Country Roads of Croatia

14 Day Country Roads Tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik with Insight Vacations

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Country Roads Tour Starts In
Starts In
Zagreb
Country Roads Tour Ends In
Ends In
Dubrovnik
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 - 4.5 Star
40
Max Group Size
40
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Croatia, Slovenia
Trip Operated By:
Insight Vacations
Insight Vacations
476 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.4 out of 5
10 Reviews
Trip Code:
E962

Itinerary

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1 Welcome To Zagreb.
Transfers to your hotel depart from Zagreb airport at 11:30 and 14:00. Relax and settle in or perhaps head for the romantic chestnut-lined Stross Promenade for your first views over the city. At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over a pleasant evening with wine. (DW) Stay Two Nights: Sheraton Zagreb
2 Zagreb's Twin Towns.
Join your Local Expert to explore the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Drive through the squares of the Lower Town, Donji Grad, designed to give a sense of grandeur. See the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square and continue to Ban Josip Jelacic Square en route to the cathedral. Board the city's funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town. It's a network of little streets, stretching between the Kaptol and Gradec hills. View the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower. The afternoon is at leisure. Relax and enjoy your hotel's amenities or perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Zagorje region to learn about the local traditions and visit the house of Marshall Tito? (B)
3 The Postojna Caves And On To Belle-Epoque Opatija.
Venture into Slovenia to visit the world-famous Postojna Caves. Step aboard the cave train and descend into a subterranean world of stunning stalactites, stalagmites, columns and curtains. Marvel at the 5-metre tall Brilliant, the cave's most beautiful stalagmite, and come face-to-face with the eyeless, dragon-like human fish. Return to Croatia where your hotel is in the Belle Époque seaside-resort town of Opatija, nestled at the foot of Mount Učka. Take time to stroll by the luxurious villas along the tree-lined seafront promenade. (B/DW) Stay Two Nights: Reminsens Premium Grand Hotel Palace / Remisens Premium Heritage Hotel Imperial, Opatija
4 Discover The Jewels Of Istria.
Cross the heart-shaped peninsula to explore the Jewels of Istria with your Local Expert. Visit the well-preserved first-century arena at Pula, scene of brutal gladiatorial battles in Roman times. Continue to the charming old town of Rovinj, rising directly from the sea. Wander through the cobbled streets lined with tempting shops, pastel-coloured bars and sidewalk cafes. (B)
5 Pristine Plitvice National Park.
Enjoy the scenery of the Adriatic coast in the morning - journey past sparkling deep blue seas, studded with rocky islands, before heading inland to visit one of Europe's great natural wonders. Zig-zagging timber footbridges will lead you through the blue-green beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnected lakes, flanked by waterfalls and primeval forest. With your Local Expert, visit Korana Canyon to see the 70-metre-high falls and enjoy panoramic vistas of the park. (B/DW) Stay: Hotel Lyra, Ličko Petrovo Selo, Plitvice Lakes
6 The Dalmatian Coast To Split.
The green forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park give way to pebble-dashed shores lapped by turquoise waters. Witness a dramatic change in landscape, as you travel through Mediterranean olive groves on your way to Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 B. C. Admire the cathedral and Renaissance Čipiko Palace before continuing to the historic port of Split. 1,700 years ago, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here and today it forms the nucleus of the Old Town. A Local Expert will lead you through the labyrinthine streets and arcaded squares to see St. Duje's - originally Diocletian's Mausoleum - and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Continue your venture underground, to explore the cellars. In the evening, don't miss the opportunity of dinner in a traditional konoba. (B) Stay: Hotel President Solin, Split
7 Island Hopping To Hvar.
Your island-hopping adventure begins here. Cross the azure waters of the Adriatic to spend two nights on Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in the country and boasting an interior dotted with lofty mountain peaks and aromatic fields of lavender. (B/DW) Stay Two Nights: Amfora, Hvar Grand Beach Resort / Adriana, Hvar Spa Hotel
8 Exploring The Island Of Hvar.
Enjoy a full day at leisure, as you explore the hidden coves, secluded beaches, old monasteries and villages of Hvar. Perhaps stroll around seaside Stari Grad, known for being one of Europe's oldest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Maybe visit the local museum with its impressive collection of archeological finds dating back to Greek antiquity or enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant? You could even see the glitz and glamour of Hvar Town with its yacht-lined marinas, famous for being the trendy playground of the rich and famous. (B)
9 On The Trail Of Marco Polo To Korčula.
Cruise back to the mainland and continue your journey to the island of Korčula, known for its grace, history and rich culture. As you explore, the streets are filled with traditional folklore music and dance performances by the locals. The perfect place for relaxing, the island is filled with quiet coves and small beaches that dot the south coastline. Enjoy leisure time, perhaps exploring the medieval towers and fortifying walls of the Old Town or sunbathing on one of the island's many lovely beaches? (B/DW) Stay Two Nights: Hotel Liburna, Korčula
10 Captivating Korčula.
