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CroatiaNatural Wonders of Croatia - Active Tour

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Zagreb     Plitvice lakes National Park     Zrmanja river     Paklenica National Park     Split      Adriatic islands     Dubrovnik​
Tour itinerary includes
  • City
  • Seaside
  • Water sports
    Water sports
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Zagreb – Arrival

Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival at Zagreb airport, pick up your Rental car (which includes full insurance, GPS, and free mileage) and head to your hotel. Zagreb is the city of green parks, lovely fountains, blooming flowers and artisans performing on every street corner. Explore the historical core of Zagreb city on your own. Visit the Cathedral, the medieval Stone gate, St. Mark’s church, the Upper town, Flower market square, Dolac Fruit & Grocery Market, the Central Square, and Tkalčićeva Street with its numerous charming cafés and restaurants. Enjoy the city and its galleries, or its exhibitions such as the one a kind; Museum of Broken Relationships.

Day 2: Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes - Walking tour around Plitvice lakes National Park

From Zagreb there is a picturesque scenic road along the Adriatic coast to reach the interior side of Croatia. In just one hour, the scenery changes rapidly from a Continental climate and architecture to mountain huts & farmer's villages. Beautiful lakes listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites cascade into spectacular waterfalls. Enjoy the exceptional beauty of these lakes and waterfalls, and the pure mountain air on a walking tour with your guide around the park, before relaxing in your Hotel accommodation. (BB)

Day 3: Plitvice Lakes to Zadar - Zrmanja river canoeing adventure

On the way to Zadar, stop for a canoe safari adventure on Zrmanja river – a characteristic karstic stream – with its numerous waterfalls, cascades and rapids, it is a perfect river for this type of sport. During the summer period, it gets calm and peaceful and it carries you smoothly through spectacular sceneries. (BB)

Day 4: Zadar - Hiking in Paklenica National Park

Nothing says adventure quite like the great outdoors. Head out from Zadar to explore one of Croatia’s hiking paradises: Paklenica National Park. With over 130 km of hiking trails, picture perfect moments will be around every corner of your hiking adventure in the park. After spending the day exploring the national park with your guide, return to Zadar and relax for the rest of the day. (BB)

Day 5: Zadar to Split – Relaxing in Split

Head to Split, a town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Meet with your guide to explore the town. Split was founded when the palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian was built in 305 AD. The Cathedral of St. Domnios, the patron saint of Split, is in the actual mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian, and its sumptuous interior is a gathering place for many religious visitors and tourists. Various cultural monuments are located inside and outside the Diocletian’s Palace walls, such as the Renaissance Prokurative Square, and several noble families’ palaces, churches, galleries and museums. (BB) The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. (BB)

Day 6: Split - Speedboat trip to Adriatic islands - Blue & Green caves visit

Head across the azure sea by speedboat to visit some of the most treasured spots on the Adriatic! Firstly, you will enjoy a dazzling show of natural beauty at Blue Cave, whose bright blue sea color is created by the sun peeking through an opening on the roof and reflected by the sandy surface below. Next stop – hidden Stiniva cove on Vis Island. Take in the cove’s wonders and enjoy swimming in the turquoise water of one of the most beautiful Croatian beaches. Continue to Hvar & where you will have enough free time to walk around before your return to Split in the evening. (BB)

Day 7: Split to Dubrovnik – Guided tour & kayaking adventure

Head south to reach your final destination & one of Croatia’s most beautiful cities – Dubrovnik! Explore the city with the local guide and visit its main street, Stradun, the city gates and old harbor, steep & narrow cobblestone streets, churches, squares & town palaces. It’s time to put your arms to the test on a 3-hour sea kayak expedition in Dubrovnik! Enjoy the salty air, the beautiful waters and don’t forget to catch the sunset later. We recommend a cable car ride in the evening to mountain Srđ where you can enjoy the spectacular views over the town and the rest of the island.

Day 8: Dubrovnik – Departure

Departure day. Perhaps grab a coffee and a pastry before you drop your trusty Rental car off at Dubrovnik airport, ready for your return to home.

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,880 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 Persons
Price per Person, Peak Season (July / August 2018)$1,880
For other dates and group sizes, please enquire

Included in price:

  • Walking tour around Plitvice Lakes National Park (entrance to the park & guide)
  • Canoe safari on Zrmanja river
  • Hiking in Paklenica National Park (entrance tickets & guide)
  • Private guided tour of Split (2h)
  • Speedboat group day trip to Blue Cave & Hvar Island
  • Private guided tour of Dubrovnik (2h)
  • Sea kayaking adventure in Dubrovnik
  • Rent-a-car automatic during the whole itinerary (Opel Astra Automatic/Opel Insignia Automatic/Mercedes Vito 9 PAX Automatic)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in centrally located 4* hotels
  • Daily breakfast buffet in all hotels
  • Detailed Tureta tailor made itinerary and organizing services and 24/7 support.

Not included in price:

  • Parking, tolls & fuel
  • Additional car insurance
  • Porterage at airport
  • Fee for luggage handling at hotel
  • Travel Insurance, Optional Excursions, City Taxes, anything not mentioned under “what is included”
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