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Pietro

I grew up in Sicily, and was captivated by travel at a young age as I accompanied my father as a coach driver for a local tour company. My boundless energy and passion will come across in every phone call.

Pietro

European Specialist

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Overview

  • from $3,184 PP
  • 10 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 2.5hrs from London / 10hrs from NYC

Highlights

There may be no better way to discover the highlights of Croatia than this 10-night trip that includes private guided tours throughout. A local expert will reveal the best of magnificent cities like Zagreb, Split, Hvar Town, and Dubrovnik. You’ll witness countless historic treasures, like the over 1,700-year-old Diocletian’s Palace, “Game of Thrones” filming locations, and spectacular natural wonders from magnificent waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes to the Pakleni Islands. In between, there will be plenty of opportunities to swim in secluded bays, dine on mouthwatering local eats and sip fine Croatian wines.

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What's Included

Plitvice Lakes
  • 10 nights, hand-picked 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Luxury airport departure and arrival transfers
  • All transfers throughout the trip as per itinerary
  • Private guided tour of Zagreb
  • Private Plitvice Lakes National Park tour
  • Private guided tour of Split & Trogir
  • Pakleni Islands small group tour
  • Private guided tour of Dubrovnik
  • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff throughout your trip

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Zagreb: Arrival

Zagreb

Your private tour of Croatia’s highlights begins with your arrival in Zagreb, the capital city with a rich history dating back 3,000 years. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the atmosphere of this small cultural capital. We recommend enjoying dinner in the Upper Town at one of the city’s sought-after eateries.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

Day 2 Zagreb: Private Guided City Tour

Zagreb

Today you’ll follow your guide along the cobbled streets in the Upper Town with its impressive mix of Austro-Hungarian heritage and classical Viennese secessionist architecture. You’ll be able to marvel at the iconic 13th-century 13th-century St. Mark’s Church and its colorful roof as well as Zagreb Cathedral with its soaring twin spires that stand out on the skyline. Afterward, wander on your own to discover the city’s parks, museums, galleries, and restaurants.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

Day 3 Plitvice Lakes: Transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park with Private Tour

Plitvice Lakes

Leaving Zagreb with camera in hand, it’s time to head to one of Croatia’s most popular and most photographed attractions: Plitvice Lakes National Park. It boasts a maze of magnificent waterfalls and lakes with crystal-clear water that ranges in shades from emerald to turquoise, all surrounded by lush greenery. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll hop on an electric boat and then walk the meandering pathways, crossing the picturesque woodenbridges bridges to see the 16 linked terraced lakes and cascading falls. Afterwards, take the scenic train ride that circles the park for a panoramic view of it all.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Degenija, Plitvice

Day 4 Split: Transfer to Split

Split Waterfront

After a day of exploring some of Croatia’s most stunning natural wonders, transfer to ancient Split along the Dalmatian Coast. It was birthed when Roman Emperor Diocletian chose it as his retirement home, which means it’s filled with incredible architecture that dates all the way back to the early 4th centuryth-century. The huge huge complex seems more like a small city, making it best toured with a knowledgeable local. The rest of the day is free to explore at your own leisure.

  • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

Day 5 Split: Private Tour of Split & Trogir

Split

A half-day tour will take you into the heart of ancient Split, its 1,700 years of history, and the UNESCO-listed town of Trogir. Begin in charming Trogir by strolling along the waterfront promenade, admiring the Venetian and Renaissance buildings and monuments as your expert guide fills you in on their history. Back in Split, join a walking tour through the intriguing streets and alleyways of Diocletian’s Palace. It’s filled with some of the most well-preserved Roman architecture in the world, much of which has been converted into boutiques, galleries, and eateries which you’ll have time to explore afterward.

  • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

Day 6 Hvar: Transfer to Hvar

Turquoise sea of Hvar island

Get ready to cruise over to cosmopolitan Hvar today. The island is famous for its yacht-filled harbor, upscale restaurants, and lively nightlife, but it also offers plenty of beauty from its whitewashed homes, to idyllic beaches edged by a clear turquoise sea and lush green rolling hills. Its Old Town offers a lot of history buffs. You can either relax at your hotel or check out landmarks like Europe’s oldest theater, which opened in 1612, and head to the top of Fortica Fortress to discover a breathtaking panoramic view.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Amfora, Hvar

Day 7 Hvar: Pakleni Islands Small Group Sailing

Pakleni Islands

Today, you will spend 6 hours on board a sailing ship exploring the beautiful Pakleni Islands. The tour does not follow a fixed itinerary, the ship’s skipper will decide the best islands to visit based on the weather conditions that day. You will stop to enjoy the beaches and hop off the boat for swimming and snorkeling. There will be a lunch stop on one of the islands where you can enjoy a proper Dalmatian lunch by the sea.

Optional Tour:
Blue Cave speedboat tour

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Amfora, Hvar

Day 8 Hvar: Day of Leisure

Hvar Town Square

You’ll get a full day of leisure to enjoy on Hvar.

Optional Tours:
Private Hvar wineries tour with wine and olive oil tasting
See Hvar from a different angle with a sea kayaking tour
Discover off-the-beaten-track Hvar with its lavender fields and hidden seaside towns

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Amfora, Hvar

Day 9 Dubrovnik: Transfer to Dubrovnik. Private Afternoon Tour

Dubrovnik

It’s time to venture southeast to your next destination on the Dalmatian Coast, the walled medieval city of Dubrovnik. Upon your arrival, you’ll meet your local guide for a tour that includes filming sites from the hit series “Game of Thrones,” like the Pile Gate, along with the Old City’s ancient walls, Sponza Palace, and the Renaissance Rector’s Palace. You’ll see many impressive historic landmarks as you stroll the marble-paved streets. After your tour, you can ride the cable car to the top of Mount Srd to take in a bird’s-eye view of the red-tiled roofs, the sea, and nearby islands.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

Day 10 Dubrovnik: Day of Leisure

Dubrovnik

The last day of your tour will be enjoyed at your leisure, the perfect way to explore Dubrovnik at your own pace.

Optional Tours:
Home-hosted cooking experience in a family’s countryside home
Private guided tour of Montenegro
Wine and oyster tasting tour of the Peljesac Peninsula

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

Day 11 Dubrovnik: Departure

Dubrovnik Walls, Croatia

After 10 unforgettable nights, your private tour of Croatia’s highlights comes to an end. Enjoy one last breakfast before checking out of your Dubrovnik hotel – your private driver will pick you up for a transfer to Dubrovnik Airport. With so many fantastic destinations nearby, if you prefer to extend your journey, our travel experts can help, otherwise, we wish you a safe flight home and look forward to seeing you again.

    What's not Included

    • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
    • Gratuities for local guides
    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
    • Visas if required

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