JULY 19-26TH, 2020
Bookings close April 12, 2020
Zagreb, the Capital city of Croatia, was recently voted the #1 place to travel to in 2017 by Lonely Planet. This makes it the ideal destination to start off a whole week in Croatia! The hospitality scene in Zagreb is world-class, and the prices are super affordable. You will quickly see why Zagreb (and the rest of Croatia) is a desired destination for international travelers. With public Wi-Fi available everywhere you go, as well as robust public transportation, you will be sure to love it here. There will be an optional evening workout, as well as a walking tour and an included group dinner to welcome you to this breathtaking country. Then, close out the evening by spending your first night here touring through a thriving food and beer scene, or just exploring this unique capitol city.
After an optional morning workout in Zagreb, we will take off to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Plitvice is one of the oldest national parks in southeastern Europe, a BREATHTAKING waterfall national park about halfway between Zagreb and Split. Enjoy the walkways and hiking trails that wind through the unbelievable lakes and waterfalls. You will have several hours to explore and take in the nature before we make our way to the port town of Split. After arriving in Split, there will be a walking tour to the top of Marjan Hill for sunset and an included group dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. You're going to love it here, we promise!
Split is widely regarded as one of the best cities to visit in Croatia. Its premiere location on the upper coast of the country, and its proximity to the island of Hvar has resulted in the city being an ultra important seaport for centuries. Split is the home to former Emperor Diocletian, whose palace is now converted into a bustling and thriving city center. With a plethora of hotels, restaurants, and ports, this seaside town just may be your next favorite place. We will give you a scenic tour of Split, and then allow you some time to explore on your own and get lost in this old city. After a few hours, we will depart for an island hopping tour. This will take us through sunset, and then we will return to Split in the early evening!
With so much to do in and around Split, day 4 comes with a few different options. If you want to go whitewater rafting, we will depart for the river and mountains in the morning. If you would like to see the island of Hvar instead, one of our guides will ferry out to the island to explore it with you for a few hours before heading back to Split. VoyEdge RX will also plan an optional early morning drop-in to CrossFit Split for anyone who is jonesing for a workout. You have the majority of the day to raft or explore Hvar. In the late afternoon, we'll depart from the Split Harbor and board a ferry or bus ride to Makarska. This new region we are venturing towards has so much to offer that no matter what your interests are, there is something for you. Shooting ranges, wine tastings, jet skis, and the beach are all optional activities you can take part in!
With a full day in this jewel of the Adriatic, we can really sink our teeth into this ancient city. Makarska is one of the premiere beach destinations in all of Croatia. Settled on a horseshoe-shaped bay, the Biokovo mountains and Adriatic Sea provide the best of both worlds. Saddle up for an epic hike in the morning, followed by an adventurous zip-lining tour. After a morning in the mountains, spend the rest of the day on pristine white beaches nestled among pine trees overlooking the sea. Later, enjoy yourself on the Makarska promenade, sipping down margaritas at a world famous cave bar while taking in the bluest water you will ever see! Makarska is known for many adventure offerings, and it's up to you to decide what you're going to do here.
After our double night in Makarska, we will make our way to Bosnia & Herzegovina to see Mostar. Mostar takes its name after a historical structure called Stari Most, simply meaning 'The Old Bridge'. This gorgeous bridge has stood the test of time from when it was first built by the Ottoman Architect, Mimar Hayreddin. It took nearly 9 years for the bridge to be constructed, but through the bridge’s 429 year lifespan it was destroyed in the Bosnian conflict in the 1990's and was rebuilt in 2004. The bridge is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and proudly sits in the border region of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia, with the two cultures and countries being separated by the Neretva River. You will spend the day touring through Mostar, and in the evening we will depart for Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik has been around since the 7th century...which makes it a very old seaport. It's only 3 meters above sea level, so you can be assured you're going to get some seriously warm days here. The walled city (better known as, 'King's Landing' from Game of Thrones) is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is surrounded by 2 kilometers of ancient walled fortifications. With activities like a Game of Thrones film tour, vespa scooter rentals, hikes, horseback riding, jeep safari's, sea kayaking, sailing, and national park tours, the day will be yours to conquer. Or, if you want to lay back and relax, feel free to soak in the sun at the many beaches around the city. VoyEdge RX will set up an included group dinner for the everyone to reconvene later in the evening.
Welcome to the last day of the tour! Depending on when your flight out of the Dubrovnik airport is, you may spend a couple hours laying out on the white sand beaches, or simply feel free to use the morning to get a lasting impression of Croatia before departure. Please book a time-appropriate flight out of Dubrovnik (DBV) and plan ahead, as VoyEdge RX will pay for your bus ticket to the airport. There will be an optional late morning WOD if your flight is in the afternoon or evening. It has been a pleasure spending this last week exploring the beauty of Croatia with you! Safe travels home, and see you on the next adventure.