Croatia Explorer

8 days from $2,944 per person*
  • Walk the curved wooden pathways through Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Private guided walking tours of Split, and Dubrovnik with its medieval city walls.
  • Go sea kayaking on the Adriatic.
  • Sip regional wines on a wine tasting excursion.
  • Selection of premium accommodations throughout.
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Croatia's stunning natural beauty and rich cultural history is on full display on this tailor-made journey down the Adriatic coast.

Arriving to Croatia’s lively capital, Zagreb, you’ll begin your journey toward the coast, with a visit en route of the country's majestic Plitvice Lakes National Park, where you can walk on wooden bridges through lush greenery surrounded by stunning aquamarine waters, and picturesque waterfalls. Arriving to Split, you'll meet with a private guide and explore the old city, home to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Diocletian's Palace. From Split, travel to the island of Hvar, from where you'll embark on a sea kayaking excursion into the waters of the Adriatic. Take to a renowned winery for a meal and wine tasting en route to Dubrovnik, where you'll explore the medieval old town with a private guide. Walk the iconic medieval city walls, meander charming lanes winding through the core, and imagine a time when life was this different. Welcome to Croatia.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Zagreb
    Zagreb
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Croatia - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Zagreb to Split
    Zagreb to Split
    • Zagreb - Split [with Plitvice Lakes National Park (8hrs)] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Split
    Split
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Split to Hvar
    Split to Hvar
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    • Split - Hvar [by Catamaran (1 hr)] - Catamaran Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Hvar
    Hvar
    • Tour - Shared - Sea Kayaking (4hrs) - Kayak/Instructor
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Hvar to Dubrovnik
    Hvar to Dubrovnik
    • Hvar - Dubrovnik [via Rizman Winery with Wine Tasting (5hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver/Ferry
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Guide/Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Transfer - Private - Airport Departure - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Zagreb

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English speaking guide will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

A welcome package with a city map and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel Astoria (4*)

Escape to the Hotel Astoria, part of the Best Western Premier brand, and experience the ultimate in comfort and service accommodating all travelers. Built in 1932, this Croatian hotel is centrally located in the charming capitol of Zagreb and offers guests a quiet, peaceful atmosphere and warm personalized service. The hotel is a short distance from the historic city centre, featuring Jelacic Square and the Cathedral of Zagreb. The hotel's restaurant provides guests with fine dining and an exquisite complimentary buffet breakfast every morning. Zagreb also hosts a variety of events year-round for visitors to enjoy such as Zagreb Fair, Musical Summer, and Zagreb World Theatre Festival.

Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Zagreb
Zagreb
Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Astoria (4*)
Hotel Astoria (4*)

Day 2: Zagreb - Split

Enjoy a private transfer from Zagreb to Split with a guided 4-hour stop at Plitvice Lakes, a complex of 16 lakes located between the mountains of Mala Kapela. The 19.5 hectares of wooden hills enclose the lakes by a series of waterfalls and cascades. Admire the landscape formed by the mineral-rich waters that carve new paths through the rock, and enjoy your time in the middle of nature. You will meet your local guide at the park before entering. Entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Hotel Luxe (4*)

Hotel Luxe is situated in the very centre of Split on one of its main streets. They are just steps away from ancient and cultural monuments, including the 1700 year-old historic core of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel’s ideal location guarantees easy access to all important parts of the city. Within walking distance is the famous Diocletian Palace as well as the bus terminal, railway station, and the ferry. The hotel is also just a short walk from the city’s most popular sandy beach, Bacvice and its blue clear sea. Split’s wonderfully forested park, it's "green soul", Marjan Hill is also just a short stroll through the Varos section of the city that begins at the end of the waterfront Riva.

Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Split
Split
Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Luxe
Hotel Luxe

Day 3: Split

Meet your guide at your hotel lobby for a private sightseeing tour of Split, a 1700 years old town with famous Diocletian’s Palace, included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD. After his abdication he withdrew to this luxurious palace to enjoy the rest of his days. The following turbulent centuries made the palace into a town first populated by the citizens of the nearby Salona, fleeing before Avars and Slavs. The town overgrew the walls of the palace and its authorities kept changing - from Croatian kings, Hungarian and Venetian administration, to French rulers and Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Such past left its traces combined in the everyday life of Split that went on remaining the centre of this part of the coast till our days.  Your guide will take you for a walk through this living monument and all its magnificent sights. You will discover the basement halls of the Palace and their unique role in the history of Split. Then you will continue to the Peristyle, the main square of the Palace that preserved the cult of emperor as the son of god. You will visit the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the patron-saint of Split, the temples of the Palaces, as well as the suites of the Emperor. You will explore the waterfront promenade of Split, the lively open green market and the monuments not only from antiquity, but also from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque. After the tour, you can enjoy some time at your leisure to immerse yourself into town’s famous Mediterranean charm, the mixture of historic layers and the silent beats of history.

Entrance fees to the Diocletian's Palace substructure and Cathedral are included.

Accommodation: Hotel Luxe (4*)
Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Diocletian's Palace
Diocletian's Palace

Day 4: Split - Hvar

Enjoy a private port transfer with vehicle and English speaking driver.

Enjoy a shared transfer by catamaran from Split to Hvar.

