|Where the Mediterranean meets the Balkans
|7 Days / 6 Nights - English
Join us for a deep insight into Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, their history, architecture, landscape and cuisine.|
On this 7 day tour you will visit Zagreb with its surroundings, world-famous Plitvice lakes, Croatian towns on the Adriatic, Mostar and its Ottoman allure, steep cliffs of Montenegro and finally Dubrovnik and its unparalleled beauty.
You will also have an outstanding opportunity to taste the culinary specialties characteristic of each region served in several premium restaurants on the route. This tour delivers increased comfort, such as premium category accommodation in hand-picked hotels at excellent locations and extra legroom coaches with complimentary Wi-Fi.
Experiencing Croatia has never been so comfortable and convenient, but at the same time immersive and exciting.
Day 1, arrival in ZAGREB, Sunday
Upon your arrival in the afternoon to Zagreb airport you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tour Director, who will stay with you for the whole duration of the tour. He will help you on board a comfortable tourist coach that will take you to the hotel Sheraton (5*) in the centre of Zagreb. In case you will require an individual transfer, comfortable sedan car with a driver will be provided.
Since hotel Sheraton is ideally positioned in the very town center (10 min. walk to the main square), for the rest of the day we recommend a relaxing walk in numerous parks of Zagreb and a cake at one of the excellent pastry shops.
In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner served at your hotel, where you can get to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Overnight in Zagreb
Welcome dinner at the hotel
Day 2, ZAGREB – HRVATSKO ZAGORJE, Monday (100 km / 62 miles)
After breakfast, a local licensed English-speaking guide will take you for a walking tour of Zagreb. You will hear the story of this small city (just under 1 000 000 occupants) and a Croatian capital with an Austro-Hungarian patina. You will be stopping at historical landmarks such as Upper Town with its Lotrscak cannon tower, church of St. Mark and its roof of colorful tiles representing the Croatian coat of arms, House of Croatian Parliament and the Dolac open market, with its iconic red canopies and the best produce the region can boast.
In the afternoon your premium coach will take you on a trip to Hrvatsko Zagorje, a region in northern Croatia known for its rolling hills, thick forests and white wine. There you will visit the charming Trakoscan, a sleek snow-white castle built in the 13th century on a hill overlooking a lake, surrounded by deep forest.
On the way back dinner will be served at an excellent family run restaurant Vuglec Breg located in true Croatian countryside, for a taste of traditional Zagorje cuisine. After dinner your coach will take you back to the hotel in Zagreb.
Overnight in Zagreb
Zagreb walking tour
Half day trip to Hrvatsko Zagorje with a visit of Trakoscan castle
Breakfast at the hotel
Dinner at the restaurant Vuglec breg
Day 3, ZAGREB – PLITVICE – TROGIR, Tuesday (365 km / 227 miles)
After breakfast you will board the coaches and then travel to Plitvice lakes, a renowned Croatian landmark. There you will be able to witness the immense beauty of lakes which constitute a National Park. Plitvice Lakes are Croatia’s first contribution to the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage enlisted in 1979 and one of the Europe's most beautiful nature parks situated in the mountainous region of Lika. A total of 16 lakes lying at different altitudes are separated by travertine barriers and linked by foamy waterfalls and cascades. As the geological processes continue, the wonderfully blue lakes and waterfalls are continuously changing. After the tour traditional lunch will be served at the restaurant Licka kuca inside the National Park.
After lunch you will board the coach and continue towards the Adriatic and the town Trogir, a gem in the crown of the Adriatic coast. Trogir’s Old Town lies on a small island squeezed in between the island of Ciovo and the mainland. The whole area of the Old Town is included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will be accommodated in the Palace hotel (4*) located on the seaside right next to the town centre in comfortable Old Town view rooms. In the evening we recommend a short walk to the Old Town and a glass of wine at the seaside, enjoying the sea breeze and the sunset.
Overnight in Trogir
Half day guided tour in the Plitvice Lakes National Park (entrance fee included)
Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at the restaurant Poljana
Day 4, TROGIR – SPLIT – MOSTAR, Wednesday (215 km / 133 miles)
After breakfast, a licensed local English-speaking guide will take you on a tour of Trogir explaining you how this picturesque little town came to be.
