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Croatia Itinerary: Top to Bottom in 11 Days

This sample 11-day (10 nights) itinerary covers Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik. It takes you from the tip of Croatia to the toe, through interesting cities, beautiful beaches and stunning natural scenery. We've planned the itinerary to give you just enough time in the most remarkable destinations, while seeing the rest of the country on easy trips between stops. This is the ideal summer holiday. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, transfers and city tours. In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. There is also an option to travel between cities by private car or van transfers at an extra cost. Our Destination Manager in the region will provide assistance before and during your travels. They will be available to you leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will be provided with information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, restaurants, entertainment and other insider tips. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our Destination Manager throughout your trip. In all of our destinations we offer a variety of accommodation options, including boutique-style hotels, charming B&Bs and spacious apartments ranging from a three to five-star level. From our first-hand experience we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable and centrally located. We generally discourage chain hotels but provide accommodations with unique features or an authentic feel.

Itinerary


1 Night in Zagreb

Day 1

We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Zagreb's airport and take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Optional: See the sights: Private city walking tour
Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surrounding. It is made for strolling the streets, drinking coffee in the almost permanently full cafes, popping into museums and galleries and enjoying the theatres, concerts, cinema and music. So we recommend you get acquainted straightaway, with this two-hour private city walking tour. You’ll see the major sights, including Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, the Parliament, Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac Market and the Stone Gate. Along the way you’ll stop for coffee and ride a scenic funicular! Your personal guide will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation.

Zagreb Walking Private Tour
Zagreb Walking Private Tour
Duration : 2 hours
Activity level : Light
Unique Museums: Museum of Broken Relationships, Arts & Crafts Museum
There are numerous museums to visit in Zagreb, but two of the most unique are the Museum of Broken Relationships and the Arts & Crafts Museum. We recommend visiting one or both today. The Museum of Broken Relationships grew from a traveling exhibition revolving around the concept of failed relationships and their ruins. Unlike ‘destructive’ self-help instructions for recovery from failed loves, the museum offers a chance to overcome an emotional collapse through creation: by contributing to the collection. The Museum of Arts and Crafts was founded in 1880 as one of the first institutions of its kind in Europe. The museum was conceived with the intention to create a “collection of samples for master craftsmen and artists who need to re-enhance the production of articles of daily use.” Here you’ll find a rich collection of local cultural and historical creations.

Included : Zagreb Airport Transfer

Day 2

Today you will leave Zagreb behind and head to Rovinj on the Istrian peninsula, about a 3 hour drive by the shortest route. We have included a manual car in your package but if you will need a car with automatic transmission please let us know.
Included : 4 days rental of a VW Up Manual or comparable to be delivered in Zagreb and returned in Split
Zagreb

A little about Zagreb

Zagreb is a city where different worlds come together. Situated on the intersection of ancient trade routes between the Adriatic and Central Europe, it is a cosmopolitan place with various cultural influences evident in the architecture and the cuisine, as well as the people, as Zagreb is the hub for all elements of Croatian life, from business to sports. You’ll love exploring the open-air markets, the impressive buildings, the peaceful parks and the many delicious restaurants. Just strolling through the unique combination of medieval towers, 19th century palaces, ancient churches and market squares is a pleasure, but there’s much more to do here. After exploring all that the city has to offer with a local guide, you’ll be able to make the most of your time, and learn about the local history. You could also take a guided bike tour around the city, to get a little exercise while you’re at it. But you’ll also want to explore some of the region surrounding Zagreb. On a longer day trip you could see the delightful Trakoscan, a neo-Gothic castle sitting on a hilltop, surrounded by a romantic English style park with exotic trees and an artificial lake. While you’re there you can also stop in Varazdin to appreciate the ornate baroque architecture.

2 Nights in Rovinj

Day 1

After your sight seeing stops, you'll probably arrive in Rovinj in the late afternoon, perfect to check in to your accommodation. Relax after your drive with an evening stroll around Old Town and the lively harbor area.

