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
6 meals
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Getting There
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DAY
1
Transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Zadar
Plitvice Lakes National Park
D
Hotel Jezero

Morning: After breakfast, discover Zadar, an ancient city full of historical and cultural monuments. The city is over three thousand years old and filled with a tumultuous and dynamic history. The city was coveted by various empires and was often attacked, looted, and devastated, yet Zadar emerged from the ruins stronger, richer and more beautiful each time.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to explore local fare in Zadar. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Afternoon: After lunch, we will explore Plitvice Lakes: Croatia's first National Park, established in 1949, spread out over nearly 300 square kilometers of breathtaking natural splendor. The park features a grand collection of waterfalls, lakes, forests and diverse wildlife. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure blue to emerald green, grey to turquoise. The colors change constantly, depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room, enjoy a three course meal with water and tea or coffee.

Evening: At leisure.

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

Breakfast: In hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning, we return to Plitvice Lakes National Park to further explore Croatia's natural beauty. Then, we will travel the back roads through the country's idyllic interior, visiting a historic watermill village (dating back 300 years). The river runs throughout the village, even under and around the houses, creating a beautiful scene.

Lunch: On your own to explore the local flavors of Zagreb.

Afternoon: Check-in to Hotel Dubrovnik and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Dinner: In hotel dining room, enjoy a three course meal with a glass of wine, water and tea or coffee.

Evening: At leisure.

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

Breakfast: In hotel dining room.

Morning: Led by a local expert, we will explore the historic city of 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 to explore the local flavors of Zagreb.

Afternoon: Free time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities, which can be found in the first Information Packet. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Dinner: At a local restaurant. You will walk a short distance to and from dinner tonight.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
4
Departures from Zagreb
In Flight
B

Breakfast: In hotel dining room.






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