Dubrovnik, Orebic, Korcula, Trogir & Split - Join LaCity Travel for this exciting journey of discovery through southern Croatia – one of Europe’s hottest destinations. Take in the highlights of this fascinating country brimming with history and blessed with over five thousand kilometres of coastline lapped by the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea. Taste authentic local Croatian cuisine, stay two nights on a Dalmatian Island and explore the natural beauty of Krka National Park.

Croatia & The Dalmatian Coast

Land Only Small Group Tour

Duration : 7 DAYSCountry : CROATIA
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Breathtaking Dubrovnik © Mario Brzić / Croatian National Tourist Board
Trogir © Mario Brzić / Croatian National Tourist Board Your Charming Accommodation: Hotel Zagreb *** at DubrovnikVisit Croatian wineries © Dražen Bota / Croatian National TouristKorcula © Nino Marccuti / Croatian National TouristKrka National Park

Dubrovnik, Orebic, Korcula, Trogir & Split - Join LaCity Travel for this exciting journey of discovery through southern Croatia – one of Europe’s hottest destinations. Take in the highlights of this fascinating country brimming with history and blessed with over five thousand kilometres of coastline lapped by the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea. Taste authentic local Croatian cuisine, stay two nights on a Dalmatian Island and explore the natural beauty of Krka National Park.

Included in the price

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • LaCity Travel tour leader
  • Driver & mini-coach transportation
  • Local guides in Dubrovnik, Korcula, Trogir & Split
  • Ferry from Orebic – Korcula – Split
  • European breakfast daily
  • 3 x evening meals
  • 2 x wine tastings
  • Included Entrances: Dubrovnik cable car, Franciscan Monastery, Jewish Temple, Krka National Park, Salona Ruins & Diocletian’s Palace.

Day 1: Dubrovnik

Arrive in Dubrovnik at your leisure. This evening meet your LaCity Travel tour leader and fellow travellers for a pre-tour briefing. Accommodation: Hotel Zagreb (or similar)

Day 2: Dubrovnik

With a local guide we enjoy a walking tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and its charming medieval streets. We will see The Rector's Palace, Sponza Palace, the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Old Port before we take an unforgettable cable car ride up Srd Hill (weather permitting). This afternoon is yours to continue exploring Dubrovnik or simply sit back, relax and enjoy a coffee, beer or glass of wine whilst people watching and taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful city. This evening we travel to a family farm in Ljubac, to try our hand at baking our own pancetta appetizers. After a delicious home cooked dinner, there will be a traditional Croatian folklore performance. (B, D). Accommodation: Hotel Zagreb (or similar)

Day 3: Dubrovnik – Orebic – Korcula

Leaving Dubrovnik behind, we drive along the second largest peninsula in Croatia, Peljesac, to one of the finest wineries in Orebic, a town renowned for its winemaking traditions that date back to the Roman Empire. Perched on the edge of the Adriatic Sea, the winery offers breathtaking views of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. After a tour of the winery, we cross to the Island of Korcula by ferry. Once on the island we will explore Korcula’s Old Town, a medieval walled city dominated by the superb St Mark’s Cathedral and a fishbone-style architecture. We spend the next two nights in a traditional hotel on the western side of the Old Town, set right on the waterfront. (B). Accommodation: Hotel Korcula (or similar)

Day 4: Korcula

Today is yours to spend at your leisure. This beautiful island is a fusion of stunning beaches, quiet coves, century old olive groves, vineyards, ancient towns and small fishing villages. You may wish to visit one of the many cafes to sample the local cuisine or spend the entire day lounging on a beautiful beach. You may also choose to take a taxi boat from the main harbour to Vrnik, a tiny island with plenty of swimming spots and a favourite with the locals. Tonight we enjoy dinner together in a traditional restaurant. (B, D). Accommodation: Hotel Korcula (or similar)

Day 5: Korcula – Trogir

Leaving Korcula today, we take the ferry to Split and then drive to one of the oldest cities in Croatia, Trogir. Once under the influence of Greeks, Romans and Venetians, Trogir, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a town rich in culture and heritage and has a wealth of churches, fortresses, palaces, museums and towers to discover. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Trogir. (B). Accommodation: Hotel Pasike (or similar)

Day 6: Trogir – Sibenik – Trogir

At Sibenik, a historical city located at the mouth of the River Krka, we wander through its narrow cobbled streets and attractive squares before travelling a short distance to Krka National Park, an area of exceptional natural beauty. We spend the afternoon exploring the park’s extensive forest, its breathtaking waterfalls and crystal clear lakes before making our way to Bibich Winery. Enjoy wine tasting and tapas while learning about the history of this wine growing region. Tonight we visit a family owned tavern for our final dinner together. (B, D). Accommodation: Hotel Pasike (or similar)

