THE CROATIAN

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THE CROATIAN

11 DAY TOUR FROM ZAGREB TO DUBROVNIK

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.

These are just a few of the many highlights included on this magnificent Croatia tour

Headsets throughout the tour.

Free Wi-Fi available on your Motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

THE CROATIAN

ITINERARY

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA

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

Dinner

DAY 2 ZAGREB–LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

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

Breakfast/Dinner

DAY 3 LJUBLJANA

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. The balance of the day is at leisure to join the locals along the banks of the Ljubljanica River or to just relax.

Breakfast

DAY 4 LJUBLJANA–POSTOJNA–OPATIJA, CROATIA

Globus Local Favorite 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

Breakfast/Dinner

DAY 5 OPATIJA. EXCURSION TO PULA

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

Breakfast

DAY 6 OPATIJA–PLITVICE–ZADAR

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

Breakfast/Dinner

DAY 7 ZADAR–TROGIR–SPLIT

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, Globus Local Favorite enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km

Breakfast/Dinner

DAY 8 SPLIT

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.

Breakfast

DAY 9 SPLIT–BOSNIA–HERZEGOVINA–DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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

Breakfast

DAY 10 DUBROVNIK

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.

Breakfast/Dinner

DAY 11 DUBROVNIK

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

MEALS:

Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Split

Transportation: Motorcoach; mini-train

HOTELS

ZAGREB             -THE WESTIN ZAGREB/Superior First Class

              -SHERATON ZAGREB HOTEL/FIRST Class

LJUBLJANA        -RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL/First Class

OPATIJA              -AMADRIA PARK HOTEL AGAVA/First Class

ZADAR                -PINIJA AT PETRCANE/First Class

SPLIT                  -PRESIDENT HOTEL/Superior First Class

DUBROVNIK       -VALAMAR LACROMA RESORT/Superior First Class

NOTES:

Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

This tour passes through Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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