Dubrovnik, Plitvice National Park, Rastoke, Zagreb, Varazdin, Peljesac Peninsula, Pula, Rovinj, Split, Krka National Park, Zadar
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If you have the travel bug and love to travel all over the world, then, for your next destination, Croatia is a perfect choice. The best part is that all of the tedious planning and navigating logistics have already been taken care of for you. Now, armed with this luxuriously handcrafted, 12-day tour, which has been carefully curated with your specific needs and desires in mind, you will have the vacation of a lifetime. As you are whisked away on this epic adventure, you will stay in the most...
Dubrovnik – Arrive in Dubrovnik and Discover Its Old City
The minute your flight touches down at Dubrovnik airport, every detail of your upcoming vacation of a lifetime has already been meticulously planned. So, once you make it through customs and grab your luggage, you will be whisked away to your luxurious accommodations in Dubrovnik via private transfer.
Upon your arrival, you can have a brief reprieve to rest and recuperate from your journey before your private driver whisks you away once more. You will spend your first Croatian evening on a private, walking tour of Dubrovnik’s storied Old City. As the saying goes, “If these walls could talk,” then these walls that line this ancient fortress would whisper rich tales of history, sweet nothings of romance, and tell of whimsical hopes and dreams. As you walk around the maze-like labyrinth of narrow streets, you will be swept away in actual Game of Thrones scenes that were shot here, including the Red Keep, the House of the Undying’s dungeon, the Battle of Blackwater Bay, and more. After your tour, your private driver will return you to your hotel.
Dubrovnik – Sip Your Way through a Peljesac Peninsula Wine Tour
Today, you will experience one of Croatia’s prettiest places: the Peljesac Peninsula. You will spend the day here on an elite, private wine tour that will have you sipping your way through some of the country’s most stunning scenery while savoring every drop of its most celebrated wines. While en route, you will also have the chance to visit Ston, which is a sweet little gem that is located along the seashore and where a sampling of the local claim to fame of freshly caught oysters await you. You can wander among the town’s historic old salt factory as you witness the inner workings of just what goes into harvesting and readying local salt. After a full day of fun and spirits, you will return to your hotel in Dubrovnik via private transfer.
Split – Find Your Bliss on a Blue Lagoon Sail and Explore Split
You will wave goodbye to Dubrovnik for your next destination. Split will welcome you with open arms, and after arriving at this spectacular city by the sea, you will have a chance to quickly drop off your luggage at your luxurious hotel before being escorted to your day’s adventure, which will be a luxury catamaran sail. After spending the day amid the endless delights of Drvenik Island, which is also known as the Blue Lagoon, you will have had one of the best days of your life, sunbathing, swimming, or even snorkeling.
Upon returning to dry land, you will lose your swimsuits and don something far more dapper because this evening will find you dressed to the nines for a private tour of Split’s most iconic sites. As your knowledgeable tour guide shares fascinating facts and backstories along the way, you should keep your eyes open for favorite landmarks like Diocletian's Palace, Prokurative Square, and the Gregory of Nin Statue. As the evening comes to a close, your private driver will return to your hotel.
Split – Wander through Wondrous Krka National Park
You will be greeted the morning with breakfast before embarking on an exciting day trip to the famed Krka National Park. Your private guide will handle every detail as you are transported to this gorgeous, natural wonderland. Tucked away in the jaw-dropping Croatian countryside and situated next to the crystal-clear Krka River, this national park boasts beautiful landscapes and seven spectacular waterfalls. As you journey to the park’s most popular waterfall of Skradinski Buk, you will fall in love with the charming working watermills nearby in addition to adoring the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds them. After rambling among the park’s numerous nature trails and stopping by another waterfall that is known as Roski Slap, you will be provided with the opportunity to visit a real monastery, the highlight of which is the ancient Roman catacombs that are found hidden beneath it. After spending an entire day in the sun of being surrounded by mother nature’s charms, you can sit back and relax as your private guide delivers you back to the doorstep of your luxurious abode.
Zadar – See the City Highlights and Enjoy a Relaxing Evening Sail
Split will bid you a bittersweet farewell as you wake up early and set off for Zadar via private transfer. After arriving in Zadar and checking in to your luxury accommodations, you will be thrilled to stretch your legs on a private, walking tour of the city’s highlights.
As the afternoon approaches, an evening of relaxation, indulgence, and beauty are waiting for you as you board a luxury catamaran for a special sunset cruise. As you sail among the sparkling sea and admire the sky as it erupts in a gorgeous array of peaches, lavenders, golds, and pinks, you will feel every bit of stress melt away until nothing but peace and serenity remain. After witnessing a stunning sunset, you will make your way back to shore, passing Zadar’s world-famous night light displays, including the Sea Organ, Nova Riva, Kolovare, and more. Upon your arrival at shore, your private driver will meet you at the dock and return you to your luxury accommodation.
