The best of Croatia tour
Come and discover breathtaking beauties of Croatia and Croatian people with us on this unique and customized tour. Learn about unspoiled nature, crystal clear sea, warm hospitality of Croatians, superb cuisine, interesting traditions and fascinating history and culture with our experienced and professional local guides.
* Note: This tour can be extended to 10, 12 or more days. All our tours can be customized according to your wishes and preferences (number of days, sites, accommodation, etc.)
Day 1 ZAGREB - Arrival. Overnight in Zagreb.
Welcome to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and one of the oldest central European cities. Your guide will meet you at Zagreb Airport and transfer you to your hotel. After you check in, we suggest that you relax yourself in an evening walk through the center of Zagreb and enjoy your first evening in one of Zagreb’s many cafes and restaurants.
Day 2 EXPLORING ZAGREB and surroundings (VELIKI TABOR CASTLE). Overnight in Zagreb.
This morning we will take you to experience Zagreb and its surroundings. We'll reveal you the secrets of the oldest medieval parts of Upper town and show you beautiful parks and squares of Lower town. We will also discover Zagorje region, a picturesque rural area where, in the medieval times, respectable gentlemen and nobles built their manors and castles in search of beauty and comfort. We will visit the fairytale castle – Veliki Tabor, the most beautiful castle in whole Croatia. We are also going to have lunch with specialties of the local cuisine in one of Zagorje taverns. At the end of the day, we are coming back to Zagreb.
Day 3 ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES - ZADAR. Overnight in Zadar.
After breakfast our journey today takes you to the most famous natural wonder of Croatia and this part of Europe – Plitvice Lakes national park. On the way we'll stop in Rastoke miller village, unique example of traditional 17th century village architecture which once had more than 50 water mills built on a breathtaking waterfalls. Just 25 min further south we we'll start a comfortable hike along the sixteen beautiful and crystal-clear lakes with numerous cascades and waterfalls. After 4 hours easy walk we are are making our way to Zadar a city built from Roman Iadera and a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Once we arrive in Zadar we will take a walk along its ancient streets and Roman Forum to its most famous modern monuments: Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun.
Day 4, ZADAR - ŠIBENIK- TROGIR - SPLIT. Overnight in Split.
After breakfast we are continuing our journey further south along the picturesque Dalmatian coastline. Our first stop will be in Šibenik, the oldest autochthonous Croatian town where we’ll visit the unique monument of European sacral architecture – St. Jacobs Cathedral, which has been listed as UNESCO's World Cultural Monument. Afterwords, we continue towards Trogir, an old Croatian town first inhabited by Greeks and Romans and famous for its Romanesque and gothic old core with St. Lawrence Cathedral. In the evening, we are arriving to Split where we are going to spend the next two nights.
Day 5 SPLIT. Overnight in Split.
Today your your guide will take you for a walk through the „most beautiful city in the world“, how Split if often called by its citizens. You’ll visit the Diocletian Palace in the heart of Split, built as a residential palace in 3rd century AD by the Roman Emperor Diocletian and a priceless monument included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Enjoy the heart of Split – the famous Split waterfront or Riva where you will feel the friendly and cozy atmosphere of this vibrant city.
Day 6 SPLIT – PELJEŠAC PENINSULA – DUBROVNIK. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Today we are leaving Split. On our way to Dubrovnik, we will drive through the Neretva valley and we will visit Ston on the beginning of the Pelješac peninsula, known for the 3,5 miles long fortification complex dating from the 14th century. Mali Ston and Ston area are known for great and fresh seafood especially oysters which are grown in the Mali Ston bay. We will also visit one of the local wineries and try their wines later in the afternoon before proceeding to Dubrovnik. In late afternoon we arrive to Dubrovnik and check into our accommodation.
Day 7 EXPLORING DUBROVNIK. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
This whole day is reserved for exploring and enjoying in our Pearl of Adriatic – the old town Dubrovnik. The great George Bernard Shaw wrote: „Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik" and he was as many others overjoyed by the beauty and rich history of this old town under the UNESCO protection. Its glorious walls, with their fortresses and bastions, offer a unique walk with view of the magical Elafiti islands. From the Onofrio fountain to the City bell tower, along its main street, Stradun and in many other small cobblestone streets, every step in this town will be an experience par excellence. In the afternoon, we invite you to collect more impressions of Dubrovnik and enjoy this beautiful city.
Day 8 DUBROVNIK – Airport transfer. The end of the tour.
Today is the last day of our tour. Your guide will drive you to Dubrovnik Airport where you are expecting your flight back home. We wish you a safe journey and we hope that you will always gladly remember Croatia and have great memories of these days spent with us. Goodbye!
Highlights: Zagreb, Veliki Tabor castle, Plitvice lakes NP, Rastoke, Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik
Price: from 2000EUR for 5-6 people, 2400EUR for 3-4 people, 2800EUR for 2 people
8 days with 7 overnight stays in 4**** hotels with breakfast included
Comfortable AC van transportation with all costs included (fuel, toll, parking, VAT)
Services of the professional and experienced English speaking driver/guide for the whole tour
Sightseeing in every destination listed in the itinerary
Entrance tickets for all major sights and sightseeing according to the itinerary
Meals (3) according to the itinerary