Custom tailored day trips & tours | Croatia, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Istria, Rovinj, Motovun, Adriatic, Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Slovenia, Ljubljana

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Undiscovered Treasures of Croatia

Don't hesitate to travel through Croatia and discover true treasures of this magical country...


We will take you to amazing tour from stunning Dubrovnik along the Adriatic Coast to historic Zagreb. On this amazing tour you will experience the best of Croatia. You will meet its beautiful destinations, delicious food, charming hotels, stunning architecture great nature, friendly people and multitude of history and culture. You will have time to get to know local customs and tradition of each region and enjoy authentic and unique atmosphere in every part of the country.
Come and enjoy everything that Croatia has to offer...
DURATION: 11 days/10 nights
PRICE: from 2.090 eur
The tour price includes:
  • Organization of the tour
  • Accommodation in 5 and 4 star hotels, breakfast included
  • 11 days / 10 overnights
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle (car or minivan) transfers
  • Professional guidance – service provided by Cromotion guide and driver
  • All entrance tickets: Plitvice lakes, National Park Krka, Šibenik and Trogir Chatedral, Diocletian's Palace, Ston Walls
  • Sightseeing service: Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Ston, Pelješac Peninsula, Split, Trogir, Šibenik, National Park Krka, Zadar, Plitvice lakes, Motovun, Grožnjan, Opatija, Island Krk, Marija Bistrica, Zagreb
  • Welcome lunch at one of the most famous taverns in Dubrovnik
  • Wine-tasting and lunch in Ston/Pelješac peninsula
  • Local authentic home-made lunch in domestic household near Trogir
  • Traditional Istrian lunch in Motovun
  • Wine-tasting on Krk island
  • Dinner in Zagreb restaurant
  • Tourist tax



Welcome to Dubrovnik – The Pearl of the Adriatic. Our guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel.

Great George Bernard Shaw, impressed by its magic, once said – "Those who seek paradise on Earth, should come to Dubrovnik and find it". And he was absolutely right. Dubrovnik's nickname is a "Pearl of the Adriatic" and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1979. Today Dubrovnik is the proudest feather in Croatia's tourist cap, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. Dubrovnik used to be an independent republic, surviving mostly on trade. It managed to survive many centuries, with constant threats to its territory, particularly from the mighty Ottoman Empire and Venice. History is present in the entire city, which is both a museum and a picturesque stage where cultural heritage and contemporary life meet. All houses and monuments have a unique value. The Old City is encompassed by medieval walls, which have been preserved in their original form and opened for visitors as Dubrovnik’s major attraction.

We will enter the old town through the Pile Gate and we will find our selves on Stradun – biggest street in Dubrovnik. Here we will find the Onofrio Fountain, built in 1438, the Franciscan Monastery, with one of the oldest functioning pharmacies in Europe, in operation since 1391. At the other end of the Stradun, we will discover the locals' favourite meeting place, the Orlando Column, with the nearby Sponza Palace and the baroque church of St. Blaise. Here is also the Rector's Palace, which is now a city museum packed with valuable and historic exhibits. Opposite the palace through a narrow street is a square, Gunduliceva Poljana, which is the site of the busy morning market. In the same square is the Jesuit Monastery from the early 18th century. From here you can see the little old town port and visit the city walls which encircle the city and which have been remarkably preserved.

Whole city is alive monument and rich treasury of history. You will surely find it magical.

Overnight in Dubrovnik, 4* or 5* hotel


After breakfast, we are taking you on a trip from Dubrovnik to Cavtat. Cavtat is a city with a long history. Founded by the Greeks in the fourth century BC under the name of Epidauros, after the city of the Peloponnese.

The modern Croatian name for the city reveals the ancient origin and the link with Dubrovnik: Cavtat is a derived from Civitas Vetus, the name by which the Dubrovnikans called their old city.

A Roman metropolis of the south Adriatic once, and later part of the advanced Dubrovnik Republic - the impressive history has left indelible traces to the cultural identity of the town. Streets of Cavtat are allocated by master urban plan. Town's buildings with predominating Renaissance and Baroque styles, sometimes with terraces open for the eye of a visitor, represent the first touch with Cavtat's reach culture.

The place of unique beauties of scenery, beaches and bays, submarine areas, clean environment, antiquities and cultural heritage, rich vegetation and mild Mediterranean climate makes Cavtat desirable tourist destination throughout the entire year.

