Highlights of Croatia

Historic Cities, Charming Towns, and the Dalmatian Coast

  • Date

    October 13-22, 2020 | Tue / Thu – 10 Days

  • Location

    Zagreb | Zadar | Split | Dubrovnik | Trogir | Plitvice Lakes National Park | Paris

Ambassadair Trip #8084


Free Travel Presentation
on February 27, 2020


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Overview

Explore the highlights of beautiful Croatia, discovering the delights of its dazzling Dalmatian Coast and cherished inland gems. Uncover the timeless and elegant capital city of Zagreb, a captivating surprise not to be missed. Continue east to stunning Split, and wander the quiet marble streets of Zadar, where Hitchcock claimed to have witnessed the most beautiful sunset in the world. Tour the increasingly popular city of Dubrovnik, recently in the limelight as the fictional city, King’s Landing, in the television series Game of Thrones. Visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Old Dubrovnik; Diocletian’s Palace, which was built in the 3rd century; the quintessential medieval town of Trogir, situated on a small island in the Adriatic Sea; and Plitvice Lakes National Park, a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes flanked with alluring waterfalls and pristine forest. Venture out to the spectacular Dalmatian Coast, washed by the clear waters of the Adriatic and dotted with palm trees, olive groves, and idyllic fishing villages. Come discover the treasures of these ancient cities, breathtaking coastlines, and the friendly culture in Croatia.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Panoramic city tours in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik
  • Travel along the gorgeous Dalmatian Coast
  • Tour Diocletian’s Palace
  • Stroll Old Dubrovnik
  • Visit medieval Trogir
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park boat excursion
  • Post Tour overnight stay in Paris

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Zagreb, Croatia
  • Escorted
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

NOTE:

A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return.

This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required. Some of the most unique sightseeing can be restrictive to motorcoaches, especially in historic areas.

Tue, Oct 13: Overnight flight to Zagreb, Croatia.

Wed, Oct 14: Arrive in Zagreb, Croatia. The country’s capital and largest city, Zagreb is the cultural center of the region and boasts many museums, art galleries, orchestras, and folk festivals as well as delightful outdoor cafes and beautiful city parks. Meet your local guide and transfer to your hotel. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. (Meal: Dinner)

Thu, Oct 15: This morning, explore the highlights of Zagreb on a panoramic city tour. Visit the Upper Old Town and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, and colorful Jelacic Square. Continue to Zadar, situated on a long peninsula, and the oldest Slavic town on the Adriatic Sea. A narrated tour takes you to see the Roman Forum archeological site and the unique Sea Organ, which plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps. Enjoy time for lunch before travelling along the spectacular coast arriving in Split. Located in the center of the Dalmatian Coast and nestled between the mountains and sea, Split is a picturesque ancient town built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers this evening. (B,D)

Fri, Oct 16: After breakfast, enjoy a Split city tour highlighted by a <visit to the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 3rd century. Highlights of the Palace include the Peristyle –– the palace’s main open space, Temple of Jupiter, and the Cathedral, which was once the Emperor’s Mausoleum. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Split. (B)

Sat, Oct 17: On the way to Dubrovnik, delight in a breathtaking drive along the spectacular Dalmatian Coast, dotted with palm trees, olive groves, and idyllic fishing villages. Enjoy a Dubrovnik city tour featuring the harbor area, the Franciscan Monastery, and the stately Baroque Cathedral. Visit Old Dubrovnik, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check in to your hotel for a two-night stay and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

Sun, Oct 18: Dubrovnik is certain to enchant any visitor, and you’ll enjoy the day at leisure to discover the treasures of this historic city. Thick age-old walls surround this ancient port town and the winding cobblestone streets are filled with distinctive medieval buildings and places to explore. There will be an optional excursion offered, or you may plan your own adventure. Your hotel is ideally located adjacent to the Lapad beachfront and popular promenade, home to an array of shops and cafes with outdoor terraces. (B)

Mon, Oct 19: Today, appreciate spectacular sea views as you travel the coastal road along the sheer cliffs that drop into the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Stop in the historic town of Trogir to see some of the medieval buildings, churches, and towers of this captivating city. Then have some time to shop and grab a bite to eat before continuing on a scenic drive through Croatia’s most beautiful countryside. Arrive in Plitvice Lakes National Park for an overnight stay and dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

Tue, Oct 20: Prepare your cameras for an exploration of stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes. Visit Korana Canyon to see the 230 feet high falls and panoramic views. Also embark on a scenic boat excursion to better view the natural highlight of the park. Return to Zagreb for an overnight stay and a group Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

Wed, Oct 21: Transfer to the airport in Zagreb for to Paris. (An overnight stay is required with the group’s flight itinerary.) Transfer to your centrally located hotel with a local guide who will give you suggestions for your free day in Paris. (B)

Thu, Oct 22: Transfer to the airport for your flights home. (B)

Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb. Well-appointed and perfectly located in the city center and a stroll away from main attractions, museums and galleries, architecture, numerous theaters, and lively cafes. Highlights: bright and spacious rooms with inviting atmosphere and modern conveniences • complimentary WiFi • restaurant • bar • indoor pool • fitness center.

Atrium Hotel, Split. Located in the heart of town, the Atrium Hotel is a true oasis of luxury and comfort. Built on the foundations of ancient Split, just a 15-minute walk from UNESCO’s Diocletian’s Palace. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea kettle • complimentary WiFi • restaurant • bar • indoor pool • fitness center.

Hotel Kompas, Dubrovnik. Situated in a sensational seafront setting overlooking Lapad Beach and the blue-green Adriatic, poised adjacent the famous tree-lined promenade, Uvala, Highlights: new contemporary designed rooms with private balcony • complimentary WiFi • restaurant • rooftop bar • indoor pool • outdoor pool • luxury spa • fitness center.

Hotel Jezero, Plitvice Lakes National Park. Comfortable, park service style hotel with excellent service, perfectly situated in the central zone of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and a short walk from Kozjak Lake. Highlights: complimentary WiFi • restaurant • indoor pool • sauna.

PRICING

  • Package with Air
  • Double P/P – $4,699
  • Single – $5,449

* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge

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