Croatian Escape


  • 9 days

  • Croatia and Slovenia

  • Steady pace

Tour : KCZ

From

£927 pp

Tour only

Based on 16th Nov 2019

From

£1,237 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Discover a world of beauty, history, and rich tradition on your escorted tour of Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina without the higher prices and crowded sites of the busy travel season.

Begin your vacation in Slovenia to explore the sights of capital Ljubljana—with its medieval castle and historic town hall. Take a scenic drive along the stunning coast to Zadar, where you’ll enjoy the magical sounds and lights of the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun installations. You’ll visit the dramatic setting of Dubrovnik, an ancient maritime republic poised above the Adriatic Sea. Explore the impressive ramparts of the walled city, see its Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and visit the 15th-century Rector’s Palace. You’ll travel through the ruggedly beautiful Neretva Valley to 16th-century Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina on your way to Split,

Croatia—ancient Spalato—to tour the Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, and see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the incredible Temple of Jupiter. Another highlight is a special dinner at a local restaurant in Split. Your guided vacation in Croatia and the Balkans ends in the capital city of Zagreb. With a guided tour of this extraordinary city, and a farewell dinner to celebrate your Croatian Escape, you’ll enjoy it all!

Highlights

LJUBLJANA Welcome dinner; Guided sightseeing;visit the Town Hall’s Inner Court

ZADAR Guided walking tour through the Old Town to the main square

DUBROVNIK Guided walking tour; visit Rector’s Palace

MOSTAR Visit the historic city

SPLIT  Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour; visit Diocletian’s Palace

ZAGREB Farewell dinner; guided sightseeing

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Arrive in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Day
1

Welcome to Ljubljana! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Ljubljana

Day
2

Guided sightseeing features the main sites, like the medieval castle, magnificent St. Nicholas Cathedral, and a visit to the impressive TOWN HALL’S INNER COURT. Balance of the day at leisure. An exciting optional excursion is available to the Postojna caves.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Ljubljana – Zadar, Croatia

Day
3

A scenic drive along the coastline will take you to Zadar, Slovenia. A guided walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of this city with its turbulent history of fighting off the Venetians, crusaders and Turks over the centuries. Don’t miss Nikola Basic’s amazing Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun installations.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Zadar – Dubrovnik

Day
4

Arrive in Dubrovnik. Beautifully situated on a promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik was once an independent maritime republic rivaling Venice.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dubrovnik

Day
5

Enjoy a walking tour with your Local Guide to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. Also visit the 15th-century RECTOR’S PALACE, built in gothic style, harmoniously combined with renaissance and baroque elements. Balance of the day is at leisure. You may wish to join your Tour Director for an optional excursion to further explore this fascinating region.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dubrovnik – Mostar, Bosnia – Herzegovina – Split, Croatia

Day
6

Enter Bosnia-Herzegovina and stop in Mostar, where your Local Guide will introduce you to the hidden beauties of this historic town, including the reconstructed 16th century bridge. Then, continue to Split, Croatia, the ancient Spalato. This evening, enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Split

Day
7

This morning, follow your Local Guide for a walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE, a well-preserved fortress and a living part of the Old Town. Also see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter with its impressive basement halls—a filming location for Game of Thrones. In the afternoon, why not take part in an optional excursion to one of the picturesque harbor towns along the coast?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Split - Zagreb

Day
8

A pleasant drive takes you to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Guided sightseeing features important landmarks of the Lower and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the majestic cathedral. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate your Croatian tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Zagreb

Day
9

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

From

£927 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach

Tour with flights

From

£1,237 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes

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