After free time in Cavtat we will return to Dubrovnik richer for another exciting experience. Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.

Overnight in Dubrovnik, 4* or 5* hotel


On our way to the city of Split, we will drive across Pelješac peninsula, where you will enjoy its green scenery and beautiful surroundings. This region is famous by the best Croatian wines and wine producing in general, as well as you will enjoy in extraordinary tastes of local cuisine, specially sea-food.

We will stop in a Ston bay, little fisherman village named Ston, well-known by its five-kilometers (3,5 miles) long walls, the longest in Europe, made as a fortification complex in 14th Century. After walking the walls, we will visit ancient salt factory (13.ct) where production still takes place under natural conditions on the same principles it has been running continuously for more than 7 centuries.

The gulf of Mali Ston has a clean and natural environment. It has been well-known for its mussel and oysters-growing farm since Roman times, and the oysters from Ston (ostrea edulis),as an acknowledged natural aphrodisiac has made this region world-famous. You will have a chance to taste this sea-delicacies.

In the evening we are coming to Split.

Overnight in Split, design 4* hotel in The Old town

Day 4 – SPLIT

This whole day is aimed for exploring ancient city of Split, today cultural, economic and administrative center of Central Dalmatia. Because of its Mediterranean charm, vibrant and magical atmosphere, it's often called "The most beautiful city in the world". Among its grandiuos buildings, streets and walls, we will visit the most important monument of Roman architecture on the eastern coast of the Adriatic – The Diocletian's Palace. The site was first settled when, at the end of the third century AD, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here. These days the palace is known as Diocletian's Palace and it is under UNESCO's protection. The importance of Diocletian's Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods built within its walls, which today form the very heart of old Split. Numerous valuable cultural monuments are also to be found beyond the palace walls. Take your free afternoon for exploring this magnificent city - the pines of the Marjan forest in the western part of the peninsula, the murmur of the sea and the sound of the Dalmatian song in the stone streets of the city.

Once you get to know this town and the way of living here you are going to love it.

Overnight in Split, design 4* hotel in The Old town


After breakfast, we will see one more old Croatian jewel – small city Trogir. Trogir is an island with one of the biggest historical heritage in the world, abound in beauty and history and it's protected by UNESCO. St. Lawrence Cathedral with its majestic portal of Radovan, priceless collection of the Chapel of st. Ivan Trogirski and gothic church bell make the local people very proud. Most of the town walls, once used as a protection are preserved, forming, in the 13th century, the old center of Tragurium.

While walking through the narrow streets of the town you can come across Kairos, God of lucky moment... According to legend, whoever manages to grab his curl will have lucky moments of eternal beauty. In case you do not find it, this bronze relief and symbol of Trogir is the most valuable part of St. Nicholas monastery collection. Nowhere in the world you can find a town that magical at night time...

We are leaving this magnificent city and going to the mainland in an old rural domestic household, where we will enjoy in the local authentic home-made food.

Next we are going to explore exceptional city of Šibenik and its charming narrow cobble-stoned streets. It is also called Krešimir's town, since it was the residence of King Petar Krešimir IV, the most important ruler of the ancient Croatian state. Šibenik is located in a large bay where the Krka river meets the sea. It grew from an old Croatian fort near the fortress of St. Michael, which still overlooks the town. Apart from St. Michael's, the town is surrounded by three other fortresses: St. Nicholas', St.John's and Šubi?evac.

Its narrow winding streets, stony houses, many staircases and the remains of the city walls give Šibenik that romantic Mediterranean atmosphere. The St. Jacob's Cathedral is the most famous architectural master-piece in Šibenik, listed as the UNESCO World Cultural Monument. The building of the cathedral took over a hundred years. It was made according to sketches by Juraj Dalmatian, a renowned master builder from Zadar. Made of stone exclusively, its unique constructions were both bold and unusual for that time.

The cathedral is also known for its Apse, with a crown of 72 heads portraying the contemporaries of Juraj Dalmatian in a very realistic manner. The cathedral, the Renaissance town hall, the Prince's castle, the neighboring churches and palaces - all are a part of an impressive square, probably the most beautiful one in then town-planning heritage of Croatia.

Overnight in Šibenik, 4* hotel in the city center


After breakfast we are going to to stunning old city Zadar, where history tells stories about it, but before coming to Zadar we will visit magnificent National Park on river Krka.

