Best of Croatia
Experience the history and nature! Learn the language and tradition! Jump into an adventure! Explore the unknown and forgotten! Taste the food and wine ( and rakija )! Meet the locals and make friends!
Allow us to provoke all of your senses and join this unique experience. Explore Croatia and find out why is it full of life. Don t think about it – just say yes, and leave us to do the rest.
- Mix of all Croatian regions
- Local, knowledgable, fun, licenced tour guides
- Private transfer in a comfortable vehicle with wi-fi and AC
- Traditional meals, best regional rakija and delicious desserts
ZAGREB – welcome
Welcome to Zagreb – the capital of Croatia. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. Depending on the time of arrival – this day is reserved for some easy activities such as welcome drink in one of the most popular bars in Zagreb, a walk around the city and some free time. Of course, if you arrive late – you can just relax. Overnight in Zagreb.
ZAGREB – TRAKOŠĆAN – VARAŽDIN – ZAGREB – set your time travel machine to “medieval”
After breakfast we are taking you on short ride to Trakošćan – most popular Croatian castle – a medieval beauty surrounded by a lake telling us a story about life in the old days. Next location is a beautiful city of Varaždin where we will have a delicious lunch and a nice walk around the city. The rest of the day is reserved for Zagreb – private walking tour of the Upper and Down town. Getting lost in its history will give you the opportunity to discover why does the cannon shot every day at noon, who is “kumica” and what is “štukla”. Today you will also have the opportunity to ride the shortest funicular in the world. Overnight in Zagreb.
ZAGREB – ISTRA – ZAGREB – a feast for the eyes (and stomach)
Today we are exploring Istra – the biggest Croatian peninsula influenced by Italian and Croatian culture. This full day tour consists of visiting Hum (the smallest city in the world), Motovun (the most symbolical medieval hilltop town of Istra) and Rovinj (the most picturesque coastal town of Istra standing proudly from ancient times). Allow me to mention that your taste buttons will be provoke today by domestic products tasting (truffles, honey, olive oil, cheese,…). Overnight in Zagreb.
ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – ZADAR – the most popular place in the Balkan area
We are leaving Zagreb and heading down the country road. First stop – Rastoke – a wonderful fairytale village with authentic wooden houses and mills with numerous of waterfalls ( if you are a LOTR fan – I am just going to say – Riverdale ). The road continues all the way to the National park Plitvice lakes – the biggest, most popular and oldest national park in Croatia. UNESCO declared Plitvice Lakes as a world heritage in 1979 among the first in the world. It consists of 16 crystal blue lakes, divided into upper and lower ones with wonderful waterfalls of all sizes and shapes. Lunch and drive to Zadar just in time for the most beautiful sunset in the world. Overnight in Zadar.
ZADAR – TROGIR – SPLIT – hop, hop, Magistrala Dalmatina
After breakfast, a walk through the ancient city full of Roman heritage. City tour will give you an insight into this magnificent place and while listening to one of kind architectural sound art – Sea Organ, we guarantee you will fell in love with this place.
The most popular attraction here is St.Donat church where we will test your vocal possibilities by singing in this ancient roman building. After lunch, we will hit “Magistrala road” and drive to Trogir ( optional ) or straight to our next location – Split for an overnight
SPLIT – day of “fjaka”*
Ah, yes… the most beautiful city in the word – so let us found out why. Today is reserved for getting lost in this beautiful city exploring the ancient Diocletian´s palace and all it s secrets. The plan is to grab the toe of Gregory of Nin for good luck, stroll down the “Riva” promenade and just enjoy the “Split state of mind” ( aka. “fjaka” ). Lunch and free time. Overnight in Split.
*fjaka – Croatian siesta but better
SPLIT – SOMETHING – SPLIT – free day aka. “no specific plan” day
Today we do not have anything planned but of course we will be at your disposal for anything you want to do.
- Day tour with a boat to Hvar or Vis
- Day tour to NP Krka
- Ride to nearby villages
- Chill and relax in Split
- Something else
SPLIT – TRSTENO – DUBROVNIK – goodbye Split, hello Dubrovnik
Leaving Split behind we are continuing this journey down the beautiful Magistrala road with the Adriatic see on our right. Our first stop is Arboretum Trsteno – is the oldest arboretum (fancy word for a botanical garden) in this part of the world – a wonderful breathtaking renaissance garden famous for its beauty but also because it is one of the locations for filming the Game of Thrones. This will be a perfect introduction what comes next – Dubrovnik. Overnight.
DUBROVNIK – The Kings Landing (for non-GOT fans – just Dubrovnik)
Today we explore one of the most famous cities in this part of Europe. We shall start by doing a walking tour exploring the Old Dubrovnik Walls and the old core of the city. We will also visit the fort Imperial at Srđ hill which will give us THE VIEW and of course, in the meanwhile we will do a pause for lunch. After some free time, the evening can be reserved for a special treat – Karaka boat sunset tour with dinner (optional) – imagine an old-fashioned wood pirate ship – yes, it is exactly that. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DUBROVNIK – oh, why didn’t we book 1 more week
It is the last day of your tour and we are here to assist any way. Depending on your time of departure we will plan this day.
We are not saying goodbyes because we are sure you will come back for more ?
EXTRA ACTIVITIES we can offer in an altered version of the itinerary:
- Kayaking ( river or sea ) and rafting
- Bike tours
- Urbex tour to abandoned and forgotten locations
- Snorkeling and fishing
- Wine and oyster tasting tours
- Republic of Croatia: a Balkan country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, at the Adriatic Sea.
- Borders with: Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Italy (maritime border)
- Capital city: Zagreb
- Religion: 96% Roman Catholic
- Croatia is in the EU but NOT in the Schengen zone
- Currency: Croatian Kuna ( HRK ) – 1€ =7.40HRK
- Tap water: fresh to drink
- International airports: Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Rijeka ( Krk ), Osijek, Pula, Zadar