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Glimpse of Croatia

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PRIVATE TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 7355

Private Tour Highlights

  • Stop in one of the best wineries in Croatia, located on the hills rising from the Adriatic Sea, to tour of the cellar and the winery before enjoying a unique gastronomic experience,
  • Visit the vibrant city of Zagreb, the small yet bustling capital of Croatia boasting a charming old city feel with cobblestone streets and Baroque Revival architecture.
  • See why the city of Split once served as the summer palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian with its stunning coastal ambiance.
  • Walk along the famous ramparts that surround the old town of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean.
  • Explore Croatia's largest and oldest national park with its gorgeous pristine lakes on foot or by an optional horseback ride.
  • Discover one of the most dramatic looking fortresses in Croatia, famous for its use as a filming location for Game of Thrones.
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Tour Overview

Though Croatia is a rather small country, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” has so much to offer to its visitors!  Yampu’s travel experts recommend spending at least 8-days exploring the country’s must-see sites for a detailed Glimpse of Croatia.

Starting in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, the tour takes visitors through the charming old city before moving on to one of the country’s best wineries for the perfect introduction to the country. Following Zagreb, visitors will spend a full day soaking in the beautiful nature of Plitvice Lakes National Park with its beautiful lakes, caves, and waterfalls. Moving onto Split, visitors will soak in the city’s rich Roman history while appreciating the contrast of modern bars and restaurants before stepping into the fictional world of Westeros with a tour of a Game of Thrones filming location, Klis Fortress.

Before exploring the ancient city of Dubrovnik, visitors will have a side excursion to one of Croatia’s most gorgeous islands for a tour of the local Olive Oil museum before swimming at the world-famous Golden Horn beach. Once in Dubrovnik, visitors will walk along the cobblestones old town to take in the historic architecture, including the famed ramparts that surround it. The tour is then finished with a gourmet wine pairing experience at one of the country’s most popular wineries.

 

 

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services, and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Double N/A £$7355 £$8234 N/A
Single N/A £$13381 £$15219 N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia

Upon arrival to Zagreb, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Boasting a charming old city feel with cobblestone streets and Baroque Revival architecture, the vibrant city of Zagreb is the small yet bustling capital of Croatia. Being so easily accessible by foot, visitors can take in the ornate architecture and colorful culture while walking along the upper and lower towns, making sure to stop at the ornate cathedrals and one of the oldest buildings in Zagreb, Saint Mark's Church. Travelers of all ages will appreciate the detailed parks and wandering the lively Advent & Christmas Market. ...read less

Day
2

Zagreb City Tour with Wine Tasting

After breakfast embark on a guided tour of Zagreb, Croatia's capital along with a lunch and short wine tasting in one of the best wineries of continental Croatia. Return to your hotel in Zagreb in the early afternoon to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

After breakfast embark on a guided tour of Zagreb, Croatia's capital along with a lunch and short wine tasting in one of the best wineries of continental Croatia. Return to your hotel in Zagreb in the early afternoon to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day
3

Plitvice Lakes Tour

In the morning, you will continue your tour to Dalmatia and the city of Split (approx. 4 hour drive). On your way you will stop at Plitvice Lakes. A breathtakingly beautiful region, Plitvice Lakes is UNESCO World Heritage site and the oldest national park in Croatia. The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. Walk on wooden bridges and drive on electric boats so that you can experience firsthand this nature's wonder. Lunch will be organized. After your tour, you will continue your drive to Split where you will arrive in the early evening.

In the afternoon, a 3 hour horseback ride though stunning nature of Plitvice area ca be organized.

Note: For more experienced riders only, max 90kg weight of the riders.

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Day
4

Split City Sightseeing Tour

Your day will start with a private walking tour of Split's city center with your guide. The city of Split has evolved over the centuries, offering a perfect mix of history and modern influences, amazing ancient Roman architecture infused with modern bars, restaurants, and vibrant life. Before visiting Split's open green market, visit Diocletian's Palace. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was originally built as a residential summer palace for the Roman emperor.

In the afternoon, we will visit the town of Trogir, a short 30-minute drive north of Split. This small and quaint medieval town connected by a bridge to the mainland was founded in the 3rd century BC by the Greeks. Later rulers were Rome, Byzantium, Venice, and Austria but the deepest cultural expansion has been left by the Croats. Trogir is still very well preserved and is on the UNESCO'S World Heritage list. The city of Salona was built in the 4th Century BC and is situated 9 km from Split on the mouth of the River Jadro and was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia and the birthplace of Roman Emperor Diocletian (244-311 AD). We will take you on a guided walk through these ancient remains where you will hear about the history of these turbulent times.

Alternatively we can coordinate a guided visit to the nearby fortress of Klis (used as a filming location for Game of Thrones) as well as Museum of Alka (ancient equestrian chivalry competition) with lunch in a more rural traditional setting.

Klis fortress (10th century A.D.) is one of the most dramatic looking fortresses in Croatia built on a cliff overlooking Split. With its extraordinary historical significance, it is also famous for its use as a location during Game of Thrones filming in Split area. After your tour of the fortress and small museum we will continue to a small town called Sinj, 20 miles from Split. There we will visit the museum of Alka's, an equestrian competition held in the Croatian town of Sinj every first Sunday in August since 1715. It commemorates a Croatian Venetian victory over Ottomans on August 14, 1715 in which the local Christian population of around 700 Croats in cooperation with a smaller number of Venetians managed to defend Sinj against 60,000 Ottoman soldiers. ...read less

Day
5

Brac Island Tour

After breakfast, take a ferry ride to the nearby island of Brac (55min) for a visit to the Museum of Olive oil. Afterwards, take a short 30 min ride to Vidova Gora, the highest peak of Brac Island and of all islands in Croatia for a spectacular view of Brac and Hvar. The rest of the day is reserved for swimming at the world famous Golden Horn beach and a traditional lunch. Return to Split in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure.

After breakfast, take a ferry ride to the nearby island of Brac (55min) for a visit to the Museum of Olive oil. Afterwards, take a short 30 min ride to Vidova Gora, the highest peak of Brac Island and of all islands in Croatia for a spectacular view of Brac and Hvar. The rest of the day is reserved for swimming at the world famous Golden Horn beach and a traditional lunch. Return to Split in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure.

Day
6

Transfer to Dubrovnik with Gourmet Food & Wine Pairing

In the morning after breakfast and checking out of your hotel, you will continue to Dubrovnik (approx. 2.5 hour drive). On route, you will stop in one of the best wineries in Croatia located on the hills rising from the Adriatic Sea. After the tour of the cellar and the winery you will enjoy a unique gastronomic experience, combining fine food with excellent wines all produced in this very vineyard.

In late afternoon, you will arrive to Dubrovnik. After checking into your hotel, have a free evening to familiarize yourself with this amazing city. ...read less

Day
7

Dubrovnik Walking City Tour

This afternoon, you will have your private walking tour of Dubrovnik's city center. Irish author George Bernard Shaw wrote, "Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik". The Old Town protected by city walls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A walk along the ramparts reveals a different view of the Elafiti Islands and Old Town. On your tour with your local guide you will see Onofrio fountain, the city bell tower and numerous medieval buildings. After the tour, take the remainder of the day for exploration of Old Town on your own. ...read less

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8

Departure

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Zagreb, Croatia

Split, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Places You'll See

  • Zagreb

    Boasting a charming old city feel with cobblestone streets and Baroque Revival architecture, the vibrant city of Zagreb is the small yet bustling capital of Croatia. Being so easily accessible by foot, visitors can take in the ornate architecture and colorful culture while walking along the upper and lower towns, making sure to stop at the ornate cathedrals and one of the oldest buildings in Zagreb, Saint Mark’s Church. Travelers of all ages will appreciate the detailed parks and wandering the lively Zagreb Advent & Christmas Market.

  • Split

    Dating back to Roman times, Split is one of the oldest cities in Croatia and the second largest after Zagreb. Visitors will enjoy the history of Split’s old town, its ancient Roman ruins, and the bustling coastline where restaurants catch their daily specials. For some of the best views of the city, hike up to the hilltop fortress of Kliss for a panorama of Split and the Dalmatian Coast and to see the Game of Thrones filming location for Meereen.

  • Dubrovnik

    Located in southern Croatia on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik has been deemed as one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Once serving as an important seaport, Dubrovnik is now Croatia’s leading holiday destination with its Azure waters, quaint old town, and ancient city walls.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Zagreb : Hotel Capital

Split : Hotel Vestibul

Dubrovnik : Boutique Hotel Stari Grad

5 Star Properties

Zagreb : Esplanade

Split : Hotel Park Split

Dubrovnik : Villa Dubrovnik

Testimonials

Maarten H.

Traveled November 2017

A very exciting trip!

We arrived back Sunday evening after a very exciting trip!  It was an amazing experience to visit Cambodia and Vietnam, and to see the contrast to our brief stop in Singapore. The guides we had were great, and the Aqua Mekong cruise was outstanding, with wonderful facilities, a fantastic crew and very interesting shore excursions throughout the voyage.

Andrew

Traveled March 2019

Consistent excellence

We have used Yampu for at least 6 tours in South and Central america and every trip has been well designed, great places, great support and guides and fair price. superior rating

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Caroline G.

Traveled May, 2016

Thank you for arranging a once in a lifetime trip

It was all and more than I anticipated. We were anxious about travelling alone and were amazed about how effortless you made it. We are ecstatic that we did this and had so much fun.

The Delfin entire experience was top shelf. The accommodations were great. The ship was kept spotless top to bottom every day without any inconvenience to passengers. Our stateroom was spacious and the view was spectacular. The public areas were inviting. The food and its presentation were something we looked forward to at every meal. The crew was helpful, solicitous and always available. They were fun too. The trips on the skiff were fun and adventurous yet very safe. The naturalists seemed to be very knowledgeable and enjoyed their jobs; and the skiff drivers always got us to interesting spots on the river.

We enjoyed our time on board almost as much as the time on shore. I can brag that I saw two anaconda, several poisonous tree frogs and beetles, lots of waterfowl, several species of monkeys and fished for piranha. I did see the pink dolphins and enjoyed feeding the manatee. The stop at the village to visit the school was refreshing. The children were enthusiastic and appreciative.

The drivers and guides were very helpful and gracious. They were always there, waiting.

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We were especially grateful that the guides saw us all the way to check in our bags at the airlines. That went a long way to take airport stress out of the equation. It was unexpected and very appreciative.

I am thankful we found Yampu and for your brilliant planning and patience with our myriad of questions as we ramped up for the experience.

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