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The Croatian

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,887

Price based on
London Heathrow
21st Apr 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 11 days

  • Europe

  • Comfortable pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

Spectacular scenery, historic sites, and special experiences await you on this fantastic tour concentrating on Croatia. Along the way, you’ll overnight in Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.

If you’re interested in historical sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled. Visit Dubrovnik’s Rector's Palace, a gothic-renaissance palace dating to the 15th century; the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace in Split, a well-preserved fortress; the majestic cathedral in Zagreb, housed within a medieval fort; the Amphitheatre and Temple of Augustus in Pula; and the historical city of Trogir.

If you’re interested in beautiful scenery, this Croatia tour will delight. You'll enjoy guided walking tours in Plitvice National Park, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests, and in the pretty coastal city of Zadar. You'll experience the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, with its dramatic limestone cliffs. You'll also visit the Postojna Caves, with its web of tunnels and stalactites, via mini-train.

These are just a few of the many highlights included on this magnificent guided tour of Croatia. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

At a glance

Zagreb Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral

Ljubljana Guided sightseeing, visit St. Nicholas’ Cathedral

Postojna Visit the caves

Pula Guided visit including the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus

Plitvice Guided walking tour in the national park

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

Trogir Visit the historic city

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

Dubrovnik Guided walking tour; visit Rector’s Palace; farewell dinner

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.

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Make your own way

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Overview

Spectacular scenery, historic sites, and special experiences await you on this fantastic tour concentrating on Croatia. Along the way, you’ll overnight in Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.

If you’re interested in historical sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled. Visit Dubrovnik’s Rector's Palace, a gothic-renaissance palace dating to the 15th century; the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace in Split, a well-preserved fortress; the majestic cathedral in Zagreb, housed within a medieval fort; the Amphitheatre and Temple of Augustus in Pula; and the historical city of Trogir.

If you’re interested in beautiful scenery, this Croatia tour will delight. You'll enjoy guided walking tours in Plitvice National Park, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests, and in the pretty coastal city of Zadar. You'll experience the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, with its dramatic limestone cliffs. You'll also visit the Postojna Caves, with its web of tunnels and stalactites, via mini-train.

These are just a few of the many highlights included on this magnificent guided tour of Croatia. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 6 dinners

UK - Zagreb, Croatia

Day
1

On arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Zagreb - Ljabljana, Slovenia

Day
2

Discover the Lower and medieval Upper Town of the capital of Slovenia with a Local Guide, and admire the Austro-Hungarian architecture such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace, and more, plus a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. Enter Slovenia and arrive in its capital, Ljubljana.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Ljubljana

Day
3

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 to join the locals along the banks of the Ljubljanica River or to just relax.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Ljubljana - Postojna - Opatija, Croatia

Day
4

Visit the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVE by mini-train. The cave was discovered in the 17th century, opened to the public in 1819, and is considered the most beautiful one in Slovenia. Continue to Opatija, a famous seaside resort frequented by tourists from the mid-19th century onwards.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Opatija. Excursion to Pula

Day
5

A scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula, where your Local Guide will show you the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, dating back to the 1st century, then, visit the perfectly preserved AMPHITHEATRE and the TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS. Return to Opatija and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Walk along the lungomare seaside promenade and don’t forget to take pictures of the famous Maiden with the Seagull.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Opatija - Plitvice - Zadar

Day
6

Head inland to peaceful Plitvice and join your Local Guide for a walking tour of the NATIONAL PARK, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Back to the coastline, and arrive at your beautifully located hotel, surrounded by fragrant pine woods.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Zadar - Trogir - Split

Day
7

A guided walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of this city with its turbulent history, fighting off the Venetians, crusaders, and Turks over the centuries. Don’t miss the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The next two cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: explore picturesque Trogir, founded by Greek colonists and a major port until Roman times, and then continue to Split, the ancient Spalato. This evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Split

Day
8

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, with your Local Guide. Also see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter with its impressive basement halls—a filming location in The Game of Thrones.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Split - Bosnia - Herzegovina - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day
9

Follow the Dalmatian coast, heading south to Dubrovnik. Beautifully situated on a promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik was once an independent maritime republic rivaling Venice. Enjoy a walking tour with a 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, with renaissance and baroque elements, harmoniously combined.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dubrovnik

Day
10

A full day at leisure to relax or to join exciting optional excursions. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate the success of your Croatian tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Dubrovnik - UK

Day
11

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Zagreb - The Westin Zagreb

Seventeen-story Hotel situated downtown, adjacent to the commercial centre.

  • Location

    Krsnjavoga 1, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Ljubljana - Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

This modern 236-room property is housed in a sleek contemporary tower building. Amenities include an all-day-dining restaurant, a lobby bar with a cocktail menu and Free high speed internet access throughout.

  • Location

    Bratislavska cesta 8, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Opatija - Agava

Situated in the centre of Opatija surrounded by stunning gardens, this beautiful 75-room hotel was originally built in 1896. Facilities include an on-site restaurant which serves a wide range of Croatian specialities, café with an outdoor terrace and Free Wi-fi internet access is available throughout the property.

  • Location

    Marsala Tita 89, Opatija, Croatia

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Zadar - Pinija at Petrcane

The Hotel Pinija is situated in the small Mediterranean village of Petrcane, near Zadar. Its unique position on a natural peninsula makes it the perfect choice for rest and recreation. Hidden in a forest of pine trees and surrounded by a crystal clear sea, it invites you to escape everyday life. Enjoy a variety of gastronomic delicacies and relax with wellness programme. The hotel offers 300 modern air-conditioned rooms fully equipped. Accommodation is arranged into 3 wings connected by the reception area, a spacious lobby and an aperitif bar.

  • Location

    Petrcane Bb, Petrcane, Croatia

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Split - President Hotel

Comfortable, urban hotel President.

  • Location

    Starceviceva 1, Split, Croatia

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Dubrovnik - Valamar Lacroma Resort

Renowned for its fusion of nature and modern facilities, this 401-room upscale hotel enjoys sea views from a stunning position amidst lawns, palms and olive trees. Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout, the elegant à la carte restaurant serves a mix of Mediterranean and international dishes, whilst the buffet style restaurant features a show cooking station. Other Leisure facilities include an all-day lobby bar, gym, the Spa which has a big heated indoor pool, steam bath, Finnish sauna and ice fountain and there is also a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and pool bar.

  • Location

    Ulica Iva Dulcica 34 Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

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