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Croatia in 5 Days: Zagreb – Rovinj – Split

Overview

Visit 4 famous regions around Croatia including Zagreb, Istria, the Croatian highlands, and the Dalmatian coastline. Join a small group of max. 19 persons per tour. Stay at decent and fine hotels or boutique farmhouses. Your host is our Krug-style guide. This is not a rush-through-tour. We try to minimize the driving hours and maximize the time spent in each town or national park.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zagreb – The gate to Europe
  • National Park Plitvice Lakes – 50 shades of blue
  • Opatija – Former Austrian noble health resort from the 19th-century
  • Rovinj – The Adriatic Dream
  • Motovun – Visit Istria’s greatest hilltop town and taste the most expensive mushroom in the world
  • Pula – Admire the complete Amphitheatre of Pula
  • Šibenik – If it’s good for Brad Pitt it can’t be too bad, right?
  • Split – A place where a Roman emperor came to die

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Dates available throughout the year.

Day by Day

DAY BY DAY

Day 1 – Arrival in Zagreb – Welcome drink in Croatia’s Capital
Day 2 – Zagreb and Opatija – Head west for the Adriatic sea
Day 3 – Pula, Rovinj, Motovun – Ancient ruins and fine delicacies
Day 4 – National Park Plitvice Lakes – 50 shades of blue
Day 5 – National Park Krka Waterfalls and Split – Last day in Dalmatia

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN ZAGREB – WELCOME DRINK IN CROATIA’S CAPITAL

Welcome to Croatia! In the evening, everybody from the group meets up with the Krug host at the hotel lobby. Get to know your fellow travellers at a local bar or pub in Zagreb while discussing the itinerary together. The first drink is on us 😉

DAY 2 – ZAGREB AND OPATIJA – HEAD WEST FOR THE ADRIATIC SEA

The journey begins! Welcome to Croatia! Your host will do everything that he or she can to make this trip a memorable one for you. Today you are exploring Zagreb in the morning on a laid-back walking tour. There will be time for a coffee break, too. Then, you hit the road for the Adriatic coastline of Kvarner Bay in Opatija – a 19th-century health resort built during the reign of the Austrian Empire. This town has class, its sea breeze is healthy and the promenade is beautiful especially in the evening. Explore the town by yourself or join your host on a promenade walk to the nearby fisher village called Volosko. Probably the cutest fisher village in the world! The late afternoon and evening are on your own.

09:00-10:30 Morning Tour of Zagreb
12:00 Departure for Opatija
14:00-15:30 Check-in in Opatija & Walking Tour of Opatija
Afternoon on your own for exploring Opatija or visiting fisher village Volosko

DAY 3 – PULA, ROVINJ, AND MOTOVUN – THE ISTRIAN PENINSULA IN ONLY 1 DAY

Just after breakfast, it’s time to hit the road to Croatia’s most “Italian” part called Istria. Today, you’ll see the Amphitheatre in Pula, Rovinj’s romantic old town and the ancient hilltop town called Motovun. Istria is known for world-class olive oil, fantastic wines, and the most expensive mushroom in the world – the white truffle. It would be a shame if you didn’t try all of these fine Istrian products while you are already there, right?! You’ll head back to Opatija in the late afternoon. The rest of the day is on your own.

09:00 Departure from Opatija
11:00-12:30 Visit Pula & Olive Oil Tasting
12:45-15:00 Free time in Rovinj
16:00-17:00 Visit Motovun & Truffle Tasting
18:30 Return to hotel

DAY 4 – NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES – 16 INTERCONNECTED LAKES

You start early in the morning. We will not lie to you: today is the longest driving day. 3-4 hours to the Lakes and another 2-3 hours to Šibenik. However, there will be enough free time inside the lakes to discover them on your own pace. You can have lunch there, too, or just use the full four hours to soak in this wonderful nature experience of 16 interconnected lakes flowing through a forest. In the late afternoon, you’ll arrive in Šibenik for check-in to your hotel. Your guide knows about the fine local places to eat or just a book yourself a table in one of Croatia’s finest Michelin restaurants called Pelegrini.

08:00 Departure from Opatija
12:00-16:00 Free time at the Plitvice Lakes
18:00 Arrival in Šibenik –> Check-in
Evening on your own

DAY 5 – KRKA WATERFALLS AND SPLIT – WELCOME TO DALMATIA

Thousands and thousands of people cruise along the ocean drive called “Magistrala” from Northern to Southern Croatia every day. While you curve the coastal asphalt road from Šibenik to Split the Adriatic sea is presenting its glittering water curtain as well as untouched islands for you to enjoy the full Croatian feeling. But before going to Split, you’ll take on the second amazing nature experience on this tour – National Park Krka Waterfalls near Šibenik. Prepare for a boat ride, too. Once you arrive in Split you’ll do the Check-in and your host shows you the city a bit. In the evening you’ll meet up again for the last drink to celebrate the beauty of travel and meeting new great people. Isn’t that a great reason to celebrate?  After the drink, it’s time to say goodbye because you just made it to the end of the tour.

09:00 Departure from Šibenik
09:30-12:00 Free time at Krka Waterfalls
14:00-15:30 Check-in in Split & Laid-back Split Tour
Afternoon on your own
19:00 Farewell Drink at a local bar

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Price

LOW SEASON
from September to June
1300€/person

HIGH SEASON
July and August
1350€/person

NOTE: for kids & family packages please inquire through our inquiry form.

Price includes:

  • Our Krug-style host throughout the trip (English-speaking)
  • Modern air-conditioned transport in a van or minibus
  • 5 nights at accommodation in fine hotels or boutique farmhouse stays – nowadays stars say not much about the quality – we make sure the stay is clean, fine, and decent
  • Entrance fee to the National Park Plitvice Lakes
  • Truffle tasting in Istria
  • Olive Oil Tasting in Istria
  • All transport costs
  • Trip organization

Price excludes:

  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tipping

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Gallery

Sibenik Old Town
Sibenik Old Town
noTourist Wineries in Istria
noTourist Wineries in Istria
Sibenik Cathedral St. James
Sibenik Cathedral St. James
Rovinj Panorama
Rovinj Panorama
Enjoy Istria!
Enjoy Istria!
World-Class Istrian Olive Oil
World-Class Istrian Olive Oil
Off to Rovinj (by D. Fabijanić)
Off to Rovinj (by D. Fabijanić)
Mediterraneo Bar Rovinj
Mediterraneo Bar Rovinj
Sibenik Cathedral Detail
Sibenik Cathedral Detail
Zadar Sea Organ
Zadar Sea Organ
Istrian Brandy called Rakija
Istrian Brandy called Rakija
Zadar Experience
Zadar Experience
Zagreb Shopping (D. Rostuhar)
Zagreb Shopping (D. Rostuhar)
National Park Plitvice Lakes
National Park Plitvice Lakes
Croatia Experience
Croatia Experience
Want to have fun in Istria?
Want to have fun in Istria?
Lunch near Motovun
Lunch near Motovun
Upper Town Zagreb (J. Duval)
Upper Town Zagreb (J. Duval)
Daily Istrian Dessert
Daily Istrian Dessert
Central Part of Istria
Central Part of Istria
Hail to the Grape!
Hail to the Grape!
A commercial for the adriatic sea. Book now.
Adriatic Dream on sale! Book now!
A very romantic picture of a hidden small fishing village at the shores of the Adriatic. Read more on www.croado.com.
Most charming fisher village at the Adriatic
Dolac Market Zagreb (J. Duval)
Dolac Market Zagreb (J. Duval)

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Croatia in 5 Days: Zagreb – Rovinj – Split



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