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Country Roads of Croatia

14 Days from $3,375 per person

Style: Premium | Pace: Comfortable

Experience traditional village life and immerse yourself in the pristine landscapes, national parks, idyllic islands and sun-dappled seas of Croatia.

Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

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Experience traditional village life and immerse yourself in the pristine landscapes, national parks, idyllic islands and sun-dappled seas of Croatia.

Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

  1. Transfers to your hotel depart from Zagreb airport at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Relax and settle in or perhaps head for the romantic chestnut-lined Stross Promenade for your first views over the city. Later, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers over a pleasant evening with wine.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Sheraton Zagreb Hotel
  2. Join your Local Expert to explore the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Drive through the squares of the Lower Town, Donji Grad, designed to give a sense of grandeur. See the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square and continue to Ban Josip Jelacic Square en route to the cathedral. Board the city’s funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town. It’s a network of little streets, stretching between the Kaptol and Gradec hills. View the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Church and the Lotrščak Tower. The afternoon is at leisure.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Sheraton Zagreb Hotel
  3. Venture into Slovenia to visit the world-famous Postojna Caves. Step aboard the cave train and descend into a subterranean world of stunning stalactites, stalagmites, columns and curtains. Marvel at the 16-foot tall Brilliant, the cave’s most beautiful stalagmite, and come face-to-face with the eyeless, dragon-like human fish. Return to Croatia where your hotel is in the Belle Époque resort town of Opatija.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace/Remisens Premium Heritage Hotel Imperial
  4. Cross the heart-shaped peninsula to explore the Jewels of Istria with your Local Expert. Visit the well-preserved first-century arena at Pula, scene of brutal gladiatorial battles in Roman times. Continue to the charming old town of Rovinj, rising directly from the sea.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace/Remisens Premium Heritage Hotel Imperial
  5. Enjoy the scenery of the Adriatic coast in the morning—journey past sparkling deep blue seas, studded with rocky islands, before heading inland to visit one of Europe’s great natural wonders. Zig-zagging timber footbridges will lead you through the blue-green beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnected lakes, flanked by waterfalls and primeval forest. With your Local Expert, visit Korana Canyon to see the 230-foot-high falls and enjoy panoramic vistas of the park.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Hotel Lyra
  6. Witness a dramatic change in landscape, as you travel through Mediterranean olive groves on your way to Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 B.C. Admire the cathedral and Renaissance Čipiko Palace before continuing to the historic port of Split. 1,700 years ago, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here and today it forms the nucleus of the Old Town. A Local Expert will lead you through the labyrinthine streets and arcaded squares to see St. Duje’s—originally Diocletian’s Mausoleum—and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Continue your venture underground, to explore the cellars.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Hotel President Solin
  7. Cross the azure waters of the Adriatic to spend two nights on Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in the country with lofty mountain peaks and aromatic fields of lavender.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort/Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel
  8. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps stroll around seaside Stari Grad, known for being one of Europe’s oldest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort/Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel
  9. Cruise back to the mainland and continue your journey to the island of Korčula, known for its grace, history and rich culture. Enjoy leisure time, perhaps exploring the medieval towers and fortifying walls of the Old Town.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Hotel Liburna
  10. In the morning, join a knowledgeable Local Expert for a walking tour of the Old Town. Marvel at spectacular views of the mainland as you stroll towards the main square of Korčula where the Cathedral of St. Marc dominates the ancient skyline. Hear about local legends and history from your Local Expert, stopping by the Town Museum, the Bishop’s Palace with its treasury collection and the Town Hall. Visit the ruins of the house where—according to local legend—Marco Polo was born. The rest of the day is free.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Hotel Liburna
  11. Journey to the beautiful southern slopes of the Pelješac Peninsula. Should weather permit, cruise the tranquil waters of the bay of Mali Ston and admire the surrounding untouched natural beauty, as you enjoy a glass of traditional Croatian brandy. Stop at a shellfish farm and meet Tomislav, a local oyster farmer, to learn about the cultivation and harvest of oysters. Enjoy a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of the fresh shellfish, accompanied by a glass of wine. Continue to the walled town of Dubrovnik to meet your Local Expert. Explore the Old Town, passing Onofrio’s Fountain, the Old Jewish Quarter and the synagogue, and marvel at the grandeur of the cathedral and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Morning Tea
    hotel:Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
  12. Spend the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional visit to Montenegro, journeying along the coast to the pretty port town of Kotor. A photographer’s dream, capture one of the most beautiful parts of the bay and learn about some of the compelling history of this area. Return to Dubrovnik and enjoy an evening at your leisure.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
  13. Make the most of a day at leisure in the Pearl of the Adriatic. This evening, should weather permit, you’re invited to embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik. Gaze out at views of the glistening Adriatic and the mighty city walls rising straight from the cliffs before your cruise moors in the Old Town Harbor. Start your Celebration Dinner with the national favorite drink, a glass of grappa. Savor authentic flavors of local specialties washed down with locally produced wine.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
  14. Your journey draws to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dubrovnik Airport at 5 am, 9 am and 11:30 am.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $890 per person

Triple Room Discount: $50 per person

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $162 per person.

