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Folklore & Tradition in Croatia

Dive into the folklore, traditions, and gastronomic heritage of Croatia. A small country situated on the crossroads between East and West, between Central Europe and the Mediterranean, Croatia absorbed the diversity of mighty neighboring countries for many centuries, at the same time strongly shaping its own specific cultural identity. Our Folklore and Traditions in Croatia itinerary is rich in varied and authentic activities, including multiple themed tours to enjoy the best of each region. Historical Dubrovnik and its surroundings will leave you breathless. Marco Polo’s storied hometown Korcula was once part of the Venetian empire. Quiet Brac Island and charming Trogir will beguile you. Urban Zadar and finally the capital Zagreb are must-visit destinations too, especially if you are not visiting Croatia for the first time.

The services that we include as a part of our comprehensive travel package include small and boutique accommodation where possible, city tours, gastronomy, and other themed tours, a combination of public boat transportation to private car transfers, enabling you safe and comfortable traveling. All public ferry tickets will be secured and delivered by JayWay local staff so that you can easily enjoy your hassle-free vacation, with helpful drivers to meet you at each stop.

In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. 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 additional 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 your arrival, we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact 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 first-hand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.

Route for Dubrovnik, Korcula, Bol, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Zagreb tour

2 Nights in Dubrovnik

2 Nights in Dubrovnik

3 days in Dubrovnik
3 days in Dubrovnik

2 Nights in Dubrovnik

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

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

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Dubrovnik

After your flight arrives in Dubrovnik, we will have someone meet you at the airport and bring you to your accommodations.

Folklore Evening

Suggestion to explore on your own

If you are in Dubrovnik on Tuesday or Friday during the summer, make sure to visit Lindjo folklore ensemble performance in Lazareti, complex on the eastern entrance of the Old town. Established in 1964. this ensemble testifies to the rich cultural and folk heritage of Croatia. Nowadays, Linđo performances are major and unmissable cultural events in Dubrovnik, while the Linđo Ensemble has become a symbol of the City. Tickets for the concert can be bought at the entrance before the show.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour

Explore Dubrovnik's Center on Foot

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be exploring the elegant main streets and picturesque paths of Dubrovnik, with your own personal guide. This truly is one of the most beautiful medieval cities on the Adriatic. A walking tour of Old Town will take you to its elegant main street and most of its most important sights: The Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio’s Fountains, Sponza Palace, Orlando’s Column, the City Bell Tower, the Church of St. Blaise (the city’s patron saint), and Rector’s Palace, the seat of the Republic, and the Cathedral. This is the perfect orientational tour of the Old town and will give you the best insight into the rich history of Dubrovnik. You’ll learn what there is to see and do in Dubrovnik and how to get around.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Konavle Farmhouse Private Cooking Class with Boat Ride

Konavle Farmhouse Private Cooking Class with Boat Ride Included

Included in your vacation package price.

Take a short scenic boat ride to picturesque but not busy Cavtat town. Take a stroll or have a coffee break there on your own before being picked up by your host and taken for the cooking class at the nearby family estate in the Konavle region. Konavle is known for its hospitality, and the family you’ll meet are exemplars, who will show you around their farm, and plan a menu with you, based on your interests, and the ingredients in season. You’ll pick ingredients and meet the farm’s animals (with the opportunity to milk some, too!) The menu generally includes an aperitif, homemade grappa, appetizers, entrees based on veal, pork, or mutton, seasonal fruits and salad, coffee, wine, and crepes with homemade marmalade.

As the food you’ve prepared cooks, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting, and hear family stories going back 500 years. Naturally, one of the highlights of this cooking class is trying the delicious dishes you’ve made yourself, along with your local hosts. Once your dinner finishes, you'll be taken to your accommodation in Dubrovnik.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Korcula by Private Car

Today a private driver will bring you to lovely Korcula. You'll depart in the morning based on your time preference and the driver will pick you up at your Dubrovnik accommodation. You'll enjoy the lovely drive up the scenic Dalmatian coast and across the Peljesac peninsula to Orebic from where you will have a short ferry ride to the island of Korcula. Along the way you will make a stop to sample some of Croatia's best wines and to take a small boat trip combined with oyster tasting around Ston, the oyster capital of Croatia.

