Croatia from $1775

Zagreb – Plitvice National Park – Split - Dubrovnik

8 days – 6 nights

Check Availability or call 1-800-638-7640

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.

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.

All day Aquatic Adventure from Split

Let out your inner adventurer and experience a bit of adrenaline on this all day Aquatic Adventure. Join us as we explore the Blue Green Caves, Stinivia Cove and the popular islands of Bisevo, Vis and Hvar. Take time to swim, snorkel and explore the islands before returning to Split.

Depart from harbor: 8.00 AM
Return to harbor: 6.15 PM
Minimum 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.


Located in the heart of Zagreb, this 5-star hotel is walking distance from the Main Square with shops, outdoor cafes and activities. All rooms offer air conditioning, cable and satallite TV and wifi. There is also a restaurant and bar on site with traditional Croatian cuisine.



Just a two minute walk from the beach, Grand Hotel Park offers guests free access to on-site amenities including the an outdoor swimming pool with live music three times a week during summer, and a spa with an indoor swiming pool. Each room is air-conditioned and includes WiFi and satellite TV. Dubrovnik's old town, less than two miles away, is easily accessable by bus or boat.

Captivating Croatia: Dalmatian Treasures$1775.00
Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
Start In ZagrebEnd In DubrovnikLand Only
Sep 6  Sep 12$1775

Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

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 are a solo traveler, upon request AESU can attempt to arrange for you to share a twin with a same-gender traveler. If you prefer a single room, or if AESU cannot arrange a shared room a single supplement of $345 will be applied to your reservation.


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 Transfers

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers between the airport and your hotels. 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 departure” next to tour start date).

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How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or book online. 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, for late bookings, 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.)

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

Payment Plan

After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction and no service fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 90 days before departure.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. The Northwestern Alumni Association offers travel insurance through Travel Insurance Select. To learn more, please call 800-937-1387 or copy this link into your browser:

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Northwestern Alumni Association
Bridget Doyle
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