Arrival to Zagreb airport. Transfer to the Regent Esplanade Hotel in the heart of Zagreb, located within walking distance of key attractions such as the Cathedral and the Art Pavilion. The hotel’s fairy-tale exterior and the beautifully designed rooms, with the delicate combination of art deco heritage and contemporary touches, make it easily the most prestigious hotel in Zagreb.
Romantic dinner in restaurant in the heart of Zagreb.
Just to start jour imagination hear are few facts about the Croatian capital. Zagreb, which means ‘behind the hill,’ was founded in the late 11th century along the left bank of the Medvescak. Today’s Zagreb has grown out of two medieval settlements that for centuries developed on neighboring hills and spread to the lowlands. You will enjoy walking trough its hidden streets and hearing all about its rich history and legends.
After we will take you through beautifull hilly region of Zagorje to visit one of the most beautiful Croatian castles Trakoscan. Come and see the fairy-tale and feel like royalty while walking around the nobleman’s castle.
In the evening you’ll arrive to Terme Sveti Martin. This is a unique destination in mainland Croatia made for relaxation and wellness, sport and active holidays along with first class gastronomic experiences and wonderful natural surroundings. Overnight at the Spa Golfer Hotel.
The Medjmurje County is also called “Flower Garden of Croatia” and its natural surroundings are exceptionally beautiful with forests, meadows, vineyards, orchards, fields, streams and the River Mura as well as a rich variety of animal life. There are also traditional buildings such as castles, authentic wooden wine cellars set in the vineyards, wine cellars in villages, churches and small villages.
As the story says, the Romans were the first to plant grapevines on the gentle hills of Međimurje County. Today, good asphalt roads, connecting about thirty wine cellars and tasting rooms, run through the picturesque landscape streaked with more than 2,500 acres of vineyards. There, one can taste excellent white wines (Sauvignon, Moslavac, Chardonnay, Welschriesling, Rhine Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Traminer, Zeleni Silvanac, Yellow Muscat…) and some red wines (Pinot blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon…). The wines range from excellent blend wines, through high quality sort wines, to superior predicates – late harvested ice wines. Wine tastings in nicely furnished tasting rooms offer a possibility to taste traditional home-made cold cuts, and with local specialties and excellent wines, you can relax and enjoy the moments together. All this you can experience most intese during the vine in May
Overnight at the Spa Golfer hotel.
Besides having everything that all the other modern capitals have, Ljubljana succeeded in maintaining the relaxed atmosphere of a small city. This picturesque and very vibrant city is full of surprises. The region that besides Ljubljana comprises 25 other municipalities is noted for its traditional hospitality, diverse nature, nice towns, castles, quality traditional restaurants and village churches with their rich artistic legacy.
From Ljubljana we go to Bohinj. The Bohinj resort is famous for its scenic alpine lake of glacial origin and unspoilt nature. It is a good base for treks into the Julian Alps. It’s a starting point of a route to the top of Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain and a revered national symbol depicted on the Slovenian flag. The route leads through a famous high-mountain valley with seven lakes.
We end our Slovenian day in Bled, one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist resorts. Its most distinctive features are a lake of glacial origin famous for a little island in the middle, and an 11th century castle that offers unique sceenery for a romantic dinner.
Overnight at Villa Bled.
The Postojna Caves, one of Slovenia’s most spectacular natural sights, consist of a 27-kilometre underground system of passages, tunnels, galleries and chambers with wonderful dripstones. The caves are also famous for providing home to the olm (Proteus anguinus), an amphibian salamander endemic to subterranean waters of southern Europe, it can be viewed from a small cave train.
After the Postojna Caves were leaving Slovenia and heading back to Croatia, precisely to Istria. Istria is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies which bring to mind the ancient local myths about giants. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings. The view is splendid: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaux, valleys, vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea. This day is planned as a Vine & Culture afternoon at northern Istria visiting some of the best small vineries such as Kabola or Kozlovic.
Overnight at Lone hotel in Rovinj. Hotel Lone is a unique design hotel in Croatia which represents a design-focused synergy of functionality, harmony and elegance. Featuring an impeccable blend of luxury, beauty, style and cultural heritage.
These 14 islands are situated on a 7-km stretch between Pula and Rovinj. Nature has created quite a little paradise of exceptional beauty; there is a safari park and the remains of Roman villas and forts. Brijuni are a wonderful blend of nature and culture.
Our tour goes further to Pula, a city that has existed for three thousand years and it’s situated in the south of the Istrian peninsula. In Pula you can hear whispers about a story of mythical Argonauts, Romans, Venetians, Franks and the time of the Austrian and Hungarian Empire. In the city there you can enjoy excellent restaurants and see the most beautiful stage in the world in the Arena.
You’ll visit Opatija in the evening. Opatija is a fashionable Adriatic tourist resort. In the past it was a summer and winter destination for the Austro-Hungarian nobility because of its mild Mediterranean climate, and today it is a place of luxury hotels, former villas and private summer residences that have been turned into beautiful hotels, wellness centres, congress halls, and swimming pools.
Overnight in Opatija.
