Experience the turbulent past and vibrant re-invention of Central Europe, as you explore the streets of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. A truly unique experience awaits the intrepid luxury traveler who embarks on this journey through the Baroque streets of Dubrovnik, under the bridges of Mostar and into the enchanted forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Ever surrounded by the presence diverse individuals, magnificent architecture and an ongoing stream of fresh local flavours, this...
Arrive in Dubrovnik – Welcome to Croatia!
Today, adventure begins as your international flight descends over the city of Dubrovnik. Peering out your window, you will likely catch your first glimpse of the orange roofs and perimeter wall that epitomize this historic city. After disembarking and collecting your baggage, you will then meet a private chauffeur who will drive you from the airport to your luxury hotel of choice. Spend what remains of your afternoon gradually adjusting to the Croatian way of life. Consider strolling through the Old Town or out along the pebbled beaches and rock ledges that fringe the region more broadly. Orientate yourself westwards, perhaps with a glass of local Croatian wine in hand, as you watch your first Central European sunset. After dark, flavors of the Mediterranean will come alive over a candlelit dinner before you retire to your lavish surroundings for the night.
Travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Visiting the City of Bridges on Route to the Capital, Sarajevo
Return to Croatia, Arriving in Baroque-Infused City of Osijek, on the Banks of the Drava River
Drive to Croatia’s Capital, Zagreb, Stopping in Djakovo on Route to Visit the Stunning Cathedral
Spend a Full Day Wandering between Meadows, Forests and Terraced Lakes in Plitvice
Explore the History of Zadar, before Driving to the Seaside Town of Split
Return to Dubrovnik, Driving alongside the Makarska Riviera
Travel Home on an International Flight Departing from Dubrovnik’s International Airport
- Witness tangible signs of a turbulent past and the remarkable reconstruction of Bosnia and Herzegovina beneath the bridges of Mostar
- Experience the flavors of the east as you sample local produce and innovative inventions in the culinary capitals of Zagreb and Osijek
- Wander into a fairytale, strolling beneath waterfalls, around lakes and across the flowering fields of Plitvice
- Stroll through the Roman Empire as you walk through centuries of history in the streets of Zadar
- Feel the opulence and cosmopolitanism of the marbled and historic seaside town of Split
- Slip into the Adriatic Sea on the edge of Old Dubrovnik, where rocky plateaus abut bright orange roofs in this quintessentially Croatian landscape
Your vacation to Croatia lands you amidst orange roofs and an effervescent aquamarine sea. You will spend but moments in the heart of Old Dubrovnik before moving onwards to Bosnia and Herzegovina. After years of contentious turmoil, this central country has emerged more multicultural than ever, with a truly unique story to share. Beginning beneath the bridges of Mostar, observe signs of the intersection of central and western culture and beliefs. Moving into Sarajevo, listen as Christian, Islamic and Jewish songs radiate from cathedrals, mosques, and temples, saturating the impossibly diverse landscape around you. Spend a full day exploring this distinct country before returning back to the central borders of Croatia.
In Osijek, Djakavo, Plitvice National Park, and the surroundings, you will be introduced to the relaxed lifestyle of Croatia’s more rural side. Local meats and produce inundate the Baroque-style streets Osijek, one of the top culinary cities in the country. Then, passing through Djakavo, marvel at the local cathedral before ultimately arriving in Croatia’s capital of Zagreb. However, it is in Plitvice Lakes National Park that you will truly find natural serenity. Characterized by waterfalls, forests and delicately flowering fields, here you can quietly follow boardwalks beneath spruce and fir until you emerge out onto the rocky shore of the interconnected cobalt lakes.
Final days in Croatia are spent amidst historic ruins, as you explore the cities of Zagreb, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik. Between the walls of centuries-old palaces and crumbling ruins, you will find signs of a truly glorious past. Intricately adorned archways and mementos from abroad highlight the opulence of the region. However, signs of a not-so-distant troubled past remain all but palpable, as you explore the violent etchings in building facades. Sensational seaside feasts, moonlit strolls, and unique shopping opportunities lure you back from the past to present day, leaving just enough time for one final dip in the Adriatic Sea before your flight home.
$1,595 per person (excluding international flights)
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