MORBACH FAMILY TOUR

JUNE 11-23, 2017

A perfect combination of touring Croatia

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TOUR INCLUDES:

  • ACCOMMODATIONS IN SELECTED HOTELS [AS PER LIST BELOW] WITH PRIVATE FACILITIES
  • HOTEL SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES
  • DAILY BREAKFAST
  • WELCOME DINNER IN ZAGREB
  • ALL TRANSFERS WITH MODERN MINI-COACH AS PER ITINERARYRIVER/GUIDE/TOUR MANAGER THROUGHOUT
  • FERRY RIDES FROM SPLIT TO KORCULA TO STON
  • SIGHTSEEING TOURS AS PER ITINERARY
  • SIGHTSEEING ENTRANCE FEES INCLUDED AS PER ITINERARY
  • SMALL OYSTER TASTING PROGRAM IN STON
  • LUGGAGE HANDLING AT HOTELS (ONE PIECE PER PERSON IN / OUT)

ITINERARY:

DAY 01, SUN, JUN 11: ARRIVE TO DUBROVNIK (D)
WELCOME TO DUBROVNIK!  YOU WILL BE MET AT THE AIRPORT AND TRANSFERRED TO YOUR HOTEL. THIS EVENING, A WELCOME DINNER AT THE HOTEL.  OVERNIGHT IN DUBROVNIK.

DAY 02, MON, JUN 12: IN DUBROVNIK (B)
DubrovnikAFTER BREAKFAST, YOU WILL START YOUR WALKING TOUR HIGHLIGHTING OLD DUBROVNIK. SEE THE RECTOR’S PALACE, BELL TOWER CLOCK, ORLANDO’S COLUMN, SPONZA PALACE, DOMINICAN MONASTERY, AND FRANCISCAN MONASTERY WITH ITS PHARMACY…ONE OF THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD. THE REST OF THE DAY IS AT LEISURE TO ENJOY THE CITY AS YOU BROWSE THROUGH THE SHOPS, STROLL ALONG THE COAST, OR SIMPLY RELAX.  OVERNIGHT IN DUBROVNIK. 

DAY 03, TUE, JUN 13: IN DUBROVNIK (B)
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL FULL DAY AT LEISURE FOR INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES. MAYBE YOU WOULD WANT TO GO TO THE ISLAND OF LOKRUM, LOCATED OPPOSITE THE OLD TOWN. ABOUT 10 MINUTES BY BOAT FROM THE OLD CITY HARBOR. BESIDES A FOREST [PROTECETD BY UNESCO], THERE IS A SMALL LAKE ON THE ISLAND CALLED MRTVO MORE [THE DEAD SEA] AND IS A GREAT SWIMMING SPOT FOR YOUNG AND OLD. THERE ALSO IS A BOTANICAL GARDEN AND THE REMAINS OF A 12THCENTURY BASILICA AND A MONASTERY WITH AN ATRIUM GARDEN.  RETURN TO YOUR HOTEL IN THE LATE AFTERNOON FOR OUR OVERNIGHT

DAY 04, WED, JUN 14: DUBROVNIK – STON – KORCULA (B)
THIS MORNING TRAVEL TO STON, FOR SOME OYSTER TASTING. CONTINUE BY FERRY TO KORCULA FOR YOUR OVERNIGHT.

DAY 05, THU, JUN 15: IN KORCULA (B)
KORCULA IS THOUGHT TO BE THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE FAMOUS EXPLORER MARCO POLO. THERE WILL BE AN EASY WALKING TOUR THROUGH ITS NARROW, COBBLED STREETS HIGHLIGHTED BY A VISIT THE MAJESTIC GOTHICBAROQUE CATHEDRAL OF ST. MARK. REMAINDER OF THE DAY IS AT LEISURE. OVERNIGHT IN KORCULA.

DAY 06, FRI, JUN 16: KORCULA – SPLIT (B)
Emperor palaceLEAVING KORCULA BEHIND CONTINUE BY FERRY TO MAINLAND AND THEN COACH TRANSFER TO SPLIT.  UPON ARRIVAL ENJOY A SIGHTSEEING TOUR FEATURING THE HISTORIC INNER CITY, BUILT AROUND THE ROMAN EMPEROR DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE, A UNESCO WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE. THEN SEE THE REMNANTS OF SPLIT’S ROMAN HERITAGE, ITS RENAISSANCE AND GOTHIC STRUCTURES, JUPITER’S TEMPLE, THE PERISTYLE, AND THE CATHEDRAL. HIGHLIGHT WILL BE THE DIOCLETIAN PALACE, ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE ROMAN RUINS REMAUINING.  OVERNIGHT IN SPLIT.

DAY 07, SAT, JUN 17: SPLIT – KRKA – ZADAR (B)
krkaAS WE ELACE SPLIT, OUR FIRST STOP WILL BE KRKA, WITH ITS MAGNIFICENT WATERFALLS. AFTER OUR VISIT HERE, WE CONTINUE TO ZADAR’S AND ITS HISTORICAL CENTER, A COMPACT PEDESTRIAN ZONE, AND PERFECT PLACE TO EXPLORE AND ADMIRE THE OLD WALLS BUILT IN 16TH CENTURY BY VENETIANS AS A DEFENSE FROM THE TURKS. WE WILL ALSO SEE THE 16TH CENTURY PORT GATE WHERE THE VENETIAN LION STILL GUARDS THE ENTRANCE, THE SQUARE OF THE FIVE WELLS, CHURCH OF ST. DONAT [JOHN WILL LOVE THIS PLACE AS IT WILL REMIND HIM OF CAMP], THE ROMAN FORUM (1ST CENTURY BC) AND THE LARGEST CATHEDRAL IN DALMATIA, ST. ANASTASIA. END YOUR DAY IN ZADAR FOR AN OVERNIGHT.

DAY 08, SUN, JUN 18: ZADAR – PLITVICE – ROVINJ (B)
HEAD TO MAGNIFICENT PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. TAKE A WALKING TOUR AROUND SEVERAL OF THE LOWER LAKES, ENJOYING THE BREATHTAKING SCENERY OF TERRACED LAKES, THICKLY WOODED MOUNTAINS, AND LUSH VEGETATION. AFTER YOUR VISIT, CONTINUE TO ROVINJ FOR AN OVERNIGHT

DAY 09, MON, JUN 19: IN ROVINJ (B)
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL WITH MORNING AT LEISURE. IN THE AFTERNOON WE WILL ORGANIZE VISIT TO AN ESTATE THAT SPECIALIZES IN GROWING OLIVES AND PRODUCING TOP QUALITY EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS. UPON ARRIVAL, ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE FARM AS YOU STROLL THROUGH THE OLIVE GROVES AND GET ACQUAINTED WITH OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION, PRESENTATION AND TASTING AT THE OLIVE MILL. RETURN TO YOUR HOTEL FOR AN OVERNIGHT.

DAY 10, TUE, JUN 20: ROVINJ – OPATIJA – PULA – ROVINJ (B)
BEGIN WITH YOUR FULL DAY ISTRIAN PENINSULA TOUR. FIRST IT’S TO OPATIJA AND WALK ALONG THE “LUNGO MARE” (SEASIDE PROMENADE), TO VIEW  THE CITY’S FAMOUS VILLAS AND OTHER INTERESTING SIGHTS. CONTINUE WITH AN ORIENTATION TOUR OF PULA, A STRATEGIC PORT SINCE THE TIMES OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS WITH ENTRANCE TO AMPHITHEATER, THE SIXTH LARGEST OF ITS KIND TO BE PRESERVED IN THE WORLD TODAY. RETURN TO ROVINJ FOR AN OVERNIGHT.

DAY 11, WED, JUN 21: ROVINJ – ZAGREB (B)
CONTINUE TO ZAGREB, THE CAPITAL OF CROATIA. UPON ARRIVAL ENJOY A CITY TOUR FEATURING THE HISTORIC UPPER TOWN, ST. MARK’S CHURCH, ST. CATHERINE’S CHURCH, THE CATHEDRAL, PARLIAMENT AND GOVERNMENT PALACE. EVENING IS AT LEISURE. OVERNIGHT.

DAY 12, THU, JUN 22: IN ZAGREB (B)
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL FULL DAY AT LEISURE FOR INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES TO RELAX.  MAYBE VISIT GRADEC, A DISTRICT OF MAJOR ARTISTS AND HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE AND THEY ARE ALL LOCATED IN THIS AREA.. MAYBE VISIT THE VICEROY’S PALACE, ALSO KNOWN AS BAN’S PALACE,  A BEAUTIFUL NEO-CLASSICAL BUILDING. OVERNIGHT IN ZAGREB.

DAY 13, FRI, JUN 23: DEPART ZAGREB (B)
YOU WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO ZAGREB AIRPORT FOR YOUR DEPARTURE FLIGHT.

HOTELS [OR SIMILAR]:

  • JUN 11-14, 2016    DUBROVNIK:  LACROMA
  • JUN 14-16, 2016    KORCULA:     LIBURNA
  • JUN 16-17, 2016    SPLIT:         PARK
  • JUN 17-18, 2016    ZADAR:       BASTION
  • JUN 18-21, 2016    ROVINJ:      EDE
  • JUN 21-23, 2016    ZAGREB:      WESTIN

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