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Best of Croatia – Custom Private Tour

Best of Croatia – Custom Private Tour

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Experience gorgeous world-class hotels or charming boutique cottages with tranquil spas, private champagne dinners serving regional foods, and popular bars and nightclubs hopping with excitement.

Moreover, private guided tours of ancient cities with monuments, museums, and galleries await at every turn. Find cultural beauty, charming little shops, and delicious restaurants to entertain and delight.

Furthermore, along with outdoor adventure, spend time with fun activities for two. As well as snorkeling in crystal clear inlets, there’s time for soaking up the sun. Along with hiking lavender-scented trails or kayaking along the coves of the islands.

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Day 1 – ZAGREB
Itinerary:
  • Arrival to Zagreb and meeting with your driver at the gate for a private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Zagreb.
  • Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax.
  • Overnight in Zagreb.
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Day 2 – ZAGREB
Itinerary:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide and head for an unforgettable Zagreb Upper and Lower town sightseeing tour with an electric replica of legendary Ford model T. Experience Zagreb in a totally different way and go back to the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Your driver is also a guide and he will, while driving, tell you everything you need to know about the history and legends of Zagreb Upper Town. You will get an overview of the Upper and Lower Town’s landmarks, and other key sights. As you speed along, your guide will tell you stories and provide historical context for the city’s landmarks.
  • During this tour, you will be given a unique experience to taste the absolute best of Croatian flavors such as cherry brandy “Šljivovica,” plum rakija (schnapps), herbal rakija with honey, and some traditional finger food.
  • After the tour, time at leisure to continue discovering Zagreb on your own.
  • You will be provided with a Zagreb Card, a perfect companion in the city. It saves you time and money by offering free transport by the Zagreb city transportation system, including the famous Funicular, one of the top attractions in Zagreb, as well as free entry to four prestigious Zagreb museums, the “Zagreb Eye” view deck, and the Zagreb Zoo.
  • Rest of the day free to explore the city on your own.
  • Overnight in Zagreb.
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Day 3 – ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT
Itinerary:
  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Meet your driver at the hotel lobby and head for an utterly amazing and spectacular stop – the Plitvice Lakes National Park (2.5 hours ride away from Zagreb).
  • Upon arrival head for a private guided walking tour of Plitvice Lakes.
  • After Plitvice Lakes, continue towards Split, check-in at your hotel and relax.
  • Overnight.
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Day 4 – SPLIT – TROGIR – SPLIT
The tiny and unique town of Trogir – beautifully set within medieval walls, its streets knotted and maze-like. It is unique among Dalmatian towns for its profuse collection of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture along with its magnificent cathedral, which earned a UNESCO World Heritage status in 1997. What to do in Split Split is more than just a gateway to the islands. Discover the best things to do in Split, from lazing on Bačvice beach to sightseeing. There are plenty of things to do in Split now that – thankfully – its days as a departure point to the nearby islands are gone. Brimming with recently opened high-quality bistros, antiquities aplenty and the best bar scene on the Adriatic coast, Croatia’s main ferry port is also the country’s most promising all-round city-break destination. Barhop around the Palace The Diocletian’s Palace is the perfect backdrop for Croatia’s best bar crawl, a night of revelry in the secret alleyways and hidden corners of this atmospheric ruin overlooking the seafront. Certain bars stand out amid the blur – though whether you’ll be able to find them the next night is another matter. In fact, retracting your footsteps, or trying to, is half the fun. In any case, do look out for Charlie's Bar, To je to, Figa, Gaga, and the long-established Academia Ghetto Club. If you just want to sit down for ten minutes and observe, then the little hub on Majstora Jurja containing Teak and Na Kantunu should do nicely. Enjoy an Adriatic sunset Split’s focal embankment officially titled Obala Hrvatskog narodnog Preporoda, the Riva is where the city meets over coffee. As the sun moves across the sky, and thoughts turn to the night ahead, customers on the dozen or so café terraces tend to start ordering stiff drinks rather than coffee. This is just the time to sneak into the Diocletian’s Palace behind, follow the yellow arrows near the Hotel Vestibule Palace, and find yourself at a bar called, in fact, Dioklecijan. Although somewhat basic in appearance, its advantage is equally simple: a scattering of bar tables set outside, immediately above the Riva. Find one by the three Roman-era arches (hence its local nickname, ‘Tri Volta’), and you get a perfect view of the sun setting over the Adriatic. Order up a cold drink, maybe a signature doorstep sandwich of prosciutto and cheese, and take in the last of the day’s rays. Itinerary:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and head for a private walking tour of Split.