Day 2

Optional: Get to know Rovinj with an expert guide
On your first day in Rovinj we recommend getting a feel for the city with a private walking tour. This two-hour tour will be led by a local guide who knows all the ins and outs of the place. You’ll see all the main attractions including the St. Euphemia Church, the town clock, and Balbi’s arch. St. Euphemia Church is a stunning example of Baroque architecture that dominates Rovinj’s Old Town, as it is built on the top of the hill. Inside you’ll see the preserved body of St. Euphemia from the 6th century. This orientational tour will introduce you to the rich history of Rovinj and all of Istria, as well as Italy’s influence on the region.

Rovinj Private Walking Tour
Rovinj Private Walking Tour
Duration : 1,5 hours
Activity level : Moderate
Optional: Let's go truffle hunting!
Croatian cuisine is mostly associated with seafood, but local truffles also play a big role. These savoury mushrooms are some of the most sought-after ingredients in the world. Today we recommend a four-hour truffle hunting adventure near lake Butoniga in central Istria, about 45 minutes from Rovinj. You’ll be picked up from your accommodation and driven to the area, where you’ll start with a welcome drink and a feast of truffle products. Then, accompanied by a truffle hunting dog, you’ll hike to locations where truffles grow in nature, and with a little luck find some of your own. At the end of the day you’ll head back to your host’s house for a traditional dish with your fresh truffles and a glass of Istrian wine.

Adventure Truffle Hunting Group Tour
Adventure Truffle Hunting Group Tour
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Moderate
Optional: Private Istria Tour
Istria is a region of romance and myth. It’s also so beautiful that it’s often compared with Italy’s Tuscany. But in order to experience the best of Istria, you’ve got to get outside of Rovinj. To do so, we recommend this private full-day Istria tour. From the hills to the coasts you’ll see the best of the region, and also taste some of the local cuisine. This is a suggestion for a private tour while you can easily explore the region on your own with the car you have rented.

Istria Private Tour
Istria Private Tour
Duration : 8 hours
Activity level : Easy

Day 3

Today we suggest an early start. Plitvice lakes are abot 4 hours away and you will want to arrive there by lunch time so that you can spend your whole afternoon exploring this magnificent park.

A little about Rovinj

Rovinj used to go by Rovigno, and to Italian-speakers it still does. This city was once part of the Republic of Venice and this is evident from the street names in Italian to the Venetian touches to the architecture. This laid-back spot also has a full cultural calendar, with numerous festivals taking place in the warmer months. We’ll help you get to know the local culture, with possible activities like a local wine tasting, a fish cooking masterclass with a local chef, or a truffle hunting adventure in nearby Croatia. Then, to work up an appetite for your next delicious meal, you could rent bikes and cruise through the breathtaking Zlatni Rt Park. You’ll definitely want to visit the local market too. History buffs will love visiting the local cultural heritage museum, which gives great insight into the region. When you’re ready to get in the car, a day trip to Pula is always fun. This busy port town hosts a large market packed with delectable local specialities, and also boasts a Roman amphitheater. You could even arrange a full-day private tour through the gorgeous region of Istria, where more delights await you inland.

1 Night in Plitvice

Day 1

We'll advise you on how best to reach your Plitvice accommodation.

Day 2

There are many interesting stops on your way from Plitvice to Split today. Our suggestion would be to stop and visit Zadar town, famous for the unique sea organ and greetings to Sun. The other stop would be Krka Waterfalls, another national park very close to Split.

A little about Plitvice

The Plitvice Lakes are one of the most beautiful natural settings in Croatia. A visit here is always a joy. The national park has been UNESCO-listed as a World Heritage Site since 1979 and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find 16 lakes here in a stunning array of colors. Surrounding the lakes for 200 miles, the park has numerous hiking trails and plenty of places to appreciate the scenery. The lakes themselves stretch across five miles. This is nature at its most untouched!

1 Night in Split

Day 1

You'll most likely arrive in Split later in the afternoon, in time to check in to your accommodation. Relax for the rest of the day, taking an evening stroll through Split's Old Town and along its beautiful port.
Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Day 2

Time to visit the fantastic island of Hvar. The ferry port is within easy walking distance from your accommodation and we'll provide tickets to the ferry based on your time preference. We will arrange for assistance with your luggage.
Included : Split - Hvar Ferry, Luggage Assistance in Split

A little about Split

The Roman Emperor Diocletian made Split his home in the 4th Century AD and built a vast palace complex on the waterfront that stands to this day. In fact several of the accommodation options we offer in Split are nestled inside the walls. These days there is an embankment in front of the palace but the water used to go right up to the wall. It's on this man-made strip of land that you'll find the Riva, a pedestrian promenade bustling with life. Split's UNESCO listed Old Town is contained within these old walls and it's a pedestrian-only maze that it is quite easy, but fun, to get lost in. Who know what romantic hidden cafés you might find in one of the narrow streets and alleyways. To get the best out of your time in Split however, we recommend taking a tour with a local guide. Split is very well connected for flights, with an international airport a half hour drive away and is a popular stopping point for our guests on their way between Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar, Vis or Korcula, all easily reached by a ferry from Split port. If you base yourself in Split for a few daysyou will find it is also well located for visits to some of Croatia's stunning national parks.

2 Nights in Hvar

Day 1

Upon arriving in the port of Hvar, you will be met and brought to your accommodation.

Optional: Wine Tasting Tour
There are numerous vineyards and a long history of winemaking in Hvar. Today we recommend getting a taste of the local vinous culture, with a fully guided four-hour wine tasting tour. You’ll stop at two wineries, where you’ll taste six different wines, along with two dessert wines. The tour is designed to be informative, and above all, fun.

Hvar Wine Tasting Group Tour
Hvar Wine Tasting Group Tour
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Easy
Included : Hvar Port Transfer

Day 2

Optional: Vis Blue Cave Group Excursion
One of the best-known characteristics of Croatia is the deep blue water off the coast. We recommend getting more in-depth, literally, with an eight-hour blue cave group excursion. After a brisk trip by speedboat you’ll arrive at the islet of Bisevo, the location of the Blue Cave, a natural phenomenon that can be entered only by small boats. Here you’ll admire the play of light off the water, before continuing on to the fishing village of Komiza, where you’ll have free time to swim and explore before returning to Hvar, with the possibility of a stop at the Pakleni archipelago if time allows.

Vis Blue Cave Group Speedboat Tour
Vis Blue Cave Group Speedboat Tour
Duration : 8 Hours
Activity level : Moderate
Optional: Off Road Tour Excursion
Hvar is Europe’s sunniest island, a gorgeous combination of beaches and olive groves, fisherman and grape growers. There’s plenty to see, and a full-day off-road excursion is the perfect way to see it. You’ll be treated to an off-road tour through typical old villages, combining amazing scenery with authentic local charm. The unspoiled nature, panoramic views, and luscious groves are a sight to behold. You’ll enjoy the tour with your own local guide, stopping for a delicious lunch of Croatian delicacies along the way.

Hvar Off-road Island Group Tour
Hvar Off-road Island Group Tour
Duration : 8 hours
Activity level : Light

Day 3

It's an early start today for the only departure of the day to Dubrovnik, the city on the sea that you've heard so much about. Skipping a length ferry ride to Split and then a bus ride down the coast, instead you will speed along above the waves on a catamaran ferry. You will reach Dubrovnik around midday, so you'll have plenty of time to explore in the afternoon. Alternatively, if you would prefer taking the opportunity to sight see along the way, we recommend our private transfer option. For an additional fee, we can arrange for a private driver to pick you up in Hvar and bring you straight to Dubrovnik. If you choose, you can stop along the way, perhaps to explore Ston, the oyster capital of Croatia, on the Peljesac peninsula.
Included : Hvar Port Transfer, Hvar - Dubrovnik Ferry

