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The Best of Croatia Small Group Tour From Zagreb to Dubrovnik


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    Embark on a fascinating tour of Croatia’s most beautiful cities, towns and national parks, including Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes.

    On this particular seven-night/eight-day tour you’ll stay in Croatia’s capital Zagreb where you’ll visit the romantic medieval old town, explore the UNESCO-protected Diocletian’s palace of Split and finish in the glorious Dubrovnik.

    In between you will explore the wonderful waterfalls and lakes that make up the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

    Then you will visit the fabulous medieval town of Trogir (which, incidentally was crowned ‘best city-island in the world’ by none other than National Geographic magazine in 2015).

    You will pop over to Hvar island with its fairy-tale-like town of the same name.

    Alternatively go and see the medieval arched bridge of Mostar and the city’s wonderful Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque Minaret.

    On the final day there is the chance to visit the beautiful former Venetian town of Kotor in Montenegro or to pop over to Korčula & Pelješac and embark on the island’s very impressive wine tour.

    And in between times there is always the cobbled medieval lanes and colourful streets of Croatia’s three main cities to marvel over.

    2020 Departures

    DEPARTURE DATE (start in Zagreb, end in Dubrovnik) RATE PER PERSON in double/twin room with half-board Discounted From
    17/5/2020 – 24/5/2020 1645 1825
    31/5/2020 – 7/6/2020 1645 1825
    14/6/2020 – 21/6/2020 1715 1900
    28/6/2020 – 5/7/2020 1715 1900
    6/9/2020 – 13/9/2020 1715 1900
    13/9/2020 – 20/9/2020 1645 1825

    2021 Departures

    START & END DATE (start in Zagreb, end in Dubrovnik) RATE PER PERSON in double/twin room* with half-board Discounted From
    16/5/2021 – 23/5/2021 1645 1825
    30/5/2021 – 6/6/2021 1645 1825
    13/6/2021 – 20/6/2021 1715 1900
    27/6/2021 – 4/7/2021 1715 1900
    5/9/2021 – 12/9/2021 1715 1900
    12/9/2021 – 19/9/2021 1645 1825
    *for single & triple room, please contact us directly at [email protected]


    Fly into Zagreb & out of Dubrovnik. Please note flights need to be self-booked and are not included in this package. 

    Important Information

    This tour is conducted in English. A minimum of 14 passengers (equivalent of one minibus with driver included) is required for the tour to run.

    Price Includes

    • Tourist air-conditioned minibus with driver at group's disposal as per itinerary
    • Experienced tour leader at group's disposal as per itinerary
    • Hotel accommodation on half board basis (breakfast & dinner) as per itinerary
    • Entrance fees (Plitvice Lakes National Park)
    • Zagreb sightseeing tour
    • Plitvice Lakes sightseeing tour
    • Split sightseeing tour
    • Dubrovnik sightseeing tour
    • Travel pack delivery to your home address
    • Complimentary Dubrovnik city cards for all passengers (valid for 24 hours) - free entry to Dubrovnik attractions & free use of public transport

    Optional Excursions (To Be Purchased 1 Month Before Departure)

    • Hvar or Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on day 5
    • Korčula & Pelješac or Kotor (Montenegro) on day 7

    Price Excludes

    • Gratuities
    • Drinks
    • Telephone charges
    • Incidentals
    • All meals not included in the package
    What to Expect

    Join this exciting small group tour, starting in Zagreb and finishing in Dubrovnik. You’ll be accompanied by our experienced English-speaking tour leader and driver. Arrival and departure transfers will be arranged for you. The tour starts with a short meet & greet where you’ll get to know your fellow travellers and your tour leader. Your tour leader will make sure the trip goes smoothly and introduce you to this wonderful country, answering any questions you might have.

    From Dubrovnik’s gorgeous cobbled alleyways and medieval walls to the buzzing streets of Zagreb – Croatia has many hidden secrets just waiting to be explored.

    Some of their star attractions they rightly boast about, such as the amazing wine currently being produced on the Pelješac Peninsula.

    Indeed the island of Korčula’s cliff sides – like its interior – is covered in thousands of vines – hence the reason a wine tour feels almost compulsory while visiting the island.

    In Split you will find the seemingly never-ending fortifications of what must be one of the biggest palace you’ve ever walked around. But better than that, this ancient giant is actually being lived and worked in today. Some 3000 people live and work in and around Diocletian’s Palace, almost seeming to bring the past alive.

    Rest and relaxation are inevitable on Hvar Island, supposedly the sunniest place in Croatia and a home to one of the most beautiful Renaissance cathedrals in the country.

    The thundering falls at Plitvice Lakes National Park will surely leave you breathless at their beauty.

    • Zagreb Medieval Upper Town
    • The fairy-tale-like architecture of Hvar
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park with its stunning waterfalls and 16 co-joined lakes
    • Historic City of beautiful Trogir and its beautiful beaches
    • The fabulous fortress walls and living alleyways that make up Diocletian’s Palace in Split
    • The reconstructed iconic medieval arched bridge of Mostar
    • Dubrovnik Old Town & City Walls – the architectural star of the blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones
    • The cable car ride in Dubrovnik up to Mt Srđ and a chance to understand the ‘what and why’s’ of the devastating 1990s war.
    • A chance to sample the wonderful wines of Korčula & Pelješac

    The Best of Croatia Small Group Tour - From Zagreb to Dubrovnik Itinerary

    Day 1Sunday ZAGREB; D

    Welcome to Croatia’s fabulous capital city, Zagreb.

