Today we fly overnight and land in Zagreb, Croatia the next morning. We will walk through the colorful Tkalciceva district and enjoy quaint cafes and craft shops. From here, head off to Jelacic Square, stone gate, the Gothic Cathedral and the quirky “museum of broken relationships”. Finish the day with a wonderful dinner. (Pictured: Zagreb Cathedral and city skyline)
Day Two: Zagreb, Croatia
We continue exploring Zagreb and visit the Zagreb Cathedral which was dedicated to Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus on January 2, 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia. It's 46 meters wide and 108 meters high.
Day Three: Zagreb, Croatia
Continue exploring Zagreb.
Day Four: Zadar
On this day, we head to the seaside city of Zadar. Sit along the waters edge at the famed Morske Orgulie (Sea Organ), pass through the ancient city gates and watch the sunset along the Paeo Maritime.
Day Five: Split
Today we visit Diocletian’s Palace (pictured) in the city of Split. This incredible ancient wonder begins our journey into the old section of Split with its Romanesque architecture. Our day is completed with a visit to Putalj Winery and olive plantation.
Day Six: Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, a true highlight of the trip, this morning we head to the famous seaside port of Dubrovnik. Stroll along the ancient walls, enjoy a ride on Dubrovnik cable cars, sit and have lunch in the old city and bask in the sights of the Mediterranean gem.
Aerial view of old city Dubrovnik in a beautiful summer day, Croatia
Day Seven: Palermo
The morning after your arrival in Palermo, we will embark upon a walking tour of the city with a local historian. Many of Palermo’s treasures are immediately accessible with a pleasant stroll, including the Palermo Theater (pictured), a fascinating street market, the Cathedral, the Norman Palace and Pretorian Fountain. You’ll quickly navigate Palermo like a local! Before dinner, we will enjoy a show by a local puppet master.
Day Eight: Palermo
Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Seafront view
Day Nine: Taormina
Today explore the hillside town Taormina near Mount Etna.
Day Ten: Palermo
We will continue to explore Palermo. Pictured is the Piazza Pretoria located in the Historical Center of Palermo.
Day Eleven: Palermo
Day Twelve: Fly Home
Over the last 12 days, we have traveled through Croatia and Sicily. We started with a thorough examination of Croatia and its coastal culture and history. We then experienced and learned the mixed Muslim and Greek history of Sicily, both of which they’ve managed to thoroughly embrace. We hope this experience leaves you enriched, fulfilled and excited to consider what to explore next year!