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Country Roads of Croatia

May 19, 2022 - Jun 1, 2022



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Hosted by Maritime Travel’s very own Christina Chysyk, Senior Travel Consultant & Branch Manager of our White Rock location!


14 DAYS | 13 NIGHTS

Discover the pristine landscapes, idyllic islands and sun-dappled seas of Croatia, where fortified towns of cobblestone and terracotta echo a time when Venice ruled the waves.



HIGHLIGHTS:

 • Enjoy the scenery of the Adriatic Coast, the Dalmatian Coast, Plitvice Lakes National Park and Pelješac Peninsula.
• Ride the funicular to Gornji Grad in Zagreb to view the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Church and the Lotršcak Tower
• Visit the world-famous Postojna Caves, before walking through an illuminated fairyland of stalactites and stalagmites.
• Spend a day discovering the Jewels of Istria in Opatija
• See the cathedral and Renaissance Cipiko Palace in Trogir
• Explore the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace, St. Duje’s, the Temple of Jupiter, the  Golden Gate and the Cellars in Split
• Walk the herringbone maze of streets and flagstone plazas in Korcula
• Cruise to this quaint coastal village by private boat in Ston
• And so much more!


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TOUR INCLUDES:

• Maritime Travel Host & Insight Vacations Travel Director
• Luxury, Air-conditioned coach, with a max of 25 passengers
• Gratuities
• WiFi – complimentary onboard coach & in hotel (where available)
• Local Specialties to enchant you!
• Virtuoso Bonus - $50 per person excursion not specified in itinerary
• Porterage
• Personal radio headsets for Local Expert’s fascinating commentary
• Meals – Breakfast daily / Dinner with Wine – 6 evenings / Morning Tea in Dubrovnik
• Elevated hygiene & distancing practices to meet health requirements of the WHO


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Itinerary


COUNTRY ROADS OF CROATIA 2022


DAY 1: THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022 - Welcome to Zagreb! Transfers to your hotel depart from Zagreb airport. Relax and settle in or perhaps head for the romantic chestnut-lined Stross Promenade for your first views over the city. At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner, with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over a pleasant evening with wine. MEAL(S): Dinner with Wine| | ACCOMMODATION: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel or similar

DAY 2: FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022 - Zagreb’s Twin Towns. Join your Local Expert to explore the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Drive through the squares of the Lower Town, Donji Grad, designed to give a sense of grandeur. See the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square and continue to Ban Josip Jelacic Square en route to the cathedral. Board the city’s funicular to the medieval Upper Town, Gornji Grad. It’s a network of little streets, stretching between the Kaptol and Gradec hills. View the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Church and the Lotršcak Tower. The afternoon is at leisure. Relax and enjoy your hotel’s amenities or perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Zagorje region to learn about the local traditions and visit the house of Marshall Tito? MEAL(S) :Breakfast | ACCOMMODATION: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel or similar

DAY 3: SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 - The Postojna Caves and on to Belle-Epoque Opatija. Venture into Slovenia to visit the world-famous Postojna Caves. Step aboard the cave train and descend into a subterranean world of stunning stalactites, stalagmites, columns and curtains. Marvel at the five-metre tall Brilliant, the cave’s most beautiful stalagmite. Return to Croatia, where your hotel is in the Belle Époque seaside-resort town of Opatija, nestled at the foot of Mount Ucka. Take time to stroll by the luxurious villas along the tree-lined seafront promenade. MEAL(S): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine | ACCOMMODATION: Remisens Premium Heritage Hotel Imperial, Opatija or similar

DAY 4: SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022 - Discover the Jewels of Istria. Cross the heart-shaped peninsula to explore the Jewels of Istria with your Local Expert. Visit the well-preserved first-century arena at Pula, scene of brutal gladiatorial battles in Roman times. Continue to the charming old town of Rovinj, rising directly from the sea. Wander through the cobbled streets lined with tempting shops, pastel-coloured bars and sidewalk cafes. MEAL(S): Breakfast| | ACCOMMODATION: Remisens Premium Heritage Hotel Imperial, Opatija or similar

DAY 5: MONDAY, MAY 23, 2022 - Pristine Plitvice National Park. Enjoy the scenery of the Adriatic coast in the morning - journey past sparkling deep blue seas, studded with rocky islands, before heading inland to visit one of Europe’s great natural wonders. Explore Plitvice with Insight Choice. Choose between two Make Travel Matter Experiences: Join a guided tour of the National Park and walk along forest paths among 16 interconnecting lakes or alternatively, head to the National Park’s viewpoint and learn about folklore at the Tara Community centre. MEAL(S): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Lyra, Licko Petrovo Selo, Plitvice Lakes or similar

DAY 6: TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022 - The Dalmatian Coast to Split. The green forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park give way to pebble-dashed shores lapped by turquoise waters. Walk through the Roman Ruins and market to see the sea organ of Zadar. Witness the dramatic change in landscape, as you travel through Mediterranean olive groves on your way to Trogir, a city founded by the Greeks in 3rd Century B.C. Admire the cathedral and Renaissance Cipiko Palace before continuing to the historic port of Split. In the evening, don’t miss the opportunity of dinner in a traditional konoba. MEAL(S): Breakfast | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel President Solin, Split or similar

