With one of the cleanest and clearest seas in the world, Croatia’s long Adriatic coastline is home to a number of stunning beaches. Wander through the woods, get off the beaten track and enjoy views of Croatia’s stunning coastline. On the island of Mljet, visit a Benedictine monastery, hike through the magnificent National Park, and see the ruins of an ancient castle.
What is included in the tour
- Standard Room in Hotels as mentioned or similar
- Daily Breakfast
- Private Transfer from Zagreb Airport to Zadar Hotel
- Private Transfer from Zadar to Zagreb
- Private Transfer from Zagreb Hotel to Zagreb Airport
- Zadar Walking Tour - 2 hours Tasting of Maraschino liqueur and Pag cheese
- Visit to Pag Island, Pag cheese factory and Lace museum
- Private Plitvice Lakes tour
- Zagreb walking tour
What is NOT included in the tour
- Return Airfare
- City taxes / Tourist Tax for hotel to be paid directly hotel at the time of checkout in EUR
- Items of personal nature viz , drinks, laundry, calls, etc.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions
- Meals other than specified in the itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival Zagreb – Zadar
Welcome to The city of Zagreb, capital of Croatia, on the historic and political threshold between East and West, illustrates both the continental and Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. Sitting at one of its Viennesestyle cafés, strolling leisurely around its streets and promenading through its parks, it’s like you’re starting out on a love affair with this city and its people.
This is a 3 hour journey and you can stop in between for a coffee or snacks.
Dobrodošli (Welcome) to the city of Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, a city of tourism.
Check into Success Apartments, walk by the stunning beach opposite Success Apartments or the olive tree forests pathway.You can end the day and have a meal at Santorini restaurant right next to the apartment - overlooking the sea.
Zadar's nightlife is neither sceney nor divided into old and young, so in most places you'll find an unpretentious mix of people.
While the Old Town is an atmospheric place to spend your evenings, you can also spend time in places like Borik, Diklo and Kolovare, to catch the sea breeze and watch the sun go down. Zadar's sunsets are supposed to be the best in the world. Apparently, Alfred Hitchcock agreed.
Young Croatians are a pretty cosmopolitan lot, and you would be surprised how urban the culture is.
Day 2 - Zadar
After your breakfast, here you can wander quiet streets of marble, sprawl undisturbed on pine-scented beaches and sail to remote islands, deserted except for tiny konobas – restaurants catering mostly to fishermen. The walled port of Zadar with its central geographic location makes it the best base for exploring all of Croatia.
Zadar Walking tour - We start the day by walking around Zadar’s historic centre with free Maraschino liqueur and Pag Cheese tasting. If there is a breeze, we start at the sea organ on the promenade, an art installation consisting of a series of pipes cut into the promenade. Here, you can sit on the white stone steps listening to the symphony of nature created by the action of waves on the underwater pipes. The same artist also created the Monument to the Sun, a large disc of solar-powered cells that becomes a multi-coloured disco ball as the sun sets. More classical sights include the Roman forum, of which only a few columns and an altar remain. Stones from here were used to build the neighbouring rotunda of 9th-century St Donatus Church and are clearly visible. Zadar's 12th-century cathedral has three beautiful portals that would not look out of place in Tuscany, and a bell-tower to climb. Close to an impressive city gate, the church of St Simeon contains a beautifully crafted silver reliquary.
At the end of the tour you can take your time listening the unique sound of the Sea organ or enjoy a view of the beautiful sunset.
Day 3 - Zadar
Today, after breakfast, your tour guide and driver will take you towards Plitvice Lakes National Park.
After approximately1.5 hours of driving you will reach Plitvice Lakes, a specific geological and hydrogeological phenomenon of karst, with 16 bigger and few smaller lakes, gradually lined up, separated by barriers.
The cascading waterfalls, the aquamarine virgin lakes surrounded by dense, thick forests… Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Feast your eyes on one of the most beautiful places in the world! UNESCO has declared it with all rights as the World's natural inheritance.
Day 4 - Zadar
On Day at Pag Island
Pag Island looks more like an island in Mars than in Earth. The starkness of almost zero vegetation in the coast makes it stunningly surreal.
Pag is known for its world famous cheese, this small little island competes with the best cheese making countries in the world and still comes out winning awards. Today, we will take for a interesting tour of the largest manufacturers as well as cheese sampling.
Pag Cheese Testing
Tasting Heavenly Cheese from Pag Island & Visit to The Pag Island Cheese Factory Our guide walks us through the cheese making process in within the factory which is is quite interesting. You will see makers turning over the luscious slabs of cheese. Cheese tasting. Gligora have built a great cheese tasting room where you can sample all of their goods paired with local wines. The Pag cheese is the best known and most respected sheep’s cheese in Croatia
We then go the Lace Museum, where you can have a look at the lace making as well as buy some of the beautiful lace. This is followed by lunch.
After lunch we take you to the Spiaggia di Rucica (Novalja) beach and you can enjoy the breeze and the clear blue sea. For the ones, who are more adventurous – one could take a boat tour by the bay (optional) else you can sit by the shore and enjoy the island.
On the way back, we make a stop at the Lun Olive gardens, which have olive trees dating back to 2000 years
Day 5 - Zadar – Zagreb
After Breakfast proceed from Zadar to Zagreb. Welcome to Zagreb! Be like Zagrebee. The cosmopolitan buzz of Zagreb will soon strike you. Everything is accessible on foot – from your hotel to the theatre, wandering around the old Upper Town or through the bustling streets of the more modern Lower Town, which has not lost an ounce of its charm despite the eternal march of time. Venture out and let the moment take hold. There is something special about the rustle of leaves as you stroll through the autumn colours of downtown Zrinjevac Park.
Evening explore Zagreb’s upper town is a truly romantic part of Zagreb. It’s never overcrowded, and the traffic here is limited. It’s full of historical landmarks, secret passages, small museums, art galleries, and fun bars. You’ll also find here a Croatian Parliament building.
Day 6 - Zagreb
After breakfast proceed for walking tour of Zagreb. Zagreb – a city where tradition meets contemporary thought and vision. Visit the old historical center of Zagreb. Learn what Zagreb looked like once and find out from our guide what it feels like to live in Zagreb today. Learn a few phrases of the Croatian language as you go. We will pass through the most famous Zagreb landmarks: Cathedral, Dolac Market, Stone Gate, Lotrščak tower, St. Mark’s Church, Ban Jelačić square… Zagreb Walking Tour is scheduled tour in English but departure time depends on season. So, be careful, if you want to see and hear all “the must know details” about Zagreb, you do not want to miss Zagreb Walking Tour! Check the schedule below.
Upper town it’s a part of the town perched on the slopes of the Medvednica Mountain. Along with Kaptol, this is the oldest part of the town. Remains of town walls and towers that surrounded the Upper town in the medieval times are still preserved.
Day 7 - Depart
Drive from Zagreb Hotel to Zagreb airport to catch flight back home