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8 DAYS JEWELS OF THE ADRIATIC

Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Montenegro

Gourmet & Wine, History & Culture

Highlights

  • Visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across 3 countries in 1 trip
  • Beat the crowd with early morning visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Eclectic wine tasting experience in Zagreb, Samobor, Plesivica and Hvar Island
  • Three-course lunch picnic at a local tavern by Hvar’s best olive oil producer
  • Optional gourmet lunch cooked by the world’s best female chef

The eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea has emerged from the shadows of its war-torn past into Europe’s hottest destination in a short time, blessed with sun-drenched riviera, rocky coves, excellent gourmet and some of the world’s finest luxury hotels.

Our journey starts from the high plateau of Zagreb with its distinct Baroque architectures, drive through scenic mountains and vineyards into the azure pools of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Finally, we head to the Dalmatian Coast with its charming Mediterranean towns of Split, Hvar Island, Dubrovnik and the historic Bay of Kotor.

From

HKD 35,980 Per Person

8 Days 7 Nights
Suitable for family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Zagreb

Arrival in Zagreb
Zagreb
Nil

Arriving into Zagreb, enjoy an afternoon Zagreb walking tour (3.5 hours). Sandwiched between the Medvenica Mountain and Sava River, explore Central Square, Zrinjevac Park and Lower Town areas. Take a funicular to the Upper Town with its multi-coloured roofs of St. Mark’s Church. Visit Ban’s Court, Croatian Parliament, neo-gothic cathedral, Tkalciceva street, Dolac green market and an atmospheric wine bar (closed on Sun) for tasting of four wines with a Sommelier paired with a platter of Croatian cold-cuts, cheeses, olives and breads.

Day 02 Zagreb / Plitvice Lakes

Zagreb / Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes
Breakfast included

Set off 45 minutes for Samobor walking tour (2 hours). Stroll Gradna River, sample Bermet Liqueor and Samobor Mustarda at Filipec Cellar, admire gingerbread cookies crafts at a local licitars store, bite Samobor Cream Cake at a local café in the main square with Baroque structures, and work off those delicious calories with a 10-minute hike up to Samobor Castle for a panoramic view.

Continue 30 minutes to family-owned Korak winery in Plesivica to sample their best labels and optional lunch by the world’s best female chef Ms. Ana Ros (additional cost applies). Another 2 hours’ drive brings us to a 1.5-hour Rastoke walking tour where you will stroll through charming bridges and hidden viewpoint from a private estate overlooking the little waterfalls and watermills of Sluncjcica River. After another 30 minutes of driving, we reach to your hotel to rest.

Day 03 Plitvice Lakes / Split

Plitvice Lakes / Split
Split
Breakfast included

Set in the deep woodland with 16 interconnecting lakes brimming in distinctive azure, green and blue colour, enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of Plitvice Lakes (UNESCO), including a panoramic train ride and boat ride on Kozjak Lake. Transfer 3 hours for a 1.5-hour Split walking tour (UNESCO) through the historic cobblestoned streets, Riva waterfront promenade, Peristil square, Vestibul, Golden Gate and Baptistry of St. John (Jupiter’s Temple). We have also included admissions to St. Duje Cathedral’s bell tower and the Diocletian Palace’s underground

Day 04 Split / Hvar Island / Split

Split / Hvar Island / Split
Split
Breakfast & Picnic Lunch included

At 9am, board on a 50-minute ferry ride to Croatia’s longest and sunniest island (please be ready 30 minutes before departure) for a 1.5-hour Hvar walking tour around the St. Stephen’s Square, Dalmatian Renaissance Theatre, Cathedral of St. Stephen and the hilltop Fort Spanjola for panoramic old town view. Continue via the old lavender road with views of the island’s highest peak of St. Nikola and Stari Grad Plain (UNESCO), the world’s oldest continuous agriculture landscape.

Enjoy winery tour and four-course tasting at Dubokovic winery before we head for a late afternoon picnic lunch at a local olive grove with three-course menu prepared by Hvar’s best olive oil producer over an open fire. Thereafter, we transfer 20 minutes to the Stari Grad town for your two-hour ferry back to Split.

[Please note that ferry transfers are limited during the off-season month of Nov-Apr, in which case we can alternatively arrange day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Trogir and Sibenik.]

Day 05 Split / Mostar / Dubrovnik

Split / Mostar / Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Breakfast included

Keep your passport handy today as we cross border to Bosnia and Herzegovina for a 1.5-hour Mostar walking tour visiting Main Square, Old Bazaar with cute Ottoman-styled shops and the UNESCO-listed Old Bridge over the Neretva River. We have also included entrances to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque and Turkish House. Just 15 minutes away, continue with a 1-hour Blagaj walking tour with entrance to Dervish Monastery, set on the beautiful Buna River. Afterwards, we cross the border back into Croatia, transferring 3 hours into Dubrovnik.

Day 06 Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Breakfast included

Embark on a 4-hour Dubrovnik walking tour (UNESCO). Set at the foot of a grizzled mountain, start from the Sponza Palace, enter the Franciscan Monastery, Rector’s Palace, Dubrovnik City Walls and take a cable car to Mount Srdj for panoramic views of the city. The afternoon is free at your leisure or consider optional trip to meet Ston oyster farmer to taste your own oyster fresh out of water (cost applies).

