11 Day Adriatic Coast Cruise with Plitvice Lakes & Dubrovnik

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Additional Information:
Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include Dubrovnik port to hotel transfer.


Accommodation Details:
Triple & Twin with Child rooms can only be accommodated on Plan B for MS Karizma and MS Adriatic Queen.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active as numerous sites are included. Expect two to three hours of walking on uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes during touring days. Small ship cruising offers a more intimate and personalized atmosphere. At the same time, onboard amenities are limited and functional. Cabins are typically compact with lower ceilings, while walkways are narrow, and stairs may be steep. Small ship cruising may not be suitable for some passengers with physical limitations.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Sydney-Zagreb, Dubrovnik-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager / cruise manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • Tour striking Plitvice Lakes National Park, with its magnificent crystal blue waterways
  • Visit Zadar, with its Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and picture-perfect seafront
  • Discover Kornati National Park, one of the most magical places in Croatia
  • Excursion to Krka National Park known for its deep canyons and dramatic waterfalls
  • Enjoy Sibenik, an atmospheric Adriatic town nestled in a protected natural harbor
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Split to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
  • Tour magical Hvar Island, an international playground for the rich and famous
  • Explore the medieval walled city of Korcula and its Cathedral of St. Mark
  • Visit Mljet, Croatia's greenest island -tour its National Park with a Benedictine Monastery
  • Walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights the city's treasures within the 800-year old walls of this spectacular city

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active as numerous sites are included. Expect two to three hours of walking on uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes during touring days. Small ship cruising offers a more intimate and personalized atmosphere. At the same time, onboard amenities are limited and functional. Cabins are typically compact with lower ceilings, while walkways are narrow, and stairs may be steep. Small ship cruising may not be suitable for some passengers with physical limitations.

Select departures may operate in the reverse direction.

