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Croatia & Bosnia-Herzegovina

Dubrovnik, Croatia
11 Days from $1,350 per person

Admire the charming medieval cities and extraordinary natural beauty of the Balkans with sightseeing in the historic centers of Zagrev, Dubrovnik and Split. You'll also see the vivid emerald green lakes and dramatic waterfalls in the beautiful Plitvice National Park.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).
  2. Welcome to Zagreb. Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a stroll. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for dinner in your hotel.
  3. Zagreb is a traditional medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you the highlights including the Upper and Lower town, the majestic cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, St. Mark's Church and the Opera House. Spend free time exploring the winding streets of the Old Town or consider an Optional Experience into the surrounding countryside.
  4. Travel south from Croatia into Bosnia-Herzegovina before arriving in the fascinating capital city Sarajevo. Due to its rich religious and cultural history, Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe. The city contains synagogues, mosques, orthodox as well as Catholic churches – all in one city. In 1914 the city was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which prompted the start of the First World War. Your Local Specialist will show you the important sights.
  5. Today leave Sarajevo and travel through dramatic mountainous scenery to Mostar where you’ll meet your Local Specialist. This city is named after this Old Bridge, the 'Stari Most', built by Sinan the great Ottoman architect and one of Bosnia-Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks. Destroyed during the war it has been rebuilt using the same methods as during the 16th century. You will also visit the Bazaar and see the Mosque.
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  6. This morning travel to Medjugorje - since 1981 it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local Catholics. Later continue towards the Dalmatian coast and the spectacular medieval city of Dubrovnik. Enjoy a sightseeing walking tour of the main sights with a Local Specialist. Admire the Rector's Palace, the city walls, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.
  7. Enjoy a completely free day in Dubrovnik to explore at your own pace. Or you could consider taking an Optional Experience to the Republic of Montenegro. Dine tonight at your hotel.
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  8. Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour with a Local Specialist featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the cathedral.
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  9. Enjoy exploring Split, perhaps visit the Diocletian's Palace or join an Optional Experience to nearby Trogir.
  10. This morning travel to the forested National Park of Plitvice. Admire the breathtaking waterfalls and lakes of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site on your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See lakes of crystal-clear water in many colorful shades of green, grey and blue which are linked by spectacular waterfalls. This evening arrive at your hotel in Zagreb and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
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  11. Say farewell to your companions as this tour comes to an end. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply.

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Meal Summary

9 buffet breakfasts, 5 three course dinners.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Zagreb: Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, St Mark's Church, and the Opera House
  • Sarajevo: Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the Old Town
  • Mostar: See the historic bridge and visit the Bazaar with a Local Specialist
  • Dubrovnik: Sightseeing tour with Local Specialist includes a visit of the Old City. See the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries
  • Split: See Jupiter's Temple and the Diocletian's Palace with your Local Specialist
  • Plitvice National Park: See the waterfalls and lakes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your Local Specialist
Definite Departure
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14 Apr 17 24 Apr 17 checkmark $1,350pp
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21 Apr 17 1 May 17 $1,350pp
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28 Apr 17 8 May 17 checkmark $1,375pp
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12 May 17 22 May 17 $1,375pp
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19 May 17 29 May 17 checkmark $1,375pp
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26 May 17 5 Jun 17 $1,395pp
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16 Jun 17 26 Jun 17 checkmark $1,395pp
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23 Jun 17 3 Jul 17 $1,425pp
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30 Jun 17 10 Jul 17 $1,425pp
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14 Jul 17 24 Jul 17 $1,450pp
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21 Jul 17 31 Jul 17 $1,450pp
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28 Jul 17 7 Aug 17 $1,450pp
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4 Aug 17 14 Aug 17 $1,450pp
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18 Aug 17 28 Aug 17 $1,450pp
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25 Aug 17 4 Sep 17 $1,425pp
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1 Sep 17 11 Sep 17 $1,425pp
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8 Sep 17 18 Sep 17 checkmark $1,425pp
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15 Sep 17 25 Sep 17 checkmark $1,425pp
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22 Sep 17 2 Oct 17 $1,375pp
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29 Sep 17 9 Oct 17 checkmark $1,375pp
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6 Oct 17 16 Oct 17 checkmark $1,375pp
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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 $260 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $71 per person.

Airport transfers: On arrival at Zagreb Airport transfers will operate at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Zagreb Airport at 7 am and 11:30 am.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina 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 or Bosnia-Herzegovina.

  • The currency in Croatia is the Kuna and in Bosnia-Herzegovina is the convertible mark. 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 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 48 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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