A little about Hvar

One of the gems of the Adriatic, Hvar is more than a beautiful coastal town. It’s also an ancient epicenter of culture, boasting the oldest communal theater in Europe, the largest square on the Croatian coast and a stunning medieval fortress dating back to the 7th century. There’s a little bit of everything here, from history and architecture to modern culture, outdoor adventures and isolated beaches. Whether you want a vacation that’s action-packed or something more relaxing, Hvar -- named one of the top 10 world summer party spots by MSN -- will offer more than enough variety to please you. The longest of the Adriatic islands, Hvar’s fertile landscape makes it perfect for growing grapes, giving you several local vineyards to visit. Be sure to sample the local cuisine, which emphasizes freshly caught fish, baked bread and vegetables grown on the island. We can offer a tasting tour at the finest local vineyards. Those seeking an active vacation will not be disappointed either, as there are several possibilities for sailing, swimming, exploring the sea caves along the coast. You can also take a hike in the hills overlooking Hvar, and go offroad with a local guide. This is a relaxing destination with warm locals. It’s an ideal summer vacation spot.

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

Day 1

We will arrange to have someone on hand at the port to greet you as you get off the boat and then transfer you to you Dubrovnik accommodation.

Optional: Get to Know Dubrovnik on a Private City Walking Tour
Dubrovnik is truly a gem of the Adriatic. The city has been on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List since 1979. We recommend taking a private 1.5-hour walking tour of the Old City that will show you the old city including the elegant main street and its most important sites: The Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio’s Fountains, Sponza Palace, Orlando’s Column, City Bell Tower, Church of St Blaise, and Rector’s Palace. It’s an ideal way to get oriented in the city and set yourself up for further exploration. Continue your day in Dubrovnik after the tour with a ride on the cable car up Mount Srd' to take in the views or get another view of the town by walking the ancient walls that surround the city. If you'd prefer to see Dubrovnik from afar then take a boat trip to Lokrum Island, an oasis of nature and tranquility just 10 minutes from the old town harbor.

Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour
Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour
Duration : 1.5 hours
Activity level : Light
Included : Dubrovnik Port Transfer

Day 2

Optional: Explore Outside the City Walls
Let’s get the adrenaline pumping today, shall we? A sea kayaking excursion or a buggy adventure are two great activities we highly recommend. The Buggy Safari is an hour-long excursion that lets you drive off road to see wildlife, fortresses, former minefields and war sites. It all culminates in a dramatic 360° view of the entire region from Srd mountain. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the off-road site, then you’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. If you’d rather explore sea than land, a three-hour sea kayaking excursion is your best choice. You’ll paddle along the walls of Dubrovnik, getting a new view of the city, then go for a swim in one of the secluded coves, where you’ll really become one with nature. Your kayak is equipped with a water-tight barrel so you don't need to worry about your valuables or camera getting wet!

Buggy Safari Adventure Group Tour
Buggy Safari Adventure Group Tour
Duration : 1 hour
Activity level : Moderate
Sea Kayaking Group Tour
Sea Kayaking Group Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Moderate
Optional: Cook Local
If you have a taste for great food, we’ve got the perfect day for you if you opt for this cooking class. Today you will head out into the Konavle countryside. Here in a 500-year-old farmhouse, you’ll have a half-day cooking class that will teach you about local gastronomy as well as Croatian culture and history. Start by picking fresh vegetables from the garden, then prepare a four-course lunch or dinner with an expert chef. When you sit down to dine, you’ll also have excellent local wines and brandy. It’s a great way to get hands on with Croatian gastronomic culture, and have a great time doing it! If you need our local staff can arrange for transfers both ways, if you don't have a designated driver.

Konavle Farmhouse Private Cooking Class
Konavle Farmhouse Private Cooking Class
Duration : 4-5 hours
Activity level : Easy

Day 3

Optional: Peljesac Wine & Oyster Tour
Today, why not spend a day exploring some of the finer things in Croatian life, like wine, seafood and boats. Oyster fans should undoubtedly head for Peljesac, renowned for having the best oysters in Croatia. You’ll see the gorgeous scenery and blue bays of the Peljesac peninsula, where you’ll taste excellent wine from Croatia’s most famous wine region. You’ll stop at two wineries for tastings and take a 10-meter boat to an oyster and mussel farm, where you’ll have a light lunch of excellent, fresh shellfish.

