Quickly becoming one of the hottest trending destinations for luxury travelers, Croatia has a little bit of everything to offer, making it the perfect choice for your next European vacation. From awe-inspiring architecture to historical landmarks and cobblestone streets to exciting seaside cities, Croatia will impress you in every aspect. Whether you are looking for modern luxury or old-world charm, Croatia delivers. Come see for yourself what all of the fuss is about on this custom-tailored,...
Dubrovnik – Discover the Old City
The moment that you depart from your plane in Dubrovnik, your private driver will be waiting to greet and transfer you to your luxurious, seaside accommodation, where you will have the opportunity to settle in and enjoy a bit of downtime before embarking on an evening tour of the Old City. During this private tour, your knowledgeable local guide will lead you among the labyrinth-like, cobblestoned streets of the completely walled Fortress Lovrijenac, and you can gaze in wonder at this fascinating place that represents the perfect mix of old-world charm and awe-inspiring beauty.
Along the way, you will even have the chance to see and snap photos of real-life locales where the award-winning television series Game of Thrones was filmed. Some of the locations include the Red Keep, the House of the Undying’s dungeon, and the Battle of Blackwater Bay. After enjoying a lovely sunset, watching the sky ablaze over the gorgeous Adriatic, your private driver will return you to your hotel.
Dubrovnik – Private Luxury Boat Cruise and Adventure to the Elaphite Islands
Your first full day in Croatia promises to be one that is full of fun and sun as you sail to the enigmatic Elaphiti Islands on a full day’s private cruise aboard a luxury liner. After your driver delivers you to the Dubrovnik docks, your captain and guide will meet you and whisk you away on a magical island escape, where you will witness a trio of idyllic enclaves: Lopud, Sipan, and Kolocep, each of offering you their own unique charm.
You will be able to feel the stress as it begins to melt away while you sit back and soak in the stunning scenery. You will glide through the gorgeous Adriatic Sea, frolicking in the ocean itself, and basking in the beauty of the sandy beaches and sun-dappled shores in this unique corner of Croatia. You will return to your accommodation around sunset, feeling completely calm and serene as your driver returns you to your luxury accommodation.
Split – Seek out Split’s Secrets and Discover the Treasures of Trogir
Today, you will make your way to the seaside city of Split, where after checking into your luxury accommodations, you will spend the rest of the day on a half day’s private tour of Split’s landmarks and locales before indulging in a jaunt to the truly inspiring enclave of Trogir, which is a beloved UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your private guide will introduce you to the most noteworthy places in both destinations, including Split’s Diocletian Palace, the Bell Tower of Saint Domnius, Kamerlengo Fortress, the Duke's Palace, the cathedral, and much more. You will then be brought back to your hotel to rest up for tomorrow’s excursion.
Split – Enjoy a Bliss-Filled Day Cruising the Blue Cave and Hvar
After experiencing your first sunrise in Split, prepare to embark on an exciting, full-day adventure that will be filled with sun, open seas, and gorgeous island scenes. Be sure to eat a filling breakfast because today will have you not only exploring one breathtaking Croatian island but six stunning gems of the Adriatic.
You will spend the day splashing in the sea, swimming, snorkeling. Today’s highlight very well may be exploring the world-famous Blue Cave and nearby Budikovac Island’s Blue Lagoon. Afterward, you will be treated to an equally inspiring stop at the island of Hvar, and as you wander its charming main street in quaint Hvar Town, you will have some free time to window shop, snap photos and sample dozens of local treats at nearby cafes and eateries. After a full day of fun, you will be dropped off at your luxury accommodation by your private driver with island memories still dancing in your mind.
Zadar – Stroll Around the City and Launch off on a Sunset Sail
After spending a pair of sunny days in Split, you will transfer to Zadar via private transfer, where you will check-in to your luxury hotel before enjoying a private tour of this stunning, coastal enclave. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a fascinating walk while pointing out all of the highlights and most beloved landmarks. If you are interested, your guide can indulge your sense of wonder with intriguing backstories and other historical facts.
After soaking up the sights and a wealth of history, you will set sail on a luxurious catamaran for a peaceful sunset cruise. You will be gifted with the unforgettable opportunity to behold Zadar’s famed sights from an entirely different perspective as you slice through the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea. If you fancy, you can even sip on cocktails as you bask in all of the beauty that surrounds you. As the sun sets, you will delight in Zadar’s world-famous night light displays, including the Sea Organ, Nova Riva, Kolovare, and more. Upon returning to shore, your private driver will meet you and return you to your luxury accommodation.
Plitvice National Park – Roam Among Myriad Waterfalls in Plitvice Park
Day six promises to make you a believer in fairytales as you depart Zadar and embark on a whimsical journey to the jaw-dropping Plitvice National Park. A locale where one imagines pixies and elfin kin that frolic without a care, this idyllic wonderland is filled with endless waterfalls, forested nature paths that will take your breath away, and crystal-clear lakes that look too beautiful to be true. After spending the day of roaming around this heavenly world, you can steal your heart back as you transfer to the nearby Rastoke Village, where you will undoubtedly have it immediately stolen once more by the romantic main street, old-world style bridge, and working water mills that harken back to a simpler time.
After snapping as many photos as you desire, you will return to your luxurious accommodations via private transfer, where you can spend the night and dream of dancing sugarplum fairies, waterfall-filled worlds, and Disneyland-esque destinations.
