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Best of Croatia (From Zagreb to Dubrovnik) Self Drive

Croatia

Highlights
Zagreb:
The dynamic capital of Croatia is the largest city in the country, boasting fantastic examples of Austro-Hungarian architecture and high quality of life for its residents.

Dubrovnik:
Protected by magnificent medieval walls, the atmospheric capital of the historic Republic of Ragusa is a treasure trove of palaces and churches.

Plitvice Lakes National Park:
This national park is a nature lover's paradise. The cascading waterfalls and variety of wildlife are sure to take your breath away.

Split:
This seaside Dalmatian town is must-see, framed by a beautiful mountain backdrop and aqua-coloured waters, plus some of the best Roman ruins in the world.



Day 1 | ARRIVAL ZAGREB
Arrive at Zagreb Airport, meet and greet by our local representative who will assist you with your car hire and inform you how to proceed on your departure day. Drive to your hotel for check-in and explore the largest city and capital of the Republic of Croatia, located in the heart of Europe, sheltered by the Mount Medvednica and laying on the banks of the river Sava. Visit charming and picturesque Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and modern Donji Grad (Lower Town), enjoy the beautiful squares, parks and facades of this vibrant city.

Overnight in Zagreb on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Laguna or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Palace or similar 4*hotel.

Day 2 | ZAGREB
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you start exploring Zagreb. A stroll through Zagreb is an interesting and pleasant journey through the past and present. The longest street in Zagreb, Ilica, divides the old, romantic Upper Town from the more recently built, bustling and buzzing Lower Town. Upper Town of Zagreb is a unique place for many reasons: colorful rooftop of St. Marks Church, Lotrscak Tower, Funicular, Stone Gate and gas streetlamps that had to be lit by hand. Gradec and Kaptol are the oldest parts of the city from which Zagreb has sprung. Market place Dolac is one of the rare open-air markets that still remain in Europe. The main square is the Square of Ban Josip Jela?i?. Alternatively, you can book one of our optional Zagreb City Tours (not included).

Overnight in Zagreb on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Laguna or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Palace or similar 4*hotel.

Day 3 | ZAGREB – OPATIJA (175 km – 2.15 hrs)
After your leisure breakfast at the hotel, check-out from your hotel and follow your drive to Opatija, known as the Pearl of Adriatic, due to its fragrant botanical gardens, parks and coloured villas. Glammed up as a very stylish seaside resort, this charming Istrian town has been attracting aristocrats and famous people for over a century. With the perfect mild climate all-year-around and preserved environment, Opatija is also known as a health-tourism spot. Stroll down the Lungomare promenade and enjoy the fresh air or sip on a refreshing drink on one of the city's many sunny terraces.

Overnight in Opatija on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Gardenija or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Grand Palace or similar 4*hotel.

Day 4 | OPATIJA
Enjoy your morning breakfast at the hotel and get ready to explore Opatija, known as a popular seaside resort for the Austro-Hungarian elite during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stroll down its picturesque streets, perhaps taste some local specialities, or you can book our optional Opatija City Tour and discover more about this attractive city (not included). If you wish to go further within your Croatian discoveries and get inside to this beautiful region of Istria, book our Pula, Porec or Rovinj City tours.

Overnight in Opatija on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Gardenija or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Grand Palace or similar 4*hotel.

Day 5 | OPATIJA – PLITVICE (170 km – 2.15 hrs)
Begin the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel and prepare yourself to depart towards Plitvice Lakes National Park, a must-see natural wonder in Croatia and a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Surrounded by dense woods and characterised by its rich flora and fauna, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Stroll the paradisiacal paths of the park, admire the magnificent lakes, the beautiful cascading waterfalls, and the whole picturesque image of nature. Take your time and relax, getting ready for a comfortable night spent at your selected hotel in Plitvice. Alternatively you can book our four hours Plitvice tour and explore this place with an English speaking guide.

Overnight in Plitvice on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Mirni Kutak or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Mirjana Rastoke or similar 4*hotel.

