EASTERN EUROPE SPECIAL PACKAGEStarting from 89,999/- p.p on twin sharing basis

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This luxury package will give you a glimpse into the paradise that is Croatia & Montenegro. These Adriatic jewels are a nature lover’s delight. The Lonely Planet has listed Kotor(Montenegro) as the first in the list of the “best cities to travel to in 2016” – it gives you an idea of it’s unique beauty and drop dead gorgeousness

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EASTERN EUROPE SPECIAL PACKAGE

HIGHLIGHTS OF "BEST OF CROATIA & MONTENEGRO (10 DAY EXPERIENCE)

Day 1 Arrive to Zagreb

Day 2 Zagreb Walking Tour

Day 3 Zagreb to Plitvica; drive to Zadar by evening

Day 4 Sailing to Kornati Islands

Day 5 Exploring Zadar (optional tour to Pag Island)

Day 6 Krka National Park

Day 7 Zadar to Dubronvik

Day 8 Dubronvik to Montenegro – Explore Budva

Day 9 Explore Kotor and Lake Skadar

Day 10 Flight Back Home

Most tours are customized for private travel.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS OF "BEST OF CROATIA & MONTENEGRO (10 DAY EXPERIENCE)

Day 1 Arrive to Zagreb

Day 2 Zagreb Walking Tour

Day 3 Zagreb to Plitvica; drive to Zadar by evening

Day 4 Sailing to Kornati Islands

Day 5 Exploring Zadar (optional tour to Pag Island)

Day 6 Krka National Park

Day 7 Zadar to Dubronvik

Day 8 Dubronvik to Montenegro – Explore Budva

Day 9 Explore Kotor and Lake Skadar

Day 10 Flight Back Home

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVAL ZAGREB

Depending on your arrival flight, you will be met by your English speaking driver at the Zagreb airport for a private transfer to Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb.

Zagreb, the old Austro-Hungarian capital is a seductive blend of Central European dignity and Mediterranean joie de vivre where you can sip coffee in Viennese cafés and spend a night at the opera for a fraction of the cost elsewhere in Europe. And most importantly, without the swarming crowds of people that flock to Budapest, Krakow or Prague.

After checking into your hotel, you can either enjoy the city nightlife or tuck in early after your long flight

Day 2

ZAGREB PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

This morning, your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at 10:00 AM to take you on an overview walking tour of Zagreb’s historic district. While it has only been the political capital of Croatia since 1991, Zagreb has long been a cultural and artistic confluence of Eastern and Western influences. In medieval times, Zagreb consisted of two separate towns, Kaptol, the religious center, and Gradec, the commercial hub. The river Medvescak in-between the two towns, was often the site of fierce battles between Kaptol and Gradec. Today, Grad and Kaptol together form the Upper Town, or Gornji Grad, and is the historic Old Town of Zagreb, while the Lower Town, or Donji Grad, on the plains is more chic and contemporary.

Your guide will take you to the Upper Town of Gornji Grad where you may begin your tour of the historic heart of Zagreb (approximately a ten- minute walk from your hotel along the park and tree-lined streets of Zagreb). The best way to get around the Old Town is on foot.

As you enter the Upper Town you see the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the most prominent landmark on the city’s skyline.

After this is all, you may end today in the central Jelacic square with its colorful cafes and terraces, where you may stop and refresh yourself with beer and the delectable Croatian cuisine

  • One of the quirky museums that you will visit is the “The Museum of Broken Relationships” where you will see some quirky memorabilia of jilted lovers.

Day 3

ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES - ZADAR

Today, after breakfast, check-out hotel Dubrovnik and your tour guide and driver will take you toward 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.

Drive to Zadar will take 1.5 hours.

Zadar is an ancient Mediterranean port city. The old town, surrounded by walls and towers on a peninsula, with a new, urban part – which is connected by a bridge, a symbol of the city. It is a treasure trove of archaeological treasures and monuments to the ancient, medieval and Renaissance periods.

We will use Zadar as our base to explore Kornati Islands, Krka National Park - which are all an hour or 2 away from Zadar

Enjoy a romantic evening watching the famous sunsets of Zadar, at a beachside restaurant with the sound of waves and the breeze gently tugging at your hair.

Overnight Stay at “Success” a 4 star Luxury Executive Apartment with 17 luxurious rooms

Day 4

Exploring Zadar

The southern stretch of Croatia's Dalmatian coast is saturated with sun seekers in summer. But in Zadar, you will find a region rich in history and natural beauty, which is still relatively undiscovered.