Zadar – Hop Aboard a Private Yacht for a Zadar Archipelago Tour
A spectacular day aboard a private yacht on a luxury cruise of the Zadar Archipelago awaits as you wake to your first full day in Zadar. After boarding your elite luxury liner, you will cruise through the captivating Adriatic Sea, spending away your day by sailing, sunbathing, swimming, and sightseeing to your heart’s content. Today, your wish is the captain’s command because this curated adventure has been tailored specifically with you in mind, and you are the boss today.
Highlights of the day include exploring secret coves that are inaccessible to the public, splashing in azure waters, and even visiting obscure fishing villages on postcard-worthy islands like Ugljan and Zverinac Island. After soaking up your fill of fun and Vitamin D, your private guide will deliver you back to the docks, where your private transfer will be waiting to return you to your luxury accommodation.
Plitvice National Park – Roam among Waterfalls at Plitvice National Park
Day seven will usher in another new and exciting Croatian destination: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plitvice National Park. As you zoom away from Zadar, you will need to prepare yourself for a once-in-a-lifetime excursion because it is very likely that you have never seen a place that looks more like paradise on Earth than Plitvice. From endless waterfalls as far as the eye can see to numerous, crystalline lakes that are filled with serene waters, this pristine national park has such an ethereal aura that it will make you feel as if you have stepped into a storybook.
Whether you choose to walk along the scenic paths that take you over charming bridges and among a wealth of flora and fauna or you opt to ride between the lakes on mini ferryboats, you will be able to enjoy every nook and cranny of this dreamy destination, which is at the tip-top of many bucket lists. As your day ends and your private driver picks you up to return you to your accommodation, you will feel a sweet sense of satisfaction as you cross this little slice of paradise off your own list.
Zagreb – Stroll in Zagreb’s Upper Town and Whip up a Gourmet Meal
If you loved the idyllic scenery of Plitvice Park, this morning’s stop to nearby Rastoke Village will equally impress you. This quaint enclave is tiny, but its beauty and old-world charm pack quite a punch. As you stroll down the charming main street or the only main street, you can witness the village’s working watermills. The water mills have a tendency to make you feel as if you have stepped back in time, making you never want to leave.
After tearing yourself away from this bliss-filled nook, you will make your way to Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb. After settling in at your luxurious accommodation in Zagreb, you will spend the afternoon on a private, walking tour of the idyllic Upper Town, which is complete with its quaint, cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and historical landmarks. After marveling at Zagreb’s Cathedral, Ban Jelacic Square, St. Mark’s Church, Dolan Market, and more, you will have worked up quite an appetite, which makes your evening cooking class with a Croatian master chef the perfect activity for the evening. After concocting a scrumptious and locally-inspired meal, you will be able to taste what you have created. The best part about this private lesson is that you actually get to enjoy the fruits and vegetables of your labor. After dining like a king or queen, your private driver will deliver you straight to your hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.
Zagreb – Marvel over the Istria Region on a Full-Day Tour
After dreaming of last night’s fabulous feast and all of the amazing places that you have experienced so far, day nine will find you awaking to another exciting adventure. You will spend your entire day of exploring Croatia’s famed Istria region on a private tour that will first take you to Pula and the Assumption, which is the temple of Augustus. You will then venture to Rovinj. An enclave that exudes charm and romance, Rovinj will have you understanding exactly why it is one of the country’s most beloved towns from the moment you step foot in it.
After marveling at its beautiful, Baroque architecture and eye-catching Renaissance-era style, this magical, medieval haven will have thoroughly enchanted you. After wandering the ancient streets, sampling local savory and sweet treats, and stopping by the sacred Church of St. Euphemia, you will return to your Zagreb hotel and will feel amazed that you were able to witness so many amazing sights in a single day.
Zagreb – Be Dazzled by Varazdin and Two Croatian Castles
Your dreamy destination for day 10 involves a heavenly pair of fairytale-worthy castles that will absolutely dazzle you. Your full day’s tour will first take you to the charming town of Varazdin. Often called “Little Vienna,” Varazdin’s inviting atmosphere and lovely side streets are seemingly imbued with cheeriness and character. As you stroll along the inviting alleyways and past cute boutiques and sweet cafes, you will understand why this charming enclave is one of the most photographed places in Europe. After finishing your Varazdin portion of the tour with a stop at the town’s resident castle, you will head to another and even more famous abode of Trakoscan Castle.
While you stroll along the awe-inspiring halls and marvel at the majestic courtyard, you will receive the royal treatment while being led by your own private guide who will fill you in on all of the fascinating details of this dreamy destination. After ambling along the stunning castle grounds, which are gorgeous enough to warrant their own special tour, your driver will meet you and continue to treat you like the king or queen you are as they whisk you away. You will be brought directly back to your luxurious accommodation.
