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Medieval Cities & Magical Lakes

Croatia in 9 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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The perfect introduction to Croatia, this guided tour includes stays in the coastal cities of Dubrovnik, Split and Opatija as well as a visit to the magical Plitvice Lakes National Park and time in the capital of Zagreb.

Trip Highlights

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    Dubrovnik
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    Opatija
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    Plitvice Lakes
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    Split
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    Zagreb

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

Availability

  1. Departures available until October 2024

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  3. Solo travelers from + $370

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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Explore the treasures of Croatia, a land of fascinating landscapes and history! Touch down in Dubrovnik, known for its atmospheric old town. Next, enjoy the enchanting historic sights and Mediterranean vibes of Split before immersing yourself in the magnificent nature of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Spend a relaxing few days in the upmarket resort town of Opatija before exploring vibrant Zagreb.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Ready to dive into the incredible landscapes and tantalizing history of Croatia? Head to your departure airport to catch a flight to Dubrovnik, perhaps the most popular city in Croatia*. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
2nd Day: Dubrovnik
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Touch down in Dubrovnik and transfer to your hotel. Situated in southern Croatia overlooking the glistening waters of the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is well-known for its incredible old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to stunning architecture and a vibrant cultural and foodie scene, this city is a must-see. Once settled at the hotel, spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring Dubrovnik's atmospheric alleyways and taking in the sweeping sea views. You may even recognise parts of the old town from the popular television series Game of ThronesDinner and overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Adria Dubrovnik or similar
tripadvisor rating

919 Reviews

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3rd Day: Dubrovnik
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a sightseeing tour of the old town. Completed in the thirteenth century, the ancient city of Dubrovnik remains largely unchanged. Its medieval ramparts encircle the Old Town, which can be entered through one of two historic gates. After crossing an impressive stone bridge under the watchful gaze of the city’s patron Saint Blaise, explore the broad, stone-paved promenade known as Stradun. Some of the most prominent sights in the city include St. Blaise Church, the Renaissance-era Sponza Palace and the Gothic Rector’s Palace. After the tour, take some free time to explore the city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Adria Dubrovnik or similar
tripadvisor rating

919 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
City Tour of Dubrovnik

Moderate

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4th Day: Dubrovnik - Split
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Dubrovnik behind as you set off for Split this morning. The third-largest city in the country, Split sits on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings. In fact, Split is one of the most sought-after coastal destinations in Croatia. Once settled at the hotel, get out and enjoy a walking tour of Split Old Town, including a visit to the remains of the Diocletian Palace, built by the emperor of the same name in the 4th century. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight stay in Split.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Corner or similar
tripadvisor rating

145 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour in Split

Moderate

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5th Day: Split - Plitvice Lakes - Opatija
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Breakfast at the hotel. Your journey of discovery through Croatia continues today with a visit to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of exquisite natural beauty. Home to 16 lakes, this coveted natural environment invites you to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Accompanied by an expert guide, take a walk through the ancient woodlands before following the path across Gornja Jezera (Upper Lakes). Visit the Lower Lakes before exploring the different trails and sections of the park on a 3-4 hour visit. Afterwards, continue to Opatija, a coastal town known for its Habsburg-era villas and beautiful beaches, where you'll spend the evening at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Opatija.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Imperial Opatija or similar
tripadvisor rating

77 Reviews

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Activities

included
Guided Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Active

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6th Day: Opatija
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Breakfast at the hotel. Take a city tour of Opatija to discover its rich history and aristocratic legacy! Situated on the picturesque Kvarner Bay, it was once a favourite spa resort of the Habsburgs and other European aristocrats, such as Mahler, Chekhov and Isadora Duncan. Walking through the colourful Angiolina Park, home to exotic plants, and along the Lungomare promenade surrounded by charming Austro-Hungarian villas and residences, you can still feel the unique appeal of charming Opatija. After the walking tour, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, perhaps enjoying the city's beaches or doing some souvenir shopping. Overnight stay in Opatija.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Imperial Opatija or similar
tripadvisor rating

77 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
City Tour of Opatija

Moderate

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7th Day: Opatija
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend a relaxing day in Opatija at your leisure, perhaps exploring the Croatian Museum of Tourism or enjoying the delicious Mediterranean cuisine on offer here. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to the Istrian Peninsula and the Pula Colosseum*. Overnight stay in Opatija.

*Optional Excursion to Istrian Peninsula & Pula Colosseum: Discover the charms of the Istrian Peninsula and visit the spectacular 2000-year-old Colosseum in Pula. Afterwards, spend some time at your leisure in Rovinj before truffle-tasting in Motovun.

Please note this optional requires a minimum of 6 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the optional excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Imperial Opatija or similar
tripadvisor rating

77 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Excursion to Istrian Peninsula & Pula Colosseum

Moderate

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8th Day: Opatija - Zagreb
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to head to the Croatian capital of Zagreb, home to an abundance of culture and history. Arrive in Zagreb and set off on a walking tour to explore the most emblematic sights in the city. In the medieval-era Upper Town pay a visit to St. Mark's Church, famous for its tiled roof, as well as the Parliament Building, Government Palace and countless other historical buildings. The remainder of the day is free to get a taste of the Croatian capital at your leisure. Be sure to stroll along Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes and the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Overnight stay in Zagreb.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Grand Hotel Zagreb or similar
tripadvisor rating

7 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of Zagreb

Moderate

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9th Day: Zagreb - Night on board
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After a final breakfast at the hotel, it's time to head home*. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included

City Tour of Dubrovnik

Included activity for day 3 in Dubrovnik

Set off on a sightseeing tour of the old town. Some of the most prominent sights in the city include the St. Blaise Church and the stone-paved promenade known as Stradun.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Included

City Tour in Split

Included activity for day 4 in Split

Enjoy a walking tour of Split's old town, including a visit to the remains of the Diocletian Palace, built by the emperor of the same name in the 4th century.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Included

Guided Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Included activity for day 5

Accompanied by an expert guide, take a walk through the ancient woodlands before following the path across Gornja Jezera (Upper Lakes). Next, enjoy a boat ride on the Lower Lakes before exploring the different trails and sections of the park.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

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Included

City Tour of Opatija

Included activity for day 6

Take a city tour of Opatija to discover its rich history. Situated on Kvarner Bay, it was once a favourite spa resort of the Habsburgs and other aristocrats.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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This tour requires a minimum of 6 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip.

Excursion to Istrian Peninsula & Pula Colosseum

Suggested activity for day 7 in Opatija

Discover the charms of the Istrian Peninsula and visit the spectacular 2000-year-old Colosseum in Pula. Afterwards, spend some time at your leisure in Rovinj before truffle-tasting in Motovun.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Dubrovnik, Zagreb - US.
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
  • All transfers
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.
  • Tour leader from day 2 to 8*
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*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees, city taxes, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Hotel ratings in Croatia are not governed by the same standards as those in the US, so please keep this in mind when selecting your desired accommodation category.

Due to the nature of the destination the terrain can be uneven at times, it may require you to walk on a rocky path, and up and down hills.

For wheelchair users this trip is upon request, please contact us for further information.

Please note that Excursion to Istrian Peninsula & Pula Colosseum requires a minimum of 6 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the optional excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip.

*For groups consisting of 2 to 6 people you will not have a tour leader. Instead, you will have 1hour a day meeting with a our local representative in each city where you have an overnight.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport or identity card.

  • Visa

    No visa is required to enter the country.

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Croatian

  • Electricity

    220 V. Adapter not required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

  • Time zone

    There is no time difference.

  • Other useful information

    Croatia

  • Tourist Office website

    http://croatia.hr

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection. 

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