Airport transfers: On arrival at Zagreb airport transfers will operate at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Return transfers will arrive at Dubrovnik airport at 5 am, 9 am and 11:30 am.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels

Included Quality Dining

13 Breakfasts, 1 Morning Tea, 6 Dinners with Wine, all with tea or coffee. 

Insight Experiences

  • Ston: Meet a local oyster farmer and learn about the cultivation of oysters, before enjoying a delicious Farm-to-Table shellfish tasting of the freshest produce, accompanied with a glass of wine

Top Rated Highlights

  • Ride the funicular in Zagreb and KorČula • Cruise through the islands to Hvar • Private cruise to Ston • Cruise the bay of Dubrovnik
  • Visit Postojna Caves • Plitvice Lakes National Park • Diocletian's Palace in Split
  • City tours of Zagreb, Opatija, Split, Korčula, Rovinj and Dubrovnik, all with Local Experts
  • See Trogir's Čipiko Palace • Coves, hidden beaches and lofty peaks of Hvar
  • Scenic drive along the Adriatic Coast, the Dalmatian Coast, Plitvice Lakes National Park and Pelješac Peninsula 
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Reviews

Monday, September 3, 2018
Ester Friedberg Berkeley
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Service rating : Optional tours poor and not worth the money. Some of the hotels were not even close to 5 star. Hotel food very disappointing. My return trip was terrible 9 hour layover in Frankfurt for a 70 year old, what were the air department thinking. I found out there was an earlier flight with a much shorter layover with ample time on the connection. Very disappointed
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear that this trip did not meet your expectations. We do book the most direct flights available at the time you book your tour but can always look at other options if given enough notice and there is availability on the plane. We will share your feedback with our teams for immediate review.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Vacation : Although Croatia is beautiful my trip there disappointed
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : Provided great discounts. Timely updates via email. Good selection of tours.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for sharing your experience with GET! Hope you had a wonderful time on your Croatia vacation, what a beautiful place to visit. Happy travels.
Monday, June 4, 2018
Vacation : Beautiful country. Would have liked more inside visits.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Susan Bagley
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Service rating : Excellent transportation and bus driver (Paulo). Our destinations in Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro took us from from scenic river towns, islands, caves, hikes around beautiful water falls, etc. Wonderful. Our guide, Karin Kollerova, took care of us like we were family, as well as informing us of the history and culture of the areas we visited. A wonderful way to spend my 75th birthday.
Response from Grand European Travel:
How wonderful to spend your birthday in beautiful Croatia! We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip and for taking the time to let us know.  Thank you!
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Vacation : excellent hotels, personalized service, great itinerary
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Linda Jackson
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Service rating : Country Roads of Croatia was a terrific tour. The guide, Karin Kollarova, was outstanding. She had knowledge and caring in abundance. The 'out of town' experiences were a special treat which I never would have expected to have; to meet real families in their homes and to share experiences and food with them was over the top! I would give this tour a 5-star except my roommate and I did not receive the pre trip itinerary or the welcome letter from Karin. I called your office the day before the trip and they sent the info and vouchers but we had been looking forward to reading it over and deciding on what extra tours we would take.
Vacation : Great value for the money; I just don't have a lot of money. I will continue trying to take a trip a year with GET.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Joan Delforge
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Service rating : They answered all questions as we were preparing for the trip. Yes, I would recommend them to others planning trips.
Vacation : It was an interesting and fun trip. I selected most of the optional tours and they were worthwhile.
Monday, May 14, 2018
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Service rating : From the first inquiry to picking the right dates & convenient flights, the travel specialist Barbara Gardner was excellent !
Vacation : The optional tour of the lavender fields in Hvar didn’t mention that it was seasonal, so we didn’t get to see the lavender fields,
Monday, October 30, 2017
Rita Lynch
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Service rating : Well planned out trip. A few things I would have changed, such as more time in the National Park and maybe a cultural experience. More time to see sites along the road instead of all cities. But this was an exceptional trip.
Vacation : Food was somewhat lacking.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Timothy Goss
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Service rating : Very professional and comprehensive from the planning of the trip to very specific details. Diane Ansalone is a true professions and now a friend.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review. We could not agree more, Diane is a wonderful travel professional and a true asset to our team! Croatia is a fantastic destination and we're glad you were able to discover the country in depth. 
Monday, October 30, 2017
Vacation : One of our favorite tours to date.
Friday, October 27, 2017
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Service rating : The gal we work with at GET is always available and eager to help us with our tour plans in any way she can. I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in touring to get in touch with GET.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you very much for your review and kind words - Dianne is a wonderful addition to our team and we're glad you enjoy working with her. Croatia is a fabulous destination and we're glad you were able to experience it. 
Monday, October 30, 2017
Vacation : The tour guide and itinerary for this trip were excellent. The weather also cooperated and our fellow travelers as well as coach driver were wonderful too so we were quite fortunate that all of this worked out.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : Locations visited were great but would not travel with Grand European again. Too many add-ons to the initial price. Too many optional trips that added up to over $500, many of these should have been included. Constant tipping - tipping for daily guides and bus driver should be included.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your trip.  Optional experiences are a part of every tour operator's program.  We try to create a balance between included sights with free time which is why the Optional Experiences are not included in the main program.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Vacation : Initial cost was high and then too many add-ons.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : Too many extra expenses... costly added tours and tips for local guides. Hotels without A/C in 102 degree heat.....not so much as a window screen or fan. Even if it had been 80 degrees I still want A/C. The last dinner, on a boat, was just horrible. Boat was old and the crew was rude. Food was terrible. Bus was very comfortable and bus driver was very good...roads were very bad and he did a great job. Guide was good but had no personality. I would never travel with this company again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments.  We apologize that you're trip did not live up to your expectations. While we cannot control the weather, we will certainly pass your other concerns on to our Quality Control team.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Vacation : I did not like all of the added expenses...added tours and tips for guides. One hotel did not have A/C in 102 degree weather. Even if it had be 80 degrees outside I still want A/C. Food was not good. the last dinner, on a boat, was terrible. Boat was old, sun blazing down. When I asked if the side curtains could be lowered a little to block the sun I was given a very rude answer. Food was terrible...burned fish, snacks prepared too far in advance...curled cheese etc.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Howard Young
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Service rating : Beautiful country definitely should be on people's bucket list
Vacation : Beautiful country. Put on your bucket list
Monday, July 3, 2017
Paula Norquist
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Service rating : Very personable and helpful on the phone. Worked with us to get the airline schedule we wanted.
Vacation : Good value for thr money. Enjoy leaving the planning and driving to the experts so we can enjoy the trip.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Donna Loftus
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Service rating : Every was as stated in the literature. Hotels were clean and comfortable with wonderful views. Bus driver, Robert, was master on the road. Petra, our guide, was organized and well prepared. Her knowledge of the area gave us an insight (no pun intended!) on the history and customs of each region we toured. Her smile and warm personality was the perfect touch for leading a group travelling to new regions of the world.
Vacation : So much was included in this package and the optional experiences! Loved all the dinners 'on the road' rather than in a hotel. Food was tasty and plentiful, wine and grappa were yummy. Wer really got a feeling of being in the country, interacting with the locals
Friday, June 16, 2017
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : The management of the trip was very good
Vacation : Was good value compared to other vendors
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : Our travel specialist got back to us quickly with our questions. The travel department did a great job with our flights. Too bad more people on our tour were not able to use the complimentary shuttle from or to the airport.
Vacation : The trip gave us a variety of experiences. We felt like we really got to see and know the country of Croatia. Our tour director and bus driver were excellent!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments.  We truly appreciate the business and the kind words.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Friday, October 7, 2016
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : Peter was excellent in doing all the detail work taking care of us. We let him know how pleased we were. Please take care of him and his health especially his blood pressure. Encourage him to see a doctor. Thanks.
Vacation : The tour itinerary met all my expectations for what I wanted to see and pacing a good balance between scheduled and free time.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : very helpful in getting my trip set up in good order - thanks to Randy!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your kind words. We will share them with Randy and the rest of the team who helped make your trip a success. Grand European Travel
Monday, May 23, 2016
Vacation : fabulous and knowledgeable campus director! (Irena) amazing and talented driver! Paolo
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : Insight Vacations did an excellent job.
Response from Grand European Travel:
I'm glad that you had a great time exploring the beautiful country of Croatia! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Liz, Grand European Travel
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Vacation : Great coach and driver, great tour guide, great hotels.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : This was an Insight tour. Not Grand European.
Vacation : Superb! Hotels, food and many wonderful travelers on trip. I liked being the minority as an American. Many Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, etc. what a fun group of people. Our tour guide was Mojca Pagon. She was outstanding. This was her last tour with Insight as she is retiring. She will be hard to replace.
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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Croatia must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Croatia.

