Join us and find out why Croatia is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. This 9-day tour will take you through Croatia’s most popular cities and stunning locations in mainland and beautiful coast as well. Knowable local guides will lead you through world famous sites and cities like Plitvice Lakes, magnificent Dubrovnik and UNESCO Split among others.
- All transfers as per itinerary
- Split city fee and Dubrovnik city fee and ferry ticket Split-Brac-Split
- Qualified and licensed Tour Manager during the entire trip
- Welcome drink and info meeting on Day 1
- 8 overnights in Hotels 4*/5* daily breakfast included
- 10 Gastro experience: 5x dinner in hotel restaurant, 3x lunch in traditional restaurant – Zagreb,
Plitvice area and island Brac, 1x wine tasting, 1 x oyster tasting
- Local guides: Zagreb, National Park Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Trogir, Brač, Dubrovnik
- Entrances: Zagreb Funicular, National Park Plitvice Lakes, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, Island of Brac museum
- Porterage in/out
- Free Wi-Fi in hotels
- 1x Private transfer from/to Zagreb airport-hotel day 1 & day 9
- Driver allowances and tolls
- All taxes and fees
- Return flights
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
Zagreb: Hotel Dubrovnik, 4* or similar
Zadar area: Hotel Pinija Petrčane, 4* or similar
Split: Hotel President, 4* or similar
Dubrovnik: Hotel Neptun,4* or similar
Day 1 ZAGREB (D)
Welcome to Croatia! Your transfer will await you upon your arival at Croatia’s capital city. Depending on your flight arrival, we leave you to rest or explore the city to take in first impressions. Welcome dinner in the hotel.
Day 2 ZAGREB (B, L)
After breakfast enjoy sightseeing tour of the capital and the largest city of Croatia. Walk around the historical city centre and explore major sights and rich history dating from Roman times. Feel unique experience of everyday Zagreb on Dolac, open-air farmers market where locals buy food for past 80 years, meet the locals and taste fresh seasonal products from Zagreb surroundings. On the way to the upper city you will pass the famous Stone gate, one of the best-preserved monuments of the old Zagreb and hear its story. Take a ride with the funicular in Zagreb and a walk via Lenuzzi green horseshoe – one of the major urban interventions in the history of Croatian architecture and horticulture. Afterwards, enjoy traditional meal of the area in local restaurant. End this day wih afternoon at leisure or join our optional half-day excursion to delightful town of Varazdin – the city of music, baroque and flowers. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 ZAGREB - NP PLITVICE - ZADAR (270 km) (B, L)
Today travel from Zagreb to UNESCO city of Zadar.
On the way we shall stop at National Park Plitvice lakes, a masterpiece of nature. Through centuries water was carving lakes and forming waterfalls resulting with creation of 16 crystal clear lakes. It is the first and the biggest National park in Croatia and the only one put on UNESCO list of natural heritage in 1979. Once we arrive at National park Plitvice lakes, considering weather conditions we will choose the best route between many that are possible. We will hike, cross the biggest lake with the boat and drive with the panoramic bus. Before continuing to Zadar city, enjoy traditional meal in local restaurant in Plitvice area. Arrival to Zadar for a one night stay.
Day 4 ZADAR - ŠIBENIK - SPLIT (170 km) (B, T, D)
Morning sightseeing tour of UNESCO Zadar. Visit the beautiful old roman forum, listen to the sea organs and discover why Zadar is a unique town along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, where travellers come to enjoy the seafood and watch dreamy sunsets. Our tour takes us forward to special experience of wine tasting in the garden setting of one of the Croatia’s leading winemakers located in the hills of Skradin. Wine production in Croatia goes way back to Ancient Greek times so many traditional local grape varieties survived in Croatia, enjoy the taste! Next destination we will not miss on our way to Split, driving along the scenic coastline is beautiful UNESCO city of Sibenik, hear how it successfully combines its famous past and the gift of natural beauties. Enjoy a beautiful three nights stay at the second largest city of Croatia.
Day 5 SPLIT & TROGIR (75 km) (B, D)
Morning sightseeing tour of Split. Walk through the medieval streets as the Romans did 18 centuries ago and enjoy impressive sites such as the palace of the great emperor Diocletian with his mausoleum – today’s cathedral, Peristyle, Golden gate, various statues, Venetian palaces and more. Spend some free time exploring Riva-Split’s beautiful waterside promenade lined with restaurants, shops and cafes. Following historic footsteps second destination of the day is Trogir, the oldest city on the Adriatic coast under UNESCO protected sites. Reveal the unique memorial heritage and adore the beautiful masterpieces of famous sculptors – the magnificent Cathedral’s portal of master Radovan and the reliefs of master Niccolò di Giovanni Fiorentino. Return to Split for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 SPLIT - BRAČ ISLAND TOUR (75 km) (B, L)
Enjoy unforgettable experience on a day trip to Brač island the third largest island in the Adriatic. During this full-day excursion you will visit the oldest settlement on the island, village Škrip, a home to the Museum of the Island of Brač and Oil Museum. Afterwards we continue to the highest point of all Croatian islands – Vidova Gora (778 meters above sea level) where you can enjoy the spectacular view of Bol and the other neighboring islands Hvar, Korčula and Vis. We will end the trip with a visit to small pastoral settlement of stone houses and cattle hens, located in the original environment of the Brač shepard’s settlements, on Vidova Gora. On a small farm you will find sheeps, goats, pigs, geese, horses and donkeys and enjoy traditional food made from locally produced ingredients. Return to Split for overnight.
