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A Taste of Croatia with Coastal Cruise

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. Enjoy a walking tours of Ston, famous for its oyster farms, and discover Konavle, known for its lush vineyards. On a clear day, you can see forever with a ride on the Dubrovnik Cable Car, as well as the most beautiful panoramic views from the Srd mountain. Take in the red rooftops below that glow in the sun beside the glittering Adriatic Sea. Board your Adriatic cruise in Croatia along the islands of the Dubrovnik Riviera and onward to Split!

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. Enjoy a walking tour of Ston, famous for its oyster farms, and discover Konavle, known for its lush vineyards. On a clear day, you can see forever with a ride on the Dubrovnik Cable Car, as well as the most beautiful panoramic views from the Srd mountain. Take in the red rooftops below that glow in the sun beside the glittering Adriatic Sea. Board your Adriatic cruise in Croatia along the islands of the Dubrovnik Riviera and onward to Split!

Highlights of A Taste of Croatia with Coastal Cruise

Travelers Notes

Services of the Tour Director end on day 7

Small Group

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.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,948*
18 guests in a party: $490*

UNESCO Sites

Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian|Old city of Dubrovnik

Inclusions

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! Cruise ship from Dubrovnik to Split.

Product Group

A Taste of Croatia

Travelers Notes

Services of the Tour Director end on day 7

Small Group

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.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,948*
18 guests in a party: $490*

UNESCO Sites

Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian|Old city of Dubrovnik

Inclusions

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! Board your Adriatic cruise in Croatia along the islands of the Dubrovnik Riviera and onward to Split.

Product Group

A Taste of Croatia

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners

Itineraries

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 Landmarks & Legends ZAGREB Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Parliament and Stone Gate. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

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. 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

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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 FAVORITE
NATURAL 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.

Day 5

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 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
HISTORIC 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.

Day 6

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 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 recognize this formidable setting and the Rector’s Palace as a film location for the epic TV series.

Day 7

DUBROVNIK (EMBARKATION) Above the Gates DUBROVNIK Embark on your coastal cruise. Transfer to the city gate and take the cable car from the Old Town to the Srd mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Elaphiti Islands. return transfer to the vessel to meet the crew and enjoy cocktails and dinner onboard (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Built back in 1969 the Dubrovnik Cable Car is still enthusiastically used by millions of visitors who wants to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views from the Srd mountain. On a clear day, you can see up to 60 km (37 miles). From the top, the Old Town looks postcard-perfect — its iconic red roofs illuminated by the sun, while the Adriatic Sea glitters into the horizon.

Day 8

CRUISING: DUBROVNIK–SLANO Safe Harbor Cruise around Dubrovnik city walls then continue to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop.
SLANO Explore the town’s long medieval ramparts, then learn more about oysters which made this village famous for and taste this delicacy. Free time before returning to the vessel. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Slano is one of the most picturesque places of the Dubrovnik Riviera, situated in a gentle bay 2 km long, a fine beach, with thick pine and olive groves, a long cultural tradition, and numerous historic monuments. This safe harbor has been providing a reliable protection against the elements for many centuries.

Day 9

CRUISING: SLANO–MIJET Myths & Marvels & MIJET Stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery. (B,L)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS The legend has it that the Greek hero Odysseus spent 7 years on the island of Mijet when the nymph Calypso charmed him which led to a shipwreck and him having to seek shelter in the cave for seven years before the Gods released him.

Day 10

CRUISING: MIJET–KORCULA The Marco Polo Found KORCULA Guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls. (B,L)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & LEGENDS Rumor has it that the island of Korcula is the birthplace of Marco Polo and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fishbone street pattern was used in the design of Korcula Old Town for a natural cooling effect that provides shelter in the long, hot summery days.

Day 11

CRUISING: KORCULA–VIS On the Waterfront VIS Free time to explore the island. (B,L)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
FREE TIME TIP In the 4th-century B.C., the island of Vis was one of the main Greek colonies and ultimately used as a Yugoslavian army base until 1991. As a result, the culture and architecture are extremely well preserved. Rosemary, capers, and sage grow wild around the island. Spend some time tasting some exquisite local wines or visiting the remains of the Roman thermal place, City Museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront.

Day 12

CRUISING: VIS–BISEVO–HVAR Island Beauties BISEV Visit the Blue Cave (weather permitting)
HVAR Guided tour of the island includes visit of the Renaissance Cathedral and the oldest community theatre in Europe (B,L)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SPECTACULAR SIGHTS Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic and is known for glorious lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. Climb to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of the vessel and the Paklinski Islands.

Day 13

CRUISING: HVAR–BOL–SPLIT Blue Heaven BOL Stop for a swim in one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia- Zlatni Rat.
SPLIT Guided tour of the city. (B,L)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS Zlatni rat beach in Croatia is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Thanks to its unique shape, it is also one of the most exceptional beaches in the world. It is surrounded by the crystal-clear sea that goes from turquoise blue to dark blue in just 10 to 20 meters, and it is bordered by decades-old pine trees planted by the locals to create some natural shade. The beach changes its shape and position depending on the wind, tide, and the current, and sometimes, the tip of the beach rotates so significantly that it forms a small pool.

Day 14

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

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-05-04 2024-05-05 2024-05-18 $4700 $150 $4910 RUE40505 Please Call
2 2024-05-18 2024-05-19 2024-06-01 $5320 $500 $4820 RUE40519 Please Call
3 2024-06-01 2024-06-02 2024-06-15 $5410 $0 $5410 RUE40602 Not Available
4 2024-06-15 2024-06-16 2024-06-29 $5910 $0 $5910 RUE40616K Not Available
5 2024-06-29 2024-06-30 2024-07-13 $5490 $150 $5760 RUE40630 Available
6 2024-09-07 2024-09-08 2024-09-21 $5870 $150 $5720 RUE40908 Available
7 2024-09-14 2024-09-15 2024-09-28 $5670 $150 $6000 RUE40915 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
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 Amphora Nestled on the Dalmatian coast, Hotel Amphora offers a blend of modern luxury and historical charm. Luxurious accommodations, refined dining, a spa retreat, and private beach await. The stylish air-conditioned rooms are a haven of sophisticated comfort, featuring a blend of modern amenities and classic touches. There is also a fitness room, spa & wellness centre with indoor swimming pool, as well as a choice of restaurants and bar. Split Setaliste Pape Ivana Pav Superior 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
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