Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast

Dive into centuries of Croatian history as you explore its medieval cities, tranquil lakes, and quaint local villages. Begin your exploration with two nights in Opatija, the 'Riviera of Croatia' and an Istrian gem. Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park by foot and by boat, a place where waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs connecting sixteen pristine lakes. Enjoy a visit and dinner with a local family. Take in the white stone buildings, winding alleys, and massive city walls of the ancient harbor town of Dubrovnik. Step back into Roman times in Diocletian's Palace. Explore Ljubljana, Slovenia's quaint capital city, and float on a Pletna boat on serene Lake Bled. Delight in the old-world charm found in this sunny Adriatic paradise.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
11 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1OpatijaOvernight Flight: Explore Croatia and the countries of the Adriatic, a 'must see' region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture, intriguing cultures, rolling hills and stunning coastal scenery.
Day 2OpatijaOpatija, 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 3OpatijaOpatija - Istrian Peninsula - Opatija: Discover the richness of the Istrian Peninsula with its Italian and Croatian influences. Known as 'Croatia's Riviera,' Opatija was once the summer retreat for Roman Caesars and Habsburg Monarchs. 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 4OpatijaOpatija - 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 5PlitvicePlitvice 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 6DubrovnikDubrovnik: Join a local guide on a tour of 'Old Dubrovnik,' (UNESCO). Visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe's oldest pharmacy lies, and see Dubrovnik's many historical sites from Rector's Palace to the City Walls. This afternoon, it's your choice! Ascend to the top of Mount Srd on a cable car for awe-inspiring views of Dubrovnik -OR- access the walls of the old city of Dubrovnik, gaining a different perspective on this historical place, before enjoying free time to explore the city. This evening, travel the culturally-rich Konavle region to Cilipi for dinner at a family-owned 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 7DubrovnikDubrovnik: Today is at leisure to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik's breathtaking Old Town with its marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings. Or, perhaps you'll embark on an optional culinary excursion where you will journey along the Pelješac Peninsula and sample local wines paired with fresh oysters plucked from the sea.
Day 8DubrovnikDubrovnik - 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 (UNESCO), one of the most significant late-Roman historical monuments, and also see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter.
Day 9SplitSplit - Ljubljana, Slovenia: Your adventure continues as you travel the coast into Slovenia and on to the charming capital of Ljubljana. Upon arrival, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the city.
Day 10LjubljanaLjubljana - 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 11LjubljanaLjubljana - Zagreb, Croatia: Today we travel to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and embark on a fascinating tour. Continue exploring your way with free time this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate the end of an unforgettable trip with dinner at one of the oldest restaurants in Zagreb.
Day 12ZagrebZagreb - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close in Zagreb this morning.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/06/2020$2,949.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/13/2020$2,949.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/27/2020$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/23/2021$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/16/2021$2,649.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/17/2021$2,649.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/23/2021$2,649.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta Opatija, Croatia
Sheraton Zagreb Hotel Zagreb, Croatia
Valamar Lacroma Resort Dubrovnik, Croatia
Atrium Hotel Split, Croatia
Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hotel Lev Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Lyra Hotel Plitvice 53233 Licko Petrovo Selo, Croatia
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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    Dive into centuries of Croatian history as you explore its medieval cities, tranquil lakes, and quaint local villages. Begin your exploration with two nights in Opatija, the 'Riviera of Croatia' and an Istrian gem.

 
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