Discover Croatia

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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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
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures Group Size 24 travelers max
Themes History & Culture
Activity Level Moderate
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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Package includes

  • Flights
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • 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
  • 8 nights 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

Why you'll love it

  • 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
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

Departure Dates & Prices

Departures & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*
2019 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Price
Departs: Thu, Sep 5, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 14, 2019
Sep 5 – Sep 14 $2949 Departed
Departs: Thu, Sep 12, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 21, 2019
Sep 12 – Sep 21 $2899 Departed
Departs: Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 28, 2019
Sep 19 – Sep 28 $2799 Departed
Departs: Thu, Sep 26, 2019
Returns: Sat, Oct 5, 2019
Sep 26 – Oct 5 $2899 Closed
Departs: Thu, Oct 10, 2019
Returns: Sat, Oct 19, 2019
Oct 10 – Oct 19 $2799 Closed
Departs: Thu, Oct 31, 2019
Returns: Sat, Nov 9, 2019
Oct 31 – Nov 9 $2649 Closed
Departures & Prices, tour only
per person, double occupancy*
2019 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Price
Departs: Fri, Sep 6, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 14, 2019
Sep 6 – Sep 14 $2449 Departed
Departs: Fri, Sep 13, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 21, 2019
Sep 13 – Sep 21 $2399 Departed
Departs: Fri, Sep 20, 2019
Returns: Sat, Sep 28, 2019
Sep 20 – Sep 28 $2299 Departed
Departs: Fri, Sep 27, 2019
Returns: Sat, Oct 5, 2019
Sep 27 – Oct 5 $2399 Closed
Departs: Fri, Oct 11, 2019
Returns: Sat, Oct 19, 2019
Oct 11 – Oct 19 $2299 Closed
Departs: Fri, Nov 1, 2019
Returns: Sat, Nov 9, 2019
Nov 1 – Nov 9 $2149 Closed

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC)

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

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

Hotel Academia

First Class

Conveniently located near the historic center of Zagreb, Hotel Academia is the perfect base for exploring this fascinating city.The 53 spacious rooms feature modern furnishings and a minimalistic design, along with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, heating and air conditioning, safe and minibar.The Bistro St. Michael, located on the ground floor of the hotel, offers creative dishes that fuse Croatian tradition with a modern twist, and are prepared with fresh locally grown ingredients from small producers. In addition, the wine menu offers a selection of 30 different Croatian wines, along with wines from the main global wine regions and producers.

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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. With 142 luxury rooms, 4 suites and 1 premium suite, the Hotel Cornaro meets the standards of the most discerning clientele. Rooms are superbly appointed with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, IDD telephone, kettle, minibar, in room safe, and flat screen satellite TV. Bathrooms are well equipped with bathtub or walk-in shower, heated flooring, slippers, bathrooms amenities, and hair dryer.The restaurants at Hotel Cornaro offers legendary Dalmatian cuisine, with a relaxed setting. Healthy, locally sourced, quality ingredients are highlighted every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while offering extensive choices for those with dietary restrictions. After a long day of touring Split, indulge with a refreshment at the Terrace Lounge, or perhaps try some of their famous Nikolica wines at the Wine Bar or Rooftop Lounge.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.

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Hotel Degenija

Hotel Degenija

Tourist Class

Degenija Hotel 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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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.The hotel has a total of 209 classy rooms fitted with air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi Internet access, direct-dial telephone and hairdryer. Most rooms have breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea.Entertainment is Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace's specialty. Spend an evening on the outdoor summer terrace dancing and listening to live music. Grab a drink at the cocktail bar or enjoy a casual dinner at the hotel restaurant.Despite its old charm, Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace offers contemporary facilities – such as the indoor swimming pool with heated sea water.

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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.There are a total of 308 comfortable, spacious rooms fitted with air conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access, mini bar, safe, private bathroom with tub and hairdryer. A balcony or terrace is available in most rooms. Room service is available from 6 am until 10 pm.

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