Travel at your own pace and explore the best sites of Croatia! Start in Zagreb and visit the Krka and Plitvice lakes national parks. Stop in Split and check out the ancient Diocletian’s Palace dating back to Roman times. Discover traditional villages and historical towns, learn about the rich history, visit interesting museums and art galleries, taste delicious local food and wineries.  Explore island Korčula and Pelješac, learn about Dubrovnik and its magnificent history. Spend time relaxing on the beaches of the Dalmatian coast. Information for optional activities such as walking/hiking, cycling, sea kayaking, cultural tours, wine tours and more are provided as part of our package.  

 

Highlights

  • Private departures on dates you prefer
  • Convenience of pre-arranged hotels and daily breakfast
  • Visit of UNESCO World Heritage towns: Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik and the UNESCO protected National Park Plitvice Lakes
  • Peninsula Pelješac and island Korčula and their rich cultural heritage and natural beauties
  • Personalized services
  • Great combination of walking tips and beach exploration
  • Suggestions on various activities in locations visited: cycling tours, self-guided walking tours, sea kayaking, wine tastings, culinary experiences, guided sightseeing of ancient towns
  • Price from

    1.190.00 €

  • Theme

    Culture and History

  • Type

    Self drive tour

  • Style

     Independent

  • Min group size

    2 guests

  • Level

    Easy

  • Duration

    9 days

  • Accommodation

    3* and 4* Hotels

Itinerary

  • Arrival to Zagreb

    Upon your arrival at airport Zagreb, pick up your rental car and drive to the capital of Croatia – Zagreb, where you spend your first evening. Situated in the middle of the Vienna, Budapest and Venice triangle, Zagreb represents a part of the cultural circle of central Europe. You might want to take a stroll to the old town, where you will find all the main attractions and restaurants.

    Meals: -
    Drive distance: 15 - 20 km
    Destinations visited: Zagreb center
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel Astoria or similar in Zagreb

     

  • Croatian capital

    After breakfast take a stroll along the streets of the Croatian metropolis.  Besides the lively city center, we recommend a visit to the city’s many museums and galleries. You might want to get fresh fruit and picnic snacks at local Dolac Market. We suggest walking along old Upper Town and a visit to the Museum of Broken Hearts. For those looking for something different a visit to the Museum of Illusion might be an interesting option. Later in the afternoon depart for Plitvice Lakes, where you will stay overnight.

    Meals: B
    Drive distance: 135 km
    Destinations visited: Zagreb center, Rastoke
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel Degenija or similar in Plitvice region 

  • National Park Plitvice Lakes

    Enjoy your morning walk along 16 emerald green and blue travertine lakes, gravel paths and wooden bridges leading to many stunning waterfalls of the UNESCO inscribed National Park of Plitvice. There are several different walking trails ranging from 3 to 5hours in duration. In the afternoon drive to Skradin, the ancient and picturesque settlement located at the mouth of the Krka river.

    Meals: B
    Drive distance: 185 km
    Destinations visited: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Skradin town 
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel Skradinski Buk or similar in Skradin region  

     

  • National Park Krka and Split

    Discover waterfalls along scenic paths meandering through the forest of National Park Krka. The most famous waterfall to visit is Skradinski Buk, a collection of 17 waterfalls that range in height by over 45 meters. We suggest visiting the old mill that is now turned into a small museum of local folklore before your departure to Split. En route to your final destination Split, you might want to explore the historic towns of Trogir or Šibenik. Once in Split, follow our recommendations for dinner in one of the many restaurants and cafes located inside the walls of the ancient Diocletian’s Palace.

    Meals: B
    Drive distance: 85 - 95 km
    Destinations visited: Krka National Park, Split, optional visits to Trogir and Šibenik  
    Accommodation: 3* Hotel Slavija or similar in Split    

  • Split and its surrounding

    Walk along the 1700-year old town of Split, another UNESCO inscribed site. Learn about Emperor Diocletian’s palace and check out impressive and ancient sites. In the afternoon head for the beach or depart to explore the surrounding area of Split with its impressive historical and archaeological sites – fortress Klis and the ruins of ancient Salona with its amphitheater.

    Meals: B
    Drive distance: 28 - 35 km
    Destinations visited: Split, Klis, Salona
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel Liburna or similar in Korčula town

  • Island Korčula

    Head to the green and fish market of Split, get some fresh picnic supplies and enjoy them on the ferry to island Korčula. Once on the island, enjoy scenic drives along sleepy villages, through Pošip vineyards and olive groves to the medieval town of Korčula. Wander along its cobblestone alleys before having dinner in one of the numerous charming taverns (Konobas). Korčula town is one of the finest examples of Venetian architecture in these areas and the birth home of famous traveler Marco Polo. Was he Croatian or Venetian?

    Meals: B
    Drive distance: 45 - 60 km
    Destinations visited: Island Korčula    
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel Liburna or similar in Korčula town    

     

  • From Korčula to Dubrovnik

    After a morning coffee in the old town of Korčula depart on a ferry to the Pelješac peninsula. Drive along the famous vineyards of Plavac Mali, explore Ston town that is famous for its oysters and salt production (check out the ancient salt mine). This historical place once belonged to the independent Republic of Dubrovnik and is a great historical introduction to your next destination- Dubrovnik itself.

    Meals: B
    Drive distance: 120 km
    Destinations visited: Pelješac peninsula, Dubrovnik     
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel Lapad in Dubrovnik       

     

  • The pearl of Adriatic

    Today you have the whole day to explore Dubrovnik. Get lost in the labyrinth of the old town’s limestone streets, baroque buildings, ancient walls or just admire the endless blue color of the Adriatic Sea while sipping a cocktail on the famous walls of Dubrovnik. If you want to have some activities outside the old town we recommend walking or taking the cable car to Srđ mountain for the best view over Dubrovnik, or simply head to Lokrum island or the city beaches. 

    Meals: B
    Drive distance: 0 - 20 km
    Destinations visited: Dubrovnik, optional mountain Srđ and Lokrum island
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel Lapad in Dubrovnik       

     

  • Tour end

    Today after breakfast you leave your car at Dubrovnik airport and fly back home. Doviđenja i hvala!

    Meals: B
    Drive distance: 25 km
    Destinations visited: -
    Accommodation: -

     


Places visited and stopovers 

2021 Dates and prices

April

Price per person: 1.210,00 €

Single supplement: 330,00 €

May

Price per person: 1.360,00 €

Single supplement: 470,00 €

June

Price per person: 1.480,00 €

Single supplement: 545,00€ 

July and August

Price per person: 1.540,00 €

Single supplement: 605,00 €

September

Price per person: 1.490,00 €

Single supplement: 560,00 €

October

Price per person: 1.330,00 €

Single supplement: 450,00 €

November till March

Price per person: 1.190,00 €

Single supplement: 300,00 €

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Inclusions

What's included

  • Accommodation with breakfast in 3* and 4* hotels
  • All ferry/catamaran tickets
  • Car hire (CDMR category) with premium protect insurance, unlimited mileage (UM), Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection (TP)
  • Detailed maps and navigation system for driving
  • Maps and descriptions for walking and sightseeing in the historic towns, parks visited and other sites en route.
  • Culinary recommendations
  • Entrance fees to national parks Krka and Plitvice
  • 24/7 support by our office

What's not included

  • Fuel, tolls, parking fees
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Admissions to attractions (unless otherwise stated)
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities such as cycling, kayaking, guided sightseeing tours

optional

  • Accommodation type you prefer
  • Sea kayaking, sailing, SUP tours, Blue cave excursion

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