Essential Croatia 2024

Embark on a remarkable 9-night journey featuring superior first-class accommodations and a complete itinerary showcasing the best of Slovenia and Croatia. Travel in style with transportation by private, luxury air-conditioned coach, and enjoy daily breakfasts along with 4 dinners throughout your stay. Explore the iconic Ljubljana Castle Funicular, Bled Castle, and the enchanting Postojna Caves. Experience the historic Motovun, the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes, and the cultural landmarks of St. Donat Zadar and Diocletian’s Cellars in Split. Walk along the majestic Ston city walls and immerse yourself in the rich history of Dubrovnik  providing access to museums and city walls.

Indulge in unique culinary experiences, including a river cruise and wine tasting in Novo Mesto, prosciutto and wine tasting in the Karst region, and olive oil, wine, brandy, jams, and oyster tastings in Istria. Sample wines in Plastovo and enjoy an oyster tasting experience including a boat ride in Ston. Throughout your journey, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide and a tour host from the Women’s Travel Club, ensuring a seamless and enriching travel experience filled with exploration, discovery, and gastronomic delights.

 

INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • 9 Nights superior, first-class accommodations
  • Transportation by private, luxury air-conditioned coach
  • 9 Breakfasts daily and 4 Dinners
  • Visit Ljubljana Castle Funicular (two ways)
  • Visit Bled Castle
  • Visit Postojna Caves
  • Visit Shuttle bus Motovun two ways
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes
  • Visit St. Donat Zadar
  • Visit Diocletia’s Cellars Split
  • Visit Ston city walls
  • Visit Dubrovnik card (museums & city walls)
  • River cruise & wine tasting Novo Mesto
  • Prosciutto & wine tasting Karst region
  • Olive oil tasting Istria
  • Wine tasting Istria
  • Brandy & jams tasting Istria
  • Wine tasting in Plastovo
  • Ston oyster tasting including boat
  • English-speaking guide
  • Interior flights
  • Airport transfers

ITINERARY

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited, and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

IMPORTANT DETAILS & PRICING

Rates

Double Occupancy – $6799 CAD per person (sharing a room) – approx. $5039 USD
Single Occupancy – $8199 CAD per person (your own room) – approx. $6076 USD 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Payment & Cancellation Schedule
Payment of $300 deposit due at time of booking.
Final payment due – May 31, 2024

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Activity Level

Low-moderate Moderate Activity. Some shorter walking tours with stops.

Group Size

Minimum: 7 members**
Maximum: 15 members

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Visa and passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • City taxes paid locally (currently 2 Euros per person per night)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Women’s Travel Club Tour Host

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy, and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If, during the tour, you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate, you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore, you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible or refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Zagreb International Airport (ZAG) at any time on or before the first day of tour.
Depart from Dubrovnik International Airport (DBV), – the last day of the tour. If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour, please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out-of-country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel Dubrovnik

Hotel Dubrovnik is ideally situated on Zagreb’s main city square, offering guests easy access to everything the city has to offer. The hotel’s prime location puts guests within walking distance of public transportation, dining establishments, and various attractions. With 214 rooms and 8 suites, Hotel Dubrovnik provides comfortable accommodations with stunning city views.

Indulge in American cuisine at the American Steak House Zagreb, which features a variety of dishes including T-bone, New York, and Porterhouse steaks, as well as seasonal specialties. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast served daily from 6:30 am to 10 am, and hotel guests receive a 10% discount on regular rates at the restaurant.

Café Dubrovnik, one of the city’s oldest and most renowned cafes, offers a charming atmosphere where guests can savor coffee, freshly squeezed juices, beverages, and cakes.

The hotel also offers hairdresser and beauty services with a 20% discount for hotel guests, as well as a free fitness center available 24/7.

uHotel Ljubljana

Eurostars uHotel is ideally situated next to the iconic Grand Hotel Union Eurostars, right in the heart of Ljubljana, and shares some of its facilities. The hotel boasts 222 rooms, each offering stunning views of the cityscape.

Guests can choose from three distinct dining options, each offering a cozy and intimate setting. Enjoy a delightful cup of tea or coffee along with a selection of cakes and pastries in a historic setting. The hotel’s wine cellar features a variety of Slovenian wines to complement your meal. A delicious breakfast is served daily to start your day off right.

The hotel offers a 24-hour gym equipped with treadmills, exercise bikes, kettlebells, mats, and more.

