Exclusive: Country Roads of Croatia

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    Exclusive: Country Roads of Croatia

    All-in Price: $5,650CAD*

    Single Supplement: $1,580CAD (Additional) 

    *Price is Per Person. Based on double occupancy and in CAD. Price is guaranteed. No minimum capacity required.

    Departure Date: May 23, 2022

    Return Date: June 5, 2022

    Photo: Plitvice Lakes, Croatia 

    Highlights: 

    Explore destinations with engaging Local Experts, gain special access to iconic sites and enjoy fun activities with our Unique Insight Experiences.

    • Zagreb City Tour
    • Visit Postojna Cave
    • Trogir Orientation
    • Split City Tour
    • Zagreb Funicular Ride to Gornji Grad
    • Opatija City Tour
    • Split to Hvar Ferry
    • Visit Emperor Diocletian's Palace in Split
    • Cruise to Ston Village by Private Boat
    • Korcula City Tour
    • Dubrovnik City Tour & Sunset Cruise

    Inclusions:

    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
    • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
    • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
    • If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport

    Not Included:

    • No early check in/late checkout included
    • International, domestic and internal airfares
    • Travel insurance, visas and items of a personal nature.
    • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers and Local Experts.

    Itinerary:

    Photo: Map Itinerary, Country Roads of Croatia 

    Day 1: MONDAY, MAY 23, 2022 - Welcome to Zagreb

    Transfers to your hotel depart from Zagreb airport at 11:30 and 14:00. Relax and settle in or perhaps head for the romantic chestnut-lined Stross Promenade for your first views over the city. At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner, with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over a pleasant evening with wine. (Dinner with Wine)

    MEAL: Dinner with Wine

    ACCOMMODATION: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel

    Day 2: TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022 - Zagreb’s Twin Towns

    Join your Local Expert to explore the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Drive through the squares of the Lower Town, Donji Grad, designed to give a sense of grandeur. See the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square and continue to Ban Josip Jelacic Square en route to the cathedral. Board the city's funicular to the medieval Upper Town, Gornji Grad. It's a network of little streets, stretching between the Kaptol and Gradec hills. View the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotrščak Tower. The afternoon is at leisure. Relax and enjoy your hotel's amenities or perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Zagorje region to learn about the local traditions and visit the house of Marshall Tito? (Breakfast)

    MEAL: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel

    Photo: Zagreb's Twin Towns, Croatia 

    Day 3: WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022 - Postojna Caves and on to Belle-Epoque Opatija

    Venture into Slovenia to visit the world-famous Postojna Caves. Step aboard the cave train and descend into a subterranean world of stunning stalactites, stalagmites, columns and curtains. Marvel at the five-metre tall Brilliant, the cave's most beautiful stalagmite. Return to Croatia, where your hotel is in the Belle Époque seaside-resort town of Opatija, nestled at the foot of Mount Učka. Take time to stroll by the luxurious villas along the tree-lined seafront promenade. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

    ACCOMMODATION: Remisens Premium Heritage Hotel Imperial, Opatija


    Day 4: THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022 - Discover the Jewels of Istria

    Cross the heart-shaped peninsula to explore the Jewels of Istria with your Local Expert. Visit the well-preserved first-century arena at Pula, scene of brutal gladiatorial battles in Roman times. Continue to the charming old town of Rovinj, rising directly from the sea. Wander through the cobbled streets lined with tempting shops, pastel-coloured bars and sidewalk cafes. (Breakfast)

    MEAL: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION: Remisens Premium Heritage Hotel Imperial, Opatija

    Day 5: FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022 – Pristine Plitvice National Park

    Enjoy the scenery of the Adriatic coast in the morning - journey past sparkling deep blue seas, studded with rocky islands, before heading inland to visit one of Europe’s great natural wonders. Explore Plitvice with Insight Choice. Choose between two Make Travel Matter Experiences: Join a guided tour of the National Park and walk along forest paths among 16 interconnecting lakes or alternatively, head to the National Park's viewpoint and learn about folklore at the Tara Community centre. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

    ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Lyra, Ličko Petrovo Selo.

    Day 6: SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2022 - The Dalmatian Coast to Split

    The green forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park give way to pebble-dashed shores lapped by turquoise waters. Walk through the Roman Ruins and market to see the sea organ of Zadar. Witness the dramatic change in landscape, as you travel through Mediterranean olive groves on your way to Trogir, a city founded by the Greeks in 3rd Century B.C. Admire the cathedral and Renaissance Čipiko Palace before continuing to the historic port of Split. In the evening, don't miss the opportunity of dinner in a traditional konoba. (Breakfast)

    MEAL: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION: Hotel President Solin, Split

    Day 7: SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022 - Island Hopping to Hvar

    The Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here, and today it forms the heart of the Old Town of Split. With your Local Expert, explore the 1,700 year-old palace cellars, and learn the story of the infamous emperor. Continue through the labyrinthine streets and arcaded squares to see St. Duje's- originally Diocletian's Mausoleum, and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Continue your venture underground, to explore the cellars. Your island-hopping adventure begins here. Cross the azure waters of the Adriatic to spend two nights on Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in the country and boasting an interior dotted with lofty mountain peaks and aromatic fields of lavender. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

    ACCOMMODATION: Amfora, Hvar Grand Beach Resort.

