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Adriatic Vacation Packages

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Five countries, one sea. For a variety-packed vacation, look no further than this quintet of countries with coasts on the Adriatic Sea. They might share history that dates back to the Roman era, but each country has its own distinct character, culture and traditions. A vacation combining several of Albania, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, and Slovenia guarantees you a wealth of contrasting experiences as you explore the Adriatic region of Europe. The best part of taking a trip like this? There’s always more to see next time.

Popular Itineraries for Adriatic Tours

Although every tour we build is unique, there are some popular routes and itineraries that we are asked for frequently. Our sample itineraries provide some ideas for you to consider as a basis for your own private tour combining time all over the Adriatic. For each of these itineraries you can get a rough idea of the price using the Price Guide function. We cover many more destinations than those listed in these popular Adriatic itineraries. Our expert trip planners will work with you to incorporate any places in Italy and Croatia you want to go.

Adriatic Vacation Reviews

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Adriatic Vacation Packages
Based on 48 reviews

Our Adriatic vacation packages provide a hassle-free way to see both these captivating countries. We take care of all the details. All you have to worry about is enjoying the one-of-a-kind experiences that will make this the vacation of a lifetime. Below you’ll find some recent testimonials from guests who have visited the region with our help recently.

Review by Jacqueline, Reece, Sullivan, Jameson, Avery & William

Jacqueline, Reece, Sullivan, Jameson, Avery & William

South Carolina

I was SO thankful for JayWay Travel throughout our three weeks in Slovenia and Croatia, especially since I was alone with my four children for most of it. I could never have managed the planning of so many accommodations, reservations, excursions and rentals, and I would have stressed myself out to no end doing the research and making the decisions. Additionally, the value of the local contact person is immeasurable...she was truly a God-send! I have recommended JayWay to so many friends who followed our travels online, and one has already called...I'll be using you again for sure. Thank you, Nico and Ivana, for helping us have the trip of a lifetime! Hopefully not our last!!

I was SO thankful for JayWay Travel throughout our three weeks in Slovenia and Croatia, especially since I was alone with my four children for most of it. I could never have managed the planning of so many accommodations, reservations, excursions and rentals, and I would have stressed myself out to no end doing the research and making the decisions. Additionally, the value of the local contact person is immeasurable...she was truly a God-send! I have recommended JayWay to so many friends who followed our travels online, and one has already called...I'll be using you again for sure. Thank you, Nico and Ivana, for helping us have the trip of a lifetime! Hopefully not our last!!

Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Plitvice, Rovinj, Bovec, Bled, Ljubljana, Split, Boat Trip, Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Plitvice, Rovinj, Bovec, Bled, Ljubljana, Split, Boat Trip, Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Maureen & Genrik

Maureen & Genrik

California

JayWay Travel takes away all the work and tension of travel while allowing you to research extensively and contribute ideas and suggestions about every aspect of the trip. Trust their instincts...they are all excellent.

JayWay Travel takes away all the work and tension of travel while allowing you to research extensively and contribute ideas and suggestions about every aspect of the trip. Trust their instincts...they are all excellent.

Year : 2021
Visited : Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Santorini, Athens, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Venice
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Santorini, Athens, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Venice
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Marty & Thomas

Marty & Thomas

California

JayWay Travel service was outstanding! Ivana took such incredible care of us and made us feel so welcomed and comfortable. She is a warm and wonderful person! Dubo and Ante were outstanding drivers and guides...really enjoyed their company and suggestions. Love the activities and all guides you set us up with!

JayWay Travel service was outstanding! Ivana took such incredible care of us and made us feel so welcomed and comfortable. She is a warm and wonderful person! Dubo and Ante were outstanding drivers and guides...really enjoyed their company and suggestions. Love the activities and all guides you set us up with!

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia, Montenegro
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Sveti Stefan
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia, Montenegro
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Sveti Stefan
Rating :
5 / 5

Europe’s Adriatic Region – A Vacation Paradise

There’s no denying the charms of Italy, and Croatia has risen to prominence as a vacation destination in recent years. Now mix in the variety and unique aspects of smaller countries like Albania, Slovenia and Montenegro and you have all the ingredients for something magical. History buffs will be treated to some of the most significant sights of the Roman empire all the way up to the end of the 20th century. Foodies will be thoroughly satisfied at every meal, and in-between. Whether your taste in art is renaissance or contemporary, you’ll find something that catches your eye.

All five countries, or just a couple?

