Croatia Fly & Drive
The essence of the Mediterranean at your leisure
- Flights to Venice, the starting and ending point of the trip
- Discover Croatia on your own terms and at your own leisure with the hire car included in the trip
- You’ll see cities with an impressive past, such as Zagreb, Zadar and Dubrovnik
- Experience the purely Mediterranean atmosphere of places such as Split or Rijeka
- Combine cultural visits with trips into the countryside, such as Plitvice Lakes
- And enjoy the beaches of the Croatian coast!
- 7 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Return flights (tax included)
- 7 days car rental
- Try the extensive Croatian cuisine and “Maraschino”, a typical cherry liqueur
- Did you know that ties come from Croatia? You can buy them as a souvenir at the Dolac Market in Zagreb
- If you want to have an evening drink in Split, the liveliest area is Majstora Jurja street
- You must purchase the “vignette”, a sticker for driving on motorways and highways, in order to drive through Slovenia on your way to Croatia
- Visit the tourist board’s website: www.croatia.hr
Day 1: Flight to Venice.
Arrive at your airport of origin 90 minutes before departure to check in and board your flight to Venice. Upon arrival, collect your hire car and start the tour to discover fantastic Croatia. Drive to Rijeka (this takes a little over 3 hours), one of the most important Mediterranean ports. Depending on your time of arrival, check in at your accommodation and start discovering the city, which is very lively both during the day and at night. Overnight stay in Rijeka.
Day 2: Rijeka - Zagreb.
If you didn’t have time yesterday, go for a walk around the Stari grad (the old city) and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat, one of the most typical sights of Rijeka. Continue on your route towards Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, which is around a 2-hour drive away. The historic centre of Zagreb has a lovely mix of cobbled streets, buildings and churches and modern shops, restaurants and cafés. Stroll along Ilica street, the longest street in the city, take the funicular up to Gornji grad and visit Lotrscak tower, Saint Mark’s church and the huge Kamenita vrata, among others. Overnight stay in Zagreb.
Day 3: Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes - Zadar.
An intense day of driving and impressive views await you today. Set off for Plitvice Lakes early in the morning. Enjoy the wonderful countryside of the Mala Kapela and Pljesivica mountains and their 16 lakes connected by waterfalls. A true wonder of nature. Carry on towards Zadar. Its walled historic quarter is located on a peninsula and is connected to land by a bridge, which is the symbol of the city. There are many different archaeological gems and monuments waiting to be discovered. However, the most noteworthy in Zadar is its beautiful sunset. Accommodation in Zadar. The tour covers around 270 km today.
Day 4: Zadar - Split.
The tour continues towards one of the most famous cities of the region of Dalmatia. Particularly noteworthy in Split are Diocletian’s Palace, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the cathedral of Saint Domnius, patron saint of the city, and the Republic Square, etc. However, the greatest attraction of the city is its youthful spirit and lively atmosphere. If you’re looking to escape from it all, just go out of the city a little to find Marjan hill, a forestry park where you can enjoy peaceful countryside and wonderful views. Overnight stay in Split. Total tour 160 km.
Day 5: Split - Dubrovnik.
The next stop on your trip is considered the “Crown Jewel” of the Adriatic. Although the area surrounding Dubrovnik is spectacular, for many it has become too touristic as a city. But don’t let that stop you. Dubrovnik, surrounded by almost 2 km of medieval walls, is a real outdoor museum and was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Among its countless monuments are Pile Gate (western entrance to the historic quarter), the Franciscan monastery, Orlando’s column, Sponza Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Rector’s Palace, among others. And if you’re travelling in the summertime, go for a swim on Gradska Plaza beach, very close to the medieval city. Overnight stay in Dubrovnik. Total tour: approx. 230 km.
Day 6: Dubrovnik - Sibenik.
Today you have to set off back north. We suggest you stop in Trogir (around a 3-hour drive from Dubrovnik), one of the most charming cities of the Dalmatian region, before reaching Sibenik. The fortresses of Saint Anne and Saint John are noteworthy at the highest part of the city of Sibenik. Below is the Old Town, with its network of steep, narrow streets. If you want to enjoy beautiful countryside, visit the mouth of the Krka river and its many different waterfalls, only 10 km from the city. Overnight stay in the Sibenik - Krka area.
Day 7: Sibenik - Trieste.
Continuing on your way to Italy, drive to Trieste, the last stop on your trip. You can stop off on the way and enjoy the views of the Adriatic, such as the residential town of Opatija, site of the former summer homes of the most select European aristocracy. On arriving at Trieste, go for a walk around to visit the city. Overnight stay in Trieste. Slightly over a 4-hour trip in total.
Day 8: Return flight.
Today you have to go back to Venice to take your return flight. The drive to Venice takes approximately 90 minutes. Trieste is around 160 km from Venice. Depending on the departure time of your flight, make the most of the last few hours to visit the region. Get to Venice airport in plenty of time so that you can return the car and check in for and board your return flight. Arrival at your city of origin. End of the trip and of our services.
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