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Globus - The Croatian

Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Spectacular scenery, historic sites, and special experiences await you on this fantastic tour concentrating on Croatia. Along the way, you’ll overnight in Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. 

If you’re interested in historical sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled. Visit Dubrovnik’s Rector's Palace, a gothic-renaissance palace dating to the 15th century; the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace in Split, a well-preserved fortress; the majestic cathedral in Zagreb, housed within a medieval fort; the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus in Pula; and the historical city of Trogir.

If you’re interested in beautiful scenery, this Croatia tour will delight. You'll enjoy guided walking tours in Plitvice National Park, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests, and in the pretty coastal city of Zadar. You'll experience the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, with its dramatic limestone cliffs. You'll also visit the Postojna Caves, with its web of tunnels and stalactites, via mini-train.

These are just a few of the many highlights included on this magnificent guided tour of Croatia. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime holiday! 

Globus Local Favourites

  • Visit the fascinating Postojna Caves
  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Split

 

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Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA. (Sun.)

Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

DAY 2 ZAGREB–LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. (Mon.)

Discover the Lower and medieval Upper Town of the capital of Croatia, with a Local Guide, and admire the Austro-Hungarian architecture such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace, and more, plus a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. Enter Slovenia and arrive in its capital, Ljubljana. (B,D)

DAY 3 LJUBLJANA. (Tue.)

Guided sightseeing features the main sites like the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and a visit to magnificent ST. NICHOLAS’ CATHEDRAL. Balance of the day at leisure to join the locals along the banks of the Ljubljanica River or to just relax. (B)

DAY 4 LJUBLJANA–POSTOJNA–OPATIJA, CROATIA. (Wed.)

Visit the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVE by mini-train. The cave was discovered in the 17th century, opened to the public in 1819, and is considered the most beautiful in Slovenia. Continue to Opatija, a famous seaside resort frequented by tourists from the mid-19th century onwards. (B,D)

DAY 5 OPATIJA. EXCURSION TO PULA. (Thu.)

A scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula, where your Local Guide will show you the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, dating back to the 1st century. Then, visit the perfectly preserved AMPHITHEATRE and the TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS. Return to Opatija and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Walk along the lungomare seaside promenade and don’t forget to take pictures of the famous Maiden with the Seagull. (B)

DAY 6 OPATIJA–PLITVICE–ZADAR. (Fri.)

Head inland to peaceful Plitvice and join your Local Guide for a walking tour of the NATIONAL PARK, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Back to the coastline, arrive at your beautifully located hotel, surrounded by fragrant pine woods. (B,D)

DAY 7 ZADAR–TROGIR–SPLIT. (Sat.)

A guided walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of this city with its turbulent history of fighting off the Venetians, crusaders, and Turks over the centuries. Don’t miss the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The next two cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: explore picturesque Trogir, founded by Greek colonists and a major port until Roman times, and then continue to Split, the ancient Spalato. This evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

DAY 8 SPLIT. (Sun.)

Walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE, a well-preserved fortress and a living part of the Old Town, with your Local Guide. Also see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter with its impressive basement halls—a filming location in the Game of Thrones. (B)

DAY 9 SPLIT–BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA–DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. (Mon.)

Follow the Dalmatian coast, heading south to Dubrovnik. Beautifully situated on a promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik was once an independent maritime republic rivaling Venice. Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. Also visit the 15th-century RECTOR’S PALACE, built in gothic style, with renaissance and baroque elements, harmoniously combined. (B)

DAY 10 DUBROVNIK. (Tue.)

A full day at leisure to relax or to join an exciting optional excursion. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate the success of your Croatian tour. (B,D)

DAY 11 DUBROVNIK. (Wed.)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 

Prices shown are based on low season travel

Travel Dates

Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

11 Days From

$3,599*

Includes

  • Superior hotels selected for their comfort and convenient location
  • Deluxe coaches with WiFi, and where alternative transport is required (like rail journeys), you'll have first class seats.
  • Immersive experiences - VIP Access to Major Attractions - plus special behind-the-scenes experiences.  
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • Expert tour directors - genuine local experts who are from the region you're travelling - plus they take care of everything including hotel check-ins and sending your bags to your room.
  • Regional cuisine - breakfast is included daily with a range of other meals at local restuarants - these are outlined in the detailed itinerary

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Book and deposit by 29 January 2019 , and you can save 7.5% on any UK or Europe tour.
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