Private independent itinerary for two or more driving vacation from Venice, Italy to Croatia
Day 1 – May 9th
Venice – Split (driving time approx. 8 hours)
Check out from your hotel in Venice and drive yourselves to Croatia. Stop in Koper and Opatija. Today drive to Split and check in to your Hotel Judita Palace 4*. A hotel for lovers of culture is an extensive four-story building, on the elevations of which the fundamental historical and cultural periods of medieval and modern Europe can be observed: Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance. On the eastern elevation it is easy to see the features of the Romanesque and the Gothic, while the northern elevation facing onto Pjaca has Renaissance features. The access to this spacious patrician home is through the internal court, in which even today there is an old wellhead, while the staircase leads to the upper floor that is meant only for guests of the Judita Palace Hotel. From the hotel balcony, guests of the Judita Palace can enjoy the view of Pjaca, always interesting and never the same.
Enjoy your first evening in Split at your leisure.
Hotel: Judita Palace 4*
Day 2 – May 10th Split
Private guided tour of Split
After breakfast, meet your local expert guide for a private walking tour of the historical center. Split is one of the Adriatic's most amazing seaports and also Croatia's second-largest city. Diocletian's Palace, as the ancient heart of Split, is one of the best-preserved Roman royal residences on the planet. Originally the palatial walled summer residence of the Emperor Diocletian, Split became a city after Salona, the Roman capital of Dalmatia just 6km north, was sacked in 7thC. Fleeing refugees were given asylum inside the two-meter-thick walls of the palace and over the next 1000 years, the “city” of Split was such a safe haven, it never grew beyond the same walls that exist today! As a result, the remarkable ensemble of Roman, Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance and other architectural remains are all still here—and so are more than 3,000 people still living inside these ancient walls. But Split is more than its walled palace; it’s about enjoying the local way of life.
Enjoy reminder of your day at leisure.
Hotel: Judita Palace 4* Meals: breakfast
Day 3 – May 11th Split – Dubrovnik (driving time approx. 3 hours)
Classic Secret Dalmatia private guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old town
After breakfast, check out and drive to to Dubrovnik.
Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, check in to Hotel Bellevue 5*.
A heaven for the senses, Hotel Bellevue will immerse you into a world of luxury and elegance. Located on a spectacular cliff top, 30 meters above Miramare Bay, Hotel Bellevue is within walking distance from the Old Town, and each of the 91 rooms and suites has splendid sea views. Gastronomic options include a fine dining restaurant, a beach restaurant and chic lounge bar – all featuring excellent service and cuisine. A secluded pebble beach, a rare find among the rocky cliffs of Dubrovnik's seaside, is on the Bellevue’s doorstep, and there’s also an indoor pool within the spa area. The magnificent Comfort Zone Spa and Wellness Center is just one of the many comforts that will make your stay memorable.
Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Hotel: Bellevue 5* Meals: breakfast
Day 4 – May 12th Dubrovnik
Private guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
In the morning hours, meet your expert guide for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Famous George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said "those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik", as well as, famously, describing it as "the pearl of the Adriatic". Dubrovnik truly is a stunning city with its amazing Old Town, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. A magnificent curtain of walls surrounds marble streets and baroque buildings that exude a pearly light in the Adriatic sun. The main pedestrian thoroughfare, Placa, is a melange of cafés and shops with outstanding monuments at either end. Churches, monasteries and museums ornamented with finely carved stone recall an eventful history and a vibrant artistic tradition. Return to hotel on your own, and enjoy reminder of the day at leisure.
Hotel: Bellevue 5* Meals: breakfast
Day 5 & 6 – May 13th & 14th Dubrovnik
Spend these days at your leisure exploring on your own.
Hotel: Bellevue 5* Meals: breakfast
OPTIONAL EXTRA TOURS:
Private tour of Boka Bay in Montenegro
Meet your chauffeur in the morning and embark on a private tour of Boka Bay and Kotor Old Town. Nestled against a backdrop of ancient walls and fortifications is Kotor, a Venetian city of traders and famous sailors, with many stories to tell. The Old City is a well-preserved walled structure, typical of the Middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th century. All of this wonderful medieval architecture and the city’s cultural heritage have made Kotor a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site. Explore Kotor's 12th-century cathedral, the symbol of the city, and an unusual Maritime Museum with a local guide. In the beautiful Bay of Kotor you will enjoy a boat ride to the tiny Church of Our Lady of the Rocks and enjoy a delicious lunch in Kotor on your own before returning to your hotel. Return transfer to Dubrovnik in the afternoon hours and enjoy reminder of your last day in Dubrovnik at leisure.
