Croatia Express, Self-Drive Tour
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See the most popular Croatian destinations during this memorable five-day tour. Witness Croatia’s beauty first-hand and choose your favourite places. Begin in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, then relax in the most beautiful national park, Plitvice Lakes, featuring countless cascades and many pristine lakes. Continue to Zadar, a city of picturesque landscapes, with a unique location on a flat peninsula surrounded by the Mediterranean. In Sibenik, visit the town’s cathedral, one of the most beautiful Renaissance monuments in Croatia. Admire the city of Trogir, built on the location of a former Greek settlement offering many historical monuments that mark its rich history. Your journey continues to Split and its old town, which stretches beyond the boundaries of the Diocletian’s Palace, dated to the fourth century. End the trip in Dubrovnik, an Adriatic jewel which showcases the former glory of the Republic of Ragusa.
Zagreb: The dynamic capital of Croatia is the largest city in the country, boasting fantastic examples of Austro-Hungarian architecture and a high quality of life for its residents.
Plitvice Lakes National Park: This national park is a nature lover’s paradise. The cascading waterfalls and variety of wildlife are sure to take your breath away.
Zadar: Once a Venetian town and former capital of Dalmatia, Zadar has evolved to become a modern-day city, mixing hip café scenes with impressive ancient ruins.
Trogir: Small is beautiful as you’ll discover in this historic town surrounded by water and which boasts various palaces, churches, ancient walls and a castle.
Split: This seaside Dalmatian town is must-see, framed by a beautiful mountain backdrop and aqua-coloured waters, plus some of the best Roman ruins in the world.
Dubrovnik: Protected by magnificent medieval walls, the atmospheric capital of the historic Republic of Ragusa is a treasure trove of palaces and churches.
4 nights in 3* hotels on a bed-and-breakfast basis
- Unlimited mileage
- SCDW (additional insurance with obligatory police report) *
- TP (theft protection)
- PAI (personal accident insurance)
- Road assistance 24/7
- Replacement vehicle in a case of accident or breakdown
- Safety equipment (first aid kit, triangle, high visibility vest, fire extinguisher)
- Winter equipment (winter tires & snow chains)
- Road map
Meet and Greet on day 1
- Ferry tickets
- All meals not mentioned in the included section
- City tours and excursions
CAR HIRE EXCLUSIONS
- Cross border permit for BIH, Montenegro, Slovenia, Austria & Italy
- Refueling charge and missing fuel
- Baby seat
- 3rd driver
- Extremely dirty vehicle
- Damage handling fee
- Lost car documents
- Lost car keys
- Lost car registration plates
- Empty car battery + towing service
- Young driver supplement
Please note that SCDW doesn’t cover:
- Tyre, undercarriage, interior & glass damages
- Malfunctions and damages caused by wrong fuel, reckless driving
- Damages caused by driving under influence of alcohol, drugs or passing through red light
- Damages caused by unauthorized driver
Driver Requirements: Minimum age of the driver: 21 years, Valid driver’s license and passport or ID and possession of the driver’s license 3 years.
Credit card accepted (AMEX, MASTERCARD, VISA, DINERS)
Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed
No refund for unused services. Splitting of package is not allowed.
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable and warm clothing is the most suitable for travelling. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
Day 1 Zadar:
- Standard Hotel Category = Porto or similar 3*
Day 2 Trogir:
- Standard Hotel Category = Viktorija or similar 3*
Day 3-4 Dubrovnik:
- Standard Hotel Category = Ivka or similar 3*
CAR HIRE OPTIONS
Car Group A = Chevrolet Spark w/o AC or similar
Car Group B = VWPolo, Opel Corsa with AC or similar
Car Group C = VWGolf, Opel Astra w/ AC or similar
Car Group D = Seat Lean, Ford focus or similar
Car Group E = VW Passat, Skoda Octavia or similar
Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.
Day 1 : ARRIVAL ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – ZADAR (290km – 3 hrs)
Arrive at Zagreb Airport, meet and greet by our local representative who will assist you with your car hire and inform you how to proceed on your departure day.
Zagreb, the capital city of the Republic of Croatia, is an old Central European city with 900 years of documented history. Visit the charming and picturesque Gornji Grad (‘Upper Town’) and modern Donji Grad (‘Lower Town’), enjoy the town’s beautiful squares, parks and facades of this unique city. After visiting the town, depart to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plitvice Lakes, a national park with high forested mountains featuring a string of 16 beautiful lakes and tarns of crystal blue-green water, with cascading waterfalls and a rich plant and animal life. After this natural paradise, continue to Zadar, an ancient coastal city full of life, located in the region of Dalmatia. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel, then perhaps view its famous ‘Sea Organ’ and ‘Greeting to the Sun’, an architectural delight for the senses.
Overnight in hotel in Zadar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Day 2 : ZADAR – SIBENIK – TROGIR (220km – 2.30hrs)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before exploring Zadar. Zadar’s old town is located on a narrow peninsula and has the ideal look and feel of an ancient Mediterranean city. Its streets are paved with gleaming white stone, and the high protective walls contain portions dating to Roman and early medieval times. Continue the trip to Sibenik, admiring its privileged location overlooking a large, picturesque bay at the mouth of the River Krka. We recommend a stop at St. Jacobs’ Cathedral, the most important Renaissance monument of Croatia. Continue to Trogir, a living museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe. Discover this charming town surrounded by water, and admire its various palaces, churches, ancient walls, and imposing castle
Overnight in hotel in Trogir on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Day 3 : SPLIT – OMIS – DUBROVNIK (225km – 3.5hrs)
After breakfast, continue to Split, an incredible 1,700-year-old city. This seaside Dalmatian town is must-see, framed by a beautiful mountain backdrop and aqua-coloured waters, plus some of the best Roman ruins in the world. Here you will find numerous archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, including the famous Diocletian’s Palace. Continue to Dubrovnik, with recommended stops at the enchanting seaside towns of Omis, Makarska, Ploce and Neum in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Overnight in hotel in Dubrovnik on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Day 4 : DUBROVNIK
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast before visiting the city. Dubrovnik is a breathtaking sight, surrounded by immense cream-coloured stone walls, interspersed with four gates, three forts, five bastions and 14 square towers. The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ contains a treasure trove of medieval art and architecture. Take a walk atop the wall surrounding the city for beautiful panoramic views of this spectacular city on the Adriatic
Overnight in hotel in Dubrovnik on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Day 5 : DUBROVNIK – AIRPORT DUBROVNIK (20 km – 0.5hrs)
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before returning the rental car at the Dubrovnik Airport and catching your return flight home.