Enjoy your private transfer with vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Amfora (4*)

The Amfora Hotel is tucked away in a tranquil bay, surrounded by a lush pine grove, and only a short ten minute walk from the historic city of Hvar. This grand beach resort is the most exciting beach resort in the Adriatic. Its contemporary designed rooms with breathtaking views of the Paklinski Islands, spectacular cascading pool with a lounge area, and diverse amenities make this unique self-contained destination resort ideal. The exclusive and luxurious beach club Bonj Les Bains is located within the resort, with private cabanas, massages in the Sensori Spa wellness centre, sunbeds, and a beach bar and restaurant.

Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hvar
Hvar
Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Amfora
Hotel Amfora

Day 5: Hvar

Enjoy a shared kayaking adventure of the Pakleni Islands. Kayaking on the Adriatic Sea towards Pakleni Otoci is a unique way to experience this beautiful place and discover the islands, inlets, and hidden beaches. A swimming and snorkeling break is made on one of the islands in a bay called Zdrilca where you can also drink coffee or just enjoy the sun. Previous paddling experience and supreme physical condition are not necessary for this tour. Included are the instructor and equipment.

Accommodation: Amfora (4*)
Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kayaking in Hvar
Kayaking in Hvar

Day 6: Hvar - Dubrovnik

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Dubrovnik via Rizman Winery with wine tasting. This beautiful winery is located on a hilltop, overlooking Peljesac peninsula and surrounding archipelago. Today you will be able to taste their five premium wines accompanied with traditional snack consisted of rewarded domestic products. After the wine tasting, you will continue to Dubrovnik.

Accommodation: Kompas (4*)

Hotel Kompas is located 4Km from Dubrovnik’s magnificent medieval Old Town city centre. It is poised adjacent the beachfront of exquisite Lapad Bay and its famous tree-lined promenade called Uvala. The property features 173 guestrooms each tastefully decorated, spacious with balconies overlooking the Lapad Bay. Dine onsite at the Sphere Restaurant & Lounge and refresh yourself with a drink at Zenith Bar and the Luna Bar, next to the beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Visit the hotel’s wellness & spa to rejuvenate and relax.

Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kompass Hotel
Kompass Hotel

Day 7: Dubrovnik

This morning meet your local guide for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world.  An important maritime port and a one-time state, it has always been a cultural metropolis. More than a thousand-year history is reflected in every part of the town. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. The works of artists, writers and scientists of Dubrovnik have been woven into the texture of the town.  While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, you will stop to visit the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe. You will continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. You will also discover Rector’s Palace, the magnificent structure of the dukes of Dubrovnik, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary with a treasury containing the originals by Tiziano and Rafaelo and many other valuable relicts. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. Dubrovnik is full of charming cafes, boutiques and local curiosities, nestled in the intricate network of the cobblestone streets. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls (2500 m around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Srđ hill.

Accommodation: Kompas (4*)
Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Stradun
Stradun

Day 8: Dubrovnik

A private transfer will be provided for you today between your hotel and Dubrovnik airport in time for your onward flight.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Astoria (4*): Zagreb

Escape to the Hotel Astoria, part of the Best Western Premier brand, and experience the ultimate in comfort and service accommodating all travelers. Built in 1932, this Croatian hotel is centrally located in the charming capitol of Zagreb and offers guests a quiet, peaceful atmosphere and warm personalized service. The hotel is a short distance from the historic city centre, featuring Jelacic Square and the Cathedral of Zagreb. The hotel's restaurant provides guests with fine dining and an exquisite complimentary buffet breakfast every morning. Zagreb also hosts a variety of events year-round for visitors to enjoy such as Zagreb Fair, Musical Summer, and Zagreb World Theatre Festival.

Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Astoria (4*)
Hotel Astoria (4*)

Hotel Luxe (4*): Split

Hotel Luxe is situated in the very centre of Split on one of its main streets. They are just steps away from ancient and cultural monuments, including the 1700 year-old historic core of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel’s ideal location guarantees easy access to all important parts of the city. Within walking distance is the famous Diocletian Palace as well as the bus terminal, railway station, and the ferry. The hotel is also just a short walk from the city’s most popular sandy beach, Bacvice and its blue clear sea. Split’s wonderfully forested park, it's "green soul", Marjan Hill is also just a short stroll through the Varos section of the city that begins at the end of the waterfront Riva.

Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Luxe
Hotel Luxe
Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Luxe Lobby
Hotel Luxe Lobby

Amfora (4*): Hvar

The Amfora Hotel is tucked away in a tranquil bay, surrounded by a lush pine grove, and only a short ten minute walk from the historic city of Hvar. This grand beach resort is the most exciting beach resort in the Adriatic. Its contemporary designed rooms with breathtaking views of the Paklinski Islands, spectacular cascading pool with a lounge area, and diverse amenities make this unique self-contained destination resort ideal. The exclusive and luxurious beach club Bonj Les Bains is located within the resort, with private cabanas, massages in the Sensori Spa wellness centre, sunbeds, and a beach bar and restaurant.

Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Amfora
Hotel Amfora

Kompas (4*): Dubrovnik

Hotel Kompas is located 4Km from Dubrovnik’s magnificent medieval Old Town city centre. It is poised adjacent the beachfront of exquisite Lapad Bay and its famous tree-lined promenade called Uvala. The property features 173 guestrooms each tastefully decorated, spacious with balconies overlooking the Lapad Bay. Dine onsite at the Sphere Restaurant & Lounge and refresh yourself with a drink at Zenith Bar and the Luna Bar, next to the beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Visit the hotel’s wellness & spa to rejuvenate and relax.

Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kompass Hotel
Kompass Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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