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Zagreb – Plitvice National Park – Split - Dubrovnik

8 days – 6 nights

What's Included?

The land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 6 nights in superior tourist class hotels with private bath/shower, twin-share rooms
  • All ground transportation by private, luxury air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers included with purchased AESU group airfare


  • 6 continental breakfasts
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • Cocktail party including finger foods at Trsteno Arboretum
  • 3 specialty dinners including:
    • Traditional welcome dinner in Zagreb
    • Dalmatian dinner in Split
    • Croatian farewell dinner in Dubrovnik

Activities, Admissions & Sights

  • Guided tours in Split, Dubrovnik and Trsteno with local historian
  • Admission to:
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Split Diocletian’s Palace and Dungeons
    • Trsteno Arboretum
    • Dubrovnik city walls and Fortress Lovrijenac
  • Airport transfer with purchased AESU group airfare
  • Welcome cocktail and orientation
  • Nature hike at Plitvice Lake National Park
  • Picnic lunch (weather permitting)
  • Cocktail hour at Trsteno Arboretum
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Boat and train rides at Plitvice National Park
  • Diocletian’s Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stroll along the Adriatic beaches
  • Scenic drive along the coast, crossing Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Visit to Ston and Mali Ston salt-producing towns
  • Ston’s defensive walls, second largest after the Great Wall of China
  • Dubrovnik ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’
  • Exploration of Dubrovnik’s narrow streets and cliff-side cocktail bars


  • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

Discover the cultural legacy left behind by kingdoms and empires who occupied these lands for centuries. Fall in love with Dubrovnik’s colossal city walls, explore Zagreb’s cobblestone streets in Upper Town, experience Dalmatian life when stepping inside Split’s UNESCO World Heritage Site: Diocletian’s Palace, and enjoy pure nature on your walk through Plitvice National Park.

Tour Highlights

  • Zagreb city sights
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Nature hike
  • Boat and train ride at Plitvice National Park
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Diocletian Palace in Split
  • Adriatic beaches
  • Salt producing towns of Ston and Mali Ston
  • Trsteno Arboretum visit including cocktail hour
  • World’s second largest defense wall after the Wall of China
  • Scenic drive along the coast, crossing Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Castles and Dungeons
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Dubrovnik
  • Tastes of local cuisine
  • Guided tours with local historians and much more …!

Unleash your inner adventurer and journey through Croatia with us!

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, where applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating. Rates listed are approximate rates in US$ and are subject to change. Contact your tour director upon arrival overseas to book and pay for your options. Payment to tour director in cash in local currency.

If nothing listed below, check with your tour director overseas for possible options being offered.

Half Day Walking Tour of Zagreb

Join us on an optional 2-hour walking tour of Zagreb this afternoon. On the tour we will visit some of Zagreb's best sites, including medieval Upper Town, Zagreb's oldest district, Gradec, Gornji Grad and the Church of St. Mark's.

Depart from hotel: 3 PM
Return to hotel: 5 PM
Min. number of participants needed to operate this tour: 10
Times and prices are subject to change.


What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.



Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their European atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. *Single supplement only applies if single accommodations are requested. Independent hotel reservations, special tours and FIT tours always apply a single supplement. Please check your itinerary.

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If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

* Price per person based on a twin share room. If you're traveling alone, AESU will attempt to arrange for a 2-share room (same gender). Please see rooming policy. If you prefer a single room, a single supplement of $345 will apply.


Gateway Cities

Fly into Zagreb return from Dubrovnik

Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfer

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers from the airport to your hotel. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed” next to tour start date).

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How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or make a reservation. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 90 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 90 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click "Get a Quote" button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $100 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.) See invoice for payment details. FINAL PAYMENTS CANNOT BE MADE ONLINE. SEND CREDIT CARD FORM ON LAST PAGE OF INVOICE FOR ANY CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS AFTER INITIAL DEPOSIT.

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. You can get a quote and purchase online through Trip Assure. See the insurance link on AESU's website under Travel Tools or copy this link into your browser:

Is This Trip Right for You?

"I would highly recommend this to others and look forward to doing another trip with AESU!"
-Riley F.

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Contact Us

AESU Worldwide Tour Operators

3922 Hickory Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211

Phone: 410-366-5494
Toll-Free: 800-638-7640
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