    Photo: Hvar, Croatia

    Day 8: MONDAY, MAY 30, 2022 - Exploring the Island of Hvar

    Enjoy a full day at leisure, as you explore the hidden coves, secluded beaches, old monasteries and villages of Hvar. Perhaps stroll around seaside Stari Grad, known for being one of Europe’s oldest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Maybe visit the local museum with its impressive collection of archeological finds dating back to Greek antiquity or enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant? You could even see the glitz and glamour of Hvar Town with its yacht-lined marinas, famous for being the trendy playground of the rich and famous. (Breakfast)

    MEAL: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION: Amfora, Hvar Grand Beach Resort.

    Day 9: TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022 – On the Trail of Marco Polo to Korčula

    Cruise back to the mainland and continue your journey to the island of Korčula, known for its grace, history and rich culture. The perfect place for relaxing, the island is filled with quiet coves and small beaches that dot the south coastline. This evening, delight in Croatian fare at a local restaurant. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

    ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Liburna, Korcula

    Day 10: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2022 – Captivating Korčula

    In the morning, join a knowledgeable Local Expert for a walking tour of the Old Town. Marvel at spectacular views of the mainland as you stroll towards the main square of Korčula where the Cathedral of St. Marc dominates the ancient skyline. Hear about local legends and history from your Local Expert, stopping by the Town Museum, the Bishop’s Palace with its treasury collection and the Town Hall. Visit the ruins of the house where according to local legend Marco Polo was born. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces of this charming medieval town.(Breakfast)

    MEALS: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Liburna, Korcula

    Day 11: THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2022 - Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic

    Journey to the beautiful southern slopes of the Pelješac Peninsula. Should weather permit, cruise the tranquil waters of the bay of Mali Ston and admire the surrounding untouched natural beauty, as you enjoy a glass of traditional Croatian brandy. Stop at a shellfish farm and meet Tomislav, a local oyster farmer, to learn about the cultivation and harvest of oysters. Enjoy a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of the fresh shellfish, accompanied with a glass of wine. Continue to the walled town of Dubrovnik, 'paradise on Earth' according to George Bernard Shaw. Join a walking exploration of the city, guided by a Local Expert. Get a glimpse into local life, as you explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th century bastions of the Old Town. Walk past Onofrio's Fountain, see the Old Jewish Quarter and the synagogue, and marvel at the grandeur of the cathedral and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. With the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps enjoy the luxuries of the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, your home for the next three nights. Located moments away from the Adriatic with spectacular views of the Elafiti Islands, your hotel provides exclusive access to a private beach. In the evening, there is the option to enjoy dinner at a family home in a local small village. Meet the family who will explain how they make olive oil using an antique olive oil press, before savouring a freshly prepared meal served with wine.(Breakfast / Morning Tea)

    MEAL: Breakfast, Morning Tea

    ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

    Day 12: FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022 - Optional Montenegro Experience

    Spend the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional visit to Montenegro, travelling along the coast to the pretty port town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A photographer's dream, capture one of the most beautiful parts of the bay and learn about some of the compelling history of this area. Return to Dubrovnik and enjoy an evening at your leisure. Perhaps start at a trendy wine bar, followed by dinner at a romantic sidewalk cafe? (Breakfast)

    MEAL: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

    Day 13: SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022 - Dubrovnik at Leisure

    Make the most of a day at leisure in the Pearl of the Adriatic. Relax by the pool, shop in the markets or perhaps take the opportunity to visit Cavtat, one of the most enchanting seaside resorts in Croatia. This evening, should weather permit, you're invited to embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik. Gaze out at views of the glistening Adriatic and the mighty city walls rising straight from the cliffs before your cruise moors in the Old Town Harbour. Start your Celebration Dinner with the national favourite drink, a glass of grappa. Savour authentic flavours of local specialties washed down with locally produced wine. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

    ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Dubrovnik Palace.

    Day 14: SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022 - Depart Dubrovnik

    Your travels draw to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dubrovnik airport at 05:00, 09:00 and 11:30.(Breakfast)

    MEAL: Breakfast

    Photo: Dubrovnik, Croatia 

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    Terms And Conditions

    A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Final Payment date: Mar 17, 2022. AIR TRANSPORTATION: Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page Trip Planner. Please be advised that due to transportation security, Airlines will collect the necessary required information from guests. Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify the information you will be providing to Collette when filling out the Wellness Declaration upon arrival. PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: PASSPORTS AND VISAS: We strongly recommend that you have a valid passport (with seven-month validity) for all travel outside Canada. Please be advised transit visas may be required if connecting through a country on route to your final destination. IMPORTANT PREVIEW BOOKING CONDITIONS: The finalized itinerary and dates will be confirmed upon the release of Insight 2022 Europe brochure. Preview itineraries and trip content are based on the itineraries featured in Insight 2021 Europe brochure (unless specified otherwise) however items such as hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, trip destinations are all subject to change. NOTE: This trip falls under LEVEL 1Schengen countries require Canadian guests to have proof of travel/health insurance. Minimum coverage of the health insurance must be at least 35,000 EURO. (Approx. C$50,000) INSURANCE When travelling outside Canada, health insurance is required. Contact your booking agent for more details. Group Booking Number: A163511/IVCANS.

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