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Connections Boutique Group Journeys

Croatia: Jewel of the Coast 2018


9 Days from $3,995

Limited to 24 guests

Explore stunning Croatia, including ancient Zagreb, the turquoise Plitvice Lakes and the Adriatic Coast, enjoying a private tour of Split's Meštrovic Gallery and a tasting of a freshly harvested oyster in Ston, en route to Dubrovnik.

A&K Advantages

Contrast a glimmering Mediterranean coast with ancient cities, private tours and unforgettable meetings with locals

Explore stunning Montenegro and the fjord of Boka Kotorska

Visit Split's Meštrovic Gallery, as its curator opens the doors to you for a private guided tour

Meet a local fisherman and sample his harvest of Croatia's famous oysters

Learn about the Balkan Wars during a talk in Dubrovnik with a local who shares her experiences of the conflict

16 meals, with 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
ARRIVE ZAGREB, CROATIA
DAY 2
ZAGREB | The Stately Capital
DAY 3
SPLIT | Plitvice Lakes
DAY 4
SPLIT | The Emperor’s Palace
DAY 5
BRAČ | Source of Stone for the White House
DAY 6
DUBROVNIK | The Culinary Road
DAY 7
KOTOR, MONTENEGRO | Seaside Charms
DAY 8
DUBROVNIK | The City Museum
DAY 9
DEPART DUBROVNIK
DAY 1
ARRIVE ZAGREB, CROATIA

On arrival, transfer to your historic Art Deco hotel, set within a gracious building dating back to 1925. Gather for a welcome dinner tonight.

Esplanade Zagreb
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
ZAGREB | The Stately Capital

This morning, take a panoramic tour of the Croatian capital. Drive past the National Theatre, Miramar Museum, and Academy of Arts and Sciences, and then walk among the loveliest parts of Zagreb, including St. Marc Square. Ride a funicular built in 1889 to reach the charming Upper Town quarter from Lower Town. Visit the Ban Jelačić Square, which divides the old and new regions of the city. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the capital.

Esplanade Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
SPLIT | Plitvice Lakes

Drive to the coastal city of Split. En route, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plitvice Lakes, where emerald forests surround 16 shimmering turquoise lakes linked by a series of breathtaking waterfalls. Enjoy lunch in this spectacularly scenic region before continuing to Split, where you check in to your boutique hotel in the heart of the city.

Cornaro Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
SPLIT | The Emperor’s Palace

Set off on a morning walking tour of Split, starting with the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian; Peristil Square, where he made speeches; and his mausoleum, now a church. Take a private tour of the Ivan Meštrović Gallery with its curator, marveling at the 86 bronze, marble and wood sculptures he fashioned. Explore more of captivating Split at your leisure.

Cornaro Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
BRAČ | Source of Stone for the White House

Board a ferry to Brač, a Dalmatian island famous for its stone, used in Split’s Diocletian Palace and the White House in Washington, D.C. Visit Skrip, the oldest village on the island, and the Museum of Brač. Stop at a traditional restaurant for lunch, sampling local specialties of lamb, cheese, olives and wine before returning by ferry to Split.

Cornaro Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
DUBROVNIK | The Culinary Road

Set out for Dubrovnik, stopping at Ston, world-renowned for its oysters. Meet a local fisherman and sample one of these tasty delights paired with a local wine for a true taste of Croatia. Complete a superb lunch at a local seafood restaurant before continuing on to Dubrovnik.

Grand Villa Argentina
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
KOTOR, MONTENEGRO | Seaside Charms

Spend the day in marvelous Montenegro. Begin with a drive to Boka Kotorska, Europe’s southernmost fjord, where precipitous mountains rise from azure waters, and where you take a boat to the Baroque Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, built on an artificial island created by a bulwark of rocks and sinking old and seized ships. Visit the walled city of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exploring its 12th-century Cathedral and Maritime Museum. Return to Dubrovnik.

Grand Villa Argentina
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8
DUBROVNIK | The City Museum

Enjoy a morning tour of Dubrovnik. Proclaimed a “city museum” by UNESCO, the Old Town is surrounded by impressive medieval stone walls and towers. Mingle with local traders and craftspeople in its markets. Then, listen as a survivor of the Balkan War shares memories of the conflict. Follow an afternoon at leisure and a farewell dinner tonight with a traditional klapa performance, arranged just for you.

Grand Villa Argentina
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
DEPART DUBROVNIK

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years old.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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