Duration: 8 DaysThis one explores Croatia's rich culture, from Roman Palaces in Split to Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik. Along the way there's plenty of natural beauty too, from the cascading waterfalls of Krka and glittering lakes of Plitvice National Park to the stunning cragged coastlines of Pag island, where you'll stay in a unique wellness hotel with a spa and swimming pool. Whether you're sightseeing kayaking, swimming, biking or just kicking back on the beach, this trip will make you fall in love with Croatia over and over again.
Croatia Islands & National Parks(Multi Share,Start Split, End Split)
Today we'll meet our Contiki crew in the seaside city of Split, a place that fizzes with energy and culture. We'll have a chance to see Diocletian's Palace, one of the world's most famous Roman monuments, as it alights the Dalmatian seafront, before getting to explore the city's trendy bars and restaurants.
Split to Pag via Krka National Park
Leaving Split behind today we'll head to some island life on Pag.But not before stopping off at the otherworldly oasis of Krka National Park, a spellbinding collection of waterfalls, gorges,canyons and monasteries. As well as being one of the most photogenic places you've ever seen, you'll also have a chance to cool down and take a dip in the azure river as tumbling waterfalls spray all around you. You won't forget this place in a hurry.Onto Pag, for some sun, sea, sand and wellness vibes. We'll head into Novalja for a welcome feast before a free night to enjoy the thumping bars of the buzzing town's boulevard.
If you went out last night, you're going to love our home in Pag. In fact, if you stayed in you're going to love it, too. Hotel Olea is all about the wellness vibes, with a fitness centre, sauna, sun terrace, room balconies and bike hire, as well as two swimming pools. Chill out today or explore the beautiful island of Pag with some hiking trails or checking out the famous Zrce Beach. Nicknamed the Ibiza of Croatia, there are some great spots here for some cocktails and sunset spotting.
Pag to Plitvice
See ya Pag. After breakfast, we're headed to Plitvice national park today. Lucky us.After our lazy start to the morning, we'll head inland and explore this natural paradise. Heavily forested, the National Park is most famous for its bejewelled lakes that tumble into one another in a cascading rush of waterfalls.
Today we'll get a chance to explore Plitvice properly, taking one of 8 winding hiking routes that vary from 3 - 18km. How fit are you feeling? No matter how hardcore you like to hike, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the shimmering lakes and thicketed forests below.
Plitvice to Dubrovnik
Leaving Plitvice this morning we'll head to one of the most unique cities in the world.As we head into the medieval fortress city of Dubrovnik, we'll soak up some iconic Game of Thrones filming locations, like the Fortress of Klis & Trsteno Arboretum. We'll also meet our local expert guide, who will give us a tour of all the famous sites of the city, and her own personal account of the harrowing Wars of Independence. And this is just a small taste of what's to come in Dubrovnik.
Today we have the option for a City Walls kayaking trip, paddling across the glittering Adriatic on a stand-up paddleboard and admiring the Medieval constructions, before enjoying a drink at the famous Buza Cliff Bars. This eve, what better way to say farewell to your Contiki fam than with an optional sunset cruise, with seafood and included dinner, drinks and music? We'll miss you, Croatia.
End Split or Dubrovnik
After breakfast at our hotel you can choose to either end your trip here in Dubrovnik, or catch a ride back to Split, where you can continue the sun, sea & serenity on one of our legendary Croatia Sail trips. Either way, we'll say our sad goodbyes to the group and reflect on how Croatia has stolen our hearts.If you've opted to continue back to Split, this is where your trip ends. Sob! But fear not, from here you can continue the sun, sea & serenity on one of our legendary Croatia Sail trips.
- See one of the world's best preserved Roman buildings: Diocletian's Palace, Split
- Enjoy the world-famous beach bars of Pag Island
- Check out the nightlife of Zrce Beach
- Enjoy the sauna, fitness centre and swimming pools at Hotel Olea
- Get included entry to the spellbinding lakes of Plitvice National Park
- Hike one of Plitvice National Park's 8 nature trails
Start Date: 2020-06-27
End Date: 2020-07-04
Adult Price: $2669
Start Date: 2020-07-25
End Date: 2020-08-01
Adult Price: $2669