Tour Magical Adriatic – Dalmatian Islands and Coast

10 DAYS TOUR

Day 1 – Arrival at Dubrovnik Airport – transfer with bus to Hotel. Accommodation and little rest – transfer with bus to the old town where professional guide will wait. 1.30-2,00 hours sightseeing of the old town ,and then boat trip to nearby island of Locrum with the asssistance of the same guide. Finally, return to Dubrovnik, free time for dinner and later transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 – after breakfast whole day tour ”Peninsula PeljeÅ¡ac Wine Tour and island of Korčula-city of Korčula ”. Whole day assistance and guiding of the professional guide. Return to Dubrovnik and free time for dinner. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 3 – after breakfast transfer from Dubrovnik to Split. Afternoon arrival to the city of Split and accommodation in the Hotel. After little rest- transfer with bus to the old town where professional guide will wait. 1.30 hours sightseeing of the old town. Free time for dinner and later, transfer to the Hotel.

Day 4 – after breakfast half day trip to archaeological roman site ”Salona” and old town of Trogir with the assistance and guidance of professional guide. Afternoon, free time in Split, dinner and later, transfer to the hotel.

Day 5 – after breakfast whole day excursion to the island of Hvar-old city of Hvar. Guided visit of the town. Free time for lunch. Later afternoon return to Split, transfer to the Hotel, free time for dinner.

Day 6 – after breakfast transfer from Split to Zadar. Accommodation in the hotel and little rest- transfer with bus to the old town where professional guide will wait. 2 hours sightsseing of the old town. Free time for dinner ans later, transfer to the Hotel.

Day 7 – after breakfast whole day trip to the Nacional Park ”Plitvice” with the assistance of the guide. Visit of the Park with the guide. Free time for lunch. Return to Zadar at early evening hours. Free time for dinner. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 8– after breakfast whole day boat excursion to the National Park Kornati Islands with lunch included. Whole day guide assistance. Early evening arrival to the Hotel, free time for dinner

Day 9 – after breakfast whole day trip to the old city of Å ibenik and Nacional Park ”Krka Waterfalls” with the assistance of professional guide. 1 hour sightseeing of the old city of Å ibenik and the rest of the trip visit of the ”Krka Waterfalls” Nacional Park. Free time for lunch. Return to Zadar at early evening hours. Free time for dinner. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 10 – after breakfast transfer from Zadar to Split Airport. End of the tour.

SERVICES INCLUDED :

ACCOMMODATION : 9 bed and brekfast services in the 3-4* Hotels in Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar.
BUS SERVICES : Transfers between the cities, all loco transfers.
GUIDE SERVICES : Services of professional tour guide(s).
TICKETS : DUBROVNIK – museum in Dubrovnik, boat trip to Lokrum, ferry to Korčula, Cathedrale and museum in Korčula, SPLIT – Diocletian Palace substructure, Cathedrale and Jupiters Temple, archeological roman site ”Salona”, cathedrale in Trogir, benedictine monastery in Trogir, catamaran Split-Hvar-Split, benedictine monastery in Hvar, fortress in Hvar, ZADAR – the museum in Zadar, National Park Plitvice, NP KORNATI – full package ticket ( boat, lunch, ticket for National Park ), cathedrale in Å ibenik and National Park Krka Waterfalls. Wine tasting and Dalmatian snack – PeljeÅ¡ac. Visitors tax.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES :

Organizing lunches in tipiacal restaurants and tasting local food. Air Plane Ticket Reservation.

INFORMATION :

According to your wishes we can change schedule. We will advise you and recommend best possible tour program. Possible dates – during April, May, June, September and October.

DUBROVNIK - DAY 1

DUBROVNIK

This town is a unique monument of culture and history and as such under UNESCO’s protection, and together with its huge walls it represents the witness of a rich and vivacious past of the people in this region. We will tell you one part of the history, during the sightseeing of the older part of the town, the other part we will leave up to you, so that you can explore it by yourself strolling through the narrow alleys, stairs, squares…This old city, surrounded my mighty walls and towers, looks like a precious jewel reflected in the clear sea. Its historical core is a marvel and a treasure trove of beautifull architecture and works of art, which have been carefully kept and preserved over the centuries. Stone-paved streets and squares lead to its beautiful palaces, old monasteries, churches, libraries and treasuries, being just a part of what you can see and experience from rich past of the city.