Korcula by Private Transfer with stop for Oyster and Wine Tasting

2 Nights in Korcula

2 Nights in Korcula

3 days in Korcula
3 days in Korcula

2 Nights in Korcula

One of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean, Korcula is instantly recognizable from its red-roofed houses and stunning walled-in Old Town, which juts out into the sea. Two of the biggest attractions are the Cathedral of St. Marco and Marco Polo's original home. One of the greenest islands on the Adriatic, Korcula is poised on the edge of nature on both sides, with rolling hills for hiking and biking behind it, and incredible beaches along the coast. This is the ideal stopover between Dubrovnik and Hvar, and is a pleasant destination for a several-day stay. The island produces some of the region’s finest white wines. Just a brief ferry ride away, the neighboring Peljesac peninsula produces amazing red wines. Mljet, a stunning lake with an island complete with its own monastery, is one of the most impressive day trips from Korcula. You can also take the opportunity to go fishing in the alluring blue waters off the coast, or explore the nearby islands by boat. One of the most unique activities in Korcula is Moreska, an incredible combat dance performance performed by knights with swords. But even if you stay in town, there’s plenty to see. Korcula has a long, varied history going back to the ancient Greeks. The local cultural museums are the best way to get in touch with the past here, even as you enjoy the best Korcula has to offer today.

One of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean, Korcula is instantly recognizable from its red-roofed houses and stunning walled-in Old Town, which juts out into the sea. Two of the biggest attractions are the Cathedral of St. Marco and Marco Polo's original home. One of the greenest islands on the Adriatic, Korcula is poised on the edge of nature on both sides, with rolling hills for hiking and biking behind it, and incredible beaches along the coast. This is the ideal stopover between Dubrovnik and Hvar, and is a pleasant destination for a several-day stay. The island produces some of the region’s finest white wines. Just a brief ferry ride away, the neighboring Peljesac peninsula produces amazing red wines. Mljet, a stunning lake with an island complete with its own monastery, is one of the most impressive day trips from Korcula. You can also take the opportunity to go fishing in the alluring blue waters off the coast, or explore the nearby islands by boat. One of the most unique activities in Korcula is Moreska, an incredible combat dance performance performed by knights with swords. But even if you stay in town, there’s plenty to see. Korcula has a long, varied history going back to the ancient Greeks. The local cultural museums are the best way to get in touch with the past here, even as you enjoy the best Korcula has to offer today.

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Korcula

When you arrive in Korcula, you'll be brought directly to your accommodation.

Moreska Traditional Sword Dance

Suggestion to explore on your own

If you’re on Korcula on a Monday or Thursday evening from June to September, you’ll have the chance to witness one of the more unique aspects of local culture, Moreska Sword Dancing, at the open air stage on the edge of the Old Town. Originating in Spain in the 12th century to commemorate the conflict between the Moors and the Christians, this is a unique and graceful dance of costumed participants brandishing ceremonial swords accompanied by traditional music. You’ve never seen anything like it! For more information, check out this article.


suggestion: If you’re visiting Korcula during summer you might have the unique opportunity to witness one of the most unique aspects of local culture - Moreska Sword Dancing - at the open air stage on the edge of the Old Town. Originating in Spain in the 12th century to commemorate the conflict between the Moors and the Christians, this is a unique and graceful dance of costumed participants brandishing ceremonial swords accompanied by traditional music. You’ve never seen anything like it! In Dalmatia its popularity was linked with the struggles against Ottoman Empire, above all with the victory over a Battle of Lepanto, the first major Ottoman defeat by the Christian powers, which ended the myth of Ottoman naval invincibility. Although the dance was performed in many Mediterranean towns through the 19th century, now it is only performed in Korcula. Performances are held from mid-May to mid-October on Thursdays at 9 PM. In July and August, an additional performance is held Mondays at 9 PM.

