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Two Week Tour to Zagreb, Hvar & Dubrovnik

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14 Days
2 Countries

Croatia, Slovenia

14 Cities

Zagreb, Postojna, Opatija, Istria, Pula, Rovinj, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Zadar, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korčula, Peljesac, Dubrovnik

20 Meals

6 Dinner with Wines, 13 Breakfasts, 1 Morning Tea

Comfortable

Mainly 2 and 3 night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 33
Tour brand Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations

If you typically fly business with extra legroom and appreciate 4 and 5-star hotels and one-of-a-kind experiences, Insight Vacations is a great fit for you. Get all the sights and insights, up close and personal on these premium guided tours and enjoy business class seating on luxury motorcoaches designed just for Insight Vacations, with double the legroom and personal space of a regular touring coach. Engage your curiosity with hand-selected experiences, immerse yourself in local culture with superior dining and stay in style at highly rated hotels. Every tour includes at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. These immersive impact experiences are not only a positive force for change in the destinations you visit, by advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also offer you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community.

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Prefer to get off the beaten track? On our Country Roads tours, you'll leave the tourist hotspots behind and explore your destination from the perspective of a local. You'll eat like a local and enjoy farm-to-table dining. Seen all the iconic sites? Discover a new perspective!

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Discover Croatia’s rich heritage and stunning Dalmatian coastline—with fascinating itineraries curated by Local Experts. Charting a course through the cities of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik, the journey pauses for sea-to-table oysters in Ston, a quaint coastal village. Croatia’s culinary delicacies are also the order of the day at Celebration Dinner in Dubrovnik paired with wine and grappa. Explore Plitvice National Park, one of Europe’s great natural wonders. On this Insight Choice, learn about local Tara Community folklore, or journey through the forest paths, alongside 16 interconnecting lakes.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Zagreb

Your Croatian adventure begins in the Capital, Zagreb. Relax and settle in or perhaps head for the romantic chestnut-lined Stross Promenade for your first views over the city. Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner, with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers over a pleasant evening with wine.

Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia
Sheraton Zagreb View Hotel Details
Included Meals Dinner with Wine

Sheraton Zagreb

About the Hotel

Zagreb, Croatia

Conveniently located in Zagreb's historic Old Town, the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel is perfectly situated for your stay. Spacious rooms are comfortable and traditionally-decorated, while the hotel's Piano Bar offers a trendy atmosphere, where you can enjoy a drink and reflect on your day of sightseeing.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Authentic Dining Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers in Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb Welcome Dinner

At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers over a pleasant evening with wine.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Day 2

Zagreb’s Twin Towns

Join your Local Expert to explore the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Take a walk and see the art Pavillion, the academy of Sciences and Art and pass Zrinjevac Park. We then board the city's funicular to St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower, take a walk back down through the Stone gate and back to the Square. The afternoon is at leisure. Relax and enjoy your hotel's amenities or perhaps take an Optional Experience.

Park Zrinjevac in Zagreb, Croatia
Sheraton Zagreb View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Sheraton Zagreb

About the Hotel

Zagreb, Croatia

Conveniently located in Zagreb's historic Old Town, the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel is perfectly situated for your stay. Spacious rooms are comfortable and traditionally-decorated, while the hotel's Piano Bar offers a trendy atmosphere, where you can enjoy a drink and reflect on your day of sightseeing.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights St Mark's Church in Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb City Tour

Your Local Expert guides you this two-tiered capital. Explore Donji Grad, the Lower Town, and see the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square, Ban Jo...

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Funicular to the upper Town in Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb Funicular Ride to Gornji Grad

Ride the funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town, to view the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences Croatian countryside experience in Kumrovec, Croatia
Croatian Countryside Experience

Journey through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Zagorje region with our Local Expert to the charming village of Kumrovec. We'll visit the ...

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Day 3

Postojna Caves and on to Opatija

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 five-meter tall Brilliant, the cave's most beautiful stalagmite. Return to Croatia in your hotel in Opatija.

