Your Holiday Itinerary - Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast

Day 1: Opatija - Tour Begins

Join us and explore Croatia and the countries of the Adriatic. This is a “must see” region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture, unique cultures, rolling hills and stunning coastal scenery. Your tour begins in the seaside resort of Opatija. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers during a special welcome dinner.

Day 2: Opatija - Istrian Peninsula

Start the day exploring the town with a local guide. Later, discover the richness of the Istrian Peninsula with its Italian and Croatian influences. Pay a visit to a local distillery where the owners use regional plants, fruits, and herbs to produce brandies, snacks and other treats. Discover Motovun, a beautiful example of a small Croatian town. In late afternoon, sample culinary delicacies of the Istrian Peninsula during dinner at a farm to table restaurant, complete with regional wines.

Day 3: Opatija - Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast, travel to Croatia’s most beautiful national park, Plitvice Lakes. This UNESCO World Heritage site promises inspiring scenery as you travel among its 16 terraced lakes and dense forests. A series of waterfalls and free fl owing cascades connects each lake to the other. Complete the experience with a short cruise that takes you into the heart of this natural wonder.

Day 4: Plitvice Lakes - Dubrovnik

This morning, continue south through the heart of Croatia, towards the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, enjoy magnifi cent views of the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Day 5: Dubrovnik

Join an expert local guide on a tour of “Old Dubrovnik,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe’s oldest pharmacy lies; Rector’s Palace, the City Walls, and many more historical sites. During your stay in Dubrovnik you have the special opportunity to personalise your tour and partake in one of two inclusions: Elaphiti Islands* cruise (today) or Montenegro excursion (tomorrow). This afternoon features either your first choiceor leisure time to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik on your own. Those who have chosen today’s option will set out on a cruise around the Elaphiti Islands, stopping along the way at a local fi shing village to get a taste of island life. The name of these islands comes from the ancient Greek word for deer, which used to inhabit the islands in large numbers. Roman author Pliny the Elder was the fi rst to mention the islands by name in his work, Naturalis Historia, published in the 1st century. Today, they remain an oasis of traditional Croatian coastal living just off the bustling coast.

Day 6: Dubrovnik

Today is at leisure to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik’s breath-taking Old Town with its marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings. Or, you can join an optional excursion to Montenegro.

Day 7: Dubrovnik - Split

Today, savour stunning sea views as you travel up the winding coastal road, hugging the sheer cliffs that drop into the aquamarine Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a stop in a quaint village in the Croatian countryside. You will have time to taste the local specialties and perhaps walk through the village square. Upon arrival in Split, set out on a walking tour featuring the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most significant late Roman historical monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition, see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter. Then, continue to your hotel located in the centre of Split.

Day 8: Split - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Your adventure continues as you travel up the coast, into Slovenia, and on to today’s destination – the quaint capital of Ljubljana. During the drive, take in the spectacular scenery. Later, arrive in Ljubljana and enjoy your afternoon at leisure to relax or get acquainted with the city on your own.

Day 9: Ljubljana - Lake Bled

This morning you will be met by a local expert who will introduce you to this lovely town nestled along the banks of the river. Your tour includes the impressive City Hall and a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of St. Nicholas. After free time for lunch, drive a short distance to tranquil Lake Bled. Experience the old-world charm that comes with taking a “pletna” boat to the picturesque island in the centre of Lake Bled. Spend time exploring the 17th century cathedral, St. Mary’s Church, and the “wishing bell.” Enjoy some time to stroll the quiet paths of this lakeside community at your own pace.

Day 10: Ljubljana - Zagreb, Croatia

Today we travel to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and embark on a fascinating tour. Continue your exploration your way with free time this afternoon. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a popular local restaurant.

Day 11: Zagreb - Home

Your tour comes to a close in Zagreb this morning. Arrive back in the UK where our door to door airport transfer service will take you home.

Departure Dates 2018/19 Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast (11 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £1304

Travel 55 discount price from £1213

Telephone Collette Holidays on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices only and do not include flights. To check the latest up to date tour prices and to check availability call Collette reservations on 0800 804 8700. Don't forget to quote the Travel 55 code NYC2 to receive your 7% discount that is availably on all Collette tours.

