Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:59

SCENTS OF CROATIA 2018 – departure Zagreb

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DAY 1 ZAGREB 4*
Arrival to Zagreb Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred to hotel where you will stay for 2 nights. Welcome meeting at the hotel at 19:00. Overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 2 ZAGREB – TRAKOSCAN CASTLE – VELIKI TABOR CASTLE – ZAGREB 4*
Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, during which you will have the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Afterwards we are heading to Trakoscan castle - one of the most attractive castles in Croatia. Built on the visible foundations of simple Romanic citadels from the XII and XIII centuries. Later we will enjoy typical Zagorje meal on The Hill of Sin (Grešna Gorica) and visit Veliki Tabor castle – a 15th century castle, offering a visitor an atmosphere of genuine Zagorje scenery and making him feel a part of the romantic and dramatic past of Hrvatsko Zagorje. Overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 3 ZAGREB – FUŽINE – OPATIJA 4*
Breakfast at hotel. Early departure to Fužine – a municipality situated 730m above sea level, in the southwest part of Gorski Kotar, surrounded by picturesque mountains, by the silence of centenary evergreen woods and by the beauty of its lakes. We will have time to visit the cave Vrelo and have nice walk around the Lake Bajer. The lunch will take place in famous local restaurant Bitoraj famous for its venison meals that we shall have the opportunity to taste. Afternoon departure from Fužine to Opatija. Enjoy a free evening and dinner on your own in Opatija. Overnight in Opatija.
DAY 4 OPATIJA – MOTOVUN – BUJE – ROVINJ – OPATIJA 4*
Breakfast at hotel. First stop will be made at Buzet to taste some local brandies along with homemade Istrian salami at distillery Aura. After Buzet we will visit another small picturesque town of Motovun, famous for its history and culture. First part of the day will end at Buje with a typical beer house meal in a local beer house San Servolo. In the afternoon stop will be made for sightseeing tour of the beautiful romantic town of Rovinj before going to back to Opatija. Overnight in Opatija.
DAY 5 OPATIJA – PAG – ZADAR 4*
Breakfast at hotel. Departure from Opatija to port of Prizna for a ferry ride to the island of Pag. First stop of the day at Sirana Gligora will give us opportunity to taste some of the famous cheeses from Pag Island. Zadar will be final destination of the day. In the early evening you’ll enjoy seafood meal for the first time in Croatia. Overnight in Zadar.
DAY 6 ZADAR – KRKA NATIONAL PARK – SPLIT 4*
After breakfast at hotel we are heading to Krka National Park. This morning we will explore the park's extensive waterways and complex history dating back to late 10th century and first Croatian kings. We will visit Skradinski Buk waterfall, the place where the second hydro plant in the world was built, just a few years after the one on Niagara Falls. A boat will take there from Skradin. Early afternoon will be reserved for a traditional Dalmatian lunch in a local konoba. Before ending our day in Split visit of the charming town of Trogir will enrich our afternoon. Overnight in Split.
DAY 7, SPLIT 4*
Breakfast at hotel. Morning walking tour of Split. Enjoy the magnificent town of Split with it’s numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites. In the late afternoon we will visit Uje Oil Bar for oil and wine tasting. Evening at leisure. Enjoy the wonderful energy of this town. Have a taste of some of the excellent local food in the typical “konoba” restaurants. Overnight in Split.
DAY 8 SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK 4*
Breakfast at hotel. Early departure to Dubrovnik. On our way from Split to Dubrovnik and after wine tasting at one of the small wineries of Peljesac peninsula we will have a fish/seafood lunch in Ston, famous for its oysters and mussels. This medieval little town whose history reaches back as far as the 14th century. It is a small town with the longest stone wall in Europe (5,5km), with narrow quiet streets, noble ancient houses and with traces of ancient cultures. Its former value as a „salt city“gets confirmed even today in the plants of the oldest active salt-works in the world. These salt works have remained faithful to the tradition and to the natural way of salt production which has not changed since remote ages. Enjoy a free evening in Dubrovnik and dinner on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 9 DUBROVNIK 4*
Breakfast at hotel. Morning walking tour of Dubrovnik. Our expert guide will lead you through the narrow streets of the Old Town introducing you to the history and culture of this magnificent city along with the main sights like: the Orlando Column, Rector’s Palace, St Blaise church, the Cathedral, Sponza Palace and many others. After this walking tour we are going to Konavle region for a visit of the countryside and honey tasting in one of the local households. The Konavle valley is a fascinating region in the hinterland of Dubrovnik. Known for its traditional way of living, pure olive oil, green honey, sweet smelling herbs and embroidery it is a real ethnographic, gastronomic and natural jewel of Croatia. We shall end our day with a typical Dalmatian PEKA meal in one of the local konobas. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 10 DUBROVNIK 4*
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport (or other hotel / accommodation unit in Dubrovnik)


