Game of Thrones Walking Tour / Lokrum / Mount Srdj / Zadar / Plitvice Lakes / Krka National Park / Split / Marjan Hill / Pula Amphitheatre / Venice
This package includes
✔ 9 days river cruise including accommodation and breakfast
✔ Coaches and guides as per itinerary
✔ Game of Thrones Walking Tour and the City Walls Walking Tour on Day 1
✔ Ferry to and visit of the small island Lokrum on Day 1
✔ Cable car to the top of Mount Srdj on Day 1
✔ Walking Tour around the city of Zadar on Day 2
✔ Visit of the Archaeological Museum of Zadar on Day 2
✔ Visit of Sea Organ on Day 2
✔ Plitvice Lakes National Park and day trips on Day 3
✔ Visit of Krka National Park on Day 4
✔ Guided tour Split on Day 5
✔ Ascent to Marjan Hill on Day 5
✔ Ziplineing on Day 6
✔ Visit of the Pula Amphitheatre on Day 7
✔ Visit of Temple of Augustus on Day 7
✔ City walking tour around Pula on Day 8
✔ Visit of Botanical Garden on Day 8
✔ Visit of Museum of Broken Relationships on Day 8
✔ Daytrip to Venice including Grand Canal sightseeing tour on Day 9
Day 1 - Dubrovnik
We will start the day with a city walk. You can choose between the Game of Thrones Walking Tour and the City Walls Walking Tour. In both of the tours, you will see the beautiful old town and the city walls. On the Game of Thrones tour, you’ll visit the best sites where King's Landing scenes were filmed. You may even hear stories and gossip from behind the scenes as some of the tour guides were Game of Thrones extras and stand-ins. On the city walls tour you will walk along the 2 km long walls. While walking around the walls you will enjoy the view of the lively squares, impressive fortresses and the hidden narrow street. After the walk we will take a ferry to the small island Lokrum, which is just 600m off the coast of Dubrovnik. From the highest point of the island, you have a great view of the island and Dubrovnik. In the evening, we will take a cable car to the top of Mount Srdj for watching the sunset. From there you have a beautiful view that overlooks Dubrovnik and its surroundings.
Day 2 - Zadar
Welcome to Zadar, home to some of the best-preserved pre-Romanesque buildings in the world. We will start the day with a walking tour around the old town. First, we walk throw the Queen Jelena Madijevka Park built on top of the Grimaldi bastion by Five Wells Square. We will also come around the Church of St. Donatus, who began construction on this church in the 9th century and ended it on the north-eastern part of the Roman forum, and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. After the walk we will visit the Archaeological Museum where you can see artefacts from Zadar's development from Prehistoric times through to the first Croatian settlements In the evening, we will bring you to the Sea Organ, which is an architectural sound art object. The organ looks like a series of broad steps leading down into the water, but there´s actually very clever engineering hiding under the surface. The lower steps allow water and air to flow in. That water and air funnelled into resonant chambers under the steps, and pushed out through the channels on the upper stairs. Because the sea is always shifting and changing, the sea organ never sounds exactly the same twice.
Day 3 - Out of Zadar
Only 2h hours far with the coach is the Plitvice Lakes national Park an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is most famous for its over 16 lakes arranged in cascades. The lakes are all interconnected and separated by natural dams of travertine. You can choose between different guided tours deepens on duration and trail length. During the tours, you will see the great waterfall, which is the largest one in the park. You will also have an electric-boat ride across the largest of the Plitvice lakes – Lake “Kozjak”, a panoramic train ride, and a walk along the top of the canyon. o Option: Day trip from Split (3h) Daytrip from Pula (3,5h)
Day 4 - Split
Only 1 hour from Zadar or Split is the Krka National Park. In the Park, you can find over 800 spices of plats and there are living more than 200 bird and 18 different types of bats. The Krka national park can be divided into three parts, starting from the south with the most famous Skradinski Buk Waterfall at the base with a scenic trail looping around it. The middle portion consists of the Franciscan Monastary of the Lady of Mercy and the church of our Lady on the Viscova Island, which is about 2 hours boat ride away and the top; a little further up from it is the Roski slpa Waterfall, one of the most beautiful trails in Croatia. The northernmost part of the Krka National Park consists of the archaeological site Burnum, an ancient Roman military camp that was the seat of the XI Legion. You can only visit one part of the park for a half day or you can visit the whole park. If you need a break, you can swim in the water near the famous Skradinski Buk Waterfall.
