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Essence of Croatia

Essence of Croatia

$2995 per person
  • Sample homemade specialties at the open-air market in Zagreb.
  • Discover Plitvice Lakes, with dazzling waterfalls and lakes.
  • Admire the numerous sacral monuments in 3000-year-old Zadar.
  • Visit the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in Split.
  • Delight in the artistic and cultural treasures of Dubrovnik.


Experience the amazing beauty of Croatia on the Essence of Croatia, exclusive small group tour reserved for only up to twelve like minded fellow travelers. Choose any of the guaranteed departure dates on this ideal, pre-arranged itinerary designed by our Croatia travel experts.


Enjoy the local cuisine and the comprehensive fully escorted sightseeing of Zagreb, Zadar, Split & Trogir, Korčula and Dubrovnik provided by our seasoned local guides. And of course, all of us at Jauntee, as well as our attentive tour director and the staff from our branch offices in Croatia, will make sure around-the-clock that every part of your tour flows smoothly.

What an amazing experience

Wow! We had an amazing time in Slovenia & Croatia. Everything went smoothly and we really enjoyed every minute of our vacation. Hotels were exactly what we like, guides and drivers were so friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Our guide in Ljubljana and Lake Bled was like a family to us. We never knew Croatia's wine was so good. Thank you for all of the wine tastings near Split in Hvar and Peljesac. We had an opportunity to meet with a wine maker that you arranged for us. I am attaching a few photos that I know use as my bragging rights with friends:) Thank you, Tom and everyone at Adriatic Luxury Journeys for taking such a great care of us and for offering us the best rate, too! We have already recommended you to many of our friends. Cheers, Irwin B.

Irwin B.

You have exceeded our expectations

We absolutely loved our private tour of Croatia and Montenegro! You have exceeded our expectations every step of the way! From luxury accommodations and rooms with best views, awesome drivers and guides, choice of local restaurants and menus…I simply don’t know where to stop. We learned so much about life and people there and we will cherish this wonderful experience for a very, very long time. We were sooo happy with your excellent itinerary design and coordination. Not having to spend long time in the mini bus each day was exactly what we needed, and your team delivered it all to the perfection! Thank you so much for planning such a thoughtful trip and for taking care of every single details for all six of us! Amanda, Thomas, Kathy, Dan, Jan & Todd

Amanda R

Arrive Zagreb

Upon arrival at Zagreb airport, transfer to hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Zagreb, (D)


This morning, Zagreb will charm you with its abundance of rich cultural heritage that dates back to the medieval days. We will stroll past baroque-style mansions and baronial residences, and admire the beautifully crafted facades. In the company of your local expert, we will visit the symbol of Zagreb, St. Mark’s church in the Upper Town, which houses the remarkable works of Ivan Meštrović, its most famous sculptor. Come to the Lotrščak Tower and inhale this most beautiful view of the city. The attractions here are plentiful, the culture, quite mesmerizing. There will be enough time for a delicious fresh baked pastry and a cup of excellent coffee in one of the side walk cafes in Gornji Grad. Or dine on some great home-made cheese & wine as you chat with friendly locals at Dolac, the lively open air market. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb, (B)


A very special experience awaits you in Gorski Kotar and Lika. Lovely green landscapes of exceptional ecological value reside in a number of nature parks, which rise a mere dozen feet above the sea. Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park – the unique oasis of rare natural beauty. It is one of Europe’s most dazzling nature reserve parks, and was truly created by nature. The park consists of 16 connecting lakes and sport unique cascades of murmuring waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National Park was recognized and protected by UNESCO as part of the world’s natural heritage in 1979. Take a lively walk along the lakes and breathe the fresh mountain air while listening to the captivating sounds of nature. Next, a boat ride across the largest of the lakes, you will experience an unique perspective of nature: the lake is rife with crystal clear emerald water and fringed with bubbly white waterfalls! Afterwards we will continue to Zadar. Overnight in Zadar, (B)


We will bask in divine inspiration from the beauty of the Adriatic Coast as in the 3000-year-old Zadar. A centuries-long center for the Illyrian tribe of Liburni and capital of Dalmatia for millennium, Zadar is a city of rich spiritual and material culture. And this is well shown from its many reverent walls and numerous sacral monuments. Accompanied by our professional English-speaking guide, we visit the Cathedral of St. Stošia (St. Anastasia) dating from 1285 A.D., where paintings of Carpaccio and Palma Jr. are exhibited. We will also experience the Roman Forum and pre-Romanesque church of St. Donat (dating from IX century A.D.), the massive city gate and Square of Wells, the Church of St Simon, and the permanent exhibition “Gold and Silver of Zadar.” During this leisurely time, we may continue exploring Zadar’s many historic treasures, but also remember to shop for all sorts of fine local souvenirs. Overnight in Split, (B, L)


