A 9 Day Private Tour including the Magical Flavours of Croatia and Montenegro

Experience Croatia in Luxury and Style. This 7-day special private tour combines luxury hotels with private visits to immerse you in the culture and heritage of Croatia. Includes Zagreb, Plitvice National Park, Split, The Island of Hvar and The Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik.

DAY 1

Private Arrival Transfer from Zagreb Airport 

Upon arrival at Zagreb airport, you will be met and privately transferred to your city centre hotel. The rest of the day and evening is free to relax and explore. Zagreb is made for strolling. Wander through the Upper Town's red-roof and cobblestone glory, peppered with church spires. Crane your neck to see the domes and ornate upper-floor frippery of the Lower Town's mash-up of secessionist, neo-baroque and art deco buildings. Search out the grittier pockets of town where ugly-bland concrete walls have been transformed into colourful murals by local street artists. This city rewards those on foot. 

Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

Offers supreme luxury for the spirit and all the senses in the heart of this historic city, close to all its major sights and delights. The hotel, with its long and distinguished history of world-class hospitality, re-opened in 2004 after a complete renovation designed to flawlessly merge the best of 21st century comforts with the alluring appeal of Art Noveau architecture.

DAY 2

Full Day Private Tour from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast this morning, check out of the hotel and meet with your driver in the hotel lobby. Depart Zagreb in a luxury minibus and travel south to the Plitvice area. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to stop in many places, but one of the most interesting and popular is at the Rastoke area, where you’ll be able to see a small replica of the Plitvice waterfalls and enjoy tasty local trout at one of the restaurants in this area. After finishing your break in Rastoke, you will continue the short distance to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Your local guide will be waiting for you at the entrance, ready to show you all magnificent lakes, waterfalls, cascades… this is one of the most beautiful phenomena in the world. 16 lakes connected by 92 waterfalls sounds amazing but wait until you see it all – it will undoubtedly leave you speechless! Enjoy both the boat ride and train ride through the park while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Later this afternoon, meet your driver for a short transfer to your hotel. Check in at your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Ethno Houses Selo

Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo are located in the heart of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a stone’s throw away from the Great Waterfall and Entrance 3 or the harbour at Lake Kozjak.

DAY 3

Full Day Private Tour from Plitvice to Split

After breakfast, check out and depart Plitvice and travel south direct to Split. In the afternoon, you will meet your local expert English-speaking guide in the hotel lobby and begin a walking tour of Split. Your guide will tell you about the rich heritage and the history of the city Split. You will discover the history of the city foundations, the roman emperor Diocletian and all the secluded alleys that played an integral part of the everyday life of people living in the city more than 1700 years ago. You will see basements of the famous Diocletian’s palace, St. Dominus Cathedral – the oldest one in the world, emperor’s mausoleum, temple of Jupiter, Vestibul and many more. After you have finished your walking tour, you will enjoy a glass of good Dalmatian wine and some local delicacies like cold plates of cheeses and prosciutto and olive oil at a prominent wine bar in Split centre. Enjoy your leisure time in the evening discovering what Split’s nightlife has to offer.

Hotel Marmont

Hotel Marmont Heritage is located in the heart of the Old Town of Split, only one minute away from Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free WiFi is available, as well as an on-site restaurant serving fresh and local cuisine.

DAY 4

Private Boat Transfer via The Blue Cave To Hvar

Early breakfast and check out from your hotel in Split followed by a short stroll towards Split Riva, where you’ll be meeting your skipper who’ll be joining you in an adventurous day like this one. With a private boat and a skilful skipper, enjoy the boat ride and admire the breath-taking scenery of Split`s neighbouring islands. Visit the natural phenomena, Blue Cave on Bisevo Island, best known natural beauty spot on the Adriatic. During morning hours in the Blue cave, the strongest rays of the sun pass through an underwater opening and illuminate the cave with a luminous blue light while objects beneath the surface shimmer in silver and pink with an eerie and unearthly effect. After outstanding views in the cave, our second stop is small fisherman`s village Komiza. You can discuss options with your skipper as you may wish to nearby beaches accessible only by boat, secret coves, nearby islets. We include lunch at Zori restaurant in Palmižana - an experience one must not miss. Afterwards, enjoy the short boat ride to Hvar to your hotel. Check in, unpack and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure in Hvar.

Amfora Grand Beach Resort

Tucked away in a tranquil bay, surrounded by a lush pine grove, and only a short ten minute walk from the historic city of Hvar, Amfora. Hvar grand beach resort is the most exciting beach resort in the Adriatic. Its contemporary designed rooms with breath-taking views of the Paklinski Islands, spectacular cascading pool with lounge area and diverse amenities such as state-of-the-art conference facilities make this unique self-contained destination resort ideal not only for couples, and family vacations but also for all your special business events from team building incentives, large meetings and conferences, banquets to workshops. The exclusive and luxurious beach club Bonj 'Les Bains' is located within the resort, with private cabanas, massages in the Sensori Spa wellness centre, sunbeds and a beach bar and restaurant.

