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  • Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration:  8 days (approx.)
Experience Croatia’s mainland highlights on this incredible 8-day tour starting in Dubrovnik. With your guide, head along the Adriatic coast to see Split’s Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian. Take a stunning nature walk through UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, and take sightseeing tours of historical places like Zagreb, Zadar, Trogir and Dalmatia, where you’ll indulge in traditional smoked ham paired with local wine. You’ll enjoy time to explore on your own, with accommodation, transportation and daily meals included.

Highlights

  • 8-day tour of Croatia with a knowledgeable guide
  • Take a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik to visit a Franciscan monastery and stop by the oldest functioning pharmacy in Europe
  • See the Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split on the Adriatic Sea
  • Enjoy the serene natural beauty on a walk through UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Explore Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and tour historical Zadar and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Trogir
  • Indulge in local wine and smoked ham in Dalmatia, a region where the Dalmatian dog got its name
  • Seven nights of accommodation, all transportation and daily breakfast and dinners included

What You Can Expect

8-Day Croatia Tour: Dubrovnik, Trogir, Split, Plitvice, Zagreb, Zadar and Trogir

8-Day Croatia Tour: Plitvice

Start your amazing Croatia trip with a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, where you’ll visit several sites including a Franciscan monastery and one of the oldest functioning pharmacies in Europe.

The next day, see the ancient Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split, a beautiful city on the Adriatic coast, and then soak up the serene natural beauty of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park the following day.

On your fourth day, tour the old quarter of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and continue the next day to Zadar for a tour of the historical center, whose city walls, towers and gates tell the story of the city’s interesting past.

On your second to last day, venture to the historical region of Dalmatia, where you’ll indulge in local wine and smoked ham, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Trogir, home to some impressive Gothic architecture. Enjoy free time back in Dubrovnik before concluding your tour on your eighth day.

All transportation, accommodation and daily breakfasts and dinners are included, and for lunch, your guide can give you recommendations on great places to eat around the city.

See the Itinerary section below for a detailed schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Dubrovnik (D)
You’ll be picked up from the Dubrovnik airport or hotel and taken to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay to gear up for your exciting trip.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Argosy, 3-star Hotel Tirena or 3-star Hotel Valamar Club in Dubrovnik

Day 2: Dubrovnik – Split (B, D)
Start your day with breakfast and then take a sightseeing tour around Dubrovnik’s Old Town to see some important historical monuments. Visit the Franciscan monastery and stop by one of the oldest functioning pharmacies in Europe. You’ll also visit sites like St Blaise, Rectors’ Palace, Sponza Palace and the Orlando Statue.

Continue your tour to Split, a Mediterranean city on the Adriatic Sea, for a sightseeing tour of the historical center. Learn from your guide how this city centers around the ancient Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian, who spent his last days in the sunny harbor. You’ll see this palace as well as former mausoleum, which was converted into a cathedral and baptistery.

Enjoy dinner and then settle in at your hotel for the night.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Jadran in Trogir

Day 3: Split – Plitvice – Zagreb (B, D)
After breakfast, relax on the drive north to Plitvice for a tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest national park in Southeast Europe.

Explore 16 blue-green lakes that lie in the valley between forested mountains and cascading waterfalls. Enjoy the exceptional beauty and spot plants and animals while walking along wooden promenades to see the majestic waters from above.

After your nature walk, continue to Zagreb for dinner and an overnight stay.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Laguna in Zagreb

Day 4: Zagreb (B, D)
Enjoy breakfast and then embark on a journey through Zagreb, the capital of Croatia situated in a fertile valley near the Sava River. Follow your guide through Kaptol, the city’s oldest quarter home to a market and animated square.

The afternoon is yours to stroll through the streets on your own. Take photos of the gas-lit streetlamps and flower sellers, or make a wish at Stone Gate or St Mark's Church with its multicolored roof.

Return to your hotel for dinner and a relaxing night’s rest.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Laguna in Zagreb

Day 5: Zagreb – Zadar -- Vodice (B, D)
Start your day with breakfast and then depart for Zadar, where your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the historical center. You’ll see that most of the town is surrounded by city walls, towers and gates.

Head to the Mainland Gate, see the five-sided tower and stop by several wells to see the city’s former water supply. Browse interesting exhibits in the Gold and Silver of Zadar museum and then enjoy free time to explore more at your leisure.

Then, at your hotel in the Vodice area, relax over a nice dinner.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Punta in Vodice

Day 6: Vodice – Dalmatia – Trogir (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast and then continue your journey to Dalmatia, a historical region that still preserves a traditional way of life, to see old stone houses surrounded by Mediterranean landscapes.

Learn interesting facts about this area from your guide, like how the Dalmatian dog received its name from here. For lunch, savor some smoked ham paired with local wine. This type of ham, which has been cooked in this traditional way for centuries, was in fact served in the British Court.

After your time here, make your way to Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic town on the coast. Walk along the stone streets to the Cathedral of St Lawrence, whose portal is considered to be the masterpiece of Gothic art in the Dalmatia region.

At night, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Jadran in Trogir

Day 7: Trogir – Dubrovnik (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive along the coast back to Dubrovnik, passing seemingly endless islands, hidden bays and coves along the way. When you arrive, the afternoon is yours to shop or sightsee.

Head to your hotel for your last dinner and an overnight stay.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Argosy, 3-star Hotel Tirena or 3-star Hotel Valamar Club in Dubrovnik

Day 8: Dubrovnik (B)
On your last day, reminisce on your amazing Croatia trip over breakfast before being taken to the airport for your departure flight, or to your hotel in Dubrovnik.

From USD $ 1,375.11

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