In the morning, join a knowledgeable Local Expert for a walking tour of the Old Town. Marvel at spectacular views of the mainland as you stroll towards the main square of Korčula where the Cathedral of St. Marc dominates the ancient skyline. Hear about local legends and history from your Local Expert, stopping by the Town Museum, the Bishop's Palace with its treasury collection and the Town Hall. Visit the ruins of the house where - according to local legend - Marco Polo was born. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces of this charming medieval town. (B)
11 Dubrovnik, Pearl Of The Adriatic.
Journey to the beautiful southern slopes of the Pelješac Peninsula. Should weather permit, cruise the tranquil waters of the bay of Mali Ston and admire the surrounding untouched natural beauty, as you enjoy a glass of traditional Croatian brandy. Stop at a shellfish farm and meet Tomislav, a local oyster farmer, to learn about the cultivation and harvest of oysters. Enjoy a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of the fresh shellfish, accompanied with a glass of wine. Continue to the walled town of Dubrovnik, 'paradise on Earth' according to George Bernard Shaw. Join a walking exploration of the city, guided by a Local Expert. Get a glimpse into local life, as you explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th century bastions of the Old Town. Walk past Onofrio's Fountain, see the Old Jewish Quarter and the synagogue, and marvel at the grandeur of the cathedral and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. With the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps enjoy the luxuries of the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, your home for the next three nights. Located moments away from the Adriatic with spectacular views of the Elafiti Islands, your hotel provides exclusive access to a private beach. In the evening, there is the option to enjoy dinner at a family home in a local small village. Meet the family who will explain how they make olive oil using an antique olive oil press, before savouring a freshly prepared meal served with wine. (B/MT) Stay Three Nights: Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
12 Optional Montenegro Experience.
Spend the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional visit to Montenegro, journeying along the coast to the pretty port town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A photographer's dream, capture one of the most beautiful parts of the bay and learn about some of the compelling history of this area. Return to Dubrovnik and enjoy an evening at your leisure. Perhaps start at a trendy wine bar, followed by dinner at a romantic sidewalk cafe? (B)
13 Dubrovnik At Leisure.
Make the most of a day at leisure in the Pearl of the Adriatic. Relax by the pool, shop in the markets or perhaps take the opportunity to visit Cavtat, one of the most enchanting seaside resorts in Croatia? This evening, should weather permit, you're invited to embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik. Gaze out at views of the glistening Adriatic and the mighty city walls rising straight from the cliffs before your cruise moors in the Old Town Harbour. Start your Celebration Dinner with the national favourite drink, a glass of grappa. Savour authentic flavours of local specialties washed down with locally produced wine. (B/DW)
14 Dubrovnik Airport.
Your journey draws to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dubrovnik airport at 05:00, 09:00 and 11:30. (B)
1 Welcome To Zagreb.
Transfers to your hotel depart from Zagreb airport at 11:30 and 14:00. Relax and settle in or perhaps head for the romantic chestnut-lined Stross Promenade for your first views over the city. At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over a pleasant evening with wine. (DW) Stay Two Nights: Sheraton Zagreb
2 Zagreb's Twin Towns.
Join your Local Expert to explore the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Drive through the squares of the Lower Town, Donji Grad, designed to give a sense of grandeur. See the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square and continue to Ban Josip Jelacic Square en route to the cathedral. Board the city's funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town. It's a network of little streets, stretching between the Kaptol and Gradec hills. View the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower. The afternoon is at leisure. Relax and enjoy your hotel's amenities or perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Zagorje region to learn about the local traditions and visit the house of Marshall Tito? (B)
3 The Postojna Caves And On To Belle-Epoque Opatija.
Venture into Slovenia to visit the world-famous Postojna Caves. Step aboard the cave train and descend into a subterranean world of stunning stalactites, stalagmites, columns and curtains. Marvel at the 5-metre tall Brilliant, the cave's most beautiful stalagmite, and come face-to-face with the eyeless, dragon-like human fish. Return to Croatia where your hotel is in the Belle Époque seaside-resort town of Opatija, nestled at the foot of Mount Učka. Take time to stroll by the luxurious villas along the tree-lined seafront promenade. (B/DW) Stay Two Nights: Reminsens Premium Grand Hotel Palace / Remisens Premium Heritage Hotel Imperial, Opatija
4 Discover The Jewels Of Istria.
Cross the heart-shaped peninsula to explore the Jewels of Istria with your Local Expert. Visit the well-preserved first-century arena at Pula, scene of brutal gladiatorial battles in Roman times. Continue to the charming old town of Rovinj, rising directly from the sea. Wander through the cobbled streets lined with tempting shops, pastel-coloured bars and sidewalk cafes. (B)
5 Pristine Plitvice National Park.
Enjoy the scenery of the Adriatic coast in the morning - journey past sparkling deep blue seas, studded with rocky islands, before heading inland to visit one of Europe's great natural wonders. Zig-zagging timber footbridges will lead you through the blue-green beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnected lakes, flanked by waterfalls and primeval forest. With your Local Expert, visit Korana Canyon to see the 70-metre-high falls and enjoy panoramic vistas of the park. (B/DW) Stay: Hotel Lyra, Ličko Petrovo Selo, Plitvice Lakes
