Zagreb – Dubrovnik
Zagreb – Ljubljana – Rovinj – Plitvice Lakes – Split – Mostar – Dubrovnik – Montenegro – Dubrovnik
Total distance: 1.550km / 950 miles
Zagreb – two nights
Ljubljana – two nights
Rovinj – two nights
Plitvice Lakes – one night
Split – three nights
Dubrovnik – three nights
Total: 14 days / 13 nights
Kayaking in Dubrovnik, Wine tasting (Peljesac penninsula), Oyster tasting (Ston), Wine tasting near Split, Horse riding at Plitvice Lakes, Olive oil tasting and wine tasting in Rovinj/Pula, Truffle hunting or truffle tasting from Rovinj to Zagreb (Motovun), Zagreb Segway tour
Private Balkan Tour starts with a pick up at Zagreb airport where your private driver / tour guide will meet you and spend next two weeks touring Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro. On this you will explore capital of Croatia – Zagreb in the afternoon after you settle and relax from your flight. Private local guide will meet you at your Hotel, show you the best of Zagreb including Upper and Lower town, Ban Jelacic square and many more sights. Overnight in Zagreb.
After breakfast Private Balkan Tour will offer you something different and “off the beaten path”. You will visit town located in the northwest of Croatia, baroque city of Varazdin. Before arriving to Varazdin you will have sightseeing tour of Trakoscan Castle, Many consider this castle to be the most romantic in this part of Europe. After visiting the castle in the center of pristine nature, lunch is suggested in a nearby restaurant offering a beautiful panoramic view of the fairy-tale castle. In Varazdin you will feel real baroque and enjoy in city streets and friendly people. Guided tour of Varazdin will include all historical landmarks located very near each other. Optionally you can visit river Sutli, Kumrovec Etno Selo where he was born and where he was raised by Josip Broz “Tito”, the life-long president of Yugoslavia. In the late evening hours, you will return to Zagreb where you will be able to feel the nightlife of the city, enjoy the delicacies of local restaurants. Overnight in Zagreb.
After enjoying in Croatian capital and exploring North of Croatia, you will continue your journey in Slovenia and visit Ljubljana and Lake Bled area. Ljubljana is just a 2 hours away from Zagreb with comfortable ride on motorway. You will be welcomed by private local guide in Ljubljana and explore most interesting city landmarks such as Preseren Square, Ljubljana Castle, Dragon Bridge. Lunch is suggested in local restaurant which your private guide will show you. After free time and sightseeing of Ljubljana you will be picked up by your driver for an additional 45 minutes ride to romantic Bled, located at the foot of the Alps. The rest of the day is free time exploring on your own this beautiful place. Overnight in Bled.
Relaxing day in nature and exploring of Bled Castle, Bled Vintgar and Bohinj Lake (Vogel mountain cable car). Visit of Bled Castle includes museum inside the castle and spectacular view on Bled Lake from Bled Castle (often called Blejski Grad). You will be able to dine in the famous Bled Castle restaurant, which will give you a truly impressive experience of enjoying local food with a wonderful view. After taking beautiful pictures and enjoying in nice views you will head up to Bled Vintgar gorge where you will enjoy in hidden canyon of river Radovna. Last, but not least is Bohinj lake and spectacular cable car ride to Vogel mountain (1537m or 5.400feet) from where you will see peaks of Julian Alps and beautiful Bohinj Lake. Return to Hotel and overnight in Bled.
After enjoying on Bled lake you will head for Rovinj. On the way to Rovinj you will stop at Postojna Cave where you will experience the true experience of the underground world in caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Tour at Postojna Cave is group and guided and takes around 2 h. After sightseeing of Postojna Cave and (optionally) Predjama Castle we recommend to have lunch in town Postojna – restaurant Avio Pub where you can enjoy in traditional meals and modern delicacies. After lunch and walk in Postojna it is time for romantic story about Motovun and interesting historical stories about this amazing place. If you like truffles, you can enjoy in truffle tasting or/and truffle hunting in nearby family farm. Free time and enjoying in the evening in Rovinj through romance night strolls. Overnight in Rovinj.
Easy going day filled with history, architecture and, of course, food and wine. It all starts in the morning, with flexible pick up time in case you want to swim or have some free time for shopping or walking in Rovinj. Just a 45 minutes drive with you private driver will take to reach Pula. Pula offers so many Roman sights, but most important one is Roman Amphitheatre similar to Colloseum in Rome. Place where gladiators fought and where today so many music and film festivals are held. After sightseeing of Pula you will take a short walk to Pula old town and discover Golden Gate (iron – concrete, not gold), Augustus temple and main square. Interesting story about Istria region and Pula as its main city is about Olives and olive oil, so we usually offer olive oil tasting in Pula. This all can be spiced with delicious food and wine in nearby village. Return to Rovinj for a leisure evening. Overnight in Rovinj.
Drive from Rovinj to Plitvice takes roughly 4 h and at the half of the way is situated charming town Opatia. Different architecture than any other Croatian coastal town and with beautiful love story will definitely create you an interesting stop on the way to Plitvice. Having lunch in Opatija is recommended because of really good choices of restaurants and taverns. Arrival at Plitvice around 3PM and afternoon tour of the Lakes. Plitvice Lakes consist of 16 small lakes that are connected with beautiful walking paths and boats. Waterfalls and swings really make an unforgettable sense of magnitude of magnificent nature. Driving by boat near waterfalls will give you an extra feeling that you will want to return to this national park. Overnight at Plitvice Lakes.