This true paradise on earth, Krka National Park lies about 10 kilometers inland from old city Šibenik in Central Dalmatia. Named after the Krka River, the Park covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two thirds of the river itself. It was proclaimed as a National park in 1985, as the 7th National Park on Croatia. Main attractions of the park are its magnificent waterfalls, canyons and stunning nature, including famous Skradinski Buk fall which is one of Croatia's most famous sights. The area is exceptionally rich in endemic flora and fauna, containing 222 types of bird. Over 800 species of plant life have been identified as being present in the National Park. The watermills along the rivers and above the waterfalls, ruins of fortifications rising above the canyons, the picturesque mouth of the River ?ikola above Skradinski buk waterfall - all are specific features of the river landscape. Much of the animal life lives, unsurprisingly, in and around the waters of the Krka River which is home to different amphibian and reptile creatures. Magnificent Skradinski Buk waterfalls are a collection of 17 waterfalls that range in height by over 45 meters. We will take a boat and go on a magnificent ride to the tiny island Visovac, where was at 1445 settlement of Franciscan monks. The monastery contains large number of very-well preserved artifacts and huge library.

In this great National park you will find ruins of the former Krka hydroelectric plan and there was built the first complete electricity system in Croatia. That happened just two days after Tesla’s hydroelectric plant on Niagara Falls. Thanks to the historical importance, Krka hydroelectric plant is protected as a monument of industrial architecture. National Park Krka also has the only hawk training center in Croatia where you can se presentations of hunting with hawks and hawk trainers’ skills.

We are coming to Zadar in the afternoon. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient Roman and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organs in the world. It is three thousand years old, a city of old and dynamic history, often destructed, devastated, every time emerging from the ruins stronger, richer and more beautiful.

Zadar has remains dating from the early Stone Age, while from the Neolithic it has remains of many human settlements. In Zadar we will see the Church of St. Donat, a city symbol from the early middle ages, Kalelarga, Cathedral of St. Anastasia and city walls from Roman times and middle ages.

Before going to sleep, we are going to take you to experience the most beautiful sunset in the world.

Overnight in Zadar, boutique 4* hotel in the Old town


Today, we are going to experience this pure paradise. Plitvice Lakes are a world pearl of incalculable value. Its specific beauty is a sanctuary for nature lovers and an inspiration for artists, whereas the uniqueness and richness of its nature is an occupation of scientists. This pure emerald beauty has deserved to be placed on the the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979, as the oldest Croatian National Park (proclaimed in 1949). Today, 60 years after its establishment, Plitvice Park continues to provide inspiration for visitors becoming nowadays one of Croatia's biggest attractions. Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Park during all year round. They come to find peace and relaxation just to experience something different as a getaway from the city. The series of 16 bigger and a few smaller lakes, gradually lined up, separated by travertine barriers for which the period of the last ten thousand years was crucial, and which were ruled by ecological relations similar to those of today - suitable for travertine depositing and for the origin of the lakes - are the basic phenomenon of the National Park. Enjoy the timeless beauty of an impressive 78 meters High waterfall, take a walk through green oasis or take a ride with a train or an electric boat, while breathing fresh air and discovering pure intact nature...

Later, we will meet amazing Istrian pearl – stunning city Rovinj, proclaimed as one of 10 most romantic cities in Europe. And it truly is...

On the seaside, the town is protected by a high rocky shore and house walls built on cliffs, while the mainland side is protected by solid walls. The town is dominated by the baroque St. Euphemia’s Church, its 60-meter tower providing a view of grey and red rooftops and chimneys, streets and squares, the port and pier with ships and boats, and the marina harboring yachts.

This unique old town core, the 67-kilometer shoreline, 2,289 ha of protected green surfaces and improved park forests, 16 islands, islets and reefs, make this town unique. Built upon a rich fishermen’s tradition, it has become distinctive for its unique boat called batana and its songs bitinada. Its beauty was particularly appreciated by artists who have painted the most beautiful motifs here and exhibited them on Grisia, the street of artists.

Overnight in Rovinj in 4* or 5* hotel in the city center


After breakfast we are leaving coast, but just for a moment. We are going to the hinterland of Istria, exceptional green world, full of old medieval little towns built on hill tops.

