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Croatia 490

What is Croatia 490, you are wondering? It is the distance in kilometers between the  northernmost ​point ​ and southernmost point on the mainland of Croatia. On this  ​incredible  tour​,   ​you will see all the beauty and diversity of Croatian scenery , from Slavonian ​plains, across the hills in Zagorje,​ to the ​Adriatic Sea, ​and down​ the ​coastal​ islands. ​In addition to ​ the famous Adriatic Sea​, Croatia​  boasts a​ beautiful mainland ​that is far less explored​. Therefore, one of our missions is​ to introduce you to the continental ​Croatia. ​You’ll be thrilled by the ​ natural  beauty, cultural goods, local ​cuisine ​ and hospitality.​ You’ll feel right at home as you embark on a  one-of-a-kind Croatian adventure.

Highlights

  • Longest No Filter Croatia tour
  • Visit all Croatia’s regions, from mainland to the seaside
  • Travel and feel like a local
  • Taste all the variety of Croatian cuisine
  • Visit all Croatia’s must see’s and much more

Price: on demand

Trip specification

Brief
By day

Welcome to the longest No Filter Croatia tour! If you really want to get to know beautiful Croatia and all of its regions, go all the way from the east to the north, west and south – this is the right trip for you. Of course, if you have your own ideas and desires of what would you like to visit, where you would like to eat, we are here to adjust every tour to your preference for an ideal Croatian holiday. The journey begins in Slavonia, a region that is said to be full of myths and legends being handed down from one generation to another. You will stay in Osijek, the largest Slavonian city and then visit Vučedol, one of the most famous archeological sites in Croatia where Vučedol dove was found. From there you will go on Danube river cruise to Vukovar, a Croatian hero city, completely destroyed in the Croatian War of Independance (Homeland War). You will get to know all about Croatia’s war history by visiting Vukovar hospital, cemetery, Vukovar water tower, a symbol of suffering and the resistance of the city… The journey follows to Ilok, the easternmost town in Croatia, most famous for wine cellars where you will go wine tasting. The next day, before we’re headded to the Croatian Zagorje we’ll visit the center of Đakovo and Lipizzaner horses on State Stud Farm, one of the oldest in Europe. Next day is reserved for the picturesque town of Varaždin, and on our way to Trakošćan Castle, we’ll visit a family workshop of „licitar“ hearts, a traditional Croatian souvenir found on the UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage, and you will get your own personalized souvenir. The next day we will visit Krapina Neanderthal Museum and the Veliki Tabor castle, one of the most preserved medieval towns in Croatia. The road continues to the main and largest city – Zagreb where we spend two nights, and then we go to Istria, the largest Croatian peninsula. In two days of Istria we will visit Motovun, the best preserved medieval Istrian fort on the top of the steep hill, Rovinj, Poreč and ancient Pula famous for its amphitheatre which has among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. After the ferry will take you to the islands Cres and Lošinj. We’ll have lunch break on a well – known lamb in Loznati, then go to the Visitor and rescue centre for Griffon Vultures which are a protected species and only 100 families remain in Croatia. The following day we are on Lošinj Island, the island of vitality, famous for its beautiful beaches and blue lagoons, but we can also arrange an excursion to the nearby islands of the Lošinj archipelago, untill the ferry and night drive to Zadar. From Zadar we’ll organize a boat trip or rafting on the canyon of the river Zrmanja, one of the most beautiful canyons in Croatia, which attracts true nature lovers with its beauty and leaves you breathless. On our way to Šibenik, we will stop at Bribirska glavica, an archaeological site that even many Croats do not know exist, and archeologists call it the “Croatian Troy.” From Šibenik you will go on a boat trip to the Krka National Park – another paradise for nature lovers. The park includes seven waterfalls, the flooded river estuary, Visovačko lake and the island of Visovac, where the Franciscan monastery is located … The road leads us further south, we visit Split, organize a trip to Hvar and Pakleni islands, visit Ston and Ston walls, trying oysters. This great adventure ends in Dubrovnik, a city that almost every tourist wants to visit, famous for being the Kings landing in Game of Thrones series! When flying home you will think about all the beauties you have seen, but you will know there is more to it. Hopefully we’ll see you again in Croatia!

