15 Day Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia with Venice



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Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes. The longest day spent on the bus is between Opatija and Split, but will include numerous spots for lunch and breaks.

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  • 13 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Zagreb
    • 1 night Sarajevo
    • 3 nights Dubrovnik
    • 1 night Split
    • 2 nights Plitvice Lakes
    • 2 nights Bled
    • 2 nights Venice
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 21 meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • View Zagreb’s monumental Cathedral with its soaring twin spires in bustling Kaptol Square
  • Tour Sarajevo, with its splendid architecture, a beautiful city with a complex history
  • Visit Old Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Excursion to Montenegro, a Mediterranean jewel nestled on the rugged Adriatic coast
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Split’s Old Town to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a natural wonderland flanked by thundering waterfalls
  • Travel along the striking Bay of Kvarner to the stunning seaside resort of Opatija
  • Visit the Postojna Caves in Slovenia, the largest and the most visited show cave in Europe
  • Tour Ljubljana, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture
  • In Bled, visit the 11th century castle perched on a steep cliff high above the lake
  • Visit Miramare Castle on the peak of a rocky promontory in the Gulf of Trieste
  • Walking tour of Venice includes the magnificent Golden Basilica of San Marco

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes. The longest day spent on the bus is between Opatija and Split, but will include numerous spots for lunch and breaks.

