Start your Majestic experience with an introduction to Croatia’s capital and a splendid welcome dinner at one of Zagreb’s famed restaurants, Trilogija. Before heading down to the coast, spend a day exploring the dreamy region of Zagorje, with its romantic castles and vivid traditions.
Then, it’s time to head to the Adriatic, to the largest Dalmatian town Split, but en route, stop by Croatia’s only natural site listed by UNESCO – the Plitvice Lakes. In Split, tour the historic core of UNESCO listed Diocletian’s palace, before heading out to another UNESCO jewel, the petit Trogir, for a cooking class with Croatia's favorite home chef - Mrs. Tatjana Ciciliani.
Depart the coast to the islands on day 5. Take a ferry to Hvar island, an oasis of wine, lavender and good times. After a wine inspired tour, dine in an olive grove. Your journey to Croatia's far south brings another gastronomic treat: stop in the bay of Ston, famed for its oysters and musselses, for fresh seafood lunch prepared in a very private spot on a private island!
After arriving to Dubrovnik, a private walking tour will illustrate why George Bernard Shaw referred to this place as the Pearl of the Adriatic! Your last day in Croatia takes you to Dubrovnik’s wine country – Pelješac peninsula, for a very special day with young winemaker Mario Bartulović, whose family has lived in the tiny village of Prizdrina for 500 years! A majestic finale before departing from Dubrovnik International Airport on day 10!
Arrival day, Zagreb
Meet your tour leader in the afternoon for a welcome drink at the hotel restaurant. The afternoon continues with a walking tour of Zagreb's beautiful historic center, followed by a dinner at the iconic Trilogija restaurant. Toast to the beginning of your Croatian adventure!
Visiting the baroque town of Varaždin is the best way to continue your journey. Close to the capital city, it still preserves the charm of the old times and, combined with traditional cuisine of the region, make for a fabulous second day, before heading to the shimmering coast of the Croatian Adriatic.
Plitvice National Park
Leave to Plitvice after breakfast. Walk the planked trails along the lakes, and explore all the grandeur of this unique region accompanied by your tour leader. This is one of the most popular sites in all of Europe! Reach Split in late afternoon and check-in to the hotel Judita. Relax with a seafront promenade soaking up the atmosphere and last sun light of the day.
UNESCO heritage of Split and Trogir
Split is one of the most popular destinations in all of Croatia! Originated from the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, the city still lives within its Roman walls! Continue to historic Trogir and finish everything with exclusive food tasting at chef Tatjana's at medieval home!
Tastes of Hvar Island
Leave after breakfast for one of the most unique islands of the Mediterranean! Hvar is a spectacle for all senses. Check in Hotel Apolon upon arrival and continue to the hillside to enjoy a very exclusive experience of tasting Hvar's best wines. Visting some of the best local wine cellar will end with a special dinner served in the hillside!
Day at leisure on Hvar island. Explore Stari Grad, Jelsa or most popular Hvar town on your own!
Oysters of Ston; Dubrovnik
Only one night at Apolon Heritage Villa is hardly enough, but the program continues with a scenic drive and another sumptuous treat: oysters and seafood of the bay of Ston! You will reach Dubrovnik in afternoon hours and enjoy an evening stroll through the Old Town streets before dining in one of the best local restaurants.
Dubrovnik Old Town
The morning starts with a special walking tour of the Old Town, discovering its numerous and very special cultural and historical treasures. Your local guide will take you on a fascinating journey through the shiny streets of one very unique town. Rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own.
Wine tour of Pelješac
Dubrovnik area adventure continues with a visit to Croatia's wine empire: Pelješac peninsula. Your host is one of the most passionate young wine makers in all of the country and you will learn about wine making tradition in the area but also have a chance to experience a classic Dalmatian peka dish as a farewell meal!
As you conclude your Croatian journey, enjoy a private transfer to the airport. The departures are scheduled in time for your flights - and the majestic Croatia awaits you next year too!
Majestic Croatia epitomizes the classic travel experience in Croatia and hotels chosen are some of the finest in the country. From the timeless grandeur of Esplande to the charm of Apolon and brand new hotel Kompas in Lapad bay in Dubrovnik, the selection of hotels will give the traveler the best of locations and services at all times.
Hotel Esplanade 5*, Zagreb
Housed in an elegant and distinguished building originally built in 1925 and designed to accommodate passengers from the Orient Express, the Esplanade Hotel is known for its impeccable service and luxurious accommodations. Esplanade is one of the finest hotels in the region and has received numerous awards for the consistent quality.
Hotel Judita 4*, Split
Judita Palace Hotel is a place for lovers of culture: the facades of this extensive four-story building display the fundamental historical and cultural periods of medieval and modern Split. But Judita is not only a building, it is a boutique hotel of the finest service and most welcoming staff. Its unbeatable, central location on Split's main square makes it ideal for exploring Split's historic quarters!
Heritage Villa Apolon 4*, Stari Grad
Villa Apolon is an elegant blend of exquisite traditional and modern styles and details. Its seven rooms / suites are spacious, and among the nicest accommodation on Hvar island. Overlooking the harbor, the terrace views from the rooms are spectacular. The exceptional in-house restaurant serves a modern version of the island’s traditional tastes.
Hotel Kompas 4*, Dubrovnik
Poised in a lovely, beachfront location overlooking the Lapad Bay, Hotel Kompas is a modern hotel refurbished just two years ago. Only two miles away from the UNESCO listed Old Town, hotel Kompas, puts you in a quiet spot, but within a 10 minute drive to Dubrovnik’s main attractions.