First we will see Motovun, according to the legend, city built by giants. The hilltop town Motovun, with its elegant system of towers, walls, gates and squares, represents a strong example of Venetian colonial architecture. Perched on a hill about 227 meters above sea level, Motovun is the most attractive town in the Istrian interior. Take a walk around the town walls of Motovun: The sweeping view takes in the vineyards that produce Motovun's fine Teran and Malvasija wines and the forests that harbour Istria's prized white and black truffles.

We will have lunch in one of Motovun taverns and try local delicacies and of course, go to unavoidable wine-tasting.

Grožnjan is a 14th-century Venetian town , known nowadays as Town of Artists - an arts colony, where, since 1965, painters, sculptors and musicians comes to live and work. Like many towns in Croatia, Groznjan holds a complex history. For a while, the town was actually a castle – the Great Gate that leads into town used to have a drawbridge. Grožnjan, surrounded by green hills and a magical white soil is a must-see destination for those who want to discover the treasure chest of Istria. Because of its interesting history, which has been written in every nook and naturally permeates the present, it is rich in ancient churches, prehistoric finds, ancient castles, magnificent palaces and many other old buildings, whose past glory was recovered through restoration, all in order to be able to evoke the charm of the past.

In the afternoon we are arriving to magnificent Adriatic coast and tourism champion, Queen of the Adriatic – city Opatija. Opatija, like a beautiful lady, enjoys her riches and fullness of life. Opatija’s villas and hotels of exceptional architectural value, surrounded by the evergreen mountain U?ka, healing sea and beautifully arranged parks, have perfectly combined the modern spirit and the benefits of a top tourist offer. Because of its unique climate and temperature, Opatija is attractive not only in the hot summer months when offering refreshment, but in the winter as well, with its mild and warm temperatures because of which it was a popular resort and sanatorium of the Austrian aristocracy.

Opatija is a place rich in cultural and entertainment events, unique culinary delicacies and, in recent years, in superb wellness and beauty treatments. Opatija is absolutely the ideal destination for a totally relaxing holiday. Each visitor of the beautiful Opatija lives with its timeless beauty, carrying it with himself wherever he goes.

Overnight in Opatija, design 4* hotel in the city center


After breakfast we are going to a little town called Vrbnik on island Krk, the northest Croatian island. Vrbnik is a town like you’ve never seen before. When you enter its nest of old houses and start exploring the curvy direction of its narrow streets, you will be transported hundreds of years back in time without being aware of it at all.

You don’t need to know anything about the history of Croatia and the island of Krk, but as soon as you come to Vrbnik, you will realize that it uncovers itself for you at every step. You will feel the tradition, the hard way of life, the connection of man and nature because here the life depends on the grapevine which feeds the town. Vrbnik gratefully comes alive when the year is fruitful and humbly goes through a less fruitful year.

In Vrbnik valley, on an area of a little over 100 hectares, there are over 120 wagons of zlahtina grapes produced, which are then made into a famous dry white wine, champagne and distillates. Vrbnicka zlahtina is a known indigenous sort of the island of Krk specific for only growing in Vrbnik valley. This grape sort arrived to Krk at the end of 19th century, and to Vrbnik valley between the two world wars.

We will visit an old tavern and wine cellar bar at the edge of the old town facing the sea with a beautiful panoramic view on towns of Crikvenica and Novi Vinodolski on the mainland.

On our next stop we will visit two thousand years old town Krk. The city is ancient, being among the oldest in the Adriatic. Roman ruins can be seen today in some parts of the town, for example mosaics in the houses. The city had also preserved many medieval fortifications, including Frankopan Castle close to the Kamplin park, and part of the city walls built during the five centuries when the Republic of Venice ruled the city.

The Krk cathedral is the most famous city motif. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary. The cathedral was built in the 5th century as an early-Romanesque basilica at the site of what used to be Roman thermal baths.

The multi-angular Tower by the sea, with an inscription from the 15th century, embellishes the Krk waterfront, the favorite gathering place during the summer season with a rich offer of restaurants, cafes and tourist boats.

We will arrive to Zagreb in the afternoon.

Overnight in Zagreb, 4* or 5* hotel in the city center


After breakfast we are going to the red-roofed village of Marija Bistrica on the slopes of Medvednica mountain in Krapina-Zagorje county. It is the largest and most important pilgrimage site in Croatia. The focus of interest is the parish church which has a 16th-century wooden statue of the Madonna called "Our Lady of Bistrica". The statue is believed to have miraculous powers as it was not destroyed during later attacks by the Turks. Although the original parish church dates back to 1334, it was rebuilt between 1879 and 1882.

