Dubrovnik, Plitvice National Park, Rastoke, Zagreb, Split, Lokrum Island, Mount Medvednica, Zadar, Krka National Park, Brac, Sibenik, Varazdin
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When it comes to choosing a vacation destination that will please your whole family, it can really seem like an impossible feat. Croatia is a country that offers a little bit of everything, which means that when it comes to your family’s absolute must-haves, Croatia checks every single box. This 12-day luxury tour has been meticulously planned for you and will take you on thrilling adventures that you will be daydreaming about for the rest of your life. From Dubrovnik and Split to Plitvice National...
Dubrovnik – Arrive in Dubrovnik and Explore the Old City
After arriving in Dubrovnik, you and your family will be met by your private driver and taken straight to your luxury accommodations. You will then be taken on a private tour of the Old City, exploring the pedestrian-only cobblestone side streets and historical landmarks. The adults can keep their eyes peeled for several famous Game of Thrones filming sites, including the Red Keep, the House of the Undying’s dungeon, and the Battle of Blackwater.
After touring the Old City, you and your kids will love boarding a cable car and traveling to the top of nearby Mount Srd. Although the ride may be short, it offers a nearly endless amount of stunning scenery as you ascend to the summit amid a 360-degree view of the sparkling Adriatic Ocean and awe-inspiring cityscape. After enjoying a lovely dinner at a local restaurant, you will return to your hotel via private transfer.
Dubrovnik – Take a Ferry Ride before Romping Around Lokrum Island
An entire day of fun in the sun awaits as you transfer to idyllic Lokrum Island. After taking a brief 15-minute ferry ride where the kids will love watching the waves go by and feeling the wind whip their hair, you will arrive for a full day’s private tour that will take you around nearly every inch of this pristine nature reserve.
This exciting tour will take you to numerous destinations, including a lovely local lake that has been dubbed the Dead Sea, an authentic fort that is perched atop a high hill, and even an old monastery that has a mysterious aura about it, whispering stories from long ago. Keep your eyes open as you go as many lovely animals also call this beautiful haven home, including iridescent-feathered peacocks and wild rabbits. After your ferry ride returns you, your private driver will meet you at the port and drive you back to your hotel.
Split – Indulge in a Kid-Friendly Cruise and Explore the Old Town
Lifetime memories are waiting to be made on day three as your family ventures out on an exciting half day’s sailing adventure. Your family will revel in this island-hopping romp to nearby the Islands of Brac and Solta. The chance to soak up the sun and ocean views on this luxury cruise will be the perfect way to relax after a morning journey in the car.
As the evening approaches, you may indulge in a relaxing stroll through the Old Town on a private and guided tour, which will take you through the charming alleyways that are flanked with a wealth of historical landmarks, including the Golden Gate, Diocletian’s Palace, the Temple of Jupiter, and the Cathedral of Domnius. After satisfying your curiosities while perusing every nook and cranny of the Old City, you can satisfy your appetites by dining on delicious, local cuisine at a nearby eatery. Your private driver will then return your family to your hotel.
Split – Make Magical Family Memories in the Outdoors at Marjan Park
A magical day awaits you as day four finds you and your family soaking up the sun and spending some quality time in the great outdoors at Marjan Forest Park. After arriving at the park via private transfer, you and your family will have your pick from an abundance of activities on a private guided tour.
Roughly the size of New York’s Central Park, this pristine, green enclave boasts forested paths, numerous beaches, and eye-catching scenery, and on your tour, you will even stop by the charming Sv. Jere Church, which has been compared to a miniature Petra of Jordan. There is also a small zoo that the kids will adore as well. After your day in the sun, you will be returned to your hotel, where you will find a gourmet picnic laid out that is ready to be devoured. It will be complete with kid-friendly, fun-shaped food, as well as your favorites, all of which have been specially curated for you.
