|Itinerary at a Glance
|3||Zagreb & Opatija|
|4||Opatija & Istrian Peninsula|
|6||Sibenik & Split|
|7||Split & Trogir|
|8||Ston & Dubrovnik|
|Departures||September – October 2013|
|Departs||Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA), Washington Dulles (IAD), Newark (EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA), Logan (BOS); other gateways on request|
|Highlights||Zagreb, Opatija, Istria Peninsula, Plitvice Lakes, Sibenik, Split, Trogir, Ston Dubrovnik. Wine tasting near Split and Dubrovnik. Traditional meals including the Zigante Truffles and Pasticada.|
|Travel Style||This moderately-paced, escorted tour involves a significant amount of walking or hiking, often on uneven terrain, requiring a high level of physical fitness to fully enjoy the trip.|
Croatia is quickly becoming a favorite destination for travelers seeking a European vacation package with a twist. It offers gorgeous scenery, historic cities, impressive architecture, charming villages, great food and wine, sparkling clean water, and plenty of hiking, sports and activities for everyone.
Take advantage of our 10-day Croatia tour package and visit Croatia's most enticing areas, including Zagreb, the capital city and Opatija, playground of the Habsburgs. Spend the day in the Istrian Peninsula visiting Pula and its 2000 year-old Roman theatre that will remind you of the Coliseum in Italy. Walk through the amazing Plitvice Lakes National Park. Visit the Adriatic Coast towns of Sibenik, Split and Trogir. Spend time in the timeless old town of Dubrovnik.
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All prices, fees and deposits are per person, subject to change at any time, and not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.
|Departures & Prices*|
|Fri||May 3||2013||Sun||May 12||2013||$2799||Departed|
|Fri||May 10||2013||Sun||May 19||2013||$2799||Departed|
|Fri||May 31||2013||Sun||Jun 9||2013||$3299||Closed|
|Fri||Sep 20||2013||Sun||Sep 29||2013||$2999||Available|
|Fri||Oct 4||2013||Sun||Oct 13||2013||$2999||Available|
Want to stay longer? We may be able to arrange for you to extend your stay later than the scheduled dates, subject to availability. Contact us about dates, prices and restrictions.
|Single Room Supplement||+$299|
|New York Kennedy (JFK)|
|All other departures||included|
|Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)||+$100|
|Chicago O'Hare (ORD)||+$175|
|Washington Dulles (IAD)||+$200|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||+$300|
Departure airport prices subject to availability and may cost more based on flight availability at the time of booking.
Coming from somewhere else? Before you book, ask us about availability and prices for flights from other cities.
To make a reservation, we only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. You can pay the balance due later by credit card, check or money order. Your final payment is due 75 days prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking, whichever is later.
Day 2: Zagreb. Upon arrival in Zagreb, capital of Croatia, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, enjoy a welcome drink and light dinner at the hotel and meet your tour manager and traveling companions over a plate of “strukli”, a local specialty. Accommodations: Palace Hotel or similar. Dinner provided.
Day 3: Zagreb & Opatija. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb through the fortified, medieval Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church with its multicolor tiled roof, Parliament and Government Palace. Depart Zagreb by coach to Opatija, situated on the Kvarner Bay. Opatija was the favorite spa resort of the Habsburgs’ European aristocracy and celebrities such as Mahler, Chekhov and Isadora Duncan. Check in at your hotel on the promenade. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel. Accommodations: Hotel Admiral or Kristal Hotel or similar. Breakfast & dinner provided.
Day 4: Opatija & Istria Peninsula. This morning, depart for Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. Drive to the western coast and visit Pula, which was a strategic port in ancient Roman times. Tour the 2000-year-old amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind still preserved, which is reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome. Continue to Rovinj, perhaps one of the most beautiful towns in Istria, and an inspiration to artists. Enjoy some free time to explore the old town with its narrow lanes, stores and galleries. Depart for Livade for a light lunch, and sample one of Istria’s greatest treasures, the Zigante truffle. Return to Opatija for overnight. Breakfast & lunch provided.
Day 5: Plitvice Lakes. This morning, depart Optajia and head south to the Lika mountain region and the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park consists of 16 lakes connected by waterfalls. After a short, easy hike through the park, you will take a boat ride over the emerald green Kozjak Lake. Explore the park by foot before returning to the main entrance by train. Continue to your hotel for check-in. Tonight, enjoy a traditional dinner at the well-known restaurant Licka Kuca. Accommodations: Degenija, Grabovac Hotel or Hotel Jezero. Breakfast & dinner provided.
Day 6: Sibenik & Split. Depart the mountain region for the Adriatic coast and to the historic town of Sibenik. See some of the area’s cultural and historical monuments including the Cathedral of St. Jacobs built in the Middle Ages and attributed to a local master, George of Dalmatia. Continue to the Bibich Winery for a wine tasting and light lunch. The winery burnt to the ground during the Yugoslav wars and has been rebuilt, producing award winning wines that are exported to the USA. Taste the Dalmation Devit white wine as well as the cuvee of Shiraz and Merlot, accompanied by Croatian style tapas. Proceed to Split and check in at your hotel. Accommodations: President Hotel Split or similar. Breakfast & lunch provided.
Day 7: Split & Trogir. Split is the second largest city in Croatia and the largest in the Dalmatia region. The town has been built and re-built for seventeen centuries, and today you may find an 18th century building intersecting with ancient Roman walls. Walk through the old town, and visit the 4th century palace built by Emperor Diocletian to spend his golden years. Drive to the nearby town of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Trogir has 2300 years of urban traditions and a culture influenced by ancient Greeks, Romans and Venetians. A walking tour of the old town will take you past its palaces, churches, tower and fortress, situated on a small island linked by small bridges. Enjoy lunch at the Tragos Restaurant where you can try “pasticada”, a traditional Dalmatian dish. Return to Split and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Breakfast & lunch provided.
Day 8: Ston & Dubrovnik. Depart Split and continue along the Dalmatian coast to the town of Ston, where you will visit the Milos Winery, and taste the famous “Plavac Mali” wine, a very close relative of Zinfandel. Here you will learn about the stories and traditions of wine making that have been passed down for generations. Visit the wine cellar and see a short film about the wines of the region. A light lunch will be served. Continue to Dubrovnik for check in and dinner at your hotel. Accommodations: President Hotel Dubrovnik or Hotel Lacroma. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.
Day 9: Dubrovnik. Completed in the 13th century, the old city of Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged. Enjoy a walking tour and view the Franciscan Monastery, Clock Tower, St. Laurence Fortress, Sponza’s Palace, and Rector's Palace. The remainder of the day will be at leisure. Spend some time wandering the winding streets, stopping at stores and galleries. Its medieval ramparts encircle the entire city, which pedestrians can enter at one of two gates, under the watchful gaze of the city’s patron, Saint Blaise, or walk along the broad stone-paved avenue known as the Stradum. Breakfast provided.
Day 10: Dubrovnik/USA.
After an early breakfast, bid farewell to Croatia as you are transferred to the airport to board your return flight. Your journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today. Breakfast provided.