ZAGREB – DUBROVNIK TOUR

Get to know the most famous destinations on the tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Customize your tour with departures from Zagreb or Dubrovnik

Multi day tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Our tours are customized in a way that we try to make your dream vacation come true. We won’t let this be just a ride from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. This is a nice way to travel from Zagreb to Dubrovnik via Plitvice Lakes and not be rushed and have time to explore the sights at your own pace. Along the way you can visit attractions that take your breath away like national park Krka Waterfalls, cities: Zadar, Split, Ston, Mostar…

HIGHLIGHTS:
fully PRIVATE tour
departure every day
flexible itinerary
choose your favorite attractions
Plitvice Lakes national park
Krka waterfalls national park
Cities: Zadar, Split, Mostar

TWO DAYS TOUR FROM ZAGREB TO DUBROVNIK

In these two days you can take it easy or you can also try to see as much as possible along the way – we will customize the tour for you. You can choose the destinations you don’t want to miss.

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Zagreb – Rastoke millers village – Plitvice lakes – Zadar or Split

The first day is all about nature. The first stop is just an hour and a half from Zagreb and the right distance and time for a first break. Everybody calls the village of Rastoke ”Little Plitvice”. Why so? Because the waterfalls are like the ones in the national park just with the added bonus of them surrounding and hiding between the small houses which once upon a time were mills where fairies used to come and play.

Next stop is Plitvice Lakes national park. Stunning 16 lakes interconected with waterfalls. One of our clients asked why didn’t they just called them Plitvice waterfalls because it’s just about the falls of all sizes. It’s not just about the falls. It’s georgeus nature, lakes, forests, animal and plant life… Well just come and see.

You will continue with the tour and end the day in Zadar or Split. It’s your choice. You can either check out the sunset in Zadar which fascinated Alfred Hitchcock with the sound of sea organ in the backround or explore the emperor Diocletian’s palace in the city of Split, the UNESCO herritage.

Day 2 – Zadar or Split – Mostar/Ston – Dubrovnik

In the morning you can have a bit more time for the exploration of the cities you have been accommodated in. You can choose if your transfer will be directly to Dubrovnik or choose the stops along the way.

One of the options that we usually recommend is through the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most in croatian language means the bridge and the city was named after the men guarding the bridges. Let’s just say the clichee that it is the city where the East meets West and cultures interwine in another city with a site on the UNESCO herritage list.

Other option is the city of Ston with a delicacy which made it famous all arround – the oysters. But not just that, the city has the second longest defence walls – in the world!!

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Fully PRIVATE tour
  • Private A/C transfer
  • Free pick up/dropp off at your accommodations
  • Private licenced tour guide
  • Guide’s accommodation (1 night)
  • Wi-fi during the tour
  • Rastoke millers village sightseeing
  • Plitvice lakes National park sightseeing
  • Split/Zadar sightseeing
  • Mostar/Ston sightseeing
  • Easy cancellation
  • Every day departure
  • Duration 10 hours

NOT INCLUDED/OPTIONAL:

  • Gratuities
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Local food tastings
  • Plitvice lakes national park entrance fees
  • Local guides

FIVE DAY TOUR FROM ZAGREB TO DUBROVNIK ITINERARY

In this tour we will give you an idea of what can be done and what you can see in these five days but we are ready to customize the tour according to your interests.

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Zagreb

Zagreb is your first stop. After we pick you up at the airport and take you to your accommodation you can decide when you would like to get to know the Croatian capital. Zagreb is a small vibrant city where the Central Europe meets the Mediterranean, so they say. You will get to know the city through a walking tour between all the most famous sights of the city: The main ban Jelačić square, the Cathedral, Dolac market, Stone gate, St Mark’s square and church, Lotrščak tower, Zrinjevac park… And you will feel like a local by having a cup of coffee in one of the many coffee shops decorating the streets of Zagreb.

Day 2 – Zagreb – Rastoke millers village – Plitvice lakes – Zadar city

Gorgeous untouched nature describes the second day of your journey. We start by picking you up at your accommodation. Just 1,5 hour drive and you will have the first stop. Rastoke millers village is the favorite playground for the fairies. You will see the water slowly passing between the houses to make stunning cascades while falling over the cliffs.

Just 30 minutes away is the oldest and the most visited Croatian national park – Plitvice lakes. Back in the 19th century people saw the splendidness and rarity of this place and started with it’s protection. Officially the park was protected as a national park in 1949. and from that time the Croatia is doing it’s best to preserve this jewel. Now the beautiful lakes, the cascades and the forest surrounding it are on the UNESCO heritage list. You will have enough time to see both Upper and lower lakes, take photos and the most important thing, time to enjoy.

Day 3 – Zadar – Krka River national park – Split

The journey continues and the third day is a combination of city life and nature. In the morning, before you continue with your tour, you can explore the city of Zadar. Zadar was formed in the 7th and 6th century before Christ and continued to develop through history. Mentioned in by the Greeks and their allies, later is a part of the Roman empire. The city was built by roman rules, with rectangular streets and the main square. There are some unique things Zadar is known for, like sea organ and monument to the sun. If you are more oriented to tasting your way through your travels, Zadar is known for maraschino. For now we will just tell you it’s a famous drink.

Next stop is Krka river national park. Water is one of the richness of Croatia and this tour proves the point. 142 square kilometers of pure natural beauty. The river is a karst phenomena. It also has the second highest density of lavender in Europe so of course it is also rich with the animal life. The cool thing about this national park is the fact that you can take a swim in the river.

The final destination of the day is Split.

Day 4 – Split

It would be wrong to say that this day you are taking it easy because Split is the second largest Croatian city with many sights to visit. You can choose to spend the whole day in the city and explore it fully or to make a day tour to the islands in the area.

Explore the palace which is the UNESCO site, find out where the last legal Roman emperor was killed, why are there sphinx decoration the Diocletian’s palace and in the end why the locals say that there is no other city like Split… Take your time and enjoy.

Day 5 – Split – Mostar/Ston – Dubrovnik

The last day is the journey from Split to Dubrovnik, your final destination on the south of Croatia. Again you have a choice and you can decide between many options on how you want to get there. We usually suggest that you go by land and enjoy a bit more of the southern Croatia. You can even visit an additional country, Bosnia & Herzegovina.  Mostar is a city which joins nations, joins cultures and where the West joins with the East and it happens on a bridge connecting the two sides of the city.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Fully PRIVATE tour
  • Private A/C transfer
  • Free pick up/drop off at your accommodations
  • Private licensed tour guide
  • Guide’s accommodation (1 night)
  • Wi-fi during the tour
  • Zagreb sightseeing
  • Rastoke millers village sightseeing
  • Plitvice lakes National park sightseeing
  • Krka waterfalls National park
  • Split sightseeing
  • Zadar sightseeing
  • Mostar sightseeing
  • Dubrovnik city sightseeing
  • Easy cancellation
  • Every day departure
  • Duration 10 hours

NOT INCLUDED/OPTIONAL:

  • Gratuities
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Local food tastings
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guides

TEN DAY TOUR FROM ZAGREB TO DUBROVNIK ITINERARY:

This tour is your ideal way to get to know Croatia. This itinerary can also be changed and adjusted to your wishes, but in the core we go from the rolling green hills of the north, to the blue sea views on the south.

Day 1 – Zagreb (overnight Zagreb)

First impressions count, or so they say. So, after our driver meets you at the airport and takes you to your accommodation, we will take you to a short walk around the city center. Zagreb is a vibrant city where the people like, or better to say love, to spend their time on the city streets enjoying their coffee or beer. We won’t rush you, since no one is in a rush in Zagreb . With this walk you will cover all the well known sights of the city – main square, Zrinjevac park, Upper city with the St Mark’s church and Lotrščak tower…

Day 2 – Croatian Zagorje Tour (overnight Zagreb)

Zagreb – Kumrovec village – Veliki tabor castle – Krapina and the Neanderthal museum – Trakošćan castle

The tag line of Zagorje day tour is ”fairy tale at hand”. On the second day of this tour you will enter a real live fairy tale. The drive is up and down the rolling hills of Zagorje county, ”decorated” with beautiful castles, vineyards, small churches and small cities with a significant history. The route takes you to Kumrovec, the open air museum of the typical north-Croatian village. Just before the village you pass a unique monument dedicated to the Croatian national anthem which was written in this area. The drive continues to Veliki Tabor castle, the best preserved medieval castle in the region where you will hear a love story of a girl Veronika. People say she still haunts the fortress. Next stop is Krapina medieval city with the history which goes back 125 000 years back in the Neanderthal era. Take a look inside the richest neanderthal site in Europe. The last stop will take your breath away – Trakošćan castle. Our clients describe it as a Disney castle – upon a hill surrounded with a lake makes the fairy tale live again. Now back to Zagreb.

Day 3 – Istria Tour (overnight Istria)

In the next two days you will be leaving Zagreb as your base and we will transfer it to Istria. Istria is a peninsula on the northern part of the Adriatic. This region is a mixture of Croatian and Italian culture and it’s visible on every stop. The inland is all about green hills and fortresses while the coastline is all about Roman heritage and the blue clean Adriatic loving their shores.

On the first day you will visit Hum, the smallest town in the world known for incredible homemade products, biska – the traditional rakija and truffle products. You will also hear all about glagoljica – the unique Croatian scripture. The tour will also take you to Rovinj – the pearl of Adriatic. This lovely city with colored facades and narrow streets will make you love it.

Day 4 – Istria Tour (overnight Istria)

The second day of the Istrian experience is about Pula and the Roman monuments of the city. The city of Pula is known for Arena, the most preserved roman amphitheater. The old legends said that fairies built this city but didn’t have time to finish it.

Other than Pula, you will also visit Opatija – the city known for beautiful villas and gardens and a boardwalk right next to the sea where you can walk for hours. People say that the sole walk heals people – the air and the oils from the local plants make a mix that helps with respiratory diseases. Take a walk of health and just enjoy.