6 The Dalmatian Coast To Split.
The green forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park give way to pebble-dashed shores lapped by turquoise waters. Witness a dramatic change in landscape, as you travel through Mediterranean olive groves on your way to Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 B.C. Admire the cathedral and Renaissance Čipiko Palace before continuing to the historic port of Split. 1,700 years ago, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here and today it forms the nucleus of the Old Town. A Local Expert will lead you through the labyrinthine streets and arcaded squares to see St. Duje's - originally Diocletian's Mausoleum - and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Continue your venture underground, to explore the cellars. In the evening, don't miss the opportunity of dinner in a traditional konoba. (B) Stay: Hotel President Solin, Split
7 Island Hopping To Hvar.
Your island-hopping adventure begins here. Cross the azure waters of the Adriatic to spend two nights on Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in the country and boasting an interior dotted with lofty mountain peaks and aromatic fields of lavender. (B/DW) Stay Two Nights: Amfora, Hvar Grand Beach Resort / Adriana, Hvar Spa Hotel
8 Exploring The Island Of Hvar.
Enjoy a full day at leisure, as you explore the hidden coves, secluded beaches, old monasteries and villages of Hvar. Perhaps stroll around seaside Stari Grad, known for being one of Europe's oldest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Maybe visit the local museum with its impressive collection of archeological finds dating back to Greek antiquity or enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant? You could even see the glitz and glamour of Hvar Town with its yacht-lined marinas, famous for being the trendy playground of the rich and famous. (B)
9 On The Trail Of Marco Polo To Korčula.
Cruise back to the mainland and continue your journey to the island of Korčula, known for its grace, history and rich culture. As you explore, the streets are filled with traditional folklore music and dance performances by the locals. The perfect place for relaxing, the island is filled with quiet coves and small beaches that dot the south coastline. Enjoy leisure time, perhaps exploring the medieval towers and fortifying walls of the Old Town or sunbathing on one of the island's many lovely beaches? (B/DW) Stay Two Nights: Hotel Liburna, Korčula
10 Captivating Korčula.
In the morning, join a knowledgeable Local Expert for a walking tour of the Old Town. Marvel at spectacular views of the mainland as you stroll towards the main square of Korčula where the Cathedral of St. Marc dominates the ancient skyline. Hear about local legends and history from your Local Expert, stopping by the Town Museum, the Bishop's Palace with its treasury collection and the Town Hall. Visit the ruins of the house where - according to local legend - Marco Polo was born. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces of this charming medieval town. (B)
11 Dubrovnik, Pearl Of The Adriatic.
Journey to the beautiful southern slopes of the Pelješac Peninsula. Should weather permit, cruise the tranquil waters of the bay of Mali Ston and admire the surrounding untouched natural beauty, as you enjoy a glass of traditional Croatian brandy. Stop at a shellfish farm and meet Tomislav, a local oyster farmer, to learn about the cultivation and harvest of oysters. Enjoy a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of the fresh shellfish, accompanied with a glass of wine. Continue to the walled town of Dubrovnik, 'paradise on Earth' according to George Bernard Shaw. Join a walking exploration of the city, guided by a Local Expert. Get a glimpse into local life, as you explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th century bastions of the Old Town. Walk past Onofrio's Fountain, see the Old Jewish Quarter and the synagogue, and marvel at the grandeur of the cathedral and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. With the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps enjoy the luxuries of the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, your home for the next three nights. Located moments away from the Adriatic with spectacular views of the Elafiti Islands, your hotel provides exclusive access to a private beach. In the evening, there is the option to enjoy dinner at a family home in a local small village. Meet the family who will explain how they make olive oil using an antique olive oil press, before savouring a freshly prepared meal served with wine. (B/MT) Stay Three Nights: Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
12 Optional Montenegro Experience.
Spend the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional visit to Montenegro, journeying along the coast to the pretty port town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A photographer's dream, capture one of the most beautiful parts of the bay and learn about some of the compelling history of this area. Return to Dubrovnik and enjoy an evening at your leisure. Perhaps start at a trendy wine bar, followed by dinner at a romantic sidewalk cafe? (B)
13 Dubrovnik At Leisure.
Make the most of a day at leisure in the Pearl of the Adriatic. Relax by the pool, shop in the markets or perhaps take the opportunity to visit Cavtat, one of the most enchanting seaside resorts in Croatia? This evening, should weather permit, you're invited to embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik. Gaze out at views of the glistening Adriatic and the mighty city walls rising straight from the cliffs before your cruise moors in the Old Town Harbour. Start your Celebration Dinner with the national favourite drink, a glass of grappa. Savour authentic flavours of local specialties washed down with locally produced wine. (B/DW)
14 Dubrovnik Airport.
Your journey draws to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dubrovnik airport at 05:00, 09:00 and 11:30. (B)

