- Discover why Croatia has been topping travel lists on this 7-night guided group holiday.
- Stay 3 nights in the medieval town of Zagreb & 4 nights in the Habsburg-era town of Opatija.
- Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Croatia’s capital, exploring the beautiful Upper & Lower Town.
- Take in the incredible waterfalls & pristine lakes of Plitvice Lakes National Park on a half day excursion.
- Immerse yourself in Croatian culture with visits to Pula & Rovinj.
- Unwind with plenty of leisure time to sightsee at your own pace, with tips from your expert guide.
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Your guided holiday to Croatia
Join us to discover hidden gems and striking scenery in the coastal towns of Croatia on this 7-night guided group holiday. Stunning views, historical secrets and spellbinding backstreets make Croatia a unique destination packed with culture. We’ll enjoy a relaxing day tour through the old streets of the medieval town of Zagreb and an exhilarating wildlife walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plitvice Lakes National Park, all with an expert guide to tell us about the incredible sights surrounding us. On excursions to the towns of Opatija, Rovinj and Pula, we’ll explore castles, fortresses, and the history that’s shaped this incredible region. Prepare to be charmed by exquisite cathedrals, tiny village alleyways, medieval streets and hidden coves with crystal clear waters.
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Travel to Croatia
Travel to Croatia
Let’s travel to the capital of Croatia. At the airport let’s meet our friendly local representative, before travelling onwards to our hotel in the city centre of Zagreb.
Zagreb Walking Tour
Let's start the day with a half-day walking tour of Zagreb with our expert local guide to discover the heart of Croatia, a city of contrasts, where medieval charm meets contemporary vibrancy. We will wander through Donji Grad, the Lower Town's wide boulevards and squares adorned with Austro-Hungarian architecture. Then we will embark on a funicular ride, connecting the Lower and Upper Towns. As we ascend, we can enjoy panoramic views of the city's rooftops and landmarks. Now we step into the enchanting Upper Town (Gornji Grad), a realm of medieval streets, Baroque churches, and historic squares, where we stroll through St. Mark's Square, where the iconic tiled roof of St. Mark's Church and the medieval Stone Gate captures the essence of Zagreb's rich heritage.
In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore or shop at your own leisure. Our local guide will be happy to offer suggestions of activities to suit your interests.
Today will be a full day at leisure to spend as you wish. You may simply relax at your hotel or independently explore the streets of Zagreb, with its various museums and galleries, including the Museum of Broken Relationships, providing a unique and emotionally resonant cultural experience.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Today, we leave Zagreb for the Adriatic Coast, and on the way we will visit the enchanting Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a definite must-see in Croatia. Here, we will explore more with a 4-hour guided walking tour through Croatia's oldest and largest national park taking in the beautiful surroundings, and admiring the lakes, waterfalls, nature, and wildlife. Appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes are recommended!
Then, we will continue our journey toward Opatija, on the south side of the Istrian peninsula.
You have the day for yourself, to peacefully relax by the swimming pool staring at the blue of the Adriatic sea. If you want to explore more, chat with our guide and pick up some tips and information on how to make the most of your free day. Opatija is one the oldest European tourist destinations, the cradle of Croatian tourism, situated below the mountain and Nature Park Ucka.
Pula & Rovinj
This morning, we will visit more as we embark on a full-day excursion across the Istrian Peninsula. We start our journey in Pula, famous for its Roman architecture. Our guide will take us on a guided walking tour with highlights such as the Amphitheatre (entrance included) which was built at the same time as the magnificent Colosseum in Rome and could seat about 20,000 spectators, making it the 6th biggest in the World.
This afternoon, we continue our journey to discover more, with a guided walking tour of Rovinj, the "pearl of Istria", also called the "most Mediterranean town" and the "most photogenic town of Adriatic". We will visit the Old Town, which sits on a peninsula, a protected historical ensemble. We will experience the sights of this magical town while strolling up narrow streets to the magnificent baroque church of St Euphemia. This church is the town's most important monument and looks over the sea and safeguards the legend of the stone sarcophagus of Saint Euphemia, the patron saint of Rovinj.
At leisure or Optional excursion to Brijuni islands
At leaisure or Brijuni islands
Today is yours. You can relax more at your hotel or the beach of Opatija. Or you can sign up for a full-day excursion to Brijuni islands.
Your journey will start after a transfer to Fazana port, where you will embark on a 15-minute boat transfer to the National Park Brujini, a group of 14 islands, along the western Istrian coast. The main characteristic of the Brijuni archipelago is its extraordinary biological diversity, not to mention its 1600-year-old olive tree. You will enjoy a safari experience at Veliki Brijun and a visit to the impressive archaeological sites.
Time to bid farewell to Croatia, as we're getting transferred to Trieste airport with guide assistance for our flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.