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Korcula

Korcula Town Experience Private Tour

Korcula City Experience Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Book this tour if you want to find out everything about Korcula's history from Greek and Roman times, through the Venetian period until the present. Walking through the city of Marco Polo, you will see that Korcula's Old Town is one of the most attractive medieval cities in the Mediterranean, preserved as a unique jewel preciously carved by local stonemasons and artists. At the end of the walking tour your guide will take you to Cukarin pastry shop for the home made local pastry tasting and to Coral shop Irena for the presentation of corals - jewelry very typical for this part of Dalmatia.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Bol by Ferry

Today you will be traveling from Korcula to Brac island. We will arrange port transfer and direct ferry tickets. The navigation from Korcula to Brac island takes around 2h.

Bol by Ferry

2 Nights in Bol

2 Nights in Bol

3 days in Bol
3 days in Bol

2 Nights in Bol

The oldest settlement in Croatia, Bol sits in perfect solitude on the southern coast of the Croatian island of Brac. This scenic village is found at the foot of Mt. Vidova, the highest point on any Adriatic island. The mountain, with its cliffs and lookout points, is perfect for hiking. But there are many other ways to stay active as you explore the region. You could go swimming, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, or biking. There are several must-see beaches here, and perhaps the most impressive is Golden Horn beach (Zlatni Rat in Croatian), just west of Bol. A thin strip of sand extending nearly half a kilometer into the sea, it's ideal for sunbathing and swimming. Above all, there's a feeling of peace and openness here. You can enjoy a relaxing, meditative stay among the beauties of nature, or keep as active as you like. Anywhere you go on Brac is picturesque.

The oldest settlement in Croatia, Bol sits in perfect solitude on the southern coast of the Croatian island of Brac. This scenic village is found at the foot of Mt. Vidova, the highest point on any Adriatic island. The mountain, with its cliffs and lookout points, is perfect for hiking. But there are many other ways to stay active as you explore the region. You could go swimming, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, or biking. There are several must-see beaches here, and perhaps the most impressive is Golden Horn beach (Zlatni Rat in Croatian), just west of Bol. A thin strip of sand extending nearly half a kilometer into the sea, it's ideal for sunbathing and swimming. Above all, there's a feeling of peace and openness here. You can enjoy a relaxing, meditative stay among the beauties of nature, or keep as active as you like. Anywhere you go on Brac is picturesque.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Bol

Upon arrival to Bol we will arrange for a private driver to welcome you and take you directly to your accommodation.

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Bol

Brac Private Tour

Discover Island Brac Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Don't miss the opportunity to discover the best Brac has to offer! On this private tour you will visit village Pucisca and the only stonemason school in this part of Europe. After driving along the north side of the island and passing by olive groves and stone mounds you will visit Skrip, the oldest settlement on the island of Brač. There you'll visit scenic viewpoint and remains of iliric city walls before going to the local museum where you can enter in a roman mausoleum and see remains of prehistoric animals from this region. Next attraction is Olive oil museum where you'll learn all about oil producing and also enjoy homemade lunch. Stopping on Vidova gora, the highest mountain of all Adriatic islands will offer you a spectacular view. Last but not the least, beach time to enjoy Zlatni Rat - Golden Horn beach in Bol.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 5 hours 30 minutes

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Trogir by Ferry, via Split

Today you are going to Split. You will be picked up in your accommodation and driven to the port on time to catch your ferry.

Split By Ferry

Day Stop in Split

Day Stop in Split

1 days in Split
1 days in Split

Day Stop 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 7 - Day Stop in Split

Day 7 - Day Stop in Split

If you haven't seen Split before, instead of heading straight to Trogir, you can store your bags at a left-luggage facility close to the port and spend a couple hours exploring the Old Town of Split or choose to leave immediately. Whichever you choose, a driver will meet you at the pre-arranged time and take you to the old walled town of Trogir about 30 minutes away.

