Budapest to Dubrovnik Tour itinerary
Let us remind you that this itinerary is just one of our suggestions and you are free to customize the itinerary as you like regarding duration of the tour and the attractions you wish to visit. This is just what we recommend to you not to miss.
Day 1. Budapest airport transfer & Budapest city tour
The tour starts in Budapest with an airport pick up and a drive to your hotel in Budapest. Whenever you are ready we will organize a walking tour of the city. Budapest has been hailed as the most beautiful city in Central Europe. With its abundance of Baroque, Neo-Classical and Art Nouveau buildings, and its enviable position on the shores of the scenic Danube, it’s easy to see why. The tour includes the main monuments of both Pest and Buda with all the UNESCO world heritage sites: Andrassy Avenue with the Opera, Millennium Underground, Heroes’ Square and the other attractions of the City Park: Vajdahunyad Castle, Szechenyi Thermal Bath, Saint Stephen’s Basilica (inside), Buda Castle Hill with the Royal Palace, Matthias Church (outside), Fishermen’s Bastion and panoramic views of the Parliament & Danube bridges.
Day 2. Budapest – Zagreb – Zagreb walking tour
The second day we start your transfer from Budapest towards Zagreb with a stop along the way. In the evening we have organized a walking tour of Zagreb for you. On this tour you will get to know all about the city of Zagreb but also about the Croatian history. From the main square in Zagreb, Cathedral, Dolac market, then a climb up through the Stone gate into St Mark’s square and then down to the Lower city again. In just a few hours you will cover it all.
Day 3. Slovenia Tour (Bled, Ljubljana, Postojna)
Third day of this tour is dedicated to visiting a new country – Slovenia. On the day trip from Zagreb you get to visit three stunning Slovenian destinations. First you visit Postojna cave. It’s one of the largest cave systems in Europe and a very popular destination for travelers around the world. The whole complex is 25 kilometres long. You enter the cave by small electric train and then the rest is a walking tour through the galleries inside. There you can also see an animal unique for this karst region called ”human fish” or as the legend says baby dragons. The tour continues towards Bled lake where you can enjoy the lake or visit Bled island by using a traditional pletna boat or Bled castle with a gorgeous overview of the Lake and the Alps. The last destination is Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. We will finish the tour by getting to know the center of the city of Ljubljana with beautiful architecture and easygoing life style.
Day 4. Istria Tour from Zagreb
This day is fully reserved for the Istrian peninsula. You can choose the 3 cities you would like to visit on the day: Pula with the Arena amphitheater, Poreč with the UNESCO listed Euphrasian basilica or maybe Hum or Motovun – medieval cities in the inland of Istria, Rovinj as a real gem on the coastline. You can choose also between the local wineries, restaurants, gourmand delicacies… It’s all up to you. Istria is known for an exquisite cuisine: truffles, boškarin beef, liqueurs, typical wine sorts…
We end the day at Plitvice lakes.
Overnight Plitvice lakes National park.
Day 5. Plitvice – Zadar – Split
The day will start in the morning with the walk inside this gorgeous national park. The Plitvice Lakes national park is the oldest, the biggest and the most visited Croatian national park and it is also listed as UNESCO heritage. There are several routes you can take inside the park and we will choose the one with you so you see the best that the park has to offer.
On the transfer from Plitvice to Split, you will stop to see the city of Zadar. Zadar is a Roman city also listed as UNESCO heritage and it is known for the most beautiful sunset in the world.
Day 6. Split & Trogir or Island boat tour
On this day you can choose if you want to explore the city of Split with the Diocletian palace and Trogir city – both are listed as UNESCO heritage, or you can choose to do an island boat tour from Split to explore the beautiful islands. It’s up to you.
Day 7. Split – Dubrovnik
On day 7 we have reserved for the transfer from Split to Dubrovnik. Here too you have 2 options choose from:
Option 1 – you can go from Split to Dubrovnik via Bosnia & Herzegovina and visit cities Mostar & Počitelj. B&H is a mixture of eastern and western culture so if you want see something different this should be your choice.
Option 2 – other route from Split to Dubrovnik includes the visit to Ston – the city with the longest defensive walls in Europe and the home to high quality fresh oysters and Pelješac, the Croatian wine peninsula.
Day 8. Dubrovnik
Last day of tour is dedicated to Dubrovnik. Walking tour of the city at first and then free time so you can explore the city on your won too.
Places on the Budapest to Dubrovnik tour:
Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna, Plitvice, Istria, Zadar, Split, Mostar, Dubrovnik