Peljesac Wine and Oyster Tasting Private Tour
Peljesac Wine and Oyster Tasting Private Tour
Duration : 7 hours
Activity level : Easy
Private Speedboat Elaphite Island Tour
Private Speedboat Elaphite Island Tour
Duration : 8 hours
Activity level : Moderate
Optional: Elaphite Islands Exploration
Today why not explore the Elaphite islands with a private speed boat and skipper at your disposal? You can enter and see some of the Elaphiti hidden caves, swim on sandy beaches and visit villages on the islands. Take a walk on the island of Lopud, with two monasteries, 30 churches and a number of ruined noble buildings. This tour is perfect getaway from the busy old city center and a great example of typical Dalmatian island culture. Beautiful spots for swimming, sightseeing, walking or just enjoying the sun on the boat or on the beach is all this day is about.

Private Speedboat Elaphite Island Tour
Private Speedboat Elaphite Island Tour
Duration : 8 hours
Activity level : Moderate

Day 4

A driver will pick you up at your Dubrovnik accommodation and drop you off at the airport for your departing flight.
Included : Dubrovnik Airport Transfer

A little about Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and ancient tradition. Marble-like polished limestone streets, a labyrinth of alleyways and breathtaking architecture compose the unique atmosphere of the Old Town. You’ll experience a true variety of sightseeing, leisure and outdoor adventures here. Dubrovnik’s most stunning feature is the 82-foot tall city wall which extends more than a mile. Game of Thrones fans will be in luck, as we offer a special tour to local set locations. King’s Landing never looked so good! There’s a rich selection of live performances for music lovers here, as concerts are performed daily, and in July and August the Dubrovnik Summer Festival of music, theatre and dance brings incredible performers from around the world. The nightlife is also exciting, with restaurants, cafes and bars that will keep you socializing until dawn. You’ll be staying in beautiful accommodation within short walking distance to all the major sites, so you’ll be able to sample a little of everything. But there are also several exciting day trips and cruises to enjoy. From kayaking through hidden coves to an authentic Croatian cooking class, vineyard tours, and trips as far afield as Montenegro, you’ll have more than enough to fill your itinerary.

Reviews from past guests

Overall rating:
(4.9/5 based on 47 reviews)

Reviews from guests who have traveled with us to at least half the destinations in this itinerary


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- Traveled to Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik in September 2018 - rating:
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- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Split, Sarajevo, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Berlin in September 2018 - rating:
(4.8/5)

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- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Zagreb in September 2018 - rating:
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- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Prague, Vienna, Budapest in June 2018 - rating:
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- Traveled to Berlin, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Krakow, Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik in May 2018 - rating:
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- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Venice in May 2018 - rating:
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- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split and Plitvice in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

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- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar & Split in September 2017 - rating:
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- Traveled to Split, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

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(5/5)

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(4.8/5)

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- Traveled to Budapest, Pecs, Zagreb, Ljubljiana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik, Ulcinj, Ohrid, Skopje, Sofia in August 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

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- Traveled to Budapest, Zagreb, Plitvice, Trogir, Korcula & Dubrovnik in July 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

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(5/5)

"I hate group tours. Jayway was entirely different.  Their advice was invaluable in selecting the right accommodations, the right tours, and the right schedule. All in, Jayway is the perfect trip planner. You get the vacation YOU want – not a pre-packaged tour that only hits the highlights  - but all the difficult details are taken care of.  I tell everyone – “Don’t go on a cruise to see Croatia. Use Jayway”. "

- Traveled to Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar & Dubrovnik in June 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay was a fabulous way to travel—essentially assisted independent travel, with great staff, itineraries, hotels, transportation, transfers, restaurant suggestions, and optional tours. Having someone to consult with a few weeks before the trip and a local cell phone and someone helpful to call if we needed anything made it perfect."

- Traveled to Ljubljana, Bled, Kobarid, Julian Alps, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Mostar & Kotar in May 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"I've been organizing travel for my friends and family for years and I've never come across a company that put so much effort into details. We always felt like we had a lifeline in places that were all very foreign to us. I have the highest regard for Jayway. They treat their family right and the result is top notch quality. Everyone went above and beyond any expectations!"