MS Karizma

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Zagreb
Arrive in Zagreb, a medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure until your Welcome Dinner this evening
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Plitvice Lakes, Travel to Zadar, Cruise Embarkation
Drive south this morning to striking Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe's great natural wonders, with its magnificent crystal blue waterways connected by a series of cascades and thundering waterfalls. This pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site is enhanced by more than 16 terraced lakes surrounded by scenic wooded mountains, and lush vegetation. Keep your cameras ready as you encounter vistas of breathtaking scenery in this natural wonderland. Marvel at the stunning panoramas before continuing on to Zadar for embarkation on the 7-night Adriatic Cruise. You’ll be warmly greeted by the Captain and crew, with time to relax before tonight's dinner at approximately 6 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Tour Historic Zadar, Village of Sali
Awake this morning surrounded by magnificent views of the dramatic Adriatic coast as the ship docks in the town of Zadar. Tour the historic center dominated by 16th century defensive walls built by the Venetians; a port gate flanked by a Venetian lion still guards the entrance. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns and the Church of St. Donat, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Dalmatia; an architectural masterpiece! Also visit St. Anastasia, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia. Zadar is a perfect combination of superb Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront. Return to the ship for lunch as you set sail towards Sali. Tonight, time to explore this tiny village on the island of Dugi Otok with its hidden coves, sheer cliffs, ancient ruins, and gorgeous white pebble beaches. Treat yourself to a typical local dinner of delectable fresh caught seafood, fish stew or mussels freshly cooked in one of the town's seaside restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Monday - Kornati National Park, Krka National Park, Sibenik
Today, the ship heads along the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast to Sibenik, your next port of call. Upon arrival, depart for Kornati National Park, one of the most magical places in Croatia. This group of more than 100 islands and cliffs is considered one of the jewels of the Adriatic Sea. In the afternoon, an excursion to Krka National Park known for its deep canyons and dramatic waterfalls including Skradinski Buk Falls, one of Croatia's most famous sights. Travel by road to rejoin the ship in Sibenik. This evening, discover the delights of this atmospheric Adriatic town nestled in a protected natural harbor. Here you'll find some of the best regional cuisine, including fish or meat baked under a peka (a bell-shaped metal lid). Don't miss the tasty red wine from the local Babic vine - another local trademark
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Medieval Trogir, Walking Tour in Split
Early afternoon arrival in Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 BC, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its tiny streets, surrounded by 15th century walls, wind through this enchanting town accented by Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Time on your own to explore the wide seaside promenade and stunning beaches in this unique city before rejoining the ship. After lunch on board, you dock in Split, spirited capital of Dalmatia. A walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town takes you to the historic inner city built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is one the best preserved and largest antique palaces in the world, revealing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Afterwards, wander on your own, or climb to the bell tower of St. Duje's Cathedral for fabulous panoramic views of the city. This evening, savor the delectable cuisine at a traditional seafood restaurant, or, join the locals at a café along Riva, the bustling seafront promenade
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Wednesday - Swim at Golden Horn in Bol, Tour Hvar*
You dock in Bol this morning on the island of Brac. Time for a fabulous swim at Golden Horn, undoubtedly one of the best beaches in all of Croatia. Lunch is on board while sailing to the enchanting island of Hvar, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. Sightseeing in Hvar includes the Renaissance Theatre and cherished 16th century St. Stephen's Cathedral, rising from the marble paved Central Square with its massive four-story bell tower. Spend the evening exploring the town. Perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants along the streets of Hvar Town before returning to the ship
*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor, the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus will be arranged to and from Hvar.
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Thursday - Korcula Walking Tour, Mljet Tour
Relax on board and enjoy the stunning scenery as the ship sails to Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo. After lunch on board, join the guided walking tour of Korcula that explores its medieval walled city, narrow cobbled streets and visits the Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark, with its beautifully decorated façade. Later, sail to Mljet Island, Croatia's greenest island with Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Tour the island and Mljet National Park that covers the island's entire western wooded area. The two deep bays on the island are connected by a narrow channel with the 12th century Benedictine Monastery situated in the larger of the bays. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner on board your ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Sail to Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik City Tour
This morning sail to Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Upon arrival enjoy the many delights the city has to offer. Dubrovnik's splendid medieval ramparts are considered to be one of the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe, and its magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik" highlights the city's treasures within the 800-year-old walls including a visit to the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture. Enjoy the evening at leisure before returning to the ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Saturday - Disembark in Dubrovnik
Disembark your cruise in Dubrovnik after breakfast and transfer to your hotel. A full day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik independently. Perhaps visit the Maritime Museum in St. John's Castle, linger in the historic Old City, stroll along the impressive ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea or, people-watch at a charming cafe
Overnight:Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Croatia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Zagreb