  • The currency in Croatia is the Kuna. While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive in Europe, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Croatia. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • Croatian cuisine is hearty, fresh, and flavorful, and is a mix of local traditions and neighboring influences. Meals often begin with bread, cured meats and cheese.  Along the Dalmatian coast you’ll find a variety of seafood dishes and Mediterranean flavors like rosemary, oregano, sage, lemon, and olive oil. For an authentic coastal meal try octopus peka and scampi na buzaru (scampi cooked in garlic, tomato and white wine).  Inland look for specialties such as manistra od bobica (beans and fresh maize soup) or struki (baked cheese dumpling). Traditional dishes from the area around Zagreb include purica z mlincima (turkey with pasta noodles), and strukli (ravioli-like pasta dough balls with a cheese filling).  Pizza and pasta dishes are also ubiquitous.  For dessert, try palačinka, a kind of crêpe served with jam, chocolate sauce, and other decadent fillings. Croatian beer (pivo) is high quality and light lagers most common. The regional wines are also very good, with a variety of red and whites to choose from. Croatia’s favorite brandy is sljivovica, made from plums or travarica, an herbal brandy. Italian espresso is also popular.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • When dining out in Croatia, it’s standard to leave 10 percent gratuity – and up to 15 percent for excellent service – on top of the included service fee.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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