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. Not only is there a dramatic coastline but Zadar also has a broad hinterland. Three national parks are crammed between the crystal-clear coast and the dusky Velebit mountains, offering hiking, swimming and rock-climbing.

The walled port of Zadar makes a convivial base for exploring the region. In the old town, Roman ruins stand alongside Romanesque churches and art installations. There are also good fish restaurants, student-filled cafés and a flourishing bar scene, with prices comparing favorably with those farther down the coast.

An internationally flavored season of festivals by the sea is attracting a younger crowd, and Zadar's historic centre is less than 30 minutes' drive from

We start the day by walking around Zadar's historic centre. 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 multicoloured 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 Donat's 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.

 

For a memorable experience, we will take you to a short trip with the gnarled boatmen who have been rowing residents across the harbour for more than 800 years. The women at the town market look like they may have been selling their salty, speciality Pag cheese for almost as long.

Day 5

SAILING TO THE KORNATI ISLANDS

KORNATI ISLANDS is a group of about 130 islands, islets and reefs sprinkled in the deep blue sea of the Adriatic covering an area of about 64 sq km, located just across the cities of Zadar and Sibenik.

The largest island, and the one that you will visit today is Kornat from which the archipelago takes its name. Other larger islands are, Piskara, Kurba Vela, Zut, Sit ,Vrgada and Levrnaka. Apart from a tiny area of cultivated land with fig trees, olives and vineyards, Kornati islands are rocky, covered with thin grass, rare trees and Mediterranean scrubs.

The Kornati have no permanent inhabitants, although the present owners from nearby larger Dalmatian islands periodically visit Kornati to tend their vineyards and olive groves, bringing their sheep to graze.

The sea around the islands is rich with fish and a variety of marine life.... The islands have no spring water, only rainwater collected in water holes. The unique feature of the islands lies in their rugged shores with many caves and coves. The landscape of chalk limestone is covered with bushes of rosemary, juniper, lavender, thyme, myrtle and sage.

Enjoy the the day in this natural beauty in companionship of your licensed English speaking guide and private sailing boat.

Sail back to Zadar, overnight at Success Apartments

Day 6

Krka National Park

Krka National Park is a spectacular area home to impressive waterfalls and hundreds of species of plants, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish.

After breakfast we’ll cruise north past Sibenik and along the Krka River to reach the park. Enjoy a tour before continuing by coach to the prestigious Bibich Winery, where a gourmet experience awaits. We’ll taste the Dalmatian Debit white wine along with Shiraz and Merlot, accompanied by a delicious tapas-style lunch.

Inside the park is the island of Visovac which was founded during the reign of Louis I of Hungary, home to the Roman Catholic Visovac Monastery founded by the Franciscans in 1445 near Miljevci village.[4] The park also includes the Eastern Orthodox Monastery Krka founded in 1345. The island can be visited by a boat tour from Skradinski Buk. This happens to be the most photographed tourist attractions of Croatia

Ferry back to Zadar, overnite at Success Apartments

Day 7

Drive From Zadar to Dubrovnik (3 hours drive)

FULL DAY DUBROVNIK

George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”, as well as, famously, describing it as “the pearl of the Adriatic”. It really is a stunning city with an amazing Old Town, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Indeed; it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic, or failing to be inspired by a walk along the ancient city walls that have protected a civilised, sophisticated republic for centuries.

Your guide will take you for a full day tour of Dubrovnik and surrounding visiting all the spots where world famous series of Game of Thrones was filmed such as Dubrovnik city walls picturing bloody battles, Lovrijenac fortress (evil exploits of King Joffrey), Rector’s Palace. We will further visit Lokrum island visiting all the locations from the season 2. Further, we will have a chance of having a short drive to Trsteno and its’ belonging arboretum for exploring historical gardens, which were used as the King’s Landing palace gardens in the third series.

You could have a walking tour for one part of the Dubrovnik Old Town. You will start at the Ploce Gate (East Gate) which is one of the two extremities of the walled city. As you descend down the stone steps of the fortification you will see the old Harbor Front of the city overlooking the Adriatic and the islands off the coast. As you continue, you will come to Dubrovnik’s Main Square of the Loggia Loza. It is situated at the eastern extremity of the Stradun, which runs through the walled city from East to West. The square is located in the heart of Dubrovnik, and is surrounded by its most important buildings.