Trogir by Private Car from Port

1 Night in Trogir

1 Night in Trogir

2 days in Trogir
2 days in Trogir

1 Night in Trogir

History, culture, and architecture come together in the oldest part of Trogir, an island encompassed by city walls. With a history stretching back more than 2,300 years, there’s something ancient everywhere you look. You’ll see traces of Roman, Greek, and Venetian art and design here as you wander the quaint streets and narrow alleyways. Combine this charm with the beaches and lush green hills that surround Trogir, and you’ve got a perfect vacation destination. You’ll love relaxing as you explore the city and enjoy day trips to national parks, wineries, and beautiful coastal towns. There’s much to do in and around Trogir, and the activities perfectly balance the city and the lovely beaches of nearby Ciovo. After learning more about the history of the city and seeing its most impressive sites with a local guide, you can enjoy fine Croatian cuisine at the city’s best restaurant. From fresh seafood to grilled specialities, Croatian cooking is always robust and full of flavor. Trogir is situated near some of Croatia’s most pristine national parks. The UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes are breathtaking, with emerald water and natural wonders. When you’re ready to venture further afield, you’ll also want to visit the Sibenik and Krka waterfalls, a full-day trip that will have you relaxing in an Edenic setting. This is a wonderful place to unwind.

History, culture, and architecture come together in the oldest part of Trogir, an island encompassed by city walls. With a history stretching back more than 2,300 years, there’s something ancient everywhere you look. You’ll see traces of Roman, Greek, and Venetian art and design here as you wander the quaint streets and narrow alleyways. Combine this charm with the beaches and lush green hills that surround Trogir, and you’ve got a perfect vacation destination. You’ll love relaxing as you explore the city and enjoy day trips to national parks, wineries, and beautiful coastal towns. There’s much to do in and around Trogir, and the activities perfectly balance the city and the lovely beaches of nearby Ciovo. After learning more about the history of the city and seeing its most impressive sites with a local guide, you can enjoy fine Croatian cuisine at the city’s best restaurant. From fresh seafood to grilled specialities, Croatian cooking is always robust and full of flavor. Trogir is situated near some of Croatia’s most pristine national parks. The UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes are breathtaking, with emerald water and natural wonders. When you’re ready to venture further afield, you’ll also want to visit the Sibenik and Krka waterfalls, a full-day trip that will have you relaxing in an Edenic setting. This is a wonderful place to unwind.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Trogir

Your driver will bring you directly to your city center accommodation upon arrival in Trogir.

Trogir City Experience Private Tour

Trogir City Experience Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

On this tour, your private guide will first introduce you to the stories and facts surrounding the UNESCO-protected island town of Trogir. Greek, Roman, and Venetian history all come together in a small area, making the town one of the most interesting historic oases on the Adriatic. You'll see the masterpieces of local sculptors, The Cathedral of St Lawrence, city walls, palaces, fortifications which are just some of the things that will impress you through the streets of this picturesque town in the heart of Dalmatia. When you are finished with walking tour, we prepared wine tasting and traditional Dalmatian plata light lunch for you at restaurant Dionis. Enjoy!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Zadar by Private Transfer

Today you will travel from Trogir to Zadar. En route you'll visit Krka Waterfalls and the historic town of Šibenik. The journey to Krka takes about 45 minutes. At Krka National Park, you'll have free time to explore the magnificent waterfalls on your own. Entrance tickets for Krka National Park are included in the price. After visiting Krka, you will continue to Šibenik. On arrival, we will arrange for a local guide to welcome you and give you a 30 minute tour of this amazing UNESCO protected city. After the visit, you will have 1.5 hours of free time before heading to Zadar. The duration of the transfer from Šibenik to Zadar is one hour.