Zagreb – Discover the Delights of Mother Nature at Krka National Park
You will depart Zadar in the early morning and head to Krka National Park via private transfer for a full-day private tour of discovery, wonder, and adventure. You’ll spend the day on an awe-inspiring nature hike, traipsing through enchanted forest paths and magical woods to reach the largest and most majestic waterfall in the park, known as Skradinski Buk. As this private tour is catered specifically to you, you will have ample time to swim and hike to your hearts’ content until it’s time to depart for your private transfer to Zagreb. After arriving in Zagreb, you will be dropped off at your luxury accommodations, well deserving of a good night’s rest after a full day of outdoor festivities.
Zagreb – Tour the Capital City’s Highlights and Private Cooking Class
Your first full day in Zagreb will begin with a private walking tour of many of the most beloved landmarks in Croatia’s capital city. You will arrive to meet your guide who will lead you on an urban adventure through the idyllic Upper Town, which is famed for its gorgeous architecture and historical landmarks. Have your camera ready as you visit noteworthy locales like St. Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac Market, and more. During the tour, your private guide will divulge fascinating facts and backstories about each venue. Then, you can choose any of the adorable sidewalk cafes that line the charming streets to enjoy an al fresco meal before preparing for your evening excursion.
The night will find you partaking in an educational, delicious, and private cooking class that will be taught by a local master chef. This may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you are taught how to make a mouthwatering and authentic Croatian cuisine step by step. The best part is that after all is said and done, you are able to devour every tasty bite. You will even be provided with the recipe, ensuring that you will be able to relive this wonderful evening at home whenever you find yourself reminiscing about your magical time in Croatia.
Zagreb – Exploring Varazdin and a Pair of Captivating Castles
Fairytale castles and dazzling dream destinations will fill your final full day in Croatia as you embark on an exciting private tour to one of the country’s most charming cities: Varazdin. Beautiful in its own right, this postcard-worthy locale is best known for its romantic resident castle, Trakoscan Castle, which you will visit as well. As you wander the city streets, appreciating the Baroque-style architecture and marveling at the old castle, you will understand why this gorgeous locale is often called Little Vienna for its upbeat spirit and cheery atmosphere that exudes a feeling of well-being and contentment, which just cannot help but rub off on everyone that wanders its flower-lined avenues.
After enjoying a private tour of the castle and having some free time to window shop among the boutiques or simply wander around, snapping a plethora of photos to serve as lifelong memories, you will make your way back to your hotel to prepare yourself for one last dinner in this idyllic country.
Zagreb – Enjoy One Last Croatian Meal Before Bidding Croatia Goodbye
As you wake up on your final day in Croatia, you will surely feel satisfied that coming to this amazing country was a perfect choice. In fact, your only regret will be that you cannot stay longer. After enjoying a lovely brunch, you will be sent off with one last lovely memory as you are given a special Croatian-inspired goodbye, which will be a surprise. Your private driver will then deliver you directly to the airport so you can fly home with your heart and mind full of magical memories.
- Discover the Old City on a delightful evening tour of Dubrovnik
- Immerse yourself in Game of Thrones scenes as you journey to some of the places where the series was actually filmed
- Explore the Elaphiti Islands on a full-day private boat tour
- Marvel at endless cascading waterfalls at Plitvice National Park
- Venture into a storybook setting as you wander around romantic Rastoke Village and witness its working watermills
- Be the main character in your own fairytale as you visit the charming town of Varazdin before journeying to two idyllic castles
- Enjoy an exploration of the Blue Cave and Hvar
- Delight in a day of exploring famed Krka National Park
- Gaze at cotton candy-colored architecture and jaw-dropping monuments of Zagreb’s magical Upper Town
A lesser-known gem of Europe, Croatia proves itself to be on par with the Queen’s Crown Jewels. Croatia is a friendly, fascinating, and fairytale-like country that has recently been featured in the wildly popular Game of Thrones series and is on the cusp of becoming one of the world’s premier travel destinations. This luxurious, 10-day excursion will lead you to discover some of the most magnificent and magical places that this pristine destination has to offer. Your adventure through Croatia will also provide you with exciting and intriguing experiences for an all-around amazing vacation.
Your journey will begin in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik to explore the Old City, where you will take a private tour of this pedestrian-only, seaside city and be swept away as you witness some of the actual sites where the world famous Game of Thrones series was filmed. You will also enjoy a full day among the Elaphiti Islands before you transfer to Split, where you will stroll around the city as well as take a jaunt to Trogir. You will even have the opportunity to spend a day of basking in the beauty of the Blue Cave and Hvar. A day of discovery in Zadar is next on your agenda, where you will be provided with the luxury of setting sail on a sunset cruise.
The next step in your journey through Croatia will lead you to the pristine Plitvice National Park, where you can wander among numerous waterfalls and idyllic, crystalline lakes. You will then spend a morning strolling around the charming Rastoke Village before spending an entire day in captivating Krka National Park. You will then transfer to the capital city of Zagreb. After a private walking tour of the city’s Upper Town and a delicious private cooking class that will be taught by a master chef, you will then transfer to the idyllic Varazdin and its resident castle. In addition to the Varazdin, you will also journey to the ethereal Trakoscan Castle, which will complete your Croatian adventure.
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. Consider learning more about our travelers’ favorite Croatia travel activities by reading their Croatia travel reviews.
$1,995 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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