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Private guided tour of Croatia - Gems of Croatia in 12 days from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

"Scenic view of cascading waterfalls and lush greenery at Plitvice Lakes."
"Dubrovnik's ancient city walls during the sunset hours."
The historic Korčula Old Town
A view of King Tomislav square in Zagreb
"Colorful tiled roof of St. Mark's Church in Zagreb under a clear blue sky."

Embark on an unforgettable private tour of Croatia on 12-day itinerary with Limitless Balkan DMC, a journey meticulously designed to showcase the best of Croatia.

 

This exclusive private tour, led by local expert guides, is an enthralling blend of Croatia's rich history, stunning natural beauty, and culinary delights.

 

Discover Zagreb's Charm: Your adventure begins in Zagreb, where our local guides, deeply knowledgeable in Croatia's history and culture, unveil the city's architectural marvels and hidden historical gems.

This introduction to Croatia sets a captivating tone for the rest of your journey.

 

Istrian Peninsula - Gourmet and Scenic Wonders: Journey to the lush Istrian Peninsula, renowned for its gourmet truffles. Experience authentic truffle hunting with experts and trained dogs, and indulge in truffle-infused culinary delights. The picturesque town of Rovinj awaits, where Venetian architecture meets the tranquil Adriatic, adding a coastal charm to your Croatia guided tour.

 

Ancient Pula and Plitvice Lakes: In Pula, explore ancient Roman ruins and historical wonders. Your journey continues to the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, a highlight of our Croatia tour, where cascading waterfalls and emerald lakes showcase the country's natural splendor.

 

Dalmatian Coast Delights - Zadar to Split: Traverse the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, exploring Zadar's historical allure and Sibenik's medieval charm. Trogir and Split offer a deep dive into Croatia's rich past, with Split's Diocletian's Palace standing as a testament to Roman heritage.

 

Korcula's Island Magic and Dubrovnik's Majesty: The tour culminates on the enchanting island of Korcula, rich in vineyards and history, followed by the majestic city of Dubrovnik. Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed Old Town is a breathtaking finale to your Croatia adventure.

 

Throughout your tour, enjoy selected food experiences that highlight the best of Croatian cuisine, and visit local wineries to discover the unique flavors of Croatian wines.

 

This Croatia guided tour promises an experience filled with cultural insights, natural wonders, and gastronomic excellence.

CROATIA TRAVEL ITINERARY

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO ZAGREB

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DAY 2 EXPERIENCE ZAGREB

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DAY 3 GEMS OF ISTRIA

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DAY 4 DISCOVER PULA

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DAY 5 PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

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DAY 6 ZADAR AND SIBENIK

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DAY 7 EXPERIENCE TROGIR & SPLIT

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DAY 8 FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE ON PELJEŠAC PENINSULA

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DAY 9 EXPERIENCE KORČULA

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DAY 10 DINGAČ & TRSTENO ARBORETUM

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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 walking tour including a Panoramic drive through the city

  • Overnight Zagreb

  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Rovinj via Istria inland

  • Truffle hunting with food experience

  • Overnight Rovinj

  • Private half-day tour to Pula

  • Wine tasting in the winery

  • Overnight Rovinj

  • Private transfer from Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes

  • Private tour of Plitvice Lakes with a local guide

  • Overnight Plitvice Lakes

  • Private transfer from Plitvice to Sibenik via Zadar

  • 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

  • Overnight Korčula

  • Private nature walk experience in the morning

  • Private walking tour of Korčula

  • Dinner experience in small village

  • 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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Dubrovnik sunset

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TASTE OF CROATIA JOURNEY DETAILS

  • DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CROATIA: Begin your extraordinary Private Tour of Croatia in the historic city of Zagreb. A warm welcome by our local travel expert awaits you at the airport, followed by a comfortable private transfer to a carefully selected hotel. Spend your first evening at leisure, strolling through Zagreb's vibrant streets, where each corner reveals a blend of history and modernity. This delightful start offers a perfect introduction to the rich cultural tapestry of Croatia.

​      Overnight in Zagreb

  • DAY 2 - EXPERIENCE ZAGREB: Explore the heart of Zagreb on a private tour led by an expert local guide. Discover the city's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, uncovering stories that weave the fabric of Zagreb's history. The afternoon provides free time to delve deeper into the cultural and architectural wonders of Croatia's capital.

         Overnight in Zagreb

  • DAY 3 - GEMS OF ISTRIA: Journey from Zagreb to Rovinj, traversing the lush landscapes of Istria. Experience the unique thrill of truffle hunting with trained dogs in Istria's verdant forests, followed by a tasty truffle meal. In the late afternoon, arrive in the charming coastal town of Rovinj for a leisurely stay. This day showcases Istria's natural beauty and culinary excellence, adding a distinctive flavor to your Private tour of Croatia.

         Overnight in Rovinj

  • DAY 4 - GEMS OF ISTRIA part 2: Your journey continues with a visit to Pula, orchestrated by our boutique travel agency. Discover Pula's ancient marvels and vibrant culture on a private tour, and later enjoy a drive to the local winery for a tasting experience. This perfect blend of history and gastronomy makes for an unforgettable day. 

         Overnight in Rovinj

  • DAY 5 - PLITVICE LAKES: On Day 5, witness the surreal beauty of Plitvice Lakes, a cornerstone of our Croatia-guided tour. As you traverse emerald waters and cascading falls, your private guide unveils the mysteries of this natural wonder. This immersive experience, blended with a local culinary delight, is thoughtfully designed to showcase the serene grandeur of Croatia's natural landscapes.