Arrive in Zagreb, a medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure until your Welcome Dinner this evening
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Plitvice Lakes, Travel to Zadar, Cruise Embarkation
Drive south this morning to striking Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe's great natural wonders, with its magnificent crystal blue waterways connected by a series of cascades and thundering waterfalls. This pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site is enhanced by more than 16 terraced lakes surrounded by scenic wooded mountains, and lush vegetation. Keep your cameras ready as you encounter vistas of breathtaking scenery in this natural wonderland. Marvel at the stunning panoramas before continuing on to Zadar for embarkation on the 7-night Adriatic Cruise. You’ll be warmly greeted by the Captain and crew, with time to relax before tonight's dinner at approximately 6 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Tour Historic Zadar, Village of Sali
Awake this morning surrounded by magnificent views of the dramatic Adriatic coast as the ship docks in the town of Zadar. Tour the historic center dominated by 16th century defensive walls built by the Venetians; a port gate flanked by a Venetian lion still guards the entrance. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns and the Church of St. Donat, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Dalmatia; an architectural masterpiece! Also visit St. Anastasia, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia. Zadar is a perfect combination of superb Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront. Return to the ship for lunch as you set sail towards Sali. Tonight, time to explore this tiny village on the island of Dugi Otok with its hidden coves, sheer cliffs, ancient ruins, and gorgeous white pebble beaches. Treat yourself to a typical local dinner of delectable fresh caught seafood, fish stew or mussels freshly cooked in one of the town's seaside restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Monday - Kornati National Park, Krka National Park, Sibenik
Today, the ship heads along the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast to Sibenik, your next port of call. Upon arrival, depart for Kornati National Park, one of the most magical places in Croatia. This group of more than 100 islands and cliffs is considered one of the jewels of the Adriatic Sea. In the afternoon, an excursion to Krka National Park known for its deep canyons and dramatic waterfalls including Skradinski Buk Falls, one of Croatia's most famous sights. Travel by road to rejoin the ship in Sibenik. This evening, discover the delights of this atmospheric Adriatic town nestled in a protected natural harbor. Here you'll find some of the best regional cuisine, including fish or meat baked under a peka (a bell-shaped metal lid). Don't miss the tasty red wine from the local Babic vine - another local trademark
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Medieval Trogir, Walking Tour in Split
Early afternoon arrival in Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 BC, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its tiny streets, surrounded by 15th century walls, wind through this enchanting town accented by Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Time on your own to explore the wide seaside promenade and stunning beaches in this unique city before rejoining the ship. After lunch on board, you dock in Split, spirited capital of Dalmatia. A walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town takes you to the historic inner city built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is one the best preserved and largest antique palaces in the world, revealing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Afterwards, wander on your own, or climb to the bell tower of St. Duje's Cathedral for fabulous panoramic views of the city. This evening, savor the delectable cuisine at a traditional seafood restaurant, or, join the locals at a café along Riva, the bustling seafront promenade
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Wednesday - Swim at Golden Horn in Bol, Tour Hvar*
You dock in Bol this morning on the island of Brac. Time for a fabulous swim at Golden Horn, undoubtedly one of the best beaches in all of Croatia. Lunch is on board while sailing to the enchanting island of Hvar, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. Sightseeing in Hvar includes the Renaissance Theatre and cherished 16th century St. Stephen's Cathedral, rising from the marble paved Central Square with its massive four-story bell tower. Spend the evening exploring the town. Perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants along the streets of Hvar Town before returning to the ship
*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor, the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus will be arranged to and from Hvar.
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Thursday - Korcula Walking Tour, Mljet Tour
Relax on board and enjoy the stunning scenery as the ship sails to Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo. After lunch on board, join the guided walking tour of Korcula that explores its medieval walled city, narrow cobbled streets and visits the Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark, with its beautifully decorated façade. Later, sail to Mljet Island, Croatia's greenest island with Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Tour the island and Mljet National Park that covers the island's entire western wooded area. The two deep bays on the island are connected by a narrow channel with the 12th century Benedictine Monastery situated in the larger of the bays. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner on board your ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Sail to Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik City Tour
This morning sail to Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Upon arrival enjoy the many delights the city has to offer. Dubrovnik's splendid medieval ramparts are considered to be one of the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe, and its magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik" highlights the city's treasures within the 800-year-old walls including a visit to the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture. Enjoy the evening at leisure before returning to the ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Saturday - Disembark in Dubrovnik
Disembark your cruise in Dubrovnik after breakfast and transfer to your hotel. A full day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik independently. Perhaps visit the Maritime Museum in St. John's Castle, linger in the historic Old City, stroll along the impressive ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea or, people-watch at a charming cafe
Overnight:Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Croatia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor, the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus will be arranged to and from Hvar.

