Self Drive Croatia is an itinerary for those who wish to “go it alone” and self drive with pre-booked hotel accommodation. A self-drive holiday with Croatia Travel Specialists allows you the freedom to plan your own trip. Furthermore, the flexibility of a self-drive allows you to go where you want and take your time visiting places; without the hassle of finding accommodation last minute.
On arrival collect your car at Zagreb airport – an Opel Astra /Ford Focus or similar. Your journey starts in Zagreb. Overnight in a 4 star HOTEL.
Today you will have the opportunity to walk through the historical centre of “Upper Town” of Zagreb with its famous Cathedral, Stone Gate, and St. Marks Church. Overnight in a 4 star HOTEL. (B)
Day 3Zagreb - Opatija
After breakfast you will drive from Zagreb to the beautiful Bay of Kvarner and its popular seaside resort of Opatija. On your journey to Opatija stop in the lovely town of Samobor, or in the city of Rijeka and its old town or the town of Kastav. Kastav, situated near Rijeka, attracts thousands of visitors from Croatia and abroad every year. Overnight in a 4 star HOTEL. (B)
Day 4Opatija - Plitvice Lakes - Zadar
After breakfast, you will drive inland to the National Park of Plitvice, for a walking tour where you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. You will then continue to Zadar and visit the ruins of the Roman Forum and St. Donat Church from the IX century. Overnight in a 4 star HOTEL. (B)
Day 5Zadar - Trogir - Split
After breakfast today, you will travel from Zadar to Split via Trogir. Visit the picturesque town of Trogir, built on a small island and connected by a stone bridge. This small town is a cultural treasure, well known for it’s narrow streets and the St. Lawrence cathedral. Continue to Split. Overnight in a 4 star HOTEL. (B)
Day 6Split - Dubrovnik
After breakfast you will discover the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the remains of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, and the Cathedral. Afterwards you will continue on to Dubrovnik. 2 nights in a 4 star HOTEL. (B)
After breakfast you are will have the morning free to enjoy the beautiful town of Dubrovnik. Visit the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, the Church of St. Blaise, the Cathedral and the Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the World. (B)
Day 8Depart Dubrovnik
After breakfast, the rest of your day is at leisure until you return the car to Dubrovnik airport. This will mark the end of your tour. (B)