The Ultimate Croatia Experience

Zagreb, Split, & Dubrovnik

8 days | 7 nights

Priced from $2,355 per person

The natural beauty of the mountains and the warmth of the Mediterranean welcomes you to Croatia with open arms. The country is overflowing with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic towns, incredible Adriatic islands, and warm hospitality from locals. From cosmopolitan Zagreb, the walled city of Dubrovnik, to Split’s rich history, Croatia has something for everyone. Uncover the jewels of this Balkan beauty on our handcrafted Croatia tour package!

The Highlights

  • 7-nights hotel accommodation
  • Guided walking tours of Zagreb, Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Split
  • Funicular ride
  • Lunch and oyster tasting at local restaurant
  • All excursions and sites mentioned
  • Daily breakfast

The Experience

Meet your Jaya Travel ambassador upon arrival and transfer to Zagreb. The remainder of the day is at your lesiure to enjoy.

Overnight at Hotel Academia, or similar.

After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll take a walking tour of Lower Town. To admire the architecture of Central Europe, visit Zrinjevac Park, the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts, and the neighboring Art Pavilion. Continuing towards the Botanical Gardens and Marulic Square, you’ll visit Marsal Tito Square to see three highlights of Zagreb: The Mimara Museum, Croatian National Theatre, and Zagreb University.

The afternoon starts in Upper Town, and you’ll get there via a funicular ride (a cable railway system). Every day at high noon, the Lotrscak Tower signals to Zagreb citizens with a cannon shot. You’ll walk through St. Catherine’s Square, St. Mark’s Square with the Houses of Parliament, St. Mark’s Church, and the ancient city walls of the Stone Gate—impressive sights for your postcard of Zagreb.

Overnight at Hotel Academia, or similar.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel. You’ll continue towards Plitvice lakes, stopping in the historic center of Rastoke, Slunj. This old part of Slunj is known for its preserved mills and picturesque waterfalls along the Slunjcica River, often referred to as “The Small Lakes of Plitvice.” Rastoke is a place of ecologic and ethnographic significance due to its combination of natural and man-made features.

Next, your tour will head towards one of the greatest natural phenomena in the world, Plitvice Lakes National Park. The lakes are fed by multiple rivers and streams connected to each other through a series of foaming cascades and thundering waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes were declared a National Park in 1949 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel in Zadar.

Overnight at Hotel Academia, or similar.

Eat breakfast, then check out from the hotel. Today, you’ll join a walking tour of Zadar to discover architectural sights from their long and turbulent history. One highlight is the church of St. Donat, built in the 9th century in Byzantine style. Then head to Wide Street, or Kalelarga, to observe the modern and unique architectural solutions of Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.

Then depart towards Dubrovnik and stop in the town of Ston, built in the form of a Large and Small Ston. A 7 mi (12 km) long wall – the world’s second longest, after the Wall of China – connects the two fortified cities: the first was built to protect the salt and the second to export it. The Ston Salt Plants are still in use, and the salt-producing technology hasn’t changed for centuries.

In Croatian cuisine, Ston Bay is the cradle of farming mussels and oysters. You’ll enjoy lunch with an oyster tasting at a local restaurant. Arrival at Dubrovnik after lunch. Overnight at Hotel ZaDar, or similar.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, followed by a half-day guided tour of Dubrovnik. This ancient city is surrounded by architectural and cultural masterpieces carefully preserved for centuries. A pleasant walk will take you to the Rector’s Palace, a Dominican Monastery housing a rich collection of Medieval paintings. Following the central city street, Stradun, you’ll visit the Franciscan Monastery and other intriguing sites. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Overnight at Hotel More, or similar.

Eat breakfast and check out from the hotel, then spend the morning at your leisure. Transfer to Split, stopping midway to eat lunch and local specialties. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and meet with your tour guide for a Split walking tour. In the historical center, you’ll walk around the historical remains of Diocletian’s Palace, built between the late 3rd and early 4th centuries AD. The Assumption Cathedral is also nearby, which was built in the Middle Ages reusing materials from a nearby mausoleum. The protected area features Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, and 15th-century Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque palaces.

Overnight at the Hotel More, or similar.

Eat breakfast and check out from the hotel, then transfer to Trogir. Upon arrival, you’ll visit the Trogir Town Museum. Lovers of cultural or historical monuments, art, and architecture are given the opportunity to learn about the complex heritage. The unique historical core, Radovan’s Portal, has been arousing excitement among visitors and travelers for centuries. Transfer to Zagreb where you will check-in.

Overnight at the Hotel Luxe or similar.

The morning is at your leisure, followed by an afternoon transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Discover the Beauty of Croatia with Jaya Travel & Tours!

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