“Traveling with a girl friend. we both like active travel - hiking biking
My idea is that I would fly into Zagreb on Sept 10th and fly out of Dubrovnik on the 18th. How does that sound?
As far as hotels we don't need the super luxury- maybe mid range. If there is a certain hotel that we really should experience please book that, otherwise the mid- range hotels are fine”
Michelle Maurer, a local specialist from Croatia, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary based on Highlights of Croatia Self Drive: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days.
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Great, we can definitely help put together a trip for you. Are there any specific places you wanted to visit or see?
Let me get back to you on that -- a friend just got back and i am curious to ask her about her favorite spots (she was traveling with 5year olds so we might have different interests)
No problem, good idea. I am going to attach a few articles for you to browse through to get an idea of the different places to visit in Croatia since there are so many places to visit.
Just send me a message here when you're ready.
That sounds great! I will start to look at hotel availability for you since accommodations fill up quickly in September. Please let me know what your approximate budget for 7 nights would be and I can get started.
One other question, for the rental car would you prefer a manual or automatic? An automatic is approximately $40 more. Thank you.
Is an automatic $40 more per day or $40 for the whole 8 days. The girlfriend I am traveling with drives a stick shift - I don't.
As far as hotels we don't need the super luxury- maybe mid range. If there is a certain hotel that we really should experience please book that, otherwise the mid- range hotels are fine
$40 more in total for the three days you'll have the car.
I'll check on hotels and get back to you shortly
I came up with an itinerary for you based on your preferences.
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The price is $1315 for 8 nights accommodation and 3-day rental car. Activities are not included which we can plan later. To secure the booking we will send you a payment form which will ask for the full names of each guest, your address, and credit card information. Let me know your thoughts and we can book this for you when you're ready!
This looks terrific - I will book it now
I have just a couple of questions . . .first is $1315 for both me and my friend? She will be arriving in Zagreb before me.
Also, I understand that September is a busy time in Croatia (I am grateful that you were able to get our hotels!) if there are restaurants that you would recommend and that require reservations ahead of time would you be able to help us with those bookings.
Can you think of other things that might be sold out if we don't plan ahead. I know, for example, if you are coming to San Francisco and you want to go to Alcatraz you should book that about a month before you arrive. The same is true for the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.
Michelle, this looks like a fantastic itinerary and we are really excited about out trip. Thank you!
Hi, thank you for booking the trip. Yes the price is for you and your friend total. I will make sure to put her name down for all the bookings. Other activities and restaurants shouldn't be difficult to reserve. Once the hotel reservations are confirmed let's discuss activities. I will send you confirmations by tomorrow.
Great - thanks
Hi, the hotels and rental car for your trip have all been reserved.
We are going to refund you $300 because the rental car and the villa in Plitvice were the two bookings where they only accept the payment upon check-in. For the rental car you will have to pay a remaining fee of approximately $122 (with credit card or Croatian Kuna) and for the villa in Plitvice, you will pay the equivalent of $178 in Croatian Kuna upon check-in.
Please take a look at the following articles on Hvar and Dubrovnik and let me know if there are any activities that sound interesting to you. The most popular tour around Hvar is a full day or half day sailing and snorkeling trip around the Pakleni Islands if that interests you?
I am checking in to see if you had a chance to look through the articles and if you needed any help booking activities.
Also, I will be updating the itinerary shortly with your hotel and rental car details and confirmation numbers.
We are so exited !! This will be a great trip thanks to you