Rijeka is a city of history, culture and crazy fun! Walk the central town squares, Korzo, visit the Old Town, the Shrine to Majka Božja [Mother of God] on Trsat, a medieval fortified town built by the Croatian Frankopan princes and the famous Marian Shrine.
The national park Plitvice lakes is a natural phenomenon is a jewel of inestimable value. Between Mala kapela and Plješivica, in the area where the river Korana has its source, there are 16 large and a lot of small lakes which are connected by small, medium and large waterfalls after which the river Korana continues its journey to Karlovac. Due to the natural beauty of the waterfalls, cascades, caves and rocks, which offer a beautiful mosaic of colours, sounds and shapes surrounded by high mountain forest terrain, Plitvice lakes and its surroundings were in 1949 declared a National Park, and since 1979 have been under the UNESCO protection. This largest and oldest national park only has electric trains and boats that transport its visitors to various destinations, after which tourists can continue their sightseeing by walking on the narrow paths and trails, crossing wooden bridges that are just above the water surface.
On the evening you’ll come to Zadar. You are spending the night in Hotel Bastion, a unique city boutique-hotel which accentuates the cultural heritage of the city of Zadar. It is located in the historic core, built on the remains of the medieval fortress “Kaštela” from the thirteenth century; an invaluable monument of medieval fortification in Zadar.
Zadar is a city with an exceptional 3000 years old history and exceptionally valuable cultural heritage, a city that always manages to offer something new and original. Located at the very heart of Adriatic, Zadar is the urban centre of Northern Dalmatia. Zadar appeared for the first time in history in the 4th century B.C. as a settlement of the Illyrian tribe. The city walls surround an architectural and historical treasures that you can only imagine. Explore the city together and sit by the famous Sea organs, where you can not only look at the Adriatic Sea, you can also hear it. This site is a blend of human ideas and skills and the energy of the sea, waves, tide and flood, a place for relaxation, contemplation and conversation while listening to an endless concert of mystic harmonies of the “Orchestra of Nature”. Next to the Organ there is another urban installation. The Greeting to the Sun consists of three hundred multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level with the stone-paved waterfront in the shape of a 22-meter diameter circle. Simultaneously with the “most beautiful and romantic sunset in the world” the lighting elements installed in a circle turn on, and, following a particularly programmed scenario, they produce a marvellous, exceptionally impressive show of light in the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the Sea organs.
Overnight at Hotel Bastion.
On day nine you will visit Kornati National Park – the crown of God’s creation… George Bernard Shaw one wrote: “On the last day of the Creation God desired to crown His work and thus created Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath”. Get inspired while visiting the islands. Witness your love on one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Next city you will be able to explore is Šibenik, a city located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Unlike the other old Dalmatian cities Šibenik was founded by Croats. For one period it was a seat of Petar Krešimir VI, Croatian King. There are a lot of sights to see in the city but we can mention the central church, the Cathedral of St. James, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
For the night you are staying in Hotel Andrija Solaris Hotels resorts, surrounded by pine forest, listening to the sound of the Adriatic Sea splashing its waves on the coast.
From the city Šibenik we are taking you on an excursion to Krka River National Park – karst beauty and phenomenon awarded a Bronze flower of Europe among thousands of candidates. With its rich natural and cultural herritage it will leave you speechless.
Taking back from all the activities, we leave you the afternoon to plan for yourselves…
On the 11th day we are going to Split.
When, in the year 305, the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruled the entire world at that time, decided to build his leisure time abode – in which he intended to spend the rest of his life – he had no doubt as to exactly where build to it. In the very heart of Dalmatia, in the bay of Aspalathos (Split), well protected from the sea by the islands of the Split archipelago, and defended on its landward side by high mountains, Diocletian created a special point on the map of the Adriatic: the future city of Split. This day is reserved for sightseeing and relaxing.
Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. This is an island of vineyards, olive groves and lavender. Hvar is without a doubt an exceptional island. It is characterized by pleasant winter and summer resorts, mild climate and abundant subtropical vegetation.
Overnight on the Island Hvar
Dubrovnik – It’s very hard to depict this city in just a few sentences. Maybe the best way is to say that the city is usually called the ”Athens of Croatia”. Walls are surrounding the rich historic monuments. Similar to Venice, Dubrovnik was also a free republic with merchants sailing all over the world. This small state, which had no army of its own, brought its defensive mechanism to perfection using skilful diplomacy and broad consular activities. You will spend your time exploring the City, walking down the narrow streets, learning about history, culture and the way of life. “Tour for couples” is formed and designed as a small part of your holiday, but we hope it will become a big part of your most pleasant memories in future. We are offering you a very individual and private approach in this Tour, based on your wishes and ideas, from sightseeing of the old City of Dubrovnik, walking back through the History of the World and Mediterranean and getting an insight look through the history of Dubrovnik Republic.
Hotel Excelsior – Since opening in 1913, the Excelsior has become an iconic landmark among the five-star hotels in Dubrovnik. This time-honoured building – a blend of old and new – is uniquely located on a cliffside, with magnificent views from every floor, over to the island of Lokrum in one direction and the Old Town in another.
This day you can plan for your pleasure. Long walks in the city, spending the day at the beach or just staying in bed… It’s all up to you.
Transfer to Airport Dubrovnik, departure….