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7 days

A trip from Zagreb to Dubrovnik is not your backpacker’s typical European tour—it’s way better. In one week, scramble from historic Zagreb along the Adriatic Coast to stunning Dubrovnik. Along the way you’ll hit the highlights—did we mention the beautiful lakes of Plitvice or Hvar on the coast? But you’ll also discover a Europe too often ignored by travellers. Party in exclusive clubs and wander historic and picture-perfect old lanes. Come away from Europe with more than just great photographs—travel with young and fun travellers and you’ve got friends for life.
  • Day 1 Zagreb

    Arrive at any time to this capital city. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members.

    Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and has a very charming old city complete with cobblestone streets and medieval buildings. Check out both the upper town and the lower town to explore the city’s culture and sample some of the local food and drink. There are also a number of museums to explore focusing on art, history and archaeology.

    If you’d like to explore this city, consider booking a night or two of pre-accommodation.

  • Day 2 Plitvice

    Enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk of Zagreb to wonder the cobblestone streets and appreciate some of the highlights of the capital city. In the afternoon, transfer by public bus to Plitvice.

    Estimated travel time: 4 hours

  • Day 3-4 Split (1B)

    Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park. Entrance to the park is included and there are many opportunities for walking and relaxing in one of Croatia’s most famed wonders.

    Travel to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city. An attractive city, famed for the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace is basically a city within a city as Split has been built around these impressive Roman ruins. Opt for a guided tour around the site.

    Also worth a visit, St. Duje’s cathedral is said to be the oldest cathedral in the world, built around 305 AD. A climb up the bell tower provides excellent views of Split and the surrounding port area.

    For other spectacular views of the city, make sure to visit Marjan’s peak. The area has nice hiking and biking trails for those that want to embrace nature and escape the port town.

    Day 4 is a free day, choose to visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach on Bol, head to Trogir or the ancient ruined city of Solin.

    Estimated travel time: 5 hours

  • Day 5 Hvar

    Located in the Adriatic Sea off of the Dalmatian coast, the island of Hvar is one of Croatia’s most populated and scenic islands. Filled with sunshine, the beautiful island is known for its lavender fields and vineyards in the interior and detailed Venetian-inspired architecture in the towns.

    Enjoy an all-included party cruise that visits the Pakleni Islands, stopping at secluded coves along the way. These islands offer a great escape for those wanting to spend a day relaxing on the beach.

    Estimated travel time: 1 hour by catamaran

  • Day 6 Dubrovnik (1B)

    Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ on the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik has been an important maritime town in the region for centuries. Surrounded by medieval walls, Dubrovnik is rich in history and an attractive city to explore filled with stunning architecture, museums and fountains.

    The best starting point for exploration is the Old Town, passing by Roland’s Column, the Bell Tower and Sponza Palace. Stroll the Placa Stradun to get a feel for cosmopolitan life in the city. Make a stop at Big Onofrio´s Fountain where locals and tourists gather together at the well-known city meeting spot.

    A trip to Dubrovnik isn’t complete without walking the city walls, 2km long, you can choose to take a tour or explore on your own. HIghlights along the city walls include Fort Minceta, Fort St. John, Fort Lawrence, Fort Revelin, and St. Luke’s Tower. There are 3 main entrances to the city walls, the principal one is located by the Inner Pile Gates.

    Escape the city on a ferry ride to Lopud Island, part of the Elafiti Islands and home to one of Croatia’s most stunning beaches, Plaza Sunj.

    For great atmosphere with good music, check out the East/West Beach Club. It’s one of the best nighttime party spots and attracts a good crowd during the day as well.

    Estimated travel time: 5 hours by bus and ferry

  • Day 7 Dubrovnik

    Depart at any time.

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