BEST OF CROATIA 12D

Signature tour - The Best of Croatia is a 12-day long private guided trip covering the selection of the best locations in Croatia picked by Limitless Balkan travel experts

 TOUR TIMELINE

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO ZAGREB

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DAY 2 ZAGREB & TRAKOŠĆAN CASTLE

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DAY 3 PLITVICE LAKES

BARAĆ CAVES & RASTOKE

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DAY 4 NEHAJ FORTRESS

ZAVRATNICA BAY

ZADAR

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DAY 5 ŠIBENIK

KRKA NATIONAL PARK

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DAY 6 EXPERIENCE TROGIR & SPLIT

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DAY 7 HVAR

BLUE CAVE

VIS

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DAY 8 MLJET ISLAND

NATIONAL PARK

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DAY 9 MLJET ISLAND

ODYSSEUS CAVE

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DAY 10 STON &

PELJEŠAC

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DAY 11 MEET THE PEARL DUBROVNIK

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DAY 12 GOOD-BYE CROATIA

  • Private arrival transfer

  • Overnight Zagreb

  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

  • Visit Rastoke & Barać Caves

  • Private tour of Plitvice Lakes with a local guide

  • Overnight Plitvice 

  • Visit Nehaj fortress in Senj, Zavratnica bay & Zadar

  • Overnight Zadar

  • Krka National Park tour

  • Wine tasting in Dalmatian Zagora

  • Šibenik walking tour

  • Overnight Šibenik

  • Private transfer from Šibenik to Split via Trogir

  • Private walking tour of Trogir & Split

  • Overnight Split

  • Private boat tour to Vis, Blue Cave & Hvar with drop off on Hvar island

  • Overnight Hvar

  • Private transfer from Hvar island to Mljet island

  • Mljet National Park tour

  • Overnight Mljet

  • Experience beauties of Mljet island

  • Odysseus Cave

  • Overnight Mljet

  • Private transfer from Mljet to Dubrovnik via Pelješac

  • Wine tasting on Pelješac peninsula

  • Trsteno arboretum visit

  • Overnight Dubrovnik

  • Private departure transfer from Dubrovnik city to Dubrovnik airport/port

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šibenik trogir split

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hvar island

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Mljet Montokuc

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Private transfer from Mljet to Dubrovnik

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Zavratnica bay - Velebit nature park

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mljet island

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departure from Dubrovnik

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TOUR OVERVIEW

  • DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CROATIA: Your tour will start with a meet & greet at Zagreb airport. Our English speaking driver will welcome You by holding a sign with Your nametag in the arrivals hall. After meeting with our driver enjoy a private transfer from Zagreb airport to Your hotel/accommodation which is about 30 minutes long. Rest of the day You'll have leisure time. Overnight in Zagreb

  • DAY 2 - ZAGREB & TRAKOŠĆAN CASTLE TOUR: Meet the driver for a half-day tour in front of Your hotel at 9:00. You'll visit the most beautiful castles in Croatia - Trakošćan. Located approximately a 1-hour drive from Zagreb it will make You discover the North of Croatia and visit a well-preserved castle museum. Right after the sightseeing driver will take You back to Zagreb where You'll meet with a local guide and start Zagreb sightseeing with a panoramic drive on which the driver will take You through Zagreb's Green horseshoe. During the panoramic drive, You'll drive by sights like the Croatian National Theatre, Arts & Crafts Museum, Lenuci's horseshoe, Zrinjevac, and more. After the panoramic drive, You'll continue sightseeing on about a 2-hour long private walking tour. See Kaptol & Gradec, 2 Old Town sections and it's sights like Stone Gate, st. Mark's church, Lotrščak tower, WW II tunnel, Tkalča street, Dolac market, Zagreb Cathedral & ban Jelačić square. Tour will end around 15:00 after which You'll have a free afternoon to walk & explore Zagreb to explore sights You like the most on Your own. Visit some of its restaurants, try local food or explore some of many museums, some of them are really unique like the Museum of Broken relationships or if You like more classic ones, You can visit Arts & Crafts Museum, Zagreb city museum, Archeological, Naive art and many more. Overnight in Zagreb

  • DAY 3 - RASTOKE, BARAĆ CAVES & PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK: On day 3 You're leaving Zagreb and heading to the Plitvice Lakes National Park while visiting Rastoke village on the way. You'll meet our driver in front of Your hotel at 8:30 and have a private transfer from Zagreb to Plitvička Jezera with a visit to Rastoke & Barać caves. Drive to Rastoke is about 90-minutes long, right there You'll have about 30-minutes of free time for a walk/coffee/photos after which You'll continue to drive to reach Plitvice Lakes. Upon arrival at the park, Your guide will explain what routes are possible depending n Your activity level. Tour of the park will last approximately 3-4 hours and You'll explore on foot and by panoramic boat & park train. After the park tour, You'll meet Your driver who will take You to a local restaurant where You'll have some free time for lunch(at Your own expense). After lunch, You'll visit the magnificent Barać Caves. Free evening. Overnight Plitvice Lakes