Zadar by Private Transfer with Sibenik and Krka Waterfalls Stops
We also offer the following excursions in Trogir

Blue Cave and Hvar Island Group Speedboat Tour
Moderate10 - 11 hours
Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Group Tour
Moderate10 hours
Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Private Day Trip
Moderate8 hours
Plitvice Lakes Group Tour
Moderate12 hours

2 Nights in Zadar

2 Nights in Zadar

3 days in Zadar
3 days in Zadar

2 Nights in Zadar

Zadar might lack the big name glitz of Split down the coast, but this bustling university city's peninsular Old Town also dates back to Roman times. The central forum and original city gates set the tone. The marbled limestone of the main street, Kalelarga, echoes Dubrovnik's Stradun, but Zadar is very much its own city, as evidenced by installations like the wave-powered Sea Organ and the showy Greeting to the Sun. When in Zadar, be sure to find a vantage point along the Riva (waterfront) to admire what Hitchcock considered "the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West...applauded at every evening". As well as exploring the historic sites of Zadar's Old Town, there's plenty to do in the region. The Plitvice, Krka, Paklenica, and Kornati Islands National Parks are all within easy reach for day trips, either with an organized group, private guide, or on your own by rental car. If you want to spend a little time on the beach, there are several sandy beaches in the area, a relative rarity in Croatia, including the Nin lagoon, which is often regarded Croatia's most beautiful beach.

Zadar might lack the big name glitz of Split down the coast, but this bustling university city's peninsular Old Town also dates back to Roman times. The central forum and original city gates set the tone. The marbled limestone of the main street, Kalelarga, echoes Dubrovnik's Stradun, but Zadar is very much its own city, as evidenced by installations like the wave-powered Sea Organ and the showy Greeting to the Sun. When in Zadar, be sure to find a vantage point along the Riva (waterfront) to admire what Hitchcock considered "the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West...applauded at every evening". As well as exploring the historic sites of Zadar's Old Town, there's plenty to do in the region. The Plitvice, Krka, Paklenica, and Kornati Islands National Parks are all within easy reach for day trips, either with an organized group, private guide, or on your own by rental car. If you want to spend a little time on the beach, there are several sandy beaches in the area, a relative rarity in Croatia, including the Nin lagoon, which is often regarded Croatia's most beautiful beach.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Zadar

When you arrive in Zadar your driver will bring you straight to your accommodation.

Sunset Promenade

Suggestion to explore on your own

Zadar is the city where you can watch the best sunset in Croatia, and certainly one of the world’s most atmospheric. Take a walk on a long seafront with an amazing view and enjoy the sounds of the Sea Organ - a unique art installation where waves flowing into holes produce a special melody.

Sunset Promenade

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Zadar

Authentic Treasures of Pag Private Tour

Authentic Treasures of Pag Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This full-day tour gives you a chance to get out of the city to explore an island paradise. Pag is home to beautiful lace-making, cheese manufacturers, and some of the oldest olive trees in the world. You'll experience them all with an expert guide. This is a great way to see a different part of Croatia and it might just be a highlight of your holiday.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 7 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Zagreb by Private Transfer

Today you will depart Zadar in order to discover the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. We will arrange for a private driver to pick you up at your accommodation. The direct drive takes around 3 hours but on your way we suggest to make a stop at the Plitvice Lakes National Park. This stop can be arranged at additional fee.

By Private Transfer to Zagreb

1 Night in Zagreb

1 Night in Zagreb

2 days in Zagreb
2 days in Zagreb

1 Night 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 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Zagreb

Your driver will bring you straight to your accommodation upon arriving in Zagreb.

Zagreb City Private Tour with Traditional Strukli Tasting

Zagreb City Private Tour with Traditional Strukli Tasting

Included in your vacation package price.

