Croatian Escape (KCZ)

9 days from Ljubljana to Zagreb

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Discover a world of beauty, history, and rich tradition on your escorted tour of Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina without the higher prices and crowded sites of the busy travel season.

Begin your vacation in Slovenia to explore the sights of capital Ljubljana—with its medieval castle and historic town hall. Take a scenic drive along the stunning coast to Zadar, where you’ll enjoy the magical sounds and lights of the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun installations. You’ll visit the dramatic setting of Dubrovnik, an ancient maritime republic poised above the Adriatic Sea. Explore the impressive ramparts of the walled city, see its Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and visit the 15th-century Rector’s Palace. You’ll travel through the ruggedly beautiful Neretva Valley to 16th-century Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina on your way to Split, Croatia—ancient Spalato—to tour the Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, and see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the incredible Temple of Jupiter. Another highlight is a special dinner at a local restaurant in Split.

Your guided vacation in Croatia and the Balkans ends in the capital city of Zagreb. With a guided tour of this extraordinary city, and a farewell dinner to celebrate your Croatian Escape, you’ll enjoy it all!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

LJUBLJANA Welcome dinner; Guided sightseeing; visit the Town Hall’s inner court

ZADAR Guided walking tour through the Old Town to the main square

DUBROVNIK Guided walking tour; visit Rector’s Palace

MOSTAR Guided sightseeing

SPLIT [LF] Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour; visit Diocletian’s Palace

ZAGREB Farewell dinner; guided sightseeing

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; FREE WI-FI Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners: including a welcome dinner in Ljubljana, dinner at a local restaurant in Split and a farewell dinner in Zagreb

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Welcome to Ljubljana! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

LJUBLJANA. Guided sightseeing features the main sites like the medieval castle, magnificent St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, and a visit to the TOWN HALL’S INNER COURT. Balance of the day at leisure. An optional excursion is available to the Postojna caves.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

LJUBLJANA–ZADAR, CROATIA. A scenic drive along the coast line will take you to Zadar, Croatia. 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 Nikola Basic’s amazing Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun installations.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

ZADAR–DUBROVNIK. Arrive in Dubrovnik. Beautifully situated on a promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik was once an independent maritime republic rivaling Venice.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

DUBROVNIK. Enjoy a walking tour with your 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, harmoniously combined with renaissance and baroque elements. Balance of the day is at leisure. You may wish to join your Tour Director in an optional excursion to further explore this fascinating region.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

DUBROVNIK—MOSTAR, BOSNIA–HERZEGOVINA—SPLIT, CROATIA. Enter Bosnia-Herzegovina and stop in Mostar, where your Guide will introduce you to the hidden beauties of this historic town, including the reconstructed 16th century bridge. Then, continue to Split, Croatia, the ancient Spalato. [LF] This evening, enjoy an included dinner at local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

SPLIT. This morning, follow your Local Guide for a 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. Also see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter with its impressive basement halls—a filming location for “Game of Thrones.” In the afternoon why not take part in an optional excursion to one of the picturesque harbor towns along the coast?
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

SPLIT–ZAGREB. Today, a pleasant drive takes you to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Guided sightseeing features important landmarks of the Lower and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop's Palace, and the majestic cathedral. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate your Croatian tour.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

ZAGREB. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

DUBROVNIK

VALAMAR LACROMA RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LJUBLJANA

RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SPLIT

PRESIDENT HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ZADAR

PINIJA AT PETRCANE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ZAGREB

THE WESTIN ZAGREB

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions 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).

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