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See the best of Croatia's mainland with this entertaining and educational 8-day guided tour. The trip begins in Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' and travels north-west along the coast to superlative Split to see the incredible Diocletian's Palace an early 4th-century retirement palace of a Roman emperor, Diocletian. Go on a walking tour through incredible Plitvice National Park with its amazing turquoise waterfalls, and then get history-laden tours of Trogir, Zadar, and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Accommodation, transportation, daily breakfast and 5 dinners 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
  • Seven nights of accommodation, all transportation and daily breakfast and 5 dinners included

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What You Can Expect

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

8-Day Croatia Tour: Plitvice

Begin this incredible 8-day tour of Croatia with a sightseeing walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most stunning cities in Europe. Walk down the Stradun, the limestone-paved street that acts as the city's main promenade for both tourists and locals. See the late-medieval Franciscan monastery, home to an incredible Gothic courtyard and one of the oldest still-functioning pharmacies in Europe. 

The follow day, head up the Dalmatian Coast in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, taking in the views of the coastline and rustic fishing villages along the way. Stop in Split, Croatia's second largest city, and explore Diocletian's Palace, a 4th-century palace that, around the 7th century became a part of the fabric of the city. Today, the palace is partly made up of shops and cafes. Then carry on to Trogir, an incredible seaside town that boasts impressive Gothic architecture. 

On the fourth day, explore Zadar a coastal town with city walls and medieval-era churches. After a tour of the city, board the bus for the journey to Zagreb, Croatia's dynamic capital city. Visit the Ban Jelačić Square, the city's main plaza, as well as the well-preserved Upper Town, among many famed landmarks. 

On the penultimate day, it's nature time, as the coach pulls up to Plitvice National Park, a swath of land that is highlighted by turquoise streams, lakes and waterfalls. The next morning, begin the journey back to the starting point, Dubrovnik, but take some time to stretch your legs in Trilj, located in the verdant Cetina River Valley. 

All transportation, accommodation and daily breakfasts and 5 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

Customer Reviews

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A whole lot to fit into a week when touring this amazing country. Well worth it if you do not mind not having a lot of down time. Exceptional local guides at each stop and the tour manager always kept us on track for the next part of the journey.

Ellen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour. Great guide and great itinerary. Croatia is amazing. Particularly liked the full day in Plitzvice.

Teik Ling Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We enjoyed every minute of this fantastic Croatia tour in this beautiful country. The friendly and highly experienced bus driver and tour manager Helena made our tour interesting and tireless while travelling round the country. Highly recommended to visit the beautiful and unspoiled Plitvice National Park. The complimentary Wi-Fi service in the comfortable bus helps us to connect with our family back home.

Thomas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great tour! First tour we've ever done and it did not let us down at all. Our tour guide, Jelena, was fantastic, her knowledge and passion for her country came across well and gave us a lot of interesting and local knowledge. The tour destinations were well chosen and the company we had on the tour was great too. I'd thoroughly recommend trying Croatia out.

George H B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

We were extremely luck to have a very small group on our tour - only 6 people plus a guide and a driver in a minibus. The guide and the driver were very flexible in their arrangements and very professional enabling us to make the most of the tour by occasionally moving outside the itinerary to see different aspects of Croatia. The hotels were mostly very good and the meals were also good. The one possible exception was the Hotel I in Zagreb, an old "Yugo" style place with rather indifferent staff and rather poor breakfasts. The local guides were all very good and there was plenty of free time provided. Although the hotels were not centrally located this was not a problem because the itinerary was so full. Overall a great experience and a great introduction to Croatia.

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