Jewels of the Adriatic

Croatia and Slovenia

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  • $ 2,799
    Tour Only
  • $ 3,599
    Flights Included
  • 14
    Days
  • Average Tour Review

ZAGREB, BLED, OPATIJA, SPLIT, DUBROVNIK, PLUS MONTENEGRO

Like a string of gems, our Croatia and Slovenia tour is colorful, sparkling and multifaceted. While you soak up the beautiful scenery of these Adriatic jewels, you’ll appreciate the fascinating narrative that puts these countries into historic and cultural perspective. Our loop winds past turquoise lakes, medieval castles, emerald mountains, Roman ruins and the shimmering Adriatic Sea. Highlights include a visit to the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park (with 92 waterfalls!) and a hike around Lake Bled. This escorted tour package includes ample free time to discover the region’s many treasures. Ready to be utterly charmed? Jewels of the Adriatic is a brilliant choice for you! 4.5/5 stars on Tripadvisor!

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Zagreb
  • 2 nights in Bled
  • 2 nights in Opatija
  • 1 night in Plitvice Lakes
  • 1 night in Split
  • 4 nights in Dubrovnik

Tour Highlights

  • Lake Bled & Old Town
  • Postojna Caves with Underground Train Ride
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Zadar & Trogir
  • Roman Ruins Tour (Split)
  • Old Dubrovnik Walking Tour
  • Montenegro Excursion with Bay of Kotor

Activity Level: Explorer * 

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Europe transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at deluxe and first-class hotels
  • 19 meals: 12 buffet breakfasts, and 7 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary
  • English-speaking tour director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Day 2: Arrive in Zagreb, Croatia

Day 3: Zagreb

Day 4: Zagreb – Ljubljana – Bled (Slovenia)

Day 5: Bled

Day 6: Lake Bled – Postojna Caves – Opatija (Croatia)

Day 7: Opatija

Day 8: Opatija – Plitvice Lakes

Day 9: Plitvice Lakes – Zadar – Split

Day 10: Split – Dubrovnik

Day 11: Dubrovnik

Day 12: Montenegro

Day 13: Dubrovnik

Day 14: Dubrovnik – U.S.

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Dec. 30, 2022 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773 ) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Afternoon Kumrovec Tour with Dinner

Afternoon Excursion to Lake Bohinj & Boat Ride on Lake Bled

Bled Dinner in the Country Inn

Full-Day Istrian Peninsula Excursion

Cruise & Dinner

Medieval Fortresses of Ston & Korcula

Reviews

Darrell P

We were on the Jewels of the Adriatic last month. We were a group of 9 friends from our hometown, with a total of 28 guests on the tour. Overall, I would grade the tour as exceptional! Our guide Mirna was great. She along with Zack our coach driver, made sure everything was taken care of in a very friendly, professional manner. Value for the money was exceptional. The hotels were fine to excellent, city guides were informative, the itinerary was great, and the included meals were fun. This tour has a lot of things packed in it. There is a fair amount of walking involved, probably more than we have experienced prior, but it was just a testament to how packed our schedule was and the things we saw. We have taken a number of Smartours and also tours from similar companies. I don’t think you can beat this experience if you want to tour that part of the world.

Natalie B

This was a wonderful trip. Our tour guide Danko was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. A true historian who made his commentary interesting and fun. Very helpful to all of us in so many ways - thoughtful and caring and fun! He and the driver Zak had great rapport and made the entire trip great. I am 91 years old, and they offered an arm occassionally when I needed help with the stairs and long hikes. The hotels were all outstanding, and local guides were knowledgeable and helpful. These are beautiful countries, and the scenery was so outstanding the bus rides were not burdensome. I recommend this fantastic visit to the Adriatic to everyone, regardless of where your travels have taken you in the past.

Shauntel

This trip was amazing! Every day was a new adventure. I wouldn’t have changed a thing! The guide and driver were super friendly and our group was like a big family by the end. Highly recommended!

Leo C

Simply THE BEST!

Don a

This was our 11th SmarTour and was one of our favorites. From the spectacular tours, to the fabulous tour director, to the personable and professional bus driver, top to bottom, the trip was among the best; however, some of the accomodations and some the airline travel was not up to smartTours usual high standards.

michelle

Fabulous trip! Great itinerary (one day less is Zabreb would be better), tour director was THE BEST! Excellent destination and September is the perfect time of the year. I highly recommend Croatia as a vacation destination!!

Linda C

Very enjoyable trip!

Martha B

Good value. Beautiful sites. Pace should be a little slower to soak in all the beauty.

Diane D

Croatia and Slovenia are extraordinary countries. The people are friendly, the food and wine excellent, the countries are clean and safe, and the walled cities and national parks are beautiful. The tour guide, Danko, was superb as were the local guides. Not every smarTour hotel was excellent; smarTour needs to improve its customer service and support in USA. However, this critique did not diminish how wonderful the tour was.

Dee G

Overall the trip was very good and I will really remember all of the good experiences, but there is definitely an opportunity to make the trip excellent. There were several people who had prebooked some of the extras and then when the price came down we did not get the benefit of the price decrease. This definitely created some bad feelings towards Smartours.

Maria D

Great trip, beautiful countries. I have to criticize the optional tour in Dubrovnik: boat trip and dinner was overpriced for the experience as a whole, the boat ride was nice, beautiful sunset but the dinner was mediocre, and the host seem not very happy to serve us.

sally a

I just returned from the Jewels of the Adriatic tour, Sept. 24- Oct. 8th. It was remarkable! There was 28 people in our group and Rok was our tour guide. I enjoyed everywhere we went and every activity we did. Walking underground in the caves, hiking through Plitvice National Forest, visiting several cathedrals and fortresses, eating delicious food, and much more. The price is right for all you get. The hotels were wonderful! This was my 10th tour with SmarTours.

Sally B

I just returned from the Jewels of the Adriatic tour. Rok was our guide. There was 28 people in our group. This was my 10th tour with SmarTours. If you haven't gone to Croatia, this is a must-see. Walking through caves, hiking through Plitvice National Forest, going in several churches and fortresses, eating delicious food, seeing the Autumn leaf colors reflecting on Lake Bled, and much more.

marilena

exelente

ina

I took the June 19 - July 2nd tour this year. We had a wonderful tour director (Elvis). He has a great sense of humor, patience and his encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the area is admirable. He is quite an asset to SmarTours. The local guides were very good, the hotels good. A wonderful tour all around with great travel companions. The American Airlines flight from Prague to Philadelphia was the worst flight I was ever on in my long history of air travel. Nothing worked and the food was terrible.
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