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Tour Overview

Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast

Discover the incredible Balkans region, brimming with well-preserved medieval marvels, soaring mountain ranges, lush vineyards, and breathtaking coastal views of the Adriatic Sea. Begin with three nights in Zagreb, where you’ll uncover the city’s charm with a guided walking tour amidst its picturesque streets. Travel into the nearby countryside to be immersed in the history of Trakoscan Castle and the stunning landscapes of Lake Bled, crowned by Bled Castle, before trying your hand at making traditional Licitar in Radovljica and strolling the capital city of Ljubljana. Next, gaze upon gorgeous natural wonders in Plitvice Lakes National Park, a mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Split for three nights and visit the imposing Diocletian’s Palace, followed by an olive oil demonstration and tasting at beautiful Stella Croatica. Relax on a ferry ride in the Adriatic Sea to Hvar to admire the island’s treasures, including the iconic Fortica Fortress. Continue your exploration in Mostar, a medieval city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a stop at the famous Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque and an Ottoman-era Turkish mansion. Finally, we conclude with three nights in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Wander through the ancient streets of Old Town, indulge in a Konavle wine tasting, and learn about silk production in this coastal paradise. Throughout our adventure, there’s also plenty of time at leisure to pursue personal interests!

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The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book
Tour Highlights
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights at Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb - Radnicka
  • 3 nights at Hotel Luxe Split
  • 3 nights at Hotel Neptun in Dubrovnik
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Zagreb guided walking tour & time at leisure
  • Trakoscan Castle guided tour
  • Lake Bled guided walking tour feat. Bled Castle
  • Radovljica feat. traditional licitar workshop
  • Ljubljana guided walking tour & time at leisure
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park guided tour
  • Split guided walking tour & time at leisure
  • Diocletian's Palace
  • Olive oil demonstration & tasting at Stella Croatica
  • Ferry ride in the Adriatic Sea to Hvar
  • Hvar guided walking tour feat. Fortica Fortress
  • Mostar guided walking tour feat. Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque & Ottoman-era Turkish mansion
  • Old Town Dubrovnik guided walking tour & time at leisure
  • Konavle wine tasting, silk production presentation & time at leisure
Meals

16 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Dinner in Zagreb
  • Daily breakfast
  • Three-course lunch in Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Farewell Dinner in Konavle
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$7099

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Single

$8199

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Final Payment Date: 03/03/2025

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Croatia

Our journey begins with a flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 2 : Arrive in Zagreb

Upon arriving in Croatia’s capital city, we settle into our hotel for the next three nights. This evening, get to know fellow travelers over a wonderful Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : City Tour & Trakoscan Castle

Savor a delicious breakfast each morning of our getaway. Our exploration of Zagreb starts with a walking tour, led by a local expert guide. Admire the Austro-Hungarian architecture, the 13th–century church in Upper Town, and the Gothic twin-spired cathedral. Then, enjoy time at leisure to shop for souvenirs or take in the charm of famous Tkalciceva street and the heart of the city, Ban Jelacic Square. Afterwards, we’re off to Lepoglava for a guided tour of one of the country’s most beautiful castles in the bucolic Zagorje Region, Trakoscan Castle. Tonight, our group gathers for dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Bled Castle & Licitar Hearts

This morning, we depart for Lake Bled within Slovenia’s picturesque Julian Alps. Embark on a guided walking tour to hear about fascinating myths before visiting medieval Bled Castle, the country’s oldest castle that sits perched on a towering cliff. Our journey continues to 14th-century Radovljica for an included lunch and a workshop to learn how to make traditional Licitar hearts, an integral part of local heritage. On the way back to our hotel, we stop in the capital city of Ljubljana for a guided walking tour and free time. Soak up its tranquil green spaces, browse museums, or stroll along the Ljubljanica River, which divides historic Old Town from the bustling commercial hub.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Plitvice Lakes National Park

We depart today for UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia’s largest national park. A local guide leads the way as we view lush landscapes with towering waterfalls, natural dams, and karst formations. Enjoy a three-course lunch and sights of the impressive lake system, featuring sixteen emerald-green lakes, before traveling to Split.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 : Split & the Dalmatian Coast

Today, we explore the stunning coastal city of Split, nestled along the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. Our guided tour includes sights of Roman monuments, Old Town’s ancient architecture, the gorgeous beachfront, and more. We also visit Diocletian’s Palace, built around 300 AD for the Roman emperor and spanning nearly half of Old Town. Descend into the underground chambers to see the impressive network of passageways and well-preserved remnants! Afterwards, attend an olive oil demonstration and tasting at Stella Croatica, a traditional family estate. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish in Split before our group dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Hvar & Fortica Fortress

