Trip Type : Group Tour
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

Collette Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
4.7 . Excellent
95%
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: $ 2,149 $ 179 / day
Checking price

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
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural

Destinations

N/A

Cities & Attractions

Dubrovnik Ljubljana Split Zagreb

N/A
See more
Find your perfect trip
A vast selection of trips on every continent, for every style. Thousands of itineraries from hundreds of trusted travel companies.
Save time
Use simple search and comparison tools to easily find the best trip. Don't sweat the logistics -- travel providers plan for you.
Save money
Book directly with the operator. Find inclusive packages for the best value and get access to amazing deals.
Travel confidently
Read unbiased user reviews, pick the company that fits your style, and connect with them directly. No worries, just memories.

Itinerary

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 reception.

Day 3 Opatija - Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast, travel to Croatia’s most beautiful national park, 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. 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 in to the heart of this natural wonder that extends more than 73,000 acres.

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 Adriatic’s sparkling blue waters.

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 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 6 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 7 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 8 Split - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Travel up the coast into picturesque Slovenia, to Ljubljana, a capital city in the midst of a cultural renaissance Take in the spectacular scenery on the drive. Upon arrival, an afternoon at leisure lets you relax and explore this city that has marked the intersection of Eastern and Central Europe for over 1000 years.

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 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. Embark on a fascinating tour and continue exploring the capital during some free time this afternoon. Tonight, 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 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.

Availability

Checking price
Price From $ 2,149
Price Per Day: $ 179 per day
Check Availability
Checking price
Start DateFinish DateTriple Share (Price per person)Double Share (Price per person)Single StandardDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
Oct-07-2019Oct-18-2019$ 2,799$ 2,849$ 3,599YesAvailable Reserve
Oct-14-2019Oct-25-2019$ 2,549$ 2,599$ 3,149YesAvailable Reserve
Oct-21-2019Nov-01-2019$ 2,549$ 2,599$ 3,149YesAvailable Reserve
Nov-04-2019Nov-15-2019$ 2,499$ 2,549$ 3,049YesAvailable Reserve
Nov-11-2019Nov-22-2019$ 2,499$ 2,549$ 3,049YesAvailable Reserve
Dec-02-2019Dec-13-2019$ 2,149$ 2,199$ 2,699YesAvailable Reserve
Jan-27-2020Feb-07-2020$ 2,149$ 2,199$ 2,699YesAvailable Reserve
Feb-24-2020Mar-06-2020$ 2,149$ 2,199$ 2,699YesAvailable Reserve
Mar-09-2020Mar-20-2020$ 2,499$ 2,549$ 3,049YesAvailable Reserve
Mar-16-2020Mar-27-2020$ 2,499$ 2,549$ 3,049YesAvailable Reserve
Mar-23-2020Apr-03-2020$ 2,499$ 2,549$ 3,049YesAvailable Reserve
See more

Check Current Availability, prices, specials with Collette.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

Ask Our Destination Experts

Clark Norton
Email Us

Stride Featured in

Stride Feature In

39 Collette Travel Reviews & Ratings

95%
4.7 out of 5 (100+ reviews)
Excellent 35
Great 1
Average 1
Disappointing 1
Terrible 1
Value
4.7
Guide
4.8
Activities
4.7
Lodging
4.8
Transportation
4.8
Meals
4.8

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

Write a Review
No reviews yet for this trip. Be the first one to write a review

Company Reviews

Wonderful Tour

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
Wonderful tour of Greece and its Islands. Especially recommended for those who want a broad sampler of what Greece has to offer, so you know where you want to return to.

outstanding!

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
Recently did the Shades of Ireland Tour...tour guide John Fitzgibbon was excellent...itinerary was outstanding!

Best tour of Italy ever

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
Everything--planning and organization of the best tour of Italy ever, for example. Extremely qualified tour managers who are very knowledgeable about the country being toured, its culture, and customs. Every aspect of the tour is planned with the clients' pleasure as the primary focus.
Read more

Collette has great customer service.

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
We are on the Shades of Ireland tour guided by John Fitzgibbon...the best guide and great trip. Collette has great customer service.

Would Recommend

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
Went to Italy with Collette in May. Our guide, Daniel Boghen, was spectacular! Our driver, Antonio, was a joy! Knowledgeable, organized, responsive. Hotels were lovely, food delicious. Saw many things that I don't think I would have known about if not for the experience of the guide. It was quite busy, a lot of walking, but that allowed us to see so much! Trip went from Rome to Pompeii, sorrento, Pisa, Verona, Venice, Florence and Lucano, Switzerland...with stops along the way to a vineyard for lunch, dinner with opera singers in Rome, dinner on an island in Lake Maggiore, the catacombs in Rome, gondola ride -- with musicians in Venice...would recommend this trip! Can't wait to return!
Read more

Great experiences and places

5.0
Details
Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
Always great times traveling with Collette and Nice staff. great experiences and places to visit. Love it and , see you in 2019

Details

Trip ID#:

collette-11430

Trip Excludes

The land price does not include air travel, airline fees, airport or departure taxes, transfers, visas, customary end-of-trip gratuities for your Tour Manager, driver, local guides, hotel housekeepers, cruise ship waitstaff, and any incidental charges.

Meals Included:

16
×
Great Choice!

Now, Unlock Member Savings

Our Stride Select trips allow you and your travel companions to save up to $700. You wouldn’t want to miss that, right?

or
or
Provide email and password

With your FREE membership you get to:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
Already a member?

We respect your privacy and take great care to protect your information. By joining you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

×
×
Sign in to Save Trips
Welcome back! We're so happy to see you. ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
  • Bookmark trips you like
  • Share with your travel companions
  • Track price changes
  • Access private discounts on trips you save
×
Sign in to see your results

TripFinder is a member-only feature. Don’t worry, it’s free!

With a membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
Activate your free Stride membership

Just use the email address and password provided in the email we sent.

? Forgot Password?

With your free membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
To Follow, sign in or sign up (it's free) ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
member benefits
First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Please enter valid email address
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Passwords are not the same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!
Please select the captcha checkbox!
Please select the valid captcha!
Something went wrong! Try again later!
Find the 3 best trips for you.
Take a short quiz to recieve your top matches.

x
x
Download your brochure

Enter your email to get the "" brochure.

x
Brochure successfully sent!

We've sent the "" brochure to "". Check your inbox!