8 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS
Day 1: Canada - Zagreb (Croatia)
Flight with a good itinerary.
Day 2: Zagreb
Arrival at the airport in Zagreb. You will be greeted by our local representatives after exiting the customs and transferred to your hotel in Zagreb. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or start your exploration of Croatia's capital city. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb. (Dinner)
Day 3: Zagreb - Plitvice
After breakfast at the hotel, half-day guided city tour of Zagreb, Croatia's largest city. You will visit the fortified Upper Town built around St Mark's Church, constructed in the 13th century and famous for its multicoloured roof. The Lesser Town distinguished itself by the Austro-Hungarian architecture from the 18th and 19th century, especially in the historical center where the Croatian National Theatre is a notable example. Overlooking the city center with its two bell towers of over 100m each, the neo-Gothic cathedral will take your breath away with its detailed facade and beautiful interior.
Departure for Plitvice where you will visit the world-famous Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are joined in a series of spectacular waterfalls all in mesmerizing shades of blue. Surrounded by dense forest, the site of Plitvice Lakes is of rare beauty. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Plitvice. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 4: Plitvice - Trogir - Split
Breakfast and departure toward Trogir, a picturesque medieval town where you will visit the 13th-century Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Split, known for its beaches and Diocletian's Palace, a huge complex erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. You will visit Diocletian's Palace with the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 5: Split - Dubrovnik
Following breakfast, departure to Dubrovnik. Guided city tour of Dubrovnik Old Town, whose ensemble was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Its best-preserved buildings range from the baroque St. Blaise Church to the Renaissance Sponza Palace and the Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the Stradun is the main commercial street with bars, restaurants and souvenir shops bustling on each side. You will visit the Franciscan monastery including Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 6: Dubrovnik
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day at leisure to continue your exploration of the beautiful medieval city of Dubrovnik, often dubbed the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Located on the southern tip of Dalmatia and facing the Adriatic Sea, the city is famous for its distinctive and well-preserved Old Town encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Explore the city walls while observing local life below. Wander around the narrow cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town. Take on a short boat ride to Lokrum island and discover the Benedictine monastery from the 11th century and the botanical gardens. In the late afternoon, visit the Fort Imperial, located at the top of the low mountain behind the walled city, from where you will witness an unforgettable sunset. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 7: Dubrovnik - Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Sarajevo
After breakfast, departure to Mostar. On your sightseeing tour, you will cross Stari Most, or "Old Bridge", the city's most remarkable landmark edified in the 16th century, destroyed during the war, and rebuilt identically 20 years ago. Two fortified towers are built on each side of the bridge and you will see small houses with typical Turkish architecture hanging above the turquoise blue river. The mountains in the background make it a perfect postcard landscape. In the heart of the old town, you will see the old bazaar and the mosque from the 16th century.
Continuation to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Located on the Miljacka River and surrounded by the Dinaric Alps, Sarajevo is a surprising city that attracts numerous travelers due to its authenticity. Afternoon guided city tour of Sarajevo including Baščaršija, the 16th-century Ottoman quarter very well preserved with its wooden shops, the Fountain square, the Clock tower and Gazi Husrev-bey mosque. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 8: Sarajevo - Belgrade (Serbia)
Following breakfast, departure northward to Belgrade with a stop for lunch (not included). Belgrade is the Balkan's largest city and the capital of Serbia. One of Europe's oldest cities, Belgrade's strategic position on the Danube river proved fatal several times over the course of history with 115 battles fought and more than 40 destructions. Its most significant landmark is the Beogradska Tvrđava, an important fortress built in the 1st century, occupied and improved by invaders over the centuries. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Belgrade. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 9: Belgrade - Zagreb (Croatia)
Breakfast at the hotel and half-day guided city tour of Belgrade. You will start the visit with Belgrade Fortress and continue toward Republic Square, where the magnificent National Museum and National Theatre buildings are located. Then, you will walk by Knez Mihajlova, the most important street in the city in regards to the value of its architectural heritage, to reach the Temple of Saint Sava, the largest Orthodox Church in Belgrade. After the tour, you will drive to Zagreb. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 10: Zagreb - Canada
After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the airport in Zagreb for your flight home. (Breakfast)
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