Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Varazdin, Zadar, Split, Pula
Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.
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...
Dubrovnik – Glimpse into Game of Thrones on an Old City Tour
From the moment your plane lands in Dubrovnik, all of your worries will disappear as your private driver will be waiting to whisk you away to your luxurious accommodation. Once you have settled in, you will be escorted to meet your local guide for a private walking tour of the Old City. You can explore this ancient, seaside enclave, climb Fortress Lovrijenac, and even marvel at some of the real-life filming locations from the famed TV series Game of Thrones, including the Red Keep, the House of the Undying’s dungeon, and the Battle of Blackwater Bay. As evening falls, you will delight in a lovely sunset over the Croatian coast as your private driver returns you to your hotel.
Dubrovnik – Embark on a Luxury Cruise to the Elaphiti Islands
You will be thrilled to get out and enjoy Mother Nature with today’s exciting outdoor adventure, which is a private and luxurious cruise to the stunning Elaphiti Islands. After donning your favorite swimsuit and reaching for your sunscreen and sunglasses, you will meet your private guide and boat captain who will then whisk you away on a magical sea cruise on a state-of-the-art luxury liner.
You can sit back, relax, and feel all of your stress as it melts away and the waves of the Adriatic skim by you. You can soak up the sunshine as you glide through the serene blue waters before visiting three beautiful islands: Lopud, Sipan, and Kolocep. At each island, you will have plenty of free time to relax in the ocean, bask in the warm sunbeams on sandy shores, and window shop your way through the most charming stone village. After this full day of fun in the sun, your private driver will pick you up and return you to your hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.
Split – Uncover the Secrets of Split and Trogir
You will depart Dubrovnik as day three dawns, making your way to the splendid seaside city of Split. After checking-in to your luxury accommodation, you will be led on a half day’s private tour of the highlights of this heavenly enclave. You will even enjoy a side trip to Trogir, which is a splendid UNESCO World Heritage Site that will take your breath away. Here, you will be immersed in Trogir’s Renaissance and Baroque architecture that has become a staple of this charming city.
After being introduced to the best parts of these two pristine places, including Split’s Diocletian Palace, the Bell Tower of Saint Domnius, and Trogir’s Kamerlengo Fortress, the Duke's Palace, the cathedral, and much more, your private driver will lead you back to your hotel, as you will need your rest for another day of discovery in just a few hours.
Split – Have a Bliss-Filled Day with Visits to the Blue Cave and Hvar Island
Another island adventure awaits you today, and you will be swept away for a full day of fun, sun, and six amazing locales. Today will have you visiting not just one but six stunning, Croatian islands.
Upon each stop, you will have your choice of how to spend your time. Whether it be swimming, snorkeling, or soaking up the sun on a deck or the sandy shores, this coastal cruise is sure to cure whatever ails you. You will also be introduced to the world famous Blue Cave and nearby Budikovac Island’s beautiful Blue Lagoon before having the opportunity to wander around the photogenic island of Hvar. After an entire day of awe-inspiring activities and marveling at the most unique sights, you will be dropped off at your luxurious accommodation by your private driver.
Zadar – Tour the City and Embark on a Sunset Sail
Today, you will say your farewells to Split as you zoom toward Zadar via private transfer. Upon your arrival, you will enjoy a private tour of the city’s highlights and popular landmarks on foot. During your tour, your guide will entertain you with fascinating facts about each of these prized landmarks.
Once night falls, you will embark on a luxurious catamaran cruise during sunset. Not only will this give you a chance to see the sights from a new and glorious perspective while bobbing along the sparkling waters of the Adriatic, but it will also allow you to absorb the unmatched Zadar sunset while relaxing in utmost comfort. As you make your way back to the shore, you will be provided with the exciting opportunity to sail past Zadar’s world famous night light displays, including the Sea Organ, Nova Riva, Kolovare, and more. Upon disembarking, your private driver will meet you at the dock and return you to your luxurious accommodation.
Zadar – Roam Among Waterfalls at Plitvice National Park
For today, you will need to prepare yourself to believe in fairytales for today’s adventure to Plitvice National Park. You will have an early morning and be transported to this UNESCO World Heritage Site via private transfer. Upon your arrival, you will have your breath taken away as you follow your private guide, wandering around a world that is filled with majestic waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and enchanting forest walkways. After spending the entire afternoon of roaming this whimsical world, you will truly feel as if you have spent the entire day in a walking dream, which will be one from which you never want to wake.
