Globus | The Croatian

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When you stroll through Croatia’s leafy towns, enjoy a walk in a national park, and marvel at its sparkling emerald lakes, it’s easy to see why other countries are green with envy. With its glorious coastal cities, ancient Roman ruins, magnificent medieval architecture, and stunning natural wonders, Croatia has it all. On this Undiscovered Tour of Croatia and Slovenia, you will see what European holidayers have long tried to keep secret from the rest of the world—impressive caves and castles, spectacular waterfalls, and walled cities, picture-perfect shorelines, and famous film locations. Game of Thrones fans will recognise Old Town Dubrovnik as the medieval setting for the fictional city of King’s Landing, yet at the end of this dramatic holiday to Croatia, you’ll be perfectly happy with the start-to-finish storyline.


INCLUSIONS: 

  • 11 Day Tour Zagreb to Dubrovnik
  • 10 Nights First-Class or Superior First-Class accommodation with private bath or shower
  • Services of a Tour Director and Local Guides
  • VIP access to the iconic sites
  • Seamless transportation by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
  • Breakfasts daily, 6 dinners


ITINERARY: 


DAY 1:   ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA

Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)


DAY 2:   ZAGREB-LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

Landmarks & Legends

ZAGREB Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Parliament and Stone Gate. Scenic drive into Slovenia en route to Ljubljana. (B,D) 106 mi / 170 km


TOUR HIGHLIGHT

HISTORY & MYSTERY Explore the ancient city of Zagreb where Central Europe, the Mediterranean, and Southeast Europe meet with a magnetic culture amid medieval architecture and offbeat cafes and bars to enjoy. In the Upper Town of Zagreb admire the historic Croatian Parliament building and see the Stone Gate, the only fortification entrance that is still standing, and now home to the city's most important shrine


DAY 3:   LJUBLJANA

Castles & Dragons

LJUBLJANA Guided sightseeing features the Town Hall's inner court. Hear the history and heritage of the Hapsburg Dynasty here, and see St. Nicholas Cathedral. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)


TOUR HIGHLIGHT

CULTURAL GEMS If you're wondering why there are so many dragons decorating the cobblestone streets of Ljubljana, it's thanks to the mythological heroes Jason and his Argonauts who stole the Golden Fleece and fled here. Legend has it that the dragon that lived here wasn't too welcoming. For ages, the dragon of Ljubljana has been the protector and mascot of Ljubljana. Aside from green dragons seen from the cafes and bridges, this university town was voted 2016 Green Capital of Europe.


DAY 4:   LJUBLJANA-POSTOJNA-OPATIJA, CROATIA

Going Underground

POSTOJNA [LF] Take a guided tour through the caves before continuing to Opatija. (B,D) 81 mi / 130 km


LOCAL FAVOURITE

NATURAL WONDER Explore the world's most captivating cave on an unforgettable ride on an underground train. Enter the surreal subterranean world of shiny white stalagmites shaped by millions of years and millions of drops of water in the Postojna Cave. See the baby dragons (Olms) who call the caves home - in the mysterious underground caverns of Slovenia.


DAY 5:   OPATIJA. EXCURSION TO PULA

Theatrical Sights

Scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula.

PULA Guided sightseeing features the Amphitheatre and the Temple of Augustus. Free time to browse before returning to Opatija.

OPATIJA Free time to walk along the seaside promenade and see the Maiden with the Seagull. (B) 130 mi / 210 km


TOUR HIGHLIGHT

HISTORY & HERITAGE Marvel at the well-preserved Roman temple of Augustus in the ancient town of Pula which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the amphitheatre used during Roman times as a venue for Gladiator fights, it is still used today for many important events.


DAY 6:   OPATIJA-PLITVICE-ZADAR

Into the Woods

PLITVICE Join a guided walking tour of the national park. Take a scenic drive along the coastline en route to Zadar. (B,D) 199 mi / 320 km


TOUR HIGHLIGHT

NATURAL WONDERS Croatia's first national park, Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest national park in the Republic of Croatia. Lush forests, pristine lakes and wondrous waterfalls share this natural paradise with a wealth of wildlife, including wolves, bears, bobcats, and a bountiful species of birds. Words can't do justice to this spectacular natural wonderland, so join us and see this spectacle of pure nature for yourself.


DAY 7:   ZADAR-TROGIR-SPLIT

Traditions & Tastes

ZADAR Take a guided walking tour through the Old Town to the main square with free time for lunch.

TROGIR Visit the historic city.

SPLIT [LF] Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 99 mi / 160 km


LOCAL FAVOURITE

LOCAL TASTES After exploring the historic squares of Zadar and Trogir, settle in for a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant in the Croatian town of Split, for the perfect place to spice things up with authentic Croatian cuisine.


DAY 8:   SPLIT

The Emperor's Escape

SPLIT Walking tour with a Local Guide includes Diocletian's Palace. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)


TOUR HIGHLIGHT

A LEGEND SLEPT HERE Discover one of the world's best-preserved monuments to Roman architecture with a walking tour in Split. You'll see the spectacular Diocletian Palace that was built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th-century AD, and forms nearly half of the Old Town of Split. Having served as the emperor's villa, summer house, and military camp, this ancient palace evokes the power and strength of the Roman Empire.


DAY 9:   SPLIT-BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA-DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

A King's Landing

DUBROVNIK Walking tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Rector's Palace. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 162 mi / 260 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

ART & ARCHITECTURE It isn't hard to see why the city of Dubrovnik is known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." The old town surrounded by its remarkable city walls is protected by UNESCO. Over the centuries this  

breathtaking city has been an inspiration to many artists. Game of Thrones fans may recognise this formidable setting and the Rector's Palace as a film location for the epic TV series.


DAY 10:   DUBROVNIK

Mediterranean Magic

DUBROVNIK Enjoy a free day in Dubrovnik, followed by a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening. (B,D)


FREE TIME TIPS

EXPLORE MORE with lots of ways to spend your day. Stroll along the streets of the old town, browse the shops, try out some more local specialties, try out some more local specialties. Tonight, raise a glass with your travel companions and toast an unforgettable holiday.


DAY 11:   DUBROVNIK

Safe travels until we meet again! Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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