Trip Overview

Highlights of Croatia & The Adriatic Islands

Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Croatia

Discover the highlights of Croatia with a customizable private tour which blends sightseeing on land with precious time sailing the Adriatic Islands on board a first-class cruise vessel. Dive in the architectural heritage and natural beauty of Croatia with professional local guides, see the best of Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik as well as the islands.

Highlights of Croatia & The Adriatic Islands

13 days3 cities
Croatia1 country
Private tour to Croatia
From
$3,695
Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews

Discover the highlights of Croatia with a customizable private tour which blends sightseeing on land with precious time sailing the Adriatic Islands on board a first-class cruise vessel. Dive in the architectural heritage and natural beauty of Croatia with professional local guides, see the best of Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik as well as the islands.

You are here

Day-By-Day

Zagreb

first destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Zagreb
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the capital of Croatia - Zagreb! 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.

No meals included.

Read more Collapse
Day 2
City Tour of Zagreb
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you meet your private guide at the hotel an set off on an enjoyable 2-hour sightseeing tour of Zagreb.

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.

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

Breakfast is included.

Read more Collapse
4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Zagreb

Located in the northwest by the Sava River, the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, is one full of historical heritage as well, thus it all adds up to one fruitful journey.

car
Zagreb
Zadar
3 hrs

Have an enjoyable car journey from northwestern Zagreb to the coastal Croatian city of Zadar. This scenic trip with an experienced driver offers a worry-free experience and outstanding views.

Zadar

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Exploring Plitvice Lakes & Arrival to Zadar
City tour
City tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your private driver who transfers you to Zadar. 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. Together with a local guide, you take advantage of the great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of shapes and colors in the oldest national park in Croatia.

After the tour, you are taken straight to the hotel in Zadar for check-in. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Read more Collapse
Day 4
Zadar Sightseeing Tour
City tour
City tour

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 Liburni and was the capital city of Dalmatia for 1000 years.

During the tour, you explore St. Anastasia's Cathedral, Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun. Your guide also takes you inside the St. Donatus Church - the symbol of the city founded in the 9th century.

After the tour, you may continue exploring the city on your own or return to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Read more Collapse
4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Zadar

The city of Zadar, set on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, provides with everything that is great about traveling, it is basically Croatia in a nutshell, making it a must-visit while in the area.

car
Zadar
Split
1 hr 40 min

Sit back and enjoy one of the most scenic car routes in Croatia, taking you down the coast from Zadar to Split. Along the way, you pass numerous small towns and gorgeous vistas.

Split

third destination
8 days cruising and 1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
Day 5
Arrival in Split & City Tour
City tour
City tour

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your private driver at the hotel lobby and head to Split, the second-largest city of Croatia.

Upon arrival, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and start a 2-hour walking tour of the city center. 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, see Peristyle in center of the palace, Roman temples, the famous Golden Gate and the big statue from Grgur Ninski.

After your tour, return to the hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Read more Collapse
Day 6
Embarkation & Enjoying the Isle of Brac
Free day
Free day

After breakfast and check-out, you meet your driver, who takes you to the harbor to board the elegant ship and start your memorable cruise.

After having a substantial lunch, you sail to the picturesque island of Brac, where you spend the afternoon sunbathing and swimming in the Adriatic Sea.

The evening is reserved to experience a local restaurant or waterside cafe in the town of Mila.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Read more Collapse
Day 7
Exploring Hvar
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you enjoy your free time, relaxing on the sun and observing stunning landscapes of Croatian coastline.

After lunch, you have an evening guided tour around the charming port town of Hvar. During the tour, you walk around the cobbled street and explore the historic sights of Hvar, including the ruins of the ancient fort, the majestic Renaissance Cathedral of St. Stephen and the oldest community theatre in Europe, dating back to the 17th century.

After the tour, you are taken back to the ship and have the remaining part of the evening at leisure on board the vessel.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Read more Collapse
Day 8
Enjoying the Highlights of Vis
Free day
Free day

Today you make your way to the island of Vis and after breakfast, you may join an optional tour* around this historical spot that has served as a strategic military port for several centuries. During the 3,5 hour tour you dive into the history of the island and visit some destinations connected with its military past including Vis Town, Parja ex-military tunnel, former RAF Airport, the highest point of the island - Hum and more. At the settled time you return to the cruise ship before departure.

  • Please note: the optional tour is available for purchase only on board the cruise.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Read more Collapse
Day 9
The Charms of Vela Luka
Free day
Free day

After breakfast, you continue your exploration of sun-kissed Croatia. Today you enjoy time in Vela Luka, an enchanting port town on the western side of Korcula Island.

Here you may explore the town's cozy streets as well as stroll along the harbor, dotted with shops and cafes.

At the settled time you return to the cruise ship before departure.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Read more Collapse
Day 10
Experiencing Korcula
Dinner
Dinner
City tour
City tour

Today, savoring breakfast, you sail around the gorgeous Island and have a stop at Korcula, the hometown of Marco Polo.

During the orientation tour you discover the major highlights of charming Korcula, famous for decorative stone carving work. In the evening you are introduced to the local gastronomic culture and have a traditional Croatian dinner.

Afterwards, you return to the cruise vessel for an overnight.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Read more Collapse
Day 11
Mljet Discovery
Free day
Free day

In the morning you sail to one of the most beautiful Croatian islands, Mljet. The island is a National Park which you can explore by renting a bike.

After having your free time, you return to the ship and observe the magical sunset from the top deck.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Read more Collapse
Day 12
The Gems of Stunning Dubrovnik
City tour
City tour
Dinner
Dinner

After breakfast, you arrive at the true marvel of the Adriatic, amazing Dubrovnik. During an exciting walking tour, you see the treasures of the Old Town, walk along the Stradun and listen to some local legends and tales.

Having explored the historic charm of Dubrovnik, you get back to the ship for the dinner and an overnight

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Read more Collapse
Day 13
Disembarkation & Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your cruise! After breakfast, you disembark the ship. Your private driver takes you to the airport for your departure flight.

Breakfast is included.

Read more Collapse
4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Split

Apart from scenic landscapes, the Croatian city of Split also features a UNESCO World Heritage-listed palace as well as numerous other monuments of history and architecture worth exploring.

ship
Split
Dubrovnik
4 hrs 30 min

Have a memorable time onboard a high-comfort vessel, exploring the island treasures of Croatia. During this trip, you get to view the highlights of numerous destinations and have a nice onboard experience.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star or 5-star hotels in Zagreb, Zadar and Split;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • 7 nights on board the Elegance cruise ship, accommodation in the Lower Deck Cabin;
  • Daily delicious buffet breakfasts and 3-course lunches on board;
  • Unlimited drinking water;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing walking tours according to the itinerary;
  • Captain's Dinner on board and traditional village dinner on Korcula Island;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Read more Collapse

Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Touring the must-sees of Zagreb, Zadar and Split;
  • Spending time by the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes;
  • Exploring the highlights of Croatia's gorgeous Adriatic Islands, including Brac, Hvar, Vis, and Mljet;
  • Tour of the major sights of Dubrovnik.

What To Know

  • Credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to have a debit card or 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

Dates & Rates

Package price per person
Tour Reviews

Tour Reviews

Learn What Our Clients Say

Related Tours

The Very Best of Europe