Postojna Cave, Postojna, Slovenia
Grand Adriatic View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Grand Adriatic

About the Hotel

Opatija, Croatia

Style

  • Hotel
Top Rated Highlights Inside Postojna Caves in Postojna near Ljubljana, Slovenia
Visit Postojna Cave

Enter by mini-train into these world-famous cave systems, before walking through an illuminated fairyland of stalactites and stalagmites.

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Top Rated Highlights

Day 4

Discover the Jewels of Istria

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. Wander through the cobbled streets lined with tempting shops, pastel-colored bars and sidewalk cafes.

Visit Rovinj, Croatia
Grand Adriatic View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Grand Adriatic

About the Hotel

Opatija, Croatia

Style

  • Hotel
Optional Experiences Enjoy traditional Istrian dinner Opatija in Croatia
Opatija Dinner

Enjoy a traditional Istrian dinner at a charming rustic restaurant in a small village above Kvarner Bay. You'll be treated to a true homely atmosph...

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Day 5

Pristine Plitvice National Park

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. 
Explore Plitvice with Insight Choice. Choose between two MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences: Join a Local Expert to explore Plitvice National Park and learn how the site actively carries out research to monitor the natural habitat of species. Alternatively meet one of the woman behind the Tara Community Center, who produce handicrafts, enabling employment and engagement in the community.

Walk through the Plitvice National Park
Hotel Lyra View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Hotel Lyra

About the Hotel

Plitvica, Croatia

Having only opened in July 2018, Hotel Lyra is a brand new hotel ideally located within the stunningly gorgeous Pltivice Lakes National Park. This boutique boutique property features contemporary design and furnishings throughout and will ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay in the heart of natural beauty.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Resort
Make Travel Matter Explore the Plitvice National Park​, Croatia
Learn about Habitat Conservation at Plitvice National Park

Join a Local Expert to explore Plitvice National Park. Learn about the studies taking place to monitor and protect the natural habitat, and educati...

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Make Travel Matter

Make Travel Matter Visit the Tara Community Centre at the Plitvice National Park, Croatia
Visit the Tara Center at Plitvice National Park

Through its income the Tara Center has built a small community Center that is used by the Tara Citizens’ Association, a collective of mostly older ...

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Day 6

The Dalmatian Coast to Split

The green forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park give way to pebble-dashed shores lapped by turquoise waters. Walk through the Roman Ruins and market to see the sea organ of Zadar. Witness the dramatic change in landscape, as you travel through Mediterranean olive groves on your way to Trogir, a city founded by the Greeks in 3rd century B.C. Admire the cathedral and Renaissance Čipiko Palace before continuing to the historic city of Solin. In the evening, don't miss the opportunity of dinner in a traditional konoba.

Town of Trogir in Dalmatia, Croatia
Hotel President Solin View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Hotel President Solin

About the Hotel

Split, Croatia

The modern Hotel President Solin is conveniently located just a few minutes from the ancient city of Split and the famous Diocletian’s Palace.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir, Croatia
Trogir Orientation

See the cathedral and Renaissance Cipiko Palace during an orientation with your Travel Director.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences Konoba dinner in Split, Croatia
Konoba Dinner

For the authentic Dalmatian cuisine experience, dinner in a traditional ‘konoba’, is a must. Friendly staff serve a variety of seafood or meat, acc...

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Day 7

Island Hopping to Hvar

The Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here, and today it forms the heart of the Old Town of Split. With your Local Expert, explore the 1,700 year-old palace cellars and learn the story of the infamous emperor. Continue 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. Your island-hopping adventure begins here. Cross the azure waters of the Adriatic to spend two nights on Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in the country and boasting an interior dotted with lofty mountain peaks and aromatic fields of lavender.

Old town of Split Croatia
Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort

About the Hotel

Hvar, Croatia

The stunning pool area is a highlight of Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, with its Mediterranean gardens and cascading waterfalls. Take some time to explore as the beach is only a few minutes walk and Hvar's center about 10 minutes away.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Room Service
  • Concierge

Style

  • Resort
Top Rated Highlights Croatian flag on ferry to Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia
Split to Hvar Ferry

Cruise to the sunniest island of the country, Hvar, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy beautiful views and crystal waters on this two hour fe...