LOKRUM ISLAND

Southeast of Dubrovnik, just breath away, like a guardian angel stands Lokrum island. Its beauty unshaded by the magnificent city. The rivalry of The City and Lokrum lasts for centuries as they compete in their undying dance of harmony only to break even as they are a perfect match.

PELJEÅ AC - KORÄŒULA - DAY 2

PELJEÅ AC – KORÄŒULA
Peljesac is a peninsula in southern Croatia, in the Dubrovnik -Neretva county, just about an hour and a half drive from Dubrovnik. It is around 70 km long and is connected with Croatian Mainland at Ston. The Peljesac Channel divides the peninsula from the island of Korcula. Scattered like breadcrumbs across the foothills of the dolomites, the hamlets and villages of southern Peljesac evoke an ancient past. The rocks, the vegetation, the groves of pine and cypress – everywhere a sense of timelessness prevails. On the hills above the sea, abandoned villas and gardens, stone walls and columns lie crumbling in the sun. Lemon, fig and almond trees, herbs and wildflowers surround the villages gardens and fields.

Korčula is a historic fortified town on the protected east coast of the island of Korčula. The old city is surrounded by walls, and the streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern allowing free circulation of air but protecting against strong winds. The town’s historic sites include the central Gothic and Renaissance Cathedral of St Mark, the Town Hall and the massive city fortifications. The 15th-century Franciscan monastery with a beautiful cloister is situated on the islet of Badija, near Korčula Town.

SPLIT - DAY 3

SPLIT

The history of Split is over-flowingly rich and turbulent to fit in just a couple of sentences. Although the Split area was earlier inhabited by the Greek colonies, Emperor Diocletian should be considered its first citizen and founder, starting his lavish villa of around 300 square meters near the great city of Salona in 293 AD, only to retire from the Roman throne within its walls after building it for ten years. Turbulent centuries that followed turned the villa into a city, conceived by the fugitive inhabitants of Salona who fled from the Avars and Slavs. Many authorities changed hands in the city which, in the years to come, grew beyond the Palace walls, from the Croatian Kings in the 10th century, through the Hungarian and Venetian administration, to the French rulers and the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Tumultuous history leaves its trace in the everyday life of the city that always moved steadily forward, remaining the centre of this part of the coast to this day. In those mixtures of history layers, clumsiness was inevitable, sometimes even rashness in development, but today it is all a part of its originality. Great city beats today with the silent whisper of history, the lively spirit of youth and charm of the Mediterranean yet in every way also Croatian warmth…

SALONA-TROGIR - DAY 4

SALONA & TROGIR

Salona was an ancient city and capital of Roman province on the Dalmatian coast located in modern-day Croatia. The name Salona preserves the language of the early inhabitants of this area whom the Romans called Dalmatae, and considered to be part of a larger group called Illyrians. Salona is situated near today’s town of Solin, about 5 km from Split.

Trogir is a town-museum in the very meaning of the word. Lovers of cultural and historical monuments, art, original architecture and nice alleys are given the opportunity in Trogir to learn about the manifold and complex heritage – from the Romanesque yard to the modern interiors. The unique historical core, Radovan’s portal, the art collections which have been arousing excitement among visitors and travellers for centuries offer a tourist beauty, personified in the relief of Kairos as an appropriate souvenir. Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.

HVAR TOWN - DAY 5

HVAR TOWN

The city of Hvar is a unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage, and mundane, tourist present. It is situated in picturesque nature, facing the southern, side of the world that has given it all Mediterranean attraction and cheerfulness; facing sea, that gave it splendid and repeatable history, Hvar is an inexhaustible treasury of the scenery, atmosphere and adventure. Its name derives from the Greek name for island and town, that stood where today Stari Grad (Hvar became an island’s centre in 13th century) stands – PHAROS. Hvar gained glory and power during middle ages being an important port within the Venetian, naval empire. Today, it is centre of island’s tourism and one of the favourite destinations in Dalmatian riviera – a town of smiling and courteous people, who are almost only dedicated to tourism.

