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Croatia from Top to Toe

13 Days / 12 Nights

Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik

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This sample 13-day (12 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. You'll enjoy the contrast of Croatia's buzzy Central European-style capital, the gourmet pleasures of Istria, and the laid-back delights of the Dalmatian coast. 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. The start of the tour is by rental car, then by public transportation on high-speed ferries once the car is no longer needed. If you'd prefer not to self-drive, instead of renting a car we can arrange for private transfers instead.

This is the ideal summer vacation. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea of what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide.

One of our team members in the region will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.

Route for Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik tour

2 Nights in Zagreb

2 Nights in Zagreb

3 days in Zagreb
3 days in Zagreb

2 Nights in Zagreb

Zagreb is a city where different worlds have long come together. Situated at the intersection of ancient trade routes between the Adriatic and Central Europe, it is a cosmopolitan place with various cultural influences evident in the cuisine and architecture at home in any Austro-Hungarian city. You’ll love exploring the open-air markets, impressive buildings, peaceful parks, and 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. You could also take a guided bike tour around the city, to get a little exercise as you experience the city. But you’ll also want to explore some of the region surrounding Zagreb. As 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 its ornate baroque architecture.

Zagreb is a city where different worlds have long come together. Situated at the intersection of ancient trade routes between the Adriatic and Central Europe, it is a cosmopolitan place with various cultural influences evident in the cuisine and architecture at home in any Austro-Hungarian city. You’ll love exploring the open-air markets, impressive buildings, peaceful parks, and 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. You could also take a guided bike tour around the city, to get a little exercise as you experience the city. But you’ll also want to explore some of the region surrounding Zagreb. As 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 its ornate baroque architecture.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Zagreb

We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Zagreb's airport and take you to your centrally located accommodation. Duration of the drive is about 30 minutes.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Wine Tasting in a Wine Cellar Private Experience

Take it Easy

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Trade your accommodations for fresh air in Zagreb, the greenest city in Croatia. Strolling through elegant parks and enjoying shaded benches is a perfect way to walk off your jet lag. For those who need a bit more than just a walk, cafes are a great place to enjoy the city like a local, soaking in the pulse of the city instead of rushing. Zagreb's food scene has been growing rapidly, providing many great choices: choose local, traditional, modern, or even selections from the growing street food scene. The capital of a country increasingly known for its wines, this is a perfect opportunity to indulge in a glass of local goodness in one of Zagreb’s many wine venues!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Zagreb

Zagreb Private Walking Tour

Zagreb Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Zagreb City Private Walking Tour explores the most vibrant city in Croatia. In spite of the rapid economic development of the last few decades, Zagreb has retained its charm and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city. Your guide will show you around the local points of interest, including the Upper Town, Kaptol, St. Mark’s Church, the Parliament, Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac Market, and the Stone Gate, completing the tour with a funicular ride.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Croatia on a Plate

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Being the capital of a small country, Zagreb is a perfect place to try and learn about Croatia’s traditional food, customs, and dishes saved for special occasions. Placed between the great plains of Slavonia with its meat delicacies, and Istria and Dalmatia with their seafood and Mediterranean heritage, Zagreb has it all. Explore the local market, meet farm owners and fishermen, and try some fresh products. For a more in-depth experience, you can consider choosing one of the two tours we offer: the Zagreb Food Small Group Tour or the Zagreb Cuisine Small Group Cooking Class. Let our local guide and foodie take you through the history and customs of food preparation in Croatia.

