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The Coast, Islands, and Lakes of Croatia and Slovenia

This sample 15-day (14 nights) itinerary covers Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, and Dubrovnik. These are some of the hidden gems of Europe, and each is a destination with a unique charm all its own, which you can explore with the help of guided tours. Slovenia is a natural paradise, with a laid-back atmosphere that's perfect for a vacation. As you make your way south you'll get a chance to enjoy some of Croatia's most magnificent beaches and natural landscapes, such as the Dalmatian Coast, Istrian Peninsula, and Plitvice Lakes National Park. The lovely city of Dubrovnik is the perfect place to conclude an adventurous yet relaxing two-week vacation. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the 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 cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 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 Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik tour

3 Nights in Ljubljana

3 Nights in Ljubljana

4 days in Ljubljana

3 Nights in Ljubljana

Ljubljana enjoys a central position, making it the ideal base for exploring the rest of Slovenia. It is a crossroads culturally due to its location. On one hand, you can see its Central European influences, because of its time within the Austro-Hungarian empire, in the city's architecture and language. On the other hand there is a strong Mediterranean and Balkan influence which is brought out in their laid back approach and the city's cafe culture. People are often surprised how westernized and advanced Slovenia is putting it more in a class with its Austrian neighbors than its Eastern European and Balkan counterparts. The surrounding areas of the city are packed with natural beauty and cultural sights bearing witness to the city's dynamic history. There is diverse range of places to satisfy culinary desires as the local cuisine is also heavily influenced by its neighbors in all directions. Wine lovers will find Slovenia to be a hidden gem. One of the best ways we have found to get to know Ljubljana and Slovenian cuisine at the same time is on a food tour, which will take you on a gastronomic tour of the whole country while walking around the center. The city layout is tourist friendly as the Old Town has an ever expanding pedestrian zone and a great way to see Ljubljana is by bike taking advantage of the numerous bike lanes spread out across the city.

Ljubljana enjoys a central position, making it the ideal base for exploring the rest of Slovenia. It is a crossroads culturally due to its location. On one hand, you can see its Central European influences, because of its time within the Austro-Hungarian empire, in the city's architecture and language. On the other hand there is a strong Mediterranean and Balkan influence which is brought out in their laid back approach and the city's cafe culture. People are often surprised how westernized and advanced Slovenia is putting it more in a class with its Austrian neighbors than its Eastern European and Balkan counterparts. The surrounding areas of the city are packed with natural beauty and cultural sights bearing witness to the city's dynamic history. There is diverse range of places to satisfy culinary desires as the local cuisine is also heavily influenced by its neighbors in all directions. Wine lovers will find Slovenia to be a hidden gem. One of the best ways we have found to get to know Ljubljana and Slovenian cuisine at the same time is on a food tour, which will take you on a gastronomic tour of the whole country while walking around the center. The city layout is tourist friendly as the Old Town has an ever expanding pedestrian zone and a great way to see Ljubljana is by bike taking advantage of the numerous bike lanes spread out across the city.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Ljubljana

When you arrive at the Ljubljana airport, you'll be greeted and taken to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Ljubljana

Ljubljana Private Walking Tour

Private City Walking Tour

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

Ljubljana never fails to win over visitors with its charm and natural beauty. Most of the Old Town has been converted to a pedestrian-only zone, so it’s easy to explore the highlights on foot. Today we recommend a two-hour private walking tour with a local guide so you can skip the tourist traps and see the best of the city. You’ll head up to the castle for spectacular views, but also take time to stroll along the river in the center. Ljubljana has a wonderful restaurant and cafe scene, and many great venues are right on the water.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Local Life: Vodnik Square and Market

Suggestion to explore on your own

Today we suggest venturing into Vodnik Square, where you’ll find an excellent market, with fresh fruits and vegetables, local specialities and crafts that make wonderful souvenirs. The square is easy to find in the center, as it goes from Dragon Bridge to the Triple Bridge. There’s also some interesting architecture here, including the statue of the priest and poet Valentin Vodnik, who gives the square its name.

Vivid History: Ljubljana Castle Museum

Suggestion to explore on your own

Today we recommend exploring one of most striking parts Ljubljana’s skyline, the Ljubljana Castle. Set on a hill overlooking the entire city, you can reach the castle by foot, bike or funicular. You’ll find a museum that will tell you everything about the history of the city and the surrounding region. This is a great way to get a more in-depth picture of the rich story of Ljubljana’s founding. Tickets are only 10 euro and include a funicular ride back downtown. The view from the tower of the castle is a must-see.

