13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights

Including return international flights, 10 nights' deluxe accommodation, delicious breakfast daily, private transfers throughout plus pre-booked catamaran tickets, the luxury of a small group tour, guided walking tours of Split and Dubrovnik and more.

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  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of Croatia tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Get up close to Croatia’s world-renowned sites and awe-inspiring landscapes on a 13 day Best of Croatia tour that takes in everything from incredible national parks, to glittering coastal cities and natural wonders.

Use the Croatian capital as your launchpad for discovering this spectacular country. Although Zagreb is somewhat more compact than other European capitals, it certainly punches above its weight. Peppered throughout the city are Austro-Hungarian facades, pedestrian-friendly squares, romantic cobblestone streets and sites rich in history. Move around the city on foot, from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, or head to one of Zagreb’s galleries or museums for a culture fix. Leave the capital behind as the group travels towards the famed Dalmatian Coast; but not before a pitstop at the Plitvice Lakes National Park to admire its labyrinth of turquoise-hued lakes and waterfalls.

Soak up the architecture and fabled history of Split, Croatia’s second-largest city. Wander around the streets contained inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Diocletian’s Palace or take a stroll along the marble-laid waterfront promenade before sitting down to a sundowner. Step aboard a catamaran for a glamorous transfer to Hvar, one of the coast’s most sparkling and high-flying jetsetter-frequented isles. See the Old Town from the Starigrad Fortress or settle at a table at a quaint café or restaurant with a plate of local cuisine.

Swap a catamaran for a speed boat for the trip to the Blue Cave on Vis. It won’t take long for you to understand how this cavern got its name once you witness the natural phenomena that illuminates the space with brilliant blue hues. Enjoy swim stops and a day of free time on Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Use this opportunity to discover more of the isle’s smaller fishing villages for a glimpse into local life. Dubrovnik makes a spectacular final destination for this tour and your arrival in the city dubbed the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ is not one you’ll soon forget. Take a stroll around the city’s iconic stone walls, explore the quiet back streets of the Old Town, or hike or take a cable car to the top of Srd Hill for mesmerising sunset views of the Elaphiti Islands and horizon beyond.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealandairplane-takeoff – Zagreb

Board your flight for the picturesque capital of Croatia.

Day 2: Zagreb

You’ll be met upon arrival at the airport in Zagreb and be taken by private transfer to the hotel. Zagreb is a vibrant city, brimming with art galleries, museums, restaurants and trendy cafes. Upon checking in to the hotel, choose to begin exploring the city’s beautiful green parks, streets lined with classic and Secessionist facades, promenades and Austro-Hungarian buildings. Though Zagreb may be small compared to other European capitals, it is packed with things to see and do. 

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel upon arrival in Zagreb.

Day 3: Zagreb (B)

Make the most of a full day of exploring Zagreb. Uncover its small-town charm, old districts with cobblestone streets and gas lamp-lit squares. There is plenty of history to appreciate in the Upper Town area (its centre dates back to the 11th century). Culture-aficionados will perhaps want to visit one of the city’s museums, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art – or even the Museum of Broken Relationships. Head into Zagreb’s Lower Town to see the Viennese-influenced architecture, 19th-century pavilions and manicured gardens. Devotees of retail therapy can make a beeline for Ilica Street to make the most of its shops or sample bites of local cuisine at authentic eateries. 

Day 4: Plitvice Lakes National Park – Split (B)

Today you’ll enjoy a group excursion to Croatia’s most famous and stunning national park. Enroute, you will stop at the Homeland War Memorial in Turanj where you’ll learn about one of the most prolific battles undertaken by the Croatian Army during the days of the Ottoman Empire. It is then onto Plitvice Lakes, one of Croatia’s most recognisable natural landmarks. This network of azure-hued lakes flow into one another from a series of cascading waterfalls – seen from winding wooden pathways and viewing platform. A local guide takes you around the park, pointing out native flora and fauna as you go, and taking you on a scenic boat and tram ride. 

The group then continues to Croatia’s second largest city, Split. Check in to your hotel and then head out to one of the local restaurants for dinner. 

Day 5: Split (B)

Situated on the Dalmatian coast, Split is best known for its stunning beaches, ornate architecture, and the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Diocletian’s Palace. Join a guided tour of the Old Town and enjoy a history lesson as you explore the sprawling remains of the 4th-century complex inside the Palace. Explore its white stone-walled courtyard, cathedral and cafes, bars, shops and restaurants. 

If you’re feeling energetic, hike up to the summit of the Marjan Hill for the most beautiful views of the Riva promenade and the Old Town. Alternatively, you will have ample time to explore the beautiful beaches in the area. Spend the evening strolling along the scenic Riva waterfront and enjoying delicious local cuisine; an excellent way to soak up the atmosphere and to admire the breathtaking sunset views of the Adriatic. 

Day 6: Split – Hvar (B) 

Hop aboard a catamaran for the transfer to one of Croatia’s most glittering isles, Hvar. The island is peppered with sun-bleached white houses and is fringed by tranquil turquoise sea. It is a favourite destination among international jetsetters. For the best views of the town centre, hike to the top of the Starigrad Fortress. Or stay closer to town by simply strolling around Hvar’s pretty streets, ducking in and out of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. 

