Jewels of Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb

8 Days: Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice, and Zagreb

Sightseeing Tours:

  • DUBROVNIK: Walking tour includes stops at Rector’s Palace and the Bell Tower Clock
  • SPLIT:  Sightseeing tour features Jupiter’s Temple and Diocletian Palace
  • HVAR ISLAND: Excursion to Hvar Island includes a walking tour and wine tasting
  • PLITVICE: Tour this national park with fabulous views of the lakes
  • ZAGREB: City tour featuring St. Mark’s Church & St. Catherine’s Church

Included Features:

  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport to the hotel
  • Departure transfer to Zagreb airport
  • 8 day/7 night guided tours
  • Centrally located first class hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome reception and farewell dinner
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional English speaking tour director
  • Luggage handling at the hotels
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

Hotels

  • DUBROVNIK: Lapad/Lacroma/Argosy
  • SPLIT: Corner
  • PLITVICE: Jezero
  • ZAGREB: Sheraton/Westin

Not Included:

  • International airfare (can be priced separately)
  • Port fees and cruise fuel surcharges (listed separately in Pricing & Departures)
  • Transfers if purchasing Cruise Only (must be arranged and paid for in advance)
  • Any travel and document fees including Visa requirements
  • Optional tours as outlined in itinerary (minimum number of people required to operate)
  • Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, liquor, souvenirs, etc.
  • Tips to Crew, Cruise Directors, local guides and other staff along the route (suggested Tipping amounts will be advised)
  • Any increases in costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as: additional fuel surcharges, exchange rates or Government imposed taxes and fees not known at this time
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

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Day 1, arrive Dubrovnik, Sunday (WR)

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure.  In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for an orientation and a welcome reception. 

Day 2, in Dubrovnik, Monday (B)

Our walking tour includes the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. We’ll see the Rector’s Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. We visit a local artisan to learn about the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives today.

Optional tour: Home-Hosted Dinner

Day 3, Dubrovnik to Split, Tuesday (B)

We travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. A sightseeing tour features the historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then we see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the beautiful Cathedral of St. Duje. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 4, in Split: Excursion to Hvar Island, Wednesday (B)

We board the ferry in Split and set sail for Hvar. The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A walking tour includes views of the 17th century theatre, the 13th century Arsenal, and the central town square with the Cathedral. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, famous for its collection of old art masters, including Ingoli’s ‘Last Supper’. Afterward, we travel to Stari Grand for some wine tasting. A ferry returns us to Split. 

Day 5, to Plitvice, Thursday (B, D)

We continue our journey to Zadar. There, a walking tour shows us Zadar’s historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century, the ancient Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia: St. Anastasia. We conclude our tour with a tasting of Maraschino liquor. Later, we turn inland and travel to the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Dinner is served at our hotel.  

Day 6, to Zagreb, Friday (B)

Have your camera ready while we walk several of the lower Plitvice lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by dense forests, mountains and lush vegetation. After our visit, we continue to Zagreb.  

Day 7, in Zagreb, Saturday (B, D)

Our morning sightseeing tour includes views of the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure so you can explore more of the city. In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for our farewell dinner. 

Optional tour: Gastronomy tour

Day 8, depart Zagreb, Sunday (B)

Bid farewell as you are transferred to Zagreb’s airport.