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PRIVATE TOUR OF CROATIA & BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Highlights of Croatia and Bosnia tour - Private tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik with Bosnia in 8 days

"Dubrovnik's ancient city walls during the sunset hours."
"Historic Stari Most bridge in Mostar over the Neretva River."
"Baščaršija area in Sarajevo with traditional market stalls."
"Ancient Roman walls and arches of Diocletian's Palace in Split."
"Historical sights of Diocletian's Palace in Split."
"Scenic view of cascading waterfalls and lush greenery at Plitvice Lakes."
A view of King Tomislav square in Zagreb
"The long, fortified medieval walls of Ston stretching across the Croatian landscape." Experience wi
"Colorful tiled roof of St. Mark's Church in Zagreb under a clear blue sky."

Get a comprehensive taste of Croatia and Bosnia & and Herzegovina in less time with our private tour designed to showcase the highlights of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in 8 days/7nights. Specifically curated for time-conscious travelers, this fast-paced yet fulfilling 8-day journey is led by our expert driver guides and local guides.

Kick-start your exploration in the vibrant capital of Zagreb, followed by a serene visit to the watermill village of Rastoke.

The iconic Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers an enchanting display of nature’s splendor.

Next, venture to the coastal gems of Šibenik, Trogir, and Split, each city boasting a distinct charm and a treasure trove of historical marvels.

Embark on a journey to Mostar & and Sarajevo and experience Bosnia-Herzegovina,

where the renowned Stari Most (Old Bridge) stands as a testament to the region's diverse cultural history, experience the resilient spirit of its capital Sarajevo, and more.

The scenic beauty of Ston and the timeless allure of Dubrovnik provide the perfect conclusion to your quick but immersive journey.

Join us on our Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina tour for a captivating snapshot of these magnificent regions.

 TOUR TIMELINE

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DAY 1 WELCOME TO CROATIA, EXPERIENCE ZAGREB

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DAY 2 PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK & RASTOKE

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DAY 3 EXPLORE DALMATIA

FROM ŠIBENIK TO SPLIT VIA TROGIR

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DAY 4 FROM SPLIT TO MOSTAR

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DAY 5 THE SPIRIT OF SARAJEVO

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DAY 6 MOSTAR TO DUBROVNIK VIA STON & PELJEŠAC

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DAY 7 MEET THE PEARL DUBROVNIK

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DAY 8 GOOD-BYE CROATIA

  • Private arrival transfer

  • Private walking tour of Zagreb including a visit to Mirogoj & panorama through the Green horse-shoe.

  • 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 Trogir & Split

  • Private transfer from Šibenik to Split via Trogir

  • Overnight Split

  • Private transfer from Split to Mostar via Blagaj 

  • Mostar & Blagaj tour

  • Overnight Mostar

  • Private tour from Mostar to Sarajevo

  • Sarajevo & Tunnel of Hope tour

  • Overnight Mostar

  • Private transfer from Mostar to Dubrovnik via Ston

  • Wine tasting on Peljesac

  • 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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food & wine tour to Peljesac & Ston from Dubrovnik

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TOUR IN PDF

TOUR OVERVIEW

  • DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CROATIA - ZAGREB TOURYour tour will start with a meet & greet at Zagreb airport. Our English-speaking driver/guide 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. Shortly after You check in and refresh You'll meet with our licensed guide for Zagreb. He will show You Zagreb highlights on a 2-hour-long walking tour. See Kaptol & Gradec, 2 Old Town sections and its sights like Stone Gate, st. Mark's church, Lotrščak Tower, WW II tunnel, Tkalča Street, Dolac market, Zagreb Cathedral & ban Jelačić Square. After the end of the walking tour, You'll have a free afternoon to walk and explore Zagreb by Yourself. Visit some of its restaurants, try local food, or explore some of the many museums, some of them are unique like the Museum of Broken Relationships or if You like more classic ones, You can visit the Arts & Crafts Museum, Zagreb city museum, Archeological, Naive art and many more.  

      Overnight in Zagreb

  • DAY 2 - RASTOKE & PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK: On day 3 You'll leave Zagreb and head 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 and 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.  The drive from Plitvice to Šibenik is about 2 hours long. Free evening in Šibenik.

