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Discover Croatia

Vibrant Zagreb, the spa resort of Opatija, scenic Plitvice Lakes, Split & Diocletian's Palace & medieval Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic

Overview

$3199Tour + Flights $2199Tour Only 10days
price per person, double occupancy,* based on Oct 24, 2024 departure from NYC
$300 Instant Savings. Expires Jul 18, 2024.*   All prices reflect savings.
Style Value VacationTravel in larger groups than our Small Group tours, but at fantastic value prices. These group tour packages are operated by our carefully selected partners and may be shared with other English speaking passengers ensuring guaranteed departures. More of these packages
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures October – November 2024 Group Size 24 travelers max
Themes History & Culture
Activity Level Moderate
What to Expect This moderately-paced, escorted tour involves a significant amount of walking or hiking, often on uneven terrain, requiring a high level of physical fitness to fully enjoy the trip. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Croatia is a favorite destination for travelers seeking a European vacation package with a twist. It offers gorgeous scenery, historic cities, impressive architecture, charming villages, great food and wine, sparkling clean water, and plenty of hiking, sports and activities for everyone.

Visit Croatia's most enticing areas, including Zagreb, the capital city and Opatija, playground of the Habsburgs. Spend the day in the Istrian Peninsula visiting Pula and its 2000 year-old Roman theatre that will remind you of the Colosseum in Rome. Walk through the amazing Plitvice Lakes National Park. Visit the Adriatic Coast towns of Zadar, Split and Trogir, and spend time in the timeless old town of Dubrovnik.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) on scheduled carriers, including taxes & fees
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • 8 nights accommodations in Superior hotels
  • 13 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Comprehensive touring program including entrance fees
  • Professional, English-speaking tour director and local guides
  • Wine tasting near Split and Dubrovnik

Optional add-ons

  • Flights from other cities are available. Request pricing when making your reservation.

Why you'll love it

  • Visit Zagreb's medieval Upper Town.
  • Discover Pula's 2,000 year old Roman amphitheater.
  • Sample a truffle, Motovun's most prized delicacy.
  • Lace up your hiking shoes and explore Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Listen to the mysterious sounds resonating from Zadar's famous Sea Organ.
  • Indulge in award-winning wines and delectable tapas during a tasting at a well-known winery.
  • Explore Split's 4th century palace where Emperor Diocletian spent his golden years.
  • Sip Plavac Mali wine at a winery near Ston.
  • Walk through the old city of Dubrovnik on a guided tour

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Instant Savings: Get $300 off if you book by Jul. 18, 2024!
Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*, including Instant Savings discounts
2024 DEPARTURES
Dates Regular
Price
Instant
Savings
Your
Price
Departs U.S.: Thu, Aug 22, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Aug 31, 2024
Aug 22 – Aug 31
$4399 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Thu, Aug 29, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Sep 7, 2024
Aug 29 – Sep 7
$4499 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Thu, Sep 5, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Sep 14, 2024
Sep 5 – Sep 14
$3999 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Thu, Sep 12, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Sep 21, 2024
Sep 12 – Sep 21
$4299 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Thu, Sep 19, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Sep 19 – Sep 28
$4399 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Thu, Oct 3, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Oct 12, 2024
Oct 3 – Oct 12
$3899 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Thu, Oct 24, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Nov 2, 2024
Book by Thu, Jul 18, 2024 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Oct 24 – Nov 2
$3499 –$300 $3199 Select
Departs U.S.: Sat, Nov 30, 2024
Finishes: Mon, Dec 9, 2024
Nov 30 – Dec 9
$3399 Sold Out
Dates & Prices, tour only
per person, double occupancy*, including Instant Savings discounts
2024 DEPARTURES
Dates Regular
Price
Instant
Savings
Your
Price
Starts: Fri, Aug 23, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Aug 31, 2024
Aug 23 – Aug 31
$3399 Sold Out
Starts: Fri, Aug 30, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Sep 7, 2024
Aug 30 – Sep 7
$3499 Sold Out
Starts: Fri, Sep 6, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Sep 14, 2024
Sep 6 – Sep 14
$2999 Sold Out
Starts: Fri, Sep 13, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Sep 21, 2024
Sep 13 – Sep 21
$3299 Sold Out
Starts: Fri, Sep 20, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Sep 20 – Sep 28
$3399 Sold Out
Starts: Thu, Oct 3, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Oct 12, 2024
Oct 3 – Oct 12
$2899 Sold Out
Starts: Fri, Oct 25, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Nov 2, 2024
Book by Thu, Jul 18, 2024 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Oct 25 – Nov 2
$2499 –$300 $2199 Select
Starts: Fri, Nov 29, 2024
Finishes: Mon, Dec 9, 2024
Nov 29 – Dec 9
$2399 Sold Out

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Discover Croatia
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy
Nov 30, 2024 $499
Oct 24, 2024 $549
Sep 19, 2024 $699
Oct 3, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $799

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when (or after) you book, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own flights. More information

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA/Overnight Flight

  • Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Zagreb, Croatia

Day 2 Zagreb

  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Meet your tour manager and traveling companions with a welcome drink and light dinner

Hotel Academia, Hotel Dubrovnik or similar Dinner

Full Day Itinerary

Upon arrival in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, enjoy a welcome drink and light dinner at the hotel and meet your tour manager and traveling companions over a plate of "strukli," a local specialty.