- Traveled to Split, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Vienna & Budapest in May 2017 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"JayWay listens, gives you good feedback and options, then executes on your decisions. They were great with customer service during our trip and took care of anything that came up to our complete satisfaction. All 3 guides were excellent. The cooking class was our absolute favorite - Juliana and Marto were the best hosts and we had a great time eating good food, drinking good wine and enjoying their company."

- Traveled to Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik in November 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"You may not have heard of JayWay before, and they tend to be pretty low-key about their skills and abilities, but they do a first-rate job. We got exactly what we asked for, without any hype or unnecessary frills. And the price was very fair. We can't say enough nice things about the guides and drivers and staff in Croatia. Jo and Antonia are wonderful, and we must give special praise to Miriam, our guide in Istria. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for Pula (who knew it could be so interesting?) Motovun, and the rest of the region was just terrific. We ate all those truffles just for her!"

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj, Zagreb in October 2016 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay provides an enormously helpful array of resources and services that eliminated all of the stress of traveling. From the first contact to the final ride to the airport every encounter with staff was welcoming, professional and extremely helpful - a great service. Ana, Bettina, Lidija, and Josipa were amazing.  Responsive to all our needs, caring, helpful, committed, and connected with lodging hosts and drivers.  We were continually amazed at the cooperation and coordination of the JayWay Team."

- Traveled to Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik, in September 2016 - rating:
(5/5)

"The guides were all excellent. The SUV trip on Hvar with Ivan was exceptional. We very much enjoyed travelling and conversing also with Matthew. During the transfer from Dubrovnik to Korcula, we had some extra time, so he took us for a wine tasting at a winery, which proved to be a memorable experience. The accommodations, transfers and tours arranged by JayWay all contributed to making this a most enjoyable and relaxing trip."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split in September 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"JayWay provided the organization and took away logistical concerns and allowed me to have a stress-free trip, without the rigidity of a completely pre-planned one-size-fits all tour."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split in September 2016 - rating:
(5/5)

"The trip planning went very smoothly. None of the travelers were familiar with Croatia and we appreciated Carmine's input on the itinerary, hotels and potential tours. We did not choose to arrange many tours in advance, however the wine tasting arranged by JayWay was superb and we enjoyed the walking tours of Split and Dubrovnik. The JayWay staff that met us in Split and Dubrovnik were friendly and extremely helpful in orienting us and providing helpful recommendations. Ana was our contact in Europe prior to the trip. She answered all our questions in a courteous and timely manner and provided excellent restaurant recommendations for each of our destinations."

- Traveled to Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik in September 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

''Your people were patient, easy to work with, wanted to give us a great experience, and very graciously made adjustments on the tour as we moved through our trip.Carmine, Ana and Lidija were superb to work with and what other travel agency makes an adjustment and gives you a refund.. Only JayWay. We thoroughly enjoyed our Croatia trip and have recommended you to friends.''

- Traveled to Budapest, Zagreb, Rovinj,Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik in September 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"Interest and response of staff to questions and requests was outstanding.  Very friendly and helpful.  Their communications with drivers, etc. enabled seamless transportation and transfers. City tours of 1.5 - 2 hours were the right length with good informative content.  Recommendation for travel-day stops were very good. JayWay applies their knowledge of the country to help guide an outstanding trip.  Services and transfers arranged by their attentive staff are executed easily and on-time, making the travel experience easy and pleasant."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Pag, Plitvice, Zagreb in May 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"We have just returned from our Croatia trip and I wanted to thank you, personally, for arranging a first class vacation for us. Everything went off without a hitch and the tours, drivers and hotels were outstanding. I am so glad that I took your advice and did Ljubliana as it was one of our favorite stops. I hope to go back some day and do more of the country, so will be in touch when that happens. Thanks again, Sherry"

- Traveled to Ljubljana, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik in October 2015 - rating:
(5/5)

"We were so impressed with JayWay and everyone we worked with from the beginning planning stages to through the trip. The communication, responsiveness and professionalism of everyone at JayWay was excellent. The hotel choices were great, always well located, the touring suggestions very helpful, overall a wonderful experience."

