• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Lakes, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 8 days (any day, any time)
  • Availability: DAILY, private tour


  • Independent Tour that still includes all hotel accommodation, transfers, ferry tickets and breakfast daily as listed (no group!)
  • Walking tours of Zagreb, Hvar, Split and Dubrovnik included
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
  • Old City of Dubrovnik
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Zagreb
  • Island of Hvar
  • Island of Korcula
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8 days from Zagreb 2 nights, (via Plitvice Lakes) Split 1 night, Hvar 2 nights, Korcula 1 night, Dubrovnik 1 night

Fully Private Tour, no group, no tour escort, just local guides in each city!
The best of Croatia! See the Capital, visit Plitvice Lakes.
Head to the beautiful Dalmatian coast and islands.
Finish your holiday in Dubrovnik, 'the pearl of the Adriatic'.
Start any day, any time. All transfers, ferries and accommodation is included.
You just sit back and relax and enjoy the wonders of Croatian culture and natural heritage


Fully Private Tour Package with all hotels, transfers and ferry tickets included. Minimum 2 people. You will be on your own; there is no guide and no group. Ferries, transfers and hotels are all pre-booked for you as a package, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your time in each city. Bed and breakfast included.

Please note, this is not a cruise, this is a TOUR using hotels, ferries and vehicle transfers.

8 days from Zagreb 2 nights, (via Plitvice Lakes) Split 1 night, Hvar 2 nights, Korcula 1 night, Dubrovnik 1 night

• 7 nights accommodation in hotels in Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik on bed and breakfast basis
• Arrival and departure transfers (airport/hotel/train/port)
• All transfers between Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik (Note: Korcula to Dubrovnik transfer could be either a vehicle or ferry transfer)
• Assistance with ferry tickets (delivery or similar) during the programme
• Entrance to the Plitvice National Park
• City tours of Zagreb, Hvar, Split and Dubrovnik

Hotel list - STANDARD version:
Hotel Jadran 3star, Zagreb or similar
Hotel Art Depadanse (Annexe) 3star, Split or similar
Hotel Pharos 3star, Hvar or similar
Hotel Port 9 4star, Korčula or similar
Hotel Vis 3star, Dubrovnik or similar

Hotel list - Classic version:
Hotel Astoria 4star, Zagreb or similar
Hotel Art 4star, Split or similar
Hotel Amfora 4star, Hvar or similar
Hotel Marko Polo 4star, Korčula or similar
Hotel Park 4star, Dubrovnik or similar

• Optional tours/activities or city sightseeing in resorts
• Meals not listed
• Tips/gratuities


Arrive any time. Transfer from the airport included. Passengers who arrive before 2pm (hotel check-in time) can leave their bags at Reception until their room is ready. Late arrivals are possible. This is a private tour, so you can arrive any day, at any time.

Arrival to Zagreb Airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Zagreb.

Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, during which you will have the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb.

Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure to Plitvice National Park, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour of the 16 crystal - blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Departure to Split with a short stop in yet another one of the UNESCO protected sites, the small town of Trogir. St. Lawrence's Cathedral, located in the old city centre, and its main western portal – masterpiece of Radovan, represent the most significant work of the Romanesque-Gothic style in Croatia. Overnight in Split.

Breakfast at hotel. Late morning walking tour of town of Split. Enjoy the magnificent town of Split with it’s numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites. Transfer to the port, then ferry from Split to the island of Hvar. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hvar.

Breakfast at a hotel. Morning walking tour of town of Hvar. Hvar is the town of a unique cultural and historical heritage and also an important tourist resort with a centuries-old tradition in tourism, pleasant climate, a lot of sunshine, natural beauties, famous gastronomic offer, sports and recreational opportunities. Overnight in Hvar.

Breakfast at hotel. Ferry from Hvar to Korcula. Transfer to hotel. Leisure time to explore the Korcula old town, the hometown of famous explorer Marco Polo. Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Overnight in Korčula town.

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from Korcula to your Dubrovnik hotel. Free time to explore Dubrovnik. Take a tour of the city walls, take a ride on the cable car and explore the UNESCO Heritage Listed old town area. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport (or other accommodation in Dubrovnik) included.


• NOTE: Ferry transfer times are limited to the ferry timetables. Please note that ferry schedules are occasionally subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Croatia Cruise FAQ - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Croatia Island Hopping Tour FAQ - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)


Click here to see how the booking process works: https://discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.


What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!


What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]



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