Croatia Highlights Escorted Vacation


Tour the highlights of Croatia on this escorted vacation visiting Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, and Plitvice. Enjoy a city tour of Zagreb and explore historic sites such as the Upper Town and St. Mark's Church. Travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park and experience the 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Continue on to Split where you will enjoy an extensive city tour and a boat ride to Hvar. Continue to learn of the rich cultural and historical heritage of Croatia in Hvar before making your way to Dubrovnik. Enjoy this coastal town's views and take part in a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik. Complete your travel experience with a day trip to the Republic of Montenegro to visit the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe and the charming coastal town of Perast. 

ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour. Scheduled departures - 9-day/8-night tour visiting Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast daily, 4 dinners, arrival & departure transfers, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Zagreb – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost. Night supplements will be charged for early morning/late evening transfers.) The rest of the day is at leisure until you meet your tour director and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day

2

Explore Zagreb

This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

Day

3

Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Split

After breakfast, head to the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, and delight in the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. After your visit, continue to the port city of Split. Your evening is free to begin exploring Split on your own. (B,D)

Day

4

Split – Hvar

Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. You will have some free time before boarding the ferry and set sail to Hvar Island. (B,D)

Day

5

Explore Hvar

The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A morning walking tour features views of the Fortress, the Franciscan Monastery and more. The afternoon is at leisure. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this charming island, listed as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world by Conde Nast Travel Magazine. (B)

Day

6

Hvar – Dubrovnik

Leave the island life behind as you return to the mainland and continue to the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik. A drive along the picturesque Croatian coast reveals the world-famous natural beauty of the area. After dinner your time is free to discover the city by night. (B,D) 

Day

7

Explore Dubrovnik

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik. Visit the Rector's Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day

8

Explore Montenegro

Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit the city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B)

Day

9

Dubrovnik – Return

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport for your return flight home. (Your departure transfer is included only if you depart on the actual day the tour concludes. For customers departing later an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost. Night supplements will be charged for early morning/late evening transfers.) (B)