8 Day itinerary in Croatia, Europe

Best of CROATIA with Pearls of Adriatic Sea

The trip will start at the capital of Croatia with its bountiful museums, captivating architecture and an explosion of outdoor activities. Then you will travel to Plitvice Lakes famed for its unsurpassable natural beauty. From Plitvice to the vibrant Split famous for its ancient centre, beautiful ar... Read More

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Sightseeing of Plitvice Lakes


Hvar Old Town


Pelješac peninsula


Guided tour of Dubrovnik


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Day 1

place Arrival to Croatia

After arrival to Zagreb Airport, private transfer to hotel. Check-in at the hotel and at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Comfort: Hotel Dubrovnik
Day 2

place NP Plitvice Lakes and Split

On your own: Sightseeing of Plitvice Lakes, the oldest and the biggest national park in Croatia, under the UNESCO protection since the 1979. Within the boundaries of this heavily forested national park, 16 crystalline lakes tumble into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades. The mineral-rich waters carve through the rock, depositing tufa in continually changing formations. Clouds of butterflies drift above the 18km of wooden footbridges and pathways that snake around the edges and across the rumbling water. It takes upwards of six hours to explore the lakes on foot, or you can slice two hours off by taking advantage of the park's free boats and buses (departing every 30 minutes from April to October). Private transfer to Split, check-in at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Comfort: Villa Split Heritage Hotel
Day 3

place Great options in Split area

This day you have fantastic active and adventurous options in the area of Split - please choose among them below. Boat trip to NP Kornati Island with fish picnic (full-day): BOAT TRIP TO NATIONAL PARK KORNATI ISLAND WITH FISH PICNIC (full-day): The islands of Kornati are the island paradise, an archipelago with the highest density on the entire Mediterranean, exceptional because, with their raw beauty, they remained intact of the development of the modern time. Because of preserved nature and rich maritime ecosystem, a bigger part of Kornati islands was pronounced a national park. Šaričevi dvori: ŠARIĆ COURTS ETNO CULINARY EXPERIENCE (2 h visit + transfers): Šarić Courts serve to exemplify agritourism and the renovation of old stone cottages which have been rejuvenated by the Šarić family, thus returning to their chambers the scent of Dalmatian herbs, ancient recipes and traditional Dalmatian dishes which perfectly accompany the famed Babić wines, also from Primošten and protected by UNESCO. Rafting on Cetina river: RAFTING ON CETINA RIVER (3-4 h): This rafting trip takes you down a 12 kilometre long part of the Cetina course, passing an unforgettable scenery of impressive cliffs, playful waterfalls and numerous rapids and ends at the excursion site of Radmanove Mlinice (the family Radman Mills). ATV Quad tour & Dalmatian villages: ATV QUAD TOUR & DALMATIAN VILLAGES (4 h): Your ATV Quad adventure begins as you pass through a lot of villages of Dalmatian hinterland, ride continues on wild roads that are perfect for ATV Quad bikes and offer maximum enjoyment. Continue to ride along the river Cetina. Solta island half-day sailing trip: HALF-DAY SAILING TRIP FROM SPLIT TO ŠOLTA ISLAND: This half-day sailing tour is a great way to spend a relaxing summer day, away from the city heat. Spend the day sailing and relaxing on Solta island.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Comfort: Villa Split Heritage Hotel
Day 4

place Stunning islands of Adriatic Coast

Take catamaran from Split to Hvar island. After arrival to Hvar island, enjoy Hvar Old Town, which 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. Rest of the day free time for swimming and enjoying Hvar.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Comfort: Heritage Hotel Dea Hvar
Day 5

place At leisure

Tip of the day - additional option on Vis island: Restaurant Jastožera: RESTAURANT JASTOŽERA: in Komiza - drive to the restaurant by boat and order their specialty - lobster, while Mr. Vinko, the owner, serves you his delicious wine. Scuba diving in Hvar: SCUBA DIVING IN HVAR (half-day): 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 Islands, real Adriatic Paradise. Cycling on Hvar island: CYCLING ON HVAR ISLAND (approx. 4 h): 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. Paklinski islands cruising with optional fish picnic: PAKLENI ISLANDS CRUISING WITH OPTIONAL FISH PICNIC (full day). This trip includes a stop in three most famous bays, swimming, guide, snorkeling gear, and you may also enjoy a tasty picnic lunch on the boat. The sights, sounds and scents of this spectacular trip will be truly memorable. Boat: Traditional cruising boat with a capacity of 80 people.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Comfort: Heritage Hotel Dea Hvar
Day 6

place Oyster farm with tasting & Dubrovnik

Catamaran/ferry from Hvar to Ston. On the way to Dubrovnik, stop on 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 to historical Dubrovnik and free time to enjoy evening in this fascinating town.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Comfort: Hotel Neptun
Day 7

place Dubrovnik, Pearl of Adriatic

Adriatic – the old town of Dubrovnik: The great George Bernard Shaw wrote: „Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik" and he was as many others overjoyed by the 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. Guided walking tour through historical streets and sightseeing of city’s most renowned historic monuments.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Comfort: Hotel Neptun
Day 8

place Bye, bye, Croatia - Departure

Private transfer from hotel to Dubrovnik Airport and flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • Hotel Dubrovnik
  • Villa Split Heritage Hotel
  • Heritage Hotel Dea Hvar
  • Hotel Neptun

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  • Breakfast (8)

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  • Private transfers

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  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Catamaran/ferry from Split to Hvar
  • Catamaran/ferry from Korčula to Ston
  • Oyster farm visit and oyster tasting
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik

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  • All international air travel and associated costs.
  • All meals except breakfast unless stated otherwise in the itinerary.
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities
  • City/tourist taxes are payable on the spot at each accommodation upon check-out
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.

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