Day 1: ZAGREB
Upon arrival in Zagreb, transfer from the airport to your hotel. Dinner and overnight
Day 2: ZAGREB – MARIJA BISTRICA – ZAGREB (100 km)
After breakfast, we go on a sightseeing tour of Zagreb, featuring Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church with a famed multi-coloured roof, picturesque central market and Croatian National Theatre. In the afternoon, we’ll visit Zagreb’s Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the largest ecclesiastical building in Croatia housing the tombs of bishops and distinguished persons from the Croatian history.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we depart for Rijeka and a Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat which is situated on the top of Trsat hill. It has been a subject of a legend dating from the 13th century. In 1291 Mary’s house in Nazareth is said to have appeared here, then mysteriously disappeared later, to be discovered in Italy, in Loreto, where it still stands today as a shrine. Then we descend down to the city of Rijeka to visit the Church of St. Vitus, build on a model of basicila Santa Maria della Salute in Venice. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Rijeka.
Day 4: RIJEKA – ZADAR (250 km)
After breakfast, drive to Zadar. Sightseeing tour of the city and a visit to the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, built in the 12th and 13th century. It is considered to be the most impressive basilica in Dalmatia. The cult of St. Anastasia began in the 9th century after Bishop Donat had brought her remains from Constantinople and enshrined them in this church. Check-in at the hotel in Zadar, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: ZADAR – SIBENIK – SPLIT (160 km)
After breakfast we head south towards Šibenik, the oldest Croatian and Slavic city on the Adriatic with a famous Cathedral of St. James. This is the most important architectural monument of the Renaissance in Croatia, built in the 15th and 16th century. After the short rest, we continue our journey to Split. Split is most famous for Diocletian’s Palace which is the most important and best preserved Roman building in Croatia, built between AD 295 and 305. Check-in at the hotel in Split. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: SPLIT – TROGIR – SPLIT (60 km)
After breakfast, and a sightseeing tour of the city (Diocletian’s Palace, Peristyle, Cathedral of St.Domnius), we head towards the town of Trogir whose historical centre was placed on the UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List in 1997. Visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence which dates from the 13th century. The Cathedral has a Romanesque portal which was built and signed in 1240 by the greatest Croatian master sculptor, Radovan. Return to Split. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: SPLIT – MAKARSKA RIVIERA – STON – DUBROVNIK (230 km)
After breakfast, we head south along Makarska Riviera and Neretva Valley towards Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone cities in the world. On the way, we’ll make a short break in Ston, known for the largest oyster farms on the Eastern Adriatic coast. Arrive in Dubrovnik, a city-monument, registered on UNESCO’s List of the World Cultural Heritage. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 8: DUBROVNIK – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK (160 km)
Morning city tour of Dubrovnik including a visit to the Franciscan monastery, Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Later on, we head south to Kotor where we visit the Cathedral of St.Tryphon, built in Romanesque style during the Middle Ages. Return to Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight home.