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Highlights of Italy and Northern Croatia

14 Days / 13 Nights

Rome, Florence, Venice, Rovinj, Zagreb

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Combine Italy's top three destinations with some time on the 'other side' of the Adriatic. As well as Rome, Florence, and Venice, you'll spend time in Rovinj, the coastal gem of the Istrian peninsula, Croatia's Tuscany and Zagreb, Croatia's laid-back take on a classic Central European style capital. There's no better way to experience some of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. 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.

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3 Nights in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

4 days in Rome
4 days in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome

After you land at Rome's Fiumicino airport you will be met in the arrivals hall by a driver holding a sign with your name on. The journey to your accommodation in the center of Rome should take around an hour.

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

VIP Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor at Night Group Tour

Take a Twilight Tour

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

We think the ideal introduction to Rome's historic (but not ancient) center is to take a small group late afternoon walking tour.


Over the course of two and a half hours your expert guide will show you the key sights of the historic center of Rome.

The Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain are all covered.

You can also take advantage of nighttime for a more intimate tour of the Colosseum, visiting areas not usually opened to the general public, without the usual daytime crowds.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2.45 hours

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Rome

Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Hear stories of lions, gladiators & emperors on this thorough exploration of Ancient Rome. There's no waiting in line as we've included express entry at the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Your expert guide will takae you in a group of no more than 15 people for an intimate and fun tour of three of the most significant sites of Ancient Rome.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Gourmet Experiences

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There's no better way to explore Italian cuisine than by taking gourmet tours which will give you a deep cultural experience. You can learn how to make gelato and tiramisu, enjoy a luxury gourmet dinner with a wine tasting in a private cellar, or be part of a small group food crawl. Choose any of these experiences and we can guarantee you'll want more.

Guided Group Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Near the Pantheon

Guided Group Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Near the Pantheon

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This 2.5-hour tour and degustation is perfect for foodies. You'll start with an aperitif as you soak up the atmosphere. Then you'll head for dinner, enjoying sumptuous Roman specialties while you get the special treatment from the owners of the restaurant. We can't think of a better way to enjoy a Roman dinner!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2.5 hours

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Food lovers, here's your chance to experience Rome’s enchanting squares and neighborhoods while tasting your way through some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and markets, discovering the secrets of Italian cuisine. Meet your friendly, local expert food connoisseur in the city center, and get ready to stroll through a number of neighborhoods to visit the most famous food markets, groceries, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and restaurants. Taste some of the delicious food and wines the city is famous for, including pizza bianca, mortadella, gelato, and supplì. From fried artichokes or zucchini flowers in the Jewish ghetto to spices and vegetables in Campo de Fiori, you'll ignite your senses and burn some calories while you enjoy walking amongst the beauty around you.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.5 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Rome

Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour

Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Standing in the Sistine Chapel and marvelling at Michelangelo's masterpieces is a memory that will stay with you forever but to enjoy it this moment to its fullest the best way is by entering the Vatican a full hour before the general public. It'll be an early start for this VIP small group tour but totally worth it. Your guide will tell you the story of the chapel, before continuing to explore the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Tivoli, the Best of the Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Small Group Tour

Tivoli Architectural and Landscape Wonders

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

With its cool climate and plentiful springs, the town of Tivoli has been a popular retreat for Roman elites since ancient times. To get an idea of what near-limitless wealth could get you during two very different eras, we recommend visiting the town’s two UNESCO-listed villas, Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa. Occasional seat of power at the height of the Roman empire, Hadrian’s Villa housed several thousand workers amidst temples, gardens, pools, and theaters. Villa D’Este is the epitome of Renaissance architecture. Exploring its countless fountains and seemingly endless gardens is a peaceful, if awe-inspiring, experience. We offer a small group tour that takes you through the scenic countryside of Lazio to Tivoli.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Florence by Train

Today it's time to bid arriverderci to the Eternal City. You're headed to Italy's art palace, Florence. The high speed train service gets you there in just over an hour and a half. We've included standard class tickets in your package but can upgrade these to business class for an extra fee. We will also arrange for a driver to take you to Roma Termini station in plenty of time for your departing train.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Florence by Private Transfer with a stop in Orvieto

Florence by Private Transfer with a stop in Orvieto

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Rome

Colosseum and Roman Forum Private Tour
Light3 hours
Cooking Class in the Jewish District Group Tour
Easy2.5 hours
Crypts, Bones and Catacombs - Rome Group Walking Tour
Light3.5 hours
Gelato, Espresso and Tiramisu Group Walking Tour
Light2.5 hours

3 Nights in Florence

3 Nights in Florence

4 days in Florence
4 days in Florence

3 Nights in Florence

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci's works are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci's works are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Florence

Upon arriving to Florence's main station, Santa Maria Novella, we'll arrange for our driver to pick you up from the train station and take you to your centrally located accommodation.

