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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

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Overview

  • from $5,570 PP
  • 12 Nights
  • Private
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC
  • Dubrovnik

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Highlights

This magical 12-night tour is customized to create the ideal getaway that begins in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic cities, concluding in Dubrovnik, a favorite among many, including lovers Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, as one of Europe’s most beautiful and atmospheric cities. Look forward to multiple gastronomic experiences, including wine and truffle tasting, excursions that reveal breathtaking scenery such as Plitvice Lakes National Park’s waterfalls, and intriguing tours through charming historic towns. Enjoy overnight stays at luxury hotels with private English-speaking drivers throughout.

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At a Glance

  • Days 1/2
    • Venice

      • Arrival transfer to Venice hotel
      • Private taste of Venice tour
  • Days 3/4
    • Rovinj

      • Transfer from Venice hotel to Rovinj hotel via Trieste
      • Private Explore Istria tour
  • Day 5
    • Plitvice

      • Transfer from Rovinj hotel to Plitvice hotel
      • Private tour of Plitvice Lakes
  • Days 6/7
    • Split

      • Transfer from Plitvice hotel to Split hotel
      • Private Split & Trogir tour
  • Days 8/10
    • Hvar (Stari Grad)

      • Transfer & catamaran from Split hotel to Hvar hotel in Stari Grad
      • Private village tour with traditional meal
      • Pakleni Islands small group sailing tour
  • Days 11/13
    • Dubrovnik

      • Transfer & catamaran from Hvar hotel to Dubrovnik hotel
      • Private Dubrovnik city tour
      • Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Venice: Arrival into Venice

    Venice's Grand Canal, Italy

    Your trip begins in the Italian city built on water. Upon your arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport, you’ll be met by your private driver for transfer to your hotel. Take time to settle in and get refreshed before enjoying a preview on your own – there are few more romantic places than Venice. Stroll through the cobbled alleyways hand-in-hand, stealing kisses in hidden corners as you discover its delights.

    • Preferred Hotel Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo, Venice

    Day 2 Venice: Private Taste of Venice Tour

    Venice

    This morning meet our expert local guide at iconic St. Mark’s Square for this tour that will give you a taste of what Venice has to offer. Start by admiring the impressive gothic-style Doge’s Palace and then visit the famous Bridge of Sighs which connects the place to what once was a prison. Continue your tour by marveling at the clock and bell towers that are part of the cathedral adjacent to the Loggetta, and the Marciana Library. Next, your guide will lead you on a stroll through the narrow, winding streets of the city to the Grand Canal and the Rialto.

    • Preferred Hotel Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo, Venice

    Day 3 Rovinj: Transfer to Rovinj via Trieste

    Aerial shoot of Rovinj

    Your private driver/guide will bring you to your next destination, the romantic city of Rovinj on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. Along the way, you’ll stop in Trieste, nestled between Slovenia’s border at the Adriatic coast in northeast Italy. You’ll see many Slovenian, Austro-Hungarian, and Italian influences here before continuing to your hotel in Rovinj. Once you’ve checked in, stretch your legs with a stroll along the cobble streets to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia which offers a spectacular panoramic view.

    • Preferred Hotel Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico, Rovinj

    Day 4 Rovinj: Private Explore Istria

    Motovun

    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 Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico, Rovinj

    Day 5 Plitvice: Transfer to Plitvice Lakes. Private Tour

    Aerial view of Plitvice Lakes National Park

    After an early breakfast you will depart from Rovinj as our private driver transfers you to your next stop – Plitvice Lakes. Enjoy a light lunch and then set off to explore this magnificent UNESCO listed gem. The park consists of 16 inter-connected lakes which come together to form a seemingly endless number of stunning waterfalls, large and small. Enjoy the afternoon walking through this tropical paradise. After an active afternoon of walking, enjoy an evening staying at the lakes.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Degenija, Plitvice

    Day 6 Split: Transfer to Split

    Split

    We leave Plitvice Lakes for the historic city of Split, famous for its 4th-century Roman emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to rest after a long journey, explore, or do a little of both. Stroll the seaside Riva promenade lined with restaurants, wine, and coffee bars, or climb Marjan Hill for a stunning view over the city, harbor, and beyond.

    • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

    Day 7 Split: Private Split & Trogir Tour

    Trogir

    Today’s tour lets you immerse yourself in the history, heritage, and culture of Croatia, visiting the UNESCO island town of Trogir and Split. Your tour of the two cities begins in the charming town of Trogir, where you can stroll along the seaside promenade and admire the Venetian and Renaissance monuments and buildings whilst learning about their history. Head back to Split for a walking tour of the iconic Diocletian’s Palace and the medieval Old Town.

    • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

    Day 8 Hvar: Transfer to Hvar Island

    Hvar harbor

    Enjoy a leisurely morning together before we transfer you to Hvar Island. One of the longest and sunniest islands in Croatia, it famous attracts celebrities and all types of VIPs with its world-class eateries, beach bars, and nightlife. You will be transferred to your hotel in Stari Grad. The rest of the day is free to relax.

