Zagreb, Samobor, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Krka National Park (optional; Perast and Kotor or Mostar)
This 8-day, 7 overnights tour of Croatia includes some of the most coveted destinations within the country. The journey begins in the heart of Croatia, its lively capital city Zagreb. Upper Town Zagreb hides romantic walks with panoramic views, colorful St. Mark’s square and the intriguing Lotrscak Tower, while Lower Town Zagreb resembles most of its European counterparts, with buzzing streets full of cafes and restaurants. The drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park unveils changing landscapes culminating in the natural wonder of this UNESCO site where the mist, created by some of the parks’ 16 cascading lakes, along the winding wooden paths will soothe away the daily stress. Crossing the mountains the journey reaches Zadar, ancient coastal city that impresses with its faultless blend of ancient history and modern marvels like the unique Sea Organ. Continuing down the coastline, Sibenik, Trogir and Split all boast UNESCO World Heritage Sites, standing monuments to Croatia’s long history. In between the three cities is the lovely Krka National Park, and rich soil giving away prized wines and local delicacies. The voyage ends on historic alleys and famous medieval city walls of the UNESCO site Old Town Dubrovnik. Optional tours from Dubrovnik include a day trip to Montenegro, its coast dotted with historic towns like Perast and Kotor, or to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous for the most well known bridge in the Balkans, the UNESCO site Old Bridge over river Neretva.