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Spectacular scenery, historical sights, and special experiences await you on this fantastic tour concentrating on Croatia. Along the way, overnight in Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.
If you’re interested in historical sites and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled: visit Dubrovnik’s 15th-century Rector's Palace, built in gothic style with renaissance and baroque elements; the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace in Split, a well-preserved fortress; the majestic cathedral in Zagreb; the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus in Pula; the historic and picturesque city of Trogir and the Old Town in the coastal city of Zadar.
Natural wonders and beautiful scenery abound. Enjoy guided walking tours in Plitvice National Park, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Experience the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, with its dramatic limestone cliffs. Visit the Postojna Caves, with numerous tunnels and stalactites, and ride a mini-train—another special experience offered by Globus!
These are just a few of the many highlights included on this magnificent Croatia tour. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
Please note: 2021 itinerary is based on 2020 and is subject to change, but by booking today you will lock in your price. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
LJUBLJANAGuided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall’s inner court
POSTOJNA Visit the caves
PULAGuided visit including the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus
PLITVICEGuided walking tour in the national park
ZADARGuided walking tour through the Old Town to the main square
TROGIRVisit the historic city
SPLIT Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit Diocletian’s Palace
DUBROVNIKGuided walking tour; visit Rector’s Palace; farewell dinner
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Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
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Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Discover the Lower and medieval Upper Town of the capital of Croatia, 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.
Today’s Distance: 106 mi / 170 km
Guided sightseeing features the main sights like the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, and a visit to the TOWN HALL’S INNER COURT. Balance of the day is at leisure to join the locals along the banks of the Ljubljanica River or to just relax.
LF Enjoy a guided walk through the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVES and ride a mini-train. The cave was discovered in the 17th century, opened to the public in 1819, and is considered the most beautiful in Slovenia. Continue to the famous seaside resort of Opatija.
Today’s Distance: 81 mi / 130 km
Take 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 AMPHITHEATER and the TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS. Return to Opatija and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Walk along the seaside promenade and take pictures of the famous Maiden with the Seagull.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi / 210 km
Head to Plitvice and join your Local Guide for a walking tour of the NATIONAL PARK, with its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Back to the coastline, arrive at your beautifully-located hotel, surrounded by fragrant pine woods.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km
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 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, LF enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km
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 Game of Thrones.
Follow the Dalmatian coast, heading south to Dubrovnik. 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.
Today’s Distance: 162 mi / 260 km
A full day at leisure to relax or to join an exciting optional excursion. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate the success of your Croatian tour.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Within walking distance to the center, cafes, and adjacent to a commercial center. The comfortable rooms have a minibar and coffeemaker. There's an elegant bar/lounge, a café, and upscale restaurant. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness room, sauna, and various wellness treatments. Free internet access is available throughout.
Located in the city center, Sheraton Zagreb Hotel is just a stroll away from the main attractions where Zagreb's history and tradition can be witnessed in museums and galleries, architecture, numerous theatres, lively cafés, and bars. Offering easy access to the city's main points of interest and close to public transport, it is the perfect choice for all travelers. Elegant guestrooms are equipped with coffee/tea making facilities, minibar, air conditioning and Free Wi-Fi access.
This modern 236-room property is housed in a sleek contemporary tower builiding. Amenities include an all-day-dining restaurant, a lobby bar with cocktail menu and Free high speed internet access throughout.
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.
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.
This 72-room urban hotel offers old world charm with a great location in the center of Split and places you within a 10-minute stroll of the Riva seafront promenade and the third-century Diocletian's Palace. Each air-conditioned guest room has a minibar, in-room safe, and free Wi-Fi internet access. The plush restaurant offers a mix of Dalmatian meat and fish dishes which can be paired with a regional Croatian wines. Gourmet coffee, refreshing drinks, and light snacks can be enjoyed in the refined ambience of the hotel's lobby bar during the day and cocktails are on offer in the evening.
Renowned for its fusion of nature and modern facilities, this 401-room upscale hotel is set back on a hill above Lapad Bay amidst lawns, palms, and olive trees with free Wi-Fi connection available throughout. The elegant à la carte restaurant serves a mix of Mediterranean and international dishes, while the buffet style restaurant features a show cooking station. Other leisure facilities include an all-day lobby bar serving drinks and light snacks, a gym and Spa which has a big heated indoor pool, steam bath, Finnish sauna, and relaxation room. Outside there is a seasonal freshwater swimming pool with sundeck and pool bar.
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