      Overnight Šibenik

  • DAY 3 - TROGIR & SPLIT: Meet with Your driver at 10:00 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 its 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 trying some of the local restaurants and walk through one of the most popular promenades in Croatia - Splitska Riva.

       Overnight in Split

  • DAY 4 - MOSTAR: Begin your day with an early breakfast before meeting your private driver at 8:30 AM for a journey to Mostar, a city that beautifully encapsulates the cultural and historical diversity of the Balkans. The drive from Split to Mostar immerses you in the scenic landscapes of Herzegovina, setting the stage for a day of exploration and discovery. Upon arrival in Mostar, embark on a private tour with a local guide. Your exploration starts in Blagaj, home to the stunning Blagaj Tekija – a Dervish monastery nestled at the base of a cliff, beside the source of the Buna River. This serene and picturesque spot is a perfect introduction to the region's natural beauty and Sufi heritage. Next, delve into the heart of Mostar, a city renowned for its iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), an enduring symbol of resilience and unity. Wander through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, where East meets West in architecture and atmosphere. Discover hidden corners, historical mosques, and bustling bazaars. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the local restaurants, sampling traditional Bosnian cuisine. Spend the afternoon further exploring Mostar at your own pace, absorbing the city's unique ambiance. Your guide will provide insights and recommendations to ensure you experience the best of Mostar. Conclude the day by checking into your hotel in Mostar, where you will spend the next two nights. The evening is yours to relax, perhaps enjoying dinner at a local eatery with views of the illuminated Old Bridge – a magical sight and a highlight of any tour of the Balkans.

      Overnight in Mostar

  • DAY 5 - SARAJEVO: Embark on a captivating day trip from Mostar to Sarajevo, the soulful capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After an early breakfast, your private driver will whisk you away on a scenic journey to this historic city, known for its unique blend of cultures and turbulent past. Upon arrival in Sarajevo, meet your local expert guide, who will lead you on an insightful exploration through the vibrant streets of this enchanting city. Your guided tour delves into the rich tapestry of Sarajevo's history, where East meets West in its architecture, cuisine, and traditions. Stroll through the bustling Baščaršija, Sarajevo's old bazaar, and experience the lively atmosphere of this cultural hub. A poignant visit to the Tunnel of Hope offers a deeper understanding of Sarajevo's resilience during the Bosnian War. This historic tunnel, a symbol of the city's survival, provides a unique glimpse into the struggles and spirit of the Sarajevan people during the 1990s siege. After immersing yourself in the historical and cultural landmarks of Sarajevo, enjoy some free time to savor local dishes, perhaps trying ćevapi or burek, and explore the city at your own pace. In the late afternoon, reunite with your driver for the return journey to Mostar. Reflect on the day's profound experiences as you travel back through the picturesque landscapes of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Overnight in Mostar, closing a day filled with discovery and poignant memories.

      Overnight in Mostar

  • DAY 6 - STON & PELJEŠAC: Your journey continues as you depart Mostar for Dubrovnik, with a private transfer set against the backdrop of the region's stunning landscapes. Anticipate a day filled with scenic views, historic sites, and delightful culinary experiences. The first stop on your route is the charming town of Ston, renowned for its extensive medieval walls, often referred to as the "Great Wall of Europe." Take a moment to explore this historic town, where you can marvel at its impressive fortifications and perhaps sample some of the famous Ston oysters, a true delicacy of the area. Next, your journey takes you to the Pelješac Peninsula, a haven for wine enthusiasts. Here, indulge in a wine-tasting experience at one of the local vineyards. Savor the flavors of fine Croatian wines, a testament to the region's rich winemaking tradition, and learn about the local viticulture from the experts. After this delightful interlude, continue your journey to Dubrovnik, arriving in the city in the afternoon. Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' Dubrovnik's stunning beauty and rich history promise an unforgettable stay. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps starting to explore the enchanting streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight in Dubrovnik, where two nights of exploration and relaxation await.

      Overnight in Dubrovnik

  • DAY 7 - 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 8 - 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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