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Exploration of the Ancient Cities and Dalmatian Islands

10-Day Itinerary travel in Croatia.

Road trip from Zagreb to Dubrovnik to discover the hidden treasures of this beautiful country.

 

Croatia will no longer hold any secrets for you. On your way to Croatia with your rental car. As a couple, with your family or with your friends, this Best of trip will take you to the most beautiful spots in the country:

 

Zagreb, European capital and its architecture testifying to its Austro-Hungarian past.
Istria under Venetian/Italian influence and its fake Tuscany tunes.
– The water show of the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park.
– Ancient and Venetian cities of the Adriatic: Rovinj, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik.
– The paradise Dalmatian Islands: Korcula the authentic and Mljet the natural.

Length of stay: 10 days

Kind: Croatia tours

Fix: For all public

Countries visited: CROATIA

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Day 1 : Zagreb

Arrival at Zagreb Airport and first contact with Croatia. Collection of your vehicle inside the airport. Rental of a economic E-Class vehicle, type Volkswagen Polo 1.2 or similar , including:

– Unlimited mileage
– VAT tax
– Manual gearbox
– One driver insurance
– Basic third party insurance: CDW and TP.

Terra Balka can offer other options. On the spot the renter will be able to propose you additional insurances if necessary. – Option included: Ferry insurance on the islands. Private Transfer from xxx to xxx. Overnight in a 3-star hotel, near the lakes and the entrance to the National Park. Standard room.

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Day 2 : Plitvice Lakes NP

Exceptional day’s walk in the heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Road to reach the park’s surroundings. You have several choices of visit and we recommend a full exploration. Departure by panoramic train to reach the upper end of the park. The visit begins with a ride along the Upper Lakes, the wildest part of the park, where the lakes merge, the platforms on which you walk pass over bodies of water and waterfalls. The water flows from all sides, it’s magical. Electric boat crossing on Lake Kozjak. Let’s go for a walk on the lower part of the park, through the gorges of the Lower Lakes, which will take you to the Great Waterfall. Continue to the top of the gorge with a panoramic view. Return on foot or by train. This circular program allows you to enjoy the beauty of the lake area of the park as a whole.

-> 8.9 kilometres walk on wooden footbridge. Little elevation gain. About 5 to 6-hour walk. Entry ticket to the park included. Descent towards the Adriatic Sea and the famous city of Zadar. Drive to Zadar, a fascinating city on the Adriatic. Free visit of the city and its curiosities: the Sea Organ and the Salute to the Sun. Stroll through the heart of the peninsula, which offers a historic centre with medieval churches and Roman remains, cafés and excellent museums. You can alternate between ancient heritage and elegant Habsburg architecture. You will discover a lively and dynamic city, pleasant to live in and visit. Continue to Skradin, a charming and historic town on the banks of the Krka river fjord. The old town enjoys an extraordinary location that will delight you. Skradin is one of the starting points for visiting the Krka National Park. Overnight in a 3-star property near Sibenik and Skradin. Standard room.

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Day 3 : Trogir

Visit of the Krka Park, on foot and by boat. From Skradin up the Krka Canyon by boat to the Skradinski buk waterfalls. Walk of about 2 hours around the site + swimming possible. Return to Skradin by boat.

-> The visit of the other sites of the park is not included. If you wish to do it, boat tickets are to be paid on the spot and Terra Balka must be notified in advance to coordinate the return transfers. Overnight in a 2-star Bed and Breakfast in the historical neighborhood of Split. Standard room.

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Day 4 : Split

Overnight in a 2-star Bed and Breakfast in the historical neighborhood of Split. Standard room.

