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

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

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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
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy a visit and dinner with a local family in the Konavle region outside Dubrovnik.
  • Sample farm-to-table delicacies of the Istrian Peninsula with a dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Visit Dubrovnik’s Franciscan Monastery, where Europe’s oldest pharmacy lies.
  • 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."
  • Experience 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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Cultural 50 plus

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Dubrovnik Ljubljana Split Zagreb

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Itinerary

Day 11 Zagreb - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close in Zagreb this morning.

Day 3 Opatija - Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast, travel to Croatia’s most beautiful national park, Plitvice Lakes. This UNESCO World Heritage site promises inspiring scenery as you travel among its 16 terraced lakes and dense forests. A series of waterfalls and free flowing cascades connects each lake to the other. Complete the experience with a short cruise that takes you into the heart of this natural wonder.

Day 4 Plitvice Lakes - Dubrovnik

This morning, continue south through the heart of Croatia, towards the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, enjoy magnificent views of the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Day 5 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 lies, and see Rector’s Palace, the City Walls, and many more historical sites. 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; next, visit 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 the culturally-rich Konavle region to Cilipi for dinner at a family-owned local restaurant. While visiting with the family you’ll learn about life in the Croatian heartland and sample regional wines. At dinner, servers introduce you to a culinary feast, prepared in the way of their ancestors.

Day 6 Dubrovnik

Today is at leisure to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik’s breathtaking Old Town with its marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings. 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 7 Dubrovnik - Split

Savor stunning sea views as you travel up the winding coastal road, hugging the sheer cliffs that drop into the aquamarine Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a stop in a quaint village in the Croatian countryside. You will have time to taste the local specialties and perhaps 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. In addition, see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter.

Day 8 Split - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Your adventure continues as you travel up the coast, into Slovenia, and on to today’s destination – the quaint capital of Ljubljana. During the drive, take in the spectacular scenery. Arriving in Ljubljana, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the city.

Day 9 Ljubljana - Lake Bled - Ljubljana

This morning meet a local expert who will introduce 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. Experience the old-world charm that comes with taking a Pletna boat to the picturesque island in the center of Lake Bled. 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, and embark on a fascinating tour. Continue your exploration your way with free time this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate the end of an unforgettable trip with dinner at a popular local restaurant.

Day 2 Opatija - Istrian Peninsula - Opatija

Known as “Croatia’s Riviera,” Opatija was once the summer retreat for Roman Caesars and Habsburg Monarchs. 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.

Day 1 Opatija, Croatia - Tour Begins

Your tour begins in the seaside resort of Opatija. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner.

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