Upon arrival to Zagreb, transfer from the airport to the hotel with a panoramic city sightseeing tour. Depending on the arrival – afternoon walking city tour of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Walking tour through the narrow streets of Upper Town, passing the Cathedral, Dolac open air market, Stone Gate St Mark s church with its picturesque roof, Parliament and Government buildings, Lotrscak Tower and many more.
After breakfast, departure to Marija Bistrica, the largest and most visited Marian sanctuary in Croatia.
Catholic faith has deep roots in the Croatian history and Mother Mary (called Queen of all Croats) is specially honored. The main pilgrimage site here is the parish church of St. Peter with a miraculous gothic sculpture of the Mother Mary of Bistrica dating from the 16th century. This church became a Croatian sanctuary in 1715 by the Parliament’s decision. On the hilltop of Bistrica’s Calvary, the Way of the Cross is marked by stone and bronze sculptures and consists of 15 stations showing Christ’s passion.
Drive back to Zagreb. Accommodation in the hotel.
After breakfast, departure to Rijeka. Sightseeing of Rijeka. Visit of the famous church and sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat, situated above the town According to the legend the sanctuary s history began with Mary’s house being transferred from Nazareth to Trsat in 1291 and then to Loretto, Italy three years after.
Its 13th century Franciscan cloister painted with 32 scenes from the file of the Virgin Mary with the Votive Chapel contains numerous picturesque popular illustrations of the miracles of Our Lady of Trsat.
Accommodation in the hotel.
After breakfast, departure for Sibenik with a stop in Zadar. Sightseeing of Zadar includes a delightful walk through the old core of the city. Visit of the church of Saint Donat – the symbol of the city and the most famous monumental edifice in Croatia from the early Middle Ages (9th c.). Discover the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, considered to be the most impressive basilica in Dalmatia. Its oldest parts are an early Christian basilica, but its present Romanesque appearance was shaped in the 12th century.
Continue to Sibenik, the oldest Croatian and Slavic city on the Adriatic.
The most famous sight is the Cathedral of St. James, from 15th century, built by Juraj Dalmatinac, whose statue made by one of the biggest Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, stands on the square in front of his masterpiece. Short sightseeing of Sibenik.
Accommodation in the hotel.
After breakfast, continue to the National Park Krka, one of the most amazing in Dalmatia, surrounded by untouched nature – enjoy the sights of crystal clear waters, waterfalls and small lakes. Embark boat on the river Krka for a cruise to the island of Visovac. Throughout the turbulent history of this region, the island of Visovac has always been an oasis of peace, where the Franciscan monastery and church from the 15th century served as fortresses of spirituality, morality and national identity.
Sail back to Skradinski buk W where you will have time for wondering around.
Continue drive to Trogir. Accommodation in the hotel.
After breakfast, short sightseeing of Trogir, known as a town museum, included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Walk through its narrow streets passing stone houses, churches, palaces, monasteries and walls. Visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence the main attraction in Trogir with the famous Romanesque portal created by the local artist Radovan. The sides of the portal feature lion figures, with the figures of Adam and Eve above them.
Continue to Split also included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Split is the largest and most important town in Dalmatia.
The town was developed around the palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century. Visit the well preserved cellars of Diocletian’s Palace walk up the stairs to Peristil where you will discover the beautiful Jupiter’s Temple. The Admire Cathedral of St. Duje, the patron of Split, originally the mausoleum of the palace, for which is considered the oldest Cathedral in the World.