21037
Croatia
Extension: Croatia’s Capital and Beautiful Lakes
Revel in three additional nights in Southeast Europe’s oldest national park and Zagreb as you enjoy expert-led excursions to pristine lakes, idyllic forests and historic villages.
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Program No. 21037RJ
Length
4 days
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4 days
3 nights
7 meals
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Getting There
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DAY
1
Transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Zadar
Plitvice Lakes National Park
B,D
Hotel Jezero

Breakfast: At the hotel in Split

Morning: Transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Field Trip: Zadar is an ancient city full of historical and cultural monuments. It is three thousand years old, a city of old, tumultuous and dynamic history, often destructed, looted, devastated, every time emerging from the ruins stronger, richer and more beautiful. Zadar appeared for the first time in history in the 4th century B.C. as a settlement of the Illyrian tribe of Liburnians.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own in Zadar.

Afternoon: Arrive to your hotel in Plitvice Lakes National Park and check in.

Dinner: At the hotel in Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
2
Plitvice, Zagreb
Zagreb
B,D
Hotel Dubrovnik Zagreb

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Field Trip: Plitvice Lakes - Croatia's first National park established in 1949 - covers 296.85 km of breathtaking natural splendor. It is the largest among the eight national parks of the country. The park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The sixteen lakes which are formed by natural dams of travertine are separated into upper and lower lakes.

Lunch: Explore the flavors of rural Croatia on your own.

Afternoon: Field trip: Discover Croatia's Interior. Travel the backroads through the country's unspoiled interior and see the historic watermill village (dating back 300 years). The watercourses run throughout the village and under and around the houses creating a beautiful scene.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
3
Zagreb in depth
Zagreb
B,D
Hotel Dubrovnik Zagreb

Breakfast: At the hotel

Morning: Field Trip: Discover Zagreb- Today's Zagreb has grown out of two medieval settlements that for centuries developed on neighboring hills. The first written mention of the city dates from 1094, when a diocese was founded on Kaptol, while in 1242, neighboring Gradec was proclaimed a free and royal city. Both the settlements were surrounded by high walls and towers, remains of which are still preserved.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore Croatia's captial, Zagreb. Your group leader will be able to give you suggestions.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
4
Departures from Zagreb
In Flight
B

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Depart for the Zagreb airport for flights to the U.S. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys.






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