View of an old street in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Best of Croatia Tour: 12-Day South to North

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Croatia

Places Visited

Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Varazdin, Zadar...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Croatia is a country that is on the cusp of becoming one of Europe’s most desired destinations. There are a plethora of reasons that account for this recent popularity, including Croatia’s awe-inspiring architecture, deeply-rooted historical roots, and wondrous landscapes that are truly lovely. Not only is the country gorgeous in its own right, but Croatia also offers extensive opportunities to explore with an abundance of outdoor adventures and exciting cultural and educational excursions. Join...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover Dubrovnik’s entirely-walled and wondrous Old City
  • Marvel at your favorite Game of Thrones scenes up-close
  • Free yourself from the busy Mainland on an exciting tour of the Elaphiti Islands
  • Venture into a fairytale as you visit Varazdin and several storybook-worthy castles
  • Roam through a waterfall-filled wonderland at Plitvice National Park
  • Enjoy a stroll through the quaint Rastoke Village and its working watermills
  • Stroll through Zagreb’s idyllic Upper Town and world-famous Dolac Market
  • Bask in the wonders of Croatia’s Istria region
  • Luxuriate with a sun-dappled day of kayaking along Croatia’s stunning shores
  • Delight in a private cooking class featuring authentic Croatian cuisine

Detailed Description

From quaint villages that are filled with cobblestone streets and cozy sidewalk cafes to fairytale castles and nature parks that rival the whimsy and wonder of Neverland, Croatia possesses an enigmatic charm that simply woos everyone’s heart. Every step taken in this stunning country invites you to explore further, to wander longer, and to roam beyond. This custom-tailored, 12-day tour of discovery invites you to delve into the depths of this highly-desired destination, promising you a thrilling adventure that is sure to leave you thoroughly dazzled.

Day one of your Croatian adventure will find you in Dubrovnik, where you will witness up-close filming locations from the wildly popular Game of Thrones series while exploring the ancient walled Old City on a private walking tour. Then, a full day’s escape to the pristine Elaphiti Islands offers a much-needed reprieve from the busy pace of the mainland. Afterward, you will transfer to Split and explore the Old City and the lovely treasure of Trogir. You will then embark on an exciting luxury cruise that will take you to the Blue Cave and Hvar Island before heading to the stunning seaside city of Zadar. After touring the highlights, you will delight in a sunset sail on a luxury catamaran.

The next portion of your quest to discover Croatia’s takes you to the idyllic Plitvice Park, where you will surely have your heart stolen by the storybook setting that is filled with cascading waterfalls, serene lakes, and enchanting forest paths. You will then venture to the nearby Rastoke Village, which is a romantic enclave where working water mills and quaint old-world style architecture remind you of days long passed and simpler times.

Your next stop will be Pula, where you will explore the amazing Istrian region while also kayaking through crystal-clear waters. Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb culminates your thrilling Croatian excursion. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the charming Upper Town, including world famous Dolac Market before indulging in a private cooking class that will be taught by a master chef. A dreamy day trip to nearby Varazdin and a pair of picture-perfect castles is a fairytale experience that is fitting for your final day in this dazzling destination.

Each night you will stay in luxurious 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 in mind. Croatia is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Croatia trip operators 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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