Pearls of Croatia

Itinerary

8 days in a fairy-tale land. History, nature and the sea. On this tailor-made trip you will see the best of Croatia from its capital Zagreb to the pearl of the Adriatic – Dubrovnik. Below you will see the program in detail but do not forget that we can always modify it to suit you. Contact us to receive the offer, availability and price. Visit Croatia, you will love it!


DAY 1: ARRIVAL – ZAGREB

Looking forward to visit Croatia? After landing at the Zagreb we will transfer you to the hotel in the city center. Free time to enjoy the capital of Croatia on your own. Accommodation in Zagreb.

DAY 2: ZAGREB

Breakfast. Tour of Zagreb with a local guide. Among other sights you will visit the historic center of “Gornji grad” with the two-towered cathedral and picturesque St. Mark’s church. Your tour will also include Zagreb’s main square named after national hero Ban Jelačič and the vivid Dolac Market. In the afternoon free time to experience the variety of the continental and Mediterranean spirit that characterize this city. Additional tours to the outskirts of Zagreb are also available upon request. Accommodation in Zagreb.

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DAY 3: ZAGREB – PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK – ZADAR

After breakfast transfer to Plitvice National Park, which was declared Natural World Heritage by UNESCO. You will be amazed by the beauty of the numerous lakes connected by waterfalls and streams that disappear and come back to the surface. It truly is one of the wonders of the world. After the visit transfer to Zadar – a town that, in the words of Alfred Hitchcock, offers the most beautiful sunset in the world. In addition, the city is known for The Sea Organ and the modern installation called Monument to the Sun located on its magnificent promenade. Night in Zadar.

Day 4: ZADAR – ŠIBENIK – SPLIT

After breakfast you will get to know the rich heritage of the historic center of Zadar: the Roman Forum, the Church of San Donato, the Cathedral of Santa Anastasia, Kalelarga street and the Venetian city walls. Later your travel to Croatia continues to another coastal town – Šibenik with its famous St. James Cathedral (also part of UNESCO), built in the 15th century. Optionally, if there is time and you want to visit more natural parks in Croatia, we can organize the visit of Krka National Park, home to more than a thousand animal and plant species, including amphibians, reptiles and endemic fish. At the end of the day, transfer to Split, Croatia’s second largest city. Accommodation in Split.

 

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Day 5: SPLIT – TROGIR – SPLIT

Breakfast. In the morning visit the historical center of Split. Your personal guide will show you around the old town, which used to be a retirement palace built in the 4th century by the Roman emperor Diocletian. Today the whole area is protected by UNESCO. You can also peek into its mysteries cellars or visit the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter. In the afternoon transfer to the nearby Trogir – a harmonious medieval stone village located on an island. Today Trogir is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and is full of well-preserved Renaissance and Baroque building. Accommodation in Split.

Day 6: SPLIT – KORČULA – STON – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, transfer to the island of Korčula, where you will visit the town of the same name. Local guide will explain how Korčula’s fascinating fishbone layout of its street make living here more pleasant. While the western streets were built straight in order to open the town to refreshing summer wind, the eastern streets were curved to minimize the force of the cold winter wind. Later transfer to Ston, a small town famous for the second longest stone-wall in the world. We will stop to try local oysters, probably the finest in the Adriatic. At the end of the day, transfer to Dubrovnik. The scenic route along the Dalmatian coastline is full of breathtaking views and is a strong contender for one of the world’s most beautiful road-trips. Night in Dubrovnik.

Visit Croatia: Split & Dubrovnik

Day 7: DUBROVNIK

In the morning your local guide will take you around the magnificent historical town of Dubrovnik, another UNESCO-recognized sight in Croatia. Your tour starts at the Pile Gate and continues along the main promenade called Stradun. On the way you will pass elegant venetian-style palaces and a large Franciscan Monastery Complex which is know for housing one of the oldest still working pharmacies in the world. At the end of the promenade you can admire the elegant Gothic-Renaissance Rector’s Palace which today houses an interesting museum. Also available is a special Game of Thrones tour. Afterwards, you can climb the walls of the old town to enjoy the spectacular views over the Adriatic Sea. Accommodation in Dubrovnik.

Day 8: DUBROVNIK – AIRPORT

Breakfast and free time until the transfer to the airport for your return flight. We hope you have enjoyed your trip and will visit Croatia once again in the future. Maybe this time on a small ship cruise.


 

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Need to know

NEED TO KNOW

This is a private tailor-made trip. The itinerary is only an example based on our personal experiences and can be adapted according to your preferences, time and budget. Also, let us know if you want to include any special activities.

You can do this tour in either direction: from Zagreb to Dubrovnik or vice versa. Furthermore, you can expand your travel to Croatia to also include parts of Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.

You can do this trip with a personal driver-guide or on your own as a fly & drive program.

If you prefer to do the tour of Croatia in a group with other visitors, check our the dates and rates of our regular group tour that also includes Istria.

If you have more time, this itinerary can be combined with dalmatian islands cruise into a 2-week holidays. If your prefer to visit even more Balkan countries we recommend our Grand Balkan Tour which will take you to five countries in two weeks.

 

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • English-speaking driver guide (or any other language if available)
  • Accommodation in hotels of selected category with breakfast
  • Hotel taxes
  • Guided visits of Zagreb, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Trogir, Korčula, Dubrovnik
  • Entrances: Plitvice National Park, church of San Donato in Zadar, cathedral of Šibenik, cellars of Diocletian Palace in Split, Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik
  • Transfers in a fitting modern vehicle according to the itinerary
  • Oysters tasting in Ston
  • Foot ferry to Korčula
  • Arrival and departure transfers (Zagreb and Dubrovnik airports)

AVAILABLE AS A SUPPLEMENT:

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Transfers from/to other airports

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