Discover Croatia

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Overview

Featuring Vibrant Zagreb, the spa resort of Opatija, scenic Plitvice Lakes, Split & Diocletian's Palace & medieval Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic
Style Value VacationTravel in larger groups than our Small Group tours, but at fantastic value prices. These group tour packages are operated by our carefully selected partners and may be shared with other English speaking passengers ensuring guaranteed departures. More of these packages
24 travelers max, dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures Scheduled Dates; select from 12 open departures, March – November 2019
Price Includes
  • Flights
    Flights
  • Coach
    Coach
  • Transfers
    Transfers
  • Hotel
    Hotel
  • Meals
    Meals
  • Guides
    Guides
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) on scheduled carriers, including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations in Superior hotels
  • 16 Meals: 8 buffet breakfasts, 3 light lunches and 4 dinners (Traditional foods including the Zigante Truffles and Pasticada)
  • Comprehensive touring program including entrance fees
  • Professional, English-speaking tour director and local guides
  • Wine tasting near Split and Dubrovnik
Highlights
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb
  • See the 2000-year-old amphitheater in Pula
  • Sample the Zigante truffle in Livade
  • Spend the day exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Visit the historic town of Zadar and see the famous Sea Organs
  • Stop by Bibich Winery for a wine tasting with Croatian tapas
  • Explore Split on a walking tour
  • Discover Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Learn about wine-making and enjoy a tasting near Ston
  • Walk through the old city of Dubrovnik on a guided tour
Departs New York City (NYC); other gateways on request (flight schedule)
Themes History & Culture
What to Expect 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.
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Discover Croatia itinerary

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 Colosseum in Rome. Walk through the amazing Plitvice Lakes National Park. Visit the Adriatic Coast towns of Zadar, Split and Trogir. Spend time in the timeless old town of Dubrovnik.

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Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Early Bird Discount: Save up to $300 per person if you book by Oct. 25, 2018!
Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*, with coupon**
2018 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Package Price Early
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Departs: Fri, Aug 31, 2018
Returns: Sun, Sep 9, 2018
Aug 31 – Sep 9 $2999 Departed
Departs: Fri, Sep 7, 2018
Returns: Sun, Sep 16, 2018
Sep 7 – Sep 16 $2799 Departed
Departs: Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Returns: Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Sep 14 – Sep 23 $2799 Departed
Departs: Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Returns: Sun, Sep 30, 2018
Sep 21 – Sep 30 $2799 Closed
Departs: Fri, Sep 28, 2018
Returns: Sun, Oct 7, 2018
Sep 28 – Oct 7 $2699 Closed
Departs: Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Returns: Sun, Oct 21, 2018
Oct 12 – Oct 21 $2399 Closed
2019 DEPARTURES
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Departs: Thu, Mar 21, 2019
Returns: Sat, Mar 30, 2019
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Mar 21 – Mar 30 $2549 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2149 Select
Departs: Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Returns: Sat, Apr 27, 2019
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Apr 18 – Apr 27 $2649 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2249 Select
Departs: Thu, May 2, 2019
Returns: Sat, May 11, 2019
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May 2 – May 11 $2799 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2399 Select
Departs: Thu, May 16, 2019
Returns: Sat, May 25, 2019
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May 16 – May 25 $3199 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2799 Select
Departs: Thu, May 30, 2019
Returns: Sat, Jun 8, 2019
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May 30 – Jun 8 $3149 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2749 Select
Departs: Thu, Aug 29, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 7, 2019
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Aug 29 – Sep 7 $3199 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2799 Select
Departs: Thu, Sep 5, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 14, 2019
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Sep 5 – Sep 14 $3149 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2749 Select
Departs: Thu, Sep 12, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 21, 2019
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Sep 12 – Sep 21 $3099 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2699 Select
Departs: Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 28, 2019
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Sep 19 – Sep 28 $3099 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2699 Select
Departs: Thu, Sep 26, 2019
Returns: Sat, Oct 5, 2019
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Sep 26 – Oct 5 $2999 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2599 Select
Departs: Thu, Oct 10, 2019
Returns: Sat, Oct 19, 2019
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Oct 10 – Oct 19 $2899 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2499 Select
Departs: Thu, Oct 31, 2019
Returns: Sat, Nov 9, 2019
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Oct 31 – Nov 9 $2599 –$300 Oct 25 –$100 $2199 Select

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when you reserve. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Discover Croatia
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement
Oct 12, 2018;  Mar 21, 2019;  Oct 31, 2019 +$299
Aug 29, 2019;  Sep 5, 2019;  Sep 12, 2019 +$499
All other departures +$399

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc.

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Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC)1 included
Land Only (no flights)2 –$500

1. NYC departures will be from either JFK or EWR based upon availability when you make your reservation. Your flight itinerary showing which airport that you are departing from will be emailed to you in 24-48 hours.

2. If selecting Land Only, arrival and departure transfers are included provided your flight details are provided in advance, or make your own arrangements to join the tour in Zagreb on Day 2 and to depart from Dubrovnik on or after Day 10.

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when you reserve, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own flights. More information

How to Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, simply select an available departure date and reserve online using our secure booking system. Or call one of our travel specialists at 800-555-5765. But first, check out our Things to Know section.

We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable. The balance is due 75 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 75 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.

Deposit
Deposit $1500

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA/Overnight Flight

  • Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Zagreb

Day 2: Zagreb

Accommodations: 1 night Hotel Dubrovnik, Hotel Academia, or similar. Included meals: Dinner.

