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Croatia – Beyond the Dalmatian Coast: A Journey Through the Centuries

Price Starting at $8,495.00

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From the first human settlers of the Stone Age to the great Roman Empire, to the kings and queens of the medieval age, Croatia has persevered. This landscape is covered in monuments from nearly every era of human history and in each city you might wander from a Roman street to a medieval church before stopping off in a trendy modern bistro for your afternoon coffee. This whirlwind tour visits over a dozen major locations in Croatia where you will witness fairytale forests dotted with medieval castles, sparkling streams, and gushing waterfalls. You’ll take idyllic sails on crystal clear waters into forgotten coves and grottos and stop for tastings and conversations with locals in vineyards. Come to this bridge between past and present, where you’ll learn and experience the storied heritage and current culture of Croatia.

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Arrive in Zagreb, the ancient capital of Croatia, where people have lived and thrived for over a millennium! You’ll transfer to your hotel where during your welcome dinner you’ll learn about the adventures to come. Next morning, you will partake in a cornerstone of modern Croatian culture – enjoying a cup of high quality coffee in the oldest coffee shop in Zagreb which overlooks the iconic statue of Ban Jelacic. Enjoy a guided morning stroll through the city’s many avenues and boulevards as you hear the fascinating stories about Zagreb’s heritage. The afternoon will be at your leisure to explore the city’s many offerings before rejoining the group at dinner for a meal in Zagreb’s oldest restaurant, with a menu based on recipes from the 15th and 16th centuries. HOTEL DUBROVNIK.

(Meals Aloft, D; B, D)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email for more information and a pricing estimate.

  • All ground transfers and excursions in private deluxe air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner and other meals as per itinerary. (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • Wine tastings and cooking classes as per itinerary.
  • Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
  • All museum, national parks and attraction entry fees indicated on itinerary.
  • Specialist guide throughout the tour, as well as local guides for excursions.
  • Porterage for baggage handling.
  • All entry fees.
  • Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
With its typical Mediterranean climate, the coast has hot, dry and sunny weather during the summer and relatively mild winters, sometimes wet. Continental Croatia is cold in the winter – October through April and it snows often. The coast is stunning in May/June and September which is shoulder season and the crowds are sparse. High season (July/August) has the best weather and where our program visits, you’re almost guaranteed a sunny and beautiful time.