    We’ll pick you up from the airport here and drive you to your hotel within the Zagreb city area.

    We’ll have a quick Meet & Greet at the hotel and then enjoy dinner there later in the evening.

    Stay overnight in Zagreb/Zagreb area.

    Day 2Monday ZAGREB CITY TOUR; B, D

    Zagreb’s wonderful medieval Upper Town with its cobbled streets and numerous spires is well worth having a lengthy wander around in order to soak up the atmosphere. On this walking tour, you’ll see the Zagreb Cathedral, the Ban Jelačić Square (also known as the Zagreb Main Square), the Zrinjevac Park, the Croatian National Theatre, the medieval Upper Town and much more.

    There are also many intriguing sights to see, especially if you’re a fan of colourful murals, pop-up food stalls and art deco buildings (the latter are in the Lower Town but better spied from the Upper Town area).

    Dinner and overnight in Zagreb / Zagreb area.


    Breakfast like a king at the hotel then it is time to leave Croatia’s capital and head for its second largest city – Split.

    One of the major ‘must see’ destinations on your way to Split is the Plitvice Lakes National Park and its unique turquoise waters.

    There are 16 inter-connected natural lakes in total, as well as waterfalls and an abundance of forestry flora and fauna.

    We’ll take you on a guided visit initially before you enjoy lunch and whatever you fancy at the park in the afternoon.

    Continue towards Split in the early afternoon (a 4- hour ride to Split awaits!).

    Dinner in Split / Split area, where we’ll also stay overnight.


    Following breakfast at the hotel we’ll go on to tour the fascinating city’s Old Town.

    Here you’ll find the magnificent Roman remains of Diocletian Palace (yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site). Today Split residents live and work in part of the complex, giving it a unique perspective for visitors. There will be free time after the tour for you to relax over lunch and have a wander around yourself.

    Trogir, meanwhile, is the destination for the afternoon’s sight-seeing.

    Named the best city-island in the world by National Geographic magazine in 2015, Trogir is surrounded by beautiful beaches and stunning medieval architecture. Its cathedral is stunning; so too is Cipiko Palace. And do go and see the Clock Tower.

    Dinner and an overnight stay in Split / Split area.

    Day 5Thursday SPLIT free time; B, D

    Today you can wander around Split, sight-seeing or exploring via on your own.

    If, on the other hand, you’d prefer to be guided then you have two tours to choose from – either a full day trip to Hvar Town on Hvar Island or another full day trip to Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

    If you opt for the Hvar trip then you can look forward to some fairy-tale-like architecture, including a magnificent piazza and a visit to the oldest municipal theatre in Europe.

    Opting for the Mostar tour will introduce you to further stunning architecture, such as a reconstructed medieval arched bridge and an amazing city panorama from the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret.

    Dinner and overnight in Split/Split area.


    Morning departure towards Dubrovnik & guided tour upon arrival.

    Here you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful, vibrant and colourful UNESCO-protected Old Town with its cobbled streets and stunning medieval architecture.

    Walk along the ancient walls that feature so prominently in the blockbuster series Game of Thrones – as does the beautiful sparkling Adriatic sea.

    Check out the Sponza Palace (dating back to 1516) and hop on the cable car to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view from Mt Srđ.

    Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik area.

    Day 7Saturday DUBROVNIK free time; B, D

    Optional: full day trip to the beautiful former Venetian town of Kotor, Montenegro, which sits wedged between mountains at the side of a bay.

    An ancient town full of cobbled streets but full of contemporary cafes and bars offering live music at night.

    Alternatively take the full day trip to Korčula & Pelješac, full of picturesque vineyards and where you can take in a delightful wine tour as well as explore this hidden Adriatic gem.

    Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik area.


    Transfer on the day of the tour to Dubrovnik airport or hotels in Dubrovnik.

    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    What food will be served on this tour?

    Breakfast and dinners will be served at restaurants in or close to hotels of your stay.

    Meals are buffet-style. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions so that we can inform the restaurants accordingly.

    Lunches are not included and need to be purchased separately.

    Your tour leader will advise on best places to have lunch.

    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.

    Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian, Turkish and Italian cuisine.

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

    In continental parts, you can expect lots of meat dishes with vegetables and salads, stews, different types of pies 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?

    The Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 British Pound (GBP) equals about (at Nov 2019) 8.60 Kuna (HRK). (22 Nov 2019)

    Is Croatia a member of the European Union?

    Yes, Croatia joined the European Union in 2013.

    I can see that optional day trips are available on this tour? When should I book them?

    Optional day trips should be booked no later than 30 days before departure.

    All you need to do is let Tour Croatia know which tours you wish to book.

    Contact us anytime at [email protected] for further questions!

    Are the flights included in tour price?

    No, flights are not included and should be self-booked.

    Please let us know how you’ll be arriving in Croatia for the start of the tour and when will you be leaving.

    We will organise arrival and departure transfers for you (from/to local airport, train station, coach station or a hotel in the area).

    When should I book my flights to Croatia?

    We suggest that you book your flights (or train/coach tickets, depending how you’ll be arriving in Croatia to join the tour) after you’ve secured your spot on the Croatia tour.

    Please send us the details of your arrival and departure as soon as you have them (no later than 30 days before departure).

    What if I cannot find suitable flights?

    We suggest that you check Google Flights first or contact us directly at [email protected] and we’ll help you find the best flight options.

    Is there a deposit?

    A minimum deposit of 30% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.

    What are the payment methods

    Paypal via debit or credit card and 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 the final itinerary for your Croatia tour.

    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).

    What about 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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