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Perian

Hi I’m Perian. I’m originally from Toronto and now live in Italy. I frequently visit Croatia throughout the season in search of new off the beaten track experiences and charming boutique properties for my clients.

Perian

Croatia Specialist

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Overview

  • from $2,815 PP
  • 9 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Moderate
  • 10hrs from NYC
  • Dubrovnik

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Highlights

Discover the beauty and history of Croatia on this 9-night tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik.

 

Visit sparkling lakes, idyllic beaches, beautiful islands and enchanting centuries-old cities. Begin in Zagreb, travel to world-famous Plitvice Lakes and Krka national parks followed by a heart-pounding white-water rafting excursion from Split. Hop on a speedboat to the magical Blue Cave and to popular Hvar. Conlcude with three nights in stunning Dubrovnik.

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    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

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What's Included

Croatia Lakes & Cities Map
  • Private guided tours of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik
  • Strukli tour with Furnicular ride in Zagreb
  • 2 nights in Zagreb in a 4 or 5-star hotel with breakfast
  • Entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • 1 night in Plitvice Lakes in a 4-star hotel with breakfast
  • Small group white-water rafting excursion from Split
  • 3 nights in Split in a 4 or 5-star hotel with breakfast
  • Speed boat trip to the Blue Cave, Vis and Hvar
  • 3 nights in Dubrovnik in a 4-star hotel with breakfast
  • All private luxury car transfers, as per the itinerary
 

Day by Day Itinerary

Day1 Zagreb: Arrival into Zagreb with afternoon at your leisure

Zagreb, Croatia

Your adventure through Croatia kicks off in the capital city of Zagreb, which offers a mix of modern and medieval, including Austro-Hungarian architecture reminiscent of Vienna and Budapest. Filled with world-class museums, galleries, and hip cafes, it’s a hub of culture. You’ll be met by your private driver at Zageb’s airport for transfer to your hotel, with the afternoon enjoyed at your leisure to relax or explore. Perhaps find a spot at an outdoor café to unwind with a drink while people watching.

 

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

Day 2 Zagreb: Private city and Strukli tour with funicular ride

Zagreb, Croatia

Meet your guide for a private city tour that will uncover the highlights of Zagreb and its cobbled streets that will reveal some of its most impressive landmarks like the colorful roof of St. Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral with its twin spires that soar above the skyline, Dolac Market, the Croatian National Theater and more. Stop to sample Croatia’s traditional specialty, strukili at “La Struk,” and hop on the funicular, the world’s shortest cable car ride and a monument of culture.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

Day 3 Plitvice Lakes: Transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park for self-guided tour

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Moving on from Zagreb, your private driver will transfer you to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fantasy come to life, best known for its 100 waterfalls and 16 interconnected lakes in various shades of emerald and turquoise. Take a self-guided tour starting with a ride on an electric boat that will bring you to scenic paths where you’ll be able to view the indigenous fauna and flora along with the stunning lakes and cascades.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel Degenija, Plitvice

Day 4 Split: Transfer from Plitvice with a stop en-route to tour Krka National Park

Krka waterfalls

It’s time to head to the coastal city of Split next, famous for its 4th-century Roman emperor Diocletian’s Palace. But first you’ll stop to tour Krka National Park, including an opportunity to swim under Skradinski Buk, made up of 17 different waterfalls. After checking into your hotel in Split, enjoy relaxing at one of the cafes while people watching or climb to the top of the St. Domnius bell tower for a panoramic view of the city, sea and nearby islands.

  • Preferred Hotel Cornaro Hotel, Split

Day 5 Split: White water rafting day out

Cetina Rafting

Embark on a thrilling half-day excursion that includes white-water rafting in the Cetina River canyon. You’ll enjoy the rush and the breathtaking scenery on a three-person raft, paddling through the crystal-clear emerald water, navigating both calm and more powerful rapids. As you make your way to the Karst gorge, you’ll be surrounded by magnificent natural beauty along the riverbanks and beyond, paired with Mother Nature’s soundtrack, the rushing water. An optional barbecue lunch along the shore is possible too.