Even with all the attention it receives, the shrine's biggest celebration occurred in 1998 when Pope John Paul II visited to beatify Croatian Archbishop Stepinac.

A visit to Marija Bistrica is also interesting for the display of traditional Croatian crafts. It's a great place to pick up traditional Croatian souvenirs!

Afternoon is reserved for exploring Zagreb. We will take you for a walk through the city center, so you can discover your first experience with this exceptional old city; Zagreb – two cities in one city ; two different faces in one face. Majestic Upper town, which is intimate, cozy and distinctly medieval in ambience and the Lower town, full of huge squares, wide boulevards and Secession architecture. You will see central square of Josip Jelacic, Zagreb Cathedral, the most beautiful market at the open – Dolac, Stone Gate and many other attractions. We'll take a ride with the shortest funicular in the world (only 66 meters) to the Upper town and enjoy amazing view on Zagreb roof tops. We'll take you through the beautiful Lenuzzi horseshoe or so called Green horseshoe, a complex of 7 parks and squares with fountains, in the center of the town.

In the evening, we are inviting you to be our guests at a dinner in one of Zagreb restaurants where you will taste local delicacies.

Overnight in Zagreb, 4* or 5* hotel in the city center


Our amazing journey has come to the end. We will drive you to Airport to catch your returning flight. We wish you a safe journey home, together with your memories collected in our magnificent country. Till some next time, Cromotion team says good-bye...
















BBC TRAVEL - Plitvice Lakes: Best for waterfalls
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a place of such otherworldly beauty, you get the feeling that a CGI artist would be proud of it. Spread over a green valley in the Croatian interior, a series of waterfalls tumble down from one spectacular cascade to the next, pausing in the occasional turquoise lake before slipping down a sheer karst canyon and out of sight.






Marina Juras organized an exquisite 11 day tour of Croatia, with private car and driver/guide. It began In Zagreb and ended in Dubrovnick with so much, in between, (but not too much) It was a perfect combination of touring and exploration of walled cities, castles, national parks, with relaxing and enjoying the Adriatic and its quaint villages, islands and beaches. Ivan, our enthusiastic guide, was informative, knowledgeable, professional and sensitive to our needs and interests. He also has a delightful personality and sense of humor. The food and wine were beyond my expectation and Ivan made perfect recommendations. Marina and Ivan took care of all the details from beginning to end. (Not a stressful moment) The days flew by and it was hard to say good-bye. It was fortuitous that I found Cromotion on-line amongst a myriad of other options and trusted my gut to use Marina to plan this vacation. I will remember and treasure this trip forever. Thank you!!

Jane, Visited June 2014

A friend I just returned from a 4 country trip with Cromotion. To sum it up, on the way home at the airport in London, I was already recommending to fellow travelers that they go to Croatia and most importantly, they use CROMOTION!
From our first correspondence with Marina to Ivan dropping us off at the airport in Dubrovnik, everything was perfect! Communication with Marina was excellent and she really understood what we were looking for in our holiday. The itinerary was perfectly paced. The right amount of sightseeing and down time, the perfect blend of cities and country side.
All of our accommodations were amazing in their own little ways, whether it was a beautiful apartment in the heart of Diocletian's Palace in Split, a converted sea captain's villa in Zadar or a charming family run hotel in Hvar's old city. We had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with both Mirko and Ivan. Both were informative, passionate about their country and charming! We couldn't have asked for better companions for our road trip! The meals that were included in the trip were amazing. We had two agrotourism lunches; one at a farmhouse outside of Motovun and one near Trogir. Do not miss out on this experience! Also, be sure to ask Mirko to take your to the restaurant near Plitvice Lakes that has pig and lamb on a spit. Delicious!
Thank you Marina, Mirko and Ivan for your dedication, professionalism and friendship!

Margy, Visited April 2014

We booked through CROMOTION a six night, seven day tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik with car and driver and it was fabulous. Marina who owns the company arranged everything via email and when we were actually touring Croatia kept an eye on us via telephone with Ivan our excellent guide. We loved the country and obviously having Ivan to give us the intimate details it was all very interesting. Hotel's Cromotion arranged were all beautiful and the places we visited were most interesting. Absolutely loved it all and many thanks to Marina for such great organization.

Nigel, Visited September 2013


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