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  • from $5,045 PP
  • 13 Nights
  • Private
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC
  • Dubrovnik

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Enjoy a two-in-one featuring the best of Croatia and Montenegro on a luxury private tour, ensuring a more authentic experience. This 13-night private tour is the perfect way to explore two countries in one vacation, with intriguing excursions led by local experts throughout. You’ll fly into the capital city of Zagreb, and experience the Tuscan-like Istria Peninsula with its medieval hilltop villages and mouthwatering foods, including rare truffles. Explore the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park, a fantasy of lakes and waterfalls, take a walk back through time in Split’s 4th-century palace complex, and discover sunny Hvar and the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, before venturing east to stunning Montenegro.

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At a Glance

  • Days 1/2
    • Zagreb

      • Private Transfer from Zagreb Airport to Zagreb Hotel
      • Zagreb City Tour with cheese tasting
  • Days 3/4
    • Opatija

      • Private Transfer from Zagreb Hotel to Opatija Hotel
      • Private Explore Istria tour
  • Day 5
    • Plitvice Lakes

      • Private Transfer from Opatija Hotel to Plitvice Hotel
  • Days 6/7
    • Split

      • Private Transfer from Plitvice Hotel t Split Hotel with private tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park en-route
      • Private tour of Split and Trogir
  • Days 8/10
    • Hvar

      • Private Transfer and Catamaran from Split Hotel to Hvar Hotel
      • Pakleni Islands small group sailing tour
  • Days 11/14
    • Dubrovnik

      • Private Transfer and Catamaran from Hvar Hotel to Dubrovnik Hotel
      • Private tour of Dubrovnik
      • Private Montenegro tour
      • Private home-hosted cooking class
      • Private Transfer from Dubrovnik Hotel to Dubrovnik Airport

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Zagreb: Arrival with afternoon at your leisure

    Zagreb, Croatia

    Your exciting adventure begins with your arrival at Zagreb’s international airport. You’ll be welcomed by your private driver for a transfer to your hotel in the capital city. Take time to relax and refresh before getting a view over the city by riding the cable car to the Upper Town in the medieval district. Ease any jet lag with a walk through the narrow streets lined with 17th– and 18th-century buildings, with some of the city’s top cafes, bars, and restaurants here too.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

    Day 2 Zagreb: City tour with cheese tasting

    Zagreb Croatian National Theatre

    A sightseeing tour with our local guide will bring you to see highlights like Croatia’s tallest cathedral and Zagreb’s symbol, the gothic-style Zagreb Cathedral with its two soaring twin spires, 13th-century St. Mark’s Church and its famously colorful room, the House of Parliament and the Croatian National Theater. Take a walk through Dolac Market which offers a wide range of local products like fruits and vegetables, meats, and multiple rows of fresh regional cheeses, with a cheese tasting included.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

    Day 3 Opatija: Private transfer to Opatija

    Opatija, Istria, Croatia

    Moving on from Zagreb, your private driver will transfer you to Opatija on the Istrian peninsula. On arrival in Opatija, check into your hotel and then enjoy the afternoon exploring this beautiful Austro-Hungarian-themed town. Unlike the medieval-style towns you will see on the rest of your trip, the architecture in Opatija is unique in Croatia. A must-do activity is to take a stroll down the coastal walking path called the Lungomare and visit Angiolina Gardens.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Ambasador, Opatija

    Day 4 Opatija: Private Explore Istria


    For food and wine lovers there may be no better way to experience its flavours than this private tour. Start by sampling local delicacies and brandies in Hum, the world’s smallest town. While it may be the world’s smallest town with just one street looping around its historic walls, it has an especially enchanting atmosphere. Continue your journey to Motovun, which is arguably Istria’s most beautiful hill town. Here you will have the chance to sample local wines whilst enjoying the view overlooking numerous vineyards.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Ambasador, Opatija

    Day 5 Plitvice Lakes: Transfer to Plitvice Lakes


    Say goodbye to Opatija today and transfer towards Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will have the chance to visit the explore this huge national park with its 16 lakes and countless waterfalls tomorrow, so sit back and relax for the rest of the day.

    • Preferred Hotel Fenomen Plitvice, Plitvice

    Day 6 Split; Transfer to Split, private tour Plitvice Lakes National Park en-route

    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Experience the world-famous Plitvice Lakes on this private guided walking tour. You can decide whether you want to visit the Lower Lakes, Upper Lakes or both. You’ll be mesmerised by falls like Veliki Prstavac, Mali Prstavac and the “Great Waterfall,” along with countless other smaller cascades, and the surreal hues of the lakes which range in colour from aquamarine to brilliant emerald. At the end of the tour, you can hop on the train for a panoramic ride back to the north-side entrance. After the tour, continue towards Split

    • Preferred Hotel Cornora Hotel, Split

    Day 7 Split: Private tour of Split & Trogir

    Split waterfront

    This morning you’ll learn about Split’s fascinating history on a guided tour of the historic center, including Diocletian’s Palace. As you marvel at the magnificent buildings and monuments with influences by the Greeks, Romans, and Venetians, you’ll feel as if you’re walking back through time. Afterward, head to nearby Trogir, home to the remarkably well-preserved 15th-century Kamerlengo Castle and multiple impressive Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque structures, including the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of Croatia’s finest examples of sacral architecture.

