Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice, Zadar
Dates are customizable for private departures.
Designed with senior travelers in mind, this 10-day Croatia tour leads you on an adventure that will inspire the kid in you. Croatia is a country that is imbued with a storied history, spectacular landscapes, and welcoming locals. Dine with the locals in the heart of Split, immerse yourself in the wonder of Plitvice National Park, sail to the Elaphiti islands, and explore the walled city of Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik – Traverse the Walled City
When your flight lands in Dubrovnik, your private driver will greet and transfer you to your accommodation in the heart of the city. When you are ready, your guide will lead you on an in-depth walking tour of the city. During your tour, your guide will provide you with unique commentary that you cannot get with a Google search. This UNESCO World Heritage Site will prove to be an excellent introduction to Croatia. At the conclusion of your tour, you have the rest of the evening to explore the city at your leisure.
Dubrovnik – Sail to the Elaphiti Islands
This morning, you will sail to the Elaphiti Islands. These iconic islands are beloved by tourists and locals. Your first destination will be Kolocep Island. Here, you can stop to swim in the sea before exploring the Blue Cave. You will then stop at Lopud Island. Here, you can have some free time to swim and snorkel in the sea. A visit to a monastery and the church of St. Mary will follow. Sipan Island will be your last stop of the day. Here, you can witness the wonder of Skocibuha Castle. Dinner will be provided by your crew during your sail back to Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik – Wines of the Peljesac Peninsula
Today, you will indulge in private wine tastings when you venture to the wineries of the Peljesac Peninsula. During your adventure today, you will visit several wineries in the region in addition to the villages of Ston and Orebic. At the family-owned wineries, you will have the chance to meet the winemakers and hear about the winemaking process. Afterward, you will sample a generous variety of both red and white wines. Once you have had your fill, you will return to Dubrovnik.
Split – Dine with the Locals
Today will lead you to the seaside city of Split. After breakfast, you will transfer. Upon your arrival, you will have some time to relax before your guide leads you on a tour of the city. Split is an official UNESCO historical site, and it offers no shortage of amazing landmarks and points of interest. The highlight of your tour will certainly be Diocletian’s Palace. After your tour, you will have some free time to explore on your own. This evening, you will indulge in a Dalmatian dinner at a local restaurant. Here, you can break bread with the residents of Split.
Split – Krka National Park
After breakfast this morning, you will transfer to Krka National Park. Your private guide will handle every detail as you are transported to this gorgeous natural wonderland. The national park is home to seven incredible waterfalls. Upon your arrival at the park, you will journey to see its most famous waterfall, Skradinski Buk. After roaming a few of the park’s numerous nature trails, you can stop for picnic lunch before visiting another waterfall. You will have stops at a few more waterfalls and iconic areas of the park before returning to Split in the evening.
Zadar – City Tour and Sunset Sail
After breakfast this morning, you will transfer to Zadar. Upon your arrival, your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the city’s highlights. After being in the car for some time, it may be nice to get out and walk around the city. After your tour, you will have some time to spend at your leisure before your guide leads you on a sunset sail on the Adriatic Sea. This sail will allow you to watch the city transition to a vibrant display of light. Some of the landmarks that you will see on your cruise include the Sea Organ, Nova Riva, and Kolovare.
Plitvice – Plitvice National Park
After a relaxing morning, you will make your way to Plitvice National Park. From its waterfalls to its crystalline lakes, the national park may appear like some sort of natural wonderland. You will even have the chance to ride on the mini boats from the upper lakes to the lower lakes. During your time in the national park, you can traverse the park’s lush paths and visit some of its incredible waterfalls. Your visit to the national park will consume the majority of the day, and when you return to your accommodation in Plitvice, you will have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Zagreb – Private a Cooking Class
This morning, you will transfer to Zagreb after breakfast. Zagreb offers a unique mix of modernity and ancient charm to its visitors. After having some time to relax at your accommodation, your guide will lead you on a tour, beginning with the city’s Upper Town. Your tour will include famous landmarks, such as Ban Jelacic Square, Dolac Market, St. Mark’s Church, and Zagreb Cathedral. When the sun sets, you will partake in a private cooking class with a master chef.
Zagreb – The Istrian Villages of Croatia
After breakfast, your guide will lead you to Istria’s most enchanting villages. Nestled among rolling hills and lush valleys, the charming villages of this region are remarkable. During your time in Istria, you will be introduced to the havens of Hum, Pazin, Motovun, and Zavrsje. Today, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and bask in the views. At each destination, you will have the opportunity to explore at your leisure and with your private guide. You can even sample Istrian delicacies, such as decadent truffles and fine wines. After your tour concludes, you will return to Zagreb for the evening.
Zagreb – Departure
After a delicious breakfast, you will have an hour or two to explore on your own. How you spend these few hours is entirely at your discretion. Soon, you will transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.
- Indulge in a private scenic tour of Split’s best sites
- Dine with the locals in the heart of Split
- Wander among the waterfalls in Plitvice National Park
- Stroll through Zagreb’s idyllic Upper Town and witness its iconic sites
- Witness the natural beauty of Krka National Park with a full-day tour
- Sample the flavors of the Peljesac Peninsula’s regional wines
- Sail to the Elaphiti Islands for a day of relaxing and basking among gorgeous scenery
- Wander through the walled city of Dubrovnik on an in-depth historical tour
This 10-day Croatia tour has been handcrafted and carefully curated with senior travelers in mind. From the sparkling shores and ancient walls of Dubrovnik to the idyllic streets of Zagreb’s Upper Town, this incredible journey through Croatia will captivate and inspire you. This tour begins in Dubrovnik, where you will spend your first evening strolling the streets of the walled city. A private sail to the Elaphiti Islands will follow. Here, you will be introduced to the delights of Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan. Wine tasting at several of the wineries of the Peljesac Peninsula will fill day three Split hosts you on day four. Upon your arrival in Split, you will tour the city’s best sites and elbows with the local residents.
The beauty of Krka National Park will be your destination for day five. Here, you can explore the great outdoors. You will then travel to Zadar, where you will tour the city’s highlights before embarking on a sunset sail. You will then visit Plitvice National Park on day seven, which will be followed by some time in Zagreb. The final three days of your European adventure will be spent in Croatia’s famed capital city, where you will explore the Upper Town and many of its iconic landmarks. You will also partake in a private cooking class that will teach you how to make an authentic Croatian dish. Your last full day will include visits to charming Croatian villages.
$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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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