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Charming Croatia 

Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Hvar, Milna, Krka, Trogir, Blue Lagoon, Ston & Split
10 days 9 nights
5 Star Accommodations 

 

Join us in Croatia, a stunning destination where turquoise waters meet ancient cities and charming towns. Sitting on the Adriatic Sea Croatia's coastline offers breathtaking landscapes that surround you at every turn. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage, meet the warm-hearted people, indulge in their mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine. Join us on our Charming Croatia Spectacular Journey as we embark on an unforgettable adventure along the picturesque coastline.

 

August - 20 - 29, 2024

 

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$5450 per person

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Day 1

Welcome to Croatia!

 

We begin our Spectacular Journey in Dubrovnik known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”

 

When you arrive in Dubrovnik a private driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to our 5 star stunning seafront accommodation.

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Day 2

Free Day

Good morning Dubrovnik! 

 

Today Immerse yourself in the stunning Adriatic Sea as you step outside your accommodation. Take free time to unwind by the pool, take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters, or simply bask in the tranquility of the surroundings.

 

Later in the afternoon, prepare to be captivated by the magnificent medieval city center. As you wander through the charming cobblestone streets, be awe-inspired by the architectural wonders, the iconic terracotta roofs, and the grandeur of the baroque churches. Together we will embark on a remarkable adventure as we walk along the famous fortress walls, absorbing breathtaking vistas of the city and sea.

 

End the day on a delightful note with a wonderful group dinner, savoring the local flavors and camaraderie. Every moment our Charming Croatia experience is tailored to create lasting memories.

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Day 3

Private Boat Tour Elaphiti Islands

Boat days are our favorite days at Spectacular Journeys!

 

Prepare for a breathtaking adventure as we set sail on a remarkable boat tour to the mesmerizing Elaphiti Islands in the vicinity of Dubrovnik. Allow yourself to be captivated by the beauty of the Adriatic Sea and the allure of these enchanting islands.

 

First, we discover the largest island of the Elaphiti archipelago, named Koločep. Delight in its lush greenery, stunning cliffs, and coves. Great place to enjoy a refreshing swim.

 

Next, we continue to the island of Šipan, known for its charming fishing village and tranquil atmosphere. 

 

Finally, we visit the island of Lopud, renowned for its sandy beaches and untouched nature. We will stop for a swim at stunning Šunj Beach, known for its golden sands and turquoise waters.

 

Throughout the tour, knowledgeable captain will share fascinating anecdotes and historical facts about the islands, providing you with a deeper understanding of their rich cultural heritage.

 

As the day comes to a close, savor the magical sunset views we sail back to Dubrovnik, cherishing the memories of a truly unforgettable boat tour to the Elaphiti Islands.

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Day 4

Free Day

Embrace a day filled with endless possibilities. Indulge in the luxury of relaxation by starting your day by the poolside, basking in the warm sun and taking refreshing dips in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Treat yourself to a soothing massage or spa treatment,

 

For those seeking a moment of tranquility, find solace in the company of a captivating book. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the city center, indulging in a leisurely lunch at a charming eatery or exploring the enticing shops that adorn the streets.

 

Today is a true vacation day to do as you please, take the opportunity to unwind, recharge, and embrace every moment of this idyllic experience.

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Day 5

Transfer to Split with Ston on the way

Today our private driver collects us and our luggage as we transfer to Split. 

On the way we will stop on Pelješac Peninsula for a unique experience. We will head to a 6 generation Oyster farm. Our host will take us out on a small boat to the middle of the bay and he will pull fresh oysters directly out of the bay, he will shuck and plate them for those of us who love oysters.

 

For some this is a bucket list experience and for others not so much. No worries, we will also be offered amazing local cheeses, homegrown olive oil with delicious freshly baked breads. We will enjoy all this with the family made wine.

 

We will also visit Ston, a charming medieval town that has a blend of history and natural beauty.

 

Ston is definitely one of the breathtaking towns on Dalmatian Coast.

 

As we wander through the town, we will have a sense of stepping back in time. You will be amazed by the  Walls of Ston, which are the longest complete fortress system in Europe (and second in the world behind the Great Wall of China. These fortifications, stretch over 3 miles up a mountain, they were constructed in the 14th century and showcase exceptional craftsmanship. 

 

We will venture through the Old Town, where ancient stone houses and narrow streets create a charming ambiance. We will have some time to explore and shop before heading off to a local winery for a wonderful wine tasting of some of Croatia's best wines.

All this will be followed by an included lunch by the bay with stunning views and amazing local food.