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Fruit Square in the Old Town of Split, Croatia
Split City Tour

Sightseeing with your Local Expert continues through the old town. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to reach Narodni Trg, the center of Old Split. C...

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Visit Diocletians Palace Split, Croatia
Visit Emperor Diocletian's Palace in Split

Explore above and below the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace. A Local Expert guides you through labyrinthine streets to see St. Duje's, the Temple...

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Orientation Hvar, Croatia
Hvar Orientation

Explore the coves and hidden beaches and ascend the lofty peaks from where there are magnificent views over this beautiful island.

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Top Rated Highlights

Day 8

Exploring the Island of Hvar

Enjoy a full day at leisure, as you explore the hidden coves, secluded beaches, old monasteries and villages of Hvar. Perhaps stroll around seaside Stari Grad, known for being one of Europe’s oldest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Maybe visit the local museum with its impressive collection of archeological finds dating back to Greek antiquity or enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant? You could even see the glitz and glamour of Hvar Town with its yacht-lined marinas, famous for being the trendy playground of the rich and famous.

View of the Adriatic in Hvar, Croatia
Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort

About the Hotel

Hvar, Croatia

The stunning pool area is a highlight of Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, with its Mediterranean gardens and cascading waterfalls. Take some time to explore as the beach is only a few minutes walk and Hvar's center about 10 minutes away.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Room Service
  • Concierge

Style

  • Resort
Optional Experiences
Highlights of Hvar and Lunch

Gaze at the fields of lavender as we journey with our Local Expert to Stari Grad – one of the oldest towns in Europe and a UNESCO-Protected World H...

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Optional Experiences

Day 9

On the Trail of Marco Polo to Korčula

Cruise back to the mainland and continue your journey to the island of Korčula, known for its grace, history and rich culture. The perfect place for relaxing, the island is filled with quiet coves and small beaches that dot the south coastline. This evening, dinner will be at the hotel.

Korcula Old Town, Dalmatia, Croatia
Hotel Liburna View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Hotel Liburna

About the Hotel

Korčula, Croatia

The Hotel Liburna located on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, inspired by Mediterranean splendor on the outside and pure designer lines on the inside.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Beach Access

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Cruise the Adriatic Hvar Croatia
Hvar to Split Ferry

Cruise back to the mainland to continue your journey.

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Top Rated Highlights

Day 10

Captivating Korčula

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. Mark 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 at your leisure to enjoy the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces of this charming medieval town.

View of the Harbour and Old town Korcula Croatia
Hotel Liburna View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Hotel Liburna

About the Hotel

Korčula, Croatia

The Hotel Liburna located on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, inspired by Mediterranean splendor on the outside and pure designer lines on the inside.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Beach Access

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Korcula Old town, Dalmatia, Croatia
Korcula City Tour

Walk the herringbone maze of streets and flagstone plazas with your Local Expert. Learn why the locals claim this is where Marco Polo was born.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences
Scenic Drive and Koboba Belin

Enjoy a scenic drive with our Local Expert as we pass the rustic villages and towns of Korcula. We'll enjoy picturesque views past vineyards and th...

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Optional Experiences
Best of Korcula

Enjoy a scenic coastal cruise with our Local Expert as we pass the old port town of Korcula for superb photo opportunities. We'll continue past the...

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Optional Experiences

Day 11

Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic

Journey to the beautiful southern slopes of the Pelješac Peninsula. Weather permitting, 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 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, 'paradise on Earth' according to George Bernard Shaw. Join a walking exploration of the city, guided by a Local Expert. Get a glimpse into local life, as you explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th century bastions of the Old Town. Walk past Onofrio's Fountain, see the Old Jewish Quarter and the synagogue, and marvel at the grandeur of the cathedral and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. With the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps enjoy the luxuries of the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, your home for the next three nights.

Explore the Old Town, Dubrovnik Croatia
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Morning Tea

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

About the Hotel

Dubrovnik, Croatia

One of Croatia’s finest resorts, the unique architecture of the hotel ensures all guest rooms have access to private balconies and magnificent views of the Adriatic, with access to a private beach. 