  • DAY 4 - NEHAJ FORTRESS IN SENJ & ZAVRATNICA BAYAfter Plitvice, this tour is taking You to the coast of Croatia. The first stop for the day, located a 2-hour drive away is Nehaj fortress - a sturdy stone cube that looms above the town from a 62m-high hill. You'll have about one hour to explore this castle-museum before continuing to drive more South. The next stop will be stunning Zavratnica bay -one of the most beautiful coves of the Adriatic sea,  You'll also see the sunken WW II German military ship while walking this beautiful bay. After Zavratnica, drive to the final destination for the day is ahead of You. You'll arrive in Zadar in the late afternoon hours and have free time to explore a historic old town, medieval churches, and enjoy the most beautiful sunset-according to Alfred Hitchcock. Overnight Zadar

  • DAY 5 - KRKA NATIONAL PARK & ŠIBENIK: Get ready for another day full of beautiful places. Your day will start in the morning hours, You'll head from Zadar to Krka National Park and end Your day in the historic city of Šibenik. After a 1-hour long drive, you'll reach Krka and explore the park for about 3-4 hours. After Krka, enjoy lunch break(at your own expense) in a small village before making a stop in a winery for the wine tasting. The last part of the drive brings You to Šibenik, where You'll check in to the hotel, refresh and meet with our local guide for Šibenik with whom You'll explore the magnificent medieval heart of this beautiful city. Walk the stone labyrinth of steep backstreets and alleys. See sights like the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE: St.James cathedral and more, learn about the architecture and rich history this city has to offer. After about 2-hours You'll be done with a tour You'll have leisure time for the rest of the day. Overnight in Šibenik

  • DAY 6 - TROGIR & SPLIT: Meet with Your driver at 9:00 and prepare to head to the next destination. The first stop this day will be the gorgeous city of Trogir -  set within medieval walls on a tiny island. You'll discover it's mazelike marble streets with our local guide for Trogir on a 1-hour long private guided walking tour. After Trogir meet with Your driver and head to Split - Croatia's 2nd largest city and home to the Palace of Roman emperor Diocletian. Explore this Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments with a licensed local expert guide on a 2-hour long walking tour. Later check in to Your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on leisure to try some of the local restaurants and walk through one of the most popular promenades in Croatia - Splitska riva. Overnight in Split

  • DAY 7 - HVAR, STINIVA & BLUE CAVE: Get Your things ready cause island hopping is about to start. The driver will pick You up at 8:00 and take You to the marina where You'll meet with the skipper and head on a private speedboat tour to the Blue Cave, Stiniva bay, Pakleni islands, and end up in Hvar island. Free late afternoon and evening on Hvar. Overnight in Hvar

  • DAY 8 - FROM HVAR TO MLJET: Get ready, cause the next destination is our favorite island in Croatia, maybe it will become Yours too. The most seductive, forest-shrouded, one-third of it it's a National Park, according to legend, it even captivated Odysseus  - Mljet. Depending on which part of the year You plan to travel with us, It takes a couple of hours to reach Mljet from Hvar island. 2-ferries, a private car transfer and You'll reach Pomena, a small place on Mljet island. On the first day here, we're exploring it's National Park, visiting st. Mary's island and we're hiking up to the Montokuc viewpoint. Overnight in Mljet

  • DAY 9 - MAGICAL MLJET ISLAND: Day 2 on Mljet will make You love it, even more,  Today we'll visit Odysseus cave, and if You're brave enough do some cliff diving in turquoise colors of the Adriatic sea, later we'll make a stop for a swim in another beautiful bay, and late afternoon You can spend kayaking or biking through the National Park. Overnight in Mljet

  • DAY 10 - PELJEŠAC AND TRSTENO ARBORETUM: Enjoy a morning at leisure before meeting with a driver. At 10:00 You'll meet the driver and head to the final destination of this tour - Dubrovnik. On the way to Dubrovnik driver will take You through the Dingač area of the Pelješac peninsula, You'll do some wine tasting and You'll make a lunch break in a small place on the Croatian coast called Trstenik. After lunch-time, You'll head towards Dubrovnik with a stop for sightseeing in one of the oldest arboretums in this part of Europe - Trsteno. Enjoy a walk through this gorgeous leafy garden no matter the season. If You're a Game of Thrones fan it will remind you of the show cause it was one of the important filming locations for the show. After Trsteno,  You're only 30-minutes of driving from Dubrovnik. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik check in to Your hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight Dubrovnik

  • DAY 11 - MEET THE PEARL - DUBROVNIK: Ready to explore this beautiful Adriatic Gem. Start with meeting the driver at 9:00 and head for a panoramic drive, on a 1-hour long panoramic part You'll visit Srđ hill and other viewpoints. At 10.00 driver will drop You off at the entrance to the Old Town of Dubrovnik where You'll meet with a local licensed guide for Dubrovnik and head for a 2-hour long private city tour. Experience what this city has to offer, walk the magnificent Stradun street, admire the beautiful architecture, and learn about the super-rich history of this once Republic city. Later, use the free afternoon to walk the stunning ancient walls, visit the Lovrijenac fortress, Dubrovnik Cathedral, Franciscan monastery, the Oldest pharmacy in Croatia, and more. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik

  • DAY 12 - GOOD-BYE CROATIA: We hope You loved Croatia and that Your journey back home(or to the next destination) will be enriched by beautiful experiences and memories. Depending on Your flight time, the driver will pick You up at the scheduled time and take You on a private transfer from Dubrovnik city to Dubrovnik airport(the ride is approximately 30-minutes long).. Good-bye!

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