Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through Croatia’s majestic cathedrals. Explore the architectural wonders of Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, and Dubrovnik on this 8-day tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage as you witness the grandeur of these sacred landmarks. Discover the harmonious blend of art, religion, and tradition while marveling at the intricate details of these magnificent structures. Uncover the spiritual essence of Croatia’s cathedrals and create lasting memories on this captivating adventure.
ZAGREB – RIJEKA – ZADAR – SIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT – DUBROVNIK
8 days | 7 nights
Day 1: Zagreb
Upon arrival in Zagreb, transfer from the airport to your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Zagreb – Marija Bistrica – Zagreb (100 km)
After breakfast, we will go on a sightseeing tour of Zagreb, including Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church with its famous multi-coloured roof, the picturesque central market, and the Croatian National Theatre. In the afternoon, we will visit Zagreb’s Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the largest ecclesiastical building in Croatia, which houses the tombs of bishops and distinguished individuals from Croatian history. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Zagreb – Rijeka (170 km)
After breakfast, we will depart for Rijeka and visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat, situated on the top of Trsat hill. According to legend dating back to the 13th century, Mary’s house from Nazareth appeared here and later mysteriously disappeared, only to be discovered in Loreto, Italy, where it remains as a shrine. We will then descend to the city of Rijeka to visit the Church of St. Vitus, modeled after the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute in Venice. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Rijeka.
Day 4: Rijeka – Zadar (250 km)
After breakfast, we will drive to Zadar. We will have a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, considered the most impressive basilica in Dalmatia. The cult of St. Anastasia began in the 9th century after Bishop Donat brought her remains from Constantinople and enshrined them in this church. Check-in at the hotel in Zadar, dinner, and overnight stay.
Day 5: Zadar – Šibenik – Split (160 km)
After breakfast, we will head south towards Šibenik, the oldest Croatian and Slavic city on the Adriatic, known for its famous Cathedral of St. James. This cathedral is the most important Renaissance architectural monument in Croatia, built in the 15th and 16th centuries. After a short rest, we will continue our journey to Split. Split is most famous for Diocletian’s Palace, the most important and best-preserved Roman building in Croatia, constructed between AD 295 and 305. Check-in at the hotel in Split. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Split – Trogir – Split (60 km)
After breakfast and a sightseeing tour of the city (Diocletian’s Palace, Peristyle, Cathedral of St. Domnius), we will head to the town of Trogir, whose historical center was included on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List in 1997. We will visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, which dates back to the 13th century and features a Romanesque portal created by the renowned Croatian sculptor Radovan in 1240. Return to Split. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Split – Makarska Riviera – Ston – Dubrovnik (230 km)
After breakfast, we will travel south along the Makarska Riviera and Neretva Valley towards Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone cities in the world. Along the way, we will make a short break in Ston, known for its large oyster farms on the Eastern Adriatic coast. Arrive in Dubrovnik, a city-monument registered on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
Day 8: Dubrovnik – Kotor – Dubrovnik (160 km)
After breakfast, we will have a morning city tour of Dubrovnik, including a visit to the Franciscan Monastery, Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral. Later on, we will head south to Kotor, where we will visit the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, built in Romanesque style during the Middle Ages. Return to Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9: Dubrovnik
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.