Croatia

Spectacular Croatia: An 8-Day Luxury Small Group Tour

Journey to Croatia, a striking country graced with an intriguing blend of history, culture and natural beauty on an eight-day, luxury small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Soak up spectacular scenery – including the awe-inspiring, UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore historic cities exuding Medieval charm including Split and Zagreb, take in the majesty of Dubrovnik with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites and Old Town, spend a full day discovering Slovenia's leafy capital city, Ljubljana and more. Includes seven nights of boutique luxury accommodation, daily breakfast and hand-picked gourmet experiences including a private wine tasting on the Adriatic coast, return airport transfers and private transportation, the services of expert, English-speaking local guides and more. Extend your tour and spend four days exploring the neighbouring countries of Montenegro and Albania, visiting some of the most fascinating cities and sites in Europe.

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8 Days
TWIN SHARE
Earn 3,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in luxury 5 star and charming boutique hotels including three nights at the Sheraton Zagreb, two nights at the elegant Hotel Cvita in Split and two nights in a stunning room overlooking the Adriatic Sea at the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners, a traditional Slovenian lunch in Ljubljana and a wine tasting in a family run winery near Dubrovnik
  • Private return airport transfers and private transportation throughout
Calendar
8 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER
Earn 4,299 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in luxury 5 star and charming boutique hotels including three nights at the Sheraton Zagreb, two nights at the elegant Hotel Cvita in Split and two nights in a stunning room overlooking the Adriatic Sea at the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners, a traditional Slovenian lunch in Ljubljana and a wine tasting in a family run winery near Dubrovnik
  • Private return airport transfers and private transportation throughout
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12 Days
TWIN SHARE - EXTENSION
Earn 5,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in luxury 5 star and charming boutique hotels including three nights at the Sheraton Zagreb, two nights at the elegant Hotel Cvita in Split and two nights in a stunning room overlooking the Adriatic Sea at the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners, a traditional Slovenian lunch in Ljubljana and a wine tasting in a family run winery near Dubrovnik
  • Private return airport transfers and private transportation throughout
Calendar
12 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - EXTENSION
Earn 7,399 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in luxury 5 star and charming boutique hotels including three nights at the Sheraton Zagreb, two nights at the elegant Hotel Cvita in Split and two nights in a stunning room overlooking the Adriatic Sea at the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners, a traditional Slovenian lunch in Ljubljana and a wine tasting in a family run winery near Dubrovnik
  • Private return airport transfers and private transportation throughout

Discover enchanting Croatia: blessed with a diverse, mesmerizing landscape of sapphire blue waters, dramatic cliffs and lush national parks, boasting a breathtaking island-speckled coastline and an incredible history dating back to the Roman empire – all helped by the intrigue stirred by its recent role as the setting for HBO’s TV series Game of Thrones – Croatia is one of the world’s most talked about destinations, and you will have the chance to discover its iconic sights on an extraordinary, 8-day luxury small-group tour.

What You’ll Love...

The Accommodation – From Sheraton luxury to a five-star seafront resort overlooking the turquoise waters of the Adriatic

Located in the historical district of Zagreb, the recently renovated Sheraton Zagreb is a stylish and elegant hotel, boasting a collection of bright and spacious rooms together with five-star facilities, including two restaurants, a spacious indoor pool, a fitness centre and a beauty and Spa centre.

Your home away from home in the splendid coastal city of Split will be Hotel Cvita, a serene and secluded haven surrounded by a thick pine forest and overlooking the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea. The hotel newest additions, including an indoor swimming pool, a wellness area and dining venues will make your stay a memorable one.

Wake up to unparalleled views from your balcony at the exclusive Hotel Dubrovnik Palace. Located just a few minutes from the medieval Old Town, offering phenomenal vistas over the Adriatic together with contemporary design, outstanding service and state-of-the-art facilities – including two outdoor freshwater pools, Finnish sauna and a long list of dining options - your stay at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace will be an experience to remember.

The Sights – From Zagreb through to the impressive Plitvice Lakes National Park and beyond

With scenery including lush emerald-green forest, crystalline waterfalls, and walled medieval towns overlooking the glittering waters of the Adriatic, this tour is a true feast for the eyes.

Your first stop is the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. With its charming medieval look and incredible architecture dating back to the 19th century Austro-Hungarian empire, Zagreb is meant to be explored on foot. Embark on a guided tour through the old town, where you will lay eyes on impressive buildings, gothic churches and colorfully tiled roofs. The picturesque streets of Zagreb brim with shops and cafés, where you can sit back and enjoy the atmosphere, just as the locals do.

A two hour drive will see you arriving in Slovenia, Croatia's next-door neighbour, where you will see the monuments and sights of the flourishing Ljubljana. Discover the leafy quarters of this elegant city, named one of Europe’s greenest and capitals, on a guided tour taking you from the striking Ljubljana castle all the way to the vibrant banks of the river, lined with bars and restaurants.

