Croatia likely drew the two of you with the glorious Mediterranean together with old Eastern European charm. The country will indeed soothe at first sight and then move your heart to racing with all manner of experiences on offer with truffles, oysters, old-timer cars, majestic old towns and flowing waterfalls abounding. Handcrafted especially for two, this two-week luxury tour brings you through the best of the country with everything from a fairytale castle to a sea organ lullaby and the bucolic...
Zagreb – Enticing First Impressions
Zagreb provides colorful first impressions of Croatia as crooked spires rise above terracotta roofs, grand townhouses overlook small cafe terraces, and every lane is dominated by a different hue. You will be greeted at the airport for the short transfer into Upper Town, where your hotel is surrounded by open-air marketplaces and walking routes. This first day is left deliberately free, as it always should be on a romantic itinerary. There will be two weeks to explore Croatia fully, but this afternoon and evening is about nothing more than the two of you as you settle in for a wonderful adventure together.
Zagreb – Exploring Zagreb in Old-Timer Cars
Zagreb – The Fairytales of Trakoscan Castle and Varazdin
Pula to Rovinj – Immersed in Past Civilizations
Rovinj – Hunting for Truffles and Artisanal Charm
Zadar – Walking Hand in Hand to Waterfalls, Plus a Sea Organ Lullaby
Split – Wandering the Elegant Lanes of History
Split – Elegance and Enchantment in the Old City
Split – The Romance of Hvar, Stari Grad, and a Konoba
Ston to Dubrovnik – Plucking Oysters for Brunch and Old-World Wines
Dubrovnik – Discovering an Amorous City-Republic
Dubrovnik – Bucolic Charms of Rural Croatia
Dubrovnik – Free Day in Dubrovnik With Private Sunset Sea Kayaking
Dubrovnik – Departure
- Walk hand in hand through the atmospheric old towns along the coast with each offering a new flavor or ambiance from Rovinj, Zadar, Trogir and Split to Dubrovnik
- Spend a day on the island of Hvar with wine tasting while overlooking the ocean before being seduced by the 2,400-year-old Stari Grad
- Explore Zagreb in an old-timer car, a private vessel that brings a unique impression of the capital city
- Feel the mystique in Istria’s forests as you go truffle hunting and tasting
- Lose yourself in nature with a day in Plitvice Lakes National Park, plus a private sea kayaking tour on the Adriatic
- Discover Croatia’s fairytales with a visit to Trakoscan Castle and the town of Varazdin
- Celebrate in style with superb five-star hotels, almost all of them nestled within an old town or a UNESCO World Heritage area
- Pluck oysters for brunch, sample Croatian bubbly for lunch, and savor the intimacy of traditional konoba dining
- Enjoy many of Croatia’s most iconic experiences as you walk Dubrovnik’s city walls, listen to the Zadar Sea Organ, browse through artisanal boutiques and stroll through the grandeur of past civilizations
Croatia is a romantic destination even if you travel solo as it is impossible not to be seduced by the cobbled squares and walled cities, the old-world vineyards and the island escapes. Croatia is obviously even more romantic when the vacation is for two as the landscape provides a seductive setting for ardor to thrive. With a fairytale castle, a Venetian town, waterfall landscapes and a sea organ providing the meditative lullaby, there really is not much you could possibly need. But then add in konoba dining, a private sunset sea kayaking, and lost island adventure and every destination soon takes you further into the country’s spell with each day something different for these two weeks of intimacy and romance.
Handcrafted to maximize the country’s allure, this unique route takes you from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. The capital city is famous for its Zagreb heart, a biscuit crafted by artisans that is as good as a red rose on a Shakespearean balcony. Spend your first full day touring the city in an old-timer car, and then head out to Trakoscan Castle and Varazdin the following day. The Istrian Peninsula has a unique Venetian persuasion, not to mention its own ability to surprise. You will spend a day amid the contrasting civilizations by walking Pula and Rovinj, plus some time spent in the forests to hunt for truffles and find out more about Istria’s artisanal history.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a glorious place for a private walk, with paths leading you through thick forests to tumbling waterfalls and surreal lakes. On the way as you journey to Zadar, a lesser-known coastal city that’s perfect for blending into local Croatian life and worthy of a stop. Trogir is another mesmerizing town from the past while your hotel in Split is just two corners away from Diocletian’s Palace. With several nights in Split, you can relax along the promenade, spend a day on the island of Hvar, and fully immerse yourself in the Dalmatian atmosphere as it only takes a few footsteps in Hvar’s Stari Grad to fall head over heels with the island.
Pluck your own oysters for breakfast the next morning, and then wash the salty taste down at a historical winery. Keep tasting wine on your way down the coast to Dubrovnik where you will spend the final nights of your tour in a stunning little guesthouse within the Old Town. If Croatia is the ultimate seducer, then Dubrovnik is the country’s most passionate trick as the Old Town is only more romantic as wrought-iron lanterns illuminate the streets after dusk. One day is dedicated to the city, while the next day will bring you the rural Konavle region with your last including a private sunset sea kayaking around the city walls. Your two weeks will soon be over, but the yearning for Croatia will continue for years after you return home as this is a country that indelibly inscribes itself on your memory.
$6,995 per person (excluding international flights)
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