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The Best of Croatia Island Hopping Holiday


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    Join us on this 11-day island hopping tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, including Plitvice Lakes, Hvar and Split!

    Departing from the Croatian capital of Zagreb, this fantastic island hopping tour of Croatia takes you to its most beautiful cities and islands.

    From Zagreb you’ll head to “the old lady of the Adriatic” – the chic Opatija, full of lush parks and garden, boasting a beautiful “Lungomare” sea side promenade.

    From there you’ll continue your Croatian island hopping towards the Ancient city of Split, popular for the Diocletian’s Palace in its centre.

    The luxurious Hvar Island is your next stop, where you’ll explore the Medieval Old Town and visit the oldest public theatre in Europe.

    Continue towards the historic Island of Korčula, where the famous Medieval explorer and traveler Marco Polo was allegedly born.

    This island hopping tour finishes in the spectacular city of Dubrovnik in the southernmost part of Croatia.

    Dubrovnik is one of the best preserved fortified Medieval towns in the Mediterranean and an absolute hit among the visitors to Croatia.

    The tour includes return airport transfersaccommodation in comfortable 3* and 4* hotels in Croatia.


    Zagreb and Dubrovnik


    10 nights/11 days

    Departure Months

    April | May | June | July | August | September | October

    Price Includes

    • Accommodation at 4-star hotels in Zagreb, B&B
    • Accommodation at 4-star hotels in Opatija, B&B
    • Accommodation at 4-star hotels in Split, B&B
    • Accommodation at 4-star hotels in Hvar, B&B
    • Accommodation at 4-star hotels in Korčula, B&B
    • Accommodation at 4-star hotels in Dubrovnik, B&B
    • Return airport transfers, ferry and catamaran tickets and all transfers as per itinerary
    • City tour of Zagreb
    • City tour of Hvar
    • City tour of Split
    • City tour of Dubrovnik
    • Day trip to Istria on day 3
    • Entry fee to the Plitvice Lakes National Park


    • Travel pack delivery to your home address
    • 24/7 customer service
    • Zagreb Medieval Upper Town
    • St Marcos Church
    • Zagreb Funicular
    • Botanical Garden
    • Stroll along the Lungomare promenade and enjoy the beautiful scenery and coastline
    • Take a selfie with the maiden and seagull statue in Opatija, the oldest tourist destination in Croatia
    • The ancient Diocletian's palace in split (UNESCO-protected)
    • Split Old Town
    • The Prokurative by Antonio Bajamonti built in the mid 19th century
    • The Ancient Roman Temple of Jupiter
    • The Riva Promenade
    • The Historic Hvar Town
    • Marco Polo's House in Korčula
    • Walk the city walls of Dubrovnik
    • Explore Dubrovnik's historic old town (UNESCO-protected)
    • Relax on the beach in Croatia's riviera

    The Best of Croatia Island Hopping Holiday Itinerary

    Day 1ZAGREB

    Welcome to Zagreb!

    We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel of your stay.

    Overnight at a hotel in Zagreb.


    After breakfast, it’s time to discover lively Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

    You will visit the Upper Town, Zagreb historical City Centre, the Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, Stone Gate, Croatian National Theatre, and more.

    After exploring exciting Zagreb we’ll transfer you to your hotel in Opatija for overnight.

    Day 3OPATIJA

    Tour of the sublime Istrian peninsula.

    Explore Pula and its ample Roman architecture and amphitheatre, the beautiful coastline town of Rovinj and Motovun, the small town on the hilltop, sitting above the Motovun forest, popular for its delicious truffles.

    Overnight in Opatija.

    Day 4SPLIT

    In the morning after breakfast, we’ll depart to the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

    Discover the lakes, mossy caves and spectacular waterfalls.

    Most of the sixteen lakes are rimmed with wooden promenades allowing visitors to get a closer look at the breathtaking geological wonder.

    Departure to Split with a short stop in Trogir, a small but beautiful Romanesque-Gothic UNESCO-protected city.

    Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Split or Split area.

    Day 5SPLIT – HVAR

    After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to explore the beautiful city of Split, famous for the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace.

    The Palace was built in the beginning of the 4th century AD and is situated in the centre of modern-day Split.

    After the tour, we’ll continue island hopping from Split to a hotel on the Island of Hvar for overnight.

    Day 6HVAR

    Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour of Hvar, the Ancient town with the wonderful nature and a mild climate.

    Try some of its famous gastronomical offer or just relax on one of its sunny beaches.

    Overnight at a hotel in Hvar Town.


    After the breakfast, enjoy the free morning in Hvar.

    Afternoon departure by boat from Hvar harbour to Korčula Island.

    Evening arrival and overnight in Korčula.


    Breakfast at the hotel. You will have a free morning to explore the island of Korčula and its Medieval towers and walls, the hometown of Marco Polo.

    Afternoon departure to Dubrovnik and the overnight at a hotel.


    After the breakfast, you will explore the beautiful city of Dubrovnik during our walking tour.

    Stroll the Old Town and the City walls, Stradun promenade, the Rector Palace and a lot more in this UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

    Overnight at a hotel in Dubrovnik.


