Trip Overview

Southern Italy & Croatia

Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 18 Reviews
Private tour to Italy, Croatia

Treat yourself to an all-embracing 19-day tour of the main highlights from Italy's Rome to Croatia's Zagreb. See the top attractions of Rome, including the Colosseum and explore the Vatican, spend time in Naples and ancient Pompeii. Then continue to Sorrento and the stunning Amalfi coast and spend time discovering Matera, Alberobello, and Bari. Take a ferry to Croatia and spend a week touring Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Zagreb and even Slovenia's Ljubljana.

Southern Italy & Croatia

19 days8 cities
ItalyCroatia2 countries
Private tour to Italy, Croatia
From
$7,495
Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 18 Reviews

Treat yourself to an all-embracing 19-day tour of the main highlights from Italy's Rome to Croatia's Zagreb. See the top attractions of Rome, including the Colosseum and explore the Vatican, spend time in Naples and ancient Pompeii. Then continue to Sorrento and the stunning Amalfi coast and spend time discovering Matera, Alberobello, and Bari. Take a ferry to Croatia and spend a week touring Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Zagreb and even Slovenia's Ljubljana.

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Day-By-Day

Rome

first destination
3 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Rome
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Rome - one of the most charming and heritage-rich cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

Day 2
Highlights of Rome & Colosseum

City tour
City tour

After breakfast in your hotel, you meet with your private guide and have a transfer to the very heart of Rome. Today you discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.

Day 3
Vatican Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and walk to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*.

Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
4

Set within a walking distance from Saint Peter’s Square, the beautiful hotel is housed in an 19th-century building and offers comfortable air-conditioned guestrooms, fitted with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

train
Rome
Naples
2 hrs

Enjoy a train ride along some of the most picturesque landscapes in Italy. The trains all offer air conditioning, power sockets, luggage storage compartments, as well as plenty of legroom, thus sit back and marvel at the beautiful views behind the window. 

Naples

second destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Train to Naples
Free day
Free day

After a delicious breakfast at the Rome hotel, you check-out. Your driver takes you to the railway station for a comfortable railway ride across Southern Italy to the picturesque coastal town of Naples.

Day 5
Naples City Tour
City tour
City tour
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast at your hotel, prepare to continue your Italy exploration. Your private guide takes you on a touring program around the best sights of charming Naples.

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.

car
Naples
Sorrento
50 min

Sit back and relax while our experienced driver takes you through some of the most beautiful places in Italy. Enjoy the image of the imposing mountains or the blue coastline on your way to Sorrento. 

Sorrento

third destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Pompei and Amalfi Tour & Transfer to Sorrento
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast at your Naples hotel, you check-out, meet your private guide and driver and start an exciting day-tour of the ancient city of Pompeii. After Pompeii, you get to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast.

Day 7
Free Day at Amalfi Coast
Free day
Free day

Today following breakfast at your hotel, you have a free day to continue enjoying fascinating Sorrento at your leisure. You can join one of our carefully planned optional tours.

Hotel Plaza, Sorrento
4

The beautiful Hotel Plaza is set near the Piazza Tasso and offers spacious air-conditioned guestrooms, equipped with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests are invited to take advantage of the hotel’s swimming pool, several restaurants, and the Plaza Cafe.

car
Sorrento
Matera
3 hrs 10 min

Have a great time traveling with a trusted driver along Southern Italy. Sit back and enjoy the unique beauty of Italian nature. On your way to Matera, you'll pass numerous small villages and breathtaking valleys.

Matera

fourth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Transfer to Matera
Free day
Free day

After a delicious breakfast at the Sorrento hotel, you check-out. Your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you across the picturesque landscapes of southern Italy to Matera.

Day 9
Matera Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast you meet your private guide, who takes you on a comprehensive private sightseeing tour around Matera. Together you visit the UNESCO-listed World Heritage ancient cave dwellings called Sassi di Matera.

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.

car
Matera
Bari
50 min

A comfortable car ride is definitely among the best ways to take in the beautiful views of Southern Italy. Enjoy your worry-free ride and the breathtaking landscapes passing by outside the car window.

Bari

fifth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a hotel and 1 night onboard a ferry
Day 10
Trip to Alberobello
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning after breakfast at your Matera hotel, you check-out. Your driver transfers you to the fascinating countryside town Alberobello, famous for its unique beehive-shaped houses which were built by peasants in the mid-14th century. After the sightseeing tour, your driver transfers you to Bari.

Day 11
Bari City Tour & Cruise to Dubrovnik
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your guide for a 3-hour private guided city tour of Bari. During the tour, you stroll the maze-like Bari Vecchia - medieval heart of the city and see its major attractions.

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.

ferry
Bari
Dubrovnik
11 hr

Have a nice time during your ferry trip between Bari and Dubrovnik. A restaurant, patisserie, bar-coffee house, video hall, and children’s area are at your service during the journey. One of our drivers will take you to the port and meet you upon the ferry’s arrival.

Dubrovnik

sixth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 12
Arrival in Dubrovnik and City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you arrive in the port of Dubrovnik where you meet your private driver who transfers you to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage. Then you meet your guide in the hotel lobby who takes you on a walking city tour.

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.

car
Dubrovnik
Zadar
4 hrs 10 min

Sit back and enjoy the incredible views of the Croatian coastline as your driver takes you from Dubrovnik to Zadar. This car route to the north of the country is noted for its panoramas.

Zadar

seventh destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 13
Tour in Spilt & Transfer to Zadar
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning after breakfast you check out from the Dubrovnik hotel, your private driver picks you up 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.

Day 14
Zadar Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide and start your 2-hour walking city tour in Zadar. During the tour you explore St. Anastasia's Cathedral, Sea organs and Greeting to the Sun.

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.

car
Zadar
Zagreb
3 hrs

Together with your experienced driver, you make your way to northwestern Croatia from coastal Zadar. Along the way, enjoy the inspiring views of the countryside.

Zagreb

eighth destination
5 days in the city
4 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 15
Plitvice Lakes National Park & Transfer to Zagreb
Day tour
Day tour

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

Day 16
Enjoying Zagreb
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, enjoy your day in Zagreb on a 2-hour tour with your private guide. During the tour, you see the Upper town, the former Gradec, and Kaptol which are the oldest parts of the city.

Day 17
Day Trip to Slovenia's Postojna Caves & Exploring Ljubljana
Day tour
Day tour

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.

Day 18
Free day in Zagreb
Free day
Free day

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

Day 19
Departure from Zagreb
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour to 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!

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Rome, Naples, Amalfi coast (or Sorrento), Matera, Bari, Dubrovnik, Zadar & Zagreb;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • All land transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class railway tickets Rome - Naples;
  • Tickets for overnight ferry Bari - Dubrovnik;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrances to Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Cloister of Paradise in Amalfi & Sansevero Chapel Museum, Castello Svevo, Trullo Sovrano, Cave Church, Casa Grotta Museum, 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;
  • Wine tasting in Alberobello;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Comprehensive city tour of Rome with guided tours inside Colosseum and Vatican City;
  • Scenic sightseeing tour along the Amalfi coastline including Positano and Amalfi;
  • Tour to one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world - Matera and UNESCO World Heritage Site - town Alberobello;
  • Travel across Croatia from Dubrovnik to Zagreb with private transportation and easy pace guided tours;
  • Day-tour with local guides to Postojna Caves and the capital of Slovenia - Ljubljana;

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Most restaurants won’t open until 7 p.m. or later
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy, you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom
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