After the tour you will board the coach for a short ride to Split, a lively Mediterranean city with around 200,000 occupants that lives with the sea it is situated at. The Old Town in Split is a unique urban landscape, since residential and commercial area has over the centuries grown into the Diocletian Palace, a Roman palace around 1700 years old. Thanks to that, the whole Old Town is a part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. There you will have free time for exploration and shopping, since Split hosts a lively commercial area in the very town centre. You can also join the locals enjoying their coffee on their beloved seaside promenade.
After sightseeing you will board the coach for a scenic ride down the coast to the estuary of river Neretva. There, on the riverside traditional restaurant Lopoc is located, where lunch will be served for a taste of excellent local specialties, combining a blend of sea and river cuisine, relying heavily on local high-quality ingredients.
After lunch you will board the coach and cross the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina following the river Neretva inland towards Mostar, your destination for the day. Mostar is a town named after the bridge guards who centuries ago guarded the Old Bridge over the mighty river Neretva. Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century and the surrounding Old Town are one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks and considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the whole of Balkans. Old Bridge and the Old Town are on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Hotel Bristol (4*) at which you will be staying is conveniently 15 minutes’ walk away from the Old Town. Dinner will be served at the restaurant Labirint, situated at a magnificent position on the cliffs of the Neretva river canyon, just a couple of meters away from the Old Bridge itself, beautifully illuminated in the night. It will also be an outstanding opportunity to taste the famous Bosnian cuisine, with its specialties of lamb and veal deeply rooted in old Ottoman culinary traditions.
Overnight in Mostar
Trogir town tour
Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at a local restaurant in Split
Dinner at the restaurant Labirint
Day 5, MOSTAR – STON – DUBROVNIK, Thursday (150 km / 93 miles)
After breakfast, a licensed local English-speaking guide will take you on a walking tour of Mostar, telling you a story of the fascinating history of this town, its present situation and its future perspective.
After the town tour you will board the coach and return to the coast of Adriatic and head south towards Ston. Because of its unique geographical characteristics Bay of Ston houses oyster and mussel farms that yield some of the best shellfish in Europe. To enable you to experience the excellence of the food in that part of Dalmatia, there will be a tasting held at the famous seafood restaurant Bota Sare in the town of Mali Ston.
After lunch you will board the coach again and continue south along the coast, passing the staggeringly beautiful landscape to Cavtat, a calm seaside town in close proximity to Dubrovnik. After check in at hotel Croatia (5*), your coach will take you to the Old Town in Dubrovnik. A local English-speaking guide will welcome you there and take you for an evening guided tour of this extraordinary town also known as the Pearl of Adriatic. Dubrovnik is an outstanding urban and architectural unit surrounded by walls and fortifications built in the 13th century and is in itself a living museum. Because of its historical value, Dubrovnik is on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. The town tour will help you better understand its ancient and modern history, as well as feel its pulse under the summer sun.
After the tour the coach will take you back to Cavtat for the night.
Overnight in Cavtat
Nostar town tour
Dubrovnik town tour
Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at the restaurant Kapetanova kuca
Day 6, MONTENEGRO TOUR, Friday (170 km / 105 miles)
After breakfast you will board the coach and head south across the border with Montenegro. The winding road will take you to the monumental Gulf of Kotor, which is a yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site on your tour. It is also the longest and the deepest fjord in the Southeast Europe with breathtaking scenery and cliffs rising above the deep blue sea. On your way you will pass ancient towns such as Risan and Kotor and arrive at bustling Budva with its impressive sandy beach and numerous hotel resorts. Lunch will be served in a restaurant Porto, a famous gourmet destination in Budva offering Mediterranean seafood with a Montenegrin twist. After lunch coach will take you back to Cavtat for a relaxing evening before the end of your tour.
Overnight in Cavtat
Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at the restaurant Porto
Day 7, Dubrovnik departure, Saturday
After breakfast at hotel and checkout farewell follows with your Tour Director and fellow travelers, as well as transfer to Dubrovnik harbor (Gruz) for the continuation of your Croatian experience on board M/S Adriatic Pearl or to Dubrovnik airport for departure.