Day 5 Istria – Plitvice lakes – Zadar city (overnight Zadar)

This day is dedicated to the most popular national park in Croatia – Plitvice Lakes. 16 lakes are interconnected with waterfalls and you will walk for hours among the noisy waterfalls and totally serene lakes. The park will fill your batteries for the next part of this trip.

Just a few hours away is the city of Zadar where you will spend the next two days of this tour. An evening walk would be the perfect scenario to get to know the city. Even Hitchcock admired the sunset in Zadar so be sure not to miss it because he said it’s the most beautiful one he saw.

Day 6 – Krka River national park (overnight Zadar)

Another day for bringing you closer to the nature. Krka waterfalls are another natural gem in Croatia which you will have time to explore. The travertine waterfalls just hypnotize the visitor and the good news is that if it’s summer and you brought your bathing suit you can take a swim.

The rest of the day you can spend in exploring the city of Zadar. Besides the old city and the monumental attractions dating to the Roman times, Zadar is world famous for some modern attractions like the Greeting to the Sun or the sea organ.

Day 7 – Zadar – Šibenik – Trogir – Split (overnight Split)

The seventh day of this trip is all about the city life and architecture. Šibenik is Croatian royal city because it was first mentioned as a gift of the Croatian king Petar Krešimir IV. UNESCO didn’t skip this city either because on the list is the St Jacob’s cathedral built in the 15th and 16th century. One of the most famous features of the church are the 73 heads portrayed in a gothic decoration around the whole building.

The city of Trogir does not fall behind Šibenik. It was formed in the 3rd century before Christ by the Greek colonists from Vis island and is one of the best preserved roman-gothic cities in Europe. Other than the Trogir fortress you can also visit the cathedral. Even if you are not keen to visit the ”most obvious” city monuments, the streets of these cities will just allure you in.

Last stop is Split. Here you will spend the night so of course you can take an evening walk through the old part of the city. The city was once a palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. You should not miss to visit the Palace basement and Peristil, the main city square. Do not be surprised if you hear people singing there because they say the acoustics are just perfect.

Day 8 – Tour to the islands from Split (overnight Split)

On this day you can stay and explore the city of Split some more or you can have a day tour to one of the islands. We can organize a visit to popular Hvar island or also a speedboat tour which takes you to several islands and also the famous Blue cave.

Day 9 – Split – Mostar/Ston – Dubrovnik (overnight Dubrovnik)

We are getting closer to our final destination. The way you want to get there depends solely on you, but we usually recommend to make a few stops along the way. We definitely recommend a drive through the south of Bosnia & Herzegovina with a visit to Mostar. Mostar is the city of merging cultures and stunning architecture.

Day 10 – Dubrovnik (overnight Dubrovnik)

You have finally reached your last destination and it’s time to explore the city. In 1979 this city was added to the UNESCO heritage list. Once a republic (like Venice) the city lived from commerce. Let’s not forget to add the modern significance of the city – being a star in famous movies made the city even popular. A lot of people visit the city to see the sights of ”The game of thrones”.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Fully PRIVATE tour
  • Private A/C transfer
  • Free pick up/drop off at your accommodations
  • Private licensed tour guide
  • Guide’s accommodation (1 night)
  • Wi-fi during the tour
  • Zagreb sightseeing
  • Istria sightseeing
  • Rastoke millers village sightseeing
  • Plitvice lakes National park sightseeing
  • Krka waterfalls National park
  • Split sightseeing
  • Zadar sightseeing
  • Mostar sightseeing
  • Dubrovnik city sightseeing
  • Easy cancellation
  • Every day departure
  • Duration 10 hours

NOT INCLUDED/OPTIONAL:

  • Gratuities
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Local food tastings
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guides

Dubrovnik tour from Zagreb

Best way to explore all amazing natural beauties and historical heritage of Croatia is by car.

Tour route passes along many interesting regions between Zagreb and Dubrovnik. Our private tour is full customable and travel manager can set it up according to your wishes:

City of Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital of the Republic of Croatia, its almost a million strong political and diplomatic, cultural, economic, mercantile, transport & communication and sports center.

Lika – Karlovac

Welcome to the landscape of dreams. Before you, beautiful green expanses are laid out, only around 10 km above the sea, in the hinterlands known for their exceptional ecological value and high concentration of protected nature parks…

Dalmatia – Zadar

The Zadar region is the northernmost part of Dalmatia, its gate of welcome to all those who travel from the north of the Adriatic. It is full of contrasts, rich in historic heritage and breathtakingly beautiful nature.

Dalmatia – Šibenik

Set amid the wild beauty of white karstic rock and the azure sea, the Šibenik aquatorium is a yachting paradise, boasting as many as 240 islands and reefs, each of which holds many interesting features.

Dalmatia – Split

Olives, indigenous aromatic plants, brilliancy of white stone against the verdant vegetation and the towering mountain massif of Biokovo whose spurs reach all the way to the sea.

Dalmatia – Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the centre of the southernmost region of Dalmatia and its most famous representative, is also the star on the front pages of many prestigious world magazines, as well as being at the very top of the scale of the most beautiful cities of the world.

Zagreb – Dubrovnik Tour route

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