Istrian hilltop villages and truffle tasting in Motovun

Signature Journey: Magical Croatia 2021 (Zagreb – Dubrovnik)

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Signature Journey: Magical Croatia 2021 (Zagreb – Dubrovnik)

This cruise-tour is your complete journey through Croatia’s most fascinating destinations.
Experience the Dalmatian islands on our privately chartered deluxe cruise ship, explore the historic hill-top village of Motovun and spend two nights on the island of Hvar.
Along the way sample many of Croatia’s regional specialties including truffles and wine, and enjoy a relaxed pace as you uncover this magnificent country with us.
14 days – from $5,975.
See Zagrebs historic Upper Town and St.
Marks Church.
The picturesque Istrian Peninsula – seaside towns of Rovinj and Pula.
Istrian hilltop villages and truffle tasting in Motovun.
Spectacular UNESCO listed Plitvice Lakes.
Regional specialties and wine appreciation at a family-owned Bibich vineyard in Skradin.
Trogir”s historical town centre.
Hvar Island tour including fishing villages and a traditional Peka lunch with wine tasting.
Magnificent Blue Cave on Bisevo Island.

DAY 1 ZAGREB We commence our tour with an arrival transfer to your hotel

This evening, we will meet our guide and fellow tour members at a welcome dinner.
(D)Stay at: Sheraton Hotel Zagreb (5 star) or similarDAY 2 ZAGREB – MOTOVUN Join a walking tour of Zagreb”s historic Upper Town and Zagreb Cathedral discovering Croatia”s endearing capital.
In the afternoon journey to enchanting Istria, which still retains its Venetian heritage, to explore its lesser known inland region of delightful medieval hilltop villages.
Our guide will take us for a true taste of the region with a stop for truffle tasting before arriving to beautiful Motovun for dinner and overnight.
(B, D)Stay at: Hotel Kastel (4 star) or similarDAY 3 MOTOVUN/ISTRIAN PENINSULAExperience Istria”s stunning coast as we explore the picturesque fishing village of Rovinj and then continue to Pula to see its ancient amphitheatre towering over the town”s centre.
(B, L)DAY 4 MOTOVUN – PLITVICE This morning we take a scenic drive to one of Croatia’s highlights, Plitvice Lakes.
On arrival, we will take a walking tour through the park where 16 terraced lakes are connected by cascading waterfalls offering spectacular scenery.
Check in to charming family run hotel, Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo (4 star) for dinner and overnight.
(B, D)DAY 5 PLITVICE – ZADAR – SKRADIN – TROGIR This morning depart to the lovely coastal town of Zadar displaying magnificent examples of Roman and Venetian ruins throughout the city.

After a guided tour continue through Croatia”s heartland to Bibich Winery

At this culinary stop we sample locally produced wines and enjoy a lunch of regional foods before proceeding to Trogir.
(B, L)Stay at: Hotel Brown Beach (4 star) or similarDAY 6 TROGIR Discover Trogir”s delights on a walking tour of its ancient artistic centre with the rest of the day at leisure for your own enjoyment exploring the city”s labyrinth of narrow cobbled stone streets, boutiques and lovely waterfront.
This evening, join your group for dinner.
(B, D)DAY 7 CRUISE: TROGIR – SPLIT – BRAC – HVAR Explore Split”s historic centre built around the 4th century Diocletian”s Palace.
We will then meet our captain and crew as we embark on a private charter aboard the deluxe MS New Star through the stunning Dalmatian Islands.
We set sail for beautiful Bol on the Island of Brac, for a swim at the famous Golden Horn beach before arriving this evening in Hvar”s ancient port of Stari Grad (B, L)DAY 8 CRUISE: HVAR Our Hvar experience continues with an in-depth introduction to island life on one of the world’s most stunning islands.
We explore small fishing villages, see vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating fields of rosemary and lavender (seasonal), followed by a traditional peka lunch including wine tasting at a local konoba (traditional tavern).
In the afternoon we arrive in Hvar Town, the historical centre of Hvar Island, for a guided walk through this popular Adriatic hot spot.
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L)DAY 9 CRUISE: HVAR – BISEVO – VISWe cruise to Bisevo Island’s incredible Blue Cave

one of the most unique natural phenomena.
Only recently opened to the public, its silvery blue waters are a must – see.
We continue our cruise with stops for a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Adriatic to beautiful Vis Island.
Until the late 80’s Vis was closed to tourists and served as a military zone for the Yugoslav army.
(B, L)DAY 10 CRUISE: VIS – KORCULA This morning we journey to Korcula sailing along the length of the island to enchanting Korcula Town where, on a walking tour, we will see the mighty fortress and city walls.
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L)DAY 11 CRUISE: KORCULA – MLJETWe continue our Dalmatian exploration to Mljet

one of the Adriatic’s prettiest islands.
Here we will embrace the relaxed atmosphere and unspoilt beauty of the National Park, its two unique salt water lakes and medieval monastery.
(B, L)DAY 12 CRUISE: MLJET – SIPAN Enjoy refreshing swims and stops in beautiful coves as we cruise to Sipan, forming part of the picturesque Elaphite Islands.
Here we will explore the settlement of Sipanska Luka and appreciate its delightful laid back ambiance.
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L)DAY 13 CRUISE: SIPAN – DUBROVNIKWe cruise the final stretch to Dubrovnik

the Jewel of the Adriatic, and join a walking tour of the walled city.
Tonight, celebrate the conclusion of the tour at a farewell dinner accompanied by Klapa entertainment.
(B, D)DAY 14 CRUISE: DUBROVNIK Your cruise-tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.
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6 day land tour by modern air-conditioned coach.
6 nights accommodation in first class, boutique hotels.
7 nights cruise in a sea-view cabin.
13 breakfasts.
8 lunches.
5 dinners.
Complimentary beverage with lunch.
Guided sightseeing tours of: Zagreb Motovun Rovinj Pula Plitvice Zadar Trogir Split Hvar Korcula Dubrovnik.
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