A Different View on Florence

Suggestion to explore on your own

Enjoy a relaxing stroll through Florence city center, walk by the famous Duomo and the bell tower, Piazza della Signoria and continue to Ponte Vecchio, the famous old bridge from there you can enjoy a great view of the city on both sides of the river. End your night on a rooftop bar, Sesto on Arno is a great option, where you can enjoy your drink while admiring the city from above.

A Different View on Florence

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Florence

Florence City Private Walking Tour

Florence City Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Sometimes Florence feels like an outdoor museum. There's so much to see in every direction, it can be a little overwhelming. That's why this three-hour city walking tour is so great: in a short time you'll explore the most important bridges, alleys, medieval markets and Renaissance palaces, so you can appreciate the best of this unique city. You'll be picked up from you accommodation and your guide will lead you through the city streets.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Homemade Pasta Group Cooking Class

Cook with a Local Chef

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

What better way to get to know a region than by cooking some of its special dishes? If you're of a culinary bent or just curious about how Italian food is so tasty, we have the perfect activities for you. A small group cooking class will teach you a lot more about the local cuisine than eating in a restaurant. If you're up for something simpler, a pizza and gelato class is a perfect choice!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Florence

The Tuscan Gems - Siena, San Gimignano and the Tuscan Countryside Small Group Tour

Explore Tuscany: San Gimignano, Siena, and Tuscany

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

One of the best things about Florence is how easy it is to get into the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Unless you have your own car, a group excursion departing from Florence in the morning provides the perfect opportunity to cover a lot of ground without spending too much money. A splendid excursion recommended for those without many days to dedicate to the region includes San Gimignano, AKA the "Medieval Manhattan," thanks to its 14 towers, and splendid Siena, famed for the horse race that takes place on its main square. No visit to Tuscany is complete without a visit to a winery, where you can have lunch and taste some of the local wines.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 10 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Venice by Train

Your time in Florence has drawn to a close but there's plenty more Italian splendor ahead of you as you push north to the magnificent maritime city of Venice. We have included standard class train tickets for the high-speed train service which takes around two hours. An upgrade to a higher class is possible at an extra cost. We'll arrange for our driver to pick you up from your accommodations and take you to Florence Train Station.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Venice by Private Transfer with a stop in Modena

Venice by Private Transfer with a stop in Modena

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Florence

Best of Florence Small Group Walking Tour
Light3 hours
Buildings on the Arno Private Photo Tour
Light3-4 hours
Chianti E-bike Cycling Group Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
Moderate8.5 hours
Cinque Terre Private Day Trip
Light10 Hours

2 Nights in Venice

2 Nights in Venice

3 days in Venice
3 days in Venice

2 Nights in Venice

Venice is a legendary city with a charm and atmosphere all its own. The city was constructed on more than 100 islands connected by a series of canals, most of which are lined with gorgeous palaces, beautiful churches, and all sorts of impressive architecture. While the city isn’t huge, it is packed with pedestrian-only streets and quaint, winding alleys that will keep you exploring for days. The city is very popular with tourists year-round, so you certainly won’t be the only travelers walking through the streets with camera in hand. This being Italy, the cuisine in Venice is delicious, and we can especially recommend the Cicchetti of Venice tour. Cicchetti are Venetian tapas, and this tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most iconic eateries and its most delicious recipes. If it’s your first time in Venice, we can organize a tour to show you all the most important sites. And since no trip to the city of canals is complete without a boat ride, we offer a number of ways for you to get a new point of view of the city and its magnificent architecture. It’s easy to while away your time in Venice, discovering new secrets around every corner.