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13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, October 2018
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It was sensational!! The scenery was spectacular and the tour leader and individual tour guides were amazing. Their knowledge, expertise and sense of humor was exceptional. In particular I would like to acknowledge our tour leader Elvis and coach driver Robert. These two gentlemen were a credit to Gate 1 Travel. Elvis’ knowledge was outstanding and nothing asked of him was too much trouble. Robert’s expert driving on some very difficult roads was amazing. I felt very safe at all times. Thanks to them I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday. They were very professional but at the same time made you feel part of a family. My heartfelt thanks to them both. To Gate 1 Travel itself, the professionalism in the way everything was organized was faultless. I knew we had a transfer from the hotel to the ferry terminal but was surprised to find an assistant waiting for us at the terminal to escort us directly to Qatar’s departure check-in counter. Absolutely brilliant, especially as we were the last two in the group to depart for home (Perth WA). Thank you once again to everyone involved in making this trip a truly wonderful and memorable holiday.

Kymm B. Bayswater, Australia
12 Day Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia, May 2018
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Fantastic trip thanks Vanessa, Sandy and Miro, must be highly commended. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Sandy was professional informative friendly and knowledgeable.Miro was such a great driver considering the steep and tight mountainous turns.The hotels and food were excellent for the area.I would recommend Gate1 to anyone.I am keen to receive Gate1 specials via email.In concluding you are on a winner with these 2 tour staff. Well done!

Christine T. Western Australia, AU.
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, March 2019
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My trip was fantastic! The trip exceeded every expectation I had. Croatia/Slovenia were amazing and our tour guide Sandy was fabulous. I can't say enough about Gate 1 Travel and the attention to detail that was provided. I will definitely be booking more trips with them in the future.

Linda S. Troy, NY
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, March 2019
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Amazing! Totally loved it. Friendly people, comfortable hotels, great sightseeing with knowledgeable tour director. Thank you for a great experience!

Patrick K. Irvine, CA
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, February 2019
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The trip was great. Better than expected! We got to celebrate Carnivale in three different cities. Our tour leader Josip went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. I would recommend this trip to others.

Holly C. Boise, ID
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, November 2018
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Great trip. Our guides and driver were so excellent. Helena especially made the trip a joy. She is so helpful, knowledgeable, personable and she wants to share her region with others. Zdravco was an excellent driver . I felt safe with him at the wheel. And Vanessa too was great, she went out of her way to help and to share her knowledge of Venice with us.

Wynn G. Plymouth, MA
10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Cruise, October 2018
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Excellent as always. Lana is one of the best trip managers I have seen. The ship was clean and in great shape, and the food was gourmet level. The crew was terrific, professional, friendly, and serving. A totally positive experience.

Allan G. Dumfries, VA
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, October 2018
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My trip was WONDERFUL! The beauty of the Adriatic, the Julian Alps, Montenegro, and all of the fun excursions were a true delight. Our travel manager, Blaz, was phenomenal...so knowledgeable, kind, efficient, and patient. Our driver, Thomaslav, was also excellent and very safe. We enjoyed the tour of the Krka Water Park along the way to Zagreb ... The guide in Split was very special in his knowledge of Diocletian's Palace...so interesting and had our full attention ... I was especially thrilled that we could take the boat ride over to the cathedral on the island in Lake Bled, and that the boats were right below our hotel. The lake was perfectly calm and the temperature was very good. We were blessed with especially lovely temperatures during this trip ... Watching the artisan print on the Gutenberg printing press was a delight at Bled Castle, and the beautiful views .... I will definitely recommend this lovely Adriatic trip to friends.

Sue C. Peoria, AZ
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, October 2018
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Our trip was absolutely amazing; it exceeded our expectations in every way. It was a beautiful trip with many beautiful countries to visit and a fantastic group to travel with. I would certainly recommend this trip anyone; so much history and beauty. Our tour guide Bine was tremendous. He was a wealth of knowledge; very knowledgeable of the history in all the areas that we traveled. He was very safety and customer service oriented and punctual in all our activities. Bine was a very interesting guide with a tremendous sense of humor and he spoke very good English. He made everyone feel very comfortable and the entire group was compatible. Great trip; can't wait for the next one with Gate 1!

Larry G. Elkins, WV
10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Coast Cruise, October 2018
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We had a wonderful, worry-free trip. The Adriatic Queen was a very comfortable ship. The captain and crew were not only skilled sailors, but also friendly and willing to answer all of our questions. Our tour director, Lana, made every day and every stop interesting. The water in the Adriatic is so clean and clear. Our captain found us a safe place each day to anchor for a swim .... Our chef made delicious food and served it in gourmet style. Thanks for a terrific cruise.