ZADAR - DAY 6

ZADAR

Boasting an historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula, Zadar is an intriguing city. It’s not too crowded, it’s not overrun with tourists and its two unique attractions – the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation – need to be seen and heard to be believed. While it’s not a picture-postcard kind of place, the mix of ancient relics, Habsburg elegance, coastal setting and unsightly tower blocks is what gives Zadar so much character. It’s no Dubrovnik, but it’s not a museum town either – this is a living, vibrant city, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

PLITVIÄŒKA JEZERA - DAY 7

NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES

With a surface area of 294.82 km2, Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest of Croatia’s eight national parks. Plitvice lakes was proclaimed a National park in 1949, also making it the oldest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was included in the UNESCO list of World Natural Heritage sites. The park represents a phenomenon of karst hydrography. The lakes are known for their cascades and the ongoing biodynamic process of tufa formation under specific ecological and hydrological conditions. Tufa or travertine is a porous carbonate rock formed by the sedimentation of calcium carbonate from water. It builds barriers, sills and other forms in karst rivers and streams. The travertine formation process is especially prominent in the Plitvice Lakes waterfalls and is constant, happening even while visitors are enjoying their walk through the park. With this travertine development, numerous magnificent waterfalls are created. The broader zone of the national park hides rich forest and meadow habitats with many diverse species of plants and animals. The forest communities are predominantly made up of beech and fir. Of particular note is ”ÄŒorkova uvala” a virgin beech – fir forest, one of the most beautiful virgin forests in Europe. To date, 1267 different species of plants, including 75 endemic plants and 55 different species of orchids, have been recorded in the park, gives a good overall picture of the richness of the flora. Studies to date in the park area have recorded 321 species of butterflies, 161 species of birds and 21 species of bats, indicating the richness of the animal world here. Of the carnivores, the most attractive inhabitant of the Plitvice forests is the brown bear (Ursus arctos). One of the first researchers of this natural phenomenon was Academic Ivo Pevalek. In 1937, he said: »There are water, lakes, waterfalls and forest elsewhere, but Plitvice Lakes are unique. They simply must be seen!

NATIONAL PARK KORNATI ISLANDS - DAY 8

NATIONAL PARK KORNATI ISLANDS

The Kornati National Park is often mentioned as “nautical paradise” in tourist publications. And really, in “slalom” sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park, you will test all of your nautical skills, particularly if the weather puts in some effort…
The Kornat Islands are the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean. Nowhere else in this large sea is such a great number of islands crammed in so little space. Because of ambiguous criteria of the definition of an island in general, there is no general agreement about their number. The area pf the sea in which they are located is about 320 square kilometres.

Å IBENIK-KRKA - DAY 9

Å IBENIK & NATIONAL PARK ”KRKA”

Å ibenik is in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast, in the picturesque and indented bay where the Krka River, one of the most beautiful karst rivers in Croatia enters the sea. Å ibenik today is the administrative, political, economic, social and cultural centre of the County of Å ibenik and Knin which extends along the 100 kilometre long coastline between the Zadar and Split Rivieras, extending up to 45 kilometres into the hinterland area, at the bottom of Dinara mountain.

Krka National Park lies about 10km inland from Sibenik in this part of Dalmatia. Named after the Krka River, the Park covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two thirds of the river itself. The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. There’s a wide variety of both flora and fauna in the Park. Over 800 species of plantlife have been identified as being present in the National Park. Much of the animal life lives, unsurprisingly, in and around the waters of the Krka River which is home to different amphibian and reptile creatures. The tiny island of Visovac in the Krka river was settled by Franciscan monks in 1445, who originally built a monastery in that year (later demolished, then rebuilt in the 18th century) and a church in 1576. The monastery contains a number of well-preserved artefacts and a library.
Roski Slap (slap being Croatian for waterfall) is another famous sight within Krka National Park. A series of 12 waterfalls in a space of 450 metres, the largest is just over 22 metres in height and 60 metres in width. Undoubtedly the best way of seeing the sights of the Park is with a boat excursion – a number of these leave from Skradin. Not only will you be able to see the beauty of the Park up close (and in a relaxed manner) but these excursions include a chance to stop off and wander on footpaths along the water, as well as presentations and talks and other items of interest.

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