Experience the Best of Croatia: Zagreb, Hvar, Vis, Dubrovnik
Discover the wonders of Croatia on an unforgettable journey through Zagreb, Hvar, Vis, and Dubrovnik. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Zagreb, explore the sun-soaked paradise of Hvar, uncover the hidden gem of Vis, and be captivated by the historic charm of Dubrovnik. From cultural delights to breathtaking landscapes, Croatia awaits your exploration.
Duration: 7 nights / 8 days
No. of persons: 1 pax.
Meals included: breakfast daily and tastings (food tours) as per itinerary
Guides, drivers: Local private guided tours, Private driver throughout your trip
- Zagreb: Where History and Culture Unite
- From Zagreb to Split: Unveiling Croatia's Natural and Coastal Wonders
- UNESCO Gems of Croatia: Discover Medieval Trogir and Diocletian's Palace in Split
- Split and Hvar Island: Unveiling Croatia's Coastal Treasures
- Dubrovnik: The Jewel of the Adriatic
Arrival to Zagreb airport. Meet your private driver and private transfer from Airport to Zagreb Hotel. Check in the hotel and continue your day with guided tour of Zagreb.
Visit the main square Trg bana Josipa Jelacica that lies at the city’s heart and divides the old town from the new. Take the funicular railway built in 1889 to connect the Upper and Lower towns. The Upper Town of Zagreb is a unique place for many reasons: the colorful rooftop of St. Marks Church, Lotršcak Tower, Stone Gate and gas street lamps that have to be lit by hand. Visit Kaptol, the ecclesiastical district that is largely dominated by the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Duration of guided tour: up to 2 hours.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Private transfer from Zagreb to Split.
En route sightseeing of Plitvice Lakes, the oldest and the biggest national park in Croatia, under the UNESCO protection since the 1979. You will stroll along the sixteen beautiful and crystal clear lakes with numerous cascades and waterfalls.
If you want to include some adrenaline activities: largest zip line in Europe above Plitvice Lakes: Have you ever dreamed of flying? Some says that when they dream of flying they feel they are on top of things in their life and have a special sense of power and control…We can make you feel as if you were flying. Imagine being 80 meters above the ground and flying 120 km/h for 2 km with magnificent scenery of Lika below you.
Continue to Split. Check-in the hotel and at leisure.
After breakfast, private transfer to Trogir.
Guided tour of medieval Trogir: Sightseeing in Trogir is a pure joy. It’s a small town and Trogir’s sights are conveniently clustered together, making it an easy walk and easy to understand why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the town center with magnificent cathedral of St. Lovro, built from the 13th to the 15th centuries and considered one of the Adriatic’s most architecturally and artistically important monuments. Plenty to explore and enjoy this historical Dalmatian town. Duration of guided tour: 1-2 hours.
Private transfer back to Split and guided tour of Split: During the guided tour visit the Diocletian Palace in the heart of Split, built as a residential palace seventeen hundred years ago by the Roman Emperor Diocletian and also a priceless monument included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage.
After the city tour you will have the time to spend at leisure. Enjoy the heart of Split – the famous Split waterfront or Riva where you will feel the friendly and cozy atmosphere of this vibrant city.
In the morning take catamaran to Hvar island. Check-in the hotel.
Explore the old town of Hvar on your own: Hvar is best known for its medieval buildings which are the legacy of four centuries of Venetian rule. The town is the site of the oldest municipal theatre in Europe which opened in 1612. Perched high on a hill overlooking the town, the gleaming white limestone walls of the medieval Spanjol Fortress afford breath-taking views for those that climb to their summit.
Overnight: Hvar town
There is so much more to explore on Hvar island:
- UNDERWATER WINE TASTING: at Plenkovic Bilo Idro (“White Sail”) restaurant and its undersea wine studio.
WINE TASTING OF FUTURE MILLENNIUM: Take wine tasting by Andro Tomic wine maker – try his Mali Plavac wine, as ‘’La Revue du vin de France’’, the respected wine magazine, distinguished his wine as being a benchmark for the future millennium.
- CYCLING ON HVAR ISLAND: Hvar is a natural paradise. What is better way than to experience its magic close up through a challenging bike ride through its fields and picturesque inland villages, where time has stood still, and whose secrets are there to be discovered. Cycle through the inland villages of Dol, Svirce and Vrisnik, before hitting the coast through Jelsa and Vrboska, much of it the route of the 500 year-old UNESCO Easter Procession.
- HIKING HVAR: Pathways lead you through the olive trees and lavender fields, through vineyards, forests and inlets. A visit to the old island villages, of which some are abandoned (Humac, Malo Grablje…), will give you an insight into the past and the old way of life on the island. Hiking to the highest peak called St. Nicholas (628m), from where you can see all islands of central Adriatic and the mountains of hinterland.
- SCUBA DIVING IN HVAR: There are more than 15 beautiful diving spots within only 5-60 minutes boat drive from Hvar Town. Most of them are around divine archipelago of Pakleni (Paklinski) Islands, real Adriatic Paradise.
