Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast featuring Christmas Markets

Dive into centuries of Croatian history as you explore its medieval cities, tranquil lakes, quaint local villages, and Christmas markets. Begin your exploration with 2 nights in Opatija, the 'Riviera of Croatia' and an Istrian gem. Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park by foot and by boat, a place where waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs connecting sixteen pristine lakes. Enjoy a visit and dinner with a local family. Take in the white stone buildings, winding alleys, and massive city walls of the ancient harbor town of Dubrovnik. Step back into Roman times in Diocletian's Palace. Explore Ljubljana, Slovenia's quaint capital city, and float on a Pletna boat on serene Lake Bled. Delight in the old-world charm found in this sunny Adriatic paradise.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
11 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1OpatijaOvernight Flight: Explore Croatia and the countries of the Adriatic, a 'must see' region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture, intriguing cultures, rolling hills and stunning coastal scenery.
Day 2OpatijaOpatija, Croatia - Tour Begins: Your tour begins in the seaside resort of Opatija. This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome reception.
Day 3OpatijaOpatija - Istrian Peninsula - Opatija: Discover the Italian and Croatian influences of the Istrian Peninsula. Known as 'Croatia's Riviera,' Opatija was once the summer retreat for Roman Caesars and Habsburg Monarchs. Visit a local distillery, which uses regional plants, fruits, and herbs to produce brandies, snacks, and other treats. Discover a picture-perfect example of a rural Croatian town. In the late afternoon, a delightful farm-to-table dinner lets you sample the local wines and culinary delicacies of the Istrian Peninsula.
Day 4OpatijaOpatija - Plitvice Lakes: After breakfast, travel to Croatia's most beautiful national park, Plitvice Lakes. This UNESCO World Heritage site promises inspiring scenery as you travel among its 16 terraced lakes and dense forests. A series of waterfalls and free flowing cascades connects each lake to the other. Complete the experience with a short cruise that takes you into the heart of this natural wonder.
Day 5PlitvicePlitvice Lakes - Dubrovnik: This morning, continue south through the heart of Croatia towards the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, enjoy magnificent views of the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Day 6DubrovnikDubrovnik: Join a local guide in 'Old Dubrovnik' (UNESCO). Visit the Franciscan Monastery - home to Europe's oldest pharmacy - along with Rector's Palace and the City Walls. Then, it's your choice! Ascend Mount Srd on a cable car for awe-inspiring views -OR- access the walls of the old city before enjoying free time. Travel through Konavle to Cilipi for dinner at a family-owned restaurant. Learn about their lives as you sample local wines and a culinary feast, prepared in the way of their ancestors.
Day 7DubrovnikDubrovnik: Today is at leisure to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik's breathtaking Old Town with its marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings. Meander through Dubrovnik's Christmas market, decked out in holiday lights and seasonal specialties. Or, perhaps you'll embark on an optional culinary excursion where you will journey along the Pelješac Peninsula and sample local wines paired with fresh oysters plucked from the sea.
Day 8DubrovnikDubrovnik - Split: Savor stunning sea views as you travel up the winding coastal road, hugging the sheer cliffs that drop into the aquamarine Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a stop in a quaint village in the Croatian countryside. You will have time to taste the local specialties and perhaps walk through the village square. Upon arrival in Split, set out on a walking tour featuring the impressive Diocletian's Palace (UNESCO), one of the most significant late-Roman historical monuments, and also see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter. Enjoy time in the evening to peruse the city's Christmas market and its stalls of tasty treats.
Day 9SplitSplit - Ljubljana, Slovenia: Your adventure continues as you travel the coast into Slovenia and on to the charming capital of Ljubljana. Upon arrival, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the city. Perhaps you'll venture into the Christmas market, sipping on a glass of mulled wine as you wander along the Festive Fair and its many vendors.
Day 10LjubljanaLjubljana - Lake Bled - Ljubljana: This morning meet a local expert who will introduce you to this lovely town nestled along the banks of the river. Your tour includes the impressive City Hall and a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of St. Nicholas. After free time for lunch, drive a short distance to tranquil Lake Bled. Experience the old-world charm that comes with taking a Pletna boat to the picturesque island in the center of Lake Bled. Spend time exploring the 17th-century cathedral, St. Mary's Church, and the 'wishing bell.' Enjoy some time to stroll the quiet paths of this lakeside community at your own pace.
Day 11LjubljanaLjubljana - Zagreb, Croatia: Today we travel to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and embark on a fascinating tour. Toast to the end of your journey with lunch at one Zagreb's local restaurants. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city's award-winning Christmas market on your own.
Day 12ZagrebZagreb - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close in Zagreb this morning.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
11/28/2021$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
12/03/2021$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
12/10/2021$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta Opatija, Croatia
Sheraton Zagreb Hotel Zagreb, Croatia
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel Dubrovnik, Croatia
Atrium Hotel Split, Croatia
The Lyra Hotel Plitvice 53233 Licko Petrovo Selo, Croatia
Tirena Sunny by Valamar Dubrovnik, Croatia
Grand Plaza Hotel Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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