Aerial view of Fort Bokar in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Storied Past of the Croatian Islands Tour

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Dubrovnik, Lopud, Korcula, Ston...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Although the mainland destinations of Dubrovnik and Zagreb are indeed dazzling and offer more than their fair share of delightful experiences, far fewer travelers realize just how much more Croatia has to offer, especially within its most heavenly hidden treasures of the Croatian Islands. In fact, this beautiful country boasts a plethora of exotic island retreats that beckon you to find bliss this coming vacation. This adventure promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime getaway that will heal, pamper,...

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Trip Highlights

  • Uncover the ancient history that is housed within Dubrovnik’s Old City while on a walking tour
  • Explore the hidden past of the alluring Elaphiti Islands
  • Discover the mystic allure of the world-famous Blue Cave Grotto from the vantage point of your ship and the water
  • Delve into the sacred past of Mljet Island while reconnecting with nature during a visit to Mljet National Park
  • Delight in a tour of an ancient, medieval village on Hvar Island and witness other iconic landmarks that are sure to impress
  • Be captivated by Korcula Island and its fascinating history
  • Learn all about the origins and legends that surround lovely Lokrum Island and relax in its peaceful waters
  • Partake in a historically-themed cooking class that will be led by a private chef and having you taste the fruits of your labor
  • Indulge in a sunset sail on an authentic, 16th-century karaka that will be complete with a delicious meal and nightcap

Detailed Description

Island and history lovers rejoice because Croatia has an abundance of idyllic enclaves and is a lovely nation with a deep and storied past, making it a perfect destination for your next luxury getaway. Imagine breaking away from all of the busyness of your everyday hustle and bustle to escape to the peaceful and picturesque Croatian Islands for a glorious week that is surrounded by natural beauty. That is exactly what this luxuriously customized, 7-day island adventure has in store for you.

You will begin your blissful week in Dubrovnik, where after settling into your luxury accommodation, you will spend the afternoon enjoying a historical tour of the Old City. While you wander around this wondrously preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will be regaled with intriguing insights into the history behind the iconic landmarks that are nestled within these towering walls. The journey into the past will continue as evening approaches, and you will embark on a sunset dinner sail on an authentic, 16th-century karaka. As you sail along the azure waters of the Adriatic and dine on delicious Dalmatian cuisine, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time aboard this magnificent sailing vessel. The best part will be that your private guide will explain the history of these beautiful boats as you make your way back to Dubrovnik.

Your first full day in Croatia will find you venturing to the picturesque Elaphiti Islands aboard a state-of-the-art liner with your own private guide, captain, and cabin crew. While there, you will delve into the origins of the islands and witness some of its most stunning spots. Captivating Korcula Island and the historical towns of Ston and Orebic are next on your agenda, and in these towns, you will spend your day by sightseeing, swimming in tranquil waters, and relaxing on sandy beaches.

The magical island of Mljet and its breathtaking national park will be next on your agenda, and as you appreciate the natural beauty that this peaceful haven boasts, you will also be allowed to visit the monastery that is perched on an islet amid the island. Hvar Island invites you to spend the next day exploring its historical treasures, the enigmatic Blue Cave, and the medieval village of Malo Grablje. You will culminate your wondrous whirlwind week by uncovering the lore of Lokrum Island before enjoying a culinary finale by partaking in a private cooking class that will be taught by a Croatian master chef.

After such a sensational week that will be spent by being surrounded by the sparkling sea, the sun-dappled shores, amazing sights, and the intriguing past of this remarkable country, you will not want leave. You will be provided with a final brunch before your bittersweet goodbye.

During the entire duration of your luxurious getaway, everything from your deluxe accommodation each night to your private will have been pre-arranged for your absolute comfort and convenience. This tour is also extremely flexible, so you are able to adjust anything on this itinerary to suit your moods and desires once you are among the Croatian Islands. All that is left for you to do is smile, take a deep breath, and embrace this pristine island experience. Consider reading some of our travelers’ tour reviews on Croatia for more ideas that are perfect your dream vacation.

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Starting Price

$1,815 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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