Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Zagreb
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. Enjoy some free time in the morning before embarking on a guided walking tour of Zagreb’s medieval Upper Town in the afternoon. Visit the Parliament and Government Palace, St. Mark’s Church with its colourful tiled roof, and Lotrscak Tower where a cannon fires every day to signal the middle of the day. Make sure to stop by the Stone Gate, the only remaining entrance of Zagreb’s old fortifications that’s become a significant landmark and shrine today. Plus take a ride on the shortest and oldest funicular in the world! Overnight in Zagreb.

Stay at: Hotel Dubrovnik (4 star) / Hilton Hotel Canopy (4 star) or similar

Day 2 Zagreb – Opatija – Istria
Head for the coast and into the picturesque town of Opatija situated on the Bay of Kvarner. Once a favourite spot of the Hasburg and European aristocracy, the town still has plenty to offer for the modern day traveller. On arrival, a guided tour will take you through the Angiolina Park, which was named after the first Villa built for tourism purposes, followed by the legendary Lungomare seaside promenade which is over 130 years old. On this walk you will be able to see the iconic Maiden with the Seagull statue. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to your hotel in Istria. Dinner tonight will be at your hotel and accompanied by local wines from the region!

Stay at: Roxanich (4 star) / Wine Residence Cattunar (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 3 Istria – Rovinj – Pula – Istria
Get acquainted with the Istrian peninsula on a tour of Rovinj. Considered one of the most photogenic cities in Croatia, Rovinj’s unique location on a small peninsula enhances the Mediterranean feel of the town. On a guided tour, hear the legend of St. Euphemia, a young Christian girl from Constantinople who refused to give up Christianity and was thrown to the lions. Today, the Church of St. Euphemia, set in the heart of the historic part of town, dominates the skyline. After the tour of Rovinj, continue to Pula to visit the Pula Arena, an ancient Roman amphitheatre that was once the site of gladiator fights. The arena was built in the 1st century AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian and at the same time as the magnificent Colosseum in Rome. Return back to your hotel in Istria but first, enjoy an olive oil tasting experience before visiting the Parish Church of St. Blaise in Vodnjan enroute. Make the most of your last night in the region by feasting on Istrian specialties at a local tavern for dinner.

Stay at: Roxanich (4 star) / Wine Residence Cattunar (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 Istria – Split
After breakfast, depart for Split in the region of Dalmatia. Upon arrival in Split, continue your adventures with an Adriatic cruise, or extend or end your stay in Split.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Private arrival transfer from Zagreb airport to hotel
  • Private transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver/tour representative from days 2-4

Exclusions: Gratuities and any optional excursions – to be paid locally

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 dinners
  • Olive oil tasting in Istria
  • Guided tours of:
    Zagreb
    Opatija
    Rovinj
  • Visit:
    Pula
  • Entrance fees:
    Pula arena
    St. Blaise Parish Church Vodnjan

Pricing

 
 
17 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
Minimum of 2 guests
Twin/DoubleSingle
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$4,740$8,995
 
 
Enquiry

This is a private tour, limited to a max of 6 guests per tour. Tour runs between Apr-Oct. Travel outside these months is on request only and may incur a supplement. New price will apply to any customisation according to the desired services/hotels.
Add this before your small ship Croatian cruising departure from Split for a very convenient and comfortable way to travel from Zagreb to Dalmatia visiting the romantic hilltop towns of the Istrian peninsula!
Please contact us for a free quote.