Zagreb, Samobor, Postojna Caves, Porec, Motovun, Hum, Rovinj, Vodnjan, Pula, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Jurlinovi Dvori, Split, Dubrovnik, Konavle, Cilipi, Mali Ston, Orasac, Dakovo, Osijek, Kopacki Rit Park of Nature, Vukovar, Ilok, Lonjsko Polje, Krapje.
This 13-day, 12 overnights voyage dives deep into some of the most beautiful parts of Croatia, including both the well known and those off the beaten path locations that travelers will enjoy discovering. The journey starts with a blend of history and trendy sites around Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb, and quaint walk around nearby town Samobor. A drive through Slovenia offers mountainous vistas and the underground karst kingdom, Postojna Caves. We will come out for fresh air to drive back to Croatia, the Istria Peninsula and romantic Porec. Beautiful small coastal towns, Rovinj, Pula and Vodnjan will compete for your attention with continental Istrian beauties of Motovun and Hum. Travelers will adore Opatija, the seaside resort that traces its tourism beginnings to the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, before beholding the unprecedented beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park’s cascading lakes and waterfalls. Traditional Dalmatian village as it used to be is experienced in Jurlinovi Dvori, before reaching the vibrant promenade scene of Split. What started, as a retirement palace for emperor Diocletian is now an urban coastal city with a UNESCO protected core. The well-known beauty of Dubrovnik waits on the south of Croatia where travelers will explore the regional traditions such as silk yarn production in Konavle and shellfish farming in Mali Ston. Travelers get to enjoy one last stroll through narrow streets in Dubrovnik Old Town before flying back to Zagreb and continuing the journey to Slavonia. Beautiful Lipicaner horses, colorful folklore and historic churches extend their welcome to Dakovo, before the journey settles in Osijek for the day. A visit to Vukovar will remind of the turbulent past while parks of nature Kopacki RIt and Lonjsko Polje return attention to the stunning present day. There is no better way to end this comprehensive tour of Croatia then with a glass of wine in Ilok’s wine cellars. Zivjeli!