- Traveled to Zagreb, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana in June 2015 - rating:
(5/5)

"We had such a great customer service experience with JayWay. Nothing about our honeymoon could have gone any more amazing than it was in reality! We had the time of our lives and are already planning out next trip plans and hope to be able to go by 2018!"

Caitlin also posted a number of photos from her honeymoon on Instagram, we've featured a few of them here.

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana in June 2015 - rating:
(5/5)

"We had a great holiday in Slovenia and Croatia thanks to JayWay Travel. Right from the planning stage then working out the local arrangements, to on the ground support. Once there, Antonia was like a personal tour manager, always monitoring our progress and ever ready to help with anything we needed assistance with."

- Traveled to Ljubljana, Rovinj, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik in August 2014 - rating:
(5/5)

"Everything was seamless and planned so well. The guides and drivers, local contact plus the New York contacts were all very knowledgeable as well as kind to the children. Everyone was very quick to respond when I had questions. Also, all of our drivers and connections were on time and excellent."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Zagreb in June 2014 - rating:
(5/5)

"We loved our accommodations. Each place had something special whether it was the location or the actual ambiance of the place itself. The owners love working with Jay and spoke highly of him personally. Met some other nice JayWay travelers and enjoyed their company as well. I have traveled extensively and this trip was one of the easiest and least stressful that I have experienced. We had the best time. Thank you."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Ljubljana in September 2013 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay took a lot of hassle out of the trip and gave excellent guidance & suggestions in finalising the individual cities on our trip. This was clearly based on considerable experience with each of the countries. We particularly loved the transfer service at each location. It was most welcome when arriving somewhere tired and not knowing where to go! The local contacts also provided outstanding help and guidance on the road and the mobile phone was a great idea."

- Traveled to Krakow, Wroclaw, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Budapest, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik in September 2013 - rating:
(5/5)

"We had wonderful experiences with every single lodging, which is very unusual. The services you arranged all went very smoothly. Everyone we met was very welcoming. Croatia is a beautiful, interesting, historic country. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and all the discoveries along the way."

- Traveled to Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik in September 2013 - rating:
(4.75/5)

"It is so comforting knowing someone is a phone call away to help. Every place we visited left an impression on our hearts and we appreciate all your help with our trip of a life time! When traveling to the unknown - JayWay makes one feel all is right with the world!"

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Salzburg in September 2013 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay made our trip to Croatia and Slovenia effortless. I appreciated the time they took to work out an itinerary that fit within my budget without compromising the overall experience. The "little things" like delivery of ferry tickets that could not be purchased in advance and provision of a local cell phone ensured that there wasn't a single problem while we were on the road."

- Traveled to Zagreb, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik in August 2013 - rating:
(4.75/5)

"JayWay is the most professional travel company we have ever dealt with. They provided a unique travel experience we could not have achieved on our own. Their in depth knowledge and connections locally gave us access to places and activities we will remember forever."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split in July 2007 - rating:
(5/5)

What's Included

Below you will find all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package.

Should you wish to add any optional tours and excursions listed on the Itinerary tab, please let us know.

Please note, no particular accommodation is specified in the package. The price you see on this proposal is based on estimated costs of 3 Star accommodation, or next best available class, in each destination. The total package price will depend on the accommodation you choose.


  • 1 Night Accommodation in Zagreb
  • Zagreb Airport Transfer
  • 4 days rental of a VW Up Manual or comparable to be delivered in Zagreb and returned in Split
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Rovinj
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Plitvice
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Split
  • Split - Hvar Ferry
  • Luggage Assistance in Split
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Hvar
  • Hvar Port Transfer
  • Hvar Port Transfer
  • Hvar - Dubrovnik Ferry
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik Port Transfer
  • Dubrovnik Airport Transfer
  • Pre-trip assistance of the JayWay Destination Manager.
  • On-trip assistance from local JayWay Representatives.
  • A pre-paid local cell phone for all destinations.
  • Excursion booking advice and assistance.
  • Access to your personalized Guest Page, containing detailed destination information and tips on the best that these cities can offer.


- Flights to and from Europe.
- Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
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Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
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Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
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