    After the breakfast enjoy your free day in Dubrovnik.

    We recommend a visit to the nearby Island of Lokrum or to the Elaphite Islands.

    Overnight at a hotel in Dubrovnik.


    Our tour ends today.

    After the breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the Dubrovnik Airport for your flight home or another hotel in Dubrovnik for the remainder of your stay.

    Want to add something to your holiday?
    (let us know when enquiring)
    • Day trip to the Trakošćan Castle (Zagreb)
    • Day trip to Bled and Bohinj Lakes in Slovenia (Zagreb)
    • Day trip to Postojna Cave in Slovenia (Zagreb)
    • Hiking the Medvednica Mountain (Zagreb)
    • Day trip to the towns of Rovinj or Pula (Opatija)
    • Istrian Wine tour (Opatija)
    • Day trip to Krk Island (Opatija)
    • Učka Nature park (Opatija)
    • Day out to the Island of Brač and the beautiful Golden Horn Beach (Split)
    • Day trip to Solin, with the Ancient Roman Amphitheatre in its centre (Split)
    • Day trip to Trogir, the former Greek colony (Split)
    • Day trip to Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Split)
    • Day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park (Split)
    • Zip lining over the Cetina River in neighbouring town of Omiš (Split)
    • White water rafting on the Cetina River in neighbouring town of Omiš (Split)
    • Biking (Hvar)
    • Hiking (Hvar)
    • Jeep Safari (Hvar)
    • Sea kayaking & snorkelling (Hvar)
    • Day out to Lokrum Island (Dubrovnik)
    • Paddling around Dubrovnik Walls (Dubrovnik)
    • Day trip to Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Dubrovnik)
    • Day trip to Kotor, Montenegro (Dubrovnik)
    • Private guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town (Dubrovnik)
    • Game of Thrones Tour (Dubrovnik)
    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    What is the food like in Croatia?

    Breakfast varies, although it mostly includes fried or scrambled eggs, a selection of salami, sausages and cheese with bread, rolls or toast and different types of cereal.

    Lunch is the main meal in Croatia – it usually starts with soup, which is followed by a cooked meal.

    Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian and Italian cuisines.

    In Dalmatia, seafood, risottos, and pasta are very popular.

    In continental parts, you should try schnitzel, roast meat dishes, roast potatoes, different types of pies etc.

    If you prefer a lighter lunch, many restaurants offer different salads, soups, sandwiches etc.

    What are the beaches like in Croatia?

    Beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly, some are rocky and there are several sandy beaches, although rare.

    If you’re traveling with small children, it might be a good idea to get the beach shoes for them.

    These can be purchased at shops and stands situated by or at beaches in Croatia.

    What is the currency in Croatia?

    Since January 2023, the Euro has been adopted as the official currency in Croatia. As of July 2023, 1 Croatian Euro is valued at approximately 0.86 Pound sterling.

    Is Croatia a member of the European Union?

    Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.

    Can my travel agent book restaurants for me while I'm on holiday?

    Yes. Your travel agent will provide his/her mobile phone number, so you can reach them quickly.

    Should you need any assistance before or during the holiday, let them know and they will help as soon as possible.

    Give your agent a day’s notice and he/she will book a table at a requested restaurant for you or suggest best restaurants in the area.

    Can I add extra activities to my itinerary after I've paid the deposit?

    Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.

    What if I need assistance while in Croatia or have further questions?

    Your agent will share their personal mobile phone number with you; you’re welcome to contact them anytime (we recommend Whatsapp to save money!) should you have any questions or need assistance.

    All our agents are native Croatians with rich knowledge of their country and the region.


    A minimum deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.

    Please note that the deposit and balance due date may vary depending on the nature of the booking.

    Payment Methods

    We accept payment from all major credit/debit cards.

    You can pay via an online payment link which will be sent to you upon request or via bank transfer.

    Is it possible to pay the total price of my holiday in instalments?

    Yes, just let your agent know that you’d like to pay in instalments. The full amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to your departure.

    What happens after I've paid the deposit?

    We’ll email the confirmation pack to you.

    Three weeks before departure, we’ll send you a pack containing all your travel documents (service vouchers).

    The pack will normally be sent to your home address.

    Alternatively, we can arrange the delivery to another address or to your hotel in Europe (applicable for clients travelling from other continents).

    Cancellation Policy

    Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.

    City Tax

    Since 2007 the Croatian government has levied a tourist tax or otherwise known as a Sojourn tax.

    This is a tax imposed on all visitors and is common amongst virtually all the European countries.

    The tax is paid to the various tourist boards and used to maintain their tourist facilities.

    The amount levied ranges from 10kn to 20kn per person, per day depending on which town/city you are staying in and the season you arrive in.

    The tourist tax is calculated by the hotel and added to your final hotel bill when you check out.

    Health Insurance & Travel Documents

    Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your travel documents are valid.

    If you require a Visa to visit Croatia, please make sure to obtain it on time.

    For more information, please see our Useful Links.

    We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.

    You can read our full terms and conditions here.

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