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  • Explore historic Zagreb
  • Visit Lake Bled
  • Enjoy a short scenic boat ride in lakes of Plitvice Lake National Park
  • Explore Roman Ruins (Split)
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Old Dubrovnik
  • Visit Montenegro
  • Enjoy a sight of beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe.

A wealth of unique history and culture mixed with luscious Mediterranean living truly sets Croatia and Slovenia apart! Experience the highlights of Zagreb, explore the shore of Lake Bled surrounded by the majestic Julian Alps, revel in the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic, observe the beautiful Bay of Kotor, among many more breathtaking features.

SmarTours Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.9 out of 5
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4.9 Guide
4.9 Activities
4.9 Lodging
4.9 Transportation
4.9 Meals
Jewels of the Adriatic: Croatia & Slovenia



Fantastic tour October 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This trip with Smartours through Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro was one of the best I've experienced.. Our guide, Rok was very informed and and shed light on the complex history of the area. The balance of the guided and the free time was excellent and the hotels and accommodation very nice. I am recommending smarTours to others as well. They are a great value for a very quality trip.
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smarTours Croatia September 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We have traveled through many parts of Europe, most of the trips organized on our own. This trip with Smartours through Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro was just awesome. Honestly one of the most beautiful areas we have ever seen. We learned so much about the history of this area besides seeing the beautiful views and towns and so much about the people and their struggles. Our guide Rok did a fabulous job of keeping the group organized and on time and in telling us so many facts about the cultures, history and much about the recent history through Communism and the 1990's wars. The trip was relaxing as everything was organized and timely. Our hotels were all excellent. Many meals included. Typically a nice overview guided tour was offered of each new location but you have very much time on your own to explore. The other members of the tour were very nice and we all enjoyed a common bond early on in the trip. Bottom line is I would highly recommend Smartours for your next trip. They are a great value for a very quality trip. We certainly will be using them again!
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Everything was awesome!!! July 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Carolyn and I recently returned from our May/June Croatian tour (Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro) with two other couples. This was our fourth SMARTOURS experience. We have previously been to China, Thailand, Turkey, Israel and Jordan. As on everyone of our tours we experienced all we had expected and more. As always the tour guides are exceptional. Our guide, Elvis, from Slovenia met all our expectations. Elvis was very knowledgeable about the local geography, history, architecture, religion, and culture. He was a master at introducing us to each locale and advising us about possibilities for us to explore, either with the group or on our own. Elvis was exceptional in every way: hints on customs, where to get cash changed, where to eat, what to see and the itinerary allowed plenty of opportunities for free time and tour time. All our hotels were very nice, always in a great location with amenities in close proximity. Our bus was brand new and very comfortable and our driver, who was with us the entire trip, was equally affable, pleasant and helpful. All in all we have enjoyed this and all our SMARTOURS. When our friends ask us about our trip they are amazed at how much of the country we have experienced, how much we enjoyed our accommodations and the exceptional value we received for our money. When we consider the entire cost of the trip includes flight to and from the USA, all local flights, ground and water transportation, excellent hotels, most of our meals, admission to attractions (often not having to wait in lines to purchase tickets or wait in a queue), expert tour guide and expert local guides, we get exceptional value for our money. No one we know has expressed similar satisfaction with their tour results and overall value with any other tour company. We will stick with SMARTOURS. Thank you for another great experience. See you soon. Mike and Carolyn
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Best time! July 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I purchased the Jewels of the Adriatic Tour as a college graduation present for my daughter and I. We had the BEST time! The tour was well organized , on time, entertaining, informative, beautiful scenery, historical etc... Our Tour Guide RoK (Rock) was amazing. He made sure we were always on time, He was well prepared, entertaining, knowledgeable about the history and culture. He thoroughly answered all of our questions and concerns. He gave clear directions. We absolutely loved this trip! Other positive notes: Mario our bus driver was excellent, and we enjoyed meeting all the other fun people on this tour. Thank you SmarTours we will be back!
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Full of History June 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What a beautiful part of the world! I travel a great deal and thought I knew the history of this area. Our guide, Elvis, was so well versed that I learned a great deal. Smartours is my favorite travel company. Rather than spending lots of money on wine and advertising, they keep their prices low. This is why I choose them. The hotels are still nice, the guides are super, and the food is good. This tour and all that I have taken with Smartours had a nice balance between scheduled time and optional tours. The optional tours are reasonably priced and interesting so I usually take all of them.
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Day 1: Depart USA.

