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Compelling Croatia

CROATIA

$3699

10
days

$3699 based on double

Single supplement $690

SEP 18-27, 2019

DESCRIPTION

The rustic charms of Croatia have long been hidden by geopolitical complications. It is now open for business and is graciously receiving guests. Gone are the dark days of socialism, depression and war. Traditions still run deep there, you see them in the food, farming and crafts. The beaches are pristine and dramatic. And if you are a Game of Thrones fan, you will recognize sites used in its filming. 

 

September brings sunny skies and mild temperatures, making this an excellent month to visit as the crowds begin to wane. 

 

This itinerary takes us beyond the popular Dubrovnik to find what makes this country so compelling. 

 

 

INCLUDED

9 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels

Daily breakfast

5 lunches

1 farewell dinner

Private motor coach transport

Full time national guide

Local guides for touring

Winery visits

Private speedboat

3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

All admissions for included visits including national parks

Silk workshop

Departure transfer for passengers leaving with the group

Winery and olive mill visits

FINE PRINT

A non refundable $500 deposit secures your space.Itinerary subject to change without notice. No refunds for missed activities. A 3.5% fee for credit card use. Travel insurance is recommended to protect your investment. Participants must be able to independently ascend and descend stairs without a railing, walk intermediate distances on uneven surfaces and independently embark and disembark planes, boats and buses. Final payment due July 31, 2019.

 

 

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

September 18-20 ZAGREB

This lively historic capital offers opportunities for a food walking-tour that also takes in the main landmarks. We include the central green market, wine bars and pubs with local, traditional and seasonal snacks. What a great way to learn about what lies on your plate for the balance of the trip. 

 

September 20-24 SPLIT

Visit Plitvice Lakes, the top tourist destination in Croatia. Sixteen lakes of blue, green and emerald cascade from one to another, creating a natural spectacle you will not soon forget. 

 

A walking tour of Split reveals the secrets of the 1,700 year old Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the charming narrow streets with monuments the Romans brought from Egypt, and well-preserved Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque palaces. 

 

The national park of Krka and Sibenikfill the third day. This is a chance to see the Slavic roots of the country. Sibenik is home to the best restaurant in Croatia,Pelegrini. It has a stellar reputation and boasts a Michelin star. 

 

Hvar and the Pakleni Islandsare a sunny highlight of Croatia. The lavender fields, beautiful beaches, olive groves of the coastline will enchant you. You reach the islands by private speedboat. 

 

On the journey to Dubrovnik, a winery tour is the highlight. This cellar offers the most beautiful view in the country. 

September 24-27 DUBROVNIK

This dramatically beautiful city is surrounded by a region full of adventures. The city and its main attractions will be explained in a walking tour. 

 

Traveling into the countryside, you will learn about the Konavle Silk Road and visit a silkworm farm and an artist, as well as wineries offering great gastronomic experiences in the picturesque province of Cavtat.