  • Your private walking tour will cover all of Diocletian's Palace and the surrounding medieval highlights. Walk inside Diocletian’s Palace, once the summer residence of the Roman emperor Diocletian and you’ll see bars, restaurants, and shops thriving amidst the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been going on since the 4th century. Various cultural monuments are located inside and outside the Diocletian’s Palace walls, as Renaissance Prokurative Square, noble family’s palaces, churches, galleries, and museums.
  • Meet your driver for a private transfer from Split to Trogir.
  • End the tour by meeting your driver for a private transfer to Trogir and continue your tour accompanied by your guide.
  • End your tour with a private transfer back to Split.
  • Time at leisure to explore the city on your own, enjoy a drink or dinner in one of the many restaurants (on your own)
  • Time at leisure and an overnight in Split
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Day 5 – SPLIT – HVAR – SPLIT
Itinerary:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Head towards the pier where you will embark a 2hours long ferry ride to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar.
  • Upon arrival, experience the island of Hvar enjoying wonderful views and nature with a local guide and his stories about the island's life, tasting the most outstanding lavender delicacies and local food on the island. You will discover the island in all its senses.
  • Explore the historical town of Stari Grad, a 2400-year-old town protected by UNESCO. In Jelsa, savor the local ambiance and wine tastings Drive-by remarkably interesting 'lavender roads' and visit the little town of Vrboska.
  • Later, head for lunch at a family estate of one of the best olive oil producers in Croatia in Vrisnik. This special lunch takes place at the olive oil grove house. All of the herbs and vegetables used in the preparation of your meal are locally grown and each is planted and cultivated on sustainable and environmentally responsible principles.
  • Visit Napoleon Fortress and discover the historical legacy of the town of Hvar. As we stroll through Hvar’s picturesque streets, you’ll come to know centuries of Dalmatian architecture.
  • Return to Stari Grad port and embark a ferry back to Split.
  • Time at leisure and an overnight in Split.
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Day 6 – SPLIT – BRAC – SPLIT
Itinerary:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Head towards the Split pier where you will embark a ferry that will take you to the Supetar pier on island Brač.
  • Our trip starts with a short drive to Skrip; the oldest place on the island, about 3000 years old, but also a museum in the open that is not to be missed.
  • You will visit a family Museum of Olive Oil, where you will be able to taste the best olive oils and to experience all their charms. You will discover all the secrets in making olive oil and the sorts of olives.
  • After Škrip, we continue to Donji Humac, situated on top of a little hill in the central part of the island. We take a walk through Donji Humac, a place well known for stone processing and small family carving workshops existing and turning stone into art pieces for decades now.
  • Lunch in a restaurant where you can taste delicious lamb meals.
  • We will drive you slowly to the island's highest peak – Vidova gora, 778 m high. This is the highest peak of all Adriatic islands, providing an astonishing view over the islands of Hvar and Vis, and, in fine weather, even Italy.
  • After the tour, head back for the Supetar pier to embark the ferry that will take you back to Split.
  • Upon arrival to Split, head towards your hotel.
  • Overnight in Split.
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Day 7 – SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK
Itinerary:
  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.
  • Meet your driver and head for a 3-hour drive towards Ston.
  • Admire the little village of Ston, famous for its magnificent city walls fortification complex dating back to the 14th century.
  • Next is a spectacular gourmet tour where you will have a chance to learn about the production of these world-famous delicacies. Your host will take you on a boat ride to his oyster farm on the sea where you will get a chance to learn about oyster production. Taste the oysters fresh out of the sea or try to open one on the spot. Drizzle a little lemon juice on them and have a taste of the sea.
  • The tour will be rounded up with a great seafood lunch.
  • Afterwards, enjoy a tour of the winery and casual tasting. This winery is one of the oldest and best in Croatia where you can taste a selection of wines.
  • After the tour at the winery, continue towards Dubrovnik which is an hour's drive away.
  • Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and enjoy some time at leisure.
  • Overnight in Split.
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Day 8 – DUBROVNIK
Itinerary:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your driver at the hotel and transfer to Pile Gate where you will meet your guide and head for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town.
  • Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings, and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic.
  • After the tour, time at leisure to further discover Dubrovnik on your own.
  • Be inspired by a walk along the UNESCO landmark - ancient city walls that have protected a civilized, sophisticated republic for centuries. System of white Ston walls constructed by forts, bastions, casemates, towers, and detached forts 1.940-meter long.