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DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Zagreb
Welcome to Zagreb, a medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments, and transfer to the hotel. Tonight, a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers and briefing by your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey that lies ahead
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Zagreb’s Upper and Lower City Tour
Begin the day in busy Kaptol Square in Upper Town, dominated by the monumental Zagreb Cathedral, with its soaring twin spires. Then, head into Zagreb’s medieval Upper Town with its cobblestone streets and red tile roofed buildings. Walk along Kravi Most, to St. Mark’s Church with its brightly colored roof and the 17th century Jesuit Church of St. Catherine. After a stop at the Parliament building, free time to explore the winding streets of the Old Town and Ban Jelacic, the main square. Or take a leisurely stroll along Ilica Street, packed with restaurants, trendy cafes and a vibrant shopping scene. The optional evening tour to Kumrovec starts with a scenic drive to Kumrovec, birthplace of the late Marshal Tito. Visit the Ethnological Museum’s restored village houses from the turn of the 19th century. Later, follow a winding road through the Zagorje Hills to a charming farm restaurant for a dinner of local specialties and wine, plus stunning views of Veliki Tabor Castle
Optional: Kumrovec & Dinner
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Travel to Sarajevo
Today, travel from Zagreb to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Overnight: Sarajevo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Picturesque Sarajevo, Arrive in Dubrovnik
Morning tour of Sarajevo, a beautiful city with a complex history. Arrive at the picturesque Turkish Bazaar (Bascarsija), an ancient trading place with artisan workshops. View many examples of splendid Ottoman architecture around the city center. The city is truly a “living history museum”, where mosques built by the Ottomans sit alongside buildings created by the Austro-Hungarians. On to the Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque, the most important Islamic structure in the country, one of the world's finest examples of Ottoman architecture. Drive past the now neglected stadium from the 1984 Winter Olympic Games and the Gavrilo Princip Museum, dedicated to Archduke Ferdinand. On your walk, look for the poignant Sarajevo Roses, flower-shaped memorials in the pavement filled with red cement which are one of the few reminders left of the war. En route to Mostar, a medieval town in northern Herzegovina, enjoy panoramic vistas. Here, view the compelling reconstructed Stari Most Bridge, a staunch symbol of freedom on the Neretva River. End the day in the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, lovingly named the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Discover Dubrovnik on a Walking Tour
Enjoy the many delights of Dubrovnik today. The splendid medieval ramparts are the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe. The magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a treasure of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, monasteries and palaces. The walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights sites such as the Rector’s Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and the monumental Sponza Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in the city, preserved in its original form. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square view Orlando’s Tower, dedicated to the legendary Knight that saved the city in the 9th century. On to the Dominican Monastery and also to the Franciscan Monastery, with exhibits from the world’s third oldest functioning pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps spend time strolling along the impressive ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea, or visit the Maritime Museum in St. John’s Castle. Don’t miss tonight’s optional boat ride around the Old City walls to St. Jakov Beach and enjoy a traditional Croatian dinner and Dalmatian wine, along with spectacular views of the night-lit city
Optional: Cruise & Dinner
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Excursion to Montenegro
Today's excursion takes you on a scenic drive across the Croatian border to Montenegro, a Mediterranean jewel with its crystal clear lakes. Head to the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride that takes you to Our Lady Of The Rocks Church, nestled on an islet off the coast of Perast. View the Roman Catholic Church, the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Afterwards stop in Perast, a charming old coastal town. Visit the dramatically beautiful town of Kotor, butted up against the steep limestone cliffs of Mt Lovcen, with its imposing network of fortifications. Afterwards, return to Dubrovnik. Tonight, be sure to marvel at the spectacular sunset as you walk along Dubrovnik’s cobbled streets and see the glowing buildings and the fortifications accented against the night sky
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Split City Tour
Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the dramatic Adriatic coast to the UNESCO protected seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, a walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town features the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace, a precious example of Roman architecture, is one of the largest and best preserved in the world. See the remains of the Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages, and the Temple of Jupiter with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend the remainder of the day discovering the town independently, or taking a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade. In the evening, dinner together
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Trogir, Plitvice Lakes
Travel north to historic Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 BC. Here, admire the three-naved 13th century Venetian Cathedral of St. Lovro, one of the finest architectural works in Croatia, and the stunning Cipiko Palace. A center of artistic activities, scholars came from around the world to Trogir to study and paint. Continue inland towards Plitvice Lakes National Park, a wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes, flanked by thundering waterfalls and a huge primeval forest. This area, known as a geological and hydrological phenomenon, is celebrated as one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe
Overnight: Plitvice Lakes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Walking Tour in Plitvice National Park
Explore Plitvice National Park today and discover first-hand the breathtaking surroundings of this natural wonder, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to more than 18 lakes and magnificent waterfalls at every turn. As you walk along the zig-zag paths, admire this wonderland of waterfalls, lakes and trees. A guided walk takes you past lush vegetation and along man-made boardwalks to several of the pristine lower lakes. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Share today’s adventure with your fellow travelers at dinner tonight
Overnight: Plitvice Lakes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Seaside Opatija, Postonja Caves, Bled in Slovenia
Today, return to the coast and travel along the striking Bay of Kvarner to the remarkable seaside resort of Opatija, a gem of Croatia’s Adriatic coast, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings. Take an orientation tour of Opatija exploring the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Time to enjoy the pleasures of this area before journeying north to the Postojna Caves in Slovenia, a network of passages, galleries and chambers. This is the largest and the most visited show cave in Europe. Travel aboard the specially designed cave train with electric lighting that allows you to observe the splendor of the underground world, where the geological past is recorded in a unique manner. You’ll be dazzled by the stalactites and stalagmites in a variety of shapes and colors. Afterwards continue to Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps, for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - The Alpine Resort of Bled, Ljubljana Excursion
Morning exploration of Bled, with its emerald-green lake, picture postcard church, and medieval castle. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful alpine resorts, it's renowned for its mild healing climate and thermal lake waters. Tour the imposing 11th century Bled Castle, perched on a steep cliff high above the lake, creating a dramatic backdrop to the city. This medieval fortress, with its huge towers, ramparts, moats and terrace, offers exquisite views. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital. View the most significant sights of the old city center, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Stop at the picturesque open-air market, Three Bridges Square, the Town Hall, and Robba Fountain, one of the city’s best known Baroque monuments. Time to explore on your own before returning to Bled
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Wednesday - Trieste’s Miramare Castle, Magical Venice
Depart Slovenia towards Italy, stopping en route in Trieste, a major seaport in northeastern Italy. Visit Miramare Castle on the peak of a rocky promontory along the Gulf of Trieste. Continue to magical Venice with time to begin your exploration of this astonishing city on your own. Later, join the optional Grand Canal Cruise that takes you through the heart of the city on a one-hour boat ride. Tonight, pamper yourself at one of the city’s fine restaurants, or just sit at an outdoor café and sip a cappuccino or a lovely glass of Italian wine
Optional: Canal Grand Cruise
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Thursday - Walking Tour of Venice
Walking tour of fairy tale Venice begins at St. Mark's Square. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. Then on to the pink marble Doge's Palace, the official residence of the Venetian ruler. Its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Continue with a boat ride to the island of Murano, known for its artistic glassware. Here, visit a glassblowing workshop and observe a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently. Later, don’t miss the optional Gondola ride with music, definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday! This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Gondola Serenade
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Friday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Kumrovec & Dinner

A short yet scenic drive will take you to Kumrovec, situated on the bank of the river Sutla, along the Croatian-Slovenian border. Kumrovec's fame is that it was the birthplace of the late marshal Tito, the president of former Yugoslavia, whose house has since been turned into a museum. Today, the major attraction of Kumrovec is the Ethnological Museum Staro Selo (Old Village) with very well preserved village houses from the turn of the 19th and the 20th centuries. Up to forty houses and other farmstead facilities have been restored, which makes Staro Selo the most attractive place of this kind in Croatia. Later, follow a winding road through the Zagorje hills. An early dinner of genuine local specialties and wine is served at a charming farm restaurant with magnificent views of the 15th century castle Veliki Tabor.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $63.00
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Cruise & Dinner

Sv.Jakov (St.James) beach in Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. A motor boat ride will take you around the Old City walls to St. Jakov Beach, where you will enjoy a three course dinner and Dalmatian wine. After dinner return to the Old City Port. Enjoy a glimpse of Dubrovnik by night before boarding your bus at Pile Gate to return to the hotel. Boat ride depends on weather conditions.