  • Preferred Hotel Cornaro Hotel, Split

Day 6 Split: Speedboat trip to the Blue Cave and Hvar

Blue Cave, Bisevo, Croatia

After an early breakfast hop onto a speedboat for a tour of the Blue Cave, Hvar and Vis islands. Start by witnessing the remarkable phenomenon that occurs in the cave, illuminating the interior in a surreal blue glow and then cruise over to nearby Vis to enjoy swimming off the shores of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches at Stiniva Cove. After reaching Hvar you’ll have a couple of hours to explore the historic Old Town before we make our return to Split.

  • Preferred Hotel Cornaro Hotel, Split

Day 7 Dubrovnik: Private transfer to Dubrovnik with afternoon at your leisure

Dubrovnik old town walls, Croatia

Private transfer brings you to your final destination, the UNESCO-listed “Pearl of the Adriatic.” You’ve seen the photographs, but nothing can quite prepare you for your first look at its massive 16th-century stone walls, soaring above the brilliant blue of the Adriatic. After getting settled into your accommodation, you’ll have the remainder of the day at your leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facilities, perhaps relaxing at the pool or taking a short walk to one of the beaches nearby.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

Day 8 Dubrovnik: Private Dubrovnik Old City tour & sunset sea kayaking group tour

Dubrovnik, Pile Gate

You’ll get to know the heart of Dubrovnik and its medieval walled center on a private half-day tour. Your local guide will reveal fascinating tidbits about its history and destruction during the Homeland War. It’s been impressively rebuilt to its former glory, something you’ll witness as soon as you step through the Pile City Gate. While walking the marble streets, marvel at landmarks like the gothic-renaissance Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Monastery which is home to an over 700-year-old still operating pharmacy, and much more.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

Day 9 Dubrovnik: Day of leisure or visit Lokrum Island

Dubrovnik, Lokrum

With so much to discover in Dubrovnik, you’ll have a full day to enjoy it on your own, perhaps a walk atop the 1.2 miles of stone walls, taking in the museums, browsing the shops and sampling the delicious its. This is the perfect time for some last-minute souvenir shopping.

Another option is to visit nearby Lokrum Island by kayak or boat. It’s a lush reserve with beautiful beaches for swimming and you’ll get a great view of the city’s medieval walls too.

  • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

Day 10 Departure

Old Town of Dubrovnik

Your 9-night adventure comes to an end after enjoying breakfast this morning. You’ll be met by your private driver for your transfer to Dubrovnik’s airport to catch your flight home.

    Preferred Hotels

    Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

    Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

    The hotel Esplanade is located right in the heart of Zagreb’s historical old town and offers guests a premium level of service and amenities including a spa. The hotel boasts art-nouveau style rooms, an excellent restaurant and award-winning cocktail bar.

    Hotel Degenija Plitvice Lakes

    Hotel Deneija, Plitvice Lakes

    This exceptional 4-star Hotel Degenija is conveniently located just 2.5 miles from National Park Plitvice Lakes in the village of Seliste Dreznicko. This new, family-run hotel has been built in an alpine lodge style and offers a modern interior.

     

    Cornaro Hotel Split

    Cornaro Hotel, Split

    This 4-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 More Dubrovnik

    Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    The Hotel More is located on the water’s edge, surrounded by pine forests and dramatic sweeping views of the Adriatic – this exclusive 5-star boutique hotel offers the most outstanding of views and is ideal for those seeking a romantic setting. Just 1.5 miles from the old town of Dubrovnik.

    What’s not Included

    • Return airfares
    • Optional gratuities
    • Any drinks and meals not included in this itinerary
    • Optional entrances to museums, galleries and other attractions, not stated on the itinerary

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