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Croatia’s Captivating Past: Historical Tour of Croatia

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Split, Plitvice National Park...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

World travelers across the globe have been attracted to Croatia’s natural beauty and charming characteristics, but what many may not know is the rich abundance of history and culture that the country possesses. From iconic historical relics to gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and various other landmarks in between, this luxurious, 12-day adventure will lead you on a delightful journey of discovery. Whether it is delving into the ancient secrets of Dubrovnik’s Old City, uncovering the origins...

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Trip Highlights

  • Fly over Zagreb on a privately chartered plane ride while being regaled with fascinating facts about Croatia’s capital
  • Delve into the rich roots of the Istrian Region as you are enthralled with fascinating facts and historical backstories
  • Peruse every nook and cranny of pristine Plitvice National Park, including its numerous cascading waterfalls and pristine lakes
  • Traverse the working watermills and rustic charm of Rastoke Village as you wander among its quaint streets
  • Immerse yourself in nature as you island-hop to Lokrum Island and are introduced to the local wildlife, including peacocks and wild bunnies
  • Bask in luxury for an evening away during a dinner cruise on a 16th-century karaka
  • Trace the origins of the Konavle Valley on an intriguing storytelling tour that will be complete with ancient folklore and fascinating facts
  • Marvel at ancient secrets as you explore Dubrovnik’s Old City and peruse every inch of this fortress
  • Satisfy your appetite and curiosity with a historically themed cooking class
  • Uncover sensational secrets of the past as you stroll through Split and Trogir while hearing amazing stories of the area from your expert guide
  • Wander among the picturesque streets and landmarks of Zagreb’s Upper Town, snapping photos of the Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac Market, and more

Detailed Description

The Croatia of today is characterized by an endearing charm and an old-world charm that harkens back to a simpler time. Its magical villages that are filled with cobblestone streets and countless historical landmarks offer a lovely aesthetic to appreciate as we appreciate in passing and snap photographs of as keepsakes. However, far few travelers get to delve deeper, going beyond Croatia’s physical beauty and charm to uncover the amazing and intriguing backstory of this beautiful Easter European jewel. This 12-day handcrafted luxury tour, specifically curated with a historical focus, will change all of that by offering you a unique, inside peek at the fascinating Croatia of the past.

The journey begins on the sparkling shores of Croatia amid the wonders of Dubrovnik. Your first adventure is a sunset sail aboard an authentic 16th-century karaka replica vessel. The Old City beckons next as you stroll its ancient streets, flanked by towering fortress walls and nearly endless historical landmarks. Ending the day with an island escape to Lokrum Island will be the perfect complement to the Old City, while you will follow that up with an enthralling day tour to the Konavle Valley. Here, you will uncover the mysterious truths behind the region’s origins. A full-day private sailing excursion to the Elaphiti Islands in an actual Galleon Ghost Ship provides a unique spin on your regular island getaway.

Your next stop is Split, where you will explore the city’s historical highlights on a private tour, as well as take a side trip over to Trogir, which boasts its own treasure trove of wondrous relics from the past. Zadar then welcomes you to peruse its past as you take a private walking of its most popular historical sites, particularly those related to its communist-era ties. Ending the evening with a sunset sail provides the proverbial cherry on top of your short time in this special city.

Exploring the waterfall-filled world of Plitvice National Park and its romantic neighbor, Rastoke Village, is next on the agenda, followed by several days in the country’s capital. Upon arriving in Zagreb, you will dive right into exploring its most wondrous area, the iconic Upper Town. After visiting famed sites, including Dolac Market, Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and more, you will be treated to a historically themed cooking class. Your remaining days will be spent marveling at wonders of the magical Istrian Peninsula, flying over and biking through Zagreb’s most historical sections, and being inspired by a pair of Croatian castles.

Every destination has luxury accommodations as well as a private driver ready and waiting to receive you, so the only thing you will need to focus on is having fun and being enlightened, entertained, and inspired.

Croatia is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Croatia travel companies can personalize the experience for you.

Starting Price

$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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