featuring Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Coast, Istrian Peninsula and Lake Bled
with optional 2-Night Montenegro Pre Tour Extension
Departing September 15 – 26, 2022
Book Now & Save $200 Per Person
- Choice on tour
- Cili Family-Style Dinner
- Diocletian's Palace
- Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Istrian Peninsula
- Farm-to-Table Dinner
- Lake Bled
- Pletna Boat Ride
12 Days ● 16 Meals: 10 Breakfasts ● 6 Dinners
BOOK NOW: Double $6,729; Single $7,829; Triple $6,679
Regular rates: Double $6,929 ; Single $8,029; Triple $6,879
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Nanaimo Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $180 per person (subject to increase until paid in full), Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $449 per person
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund.
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Explore Croatia and the countries of the Adriatic, a region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture, intriguing cultures, rolling hills and stunning coastal scenery.
Day 2: Dubrovnik, Croatia - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome dinner this evening. Today, dinner will be included.
Day 3: Dubrovnik
Join a local guide on a tour of the “Old Dubrovnik,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe’s oldest pharmacy resides, and see Dubrovnik’s many historical sites like the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik Cathedral, and Old Town’s famous main street, Stradun. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Join a local expert in Dubrovnik’s Old Town harbour for a cruise* with magnificent sea views of the medieval city walls before visiting nearby Lokrum Island where you can swim, marvel at exotic plants or take a walk with peacocks - OR - receive a ticket to access the walls that contain the old city of Dubrovnik and gain a different perspective on this remarkable place with leisure time to explore the city. This evening, travel to Cilipi in the culturally-rich Konavle region, where you’ll be welcomed for dinner at a family-owned restaurant.
Visit with the family and learn about life in the Croatian heartland as you sample regional wines. At dinner, servers introduce you to a culinary feast, prepared in the way of their ancestors. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 4: Dubrovnik
Spend today at leisure. Relax or independently explore the marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings of Dubrovnik’s breathtaking Old Town. Or, perhaps you’ll embark on an optional culinary excursion where you will journey along the Pelješac Peninsula and sample local wines paired with fresh oysters plucked from the sea. Today, breakfast will be included.
Day 5: Dubrovnik - Split
Savour stunning sea views as you travel up the winding coastal road, hugging the sheer cliffs that drop dramatically into the aquamarine of the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a stop in a quaint village in the Croatian countryside.
You will have time to taste some of the local specialties and perhaps take a walk through the village square. Upon arrival in Split, set out on a walking tour featuring the impressive Diocletian's Palace (UNESCO), one of the most significant late-Roman historical monuments, and also see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 6: Split - Plitvice Lakes
Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure. You might consider an optional trip to Trogir, a city of medieval walls, towering cathedrals, and captivating Venetian architecture. This afternoon, travel to Plitvice Lakes, one of the oldest, largest, and most beautiful national parks in Croatia. Inspiring scenery is one of the wonders you’ll experience at this designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 7: Plitvice Lakes - Opatija
Travel among the park’s dense forests and 16 terraced lakes, where waterfalls and free-flowing cascades connect one lake to the other. Enjoy a short cruise that takes you into the heart of this natural wonder that extends over 73,000 acres. From the forest landscapes of Plitvice Lakes, travel this afternoon to the seaside resort of Opatija, known as “Croatia’s Riviera.” This fashionable region was once the summer retreat for Roman Caesars and Habsburg Monarchs. Get acquainted with this coastal town on a brief walking tour. Enjoy an evening at leisure. Today, breakfast will be included.
Day 8: Opatija - Istrian Peninsula - Opatija
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 a picture-perfect example of a rural Croatian town. In the late afternoon, a delightful farm-to-table dinner at a local restaurant lets you sample the regional wines and culinary delicacies of the Istrian Peninsula. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 9: Opatija - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Travel into picturesque Slovenia, arriving in Ljubljana, a capital city in the midst of a cultural renaissance. Upon your arrival, meet a local expert who introduces you to this quaint town, nestled gently along the banks of the river. Your tour includes the impressive City Hall and a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of St. Nicholas. The evening is yours to relax and explore the city. Today, breakfast will be included.