Day 3 Zagreb & Opatija

  • Set off on a walking tour of Zagreb
  • Depart by coach to Opatija

Heritage Hotel Imperial, Hotel Admiral or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
St. Mark's Church, Zagreb

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb through the fortified, medieval Upper Town, St. Mark's Church, with its multicolor tiled roof, Parliament and Government Palace.

Depart Zagreb by coach to Opatija, situated on the Kvarner Bay. Opatija was the favorite spa resort of the Habsburgs' European aristocracy and celebrities such as Mahler, Chekhov, and Isadora Duncan.

Check-in at your hotel on the promenade. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Day 4 Opatija & Istria Peninsula

  • Visit Pula and tour the 2000-year-old amphitheater
  • Independently explore Rovinj
  • Venture to Motovun and sample the truffle

Heritage Hotel Imperial, Hotel Admiral or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Amphitheater, Pula

This morning, depart for Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. Drive to the west coast and visit Pula, a strategic port in ancient Roman times. Tour the 2000-year-old amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind still preserved, reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome.

Continue to Rovinj, perhaps one of the most beautiful towns in Istria and an inspiration to artists. Enjoy some free time to explore the old town with its narrow lanes, stores, and galleries.

Then, venture to the medieval hilltop town of Motovun, where you will indulge in a gourmet experience, sampling the region's most prized delicacy – the truffle.

Return to Opatija for your overnight stay.

Day 5 Plitvice Lakes

  • Hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Take a boat ride across the emerald green Kozjak Lake

Hotel Degenija, 16 Lakes Hotel & Rooms or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Plitvice Lakes

This morning, depart Opatija and head south to the Lika mountain region and the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park consists of 16 lakes connected by waterfalls. Enjoy a hike through the park and view several lakes before enjoying a boat ride across the emerald-green Kozjak Lake.

Explore the park on foot before returning to the main entrance. Continue to your hotel for check-in.

Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 6 Zadar & Split

  • Depart for the historic town of Zadar
  • See the famous Zadar Sea Organ

Hotel Cornaro, Hotel Fermai or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
St. Donatus Church, Zadar

Depart the mountain region for the Adriatic coast and the historic town of Zadar. The historic town of Zadar is rich in cultural and historical monuments. Here, you can see the Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD, and the famous Zadar Sea Organ, the only one of its kind worldwide.

From Zadar, continue to a local winery in the Dalmatian hinterland. Taste the authentic Dalmatian wines and international Cuvees accompanied by delicious Croatian-style Tapas.

Proceed to Split and check in at your hotel.

Day 7 Split & Trogir

  • Walk through the old town and visit Diocletian’s palace
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Trogir’s old town
  • Have lunch at the Tragos Restaurant

Hotel Cornaro, Hotel Fermai or similar Breakfast & lunch

Full Day Itinerary
Split

Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and the largest in the Dalmatian region. The town has been built and rebuilt for seventeen centuries, and today, you may find an 18th-century building intersecting with ancient Roman walls. Walk through the old town and visit the 4th-century palace built by Emperor Diocletian to spend his golden years.

Continue to the nearby town of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Trogir has 2300 years of urban traditions and a culture influenced by ancient Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. A walking tour of the old town will take you past its palaces, churches, towers, and fortress, situated on a small island linked by small bridges. Enjoy lunch at the Tragos Restaurant, where you can try "pasticada," a traditional Dalmatian dish. Return to Split and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 8 Ston & Dubrovnik

  • Visit a local winery for a presentation of the wine-making process and a wine tasting

Hotel Lapad, Hotel Lero or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Aerial view of Ston

Depart Split and continue along the Dalmatian coast. Stop near Ston, where you will visit a local winery and taste the famous "Plavac Mali" wine, a very close relative of Zinfandel. Here, the traditions of wine-making have been passed down for generations. Enjoy a presentation on the wine-making process and a wine tasting.

Continue to Dubrovnik for check-in.