Elizabeth M. Huntington Beach, CA
12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, October 2018
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My trip was AMAZING!! I enjoyed the gorgeous landscape, the grand history, how resilient Croatia has been. I was blown away in Dubrovnik, with its amazing old city .. The Pula Arena was impressive ... When I thought there would be nothing more to amaze me, then I would be newly amazed. The architecture, the beauty of it and the limestone streets ... We had a hotel that faced the most amazing lake. The walk around the lake, I felt so extremely blessed to be able to absorb and see all this greatness .. I could write for days about this trip. My bus driver Dalibor, a Croatian native was amazing. My tour director Kristian, I can not begin to express how amazing he was, always watching out for us without being intrusive. His great sense of humor made the hours in the bus short. The way he explained the history and facts were capturing. This was my second trip on Gate 1 and I am looking forward for more. Gate 1 has the best local guides, for each city you visit. Thank you for this incredible experience.

Patricia K. Miramar, FL
15 Day Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia with Venice, July 2018
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The trip was outstanding. The quality of accommodations, the attention to the little details, the scope and variety of experiences, the easy access to so many sights and our outstanding guide, all together, made this vacation exceed expectations at a great value. We are already looking forward to our next Gate 1 Travel vacation.

William B. East Norwich, NY
10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Dalmatian Coast Cruise (Karizma), June 2018
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We were on the Karizma last week cruising Croatia, and all was great. The ship was great, the staff was exceptional (especially the serving staff, cooks & household staffs). The scenery was beautiful and the choices of stops along the way were outstanding & the fellow passengers (from across the world) were great fun to be with. We have been on 3 or 4 Gate 1 trips in the past and all have been wonderful & well beyond our expectations. Keep up the good work.

Robert G. Newport Beach, CA
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, May 2018
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This trip was fabulous. Croatia and Slovena are beautiful and relaxing places. This was a small group of 20 people who were very friendly...Gate 1 allows for just enough free time and unlike other tour companies we did not spend a majority of the vacation on the bus getting from one place to the next. 2+ nights in some places added to the feeling of seeing a place. Hotels were all really close to center of things. Our hotel in Venice was literally a 3 minute walk to St. Mark’s Square. Our tour guide was funny, friendly and had a wealth of knowledge about all the places we went to. Local guides added variety to the tours. Even our bus driver engaged with us in a funny and friendly way. Great trip!

Patrice G. New City, NY
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, April 2018
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It was just great. Our guide, Nickolina, was exceptional. The countryside and towns were very picturesque, clean, and safe. It was a very informative, enjoyable, and interesting trip.

Marilyn M. Kirkwood, MO
12 Day Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia, April 2018
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We had a great time. Our first experience with you guys. Timing and sights visited were good. Accomodations were far better than expected considering the cost of the trip. Special mention our host Gabriella and driver Dragan were exceptional. Gabriella would have to be the best guide we have come across ever - and we are experienced travellers. One point I would like to make is we as Australians really appreciated that Gate 1 acknowledged that we are not comfortable with tipping and that this component was included in the cost - keep this going.

Roman C. Collinswood, AU
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, April 2018
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Our trip was perfect! Beautiful countries, great itinerary, great hotels, lovely meals and an awesome tour manager, Tina, and an excellent driver, Mario, made our trip a truly memorable one. Tina's care and regard for each and every traveler, her sense of humor, her management skills were such that everyone on the trip felt respected and cared for.

Madhu U. Naperville, IL
12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, April 2018
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We loved every minute of this trip. Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia are unbelievably beautiful and our Tour Guide, Elvis, was outstanding. We gained insights on Yugoslavia's complicated history, met many interesting people, could not believe the scenery and were very grateful for the extra dinner Gate 1 provided (with musicians!), as some in our tour were delayed by weather, and the tickets for Dubrovnik's famous walls. It was fascinating to meet so many people who had taken multiple numbers of Gate 1 trips. One couple was up to 12! And while you have no control over this, our weather was exceptional for the entire tour.