Day 10: Ljubljana - Lake Bled - Ljubljana
Surround yourself with the tranquillity of Lake Bled. You’ll experience the old-world charm that comes with taking a Pletna boat to the picturesque island in the centre. 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. Today, breakfast will be included.
Day 11: Ljubljana - Zagreb, Croatia
Today we travel to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Embark on a tour of this fascinating city that has marked the intersection of Eastern and Central Europe for more than 1000 years. After free time this afternoon for independent exploration, celebrate the end of an unforgettable trip with dinner at one of Zagreb’s local restaurants. Today, breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 12: Zagreb - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Zagreb this morning. Today, breakfast will be included.
Experience It! ______________ Dubrovnik
A group of refugees from Epidaurus (today’s Cavtat) founded Dubrovnik in the first half of the 7th century. After being under the protection of the Byzantine Empire and falling under the sovereignty of Venice, Dubrovnik ruled itself as a free province known as the Republic of Dubrovnik and flourished in the 15th and 16th centuries to become Venice’s chief shipping rival. The beginning of the end for the Republic arrived care of a devastating earthquake in 1667 that claimed more than 5,000 citizens. The Republic met its official demise in 1808 when it was abolished and integrated into the Illyrian provinces after Napoleon’s armies conquered the city. Since 1808, Dubrovnik has fallen under attack and been occupied and annexed several times, most recently as part of second Yugoslavia (1945-1991). Dubrovnik, however, has survived and continues to reign as one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities on the entire Adriatic, with its medieval walls that surround its old city, protecting the ancient buildings contained within. This is Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site unlike any other.
Book Now rates valid until Mar 16, 2022, valid on air-inclusive packages only.
Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more travelling on the same flights and dates.
To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you with the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at prescheduled times.
*The Dubrovnik By the Sea/Lokrum Island cruise choice (in Dubrovnik) is dependent on favorable weather conditions. If the cruise is unavailable, the city wall tickets will be available to everyone.
Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Based on return flight options, an early morning departure from the hotel may be required on the last day.
Air passengers will arrive into Dubrovnik airport and depart from Zagreb airport.
Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.
PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Documentation is required by foreign governments for all trips outside Canada. You should visit Global Affairs Canada at https://travel.gc.ca/
for general information about passports and visa requirements. Some countries require a visa in addition to a valid passport for entry, so it is important that you check with the appropriate foreign consulate or embassy for specific entry requirements and details you need to know regarding how and when to obtain the visa. Please remember the possession of valid passports and necessary visas are the responsibility of each client/passenger. If you would like assistance in ensuring you have the proper visa(s) for your trip outside of Canada, we would be happy to refer you to a company that can assist you.
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.
When travelling outside Canada, health insurance is required. Contact your booking agent for more details.
There may be different living standards and practices and different standards and conditions with respect to the provision of services and accommodations outside of Canada.
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.
The overall activity level of this tour is level 3. This means you’re an on-the-go traveller. You don’t want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (1-2 hours) isn’t a big deal. You can navigate hills and uneven ground, climb into various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, Zodiac, etc.), and could possibly anticipate changes in elevation. You can expect some longer days balanced with free-time to recharge or set out on your own adventure.
Extend Your Holiday With...
Optional 4 Days 2-Night Montenegro Pre Tour Extension
Rate: $615.00 CAD per person, double, land only
2 Meals: 2 Breakfasts
Extend Your Vacation With...
Optional 7 Days 5-Night Bosnia & Montenegro Pre Tour Extension
Rate: $1,235.00 CAD per person, double, land only, airfare is not included. The purchase of an additional air segment is required for this extension. Please inquire for air rate at time of booking.
6 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
For more information contact
● Square 1 Travel & Cruise
● (250) 334-0355
Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.