The Zagreb walking tour usually starts from Zagreb's main square – Ban Jelačić Square, named after out 19th-century viceroy and national hero, Josip Jelačić Bužimski. The tour continues with the visit of Kaptol and Gradec, two historic settlements from which Zagreb, as a capital city developed. While visiting Kaptol, you will not only learn about the biggest cathedral in Croatia, but you will also get a chance to discover our picturesque farmer's market Dolac. After crossing the border between two hills/settlements, today the loveliest walking street in Zagreb – Tkalčićeva street, you will climb up to Gradec and enter the old city core through the only preserved medieval gate, the Stone Gate. In Gradec you will get a chance to see the center of Croatia's political power, Parliament and Government buildings, as well as St. Mark's Church with its famous colored roof, baroque church of St. Catherine, pass by two very interesting and unique museum (Croatian Museum of Naive Art and Museum of broken relationships) and 13th-century Lotrščak tower. To get to the final point of the tour, there is an option to use Zagreb's Funicular, originally built in 1890 and known as the shortest funicular in Europe. The tour continues with a visit to a small restaurant for traditional dish Strukli tasting. You will have a chance to choose between several options. Although the classic cheese edition occupies center stage, they have sweet (walnuts and honey, apple and cinnamon, blueberries, etc.) and salty versions (truffle, pumpkin seeds, roasted pepper, etc.). They also conduct regular experiments (cheese and nettle, cheese and poppy seeds, cheese and chili peppers, cheese and chocolate etc.) to demonstrate how much potential the basic štrukli concept has.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 11

Day 11 - Departure Day

We'll arrange for a transfer from your accommodation to Zagreb's airport.

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.

Dubrovnik

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Dubrovnik Airport Arrival Transfer
Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour
Konavle Farmhouse Private Cooking Class with Boat Ride Included
Dubrovnik - Korcula Private Transfer with Oysters and Wine Tasting

Korcula

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Korcula City Experience Private Tour
Korcula Port Transfer
Korcula - Bol Ferry

Bol

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bol Port Transfer
Discover Island Brac Private Tour
Bol Port Transfer
Bol - Split Ferry

Split

Split Port/Bus Station - Trogir Transfer

Trogir

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Trogir City Experience Private Tour
Trogir - Zadar Private Transfer with a Stop in Sibenik and Krka

Zadar

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Authentic Treasures of Pag Private Tour
Zadar - Zagreb Private Transfer

Zagreb

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Zagreb City Private Tour with Traditional Strukli Tasting
Zagreb Airport Transfer
The 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
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
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.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

5.0 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Carol & Tom

Carol & Tom

Minnesota

We can't recommend JayWay Travel highly enough! Their years of travel experience and a la carte approach to planning allowed us to avoid large tour groups and travel independently with confidence, choosing where we wanted to go and when! Their expertise and support both before and during our trip made every aspect of our trip to Croatia and Slovenia go perfectly! It was a dream trip!!

We can't recommend JayWay Travel highly enough! Their years of travel experience and a la carte approach to planning allowed us to avoid large tour groups and travel independently with confidence, choosing where we wanted to go and when! Their expertise and support both before and during our trip made every aspect of our trip to Croatia and Slovenia go perfectly! It was a dream trip!!

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Split, Sailing, Trogir, Zadar, Plitvice, Rovinj, Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Split, Sailing, Trogir, Zadar, Plitvice, Rovinj, Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Angie, Angela, Janice & Lora

Angie, Angela, Janice & Lora

Tennessee

Thorough, great planning, always prompt and fun staff with great suggestions for hotels and events like wine tasting and cooking classes so you are able to immerse yourself into the culture and be a real traveler.

Thorough, great planning, always prompt and fun staff with great suggestions for hotels and events like wine tasting and cooking classes so you are able to immerse yourself into the culture and be a real traveler.

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Jill & Brigette

Jill & Brigette

New York

Stellar. Efficient. Thorough. Knowledgable. Accommodating. JayWay Travel gets the best personal city guides and will hold your hand throughout the entire journey. Best vacation ever!

Stellar. Efficient. Thorough. Knowledgable. Accommodating. JayWay Travel gets the best personal city guides and will hold your hand throughout the entire journey. Best vacation ever!

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, Zadar, Pula, Rovinj, Zagreb
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, Zadar, Pula, Rovinj, Zagreb
Rating :
5 / 5
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