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Beach Access

Style

  • Resort
Top Rated Highlights Guests enjoying a cruise with drinks Mali Ston, Croatia
Cruise to Ston Village by Private Boat

Cruise to this quaint coastal village by private boat.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights See the Rector’s Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik City Tour

Explore the Pearl of the Adriatic with your Local Expert. Walk the stone-paved streets of the Old Town to see Onofrio's Fountain, Rector's Palace a...

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Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Guests enjoying oyster tasting Mali Ston, Croatia
Meet an Oyster Farmer in Ston

Meet a local oyster farmer and learn about the cultivation of oysters, before enjoying a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of fresh shellfish and local wine.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences Pouring extra virgin olive oil into a glass bowl
Ancient Olive Press & Agro-Tourism Experience

Visit a household in a little village above Dubrovnik. Begin with a short walk through the old part of the village while learning about rural livin...

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Optional Experiences

Day 12

Optional Montenegro Experience

Spend the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional visit to Montenegro, traveling along the coast to the pretty port town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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. Perhaps start at a trendy wine bar, followed by dinner at a romantic sidewalk cafe?

Optional Montenegro Experience
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

About the Hotel

Dubrovnik, Croatia

One of Croatia’s finest resorts, the unique architecture of the hotel ensures all guest rooms have access to private balconies and magnificent views of the Adriatic, with access to a private beach. 

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Beach Access

Style

  • Resort
Optional Experiences Optional Montenegro Experience
Excursion to Kotor, Montenegro

We'll drive South along the coast with our Local Expert into Montenegro and the pretty town of Kotor, situated on the Adriatic's only fjord, listed...

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Optional Experiences

Day 13

Dubrovnik at Leisure

Make the most of a day at leisure in the Pearl of the Adriatic. Relax by the pool, shop in the markets or perhaps take the opportunity to visit Cavtat, one of the most enchanting seaside resorts in Croatia. This evening, should weather permit, you're invited to embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik. 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.

Old town harbour of Dubrovnik Croatia
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

About the Hotel

Dubrovnik, Croatia

One of Croatia’s finest resorts, the unique architecture of the hotel ensures all guest rooms have access to private balconies and magnificent views of the Adriatic, with access to a private beach. 

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Beach Access

Style

  • Resort
Top Rated Highlights Sunset from the water Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik Sunset Cruise

As the sun descends and should the weather be favourable, enjoy a relaxing cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Guests enjoying a Celebration Dinner in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik Celebration Dinner

Toast the culmination of your journey with a typical Dalmatian Coast Celebration Dinner, accompanied with wine and grappa.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences
Cavtat Excursion

The road to Cavtat overlooks the steep coast of the Adriatic sea and presents several opportunities for postcard perfect views. Continue to Cavtat,...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Wine poured into glasses in winery, in California, USA
Cavtat and Local Winery Experience

The road to Cavtat overlooks the steep coast of the Adriatic sea and presents several opportunities for postcard perfect views. Cavtat is one of th...

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Day 14

Depart Dubrovnik

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast.

The Old Town in Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

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Zagreb City Tour

Your Local Expert guides you this two-tiered capital. Explore Donji Grad, the Lower Town, and see the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square, Ban Jo...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Zagreb Funicular Ride to Gornji Grad

Ride the funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town, to view the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Postojna Cave

Enter by mini-train into these world-famous cave systems, before walking through an illuminated fairyland of stalactites and stalagmites.

Included in Trip
Make Travel Matter
Learn about Habitat Conservation at Plitvice National Park

Join a Local Expert to explore Plitvice National Park. Learn about the studies taking place to monitor and protect the natural habitat, and educati...