Day 7: Trogir – Split – Trogir

After exploring Trogir with a local guide, we travel to the ancient city of Salona, to see Roman ruins including the Amphitheatre, Baths Complex and Living Quarters. Our final destination is Split, the largest city on the Adriatic Coast. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is often described as the ‘most beautiful town in the world’. You will soon discover why as we explore its unique city centre, including the Grgur Ninski Statue, the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius and Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most significant works of late-ancient architecture in Europe. (B) [Pick-Up: The tour commences from Hotel Zagreb, Setaliste kralja Zvonimira, 16, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia, at 6:00pm. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure.] [Drop-off: 5:30pm at Hotel Pasike, Trogir, Croatia. Please bear in mind that drop-off time is an estimate only – traffic can be unpredictable!]

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

The over a thousand year old history of Dubrovnik is visible in every part of this city. The city is a living museum and a live stage, and has an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern day. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 metres long and are preserved in their original form. They are open to visitors and are the city’s greatest attraction. Since 1979 the town has been under UNSECO protection.
Orebic

Orebic

Orebić, a former famous maritime centre, which the Maritime Museum bears witness to, is located right at the foot of Mount Sv. Ilija [Elijah] on the Pelješac peninsula opposite the island of Korčula. The beautiful sandy and pebble beaches sheltered from the wind, plenty of sunshine and good eno-gastro offer from the Pelješac vineyards (famous wine Dingač and Plavac...) guarantee a high quality holiday for every tourist. 
Korcula

Korcula

The birthplace of Marco Polo was built on the foundations of a Greek colony, and is the historical and tourist centre of the largest island in the Dubrovnik region. It is famous for its streets that are shaped in the form of a fish bone and well-preserved Gothic and Renaissance buildings. 
Trogir

Trogir

Trogir, a harmonious stone town on a small island that is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges. The old town, under UNESCO protection, is a treasure trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, Romanesque churches... 
Split

Split

This eternally young city with around 200 thousand inhabitants has lived its urban rhythm for 1700 years with Diocletian's palace at its heart, which is also the historical centre of the city and a UNESCO world heritage site. The Cathedral of sv. Dujam [St. Domnios], the patron saint of Split, is located in the mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian, and its sumptuous interior is a gathering place for many of the faithful and tourists. Many valuable monuments of culture are located outside the walls of Diocletian's Palace (Renaissance Prokurative Square, palaces, churches, museums...). 
Krka National Park

Krka National Park

The largest part of this amazing river’s course is the national park, which in addition to its natural phenomena abounds with cultural and historical monuments. The most outstanding of these is the Franciscan monastery on the tiny island of Visovac, set in the middle of the lake widening in the river like a precious stone. Within the monastery there is a picture gallery and a church, origins of which are traced back to the 14th century. However, the main attraction of Krka National Park lies in its seven waterfalls. The widest of these is Roški slap, although Skradinski buk is the biggest and most well known.
LaCity Travel - Traveller Tips for Croatia   

GEOGRAPHY: Croatia occupies the largest part of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which, as a part of the Mediterranean Sea, penetrates deepest into European soil. Croatia’s shoreline and numerous islands enjoy the majority of the Adriatic coastline. The narrow Dinara Mountain Range separates the country’s Mediterranean region from its central European continental part, which spans from the easterly edges of the Alps in the North-West to the shores of the Danube in the East, encompassing the southern part of the fertile Pannonian lowlands.  

VISAS: Croatia, as a member of the Schengen States, does not require Australians citizens travelling to Spain as tourists to obtain a visa prior to arrival. On arrival from a non-Schengen state Australian citizens will be issued with a short period visa, or the common ‘Schengen Visa’, which permits a maximum stay of 90 days over a six month period within the Schengen State area (that is, 90 days over six months in the entire Schengen State area, and not in each individual Schengen state).  

MONEY: 1 AUD = 4.94315 HRK (04/03/2014). The official currency in Croatia is the kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in the majority of tourist information offices, hotels and campsites.Credit cards (Eurocard / Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners) are accepted in almost all hotels, marinas, restaurants, shops and cash machines.  