Departs at 5:45 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #6 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $78.00
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Canal Grand Cruise

Sweeping through the heart of the city in the shape of an ‘S’ written backwards, some 4 km (2 ½ miles) long, the Grand Canal is Venices’s high street. Nobles vied with each other to build ever more splendid palaces along it: foreigners built their depots upon it: fishermen and farmers displayed their wares in markets beside it. The Journey from hotel Mark’s Square to the hotel along the Canal Grande and “Canale della Giudecca” takes 1 hour and is and admirable way to Gain an overall picture of the city. Typical local drink is included before boarding the boat.

Departs at 8:30 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #13 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $40.00
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Gondola Serenade

An ideal way to enjoy this unique and magical city! Enjoy a romantic gondola ride with music along the colorful Venetian canals, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride).

Departs at 12:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #14 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $72.00
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10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Dalmatian Coast Cruise (Karizma), June 2018
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Dear Gate 1, 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. Bob & Barbara Gaughran Newport Beach, CA

Robert G. Newport Beach, CA
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.
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
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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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 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
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
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
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, 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
13 Day Croatia & Venice with 7 Day Adriatic Sea Cruise , July 2017
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We enjoyed every aspect of our Gate 1 journey. The Aloha Princess experience was awesome. Accommodations, food, itinerary and crew were beyond our expectations. And after the cruise, the itinerary which continued on to Opatija and Venice could not have been better. The hotels, transportation and itinerary were managed seamlessly. We enjoyed learning about the local cities and attractions with local tour guides who were extremely knowledgeable. The tours were conducted at a good pace. Most of our enjoyable experience however, was due to our wonderful tour director, Bruna Justinac. Bruna was the epitome of an excellent organizer and group leader. She was very well prepared, professional and exceedingly helpful. Being a native Croat, Bruna was forthright in sharing her experiences with her country's culture and history. She was generous with her time and went out of her way to satisfy the needs of all travelers in our group. This is my first time booking a trip with Gate 1 but I've been on many group tours with other companies. I've always had an enjoyable experience, but this tour in particular was hands down the very best. Much of that excellent experience was due to Bruna's commitment to ensuring that every group member had a fabulous time. If all Gate1 tours are as wonderful as this one was, I will not hesitate to book again and recommend the company to my family and friends. Kudos to an excellent itinerary, excellent accommodations and EXCELLENT tour guide!

Cynthia C. Piscataway, NJ
15 Day Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia with Venice, June 2017
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The tour did not disappoint. We loved it. Our tour guide Gabriella was fantastic, and so were the choice of hotels and their locations. We would certainly recommend this tour to others. Thanks for all the scheduling!

Ana C. Brentwood, CA
9 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Sea Cruise, May 2017
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The Kompass Cruise was fantastic. The Cruise Manager, Jelena was a cultural GEM. The staff were great and the captain was excellent. The food was top notch and delicious, four courses every meal. The cabins were small, but there was plenty of room. I would highly recommend this trip.

Marcia K. Gainesville, GA
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia (New York Special), April 2017
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The trip was phenomenal. Vlaho was a fantastic tour manager who was knowledgeable about the areas but also a lot of fun. I think the trip went off without a hitch and we were so pleased with the accommodations, the bus and bus driver and the schedule while we were there. I have never traveled with Gate 1 before, but would not hesitate to do so again. Thanks to you and all of Gate 1 for such an excellent experience!

Emily H. Harrison, NY
12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , April 2017
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Loved the trip and met likewise people on the tour from USA that were on their third or fourth. Must say something for Gate 1. You made it so easy from start to finish and we were extremely lucky to have the best tour guide, Elvis. Looking at our next possible trip. Thanks for everything.

Marianne L. WA, Australia
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia (New York Special), April 2017
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IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!! Our tour guide Ivona was so professional and really took great care of everyone. It was clear she loved her country and enjoyed showing us around. We had wonderful weather and the group really got along well....Met some great new friends. I am very pleased and impressed with Gate 1 tours and am looking forward to traveling with your company again.