Zagreb Food Small Group Tour

Zagreb Food Small Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This six-hour food tour is best experienced with an appetite. There's so much delicious food in this city, and your expert local guide knows all about it. You'll get a chance to explore the market, and even have some time cooking delicious local delicacies. Eat, drink and admire the beauty and flavors of the city. What could be better? If you're a foodie or you're just looking to get familiar with Croatian food, this is the ideal excursion.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5-6 hours

Zagreb Cuisine Small Group Cooking Class

Zagreb Cuisine Small Group Cooking Class

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Here's a tasty tour that will have you cooking some scrumptious local recipes with an expert chef. Kuhaona is a culinary workshop whose mission is to promote the traditional Croatian cultural and gastronomic heritage in an inspiring and modern way and be a meeting point for the exchange of culinary experiences. First you will stroll through the Dolac farmer’s market and get an introduction to Croatian cuisine and tradition. After that, you will proceed to hands-on preparation of three traditional Croatian meals. You'll learn some new recipes and then sit down to enjoy what you've cooked, along with a glass of a local wine. So put on your apron because it's going to get messy and fun!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Rovinj by Rental Car

On this day you will drive from Zagreb to Rovinj which is about a 3-hour drive. On the way we suggest to stop in Opatija, a slice of Vienna by the seaside. If you really want to make a day of it instead of heading directly to Rovinj, detour to Motovun and maybe even Groznjan, two idyllic walled hilltop towns of inland Istria, often referred to as Croatia's Tuscany. We have included a manual car in your package but if you will need a car with automatic transmission just let us know.

Rovinj by Rental Car
We also offer the following excursions in Zagreb

Ljubljana and Bled Small Group Day Trip
Moderate10 hours and 30 minutes
Ljubljana, Bled & Bohinj Private Day Trip
Light10-12 hours
Medvedgrad Fortress Private Tour
Strenuous7 hours
Mirogoj Cemetery Park & Medvedgrad Fortress Private Tour
Light3 hours

2 Nights in Rovinj

2 Nights in Rovinj

3 days in Rovinj
3 days in Rovinj

2 Nights in Rovinj

Rovinj used to go by Rovigno, and to Italian-speakers it still does. This city was once part of the Republic of Venice, which is evident from the street names in Italian to the Venetian architectural flourishes, such as the bell tower that crowns the town. This laid-back spot 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.

Rovinj used to go by Rovigno, and to Italian-speakers it still does. This city was once part of the Republic of Venice, which is evident from the street names in Italian to the Venetian architectural flourishes, such as the bell tower that crowns the town. This laid-back spot 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.

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Rovinj

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

Local Flavors

Suggestion to explore on your own

Looking to get into the true local spirit of Rovinj? At the city market square you can find fresh fruit and vegetable from local producers, as well as some Istrian specialties: olive oil, truffles, herbs, asparagus and local brandy. There is also a fish market, butcher’s shop and bakery there, having fresh goods daily. The best time to visit the market is early in the morning when locals are buying their vegetables and fruits for the day, and the cooks from the restaurants are searching for the best ingredients. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the colorful place, talk with the locals and buy some fresh ingredients. You will take great photos and have a wonderful time.

Local Flavors

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Rovinj

Rovinj Private Walking Tour

Rovinj Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This morning you’ll be getting the lay of the land in Rovinj on a 1 hour and 45 minutes private walking tour 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. The church is a stunning example of Baroque architecture and dominates Rovinj’s Old Town, as it is sits atop its hill. Inside you’ll see the preserved body of St. Euphemia from the 6th century. This tour will introduce you to the rich history of Rovinj and all of Istria, as well as Italy’s influence on the region.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 1 hour 45 minutes

Istria Private Tour

Experience Istria

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Istria is a region of romance and myth, as well as an impressive countryside and clearly deep history. In order to experience the best of Istria, you’ve got to get outside of Rovinj. From the hills to the coasts you’ll see the best of the region and you shouldn't miss an opportunity to taste some of the delicious local cuisine. If you decide to take the private tour of the region, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation and drive you through Istria, and your guide will offer some suggestions so you can customize your sightseeing. You can also rent a car and explore on your own or even have us book a guide to ride with you in a rental for a day.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 8 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Plitvice by Rental Car

Today we suggest an early start. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Plitvice Lakes National Park is about 4 hours away and you will want to arrive there by lunchtime so you can spend your whole afternoon exploring this magnificent natural wonder. Entrance fees to the national park must be booked online at least two days in advance. If you're looking for somewhere to stop along the way, then we would suggest an early lunch in the seaside town of Opatija, it has a style quite different to Rovinj, with a Vienna-on-the-Sea vibe.