Insight Vacations Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Zagreb: Your Local Expert guides you this two-tiered capital. Explore Donji Grad, the Lower Town, and see the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square, Ban Josip Jelacic Square and the cathedral.
  • Zagreb: Ride the funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town, to view the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower.
  • Postojna Caves: Enter by mini-train into these world-famous cave systems, before walking through an illuminated fairyland of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Opatija: Led by your Local Expert, spend a day discovering the Jewels of Istria, including the sparkling seas of Rovinj and the gleaming white stone of the Roman arena at Pula.
  • Plitvice Lakes: Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the water wonderland of Plitvice National Park as you walk along stunning cascades, guided by your Local Expert.
  • Trogir: During your orientation, see the Čipiko Palace and Romanesque cathedral.
  • Split: Explore above and below the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace. A Local Expert guides you through labyrinthine streets to see St. Duje's, the Temple of Jupiter, the Golden Gate and the Cellars.
  • Split: Sightseeing with your Local Expert continues through the old town. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to reach Narodni Trg, the centre of Old Split. Continue to Trg Braće Radić, translated as the Square of the Radić brothers, but better known to the locals as Voćni Trg, or the Fruit Square.
  • Split: Cruise to the sunniest island of the country, Hvar, your home for the next two nights.
  • Hvar: Explore the coves and hidden beaches and ascend the lofty peaks from where there are magnificent views over this beautiful island.
  • Hvar: Cruise back to the mainland to continue your journey.
  • Korčula: Discover this fascinating island during your walking exploration of the Old Town with a Local Expert. See the main square, cathedral, Town Museum, Bishop's Palace and Town Hall. Hear about local legends and visit the ruins of the supposed birthplace of Marco Polo.
  • Ston: Cruise to this quaint coastal village by private boat.
  • Dubrovnik: Explore the Pearl of the Adriatic with your Local Expert. Walk the stone-paved streets of the Old Town to see Onofrio's Fountain, Rector's Palace and the medieval city walls. Admire the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.
  • Dubrovnik: As the sun descends and should the weather be favourable, enjoy a relaxing cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik.
  • Scenic Drives: Admire the stunning scenery of the Adriatic Coast, the Dalmatian Coast, Plitvice Lakes National Park and Pelješac Peninsula.
Trip Inclusions
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • 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).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
Included Meals
  • Ston: Meet a local oyster farmer and learn about the cultivation of oysters, before enjoying a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of fresh shellfish and local wine.
  • Dubrovnik: Toast the culmination of your journey with a typical Dalmatian Coast Celebration Dinner, accompanied with wine and grappa.
  • Dining Summary: 13 Breakfasts (B), 1 Morning tea (MT) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW), all with tea or coffee.
Accommodation
  • Opatija: Located just steps away from beautiful Slatina beach and its sweeping golden sand and emerald water, this newly renovated luxury hotel is the perfect getaway for those looking for a tranquil beach stay. Its art nouveau style dates back to 1885 and provides a grand, regal ambiance, with its high ceilings and antique furniture.
  • Opatija: A striking neo-baroque property that offers an idyllic location overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace is just a five-minute walk from the beach. With its own wellness and spa centre, this polished hotel is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate.
  • Dubrovnik: The Hotel Dubrovnik Palace offers spectacular sea views and excellent facilities.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Twin prices are per person.
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Zagreb: Your Local Expert guides you this two-tiered capital. Explore Donji Grad, the Lower Town, and see the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square, Ban Josip Jelacic Square and the cathedral.
  • Zagreb: Ride the funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town, to view the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower.
  • Postojna Caves: Enter by mini-train into these world-famous cave systems, before walking through an illuminated fairyland of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Opatija: Led by your Local Expert, spend a day discovering the Jewels of Istria, including the sparkling seas of Rovinj and the gleaming white stone of the Roman arena at Pula.
  • Plitvice Lakes: Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the water wonderland of Plitvice National Park as you walk along stunning cascades, guided by your Local Expert.
  • Trogir: During your orientation, see the Čipiko Palace and Romanesque cathedral.
  • Split: Explore above and below the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace. A Local Expert guides you through labyrinthine streets to see St. Duje's, the Temple of Jupiter, the Golden Gate and the Cellars.
  • Split: Sightseeing with your Local Expert continues through the old town. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to reach Narodni Trg, the centre of Old Split. Continue to Trg Braće Radić, translated as the Square of the Radić brothers, but better known to the locals as Voćni Trg, or the Fruit Square.
  • Split: Cruise to the sunniest island of the country, Hvar, your home for the next two nights.
  • Hvar: Explore the coves and hidden beaches and ascend the lofty peaks from where there are magnificent views over this beautiful island.
  • Hvar: Cruise back to the mainland to continue your journey.
  • Korčula: Discover this fascinating island during your walking exploration of the Old Town with a Local Expert. See the main square, cathedral, Town Museum, Bishop's Palace and Town Hall. Hear about local legends and visit the ruins of the supposed birthplace of Marco Polo.
  • Ston: Cruise to this quaint coastal village by private boat.
  • Dubrovnik: Explore the Pearl of the Adriatic with your Local Expert. Walk the stone-paved streets of the Old Town to see Onofrio's Fountain, Rector's Palace and the medieval city walls. Admire the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.
  • Dubrovnik: As the sun descends and should the weather be favourable, enjoy a relaxing cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik.
  • Scenic Drives: Admire the stunning scenery of the Adriatic Coast, the Dalmatian Coast, Plitvice Lakes National Park and Pelješac Peninsula.
Trip Inclusions
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • 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).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
Included Meals
  • Ston: Meet a local oyster farmer and learn about the cultivation of oysters, before enjoying a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of fresh shellfish and local wine.
  • Dubrovnik: Toast the culmination of your journey with a typical Dalmatian Coast Celebration Dinner, accompanied with wine and grappa.
  • Dining Summary: 13 Breakfasts (B), 1 Morning tea (MT) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW), all with tea or coffee.
Accommodation
  • Opatija: Located just steps away from beautiful Slatina beach and its sweeping golden sand and emerald water, this newly renovated luxury hotel is the perfect getaway for those looking for a tranquil beach stay. Its art nouveau style dates back to 1885 and provides a grand, regal ambiance, with its high ceilings and antique furniture.
  • Opatija: A striking neo-baroque property that offers an idyllic location overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace is just a five-minute walk from the beach. With its own wellness and spa centre, this polished hotel is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate.
  • Dubrovnik: The Hotel Dubrovnik Palace offers spectacular sea views and excellent facilities.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are based on the 2019 season and are subject to change at full 2020 Europe brochure release.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Twin prices are per person.

