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Natalie

As a first generation Canadian born to Croatian and Serbian immigrants, my ties to Europe run deep.  I have extensive experience in luxury travel planning and am dedicated to building the trip that’s uniquely right for you.

Natalie

Croatia Specialist

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Overview

  • from $3,295 PP
  • 11 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Moderate
  • 10hrs from NYC
  • Dubrovnik

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Highlights

Look forward to 11 nights of jam-packed adventure while exploring the delights of Croatia on this vacation custom made for families.

The ultimate family vacation, this adventure offers it all while taking in the sights of beautiful Croatia. Explore Zagreb, the capital city and cultural hub, fairytale-like castles and one of the world’s most stunning sights in Plitvice Lakes National Park. You’ll visit gem-like islands, take fascinating guided tours to marvel at medieval architecture as you stroll cobbled streets, and take part in thrilling outdoor adventures. You’ll go off-road, swim, snorkel, zip-line, raft – all while surrounded by spectacular Dalmatian scenery.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • Low Deposit

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

  • Full Flexibility

    We will not charge you any admin fees to change your travel dates due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in place within 30 days of your departure.

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • Low Change Fees

    Should you wish to cancel outright, we will apply a 10% cancellation fee for all new bookings. The 10% fee will be kept in credit for you to use on your next booking with us.

At a Glance

  • Days 1/2
    • Zagreb

      • Private Transfer from Zagreb Airport to Zagreb Hotel
      • Strukli City tour
  • Days 3-5
    • Split

      • Transfer from Zagreb Hotel to Split Hotel with self-guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park en-route
      • Zip-lining in Omis
      • Afternoon at leisure to explore Old Town Split on Day 4
      • Whitewater rafting excursion
  • Days 6-8
    • Hvar

      • Transfer by catamaran from Split to Hvar
      • Afternoon at Leisure on Day 6
      • Speedboat tour through Pakleni Islands
      • Day at Leisure on Day 8
      • OPTIONAL: Small Group Jeep Safari
  • Days 9-12
    • Dubrovnik

      • Private Transfer from Hvar Hotel to Dubrovnik Hotel
      • Afternoon at Leisure on Day 9
      • Private Dubrovnik Old City Tour
      • Day at Leisure on Day 11
      • OPTIONAL: Off Road Buggy Experience
      • Private Transfer from Dubrovnik Hotel to Dubrovnik Airport
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Zagreb: Arrival with afternoon at your leisure

    National theater, Zagreb

    Your ultimate family vacation through Croatia begins in the exciting capital of Zagreb which offers a mix of modern and historic with an intriguing Austro-Hungarian heritage, classicist and secessionist facades and landmark buildings. It’s jam-packed with interesting museums and enticing art galleries as well as a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes. Upon your arrival to Zagreb’s airport, you’ll be welcomed by private transfer to your hotel with the rest of the day to enjoy resting or exploring at your leisure.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

    Day 2 Zagreb: Strukli City tour

    Zagreb, Croatia

    Join our local guide this morning for a sightseeing tour that reveals the highlights of Zagreb, providing a fascinating look at its cultural and history, including its impressive blend of classical Viennese secessionist architecture and Austro-Hungarian heritage. See the famously colorful roof of St. Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral with its twin spires standing out on the skyline, the Croatian National Theater, the House of Parliament, and Dolac Market. In between you’ll stop to try strukli, a traditional Croatian specialty, at “La Struk.”

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb

    Day 3 Split: Transfer from Zagreb with self-guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park en-route

    Plitvice lakes

    No family vacation in Croatia would be complete without a visit to the stunning UNESCO-protected Plitvice Lakes National Park. As one of the most popular attractions in the country, the beauty spot boasts 16 inter-linked terraced lakes and breathtaking waterfalls. Navigate your way around the park via the wooden pathways and bridges that allow you to get up close to the refreshing cascades. Take a scenic boat ride across the crystal-clear lakes and a panoramic train journey through the natural landscape. Look out for the gorgeous flora and indigenous fauna along the way and enjoy the unlimited first-class photo opportunities.

    • Preferred Hotel Cornaro Hotel, Split

    Day 4 Split: Zip-lining in Omis afternoon at leisure to explore Old Town Split

    Omis, ziplining

    Start your day with a heart-pounding zip-line ride in Omis, viewing the Cetina River canyon from nearly 500 feet above.

    Strap on your safety helmet and buckle up your harness to reach speeds of 40 miles per hour as you make your descent over the spectacular scenery. After returning to Split, explore the walled Old Town with its 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace on your own. With many well-preserved Roman-era buildings converted into cafes and restaurants, you’ll find a perfect spot for dinner here too.

    • Preferred Hotel Cornaro Hotel, Split

    Day 5 Split: Whitewater rafting excursion

    Cetina Rafting

    Head outside of the city for another exciting adventure, an exhilarating day of whitewater rafting on the Cetina River. No experience is necessary with professionals at your side to teach you what you need to know for a safe and enjoyable ride in the scenic river canyon. Take in the natural beauty of the landscape from the rushing emerald waters in an activity that the entire family will love. An optional BBQ lunch can be enjoyed along the banks of the river afterward.

