Venice – Dubrovnik
Venice – Opatija – Plitvice Lakes – Zadar – Split – Hvar – Split – Dubrovnik – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Total distance: 1.250km / 700 miles
Opatija – two nights
Zadar – two nights
Split – three nights
Dubrovnik – three nights
Total: 11 days / 10 nights
Kayaking in Dubrovnik, Wine tasting (Peljesac penninsula), Oyster tasting (Peljesac penninsula), Wine tasting near Split, Horse riding at Plitvice Lakes, Olive oil tasting and wine tasting in Rovinj/Pula, Truffle hunting or truffle tasting in Istria
Your dream journey will start in Venice (Piazzale Roma) or at Venice airport, where your private driver / tour guide will meet you. Having someone who can be your driver, tour guide, friend and person of trust is essential for having safe journey and good fun. Driver will have your name on a board and contact you at least day before, before start of the tour. On first day of Adriatic Private Tour, driving time will last around 3.5 hours, or 250 kilometers. During this day we will offer you few options, seeing magnificent Postojna Cave or Trieste city with visit of Miramare Castle (Castello di Miramare). We like to start flexible, so you can even decide on your arrival where to go. Overnight in Opatija.
Day trip and exploring one special region in Croatia, region Istria. Istrian peninsula is one of the most beautiful and most developed regions in Croatia with strong Italian influence in terms of living habits, architecture and food. Most popular cities are Pula (biggest), Rovinj, Umag and Porec. We will focus on small, medieval town Motovun, where you can try truffles, or eventually enjoy in truffle hunting and truffle tasting experience with dogs and local lunch afterwards. After truffles, it is time for exploring Roman heritage in Pula: Roman amphitheatre, Augustus temple and Golden gate in Pula. Golden gate is made of marble – concrete, not real gold! After Pula you can spend relaxing time in Rovinj, walk through narrow city streets, enjoy in beautiful views from Cathedral and colorful buildings. Overnight in Opatija.
It’s time for Dalmatia, most diverse and probably the most beautiful region in Croatia. On the way to Dalmatia you will visit UNESCO protected National Park Plitvice Lakes, and enjoy in its stunning beauty. As always, we offer options. You can explore Plitvice Lakes National Park with a private guide, or on your own with guidance from driver / tour guide. The best plan is to enter on Entrance 1, see Big Waterfall, explore Lower lakes and take boat ride across biggest lake Kozjak to Upper lakes, where you can take a short walk and arrive to Entrance 2 – Hotel Jezero parking lot to meet your driver. If you prefer having a guide, you will hear interesting stories about National Park from the past. Lunch afterwards is suggested in nearby restaurant Vila Velebita. It is important to arrive before sunset in Zadar and enjoy in spectacular views in one of the most beautiful sunsets in Europe. Even Alfred Hitchcock wrote about it! Overnight in Zadar.
Relaxing day trip which includes sightseeing of Zadar with private guide and visit of small beautiful town Nin. Day will start with sightseeing of Roman heritage with your private guide in Zadar: UNESCO protected Cathedral of St. Donatus, main square and amazing architectural creation – Sea Organs. Highlight of all attractions are Sea Organs, instrument installed in promenade which produces music from waves. You will be amazed by rich heritage left from Romans on this peninsula. After enjoying in Zadar you will head to Nin and experience small town in off the beaten path tour. Main sights are Church of the Holy Cross, Nin Queen’s beach and Nin salt museum. We will recommend nice restaurants to spice this relaxing day with delicious Dalmatian food. Overnight in Zadar.
Staying in Dalmatia, but going south-east would mean transfer and tour from Zadar to Split with stopover in Sibenik and Primosten. Two coastal towns so close to each other, but again, so diverse. Sibenik is town surrounded by four fortresses, one at the sea and three at mainland. St Nicholas is definitely the main sight together with Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik – UNESCO protected. If you would like to have extended tour of Sibenik with private local guide, we recommend sightseeing of St. Nicholas fort, together with St. James Cathedral and old town of Sibenik. Primosten is reserved for a nice and relaxing walk on peninsula which was an island before! Lunch is recommended here is family owned tavern where you can enjoy in beautiful views on Adriatic while having delicious meal. Overnight in Split.