Day 9 Dubrovnik

  • Enjoy a walking tour of the old city of Dubrovnik
  • Spend the balance of the day at leisure

Hotel Lapad, Hotel Lero or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Old Town, Dubrovnik

Completed in the 13th century, Dubrovnik's old city has remained unchanged. Enjoy a walking tour and view the Franciscan Monastery, Clock Tower, St. Laurence Fortress, Sponza's Palace, and Rector's Palace. The remainder of the day will be at leisure. Spend some time wandering the winding streets, stopping at stores and galleries. Its medieval ramparts encircle the entire city, which pedestrians can enter at one of two gates under the watchful gaze of the city's patron, Saint Blaise, or walk along the broad stone-paved avenue known as the Stradun.

Day 10 Dubrovnik/USA

  • Transfer to the airport to board your return flight to the USA

Breakfast

Hotels

Hotel Academia
Hotel Academia
First Class

Conveniently located near the historic center of Zagreb, Hotel Academia is the perfect base for exploring this fascinating city.

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Hotel Dubrovnik
Hotel Dubrovnik
First Class

Hotel Dubrovnik provides a friendly environment with the charm of the old city. Situated on the main Zagreb square called "Trg Ban J. Jelacic". This ideal location can serve as your gateway to the very heart of the city. At your doorstep you will find the most important cultural, government, and business institutions, the main shopping area, the open-air market, lively cafes and taverns, historical upper town and parks and promenades.

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Heritage Hotel Imperial
Heritage Hotel Imperial
First Class

The Heritage Hotel Imperial in Opatija is a historical building initially named after the Belgian princess and Austrian crown princess Stephanie. Constructed in 1885, the hotel is the second-oldest hotel on the Adriatic, built in the Secession style; however, the interior has since been completely renovated while maintaining the hotel's original character. The hotel's inspirational historical heritage creates a fantastic mixture of fantasy and reality. The wide range of services and its extraordinary location on Main Street, near the famous Lungomare coastal promenade and the popular Slatina Beach, is perfect for a great stay in Opatija.

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Hotel Admiral
Hotel Admiral
First Class

Hotel Admiral is located right on the Adriatic Sea and Lungomare coastal promenade, just a short walk from the heart of Opatija. This four-star hotel provides an ideal accommodation for the sailing enthusiast. The exterior architecture has a sleek, modern look while the interior is bright and spacious.

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Hotel Degenija
Hotel Degenija
First Class

Hotel Degenija is located in the Selište Drežnicko village, 4 kilometers from the entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park. There are many activities in hotel's surrounding area. Rent a bike and explore the magnificence of the Plitvice Lake countryside by riding along the marked bike trail, take a walking tour of the area, or have a swim in the Korana River during the hot summer days.

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16 Lakes Hotel & Rooms
16 Lakes Hotel & Rooms
First Class

16 Lakes Hotel is located near entrance number 1 of the Plitvice Lakes. This family-owned hotel offers a daily buffet breakfast and room service. A bar with a terrace offers refreshing drinks.

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Hotel Cornaro
Hotel Cornaro
First Class

The Hotel Cornaro offers an excellent city central location, with ancient historical surroundings. Combining elegant décor with comfort, the Hotel Cornaro demonstrates the utmost in dedication to guests. Just minutes from the hotel are popular attractions like Gregory of Nin, Bacivice Beach, and Marjan Hill. The Hotel Cornaro is dedicated to enhancing wellness, and offers intensive and purifying facial and body treatments. Treat yourself to a massage, Finnish sauna, or relax in the Jacuzzi.

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Hotel Fermai
Hotel Fermai
First Class

Hotel Fermai is located minutes away from the historic town of Split. In only a few minutes of pleasant walk, you will reach the Golden Gate, once the main entrance to the magnificent Roman Palace and in proximity to the picturesque farmers market, and a ten-minute stroll from the ferry port. This historic building was built in 1914 and was intended to house a cooperative union. Instead, since 1974 it has been the seat of the University of Split. This visit is an excellent starting point to explore the fascinating history of Split. Today, it is the home of the Fermai Heritage Hotel. 

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Hotel Lapad
Hotel Lapad
First Class

Located in a quiet location in Dubrovnik, Hotel Lapad is a Victoria hotel that sits on the waterfront, with views of Gruz Harbor. The hotel is housed in a historic building surrounded by palm trees and an outdoor pool and is just a 15-minute walk to Lapad Beach, Luka Gruz, and is close to Dubrovnik Shopping Minčeta and Gruz Open Market.

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Hotel Lero
Hotel Lero
First Class

Hotel Lero was built in 1972 and is part of the fabric of Dubrovnik, the city known as “The Pearl of the Adriatic.” The hotel sits just outside the UNESCO-protected Old City of Dubrovnik, only a 5-minute walk from the famous pebble Miramare Beach and several untamed rocky beaches with concrete plateaus.

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