Jewels of Croatia - Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Zagreb

A fabulous tour for 2021 brings you the Jewels of Croatia. See Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic. Split's Diocletian's Palace. 13th century walls of Hvar, Plitvice Lakes National Park and the cultural center of Croatia, Zagreb. A wonderful 7-night tour. For more adventure continue on with our Discovery of 3 Adriatic Gems tour for a complete adventure.

Jewels of Croatia - Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Zagreb

A fabulous tour for 2021 brings you the Jewels of Croatia. See Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic. Split's Diocletian's Palace. 13th century walls of Hvar, Plitvice Lakes National Park and the cultural center of Croatia, Zagreb. A wonderful 7-night tour. For more adventure continue on with our Discovery of 3 Adriatic Gems tour for a complete adventure.

Tour Highlights

  • Welcome reception
  • See Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice and Zagreb
  • Special Wine tasting on Hvar Island
  • Maraschino liquor tasting in Zadar
  • Wisper technology enhanced touring

Your Jewels of CroatiaTour Includes

  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport to the hotel*.
  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities.
  • Service charges and hotel taxes.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink
  • Wine tasting on Hvar Island and Maraschino liquor tasting in Zadar.
  • Farewell dinner
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Professional Tour Director throughout.
  • Luggage handling.
  • Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide's commentary.
  • Return transfer from Zagreb hotel to Zagreb Airport*
*Note: Transfers are offered on day of arrival and day of departure. If you wish to arrive earlier or stay later, transfers are additional. This tour can easily be extended with our Discovery of 3 Adriatic Gems tour

Itinerary

Day 1, Sunday: Arrive Dubrovnik

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure. In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for an orientation and a welcome reception. (WR)

Day 2, Monday: In Dubrovnik

Our walking tour includes the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. We’ll see the Rector's Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. We visit a local artisan to learn about the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives today. (B)

Day 3, Tuesday: Dubrovnik to Split

We travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. A sightseeing tour features the historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then we see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the beautiful Cathedral of St. Duje. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 4, Wednesday: Split

We board the ferry in Split and set sail for Hvar. The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A walking tour includes views of the 17th century theatre, the 13th century Arsenal, and the central town square with the Cathedral. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, famous for its collection of old art masters, including Ingoli’s ‘Last Supper’. Afterward, we travel to Stari Grand for some wine tasting. A ferry returns us to Split. (B)

Day 5, Thursday: to Plitvice

We continue our journey to Zadar. There, a walking tour shows us Zadar’s historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century, the ancient Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia: St. Anastasia. We conclude our tour with a tasting of Maraschino liquor. Later, we turn inland and travel to the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Dinner is served at our hotel. (B, D)

Day 6, Friday: To Zagreb

Have your camera ready while we walk several of the lower Plitvice lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by dense forests, mountains and lush vegetation. After our visit, we continue to Zagreb. (B)

Day 7, Saturday: In Zagreb

Our morning sightseeing tour includes views of the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure so you can explore more of the city. In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for our farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 8, Sunday: Depart Zagreb

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Rates & Hotels

2021 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1650
  $1800
  $1980
  $1980
  $1980
  $1800
  $1800
  $1650

Featured Hotels

Jewels of Croatia- 7 Night Escorted Tour
Dubrovnik Hotel or Similar (Lacroma, Argosy, Lapad) Dubrovnik Hotel
Hotel Corner Split
Hotel Jezero Plitvice
Zagreb Hotel Zagreb

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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Dubrovnik Hotel

Dubrovnik Hotel -

This tour utilizes various hotels (depending on date); Hotel Lapad, Argosy, or Lacroma may be used. [more]

Split -

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Hotel Jezero

Plitvice -

Hotel Jezero provides 229 comfortably furnished guest rooms, 7 suites, 7 semi-suites and 5 handicapped equipped rooms. Hotel has two types of rooms; lake-side rooms and forest side rooms. Lake-side rooms are equipped with private bathroom with bath, hair dryer, heating, satellite TV, direct dial phone and mini-bar. The bathrooms in the forest-side rooms have a shower instead of bath. [more]

Zagreb Hotel

Zagreb -

Some of the finest hotels are used on the tours to Europe.
This tour utilizes various hotels (depending on date); Westin or the Sheraton may be used - click on each hotel for more descriptions of each [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches and dinners (except when noted)
  • Tips to driver/guide

Airfare

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Tour dates are the date you would arrive in Zagreb. Please plan your air accordingly, as most flights overseas are overnight flights and you would depart the US one day earlier. The transfer will be waiting on arrival in Zagreb.