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9 Day Zagreb to Dubrovnik Premium Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This is considered a fast-paced tour. In order to explore as much as possible, this tour may require early starts and long travel days. One to two nights at one destination is standard. While some free time may be scheduled, most sightseeing is included throughout this tour. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage. To ensure this trip is right for you, any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aid, then this tour is not suitable.

Lively Pace

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group
Small Group Tour
116 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Incredible sightseeing, including in-depth touring in the Istria Peninsula, Plitvice Lakes National Park, and Dubrovnik
✓ Time to explore Croatia’s best cities, including Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik
✓ Experience the gourmet highlights of Croatia, including a truffle tasting in Motovun, wine tasting and Croatian Tapas in Zadar, Wine tasting in Ston, and a traditional lunch in Trogir
✓ 8 nights in quality 4-star hotels
✓ Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 3 tastings, and 4 dinners
✓ Fully escorted by a professional, English-speaking guide 
✓ Dedicated, comfortable coach transportation, including arrival and departure airport transfers

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

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Hotel Dubrovnik or Similar

Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring Croatia’s exciting capital. This evening, dinner is included at your centrally located hotel. 

Hotel Admiral or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb. In the fortified, mediaeval Upper Town, you will see its most famous sights, including the 13th century St. Mark’s church with its multi-coloured tiled roof, Parliament, the government palace, and many fine old buildings. After sightseeing, we will depart Zagreb and head to the picturesque Kvarner Bay, more precisely to Opatija, the historic favourite spa resort of the Habsburgs and European aristocracy, including famous personalities such as Mahler, Chekhov and Isadora Duncan. Dinner and overnight in Opatija.

Hotel Admiral or Similar

Today it's time to get to know the Istrian peninsula, home to gorgeous rolling hills, stony beaches, ancient history, and delicious delicacies. Start with a visit to the 2000-year-old Roman Colosseum located in Pula. Afterwards, we will relax in Rovinj, perhaps the most beautiful city in Istria and the inspiration of many artists. After enjoying time at leisure in Rovinj, we’ll depart towards Motovun for a sample of one of Istria’s tastiest treasures, the truffle.

Hotel Degenija or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

Today we will depart Opatija and travel to the most beautiful and the oldest national park in Croatia under UNESCO protection. Consisting of 16 lakes connected by magnificent waterfalls, Plitvice Lakes National Park is an absolute highlight of any trip to Croatia.

The park is located in the mountainous region of Lika and visited mostly on foot – however, the entrance includes a boat ride across the Emerald Green Lake “Kozjak”. The visit to the park grounds takes approximately 3 hours as you wander through paths over tranquil turquoise waters. Dinner will be at the hotel restaurant tonight.

Hotel Cornaro or Similar

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive via the coast towards the city of Zadar. The historic town of Zadar is rich in cultural and historical monuments. Here you can see the Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD and the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs; one of a kind in the world, these architectural sound and art objects play music as sea waves enter tubes underneath a set of marble steps.

From Zadar we continue to a local winery in the Dalmatian hinterland. We will taste delicious Dalmatian wines and international Cuvees paired with delicious Croatian style tapas. Afterwards, continue to Split for the night.

Hotel Cornaro or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s Split is the result of seventeen centuries of building and remodelling, adding, tearing down and touching up, so that 18th century houses intersect with ancient Roman walls and fourth century chambers now house twentieth century apartments. At the core of this sprawling cityscape is the palace of the emperor Diocletian, built for his golden years at the turn of the fourth century. After we wander the city, today's lunch will be a traditional Dalmatian dish prepared for us in Trogir.

The town of Trogir, a UNESCO site, has a fascinating 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. With the high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortress on a small island, Trogir is sometimes referred to as a floating museum.

Hotel Lero or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

On our way to Dubrovnik, we will stop near the town of Ston to visit a local winery and taste the famous “Plavac Mali'' wine, a very close relative to Zinfandel. In this winery the traditional wine making business has been passed on for generations, offering a unique story. The wine tasting includes a presentation on all the specifics of the wine- making process, as well as a snack. In the afternoon, continue to Dubrovnik to check into your hotel and enjoy dinner.

Hotel Lero or Similar

Completed in the thirteenth century; the old city Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged. Its mediaeval ramparts encircle the Old Town which can be entered through one of the two gates. Once you cross a stone bridge under the watchful gaze of the city’s patron Saint Blaise (Vlaho), you will find yourself joining the walk down the broad, stone- paved promenade known as Stradun. After the sightseeing, you will have free time to explore the city on your own.


After breakfast, your journey across Croatia ends. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

We hope you’ve been inspired.


  • 8 nights in quality 4-star hotels 
  • All transportation
  • Activities indicated in the itinerary including entry fees
  • Meals: Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 wine tastings, 1 truffle tasting, and 4 dinners
  • 1 English-speaking tour leader
  • All entrance fees to the sites listed 
  • Comfortable, dedicated private transportation throughout

  • Zagreb - Enjoy a walking tour to explore Zagreb’s iconic sites, including St Mark’s Church, Parliament, and the government Palace
  • Opatija - Explore the Istrian Peninsula with a full day tour to Pula, Rovinj, and Motovun
  • Plitvice Lakes - Explore the national park, including a boat ride
  • Zadar - spend time in Zadar, seeing the Roman Forum and Sea Organ
  • Zadar - Wine tasting and Tapas
  • Split - Wander the old town to see centuries of history, including Diocletian’s Palace
  • Trogir - Traditional Lunch
  • Ston - Wine Tasting and presentation
  • Dubrovnik - Explore the historic Old Town, including the Franciscan Monastery

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

Land Only

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, CLICK HERE.

Fitness Requirements
Leisurely Paced Tour: A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach with ease.

A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry and is a welcome way to show your appreciation. If you feel that your guide/s and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

During the land section of your trip, we suggest tipping your leader and bus driver approximately  4-6 EUROS (AUD$7-10) per person per day. At local restaurants and cafes it is customary to tip 10%-15% of the bill. For the cruise section of your trip, we recommend the following guidelines: Cruise Manager: EUR 5 (Kn 40) per person per day; Crew (all ship services and assistance with luggage): EUR 10 (KN 80) per person per day; Local guide (offers in-depth information at specific locations) EUR 1-2 (10-15 KN per half day of sightseeing)

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Triple Share
Not available

Group Size
Minimum: 3
Maximum: 25

Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package, different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveler has appropriate expectations before they start their travels:

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $267.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $236.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $440.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $421.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

  • National Park Fees: Prices vary from EUR 10 - 35 per person depending on season (payment on the spot)
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary