Dubrovnik, Plitvice National Park, Rastoke, Zagreb, Split, Lokrum Island, Mount Medvednica, Brac, Varazdin
Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.
Croatia is a country that checks every box on even the pickiest person’s must-have list. Not only is Croatia aesthetically beautiful and rich with historical sites and fascinating culture, which will surely please the adults of the entourage, but this gem of a country also offers a wealth of family-friendly destinations and excursions that will keep your whole family thoroughly entertained on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Taking your family from Dubrovnik and Split to Plitvice National Park and...
Dubrovnik – Introductory Expedition to the Old City
The moment that you and your family arrive at Dubrovnik airport, your private driver will be waiting to transfer you and your family directly to your luxurious accommodation. After indulging in a bit of downtime to settle in and unpack, you will set out for the Old City, where you will spend an afternoon of exploring with your family on a child-friendly private tour. Your kids will love being unleashed in this pedestrian-only zone, which will satisfy their curiosities amid the labyrinth-like cobblestone streets and quirky alleyways. Adults who are fans of the wildly popular Game of Thrones will especially be thrilled to walk among actual scenes from their favorite episodes, like the Red Keep, the House of the Undying’s dungeon, and the Battle of Blackwater.
Once you and your family have completed your Old City tour, an exciting cable car ride awaits. As you are whisked away to the summit of Mount Srd on a short cable car ride, you will enjoy epic views of the Adriatic Sea and stunning cityscapes. Getting the chance to see Dubrovnik from this dazzling vantage point will be the highlight of the day, while the floor to ceiling windows give every member of the family, no matter what their heights or ages, a perfect view of everything before their eyes. After enjoying a lovely dinner at a local restaurant, you will return to your hotel via private transfer.
Dubrovnik – Jump on the Ferry and Island Hop to Lokrum Island
Your first full day in Dubrovnik promises an excess of family fun in the great outdoors. After donning your best outdoor attire complete with sunscreen, super-cool shades, and swimsuits, your family will be dropped off at Dubrovnik port by your private driver, where you will then board the local ferry and officially start your private tour to Lokrum Island. After a 15-minute ferry ride, you will arrive at this pristine nature preserve and spend the day romping through its luscious forests, strolling along its stunning coastline, and even splashing around in the sparkling Adriatic Sea.
Your private guide will lead you on an exhilarating discovery tour that will be complete with stops at the Dead Sea, a real-life fort that stands guard high upon a hill, and an old monastery that will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time. As you wander around the island, your kids will especially adore all of the animal sightings that are sure be had, including rainbow-colored preening peacocks and wild bunny rabbits. After an entire day of island adventures, you will take the ferry back and then be returned to your hotel by your private driver.
Split – Hop on a Half-Day Cruise and Explore the Old Town
Day three promises a wealth of excitement as you depart Dubrovnik early in the morning. You could say that the amount of fun you and your family can expect to have will be as vast as the ocean, and that is exactly the type of exciting excursion that awaits you as you make your way to Split, where an exciting sailing adventure awaits. You will all adore island-hopping with ease on this fun and relaxing jaunt to the nearby Islands of Brac and Solta. Feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your face while you watch the waves go by, it will be the perfect experience after a morning commute on the road.
After your sail, you will be delighted for the opportunity to stretch your legs on a private walking tour of the Old Town, where near endless cobblestone side streets wind their ways into a maze-like wonderland that makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. Your kids will love roaming around and discovering every nook and cranny, while you will be impressed by the Old City’s awe-inspiring sights, including the Golden Gate, Diocletian’s Palace, the Temple of Jupiter and the Cathedral of Domnius. After you have had your fill of history and local cuisine at a lovely Old Town eatery, your private driver will return you to your hotel.
Split – Spend the Day Discovering Mother Nature’s Playground and Marjan Park
Mother Nature will be your official tour guide for day four as you wake with the sun and make your way via private transfer to the magical Marjan Forest Park. The name says it all, as miles upon miles of lush, forested scenery awaits you, inviting you to step away from the city scene for a day of family fun in the sun. You and your family will adore exploring this lush, green oasis on a private tour. As the pristine park is roughly the size of New York’s legendary Central Park, there will be ample opportunity for your kids to run and play to their heart’s contents amid the park’s endless paths, beautiful beaches, and heavenly scenery.
While on your tour, you will have the opportunity to see a cute, little church named Sv. Jere Church, which has been often described as a mini-version of Petra, Jordan. After this entire day’s extravaganza, your family will be grateful to retreat to your hotel via transfer, where a gourmet picnic will be complete with delicious food. Your picnic will also have your most beloved flavors and dishes as well, which will be chosen by you and your family.
Plitvice National Park – Make Your Way Through the Waterfall-Laced and Forested Paths of Plitvice National Park
As you wake the kids up on day five, you can fuel their excitement and ignite their imaginations as you are transported to a fairytale world, where waterfalls tumble into tranquil lakes, and fairies and pixies live among pristine woods and magical walkways. This is something that your whole family will delight in, and your private driver will whisk you away to this little dream slice of paradise of Plitvice National Park.
Once you arrive, your excitement will only grow as you all enter a fairytale world that rivals the likes of Peter Pan’s Neverland. As you and your kids explore every bridge and pretty as a picture pathway, the looks on their amazed faces will warm your heart, and as you look around this dreamworld, you will realize just why Croatia is the ideal destination for everyone to enjoy, at any age.
After spending the whole afternoon taking stunning snapshots and posting selfies and postcard-worthy pictures, your private driver will pick you up and take you to your nearby luxury accommodation, as you and your family reminisce about the delightful few days that you have spent in Croatia.
Zagreb – Check out the Working Watermills of Swoon-Worthy Rastoke Village
Storybook settings have nothing on day five’s destination, and when you and your family are ready, you will be transferred to nearby Rastoke Village. An idyllic enclave that is complete with working watermills and an old-world style bridge that stretches over a serene river, Rastoke Village will transport you and your family back to olden times when life was simple. You will delight in this quality time with your kids as you stroll down the main street that exudes charm and character. You can even stop and enjoy a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone at the main cafe, which overlooks the stunning bridge and river.
Next, you will venture to Croatia’s capital city. After reaching Zagreb in the early afternoon and checking-in to your luxury accommodations, you will spend the rest of your day, discovering all of the charming things that the Upper Town has to offer, such as uniquely-colored architecture, St. Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral, and more. Your kids will especially love having the opportunity to ride the famous funicular, where one of Zagreb’s prettiest vantage points awaits you at the top. Here, you can watch a lovely sunset in front of the love locks collection, explaining to the kids the fascinating stories behind them being placed there. After enjoying the sunset, you will return to your hotel via private transfer.
Zagreb – Search for Secret Treasure on a Family-Friendly Hike up Mount Medvednica
Today, you can lace up your favorite sports shoes or hiking boots as today finds you meandering up nearby Mount Medvednica on an exciting treasure hunt and photo adventure. Your private guide will lead you and your kids on a specially curated hike that incorporates exciting clues and photo ops along the way.
Once you descend from the mountain in the afternoon, you and your family will have worked up an appetite, and there will be no better follow-up to morning exercise in the great outdoors than a sumptuous meal. Upon picking you up from your hiking tour, your driver will drop you off by famous Dolac Market, where you can pick the best picnic supplies that you have ever had from among the freshest fruits, vegetables, and homemade treats that nearby farms and vendors have to offer. You will then take your delicious finds to a nearby park and enjoy them al fresco while watching the bustling city pass by.
As evening approaches, dessert is a must to end any perfect family dinner, and you can treat yourself to a sweet end to this idyllic day by indulging in one of Zagreb’s best-loved traditions, a handcrafted cone of their famed local gelato-type ice cream. Choose among myriad cozy cafes that line the main square and go over the day’s best highlights with your kids, while savoring both this national signature treat as well as your favorite moments from the trip thus far. If you are really feeling adventurous, get your ice cream wrapped within a delicious Kürtőskalács, also known as a chimney cake pastry, which is a mouthwatering adventure of its own. This sweet reprieve will offer you all the opportunity to sit and relax a bit, and afterward, you and your family will be more than ready to return to your hotel when your private driver arrives to whisk you away.
Zagreb – Become Kings, Queens, Princes, and Princesses for the Day, Exploring Croatia’s Fairytale Castles
As you wake today, you should prepare yourself for the royal treatment as you will spend the day, discovering fairytale-worthy castles and one of Croatia’s most charming cities. Your private and full-day tour will first take you to Varazdin City. As all of the driving and details are handled for you, you will be free to enjoy the ride through the stunning countryside. Upon your arrival in this lovely haven that the locals have nicknamed “Little Vienna,” you will delight in wandering among the quaint streets that are filled with cozy cafes, amazing boutiques, and more. After visiting Varazdin’s resident castle, you will venture to the country’s most famous castle: Trakoscan Castle. Here, amid an abode that is truly fit for royalty, you and your kids will be enamored with the aesthetic beauty and magical wonder of this special place. The spectacular castle grounds alone are worth the visit, giving everyone an opportunity to stretch their legs amid an impeccably-manicured landscape that awes and inspires.