Our morning features a relaxing ferry ride in the Adriatic Sea to Hvar, where a local guide awaits to show us this island’s best wonders. Marvel at the 13th-century walls, historic main square with the Renaissance-era cathedral, and pristine beaches as we stroll the cobbled streets. We also tour Fortica Fortress, a medieval castle perched high above the town that occupies the site of an ancient Illyrian settlement predating 500 BC. Ascend the stairs to the top of the fort for unrivaled views of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands. After an included lunch, there's time to shop or visit more landmarks before we return to our hotel on the mainland.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Mostar

We travel into Bosnia and Herzegovina today to explore the 15th-century fairytale town of Mostar, most renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Bridge, Stari Most, which spans the Neretva River. Roam the historic streets to see the bustling bazaar with handmade crafts, gaze upon the stunning rugged mountains, and visit the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque to climb the minaret for panoramic views. We also stop by the Muslim Quarter to tour a perfectly preserved 16th-century nobleman’s Ottoman-era Turkish mansion. Next, enjoy a delicious lunch and time for independent exploration. Tonight, we settle into our wonderful accommodations in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s crown jewel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 : Dubrovnik

Enjoy soaking in all that the “Pearl of the Adriatic” has to offer today! We embark on a walking tour of Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is enclosed by medieval walls. Wander along the ancient flagstones through hidden alleyways, admire the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, see Onforio’s Fountain, and more. The rest of the day is yours to kayak in the Adriatic Sea, ride a cable car to the top of Mount Srd, visit filming locations for Game of Thrones, or simply browse the charming shops.

Breakfast

Day 10 : Konavle Wine & Silk

Enjoy a leisurely morning before our visit to nearby Konavle, a whimsical town known for its rocky coastline, green valleys, watermills, small canals, and vineyards. Delight your taste buds with locally produced wine, then watch a fascinating presentation on the crucial role silk production has played in the decoration of national costumes. The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish! This evening, we gather to celebrate our adventures with a Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Fly Home

We board our flight and return home with fond memories of our time in Europe’s Western Balkans region.

Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

WDBJ TV Pickup Locations:

Salem, VA - Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salem

Washington, DC - Washington Dulles International Airport

Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast

Discover the incredible Balkans region, brimming with well-preserved medieval marvels, soaring mountain ranges, lush vineyards, and breathtaking coastal views of the Adriatic Sea. Begin with three nights in Zagreb, where you’ll uncover the city’s charm with a guided walking tour amidst its picturesque streets. Travel into the nearby countryside to be immersed in the history of Trakoscan Castle and the stunning landscapes of Lake Bled, crowned by Bled Castle, before trying your hand at making traditional Licitar in Radovljica and strolling the capital city of Ljubljana. Next, gaze upon gorgeous natural wonders in Plitvice Lakes National Park, a mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Split for three nights and visit the imposing Diocletian’s Palace, followed by an olive oil demonstration and tasting at beautiful Stella Croatica. Relax on a ferry ride in the Adriatic Sea to Hvar to admire the island’s treasures, including the iconic Fortica Fortress. Continue your exploration in Mostar, a medieval city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a stop at the famous Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque and an Ottoman-era Turkish mansion. Finally, we conclude with three nights in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Wander through the ancient streets of Old Town, indulge in a Konavle wine tasting, and learn about silk production in this coastal paradise. Throughout our adventure, there’s also plenty of time at leisure to pursue personal interests!

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights at Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb - Radnicka
  • 3 nights at Hotel Luxe Split
  • 3 nights at Hotel Neptun in Dubrovnik
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Zagreb guided walking tour & time at leisure
  • Trakoscan Castle guided tour
  • Lake Bled guided walking tour feat. Bled Castle
  • Radovljica feat. traditional licitar workshop
  • Ljubljana guided walking tour & time at leisure
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park guided tour
  • Split guided walking tour & time at leisure
  • Diocletian's Palace
  • Olive oil demonstration & tasting at Stella Croatica
  • Ferry ride in the Adriatic Sea to Hvar
  • Hvar guided walking tour feat. Fortica Fortress
  • Mostar guided walking tour feat. Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque & Ottoman-era Turkish mansion
  • Old Town Dubrovnik guided walking tour & time at leisure
  • Konavle wine tasting, silk production presentation & time at leisure
Meals

16 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Dinner in Zagreb
  • Daily breakfast
  • Three-course lunch in Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Farewell Dinner in Konavle

