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21037
Croatia

Extension: Croatia’s Capital and Beautiful Lakes

Revel in three additional nights in Southeast Europe’s oldest national park and Zagreb as you enjoy expert-led excursions to pristine lakes, idyllic forests and historic villages.
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Program No. 21037RJ
Length
4 days
Starts at
899
Croatia

Extension: Croatia’s Capital and Beautiful Lakes

Revel in three additional nights in Southeast Europe’s oldest national park and Zagreb as you enjoy expert-led excursions to pristine lakes, idyllic forests and historic villages.
Length
4 days
Starts at
899
Program No. 21037 RJ
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Sep 20 - Sep 24, 2021
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899
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This date begins in Zagreb, Croatia ending in Split, Croatia.

Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2021
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Oct 12 - Oct 15, 2021
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Oct 18 - Oct 22, 2021
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Oct 26 - Oct 29, 2021
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Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2022
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Apr 16 - Apr 20, 2022
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Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2022
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Apr 30 - May 4, 2022
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899
May 3 - May 6, 2022
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

May 8 - May 11, 2022
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May 9 - May 13, 2022
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899
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

May 14 - May 18, 2022
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May 17 - May 20, 2022
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

May 23 - May 27, 2022
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

May 28 - Jun 1, 2022
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899
May 31 - Jun 3, 2022
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899
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

Jun 5 - Jun 8, 2022
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899
Jun 14 - Jun 17, 2022
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899
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2022
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899
Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2022
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899
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Sep 18 - Sep 21, 2022
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Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2022
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Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2022
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899
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Oct 2 - Oct 5, 2022
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Oct 4 - Oct 7, 2022
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899
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

Oct 8 - Oct 12, 2022
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899
Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2022
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899
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Oct 16 - Oct 19, 2022
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Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2022
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899
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2022
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899
Nov 1 - Nov 4, 2022
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

DATES & starting prices
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Sep 20 - Sep 24, 2021
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1,049
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This date begins in Zagreb, Croatia ending in Split, Croatia.

Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2021
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1,049
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This date begins in Split, Croatia ending in Zagreb, Croatia.

Oct 12 - Oct 15, 2021
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This date begins in Split, Croatia ending in Zagreb, Croatia.

Oct 18 - Oct 22, 2021
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This date begins in Zagreb, Croatia ending in Split, Croatia.

Oct 26 - Oct 29, 2021
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This date begins in Split, Croatia ending in Zagreb, Croatia.

Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2022
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Apr 16 - Apr 20, 2022
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Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2022
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Apr 30 - May 4, 2022
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1,049
May 3 - May 6, 2022
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

May 8 - May 11, 2022
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May 9 - May 13, 2022
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

May 14 - May 18, 2022
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May 17 - May 20, 2022
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

May 23 - May 27, 2022
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

May 28 - Jun 1, 2022
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1,049
May 31 - Jun 3, 2022
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1,049
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

Jun 5 - Jun 8, 2022
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1,049
Jun 14 - Jun 17, 2022
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1,049
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2022
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Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2022
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Sep 18 - Sep 21, 2022
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Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2022
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Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2022
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Oct 2 - Oct 5, 2022
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1,049
Oct 4 - Oct 7, 2022
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

Oct 8 - Oct 12, 2022
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1,049
Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2022
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1,049
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This date is a pre-extension that begins in Zagreb, Croatia and ends in Split, Croatia.

Oct 16 - Oct 19, 2022
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1,049
Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2022
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2022
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1,049
Nov 1 - Nov 4, 2022
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1,049
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This date is a post-extension that begins in Split, Croatia and ends in Zagreb, Croatia.

At a Glance

Revel in three additional nights in Southeast Europe’s oldest national park and Zagreb as you enjoy expert-led excursions to pristine lakes, idyllic forests and historic villages. This program is an extension. Take it in conjunction with one of our most popular programs 20118: The Best of Croatia by Yacht which sails the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia between the historic cities of Split and Dubrovnik. If you would like to enroll in this extension, please contact our Participant Services department at 1-800-454-5768.

Program Extension

To take this extension, enroll in this main program first.

The Best of Croatia: A Coastal Voyage

Alongside experts, learn about Roman monuments, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks and idyllic villages nestled above the waters of the Dalmatian Coast.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking a few miles daily over uneven, hilly terrain. Some stairs without railings.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Absorb the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park’s 16 colorful lakes and cascading waterfalls.
  • Discover Zagreb on an expert-led excursion and during independent time.