All additional bookings are on request and need to be reconfirmed.
Single room on request only.
DATES & RATES: 2014
|DEPARTURE DATE FROM ZAGREB
||DOUBLE OCCUPANCY/ pax
DEPOSIT: Reservation deposit of EUR 350,00 will be required to confirm your reservation upon receiving our booking confirmation document.
Included in package price:
Modern, comfortable, first-class, air-conditioned coach for the whole duration of the tour with the driver (all fees, fuel, parking fees, tolls included)
Complimentary WI-FI in the coach on the territory of Croatia
Excellent English speaking Tour Director for the whole duration of the tour
Accommodation in first class hotels as follows:
Zagreb – hotel Sheraton 5* (www.hotel-sheratonzagreb.com) - based on a HB and a BB service / Superior rooms / in city center / 01st – 03rd day
Trogir – hotel Palace 4* (www.trogir-palace.com) - based on a BB service / standard rooms with Old Town view / located on the seashore walking distance from the Old Town / 03rd – 04th day
Mostar – hotel Bristol 4* (www.bristol.ba) - based on a BB service / Superior rooms / 04th – 05th day
Cavtat – hotel Croatia 5* (www.hotelcroatia.hr) - based on two BB services / Superior Sea View rooms / located on the seashore / 04th – 06th day
The tour organizer reserves the right to change the accommodation provider in case the contracted services are not supplied according to the previously agreed standards.
Licensed local English speaking guides as follows:
Zagreb (02nd day) - around three hours – no entrance fees
Trogir (04th day) – around one hour – no entrance fees
Mostar (04th day) – around three hours – no entrance fees
Dubrovnik (04th day) – around one hour – no entrance fees
Montenegro (06th day) - around eight hours – no entrance fees
Entrance fees as follow:
Tickets for the Trakoscan castle (02nd day)
Tickets for National Parks Plitvice lakes (05th day)
Taxes for Kotor (Montenegro) (6th day)
Meals in restaurants as follows:
Dinner at the restaurant Vuglec Breg on the 02nd day ( www.vuglec-breg.hr )
Lunch at the restaurant Poljana on the 3rd day (http://www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr )
Lunch at the local restaurant in Split on the 4th day
Dinner in the local restaurant in Mostar (http://www.bristol.ba/labirint_E.html)
Lunch at the restaurant Kapetanova Kuca on the 5th day (http://www.ostrea.hr/en_restorani.html )
Lunch at the restaurant Porto on the 6th day (http://www.restoranporto.com/index.php?lang=en)
The tour organizer reserves the right to change the restaurants in case the contracted services are not supplied according to the previously agreed standards.
Other services included:
V.A.T. and other taxes
Porter service at every hotel (in & out) – 1 piece of luggage per person
Single coach transfer departure at a previously set time from Zagreb airport to hotel Sheraton in Zagreb – individual transfer fee not included
Single coach transfer departure at a previously set time from hotel Croatia in Cavtat to airport Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik harbor – individual transfer fee not included
Not included in package price:
Individual transfers from/to airport
Personal travel insurance is not included in above rates. We strongly recommend to all our clients to purchase travel insurance.
All passengers must have valid passports and visas if necessary. Visas invitation letter will be sent to you subsequently. Delecta will not be held responsible for any damage caused by the passengers on the trip and in that case passengers must pay for it on the spot. Both parties agree that within this offer a specific Croatian practice as regarding the catering trade and international conventions (AIH-FUAAV) apply in so far as they do not contravene this offer.
The parties are obliged to settle lawsuits consensually. If the lawsuits cannot be settled consensually both parties agree to settle the lawsuit at the court in Zagreb.
41 days prior to commencement of service = full deposit 450 EUR
40 - 31 days prior to departure = 40% of the tour rate
30 - 21 days prior to the departure = 50% of the tour rate
20 - 0 days prior to the departure = 100% of the tour rate
All refund claims must be submitted to DELECTA in writing within 15 days of the completion of the tour.