July 6 – July 11, 2019
Zadar – Nin – Šibenik –Kornati National Park – Krka National Park –
Trogir – Split – Memorial Center “Nikola Tesla” Smiljan
Day 1: July 6, Zagreb – Zadar
Early morning departure from Zagreb towards Zadar (around 4 hours drive). Lunch in Zadar 12:30-14:00. Zadar sightseeing 14:00-15:30.
Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first Sea Organ in the world. In addition to its historic old town center, Zadar boasts splendid medieval churches and Roman ruins, including the famous Church of St. Donatus built on the site of a former ancient Roman forum.
Free time until 16:30. Departure to Nin saltwork, arrival around 17:00. Saltwork sightseeing with the visit to the Salt museum (around 1:30 hrs).
At the Nin Saltworks salt has been produced with love, traditionally, and in coexistence with nature for 1,500 years. For generations the Nin salt fields have been giving the best of the sun, the Adriatic Sea and the wind from Velebit. Nin salt is ecological, harvested by human hands, completely natural and biodynamic. It is suitable for everyday use both nutritionally and medicinally. A museum and a salt house are part of the Saline. You can see here black and white photos from the past, old tools for work, wagons that served as means of transport for the salt from the salt pans to the salt depository.
Overnight at hotel in Zadar region.
Day 2: July 7, Zadar – Šibenik
Free morning in Zadar (swimming, sunbathing…). Transfer to Šibenik and lunch in Šibenik 13:00-14:30. Šibenik sightseeing 14:30-16:00 (entrance fee to St. Jacob cathedral included).
While the Croatian city of Šibenik has a rich recorded history dating back to the 11th century, much of what has been preserved in its historic Old Town district was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. Although not often regarded as one of Croatia’s leading tourist destinations, this medieval city with its many historical attractions is well worth including on your travel itinerary and makes a good base for exploring nearby areas such as the Krka and Kornati National Parks. Particular sites of interest within the city itself are its superb 16th-century Renaissance cathedral and many fine old churches.
Free time (1 hour or more) and transfer to the hotel in Šibenik region. Dinner on your own (you can stay longer in Šibenik to have an early dinner on your own or you can have dinner at the hotel on your own. Please note there are no restaurants at walking distance around the hotel)
Day 3: July 8, Kornati National Park
Early transfer to Murter – departing point for Kornati excursion. Boat departs at 09:00, the group has to be on the boat by 08:40 latest. Excursion includes boat ticket, entrance ticket for the national park, lunch and guidance. You will have time for bathing.
The Kornati archipelago – a labyrinth of stone, with eighty-nine islands, islets and rocks in the sea. It is the most indented island group in the Mediterranean. Regardless of whether you look at the Kornati Islands from the air, from the sea, or from sightseeing points on the islands, the view is equally impressive – and yet different to the eye every single time. Every vista is more than worth experiencing, and every perspective worth examining. Dry stone walls on the Kornati Islands are silent and steadfast witnesses to hard work on modest soil on stone surrounded by crystal-clear sea. The Kornati Islands are the stone pearls of the Mediterranean.
Back to Murter around 18:00. Transfer to the hotel in Šibenik region. Dinner on your own (possibility at the hotel
Day 4: July 9, Krka National Park – Pakovo selo – Trogir
Transfer to Krka. Time in Krka NP 09:00 – 12:00.
The Krka National Park is located entirely within the territory of Šibenik-Knin County and encompasses an area of 109 square kilometres along the Krka River. The Krka National Park is a spacious, largely unchanged region of exceptional and multifaceted natural value, and includes one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. Skradinski buk is one of the most attractive parts of the park. It is a massive, clear, natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other.
Transfer to Etnoland in Pakovo selo. Presentation of hard traditional life from the area with tasting of prosciutto, grappa and wine (12:30-13:30) followed by lunch 13:30-15:00. Transfer to Trogir (duration around 1:15 hrs). Trogir sightseeing 16:30-17:30.
Long considered one of the best vacation spots on the Dalmatian coast, Trogir is a treasure trove of delights. The town was started in 380 BC and has been continuously inhabited by a succession of Greeks, Romans, Hungarians, and Venetians. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 it is one of the region’s most popular tourist
destinations. Restoration projects undertaken in recent years have helped revitalize the city’s many beautiful historic attractions, in particular Trogir’s splendid Romanesque and Renaissance architecture, much of which is primarily contained within the 15-century city walls.
Free time in Trogir until 18:30. Transfer to hotel in Trogir/Split region. Dinner on your own.
Day 5: July 10, Split
Transfer to Split city center. Split sightseeing 10:00-12:00 (entrance to the Diocletian’s basement and the cathedral included).
Split, Croatia’s second largest city, was continuously inhabited for thousands of years starting with the Romans, followed by the Byzantines, Croats, Venetians, and finally the Austrians who only left in 1918. Highlight of Split’s beautifully preserved Old Town is the famous Palace of Diocletian.
Lunch 12:00-13:30. Free time in Split until 16:00. Cheese & wine tasting 16:00-17:00. Transfer to the 3 / 4 *hotel in Trogir/Split region.
Dinner on your own.
Day 6: July 11, Split – Smiljan – Zagreb
Departure towards Zagreb around 08:00 with a stop at Smiljan (Nikola Tesla’s birthplace). Arrival to Nikola Tesla Memorial museum in Smiljan around 11:30. Museum guided tour lasts around 1:15 hrs.
Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, was born in Smiljan, Croatia by Serbian parents. He spent most of his life in the USA where he accomplished many inventions, many of which are still in use today (radio, x-rays, fluorescent lighting, motors in modern household appliances, alternative current system and many others…).
Continuation of the tour towards Zagreb around 13:00 with a stop for lunch on your own on the highway. Arrival to Zagreb in the late afternoon.
|PRICE PER PERSON|
|In double / twin toom||5.990,00 HRK (cca. 800 EUR)|
|In single room||6.990,00 HRK (cca. 925 EUR)|
• transportation July 6-7, 2019 (medium coach 33-seater)
• English speaking group tour leader during the tour
• accommodation at 3/4* hotels on bed&brekfast basis in Zadar region (1 night), Šibenik region (2 nights), Trogir/Split region (2 nights)
• English speaking local guides in Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split
• lunch* in restaurants in Zadar, Šibenik, Pakovo selo, Split
• tasting: Pakovo selo (prosciutto + grappa + 1 variety of domestic wine), Split (prosciutto, shrimps, bacon, cheese, 1 white and 2 red wines)
• Kornati excursion (boat –not privatized, guide, lunch, NP entrance fee)
• entrance fees: Nin saltwork and museum, St. Jacob cathedral, Kornati NP, Krka NP, Split basement and
cathedral, Memorial Center “Nikola Tesla” Smiljan
*Lunches are 3-course menus, drinks excluded, except Kornati excursion: 1-course meal with a drink
Hotels or similar:
Kolovare Zadar http://www.hotel-kolovare.com/en/
Vrata Krke http://vrata-krke.hr/
Hotel Sv. Križ https://www.hotel-svetikriz.hr/en/
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