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Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast featuring Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Coast, Istrian Peninsula and Lake Bled tour
Dubrovnik Ljubljana Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast featuring Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Coast, Istrian Peninsula and Lake Bled Trip
Split Zagreb Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast featuring Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Coast, Istrian Peninsula and Lake Bled Trip

Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast featuring Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Coast, Istrian Peninsula and Lake Bled

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
12 days
From: $ 2,649 $ 221 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit a local family for dinner in the Konavle region outside Dubrovnik.
  • Sample farm-to-table delicacies of the Istrian Peninsula during dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Visit Europe’s oldest pharmacy at Dubrovnik’s Franciscan Monastery.
  • Stroll through Split and see the famous Diocletian’s Palace.
  • Experience old-world charm with a Pletna boat ride to the picturesque island in the center of Lake Bled.
  • Spend three nights in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic."
  • Explore Opatija, "Croatia’s Riviera,” a retreat for Habsburg Monarchs.
  • Experience the wonder of 16 cascading lakes at Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Short Description

Dive into one thousand years of Croatian history as you explore its medieval cities, tranquil lakes, and charming local villages.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
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Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

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Dubrovnik Ljubljana Split Zagreb

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Itinerary

Day 1 Dubrovnik, Croatia - Tour Begins

Your tour begins in the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner this evening.

Day 2 Dubrovnik

Join a local guide on a tour of “Old Dubrovnik,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe’s oldest pharmacy resides, and see Dubrovnik’s many historical sites, from Rector’s Palace to the City Walls. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Join a local expert in Dubrovnik’s Old Town harbor for a cruise* with magnificent views of the medieval city walls before visiting nearby Lokrum Island where you can swim, marvel at exotic plants or take a walk with peacocks -OR- receive a ticket to access the walls that contain the old city of Dubrovnik and gain a different perspective on this remarkable place (this choice gives you more leisure time to explore the city). This evening, travel to Cilipi in the culturally-rich Konavle region, where you’ll be welcomed for dinner at a family-owned local restaurant. Visit with the family and learn about life in the Croatian heartland as you sample regional wines. At dinner, servers introduce you to a culinary feast, prepared in the way of their ancestors.

Day 3 Dubrovnik

Spend today at leisure. Relax or independently explore the marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings of Dubrovnik’s breathtaking Old Town. Or, you may choose to purchase our optional excursion to Montenegro; if so, leave in the morning to cross the border to Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor, or “the Boka.” Once known as Europe’s southernmost fjord, it is actually a ria (a long, narrow inlet). Your guide will introduce you to the history of the region and share stories of the many cultures and empires that have left their mark here.

Day 4 Dubrovnik - Split

Savor stunning sea views as you travel up the winding coastal road, hugging the sheer cliffs that drop dramatically into the aquamarine of the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a stop in a quaint village in the Croatian countryside, where you’ll have time to taste some of the local specialties and perhaps take a walk through the village square. Upon arrival in Split, set out on a walking tour featuring the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most significant late-Roman historical monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also, see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter.

Day 5 Split - Plitvice Lakes

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Split. This afternoon, travel to Plitvice Lakes, one of the oldest, largest, and most beautiful national parks in Croatia. Inspiring scenery is one of the wonders you’ll experience at this designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 6 Plitvice Lakes - Opatija

Travel among the park’s dense forests and 16 terraced lakes, where waterfalls and free-flowing cascades connect one lake to the other. Enjoy a short cruise that takes you into the heart of this natural wonder that extends over 73,000 acres. From the forest landscapes of Plitvice Lakes, travel this afternoon to the seaside resort of Opatija, known as “Croatia’s Riviera.” This fashionable region was once the summer retreat for Roman Caesars and Habsburg Monarchs.

Day 8 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Travel into picturesque Slovenia, to Ljubljana, a capital city in the midst of a cultural renaissance. Take in the spectacular scenery on the drive, and upon your arrival, an afternoon at leisure lets you relax and explore the city.

Day 9 Ljubljana - Lake Bled - Ljubljana

This morning, meet a local expert who introduces you to this lovely town nestled along the banks of the river. Your tour includes the impressive City Hall and a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of St. Nicholas. After free time for lunch, drive a short distance to tranquil Lake Bled, and experience the old-world charm that comes with taking a Pletna boat to the picturesque island in the center. Spend time exploring the 17th-century cathedral, St. Mary’s Church, and the “wishing bell.” Enjoy some time to stroll the quiet paths of this lakeside community at your own pace.

Day 10 Ljubljana - Zagreb, Croatia

Today we travel to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Embark on a tour of this fascinating city that has marked the intersection of Eastern and Central Europe for more than 1000 years. After free time this afternoon for independent exploration, celebrate the end of an unforgettable trip with dinner at a popular local restaurant.

Day 11 Zagreb - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close this morning in Zagreb.

Day 7 Opatija - Istrian Peninsula - Opatija

Discover the richness of the Istrian Peninsula with its Italian and Croatian influences. Pay a visit to a local distillery, where the owners use regional plants, fruits, and herbs to produce brandies, snacks and other treats. Discover a picture-perfect example of a rural Croatian town. In the late afternoon, a delightful farm-to-table dinner at a local restaurant lets you sample the regional wines and culinary delicacies of the Istrian Peninsula.

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