Plitvice by Car Rental
We also offer the following excursions in Rovinj

Adventure Truffle Hunting Private Tour
Light4 hours
Curious Wines of Rovinj Private Tour
Easy6 hours
Glavani Adventure Park Private Tour (Kids Adventure Park)
Light8 hours
Sailing at Sunset Private Experience
Easy2 hours

1 Night in Plitvice

1 Night in Plitvice

2 days in Plitvice
2 days in Plitvice

1 Night in Plitvice

The Plitvice Lakes are one of the most beautiful natural settings in Croatia. The national park has been a UNESCO 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 and waterfalls themselves stretch across five miles. This is nature at its most untouched!

The Plitvice Lakes are one of the most beautiful natural settings in Croatia. The national park has been a UNESCO 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 and waterfalls themselves stretch across five miles. This is nature at its most untouched!

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Plitvice

Have a leisurely drive from Rovinj to take in the sights along the way. We'll advise you on how best to reach your Plitvice accommodation and with a later afternoon arrival you'll be perfectly timed to check in and relax.

An Active Day in the Park

Suggestion to explore on your own

In the mood for some running or hiking? If your answer is "yes," Plitvice is the perfect place for you. With its exceptional natural beauty, this area has always attracted active nature lovers. Once you enter the park we assure you that you will want to explore every part of this amazing place. Use the opportunity to reconnect with nature in Croatia's first national park. Put on some comfortable clothes and footwear and explore one of the four hiking trails or seven different walking routes in the park.

An Active Day in the Park

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Split by Rental Car

The direct journey time is a little under three hours but there are some interesting stops on your way from Plitvice to Split today. Our first suggestion would be to stop and visit Zadar, a town that's famous for its unique sea organ. The town of Sibenik is also close to the route and a quick detour to visit the UNESCO-listed cathedral might entice you. The other stop we recommend is Krka National Park, another waterfall-rich park on the way to Split. If you make any of these stops you will probably arrive in Split in the later afternoon, a perfect time to check in at your accommodation.

Split by Rental Car
We also offer the following excursions in Plitvice

Barac Caves Private Bike Tour
Moderate4 hours
Plitvice Lakes Private Walking Tour with Entrances Included
Moderate3 hours
Rastoke Slunj Private Walking Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes
Zeljava Airbase Private Tour
Light1 hour 40 minutes

2 Nights in Split

2 Nights in Split

3 days in Split
3 days in Split

2 Nights in Split

The Roman Emperor Diocletian made Split his home in the 4th Century AD, building 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 its ancient walls. These days there is an embankment in front of Diocletian's palace but the water used to go right up to the main 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 is 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's port. If you base yourself in Split for a few days, you will find it is also perfect located for visits to some of Croatia's most stunning national parks.

The Roman Emperor Diocletian made Split his home in the 4th Century AD, building 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 its ancient walls. These days there is an embankment in front of Diocletian's palace but the water used to go right up to the main 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 is 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's port. If you base yourself in Split for a few days, you will find it is also perfect located for visits to some of Croatia's most stunning national parks.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Split

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.

The Right Place for Ancient Times

Suggestion to explore on your own

The best way to get to start out in Split is to spend time on the former grounds of Diocletian's Palace. Visit Peristil, the palace's main square, sit on its ancient stairs and just enjoy the remarkable view. Or take a seat at a cafe on the square to order a glass of local wine and take it easy. If you need to stretch your legs, head on a pleasant walk on West Coast and enjoy light sea breeze and amazing view of the main Riva promenade and the Palace. Take your pick among the area's many bars for a delicious cocktail!