Your fascinating journey to Croatia & Slovenia, the “Jewels of the Adriatic“, begins as you depart today on your overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2: Arrive Zagreb (Croatia).

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel

Arrive in historic and elegant Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. You are greeted at the airport and escorted to your deluxe downtown hotel. Along the way, you’ll witness the signs of a prospering city and country. Visitors from around the world are warmly welcomed here! This evening, your tour director hosts a briefing followed by welcome dinner.

Day 3:

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel

Morning guided tour to explore some of the highlights of gracious Zagreb. Visit the Upper Old Town and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral and St. Marks Church. You’ll also visit colorful Jelacic Square and wander the surrounding narrow alleys. Proceed to the historic Mirogoj Park Cemetery, known for its opulent sculptures and arcades. The remainder of the day is free to explore this delightful city on your own and perhaps visit the impressive Mimara Museum with its unique arts and crafts collection.

Day 4: Zagreb/Ljubljana/Bled (Slovenia).

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Golf & Park Hotels

After breakfast, journey through the lush countryside and cross the nearby border to the Republic of Slovenia. Arrive in the thriving capital of Ljubljana where you’ll explore the unique architecture and admire the work of Joze Plecnik, a 20th-century architect and Ljubljana native, that made significant contribution to restoring the city that suffered from a devastating earthquake in 1895. You’ll also see some buildings that survived the earthquake and still stand in the charming historic old town. The old town is dotted with small shops and numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants. Stroll along the riverside promenade and visit the bustling and colorful open air market. This afternoon proceed to the enchanting resort town of Lake Bled, situated on the lakeshore and surrounded by the majestic Julian Alps. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight.

Day 5:

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Golf & Park Hotels

Start your day with a guided stroll around emerald-green Lake Bled. You’ll also visit the Bled Castle perched high on a cliff above the lake. The afternoon is at leisure for independent exploration of this charming village. You may join a relaxing cruise around the lake.

Day 6: Lake Bled/Postojna Caves/Opatija (Croatia).

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Bristol Hotel

Slovenia’s pastoral countryside unfolds as you depart Lake Bled today to the mysterious Postojna Caves, the second largest in Europe. Here, ride a train to view the impressive stalagmites and stalactites. Later, proceed to the fashionable Riviera town of Opatija, arriving at your seaside hotel in time for dinner.

Day 7: Opatija/Optional Istria Peninsula Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Bristol Hotel

Today is at leisure to explore Opatija’s Austro-Hungarian grandeur, stroll along the waterfront promenade or relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants. You may join a delightful optional excursion to the picturesque towns dotted along the scenic coastline and the exciting surrounding landscape.

Day 8: Opatija/Plitvice Lakes.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Jezero Hotel

Enjoy a thrilling ride today to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a string of 16 turquoise colored lakes linked by 92 waterfalls and cascades and surrounded by densely wooded mountains and lush vegetation. This afternoon enjoy a short scenic boatride and a leisurely walk along the lakeshores. Admire the awesome waterfalls and the magnificent natural beauty. Your hotel is located inside the National Park!

Day 9: Plitvice Lakes/Zadar/Split.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel or Atrium Hotel

Depart beautiful Plitvice National Park. Later, drive to Zadar, the oldest Slavic town on the Adriatic Sea and once famed cultural center. Pause here for an orientation tour that includes a visit to the Roman Forum’s ruins. Continue along the spectacular coast to Trogir, the center of artistic activities where scholars from around the world gather to study and paint. Arrive in Split in time for dinner.

