Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast - Lower Deck

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold 2025 v1

See spectacular Croatia on this 2-Week guided tour including a week-long luxury cruise. Enjoy a mix of medieval and modern sightseeing with a Local Expert in Zagreb. See hundreds of waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then journey to the Opatija Riviera for striking views of the Adriatic Sea. Hunt for truffles with a local farmer and his hound dogs in Istria. Explore the Museum of Apoxyomenos, allowing you unparalleled access to its 2,000-year-old Greek bronze statue. Savour oysters straight from the sea in the picturesque fishing village of Mali Ston, then tour the marble streets of Old Town Dubrovnik with a Local Expert. Later, choose to walk the city's expansive walls or visit its world-class museums.

Dining Summary
  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 13 Breakfast (B)
  • 10 Lunch (L)
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Dubrovnik:
  • Dubrovnik: With your included Dubrovnik Pass hike around the impressive City Walls and take in the mesmerising views of the myriad of red roofs and the dazzling Adriatic.
Additional Included Highlights
  • : You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • : At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • : 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.
  • : Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • : Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.
Exceptional Dining
  • Istria: Learn about the aromatic 'black diamonds' and join a local farmer and his well-trained hounds to hunt for truffle, and sample a selection of salamis, spreads and cheeses prepared with this gourmet delicacy.
  • Skradin: Specialists in boutique wine production, the Bibich vineyards are over 500 years old. With a deep devotion to the native grape and a strong respect for the land, the vintners of Bibich represent generations of family vintners. Taste some of the finest Croatian wines, paired expertly with tapas, for a true flavour of the region.
Journey Highlights
  • Zagreb: Join your Local Expert on an orientation city tour showcasing the charming atmosphere of the lower town then travel to the medieval upper town by funicular to see the colourful Church of St. Mark and Lotr?cak Tower.
  • Pula: Truly magnificent, the colossal Pula Arena was built in the 1st century AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, around the same time as the Colosseum of Rome. As you stroll its vast interior, picture the fierce gladiator battles that once took place here in front of 20,000 spectators.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: Visit this scenic wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes, flanked by waterfalls and primeval forest. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience as you follow your Local Expert across zig-zagging timber footbridges and learn about the Park's invaluable research work and conservation of its native species.
  • Split: Join your Local Expert for a city tour of Split. Visit Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore the winding streets and see the Roman-era buildings. Continue your highlight tour with stops at St. Duje's, the Temple of Jupiter and the Golden Gate.
  • Kornati National Park: Sail through the maze of the 89 rocky islands in the Kornati National Park and take time to relax and recharge as you cruise past ruins of the ancient Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, and medieval settlements.
  • : Discover the natural wonders of Telascica Bay, one of the most beautiful locations on the Adriatic, with an expert guide. Learn about the formation of the Salt Lake following the last Ice Age. Located inland in a karst depression, the intriguing lake is filled through underground cracks and limestone channels fed by the sea, from which it is separated by only a narrow strip of rock. And admire the iconic white cliffs. Towering 162 metres tall and gleaming out over the deep blue ocean, these are some of the steepest cliffs to rise out over the Adriatic.
  • Zadar: Join your Local Expert to see the remains of the 1st century Roman Forum, admire the 9th century St Donatus Basilica, and walk through the 16th century Venetian city walls.
  • Zadar: Visit the modern Sea Organ and take a moment to enjoy the symphony of sounds generated by the waves.
  • Krka National Park: Admire the beauty and power of nature as you stroll shaded paths with cascades all around you. The spectacular waterfalls of Krka National Park are formed from the Krka and Cikola Rivers. Formed like a series of terraces, they spill over 17 travertine steps in a series of cascades, creating the mighty Skradinski Buk waterfall, which towers 45 meters high. Despite the power of the rushing waters, the pool below remains so tranquil it is possible to swim right up to the base of the falls.
  • Sibenik: With an Local Expert, explore this charming city of sun, sea and stone. Built on rocks and constructed with rocks, Sibenik is filled with incredible historical sites, beautiful seaside hangouts, and quaint alleys and squares. Meander through the maze of streets and admire 15th century architecture, including City Hall and the Cathedral of St. James.
  • Dubrovnik: Once the sun has lowered and the crowds have disappeared join your Local Expert for a memorable evening sightseeing walk through the marble streets of Dubrovnik's Old Town and see the Rector's Palace, St. Blaise's Cathedral and the Dominican Monastery.    
Luxury Hotels
  • : With a long history of excellent service, dating back to the mid 1920s, the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel harmoniously blends its art nouveau and art deco heritage with contemporary finishes. The hotel's central location makes it a convenient base for your two-night stay as you explore the city and its surrounds. Guest rooms reflect Hollywood glamour, decorated with classic and elegant style, ensuring you will be most comfortable throughout your stay.
  • Dubrovnik: The historic Hilton Imperial, Dubrovnik blends the charm of the late 1800s with modern styling on the edge of Dubrovnik's Old Town. The Hilton Imperial is perfectly situated to take in views of the Adriatic Sea as well as exploration of Pile Gate, the Lovrijenac Fort and ?ulic beach.
Personalize your day
  • Dubrovnik:
  • Dubrovnik: With your included Dubrovnik Pass hike around the impressive City Walls and take in the mesmerising views of the myriad of red roofs and the dazzling Adriatic.
VIP Experiences
  • Mali Losinj: Embark on an exclusive and immersive exploration of the Museum of Apoxymenos. Get to know the story of the 2000-year-old Greek bronze statue, perfectly preserved in the nearby seabed, and housed in the thoughtfully designed museum.
  • : Our customised luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customised luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Concierges, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Call (330) 650-2020 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17463082

Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer valid through 9/30/2023
14 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1ZagrebWelcome to Zagreb: Your Croatia luxury tour begins with a private chauffeur to your luxurious hotel. Tonight, dine on a selection of traditional Croatian dishes.
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.
Day 2ZagrebZagreb Sightseeing Relaxed Start: Encounter Zagreb's Ban Josip Jelacic Square. Ascend the Upper Town via funicular for panoramic views before continuing to the Opatija Riviera, once a favourite seaside retreat of the elite.
Hotel Ambassador Opatija
Day 3Pula and IstriaPula and Istria: Discover one of the best-preserved Roman Amphitheaters in the city of Pula. Experience the thrill of truffle-hunting at the family owned and operated Prodan Tartufi
Hotel Ambassador Opatija
Day 4Plitvice Lakes National ParkPlitvice Lakes National Park: At the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes, be mesmerised by the waterfalls and turquoise waters as you snake your way around the boardwalks. Continue to the charming seaport city of Split.
Day 5Plitvice Lakes National ParkBoard your Adriatic Cruise Relaxed Start: Soak up Split's Old Town including the remains of Diocletian's Palace before boarding your cruise ship for your week sailing the Adriatic. Voyage to Primosten, savouring a delicious dinner on board.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 6Kornati National ParkThe Islands of Kornati National Park and Telascica Bay Relaxed Start: Sail through Kornati National Park's maze of jewel-like islands past ruins and Roman villas. Swim in crystal clear waters before arriving in Telascica Bay flanked by famous White Cliffs.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 7Mali LosinjMali Losinj Relaxed Start: Cruise to the island of Losinj touring Mali Losinj town's harbor and historic quarter. Enjoy a private tour of the Museum of Apoxyomenos, home of the preserved 2000-year-old bronze statue.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 8ZadaExplore Zadar Relaxed Start: Admire the Roman Forum, St. Donatus Basilica's and Venetian city walls. Experience a symphony of sound from the Sea Organ.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 9Krka National ParkKrka National Park Waterfalls Relaxed Start: At the acclaimed Bibich Winery indulge in Croatian wines and a tapas lunch. See the cascading waterfalls of Krka National Park's and Sibenik's 15th-century cathedral. Conclude with a Captain's Dinner and live entertainment.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 10HvarAdmire Hvar Relaxed Start: Escape to the island of Hvar. Discover the island's archtiecture, natural beauty and history.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 11SplitThe Golden Horn and Split: Morning cruise to Zlatni Rat, the most famous beach in Dalmatia, the Golden Horn. The beach has a unique and distinctive shape which changes depending on the wind and tide. Relax on deck as you cruise on to Split, upon arrival join your Local Expert for a guided tour.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 12DubrovnikOyster Tasting and Dubrovnik: Savor fresh oysters in the fishing village of Mali Ston. Arrive at your historic hotel just outside Dubrovnik's city walls and view the Rector's Palace, St. Blaise's Cathedral and the Dominican Monastery with a Local Expert.
Hilton Dubrovnik.
Day 13DubrovnikDubrovnik Your Way Relaxed Start: Stroll the city walls, taking in the red roofs juxtaposed against the blue of the Adriatic. Or, visit the Franciscan Monastery Museum or Maritime Museum. Tonight, raise a glass with an elegant dinner at local restuarant.
Hilton Dubrovnik.
Day 14DubrovnikFarewell Dubrovnik: Conclude your Zagreb to Dubrovnik tour with a private transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

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  • Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast - Lower Deck

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: Luxury Gold 2025 v1See spectacular Croatia on this 2-Week guided tour including a week-long luxury cruise. Enjoy a mix of medieval and modern sightseeing with a Local Expert in Zagreb.

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