With its crystal blue waters, enchanting towns and cities and forested islands, Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast is a stunning destination. We’ve picked out nine reasons to visit, but there are many many more!
We, at Luxury Gold, just love Croatia and invite you to take a look at our Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast tour for the ultimate vacation treat. This 14-Day luxury guided tour takes you in all the great sights listed here, and more. Including a week-long luxury cruise along the Dalmatian Coast, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Walk amongst cascading falls and colorful lakes and marvel at one of the world’s great natural wonders. The lake system of Plitvice Lakes National Park is comprised of 16 named and several smaller unnamed lakes, each one cascading into the next, and ending with the impressive Sastavci Waterfalls.
Travel with Luxury Gold and join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. With a Local Expert as your Travel Concierge, this is a unique opportunity to learn all about the Park’s invaluable research and conservation work.
This colorful, compact heart-shaped peninsula at the northern end of Croatia’s coast is renowned for its gastronomy. Be prepared for a mouth-watering adventure, filled with seasonal ingredients, traditional recipes and inventive chefs.
Visit Istria with us and learn about the aromatic “black diamond” truffles. Join a local farmer and his trained hounds for a truffle hunt. Taste indigenous wine varieties at Roxanich Winery and visit the organic olive oil mill of Chiavalon to enjoy some of the world’s best olive oils.
Brijuni National Park
This stunning archipelago consists of 14 small islands. Rich in flora and fauna, the picture-perfect islands are full of great sites to explore.
On our Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast luxury guided tour we visit the island of Velijki Brijun. Here you can choose how you wish to explore. Take a coastal tram ride and travel past the Venetian citadel and villas. Or hop on a bike and take a gentle ride among archaeological sites and through the beautifully landscaped parks.
The Museum of Apoxyomenos, Mali Lošinj
This elegant museum is entirely dedicated to one exhibit, the bronze statue of Apoxyomenos. The perfectly preserved statue was discovered in 1997, in the nearby seabed, at a depth of 45m. It was retrieved in 1999 having spent nearly two millennia under water.
Travel with Luxury Gold and explore the museum at your own pace, with VIP after-hours access. It’s like having your own private viewing.
Take a step back in time as you walk the streets of Zadar, the ancient capital of Dalmatia. Explore the remains of the 1st century Roman Forum, the 9th century St. Donatus Basilica, and the 16th century Venetian city walls. Be sure to see the modern Sea Organ and enjoy the symphony of sounds generated by the waves.
Hvar is famed for being the sunniest island in Croatia. With stunning landscapes, lavender fields and a lively social scene, it makes for a vibrant destination. Walk the streets of picturesque Hvar town and explore its historic center. Visit the baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its famous bell tower. The Island is also home to the oldest town in Croatia, Stari Grad, colonized by the Greeks in 384 BC.
The vibrant port city of Split is well-known for its ancient center, beautiful architecture and exquisite cuisine. Dotted with impressive Roman monuments, particularly notable is Diocletian’s Palace. Built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian during the 4th century AD, the palace is home to notable attractions such as the Cathedral of Saint Domnius (offering magnificent views from its tower), Temple of Jupiter, Peristyle Square, and a statue of Marko Marulic – the founder of Croatian literature.
Oyster Tasting in Mali Ston
When visiting Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast you simply must taste the oysters. And with Luxury Gold we find you the very best! In the picturesque fishing village of Mali Ston you will meet Tomislav, a local oyster farmer. Here you will be treated to oysters straight from the sea. Now you can’t get fresher than that.
Regarded as the most picturesque city on the Dalmatian Coast, the moment you see Dubrovnik you understand why it is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old City is surrounded by magnificent defensive walls and forts, running for nearly 1.25 miles. You may well recognize Dubrovnik as the main filming location for Kings Landing, in the hugely popular television series Game of Thrones.
If you are now picturing yourself walking along golden sands, sampling traditional cuisine and exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites, then why not book yourselves onto our Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast luxury guided tour? Enjoy five-star hotels, exceptional dining and VIP experiences for the ultimate vacation treat.
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