DAY 7: WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022 - Island Hopping to Hvar. The Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here, and today it forms the heart of the Old Town of Split. With your Local Expert, explore the 1,700 year-old palace cellars, and learn the story of the infamous emperor. Continue through the labyrinthine streets and arcaded squares to see St. Duje’s- originally Diocletian’s Mausoleum, and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Continue your venture underground, to explore the cellars. Your island-hopping adventure begins here. Cross the azure waters of the Adriatic to spend two nights on Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in the country and boasting an interior dotted with lofty mountain peaks and aromatic fields of lavender. MEAL(S): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Amfora, Hvar or similar

DAY 8: THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022 - Exploring the Island of Hvar. Enjoy a full day at leisure, as you explore the hidden coves, secluded beaches, old monasteries and villages of Hvar. Perhaps stroll around seaside Stari Grad, known for being one of Europe’s oldest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Maybe visit the local museum with its impressive collection of archeological finds dating back to Greek antiquity or enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant? You could even see the glitz and glamour of Hvar Town with its yacht-lined marinas, famous for being the trendy playground of the rich and famous. MEAL(S): Breakfast | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Amfora, Hvar or similar

DAY 9: FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022 - On the Trail of Marco Polo to Korcula.
Cruise back to the mainland and continue your journey to the island of Korcula, known for its grace, history and rich culture. The perfect place for relaxing, the island is filled with quiet coves and small beaches that dot the south coastline. This evening, delight in Croatian fare at a local restaurant. MEAL(S): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Liburna, Korcula or similar

DAY 10: SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2022 - Captivating Korcula. In the morning, join a knowledgeable Local Expert for a walking tour of the Old Town. Marvel at spectacular views of the mainland as you stroll towards the main square of Korcula where the Cathedral of St. Marc dominates the ancient skyline. Hear about local legends and history from your Local Expert, stopping by the Town Museum, the Bishop’s Palace with its treasury collection and the Town Hall. Visit the ruins of the house where according to local legend Marco Polo was born.The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces of this charming medieval town. MEAL(S): Breakfast | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Liburna, Korcula or similar

DAY 11: SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022 - Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic. Journey to the beautiful southern slopes of the Pelješac Peninsula. Should weather permit, cruise the tranquil waters of the bay of Mali Ston and admire the surrounding untouched natural beauty, as you enjoy a glass of traditional Croatian brandy. Stop at a shellfish farm and meet Tomislav, a local oyster farmer, to learn about the cultivation and harvest of oysters. Enjoy a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of the fresh shellfish, accompanied with a glass of wine. Continue to the walled town of Dubrovnik, ‘paradise on Earth’ according to George Bernard Shaw. Join a walking exploration of the city, guided by a Local Expert. Get a glimpse into local life, as you explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th century bastions of the Old Town. Walk past Onofrio’s Fountain, see the Old Jewish Quarter and the synagogue, and marvel at the grandeur of the cathedral and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. With the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps enjoy the luxuries of the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, your home for the next three nights. Located moments away from the Adriatic with spectacular views of the Elafiti Islands, your hotel provides exclusive access to a private beach. In the evening, there is the option to enjoy dinner at a family home in a local small village. Meet the family who will explain how they make olive oil using an antique olive oil press, before savouring a freshly prepared meal served with wine. MEAL(S): Breakfast, Morning Tea | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Dubrovnik Palace or similar

DAY 12: MONDAY, MAY 30, 2022 - Optional Montenegro Experience. Spend the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional visit to Montenegro, travelling along the coast to the pretty port town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A photographer’s dream, capture one of the most beautiful parts of the bay and learn about some of the compelling history of this area. Return to Dubrovnik and enjoy an evening at your leisure. Perhaps start at a trendy wine bar, followed by dinner at a romantic sidewalk cafe? MEAL(S): Breakfast | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Dubrovnik Palace or similar

DAY 13: TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022 - Dubrovnik at Leisure. Make the most of a day at leisure in the Pearl of the Adriatic. Relax by the pool, shop in the markets or perhaps take the opportunity to visit Cavtat, one of the most enchanting seaside resorts in Croatia. This evening, should weather permit, why not embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik. Gaze out at views of the glistening Adriatic and the mighty city walls rising straight from the cliffs before your cruise moors in the Old Town Harbour. Start your Celebration Dinner with the national favourite drink, a glass of grappa. Savour authentic flavours of local specialties washed down with locally produced wine. MEAL(S): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine | ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Dubrovnik Palace or similar

DAY 14: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2022 - Your travels draw to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dubrovnik airport. MEAL(S): Breakfast



TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Deposit of $750 CAD per person due at time of booking. Final Payment due 90 days prior to departure (18 Feb 22). Prices above are per person, based on double occupancy and are in CAD $. Single rate of $7,250 CAN (limited number of single rooms available). Triple rates are available – ask your Travel Advisor for more information. Tour Escort is subject to minimum group size and we will have a maximum of 25 guests + Maritime Travel Tour Host & Insight Vacation’s Travel Director. Airfare & Travel Insurance is not included and at an additional cost.


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