Day 7 SPLIT - STON - DUBROVNIK (240 km) (B, T, D)
Today we leave Split travelling along the coast towards a true pearl of Croatia— Dubrovnik.
We will stop in Ston, small fiserhman town and once very important salt producing centre strategically positioned on the Adriatic shore along important trade routes. Ston was extremely significant for the Ragusa Republic leaving us until today the largest fortification monument in Europe – the defence wall still proudly standing. Ston is also a popular destination for foodies due to the local Mali Ston Bay rich with mussels and oysters – a culinary highlight of any foodie tour in Croatia which you will taste today in unique gastronomic attraction by sailing a boat experiencing untouched natural beauty of the protected eco system. Entire experience will also have educational character about the process of cultivating oysters. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik enjoy sightseeing tour in the afternoon. The walls of Dubrovnik girdle a perfectly preserved complex of public and private, sacral and secular buildings representing all periods of the city’s history, beginning with its founding in the 7th century. Walk through city’s main street Stradun and learn of the Rector’s Palace, the church of St. Blaise, the Cathedral, three large monasteries and the City Hall. The Republic of Dubrovnik was the centre of a separate political and territorial entity, and was proud of its culture, its achievements in commerce and especially of its freedom preserved down so many tempestuous centuries.
Day 8 DUBROVNIK (B, D)
Today enjoy day at leisure or join us on optional full day excursion to island of Korcula.
KORČULA ISLAND TOUR (optional excursion)
Day 9 DEPARTURE (B)
Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
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Are airport transfers included in this tour?
Yes, transfers to/form airport are included in the price.
Are flights included in this tour?
Flights are not included in the price.
Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?
Visas are not included in the price. If you require visa to enter Croatia please contact us, and we will gladly help you with visa request.
Are all entrance fees included in the price?
Following entrances fees are included in the price. Entrances: Zagreb Funicular, National Park Plitvice Lakes, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, Island of Brac museum
Is the tour coach air conditioned?
Yes, we use only high-quality vehicles and all are air conditioned.
Are children permitted to take part in the tour?
This tour is recommended for adults, but kids are welcomed to join.
Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?
Yes, we have qualified and licensed Tour Manager during the entire trip
What is the maximum group size?
Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?
Yes, all guides and tour manager speak very good English
Are vaccinations required for this tour?
Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?
Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?
Yes, all hotels have free Wi-fi and many tourist locations in Croatia have free Wi-fi also.
What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
All hotels used in this tour have 4 star rating.
Is there a supplement for solo travellers?
Yes. Please check our price list.
Can you assist with pre- or post-tour accommodation?
Yes, we will gladly arrange your pre/post tour accommodation.
Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?
Yes, guide will always make sure you have some free time to explore on your own
What is the fitness level required to do this tour?
This tour requires minimal fitness level. Most activities require light walking.
What currencies are required for this tour?
Official currency in Croatia is Euro (EUR). All major currencies can be easily exchanged in banks, hotels or exchange offices. ATMs are also widely available in Croatia.
What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?
In the unlikely case that departure is cancelled, every client who has paid either deposit or full amount will receive money return in full. Perfecta Travel is obliged to send information about cancellation no later than 60 days before departure date.
What is the tipping policy?
Tips are welcomed but not mandatory. Here are tipping recommendations:
Local Guide/s: 10-15€ per group for a half-day tour, 15-20€ per group for full-day tour
Driver: 1-2€ per person per day
Hotel personnel: 1-2€ per day
What kind of adapter will I need for my electronics?
Croatia uses the standard European socket with round, two-pronged plugs. You can buy an adapter at most electronics stores, or even grab one in the airport on your way out.
We booked this tour with our friends and loved every minute of it. We visited amazing places like Zagreb, Plitvice lakes and famous Dubrovnik. Guided tours were included and we had great local guides. Many thanks to our driver Marko, a the end he was like friend to us!
The tour was organized very well and we had great time! Our guides were very informative and showed us the most interesting places and photo locations. Hotels were also very good and not far from the city centre.