Carol M. Chevy Chase, MD
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , April 2017
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It was wonderful! We are singing the praises of Gate 1 to all of our friends. You not only met our expectations but you exceeded them. Thanks for a great trip!

Susan M. Allentown, PA
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, March 2017
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Wonderful trip! Thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. I went without expectations and was amazed at all we saw and did.

Jo B. Waterloo, IA
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , March 2017
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It was wonderful! Hotels were nice, countries were beautiful. We especially enjoyed our guide, Peter B, and would travel with him again. Our driver was also very competent. We had a tight connection in Munich on our way back but made it. Otherwise everything went smoothly. I am highly recommending this trip to others and will book with Gate 1 again. Thanks for your services.

Barbara S. Wausau, WI
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , March 2017
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Our trip was absolutely wonderful. I can honestly say that it has been the best group tour experience I've had so far. The main reason why our trip was so excellent is because of our tour manager Peter. Peter is everything we could have asked for in a tour guide and more; he is knowledgeable, organized, caring, thoughtful, personable, entertaining, and engaging. He was able to thoroughly and thoughtfully answer every question that members of the tour group had asked about tough and sensitive subjects regarding the countries of the former Yugoslavia. His knowledge base really impressed me as it encompassed everything from U.S. and world history, politics, culture, geography, geology, and linguistics. He was also very engaging as he related stories from the past to entertain us. He also made sure the group was well cared for. Additionally, he went above and beyond to make sure our dietary wishers (my wife and I follow a vegan diet), were met. I simply cannot praise Peter enough. The travel itinerary was also wonderful. I really enjoyed each of the places that we visited. The history, architecture, and culture of each city and destination was so interesting to me. The hotels that we had stayed in were very nice and exceed my expectations.The tour bus was also very comfortable. This was our first Gate 1 tour and it definitely will not be our last.

Derek K. San Diego, CA
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice , March 2017
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FANTASTIC!!!!!! Loved every minute. Must sing the praises of Sandy (Croatia & Slovenia) who is the most efficient tour guide we have ever met; Gioia (Venice), who was a fantastic bundle of energy and knowledge; and Milos the bus driver, who had the patience of a saint. Trip was full and very well planned. A fantastic value for the money. Although there were two buses and 80 people it was so well coordinated that the groups managed to stay out of each others way. We have over 1000 pictures to go through and even more happy memories. This trip is a GEM. We have been on many many tours and this one ranks among the best of them.

Charles C. Lakewood, NJ
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice , March 2017
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This was one of the most surprisingly wonderful trips we have been on with Gate 1. The hotels were divine and the locations perfect. We had the most outstanding view from our room in Bled. The guides were top notch, knowledgeable, good natured and unflustered by unforeseen events. We have been raving about this trip through Facebook.

Leslie H. Duluth, MN
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , March 2017
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Our Croatia trip was absolutely fantastic. Gate 1 really put together a comprehensive tour covering all the sites. Travel guide and coach drive did a great job. Thanks for making our holiday a memorable experience. We have travelled with other tour companies in the past but this trip rates as our best.

Ronald L. Western Australia, Australia
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia, February 2017
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We enjoyed it very much. Everything was handled quite professionally by our tour manager. You could tell she liked people and she took a genuine interest in us. Also, the tours, the quality of the tour guides, the hotels, really all the arrangements were done very well. We will no doubt travel with Gate 1 again. I think this was our third trip with Gate 1. Thanks for asking.

Brion C. Patterson, NY
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia, February 2017
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Our trip was amazing! The guide, the itinerary, the countries visited, the people in those countries,etc. It was incredible and I learned so much. You all do a great job!!! And I will look at Gate 1 each time.

Kaylonn T. Gunnison, CO
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , February 2017
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The trip was amazing. Our tour director, Sandy, was one of the best I have EVER had out of the 18 group trips I have been a part of. She is truly a gem. The itinerary was so much fun. I loved the balance between organized tours and time on our own.

Lisa H. Port Orchard, WA
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice , March 2017
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Simply amazing. Our first trip with Gate 1. Our tour director, Sandra, was the best. We have another trip booked in Sept with Gate 1 and am sure this won't be the last. Thanks so much for the professional service you provided.

Denise T. QLD, Australia
12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, December 2016
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My trip was fabulous. The countries I visited (Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro is strikingly beautiful. The tour guide (Juge) was warm, friendly and displayed a positive attitude throughout the entire trip. She has excellent communications skills. The bus driver possess excellent driving skills. He manipulated the bus like it was a small car driving up mountains and down valleys. Overall, I had an amazing vacation. I believe I can say with confidence that Gate 1 Travel really delivers much more for less money. Thanks Gate 1 Travel!

