Croatia Christmas Markets Tour
3 Nights in Zagreb
|Duration : 2 hours|
Activity level : Light
Included in your
A little about Zagreb
Zagreb is a city where different worlds come together. Situated on the intersection of ancient trade routes between the Adriatic and Central Europe, it is a cosmopolitan place with various cultural influences evident in the architecture and the cuisine, as well as the people, as Zagreb is the hub for all elements of Croatian life, from business to sports. You’ll love exploring the open-air markets, the impressive buildings, the peaceful parks and the many delicious restaurants. Just strolling through the unique combination of medieval towers, 19th century palaces, ancient churches and market squares is a pleasure, but there’s much more to do here. After exploring all that the city has to offer with a local guide, you’ll be able to make the most of your time, and learn about the local history. You could also take a guided bike tour around the city, to get a little exercise while you’re at it. But you’ll also want to explore some of the region surrounding Zagreb. On a longer day trip you could see the delightful Trakoscan, a neo-Gothic castle sitting on a hilltop, surrounded by a romantic English style park with exotic trees and an artificial lake. While you’re there you can also stop in Varazdin to appreciate the ornate baroque architecture.
2 Nights in Split
|Duration : 1.5 hours|
Activity level : Easy
Included in your
A little about Split
The Roman Emperor Diocletian made Split his home in the 4th Century AD and built a vast palace complex on the waterfront that stands to this day. In fact several of the accommodation options we offer in Split are nestled inside the walls. These days there is an embankment in front of the palace but the water used to go right up to the wall. It's on this man-made strip of land that you'll find the Riva, a pedestrian promenade bustling with life. Split's UNESCO listed Old Town is contained within these old walls and it's a pedestrian-only maze that it is quie easy, but fun, to get lost in. Who know what romantic hidden cafés you might find in one of the narrow streets and alleyways. To get the best out of your time in Split however, we recommend taking a tour with a local guide. Split is very well connected for flights, with an international airport a half hour drive away and is a popular stopping point for our guests on their way between Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar, Vis or Korcula, all easily reached by a ferry from Split port. If you base yourself in Split for a few daysyou will find it is also well located for visits to some of Croatia's stunning national parks.
2 Nights in Dubrovnik
|Duration : 1.5 hours|
Activity level : Light
Included in your
A little about Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and ancient tradition. Marble-like polished limestone streets, a labyrinth of alleyways and breathtaking architecture compose the unique atmosphere of the Old Town. You’ll experience a true variety of sightseeing, leisure and outdoor adventures here. Dubrovnik’s most stunning feature is the 82-foot tall city wall which extends more than a mile. Game of Thrones fans will be in luck, as we offer a special tour to local set locations. King’s Landing never looked so good! There’s a rich selection of live performances for music lovers here, as concerts are performed daily, and in July and August the Dubrovnik Summer Festival of music, theatre and dance brings incredible performers from around the world. The nightlife is also exciting, with restaurants, cafes and bars that will keep you socializing until dawn. You’ll be staying in beautiful accommodation within short walking distance to all the major sites, so you’ll be able to sample a little of everything. But there are also several exciting day trips and cruises to enjoy. From kayaking through hidden coves to an authentic Croatian cooking class, vineyard tours, and trips as far afield as Montenegro, you’ll have more than enough to fill your itinerary.
Reviews from past guests
Overall rating: (4.9/5 based on 39 reviews)
Reviews from guests who have traveled with us to at least half the destinations in this itinerary
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The services included in this package are as follows:
- 3 Nights Accommodation in Zagreb
- Zagreb Airport Transfer
- Classic Zagreb Private Walking TourDuration : 2 hoursIncludes : Guide, Tickets for FunicularExcludes : Entrance Fees, Tip for the guide
- Zagreb - Trogir/Split Private Transfer with a Stop in Plitvice
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Split
- Split Private Walking TourDuration : 1.5 hoursIncludes : Private guideExcludes : Entrance Fees, Tip for the guide
- Split - Dubrovnik Bus
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Dubrovnik
- Dubrovnik Bus Station Transfer
- Dubrovnik Private Walking TourDuration : 1.5 hoursIncludes : Private English-speaking guideExcludes : Entrance Fees, Tip for the guide
- Dubrovnik Airport Transfer
- Pre-trip assistance of the JayWay Destination Manager
- On-trip assistance from local JayWay Representatives
- A pre-paid local cell phone for all destinations
- Excursion booking advice and assistance
- Access to your personalized Guest Page, with detailed destination information and tips on the best these cities can offer
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