Janet H. Beaverton, OR
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, April 2018
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Very good trip. More variety than we could have expected. Croatia and Slovenia are great destinations ... Christian was the most knowledgeable guide we have ever experienced. He was entertaining and funny, with a wide knowledge of history, -not just his part of the world, but also the US and beyond. Maybe the best guided trip ever.

Frank R. Big Canoe, GA
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, April 2018
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Our trip throughout Croatia and Slovenia was excellent, and even better than I had anticipated . Our tour guide, Jelena, was fantastic! She was dynamic, organized, patient and thorough. Gate 1 is truly a first class operation. The hotels were excellent with good service. The motorcoach was comfortable. Our luggage was handled with proficiency. We enjoyed the extra dinners that Gate 1 provided also. We’re looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 in the future.

Marjorie N. Woodstock GA
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, April 2018
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Once again we are 100% satisfied with your services. Croatia and Slovenia are both breathtaking offering the best of the Croatian Riviera and the Julian Alps. Our guide Elvis was awesome. Beaches, gardens, churches, architecture, outdoor cafes, open air markets, castles, forts, snow topped mountains, robust coffee, creamy gelato and so much more gave us everlasting memories. Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.

Ofelia G. Rio Grande City, TX
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, March 2018
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We had a fabulous trip! Croatia and Slovenia are so beautiful and we enjoyed learning about each place that we visited. We also found the food and drink prices very economical. We had the best tour guide, Gabrijela Golub. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, punctual, considerate and caring.We can’t say enough good things about her! We would love to visit these 2 countries again some day and would definitely travel with Gate 1 again!

Lora G. Versailles, KY
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, March 2018
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The trip surpassed my expectations. The whole experience was wonderful. Our guide was superb, Marina gave delightful insights each day . The hotels were top notch. I would recommend this trip to anyone and I have already.

Paul H. Hurley, WI
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, March 2018
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It was terrific! Our tour coordinator Sandy, who traveled with us from Venice to Venice, was outstanding. She was organized, communicated very clearly, obviously experienced and able to anticipate potential challenges and problems before they occurred. We learned about the history of and current situation of Croatia and Slovenia, and enjoyed the beauty of both countries. It was a trip well worth taking!

Linda W. San Francisco, CA
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia, March 2018
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It was the most amazing trip. It was much more beautiful and enjoyable than I ever imagined. Our guide Zoran was the greatest!!!! He was very knowledgeable, smart, personable and hard working. He's probably the bust guide I've ever had on a trip. Our bus driver Zdravko was also amazing. Even though he didn't speak English, he was so very nice. I always felt safe with his driving, and the way he could maneuver the bus was incredible! We definitely got our moneys worth and more. Thank you to Gate 1 for a very memorable vacation.

Lisa S. Maumelle, AR
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, March 2018
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Fabulous trip.!! We’ll organized, so many personally guided tours in everyplace we visited. Knowledgeable staff, smooth transitions, excellent meals and transportation. Can’t praise your company enough!!

Mary G. Pasadena, CA
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia, March 2018
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Our trip was fabulous. Marina Benkovic is an extraordinary tour guide; she is so personable and knowledgeable. We had the most fun with her and she is an asset to Gate 1. I would pick another trip just knowing she’d be my guide! The travel arrangements were perfect. There wasn’t too much bus time yet we were able to see a variety of the country. Who else can say they visited 4 countries in 9 days and not feel like you’re on a bus the whole time?! Our hotels were lovely. The tour guides in each destination were knowledgeable and friendly. The locals were wonderful, friendly, and most welcoming to foreigners. I will definitely recommend Gate 1 to anyone wishing to do a tour. Tour groups aren’t for everyone, and I admit I was a little skeptical (as I usually travel independently) but I thoroughly enjoyed my trip.

Alice M. Mt Pleasant, SC
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia, March 2018
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The trip was fantastic! Marina the tour guide was outstanding, members of the tour group were friendly and great to be with and the tour along the Dalmatian coast was picture perfect. Even the weather cooperated! I have been on a number of Gate1 tours and this was one of the best!

