The importance of history is undeniable, and although Europe has a gamut of fascinating locales that allow you to delve into its rich history and intriguing origins, Croatia is one of the most ideal destinations for history buffs or anyone that is interested in a world that is steeped in ancient lore, lovely scenery, and fascinating history. From wandering around the ancient fortress of Dubrovnik’s Old City to exploring Zagreb’s Upper Town with numerous experiences in between, this custom-crafted,...
Dubrovnik - Arrive in Dubrovnik and Set Sail on an Authentic Karaka
Your exciting journey into Croatia’s captivating past begins in Dubrovnik, and upon your arrival, you will be met at the airport by your private driver and led to your luxurious accommodation. Once you have settled in, you will be provided with the opportunity to witness this stunning seaside city from an entirely new perspective: by water as you sail along the shoreline on a dazzling dinner cruise. The best part about your initial evening’s event is that you will not only be met on board by your personal chef, private captain, and cabin crew, but you will actually be traveling in an authentic, 16th-century karaka vessel.
As you enjoy the delicious array of local Dalmatian dishes while being regaled with the rich story of this coastal city, you will feel all of your worries and stress as they float away with the gentle sea breeze. As you witness your first dramatic sunset over the Adriatic, you will already be congratulating yourself on this stellar choice of this grand, history-lovers getaway of Croatia.
After the colors all fade into the horizon, you will make your way back to the docks of Dubrovnik and glide along the Adriatic waters beneath a starry sky. Your driver will be waiting to meet you upon your arrival at the shore, and you will be led directly to your hotel for the evening.
Dubrovnik – Be Inspired by the Ancient Old City and Visit Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik – Uncover the Intriguing Origins of Konavle Valley
Split - See the Secret Side of Split and Learn Trogir’s Fascinating Past
Plitvice - Be Inspired by Plitvice National Park and Rastoke Village
Zagreb – Stroll the Upper Town and Take a History-Themed Cooking Class
Zagreb – Say Goodbye over a Lovely Brunch
- Embark on a sunset sail on an authentic, 16th-century karaka replica where you will enjoy feasting on delectable Dalmatian dishes
- Explore Dubrovnik’s ancient Old City and marvel at its iconic landmarks as you wander among this impeccably preserved, towering fortress
- Island-Hop to Lokrum Island while being introduced to the local wildlife, including wild bunnies and peacocks
- Delve into the fascinating origins of the Konavle Valley Region via an intriguing and mysterious storytelling tour that will be complete with generations-old myths and fascinating folklore
- Unveil the secrets of Split as you are introduced to its most famous sights before venturing into the past in Trogir
- Marvel at the cascading waterfalls and pristine natural pools at Plitvice National Park before traveling to quaint Rastoke Village, where you will witness its working watermills and stroll along its charming main street
- Visit Zagreb’s iconic Upper Town and peruse its iconic landmarks, including Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac Market, St. Mark’s Church, and more
Croatia is a country that is filled with ancient fortresses, towering cathedrals, luscious valleys and charming villages that are lined by cobblestone streets. Croatia is also a proverbial wonderland when it comes to piquing the interests of history buffs and those who love a great story that is filled with intrigue, mystery, and wonder because that is exactly what Croatia’s contains.
Your historically-inspired, 7-day excursion begins in the epicenter of Croatia’s ancient past, which is the stunning seaside haven of Dubrovnik. Often referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” this flattering name is no misnomer, and you will soon discover not only its vast beauty but the wealth of history that the city possesses. An evening dinner sail on an authentic, 16th-century vessel will begin your custom adventure. The dinner sail will be followed by a private walking tour of the Old City, which will offer you a window into the ancient wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. An island-hop to nearby Lokrum Island offers a lovely evening out in addition to an excursion to Konavle Valley, which is where you will delve into the intriguing origins of this stunning area. After being regaled with historical facts, thrilling tales of lore, and even a few tall tales, you will fall in love with this remarkable region and leave with your memories of what makes it so special and unique.
As you depart Dubrovnik, your private driver will deliver you to Split, which is a city by the sea that is in possession of an incredible history that rivals its natural beauty. You will waste no time in exploring the historical highlights of Split before traveling further to uncover more treasures of the past in Trogir.
After a day full of sightseeing, you will depart Split and venture to the world-famous Plitvice National Park, where you will be utterly smitten after witnessing the waterfalls, idyllic lakes, and forested paths that cannot be described by anything less than the word “magical.” After being romanced by the natural beauty of Plitvice, you will stop by nearby Rastoke Village, where everything from the quaint main street to the working water mills will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time. After receiving a glimpse into what village life was like, you will enjoy a traditional meal at a local tavern.
Your final destination will be Zagreb, which awaits your exploration with a wealth of historical landmarks that will be like candy to the history buff. You will bask in the sweet sights of the city’s iconic Upper Town while being inspired by the truly breathtaking landmarks here, including Dolac Market, Zagreb Cathedral, and St. Mark’s Church. You will then spend your last evening indulging in a private cooking class that will not only delight your taste buds, but it will delve into the intriguing cultural and historical significances of the cuisine that you are preparing.At every destination, you will be staying in luxurious accommodations while all of your transportation needs have been previously arranged with a personal driver. Your adventure is also extremely flexible, allowing you to adjust any part of this itinerary based on your moods and attitude once you are in Croatia. The only difficult decision that you will have to make is deciding which fascinating landmark is your favorite. Don’t take just our word for it - consider reading some of our travelers’ reviews of Croatia.
$1,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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