DAY 1 – Arrival, private transfer from the airport and ride to Osijek, the biggest Slavonian city. Time at leisure.

DAY 2 – Tour of Vučedol, one of the most famous archeological sites in Croatia. From there you will go on Danube river cruise to Vukovar, a Croatian hero city, completely destroyed in the Croatian War of Independance (Homeland War). Sightseeing with a local guide – center, water tower, cemetery… And Ilok, a city most famous for its wine cellars – you will go wine tasting. Return to Osijek.

DAY 3 – Departure to Đakovo, visiting the protection mark of Đakovo – the Cathedral of St. Peter and State Stud farm of Lipizzans, one of the oldest in Europe. Continue to Croatian Zagorje, lunch break somewhere by the way.

DAY 4 – After breakfast departure for Varaždin, a picturesque, baroque town that will win your heart. Afterwards, we will go to Klenovnik on a family workshop of licitar hearts, found on the UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage, where you will see how traditional Croatian souvenir is made and you will get a personalized one! Our journey continues towards Trakošćan, one of the most attractive castles in Croatia.

DAY 5 – After breakfast, follows the visit to the Krapina Neanderthal Museum. It is the most famous site of a Neanderthal man in the world, and Veliki Tabor, a noble town, one of the most important cultural and historical monuments of continental Croatia. A traditional lunch is organized. We will visit the open space “Old Village” Museum in Kumrovec and head for Zagreb. ¸

DAY 6 – After breakfast, guided tour of Zagreb (Upper town, Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre…) and the rest of the day is free for exploring on your own.

DAY 7 – Departure to Istria, the biggest Croatian peninsula, famous for its great food and wine. Tour of Motovun, small medieval town on the hill and lunch break. Departure to Rovinj, time at leisure. Movement for Poreč, accommodation in a hotel.

DAY 8 – After breakfast departing to Pula, visiting famous roman colosseum, Temple of Augustus, Golden gate… Departure for the ferry to Cres island. For lunch you will have famous Lamb in Loznati, and after you’ll go to Visitor and rescue centre for Griffon Vultures. Driving to the hotel, accommodation, free time.

DAY 9 – Free time to explore Lošinj island. It is possible to take a speed boat for an excursion to small islands of Lošinj archipelago, famous for its blue lagoons, beautiful beaches and clear water. If you’re lucky enough, it is possible to see dolphins. Night ride by ferry to Zadar.

DAY 10 – After breakfast, departure to Zrmanja Canyon on a boat trip (9:30 AM- 3:30 PM). It is one of the most impressive canyones in croatia, called the „European Grand Canyon”. You will be amazed by untouched nature in a place where movies about Winnetou were shot. Sightseeing of Zadar, a city of exceptional 3000 year old history and very valuable cultural heritage.

DAY 11 – On our way to Šibenik, we will stop to the locality of Bribirska Glavica, an archaeological site that even many Croats do not know exists, and archeologists call it the “Croatian Troy.” Continue the journey to Šibenik, time at leisure for sightseeing.

DAY 12 – Full day excursion to the National park Krka. The park includes seven waterfalls, the flooded river estuary, Visovačko lake and the island of Visovac, where the Franciscan monastery is located. After, we go further to Split.

DAY 13 – From Split, a one day trip to Hvar and Paklinski islands is organized. Return at 6 PM the rest of the day is free. Enjoy the whole day by the sea on the sunniest Croatia’s island which tourists love because it has a lot to offer.

DAY 14 – After breakfast, sightseeing of Split with a local guide and departure for Ston, famous for its oyster farms and stone walls. You will try oysters for lunch, a local specialty. Departure for Dubrovnik, accommodation in hotel.

DAY 15 – Enjoy Dubrovnik at leisure. You can enjoy scenic views from Srđ hill, take a walk through Dubrovnik walls and Stradun (main street) or take a boat to the Lokrum island.

DAY 16 – Your biggest and longest Croatian holiday is over! Private transfer from your hotel to the airport. Hope we’ll be seeing you again!

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