A Taste of Croatia
What’ll it be? Black risotto made with squid ink? Grilled sardines with garlic and lemon? Lamb and potatoes “under the bell”? This introductory tour of Croatia allows you to sample its local delicacies as well get a taste of the country’s greatest attributes. Modern coastal cities, magnificent medieval towns, and breathtaking natural wonders await at every turn. Get your fill of the lively cobblestone squares in the capital city of Zagreb, the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace in the seaside city of Split, the walled beauty of baroque Dubrovnik, and the magical waterfalls of Krka National Park. Walking tours of Ston, famous for its oyster farms, and Konavle, known for its lush vineyards, are also on the menu of this tasty tour of Croatia.
Highlights of A Taste of Croatia
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.
6 guests in a party: $1,948*18 guests in a party: $490*
Old city of Dubrovnik
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites!
A Taste of Croatia
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners
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)
ZAGREB Landmarks & Legends ZAGREB Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Parliament and Stone Gate. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORY & 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. See the historic Croatian Parliament building – its first session recorded in 1273. 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
ZAGREB–ZADAR Sea Sounds & Sunsets ZADAR A guided walking tour includes the main square and Nikola Basic’s amazing Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun installations. (B,D) 177 mi/ 285 km TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE Designed by architect Nikola Basic and opened in April 2005, the Sea Organ captures the movement of the waves and transforms it into music--or something like it. Next to it the Greeting to the Sun was built. a 22-meter diameter circle with photovoltaic solar modules underneath. The solar-powered cells under the glass start generating electricity around dawn, which allows the disc to glow and light the shoreline.
ZADAR–KRKA–SPLIT Waterfalls & Royal Walks KRKA [LF] Take In breathtaking views of the lake and waterfalls In Krka National Park, followed by a light lunch of local specialties. SPLIT Follow your Local Guide for a walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor Diocletian's Palace. (B,L) 143 mi / 230 km LOCAL FAVORITENATURAL WONDERS Discover the magic beauty of Krka National Park whose natural wonders span from the Adriatic to the mountains of the Croatian interior. Here, the Krka River provides spectacular waterfalls and gorges as it gushes through a karstic canyon 200m deep.
SPLIT–BOSNIA–HERZEGOVINA–STON–DUBROVNIK Ston Walls & Salty History STON [LF] Guided walking tour includes the walls and the salt pans. Free time before continuing to Dubrovnik. (B) 149 mi / 240 kmLOCAL FAVORITEHISTORIC SPOTS Explore the 900m fortress walls encircling the city of Ston - the second largest in the world after the Great Wall of China. You’ll also see the Ston salt pans – the oldest in Europe and the largest preserved in Mediterranean history. Here, the tradition of salt harvesting continues in the same way it has for over 4000 years from the resources of the sea, sun, and wind.
DUBROVNIK–KONAVLE–DUBROVNIK A King’s Landing DUBROVNIK Walking tour with a Local Guide.KONAVLE Walking tour and farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 37 mi / 60 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTART & 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 recognize this formidable setting and the Rector’s Palace as a film location for the epic TV series.
DUBROVNIK Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
|#||Air Start Date||Land Start Date||Land End Date||Land Only Price||Discount||Final||Departure Code||Status|
|1||Zonar||Designed as an urban oasis in the heart of the vibrant city of Zagreb, Zonar Zagreb Hotel offers 285 well equipped rooms, two à la carte restaurants, a bar, a deli, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool on the rooftop featuring a panoramic view of Zagreb and a gym. The modern rooms are spread over 19 floors and feature air-conditioning, hairdryer and Free Wi-fi access. Located in the business district, the hotel is in a strategic position close to one of Zagreb's train stations.||Zagreb||Trg Kresimira Cosica 9||First-Class|
|2||Pinija at Petrcane||The Hotel Pinija is situated in the small Mediterranean village of Petrcane, near Zadar. Its unique position on a natural peninsula makes it the perfect choice for rest and recreation. Hidden in a forest of pine trees and surrounded by a crystal clear sea, it invites you to escape everyday life. Enjoy a variety of gastronomic delicacies and relax with wellness program. The hotel offers 300 modern air-conditioned rooms fully equipped. Accommodation is arranged into three wings connected by the reception area, a spacious lobby, and an aperitif bar.||Petrcane||Ulica V 1A||First-Class|
|3||President Solin||"Conveniently located just a few minutes from away from the ancient city of Split and the famous Diocletian¿s Palace, this modern upscale hotel offers luxurious interiors and elegant guestrooms with sumptuous furnishings, including an intimate seating area with chairs and ottomans, Free Wi-Fi internet access, marble bathrooms and individually controlled air conditioning. The property has a beautiful indoor swimming pool as well as a seasonal outdoor pool and stylish restaurant and bar "||Solin||Ulica Kralja Petra Kreimira IV||First-Class|
|4||Lapad||This former Grand Hotel is set in a historic building surrounded by a large outdoor pool and palm trees, overlooking the famous Dubrovnik's Gruz Harbour. Clear lines are combined with luxurious fabrics in the modern guestrooms, all of which are air-conditioned and feature flat-screen satellite TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and bathrooms with shower, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the entire hotel.||Dubrovnik||Lapadska obala 37||Superior First-Class|