After departing the park, you can make a brief but blissful stop by the nearby Rastoke Village, which is a magical spot that is complete with a romantic main street and real-life working watermills. You will then be returned to your luxurious accommodation by your private driver, still stunned by the wonder and whimsy that you have witnessed today.
Pula – Spend the Day in Captivating Krka National Park
Another fantastic day in the great outdoors amid another jaw-dropping national park awaits you today. However, today it is Krka National Park that promises to capture your heart and captivate your mind. You will depart early in the morning and spend the entire day on a private tour that will take you to some of the most beloved treasures in the entire park, including a hike through an emerald green forests to the largest waterfall in Krka, which is known as Skradinski Buk. You will have free time to swim, hike, or snap photos in the shade until it’s time to depart for Pula.
After arriving in Pula, you will be dropped off at your luxury accommodation, where the rest of the day and evening will be at your leisure. You can stroll around and become familiar with the surrounding area, or simply relax and prepare for tomorrow’s adventure.
Pula – Be Whisked Away on a Luxurious Istrian Peninsula Tour
Today, a wondrous, whirlwind tour of Croatia’s pristine Istrian Peninsula awaits you. Famed for its jaw-dropping scenery, stunning seaside towns, and deliciously produced wines, this region will flirt with your palate and imagination. Highlights of this heavenly tour include shopping for handcrafted local goods in Groznjan, truffle tasting in Motovun, and even a quick jaunt to the beautiful Basilica of Porec.
After an entire day of discovery and being surrounded by dreamy medieval architecture, fine wines, handicrafts, and even truffles, you will never want the day to end. Once it does, your private driver will return to the doorstep of your luxurious accommodation.
Pula – Kayak to Your Heart’s Content and Peruse Pula
Today, you will wake up and be ready to cruise as today’s adventure finds you kayaking along the breathtaking shores of Valsaline Beach. After receiving a quick run-through on how to handle the kayak, you will row to the region’s famous Tarzan Cliff, which is a place that is rarely visited because it is only accessible by boat. Once you arrive, you can delight in a break from paddling and enjoy relaxing in the warm waters, swimming, sunbathing, or cliff diving. You will then transfer to the famed Pula’s cave, where your professional guide will lead you inside and offer exciting insight into its history with other fascinating facts.
The evening allows you to give your paddling arms a break as you take part in an insightful walking tour of Pula, which will be complete with several stops by the city’s major landmarks like the ancient Roman Pula Arena and the Temple of Augustus. You will even have the opportunity to look around the local farmer’s market and try local Istrian products for which the extra virgin olive oil is world famous. As night descends, your private driver will transfer you back to your hotel.
Zagreb – Discover Zagreb’s Best Before a Private Cooking Class
Day ten will find you traveling to Zagreb. Upon your arrival and after checking-in to your luxury accommodation, You will be whisked away on a private walking tour of the picturesque Upper Town, which is also known as Gornji Grad and includes famous landmarks such as St. Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac Market, and more.
Tonight’s treat will be sinfully delicious, and it will give you the chance to taste many of the different exotic flavors of Croatian cuisine. You will indulge in a private cooking lesson that will be complete with locally crafted wine to complement your locally crafted cuisine. Under the tutelage of a Croatian master chef, you will craft a mouthwatering meal, using an age-old authentic recipe and the freshest local ingredients. After you have finished, you can devour every last bite. With a happy heart and a full belly, you will be returned to your hotel, satisfied and ready for a good night’s sleep.
Zagreb – Storm Some Storybook Castles and Visit Varazdin
You will spend your final full day in Croatia on a discovery, traveling to some of the country’s most photographed and famed destinations. You will first visit the swoon-worthy city of Varazdin, as well as its resident castle. The castle is home to a museum that will be sure to capture your attention if you desire some historic artifacts and artful designs.
After spending the day of sauntering down the charming city streets and window shopping along the idyllic main strip of Varazdin, you can stop by Croatia’s most famous castle, Trakoscan Castle, where you can wander among its gorgeous grounds, the highlight of which includes a lovely lake that is perfect for the perfect photograph. After your tour, you will be returned to your hotel, and you will most likely be wishing that this was only day one.
Zagreb – Dine on a Delicious Brunch Before Saying Goodbye
As the alarm sounds on your final morning in Croatia, you will want to hit the snooze button nonstop to delay your having to leave this idyllic destination that has brought you so much delight. After enjoying a morning brunch, you will receive a local-inspired parting gift, and as you ride to the airport via private transport, you will already be dreaming of your return trip, wanting to discover more and more of this magical country.
- 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
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.
$2,395 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.
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