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Best of Croatia Tour

DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights

Explore “Best of Croatia”. Traveling to Croatia, Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and get to know the best of Croatia. The country built on the legacy of Ancient Romans. In eight days,  You will discover seven magnificent destinations. True treasures of the cultural and natural heritage of our amazing country. Discover it’s iconic cultural and natural heritage,  delicious gastronomy, and charming local customs!

Let Us prepare Your Tailor-made Private Tour!

Any itinerary can be personalized, changed according to Your interests, budget and time. As well as completely custom designed as per your wish. You can complete your booking online by using the displayed booking form. Just choose the date, your departure, and destination points and follow the link.

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MAP OF THE TOUR:

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Zagreb

  • • Arriving in Zagreb
  • • Airport pick up and complimentary transfer to the hotel
  • • Orientational tour of Zagreb “the Capital of Croatia”

Day 2 – Zagreb – Trakoščan castle – Sambor

  • • Croatian Zagorje and visit to Trakoscan castle
  • • Lunch in a typical Zagorje restaurant
  • • Return to Zagreb afternoon, free evening and overnight in Zagreb

Day 3 – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Split

  • • Visiting Rastoke – an idyllic watermill village
  • • Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • • Lunch in a typical Croatian restaurant
  • • Arrival in Split, free evening and overnight in Split

Day 4 – Split – Unesco Trogir – Salona

  • • Tour of Split, 1700 years old Diocletian palace
  • • Orientational tour of Trogir
  • • Visiting Roman ruins of Salona
  • • Free evening and overnight in Split

Day 5 – Stari Grad – Lavender fields – Hvar town

  • • Arriving by ferry, tour of the island Hvar
  • • Panoramic ride over the island
  • • Lunch at the authentic Dalmatian village
  • • Free evening and overnight in Split

Day 6 – Pelješac peninsula – Ston town – Dubrovnik

  • • Driving across Pelješac peninsula, wine-growing region
  • • Visiting town of Ston and free time for lunch
  • • Optional panoramic boat cruise to the oyster farms
  • • Optional wine tasting in a local winery

Day 7 – Dubrovnik 

  • • Tour of Dubrovnik old town and city walls
  • • Experience the charm and cultural heritage od Dubrovnik
  • • Free afternoon to enjoy and explore the charms of Dubrovnik, overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 8 – Departure day 

  • • Complementary transfer to Dubrovnik airport

ACTIVITIES:

  • • Sightseeing
  • • Gastronomy
  • • History and culture
  • • For individuals, couples, and families

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • • Airport Pick up and Drop off
  • • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle at disposal per program
  • • Professional knowledgeable English speaking driver
  • • Professional guidance sightseeing of Zagreb, Samobor, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Trogir, Salona, Hvar, Ston, Dubrovnik
  • • All cost related to the vehicle – gas, parking, highway tolls
  • • All costs related to the driver
  • • Available Wi-Fi in the vehicle

WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION?

Kindly note: You can book your own accommodation or we can book a hotel for You!

  • • Accommodation in 5 and 4-star hotels, breakfast included
  • • 8 days / 7 overnights
  • • 2 nights Zagreb
  • • 3 nights Split
  • • 2 nights Dubrovnik

WHAT ABOUT RIDE?

Free Wi-Fi during ride
Air-conditioned vehicle
Leather seats

WHAT OTHER THINK?

Our best testimonials are when clients engage our services time and time again. If you need to see the proof, read more about what they say on the home page. Give us a try and experience it for yourself!

BEST OF CROATIA IN PICTURES?

HOW DO I MAKE MY BOOKING?

You can complete your booking online by using the displayed booking form on www.croatia-private-tours.com website. Just choose the date, your departure, and destination points and follow the link. Another option is booking over the phone. We are also available 24/7 by email, WhatsApp, and Viber.

Have Questions?

