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Croatian Rhapsody

9 days - Escorted Tour

Zagreb - Opatija - Istria - Plitvice Lakes - Zadar - Split - Trogir - Dubrovnik

Inclusions: 8 nights in 4 star hotel accommodation, 8 breakfasts, 1 traditional lunch in Trogir, 4 dinners, arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only), transport by modern air-conditioned coach, guided sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik entrance fees, services of an English speaking tour director, services of local respresentatives.

Mar 19
Apr 16, 30
May 14, 28
Jun 11
Aug 27
Sep 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct 8, 29


Tour Itinerary (please click here)

Day 1 Zagreb
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide at a welcome dinner. (D)

Stay at
Hotel Dubrovnik / Hotel Park 45 / Hotel Academia (4 star) or similar

Day 2 Zagreb - Opatija
After breakfast, take a walking tour of Zagreb’s fortified, medieval Upper Town where you will see St. Mark’s Church with its multicoloured roof, the Parliament and Government Palace. Afterwards, proceed to lovely Opatija, situated on picturesque Kvarner Bay and a favourite resort of the Habsburgs and the European aristocracy. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B, D)

Stay at
Remisens Hotel Admiral / Remisens Hotel Palace / Remisens Hotel Imperial (4 star) or similar

Day 3 Opatija / Pula – Rovinj
Today you will explore Istria, an area that still retains both Roman and Venetian heritage. Visit the 2,000 year old Roman amphitheatre in Pula, then continue to Rovinj, perhaps the most beautiful town in Istria and the inspiration of many famous artists. After some free time, depart for Livade to sample Istria’s tastiest treasure, the truffle. Return to Opatija for overnight. (B)

Day 4 Opatija – Plitvice Lakes
This morning, take a scenic drive to the oldest and most beautiful national park in Croatia – Plitvice Lakes. Join a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed park, which consists of 16 terraced lakes connected by a series of magnificent waterfalls, and a boat ride across the emerald green Lake Kozjak with a train ride back to the entrance. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B, D)

Stay at
2019: Hotel Degenija / Hotel Jezero / Hotel 16 lakes (3 star) or similar
2020: Hotel Degenija / Hotel 16 lakes (4 star) or similar

Day 5 Plitvice Lakes – Zadar - Split
Today you drive to the coastal city of Zadar, a town rich in cultural and historical monuments. Here you can see the Roman forum dating back to 1st century AD and the Church of St. Donatus built in the 9th century AD. Also of interest is the unique Zadar Sea Organ. Continue to a local vineyard in Bibich for wine tasting accompanied with delicious Croatian style Tapas. Continue to Split where you will spend the night. (B)

Stay at
Hotel Cornaro/ Hotel Luxe / Hotel Corner (4 star) or similar

Day 6 Split / Trogir
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Split, a city that has been built by various inhabitants over the last seventeen enturies. At the centre of this sprawling city is the Roman palace of Emperor Diocletian, built in the 4th Century. Todays lunch, including the traditional Dalmatian dish of Pašticada, will be at Tragos restaurant in Trogir. Afterwards explore this World Heritage-listed town which has been inhabited for 2,300 years and influenced by Greek, Roman and Venetian culture. Return to Split for overnight. (B, L)

Day 7 Split - Ston - Dubrovnik
En-route to Dubrovnik, you will stop in Ston to visit the Milos Winery to sample the famous ‘Plavac Mali’ wine. Your wine tasting will include a presentation on the wine-making process, a visit to the old part of the cellar, a short film about the Peljesac Peninsula. On arrival in Dubrovnik, dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B)

Stay at
Hotel Kompas / Hotel Lapad (4 star) or similar

Day 8 Dubrovnik
Built in the 13th Century, the walled city of Dubrovnik has remained relatively unchanged over the centuries. Its medieval ramparts encircle the city which visitors can enter through one of two gates under the watchful eye of the city’s patron. Your city tour includes a stroll along the Stradun, the city’s main thoroughfare, the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery. (B, D)

Day 9 Dubrovnik
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

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