At the end of this fabulous day we will arrive at our beachfront 5 Star accommodation in Split.

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Day 6

Private Boat Tour Hvar and Milna

Today a private boat will pick us up right from our hotel's marina. We will set out on the Adriatic and visit the island of Hvar and Milna.on the island of Brač. 

 

The port of Hvar is the enchanting gateway to the captivating island of Hvar in Croatia. Known for its vibrant atmosphere, rich history, and natural beauty, the port offers a stunning introduction to 

As we approach the Port of Hvar, we’ll be greeted by a mesmerizing panorama of crystal-clear turquoise waters, rugged coastlines, and lush greenery. The port's picturesque setting is a treat for the eyes 

 

Steeped in history, Hvar showcases a charming blend of traditional and modern elements. The waterfront promenade, lined with palm trees, features a captivating mix of centuries-old stone buildings, vibrant cafes, and trendy boutiques. We will have time to explore the narrow alleys and discover historical landmarks that tell tales of the town's prosperous past.

 

Be sure to pick up some lavender products  as lavender fields are found all over Hvar. 

 

We will then head to some beautiful turquoise colored bays and cover for time to swim in stunning warm waters.

 

Then we are off to Milna.

 

Milna is a hidden gem on the island of Brač, combining natural beauty, maritime heritage, and charming Mediterranean atmosphere.

 

Facing the Adriatic Sea, It is surrounded by crystal-clear waters and scenic landscapes.

 

The town's natural harbor, attracts sailors and boaters from around the world. 

 

The town with its pretty stone houses has several restaurants and taverns where you can savor delicious local cuisine. Fresh seafood, traditional Mediterranean dishes, and local wines are some highlights of the gastronomic scene in Milna it’s the perfect place for us to stop for lunch.

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Day 7

Free Day & Exploring Historic Split

Enjoy a perfect day in vacation paradise. Swim in Adriatic Sea, enjoy our hotels beaches, pool or spa. Linger over a leisurely lunch, read a book under a shady palm tree. This day is yours to enjoy as you like as you please.

 

In the early evening we will head over to the historic district of Split Diocletian's Palace: This ancient palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-visit attraction in Split. It was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the 4th century and now houses shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks.

 

We will enjoy Riva Promenade: Located along the waterfront, Riva Promenade is also bustling area with cafes, bars, and beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea. It's a great place to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city.

This is a great area to enjoy dinner tonight. 

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Day 8

Private Boat Blue Lagoon & Trogir

This morning, we leave Split on a private boat with a panoramic view over the Dalmatian islands of Šolta and Čiovo. On the way from Split to Blue Lagoon, you will learn about the history of the area and the itinerary for the day. After a half-hour boat ride, we will reach Trogir town, where we will take you into the past by retelling the stories and legends of Trogir. Greek, Roman and Venetian history on a small island connected to one makes this one of the most interesting historic oasis on the Adriatic Sea. Trogir boasts bell towers, castles and palaces, along with a waterfront promenade.

 

After Trogir we head back on the boat and transfer to the incredible Blue Lagoon. The popular name for the vibrant “Krknjaši bay”.The Blue Lagoon is only accessible by boat, which makes it all the more exclusive. It’s time for swimming in the unique blue-green turquoise-colored waters with a sandy seabed.

 

The Blue Lagoon is a natural habitat for dolphins. We cannot promise you will see dolphins, but it may be our lucky day. Our last stop is a lovely Laganini Beach bar on the island of Čiovo, where we can enjoy and relax with good cocktails, or lunch. Laganini Beach bar offers various kinds of food and drink, with a fantastic laid-back atmosphere for all to enjoy.

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Day 9

Krka National Park 
Croatia's National Dish
Winery Lunch

Today we head to Krka National Park, which is easily one of the country’s most impressive areas of natural beauty. We’ll take a close look at the beautiful vistas, plant, and animal life. We’ll also take in the splendor of the park's stunning waterfalls.

 

After a morning of exploration, we’ll make our way to the character-filled town of Sibenik. You’ll get the opportunity to explore the town’s architecture, landmarks, and atmosphere before we all enjoy a farewell lunch. We will delight in the traditional Croatian dish of Peka, cooked for hours under a cast iron bell and prepared just for us. We will enjoy the local wines produced at this family-owned winery. Travel to Europe should always end with a gastronomic adventure!

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Day 10

It’s time to say goodbye to us — and the friends you made during the best small group tour in Croatia. A final breakfast is followed by a transfer to Split airport and your journey home. 

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