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Ljubljana

Lake Bled & Bohinj Self-Guided Day Trip

Suggestion to explore on your own

On this day the rent a car representative will drop off a car for you. This generally has manual transmission, but can be upgraded to automatic for an additional fee (GPS can also be added for an extra charge). Slovenia is relatively small, so it’s easy enough to explore. From Ljubljana, our top recommendation is a day trip to Lake Bled and the stunning surrounding area. Here you can spend the afternoon enjoying the gorgeous glacial lake and medieval castle situated on an island. This place is a Slovenian icon, and it’s easy to see why. The entire town has a fairy tale atmosphere that will astound you. It's about a 45 minute drive from Ljubljana so you'll be there in no time at all. You can stroll along the alluring jade water, hike through the surrounding forests, or even pilot a boat to float romantically over the lake. No trip to Slovenia is complete without a visit to this tranquil setting. If you like fish dishes, try the fresh local trout. Other places of note are Vintgar Gorge, a 1.6 km long gorge with steep depths and vertical walls which we recommend visiting after seeing the center of Bled, where you can have lunch and a short walk to take some pictures. Be sure to try rich local cream cake! After the gorge you could visit another even more picturesque and peaceful lake, Bohinj in the heart of the Triglav National Park before heading back to Ljubljana.

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Rovinj by Rental Car

A morning start is recommended for your drive to Rovinj as there are some fascinating stops along the way. About halfway there, we suggest touring the Postojna caves as well as visiting the nearby Predjama Castle. Built into the side of a cliff, it is a truly marvelous sight.

By Rental Car to Rovinj with Stops in Postojna and Predjama
We also offer the following excursions in Ljubljana

Bled Private Day Trip
Light5- 6 hours
Bled and Bohinj Private Day Trip
Light10 hours
Brda - The Tuscany of Slovenia Private Tour
Easy10 hours
Cook, Eat and Drink at the Istenič Wine Estate
Easy9 hours

3 Nights in Rovinj

3 Nights 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 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Rovinj

After your sightseeing stops, you'll probably arrive in Rovinj in the late afternoon, a perfect time for checking into your accommodations. Relax after your drive with an evening stroll around Old Town and the lively harbor area.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Rovinj

Rovinj Private Walking Tour

Get to know Rovinj with an expert guide

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 1.5 hour 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 : 1.5 hours

Adventure Truffle Hunting Group Tour

Let's go truffle hunting!

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

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


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Rovinj

Istria Private Tour

Private Istria Tour

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

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


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 8 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Plitvice by Rental Car

There are plenty of options for you as you make your way to Plitvice. You might want to explore more of Istria, so we suggest a visit to Pula. Driving along Kvarner Bay will certainly take your breath away, and we also recommend stopping for a visit to the coastal resort town of Opatija, once the seaside retreat of Habsburg-era nobility.

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

Cooking Class - Secrets of Fish Filleting and Grilling
Easy7 hours
Curious Wines of Rovinj Private Tour
Easy5-7 hours
Dolphin Watching Group Tour
Light3 hours
Istria in a Day Group Tour
Light8 - 8,5 hours

1 Night in Plitvice

1 Night 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 7

Day 7 - 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 accommodations, and with a late afternoon arrival, you'll be perfectly timed to check in and relax.

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Trogir by Rental Car

There are many interesting stops on your way from Plitvice to Trogir today. Our suggestion would be to stop and visit Zadar town, famous for the unique sea organ and greetings to Sun. The other stop would be Krka Waterfalls, another national park very close to Trogir. If you make any of these stops you will probably arrive in Trogir in the late afternoon, a good time to check into your accommodations.

We also offer the following excursions in Plitvice

Plitvice Lakes Private Walking Tour
Strenuous3 hours

1 Night in Trogir

1 Night 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 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Trogir

You'll most likely arrive in Trogir later in the afternoon, in time to check into your accommodation. Then relax for the evening with a stroll through the Old Town and along the beautiful port.

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Hvar by Ferry

A 30-minute drive to Split will begin your day. At the port, you'll drop off you rental car and then we suggest storing your bags and exploring Old Town for a few hours. You can read more about Split on our website. While in Split, we will provide tickets on the ferry to Hvar, about a 1-hour journey. The port, bag check and Old Town are all within walking distance of one another, so you'll easily manage.

