Dalmatian Sunshine - Escorted Tour of Croatia and Slovenia
  • Included Features:

    • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport to the hotel or alternatively, join from one of Kompas’ Adriatic Cruises
    • 8-day/7-night guided tour featuring:
    • Centrally located first class hotels:
    • 2 night in Dubrovnik
    • 2 nights in Split
    • 1 night in Plitvice
    • 2 nights in Zagreb
    • Breakfast daily
    • A welcome reception in Dubrovnik (heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
    • A farewell dinner in Zagreb (coffee or tea included)
    • Hotel taxes and service charges
    • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
    • Professional English-speaking tour director
    • Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
    • Admission included where indicated in bold letters
    • Luggage handling at the hotels
    • Whisper technology enhanced touring
    • Departure transfer from Zagreb to Zagreb airport or continue on to join Kompas’ “Discovery of 3 Adriatic Gems” tour

    Tour spotlights:

    • Dubrovnik, Croatia’s “Pearl of the Adriatic”
    • Split’s Diocletian’s Palace
    • Hvar, 13th century walls, a hilltop fortress and a cathedral
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Zagreb, Croatia’s cultural center with a rich history and 18th and 19th century Austro-Hungarian architecture

    Special features:

    • Wine tasting on Hvar Island
    • Maraschino liquor tasting in Zadar
  • Day 1, arrive Dubrovnik, Sunday

    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, in Dubrovnik, Monday

    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)

    Optional tour: Home-Hosted Dinner 

    Day 3, Dubrovnik to Split, Tuesday

    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, in Split: Excursion to Hvar Island, Wednesday

    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, to Plitvice, Thursday

    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, to Zagreb, Friday

    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, in Zagreb, Saturday

    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)

    Optional tour: Gastronomy tour

    Day 8, depart Zagreb, Sunday

    Bid farewell as you are transferred to Zagreb’s airport or continue on to join Kompas’ “Discovery of 3 Adriatic Gems” tour. (B)

  • Start Dates End Dates Price per Person in Double Occupancy Single Room Supplement
    04/25/2021 05/02/2021 $1,650$340
    05/09/2021 05/16/2021 $1,800$450
    06/06/2021 06/13/2021$1,980$560
    07/25/2021 08/01/2021$1,980 $560
    09/12/2021 09/19/2021$1,980 $560
    10/10/2021 10/17/2021$1,800$450
    10/24/2021 10/31/2021$1,800 $450
    12/05/2021 12/12/2021$1,650$340


  • Hotels

    • Dubrovnik: Lapad/Lacroma/Argosy (F) or similar
    • Split: Corner (F) or similar
    • Plitvice: Jezero (F) or similar
    • Zagreb: Sheraton/Westin (F) or similar

    This tour can be extended with Kompas’ “Discovery of 3 Adriatic Gems” tour

  • Route for “Jewels of Croatia” Escorted Tour

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