Zagreb – Photograph Mount Medvednica on a 4x4 Tour and Join an Exciting Truffle Hunt
Your last full day in Croatia will literally be a memory that will last a lifetime. This is because you will spend the day of discovering the unspoiled natural beauty of nearby Medvednica Nature Park on an exhilarating 4x4 photo tour. You will be provided with the rare opportunity to journey off-road to secret destinations where most of the public cannot access, offering picture-perfect scenery for an ideal snapshot. As you cruise around with your personal driver, you will be free to completely focus on finding that one photo that captures the perfect memory that you desire to bring home with you, allowing you to look back on this magical time that you spent in such a spectacular place. While you will have plenty of time to take as many pictures as you please, you will also be shown some unique local sights, including an abandoned silver mine shaft and Medvedgrad Fortress.
After creating photo magic in the great outdoors during the day, you will spend the evening on the hunt, but it will not be wild animals that you are after, but rather the region’s most cherished delicacy: Croatian truffles. As the evening sets in, you will embark on an exciting tour that will provide you with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join in an actual truffle hunt just like the pros do it and under the cover of night. Your excursion will be accompanied by a pack of sharp-nosed hounds who are trained experts in locating the scent of the truffles.
According to experts, nighttime is when the scent of the truffles is at its most pungent, offering the canine trackers the best chances of success in finding them. Thus, you will have the magical experience of conducting your thrilling search under the sparkling sky. It will all add to the excitement and uniqueness of this rare opportunity. The best part of this experience is after your hunt, your efforts will be rewarded with a rousing good time of mingling and fine dining. Your dinner will boast truffle-centric delicacies and glasses of local wine, which is the perfect complement to any proper hunt. Your private driver will then return you to your luxurious accommodation.
Zagreb – Enjoy a Delicious Brunch Before Saying Goodbye
As you rise with the sun on your last morning in Croatia, you will be treated to one last meal before waving goodbye to the gorgeous land and departing with your private driver to the airport. Then, as you fly back to real life, you will already be reminiscing of all the wonderful experiences you had while planning your return to this magical country.
- Gaze in wonder at Dubrovnik’s ancient walled city
- Savor the various nuances of Croatian wine in the Peljesac Peninsula
- Immerse yourself in the romantic Rastoke Village and its working watermills
- Snap photos at Plitvice National Park that will make your friends back home swoon
- Become a chef extraordinaire during a private Croatian cooking class
- Marvel at Zagreb’s magical Upper Town and visit famous Dolac Market
- Float on a cloud as you visit Varazdin and two of the country’s beloved fairytale castles
- Roam around the enigmatic Istria region
- Wonder at Croatian wildlife and its waterfalls at Krka National Park
- Embark on an exciting evening truffle hunt
- Indulge in a full day’s private yacht sail around Zadar Archipelago
Nestled modestly among more garish neighbors that clamor for travelers’ attention with gimmicks, glitz, and glamor, Croatia is an elite destination that stands out among the rest by relying upon its simple charms of stunning, natural scenery, old-world history, and limitless character. From its quaint cobblestone streets and sky-high cathedral spires to its sparkling seashores and stunning wine country, Croatia’s magical locales will leave you breathless and yearning for more. As you embark on this luxuriously handcrafted, 12-day tour, you will first find yourself in Dubrovnik, where its completely walled Old City and fortress will amaze you with its winding, pedestrian-only streets and numerous historical sights. You will even have the chance to see where a few Game of Thrones scenes were filmed, which is always a favorite stop. Then, after sipping through some of the Peljesac Peninsula’s finest wines on a private day tour, you will transfer to the gorgeous, seaside city of Split.
You will begin your time in Split with a lovely stroll around the city and an exhilarating sail to the Blue Lagoon. You will even embark on an epic side excursion to explore Krka National Park. Zadar will welcome you next with a private highlight tour and a full day on your very own private yacht, exploring Zadar Archipelago. You will continue to the captivating Plitvice National Park, where near endless waterfalls and idyllic lakes will steal your heart. You will then fall in love with nearby Rastoke Village’s quaint main street and working watermills before venturing onward to the capital city of Zagreb.
Discover Zagreb’s most darling area as you tour the Upper Town, which is complete with postcard-worthy buildings, cafes, churches, and other various nooks and crannies. You should keep your eyes open for favorites like Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac Market, St. Mark’s Church, and more, but if you do not spot them right away, you will have a private guide who will make sure you do not miss anything. Afterward, a whirlwind tour of the romantic Istria region awaits you. A spectacular stop by beloved Varazdin will be on the itinerary in addition to a visit to two gorgeous, fairytale-inspired Croatian castles. After culminating your European vacation with an off-the-beaten-path, 4x4 photo safari tour, you will spend the night on the hunt, as you join a master truffle hunter in search for one of Croatia’s most sought-after delicacies under a moonlit sky and sparkling stars.
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 in mind. Learn more about the Croatia travel agents you could be working with, whom we have personally vetted to be one of the best in the industry.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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