BACKPACK CROATIA

Description

Croatia is a tourist's delight: it offers a unique combination of all the things you will seek: breathtaking natural beauty, great swimming, summertime sun, oodles of history, interesting architecture, incredible wine, delicious seafood, yacht-filled harbors, cocktail bars aplenty... the list goes on.

So hop on aboard and embark on this incredibly fulfilling journey to Backpack Croatia with us!


Highlights

Diocletian Palace Walking Tour :

Meet your guide outside Diocletian Palace and head inside to discover the delights of its incredible ruins. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace was originally built as a lavish home for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, but became more like a city in its own right as more buildings were added to it throughout the ages.

Dubrovnic Old Town and Ancient City Walls Tour :
With your local guide, explore Dubrovnik's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see Orlando's Column, the City Bell Tower, the Rector's Palace and the Church of St Blaise.



Itinerary

Day 1: Land into Split
Croatia's biggest coastal city of Split is a nucleus of fun, sun, culture and history with medieval towns, Roman ruins and national parks in abundance. Stroll along the famous waterfront Riva Promenade with the beautiful setting of the Adriatic in the background. The pedestrian avenue is flanked by bars, cafes and eateries, too.
Soak in the rich culture and artistic history of Croatia at the Museum of Fine Arts, which is home to some incredible works of modern art. Climb up to Bell Tower for spectacular views of the city and an enchanting sunset as a romantic blanket envelops the city, before it's roaring nightlife kicks in.
Day 2: Split
Today, you take the famous Diocletian Palace Walking Tour. The 2-hour tour of the UNESCO site covers all the must-visit sites, such as the underground cellars, Peristyle Square, Cathedral of St Duje and the Temple of St Jupiter.Get lost in the basement, where the bustling marketplace is located. Don't forget to spot the remaining sphinxes and rub the toe of the statue, Gregory of Nin for good luck and a return visit to Split, as per urban legend.
Laze around on the stunning crystal-blue beaches of Split and return to Riva for its pulsing nightlife.
Day 3: Split-Hvar
Leave for Hvar from Splip by cataran.With its stunning interior is a panorama of lavender fields, peaceful villages and pine-covered hills, Hvar is the sunniest and greenest of the Croatian islands.Having long been under Venetian rule, Hvar's architecture and landscape will remind you of Venice.
Get a small boat or water taxi from the harbor and head for the tiny Pakleni Islands, especially Sveti Klement and Palmizana Cove, where there are small restaurants which serve fresh food with an authentic home-made experience.
These islands are secluded and offer clear water and an ideal setting for some swimming and snorkeling.
Day 4: Hvar
Explore the Old Town today. Begin with Hvar Cathedral overlooking the main square, built between the 16th and 17th centuries. From here, walk south to the Franciscan monastery. The museum is home to a magnificent 17th-century painting of the Last Supper.
Return to the main square, then climb steps to the Castle for fantastic views of the harbour.
Day 5: Hvar-Dubrovnik
A magnificent curtain of walls surrounds marble streets and baroque buildings in Dubrovnik. The main pedestrian street, Placa, is a blend of cafés and shops with outstanding monuments at either end.
Do the exhilarating cable car ride to the top of the hill for a stunning birds' eye view of the old city. Relax and slip inside the Franciscan Monastery where you'll find some shade in the hidden courtyard garden. Try the bargain ice cream, Croatian wine and the delicious sea food. Touch the heads of the figures on the ancient Onofrio's Fountain for good luck and dance the night away in one of the many harbor side clubs.
Day 6: Dubrovnik
Don your sport shoes, today you will be learning a little bit about the history of Dubrovnik. Discover the best of Dubrovnik on a combined tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town and ancient city walls. With your local guide, explore Dubrovnik's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see Orlando's Column, the City Bell Tower, the Rector's Palace and the Church of St Blaise. Then, explore the city ancient walls and see Fort Revelin and Minceta Tower. As you wander around Dubrovnik, learn the interesting history of this walled city from your knowledgeable local guide.
Day 7: Depart Dubrovnik


Includes / Excludes

Includes:

    INCLUDES:
    • Airport pick-up and drop off to your hostel across Backpack Croatia, as we want the first step of your trip to be hassle-free one
    • Continental breakfasts.
    • Accommodation in centrally located, highly recommended & rated hostels.
    • All inter-city travel.
    • A Diocletion Palace walking tour in Split
    • An Ancient City Walls tour in Dubrovnic.
    • A complete travel dossier with must dos in each city along with other off-the-beaten-path information.
    • Free consultation and assistance with planning pre or post trip extended days
    **Please note the included activities are subject to change based on availability on date.
    EXCLUDES:
    • Airfare and visa. We can however recommend agents to help you with this. Approval of visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned embassy.
    • Food. We want you to sample local food and therefore not restrict you to any one restaurant.

Excludes:

Accomodation / Transport

Accomodation:

Accommodation in centrally located, highly recommended hostels is included in your cost. These hostels are neat, clean and a great place to meet fellow travelers. Most have full service kitchens, Laundromats, apart from internet facilities and safe deposit lockers.
Accommodation will be in 4-6 bed dorms and en suite facilities will be available wherever possible. Some hostels also have women-only floors.
Transportation : All intercity travel cost, either by high-speed trains, flights or road are included.

Transportation:


Optional Activities

Day trip from Split: White Water Rafting on Cetina River

Navigate the rushing rapids of Croatia’s Cetina River on a full-day white-water rafting experience! After traveling from Split to the waterfront, jump aboard an inflatable raft and paddle for roughly 7 miles (11km) along the naturally flowing river with an on board skipper, passing through stretches of secluded countryside.

Sea Kayaking tour from Cavtat

Explore the seas around Cavtat near Dubrovnik on a 3-hour sea kayaking trip, and go snorkeling on tiny Supetar island. Hear ancient legends and stories as you paddle through the crystal clear waters of Cavtat's sheltered bay, enjoying unbeatable views of the town's harbor. Enjoy lunch at an idyllic blue lagoon before enjoying free time to explore the countryside on the remote island of Supetar.

   
 

  
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