Beautiful Croatia (2021) - 11 days

Designed to encapsulate the beauty of the entire Adriatic coastline from fortified Dubrovnik, the popular Croatian Island of Hvar, the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, the stunning Istrian Peninsula including Rovinj.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Visit ‘must see’ Adriatic towns of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Trogir, Rovinj, Poreč and Trieste.
  • 10 nights in exquisite 4 and 5-star hotels.
  • 10 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 1 dinners (D).
  • Guided city tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Rovinj and Pula.
  • Ston Oyster Farm visit, tour and culinary lunch experience.
  • Day excursion to the Croatian island of Hvar.
  • Guided excursion, entrance and overnight stay in Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Truffle hunting on a truffle farm with truffle infused lunch.
  • Olive Oil Estate tour and tasting in Istria.
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites including Plitvice Lakes, and the historical centres of Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir.
  • Entrance to the fortified walls of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik’s Franciscan Monastery, Diocletians Palace, St Donatus Cathedral, Temple of Augustus and Pula’s Arena.
  • Deluxe VIP transport and public catamaran/ferry where indicated.
  • Airport transfers on first and last day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
1 May 2021, Dubrovnik11 May 2021, Venice$7,690 AUD$3,800 AUD
5 June 2021, Dubrovnik15 June 2021, Venice$7,690 AUD$3,800 AUD
3 July 2021, Dubrovnik13 July 2021, Venice$7,690 AUD$3,800 AUD
21 August 2021, Dubrovnik31 August 2021, Venice$7,690 AUD$3,800 AUD
18 September 2021, Dubrovnik28 September 2021, Venice$7,690 AUD$3,800 AUD
Commences: 1 May 2021, Dubrovnik Conclude: 11 May 2021, Venice Prices (twin share): $7,690 AUD Prices (single): $3,800 AUD Availability:
Commences: 5 June 2021, Dubrovnik Conclude: 15 June 2021, Venice Prices (twin share): $7,690 AUD Prices (single): $3,800 AUD Availability:
Commences: 3 July 2021, Dubrovnik Conclude: 13 July 2021, Venice Prices (twin share): $7,690 AUD Prices (single): $3,800 AUD Availability:
Commences: 21 August 2021, Dubrovnik Conclude: 31 August 2021, Venice Prices (twin share): $7,690 AUD Prices (single): $3,800 AUD Availability:
Commences: 18 September 2021, Dubrovnik Conclude: 28 September 2021, Venice Prices (twin share): $7,690 AUD Prices (single): $3,800 AUD Availability:

Day: 1 Dubrovnik

Welcome to the medieval fortified town of Dubrovnik, the idyllic starting point to discover the beauty of the Adriatic. On arrival, transfer to your amazing hotel and enjoy the day to wander Dubrovnik’s maze of cobbled alleys.

Overnight: Croatia, Dubrovnik – Hotel Excelsior Rating 
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Day: 2 Dubrovnik

B, L

Meet your local guide for a walking tour of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site. Dubbed the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, the town has preserved its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Visit the main attractions including the Pile Gate, the city’s main promenade – the Stradun, the Onophrian Fountain, the Franciscan Monastery, the baroque church of St Blaise and the Rector’s Palace. Also walk atop the city walls for an amazing view. Afterward, enjoy a wonderful welcome lunch at a local restaurant.

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Day: 3 Dubrovnik

B

As Dubrovnik is one of the most delightful towns in Europe, continue your exploration of this amazing town as you please. There are so many options. Perhaps, continuing exploring the old town; take the ferry to the Island of Lokrum for its natural beauty, Benedictine Ruins and Monastery; or even venture further with a pre-arranged excursion to Montenegro to visit Kotor and Budva.

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Day: 4 Dubrovnik – Ston – Split

B, L

Drive along the beautiful Adriatic coastline stopping at the fishing village of Ston for a visit to an Oyster Farm. Sail out to the Oyster Beds for a tour and demonstration before delighting in a wonderful culinary lunch experience with wine. Continue north to Split, the second largest city in Croatia dating to the 6th century BC. Freshen up and enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure.

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Day: 5 Split – Trogir – Split

B

Meet your local guide for a walking tour of Split. Originally a Greek settlement, Split was conquered by the Venetians in 1420, ruled by Austrians and French before becoming part of Yugoslavia in 1918. It was occupied by the Italians in 1941 and liberated in 1943. Visit the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Listed historical centre including the Diocletians Palace representing one of the most famous architectural and cultural buildings on the Croatian coast. Afterward, transfer to nearby Trogir, the UNESCO World Heritage Listed medieval town with fortified walls, a preserved castle and tower and dwellings from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Enjoy the afternoon to roam before returning to Split.

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Day: 6 Split – Hvar – Split

B

Today enjoy an excursion to one of Croatia’s most popular islands off the Dalmatian Coast, Hvar. After disembarking the ferry, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Hvar town. Afterward, there is time to enjoy an independent lunch at one of the island’s many seaside restaurants and some leisure time before returning to Split by ferry.

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Day: 7 Split– Šibenik – Zadar – Plitvice Lakes

B

Visit Šibenik, the oldest native Croatian town on the eastern shores of the Adriatic. The town is famed for its UNESCO World Heritage Listed Cathedral of St. James, built between 1431 and 1536, both in Gothic and in Renaissance style. Afterward, continue for a quick visit of Zadar including admission to St Donatus Cathedral, before arriving to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Listed Plitvice Lakes National Park for a cosy organised dinner at your lodge.

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Day: 8 Plitvice Lakes – Rovinj

B

Enjoy a guided morning tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, covering 300 square kilometres with beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. The 16 crystal blue-green colour lakes are stunning, particularly the upper lakes that lie in the dolomite valley which are interlinked by waterfalls and are surrounded by thick forests. The area is also fauna-rich, including the brown bear, wolf, eagle owl and many rare bird species. Afterward, depart for the stunning seaside village of Rovinj to check into your amazing hotel before a brief sunset walking tour.

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Day: 10 Rovinj – Pula – Rovinj

B

Enjoy a guided tour of the seaside town of Pula, famed for its natural geography and its ancient Roman buildings including its 1st century amphitheatre, the Triumphal Arch, the Arch of Sergii and the Temple of Rome and Augustus. Afterward, visit an olive oil estate in Vodnjan for an olive oil tasting and tour. Afterward, return to Rovinj for leisure time.

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Day: 10 Rovinj – Motovun – Poreč – Rovinj

B, L

Enjoy a guided tour of the seaside town of Pula, famed for its natural geography and its ancient Roman buildings including its 1st century amphitheatre, the Triumphal Arch, the Arch of Sergii and the Temple of Rome and Augustus. Afterward, visit an olive oil estate in Vodnjan for an olive oil tasting and tour. Afterward, return to Rovinj for some leisure time.

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Day: 12 Rovinj – Trieste – Venice

B

Venture along the Italian coastline to visit the prosperous seaport of Trieste. Originally a Roman colony dating to 51BC, Trieste later became an important trade, literature and music centre for the Austrian-Hungarian empire. Today, Viennese architecture and coffee houses dominate the streets and the Port supplies 40% of Italy’s coffee. If you are not continuing with us on our Highlights of Italy (North) tour or our Slovenia Discovery tour, transfer to the Venice airport for your ongoing journey.

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