Tour of Croatia and Slovenia - Chicago

11-Day Tour of Croatia and Slovenia with Round-Trip Airfare from NYC from Gate 1 Travel

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Eleven-Day Tour of Croatia and Slovenia's Seaside Cities, Medieval Castles, and Open-Air Markets

This tour includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from New York City (airport will depend on availability) to Venice, Italy
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • 2 nights at the Bristol Hotel or Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta in Opatija, Croatia
  • 1 night at Radisson Blu Resort in Split, Croatia
  • 3 nights at Lacroma Hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 1 night at Hotel Westin in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2 nights at Park Hotel in Bled, Slovenia
  • English-speaking tour manager
  • Local tour guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Nine breakfasts
  • Two dinners

Following the rocky Adriatic coast, this 11-day tour explores Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb as well as the medieval castles and breathtaking landscape of Slovenia. The package includes round-trip airfare from New York, nightly accommodations, admission to select attractions, an English-speaking guide, and some meals.

We’ve included some highlights from the trip below; check out the full itinerary here.

Days 1–4: Opatija and Zadar

Your first stop in Croatia is Opatija, a centuries-old town overlooking Kvarner Gulf near the Adriatic Sea. A popular resort destination, the area is dotted with cliff-side mansions that are bathed in sunshine most of the year. Next, you’ll travel about three hours south to Zadar. This coastal city has been around for more than 3,000 years and has a wealth of ancient ruins to show for it. Medieval churches can be found throughout the city, where you can also see the ruins of the Roman Forum, which dates back to the 3rd century.

Days 5–7: Split and Dubrovnik

Just south of Zadar is Croatia's largest city, Split. A sightseeing tour will introduce you to some of its iconic architecture, including Diocletian's Palace—a UNESCO World Heritage site that Lonely Planet calls "one of the most imposing Roman ruins in existence." The marble palace and former fortress dazzles with egyptian sphinxes and towering columns.

The next destination, Dubrovnik, is nestled in the foothills of Mount Srdj, along the shores of the Adriatic Sea. You’ll explore historic landmarks such as St. Lawrence Fortress. Nicknamed “Dubrovnik's Gibraltar,” it sits atop an ocean-side cliff just outside the city’s walls. In the heart of Dubrovnik, the Franciscan Monastery houses 14th-century artifacts and one of the world's oldest pharmacies.

Days 8–11: Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Bled Castle

After a jaunt to Zagreb for a walking tour of Croatia's capital city, the final leg of the tour takes place in Slovenia. In Ljubljana, you'll explore a vibrant open-air market before making your way to Bled Castle. Built in medieval times, the castle—among Slovenia's oldest—rises from a nearly 500-foot cliff overlooking the icy waters of Lake Bled. Inside, you’ll find stunning views of the Julian Alps and visit an old wine cellar where you can bottle and label your own wine.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
The supplemental fee is subject to departure date and availability at the time of booking. For information regarding a specific departure date, please call (800) 682-3333 to speak with a Gate 1 Travel Reservation Specialist.

2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you may extend your trip for a supplemental fee at the time of booking.

3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
The dates available are listed on each option.

4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
You can either choose another date or be refunded by Groupon. We suggest calling Gate 1 Travel to redeem your vouchers ASAP so that you do not run into this problem.

5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
Yes, each person traveling (including children) needs to purchase a voucher. Your child may stay in your room, however there are limits as to how many people per room. Triples are available on this tour.

What You Get

  • Starting at $1,699, 11-day/9-night tour of Croatia and Slovenia with round-trip airfare from New York
  • 28 options available, including departures in October, November, December, February, March, April, and May from New York (EWR, LGA, or JFK based on availability)
  • Click here to see all options and departure dates.

Note: all options are priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $350 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

Policies and Fees

For all options, book by: 7/2/13

  • Children 7 or younger not permitted
  • Tour is not handicapped accessible
  • Cancellation policy and fees: redemption occurs upon booking with Gate 1 Travel; no refunds processed by Groupon after redemption. $100 fee per person to cancel. 46-day cancellation required or fee of 50% of the Groupon price; 31 days or fee up to 90% Groupon price; 2 days or fee up to Groupon price. Airfare nonrefundable once ticketed
  • Taxes: tax included
  • Valid passport required for international travel.
  • Passengers arriving to Venice on day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3 p.m. Transfers to Opatija, Croatia, will depart at approximately 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Opatija is approximately a 3.5-hour drive from the Venice airport. Passengers returning from Venice on day 11 should select flights that depart no earlier than 6:30 am. Bled is approximately a 4-hour drive from the Venice airport. For all flights departing Venice between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. the pickup time from the hotel will be at 1:30 a.m.
  • 10/27, 11/3, and 3/2 departures will include accommodations at the Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta or the Bristol Hotel in Opatija. 12/22 departure will be accommodated at the City Hotel in Ljubljana.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Book by 7/2/13 or promotional value expires
  • Departure date based on option bought
  • Limit 1/person + 3/gifts
  • Redemption occurs at booking w/ Gate 1 Travel; no refunds processed by Groupon after redemption
  • $100 fee/person to cancel
  • 46-day cancellation required or fee of 50% of Groupon price; 31 days or fee up to 90% ; 2 days or fee up to Groupon price
  • Airfare nonrefundable once ticketed
  • Must be 18+ to check in and 8+ to stay
  • Not valid with rewards points
  • Credit card and valid passport required at booking and check-in
  • Tax included
  • $350 fee to travel solo.

Getting There

  • By plane: includes round-trip airfare from New York (EWR, LGA, or JFK based on availability)

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
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