BEST OF CROATIA 9D

Private guided multi-day tour of Croatia - 9 days from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

 TOUR TIMELINE

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO ZAGREB

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DAY 2 EXPERIENCE ZAGREB

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DAY 3 PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK & RASTOKE

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DAY 4 DISCOVER ŠIBENIK & TASTE WINE IN ŠIBENIK COUNTRYSIDE

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DAY 5 EXPERIENCE TROGIR & SPLIT

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DAY 6 FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE ON PELJEŠAC PENINSULA

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DAY 7 KORČULA, DINGAČ & TRSTENO ARBORETUM

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DAY 8 MEET THE PEARL DUBROVNIK

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DAY 9 GOOD-BYE CROATIA

  • Private arrival transfer

  • Overnight Zagreb

  • Private walking tour including a visit to Mirogoj & Panoramic drive through the city

  • Overnight Zagreb

  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Šibenik via Plitvice Lakes & Rastoke

  • Private tour of Plitvice Lakes with a local guide

  • Overnight Šibenik

  • Private walking tour of Šibenik

  • Wine tasting in the countryside

  • Overnight Šibenik

  • Private transfer from Šibenik to Split via Trogir

  • Private walking tour of Trogir & Split

  • Overnight Split

  • Private transfer from Split to Korčula via Pelješac

  • Food & wine experience on Pelješac

  • Private walking tour of Korčula

  • Overnight Korčula

  • Private transfer from Korčula to Dubrovnik via Dingač & Trsteno arboretum

  • Overnight Dubrovnik

  • Private walking tour of Dubrovnik

  • Private panorama of Dubrovnik with a visit to Srđ hill

  • Overnight Dubrovnik

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

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TOUR OVERVIEW

  • DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CROATIAYour 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 - EXPERIENCE ZAGREB: Our local guide will meet You at the lobby of Your hotel at 10:00. You'll start Zagreb sightseeing with a panoramic drive on which the driver will take You through Zagreb's Green horseshoe and New Zagreb's socialism part. 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 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 14:00 after which You'll have a free afternoon to walk & explore Zagreb by Yourself. 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 & PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK: On day 3 You're leaving Zagreb and heading towards the coast of Croatia while visiting Rastoke village and Plitvice Lakes National Park on the way. You'll meet our driver in front of Your hotel at 8:30 and have a private transfer from Zagreb to Šibenik with a stop in Rastoke & Plitvice Lakes. 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 head towards the final destination for the day - Šibenik.  Drive from Plitvice to Šibenik is about 2-hour long. Free evening in Šibenik. Overnight Šibenik

  • DAY 4 - ŠIBENIK WALKING TOUR & WINE TASTING ON THE COUNTRYSIDE:  Start Your day by meeting with our local guide for Šibenik with whom You'll explore the magnificent medieval heart. 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 and You'll meet with Your driver who will take You to the countryside where You'll have a wine tasting in the local family-owned winery. Upon return to the city, You'll have leisure time for the rest of the day. Overnight in Šibenik

  • DAY 5 - TROGIR & SPLIT: Meet with Your driver at 9:00 and prepare to head to the next destination. 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 6 - STON, PELJEŠAC & KORČULA ISLAND: Pack Your things, enjoy breakfast, and right after meet with a driver at 9:00. Enjoy a full-day transfer from Split to Korčula with local food experience in Mali Ston and wine tasting in the small local winery on the Pelješac peninsula. Drive to the first stop- the city of Ston is about 2-hour long. You'll have 1-hour of free time to explore this charming city famous for salt, oysters and the remarkable 5.5km defensive medieval wall. Right after the driver will take You to the small village nearby where You'll have a local food experience(oysters, mussels...). Later, when driving through raggy mountains, sweeping valleys of Pelješac peninsula on the way to Korčula island, You'll make a stop in a local winery to try some of the Croatian finest wines. After wine tasting, the last part of the drive is ahead of You, You'll reach the final destination for the day - Korčula in the late afternoon hours. After check-in to Your hotel, You'll meet our local guide and head for a 1.5-hour long private walking tour of Korčula town -ringed by imposing defenses, this old city is dripping with history, with marble streets rich in Renaissance and Gothic architecture. Free evening. Overnight in Korčula

  • DAY 7 - PELJEŠAC AND TRSTENO ARBORETUM: Enjoy a morning at leisure before meeting with a driver. At 12:00 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 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 day at leisure. Overnight Dubrovnik

  • DAY 8 - 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 9 - 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, driver will pick You up at the scheduled time and take You on a private transfer from Dubrovnik city to Dubrovnik airport(ride is approximately 30-minutes long).. Good-bye!

OPTIONAL TOUR ADD-ONS

ZAGREB EXTRA-DAY

EXTRA DAY IN SPLIT

BOAT TRIP TO HVAR & BLUE CAVE

EXTRA DAY IN DUBROVNIK

USEFUL INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR TRAVEL TO CROATIA