Reviews (10)

14 Day Country Roads of Croatia reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Not up to expectations”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2019

I was really looking forward to Country Roads of Croatia after doing Country Roads of Portugal last year, which was great. This year there was a noticeable difference in the standard of the Insight tour. We stayed in good hotels but in the cheapest rooms. Some hotels ie Split, were way out of town
Every included meal on the program was a hotel buffet except in Korcula where we are in a little restaurant in the old town. It doesn't give you an authentic feel for the...read more

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“Excellent tour”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2019 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

Croatia well exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed every stay, great sights and excellent food. Our tour guide Greg Redfern was full of knowledge and had a true passion for the country. I would highly recommend Insight Vacations and Global Journeys for bookings.

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“Great overall experience”
- Auckland, New Zealand Apr 2019

Although the weather wasn't as perfect as I expected it to be, this Insight Vacations tour was excellent in all other ways. Great tour director and driver, very friendly fellow travellers too. Being the youngest in the group, we felt like we were well looked after.
Croatia is beautiful in general, it’s a good time of the year to visit Croatia as it’s not overly crowded, but expect some not-so-great weather (cold and rainy). Booking the tour through Global Journeys...read more

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“Country Roads of Croatia”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2018 4 Helpful Votes

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of the 14 days Country Roads of Croatia. Definitely happy that we did not go in the peak summer season, as the crowds were still packed. Out Tour Director Irina was amazing and very attentive to all of our needs. Even though we have travelled quite a bit, we were still amazed to see and hear about the lakes and waterfalls and the beautiful caves in Slovenia, that we were previously unaware of. Thank you for organising our booking.