You may visit the Church of St. Blaise with its distinctive baroque facade. Next door, you may step into the Rector’s Palace.

Optional:-

For the more adventerous:- In the afternoon, still in companionship of your guide meet your kayaking instructor in Pile for a kayak tour. Your half day adventure at Adriatic Sea starts beneath fort Lovrjenac in the small port called Pile, next to restaurant Orhan. Accompanied with your guide and instructor, you will set off to the island of Lokrum where you will have a break for snorkeling & picnic snack. This may seem difficult but but it is actually quite a fun activity for the the whole family. Upon your return, discover why paddling in kayaks beneath the old city walls, is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with Dubrovnik from the seaside!

Early Dinner. Stay in Dubrovnik in a 4 star hotel

Day 8

DRIVE FROM DUBROVNIK TO MONTENEGRO

One of the smallest countries in Europe, nestled between Croatia's Dalmatian coast and Albania, Montenegro's lure has long been its 295km of coastline, home to quiet fishing villages, flashy resort towns, Unesco-recognised fjordscapes and the remains of grand Venetian fortresses.

When it comes to comes to natural beauty, Montenegro has it all – mountains with thick forests, aquamarine, crystal clear lakes and plunging canyons Post breakfast, we drive from Dubrovnik to Becici. We check into the resort. As far as resorts go, the name on everyone’s lips is Becici. It’s set behind one of Montenegro’s best beaches – a 2-kilometre belt of sand and pebbles with a movie-worthy mountain backdrop. It’s a pretty modern place, but wander along the prom and you’ll reach the original fishing village – its streets are lined with quirky little shops and cafés

A couple of miles down the road from Becici is the walled town of Budva. This place gives Dubrovnik a run for its money in the looks stakes, with Medieval towers, battlements and higgledy-piggledy houses. You can explore Budva by foot.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to the Sipcanik Plantages followed by a train ride to the vineyards. Have a tour of the vineyard, visit the wine cellars and enjoy the late lunch with a glass of your favorite wine. The evening, you will drive back to Budva, this is the place to be if you want nightlife – it’s got the best after-dark scene on the Budva Riviera.

Day 9

For many years, Kotor attracts large numbers of tourists from all over the world. This fascinating old town, located in a unique bay of Boka, will certainly leave you breathless. Located in a surreal and unique atmosphere, trapped in time, Kotor will tell you about the ancient legends and some amazing stories.

If Lonely Planet decided to select Kotor (Montenegro) on the very FIRST place for 2016 (Best in Travel City 2016), there is no need to think too long. We guarantee that you will be impressed with Kotor and whole Montenegro.

Kotor is drop-dead gorgeous from every angle. Within the city walls, locals sip strong coffee at pavement cafes and queue for warm bread at the bakers amid a dreamy maze of alleys and plazas; beyond them, the mountain-encircled, fjordlike bay of the same name is one of the most photogenic spots in all of Europe……” – Lonely Planet

The Old City of Kotor is a well preserved urbanization typical of the middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th century. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site”.

Through the entire city the buildings are criss-crossed with narrow streets and squares. One of these squares contains the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (Sveti Tripun), a monument of Roman culture and one of the most recognisable symbols of the city.

The places we will visit are the Old Town Kotor, Perast, The island of “Our Lady of Rocks”, the Fortess Sveti Ivan

In the afternoon, visit the National park Skadar Lake. It is one of best tourist destinations in Montenegro. You will be able to enjoy in stunning nature, high mountain peaks, gorgeous forests, and unique Tara Canyon. Do not miss to visit Durmitor, because this is one of the unique experiences with lot of activities.

Day 10

Post Breakfast, check out and you will be driven to Podgorica Airport to board your flights back home.

 

 

 

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Starting from 89,999/- p.p on twin sharing basis

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While in Dubrovnik -Forget the photo menu tourist haunts of Prijeko and head to the old town to take a table at Kopun instead, the name meaning 'young rooster' in Croation, a local specialty you can try here. For seafood, Bota Sare – renowned for cultivating oysters in nearby Ston – have opened an oyster and sushi bar, while for a romantic meal you can’t beat Prora Beach Restaurant, with epic views of the old town across the water and chef Peter Obad’s sublime Adriatic seafood.
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