Day 1: Overnight Flight Board your overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2: Arrive Zagreb, Croatia Welcome to Croatia! Arrive in Zagreb, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. This evening join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. Meal - D Overnight: Zagreb
Day 3: Zagreb - Zadar - Split This morning enjoy a panoramic Zagreb City Tour to explore the highlights of this gracious city. Visit the Upper Old Town and see St. Stephen's Cathedral, St. Marks Church and also visit the colorful Jelacic Square. Next travel to Zadar, situated on a long peninsula, the oldest Slavic town on the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a panoramic Zadar City Tour to see the Roman Forum archeological site and the unique Sea Organ, which plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps. Enjoy time for lunch before travelling along the spectacular coast arriving in Split. Located in the center of the Dalmatian Coast and nestled between the mountains and sea, Split is a picturesque ancient town built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers this evening. Meals - B, D Overnight: Split
Day 4: Split Sightseeing After breakfast, enjoy a Split City Tour highlighted by a visit to the impressive Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 3rd century. Highlights of the Palace include the Peristyle, the palace's main open space, Jupiter's Temple & the Cathedral which was once the Emperor's Mausoleum. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Split. Meal - B Overnight: Split
Day 5: Split - Dubrovnik This morning, delight in a breathtaking drive along the spectacular Dalmatian Coast, dotted with palm trees, olive groves and idyllic fishing villages enroute to Dubrovnik. Enjoy a Dubrovnik City Tour featuring the harbor area, the Franciscan Monastery and the stately Baroque Cathedral. Later visit Old Dubrovnik which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later check into your hotel for a two night stay and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. Meals - B, D Overnight: Dubrovnik
Day 6: Dubrovnik Dubrovnik is certain to enchant any visitor! Thick age-old walls surround this ancient port town. The winding cobblestone streets are filled with old red-tiled roofed houses and distinctive medieval buildings. Enjoy the day atleisure to discover the treasures of the historic city on your own. An optional excursion will be available. Meal - B Overnight: Dubrovnik
Day 7: Dubrovnik - Trogir - Plitvice National Park Today, appreciate spectacular sea views as you travel the coastal road along the sheer cliffs that drop into the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Stop in the historic town of Trogir to see some of the medieval buildings, churches and towers of this enchanting city. Then have some time to shop and grab a bite to eat before continuing north. This afternoon features a scenic drive through Croatia's most beautiful countryside. Later arrive in Plitvice for an overnight stay. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. Meals - B, D Overnight: Plitvice
Day 8: Plitvice - Zagreb Today prepare your cameras for Plitvice Lakes National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes flanked by waterfalls and primeval forest. Visit Korana Canyon to see the 230 feet high falls and panoramic views. Also embark on a scenic Plitvice Boat Excursion to better view the natural phenomenons of the park. Later arrive at your hotel in Zagreb for an overnight stay. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Meals - B, D Overnight: Zagreb
Day 9: Zagreb - Return to USA Transfer to the airport with wonderful memories of your Croatia Explorer Tour. Meal - B
7 Nights First Class Hotels
1 Nights - The Westin or Panarama Hotel, Zagreb
2 Nights - Hotel Atrium, Split
2 Nights - Grand Hotel Park, Dubrovnik
1 Night - Hotel Jezero, Plitvice
1 Night - The Westin or Panarama Hotel, Zagreb
This itinerary is approximate. The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.