This morning we take a short boat ride to the island of Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands on the Croatian coast This full day island experience starts with a drive through the lavender roads where we will listen to stories about the island’s most precious plant. Enjoy the amazing views and nature. Our visit includes quaint town of Stari Grad, Vrboska and Jelsa and visits to Petar Hektorovic house called Tvrdalj at Stari Grad; the Dominican Museum in Stari Grad and Fisherman museum and church in Vrboska. On this trip you’ll also enjoy visiting Pitve, one of the island’s quaint villages. Have some grappa or a glass of the local wine at one of the family owned cellars. Stroll through the narrow streets and enjoy the charm of this traditional town. Then we will visit and pass through the Ager, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the middle of Hvar Island and finish with an authentic Dalmatian lunch in the countryside. We return back to Split late afternoon for overnight. Overnight in Split, (B, L)


We spend a part of this marvelous day visiting the Pelješac peninsula and the small medieval town of Ston. We’ll taste the fresh oysters in the local restaurant. Pelješac is the famous kingdom of Dingač, which is the most highly regarded of all Croatian wines. We continue to Korčula which is southern Dalmatian’s largest and most sophisticated island, and the birthplace of Marco Polo. Visit the the XV century Reveling Tower at the Land Gate. Among many attractions in Korčula some of the most prominent are the Gothic Renaissance Cathedral of St. Mark and Museum of Icons. Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B)


It’s often been called a classic medieval heart stopper. For it is rife with glorious fountains, palaces and cathedrals. And rich in history and culture, dating all the way back to the VII century. Over a thousand year old history of Dubrovnik is visible in every part of this city. The limestone bricks of the walled Old City shimmer like marble in the moonlight. Fine detailing and the architecture of its quaint buildings underscore an artistic heritage that both enhances and defines a landscape of sea, sky and hills. It is a playground for those who desire the unspoiled fortune that is the Mediterranean landscape. Dubrovnik is steeped in sunshine and bathed in mild Mediterranean breezes, a lush region of coves, forested islands and idyllic beaches. It is a home to one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, which has been open since 1317. Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B, D)

Depart Dubrovnik

Morning transfer to the airport.
  • Hotel accommodations as per the itinerary based on double occupancy
  • 8 tour days
  • Experienced English speaking driver/escort throughout the trip as per itinerary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned minibus at group’s disposal as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Hvar, Korčula town and Dubrovnik
  • Professional English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees for National Park Plitvice Lakes
  • Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split
  • Gold and Silver and St. Donat Church in Zadar
  • 11 meals – 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners in local restaurants
  • Ferry/catamaran tickets
  • All taxes

  • Zagreb, Hotel Westin or similar, 2 nights
  • Zadar, Hotel Bastion or similar, 1 night
  • Split, Hotel Atrium or similar, 2 nights
  • Dubrovnik, Hotel Rixos or similar, 2 nights

  • Airfare, tips, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion

  • Airfare, tips, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion
SEASON INovember 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022
SEASON IIApril 1 – May 10 & October 1 – October 31, 2022
SEASON IIIMay 11 – September 30, 2022
SEASON INovember 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023
SEASON IIApril 1 – May 10 & October 1 – October 31, 2023
SEASON IIIMay 11 – September 30, 2023
Rates are in US dollars.
April 2, 2023April 9, 2023Available$3,395
April 16, 2023April 23, 2023Available$3,395
April 30, 2023May 7, 2023Available$3,395
May 14, 2023May 21, 2023Available$3,795
May 28, 2023June 4, 2023Limited Availability$3,795
June 11, 2023June 18, 2023Limited Availability$3,795
June 25, 2023July 2, 2023Available$3,795
August 27, 2023September 3, 2023Available$3,795
September 10, 2023September 17, 2023Available$3,795
September 24, 2023October 1, 2023Limited Availability$3,795
October 8, 2023October 15, 2023Available$3,795
October 22, 2023October 29, 2023Available$3,395
November 5, 2023November 12, 2023Available$3,195
Rates are in US dollars.
Discount for 3rd person sharing a room : $300 per person. Single supplement: $690

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