Croatia – Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Croatia – Zagreb to Dubrovni
Spectacular scenery, historical sites, 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!
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
Guided walking tour. Visit Rector’s Palace. Farewell dinner.