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Day 5 : Split

Explore the Island of Korcula, its sandy beaches and coves, its excellent wines and the charm of its old town. From Split drive to the ferry port. Boarding the ferry. Arrival at the ferry port of Vela Luka at the western end of the 47 km long island. Drive to the centre, to discover its authentic side and its landscapes of vineyards and hidden coves, meeting the maquis and forests of Aleppo pines, cypresses and oaks. Possibility to have lunch (not included) in a family restaurant on the terrace. On the menu: local specialities, cold meats, cheese and olive oil. A delight! Then on to Korcula or Lumbarda (depending on your hotel), a small village on the eastern tip of the island. Check-in at the hotel. Ferry from Split to Vela Luka on the island of Korcula. Crossing of about 2h40. Overnight in a 3-star guesthouse. Standard room.

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Day 6 : Korcula island

Explore the Island of Korcula, its sandy beaches and coves, its excellent wines and the charm of its old town. Morning departure to meet the maquis and forests of Aleppo pines, cypresses and oaks that cover this rocky island 47 km long. Direction Lumbarda, a small village on the eastern tip of the island. A short walk to reach the end of the island, before reaching a vineyard and tasting the sweet white wine: the famous Grk, produced from vines planted on the sand. Road to the centre of the island to discover its authentic side and its landscapes of vineyards and hidden creeks. Possibility to have lunch in a family restaurant on the terrace (not included). On the menu: local specialities, cold cuts, cheese and olive oil. A delight! Afternoon free to enjoy the hotel, swim or take a bike ride (not included, to be rented on site). Overnight in a 3-star guesthouse. Standard room.

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Day 7 : Korcula Island

Authentic immersion on the Peljesac Peninsula. Departure in the morning to reach the ferry port and cross. Arrival in Orebic, a pleasant and authentic seaside resort which was the residence of many retired boat captains, hence the vast and elegant baroque residences with lush gardens. Discovery of the peninsula, known for its unspoiled nature and its crystalline sea offering a very rich underwater world. This peninsula, has as its backbone a mountain range culminating at 961 m of altitude at Mount Sveti Ilija. On the coasts and at their foot, grow vines that produce very famous wines. On the way from Orebic to Mali Ston, one crosses the land of the king of red vineyards, the plavac mali, while discovering idyllic creeks and some fishing villages. Arrival in Prapratno and ferry crossing to Sobra. First steps on the island of Mljet and road to your hotel to settle down in a small corner of paradise. Ferry from Domince to Orebic. Crossing of about 15 minutes. Ferry from Prapratno to Sobra, on the island of Mljet. Crossing of about 45 minutes. Overnight in Guest House Anita.

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Day 8 : Mljet Island

Explore Mljet Island at your own pace. The island can be discovered on foot, by bike, by scooter, by car or by boat. From your breakfast to the evening aperitif, the Island offers you every hour changing landscapes, breathtaking lights, a preserved nature and what about the color of the sky at sunset.

Suggested visits (not included):

– Mljet National Park, with its salt lakes and its summit offering a breathtaking view of the entire park and the surrounding archipelago.
– Walking, cycling or kayaking on the salt lakes
– Ulysses cave and bathing
– Sea walk
– Maritime fishing Overnight in Guest House Anita.

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Day 9 : Mljet Island

Authentic immersion on the Peljesac Peninsula or direct route to Dubrovnik. Departure in the morning to reach Sobra and cross by ferry to Prapratno. From there you have the choice between discovering the peninsula, known for its unspoiled nature and crystal clear sea offering a very rich underwater world, the villages of Ston and Mali Ston. Or take the direct route to Dubrovnik to enjoy the day in the old town or on one of its beaches. Check-in at the hotel. Ferry from Sobra to Prapratno, pn the island of Mljet. Crossing of about 45 minutes. Overnight in a 3-star hotel near the historical centre of Dubrovnik. Standard room.

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Day 10 : Dubrovnik

Free morning in Dubrovnik. Free activities (not included) according to your wishes: discover the old town of Dubrovnik at your own pace, kayak at the foot of the city walls or visit a museum. Unless you prefer a lazy morning to relax around Dubrovnik or in one of the islands of the archipelago. Drive to the airport 2.5-3 hours before your flight. Return of your vehicle at the airport. Check-in and boarding.

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