  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Meet your tour manager and traveling companions with a welcome drink and light dinner

Full Day Itinerary: 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.

Day 3: Zagreb & Opatija

Accommodations: 2 nights Remisens Hotel AdmiralRemisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace, or similar, Opatija. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Set off on a walking tour of Zagreb
  • Depart by coach to Opatija

St. Mark's Church, ZagrebFull Day Itinerary: 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.

Day 4: Opatija & Istria Peninsula

Included meals: Breakfast & light lunch.

  • Visit Pula and tour the 2000-year-old amphitheater
  • Independently explore Rovinj
  • Sample the Zigante truffle in Livade

Colorful buildings of RovinjFull Day Itinerary: 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.

Day 5: Plitvice Lakes

Accommodations: 1 night Hotel Degenija, or similar. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Take a boat ride across the emerald green Kozjak Lake
  • Explore on foot before returning to the main entrance by train

Plitvice LakesFull Day Itinerary: This morning, depart Opatija 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 waterfall. Enjoy a hike through the park, viewing several of the lakes, including a boat ride across 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 dinner at your hotel.

Day 6: Zadar & Split

Accommodations: 2 nights Hotel Cornaro, or similar, Split. Included meals: Breakfast & light lunch.

  • Depart for the historic town of Zadar
  • Visit the Bibich Winery for a wine tasting and light tapas lunch

St. Donatus Church, ZadarFull Day Itinerary: Depart the mountain region for the Adriatic coast and to the historic town of Zadar. The historic town of Zadar is rich in cultural and historical monuments. Here you can see the Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD, and the famous Zadar Sea Organs, the only one of its kind in the world. 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 Dalmatian Debit 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.

Day 7: Split & Trogir

Included meals: Breakfast & lunch.

  • Walk through the old town and visit Diocletian’s palace
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Trogir’s old town
  • Have lunch at the Tragos Restaurant

SplitFull Day Itinerary: 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.

Day 8: Ston & Dubrovnik

Accommodations: 2 nights Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, Valamar Argosy Hotel or similar, Dubrovnik. Included meals: Breakfast, light lunch & dinner.

  • Visit a local winery for a presentation of the wine-making process and a wine tasting

Dancing in the streets of DubrovnikFull Day Itinerary: Depart Split and continue along the Dalmatian coast. Stop near the town of Ston, where you will visit a local winery, and taste the famous "Plavac Mali" wine, a very close relative of Zinfandel. Here, the traditions of wine making have been passed down for generations. Enjoy a presentation on the wine-making process and a wine tasting. Continue to Dubrovnik for check in and dinner at your hotel.

Day 9: Dubrovnik

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Enjoy a walking tour of the old city of Dubrovnik
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Aerial view of Old Town, DubrovnikFull Day Itinerary: 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.

Day 10: Dubrovnik/USA

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Transfer to the airport to board your return flight to the USA

Hotels

Hotel Academia

First Class

Conveniently located near the historic center of Zagreb, Hotel Academia is the perfect base for exploring this fascinating city.

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Hotel Cornaro

Hotel Cornaro

First Class

The Hotel Cornaro offers an excellent city central location, with ancient historical surroundings. Combining elegant décor with comfort, the Hotel Cornaro demonstrates the utmost in dedication to guests. Just minutes from the hotel are popular attractions like Gregory of Nin, Bacivice Beach, and Marjan Hill. 

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Hotel Degenija

Hotel Degenija

Tourist Class

Hotel Degenija is a newly constructed 3-star hotel situated in the Selište Dre┼żnicko village on the D1 motorway, 4 kilometers from the entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Baraceve spilje are only 10 km away, Rastoke is 20 km away, and the beautiful town of Bihac is 30 km away.

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Hotel Dubrovnik

Hotel Dubrovnik

First Class

Hotel Dubrovnik provides a friendly environment with the charm of the old city. Situated on the main Zagreb square called "Trg Ban J. Jelacic". This ideal location can serve as your gateway to the very heart of the city. At your doorstep you will find the most important cultural, government, and business institutions, the main shopping area, the open-air market, lively cafes and taverns, historical upper town and parks and promenades.

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Remisens Hotel Admiral

Remisens Hotel Admiral

First Class

Remisens Hotel Admiral is located right on the Adriatic Sea and Lungomare coastal promenade, just a short walk from the heart of Opatija. This four star hotel provides an ideal accommodation for the sailing enthusiast. The exterior architecture has a sleek, modern look while the interior is bright and spacious.

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Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace

Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace

First Class

The historic Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace is located in the center of Opatija, just steps away from Slatina, the most centrally-located beach in the city. There is also a casino as well as several bars, cafes and restaurants nearby.

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Valamar Argosy Hotel

Valamar Argosy Hotel

First Class

The newly refurbished and stylish Valamar Argosy Hotel is set in the picturesque and peaceful Babin Kuk peninsula, boasting stunning landscaped gardens, stylish rooms, infinity pool and a new wellbeing area. The hotel is 15 minutes away from the Old Town of Dubrovnik.

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Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel

Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel

First Class

The stylishly modern Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik is nestled amidst the lush greenery and pristine beaches of Babin Kuk peninsula, just 15 minutes from the Old Town of Dubrovnik. and its style sets the standard for Croatian hospitality.

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In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.

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