An impressive sight for the eyes, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a majestic, 295 sq km forest reserve boasting 16, emerald green terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls and canyons, creating a unique landscape of exceptional beauty. The oldest and largest national park in Croatia, Plitvice was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979 and is home to astonishing flora and fauna, including over 50 species of mammals and over 157 bird species. Stroll along the wooden walkways and take in this spectacular sight at your own leisure.

Discover the city of Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. With the UNESCO World Heritage-listed, Roman-era Diocletian’s Palace at its heart, Croatia’s second-largest city boasts incredible history married with a beautiful coastal setting.

Uncover the hidden treasures behind the historic 16th-century city walls of Dubrovnik, on Croatia’s southern coast. Explore the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ with a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, then enjoy some time at your leisure to exploring this incredible city.

Your Package Includes:

  • Seven nights’ accommodation in luxury 5 star and charming boutique hotels including three nights at the Sheraton Zagreb, two nights at the elegant Hotel Cvita in Split and two nights in a stunning room overlooking the Adriatic Sea at the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences including welcome and farewell dinners, a traditional Slovenian lunch in Ljubljana and a wine tasting in a family run winery near Dubrovnik
  • Private return airport transfers and private transportation throughout
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees and insider experiences
  • A walking guided tour of the spectacular sights of Zagreb
  • A day trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s leafy and elegant capital city where you will discover all its secrets on a guided tour with an included lunch
  • A full day adventure at the impressive Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO-listed natural paradise comprised of lakes, waterfalls and lush forest
  • A guided tour of Split, including a visit to the spectacular Dioceltian’s Palace, the city’s most imposing structure dating back to the 4th century AD
  • An unforgettable tour of Dubrovnik, the spectacular city known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and all its sights
  • Expert English-speaking guides, insider experiences, private transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary

Optional Tour Extension – Admire Montenegro’s coast on a breathtaking bay cruise and discover the fascinating history of Tirana

Continue exploring the culture and beauty of Europe’s Balkan Peninsula with four days in Montenegro and Albania. Cruise the waters of the Adriatic in Kotor and discover Tirana, Albania’s colorful and vibrant capital city.

Kotor might well be Montenegro’s walled jewel, a fortified town perched on the Adriatic and overlooking a bay that resemble the looks of a fjord. Take in the dramatic landscapes of this UNESCO-listed city from a privileged point of view as you cruise the waters of the stunning Bay of Kotor.

A cosmopolitan city with a fascinating history, Tirana is a lively city, filled with architectural masterpieces and a vibrant energy. Discover the main sights of this intriguing city on a walking tour - from the city’s clock tower to the impressive Et’hem Bey Mosque.

Your Package Includes:

  • Four nights in hand picked boutique hotels including two nights at the stunning Lazure Hotel in Kotor, located in a picturesque setting overlooming the water, and two nights at the charming Hotel Padam in Tirana, home to some of the city's best chefs at the heart of Albania's emerging food scene
  • Daily breakfast and select dining experiences including lunch in a converted 16th century flour mill in Kotor, and a special wine tasting along the Montenegran coast
  • An unforgettable cruise on the Bay of Kotor with an included lunch
  • A guided walking tour of Tirana, Albania’s capital with a local, English-speaking guide
  • A farewell dinner in a local restaurant in Tirana, where you can savour traditional Albanian delicacies

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Zagreb on your chosen tour start date.

Valid for select departure dates:

19 May 2019

13 June 2019

14 July 2019

11 August 2019

9 September 2019

5 October 2019

24 May 2020

21 June 2020

19 July 2020

16 August 2020

6 September 2020

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin-Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers – surcharges apply).

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels or similar:

Sheraton Zagreb, Zagreb (Deluxe Room)

Hotel Academia, Zagreb (May and September 2019 departures, Double Room)

Hotel Cvita, Split (Superior Room with partial sea view)

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace (Sea View Room with Balcony)

Extended tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Lazure Marina & Hotel Kotor, Montenegro (Deluxe Room)

Padam Hotel Tirana, Albania (Classic Room with Balcony)

Rogner Hotel Tirana, Albania (Standard Room - May 2019 departures)

Maximum Room Capacity: Two adults, using double or twin bedding.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats. Please note that we do a lot of walking around historical sites and use public transport at times to travel between sites and to/from our hotel so please be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes.

Your passport must be valid at least SIX months beyond the return date of your intended stay overseas.

All surcharges are payable directly to Luxury Escapes.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) international flights, visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and anything not listed on the itinerary are not included with this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Package cannot be split.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Please Note: Disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

Luggage allowance per person is 20kg maximum (unless otherwise stated) to allow for ease of transport on the journey.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply.

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