Venice is a legendary city with a charm and atmosphere all its own. The city was constructed on more than 100 islands connected by a series of canals, most of which are lined with gorgeous palaces, beautiful churches, and all sorts of impressive architecture. While the city isn’t huge, it is packed with pedestrian-only streets and quaint, winding alleys that will keep you exploring for days. The city is very popular with tourists year-round, so you certainly won’t be the only travelers walking through the streets with camera in hand. This being Italy, the cuisine in Venice is delicious, and we can especially recommend the Cicchetti of Venice tour. Cicchetti are Venetian tapas, and this tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most iconic eateries and its most delicious recipes. If it’s your first time in Venice, we can organize a tour to show you all the most important sites. And since no trip to the city of canals is complete without a boat ride, we offer a number of ways for you to get a new point of view of the city and its magnificent architecture. It’s easy to while away your time in Venice, discovering new secrets around every corner.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Venice

Start your Venetian experience off in style by arriving in a private water taxi. We'll arrange a transfer by boat from Santa Lucia train station to the closest possible point to your hotel in Venice. Please note that porter assistance from the water taxi to the hotel is not included but can be arranged at extra charge.

Welcome to Venice!

Suggestion to explore on your own

Enjoy Venice from the very start! Depending on your preference, this can be a relaxing or active time. If you are feeling a bit tired, we suggest visiting the rooftop at Fondaco dei Tedeschi for a beautiful view of the city, especially around sunset. After that, enjoy an aperitif with a view of the Grand Canal at Erbaria (Rialto), where there are many bars with outdoor seating. Finally, dinner in one of the many restaurants in the Rialto area will definitely make your first evening in Venice a perfect one. If you arrived full of energy and ready to explore, head to the Zattere area and enjoy a stroll along the canal up to Punta della Dogana, where you can admire the view of San Marco and the Grand Canal. The walk to Santa Maria della Salute church is pleasant and you can take the traghetto (a big gondola) to cross the canal.

Welcome to Venice!

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Venice

First Time in Venice Private Tour

First Time in Venice Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover Venice with this unique walking tour, which unfolds through the elegant Piazza San Marco, surrounded by the governmental buildings of the ancient Republic. You'll see the beautiful Saint Mark church, then stroll through the Castello district including the large campo Santa Maria Formosa. The square of San Giovanni e Paolo will be your next stop. Before reaching Rialto you'll pass by the Marco Polo house. From the top of the famous Rialto bridge you'll encounter all the splendours of the Grand Canal.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Art Masterpieces at Every Turn

Suggestion to explore on your own

Venice is all about art. Get lost in its narrow alleys and discover hidden pieces of art all around you: mosaics on some of the most ancient buildings, amazingly decorated facades, creative sculptures, and columns with spectacular capitals. Almost every church hosts beautiful and famous paintings, and other pieces of art. Not to be missed are the Biennale exhibitions: cinematic, dance, musical, and theatrical events take place annually. The art and architecture exhibitions that trade places every other year have been two of the world's most prestigious cultural institutions for over 120 years.

Art Masterpieces at Every Turn

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Rovinj by Private Transfer

Say goodbye to the charming waterways of Venice today, as you are off to the amazing coastal town of Rovinj. We'll arrange for a water taxi to pick you up from your accommodations in Venice and take you to Piazzale Rome where our driver to meet you and take you to Rovinj. The drive will take approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.

We also offer the following excursions in Venice

Ancient Crafts & Artisans' Workshops Tour
Light3 hours
Authentic Murano Glass Factory Tour
Light2 hours
Cortina and Dolomites Private Day Tour
Moderate8 hours
Cortina and the Dolomites Day Small Group Tour
Moderate8 Hours

3 Nights in Rovinj

3 Nights in Rovinj

4 days in Rovinj
4 days in Rovinj

3 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 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Rovinj

Your driver will take you directly to your accommodation when you arrive in Rovinj.

Rovinj Private Walking Tour

Rovinj Private Walking Tour

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

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

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Rovinj

Istria in a Day Small-Group Tour

Istria in a Day Small-Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Explore Istria's most amazing sites - the famous Motovun, surrounded by medieval walls, iconic coastal city of Poreč and a must see village- Grožnjan. Istria has it all, from Adriatic coast, hilltop towns, truffles to UNESCO spots.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 9 hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Your Second Full Day in Rovinj

Taste Istria

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

A long coastline abutting a clear blue sea, verdant nature inland, plenty of natural, historical, and cultural sights and unforgettable views from hilly villages. Yes, you're right, we're talking about Istria! One more thing which makes Istria a perfect destination is the cuisine, which reflects the geographic, historic, and climatic characteristics of the peninsula. It is based mostly on seafood, olive oil, vegetables, aromatic herbs, and very good wines. Pick one of our day tours and enjoy a fish cooking class, or even try your luck in truffle hunting.