ELECTRICITY: Electricity supply in Spain is AC 220 volts, 50 Hertz. Sockets meet European regulations and use the round pin system. However, most hotels have adaptors for different plugs. Make sure that the electrical appliances you are going to use (computers, mobile phone chargers, shavers…) work at this voltage.  

CLIMATE / WEATHER: There are three climate zones in Croatia: in the country’s continental interior the prevailing climate zone is moderately continental, while the mountain climate prevails at 1200m above the sea level. The areas along the Adriatic coast have a pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate with a large number of sunny days, summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet. The average temperatures in the continental interior are: January -2 oC to 0 oC, with somewhat lower temperatures in the mountains; July temperatures reach 20 oC-22˚C, and around 13˚C in the highlands. The average temperatures in the Littoral (Adriatic Coast) are: January 5˚C - 9 oC and July 23°C - 26°C. Winter sea temperature is about 12 oC and it reaches approximately 25 oC in the summer.  

TIME DIFFERENCE: (GMT+01:00) Sarajevo, Skopje, Warsaw, Zagreb  

LANGUAGE: The official language is Croatian (Hrvatski). Ethnic minorities living in Croatia also speak Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Italian. People working in tourism generally speak excellent English, plus some Italian and German.  

FOOD / DRINK: LaCity Travel believes that one of the best ways of experiencing a country is by eating! Whether you're sampling street food, savoring a cheap eat or indulging in a banquet, there are endless options to choose from wherever you are in the world. Croatia's location ensures that its food options are phenomenal. With loads of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables, visitors will be able to taste Greek, Italian and Hungarian influences in many of their meals.  

HISTORY: Welcome to Croatia! A land whose rich cultural heritage is not discovered only from within the walls of numerous museums, galleries and churches, many of which today, as zero category monuments, are included in a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, but much more in that magical place on the Mediterranean, where even the shortest stroll becomes a journey down a staircase thousands of years old which takes one through a history that is at the same time turbulent, exciting and glorious. Whether walking the intricate grid of narrow white stone streets and alleys, or revelling in the teeming life of the port towns of Istria, Kvarner or Dalmatia, or climbing the green serpentines of Central Croatia to the fairy-like fortresses and castles, each step is an ever fresh experience, made special by the fact that on her territory as many as four cultural circles meet, intertwine and complement one another - west, east, Central European and the southern spirit of the Mediterranean. Croatia is a land of urban culture which numbers more cities than any other part of the Mediterranean.  

SHOPPING: Croatia has an interesting mix of quaint outdoor markets, modern malls and hip clothing boutiques. There's plenty of options that make better souvenirs than the usual lurid magnets or tourist t-shirts. It's a good idea to check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to bring certain items back into your home country. Australia and New Zealand generally have strict quarantine laws.  

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:  
1 January - New Year’s Day
6 January - Epiphany
Easter Sunday & Easter Monday
1 May - Labour Day
Corpus Christi
22 June - Anti-Fascist Resistance Day
25 June - Statehood Day
5 August - Victory Day and National
Thanksgiving Day
15 August - Assumption Day
8 October - Independence Day
1 November - All Saints’ Day
25-26 December - Christmas Holidays   

HEALTH: No jabs are necessary for Croatia. However, vaccinations against hepatitis B and tuberculosis are sometimes advised. Precautions should be taken against tick bites. For anyone planning to spend long periods of time in forested areas, carrying a pair of tick tweezers is advised, and immunisation against tick-borne encephalitis is also a possible precaution. Rabies is present. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.  

SAFETY / SECURITY: Most visits to Croatia are trouble-free, and there is no particular threat of terrorism. Busy tourist areas are prone to petty theft, so it is worth keeping a careful eye on possessions. Outside the normal tourist routes travellers should be aware that unexploded mines might remain, particularly in Eastern Slavonia and the former Krajina. Tourists are urged to be cautious in former conflict areas, including Eastern Slavonia, Brodsko-Posavska County, Karlovac County, areas around Zadar, and in more remote areas of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, and stay on known safe roads and areas. If in any doubt check with authorities before setting out into remote areas.  

EMERGENCY: In the event of an accident, phone 112 for help!  

TIPPING: In tourist or upmarket restaurants a tip of 10% will be appreciated, but otherwise it is usual to round up the bill if the service has been good unless a service charge has already been added. Tour guides expect to be tipped. Most other services receive a small tip by rounding up the bill.  

TRAVEL INSURANCE: All passengers must have comprehensive travel insurance. You can complete this with LaCity Travel if you wish. Check your Travel Insurance Policy for an Emergency number and details of services to be provided, Carry these details with you.  

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