The Right Place for Ancient Times

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Split

Split Private Walking Tour

Split Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

With a professional tour guide, you will be led through the UNESCO-listed 1,700-year-old Diocletian's Palace, imagining what the life of Diocletian was like within the walls of his palace. During the tour, you will see the Cathedral of St. Duje, one of the most beautiful cultural wonders on the Adriatic coast, as well as the ancient cellars, and Peristil in the center of the palace, the famous Golden Gate, and the hulking statue of Bishop Grgur Ninski. This is an excellent way to get to know Split and its fascinating history.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Split and Salona Roman Heritage Private Tour

Ancient Sights in and around Split

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

While Split has plenty to explore, don’t miss the ruins of the Roman city of Salona, now the town of Solin. There you’ll find impressive ruins and an incredible glimpse into the past, when Salona was the Roman Empire's fourth largest city. The ruins here include the arches of a 1st century aqueduct, foundations, and more, all set against a scenic mountain backdrop. It is definitely worth a visit!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 6-7 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Hvar by Ferry

It's 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 preferred departure time. We will arrange for assistance with your luggage. Duration of the ferry ride is 1 hour.

Hvar by Ferry
We also offer the following excursions in Split

Bike, Beer and Poljud Stadium Small Group Tour
Moderate3-4 hours
Blue Cave and Hvar Island Group Speedboat Tour
Light10 hours
Blue Lagoon and Trogir Small Group Tour
Light4 hours and 30 minutes
Chef's Table Private Food Experience
Easy2 hours

2 Nights in Hvar

2 Nights in Hvar

3 days in Hvar
3 days in Hvar

2 Nights in 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, 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 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, warm 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 Hvar's many hills, or go offroad with a local guide. This is a relaxing destination with warm locals. It’s an ideal summer vacation spot.

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, 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 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, warm 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 Hvar's many hills, or go offroad with a local guide. This is a relaxing destination with warm locals. It’s an ideal summer vacation spot.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Hvar

When you arrive in the port of Hvar town, you will be met at the closest pick up point and brought to your accommodation.

Hvar Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

The Tastes of Hvar

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The people of Hvar have made the most of Hvar's warm, sunny climate for centuries, cultivating excellent wine. Today, wines from Hvar are some of the finest in Croatia, often garnering top honors at international wine competitions. Today we recommend getting a taste of the local wine culture, with a fully guided four-hour wine tasting tour. The tour is designed to be informative, and above all, fun. If you are not interested in a tour, we recommend lunch in town at Konoba Dalmatino where you will get a taste of great local food and wine.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Hvar

Vis Blue Cave Group Speedboat Tour

Vis Blue Cave Group Speedboat Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This tour is a great way to experience life on the Adriatic. Your tour starts from the Hvar port and from there you will first be taken to the islet of Bisevo, the location of the gorgeous Blue Cave, which is stunning. You'll continue to Stiniva, beautiful bay on Vis Island. There will be time for strolling around and enjoying the Adriatic Sea. On the return trip you'll stop for a swim along the Pakleni islands.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Dubrovnik by Ferry

It is time to visit Dubrovnik, the city on the sea that you've heard so much about. Your representative will provide tickets to the morning ferry, meaning you'll arrive in Dubrovnik in time to enjoy most of the afternoon in the city. Duration of the drive is about 3,5 hours.

This ferry service is the fastest and most convenient way to get to Dubrovnik but if you would prefer taking the opportunity to see some sights along the way, for additional fee there's an option of going first to Split by ferry and taking a private transfer from there. If you choose, you can stop along the way, perhaps to explore Ston, the oyster capital of Croatia, or the city of Mostar in Bosnia. Please note that this is a full day transfer.

Dubrovnik by Ferry
We also offer the following excursions in Hvar

Brac Island Private Tour
Light7 hours
Half Day Kayaking Small Group Tour
Moderate4 hours
Hvar Hiking Private Tour
Strenuous3-5 hours
Hvar Island XL Private Tour
Light6 - 7 hours

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

4 days in Dubrovnik
4 days in Dubrovnik

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and ancient traditions. Marble-smooth 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.

Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and ancient traditions. Marble-smooth 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.

Day 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Dubrovnik

Upon your arrival to the Dubrovnik port, our driver will wait for you and take you to your accommodations. The drive from the port to the city takes about 20 minutes.

Night and the City

Suggestion to explore on your own

Discover the beauty of Dubrovnik while strolling down the cobbled streets and have a drink on the main street where you can simply sit back and observe the world bustling around you. Head to the beloved local spot, Gradska Kavana, and you'll instantly feel like you've entered a living piece of history. It is a must-visit spot for anyone wanting to soak up the city's authentic vibe. And then there's the secret garden M'arden – a hidden gem nestled within the ancient city walls. It's the kind of place that whispers tranquility, inviting you to escape the hustle and bustle. As the night falls, the garden transforms into a magical retreat, making it a perfect spot for those seeking a peaceful and enchanting experience. For a different perspective, venture to the famous Buza Bar. With a name translating to "Hole in the Wall," Buza is not just a great bar but a lovely location, offering breathtaking views of incredible scenery at sunset. These three places, each with its unique charm, capture the essence of Dubrovnik in ways that words can only begin to describe.

Night and the City

Day 11

Day 11 - Your First Full Day in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour

Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Enjoy a private walking tour into the historic heart of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Visit city’s major landmarks and hear stories of how Dubrovnik became one of the world’s most prosperous and advanced maritime republics. A walking tour of Old Town will take you to its elegant main street and most of its most important sights. This is the perfect way to get oriented in the Old Town, and will give you the best insight into the rich history of Dubrovnik.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour and 30 minutes

Post-Tour Delights: City Walls, Cable Car, and Lokrum Island

Suggestion to explore on your own

Keep the Dubrovnik magic alive after your tour by hopping on the cable car to Mount Srd'. Just head out of the city through the Buza Gate, and you'll find the cable car station. The views from up there are absolutely stunning. Once you're back down, wander over to the city walls for a unique peek into Dubrovnik's history and stunning architecture. Don't forget to climb Minceta Tower for a panoramic view that complements the beauty seen from the cable car. And if you're still craving different perspectives, why not hop on a boat from the Old Town harbor to Lokrum Island? It's just ten minutes away and is like a peaceful nature escape with peacocks, old monastery spots, and a gorgeous botanical garden surrounded by pine, cypress, and olive trees. A perfect way to wrap up your day in Dubrovnik!

Post-Tour Delights: City Walls, Cable Car, and Lokrum Island

Eat Like a Local

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

As Paul Prudhomme said - "You don't need a silver fork to eat good food". This is especially clear in Dubrovnik, where you don't have to go to a fancy restaurant to have a great meal. Experience something completely different while in Dubrovnik. Join us for a dinner in Marija's home and eat as locals do or go to Konavle region and enjoy a cooking class with an authentic family, we are sure you will enjoy either experience.

Eat and Meet with Locals Group Dinner

Eat and Meet with Locals Group Dinner

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Looking for a unique dining experience in Dubrovnik? The best and the most authentic meal you can have in Dubrovnik is definitely with a local family. We'll secure you a spot for a Dalmatian dinner experience with Marija, an expert home cook whose cooking and food knowledge was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic. Indulge in an enchanted evening of learning about real Dubrovnik and Dalmatian cuisine. Marija will prepare a multi-course meal with a local highlight, peka - a traditional style of cooking usually translated as "under the bell" and accompanied with great local wines. Our marketing director, a gourmand, described this as the best meal he's ever eaten in Croatia. Find out why!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Small Group Cooking Class at Konavle Farmhouse with a Local Family

Small Group Cooking Class at Konavle Farmhouse with a Local Family

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

A cooking class in Konavle, the rugged region between Dubrovnik and Montenegro, is a great experience for those who want to learn how to prepare traditional meals. Apart from Croatia’s hospitality and beautiful scenery, gastronomy is the one of the country's main draws. We encourage you to come and taste traditional Croatian dishes, after having fun learning to cook them!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Your Second Full Day in Dubrovnik

Oysters & Wine Tasting Half-Day Group Experience

Oysters & Wine Tasting Half-Day Group Experience

Included in your vacation package price.

