The Experience

Bask in the finest Croatia has to offer, from spectacular lakes and mountains to picturesque villages and cities beside the beautiful Adriatic Sea, including Dubrovnik’s fortress-walled Old Town. Day 1: Arrive Split, Croatia/Podstrana
Arrive in Split, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Le Meridien Lav | Meals: D
Day 2: Split | Palace of Diocletian
Tour Split, starting with the third-century Palace of Diocletian, and view St. Dominus Cathedral next door. Stroll Split’s Old Town and palm-lined harbor-front promenade. This evening, enjoy dinner with a klapa concert.

Le Meridien Lav | Meals: B D
Day 3: Hvar | Historic Waterfront Splendors
Travel like a local by public ferry along the stunning Dalmatian coastline to picturesque Hvar, where Venetian palaces are hidden among narrow backstreets. Discover the island’s rural beauty and explore the fishing village of Vrboska. Visit a family-owned winery for a wine tasting and lunch with a family member. Explore the town’s center, built by the Venetian Doges, with your guide. View the gleaming limestone walls of Spanjol Fortress, the Cathedral and the Arsenal. Enjoy harbor views across the Adriatic Sea.

Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel | Meals: B L
Day 4: Ston/Dubrovnik | Oysters and the Old City
Head to Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic,, stopping en route in Ston, renowned for its oysters. Eat lunch in a typical Dalmatian restaurant and sample Ston’s famous mollusks if you like. In Dubrovnik, check into your hotel. Heavily damaged in 1990s conflicts, the old city of Dubrovnik has been restored to glory and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik | Meals: B L D
Day 5: Dubrovnik/Cavtat | Guided Walking Tour
Walk Dubrovnik with your local guide to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, the Rector’s Palace and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Ride a cable car to the top of Mount Srd for fantastic views of the city. After lunch at leisure, drive to the tranquil port town of Cavtat. Return to romantic Dubrovnik for an evening to enjoy on your own.

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik | Meals: B
Day 6: Kotor, Montenegro/Dubrovnik | Island Church
Spend a full day in Montenegro, visiting the old Venetian town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded by the Romans. Visit its 12th-century cathedral and charming Maritime Museum. Later, drive out to the beautiful Bokar-Kotor fjord and enjoy lunch before taking a boat out to the tiny Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, perched on a small island. Return to Dubrovnik and, this evening, gather for a farewell dinner in a fine local restaurant

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik | Meals: B L D
Day 7: Depart Dubrovnik
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart.

Meals: B
Lake Bled & Zagreb Pre-Tour Extension
5 days; priced from $1,965.
Available on all departures.
DAY 1: Upon arrival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, you are met and transferred to your hotel on picturesque Lake Bled, with views of the cliff-top castle and the Julian Alps. Grand Hotel Toplice
DAY 2: Visit Bled Castle to view the large collection of 16th- to 18th-century weaponry in its museum, and then board a boat to tour St. Mary Island. Later, join your local guide to walk Vintgar Gorge. Grand Hotel Toplice | Meals: B
DAY 3: Travel to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. View its 18th-century cathedral, Baroque palace and colorful frescoes. Drive to Zagreb, Croatia. Esplanade Zagreb | Meals: B
DAY 4: Walk Zagreb to view the National Theater and the Well of Life by Ivan Meatrovic. Later, visit the MeÅ¡trovic Atelier to see the artist’s works. Esplanade Zagreb | Meals: B
DAY 5: Transfer to Split, stopping en route to visit Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the National Park followed by lunch at leisure before continuing to Split. Meals: B

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