Let’s skip driving and take a private boat tour to Hvar Island. Something different and more relaxing after 5 days of driving from Italy to Split, Croatia. Can you imagine Adriatic Private Tour without boat ride? On this tour you will explore Brac Island (town Milna), town Hvar and Paklinski Islands if front of Island Hvar. Tour can be adjusted if you have a wish to see Zlatni Rat beach on Island Brac. Stopover in Milna on Island Brac will give you a picture of slow paced lives by locals, one of the longest bays in Croatia and biggest fish production in Croatia. Grab your coffee, take a short walk and continue with sea experience. Next stop are Paklinski Islands where you can enjoy in nice and beautiful bays and crystal clear sea. After enjoying in secluded bays it is time for a lunch in most popular bay – Palmizana. Recommended restaurants are Laganini or Menenghello. Afternoon arrival back to Split. Overnight in Split
Relaxing half day / full day tour with private local guide and private driver. Private guide will spend whole day with you, showing you highlights around Split. UNESCO tour of Split and Trogir with Klis fortress shows the best of Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, Venetians and Austrians all in one area! In Split you will explore UNESCO protected Old town – Diocletian palace with basements, two squares, cathedral of St. Duje and enjoy in promenade. History / war experience between this two amazing coastal cities will tell you story how this area was defended against invaders. In Trogir you will explore UNESCO protected old town If you are fan of Game of Thrones, this is perfect day trip for you since famous series has been filmed in Split Diocletian Basements and Klis Fortress. Day trip can be spiced with local food – Dalmatian Peka if you are interested in trying local dishes, you won’t regret it! Overnight in Split
Scenic route! Unique transfer and tour with stopover in Ston and driving with magnificent views on Adriatic! We tend to split this journey into two parts: first is driving on A1 highway from Split to Neretva Valley, and the other part is driving from Neretva Valley to Dubrovnik, often called scenic route. Main highlights of this transfer and tour are: Neretva Valley fields, Bosnian town Neum, Ston bay and city walls and Peljesac wineries or oyster experience. You can try delicious oysters directly from the farm, or take private boat and visit fields together with guiding experience and possible lunch. So many wine tasting experiences are on Peljesac peninsula, so if you are wine lover, you should try Plavac Mali (red wine) or Posip (white wine) from wine growing hills of Peljesac. Overnight in Dubrovnik
Easy going and relaxing day before visting Montenegro. For morning you will have scheduled guided tour of Dubrovnik old town. You will visit with your private local guide Rector’s palace, Sponza Palace, Onofrio’s fountains, Stradun main street, Church of St. Joseph and Cathedral. Dubrovnik city walls are optional in case you want to see old town from above or maybe have Game of Thrones experience with private local guide. After sightseeing of Dubrovnik old town, you will visit Srdj hill and enjoy in amazing views on old town. You can choose between having lunch in Panorama restaurant or in Cavtat town where you will have free time for walking and exploring on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day trip from Dubrovnik to Montenegro – highlights of Kotor bay. Sightseeing of Perast – Our Lady of the Rocks church, Kotor and Budva. Three main sights in Montenegro, so close one from each other, but so different. First stop is Church built on a rock, which you will visit with short boat ride from Perast town. Perast is interesting place to enjoy in walk through old town, or maybe have a snack before heading to Kotor. In Kotor you will explore old town, without getting on Kotor walls because it requires too much time. If you have wish to go to the fort on the top of the hill, please inform us before to arrange it. After Kotor, you will experience modern-traditional town Budva. City where Russians have invested millions and build around old town stunning Hotels and resorts. Drive back to Dubrovnik with shortcut (car ferry). Overnight in Dubrovnik
You have come to the end of your beautiful adventure. Your private driver will drive you to the airport where your journey will end carrying home unforgettable memories.
Price per person:
2 people – from 1.800€
4 people – from 1.000€
6 people – from 700€
8 people – from 600€
Price includes: private vehicle, private driver / tour guide, overnights and food for a tour guide, road tolls, parking, fuel (for 10 days)
Hotels, entrance tickets, local guides and activities are additional cost and will be calculated depending on number of people and date. Please send us an inquiry about detailed cost.
1) 20% down payment + rest of payment upon arrival
2) 100% prepayment
Bank wire transfer, PayPal, credit card
We had to cancel our tour for next year due to current pandemic situation,but I would like to thank Mario for his flexibility and professionalism so far.Hope we will enjoy on tour with Experience Dalmatia next year.Can’t wait!
We enjoyed last year in this tour from Venice all the way to Dubrovnik. Thank you MARIO for all your work and dedication. The best service ever.