Exploring Vis island, Green and Blue Caves plus additionally Pakleni islands: This unique day will begin by cruising between Hvar and the islets of Ravnik and Biševo. First we will visit the Green Cave where we will get a chance to swim inside and enjoy the emerald light show! Then we’ll discover a picturesque hidden inlet called Stiniva, where you can enjoy a delicious swim or just relax and sun bath.
After Stiniva, it’s off to experience the world-renowned Blue Cave, whose ethereal silvery-blue color is created by the sun as it bathes the inside of the cave through an opening in the roof and is reflected back by the sandy surface below. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomena, this cave is a must see.
Our trip continues to the legendary island of Vis. We will have an hour of free time to explore this charming seaside hamlet before we take off to enjoy the Paklinski Islands. We’ll stop at one of the archipelago’s most popular bays, Vinogradišce at Palmižana, where you can have a seaside lunch at some of the best restaurants in the Adriatic (lunch payable on the spot)!
This is a group tour with must see attractions and stops. You will share the speedboat with the other people and guests. Speedboats are comfortable and can take max 16-20 people depending on the type of the vessel. Duration of the trip: 10.20 am – 6.15 pm.
Overnight: Hvar town
Catamaran/ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik. Check-in the hotel.
This day is reserved for exploring and enjoying Pearl of Adriatic with our guide – the old town of Dubrovnik. Experience beauty and rich history of this old town under the UNESCO protection. Its glorious walls, with their fortresses and bastions, offer a unique walk with view of the magical Elafiti islands. From the Onofrio fountain to the City bell tower, along its main street, Stradun and in many other small and quiet cobblestone streets, every step in this town will be an experience par excellence.
After Dubrovnik sightseeing:
Walk along City Walls of the Old Town of Dubrovnik or Game of Thrones Tour: Dubrovnik is known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. A walk along Dubrovnik’s famous city walls that surrounds the Old Town is a unique and wonderful experience and a must-do when visiting Dubrovnik. The walls are 1,940-meters long and you can walk all the way around them (it usually takes about 2 hours).
Ascend by cable car to Dubrovnik Panoramic Point of Mt. Srd: The Dubrovnik Cable Car has been ferrying passengers up and down Mount Srd since 1969 and the bright orange cable cars are a frequent sight zipping above the hillside. The cable car provides respite from the scorching Croatian sun and is a lovely way to ascend the hill while enjoying the birds-eye views of Dubrovnik Old Town and the Adriatic.
Rest of the day free time for your own exploring.
More options in Dubrovnik:
- OYSTER FARM WITH OYSTER AND WINE TASTING: If we make slight route change, you can do en-route visit on Oyster farm with oyster tasting & wine tasting: Transfer to Pelješac peninsula, known for the fortification complex dating from the 14th century and quite unique in its length of 3,5 miles. The Ston area is also known for great seafood especially oysters – Enjoy a private boat tour to the oyster banks of Mali Ston followed by oyster tasting – a deliciously special experience. Continue for wine tasting in one of most renowned Croatian wine regions. Transfer to Dubrovnik.
- SUNSET DINNER CRUISE FROM DUBROVNIK: When sunset begins, we invite you to join us on a short trip around Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island. Buffet dinner on the 16th century Karaka ship, listening to ambiental music, sipping champagne and listening to the tales of old is an authentic Dubrovnik-style experience that you can’t miss!
Day at leisure with multiple suggestions as day trips from Dubrovnik.
Trips suggestions from Dubrovnik:
- DAY TRIP TO MONTENEGRO: From Dubrovnik, visit Montenegro, a diminutive southeast European country that boasts big things: the UNESCO-World Heritage-listed Bay of Kotor, the walled seaside town of Budva, and the eye-pleasing city of Kotor, situated within Europe’s southernmost fjord. Have some free time to explore Kotor and Budva on your own and then enjoy a ferry ride across the Bay of Kotor on your way back to Dubrovnik.
- DAY TRIP TO MLJET ISLAND: Some says that, while describing the enchanted island of Ogygia, Odysseus, and the nymph Calypso, Homer must have had the island of Mljet in mind. Its National Park is situated in the western part and takes about one third of the island. Its greatest peculiarity are two salt-water lakes: Great and Small Lake with the remnants of a 12th – century Benedictine monastery of Saint Mary. You can walk around or rent a bicycle to explore this fascinating island.
- DAY TRIP TO BOSNIA WITH MOSTAR AND KRAVICE WATERFALLS (LONG DAY AND EARLY START!): In this day-tour, the focal point is Mostar. This city had important roles in this region’s historical battles between eastern and western cultures. You will visit the city of Pocitelj – a strategic point for the Ottoman Empire, and also have a chance to cool off and swim in untouched nature of beautiful Kravice waterfalls – known as one of Europe’s last jungles.
- KONAVOSKI DVORI RESTAURANT: Place of traditional dishes from all Croatian regions. Is this the Mediterranean on the mainland or the mainland bathed in the Mediterranean’s ambience? That’s the question posed by every visitor who steps into Konavoski Dvori for the first time. Check yourself and indulge yourself in great food along with wine in fascinating atmosphere.
Private transfer from Dubrovnik hotel to Dubrovnik Airport.