2020 Tour Details
Spectacular scenery, historical sights, and special experiences await you on this fantastic tour concentrating on Croatia. Along the way, overnight in Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. If you’re interested in historical sites and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled: visit Dubrovnik’s 15th-century Rector's Palace, built in gothic style with renaissance and baroque elements; the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace in Split, a well-preserved fortress; the majestic cathedral in Zagreb; the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus in Pula; the historic and picturesque city of Trogir and the Old Town in the coastal city of Zadar. Natural wonders and beautiful scenery abound. Enjoy guided walking tours in Plitvice National Park, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Experience the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, with its dramatic limestone cliffs. Visit the Postojna Caves, with numerous tunnels and stalactites, and ride a mini-train—another special experience offered by Globus! These are just a few of the many highlights included on this magnificent Croatia tour. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
Guided sightseeing, visit the Town Hall’s inner court
Visit the caves
Guided visit including the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus
Guided walking tour in the national park
Guided walking tour through the Old Town to the main square
Visit the historic city
Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit Diocletian’s Palace
Guided walking tour; visit Rector’s Palace; farewell dinner
Headsets throughout the tour.Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.Notes:
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
- This tour passes through Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Historic City of Trogir
- Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
- Old city of Dubrovnik
- Plitvice Lakes National Park
Meals & Itinerary
Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Split
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA
Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 ZAGREB–LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Discover the Lower and medieval Upper Town of the capital of Croatia, with a Local Guide, and admire the Austro-Hungarian architecture such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace, and more, plus a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. Enter Slovenia and arrive in its capital, Ljubljana.Today’s Distance: 106 mi / 170 km
Day 3 LJUBLJANA
Guided sightseeing features the main sights like the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, and a visit to the TOWN HALL’S INNER COURT. Balance of the day is at leisure to join the locals along the banks of the Ljubljanica River or to just relax.
Day 4 LJUBLJANA–POSTOJNA–OPATIJA, CROATIA
Enjoy a guided walk through the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVES and ride a mini-train. The cave was discovered in the 17th century, opened to the public in 1819, and is considered the most beautiful in Slovenia. Continue to the famous seaside resort of Opatija.Today’s Distance: 81 mi / 130 km
Day 5 OPATIJA. EXCURSION TO PULA
Take a scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula, where your Local Guide will show you the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, dating back to the 1st century. Then, visit the perfectly preserved AMPHITHEATER and the TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS. Return to Opatija and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Walk along the seaside promenade and take pictures of the famous Maiden with the Seagull.Today’s Distance: 130 mi / 210 km
Day 6 OPATIJA–PLITVICE–ZADAR
Head to Plitvice and join your Local Guide for a walking tour of the NATIONAL PARK, with its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Back to the coastline, arrive at your beautifully-located hotel, surrounded by fragrant pine woods.Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km
Day 7 ZADAR–TROGIR–SPLIT
A guided walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of this city with its turbulent history of fighting off the Venetians, crusaders, and Turks over the centuries. Don’t miss the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The next two cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: explore picturesque Trogir, founded by Greek colonists and a major port until Roman times, and then continue to Split, the ancient Spalato. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km
Day 8 SPLIT
Walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE, a well-preserved fortress and a living part of the Old Town, with your Local Guide. Also see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter with its impressive basement halls—a filming location in Game of Thrones.
Day 9 SPLIT–BOSNIA–HERZEGOVINA–DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
Follow the Dalmatian coast, heading south to Dubrovnik. Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. Also visit the 15th-century RECTOR’S PALACE, built in gothic style, with renaissance and baroque elements, harmoniously combined.Today’s Distance: 162 mi / 260 km
Day 10 DUBROVNIK
A full day at leisure to relax or to join an exciting optional excursion. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate the success of your Croatian tour.
Day 11 DUBROVNIK
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else,
we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.
When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination,
so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities.
Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value.
Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences.
We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
$ ($50 CAD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)
Alpine Bled, Pearl of the Slovenian Alps
Step into the pages of a fairytale on this fascinating day trip to Bled, Pearl of the Slovenian Alps. Then, savor an authentic Slovenian dinner and traditional entertainment at an area restaurant!
Price Range: $$
Gems of Croatia: Medieval Trsat and Volosko
Enjoy a day of ancient history, scenic beauty, and a delectable 3-course dinner on this inspiring guided excursion to Trsat and neighboring Volosko.
Price Range: $$$
Brac: Isle of Beauty, Isle of Stone
Discover another part of Croatia on this Brac Island adventure, featuring its ancient culture, olive oil tasting at a historic press, and time to shop for souvenirs made from renowned Brac stone!
Price Range: $$$
Adriatic Sunset Cruise and Dinner
Enjoy an evening like no other on this unforgettable dinner cruise as the sun sets along the coast of the breathtaking Adriatic Sea.
Price Range: $$
Konavle Valley Lunch and Liqueur Tasting
Discover the bounty and beauty of southern Croatia as you journey into the Golden Valley of Konavle for lunch and a liqueur tasting at a historic agritourism venue.
Price Range: $$$
Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.
For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.
Here's a sample of the additional cost:6 guests in a party: $2,796*18 guests in a party: $554*
Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.
* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.
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