An 8 Day Private Tour including the Magical Flavours of Croatia and Montenegro

This incredible 8-day private tour of Croatia combines luxury hotels with private visits to immerse you in the culture and heritage of Croatia including Dubrovnik The Pearl of the Adriatic

Tour Highlights

  • Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
  • Private Tour of The Island of Hvar
  • Private Day Trip to Montenegro
  • Private Tour of Plitvice National Park
  • UNESCO Diocletian's Palace
  • Private Yacht Transfer to Dubrvnik
  • Private Boat to the Blue Cave

Day 1

Private Arrival Transfer from Zagreb Airport

Upon arrival at Zagreb airport, you will be met and privately transferred to your city centre hotel. The rest of the day and evening is free to relax and explore.

Zagreb, Croatia’s north-western capital, is distinguished by its 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture. At its centre, Upper Town is the site of the Gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church, with a colourfully tiled roof. Nearby is pedestrian friendly Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes. Lower Town has the main square, Ban Jelačić, plus shops, museums and parks

Overnight at Hotel Esplanade in a Deluxe Room inclusive of breakfast.

Esplanade Zagreb Hotel offers supreme luxury for the spirit and all the senses in the heart of this historic city, close to all its major sights and delights.

Day 2

Full Day Private Tour from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast this morning, check out of the hotel and meet with your driver in the hotel lobby. Depart Zagreb in a luxury minibus and travel south to the Plitvice area. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to stop in many places, but one of the most interesting and popular is at the Rastoke area, where you’ll be able to see a small replica of the Plitvice waterfalls and enjoy tasty local trout at one of the restaurants in this area. After finishing your break in Rastoke, you will continue the short distance to the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Private Guided Tour of Plitvice National Park: Upon arrival at Plitvice National Park, you will meet an expert local guide for a 3-hour tour of this wonderful natural region.  Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest national park in the Republic of Croatia. With its exceptional natural beauty, this area has always attracted nature lovers. Plitvice Lakes were internationally recognised on 26 October 1979 with their inscription onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. The lake system is comprised of 16 named and several smaller unnamed lakes, cascading one into the next. The twelve lakes forming the Upper Lakes are: Prošćansko jezero, Ciginovac, Okrugljak, Batinovac, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Vir, Galovac, Milino jezero, Gradinsko jezero, Burgeti and Kozjak. These lakes were formed on impermeable dolomite rock, and are larger, with more indented and gentler shores than the Lower Lakes. The Lower Lakes, consisting of the lakes Milanovac, Gavanovac, Kaluđerovac and Novakovića Brod, were formed in permeable limestone substrate, cut into a deep canyon with steep cliffs. The lakes end in the impressive waterfalls Sastavci, with the Korana River springing under the base of the falls. The Plitvice Lakes National Park offers visitors seven different routes to tour the lake system, and four hiking trails

Overnight at Ethno Houses Deluxe Selo in a Deluxe Room with Hot Tub inclusive of breakfast.

Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo are located in the heart of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a stone’s throw away from the Great Waterfall and Entrance 3 or the harbour at Lake Kozjak. This luxury resort is a perfect combination of tradition and contemporaneity.

Day 3

Full Day Private Tour from Plitvice to Split

After breakfast, check out and depart Plitvice and travel south direct to the city of Split. On arrival at Split, you can drop your bags at the hotel (if rooms aren’t ready for check-in) and enjoy an optional lunch. In the afternoon, meet your local expert English-speaking guide in the hotel lobby and begin a walking tour of Split.

Split is very tourist friendly with its market stalls around the ruins of Diocletian's Palace. This UNESCO Heritage site was built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries AD. The Roman Emperor Diocletian spent his declining years in an enormous palace that he had built near his birthplace Aspalthos. The palace represents the most valuable example of Roman architecture on the eastern coast of the Adriatic.