Patricia J. Centreville, MD
12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, February 2018
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I have been on many Gate 1 trips and this was the most amazing and wonderful experience I can describe. Tour supervisor Kristijan was superb. Kind, very knowledgeable and a great asset to the Gate 1 program. "True story." Professional, and with great breadth of experience, his historical and cultural knowledge added greatly. I cannot say enough about the Croatia and Slovenia experience. The day programs added immensely and driver Stepjan wielded the bus expertly through poor driving conditions. I can only look forward to another Gate 1 trip and shall cherish the memories of Croatia and Slovenia for years to come.

Nadia D. Edina, MN
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia , February 2018
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Excellent trip! Beautiful scenery, interesting historical structures, great food, and excellent guides. I would recommended this trip to anyone seeking a wonderful vacation.

David P. Piedmont, OK
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia, February 2018
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We had a great time! The scenery was beautiful and our guide Sandra and driver Tiho both were very good hosts.

Larry C. Kemah, TX
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, December 2017
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It was a great trip and we were extremely happy with the tour. Great tour guides, bus driver, hotels, and more.

Darin R. Abbotsford, BC, CA
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, November 2017
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I enjoyed my trip to Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovania very much. . The tour leader, Gabrijella and the driver Neno are an excellent pair. Gabby as we called her is very knowledgeable in the history of Croatia, Bosnia and Slovania. She is very helpful and kind and very patient. Our group loved her and Neno very much.

Theresia C. Floral City, FL
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , October 2017
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Our trip to Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro was amazing, great, terrific etc.! We had the best tour guide, Darko, but it seems we always have "the best tour guide"! We have decided Gate 1 only hires the best! There were 6 of us ladies traveling together and we all had the best time! Bus was clean and nice, the driver (Robert) was excellent, the local guides were very engaging and informative. Everywhere we went it seemed Gate 1 travelers were treated like First Class Tourists! Oh, the hotels were so very nice and the one in Bled gave us all lake view rooms! WOW! I am impressed with every trip with how well things are organized, everything goes like clock-work. Gate 1 knows how to entertain, transport, accommodate, educate and show off every country. We love Gate 1 and already have another trip planned!

Cheryl F. Granbury, TX
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , October 2017
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The trip was wonderful! We had an absolutely amazing vacation... special thanks to our exceptional tour manager, Blaz, and driver Stepian who made the trip ever so much more excellent. Blaz was so organized, and fun, knowledgeable, took great care of us making sure we had an amazing trip. He fostered camaraderie among our 41 'random' travelers to make the trip ever so much more wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our 11-day adventure through Croatia, Slovenia, and Montenegro. The countryside was terrific, an ambitious itinerary that worked because Blaz kept us on schedule, knew how to run a tour better than any tour guide we've ever had. We were also very lucky with the weather and had perfect days. Please extend our thanks to Blaz again. Also Stepian was a superb driver.. the team worked perfectly. We look forward to future Gate1 travels and hope all your tour guides provide the same level of service as they did.

Rachel B. Dumont, NJ
12 Day Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia, October 2017
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We enjoyed the trip to Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, and Slovenia. The scenery was beautiful, the towns were very interesting, the tour was well organized, and the group of people on the tour got along very well. The tour guide, Maja, did an excellent job. All in all, we greatly enjoyed the trip.

Harmon A. Wayne, NJ
15 Day Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia with Venice, August 2017
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The trip was great - beautiful scenery, nice bus ride with good driver, nice hotels; most of all, the Tour Manager - Tina has done a fantastic job. She tended every little details and coordination, connected with tour members very well, provided very thorough information of each tour spot and history of the countries visited, her American English is very good, easy to understand, she also has a good sense of humor, she managed the tour smoothly and joyful, extra credit to her. We have reserved 5 more tours with Gate 1 Travel after this trip, hope all will be as joyful as this one.

Jack L. Bonita, CA
12 Day Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, August 2017
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It was a great trip. We really enjoyed it in spite of the heat in Croatia. It was very well organized and still provided plenty of time for free time. Truly enjoyed Plitvice Lakes and Lake Bled.

Bruce G. Arlington, VA

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