The Croatian (RZ)

11 days from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

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When you stroll through Croatia’s leafy towns, enjoy a walk in a national park, and marvel at its sparkling emerald lakes, it’s easy to see why other countries are green with envy. With its glorious coastal cities, ancient Roman ruins, magnificent medieval architecture, and stunning natural wonders, Croatia has it all. On this Undiscovered Tour of Croatia and Slovenia, you will see what European vacationers have long tried to keep secret from the rest of the world—impressive caves and castles, spectacular waterfalls, and walled cities, picture-perfect shorelines, and famous film locations. Game of Thrones fans will recognize Old Town Dubrovnik as the medieval setting for the fictional city of King’s Landing, yet at the end of this dramatic vacation to Croatia, you’ll be perfectly happy with the start-to-finish storyline.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

ZAGREB
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral

LJUBLJANA
Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall’s inner courtyard, see St. Nicholas’ Cathedral

POSTOJNA
LF 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
LF Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit Diocletian’s Palace

DUBROVNIK
Guided walking tour; visit Rector’s Palace; farewell dinner

Notes:

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

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

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

ZAGREB–LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA Landmarks & Legends ZAGREB Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Parliament and Stone Gate. Scenic drive into Slovenia en route to Ljubljana.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
106 mi / 170 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & MYSTERY Explore the ancient city of Zagreb where Central Europe, the Mediterranean, and Southeast Europe meet with a magnetic culture amid medieval architecture and offbeat cafes and bars to enjoy. In the Upper Town of Zagreb admire the historic Croatian Parliament building and see the Stone Gate, the only fortification entrance that is still standing, and now home to the city’s most important shrine.

Day 3

LJUBLJANA Castles & Dragons LJUBLJANA Guided sightseeing features the Town Hall’s inner court. Hear the history and heritage of the Hapsburg Dynasty here, and see St. Nicholas Cathedral. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS If you’re wondering why there are so many dragons decorating the cobblestone streets of Ljubljana, it’s thanks to the mythological heroes Jason and his Argonauts who stole the Golden Fleece and fled here. Legend has it that the dragon that lived here wasn’t too welcoming. For ages, the dragon of Ljubljana has been the protector and mascot of Ljubljana. Aside from green dragons seen from the cafes and bridges, this university town was voted 2016 Green Capital of Europe.

Day 4

LJUBLJANA–POSTOJNA–OPATIJA, CROATIA Going Underground POSTOJNA LF Take a guided tour through the caves before continuing to Opatija.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
81 mi / 130 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
NATURAL WONDER Explore the world's most captivating cave on an unforgettable ride on an underground train. Enter the surreal subterranean world of shiny white stalagmites shaped by millions of years and millions of drops of water in the Postojna Cave. See the baby dragons (Olms) who call the caves home - in the mysterious underground caverns of Slovenia.

Day 5

OPATIJA. EXCURSION TO PULA Theatrical Sights Scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula.
PULA Guided sightseeing features the Amphitheatre and the Temple of Augustus. Free time to browse before returning to Opatija.
OPATIJA Free time to walk along the seaside promenade and see the Maiden with the Seagull.
Breakfast Breakfast
130 mi / 210 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & HERITAGE Marvel at the well-preserved Roman temple of Augustus in the ancient town of Pula which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the amphitheatre used during Roman times as a venue for Gladiator fights, it is still used today for many important events.

Day 6

OPATIJA–PLITVICE–ZADAR Into the Woods PLITVICE Join a guided walking tour of the national park. Take a scenic drive along the coastline en route to Zadar.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
199 mi / 320 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS Croatia’s first national park, Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest national park in the Republic of Croatia. Lush forests, pristine lakes and wondrous waterfalls share this natural paradise with a wealth of wildlife, including wolves, bears, bobcats, and a bountiful species of birds. Words can’t do justice to this spectacular natural wonderland, so join us and see this spectacle of pure nature for yourself.

Day 7

ZADAR–TROGIR–SPLIT Traditions & Tastes ZADAR Take a guided walking tour through the Old Town to the main square with free time for lunch.
TROGIR Visit the historic city.
SPLIT LF Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
99 mi / 160 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES After exploring the historic squares of Zadar and Trogir, settle in for a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant in the Croatian town of Split, for the perfect place to spice things up with authentic Croatian cuisine.

Day 8

SPLIT The Emperor’s Escape SPLIT Walking tour with a Local Guide includes Diocletian’s Palace. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
A LEGEND SLEPT HERE Discover one of the world’s best-preserved monuments to Roman architecture with a walking tour in Split. You’ll see the spectacular Diocletian Palace that was built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th-century AD, and forms nearly half of the Old Town of Split. Having served as the emperor's villa, summer house, and military camp, this ancient palace evokes the power and strength of the Roman Empire.

Day 9

SPLIT–BOSNIA–HERZEGOVINA–DUBROVNIK, CROATIA A King’s Landing DUBROVNIK Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Rector’s Palace. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast
162 mi / 260 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE It isn’t hard to see why the city of Dubrovnik is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” The old town surrounded by its remarkable city walls is protected by UNESCO. Over the centuries this breathtaking city has been an inspiration to many artists. Game of Thrones fans may recognize this formidable setting and the Rector’s Palace as a film location for the epic TV series.

Day 10

DUBROVNIK Mediterranean Magic DUBROVNIK Enjoy a free day in Dubrovnik, followed by a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE with lots of ways to spend your day. Stroll along the streets of the old town, browse the shops, try out some more local specialties, try out some more local specialties. Tonight, raise a glass with your travel companions and toast an unforgettable vacation.

Day 11

DUBROVNIK Safe travels until we meet again! 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 20 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

THE WESTIN ZAGREB

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

LJUBLJANA

AUSTRIA TREND

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

OPATIJA

REMISENS PREMIUM HERITAGE IMPERIAL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

ZADAR

PINIJA AT PETRCANE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

SPLIT

HOTEL BRIIG

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

DUBROVNIK

VALAMAR LACROMA RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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