Additionally, the wellness area features an indoor pool, as well as a terrace with a rooftop pool, where guests can relax and unwind. Pamper yourself with a range of massages and beauty treatments available on-site.

 

Hotel Paris

Hotel Paris is a premier casino hotel located in the heart of Opatija, renowned for its proximity to the famous Angiolina Park, picturesque pebble beaches, and scenic hiking trails. The hotel boasts 90 rooms offering a pleasant and elegant modern ambiance, characterized by bright designs and featuring stunning views of the sea and mountains.

Butter & Salt Restaurant & Bar presents a delightful combination of French and Kvarner cuisine in a buffet style. Guests can indulge in a wide array of national and international dishes, including cold salads, soups, pastas, meat and seafood delicacies, as well as a tempting variety of desserts and fresh fruits, all prepared with locally sourced, fresh ingredients. The restaurant’s terrace offers a serene setting to enjoy a cup of coffee or sample top-quality wines. Guests can start their day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast featuring French delights such as croissants and pastries, along with local cheeses, salami, and homemade jams.

For ultimate relaxation, guests can visit the spa and wellness center, where they can unwind in the sauna, warm bench, or jacuzzi, or indulge in rejuvenating massages.

Hotel Lyra Plitvice

The Lyra Plitvice is nestled in serene green surroundings, offering a tranquil escape near the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes, with comfortable rooms to ensure a relaxing stay.

Ličko Petrovo selo restaurant delights guests with traditional dishes made from locally sourced farms and produce, providing an authentic taste of the region’s culinary heritage.

Guests can stay active at the fitness studio, equipped with the latest Nordic Track and Kettler gym equipment, or browse the souvenir shop for mementos and keepsakes reflecting the local culture, including handcrafted arts, crafts, jewelry, and a variety of truffles and truffle-based products.

Hotel Corner

Hotel Corner Split features 42 spacious and modern rooms, designed to provide natural light and a blend of historical charm with contemporary sophistication. Located a mere 750 meters from the iconic Diocletian’s Palace, the hotel is conveniently positioned at the intersection of two bustling main streets. Within a short walk, guests can access the shopping center, supermarket, bus terminal, and casino, ensuring a convenient and enjoyable stay.

Guests can unwind at the spa, which offers bio-salt saunas and a jacuzzi, or stay active at the mini gym equipped with a treadmill, elliptical machine, and a variety of weights, catering to a range of fitness needs.

Hotel Valamar

Hotel Valamar offers a luxurious retreat in the heart of Dubrovnik, located on the picturesque Babin Kuk Peninsula. The hotel boasts a collection of exquisite rooms and suites, each offering stunning sea views, thanks to its beachfront location.

Indulge in a culinary journey at the hotel’s buffet and fine cuisine restaurant, which features premium show cooking and a spacious terrace. Guests can enjoy gourmet breakfast, Mediterranean and international specialties, themed dinners weekly, and a large wine list including local and imported wines.

The Miramare Restaurant offers exquisite seafood dishes in the Mediterranean tradition, paired with local wines, on its beautiful terrace. Meanwhile, Momenti Restaurant provides an excellent gourmet dinner experience, with panoramic views of the Elaphiti islands, serving carefully selected Croatian and international cuisine specialties with a large wine list.

The hotel’s spa offers a range of amenities, including a sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, foot bath, and an Organic bar offering fresh fruit, nuts, teas, and flavored water, all complimentary for guests.

The Beauty zone provides massages, facial and body treatments, authentic rituals, pedicures, manicures, and depilation for an additional charge.

Guests can also enjoy the multi-purpose gym, indoor and outdoor pools, and terrace, all free of charge. Beach amenities include sun loungers, canopy rentals, towels, changing cubicles, showers, a water sports and diving center, as well as the Miramare restaurant.

*Hotels are subject to change. If circumstances require a change of accommodations, a hotel of similar level will be substituted.

FAQ's

Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

Slovenia and Croatia are Schengen area countries. Canadian and U.S. citizens do not need a visa for travel to countries within the Schengen area for up to 90 days. However, travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your government's travel recommendations page. Canada - Canada Travel Recommendations & Information (https://travel.gc.ca/) USA - USA Travel Recommendations & Information (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html).

Croatia's average daily temperatures in September range from 18-24°C, with the highest still a lovely 25°C and the lowest temperature reaching around 18°C. Sea temperatures average at around 23°C making it great beach weather. Slovenia's average daily high is 20 C and the average daily low is 10 C.

Sep 05 - Sep 14 2024

Tour Level: Essential Tours,
Tour Type: Sightseeing Tours,
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