Croatia is overflowing with adventure with all of it’s National Parks. On this gay travel tour, you’ll have the opportunity to hike the beautiful terrain, eat the delicious foods and explore the architecturally rich cities of Croatia. It is a great way to view the country and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities over eleven amazing days.
Enjoy the 1700-year-old city of Split then fly high above the beautiful terrain on a Zipline. Take a hike in the Polijcka Republika area and witness the remains of Middle Age communities. Experience the cool island terrain of Kornati National Park by speedboat. Take a casual rafting (or kayaking) trip down the Zrmanja River and witness why it’s known for its crystal clear waters. Prepare yourself for the breathtaking views on our Paklenica hike. Walk the handcrafted wooden paths that wind through the beautiful Plitvice lakes. Hike and enjoy the Baroque architecture in Samobor and experience their famous Kremšnite dessert. Explore the capital city of Zagreb and take in the rich culture. All of this, with unique culinary delights to try along the way!
June 12, 2019 to June 22, 2019 – 6598.00 USD
Optional Tour Choices:
$1800 Single Supplement (for solo travelers who wish to enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom)
Airport transfers in and out of Croatia; Accommodations in a shared room; All activities as listed in the itinerary; All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners; Services of knowledgeable local guides, and a professional HE Travel Tour Director (subject to minimum participation); HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
Airfare to and from Croatia; Lunch on 2 Days, Dinner on 5 nights; Gratuities to the national guide and HE Travel host; Personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls.
Today we move our adventure North. We will say goodbye to Sibenik and take an hour drive to the Zrmanja River for a rafting (or kayaking) adventure. Since the Zrmanja River is tame and safe, we will have the opportunity to take in the spectacular scenery. Because of its clear waters, canyon scenery, and majestic waterfalls, Zrmanja is considered one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. Don’t be surprised to find a variety of fish and birds. The river trip will take about 4 hours and then we will have lunch in a traditional agro-tourism setting.
After lunch, we will head to Zadar, a city with a rich culture and history spanning over 3,000 years. Here we will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Roman Forum, visit medieval churches, or visit interesting museums in the historic old town.
Today we depart Zadar in all-terrain vehicles and head up to the Veliko Rujno plateau. This will be a 60-minute drive including periodic breaks to gaze out at the breathtaking sights of the Zadar archipelago and hinterland. Then we hike through Veliko and Malo Rujno. Along the way we will see unique summer homes, both old and new, revealing the passage of time and the Our Lady of Assumptions Church, greatly admired by the locals. We will have a 2-hour walk uphill as we continue our hike towards Paklenica National Park which will bring us to Strazbenica, one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Paklenica Pinus Nigra. Lunch will be served in a mountain hut, and then it is time for the downhill journey, a lovely 2.5-hour hike.
Before heading to Velika Paklenica Gorge, we’ll take a break for refreshments, then hike along Velika Paklenica Creek to a point where we will descend through the impressive gorge and after 6-7 hours and a lovely day we will enjoy an evening at leisure.
Croatia’s capital Zagreb will be our final destination today. Along the drive, we will stop at Plitvice National Park. Here we will take a day hike along wooden paths and bridges around the Plitvice Lakes. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we’ll be able to see more than 90 waterfalls, numerous caves along the exquisite series of 16 emerald green and blue travertine lakes. At the end lies a panoramic boat and train ride, ready to take us back to the start.
We will then head to Zagreb, stopping for lunch along the way, enjoying the exquisite scents and flavors of local Lika cuisine. Tonight we are free for an evening of exploring the city.
Today we set off toward the town of Samobor, where we will enjoy a leisurely hike less than an hour drive from Zagreb. The Zumbeaka and Samobor Highland Nature Park stretches over the hilly slopes of the Zumberak Mountain. The large variety of hiking trails attracts hikers, climbers and nature enthusiasts from central Croatia.
After our hike, we will take some time to visit the small town of Samobor – where we can take in the beautiful Baroque architecture. They say you cannot visit Samobor without stopping for coffee and Kremšnite, a puff pastry with a delicious custard cream filling. We will definitely stop for a coffee break and a tasty treat.
Once we arrive back in Zagreb you will have time to explore, relax or try some of the wonderful restaurants that capture your interest.
Following breakfast we’ll have a guided tour of the Old Town, so you don’t miss any of the exciting sights. The rest of the day will be at your leisure, so you will have the opportunity to explore the city until your heart’s content. Later on, we will have a farewell dinner at one of the city’s most delicious restaurants.
Today we have breakfast then check out of the hotel. There will be two transfers to the Zagreb airport depending on your schedule.
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