Zadar – Go on an Exhilarating Riddle Adventure and Enjoy a Night Light Show
Mystery, intrigue, and excitement await you on day five, which will have you traveling to Zadar and diving into a riveting, riddle adventure tour. After arriving in Zadar, you and your family will meet with your private guide who will take you on a thrilling journey around the most beloved sights of the city. Your kids will love this unique take on sightseeing as your family will receive mind-bending puzzles and clues to unravel, each one unlocking a unique story or fascinating fact behind one of Croatia’s most beloved landmarks.
At the tour’s end, your family will have a newfound appreciation for all of the places and sights that make Zadar unique. As evening approaches and the sun sets, prepare to be amazed and inspired by two of the city’s famous public art installations, both of which center around dazzling arrays of light. You will be at a loss of breath as you witness the “Sun Salutation” and the “Sea Organ” on a private viewing tour. After being absolutely amazed at the phenomenal lights, your private driver will deliver you and your family back to your hotel.
Zadar – Cruise Around Krka National Park with a Stop in Charming Sibenik
Day six will begin at sunrise for a full day’s tour through Krka National Park. After an early departure from Zadar and a short and comfortable hour and a half drive, you will arrive at the national park and begin your family adventure, where you can wind your way through forested paths and cascading waterfalls before enjoying some free time to swim and splash.
On the way back to Zadar, you will stop by Sibenik, which is a charming town that dates back to the 11th century. After exploring this idyllic enclave, including its UNESCO World Heritage site of St. James’ Cathedral, you will be dropped off at your hotel for a welcoming rest, so you all be ready for another day of adventurous fun tomorrow.
Plitvice National Park – Wander among the Waterfalls and Enchanted Lakes of Plitvice National Park
Today, you should wake up ready for yet another heavenly outdoor adventure as you and your family say goodbye to Zadar and transfer to the pristine Plitvice National Park for a private tour that will take you through a fairytale world that is filled with waterfalls, enchanted forests, nature paths, and crystal-clear lakes. Your kids will feel as if they have stepped into a Disney movie, and while they frolic in this fantasy world, giggling with glee, your heart will feel so full knowing that you have given them such a magical memory.
After an entire afternoon in this realm that would make even Walt Disney swoon, your family will be taken to your nearby luxury accommodation for the night.
Zagreb – Witness the Working Watermills of Quaint Rastoke Village
Day eight’s first destination, the charming Rastoke Village, is no less dazzling or wondrous than yesterday’s Plitvice National Park. Your private driver will transfer you to this storybook enclave, where working watermills and a postcard-worthy main street set a magical scene. Harkening back to a simpler time, your family will love strolling arm in arm and soaking up the character that practically oozes from every pore of this sweet destination.
You will then transfer to Zagreb, and after checking into your luxury accommodation, your family will enjoy a private exploration of the capital city’s picturesque Upper Town that is filled with cotton candy-colored buildings and awe-inspiring landmarks, including St. Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral, and much more. As the sun sets, you will return with your family to your hotel.
Zagreb – Join a Kid-Focused Trek Up Mount Medvednica
The great outdoors calls on day nine as you and your kids embark on a magical trek up Mount Medvednica. What really makes this outdoor excursion special is the fact that the trek is also a treasure hunt. Both you and your children will love this endorphin-releasing, imagination-stretching trek that pairs confounding clues and stunning mountain views.
After you have mastered the mountain, your private driver will pick your family up and take you back to the hotel to rest a bit and freshen up. When evening approaches, your family will adore spending the evening of indulging in a local Zagreb and nibbling on their favorite desserts. As you savor this time-honored Croatian tradition, as well as basking in quality family time within a relaxing and unique atmosphere, you will want to “freeze” this moment in time forever. After making another sweet Croatian memory, your family will be returned to your hotel via private transfer.