    • Preferred Hotel Cornaro Hotel, Split

    Day 6 Hvar: Transfer by catamaran from Split with the afternoon at your leisure

    Hvar, Croatia

    This morning you’ll travel by catamaran to the “island of sunshine” as the locals refer to Hvar as it’s the country’s sunniest and most popular with a fabulous mix of beautiful beaches, aromatic lavender fields, historic landmarks, world-class restaurants and lively nightlife. Upon your arrival, get settled into your hotel and then climb to the top of Fortica Fortress for a view over the town, harbor, and nearby islands. Afterwards, sample the tasty cuisine in one of the local eateries.

    • Preferred Hotel Adriana Hotel, Hvar

    Day 7 Hvar: Speedboat tour through Pakleni Islands

    Hvar city

    A speedboat tour brings you to the Pakleni Islands, just off Hvar’s southwest coast where you’ll discover secluded, uncrowded beaches in hidden coves, ideal for swimming in the crystal-clear turquoise water. Get your cameras ready to capture Hvar as the island fades away along with the breathtaking surrounding scenery. Relax while soaking up the Mediterranean sun as your skipper searches for the most idyllic cove to stop so that you can leap into the enticing sea for a swim before returning to Hvar.

    • Preferred Hotel Adriana Hotel, Hvar

    Day 8 Hvar: Day of leisure on Hvar or optional small group Jeep safari

    Hvar harbor

    There’s so much to do on Hvar, today you can enjoy it at your own pace. You might choose to enjoy active pursuits like paddling, sailing or swimming, or simply relax on one of the many gorgeous beaches. Or, choose an optional small group Jeep safari tour in a Land Rover. Roll over rough terrain on the adrenaline pumping excursion to explore remote, deserted villages and old, inhabited settlements that are scattered across vineyard, olive grove and lavender field covered landscapes.

    • Preferred Hotel Adriana Hotel, Hvar

    Day 9 Dubrovnik: Transfer from Hvar with afternoon at your leisure

    Dubrovnik Old Town

    Last but definitely not least is Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” This morning you’ll transfer to this UNESCO-listed city that’s often named among the world’s most beautiful. Dubrovnik to enjoy your final three nights. Upon your arrival, you’ll have the rest of the day at your leisure. You’ll find beaches nearby in either direction, or you might just relax around the hotel pool. If you want to preview the Old City, it’s just a few miles away, easily reached by Uber.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    Day 10 Dubrovnik: Private Dubrovnik Old City tour

    (Private Dubrovnik Old City Tour)

    Start your day with a closeup look of Dubrovnik’s walled Old City on an inspiring guided tour. Stroll the marble streets with their awe-inspiring medieval architecture while keeping an eye out for familiar places showcased in the hit series “Game of Thrones.” There are many iconic filming sites from the show that fans will recognize. After touring, take a walk atop the 1.2-mile-long massive stone walls, originally built to defend Dubrovnik from invaders, now enticing visitors to climb for extraordinary views.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    Day 11 Dubrovnik: Day of leisure or optional off-road buggy experience

    Dubrovnik Sunset

    On your final full day, enjoy a day of leisure, perhaps paddling in a sea kayak over to Lokrum Island which brings a great view of the city walls. Once there you can swim off the shores of this lush nature reserve, picnic and watch the colorful peacocks that roam around. Or opt for a three-hour off-road buggy tour which starts with a bird’s-eye view from the top of Mount Srd before hopping in for a ride through forests and charming villages.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    Day 12 Departure

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    While it’s always difficult to say goodbye, your ultimate family vacation comes to an end after enjoying breakfast this morning. Of course, if you’d like to extend your time here or explore other destinations, our travel experts can create a bespoke addition to your itinerary. Otherwise, after checking out of your hotel, you’ll be met by private transfer for the journey to Dubrovnik’s airport to catch your flight home – we wish you a safe journey and hope to see you again!

      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.

      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 Adriana Hvar

      Adriana Hotel, Hvar

      The Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel, conveniently situated just minutes from the beautiful beach. It offers a wealth of facilities and amenities and boasts comfortable and spacious accommodation with stunning sea views.

      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 Included

      • Private guided tours of Zagreb, Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik
      • 2 nights in Zagreb in a 4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast
      • Entrance to the Plitvice Lakes National Park
      • Zip-lining in Omis
      • Group White-water Rafting on Cetina river near Split
      • 3 nights in Split in a 4 star hotel with breakfast
      • Speedboat tour of the Pakleni Islands
      • 3 nights in Hvar in a 4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast
      • 3 nights in Dubrovnik in a 4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast
      • 3 nights in Dubrovnik in a 4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast

      What’s not Included

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

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