You'll have a great time on this special half-day tour. In the ancient town of Ston you'll get to see how they've been cultivating oysters and salt from the sea for thousands of years. You won't just look because you'll also get to taste the local delicacies, along with wine, cheese and olive oil. It's a tasty excursion!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 5 hours

Dubrovnik From a Different Perspective

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Explore Dubrovnik's charm from a fresh perspective on a guided sea kayaking adventure, departing from the town's port. Paddle past ancient walls, discover hidden caves, and enjoy secret coves, all with kayaks equipped with waterproof chambers, ensuring your camera stays dry! Capture the beauty of this Croatian gem from the water, creating lasting memories of an unforgettable coastal exploration. Whether you pick for the regular sea kayaking tour, paddling past ancient walls and discovering hidden caves, or choose the extended journey to explore the enchanting island of Lokrum, both options promise to create lasting memories.

Sea Kayaking Group Tour

Sea Kayaking Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Get ready for a unique kayaking experience that will show you the city as you've never seen it before. Near the port, you'll start an unforgettable journey, paddling through the blue waters. Experienced tour guide will lead the way as you explore the coast and hear interesting stories about the maritime history of Dubrovnik. The views will be breathtaking and you'll also have a chance to see hidden caves and secret coves, along with local wildlife. Your kayak is equipped with a water-tight barrel so you don't need to worry about your valuables or camera getting wet!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Kayaking and Lokrum Island Visit - Half-Day Group Tour

Kayaking and Lokrum Island Visit - Half-Day Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

See Dubrovnik and paradisiacal Lokrum Island from a new angle, with the help of a private guide and your own sea kayak. No experience is required, and the kayaks are equipped with waterproof chambers so you don't need to worry about soaking your camera! You'll leave the town's port, getting a scenic perspective of the historic city walls as you paddle past. Soon you'll arrive at a hidden Betina Cave, an excellent opportunity for swimming and snorkeling. After the cave, you will arrive to Lokrum island where lunch will be provided at the beautiful Lacroma, a restaurant in Lokrum's peaceful center. Strolling around, you can visit the island's botanical garden (with its 500 types of plants), museum, Game of Thrones center, and much more. With no residents or cars, the island is always calm and quiet, save for the cicadas and peacocks!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

Day 13

Day 13 - Departure Day

A driver will pick you up at your Dubrovnik accommodation and drop you off at the airport for your departing flight. Duration of the drive is about 30 minutes.

We also offer the following excursions in Dubrovnik

Adventure Park Visit and Zip Line Private Experience (Suitable for Kids)
Moderate4 hours
Break of Yugoslavia Private Walking Tour
Light1 hour and 30 minutes
Countryside Olive Grove Group Experience
Light3 hours
Cycling in Konavle Valley Private Tour
Strenuous3 hours and 30 minutes

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Zagreb

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Zagreb Airport Transfer
Zagreb Private Walking Tour
4 day rental car be delivered in Zagreb and returned in Split

Rovinj

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Rovinj Private Walking Tour

Plitvice

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)

Split

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Split Private Walking Tour
Luggage Assistance in Split
Split - Hvar Ferry

Hvar

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Hvar Port Transfer
Vis Blue Cave Group Speedboat Tour
Hvar Port Transfer
Hvar - Dubrovnik Ferry

Dubrovnik

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Dubrovnik Port Transfer
Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour
Oysters & Wine Tasting Half-Day Group Experience
Dubrovnik Airport Departure Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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