Vibrant Zagreb, the spa resort of Opatija, scenic Plitvice Lakes, Split & Diocletian's Palace & medieval Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic
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|Themes||History & Culture|
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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, and spend time in the timeless old town of Dubrovnik.
- Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) on scheduled carriers, including taxes & fees
- All ground transportation and transfers
- 8 nights accommodations in Superior hotels
- 16 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 light lunches (tastings) and 4 dinners
- Comprehensive touring program including entrance fees
- Professional, English-speaking tour director and local guides
- Wine tasting near Split and Dubrovnik
Why you'll love it
- Visit Zagreb's medieval Upper Town.
- Discover Pula's 2,000 year old Roman amphitheater.
- Treat your taste buds to the earthy flavors of one of Istria's greatest treasures, the Zigante truffle.
- Lace up your hiking shoes and explore Plitvice Lakes National Park.
- Listen to the mysterious sounds resonating from Zadar's famous Sea Organ.
- Indulge in award-winning wines and delectable tapas during a tasting at a well-known winery.
- Explore Split's 4th century palace where Emperor Diocletian spent his golden years.
- Sip Plavac Mali wine at a winery near Ston.
- Walk through the old city of Dubrovnik on a guided tour
Day 1 Depart USA/Overnight Flight
- Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Zagreb
Day 2 Zagreb
- Transfer to your hotel
- Meet your tour manager and traveling companions with a welcome drink and light dinnerFull 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
- Set off on a walking tour of Zagreb
- Depart by coach to Opatija
Paris Hotel or similar Breakfast & dinnerFull 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
- Visit Pula and tour the 2000-year-old amphitheater
- Independently explore Rovinj
- Sample the Zigante truffle in Livade
Paris Hotel or similar Breakfast & lunchFull 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
- Hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Take a boat ride across the emerald green Kozjak Lake
- Explore on foot before returning to the main entrance
Hotel Degenija or similar Breakfast & dinnerFull 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. Continue to your hotel for check-in.
Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Day 6 Zadar & Split
- Depart for the historic town of Zadar
- Visit the Bibich Winery for a wine tasting and light tapas lunch
- View the famous Zadar Sea Organs
Hotel Cornaro or similar Breakfast & lunchFull 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
- 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
Hotel Cornaro or similar Breakfast & lunchFull 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.
Continue 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
- Visit a local winery for a presentation of the wine-making process and a wine tasting
Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik or similar Breakfast & lunchFull 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.
Day 9 Dubrovnik
- Enjoy a walking tour of the old city of Dubrovnik
- Balance of the day at leisure
Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik or similar Breakfast & dinnerFull 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
- Transfer to the airport to board your return flight to the USA
Conveniently located near the historic center of Zagreb, Hotel Academia is the perfect base for exploring this fascinating city.
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.
The Paris Hotel is located in the center of Opatija, across from Angiolina Park and just steps away from Slatina, the most centrally-located beach in the city. There is also a casino on the property, as well as several bars, cafes, and restaurants nearby.
Hotel Degenija is located in the Selište Drežnicko village, 4 kilometers from the entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park. There are many activities in hotel's surrounding area. Rent a bike and explore the magnificence of the Plitvice Lake countryside by riding along the marked bike trail, take a walking tour of the area, or have a swim in the Korana River during the hot summer days.
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. The Hotel Cornaro is dedicated to enhancing wellness, and offers intensive and purifying facial and body treatments. Treat yourself to a massage, Finnish sauna, or relax in the Jacuzzi.
Located by the Lapad Bay beachfront with a beautiful view of the bay and the promenade, the Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik is in an ideal setting to relax, walk along scenic paths, and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the bay. The wellness center and spa includes an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna, steam room, and three treatment rooms.
In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.
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