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“Country Roads of Croatia”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2018 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

This tour certainly lived up to its name. We travelled through a great deal of Croatia and experienced much of the culture from the great local foods, excellent wines and demonstrations of local traditions. The beautiful Adriatic Sea was ever present and inviting and the weather was perfect. Our accommodation was of very good quality and the knowledge and efficiency of our guide, Greg was invaluable. Only complaint was the hotel in Zagreb (the Sheraton) where everyone on tour felt the welcome...read more

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Monday 30 Sep 2019 Sunday 13 Oct 2019 259per person 4,916per person Enquire
Saturday 05 Oct 2019 Friday 18 Oct 2019 238per person 4,512per person Enquire
Monday 07 Oct 2019 Sunday 20 Oct 2019 233per person 4,417per person Enquire
Saturday 12 Oct 2019 Friday 25 Oct 2019 233per person 4,417per person Enquire
Monday 14 Oct 2019 Sunday 27 Oct 2019 233per person 4,417per person Enquire
Monday 21 Oct 2019 Sunday 03 Nov 2019 723per person 3,927per person Enquire
Monday 26 Aug 2019 Sunday 08 Sep 2019 384solo traveller 7,296solo traveller Sold Out
Saturday 31 Aug 2019 Friday 13 Sep 2019 378solo traveller 7,172solo traveller Enquire
Monday 02 Sep 2019 Sunday 15 Sep 2019 380solo traveller 7,215solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 07 Sep 2019 Friday 20 Sep 2019 375solo traveller 7,120solo traveller Enquire
Monday 09 Sep 2019 Sunday 22 Sep 2019 375solo traveller 7,120solo traveller Sold Out
Saturday 14 Sep 2019 Friday 27 Sep 2019 341solo traveller 6,484solo traveller Sold Out
Monday 16 Sep 2019 Sunday 29 Sep 2019 343solo traveller 6,507solo traveller Sold Out
Thursday 19 Sep 2019 Wednesday 02 Oct 2019 339solo traveller 6,436solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 21 Sep 2019 Friday 04 Oct 2019 338solo traveller 6,417solo traveller Enquire
Monday 23 Sep 2019 Sunday 06 Oct 2019 338solo traveller 6,417solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 28 Sep 2019 Friday 11 Oct 2019 338solo traveller 6,417solo traveller Sold Out
Monday 30 Sep 2019 Sunday 13 Oct 2019 338solo traveller 6,417solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 05 Oct 2019 Friday 18 Oct 2019 299solo traveller 5,671solo traveller Enquire
Monday 07 Oct 2019 Sunday 20 Oct 2019 290solo traveller 5,500solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 12 Oct 2019 Friday 25 Oct 2019 290solo traveller 5,500solo traveller Enquire
Monday 14 Oct 2019 Sunday 27 Oct 2019 290solo traveller 5,500solo traveller Enquire
Monday 21 Oct 2019 Sunday 03 Nov 2019 769solo traveller 5,021solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 18 Apr 2020 Friday 01 May 2020 656per person 4,169per person Enquire
Monday 20 Apr 2020 Sunday 03 May 2020 670per person 4,255per person Enquire
Saturday 25 Apr 2020 Friday 08 May 2020 683per person 4,342per person Enquire
Monday 27 Apr 2020 Sunday 10 May 2020 687per person 4,363per person Enquire
Saturday 02 May 2020 Friday 15 May 2020 687per person 4,363per person Enquire
Monday 04 May 2020 Sunday 17 May 2020 687per person 4,363per person Enquire
Saturday 09 May 2020 Friday 22 May 2020 697per person 4,428per person Sold Out
Monday 11 May 2020 Sunday 24 May 2020 711per person 4,514per person Enquire
Saturday 16 May 2020 Friday 29 May 2020 707per person 4,488per person Enquire
Monday 18 May 2020 Sunday 31 May 2020 711per person 4,514per person Sold Out
Saturday 23 May 2020 Friday 05 Jun 2020 711per person 4,514per person Enquire
Monday 25 May 2020 Sunday 07 Jun 2020 714per person 4,536per person Sold Out
Saturday 30 May 2020 Friday 12 Jun 2020 720per person 4,575per person Enquire
Monday 01 Jun 2020 Sunday 14 Jun 2020 724per person 4,601per person Sold Out
Saturday 06 Jun 2020 Friday 19 Jun 2020 741per person 4,709per person Enquire
Monday 08 Jun 2020 Sunday 21 Jun 2020 761per person 4,834per person Enquire
Saturday 13 Jun 2020 Friday 26 Jun 2020 761per person 4,834per person Enquire