Jagai L. Elmhurst, NY
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , December 2016
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This was my first Gate 1 trip (or any guided tour) and it was fantastic! There was the perfect balance of planned group activities, and independent time to explore on our own. Our tour guide Kristijan was beyond great. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but he also did a great job at keeping the group flowing well. Our driver, Igor, navigated the tiny streets like a pro! I am already browsing the website to find my next trip! Thank you for an amazing time in Croatia, Gate 1!

Sara D. Ft Lauderdale, FL
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice , November 2016
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Elvis, Gate 1 Tour Leader, was leader extraordinaire. I have worked in the hospitality & service arena for over 40 years. He went "above and beyond" his duties as a "tour leader". We saw him help couples that made their "own" flight arrangements (Lufthansa snafus to add into the mess) well into the LATE night with early wake-ups the next day. Elvis ensured EVERYONE was taken care of to the best possible means. We have been on 8 tours (not all Gate 1) now and, by far, Elvis was the BEST leader we have ever had. He could come up with the best local recommendations regarding restaurants, what to do in our free time, and what local product we "must" try. He was consistently on the money. We were in countries that have had a turbulent past with some still "fresh wounds"; however, he was able to present the history in a way not to offend anyone...most diplomatic. Whatever you do, KEEP HIM ON BOARD AT GATE 1!!! Mario, our fearless bus driver. My husband is from Europe and I was living in Europe for 4 years. How he was able to navigate the typical small European streets/alleys was beyond belief. On the autobahns, he had his foot consistently on the gas pedal...no jerking movements nor quick braking. Mario was definitely intuned with his position as a driver. Again, whatever you do, KEEP HIM ON BOARD AT GATE 1!!! The local guides...I can't remember all their names as I left my travel journal on the international flight and American Airlines has yet to retrieve it, however, two stand out. Nada, our local guide in Pula, was able to take near pre-historic history, bring it back to us, interacting with the entire group to make us active participants in the tour. Bravo, Nada! Then Jasmina in Ljubljana...she had the most difficult task of leading the tour in the last city on this trip. Again, Gate 1's expertise never failed us as she brilliantly showed us this unexplored gem of a city. All the local guides were exceptional and Elvis's pre/post talks after the tours further enriched our experiences. Gate 1 staff...thanks ever so much for organizing the 15th Anniversary gift on 23 November. We had a VERY small wedding (two of us and the German Justice of Peace), moved on our wedding day into new apartment, and have never had that "1st dance" in 15 years. My husband is 13 years older than I am and I beat Stage 4 tonsil cancer nearly 4 years ago so this was the most special part of the trip for us. My husband has ALWAYS told me that I had to see the Croatian coast and enter Venice by boat...we did that, just not in our small sailboat. Furthermore, I was able to see where my husband practiced as a Yugoslavian military medical doctor (1960's) in Montenegro. When I was assigned to Germany, I could not meet his mother nor visit his home land as we were dropping bombs on Belgrade. This trip brought so many stories of his to life. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! The meals, optional tours and accommodations were fantastic, again, BRAVO. So how was the trip...beyond words and one of the most beautiful & delightful trips we have ever had. Continue to provide the top-notched service you have done on this trip. Now, if I could get American Airlines to work with me on finding my journal. Until the next journey...

Diane H. Hampton, VA
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, November 2016
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Trip was great. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Hotels were lovely. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Mary T. Royal Oak, MI
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice , November 2016
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My trip was fantastic. I am very happy and impressed with this tour, especially with the tour managers (Elvis for Croatia and Slovenia & Francesca for Venice). They have gone above and beyond to assist everyone in the tour and made sure everyone was well looked after.

Christopher C. NSW, Australia
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice , November 2016
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We had a fabulous time on the tour, it was well planned, the accommodation was very good and our driver and guide in Croatia and Venice were exceptional. Thank you for your assistance in booking the tour.

Dene O. WA, Australia
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia , November 2016
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Beyond FABULOUS !!!! We saw sites we never imagined, learned so much about the gorgeous country of Croatia, ate delicious new food choices and had such fun. Our tour guide, Jasmina, could not have been more knowledgeable, personable or perfect. The optional side trips were places and experiences we would not have wanted to miss. We enjoyed perfect weather conditions, which we are told was pure luck but wonderful all the same because our pictures are treasures. We were celebrating our fiftieth wedding anniversary (two years late) and will forever feel blessed by the entire experience. Thank you and we send best wishes for a happy holiday season.

Jayne S. Tallahassee, FL


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