Charming Mediterranean Experience – small-group-tour with guaranteed departures.

  • from: 1840 €
  • Departure: Zagreb


Guaranteed Departure Tour 2024 / 9 days, 8 nights

Charming Mediterranean Experience – small-group-tour with guaranteed departures

This 9-day tour through Croatia, from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, is ideal for independent travellers to combine with other tours in Europe. The itinerary is well thought out to give you an insight into the Croatian way of life. The small-group tour is ideal to foster relationships between individual travellers and it allows you to experience our country thoroughly.

HIGHLIGHTS: Skradin Wine Experience, Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes, Truffle tasting

Recommended for food and wine lovers!

*This tour can be combined with a CRUISE departing from Dubrovnik. 




Individual arrival to Zagreb and transfer to the hotel (driving time 20 to 45 min). Dinner at the hotel.


After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb with an English-speaking guide. In the fortified, medieval Upper Town, you will see its most prominent sights such as St. Mark’s church with its multicolor tiled roof, Parliament, the government palace, and many fine old buildings. After the sightseeing we proceed to the picturesque Kvarner Bay, more precisely to Opatija, the cradle of Croatian tourism and the city which used to be the favourite spa resort of the Habsburgs and the European aristocracy including famous personalities such as Mahler, Chekhov and Isadora Duncan. Dinner and overnight in Opatija. (Driving time 2:30h)


Today it’s time to get to know the Istrian peninsula and visit the 2000-year-old roman Colosseum located in Pula. Afterwards we will relax in Rovinj, perhaps the most beautiful city in Istria and the inspiration of many artists. Time at leisure in Rovinj and departure towards Motovun for a sample of one the Istrian tastiest treasures, the truffle. Overnight in Opatija. (Departure at 9:00h, return around 18:00h).


The most beautiful and the oldest national park in Croatia under UNESCO protection consisting of 16 lakes connected by magnificent waterfalls. The park is located in the mountainous region of Lika and visited mostly on foot. – however, the entrance includes a boat ride across the Emerald Green Lake “Kozjak”. The visit of the park grounds takes approximately 3 hours and reveals a special turquoise magic. Dinner at the hotel restaurant and overnight in Plitvice area. (Driving time approx. 3:00h)


After breakfast at the hotel, we drive via the coast towards the city of Zadar. The historic town of Zadar is rich in cultural and historical monuments. Here you can see The Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs, one of a kind in the world. From Zadar we continue to a local winery in the Dalmatian hinterland. We will taste the authentic Dalmatian wines and international Cuvees accompanied with delicious Croatian style Tapas. Departure towards Split for overnight. (Total driving time 4 to 5h)


Today’s Split is the handiwork of seventeen centuries of men and women building and remodelling, adding, tearing down and touching up, so that 18th century houses intersect with ancient Roman walls and fourth century chambers now house the twentieth century apartments. At the core of this sprawling cityscape is the palace the emperor Diocletian built for his golden years at the turn of the fourth century. Today’s lunch will be the traditional Dalmatian dish prepared for us at the Tragos restaurant in Trogir. The town of Trogir, a UNESCO site, has a fascinating 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. With the high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortresses on a small island, Trogir is sometimes referred to as the floating museum town.


On our way to Dubrovnik, we will stop near the town of Ston to visit a local winery and taste the famous “Plavac Mali“ wine, a very close relative to the Zinfandel. In this winery the traditional wine making business has been passed on for generations, offering a unique story everyone wants to hear. The wine tasting includes a wine presentation on all the specifics of the wine- making process, wine tasting and a snack. Arrival to Dubrovnik, dinner and overnight. (Driving time 5 hours)


Completed in the thirteenth century; the old city Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged since. Its medieval ramparts encircle the Old Town which can be entered through one of the two gates. Once you cross a stone bridge under the watchful gaze of the city’s patron Saint Blaise (Vlaho), you will find yourself joining the walk down the broad, stone- paved promenade known as Stradun. After the sightseeing, you have free time to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik.


After the breakfast, the land tour ends and with everlasting memories of Croatian highlights, we will transfer you to Dubrovnik Airport or to your cruise.

Itinerary: B – breakfast; L – lunch; D – dinner; T – tasting



Rates and departure dates:

Tour dates  (from Zagreb)  DBL SGL
March 15 – 23 1840 Eur 2280 EUr
April 12 – 20 1840 Eur 2280 Eur
April 26 – May 04 1940 Eur 2450 Eur
May 10 – 18 1990 Eur 2530 Eur
May 24 – Jun 1 2150 Eur 2760 Eur
Jun 7 – 15 2150 Eur 2760 Eur
Aug 23 – 31 2200 Eur 2860 Eur
Aug 30 – Sep 7 2200 Eur 2860 Eur
Sep 6 – 14 2200 Eur 2860 Eur
Sep 13 – 21 2200 Eur 2860 Eur
Sep 20 – 28 2150 Eur 2760 Eur
Oct 4 – 12 1990 Eur 2530 Eur
Oct 25 – Nov 2 1880 Eur 2350 Eur
Dec 1 – 9 1840 Eur 2280 Eur

Price per person in Eur.

Tour includes:

  • All transfers as per itinerary (arrival transfer from the local airport to the hotel and departure transfer from the hotel to the local airport),
  • professional tour manager,
  • welcome drink on arrival,
  • porterage,
  • 8 overnights with breakfast in 4* hotels & city taxes,
  • 4 dinners in hotel restaurants,
  • 4 high quality gourmet experiences in wineries and local restaurants as per itinerary (Truffles tasting/ Hinterland winery / restaurant Tragos / Pelješac winery)
  • sightseeing of Zagreb, Opatija, Rovinj, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik;
  • entrances: Diocletian Palace Split, Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik, Pula Amphitheatre, Plitvice lakes.

Not included:
Gratuities, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals

  • 35% of the price at the time of the booking
  • remaining balance latest 30 days prior to arrival
Cancellation Terms:

All cancellations must be made in writing.

The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancellation of the passenger is given after the booking is confirmed:

No. of days prior to departure

cancellation fee

45 – 30 days prior to departure

10% of the tour rate

29 – 9 days prior to departure

25% of the tour rate

8 – 1 days prior to departure

50% of the tour rate


100% of the tour rate

Any complaint about your tour should be made immediately to the tour director.

Refund claims:

All refund claims must be submitted to Vanadis Travel in writing within 30 days of the completion of the tour.




  • Zagreb: Hotel Dubrovnik, Hotel Academia or similar
  • Opatija: Hotel Admiral, Hotel Imperial or similar
  • Plitvice: Hotel Degenija, Hotel 16 lakes or similar
  • Split: Hotel Cornaro, Hotel Fermai or similar
  • Dubrovnik: Hotel Lero, Hotel Lapad or similar

Hotels listed above will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to the ones listed here.


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