eur  1610 Eur  1690 Eur  1735 Eur

 

Period

 

02 - 10 Sep

 

09 - 17 Sep

 

16 - 24 Sep

 

23 Sep -
01 Oct

 

30 Sep -
08 Oct

 In DBL room  1485 Eur 1460 Eur 1410 Eur 1350 Eur 1315 Eur
In SGL room  1860 Eur 1840 Eur 1735 Eur 1670 Eur 1610 Eur

 

This package includes:

  • All transfers as per itinerary in modern motor coach / van with A/C
  • Qualified and licensed tour manager during the entire trip
  • Welcome drink and info meeting on day 1.
  • 8 x breakfasts in 4* Hotels, except 3* on Plitvice lakes & city taxes
  • 4 x dinners in hotel restaurants
  • 4 x high-quality gastronomical experiences in wineries and local restaurants as per itinerary
  • Local guides in Zagreb, Šibenik, Dubrovnik, Trogir, Split
  • Entrances: Pula Colosseum, Diocletian Palace Split, Cathedral in Šibenik, Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes
  • Porterage

 

Optional:

Croatian island cruise

  • 7-night cruise starting on Sunday from Dubrovnik
  • Visit the most beautiful Adriatic Islands: Korčula, Brač, Hvar, Mljet…
  • Half board and accommodation on A+ category ships

Excursions

  • Montenegro Excursion
  • Dubrovnik hinterland Folklore show
  • Private visit of the Crvik winery
  • Prolong your stay in Dubrovnik
  • Other beach resorts in Croatia or Montenegro

 

Package does not include:

  • Meals and drinks not included in the cost
  • Airfare, Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Personal Expenses

 

Croatian Charms Tour – Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 9 Days 

  • Available from March through October
  • Small Group Land Tour up to 28 Persons
  • Prices are based on number of passengers traveling and dates of travel
  • Hotels are not guaranteed until confirmed

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Obzor Holidays Ltd. was established in 1993 as a subsidiary of Croatia’s national air carrier, Croatia Airlines. It is a Destination Management Company specialized in Leisure and MICE services in Croatia. Being a fully-fledged Destination Management Company, Obzor Holidays specializes in tailor-made holidays throughout: Croatia & Southeast Europe (Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Greece).