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Overview

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

Travelers Notes

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!

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: $3,150*
18 guests in a party: $1,318*

UNESCO Sites

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

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course 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–KRKA–SPLIT Cascades in Croatia KRKA [LF] Take a guided walking tour in the national park.
SPLIT Enjoy dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant. (B,D)
267 mi / 430 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
WONDERS OF NATURE Take a walk through the waterfalls and wonderful natural beauty of Croatia’s captivating Krka National Park. This expansive preserve is shaped by the Krka River (Croatia’s longest river) which has carved gorges, created waterfalls, and sculpted canyons of remarkable beauty. Seven stunning waterfalls drop into pools below to create a serene sanctuary you don’t want to miss.

Day 4

SPLIT The Emperor’s Escape SPLIT Your walking tour with a Local Guide includes Diocletian’s Palace. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
A LEGEND SLEPT HERE Discover one of the world’s best-preserved monuments to Roman architecture with a walking tour in Split. See the spectacular Diocletian Palace that was built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th-century AD, and forms nearly half of the Old Town of Split. Having served as the emperor's villa, summer house, and military camp, this ancient palace evokes the power and strength of the Roman Empire.

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)
19 mi / 30 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 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 2022-08-30 2022-08-31 2022-09-06 $2349 $0 $2349 RU20831K Available
2 2022-08-30 2022-08-31 2022-09-06 $2349 $0 $2349 RU20831 Not Available
3 2022-09-13 2022-09-14 2022-09-20 $2399 $0 $2399 RU20914 Not Available
4 2022-09-27 2022-09-28 2022-10-04 $2569 $0 $2569 RU20928K Not Available
5 2022-10-11 2022-10-12 2022-10-18 $2259 $0 $2259 RU21012K Available
6 2022-10-11 2022-10-12 2022-10-18 $2259 $0 $2259 RU21012 Not Available
7 2023-04-27 2023-04-28 2023-05-04 $2179 $217.9 $1961.1 RU30428 Available
8 2023-05-11 2023-05-12 2023-05-18 $2229 $222.9 $2006.1 RU30512 Available
9 2023-05-25 2023-05-26 2023-06-01 $2589 $258.9 $2330.1 RU30526K Available
10 2023-06-08 2023-06-09 2023-06-15 $2289 $228.9 $2060.1 RU30609 Available
11 2023-06-22 2023-06-23 2023-06-29 $2339 $233.9 $2105.1 RU30623 Available
12 2023-07-06 2023-07-07 2023-07-13 $2659 $265.9 $2393.1 RU30707K Available
13 2023-07-20 2023-07-21 2023-07-27 $2399 $239.9 $2159.1 RU30721 Available
14 2023-08-31 2023-09-01 2023-09-07 $2349 $234.9 $2114.1 RU30901 Available
15 2023-09-14 2023-09-15 2023-09-21 $2399 $239.9 $2159.1 RU30915 Available
16 2023-09-28 2023-09-29 2023-10-05 $2629 $262.9 $2366.1 RU30929K Available
17 2023-10-12 2023-10-13 2023-10-19 $2259 $225.9 $2033.1 RU31013 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Canopy By Hilton Zagreb City Centre Inspired by the industrial past of Zagreb, this cozy, modern hotel is the perfect starting point to discover the Croatian capital. Located just a few steps from the train station, the hotel is set in the Branimir Centre complex, one of the city's main shopping centers. Modernly designed, air-conditioned guestrooms feature a minibar, flat-screen satellite TV, and a coffee machine. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. A fitness center is available and the ReUnion restaurant serves typical Croatian food to assure a really authentic experience. Zagreb Ul. Kneza Branimira 29 Superior First-Class
2 President Hotel This 72-room urban hotel offers old world charm with a great location in the center of Split and places you within a 10-minute stroll of the Riva seafront promenade and the third-century Diocletian's Palace. Each air-conditioned guest room has a minibar, in-room safe, and free Wi-Fi internet access. The plush restaurant offers a mix of Dalmatian meat and fish dishes which can be paired with a regional Croatian wines. Gourmet coffee, refreshing drinks, and light snacks can be enjoyed in the refined ambience of the hotel's lobby bar during the day and cocktails are on offer in the evening. Split Starceviceva 1 Superior First-Class
3 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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