7 nights travelling round Croatia visiting Zadar, Lake Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Krka Lakes for €234pp (€469 total) including all flights, car hire and hotels @ booking.com
Seen this on HDUK and seems to be excellent value from Dublin too!
This is a perfect trip for anyone who wants to see the best Croatian cities and national parks, this trip is for people who like a busy holiday, like myself!! There is a lot of driving involved in this holiday and you will probably need another holiday after this one to recover!! I did this exact trip last year and it’s is one of my favourite trips.
This deal is based on 2 people flying out to Zadar from Dublin on 25th April returning on 2nd May. You will be staying for 2 nights in Zadar, 3 nights in Split and 2 nights in Dubrovnik.
The best places to stay in Croatia are lovely guest houses, the hosts are always super friendly offering you local delicacies which they’ve grown and made themselves. I’d never choose to stay in any other type of accommodation when in Croatia.
25th April – You land into Zadar around 1900, pick up the car hire and head to the guesthouse. You are staying in the Villa Maslina which is well rated and has free parking, free wifi with a balcony.
26th – 27th April – You have one day to head to Plitvice National Park which is amazing and a must visit in Croatia. The next day to explore Zadar, the city is beautiful but only small, make sure you visit the Sea Organ. Always try and drive in the evening or early morning as it saves wasting the day and you’ll arrive in the next city in time for breakfast/dinner! Once you’ve finish in Zadar or Plitvice head to Split which is take around 1.5 hours from Zadar or 2.5 hours from Plitvice. I’ve chosen Apartment Antonia which is a lovely well reviewed guesthouse which has private parking, a terrace and free Wifi.
28th April – Spend the day exploring this beautiful city, again Split is only fairly small so you will have some time in the afternoon to relax on the beach which is a little walk away.
29th April – Check out fairly early and head towards Dubrovnik. This drive is truly beautiful and you’ll find yourself stopping along the way for pictures of the islands Hvar and Bol. It takes around 3 hours with stops to reach Dubrovnik so set out as early as you can so not to miss the day. Check into Villa Adria which is close to the centre and has a lovely terrace, free Wifi and parking however it is a surcharge here.
30th April – Spend the day exploring the walls of this beautiful city. If you find yourself with spare time it’s worth taking a visit to the little picturesque town of Cavtat for a few hours.
1st May – Check out and set off early to Split as it is well worth visiting the island of Hvar and the best place to do this is from Split. Firstly head to the guesthouse to leave the car and the bags, I’ve chosen Studio H&M which has great reviews and free parking, a garden view and a patio.
Buy your tickets before getting on the boat which cost around £15 return if I remember correctly, and leaves only a few times throughout the day so make sure you check the times if you wish to visit Hvar.
2nd May – Check out and head towards Krka National Park which is similar to Plitvice National Park but still has its own personality and you can swim in the waterfalls! It will take you around an hour from Split to drive here. You will probably only spend half a day here so you can either visit the little town of Sibenik or head to Zadar which is just under an hour drive away.
I understand this trip is very busy and probably won’t suit everyone but this is the sort of holiday I like to do so I’m sharing my favourite type of holiday for others to try and enjoy too!
Flights to Zadar booked with Ryanair – € 212.96 € 106 each
Zadar hotel booked with Booking.com – €62- €31 each
Split hotel booked with Booking.com – €70 – €35 each
Dubrovnik hotel booked with Booking.com – €59 – €29.5 each
Split hotel booked with Booking.com – €30- €15 each
Car hire booked through AtlasChoice – €35- €17 each
Total price for 2 people – €469
Total price each €234
This deal only includes hand luggage however for the amount of travelling you are doing it would be a great burden with a large suitcase, having to check it in and cart it around all the cities. This trip is designed for people who are ready to up and go with just hand luggage, it was also cost a fortune adding a suitcase on to all these flights! I did this trip easily last year with just hand baggage is you want to add a bag it’ll cost you €40 each return.