Speak to a journey specialist;

Mail:
info@croatia-private-tours.com

Phone:
+385 99 694 1644

Day 1

"Zagreb Airport arrival"
Zagreb Airport Arrival. Welcome with our tour guide and transfer to your accommodation in Zagreb. Depend on your arrival time we will have a short orientational tour of Zagreb “the Capital of Croatia”. Meet the guide at the place of your accommodation for a 2 and half hours walking tour of Zagreb. The city tour will give you an insight into two different cities: the modern, urban and the historic and cultural Zagreb.  The tour will start at Zagreb’s main square – Ban Jelačić Square. You will take a ride by Zagreb’s funicular, which is the shortest cable car in the world. From the Upper Town, we will enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the area. We continue our tour passing by the Zagreb’s Cathedral and walking through Croatia’s biggest green market “Dolac”. With many museums, galleries, cafes, open markets, clubs, and pubs, Zagreb is today a city pulsing with life!

Day 2

"Hills of Zagorje tour"
This day we will step into the Royal history of Zagreb and Zagorje region. Departure from Zagreb is scheduled at 10.00 am, pick up at the place of Your accommodation where you will meet your driver and start with a tour. On the way to Trakoščan castle, you will learn about the history of the area and about the itinerary for the day. You will take a step into royal history and visit one of the biggest castles in the area. Explore the museum inside, and imagine how splendid it must have been to live in the castle. Enjoy a walk in the park with a lake below the castle. After Trakoščan, we are heading towards Samobor town. There you will enjoy the stunning countryside landscape and local homemade folk-cuisine specialties together with excellent local wines.  Returns to Zagreb and the rest of the day free at leisure to enjoy Zagreb streets.

Day 3

"Rastoke village - Plitvice Lakes - Split"

We are continuing our tour and we proceed towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Plitvice. On the way to the lakes, We’ll stop at Rastoke – an idyllic watermill village we often like to call “the Small Lakes of Plitvice”. After the time in Rastoke to the next destination, Plitvice. In the National Park will walk along the majestic string of sixteen cascaded lakes connected with beautiful waterfalls. The tour of the National Park will take approximately 3 hours. and will include a boat ride over the big lake and a train ride through the parking area at the end.  After the tour, you are going to enjoy a Traditional local lunch in one of the local restaurants. You will try their best wines with a presentation of winemaking. Prosciutto, Pancetta, Mediterranean salami, spicy salami, prosciutto pate, hard cow cheese, pork loin, baked potatoes and the most delicious bread. What else to look for? The drive continues to Split is on local roads seeing the charming Dalmatian countryside. Overnight stay in Split.

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Day 4

"Split - Unesco Trogir - Salona"

This tour is reserve for exploring the old town of Split with a local licensed guide.  “Best of Split” is a great tour to get to know the history of the town. Discover the old part of the largest Dalmatian town of Split and travel back to the “ancient Roman Empire”! This private tour sets off at the main waterfront Riva in front of the south wall of Diocletian’s Palace. Emperor Diocletian lived long enough to retire. He decided to build his own retirement Palace right on the peninsula near the Roman city Salona. We will enter the substructures of the palace, which are a prime example of great Roman architectureFrom the Diocletian’s cellars to grand Peristyle square, Vestibule, and Jupiter’s temple, you will find yourself in the old town surrounded by great examples of ancient architecture. The split will make You feel like a spot on time traveler!

Later we will forward to a city of Trogir. We will take you into the past time by retelling the stories and legends of Trogir. Greek, Roman, Venetian history on a small island connected to one, make this one of the most interesting historic oasis on the Adriatic SeaWhile strolling through this interesting city which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, this tour will give you the best introduction to its importance and impressive sightsOn our return, we will visit the ancient Roman ruins of SalonaSalona dates back to the 2nd century BC. It was the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian. It had all the infrastructure of all other Roman towns and reached its peak in the 3rd & 4th centuries AD. You’ll see the defense walls, aqueducts, basilicas, thermal baths, theater, sarcophagi, amphitheater, and more interesting sights. Seeing Salona puts the whole Roman era into perspective.

Day 5

"Stari Grad - Lavender fields - Hvar town"

After breakfast, you will meet your guide at the place of your accommodation. Departure from Split is scheduled at 8 am a ferry from Split harbor. Arriving at the Island we start our Panoramic drive towards Hvar. At the island, we visit the Lavender fields around the village of Brusje, high up on the old road to Stari Grad. This village has stunning views of the seas and mainland. We walk through Lavender fields. Appreciate the magnificent color and breathe in the hypnotic qualities. Arrival in Hvar and tour of the old town of Hvar. The oldest municipal theatre in Europe (established in 1612), the arsenal and the Franciscan monasterythe fortress Fortica, the Cathedral of Hvar. The city tour ends with time for coffee at the famous Hvar promenade.

