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Italy and Croatia might be separated by the Adriatic Sea but these two countries have plenty of shared history. A vacation that combines both Croatia and Italy is one packed with marvellous sights, friendly people and delicious food and wine. We have dedicated local staff in both countries who will make sure you experience the vacation of a lifetime.

Popular Itineraries for Italy & Croatia 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 on both sides of 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 Croatia & Italy itineraries. Our expert trip planners will work with you to incorporate any places in Italy and Croatia you want to go.

* Starting price is based on double occupancy in 3 star accommodation, in the most affordable month an itinerary is offered. Airfare to Europe is not included.

Click on your choice of itinerary, select number of travelers in your party, month of travel, and desired star level of accommodation to get an approximate price. Submit the enquiry form with any additional details and we can start planning your customized trip.

Italy & Croatia Vacation Reviews

4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of our tour packages to these destinations. Based on 67 reviews

Our Italy & Croatia custom tours 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 Italy and Croatia with our help recently.

Italy & Croatia: A Perfect Pairing

The charms of Italy are undeniable, but when paired with Croatia, you’ll be visiting one of Europe’s most rewarding destinations and gaining an understanding of the whole region. Much of Croatia was part of the Roman Empire and much later the Republic of Venice. You’ll come across several similarities, echoes and differences as you enjoy your Italy and Croatia tour.

Just want to hit the highlights?

If you want to hit the main hotspots, you could start your trip in Rome. Then hop over to Dubrovnik on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast with a short intra-European flight. From there take a ferry to Europe’s sunniest island Hvar. If time is of the essence head straight to Split, once the retirement home of a Roman emperor no less. Another short flight takes you to Venice where you can finish your trip marvelling at La Serenissima. If you have a bit more time to spare you could continue on to Florence.

Or dig deeper?

But that’s just the beginning of the story and our knowledge of both these countries goes much deeper than that. You could spend some of your trip discovering Istria, the peninsula shared between Croatia, Slovenia and Italy, in destinations like Rovinj and Trieste. Puglia can easily be combined with Dalmatia thanks to overnight ferries between Bari and Dubrovnik. Check out all the destinations we offer in Croatia and Italy.

You’re in the best hands

Our Italy and Croatia 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 in both Croatia and Italy are on hand by phone or email for any help you need. With more than fifteen team members located throughout Italy and Croatia we’re perfectly placed to create the most memorable trip you’ve ever experienced.

Why Travel with JayWay?

You only travel somewhere for the first time once. By taking a custom tailored trip you get a seamless trip, to your choice of destinations and at your own pace, planned by professionals and supported by locals on the ground in Europe.

Save 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.

Have 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.

Make 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Travel to Croatia & Italy

What is the best way to travel to Italy and Croatia?

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

Where should I start my tour of Croatia and Italy?

If you’re flying from outside Europe you might find flights to and from Italy to be much cheaper than to Croatia, 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 Croatia 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 Italy and Croatia?

It very much depends on your priorities. If you want to visit the most famous places then Rome, Venice and Dubrovnik should be top of your list. If you’ve been to Italy before but not to Croatia, we can arrange a trip combining lesser known destinations such as Bologna, Siena or Lucca with Croatian destinations such as Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar.

How much does a private tour of Croatia and Italy cost?

Our Italy and Croatia custom tours 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 Italy & Croatia 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 Italy and Croatia?

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. Croatia can be 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. 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.

Which other countries could I combine with a trip to Croatia and Italy?

Slovenia is a popular addition to an Italy and Croatia itinerary, especially for people visiting Venice and the Istria region of Croatia as it lies between the two. You could also very easily add Montenegro or Bosnia, either as day trips or overnight stops.

Can I self-drive on an Italy & Croatia trip?

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.

What are some popular excursions and day trips on Croatia and Italy tours?

Among all the guided tours we offer in Rome, our most popular are culinary-based, whether food tours or cooking classes. Many visitors to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, enjoy learning about the city’s alter ego, King’s Landing from TV’s Game of Thrones. From Split, Zadar or Zagreb many vacationers opt for a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park, if they’re not including an overnight stop there already.

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

Absolutely. Our Croatia & Italy tour itineraries 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!

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