General Notes

This program may only be taken as an extension of "The Best of Croatia: A Coastal Voyage by Yacht" (#20118).
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Petra Lozica
Raised in the Alpine region of Slovenia, Petra Lozica now lives in Croatia on the island of Korcula, where Marco Polo was born. A graduate of the University of Rijeka, Petra is an expert on the region’s culture and the history of the former Yugoslavia. She is passionate about travel, nature, animals, gardening and the enjoying the beauty of the Adriatic Sea.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Raised in the Alpine region of Slovenia, Petra Lozica now lives in Croatia on the island of Korcula, where Marco Polo was born. A graduate of the University of Rijeka, Petra is an expert on the region’s culture and the history of the former Yugoslavia. She is passionate about travel, nature, animals, gardening and the enjoying the beauty of the Adriatic Sea.
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Alan Staresina is a travel professional who loves to share his knowledge of Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Italy. He is fluent in Croatian, English and German and has basic knowledge of Italian. He enjoys traveling, history, sports, movies, music and chess. He was the Chess Champion of the city of Cologne, Germany, from 1992 to 1994.
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Born and raised in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Ivan has always been drawn to the sea and to travel. At a young age, he was helping his Grandpa with his fishing boat and trying to converse with visitors in the Old Harbor of Dubrovnik. He got his diploma at American College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik which led him and gave him opportunities in the Tourism and Hospitality industry through working and living in the USA, France and Italy, as well as Croatia.
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4 days
3 nights
6 meals
3 B 1 L 2 D
DAY
1
Smiljan, Transfer to Plitvice National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park
L,D
Hotel Jezero

Activity note: Driving approximately 124 miles throughout the day; about 3.5 hours total, with stops for field trips. Please note that the second floor of the museum showcases some of Tesla’s inventions, which when in operation, may be dangerous to people with electronic medical devices (e.g. pacemakers).

Morning: We will begin with a drive to Smiljan, the birthplace of inventor, engineer, and scientist Nikola Tesla. While here on site, we will explore the recently established Nikola Tesla Museum and Memorial Center and learn from museum staff about the rivalry between Tesla and Edison as they vied over which electrical system would provide the best power: AC or DC. We’ll also discover many more inventions by this engineer, scientist, futurist, and physicist as we explore on site.

Lunch: Simple lunch en route to Plitvice National Park.

Afternoon: Upon arrival, we will check-in to our hotel. Enjoy some free time to relax and settle into your rooms before dinner.

Dinner: At a local restaurant, we’ll have plated meals with coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
2
Plitvice National Park
Zagreb
B
Hotel Dubrovnik Zagreb

Activity note: Driving approximately 62 miles; about 2.5 hours. Walking approximately 5 miles roundtrip at Plitvice Lakes National Park; one way loop around lakes; about 2 hours. Long steep incline, no railing, to get to/from the lakes, as well as to/from parking area; narrow boardwalk over water in many places; often no railing up/down steps/inclines. Good walking shoes and walking sticks recommended.

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room, we’ll enjoy a European style buffet breakfast with milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.

Morning: We will head out to explore Plivitce Lakes in the morning on a field trip led our Group Leader. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s first National Park, was established in 1979 and is spread out over nearly 300 square kilometers of breathtaking natural splendor. The park features a grand collection of waterfalls, lakes, forests and diverse wildlife. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure blue to emerald green, grey to turquoise. The colors change constantly, depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.

Lunch: On you own in Plitvice National Park.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Plitvice National Park. Later in the afternoon, we will transfer by motorcoach to the city of Zagreb. Upon arrival, we will check-in to our hotel. Take some time to freshen up and relax before dinner.

Dinner: On your own. This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to explore local fare. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
3
Zagreb, Free Time
Zagreb
B,D
Hotel Dubrovnik Zagreb

Activity note: Walking at least 3 miles roundtrip during morning group activities; periods of standing up to 2 hours; some inclines with no railings.

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room.

Morning: Led by our local expert, we will explore the historic city of Zagreb, which dates back to the medieval era. What is now Zagreb grew from what was initially two neighboring settlements, Kaptol and Gradec. Each was surrounded by high city walls that served defensively for years but, as time drew on and more people moved to the area, eventually the lowlands between the two hill communities were settled also. After years of the borders blurring, these settlements finally were combined into the city of Zagreb in 1850. We’ll walk through Zagreb to the funicular and ride it up to where we can get a good view of the city.

Lunch: On your own to explore local flavors.

Afternoon: Free time. This time has been set aside for you to see and do whatever interests you most in Zagreb.

Dinner: At a local restaurant, enjoy a plated and served Farewell Dinner indulging in local flavors. Choice of one beverage included, plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: We’ll then return to the hotel where the remainder of the evening will be at leisure. Be sure to prepare for check-out tomorrow.

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4
Program Concludes
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Breakfast: In hotel dining room.






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