Zagreb, Samobor, Pula, Porec, Rovinj, Vodnjan, Motovun, Hum, Opatija, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Cilipi, Orasac, Mali Ston, Postojna Caves, Plitvice Lakes National Park
This 10-day, 9 overnights itinerary features some of the highlights of both the continental - green, and the coastal - blue, Croatia. The journey starts by exploring the vibrant capital city, Zagreb, before continuing to the nearby town of Samobor, famous for its vanilla custard cake and beautifully preserved medieval ambience. Rolling green meadows and charming towns and villages will be passed on the way through neighboring Slovenia towards one of the world's largest karst monuments, Postojna Cave. From the underworld of Slovenia, the tour continues to the fairy-tale Istrian coast and towns of Pula, Porec, Rovinj, Motovun and Hum. No visit to Istria would be complete without tasting some of its gastronomical delights thus palates will be overjoyed with taste of award wining olive oils. Opatija, a coastal town in the Kvarner region is known as the cradle of Croatian tourism, while the UNESCO site Plitvice Lakes National Park is the most visited National Park in the country. Morning will be engrossed in the immense beauty of nature, mirrored in the Plitvice Lake’s 16 cascading lakes and waterfalls, while evening stroll wows with what Alfred Hitchcock called the most beautiful sunset in the world; one observed from the shores of Zadar. Cultural heritage follows abound in traditional Dalmatian village of Jurlinovi Dvori, emperor Diocletian’s Split and at last, the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. The last days will be spent wandering cobbled streets around Old Town in Dubrovnik and tasting local olive oils and oysters.