Arriving back to Zagreb just before sunset, your private driver will swoop you by Maksimir Park, where you can watch as a beautiful pastel sky bids your day adieu. Your private driver will then take your entire family to an exciting, family cooking class, where you and your kids will whip up an amazing dish under the tutelage of a master chef from a menu that has been curated with the kids in mind. The best part will be after the meal is made, which is when you will devour every delicious morsel, making for perhaps the best dinner of your entire Croatian vacation. Your private driver will then pick you up and deliver you and your family back to your hotel.
Zagreb – Witness Science Magic at a Technical Museum and Jump into Jarun Lake
Day nine’s adventure will spark the imaginations of the scientists in your family, as a trip to Zagreb’s Technical Museum is on today’s docket. After arriving at the museum via private transfer, you and your kids will have the opportunity to let your imaginations run wild as the gears of your brain start to whirl upon witnessing all kinds of hands-on exhibitions and displays that explain the development and application of technological advances in science in a unique and understandable way. You will explore among fascinating and entertaining exhibits, including a planetarium, a live apiary, a model of a working mine, and much more.
After a fun-filled day of exercising your minds, you can give your bodies an equally beneficial workout as you spend the rest of the afternoon at nearby Jarun Lake. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, this outdoor wonderland is home to a state-of-the-art leisure center and is also the perfect place to engage in a myriad of outdoor activities, including swimming, roller skating, sailing, paddling, and even skateboarding. You can choose your favorite pastime and soak in both the sunshine and this wonderful family time on your last full day in Croatia. After enjoying one last dinner at a nearby cafe, your family will be delivered back to your hotel by your private driver.
Zagreb – Enjoy Brunch Before Saying Goodbye
Today, you can spend your last morning in Zagreb, enjoying an authentic Croatian breakfast together. You can share your trip highlights with one another as you reminisce about this amazing family adventure. As your private driver picks you up to take you to the airport, you will receive a thoughtful Croatian goodbye gift before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.
- Encourage your kids to climb the walls while discovering Dubrovnik’s Old City
- Venture on a ferry ride on your way to explore the outdoor paradise of Lokrum Island
- Discover Diocletian’s Palace on an exciting discovery tour
- Wander through a real-life fairytale world at Plitvice National Park
- Witness working watermills as you roam around charming Rastoke Village
- Hunt for treasure on a causal trek up Zagreb’s Mount Medvednica
- Jaunt around Jarun Lake after splashing around in its cool waters
- Witness firsthand what makes things tick as you take a tour around Zagreb’s Technical Museum
- Become kings, queens, princes, and princesses for the day, while exploring Croatia’s Fairytale Castles
Keeping your kids happy while on vacation may seem like an impossible feat to some, but luckily, Croatia has the corner on the market when it comes to family-friendly finds, outdoor adventures, and exciting excursions for the whole family to enjoy. Absolutely safe, aesthetically stunning, and full of fun activities, Croatia is the ideal destination for spending quality time with the ones you love.
Your ten days of family fun begins in Dubrovnik’s Old City, where it is actually okay to unleash your kids and literally let them climb the walls. The pedestrian-only zone offers a safe and fun environment for all ages to explore. After wandering around the walled fortress and charming, cobblestone side streets, you will transfer to Lokrum Island, which offers you an idyllic island escape from the busy mainland while being able to let your kids run loose.
Your next stop will be Split, which is where you and your family will hop on a half-day cruise to explore the Islands of Brac and Solta. Then, after exploring the Old Town, including the awe-inspiring Diocletian’s Palace, you can soak up a day in the sun at nearby Marjan Park. You will then then venture to Plitvice National Park, where you and your family will step into a world that is fit for fairies and other mythical creatures, as this is a land of magical waterfalls, enchanted forest paths, and idyllic lakes, one that invites you to marvel over the fact that such an ethereal place actually exists. The theme of fairytale worlds will continue as you stop to spend a morning at the equally wondrous Rastoke Village, where working watermills and a charming main street will steal your hearts.
The final leg of your family adventure will take you to Croatia’s capital city to explore the enchanting Upper Town on your first exciting day. As the next few days unfold, you will hike up nearby Mount Medvednica, witness a world of wonder at the Technical Museum, and even have a private cooking class that will have you tasting and crafting delicious, local cuisine.
Each night you will stay in luxury accommodations, be absolutely cared for with private transfers to and from specified destinations and airports, and will have every detail of this deluxe tour catered with you and your family in mind. Read more here about the other exceptional experiences our travelers have appreciated in their travel reviews of Croatia.
$1,995 per person (excluding international flights)
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