See More
Included in Trip
Make Travel Matter
Visit the Tara Center at Plitvice National Park

Through its income the Tara Center has built a small community Center that is used by the Tara Citizens’ Association, a collective of mostly older ...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Trogir Orientation

See the cathedral and Renaissance Cipiko Palace during an orientation with your Travel Director.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Split to Hvar Ferry

Cruise to the sunniest island of the country, Hvar, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy beautiful views and crystal waters on this two hour fe...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Split City Tour

Sightseeing with your Local Expert continues through the old town. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to reach Narodni Trg, the center of Old Split. C...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Emperor Diocletian's Palace in Split

Explore above and below the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace. A Local Expert guides you through labyrinthine streets to see St. Duje's, the Temple...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Hvar Orientation

Explore the coves and hidden beaches and ascend the lofty peaks from where there are magnificent views over this beautiful island.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Hvar to Split Ferry

Cruise back to the mainland to continue your journey.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Korcula City Tour

Walk the herringbone maze of streets and flagstone plazas with your Local Expert. Learn why the locals claim this is where Marco Polo was born.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Cruise to Ston Village by Private Boat

Cruise to this quaint coastal village by private boat.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Dubrovnik City Tour

Explore the Pearl of the Adriatic with your Local Expert. Walk the stone-paved streets of the Old Town to see Onofrio's Fountain, Rector's Palace a...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Dubrovnik Sunset Cruise

As the sun descends and should the weather be favourable, enjoy a relaxing cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik.

Included in Trip

About this trip

Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

6 Dinner with Wines, 13 Breakfasts, 1 Morning Tea

Zagreb Welcome Dinner

At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers over a pleasant evening with wine.

Meet an Oyster Farmer in Ston

Meet a local oyster farmer and learn about the cultivation of oysters, before enjoying a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of fresh shellfish and local wine.

Dubrovnik Celebration Dinner

Toast the culmination of your journey with a typical Dalmatian Coast Celebration Dinner, accompanied with wine and grappa.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Sheraton Zagreb
Grand Adriatic
Hotel Lyra
Hotel President Solin
Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort
Hotel Liburna
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Croatian Countryside Experience

Journey through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Zagorje region with our Local Expert to the charming village of Kumrovec. We'll visit the ...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Opatija Dinner

Enjoy a traditional Istrian dinner at a charming rustic restaurant in a small village above Kvarner Bay. You'll be treated to a true homely atmosph...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Konoba Dinner

For the authentic Dalmatian cuisine experience, dinner in a traditional ‘konoba’, is a must. Friendly staff serve a variety of seafood or meat, acc...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Highlights of Hvar and Lunch

Gaze at the fields of lavender as we journey with our Local Expert to Stari Grad – one of the oldest towns in Europe and a UNESCO-Protected World H...

See More
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Country Roads of Croatia - Small Group
14 Days from $6,495