         Overnight in Plitvice Lakes

  • DAY 6 - ŠIBENIK and ZADAR  Travel from the tranquil Plitvice Lakes to the Adriatic coast, stopping in the historic city of Zadar. Discover Zadar's rich heritage on a private walking tour with a licensed guide, followed by free time for lunch. The journey continues to Sibenik, where an optional winery visit offers a taste of local wines. Your evening in Sibenik is an opportunity to relax and reflect on a day filled with coastal charm and historical insights.

      Overnight in Šibenik

  • DAY 7 - TROGIR & SPLIT: Depart Sibenik for a day exploring the UNESCO-listed town of Trogir and the vibrant city of Split. Immerse yourself in the historic splendor of both cities on private guided tours, discovering ancient stories and architectural marvels. The night in Split offers a blend of cultural experiences and leisure, perfectly capturing the spirit of this dynamic city.

       Overnight in Split

  • DAY 8 - STON, PELJEŠAC & KORČULA ISLAND: Journey from Split to the enchanting island of Korcula, with a delightful stop in Ston and the Peljesac Peninsula. Relish a seafood experience in Mali Ston Bay, renowned for its oysters, before arriving in Korcula for an evening of leisure. This day combines the pleasures of the Adriatic with the richness of local cuisine

      Overnight in Korčula

  • DAY 9 - KORČULA EXPLORATION: Embrace the day with a nature walk on Korcula, guided by our local expert. Enjoy a leisurely coffee break, followed by a private walking tour of Korcula Old Town. The afternoon is yours, culminating in a countryside dinner experience, offering a taste of the island's rustic charm. This day in Korcula is a blend of natural exploration and historical discovery, a highlight of your Private Tour of Croatia.

      Overnight in Korčula

  • DAY 10 - PELJEŠAC AND TRSTENO ARBORETUM: Enjoy a morning at leisure before meeting with a driver. At 11:00 You'll meet the driver and head to the final destination of this tour - Dubrovnik. On the way to Dubrovnik, the driver will take You through the Dingač area of the Pelješac peninsula and You'll take a lunch break in a small place on the Croatian coast called Trstenik. After lunchtime, You'll visit a local winery and taste some of Croatia's finest wines. Later on the way to Dubrovnik enjoy an optional 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 because it was one of the important filming locations for the show. After Trsteno,  You're only 30 minutes drive from Dubrovnik. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik check in to Your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day 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:  Conclude your magnificent Croatia guided tour with a private transfer from Dubrovnik city to the airport. Reflect on the unforgettable memories and experiences as you bid farewell to Croatia. As a leading boutique travel agency, we ensure your departure is as memorable as your journey, leaving you with a longing to return to this Adriatic jewel.

Q and A

Q: What does the 12-day tour of Croatia include?

A: Our 12-day tour covers the best of Croatia, including visits to Zagreb, the Istrian Peninsula, Plitvice Lakes, the Dalmatian Coast, and Dubrovnik. It includes expert-led private tours, private transfers with premium vehicles according to the itinerary, food experience in bay of Mali Ston, truffle hunting in Istria, wine tasting in selected local wineries, and visits to historic sites and natural wonders.

Q: Is this a private or group tour?

A: This is an exclusive private tour, designed to provide a personalized and intimate experience of Croatia's most iconic sights and hidden gems. The tour is ideal for individuals, couples, or small groups seeking a more tailored travel experience.

Q: What kind of accommodations can we expect?

A: Accommodations are carefully selected to enhance your experience, ranging from boutique hotels in city centers to charming lodgings in scenic locations. All accommodations are 4-star or higher, ensuring comfort and quality throughout your stay. The selection of hotels can be tailored based on your budget and preferences, ensuring a stay that aligns with your expectations and needs.

Q: Who will be our guides during the tour?

A: You'll be accompanied by on-site local expert guides, deeply knowledgeable in Croatian history, culture, and geography. They provide insightful and personalized tours, ensuring an enriching exploration of each destination.

Q: What kind of transportation is used for this tour?

A: We provide private transfers in premium vehicles throughout the tour. Each transfer is facilitated by an English-speaking driver who is knowledgeable about Croatia, adding value to your travel experience.

Q: Are meals included in the tour package?

A: The tour includes daily breakfast at your hotel and special food experiences and wine tastings as specified in the itinerary. Each guest also receives 0.5 liters of water daily during private transfers. Our guides will recommend local dining options for other meals (which You can enjoy at Your own expense).

Q: Can the tour itinerary be customized?

A: Absolutely! We specialize in bespoke travel experiences. If you have specific interests or destinations in Croatia you wish to explore, let us know, and we can tailor the itinerary to your preferences.

Q: Is this tour suitable for families or small groups?

A: Yes, our tour is ideal for families, couples, or small groups looking for a private and personalized travel experience. The flexibility of our itinerary and the comfort of our accommodations make it suitable for any group.

 

Q: What additional costs should we anticipate?

A: Additional expenses may include personal purchases, meals not included in the itinerary (except for breakfast and specific food experiences), optional activities, and travel insurance.

Q: What is the group size for this private tour?

A: As a private tour, the group size is based on your booking, ranging from individual travelers to small groups. This ensures a personalized and intimate experience tailored to your preferences.

Q: Will there be free time for individual exploration?

A: Yes, the itinerary includes leisure time for you to explore destinations at your own pace, relax, or immerse yourself in the local atmosphere.

Q: How do we book this tour and what are the payment terms?

A: Booking is simple – contact us through our website or call our customer service. A deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance due 30 day prior to the tour's start date. Full payment details will be provided during the booking process.

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