2-Hour Private Guided Tour of Split and Diocletian’s Palace: The tour starts with the story of Roman emperor Diocletian who was born in nearby important Illyrian center and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia – Salona. He build one of today’s most preserved palaces of that time in the nearby town of Split. During the tour walk through the central hall of the ancient cellars, the main communication line between the Riva and the Peristyle, which is now full of life and an ideal place to buy valuable souvenirs. Stop by to see the Cathedral of St Duje, one of the most beautiful cultural wonders on the Adriatic coast, Peristyle – impressive square in the centre of the palace, Roman temples (today Christian ones), the famous Golden Gate and the big statue of Grgur Ninski. 

Overnight at Hotel Marmont in a Double Deluxe Room inclusive of breakfast.

Hotel Marmont Heritage is located in the heart of the Old Town of Split, only one minute away from Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free WiFi is available, as well as an on-site restaurant serving fresh and local cuisine.

Day 4

Private Boat Transfer via The Blue Cave To Hvar

Early breakfast and check out from your hotel in Split followed by a short stroll towards Split Riva, where you’ll be meeting your skipper who’ll be joining you on an adventurous day. With a private boat and a skilful skipper, enjoy the boat ride and admire the breath-taking scenery of Split`s neighbouring islands. Visit the natural phenomena, Blue Cave on Bisevo Island, best known natural beauty spot on the Adriatic. During morning hours in the Blue cave, the strongest rays of the sun pass through an underwater opening and illuminate the cave with a luminous blue light while objects beneath the surface shimmer in silver and pink with an eerie and unearthly effect. After outstanding views in the cave, our second stop is small fisherman`s village Komiza. You can discuss options with your skipper as you may wish to visit nearby beaches accessible only by boat, secret coves, nearby islets. We include lunch at Zori restaurant in Palmižana - an experience one must not miss. Afterwards, enjoy the short boat ride to Hvar to your hotel. Check in, unpack and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure in Hvar.

Hvar: The fourth largest of Croatia’s islands, Hvar.  Hvar Town is a wonderful place to visit and the best sights to visit are its lovely harbour with its pretty little boats, St. Stephen’s Square, the largest piazza in Dalmatia and the main town square. At the top end is St Stephen’s Cathedral, built in the 16th and 17th centuries, with its impressive bell tower – look for the differences in each level of the tower. Further around Hvar’s promenade you will get to the Franciscan Monastery. Containing a large and impressive painting of the Last Supper, most of the monastery was built between 1461 and 1471. Above Hvar Town is the impressive fortress Fortica or Spanjola. Built in the 16th century, it was added to by the Austrians in the 19th century. Walk up Hvar’s steps to a winding path and you’ll reach the fort’s entrance.

2 nights at Amfora Grand Beach Resort in a Deluxe King Room with Sea View inclusive of breakfast.

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, Amfora. Hvar grand beach resort is the most exciting beach resort in the Adriatic.

Day 5

Full Day Private Tour Enjoying the Traditional Flavours of Hvar

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel followed by a day filled with lots of local experiences and gourmet details with a final adventurous twist! Meet your local guide in the morning and explore Hvar old town and its historical and cultural side. Hvar is home to fiercely proud, determined and courteous people, who are eager to show off their city so there is plenty of highlights to see and stories to hear. After learning about the famous Fortica fortress and its history, you’ll continue a leisurely paced walk down to the city centre through lush pine woods to the oldest part of Hvar, called Groda. When you have reached Groda, you’ll stop at the Benedictine nunnery museum to admire their agava pattern lacework that is protected by UNESCO. You’ll also see the city square, the arsenal, the theatre and the cathedral. After the tour you’ll be taken to hinterland to a local winery where you will be tasting 4 sorts of wine paired with island’s finest local prosciutto & cheese.

After driving through lavender fields and UNESCO protected vineyards, we include honey tasting and olive oil tasting in an olive grove. Top it all off with a fine dark chocolate made with local herbs and fruit! If you are still hungry after this flavourful tour, your driver/guide will gladly take you to a local restaurant where you can have a full five-star traditional lunch. You will be transferred back to your hotel where you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the pool or on the beach

Day 6

Private Yacht Transfer to Dubrovnik, A Private Walking Tour of the Old Town

Check out of your hotel this morning and meet with a local English-speaking skipper for a transfer to Dubrovnik by soaking up the sun and the views of the amazing Croatian archipelago along the way. There will be time to stop for a morning coffee and perhaps a swim in the warm waters of the Adriatic. On arrival in Dubrovnik, you will be met and privately transferred to your hotel. Later, meet with a local English-speaking guide in the hotel lobby and begin a private walking tour of Dubrovnik’s Old town.

