Join Joyce in Croatia with Globus in 2019!
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DETAILS OF THE TRIP
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA
Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)
Day 2 ZAGREB-LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Discover the Lower and medieval Upper Town of the capital of Croatia, with a Local Guide, and admire the Austro-Hungarian architecture such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop's Palace, and more, plus a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. Enter Slovenia and arrive in its capital, Ljubljana. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3 LJUBLJANA
Guided sightseeing features the main sites like the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and a visit to magnificent ST. NICHOLAS' CATHEDRAL. Balance of the day at leisure to join the locals along the banks of the Ljubljanica River or to just relax. (Breakfast)
Day 4 LJUBLJANA-POSTOJNA-OPATIJA, CROATIA
Visit the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVE by mini-train. The cave was discovered in the 17th century, opened to the public in 1819, and is considered the most beautiful in Slovenia. Continue to Opatija, a famous seaside resort frequented by tourists from the mid-19th century onwards. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5 OPATIJA. EXCURSION TO PULA
A scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula, where your Local Guide will show you the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, dating back to the 1st century. Then, visit the perfectly preserved AMPHITHEATER and the TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS. Return to Opatija and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Walk along the lungomare seaside promenade and don't forget to take pictures of the famous Maiden with the Seagull. (Breakfast)
Day 6 OPATIJA-PLITVICE-ZADAR
Head inland to peaceful Plitvice and join your Local Guide for a walking tour of the NATIONAL PARK, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Back to the coastline, arrive at your beautifully located hotel, surrounded by fragrant pine woods. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 7 ZADAR-TROGIR-SPLIT
A guided walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of this city with its turbulent history of fighting off the Venetians, crusaders, and Turks over the centuries. Don't miss the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The next two cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: explore picturesque Trogir, founded by Greek colonists and a major port until Roman times, and then continue to Split, the ancient Spalato. This evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8 SPLIT
Walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE, a well-preserved fortress and a living part of the Old Town, with your Local Guide. Also see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter with its impressive basement halls-a filming location in the Game of Thrones. (Breakfast)
Day 9 SPLIT-BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA-
Follow the Dalmatian coast, heading south to Dubrovnik. Beautifully situated on a promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik was once an independent maritime republic rivaling Venice. Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. Also visit the 15th-century RECTOR'S PALACE, built in gothic style, with renaissance and baroque elements, harmoniously combined. (Breakfast)
Day 10 DUBROVNIK
A full day at leisure to relax or to join an exciting optional excursion. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate the success of your Croatian tour. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 11 DUBROVNIK Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)
ZAGREB: Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
LJUBLJANA: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Nicholas' Cathedral
POSTOJNA: [LF] Visit the caves PULA: Guided visit including the Amphitheater and Temple of Augustus
PLITVICE: Guided walking tour in the national park
ZADAR: Guided walking tour through the Old Town to the main square
TROGIR: Visit the historic city
SPLIT: [LF] Dinner at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit Diocletian's Palace
DUBROVNIK: Guided walking tour; visit Rector's Palace; farewell dinner
[LF] = Local Favorite
- Headsets throughout the tour.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
- This tour passes through Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- Meals: Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Split
Joyce Masyga, CTA
Agency Owner/Travel Consultant