“It’s official: Croatia is hot,” says Rick Steves, one of America’s leading travel authorities. Croatia is one of Europe’s hidden jewels with five thousand years of history, 1,100 miles of stunning Adriatic Sea coastline and mouth-watering seafood. We’ll begin in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” a walled, medieval city whose romantic Old Town is a traffic-free jumble of cobbled lanes. Travel the winding coastal road to bustling, vibrant Split. The abandoned palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, built in 300 AD, gave the city its medieval beginning and Split’s old-town square stands where the palace courtyard once stood. Narrow alleys offer both fashionable boutiques and galleries. Plitvice Lakes, one of Europe’s most beautiful national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is comprised of sixteen terraced lakes—separated by natural limestone dams and connected by countless waterfalls—and set in a lush mountainous forest. Next is Opatija—a chic seaside resort of Roman emperors. From here we explore the Istrian Peninsula, jutting out into the north Adriatic, with visits to a typical rural town and a farm-to-table dinner of local wines and delicacies. Neighboring Slovenia is known as one of Europe’s most pleasant destinations and its capital city Ljubljana boasts a Baroque Old Town, Art Nouveau mansions and cliffside castles. Our last stops on this journey are at tranquil Lake Bled and Croatia’s capital, Zagreb.
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- Round-trip regularly scheduled flights from Boston, via a connecting city
- Ten nights’ accommodations
- Sixteen meals: ten breakfasts, one lunch, five dinners
- Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- Services of professional Tour Manager
- DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
- DAY 2–4 Tierna Sunny by Valamar, Dubrovnik
- DAY 5 Atrium Hotel, Split
- DAY 6 Lyra Hotel, Plitvice
- DAYS 7–8 Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta, Opatija
- DAYS 9–10 Grand Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana
- DAY 11 Sheraton Hotel, Zagreb
- DAY 12 Return flight to Boston
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Croatia: Old Dubrovnik tour, Dubrovnik harbor cruise, Cilipi family-style dinner. Stop at rural Croatian town. Split walking tour including Diocletian’s Palace. Plitvice Lakes, cruise. Seaside resort of Opatija, Istrian Peninsula, local distillery, farm-to-table dinner. Slovenia: Ljubljana tour and Lake Bled. Zagreb.
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Opatija (Istria), Croatia
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PRICING AND DEPOSIT
$4,749 per person triple occupancy; $5,799 for single reservations. Single accommodations for this tour are limited. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Cancellation waiver and travel insurance is $399. Although not required, we recommend purchasing the waiver. Purchase must be made at time of booking. Per person deposit is $600. Click here to learn about Collette's CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN.
** An additional loyalty discount is available if you have travelled on a Collette program within the past 24 months. You will receive a $150 discount if you have traveled on a Collette program within the past 12 months.You will receive a $100 discount if you have traveled on a Collette program within the past 13-24 months. $100 Air Booking Bonus valid until 2/25/2021. After that date price will increase by $100.
Non USA destinations
Passports are required for this tour at your expense. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity from date of return home. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.
IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.