Day 5 - Split
Split is Croatia’s largest coastal city. We will start the day with a guided tour of the old town. Meeting point the Peristyle Market Square, which is the most important square of Diocletian’s Palace, this is a great place to see what the city looked like in the days of ancient Rome. We will visit the Diocletian Palace, which was built in the 4th century. The Palace remains one of the best-preserved palaces of Late Antiquity. Most of the structures within the palace were repurposed. The Diocletian’s mausoleum was converted into a cathedral and the basement halls were turned into a garbage dump, but the outer walls and gates remained, as well as three of the 13 Egyptian sphinxes that Diocletian had used to decorate the palace. After the tour, we will climb up to the Marjan Hill, which is the most important city symbol. From the hill, you have a beautiful view of Split, its beaches all the way to the Central Dalmatia islands, like Brac, Hvar, Solta and Ciovo peninsula with Trogir town. We will hike around the Marjan to get back to the city. The official route will takes around 2,5 h.
Day 6 - Split Day out
Today is an adrenaline entertainment day because today we will doing Ziplineing. Ziplineing is located in the canyon of the Cetina River and consists of eight wires total length of 2100m. Depending on the size of the group, zipline gives you up to 3 hours of unforgettable fun and beautiful nature. Before the beginning, the group goes to the training ground and each guest receives equipment. The next thing is a short walk to the first wire. During the walk, you can enjoy the beautiful, almost untouched nature and stunning views of the Cetina river canyon. Before each wire, one of the guides demonstrate descend, while the second guide attaches you and gives you instructions.
Day 7 - Pula half day
We will start the day with visiting the Pula Amphitheatre, which was built in the 1st century and was used until the 5th century for gladiator battles. Builders used the interior stones and materials for construction elsewhere We will continue to the town square, still named ‘the Forum’, another 1st century relic: the Temple of Augustus. Next to the Temple of Augustus is the town hall, which is a mishmash of architecture, and flies five flags: Pula, Istria, Croatia, Italy and European Union. Leaving the Forum, we will walk a short distance before sidestepping through a building to see two more features of Pula’s preserved past: the Roman Floor Mosaic and the Chapel of St. Maria Formosa. The 2000-year-old mosaic, discovered in the 1940s, lies several feet lower than street level today and tells the story of Dirce, a Greek legend.
Day 8 - Day out of Pula
We will start the trip with the coach from Pula to Zagreb so: Welcome to Croatia’s capital city! In the morning will have a city walking tour. The, Zagreb Cathedral is the tallest building in Croatia. The imposing twin spires are 354 feet (108 meters) high. Next, we will visit the St. March Church, one of the oldest buildings in Zagreb and build in the 13th century. The church is famous for the gorgeous Romanesque architecture and colourful roof, which was construct in 1880. The inreriors of the Cathedral are richly decoratetd with its chandeliers apparently gifted by patrons in Las Vegas. We will end up the tour with a visit of the 360° observation desk, which offers panoramic views of the Croatian capital. Next, we will visit the Botanical Garden, which were founded in 1890 and has 10,000 species of plants and plenty of restful corners and paths. After a lunchbreak, we will visit the Museum of Broken Relationships Its exhibits include personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions.
Day 9 - Pula day out
Today we will do a Daytrip to Venice. You have two different options to get there. The properly easiest way of getting from Pula to Venice is to take a catamaran but you can also get there by coach. The travel time will be more or less the same. In Venice, we will first have a Grand Canal sightseeing tour to get an overview of all the sightseeing spots. The tour will end at the St Mark`s Square or Piazza San Marco. The Square is home to a number of sites that are worth taking some time to look at. First, we will climb up the Campanile di San Marco – the large bell tower at the corner of the square. This will afford you with quite splendid views across Venice, and the surrounding lagoon and islands. Back down at ground level, you will want to take in the Basilica di San Marco. This is one of the most famous churches in Venice.