Zagreb – Step into a Family Fairytale on a Visit to Varazdin and a Pair of Magical Castles
As day ten arrives, you and your family will spend the day amid a world of fairytale-worthy castles and one of the country’s most cheerful cities. Your private tour’s first stop is Varazdin City, which is a charming hamlet that has earned the nickname “Little Vienna,” due to its lovely lanes and endearing aesthetic. You will be instantly smitten by the small-town feel of this special place as your family enjoys strolling along its pretty streets, stopping at quaint cafes and amazing boutiques, and much more. After a tour of Varazdin’s resident castle, you will make your way to Trakoscan Castle, which is Croatia’s most famous, royal-worthy abode. After wandering through the gorgeous palace, you can enjoy a stroll through the castle grounds, which are worth the visit in their own right.
After returning to Zagreb before sunset, your private driver will take you to Maksimir Park, where you will witness another stunning sunset while sharing family time outdoors. Your private driver will then pick you up and drive you to a kid-friendly cooking class that will feature local-inspired food that even your picky eaters will adore. The best part about this gourmet adventure is that you can devour the deliciousness when all is said and done. Your private driver will then pick you up and deliver you and your family back to your hotel.
Zagreb – Explore How Things Work at a Technical Museum then Have a Lively Afternoon at Jarun Lake
Your little scientists will especially love day eleven’s destination: Zagreb’s Technical Museum. After being dropped off at the museum, your family will be led on a private tour that will introduce you to all of the fascinating inner workings of science and technology. The best part of this experience will be that the museum’s exhibits are entertaining, hands-on, and full of fascinating facts that are conveyed in a kid-friendly and understandable way.
You will give your brains a break as you leave the museum and spend the rest of the day, giving your bodies a run for their money at lovely Jarun Lake. An idyllic spot that is frequented by locals and tourists alike, this pristine nature park features an abundance of outdoor activities that are sure to keep your whole family busy and highly entertained. Once your family has had its fill of frolicking lakeside, you will be delivered back to your hotel by your private driver.
Zagreb – One Final Morning in Zagreb before Zipping Back Home
You will spend your final morning, sharing breakfast together and soaking up the last precious moments of this unforgettable family journey. As your private driver transfers you to the airport, you will be sent off with a lovely Croatian goodbye gift and will already be planning your return.
- Discover Dubrovnik’s Old City while wandering its labyrinth-like side streets
- Venture on a ferry ride to enjoy an entire day at idyllic Lokrum Island
- Immerse yourself in the waterfall and lake-filled fairytale world of Plitvice National Park
- Meander down the main street and witness real working watermills at Rastoke Village
- Traverse up Zagreb’s Mount Medvednica on an exciting treasure hunt
- Roam around Zadar, learning about its history on a mind-bending riddle adventure
- Soak up some outdoor together time on a day trip to Krka National Park
- Indulge in a fun-filled family day at Jarun Lake while partaking in its abundant outdoor activities
Family vacations are those rare and joyful moments when you have the opportunity to venture into new environments that invigorate your spirits. Croatia is the perfect choice for an epic family adventure. This 12-day itinerary begins in Dubrovnik, where you will first explore the Old City. Your kids can run free in the safe pedestrian-only zone as you wander around the cobblestone streets. A fun ferry ride will then transfer you to Lokrum Island, where you will appreciate the slower-paced, relaxing outdoor wonderland with a day trip under the sun.
Split welcomes you next, where you will enjoy a half day’s cruise before exploring the Old Town and its historical landmarks. After an idyllic day of enjoying Marjan Park, you will then venture to Zadar, which is where you will join a riddle adventure tour, witness mesmerizing night lights, and explore Krka National Park. You will then skip on over to Plitvice National Park, where you can wander among enchanted forest paths, alongside crystal-clear lakes, and under whimsical waterfalls. Nearby Rastoke Village is your next stop, offering your family a unique glimpse of a working watermill.
Your journey will continue in Zagreb, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through the Upper Town, go on a treasure hunt trek up Mount Medvednica, and explore the few fairytale castles in the Croatian countryside. You will even see the inner-workings of science and technology at a Technical Museum and take part in a private cooking class that focuses specifically on child-inspired 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. Consider learning more about our travelers’ best Croatia vacation activities by reading their Croatia travel reviews.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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