Captivating Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb – 8 days

Captivating Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb – 8 days

Duration
8 Days
Group size
up to 8 persons
Arrival location
Dubrovnik
Departure location
Zagreb
Duration
8 Days
Group size
8 persons
Arrival location
Dubrovnik
Departure location
Zagreb

Overview

Journey through the captivating beauty of Croatia on an exhilarating 7-day exploration that takes you from the enchanting coastal city of Dubrovnik to the vibrant capital of Zagreb. With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality, Croatia promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you captivated at every turn. Join us as we embark on a week-long journey to discover the diverse treasures that this Mediterranean gem has to offer.

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  • Transportation in destination location as explaind in itinerary
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels with BB daily
  • Local English-speaking guide as explaind in itinerary
  • Photo safari authentic boat & lunch in Neretva Valley
  • Food tour in Split
  • Enterence tickets to NP Plitvice
  • Entrance fee for City walls Dubrovnik
  • Sightseeing tours included: Dubrovnik, Neretva experience, Split, Šibenik, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes
  • Flight tickets
  • Lunch, dinner, drinks at meal, extra services and costs which are not in the program, personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory)

Itinerary

Dubrovnik, Croatia. View on the old town from high mountain. Top view rocks at on the old castle and blue sea.

Welcome to Dubrovnik! Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll drive to your hotel to check in. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day will be yours to settle in and explore the historic city on your own. In the late afternoon, hop aboard a cable car and ride to the top of Srđ Mountain for stunning views of Dubrovnik and the nearby Elafiti Islands. For some exercise, you can walk back down the hill while enjoying views of the city below. Overnight in the hotel.(B)

Following breakfast, meet our tour guide at hotel lobby. Check out and transfer to main gate of Dubrovnik central area (old part of the town-Pile gate).  Start 2h walking tour with our local English-speaking guide. You will meet your local English-speaking guide at Dubrovnik main gate to the old town to Dubrovnik – a UNESCO site. Dubrovnik is well known as the pearl of the Adriatic a walk, famous for its 2km long impressive city walls with fortresses, which have been filming locations to an HBO worldwide highly popular serial „Game of Thrones “. The rest of the day is at leisure, we recommend to visit Cultural History Museum, Rector’s Palace (optimal activity). Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Photo safari through Neretva Valley
Domagoj sever: Neretva Valley photo safari

Following breakfast, check out and meet our tour guide at hotel lobby. Afterwards 1,5 hours bus transfer toward Split, stopping in Neretva Valley for a Photo safari tour & lunch. Spend a day in nature, set sail on a authentic boat and experience a unique photo safari with the chirping of birds and the singing of frogs. Eat a homemade, traditional meal prepared from local and fresh ingredients and bring home a souvenir – a domestic product. Have lunch in local restaurant. Before photo safari you will visit Narona Archeological Museum is the first in-the-site museum in Croatia and one of the only ones in the world. The museum is built directly on the ancient temple dedicated to Augustus, the first Roman emperor in the modern city of Vid. After this gastronomic experience, your driver will take you to your hotel in Split.  Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Split city tour
Magnificent Croatia: Split city tour

Following breakfast, head to city centar. Transfer to tgate of Split central area (old part of the town). Start 2 h walking tour of Old town of Split with our local English-speaking guide. Start at Pjaca Square for pretty views of white marble tiles, the Iron Gate (the western entrance to Diocletian’s Palace), a Romanesque clock tower with the remains of a medieval sundial, and the 15th-century Town Hall. Enjoy some time at your leisure to browse the small shops and cafes in Split. Try local cuisse in best restaurants. Overnight at your hotel in Split.(B)

 

Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik, Croatia. UNESCO World Heritage Site

Following breakfast, meet our tour guide at hotel lobby. Afterwards 1 hours bus transfer toward Zadarstopping in Šibenik for 2 hour guided tour. On this tour you will get a chance to learn about St. James Cathedral, our most popular attraction and beautiful monument from Renaissance pe­riod. Cathedral has been on UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000. Travel further to Zadar, settling into your hotel before taking the rest of the afternoon to wander its historic center on your own. Arrival at hotel, check in. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

 