Monday 15 Jun 2020 Sunday 28 Jun 2020 765per person 4,860per person Enquire
Saturday 20 Jun 2020 Friday 03 Jul 2020 761per person 4,834per person Enquire
Monday 22 Jun 2020 Sunday 05 Jul 2020 765per person 4,860per person Enquire
Saturday 27 Jun 2020 Friday 10 Jul 2020 785per person 4,990per person Enquire
Monday 29 Jun 2020 Sunday 12 Jul 2020 785per person 4,990per person Enquire
Saturday 04 Jul 2020 Friday 17 Jul 2020 792per person 5,033per person Enquire
Saturday 11 Jul 2020 Friday 24 Jul 2020 813per person 5,162per person Enquire
Saturday 18 Jul 2020 Friday 31 Jul 2020 813per person 5,162per person Enquire
Saturday 25 Jul 2020 Friday 07 Aug 2020 813per person 5,162per person Enquire
Saturday 01 Aug 2020 Friday 14 Aug 2020 819per person 5,206per person Enquire
Saturday 08 Aug 2020 Friday 21 Aug 2020 806per person 5,119per person Enquire
Monday 10 Aug 2020 Sunday 23 Aug 2020 806per person 5,119per person Enquire
Saturday 15 Aug 2020 Friday 28 Aug 2020 782per person 4,968per person Enquire
Monday 17 Aug 2020 Sunday 30 Aug 2020 782per person 4,968per person Enquire
Saturday 22 Aug 2020 Friday 04 Sep 2020 782per person 4,968per person Enquire
Monday 24 Aug 2020 Sunday 06 Sep 2020 782per person 4,968per person Enquire
Saturday 29 Aug 2020 Friday 11 Sep 2020 768per person 4,882per person Enquire
Monday 31 Aug 2020 Sunday 13 Sep 2020 775per person 4,920per person Enquire
Thursday 03 Sep 2020 Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 761per person 4,834per person Enquire
Saturday 05 Sep 2020 Friday 18 Sep 2020 761per person 4,834per person Enquire
Monday 07 Sep 2020 Sunday 20 Sep 2020 761per person 4,834per person Enquire
Saturday 12 Sep 2020 Friday 25 Sep 2020 711per person 4,514per person Enquire
Monday 14 Sep 2020 Sunday 27 Sep 2020 714per person 4,536per person Enquire
Thursday 17 Sep 2020 Wednesday 30 Sep 2020 704per person 4,471per person Enquire
Saturday 19 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 704per person 4,471per person Enquire
Monday 21 Sep 2020 Sunday 04 Oct 2020 704per person 4,471per person Enquire
Saturday 26 Sep 2020 Friday 09 Oct 2020 704per person 4,471per person Enquire
Monday 28 Sep 2020 Sunday 11 Oct 2020 704per person 4,471per person Enquire
Saturday 03 Oct 2020 Friday 16 Oct 2020 646per person 4,104per person Enquire
Monday 05 Oct 2020 Sunday 18 Oct 2020 632per person 4,018per person Enquire
Saturday 10 Oct 2020 Friday 23 Oct 2020 632per person 4,018per person Enquire
Monday 12 Oct 2020 Sunday 25 Oct 2020 632per person 4,018per person Enquire
Saturday 17 Oct 2020 Friday 30 Oct 2020 632per person 4,018per person Enquire
Monday 19 Oct 2020 Sunday 01 Nov 2020 632per person 4,018per person Sold Out
Saturday 24 Oct 2020 Friday 06 Nov 2020 632per person 4,018per person Enquire
Monday 26 Oct 2020 Sunday 08 Nov 2020 632per person 4,018per person Enquire
Saturday 31 Oct 2020 Friday 13 Nov 2020 632per person 4,018per person Enquire
Saturday 18 Apr 2020 Friday 01 May 2020 826solo traveller 5,249solo traveller Enquire
Monday 20 Apr 2020 Sunday 03 May 2020 852solo traveller 5,413solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 25 Apr 2020 Friday 08 May 2020 874solo traveller 5,551solo traveller Enquire
Monday 27 Apr 2020 Sunday 10 May 2020 877solo traveller 5,573solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 02 May 2020 Friday 15 May 2020 884solo traveller 5,616solo traveller Enquire
Monday 04 May 2020 Sunday 17 May 2020 884solo traveller 5,616solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 09 May 2020 Friday 22 May 2020 904solo traveller 5,741solo traveller Sold Out
Monday 11 May 2020 Sunday 24 May 2020 928solo traveller 5,897solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 16 May 2020 Friday 29 May 2020 924solo traveller 5,871solo traveller Enquire
Monday 18 May 2020 Sunday 31 May 2020 928solo traveller 5,897solo traveller Sold Out
Saturday 23 May 2020 Friday 05 Jun 2020 931solo traveller 5,914solo traveller Enquire
Monday 25 May 2020 Sunday 07 Jun 2020 937solo traveller 5,953solo traveller Sold Out
Saturday 30 May 2020 Friday 12 Jun 2020 943solo traveller 5,992solo traveller Enquire
Monday 01 Jun 2020 Sunday 14 Jun 2020 947solo traveller 6,018solo traveller Sold Out