    • Preferred Hotel Cornaro Hotel, Split

    Day 8 Hvar: Transfer to Hvar Island

    Adriatic coast island Hvar

    Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before being transferred to sunny Hvar, one of Croatia’s most popular islands drawing international jet setters from across the globe to enjoy its beautiful beaches, stunning old town, and world-class restaurants. Upon your arrival, take time to settle into your accommodation and then perhaps enjoy a preview on your own by heading to the main square for people-watching or climbing to the 16th-century fortress for a glorious view.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Adriana, Hvar

    Day 9 Hvar: Pakleni Islands small group sailing trip


    On this popular tour, you will spend 6 hours on board a sailing ship exploring the beautiful Pakleni Islands. The tour does not follow a fixed itinerary, the ship’s skipper will decide the best islands to visit based on the weather conditions that day. You will stop to enjoy the beaches and hop off the boat for swimming and snorkeling. There will be a lunch stop on one of the islands where you can enjoy a proper Dalmatian lunch by the sea.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Adriana, Hvar

    Day 10 Hvar: Day of leisure


    Your last day on Hvar is all to yourself to either spend the day exploring the town or relaxing at the popular Bonj les Bains beach club and sipping cocktails.

    Optional – Half-Day Island Tour
    You might take enjoy doing our private tour of the island. This popular private experience includes visiting some of Hvar’s more hidden seaside towns, brimming with character. You will also get to venture inland to visit a very sought-after family-run winery with a stunning underground tasting room. Our local guide will take you through Hvar’s impressive lavender fields and to a very traditional Croatian restaurant for lunch.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Adriana, Hvar

    Day 11 Dubrovnik: Transfer to Dubrovnik. Private tour


    After breakfast, we will transfer you to Dubrovnik. The 3-hour journey will have you arriving at your hotel around lunchtime. This afternoon, learn the secrets behind Dubrovnik’s incredible Old Town on this guided walk. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with fascinating facts and historical anecdotes from the city’s history whilst strolling the atmospheric streets. Some of the highlights include the 1438 Onofrio’s Fountain which has carried drinking water into the city for nearly 600 years and the Franciscan Monastery which hosts one of Europe’s oldest still-functioning pharmacies, the baroque Cathedral of the Assumption and the Church of St. Blaise, the city’s patron saint.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

    Day 12 Dubrovnik: Private Montenegro tour

    Kotor, Montenegro

    Your private driver/guide will bring you to Croatia’s southern neighbor, Montenegro. In Kotor, meet up with a local guide for a one-hour tour of the fortified town that sits along sapphire Kotor Bay, surrounded by dramatic fjord-like mountains. Stroll through the squares and narrow streets to visit Kotor Cathedral and other Romanesque churches before catching a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, an islet made from sunken ships and local rock. You will then return to Perast with free time for lunch. On route back to Dubrovnik, our driver will stop at a family-run winery that boasts not only delicious local wines and snacks but truly spectacular views and Montenegrin charm.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

    Day 13 Dubrovnik: Home-hosted cooking class

    Dubrovnik Old Town Walls

    Learn to rustle up tasty and authentic Croatian food in our home-hosted cooking class in the picturesque Konavle Valley. Your warm and welcoming hosts trace their family heritage back over 500 years. Guided by the matriarch of the family, you will prepare the ingredients to create some of the classic and most popular Konavle region dishes. Meats are cooked under a baking lid bell or skewered on laurel sticks. You will learn how to cook traditionally without electricity or kitchen gadgets. Enjoy a celebratory feast and sample the delicious cuisine and local wine.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

    Day 14 Departure

    Dubrovnik Cable Car

    It’s time to bid farewell to Croatia and Montenegro after this fascinating 14-day journey. Our private driver will transfer you to Dubrovnik Airport for your return flight home.

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      Preferred Hotels

      Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

      Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

      The historic 5-star Hotel Esplanade sits within an art deco building that dates to the 1920s, offering an elegant stay just 10 minutes from the main square in Zagreb. Its luxurious rooms feature large ultra-comfy beds with fluffy goose-down pillows and marble bathrooms.

      Hotel Ambasador, Opatija

      Hotel Ambasador, Opatija

      Hotel Ambasador overlooks the sea providing magnificent views while continuing Opatija’s tradition as a wellness resort. It boasts a fabulous spa with themed treatments, indoor and outdoor saltwater pools, whirlpools, saunas, crystal and steam baths and an ice fountain.

      Plitvice Fenomen, Plitvice

      Hotel Fenomen, Plitvice

      Nestled in the woods at the edge of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Hotel Fenomen offers easy access to the spectacular lakes and waterfalls in the park in a picturesque setting with a garden, stone pathways, lawns, beech trees and roses.

      Cornaro Hotel Split

      Cornaro Hotel, Split

      This 5-star award-winning hotel boasts impressive city views, a bespoke service combined with elegant interiors. Located in a central location within easy reach of all of Split’s top attractions as well as the ferry port, local beaches and the harbor – which are just a short stroll away.


      Hotel Adriana Hvar

      Hotel Adriana, Hvar

      This chic, modern hotel provides spacious and luxurious accommodation and state-of-the-art technology and amenities. It has a rooftop terrace and pool, indoor seawater pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and a luxury Sensorí spa and wellness center, offering a wide range of relaxing and rejuvenating body and massage treatments.


      Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

      Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

      This 5-star premium resort hotel is just moments away from the old town walls of Dubrovnik and offers a highly personal service and breathtaking views across Miramare Bay. The luxury rooms have a slight nautical theme – and many rooms have balconies with panoramic sea views.

      What's Included

      • Overnight stays in hand-picked luxury 4 star and 5 star hotels with breakfast
      • Private guided tours of Zagreb with cheese-tasting, Split, Trogir & Dubrovnik
      • Full day tour of Montenegro
      • Private Explore Istria tour
      • Entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park
      • Pakleni Islands sailing tour
      • Home-hosted cooking class
      • Luxury Private transfers throughout
      • 100% Financial trip protection included for peace of mind

      What's Not Included

      • Return airfares
      • Optional gratuities
      • Any optional tours or activities not included in the itinerary
      • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

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