Jewels of the Adriatic: Croatia and Slovenia

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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!

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.

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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

2022 Tour Itinerary (15 days):

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

2023 Tour Itinerary (14 days):

  • 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
  • Postojna Caves with Underground Train Ride
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Roman Ruins Tour (Split)
  • Old Dubrovnik Walking Tour
  • Montenegro Excursion with Bay of Kotor

Activity Level: Explorer* 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from New York Area (EWR/JFK) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Europe transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at deluxe and first-class hotels
  • 2022 Departures: 20 meals: 13 full buffet breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D)
    2023 Departures: 19 meals: 12 full buffet breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary
  • English-speaking tour director throughout

2022 Tour Itinerary - 15 Days

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Day 2: Arrive in Zagreb, Croatia

Day 3: Zagreb

Day 4: Zagreb

Day 5: Zagreb/Ljubljana/Bled (Slovenia)

Day 6: Bled

Day 7: Lake Bled/Postojna Caves/Opatija (Croatia)

Day 8: Opatija

Day 9: Opatija/Plitvice Lakes

Day 10: Plitvice Lakes/Zadar/Split

Day 11: Split/Dubrovnik

Day 12: Dubrovnik

Day 13: Montenegro

Day 14: Dubrovnik

Day 15: Dubrovnik/U.S.

2023 Tour Itinerary - 14 Days

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 Jul. 29, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from the New York area (EWR or JFK) for 2022 departures. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

Because we can’t secure airline pricing more than a year in advance, 2023 dates and prices listed below are for the tour only. Once flights are available, we’ll notify you of your options.

2022 Tours Tour Only With Flights  
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August 23
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September 6
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May 9
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May 23
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September 12
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September 25
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September 26
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October 9
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October 9
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October 22
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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 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

Food Tour with Wine Tasting

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

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.

Cheryl O

Jewels of the Adriatic was just that. The area is beyond belief beautiful and diverse. Our guide Valentina was such an asset to the tour. In addition to keep everything organized and moving, she brought her culture alive. The hotels were lovely and comfortable. The timing of the progress of the tour was perfect. This is my third trip with Smartours....planning another..

Margaret

Wonderful tour, we had a blast!

Cecilia

Croatia and Slovenia are beautiful! You see beauty wherever you look at. The Optional Tours were great. Valentina, our tour director was the best organized person we have had so far. Our group was warm and everyone kind and caring! The weather did not cooperate but in-spite if it we saw a lot. If you have an opportunity to take this tour you’ll be for a great surprise. We saw a lot for the money. We highly recommend it!

Kate

Rok, our tour guide was fabulous. The side tours well worth the time. Countries visited beautiful! Would recommend this trip to others!

George

The huge organization problem appeared on the back way during the overlay from Croatia Airline to American Airline (on 10/23/18): the time break between flights was one hour only.. The Croatian jet has delayed, and the entire group lost their connection to AA. This event has created very nervous situation for tourists, who mostly are not so young people. This case destroyed good mood after the nice, in general, trip.

Susan

This tour was incredible. What a beautiful part of the world. I was most impressed with Lake Bled, Istria Peninsula and Split. The accommodations and meals were very very good. I would have rated this a "5" except on the first day of the trip when we boarded the bus our guide, Rok, informed us that the bathroom on the bus was not to be used unless it was an extreme emergency and would remained locked. One lady did have an emergency and she had to ask Rok 3 times to unlock the bathroom. He kept saying just wait 5 minutes... There are times when you can't wait 5 minutes (me being one of them), I don't know if this is your policy of disabling the bus bathrooms or if it was the bus company. I would like to know. I would never book another tour with SmarTours if this was your policy. I have taken many tours with other companies and have never run into this. Thank you, Susan Ransier

Hannah

I had a wonderful time on the tour to Croatia, and would highly recommend to my friends and family. Hannah

Anonymous

Smartours Croatia exceeded my expectations! Thoroughly enjoyed the tour in every respect. Suggestions-more history & detail of past & current culture by tour guide on bus, several optional tours should be part of the package(Lake Bled boat ride & Istria), More dinners in restaurants and NOT in hotels and more time in Split. Please eliminate your min. 10 characters and welcome all comments!!!!

Anonymous

I went to Croatia and Slovenia. Had a fabulous tour director....Elvis. Lots of history and the countries are beautiful.

harveena r

Just returned from an amazing, well organized "Adriatic tour". Had a wonderful time. We would highly recommend this tour to everyone. It is a beautiful, scenic part of the world! Elvis Kidric our Tour Director was phenomenal. He is well informed, relatable, attentive to the needs of all group members, caring and humorous. His attention to detail was remarkable. We had an excellent driver too. We look forward to joining many more smarTours to different destinations. My sister will be going to Egypt with smarTours based on our great experience.
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