Unveiling Croatia’s Treasures: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 10 Days

Private guided multi-day tour of Croatia

Unveiling Croatia’s Treasures: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 10 Days

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

Overview

Unveiling Croatia’s Treasures: Zagreb to Dubrovnik – 10 Days is a tour that promises a captivating journey through the country’s cultural and natural wonders.

Your guided tour begins in Zagreb, where historic landmarks, vibrant street scenes, and cultural gems set the stage for your Croatian adventure.

The next stop takes you to the mesmerizing Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Traverse wooden walkways, witness cascading waterfalls, and immerse yourself in the pristine nature of this breathtaking park.

Continue to the coastal city of Zadar, where ancient history and modern art converge. Explore the unique Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun, capturing the essence of this captivating destination.

In Sibenik, discover a harmonious blend of history and beauty. The UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St. James and the picturesque St. Michael’s Fortress are must-visit attractions, offering a glimpse into Croatia’s rich cultural tapestry.

Your journey then leads to the imperial city of Split, where the ancient Diocletian’s Palace and the vibrant Peristyle Square await exploration. Enjoy the cultural richness of this coastal gem before setting sail to the sun-kissed island of Hvar.

Experience the island’s charm, from lavender-scented landscapes to secluded coves. Your final destination is the UNESCO-listed city of Dubrovnik, where medieval architecture, ancient city walls, and the iconic Stradun street create an enchanting atmosphere.

This 10-day guided tour promises an immersive experience, offering a blend of cultural exploration, natural wonders, and the unique charm of each destination. From the cultural hub of Zagreb to the coastal splendor of Dubrovnik, Croatia’s treasures unfold in a mesmerizing journey that will leave you with lasting memories of this enchanting destination.

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  • All transportation in destination location as explaind in itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodation in 4* with breakfast
  • Ferry tickets to Island of Hvar
  • Ferry tickets to Dubrovnik
  • Entrance Fees to Plitvice Lakes
  • City walls Dubrovnik
  • Hvar wine tasting tour
  • Wine tasting & lunch at Bibich winery in Šibenik
  • Split food tour
  • Sightseeing tours included: Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar, Šibenik, Krka, Trogir, Split, & Islands, Neretva & Dubrovnik
  • Hvar Half Day Sailing
  • Guided tour: Zagreb, Plitivice Lakes, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
  • Flight tickets
  • Dinner, drinks at meal time, extra services and costs which are not in the program as well as any personal expenses.
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory)

Private guided multi-day tour of Croatia

Itinerary

Aerial view of the Cathedral in Zagreb at sunrise. Croatia
Aerial view of the Cathedral in Zagreb at sunrise. Croatia

Arrival to Zagreb Airport. Transfer to hotel in Zagreb. After checking in to hotel (from 15:00), Meet your guide and head out on a guided walking tour of the historic heart of the city for 2 hours. This involves walking from Ban Jelačić, the main square, to Zagreb’s Upper Town and passing through local markets before reaching St. Mark’s Square. Alternatively, you can visit one of the many museums and art galleries, like the Homeland War Museum, the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, or the ever-popular Museum of Broken Hearts. Or stroll through the city centre, enjoying 17th-century neo-baroque architecture found at Zagreb’s Art Pavilion and Croatian National Theater.  Lunch for all tour     members can be prearranged in one of the local restaurants, or each tour member will have the lunch on his own. Your hotel is centrally located so all tour members can reach the main square, museums, or restaurants easily on foot. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Plitvice Lakes National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Aerial view, colorful spring panorama of lit by sun green forest and long wooden bridge with tourists over blue lake with blue-green water.

Following breakfast, meet our tour guide at hotel lobby. Check out and transfer to national park Plitvice Lake, located approximately 2,5h drive from Zagreb. Visit of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Enjoy a sightseeing 3-hour tour with your tour guide of Plitvice. You will also see the impressive “Great Waterfall”  the highiest waterfall in Croatia and the “Sastavci” waterfalls, the beautiful dark blue lakes of “Novakovića Brod”, “Kaluđerovac”, “Gavanovac” and “Milanovac”, as well as the vastness of Lake Kozjak.Listen to the power of the rushing waterfalls in the Plitvice Lakes during your visit and enjoy the breathtaking view. You will also find out some very interesting stories about this unique gem. Lunch for all tour     members can be prearranged in one of the local restaurants, or each tour member will have the lunch on his own.

Afterwards 2,5h bus transfer from Plitvice to Zadar. Arrival at hotel, check in Your hotel is centrally located so all tour members can reach the main square, and restaurants easily on foot. Afternoon walking tour of Zadar city with experienced local guide. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Following breakfast, meet our tour guide at hotel lobby. Afterwards 3,5 hours transfer toward Split, stopping in Šibenik for 1 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. On the way to split we will stop in most famous winery in Šibenik to have a lunch and to taste best wines. Come mid-afternoon, travel further south to Split, settling into your hotel before taking the rest of the afternoon to wander its historic center on your own. Your hotel is centrally located so all tour members can reach the main square, and restaurants easily on foot. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B, T)

City tour Trogir
City tour Trogir

After breakfast, enjoy in Split on your own. In the afternoon we take you to 4 hours food tour feel. We will visit only the best restaurants and local producers that have been personally vetted and taste tested. Yes, we know it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it! Step back in time and stroll the charming cobblestone streets in the footsteps of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Visit the amazing landmarks around his 1700-year-old palace, and learn about this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site.You will try more than 15 individual tastings spread across 6 authentic food stops, ensuring nobody leaves hungry! Our small group sizes will give you access to the establishments frequented by locals, and personal attention from your guide. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B,T)

Following breakfast, your driver will transfer you to a Ferry port for Island of Hvar. After checking in to hotel in Hvar our guide will wait for you at Hvar dock. Then you will have an 1 hour tour of the town of Hvar. The Guide will take you through the rich medieval and Venetian history of the town of Hvar, visiting Arsenal building and first public theatre, 13th century Venetian loggia and clock tower, St. Stephen Cathedral and St. Stephen square – biggest square in Dalmatia. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

In the morning, you will meet your guide for a wine tour. This sublime half-day program visits Hvar’s most celebrated wineries. And the choice is entirely up to you! Perhaps it’s the Dubokovic-Medvid winery, one of the country’s leading boutique winemakers whose signature Plavac mali is superb. Or Bastijana winery, owned by the internationally-famous Croatian enologist Andro Tomic. Rounding out our trio of premier producers is Zlatan Otok, in the very heart of the Plavac mali wine-growing region, Sv. Nedelija. Zlatan Plenkovic’s wine studio here is actually built into a sea cliff, with part of it actually below sea level! We’ll begin our wine odyssey by following the lavender roads that stretch into the Hvar hills and beyond for about an hour. Once vineyards, these fragrant fields produced more than 600 tons of aromatic oil in the 1960s, but are now mostly abandoned As we drive through this wild beauty, we’ll share stories about lavender, Hvar’s legendary history, and of course, it’s a stunning wine. After the wine tour a lunch a traditional lunch would be organized for you in an authentic setting, such as an olive grove or an abandoned village. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B, T)

Sailing Island of Hvar

In the morning after breakfast Get ready for a half-day sailing tour of Paklinski islands. Feel the wind in your hair, listen to the sound of waves, and breathe in the fresh scent of the sea as you cruise around Paklinski Islands. Sailing is an art and an activity that restores an often-misplaced connection with the natural environment. Not to mention, the sensation of traveling under Mother Nature’s wing toward the silhouette of a remote island at sea is absolutely exhilarating. After the tour the rest of the day is leisure Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Dubrovnik History Tour
Dubrovnik History Tour

Following breakfast, your driver will transfer you to a Ferry port for Dubrovnik. Arrival at hotel, check in and rest until afternoon. Meet your driver at hotel and transfer to old townt fo a guided tour. 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 “.Your hotel is centrally located so all tour members can reach the main square, and restaurants easily on foot. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Following breakfast one way transfer to Dubrovnik old town. Visit Dubrovnik city walls, no guide, on your own. The walls are the main reason why Dubrovnik is well known as the Pearl of the Adriatic.  The City of Dubrovnik is completely surrounded with defensive walls and forts, including the Old Port.  The walls run uninterrupted for 1940 meters (6365 feet) in length, encircling most of the City, and reach a maximum height of about 25 meters (83 feet). Like Rome is well known by Rome Colosseum, Walls of Dubrovnik are pretty much the same for Dubrovnik.   They were built through the history in times when there was a danger of foreign attacks over the City and the Dubrovnik Republic. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Check out from hotel and meet your guide at hotel depending on when you depart. Drive to the airport from Dubrovnik takes around 45 minutes with normal traffic.

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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

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.

Hvar Island

The town of Hvar is a unique blend of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage, and a contemporary world known tourist destination.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia’s most recognisable UNESCO-listed national park, Plitvice Lakes are comprised of 16 cascading lakes and travertine waterfalls.

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.

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.

Hvar Island

The town of Hvar is a unique blend of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich and diverse cultural and historical heritage, and a contemporary world known tourist destination.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia’s most recognisable UNESCO-listed national park, Plitvice Lakes are comprised of 16 cascading lakes and travertine waterfalls.

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.