Day 07 Dubrovnik / Perast / Bay of Kotor

Dubrovnik / Perast / Bay of Kotor
Kotor
Breakfast included

Get your passport ready this morning to cross into Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor (UNESCO). Start with a 1-hour Perast walking tour, followed by a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rock island and its beautiful church.

Just 20 minutes away from Perast, enjoy a 3.5-hours Kotor walking tour with entries to Kotor Cathedral, Maritime Museum and hike 1,350 stairs to St. Giovanni Castle. Admire the view of the entire bay from the above. Afterwards, we transfer to your hotel to rest.

Day 08 Bay of Kotor / Budva / Departure from Podgorica

Bay of Kotor / Budva / Departure from Podgorica
Nil
Breakfast included

Start this morning with a 45 minutes’ drive to the queen of Montenegro tourism. Enjoy 1.5-hour Budva walking tour through the Old Town with admission to the Budva Citadel. Depending on your flight schedule, if time permits, we can also do a 1.5-hour walking tour at Bar Old Town with its medieval archaeological site and the Old Olive Tree over 2,000 years old.

Transfer 1 hour to Podgorica airport where you will board your flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: HK$ 49,980
High Season: HK$ 52,580
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: HK$ 35,980
High Season: HK$ 38,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: HK$ 9,080
High Season: HK$ 11,680

Low Season (Oct-May)
High Season (Jun-Sep)
Canopy by Hilton Zagreb City Centre Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo Residence by Vestibul Palace • Hotel Stari Grad • Palazzo Radomiri Heritage Boutique Hotel

Zagreb

Zagreb

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb City Centre (Standard Room)

A contemporary option set near the historic heart of Zagreb. (Refurbished: 2018; Rooms: 151)

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Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo (Deluxe Room with Hot Tub)

Comfortable resort styled in the traditional architecture of Lika village just a stone throw’s away from the Great Waterfall and Lake Kozjak harbour. (Opened: 2012; Rooms: 25)

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Split

Split

Residence by Vestibul Palace (Junior One-Bedroom Suite)

Located within the traffic-free old town, this modern residence offers complimentary guest and luggage transfer from/to the nearest parking. Breakfast is served in the nearby Vestibul Palace hotel. (Opened: 2016; Rooms: 5)

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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Hotel Stari Grad (Standard Room)

Chic boutique hotel housed at a lovingly restored nobleman’s house right in the pedestrian zone at the center of the old town. (Refurbished: 2013; Rooms: 9)

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Bay of Kotor

Bay of Kotor

Palazzo Radomiri Heritage Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Suite)

Converted from a Captain’s Mansion, this charming boutique hotel in Dobrota overlooks the tranquil Boka Bay. (Refurbished: 2012; Rooms: 10)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: HK$ 53,980
High Season: HK$ 59,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: HK$ 39,980
High Season: HK$ 47,580
Single Supplement
Low Season: HK$ 12,980
High Season: HK$ 18,980

Low Season (Oct-May)
High Season (Jun-Sep)
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel Ethno Houses Plitvica SeloCornaro Hotel, Split • Villa Dubrovnik • Regent Porto Montenegro

Zagreb

Zagreb

Esplanade Zagreb Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Glamorous heritage hotel marrying its Art Deco heritage with contemporary influences, boasting strategic location at the heart of the historic city. (Refurbished: 2004; Rooms: 209)

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Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo (Deluxe Suite with Hot Tub)

Comfortable resort styled in the traditional architecture of Lika village just a stone throw’s away from the Great Waterfall and Lake Kozjak harbour. (Opened: 2012; Rooms: 25)

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Split

Split

Cornaro Hotel, Split (Deluxe City View Room)

Excellent city center location with elegant contemporary furnishings and exceptional view of the city. (Opened: 2014; Rooms: 78)

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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Villa Dubrovnik (Superior Sea View Room)

A modernist LHW retreat hugged by the rocky cliffs of the Dalmatian Coast, just 10 minutes’ drive away from the historic old town. (Opened: 2018; Rooms: 56)

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Bay of Kotor

Bay of Kotor

Regent Porto Montenegro (Deluxe Sea View Room)

Located in the palm-fringed shores of Porto Montenegro village near Tivat, this glamorous hotel is among the best 5-star along Montenegro’s Adriatic coast. (Refurbished: 2017; Rooms: 87)

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Upgrade Hotel

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Twin Share
Additional HK$ 4,200
Single Share
Additional HK$ 8,400

Aman Sveti Stevan

Upgrade Cat. 2 hotel in Kotor to

Upgrade Cat. 2 hotel in Kotor to

Sveti Stefan: Aman Sveti Stevan (Village Room)

Occupying a rustic 80-acre island-village, this sun-drenched retreat is an exclusive sanctuary with private access to Queen’s Beach, less than an hour away from the Bay of Kotor, Tivat and Podgorica airports. (Opened: 2008; Rooms: 59)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer
  • Local English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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