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Book Now

Double

$7099

Single

$8199

Final Payment Date: 03/03/2025

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Croatia

Our journey begins with a flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 2 : Arrive in Zagreb

Upon arriving in Croatia’s capital city, we settle into our hotel for the next three nights. This evening, get to know fellow travelers over a wonderful Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : City Tour & Trakoscan Castle

Savor a delicious breakfast each morning of our getaway. Our exploration of Zagreb starts with a walking tour, led by a local expert guide. Admire the Austro-Hungarian architecture, the 13th–century church in Upper Town, and the Gothic twin-spired cathedral. Then, enjoy time at leisure to shop for souvenirs or take in the charm of famous Tkalciceva street and the heart of the city, Ban Jelacic Square. Afterwards, we’re off to Lepoglava for a guided tour of one of the country’s most beautiful castles in the bucolic Zagorje Region, Trakoscan Castle. Tonight, our group gathers for dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Bled Castle & Licitar Hearts

This morning, we depart for Lake Bled within Slovenia’s picturesque Julian Alps. Embark on a guided walking tour to hear about fascinating myths before visiting medieval Bled Castle, the country’s oldest castle that sits perched on a towering cliff. Our journey continues to 14th-century Radovljica for an included lunch and a workshop to learn how to make traditional Licitar hearts, an integral part of local heritage. On the way back to our hotel, we stop in the capital city of Ljubljana for a guided walking tour and free time. Soak up its tranquil green spaces, browse museums, or stroll along the Ljubljanica River, which divides historic Old Town from the bustling commercial hub.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Plitvice Lakes National Park

We depart today for UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia’s largest national park. A local guide leads the way as we view lush landscapes with towering waterfalls, natural dams, and karst formations. Enjoy a three-course lunch and sights of the impressive lake system, featuring sixteen emerald-green lakes, before traveling to Split.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 : Split & the Dalmatian Coast

Today, we explore the stunning coastal city of Split, nestled along the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. Our guided tour includes sights of Roman monuments, Old Town’s ancient architecture, the gorgeous beachfront, and more. We also visit Diocletian’s Palace, built around 300 AD for the Roman emperor and spanning nearly half of Old Town. Descend into the underground chambers to see the impressive network of passageways and well-preserved remnants! Afterwards, attend an olive oil demonstration and tasting at Stella Croatica, a traditional family estate. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish in Split before our group dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Hvar & Fortica Fortress

Our morning features a relaxing ferry ride in the Adriatic Sea to Hvar, where a local guide awaits to show us this island’s best wonders. Marvel at the 13th-century walls, historic main square with the Renaissance-era cathedral, and pristine beaches as we stroll the cobbled streets. We also tour Fortica Fortress, a medieval castle perched high above the town that occupies the site of an ancient Illyrian settlement predating 500 BC. Ascend the stairs to the top of the fort for unrivaled views of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands. After an included lunch, there's time to shop or visit more landmarks before we return to our hotel on the mainland.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Mostar

We travel into Bosnia and Herzegovina today to explore the 15th-century fairytale town of Mostar, most renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Bridge, Stari Most, which spans the Neretva River. Roam the historic streets to see the bustling bazaar with handmade crafts, gaze upon the stunning rugged mountains, and visit the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque to climb the minaret for panoramic views. We also stop by the Muslim Quarter to tour a perfectly preserved 16th-century nobleman’s Ottoman-era Turkish mansion. Next, enjoy a delicious lunch and time for independent exploration. Tonight, we settle into our wonderful accommodations in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s crown jewel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 : Dubrovnik

Enjoy soaking in all that the “Pearl of the Adriatic” has to offer today! We embark on a walking tour of Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is enclosed by medieval walls. Wander along the ancient flagstones through hidden alleyways, admire the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, see Onforio’s Fountain, and more. The rest of the day is yours to kayak in the Adriatic Sea, ride a cable car to the top of Mount Srd, visit filming locations for Game of Thrones, or simply browse the charming shops.

Breakfast

Day 10 : Konavle Wine & Silk

Enjoy a leisurely morning before our visit to nearby Konavle, a whimsical town known for its rocky coastline, green valleys, watermills, small canals, and vineyards. Delight your taste buds with locally produced wine, then watch a fascinating presentation on the crucial role silk production has played in the decoration of national costumes. The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish! This evening, we gather to celebrate our adventures with a Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Fly Home

We board our flight and return home with fond memories of our time in Europe’s Western Balkans region.

Tour Map

Tour Map for Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast

Departure Cities

WDBJ TV Pickup Locations:

Salem, VA - Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salem

Washington, DC - Washington Dulles International Airport