Croatia

  • Official Language in Croatia: Croatian
  • Currency used in Croatia: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  • Capital City: Zagreb
  • Time Zone(s) in Croatia: Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Croatia passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Croatia
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Croatia has a diverse climate, with three main regions: coastal, inland, and mountainous. The coastal regions, including cities like Dubrovnik and Split, have a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F), and mild winters averaging around 10°C (50°F). Inland areas, such as Zagreb, have a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures can reach 30°C (86°F) or higher, while winter temperatures can drop below freezing. The mountainous regions, like the Dinaric Alps, experience colder and harsher winters with heavy snowfall, making them ideal for winter sports. Rainfall is generally higher along the coast and decreases inland, with the wettest months being October and November.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
Service
Zack was terrific, he answered all my questions and addressed any issues I had promptly through out the pre-travel period.
Vacation
This was our first organized motor coach tour and my husband’s first time in Europe. We really enjoyed our experience with Insight Vacations. Tour Director Tina kept things fun, informative and enjoyable. Our driver Paulo was amazing…his driving skills were incredible. He kept us safe and on time! The only complaint I had was with a couple of our hotels, where we experienced lack of air conditioning. When the front desk was notified they treated it like it wasn’t important and stated “ oh well some rooms have this issue “. I found that unprofessional for a hotel receiving such a large number of tourist. The optional excursions were great….we took all of them and wished we wouldn't have and left more time to explore on our own. Another day in each area allowing us to explore on our own would have been more relaxing. We probably will use Insight Vacation again.
Richard Paasch
Review date: Monday, September 18, 2023
Service
Hotels were less than average. Bad Rooms. I asked for Economy Plus when working on airline reservations. We ended up in the back in the middle. Worst seating I have ever had. I have no confidence in your travel people.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're very sorry to hear that the trip and flights did not meet your expectations. We hope that there were some highlights along the way and a few happy memories made.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Vacation
See above, You are a very average company, nobody checks up. One, exception, our tour guide and driver were exceptional.
Philip Ziegler
Review date: Friday, August 4, 2023
Service
We had a wedding to plan for the week before, so we didn't do anything for the trip except pack at the last minute. The trip turned out to one of our best, so thanks for making it so.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That is exactly what our Guided Vacations are supposed to be. Worry free and fantastic! Just pack and go have a wonderful time.
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Vacation
Loved the history, the Adriatic and the islands - Hvar and Korchula.
Robert Sliwa
Review date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Service
We really enjoyed our trip to Croatia! We had GET book our airfare out of RDU to Zagreb through IAD then Munich and returning from Dubrovnik to Frankfort to IAD back to RDU. We only had 1 hour between flights at IAD going and 1 hour in Frankfort Airport returning. That was not enough time! We had to run through the terminals for both and we were the last ones on each flight. Way too exhausting and too much anxiety!
Vacation
Great tour with great tour guides!
Bonnie Bolinger
Review date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
Service
Only spoke to them when I booked. Emails and written documents comprehensive and clear cut. Completing required documents was easy.
Vacation
Great group, outstanding and informative tour guide. We learned such much history about the area. It was a fun and fascinating trip.
Susan Acheson
Review date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Service
Easy to work with
Vacation
The trip was beautiful albeit a fast pace for 2 very fit people. We were promised 4 star hotels and we did get a few of them but not all. However, at those hotels, we got the worst rooms. What good is a hotel view of the Adriatic when in your room, you looked at a wall? Besides that, no masks were required and they should have been. The second day, my husband and I got a gastrointestinal sickness from a woman who had come sick to the tour. After spending 4-5 days recovering, we had about a week before we came down with Covid. The tour was well run but with poor rooms and mediocre food. Will never take another bus trip again. We are very well traveled but this isn’t the way to go!
Steven Giordano
Review date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Service
Alyssa Rucker was friendly, engaged, and very helpful. She always responded in a timely fashion to any questions I had.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad we were able to help you plan your Croatia trip (and we think Alyssa is awesome too!). It sounds like you had an awesome time in Croatia and made some lifelong memories. Thank you so much for your kind words. Take care!
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Vacation
The accommodations, meals, tours, optional experiences, and tour managervand driver were all excellent. The other travelers were congenial, friendly, and considerate.
Kenneth Rau
Review date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Service
We were abandoned after we had tested positive for Covid and missed the second half of our trip. No apologies, no follow up, no assistance w travel insurance. Probably our last trip. We have been on at least 10 trips w GET, but this was the worst experience of my travel life.
Vacation
Uniworld didn’t follow their own written procedures. We booked our cruise based on their mask mandate while on the ship. It was never enforced. It’s not a debate about masks, but we made our choice based on strict rules because of a immune compromise. So we contacted Covid and only found out via another person on the cruise who also tested positive. Uniworld never even notified us. So the rest of our trip was spent in a hotel in Zagreb. Now, after our return we are in our second month dealing w travel insurance. Our worst travel (and last trip) w this outfit. Stay home. Save your money.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We thank you for your honest feedback and have shared your comments with the management staff at Uniworld for immediate review. We understand how frustrating it can be dealing with insurance claims, but luckily you have that benefit to reimburse your expenses from quarantine.
Monday, June 6, 2022
Marilyn Kormeier
Review date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Service
it would have been helpful if they had requested our travel information for the travel documents more than 1 week prior to departure. Also, it would have been helpful if they would have let us know exactly what additional documentation we needed to get into the country and out of the country.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize for the delay in getting your Travel Documents out to you. We had some challenges with our system this year but luckily all guests did receive them in time for their departures. We are happy that you enjoyed your trip.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Vacation
I especially enjoyed the visits with families in small villages. Brianna, our tour director was excellent, as was our coach driver Nikola. I had no idea what to expect, and I thoroughly enjoyed the country.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Service
Yes, I would use this organisation agIN
Vacation
Great tour director and wellness director, fortunate to travel with a great group of people from across the country. Croatia is worth visiting.
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