Our program continues as we meet the leading Croatian winemaker “Duboković”You will be invited to step into the family house and winery as well, meet the owner and listen to stories from the firsthand winemaker. The Plavac grapes Medvid and Medvjedica come from there. All the wines are fermented with natural yeast. Depending on the type of wine, they combine stainless steel and woods of various ages. Although it’s a small winery, with an annual production of 15,000 to 20,000 liters, they produce a very wide range. Apart from the wines, they produce a wide range of varietal and aromatized olive oils. This trip ends with an authentic island culinary picnic at the picturesque village of VrisnikYour meal will be prepared in a “traditional island way” and served by the island’s best olive oil producer Mr. Borivoj Bojanic and his wife Zeljka. The return is scheduled at 17:30 am by a ferry to the mainland – to the city of Split. Overnight stay in Split.

Day 6

"Pelješac peninsula - Ston - Dubrovnik"
Morning checks out and leaving towards the Dubrovnik. We will drive from Hvar to Sučuraj, where we catch a ferry to the town of Drvenik and the mainland. We drive along the coastal road from where you will be able to enjoy beautiful views of the Adriatic archipelago. After 2 hours drive to our first stop, the city of Ston. Ston is famous for the longest stone wall in Europe (5.5 km), salt cultivation farming and oyster growing farms, since Roman times. Ston oysters are natural aphrodisiac and made this region world-famous. Driving across the Pelješac peninsula, we’ll discover one of the most famous Croatian wine-growing regions. Sandy soil and a maximum of sunlight are creating a primary condition for some of the top-quality Croatian red wines. We will have the opportunity to visit one of the local family wineries and try some of the best wines in the region. 
After time in Ston town, we have an optional visit to the local winery and oyster growing farmsSton oysters are natural aphrodisiac and made this region world-famous. Here we have an option to set up a boat tour and tasting at the local family-owned farm. Panoramic boat ride on a beautiful wooden boat through the Bay of Mali Ston. The presentation of the local man running is an absolute must-do while in Croatia! If you like oysters you will find Yourself in an oyster paradise. After the oyster tour, we have an option to visit a local winery “Miloš”.  The production of grapes and wine in Ponikva on the peninsula of Pelješac has been a Miloš family tradition for many generations. Refreshed after local winery experience, we are going to have lunch in one of the local restaurants. After lunch,  we are continuing the trip towards Dubrovnik. Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

Day 7

"Dubrovnik city tour"

This tour is reserve for exploring the old town of Dubrovnik with a local licensed guide.  “Best of Dubrovnik is a great tour to get to know the history of the town. This Private Tour begins at the monumental Pile Gate, located at the top of Stradun. The splendid main promenade street of the Old Town, where the guide will give You a first introduction of the town. Dubrovnik is known as ”The Pearl of the Adriatic”.  You will enjoy a pleasant walk in the city center where you will get the first impression of Dubrovnik. Each corner of this legendary city is its own unique experience. Feel free to visit the Franciscan Monastery. A little further is the Cathedral which was built on the ruins of a 12th church. Feel free to climb the stairs to the walls that allow you to walk around the Old town for a stunning view of the famous red tile roofs and the sea. Dubrovnik is yours to discover!

After the tour of Dubrovnik with the guide, we are taking a coastal drive south by the Konavle Valley. Our next stop to the picturesque seaside town of Cavtat. In the 4th Century, it began as a Greek settlement called Epidaurus, then later a Roman colony. You will have time for a city walk. The limestone paved streets, squares, charming seaside promenade. You’ll have the option to do some free time at one of the many outdoor cafes. The tour continues with the panoramic drive back towards Dubrovnik making a slight detour to the Srđ hilltop. The stunning view overlooks Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & nearby islands. Free afternoon and overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

Day 8

"Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik Airport"

Today is the last day of our tour, the departure day. Your guide will drive You to Dubrovnik Airport with a complimentary transfer to the airport. We Wish You a safe journey back home and We hope that You will have a great memory of these days spent with Us!

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