Croatia Highlights & Hidden Gems - 8 days

Croatia Highlights & Hidden Gems - 8 days

8 Days



Croatia Highlights & Hidden Gems - 8 days

8 Days Starting in Dubrovnik and ending in Zagreb

Visiting: Croatia

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:


Group size:

2 - 15

Age range:

16 + if accompanied by an adult. Children 5yrs and over are accepted upon application. Pricing is based upon the rooming configuration chosen by the client and the season

Trip Styles:

Small Group

$3178 (USD) Operator discount: -$817 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$90 -22%

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Tour Overview

GROUP TOUR Embark on an unforgettable Croatian journey starting in Dubrovnik, where you'll dive into the city's history and marvel at the Franciscan Monastery. Sample the region's finest with olive oil and oyster tastings in Orašac and Mali Ston. Traverse to Split for a cultural tour and wine indulgence at the Royal vineyards. Explore the picturesque Plitvice Lakes, savour truffles in Motovun, and experience the charm of Rovinj and Pula. Conclude with a vibrant Zagreb adventure, exploring local markets and enjoying a dining experience.


  • Dubrovnik- Discover the charming walled city which starred in Game of Thrones and visit the Franciscan Monastery

  • Plitvice Lakes - Immerse yourself in the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, adorned with cascading lakes and waterfalls

  • Zagreb - Take in the highlights of the Croatian capital on a guided tour, and visit a local green market

  • Istria - Savour truffles in Motovun, uncover the charm of Rovinj, and explore the historical sights of Pula

  • Local tastes - Embark on a culinary journey indulging in regional delights like olive oil, oysters, and wine tastings and relishing in traditional lunches and diverse dinners at authentic spots

  • Split - Discover Split's cultural gems, indulge in wine tasting, and explore the renowned Meštrovic Gallery


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Day 1: Dubrovnik

Sunday. Welcome to Dubrovnik and the start of your Crotian adventure! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel.

The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure, allowing for relaxation or personal exploration. Embrace the charm of Dubrovnik or simply unwind amidst the scenic surroundings.

Day 2: Dubrovnik
Meals Included: Breakfast

Dubrovnik - Orašac - Ston - Split. Dive into Croatia with a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Explore the city's treasures, including a visit to the Franciscan monastery. Following this tour, enjoy some free time to discover Dubrovnik at your own pace.

Later, embark on a journey to Orašac, where you'll enjoy an immersive presentation on olive oil production and a delightful tasting experience. From there, venture towards the Pelješac peninsula for a scenic cruise around Mali Ston bay, indulging in an oyster tasting session.

Enjoy leisure time in the charming town of Ston before departing for Split where we will settle for the night.

Day 3: Split
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Split - Petrčane - Zadar - Biograd. This morning, visit the Meštrović Gallery, where you'll delve into the artistic brilliance of this renowned sculptor. Afterwards, embark on a guided tour of Split with a local expert. Afterwards, enjoy some leisure time to explore Split at your own pace.

Following this, we'll depart for the Royal vineyards in Petrčane, where a wine tasting session and lunch await. Immerse yourself in the flavours of the region amidst the scenic vineyards. Later in the afternoon, explore the city of Zadar with a local guide, discovering its cultural gems and, to top it off, indulge in a tasting of Marschino.

After enjoying some free time in Zadar, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Biograd or the surrounding area.

Day 4: Biograd
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Biograd - Pltivice Lakes - Opatija. Today, we'll embark on a scenic drive towards the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park. Explore the park's mesmerizing natural beauty, witnessing its cascading waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes. Following this experience, indulge in a traditional lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, continue the journey towards the picturesque destination of Opatija. Settle in for the next few nights in this coastal town.

Day 5: Opatija
Meals Included: Breakfast

Opatija - Hum - Motovun - Opatija. Following breakfast at the hotel, we'll take a scenic drive to Hum, where you'll explore this charming destination and visit the intriguing Museum Aura. Afterward, journey to the outskirts of Motovun for a truffle tasting.

Continue your adventure with a visit to the picturesque town of Motovun, where you'll have leisure time to explore at your own pace. Afterwards, we'll head back to Opatija for the night.

Day 6: Opatija
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Opatija - Rovinj - Pula - Opatija. Today, we'll head for the captivating town of Rovinj. Immerse yourself in the charm of Rovinj with a guided tour, followed by leisure time to explore its unique attractions.

Continue your journey to a typical village household, where you'll be treated to a traditional lunch. Next, visit one of the areas renowned producers of olive oil for a tasting experience.

Later in the afternoon, discover the historical highlights of Pula with a sightseeing tour, followed by leisure time to explore the city. Conclude the day's adventures with a drive back to Opatija.

Day 7: Opatija
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Opatija - Zagreb. Bid goodbye to Opatija, because today we head to the vibrant city of Zagreb. On arrival, join a sightseeing tour of Zagreb, exploring its cultural wonders and visiting the local green market.

In the evening, enjoy a flavourful dinner experience at one of Zagreb's esteemed restaurants.

Day 8: Zagreb
Meals Included: Breakfast

Sunday. We hope that you enjoyed your Croatian adventure! After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Safe travels!

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    4 star

  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners

  • 7 nights in 4 star accommodation

  • Airport transfer on day 1 (Dubrovnik) and 8 (Zagreb)

  • Food tastings - Olive oil demonstration and tasting in Orašac, oyster tasting in Mali Ston, wine tasting in Royal Vineyards, Maraschino tasting in Zadar & truffle and olive oil tasting in Istria

  • Entrance fees for Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, Meštrovic Gallery, Aura Museum and Plitvice Lakes.

  • Guided sightseeing of Dubrovnik, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, Rovinj, Pula & Zagreb

  • Services of English speaking Tour Guide

  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles

  • Entrance fees for Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, Meštrovic Gallery, Aura Museum and Plitvice Lakes.

  • Entrance fees for Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, Meštrovic Gallery, Aura Museum and Plitvice Lakes.

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What's Not Included

  • International flights and visas

  • Entrance fees to sites other than those listed

  • Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

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    Since 1998

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of on the go tours charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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