Day 6 | PLITVICE – ZADAR (130 km – 2 hrs)
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your following destination located on a narrow peninsula in northern Dalmatia, Zadar. Once a Venetian town and former capital of Dalmatia, Zadar has evolved into a modern-day city, perfectly combining modern life with the impressive past that defines it. Wander around its inspiring centre, stroll down the streets paved with gleaming white stone and get in touch with history admiring the architecture of the Roman walls and Sea Organs with The Greeting to the sun, beautiful monuments that symbolize the mutual conversation between the man and nature. Catch a glimpse of its café scene enjoying a tasty coffee and indulge in a culinary experience in one of the traditional restaurants in Zadar. You can also book our optional Zadar City Tour and explore this Mediterranean city (not included).

Overnight in Zadar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Porto or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Pinija or similar 4*hotel.

Day 7 | ZADAR – SPLIT (160 km – 1.45 hrs)
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel and then depart to Split. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes while driving towards one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia. You can explore the city by foot and catch a glimpse of its most inspiring landmarks. Stroll the alleys of the spectacular old town, located in and around the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, a Unesco Heritage Site dating back to the fourth century. The city is bursting with life, offers many tempting attractions, from the beautiful beaches to a variety of festivals, exhibitions and concerts that take place on city squares. We also recommend booking our two hours Split city tour to learn more about this stunning coastal town.

Overnight in Split on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Neva or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Tragos or similar 4*hotel.

Day 8 | SPLIT
After your lovely breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the leisure day in Split. Take a walk around the centre and visit the royal palace or indulge in the laid-back lifestyle the locals while having a coffee at the main square or enjoying some local speciality at the traditional restaurant. You can also drive along the coast and enjoy panoramic views of Cetina Canyon, perhaps stop in Omiš, a city known for its history of piracy. This charming city is home to many medieval fortresses, the most famous once being 13th century Mirabelle Fortress, and 15th-century Fortress Starigrad (Fortica). On top of everything, Omiš offers its visitors beautiful sandy public beach, with restaurants and cafes scattered around.

Overnight in Split on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Neva or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Tragos or similar 4*hotel.

Day 9 | SPLIT – DUBROVNIK (270 km – 4 hrs)
After indulging in the scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, check out and continue your Croatian adventure to Dubrovnik. The drive along the coastline will take you to Makarska Riviera, where you can stop for a refreshing bath and lay back at white sandy beaches. Once in Dubrovnik, check in to your hotel and start with the exploration of this outstanding city. You can stroll its streets and search for the best things to see inside its protective walls. We suggest you join our optional Dubrovnik City Tour of the old town, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in the world (not included). Protected by magnificent medieval walls, the atmospheric capital of the historic Republic of Ragusa is a treasure trove of palaces and churches. Built in stone and famous for its beautiful city walls and historical monuments, the city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Dubrovnik on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Ivka or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Adria or similar 4*hotel.

Day 10 | DUBROVNIK
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure. You can choose to explore the area on your own or decide to book our suggested optional Dubrovnik City Tour (not included) and take a deeper insight into this spectacular beauty of this lively capital of the historic Republic of Ragusa, and discover breathtaking cultural heritage that troves of palaces and churches.

Overnight in Dubrovnik on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Ivka or similar 3* hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Adria or similar 4*hotel.

Day 11 | DEPARTURE DUBROVNIK
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before returning the rental car at the Dubrovnik Airport and catching your return flight home.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Car rental
  • 24-hour roadside assistance
  • Safety Equipment
  • Unlimited mileage and collision damage waiver.
  • Theft insurance

Exclusions

  • Road tolls
  • Fuel cost
  • Guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Tickets
  • Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat, etc)
  • Any additional expenses which are not included or detailed in the programme.

Terms & Conditions

  • Car rental options: –Car Group C: Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra with A/C or similar vehicle. –Car Group E: Volkswagen Passat, Opel Insignia with A/C or similar vehicle.
  • Redeem information: Voucher type: Printed, Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
  • Location: Start point: Zagreb Airport, Please confirm flight details in advance.
  • End point: Dubrovnik International Airport.
  • Schedule: Duration: 11 Days
  • Guide options: Guide type: Not included
  • Requirements: Drivers must be over the age of 21, hold a valid driving license and have a valid credit card. Please make sure you answer all the mandatory questions during the booking process and ensure that you have provided your correct email address.
  • Recommendations: When you are visiting a Palace or any religious Temple you must observe the strict dress code policy. We suggest you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the time of the year.

Best of Croatia (From Zagreb to Dubrovnik) Self Drive

11 Days / 10 Nights

Starting From:

OMR 460

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