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Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast
Medieval architecture, tranquil lakes, local villages and Croatian charm will delight you on this tour featuring Dubrovnik, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, and the pearls of the stunning Dalmatian coast. Begin your exploration with two nights in Opatija, the 'Riviera of Croatia' and an Istrian gem. Explore Plitvice National Park by foot and by boat, a place where waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs connecting sixteen pristine lakes. Enjoy a visit and dinner with a local family outside Dubrovnik. Explore the white stone buildings, winding alleys, and massive city walls of the ancient harbor town, Dubrovnik. Step back into Roman times in Diocletian's Palace, which comprises Split's Old Town. Explore Ljubljana, Slovenia's quaint capital city, and float on a 'pletna' boat on serene Lake Bled.
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Tour OperatorCollette
Duration
11 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1OpatijaOvernight Flight: Join us and explore Croatia and the countries of the Adriatic. This is a 'must see' region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture, intriguing cultures, rolling hills and stunning coastal scenery.
Day 2OpatijaOpatija, Croatia - Tour Begins: Your tour begins in the seaside resort of Opatija. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome reception.
Day 3OpatijaOpatija - Istrian Peninsula - Opatija: Opatija, known as 'Croatia's Riviera,' was once the summer retreat for Roman Caesars and Hapsburg Monarchs. Start the day exploring the town with a local guide. Later, discover the richness of the Istrian Peninsula with its Italian and Croatian influences. Pay a visit to a local distillery where the owners use regional plants, fruits, and herbs to produce brandies, snacks and other treats. Discover Motovun, a beautiful example of a small Croatian town. In late afternoon, sample culinary delicacies of the Istrian Peninsula during dinner at a farm to table restaurant, complete with regional wines.
Day 4OpatijaOpatija - Plitvice Lakes: After breakfast, travel to Croatia's most beautiful national park, Plitvice Lakes. This UNESCO World Heritage site promises inspiring scenery as you travel among its 16 terraced lakes and dense forests. A series of waterfalls and free flowing cascades connects each lake to the other. Complete the experience with a short cruise that takes you into the heart of this natural wonder.
Day 5PlitvicePlitvice Lakes - Dubrovnik: This morning, continue south through the heart of Croatia, towards the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, enjoy magnificent views of the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Day 6DubrovnikDubrovnik: Join a local guide on a tour of 'Old Dubrovnik,' a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe's oldest pharmacy lies, and see Rector's Palace, the City Walls, and many more historical sites. This afternoon, it's your choice! Join a local expert in Dubrovnik's Old Town harbor for a private cruise* with magnificent views of the medieval city walls; next, visit nearby Lokrum Island where you can swim, marvel at exotic plants or take a walk with peacocks. Or, receive a ticket to access the walls that contain the old city of Dubrovnik and gain a different perspective on this remarkable place; this choice gives you more leisure time to explore the city. This evening, travel to the culturally-rich Konavle region to Cilipi for dinner at a family-owned local restaurant. While visiting with the family you'll learn about life in the Croatian heartland and sample regional wines. At dinner, servers introduce you to a culinary feast, prepared in the way of their ancestors.
Day 7DubrovnikDubrovnik: Today is at leisure to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik's breathtaking Old Town with its marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings. Or, you may choose to purchase our optional excursion to Montenegro├ó?┬Žif so, leave in the morning to cross the border to Montenegro's Bay of Kotor (or 'the Boka'); once known as Europe's southernmost fjord, it is actually a ria (a long, narrow inlet); your guide will introduce you to the history of the region and share stories of the many cultures and empires that have left their mark here.
Day 8DubrovnikDubrovnik - Split: Savor stunning sea views as you travel up the winding coastal road, hugging the sheer cliffs that drop into the aquamarine Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a stop in a quaint village in the Croatian countryside. You will have time to taste the local specialties and perhaps walk through the village square. Upon arrival in Split, set out on a walking tour featuring the impressive Diocletian's Palace, one of the most significant late-Roman historical monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition, see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter.
Day 9SplitSplit - Ljubljana, Slovenia: Your adventure continues as you travel up the coast, into Slovenia, and on to today's destination - the quaint capital of Ljubljana. During the drive, take in the spectacular scenery. Arriving in Ljubljana, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the city.
Day 10LjubljanaLjubljana - Lake Bled - Ljubljana: This morning meet a local expert who will introduce you to this lovely town nestled along the banks of the river. Your tour includes the impressive City Hall and a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of St. Nicholas. After free time for lunch, drive a short distance to tranquil Lake Bled. Experience the old-world charm that comes with taking a Pletna boat to the picturesque island in the center of Lake Bled. Spend time exploring the 17th-century cathedral, St. Mary's Church, and the 'wishing bell.' Enjoy some time to stroll the quiet paths of this lakeside community at your own pace.
Day 11LjubljanaLjubljana - Zagreb, Croatia: Today we travel to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and embark on a fascinating tour. Continue your exploration your way with free time this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate the end of an unforgettable trip with dinner at a popular local restaurant.
Day 12ZagrebZagreb - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close in Zagreb this morning.
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
May 06, 2018Land Only$2,699.00 (USD)Quote
May 20, 2018Land Only$2,749.00 (USD)Quote
May 27, 2018Land Only$2,749.00 (USD)Quote
June 07, 2018Land Only$2,749.00 (USD)Quote
June 17, 2018Land Only$2,849.00 (USD)Quote
July 08, 2018Land Only$2,849.00 (USD)Quote
July 15, 2018Land Only$2,849.00 (USD)Quote
July 22, 2018Land Only$2,849.00 (USD)Quote
August 05, 2018Land Only$2,849.00 (USD)Quote
August 12, 2018Land Only$2,849.00 (USD)Quote
September 02, 2018Land Only$2,899.00 (USD)Quote
September 09, 2018Land Only$2,899.00 (USD)Quote
September 19, 2018Land Only$2,749.00 (USD)Quote
September 23, 2018Land Only$2,649.00 (USD)Quote
September 30, 2018Land Only$2,549.00 (USD)Quote
October 14, 2018Land Only$2,299.00 (USD)Quote
October 21, 2018Land Only$2,299.00 (USD)Quote
November 04, 2018Land Only$1,999.00 (USD)Quote
March 24, 2019Land Only$2,349.00 (USD)Quote
April 07, 2019Land Only$2,449.00 (USD)Quote
April 10, 2019Land Only$2,449.00 (USD)Quote
April 24, 2019Land Only$2,549.00 (USD)Quote
Lodging
Jezero Hotel Plitvice Lakes, CroatiaHotel Bristol, Opatija Opatija, Croatia
Sheraton Zagreb Hotel Zagreb, CroatiaValamar Lacroma Resort Dubrovnik, Croatia
Grand Hotel Union Ljubljana, SloveniaAtrium Hotel Split, Croatia
Hotel Lev Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
  
 

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