We also offer the following excursions in Trogir

Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Group Tour
Moderate10 hours
Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Private Day Trip
Moderate8 hours
Plitvice Lakes Group Tour
Strenuous12 hours
Plitvice Lakes Private Day Trip
Strenuous10 hours

3 Nights in Hvar

3 Nights in Hvar

4 days in Hvar

3 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 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Hvar

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

Hvar Wine Tasting Group Tour

Wine Tasting Tour

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

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


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Hvar

Vis Blue Cave Group Speedboat Tour

Vis Blue Cave Group Excursion

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

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


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 Hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Your Second Full Day in Hvar

Hvar Off-Road Small Group Tour

Off Road Tour Excursion

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

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


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Pakleni Islands Private Speedboat Tour

Private Pakleni Islands tour

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

Today is a great day to charter your own boat and skipper to explore the Pakleni archipelago, with white sand beaches and quiet villages with delicious local restaurants. With your own boat, you’ll be able to make your own itinerary, exploring the many hidden coves and the picturesque coastline at your leisure.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Dubrovnik by Ferry

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

We also offer the following excursions in Hvar

Half-Day Sunset Sailing Group Tour Around the Pakleni Islands
Moderate4 hours
Hvar Hiking Group Tour
Strenuous3-4 hours
Hvar Island XL Private Tour
Light9 hours
Hvar Private Walking Tour
Light2 hours

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

4 days in Dubrovnik

3 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 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Dubrovnik

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

Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour

Get to Know Dubrovnik on a Private City Walking Tour

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

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


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1.5 hours

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Dubrovnik

Explore Outside the City Walls

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

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

Buggy Safari Adventure Group Tour

Buggy Safari Adventure Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Here's the ultimate activity for people of all ages. The excursion lasts about one hour and you'll get to drive off-road, see former minefields and sites from the recent war, a fortress and an amazing 360° view of the whole Dubrovnik region. Following this adrenaline-charged expedition, you'll have some free time to explore the Imperial Fortress and the War Museum, or to simply enjoy the stunning views of Dubrovnik from the most gorgeous terrace in Croatia. You'll have a little of everything on this special excursion.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 1 hour

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 guides 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

Konavle Farmhouse Private Cooking Class

Cook Local

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

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


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4-5 hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Your Second Full Day in Dubrovnik

Private Speedboat Elaphite Island Tour

Elaphite Islands Exploration

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

Today why not explore the Elaphite islands with a private speed boat and skipper at your disposal? You can enter and see some of the Elaphiti hidden caves, swim on sandy beaches and visit villages on the islands. Take a walk on the island of Lopud, with two monasteries, 30 churches and a number of ruined noble buildings. This tour is perfect getaway from the busy old city center and a great example of typical Dalmatian island culture. Beautiful spots for swimming, sightseeing, walking or just enjoying the sun on the boat or on the beach is all this day is about.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Peljesac Wine & Oyster Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

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

Peljesac Wine and Oyster Tasting Private Tour

Peljesac Wine and Oyster Tasting Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Spend a day exploring the beautiful green scenery and blue bays of the Peljesac peninsula, where you can enjoy extraordinary flavors of Dalmatian wine and cuisine. The region produces Croatia’s most famous wines. The tour starts in the morning, and your driver will pick you up at your accommodations. Your trip will include two stops in local wineries for tastings and a visit to the small village of Hodilje, where you’ll continue on a 10-meter boat. At the oyster and mussel farm you'll have the opportunity to taste fresh oysters, with a welcome brandy and light lunch of mussels. After dining, you’ll make your way back to the mainland, then be driven to your accommodation.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 7 hours

Private Speedboat Elaphite Island Tour

Private Speedboat Elaphite Island Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Experience the amazing Elaphiti islands with a private motor boat and a skipper at your service. This private tour gives you a chance to enter and see some of the Elaphiti hidden caves, swim on sandy beaches and visit villages on the islands. This tour is the perfect getaway from the busy old city center and a great example of typical Dalmatian island culture. Discovering amazing spots for swimming, sightseeing, walking or just enjoying the sun on the boat or on the beach is what this tour is all about.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 15

Day 15 - Departure Day

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

We also offer the following excursions in Dubrovnik

A Perfect Culinary Getaway Group Tour
Moderate4 hours
Adventerous Quad Safari Group Tour in Peljesac
Moderate10 hours
Adventure Park and Zip Line Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Bay of Kotor Private Tour
Light9 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.

Ljubljana

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Ljubljana Airport Transfer
7 days rental of a VW Up Manual or comparable to be delivered in Ljubljana and returned in Split

Rovinj

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)

Plitvice

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)

Trogir

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Split - Hvar Ferry

Hvar

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Hvar Port Transfer
Hvar Port Transfer
Hvar - Dubrovnik Ferry

Dubrovnik

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Dubrovnik Port Transfer
Dubrovnik 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

4.9 / 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 Angela, Janice & Lora

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 Jenny & Brian

Jenny & Brian

Ohio

JayWay Travel offers fIrst class service from planning through the end of the trip. Always available to help in any way possible.

JayWay Travel offers fIrst class service from planning through the end of the trip. Always available to help in any way possible.

Year : 2019
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5

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