Private to Croatia by Firebird Tours

Private to Croatia by Firebird Tours

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Trip Overview

Experience the most sought-after destinations of sun-kissed Croatia and enjoy its main cities, beautiful castles and national parks in 9 days! See the best of the medieval city Dubrovnik, the 1700-year-old Diocletian Palace in Split, explore the heart of the Croatian Adriatic, Zadar. Take in the beauty of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, see Zagreb during a Funicular Ride, and take a day trip to Slovenia to traverse Postojna Caves and Ljubljana.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.4 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4 & 5-star central hotels
    8 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Private transfers
    Funicular ride
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 6 guided tours
    Funicular ride
  • MEALS
  • 8 buffet breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival in Dubrovnik

Welcome to the picturesque Croatian city - Dubrovnik! Your driver meets you at the exit gates of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and transfers you to your centrally located hotel.

The rest of the day is free so you can either explore the fantastic center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the following day.

Day 2

Dubrovnik City Tour

Following breakfast, you explore Dubrovnik with a professional guide who shows you the main city attractions.

Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful medieval cities on the Mediterranean, was included on UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List for its well-preserved beautiful Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces, and fountains. Your walking tour of the Old City starts from Pile Gate and takes you to its elegant main street and most important sights: Onofrio's Fountains, Sponza Palace, Orlando's Column, City Bell Tower, Church of St Blaise, who is the city's patron saint, and many others. During the tour, you also make an inside visit to Franciscan Monastery and Rector's palace.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3

Tour in Spilt & Transfer to Zadar

In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel, your private driver picks you up at the hotel lobby and you head to north Croatia via a relaxing, scenic ride up the Dalmatian coast.

On your way to Zadar, you stop in Spilt for a 2-hour walking tour with a professional local guide. During the tour you enter the 1700-year-old Diocletian Palace as well as the Cathedral of St. Duje, also called Saint Domnius, and see its Temple of Jupiter, one of the most beautiful cultural wonders on the Adriatic coast. You also visit the ancient cellars (from the inside), see Peristyle in center of the palace, Roman temples, the famous Golden Gate and the big statue from Grgur Ninski.

After your tour, you are transferred to Zadar. Upon arrival, you check in your hotel and the rest of the day is free.

Day 4

Zadar Sightseeing

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and start your 2-hour walking city tour in Zadar.

Zadar is the heart of the Croatian Adriatic, rich in touristic attractions. During its existence, Zadar was for many centuries the home of the Illyrian Liburni and was the capital city of Dalmatia for 1000 years. During the tour, you explore St. Anastasia's Cathedral, Sea organs and Greeting to the Sun (no inside entrances are included).

After the tour, you have the rest of the day free.

Day 5

Plitvice Lakes National Park & Transfer to Zagreb

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your private driver who transfers you to Zagreb. Along the way, you explore the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

The Plitvice Lakes known as "Falling lakes" were included into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979, among the first natural sites worldwide. You have a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of shapes and colors in the oldest national park in Croatia (entrance tickets and guide for the tour in the park are included).

In the evening you arrive in Zagreb and check-in your hotel. The rest of the evening is at your own leisure.

Day 6

Enjoying Zagreb & Funicular Ride

After breakfast, enjoy your day in Zagreb on a 2-hour tour with your private guide.

Zagreb is a city of green parks and beautiful architecture. During the tour, you see the Upper town, the former Gradec, and Kaptol which are the oldest parts of the city which historically united into one town that spread further down to the South. As a tour highlight, you enjoy a funicular ride.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Day 7

Day Trip to Slovenia's Postojna Caves & Exploring Ljubljana

Today after breakfast you meet your driver and guide who take you on a day trip to the neighboring country Slovenia to see its world-famous Postojna Cave Park as well as for a tour of the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana.

Your first stop today is the Postojna Cave Park, offering a wonderful subterranean world abundant with unusual sculptures and animals. Together with your guide, you get to enjoy the cave's wonderful underground world of passages, halls, and galleries abundant with cave formations. Not far from the cave, above the surface, you can admire the views of the Predjama Castle and the Pivka River.

After exploring Slovenia underground you continue your trip to Ljubljana, where you have a walking tour of the main attractions (from outside).

After your tour, you are brought back to your hotel in Zagreb and have the remaining part of the day free.

Day 8

Free day in Zagreb

Today you have the day free to continue enjoying Zagreb on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Tour of Hrvatsko Zagorje, Varazdin & Trakoscan Castle
    Spend a day exploring southern Croatia's Hrvatsko Zagorje, the region north of Zagreb boasts more than 50 castles, some of which have their own preserved parks. 

Day 9

Departure from Zagreb

This is the last day of your amazing tour of Croatia! After breakfast, your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!


Hotels

8 nights in 4 or 5-star central hotels

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Dubrovnik, Zadar, Zagreb;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in 
  • Entrance tickets to Franciscan Monastery and Rector's palace in Dubrovnik, Cellars of Diocletian palace and Cathedral with Temple of Jupiter in Split, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Postojna caves;
  • Tickets for funicular ride in Zagreb;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratitudes.

Tour Highlights

  • Tour of the major sights of Dubrovnik
  • Visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Funicular ride in Zagreb
  • Day trip to Slovenia

What to Know

  • Credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Be prepared for currency conversion fees when paying with a card issued in USD
  • Tips to guides, drivers and restaurant staff in Europe are accepted but are fully at your discretion

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$2,678
Deposit $536
Regular package
$3,254
Deposit $651
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Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$2,678
Deposit $536
Regular package
$3,254
Deposit $651

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