Road Trip Croatia


a sea of a thousand coasts



There’s a coast in Europe that reinvents the relationship between the land and the sea. A coast where the eternal clash between these two elements is settled by an almost perfect symbiosis, in which one fades in the other in a myriad of islands, peninsulas and crisscrossed lines. Where each keeps to itself the best view over the other and, at every sunset, a piano is played at the sound of their warm embrace.


Discover one of the most scenic coasts in the world, in a road trip along the Dalmatian coast, the new Riviera.


Surprise yourself by its impeccably preserved historic cities, live museums of multiple influences left by Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Byzantines. Pula and its imposing Forum, Rovinj and its ancient port, or Zadar, where the bond between land, sea and sun is celebrated each nightfall.


Have a glimpse of Paradise in the sixteen lakes of Plitvitce National Park, discover the bucolic nature of Hvar and Korcula islands and the unexpected glamour of its two main cities. Experience the two sides of Mostar’s multiculturalism, where its Old Bridge connects much more than just the two riverbanks of the Neretva river. And, of course, Dubrovnik, still and forever the pearl of a sea it shares with cities such as Trieste and Venice.


Further south, already in Montenegro, lay these coast’s best-kept secrets: Kotor and its magnificent fiord, the picturesque walls of Budva, a nature in pure state and jaw-dropping mountain roads. An extension to this program that will take you as well to Ostrog Monastery, literally pinned to a cliff over 900m high, and the striking canyons of Durmitor National Park, home to Europe’s most extreme rafting experiences.

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April 22 to 30
August 26 to September 3

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distance. 1200km    

type. Nature / Historical    

difficulty. easy    

visa. not needed

starting point

Pula

duration

9 days / 8 nights

price

€ 897

Highlights

  • Dalmatian Coast, a coast of crisscrossed lines and mountains from which top we are presented with an immense blue populated by islands, bays and peninsulas, to the point one no longer knows wether to be looking at a sea full of islands or a land filled with lakes;

  • Rovinj, a millenary port town built in an island turned peninsula in the 18th century, which historical centre keeps intact its influences from multiple superpowers that have ruled it over the past centuries;

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, if there is Paradise, it was certainly shaped in this natural park’s image... One of the first sites in all the world to be recognised as UNESCO’s Natural Heritage;

  • Zadar, a tumultuous history with three thousand years made of invasions, plundering and destruction. From the ruins, it has emerged ever stronger, more beautiful, more genuine. Nature and man, the past and the present, complicities always present and that has in the Sea Organ and in the Sun Salutation its ultimate expression;

  • Hvar, in a bucolic and rural island of a sincere nature, this small village emerges as the coast’s most glamorous and sophisticated hot spot, whose marina is the meeting point of celebrities, families and backpackers alike;

  • Korcula, the greenest and most independent island of the plus 50 inhabited in all Croatia;

  • Mostar and its iconic Stari Most bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, one of the most remarkable examples of Ottomans’ architecture. Its destruction in 1993 was (just another) dark scar left by the Balkans wars of the nineties, as its reconstruction in 2004 was a strong signal of hope for the long road still ahead;

  • Watch the shivering jump of local divers from the top of the Stari Most to the narrow and ice cold waters of the Nerevta river, running 25 meters below;

  • Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, one of the few cities in all the world whose power to surprise ever fades away;

  • Montenegro, the charming Kotor, protected by its magnificent bay and striking fiord, Budva, with its shy citadel and intense Riviera, Ostrog’s Monastery, carved in a steep scarp more than 900 meters high in the 18th century still today as isolated as before and also Durmitor National Park, with its massive black lake, some of the most impressive canyons in all Europe and a mecca for all rafting fans.

accommodation

Apartment / Guesthouse / B&B (homestays)

number of participants

4 to 8

transport

private car / van

Included


  • airport Pick up and drop off

  • entrance fee at Plitvice Lakes’ National Park

  • accommodation in apartment and B&B, breakfast included (8 nights)

  • outlines leader in charge of the driving and the programs’ organisation

  • transportation in private vehicle between all destinations and activities included in the program

  • gas, tolls and ferries

  • welcome pack




Not included


  • meals not mentioned in the program

  • other activities and places not mentioned in the program

  • personal expenses

  • flights to and from the destination (about 300€)




Optional


  • travel insurance

  • extension to Montenegro (3 to 7 days)

  • visit to Elaphiti’s islands

  • visits to National Parks and museums

  • diving and snorkeling activities

  • boat, sailboat and/or catamaran tours

  • deep sea fishing 


  • various water activities

  • hiking and trekking

  • single supplement






Additional info



population. 4,25 million    

capital. Zagreb    

area. 56,594 km2    

language. Croatian    

hour. GMT +1    

electricity. 220v    

currency. Kuna






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