Unique travel experience

UNESCO Heritage

Thanks to the central position in Europe, Croatia found itself at the crossroads of many different cultures. Although very small, Croatia is proud to have a very big and rich cultural heritage, almost every step of the way, and its natural beauties will leave you breathless. Thus, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, you can find 10 Croatia’s cultural, historical and natural sites of the exceptional significance, and there are also 15 of them on UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage. On this tour you will visit all ten locations from the list of material world heritage and so much more than that, and you will also enjoy many intangible goods of Croatia.

Highlights

  • Visit all Croatia’s sites you can find on UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Enjoy and see many things from the UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage
  • Explore Croatia’s coast from Istria to Dubrovnik
  • Take a boat trip to the sunniest island in croatia – Hvar
  • Admire cultural, natural and historical sites of the exeptional significance

Price: on demand

Trip specification

Brief
By day

The adventure begins on the largest Croatian peninsula, in Istria, and ends in the south of the country, in Dubrovnik – one of the most famous and most visited pearls of the Adriatic sea. We must remind you that we are here  to tailor each of our tours according to your personal preferences and interests and we will do our best to make all your wishes come true, all you have to do is ask!

The Euphrasian basilica in Poreč is the first UNESCO station on this tour. It is very valuable and special because from that early period of Christian history, there are almost no completely preserved monuments. Its unique style of construction is a splendid example of early Byzantine art of the 6th century. After sightseeing Poreč, we are going to Rovinj where we’ll visit museum Batana, which is on the UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage , unique on the Adriatic and the Mediterranean, dedicated to the traditional wooden batana boat! The ride follows to the Plitvice Lakes where we will spend the night. The following day is reserved for seeing  Plitvice Lakes – the oldest and largest National Park in Croatia, a complex of 16 lakes of different sizes, interconnected by cascades and waterfalls. After we have recharged our batteries in the nature, we are returning to the seaside, towards Zadar. Once again, you will spend a day in beautiful nature, visiting the primeval and ancient beech forests in the Paklenica National park, which are also on the list of world heritage, which shows that Croatia is one of the richest countries in Europe, regarding to natural beauties. We continue our journey towards the south, visiting Šibenik, Trogir and arriving in Split. Take a look at medieval Split and the historical heart of the city – Diocletian’s palace. The next day we will go on a day trip to the sunniest Croatian island of Hvar, visit the Old Town Field whose vineyards and olive trees have remained almost unchanged since the first colonization of ancient Greeks, which is the best preserved ancient Greek landscape in the Mediterranean. The path leads us to the extreme south of Croatia, Dubrovnik, but first we’ll see monumental medieval tombstones called „stećci“, in Mala Crljivica, and a special lunch is organized in Trilj. The restaurant is on the river itself, where you will taste various specialties. Our trip ends in Dubrovnik, from which, depending on your wishes, we can organize a trip to Dubravka, where you can see the rest of  stećci, medieval tombs. With this tour you will go through only a small part of the rich Croatian culture and heritage, and surely we hope you will return to see some more!

DAY 1 – Arrival, private transfer from the airport and ride to Istria. Depending on the time of arrival, a tour of Motovun or Grožnjan, small and beautiful Istrian towns on the hills.

 

DAY 2 – Tour of Poreč, Euphrasian basilica, the example of early Byzantine art of the 6th century. Departure for Rovinj (visiting Batana Eco – Museum which is on the UNESCO list of the intangible heritage), continue to the Plitvice Lakes.

 

DAY 3- Breakfast, tour of the Plitvice Lakes, the oldest, largest and most visited National park in Croatia, a complex of 16 lakes that will leave you breathless. The journey continues towards Zadar. Accommodation in hotel and enjoy Zadar at leisure.

 

DAY 4 – After breakfast we will visit another National park. This time it is on Velebit mountain, Paklenica, where you will see ancient beech forests, which are also on the UNESCO World Heritage List . In the afternoon, return to Zadar and tour the city (Venetian defense systems, sea organ, church of St. Donatus…).

 

DAY 5 – After breakfast departure for Šibenik. Visit the famous cathedral of St. James, with its remarkable friezes, decorated with 71 sculptured faces of men, women and children and go to Medieval St. Michael’s fortress, which is a must – see in Šibenik. After lunch break,  continue to Trogir and have a free time to enjoy the city. Moving on towards Split.

 

DAY 6 – This beautiful UNESCO site, Split, you will best explore with the local guide. See historical heart of the city – Diocletian’s palace, built for the Roman emparor Diocletian, Cathedral and bell tower of St. Dominus… Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure (you can go for a swim on the Split’s famous beach „Bačvice“).

 

DAY 7 – In the morning you will take a fast boat to Hvar island, visiting the Old Town Field whose vineyards and olive trees have remained almost unchanged since the first colonization of ancient Greeks. Enjoy Hvar town, beaches, cafes, sights… In the late afternoon, return to Split.

 

DAY 8 – Departure from Split to Mala Crljivica, to see medieval tombestones called „ stećci“. Special lunch by the river is organized in Trilj (you will try local specialties such as river crabs and frogs). Departure to Dubrovnik.

 

DAY 9 – Enjoy Dubrovnik at leisure. (Depending on the time and wishes of the passengers, there is a possibility of going to Dubrava to see the rest of the medieval tombstones). 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 10 – Your Croatian UNESCO heritage holiday is over! Private transfer from your hotel to the airport.

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