DAY 5

Full Day Private Tour Enjoying the Traditional Flavours of Hvar

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel followed by a day filled with lots of local experiences and gourmet details with a final adventurous twist! Meet your local guide in the morning and explore Hvar old town and its historical and cultural side. Hvar is home to fiercely proud, determined and courteous people, who are eager to show off their city so there is plenty of highlights to see and stories to hear. After learning about the famous Fortica fortress and its history, you’ll continue a leisurely paced walk down to the city centre through lush pine woods to the oldest part of Hvar, called Groda. When you have reached Groda, you’ll stop at the Benedictine nunnery museum to admire their agava pattern lacework that is protected by UNESCO. You’ll also see the city square, the arsenal, the theatre and the cathedral. After the tour you’ll be taken to hinterland to a local winery where you will be tasting 4 sorts of wine paired with island’s finest local prosciutto & cheese. After driving through lavender fields and UNESCO protected vineyards we include honey tasting and olive oil tasting in an olive grove. Top it all off with a fine dark chocolate made with local herbs and fruit! If you are still hungry after this flavourful tour, your driver/guide will gladly take you to a local restaurant where you can have a full five-star traditional lunch. You will be transferred back to your hotel where you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the pool or on the beach. Overnight in Hvar.

DAY 6

Private Boat From Hvar To Dubrovnik Including Walking Tour

Check out of your hotel this morning and meet with a local English-speaking skipper for a transfer to Dubrovnik by speedboat soaking up the sun and the views of the amazing Croatian archipelago along the way. On arrival in Dubrovnik you will be met and privately transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will meet with a local English-speaking guide in the hotel lobby and begin a private walking tour of Dubrovnik’s Old town. Explore landmarks including the Franciscan Monastery, Stradun monument, Cathedral of the Assumption and more. You will gain insight into the city’s far-reaching heritage and culture and hear stories ab out the architecture – Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque – and the history behind the palaces, fountains, monasteries and churches. Walk the high walls and get a difference perspective of the city. After the walking tour, we include tasting of local wines with cheese and prosciutto in a local bar. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. 

Hilton Imperial Hotel

Located on the doorstep of Dubrovnik’s Old Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik offers stunning views over the medieval Old Town and Adriatic Sea.

DAY 7

Private day tour to Montenegro with your English-speaking driver and an experienced local guide.

Montenegro is a country with rich history and beautiful nature, located less than one hour from the city of Dubrovnik. The picturesque small town Perast will attract you with its charm, and the legend will encourage you to visit the small island of Our Lady of the Rocks. We suggest a short stop in Perast before you proceed to Kotor and enjoy in a private guided tour of the Old town. Located on the banks of Kotor Bay, the Old town of Kotor is the best-preserved urban center from the Middle Ages, typical for the towns that were created in the 12th and 14th centuries and surrounded by 5 km long ramparts. The medieval architecture and numerous monuments have put Kotor on the UNESCO list of the “World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites”. It is also known for its nautical tradition and famous commercial fleet. A pleasant walk through Kotor Old town with your local guide and a free time for your lunch in one of the best local restaurants. Depending on your wishes, you might even visit Budva for a few hours if you are interested in seeing the famous Montenegrin beaches, popular bars and restaurants on Budva’s coast. Slowly ride back to your hotel in the late evening hours. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 8

Private Departure Transfer To Dubrovnik Airport

Today we include a private departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport to catch your departing flight home.

YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH LUXURY EUROPEAN TOURS INCLUDES:

  • Private Transfers with Luxury Vehicles and English-Speaking Drivers
  • 7 Nights in luxury hotels inclusive of breakfast
  • Private Tours with English Speaking Guides
  • Entrances to All of the Sites Indicated
  • The services of our professional travel experts on the ground are available to you 24/7 throughout your trip

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

    • Flights, 
    • Gratuities and Tips to driver/guides and local guides 
    • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase cancellation/medical insurance at the time of deposit payment. Unfortunately, we are unable to advise on travel insurance.

The price for this wonderful 7 Day Croatian Experience is from €4395 per person sharing based on 2 guests travelling. 

We can of course customise the trip for larger parties and groups. Please email us by clicking here for any special requests.

Hotels are subject to availability and all bookings will be confirmed in 24/48 hours by email with a feasible proposal for your review and approval.  If a hotel is not available, we will offer an alternative hotel from our preferred collection.  We can make any adjustments required, and you can request a call back to discuss your trip with one of our expert travel planners.  When you are happy to proceed, we will send a payment link,  to book we require 30% deposit, which is non-refundable and the balance for your trip will be due 60 days prior to arrival in your chosen destination

Please note all of the itineraries presented are suggestions, we can customise any tour based on your own preferences and wish list. Please email us by clicking here for any special requests.

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