Picturesque island of Hvar, the longest island in Croatia

Unique 10-Day Itinerary: Exploring Croatia’s Storied History

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Places Visited

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

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

While Rome and Athens have long been considered the go-to destinations for history buffs who are seeking to delve into the ancient past, far too little travelers realize how rich and wondrous the cultural relics of Croatia’s are as well. That is why the Easter European gem of Croatia is the perfect pick for this historically-based, 10-day adventure through time and space. From Dubrovnik’s Old City to Zagreb’s Upper Town and the iconic historical landmarks in between, this historically-based adventure...

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Trip Highlights

  • Cruise along Dubrovnik’s coastline on an authentic, 16th-century karaka as you admire sweeping views of the city from this unique seaside perspective
  • Indulge in a side adventure to Lokrum Island and introduce yourself to the abundant wildlife there, which includes peacocks and bunnies
  • Uncover the intriguing origins of the Konavle Valley through a local’s eyes, which will be complete with fascinating backstories, legends, and myths
  • Discover the charming village of Rastoke as you wander among the quaint streets that include working watermills
  • Explore the fairytale world of Plitvice National Park while wandering among its endless waterfalls and picturesque lakes
  • Stroll through Dubrovnik’s Old City on an in-depth historical tour, meandering among its labyrinth of towering walls and timeless landmarks
  • Delight in a historically themed cooking class, creating a delicious addition to your historical romp through Croatia
  • Witness the secret side of Split and venture to all of the highlight destinations before traveling back in time in nearby Trogir
  • Stroll along the picturesque Upper Town and marvel at Zagreb’s historical landmarks while snapping photos of the Zagreb Cathedral and Dolac Market

Detailed Description

Steeped in history and marked by iconic landmarks and locales that harken back to a beautiful and complicated past, Croatia is a country that boasts layers of intrigue and excitement. History lovers will be in heaven as they explore every nook and cranny of this remarkable nation, which encompasses everything from ancient fortresses to various war-torn ruins.

Your luxurious, 10-day journey into Croatian history begins as you peruse every delightful corner of Dubrovnik. You will soon understand why this seaside haven has earned itself the nickname the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” It has received this nickname due to its wealth of historical riches and its spectacular scenery. Your first evening will be spent sailing on a delicious dinner cruise aboard an authentic, 16th-century karaka vessel. A private tour of the completely walled Old City with a short excursion to Lokrum Island will provide your entertainment for your first full day. It will be followed by a private tour of origins of Konavle Valley. Here, you will be provided with the chance to spend an entire day cruising among Croatia’s Elaphiti Islands in a Galleon Ghost Ship.

Upon departing Dubrovnik, your private driver will lead you to another coastal city: Split. Here, you will jump right into an in-depth tour that will show you all of the secrets of Split’s past in addition to allowing you sightsee among its numerous landmarks. A side trip to Trogir, where you will uncover another treasure trove of history, will also inspire you. You will then indulge in a tour of Zadar’s highlights, which will allow you to explore its communist era, before venturing on a sunset sail.

Plitvice National Park will be your next destination, and here, you will be amazed by the jaw-dropping waterfalls, crystalline lakes, and luscious scenery of this national treasure. Afterward, you will venture to Rastoke Village, where you will be romanced by its charming main street and working watermills.

An exploration of Zagreb and its Upper Town will mark the final leg of your adventure, and after visiting the iconic sites, such as Dolac Market, Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and more, you will indulge in a private cooking class that will focus on the cultural and historical significance of the dish that you decide to craft. After spending your final day visiting Croatian castles, you will return home with a newfound appreciation of this magical country.

Luxurious accommodations and a private driver will be arranged at each destination, making your European getaway completely worry-free. Every aspect of this adventure is also customizable, so you can adjust and area of this itinerary to better suit your moods and desires once you are in Croatia. All you have to do is say yes to this exciting invitation and get on the plane.

Consider reading some of our travelers’ Croatian tour reviews for more ideas to perfect your dream Croatia vacation.

Starting Price

$2,595 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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