Secrets of Fish Filleting and Grilling Private Cooking Class

Secrets of Fish Filleting and Grilling Private Cooking Class

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

The dishes you will prepare in this special cooking class reflect the seasonal best from Pula's fish market that day. You'll first learn how to easily clean and fillet fish and seafood. Then you'll start creating an amazing meal, including seafood pasta, seafood risotto, fish carpaccio, and more. If the weather allows, the wood-fired barbecue will be ready to receive the fish. In case of bad weather, don't worry, the oven and a good heavy-bottom pan can do miracles. And for your sweet tooth, you'll bake a traditional Istrian dessert paired with dark chocolate mousse prepared with extra virgin olive oil.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 8 hours and 30 minutes

Adventure Truffle Hunting Private Tour

Adventure Truffle Hunting Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

If you love truffles, you've come to the right place. Located in central Istria, Motovun Forest is a landscape rich in truffles. Your local host will introduce you to the tradition of the truffle hunt, and if you get lucky, you might find your first truffle. The experience finishes with a traditional brunch served in the most authentic ambiance in an Istrian family household.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Zagreb by Private Transfer

Today you're off to the Croatian capital! After getting picked up at your accommodations, you'll make a stop at the most famous Balkan national park, Plitvice Lakes. There, you'll have time to explore the park, with its 16 lakes and many waterfalls, before continuing on to Zagreb. The total duration of this trip is nine hours. Entrance fees and a guide are not included, but one, or both, can be added in for an additional fee.

Zagreb by Private Transfer with a Stop at Plitvice Lakes
We also offer the following excursions in Rovinj

Curious Wines of Rovinj Private Tour
Easy6 hours
Glavani Adventure Park Private Tour (Kids Adventure Park)
Light8 hours
Istria Private Tour
Easy8 hours
Sunset Sailing Private Experience
Easy2 hours

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 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Zagreb

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

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 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Zagreb

Zagreb City Private Tour with Traditional Strukli Tasting

Zagreb City Private Tour with Traditional Strukli Tasting

Included in your vacation package price.

Join this walking tour not only to visit all the main attractions and landmarks of Zagreb center and historical Upper Town but also to try one of the most popular dishes of Zagreb region - delicious strukli. When you are done with the sightseeing you will visit a small restaurant in the center of Zagreb specialised exclusively for strukli. Although the classic cheese edition occupies center stage, they have other equally tasty sweet and salty versions so you will surely make the right choice whichever you choose!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours and 30 minutes

Unique Museums

Suggestion to explore on your own

Explore numerous museums in Zagreb, each offering a unique experience. Highlights include the Museum of Broken Relationships, the currently closed Arts and Crafts Museum, the Zagreb 80s Museum, the Museum of Illusions, and more. The Museum of Broken Relationships originated as a traveling exhibition centered on unsuccessful relationships, highlighting the journey of overcoming emotional pain through creation and rebirth. The Zagreb 80s Museum provides a vivid reconstruction of everyday life in former Yugoslavia, seamlessly merging past and future, way of life and heritage, and memories and emotions in an interactive presentation. Meanwhile, at the Museum of Illusions, immerse yourself in a captivating world that challenges your senses and brings immense delight. It's an initially confusing but ultimately educational and enjoyable experience for all. Choose your favorite!

Unique Museums

Day 14

Day 14 - Departure Day

We'll arrange for a transfer from your accommodation to Zagreb's airport. Duration of the drive is about 30 minutes.

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
Strenuous6-7 hours
Mirogoj Cemetery Park & Medvedgrad Fortress Private Tour
Light3 hours

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.

Rome

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Rome Fiumicino Airport Transfer
Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour
Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour
Rome Train Station Transfer
Rome - Florence Standard Class Train Tickets

Florence

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Florence Train Station Transfer
Florence City Private Walking Tour
Florence Train Station Transfer
Florence - Venice Standard Class Train Tickets

Venice

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Venice Water Taxi Santa Lucia Train Station Transfer
Assistance at S.Lucia Train Station
First Time in Venice Private Tour
Venice Water Taxi Piazzale Roma Transfer
Venice - Rovinj Private Transfer

Rovinj

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Istria in a Day Small-Group Tour
Rovinj - Zagreb Private Transfer with up to 4 hours stop in Plitvice (Entrances NOT Included)

Zagreb

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Zagreb City Private Tour with Traditional Strukli Tasting
Zagreb Airport 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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