January 28 - 2018

May 20, 27

September 19, 23, 30

February 18

June 3, 10, 17

October 7, 14, 21

March 11

July 8, 15, 22

November 4

April 8, 22, 29

August 5, 12

March 24 - 2019

May 6, 13

September 2, 9, 16

April 7, 10, 24, 28

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking.

NOTE: • On some dates alternate hotels may be used • Due to itinerary scheduling, arrival flights must arrive into Zagreb airport by 4:00 p.m. in order to transfer to your overnight accommodation in Opatija. • Based on return flight options, an early morning departure from the hotel may be required on the last day.

Must-See Inclusions

  • Spend three nights in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.”
  • Experience the wonder of 16 cascading lakes at Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • In Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, enjoy an included city tour.
  • Enhance your stay in Dubrovnik with a choice of excursions.


Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast

11 Day Holidays - 7% Discount

Prices from only £1213

Medieval architecture, tranquil lakes, venetian canals and Croatian charm will delight you on this tour featuring Venice, Slovenia and Croatia along the stunning Dalmatian coast. Begin in Venice, Italy - the island city laced with watery canals and steeped in European history. Explore Plitvice National Park, where waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs connecting 16 pristine lakes. Sip wine in a local winery and connect with the local people during a home-hosted dinner. Explore the white stone buildings, winding alleys, and massive city walls of the ancient harbour town, Dubrovnik. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace and back into Roman times in old town Split. Relax for two nights in the seaside city of Opatija, Croatia’s “Riviera.” Explore Zagreb, Croatia’s vibrant capital city and float on a “pletna” boat on serene Lake Bled.

This exciting 11 day tour Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 ref: NYC2.

Tour Highlights - Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast

  • Visit the Franciscan Monastery where Europe’s oldest Pharmacy lies
  • Stroll through Split to see the famous Diocletian’s Palace
  • Experience the wonder of 16 cascading lakes
  • Enjoy a visit and dinner with a local family in Dubrovnik
  • Join a local expert in Dubrovnik’s Old Town harbour for a private cruise. Or, visit the walls that contain the old city of Dubrovnik and gain a different perspective on this remarkable place.

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 16 meals (10 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Bristol Hotel, Opatija. Jezero Hotel, Plitvice. Valamar Lacroma Resort, Dubrovnik. Hotel Atrium, Split. Hotel Lev, Ljubljana. Sheraton Hotel, Zagreb.

PLUS:

  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • Luggage porterage throughout the tour
  • On tour Audio GuidesTRANSPORT: Coach, funicular and boat trips
  • GROUP SIZE: Approx 40
  • SOLO TRAVELLERS: From £1,654

Booking flights is easy

...and we can be as flexible as you need to be. We can organise fl ights from most of the UK’s regional airports, with our preferred airline partners. We can advise you on the best airlines for each tour and the best routes, and you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll fi nd the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More Convenient

From Exeter to Inverness, we can fly you from your local airport to join our tours around the world minimising the need to travel to London. Let us find the best priced and most convenient fl ight for your holiday choice and your UK location.

More Comfort

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to premium economy, business or first class and arrive refreshed and ready for an adventure. We have great partnerships with many airlines and often have access to exclusive flight upgrade fares. Just let us know your preference at time of booking, and we will find the best priced flight for you.

More Peace of Mind

When you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, if your tour itinerary changes for any reason, or the flight schedule changes, we will manage all the changes for you. Your holiday will also be fully bonded under our ATOL licence giving you full protection for your holiday. If you choose to book your own flight, if anything does change you’ll be liable for any flight changes required.

Traveling in style

At Collette, we believe your holiday starts as soon as you leave your front door. So, when you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, you’ll be able to start your holiday in style with our exclusive private door to door service. Getting to the airport can often be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday, but don’t worry, we have it all in hand.

Bon Voyage

Your driver will collect you from your home and take you directly to your chosen UK departure airport. Your driver has access to the latest satellite navigation technology, to ensure that you have the most convenient, traffic free journey to the airport. Your transfer is
exclusively for you and no one else!

Welcome Home

When you return from your holiday, your driver will meet you as you come through into the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage. You will then be whisked away from the airport and taken straight back home, without any diversions, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour.

Your Preference

If you prefer to drive yourself to the airport, you could take advantage of our complimentary hotel stay and airport parking at the airport of your choice. If you have an early morning flight, or you could extend your holiday for an extra night if you have a later flight back. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.


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