After breakfast at your Hotel at Plitvice Lakes and 2h drive to Zadar you will start your tour with a private local guide to explore the beauty of Zadar. Zadar was in the past the capital of region Dalmatia and is city full of history, churches, architecture and beautiful coastline that will leave you breathless. After sightseeing of Zadar your next destination will be Primosten. Small picturesque town where you can enjoy in Mediterranean specialties of seafood or meat. The final destination of this day is beautiful Split where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Overnight in Split
After so many land tours and land transfers it is time for a something different! City of Split offers so many sea experience options out of which the most beautiful one is Hvar archipelago including Paklinski Islands. Split Day trip by speed boat from Split to Hvar and Palinski Islands includes private speed boat, private skipper and fuel, with only additional costs for a lunch and private expenses. You will spend a day enjoying in nice and secluded bays and beaches of Paklinski Islands and exploring town Hvar with recommended visit of Fortress above town Hvar. Relaxing day with custom itinerary based on your wishes. Overnight in Split.
After breakfast in Split, you will visit the places on ancient Romans and where the famous Game of Thrones series was filmed. Our private local guide will take you through the Diocletian’s Palace, which is 1700 years old. The whole palace is full of Roman architecture including UNESCO protected Diocletian basements and temples. You will visit impressive Cathedral of St. Dujma, who is also the patron of this city. After lunch, you will head for a short ride to the nearby town of Trogir. This small town, full of romantic stone streets, will fascinate you at first glance. The city is also protected by UNESCO. Our guide will take you to visit the Trogir cathedral, Sv. Lawrence. Many of these cathedrals are considered the top of the architecture of Croatia. Before going to Split, you will also have the opportunity to visit the City Museum. In the evening, you will return to Split, where you will be able to feel the magic of nightlife in Split. Overnight in Split.
Surrounded with steep mountains and vivid nature, Mostar is a town where architecture and different cultures have met and left their mark through history. With a local tour guide, you will visit the Old Baazar filled with old-fashioned shops and workshops, the Mosque and the magnificant Stari Most, (the Turkish Old bridge), the town’s most famous landmark which is dating from the 16th century and is the. You will have free time for a leisure walk, shopping or tasting some authentic Bosnian specialties. Overnight in Dubrovnik
Day reserved for sightseeing of Dubrovnik old town with private local guide. Walking tour can last 2h to explore all main areas: Pile Entrance, Saint Saviour Church, Onofrio Fountains, Stradun, Franciscan Monastery, Orthodox Church, Jesuit Steps, Rectors Palace, Cathedral, Old Harbour, Revelin Fortress, Orlando column, Sponza Palace, Minor Brothers Churchinside old town. Extended tour which also includes Dubrovnik Walls, Lovrijenac fort lasts 4 h. After Dubrovnik you will go with vehicle and private driver all the way to top of Srdj hill to enjoy in magnificent panoramic view over Dubrovnik old town. Lunch can be followed in local tavern nearby or in Cavtat town, just 20 minutes away from Dubrovnik. Free time in Cavtat to walk around peninsula. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day trip to Montenegro includes visit of Perast, Kotor and Budva. In town Perast you will have short boat ride to “Our Lady of the Rocks” church where you can explore Church which has been built on a rock in a bay. After perast you will visit magnificent Kotor and experience all monuments inside old town on walking tour with local private guide which will last around 1 h and, but without climbing on Kotor Walls because it is more hiking than history related tour. Lunch in Kotor is recommended before heading to Budva for additional 40 minutes. In Budva you will have free time for a walk before heading back to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Your two week journey has come to an end. We are sure you will bring unforgettable memories which will last forever. Your private driver / tour guide will drive you back to the airport. End of tour.
Price per person:
2 people – from 2.000€
4 people – from 1.100€
6 people – from 800€
8 people – from 650€
Price includes: private vehicle, private driver / tour guide, overnights and food for a tour guide, road tolls, parking, fuel
Day 9 is excluded from calculation – price depends on boat size and exact date
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
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We are a couple who signed up for a 14 day tour from Dubrovnik to Zagreb with a detour Mostar in Bosnia-Herzogivina and Ljubljana. Our drivers and guides always called our hotels/restaurants ahead of our arrival to ensure we were properly received. When our Croatian SIM cards did not work in Slovenia, Frane even went off to buy us a SIM card.
Mario was in constant contact and always ready to adjust the program to take the weather into account. He gave us a refund for a visit we had to cancel due to rain AND paid for a city tax that a local hotel forgot to collect. Indeed, I would say everyone on Mario’s team provided service beyond expectation.
We were a group of 6 from Mexico, four seniors and two teenagers and had the most wonderful time on the private two-week 4 Balkan countries tour!
Journey of our lifetime! Beautiful weather, nice people, amazing organization and so tasty food! Will come back. Thank you all.
Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend this company, we had an amazing time. Whole team was amazing. We were recommended by big tour company from US to use services of Experience Dalmatia. Thank you!
Me and my sister booked this tour in March 2019. We really enjoyed in every aspect of the tour, service was excellent, Mario was so polite and professional and our driver Ivo was amazing. Highly recommend this tour and Experience Dalmatia for Balkan tour