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DAY 1 DUBROVNIK – ARRIVAL AND WELCOME DINNER
Arrival at Dubrovnik airport. Transfer to your hotel. George Bernard Shaw proclaimed: „Those who seek paradise on earth should seek it in Dubrovnik“. The city of Dubrovnik, as a whole, has been for a long time on the UNESCO World Heritage list and its integral parts, certain sights, are sometimes dwarfed by the magnificent harmony of the entire city. It’s no wonder that this monumental city was chosen to pose as one of Westeros’ main landmarks, King's Landing: Dubrovnik’s old town is surrounded by thick stone walls and is located on a peninsula surrounded by a dramatic stone cliff. Authentic welcoming Game of Thrones dinner will be served at the small restaurant „Jezuiti“ near the famous filming locations. Restaurant itself was very popular among Game of Thrones actors and HBO crew during the shooting in Dubrovnik. Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Gwendoline Christie and Natalie Dormer often had dinner here. After lovely dinner and meeting your fellow travelers walk down the steps where Cersei did her walk of shame. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK – GAME OF THRONES CITY TOUR AND LOKRUM ISLAND – UNVEIL KING'S LANDING
Breakfast at hotel. Enter the city of the Iron Throne, meet the streets where the Targaryens, Starks and Lannisters used to walk. Climb the fortresses and walls that where attacked by the Baratheons, take a walk on the shores of the Blackwater bay and experience the life in the capital of the 7 kingdoms. On this tour you will visit the Lovrijenac fortress, Dubrovnik city walls, walk the streets and parks of this ancient city where the filming of the famous HBO series Game of Thrones took place. Our experienced guide will take you on a journey through time to the ''War of the Five Kings'' on these last days of summer (because the Winter is coming). After the tour of the city of the Iron Throne we will take a short boat ride to Lokrum island. The Game of Thrones production team used this island as a stand-in for the city of Quarth near the Jade Sea, which is visited by Daenerys Targaryen in season two. Some of the garden scenes were filmed in the botanical gardens on Lokrum and in the former Benedictine monastery. Free evening. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 3 DUBROVNIK – CABLE CAR TOUR AND ARBORETUM TRSTENO
Breakfast at hotel. Depart from your hotel toward the newly open cable car station situated in vicinity of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival to the cable car lower station you will proceed with a cable car panoramic ride to the Srd hill. From here you will be offered a bird’s eye view of the greatness of the entire city and surroundings of the centuries old Dubrovnik rooftops which you will never forget. Our driver will wait for us at the top and we will continue with our guide towards Trsteno - to the gardens of Kings Landing where Margarey Tyrell and Sansa Stark became friends, where Lord Baelish and Lord Vayrs confront their plots and where Oleanna Tyrell took a role in Games for the Throne. Free evening. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 4 DUBROVNIK – FREE TIME AND DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. We will recap everything seen during our short but sweet stay and say goodbye to our fellow travelers before heading to the airport.

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Another great promotion of Dubrovnik in making this days come from 2Cellos. As they post on their facebook, they recorded Game of Thrones video on their „set“ in Dubrovnik.

The medieval town listed as UNESCO World Heritage, the well known Game of Thrones film sets and two great musicans...

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Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:49

Game of Thrones & Trsteno from Dubrovnik

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A stroll around the City of the Iron Throne and a visit to the gardens of King’s Landing come coupled in this half-day discovery of the Game of Thrones filming locations. 
Welcome to the city of the Iron Throne! Walk the streets where Targaryens, Starks and Lannisters used to walk. Climb the fortresses and walls which where attacked by the Baratheons. Stroll on the shores of the Blackwater bay and experience life in the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. This tour takes you to Lovrijenac fortress, Dubrovnik city walls, and around many corners which appeared in the mega-popular Game of Thrones. After all the walking, enjoy a short drive to the beautiful gardens of Trsteno, the first arboretum in this part of the world. You know, where Sansa and Margaery Tyrell discussed marriage in general, and Sansa’s marriage to Tyrion in particular. 
115,00 €

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