Saturday 06 Jun 2020 Friday 19 Jun 2020 982solo traveller 6,238solo traveller Enquire
Monday 08 Jun 2020 Sunday 21 Jun 2020 1,019solo traveller 6,476solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 13 Jun 2020 Friday 26 Jun 2020 1,019solo traveller 6,476solo traveller Enquire
Monday 15 Jun 2020 Sunday 28 Jun 2020 1,023solo traveller 6,502solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 20 Jun 2020 Friday 03 Jul 2020 1,019solo traveller 6,476solo traveller Enquire
Monday 22 Jun 2020 Sunday 05 Jul 2020 1,023solo traveller 6,502solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 27 Jun 2020 Friday 10 Jul 2020 1,053solo traveller 6,692solo traveller Enquire
Monday 29 Jun 2020 Sunday 12 Jul 2020 1,053solo traveller 6,692solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 04 Jul 2020 Friday 17 Jul 2020 1,060solo traveller 6,735solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 11 Jul 2020 Friday 24 Jul 2020 1,094solo traveller 6,951solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 18 Jul 2020 Friday 31 Jul 2020 1,094solo traveller 6,951solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 25 Jul 2020 Friday 07 Aug 2020 1,094solo traveller 6,951solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 01 Aug 2020 Friday 14 Aug 2020 1,101solo traveller 6,994solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 08 Aug 2020 Friday 21 Aug 2020 1,082solo traveller 6,873solo traveller Enquire
Monday 10 Aug 2020 Sunday 23 Aug 2020 1,082solo traveller 6,873solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 15 Aug 2020 Friday 28 Aug 2020 1,044solo traveller 6,636solo traveller Enquire
Monday 17 Aug 2020 Sunday 30 Aug 2020 1,044solo traveller 6,636solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 22 Aug 2020 Friday 04 Sep 2020 1,044solo traveller 6,636solo traveller Enquire
Monday 24 Aug 2020 Sunday 06 Sep 2020 1,044solo traveller 6,636solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 29 Aug 2020 Friday 11 Sep 2020 1,027solo traveller 6,523solo traveller Enquire
Monday 31 Aug 2020 Sunday 13 Sep 2020 1,033solo traveller 6,562solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 03 Sep 2020 Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 1,019solo traveller 6,476solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 05 Sep 2020 Friday 18 Sep 2020 1,019solo traveller 6,476solo traveller Enquire
Monday 07 Sep 2020 Sunday 20 Sep 2020 1,019solo traveller 6,476solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 12 Sep 2020 Friday 25 Sep 2020 928solo traveller 5,897solo traveller Enquire
Monday 14 Sep 2020 Sunday 27 Sep 2020 932solo traveller 5,918solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 17 Sep 2020 Wednesday 30 Sep 2020 921solo traveller 5,854solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 19 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 919solo traveller 5,836solo traveller Enquire
Monday 21 Sep 2020 Sunday 04 Oct 2020 919solo traveller 5,836solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 26 Sep 2020 Friday 09 Oct 2020 919solo traveller 5,836solo traveller Enquire
Monday 28 Sep 2020 Sunday 11 Oct 2020 919solo traveller 5,836solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 03 Oct 2020 Friday 16 Oct 2020 812solo traveller 5,158solo traveller Enquire
Monday 05 Oct 2020 Sunday 18 Oct 2020 787solo traveller 5,003solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 10 Oct 2020 Friday 23 Oct 2020 787solo traveller 5,003solo traveller Enquire
Monday 12 Oct 2020 Sunday 25 Oct 2020 787solo traveller 5,003solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 17 Oct 2020 Friday 30 Oct 2020 787solo traveller 5,003solo traveller Enquire
Monday 19 Oct 2020 Sunday 01 Nov 2020 787solo traveller 5,003solo traveller Sold Out
Saturday 24 Oct 2020 Friday 06 Nov 2020 787solo traveller 5,003solo traveller Enquire
Monday 26 Oct 2020 Sunday 08 Nov 2020 787solo traveller 5,003solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 31 Oct 2020 Friday 13 Nov 2020 787solo traveller 5,003solo traveller Enquire
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