Day 10: Split/Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lapad Hotel

Located in the center of the Dalmatian coast and nestled between the mountains and sea, Split is a picturesque ancient town built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. On your guided tour, visit the impressive Emperor’s Palace built in the 3rd century. This afternoon, delight in a breathtaking drive along the spectacular Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic, dotted with palm trees, olive groves and idyllic fishing villages. Late this afternoon arrive in Dubrovnik, one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities founded in the 7th century and now declared a World Heritage Site. Arrive at your seaside hotel.

Day 11: Dubrovnik

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Lapad Hotel

Dubrovnik is certain to enchant any visitor! Thick age-old walls surround the ancient port town. The winding cobblestone streets are filled with old red-tiled roof houses and distinctive medieval age buildings. Enjoy a guided walking tour through “Old Dubrovnik” and see the harbor, the Franciscan monastery and the stately Baroque Cathedral. The afternoon and evening are at leisure to discover the treasures of the historic old town at your own pace.

Day 12: Montenegro Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Lapad Hotel

Today, drive across the border to the Republic of Montenegro and the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the bay and learn about the rich history of the area. You’ll then take a boat ride to “Our Lady of the Rocks,” one of the two islets off the coast of Perast, a charming old town on the Bay of Kotor. The largest building on the islet is a Roman Catholic Church that was built with the help of the sailors who passed by the bay, with each sailor making their own unique contribution to the construction of the church. Later, after enjoying brief visits to Perast and Budva, return to Dubrovnik via a short ferry ride across the scenic bay.

Day 13:

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lapad Hotel

A full day at leisure to explore splendid Dubrovnik on your own, join an optional excursion or shop for local arts and crafts in the colorful local market. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a famous local restaurant.

Day 14: Dubrovnik / USA.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Lapad Hotel

Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight. Your memorable journey ends as you arrive the USA later today. 

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Price Per Day:

$ 179 per person
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  • Deposit Price: $ 300
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 499
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.
Trip Includes
  • Round trip airfare from Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Europe transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at deluxe and first class hotels
  • 19 meals: 12 full buffet breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary
  • English-speaking tour director throughout
Trip Excludes
  • Baggage and personal insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Gratuities and optional tours
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Meals other than specified in the trip itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature.
Optional Activities
  • Afternoon Kumrovec Tour with Dinner ($56 per person, dinner included)
  • Afternoon Excursion to Lake Bohinj & Boat Ride on Lake Bled ($42 per person)
  • Slovenian Village Dinner ($49 per person, dinner included)
  • Full Day Istrian Peninsula Excursion ($59 per person).
  • Cruise & Dinner ($70 per person, dinner included)
  • Full Day Excursion Mostar ($54 per person, lunch included)
Meals Included:

19 Meals: 12 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Airfare included
Group Size:
Standard Group
  • Night 1: International Flight: US Airways or Lufthansa Airlines & Croatia Airlines
  • Nights 2-3: Zagreb: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel
  • Nights 4-5 : Bled: Golf Hotel And Bled: Park Hotel
  • Nights 6-7: Opatija: Grand Hotel Adriatic I
  • Night 8: Plitvice Lakes: Jezero Hotel
  • Night 9: Split: Radisson Blu Hotel
  • Nights 10-13: Dubrovnik: Lapad Hotel
Start City
End City
Cancellation Policy:

Full Payment due 75 days before departure. Failure to make final payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation and loss of deposit.

Changes to the original reservation will result in a $150 change fee per person per change. No changes allowed within 75 days of departure.

Cancellation charges per person are:

Up to 75 days before departure: $300

74-45 days before departure: $600

44-30 days before departure: $1000

29-10 days before departure: $1500

9 days or less before departure: No refund.

All cancellations must be received in writing

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