Best of Croatia Tour itinerary
If you want to tour all of Croatia this is the best way to to it. We can customize the tour according to your wishes. You can decide on the duration of the tour and the attractions you want to visit and we will do the final calculation. Following itinerary is just an example.
Day 1. Zagreb airport transfer & Zagreb city walking tour
The Best of Croatia tour starts at Zagreb airport when our driver picks you up from you flight. After you check in and when it suits you best we will take you on a Zagreb city walking tour. Zagreb is a Croatian capital with approximately 1 million people living in it. Many people say it’s a city of the best scale meaning it’s just the right size to live in with many green surfaces. That’s what you will see, the history of the city, the architecture and the vibrant everyday life.
Day 2. Zagreb & Zagorje ZG
The second day of the tour we are taking you to the northwest in the region called Zagorje. It was always very well connected and oriented to Zagreb. It was known as the summer destination for many noble people from Zagreb so even today it has the highest density of castles on such a small area. The tour includes a visit to several destinations. First is Kumrovec village, an open air museum showing the life style of the Croatian countryside. It is also a birthplace of the well known Yugoslav president Joseph Broz Tito. Next is Veliki Tabor castle, the best example of the medieval architecture in this area. The castle is now a museum with a beautiful love story you can hear. Next is Krapina city and the Krapina neanderthal museum. The museum is located on the biggest neanderthal site in Europe. Trakošćan castle is the last stop. This romantic castle overlooking a park and a lake is one of the most beutiful casltes in Croatia. Now also a museum, fully furbished with the original furniture it really is a real gem to see. Return to Zagreb.
Day 3. Istria Tour Plitvice
The third day is all about the Istrian peninsula. It is often called the Croatian Tuscany. The green hilly inland with medieval cities on the hilltops and the Roman heritage in the cities on the coast. You can visit 3 cities of your choice. We usually recommend Poreč with the Euphrasian basilica which is listed on the UNESCO heritage list, Rovinj which is often called the pearl of the Adriatic, Hum or Motovun as the examples of small medieval cities and Pula, with the best preserved Roman amphitheater in the world.
You will continue the tour to Plitvice Lakes national park which is scheduled for the next day.
Overnight in Plitvice.
Day 4. Plitvice – Zadar – Split
You will start your day early with a Plitvice Lakes national park walking tour. Plitvice are the oldest, the biggest and the most visited national park and they are listed as UNESCO heritage so it would really be a shame to miss it. The park consists of 16 Lakes connected with gorgeous waterfalls. The park changes with the weather but also with the seasons so you can expect snow in winter, turquoise water in summer or brown, yellow and red leafs on the trees in autumns.
The tour continues towards Zadar. Zadar has a few unique things that we would like to show you: The greeting to the Sun, the Sea organ and what Hitchcock called the most beautiful sunset in the world. But not just that, the roman architecture of the city and the city vibe is just unforgettable.
Continue to Split with an overnight.
Day 5. Split & Trogir
The first part of the day is reserved for a walking tour in the city. Once a Cesar Diokletian’s palace, now is a living monument on the UNESCO heritage list. It is the only palace in which people still live in. In the afternoon you will do a tour to Trogir which is considered to be the best preserved roman-Gothic city in Europe. The most interesting monument in Trogir is the Cathedral and the portal of it’s western gate. Trogir is a well known city and was visited by many famous figures such as George Bernard Shaw or the king of England Edward VIII.
Day 6. Split – Dubrovnik
The drive from Split to Dubrovnik is really a scenic one and you can choose which one to take. You can travel through Bosnia & Herzegovina and explore the city of Mostar. Other option is that you travel through Pelješac peninsula and visit the best Croatian wineries and the city of Ston with the longest defensive walls in Europe. It’s up to you.
Day 7. Dubrovnik
The last day is dedicated to Dubrovnik. This city will is world known for it’s uniqueness, history and beauty. The walking tour will take you to see all the important sights of the city.
Airport transfers to any airport.