Day 7: Hvar – Blue Cave – Vis – Hvar (B)

A small group speed boat tour takes you to visit the Pakleni Islands and the magnificent Blue Cave today. The Blue Cave gets its name from a natural phenomenon, occurring when sunlight filters through the rock, hits the water and bounces off the sea bed floor. This produces a dazzling shade of blue that illuminates the cave; a sight that draws tourists in to this boat-only sight. The nearby Green Cave, Monk Cave and Stiniva Cove offer wonderful swimming opportunities and a chance to relax in spectacular natural scenery. Enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating swim in peaceful crystal-clear waters or jump off cliff sides and snorkel to your heart’s content. Return to Hvar in the afternoon. 

Day 8: Hvar – Korcula (B)

A morning catamaran trip takes you from Hvar to the famous medieval island of Korcula, where a private transfer will show you to the hotel. You will have ample time to explore the Old Town, which has previously been ruled by Venetians, and was designed in the shape of a fishbone. This was done to prevent the strong winds from chilling the houses in winter and to increase the air circulation in the summer. The island is the birthplace of Marco Polo and you can visit his house and exhibition to learn more about his illustrious life. Korcula is a paradise for wine lovers and there is opportunity to sample some of the local specialities over a romantic dinner complete with water views and outlooks of the Peljesac Peninsula vineyards.

Day 9: Korcula (B)

Explore this fascinating island further, discovering more of the traditions of island life and meeting the friendly and welcoming locals. Some of the villages on the island have been untouched for centuries. If you travel over to the west side of the island, you will find the delightful small town of Vela Luka. This town is home to the Vela Spila cave, known for its medical mud deposits and springs of healthy mineral water. The island as a whole is rich with olive groves, vineyards and charming fishing villages.

Day 10: Korcula – Dubrovnik (B)

A high-speed morning catamaran journey transports you to the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, the beloved city of Dubrovnik. After checking into your hotel, take a meander around the elegant streets of the Old Town, with its impressive city walls, palaces, churches and villas. As one of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed cities in the world, Dubrovnik is brimming with marble streetscapes and imposing medieval architecture. At night, enjoy a delicious meal from one of the rooftop restaurants as you admire another panoramic sunset over the Adriatic.

Day 11: Dubrovnik (B)

You will join a guided tour of the Old Town and see some of the filming locations made even more famous in Game of Thrones. The historic medieval city boasts protective defensive walls, majestic palaces and ornate churches, and wherever you look you will discover a unique magical charm and magnificent architecture. 

In the early evening, why not take a trip on the Srd Hill cable car to experience breathtaking views of the Old Town and Elaphiti Islands and sip on a cocktail while gazing at the mesmerising sunset. Alternatively, if you’re feeling adventurous, go on a sea kayaking adventure where you paddle out to a selection of hidden beaches and coves accessible only by kayak. You can also paddle along the imposing city walls. 

Day 12: Dubrovnik – airplane-takeoff –  New Zealand

A private transfer takes you from your hotel to Dubrovnik airport, where you will board your return flight to New Zealand. 

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

Day 13: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return full-service international airfares, including 23kg checked baggage
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Private transfers throughout, plus pre-booked catamaran tickets
  • 10 nights’ twin share accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • Guided group tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, with onward transfer to Split
  • Guided walking tours of Split and Dubrovnik and small group speed boat trip to the Blue Cave and Vis
  • 24/7 concierge service throughout
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $399 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension and optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’
  • Personal expenses 

Group Sizes: Minimum 2 people. Please note this is an independent tour, and as such, you will enjoy the company of fellow travellers at sightseeing locations.

Single Supplement:

13 day Best of Croatia tour  – $2,199 per person in addition to the twin share price

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Tour Only: Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option does not include return international flights and airport transfers and commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary. Travellers are required to make their own way to the hotel on Day 2. 

Accommodation: 

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Zagreb: Palace, Dubrovnik or similar
Split: Luxe, Marul or similar
Hvar: Riva, Pharos or similar
Korcula: Liburna, Marcopolo or similar
Dubrovnik: Lapad, Neptun or similar

Triple Share: Not available

Child Policy: Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Tipping: Tips and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. AUD $5-$10 per person, per day as per the industry standard). While not compulsory on your trip, tips can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. 
Driver/Guide: approx. AUD $5-10 per person, per day is the industry standard.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

3 May
10 May
17 May
24 May
31 May
7 June
14 June
21 June
28 June
5 July
11 July
19 July
26 July
2 August 
9 August 
15 August 
23 August 
30 August 
6 Septemeber 
13 September 
20 September
27 September 
4 October
11 October 

Peak season surcharge will apply to some travel date, please refer to the calendar for more details.

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability. 

Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares with Emirates including their codeshare partners or similar full-service airline 
  • Wellington and Christchurch customers – A $200 interstate surcharge per person applies 
  • Please note, flights may transit through Sydney or Melbourne 
  • Flights include one piece of checked in baggage per person weighing no more than 23kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in-flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle and Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return full-service airfares, including 23kg checked baggage
  • Extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Private transfers throughout, plus pre-booked catamaran tickets
  • 10 nights’ twin share accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • Guided group tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, with onward transfer to Split
  • Guided walking tours of Split and Dubrovnik and small group speed boat trip to the Blue Cave and Vis
  • 24/7 concierge service throughout
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