Private motor boat day trip to Elaphite Islands
The most mesmerizing sights that one can enjoy in the Dubrovnik area are not on the land necessarily, but instead, wait to be discovered aboard your own private luxury yacht, cruising along the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic to the Elaphite islands. This picturesque archipelago in the vicinity of Dubrovnik comprises 13 islands, islets and rocks, all closely bound to Dubrovnik and its past.
Day 7 – May 15th Dubrovnik – Zadar (driving time approx. 4,5 hours)
Check out from your hotel and drive yourselves to Zadar. Upon arrival, check in at your Hotel Bastion 4*. Hotel Bastion is a unique city boutique-hotel, which accentuates the cultural heritage of the city of Zadar. It is located in the historic core and built on the remains of the medieval fortress “Kaštela” from the thirteenth century. Hotel Bastion offers 28 luxury-equipped rooms, an assortment of gastronomic delicacies, wellness center and a videoconference room which turns business into pleasure. Cultural monuments of Zadar and the renowned “Sea Organ” and “Greeting to the Sun” are only a few steps away from Hotel Bastion.
Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Hotel: Bastion 4* Meals: breakfast
Day 8 – May 16th Zadar
Classic private guided walking tour of Zadar
Meet our expert guide in the morning hours for a private walking tour of Zadar. Beautiful historic city of Zadar was the capital of Dalmatia for many centuries. The walled Old Town is a treasure of the ancient city remains dating from Roman times, infused with ingenious adaptation of historic buildings. Fortified with medieval walls, distinguished for their impressive portals dating back to the sixteenth century, the ancient peninsula still preserves the old network of narrow and charming city streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century AD. The modern installations the “Sea organ” and the “Salute to the sun” only add to the charm of Zadar. It was Hitchcock who once said, “Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world,” so be sure to catch one for yourself in the evening hours.
Hotel: Bastion 4* Meals: breakfast
Day 9 – May 17th Zadar – Rovinj (driving time approx. 4,5 hours)
Check out from your hotel and drive to Rovinj. Upon arrival, check in to Hotel Monte Mulini 5*. High-end accommodation, excellent service supported by experience and expertise and best amenities, create a perfect blend with the surrounding area, turning this hotel and resort into an ideal choice for a holiday, active or Wellness & Spa holiday, weekend getaway or a business trip. All rooms and suites have balconies, with panoramic views of the picturesque cove and protected Zlatni rt park forest.
Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Hotel: Monte Mulini 5* Meals: breakfast
Day 10 – May 18th Rovinj – Venice (driving time approx. 3,5 hours)
Check out from your hotel and drive to Venice. Pass through the coast of Slovenia and enjoy coffee in Kopar.
***End of program***
Program price includes:
2 nights in Split, Hotel Judita Palace 4* - Deluxe double room
4 nights in Dubrovnik, Hotel Bellevue 5* - Superior Sea view double room with balcony
2 nights in Zadar, Hotel Bastion 4* - superior double room
1 night in Rovinj, Hotel Monte Mulini 5* - premium double room, sea view
Breakfasts daily, all taxes and VAT
24-Hour-Emergency-Assistance, Basic Insurance
Professional English speaking local guides for your tours
Classic Secret Dalmatia private guided walking tour of Split (entrance tickets to Diocletian Substructure, Cathedral and Jupiter`s Temple included)
Classic Secret Dalmatia private guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old town (entrance tickets to 2 sites, one way transfer from the hotel included)
Private guided walking tour of Zadar (entry tickets to 2 sites)
This is a sample itinerary, customized for each client, price upon request.
Program price does not include:
Meals and drinks not included in the program cost (other than those listed)
International flights, Insurance
Gratuities, Personal expenses
Trip Terms & Conditions
Your deposit is due immediately on booking (50% of program price). The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
We accept payment via credit card, wire transfer or money order.
Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary.
We are not responsible for any loss, accident, injury, delay, defect, omission or irregularity which may occur,
such as changes, additional expenses and cancellations due to weather conditions, ferryboat schedule
changes and other changes beyond our control.
Program includes insurance in case of fatality or invalidity as mandated by Croatian law. Medical and travel
insurance is not included and we highly recommend you purchase this insurance at home prior to travelling.
Cancellations of confirmed bookings:
If you are booking less than 4 weeks before your arrival, payment in full is required.
60 days or more prior to arrival will receive full refund minus a € 350 (per person) administrative fee and any
non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits).
59 – 30 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price.
29 days or less will be subject to 100% of program price.
Any changes to the confirmed program within 30 days prior to the arrival are subject to availability. Any
such changes are subject to 50 € administrative fee.
Payment of the deposit constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions.