Highlights of Croatia
Who says you can’t hit Croatia’s fabulous coast, feisty capital, and forested Krka National Park in one vacation? For those short on time but looking to create long-lasting memories, this 7-day tour of Croatia visits the country’s most fascinating cities, waters, and natural wonders for memorable journey. Admire the deep blue Adriatic Sea from the walled town of Dubrovnik, the medieval setting for the fictional city of King’s Landing in Game of Thrones; crack open fresh oysters in the fortified town of Ston, famous for its salt pans and meaty shellfish; dive into the fascinating history of coastal Split, home of Diocletian’s Palace—one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments; and feel the mist of the cascading waterfalls of Krka National Park before making a splashing the lively capital city of Zagreb. This introductory tour of Croatia highlights the medieval, the mystical, and the magical in one magnificent vacation.
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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!
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: $1,747*18 guests in a party: $433*
Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian|Old city of Dubrovnik
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN DUBROVNIK, CROATIA Welcome to Dubrovnik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
DUBROVNIK A King’s Landing DUBROVNIK Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Rector’s Palace. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)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.
DUBROVNIK–STON–BOSNIA–HERZEGOVINA–SPLIT Ston Walls & Salty History STON [LF] Guided walking tour includes the walls and the salt pans. Free time to browse.SPLIT Enjoy dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant. (B,D) 149 mi / 240 kmLOCAL 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.
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.
SPLIT–KRKA–ZAGREB Cascades in Croatia KRKA [LF] Enjoy a guided walking tour in the national park. Free time before continuing to Zagreb. (B)267 mi / 430 kmLOCAL 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.
ZAGREB Landmarks & Legends ZAGREB Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Parliament and Stone Gate. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)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. 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 Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||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|
|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||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|