You would need several weeks to do all of these countries justice, and we wouldn’t recommend trying to squeeze too much into a short trip. The beauty of this region is that there’s always something more to see on your next return trip. You’ll find our suggested itineraries above strike a balance between keeping things interesting but maintaining a pace that isn’t stressful. One of the advantages of traveling with us is that every trip we create is unique and you are in control of your time.

You’re in the best hands

Our Adriatic expert travel advisors and trip planners will work with you to create your dream vacation itinerary. You’ll stay at the very best hotels, apartments or villas. You choose how you want to spend your days, either enjoying day trips and city tours with our trusted partners or taking a day off to wander on your own. Before you arrive and during your trip our on-the-ground staff throughout the Adriatic region are on hand by phone or email for any help you need. We’re perfectly placed to create the most memorable trip you’ve ever experienced.

Why Travel with JayWay?

Precious Time

Planning an amazing trip takes time. Our friendly travel advisors and experienced trip planners will listen to your needs and craft your personal dream itinerary. We will maximize your vacation time and enjoyment – we know the best way to get around and how to spend your hard-earned time off.

Peace of Mind

You’re in safe hands from the very beginning. Even before you arrive your dedicated tour manager in Europe will be in touch to help you prepare. When you arrive they’ll meet you and be available by phone, email and IM for the rest of your journey with us, for anything you need.

Memories Forever

Travel can create memories that last a lifetime. You’ll return home with indelible recollections of beautiful sunsets, magical vistas, fascinating stories, and meals so delicious you’ll want to fly back every time you think of them. This is why we do what we do.

Want to know a secret? Your next trip with us will be even better! Based on what we’ve learned from working together, your second, third and tenth trip will get better every time. We treat our dedicated and hard-working staff like family and that’s how they look after our guests. We keep expanding our family, and our map, with 30 countries and counting, because once you’ve traveled the JayWay, anything else just isn’t good enough.

Frequently Asked Questions about Travel to the Adriatic Region

What is the best way to travel to the Adriatic?

Most of our guests travel to the Adriatic region from the US by air, unless they are already traveling in a neighboring country.

Where should I start my tour of the Adriatic?

If you’re flying from outside Europe you might find flights to and from Italy to be much cheaper, and more direct, than to other destinations in the Adriatic region, particularly to major hubs like Rome and Milan. If this is the case and your route allows you to start and finish in Italy (taking a ferry/bus/train/transfer from Italy to the other countries and back) then this may be preferable. Our travel advisors will help you pick the best flights for your itinerary.

What are some must-see places in the Adriatic?

It very much depends on your priorities. If you want to visit the most famous places then Rome, Venice, Dubrovnik, and Ljubljana should be top of your list. If you’ve been to Italy before, we can arrange a trip combining lesser known Italian destinations such as Bologna, Siena or Lucca with other destinations throughout the Adriatic region.

How much does a private tour of the Adriatic cost?

Our Adriatic vacation packages start from around $250 per person per day. The largest element is often accommodation, but private full day tours can increase the cost. All our sample itineraries have a price guide function to give you an idea of the cost for different levels of accommodation, month of travel and number of travelers.

When is the best time of year to visit the Adriatic?

The best time of year for your trip will depend on what you want to do. Italy can be a great place to travel year round. Slovenia is another year-round destination, though outdoor activities are limited to snow sports in winter. Croatia is more seasonal with some destinations, especially the islands, almost shutting down in winter. If you want to swim then you should travel between mid May and mid October. Montenegro and Albania are similarly seasonal. If you are more interested in sightseeing and avoiding the hottest time of year then mid July and August could be too warm for you.

Can I self-drive on a trip in the Adriatic region?

We can arrange rental cars for all or part of the trip, but bear in mind that dropping off a rental in another country incurs high one-way fees. Your JayWay trip planner can arrange for separate rentals where needed so you can avoid unnecessary expenses and have the freedom to get around by car when you need.

Can I take a free day or two with no tours?

Absolutely. Our vacation packages are customized to your wishes. You don’t have to fill every day and we encourage leaving some time aside simply to appreciate the destinations you’re visiting. Getting lost in Venice, with just the occasional glimpse of St Mark’s Campanile to guide you, is part of the fun!

Do you arrange Adriatic cruises?

We have chosen to focus on land-based trips. We find cruise itineraries are often too packed and don’t give you enough time to see each destination properly. The lack of flexibility in both itinerary and dates of cruises can make it hard to fit with your own schedule. A private tour avoids all these issues. We can however arrange private sailing day, or longer, trips should you wish to spend some time at sea.

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