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Croatian Escape

Offer

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,268

Price based on
London Stansted
9th Mar 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book by 31 October to secure your place for just £99, and to benefit from our early booking Price Pledge - we guarantee that if you find your 2019 holiday being sold directly by us at a better value between 1 Nov 2018 and up to 12 weeks of your tour, we will refund the difference.

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  • 9 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Discover a world of beauty, history, and rich tradition on your escorted tour of Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. On your 9-day guided tour of the beautiful Balkan region, you’ll enjoy fewer crowds and more affordable prices during the off-season for travel. Your Croatian Escape includes visits in the beautiful landscapes of Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina without the higher prices and crowded sites of the busy travel season.

Begin your holiday in Slovenia to explore the sights of capital Ljubljana—with its medieval castle and historic city hall, as well as the magnificent St. Nicholas’ Cathedral. 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 and Herzegovina on your way to Split, Croatia—ancient Spalato—to tour the Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, 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 holiday in Croatia and the Balkans concludes 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 without the crowds and the high prices of high-season travel!

At a glance

  • Ljubljana Welcome dinner; Guided sightseeing; visit St. Nicholas’ Cathedral
  • 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 Globus Local Favorite Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour; visit Diocletian’s Palace
  • Zagreb Farewell dinner; guided sightseeing

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

Discover a world of beauty, history, and rich tradition on your escorted tour of Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. On your 9-day guided tour of the beautiful Balkan region, you’ll enjoy fewer crowds and more affordable prices during the off-season for travel. Your Croatian Escape includes visits in the beautiful landscapes of Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina without the higher prices and crowded sites of the busy travel season.

Begin your holiday in Slovenia to explore the sights of capital Ljubljana—with its medieval castle and historic city hall, as well as the magnificent St. Nicholas’ Cathedral. 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 and Herzegovina on your way to Split, Croatia—ancient Spalato—to tour the Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, 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 holiday in Croatia and the Balkans concludes 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 without the crowds and the high prices of high-season travel!

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Day
1

Fly to Ljubljana where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Ljubljana

Day
2

Guided sightseeing features the main sites like the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and a visit to magnificent ST. NICHOLAS’ CATHEDRAL. Balance of the day at leisure. An optional excursion is available for you to make the most out of your holiday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Ljubljana - Zadar, Croatia

Day
3

A scenic drive along the coast line 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 in 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 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. Globus Local Favorite This evening, enjoy an included dinner at 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 on an optional excursion to one of the picturesque harbor towns along the coast?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Split - Zagreb

Day
8

Today, 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 - UK

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Ljubljana Radisson Blu Plaza or similar

Zadar Kolovare or similar

Dubrovnik Valamar Lacroma Resort or similar 

Split President or similar

Zagreg The Westin Zagreb or similar

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