  • Take the revamped cable car ride up to Mt Srđ; marvel at the Mediterranean lifestyle and the interplay of light and stone; trace the rise and fall of Dubrovnik in museums replete with art and artifacts; exhaust yourself retracing history. Be amazed by the breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and the numerous islands.
  • Return to the hotel on your own.
  • Time at leisure and an overnight in Dubrovnik
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Day 9 – DUBROVNIK – CAVTAT – KONAVLE – DUBROVNIK
Itinerary:
  • Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure.
  • Your half day cooking class in Konavle area with a traditional meal will start at a typical rural estate. Learn how to prepare homemade food the same way as our ancestors did centuries ago. After meeting in Dubrovnik, we'll drive along amazing coastline stopping on several panoramic points to take unique photos of Dubrovnik and surrounding, with a visit to an old flour mill or an olive press instead.
  • Upon arrival to a typical rural villa, welcome drinks and snacks will be served. You may pick fresh vegetables for your cooking lesson straight from our garden! Depending on the season, you'll prepare meals like “sac” – lamb or veal cooked under the iron bell; “zelena menestra” – green cabbage with dry meat; skewers on laurel sticks; smoked bacon and goat cheese... Prepare your meal over the open fire, dig your fingers into the fresh dough, taste some olive oil, and blend it in rural ambiance to get the true feeling of Dubrovnik countryside. This tour is created to present local ambiance and an authentic feeling of life in the village.
  • Time at leisure and an overnight in Dubrovnik
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Day 10 – DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE
Itinerary:
  • Breakfast at hotel; check-out from your hotel in Dubrovnik.
  • Meet your driver at the hotel for a private transfer to Dubrovnik airport and your departure flight.
BEST OF CROATIA Sample Itinerary (2 – 6 people) package includes:
  • ALL PRIVATE and ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES AND DRIVERS as per itinerary
  • VAT TAX INCLUDED
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Private transfer from the Zagreb airport to the hotel in Zagreb in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 nights in a 4*hotel in Zagreb, double room, BB basis
  • Unforgettable Zagreb Upper and Lower town sightseeing tour. Included: English speaking guide, rakija tasting with snack, transfers (tickets to the sights not included)
  • Zagreb Card (24 hours validity)
  • Private transfer Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Split in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private guided tour of Plitvice lakes
  • National Park Plitvice Lakes entrance tickets
  • 4 nights in a 4*hotel in Split, double room, BB basis
  • Private transfer Split – Trogir – Split in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private guided walking tour of Split (tickets to the sites not included)
  • Entrance to Diocletian’s palace
  • Ferry tickets Split – Stari Grad – Split
  • Private transfers while on Hvar island in a modern, air-conditioned car
  • English speaking guide for a private walking tour of Old Town Hvar (entrance fees not included)
  • Wine tasting in a family-owned winery on Hvar island with snacks accompanied PLEASE NOTE: Hvar wine tasting tour includes one of the wineries. You will have the opportunity to taste 4 – 5 different wines together with a specific wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and provide all information needed with island's finest local appetizers.
  • Lunch at a family estate in Vrisnik (Konoba Vrisnik) with local, traditional appetizers, main course, Dessert, and local beverages
  • Ferry tickets Split – Supetar – Split
  • Private tour of Brač island (includes transfer, olive oil tasting, guide, entrance to oil museum)
  • Lunch in a local restaurant (drinks not included)
  • Private transfer Split – Ston – Dubrovnik in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle (entrance fees to Ston Walls not included)
  • Ston oysters experience with light lunch (NOTE: Possibility of the boat ride depends on the weather condition)
  • Winery tour and casual tasting
  • 3 nights in a 4* hotel in Dubrovnik, double room, BB basis
  • Private one-way transfer Dubrovnik hotel – Pile Gate in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide in Dubrovnik for a private walking tour (entrance fees not included)
  • Entrance to the city walls
  • Cable car ride to Mt Srđ
  • Half-day private cooking class experience in Konavle Valley followed by a meal in a local rural estate (Cooking class includes transportation, welcome drink & snacks, all food & drink served during the class) with round trip transfers.
  • Private transfer from your hotel in Dubrovnik to the airport in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
Program does not include:  
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Airfare, Travel Insurance
  • Additional excursions and/or services not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses (internet, telephone, mini bar etc.)
  • Tips and porterage services
  • Available dates upon request
  • Travel between late May - September
  • Double occupancy, Solo traveler with supplement
  • Customizable! Make this your own, custom experience
  • The 10-day tour, as listed, starting price is $3495 per person, double occupancy
  • Price and availability are subject to change based on travel dates, availability, hotels