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.

2 nights at Hilton Imperial Hotel in a Classic Room inclusive of breakfast.

Located on the doorstep of Dubrovnik’s Old Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik offers stunning views over the medieval Old Town and Adriatic Sea.

Day 7

Private Full Day Tour to Ancient Montenegro.

This morning meet with an expert local guide and luxury vehicle for a trip south into Montenegro.  Wonderful beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled in the mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf: Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas in the region with evidence of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. In our quest for traces and memories of past times, we will make a first stop in Perast and get on a short boat ride from the baroque shore of this small town to the artificial island and the 16th century Church of Our Lady of the Rocks which houses one of the finest collections of icons in this part of Europe. In the UNESCO protected town of Kotor enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. And finally, take the opportunity to make your own memories during your free time in Kotor!. There will be time to see the stunning quaint villages and to enjoy an optional lunch entrances are included for Our Lady of the Rocks and in the mid-afternoon we include a boat tour on The Bay of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik for an evening at your leisure.

Day 8

Private Departure Transfer To Dubrovnik Airport

Today we include a private departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport to catch your departing flight home.


All our suggested tours are created by locals, using years of country knowledge. It’s your tour though. That’s why any of our itineraries can be tailored to exactly suit your needs. And that might mean fitting it to your budget. Do you have a particular destination in mind, We can include any specific request, so please ask.

The Cost for this Wonderful Private Tour based on 2 Guests sharing a room ranges from €5695 - €6995 per person sharing.

What is included in your European experience with Luxury European Tours

Hotels: You’ll enjoy 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in the most sumptuous rooms:

(**city taxes of between 2-7 Euro per person per day will be charged locally upon check out of each hotel)







Hotel Esplanade

Deluxe King Room



Ethno Houses Selo

Deluxe King Room with Hot Tub



Hotel Marmont

Deluxe King Room



Amfora Grand Beach Resort

Deluxe King with Sea View & Balcony



Hilton Imperial Hotel

Executive King with Sea View

Driver, Guide and Rail Services

You’ll have exclusive use of our professional driver and expert local guide services as stated. You’ll be safely returned to the airport on your return. A party of up to two passengers will travel in a luxury saloon vehicle. We’ll provide a luxury minivan for three to five passengers. For a larger group, we’ve got many luxury vehicles to suit your needs.  Where Rail is included its 1st Class all the way!

Transport, Transfers Rail and Experiences Included

Arrival Transfer from Zagreb Airport

Private Service

Full Day from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

Private Service

Transfer to the City of Split

Private Service

Full Day Tour to Ancient Montenegro

Private Service

Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport

Private Service

Private Guided Tour of Plitvice National Park

Private Service

2 Hour Private Guided Tour of Diocletian’s Palace

Private Service

Private Boat Transfer via The Blue Cave to Hvar

Private Service

Private Full Day Tour of Hvar

Private Service

Private Yacht Transfer to Dubrovnik

Private Service

2 Hour Old Town Walking Tour

Private Service

We also include hotel taxes and fees, communication costs and the help of our local travel experts throughout your trip; 24/7.

We simply want you to focus on having an incredible time. It’s that simple.

What's Not Included

• Your flights to and from Europe
• Gratuities and tips to driver-guides and local guides
• Anything that we’ve not mentioned above

BOOKING: The proposal is subject to availability and subject to our terms and conditions available on request. To book we require a 30% deposit which is non-refundable as required to pre-book all services.  We accept payments by credit card or by bank transfer. The balance of your trip would be due by 60 days prior to travel.  We strongly suggest taking out travel insurance with your local broker or online provider.

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