Zadar city tour
Magnificent Croatia: Zadar city tour

Following breakfast meet your local tour guide, starts your journey through the ancient history of Zadar. Walking along Zadar`s streets the guide will show you the entire spectrum of monuments. Taking you into the past by retelling the stories and legends you will feel the pulse of the town from past and today`s everyday living. During the walk you will see the Old City, stop by the Church of St. Donat that lies on the ancient Roman forum built from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD, Cathedral of St. Anastasia, Sea Gate, Land Gate, City Walls and the Square of Five Wells… At the end of the tour, you can take your time listening the unique sound of the Sea organ or enjoy a view of the beautiful sunset. The tour guide would be glad to give you suggestions regarding restaurants and shops to make this trip a memorable one! Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Plitvice Lakes National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Indulge in a seamless journey from Zadar, the heart of the Dalmatian coast, to the vibrant capital, Zagreb, enriched with a breathtaking detour through Plitvice Lakes National Park.As you depart from Zadar’s historic Roman and Venetian ruins, our top-tier private transportation ensures you travel with unmatched comfort and style. An English-speaking driver, well-versed in the intricacies of Croatian roads, ensures your ride is smooth and enlightening.The highlight of this transfer is undoubtedly the opportunity to immerse oneself in the enchanting Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander through a mesmerizing tapestry of cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and lush forests. For those desiring a deeper dive into the park’s history and secrets, an expert local licensed guide is available for an additional fee.

Should you wish for more time to embrace the serenity of Plitvice, extended stay options of 5 to 6 hours can be arranged for an additional fee.As your journey concludes, watch the landscape morph from rugged natural beauty to the urban charisma of Zagreb. Your professional driver ensures you arrive at your accommodation or desired destination in Zagreb with memories of an exceptional day’s travel.Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Aerial view of the Cathedral in Zagreb at sunrise. Croatia

This morning you will meet your driver for your transfer to the airport to board your departing flight onward.

If you have a free morning before departing, check out the Green Market (Pazar Market). A lively fruit and vegetable outdoor market just east of the Diocletian Palace, this is a great place to see how the locals shop and to pick up some fruit for your flight home.

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Tour Locations

Kornati National Park

Nacionalni park Kornati is an archipelago of 89 gorgeous islands, islets, and reefs in the northern part of Dalmatia, near Dugi Otok, Murter, Zadar, and Šibenik.

Ston

Visiting Ston on the Peljesac Peninsula, near Dubrovnik, in Croatia – an area famous for its town walls, the saltworks and oysters!

Opatija

Often called the Nice of Croatia, Vienna by the Sea, the Pearl of the Adriatic or the Old Lady, Opatija already bears countless affectionate nicknames.

Rovinj

Rovinj is a stunning little city in Croatia filling every inch of a peninsula bordered on three sides by the Adriatic Sea.

Omiš

This small Dalmatian town at the mouth of the Cetina river, some 25 km south of Split, offers a unique blend of the river, the sea and mountains.  

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi is recognizable by the abundance of mimosa trees and its numerous flights of stairs. It’s often called ‘The City of the sun’.

Tour Locations

The Neretva Valley

Neretva Valley spreads over a large area some 90 minutes’ drive north of Dubrovnik or Split. The Neretva Valley is a real paradise for many visitors.

Šibenik 

Šibenik, one of the oldest Croatian towns on the eastern shores of the Adriatic, is home to two UNESCO Heritage Sites — Sv. Nikola Fort and St. Jacob’s Cathedral.

Zadar

Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times.

Dubrovnik

“The Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia.The city of Dubrovnik is a Unesco World Heritage site.

Split

Croatia’s second-largest city, Split is a vibrant destination with the opportunity to get to know authentic daily life and spend time on beautiful beaches.

Zagreb

The capital and biggest city in Croatia, Zagreb is the cultural and economic hub of the country. Take a stroll through Ilica, ride the funicular to the Upper Town.

The Neretva Valley

Neretva Valley spreads over a large area some 90 minutes’ drive north of Dubrovnik or Split. The Neretva Valley is a real paradise for many visitors.

Šibenik 

Šibenik, one of the oldest Croatian towns on the eastern shores of the Adriatic, is home to two UNESCO Heritage Sites — Sv. Nikola Fort and St. Jacob’s Cathedral.

Zadar

Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times.

Dubrovnik

“The Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia.The city of Dubrovnik is a Unesco World Heritage site.

Split

Croatia’s second-largest city, Split is a vibrant destination with the opportunity to get to know authentic daily life and spend time on beautiful beaches.

Zagreb

The capital and biggest city in Croatia, Zagreb is the cultural and economic hub of the country. Take a stroll through Ilica, ride the funicular to the Upper Town.