    • Preferred Hotel Heritage Villa Apolon, Hvar (Stari Grad)

    Day 9 Hvar: Private Abandoned Village Tour with Traditional Meal

    Malo Grablje

    This afternoon, escape from reality to an idyllic forgotten retreat on the Abandoned Village Tour. Meander around the charming village of Malo Grablje which was deserted in the 1950s, when locals decided to pack up and move to Milna for a better life. Admire the ruins of the desolate village on a guided tour of the rural landscape. On arrival at the home of our host, relax and enjoy authentic Dalmatian hospitality and a delicious home-cooked three-course meal.

    • Preferred Hotel Heritage Villa Apolon, Hvar (Stari Grad)

    Day 10 Hvar: Pakleni Islands Small Group Sailing Tour

    Pakleni

    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 Heritage Villa Apolon, Hvar (Stari Grad)

    Day 11 Dubrovnik: Transfer to Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik, Pile Gate

    Bid farewell to Hvar as you venture to your final destination, the so-called “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Dubrovnik is a must for honeymooners in Croatia as one of the most romantic cities, where couples can get lost among the narrow side streets of the Old City, surrounded by medieval walls, discovering awe-inspiring views of the Adriatic along the way. After your arrival, we recommend relaxing on a beach nearby or unwinding around the pool before venturing into the old town for dinner.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    Day 12 Dubrovnik: Private Dubrovnik City Tour

    Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

    Learn the secrets behind Dubrovnik’s incredible Old Town on today’s 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, stunning Rector’s Palace, the baroque Cathedral of the Assumption, and the Church of St. Blaise, the city’s patron saint. Tonight we recommend dining in Dubrovnik’s old town alfresco under the stars, a perfect way to end your Croatian adventure.

    • Preferred Hotel Hotel More, Dubrovnik

    Day 13 Dubrovnik: Departure from Dubrovnik

    Old city of Dubrovnik

    While your unforgettable adventure comes to an end today, it’s still only the beginning of your love story. After breakfast, you’ll be met by private transfer for the drive to Dubrovnik’s airport to catch your return flight home.

     

    Want to customize this itinerary?

    Speak to our Croatia travel experts if you would like to extend your stay on any of the islands you will be visiting on this itinerary.

      Preferred Hotels

      Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo, Venice

      Sina Palazzo Sant'Angelo, Venice

      Set along the famous Grand Canal, Sina Palazzo Sant’Angelo is a classic Venetian hotel with traditional charm. There’s no pool or spa, but you’ll enjoy exceptional service with the friendly staff happy to provide suggestions on where to dine, organize tours, and more.

      Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico, Rovinj

      Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico, Rovinj

      4-Star Spirito Santo Palazzo is located in the historic center of Rovinj. Accommodation is in seven elegant rooms, each of which is appointed with a private balcony or terrace, spacious bathroom, stone fireplace, tasteful period furnishings, fine linens, and all the usual modern conveniences.

      Hotel Degenija Plitvice Lakes

      Hotel Degenija, Pltivice

      Hotel Degenija is a four-star hotel that’s ideal for those who want to be close to Plitvice Lakes National Park while enjoying modern amenities. Bike rentals are available for riding the area’s many trails and with the Korana River a quick pedal away, it’s easy to enjoy a refreshing summer dip.

      Splendida Palace, Split

      Splendida Palace, Split

      The hotel offers guests a central, yet peaceful location that’s just moments away from the UNESCO-listed old town. The hotel itself is a listed building, but in contrast, the rooms and public spaces are distinctly modern with furnished balconies that look out to the nearby rooftops of Split.

      Apolon, Stari Grad

      Heritage Villa Apolon, Hvar (Stari Grad)

      Experience authentic island life in a peaceful town that also offers plenty of activity. Heritage Villa Apolon fits perfectly into the relaxed character of Stari Grad. The villa was built in the 19th century by one of Hvar’s most prominent citizens, Don Šime Ljubić, who named it after the mythological Greek god Apollo.

      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

      • 2 nights in Venice in a 4 or 5 star hotel
      • Private guided tour of Venice
      • 2 nights in a 4 star hotel in Rovinj
      • Private Explore Istria tour
      • 1 night in a 4 star hotel in the Plitvice Lakes
      • Private tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
      • 2 nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Split
      • Private Split & Trogir tour
      • 3 nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Hvar
      • Private abandoned village tour with traditional meal
      • Pakleni islands small group sailing tour
      • 2 nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Dubrovnik
      • Private guided tour of Dubrovnik
      • Private transfers throughout

      What's Not Included

      • Return airfares
      • Optional gratuities
      • Any excursions and entrances into attractions not included or optional on the itinerary
      • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

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