The Croatian (RZ)

11 Day Tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

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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 vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ZAGREB
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
LJUBLJANA
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Nicholas’ Cathedral
POSTOJNA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the caves
PULA
Guided visit including the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus
PLITVICE
Guided walking tour in the national park
ZADAR
Guided walking tour through the Old Town to the main square
TROGIR
Visit the historic city
SPLIT
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit Diocletian’s Palace
DUBROVNIK
Guided walking tour; visit Rector’s Palace; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • This tour passes through Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Historic City of Trogir
  • Old city of Dubrovnik
  • Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian

Transportation:

Motorcoach; mini-train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zagreb, a special dinner in Split and a farewell dinner in Dubrovnik

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA

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

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Day 2 ZAGREB–LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

This morning, guided sightseeing features all important landmarks of the Lower and medieval Upper Town, 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 elegant capital, Ljubljana.

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Day 3 LJUBLJANA

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and a visit to magnificent ST. NICHOLAS’ CATHEDRAL. Balance of the day at leisure.

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Day 4 LJUBLJANA–POSTOJNA–OPATIJA, CROATIA

Enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an exciting visit to the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVES by mini-train. The caves were discovered in the 17th century, and opened to the public in 1819. Then, continue to Opatija, a famous seaside resort frequented by tourists from the mid-19th century onwards.

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Day 5 OPATIJA. EXCURSION TO PULA

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 AMPHITHEATER 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 OPATIJA–PLITVICE–ZADAR

Head inland to peaceful Plitvice and enjoy a guided walking tour of the NATIONAL PARK, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Back to the coastline, and arrive at your beautifully situated hotel, surrounded by fragrant pine woods.

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Day 7 ZADAR–TROGIR–SPLIT

In the morning, drive into the center of Zadar and meet your Local Guide. A walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of this city with its turbulent history, 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, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 8 SPLIT

Your Local Guide takes you 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. See the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter with its impressive basement halls—a recent filming location in The Game of Thrones.

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Day 9 SPLIT–BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA–DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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. Visit the 15th-century RECTOR’S PALACE, built in gothic style, with renaissance and baroque elements, harmoniously combined.

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Day 10 DUBROVNIK

The day is at leisure. Exciting optional excursions are available. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate the success of your Croatian tour.

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Day 11 DUBROVNIK

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ZDENKA MARIC

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

When you join me on a tour of Eastern Europe, you can discover our beautiful medieval towns and great national park, relax on the shores of the blue Adriatic while sipping a glass of wine from our vineyards, spend time with the friendly locals, and learn about our culture, hospitality, folklore, and lively music.

Tour Director - ZDENKA MARIC

 Accommodations

Zagreb
Ljubljana
Opatija
Split
Dubrovnik

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Ljubljana
Split
Dubrovnik

Ljubljana

Alpine Bled and Dinner

Alpine Bled and Dinner

Enjoy a typical Slovenian dinner in the picturesque scenery of the Julian Alps

Price Range: $$

Split

Split's Foodie Tour

Split's Foodie Tour

Discover the tasty side of Split on this unique foodie experience! Buy fresh food at the local markets, sample authentic products, and then savor a lunch created by a chef with the ingredients you purchased!

Price Range: $$

Dubrovnik

Adriatic Sunset Cruise and Dinner

Adriatic Sunset Cruise and Dinner

Enjoy your cruise along the Adriatic coast with dinner

Price Range: $$

Konavle Valley Lunch & Liqueur Tasting

Konavle Valley Lunch & Liqueur Tasting

Experience the peaceful beauty of Croatia's countryside on this full-day excursion into the Golden Valley of Konavle for lunch and liqueur tasting at a historic agritourism venue.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

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For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,139*
12 guests in a party: $906*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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