14 Day Bosnia, Croatia & Slovenia with Venice

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14 Day Bosnia, Croatia & Slovenia with Venice
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Hotel Jezero Plitvice Lakes
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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a lot of ground most days. Expect up to three to four hours walking every touring day, where you could encounter some uneven surfaces, cobbled streets, stairs, and steep slopes. Some hiking may be required to access some sites. The longest day spent on the bus is between Opatija and Split, but will include numerous spots for lunch and breaks. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Sarajevo, Venice-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 night Sarajevo
    • 3 nights Dubrovnik
    • 1 night Split
    • 2 nights Plitvice Lakes
    • 2 nights Bled
    • 2 nights Venice
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 19 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 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

  • 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 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

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a lot of ground most days. Expect up to three to four hours walking every touring day, where you could encounter some uneven surfaces, cobbled streets, stairs, and steep slopes. Some hiking may be required to access some sites. The longest day spent on the bus is between Opatija and Split, but will include numerous spots for lunch and breaks. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Bosnia
Depart for Bosnia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Sarajevo
Welcome to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and transfer to the hotel. This evening at approximately 7 pm, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers on the fascinating journey that awaits you. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Sarajevo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Picturesque Sarajevo
On your morning tour of Sarajevo, visit 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-beg Mosque, the most important Islamic structure in the country, one of the world's finest examples of Ottoman architecture. View the active stadium from the 1984 Winter Olympic Games and visit 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. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Sarajevo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Mostar, Arrive in Dubrovnik
After breakfast, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar a medieval town in northern Herzegovina. Here, view the remains of the Turkish quarter and 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 5, Monday - Tour of Dubrovnik
In the morning, tour "Old Dubrovnik" on foot. The magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a treasure of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, monasteries, and palaces. The tour highlights sites such as Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Also 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. Then, on to view the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. 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 6, Tuesday - 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. Afterward, 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. Later, 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 7, Wednesday - Travel to Split, Split City Tour
Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the dramatic Adriatic coast to the UNESCO protected the 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, enjoy dinner together
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Sightseeing En Route to 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, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list
Overnight: Plitvice Lakes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - 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 16 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 10, Saturday - Opatija Sightseeing & Postojna Cave En Route to Bled
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 Cave 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. Afterward continue to Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps, for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday - The Alpine Resort of Bled, Ljubljana Excursion
In the morning, explore 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. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for an optional dinner at a traditional Country Inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica that includes choices of Slovenian favorites along with wine
Optional: Tour of Radovljica with dinner
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - Trieste Sightseeing En Route to 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 13, Tuesday - 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 14, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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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.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2019 - 15 Dec 2019 $80.00
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Tour of Radovljica with dinner

This evening, visit the little medieval town of Radovljica and take a short walk through its old section. Later, stop at a popular and traditional country inn. Your dinner will include a selection of traditional Slovenian dishes and wine.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #11 01 Apr 2019 - 15 Dec 2019 $67.00
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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.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #12 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $42.00
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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).

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #13 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $74.00
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12 Day Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, May 2019
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We had a wonderful trip. We enjoyed the sights we saw in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, and Venice. This is our fourth trip with Gate 1 and continue to be impressed with the services provided. Our tour guide Barbara was very organized and everything went smoothly. We look forward to traveling again with you in the future.

William S. Glendale, AZ
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, April 2019
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Our trip was awesome. Our tour guide Joseph was amazing. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful with suggestions during the entire trip. The organization of everything was flawless. Our driver was also very good and always felt very safe. The Croatian and Slovenia countryside were beautiful and Venice was the perfect ending to our trip. The guides in each city were excellent and gave in-depth knowledge our the local history. We would highly recommend this trip and we are thankful we had the opportunity to visit each country with Gate 1.

Jeff and Eileen F. Georgetown, TX
12 Day Affordable Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia, March 2019
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We had a wonderful time on our Balkans trip. The places visited were interesting and we learnt a lot about these countries. The tour leader Kristian was great and very knowledgeable and entertaining. Overall a great experience.

Rhonda H. Victoria, Australia
12 Day Affordable Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia, April 2019
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Our trip to all four countries was most enjoyable and we had a marvelous time. Our most favorite cities visited were Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Bled. Our Tour Director, Gabrijela was a real professional, she was most informative and attentive to our needs. The bus driver was superb. Thank you Gate 1.

Thomas H. Roanoke, VA
12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, March 2019
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It was a very nice experience for me to join Gate 1 for the first time. I enjoyed not only the scenery view during the entire trip but also the cultural introduction about countries from Sandra, our tour guide. Transportation operators were also very experienced and courteous. Looking forward to join Gate 1 again in the future.

James N. Orinda, CA
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, March 2019
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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The Gate 1 tour was organized very well, and moved along awesome. Our guide Bine was fabulous, and gave us so much information about Croatia, and kept us all organized. We will book another Gate 1 tour in the future.

Norma P. Manitoba, Canada
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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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
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
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
12 Day Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia, September 2016
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It was great and I will highly recommend to our friends! The Gate 1 itinerary was just the right combination of nature and "old" things to do and see. The location choice for the optional dinner by the beach was excellent. Our driver (Drauko?) drives and appearance a true professional. Our tour guide Maja is the best, helpful, enjoys her job, and quite knowledgeable - an asset for Gate 1.

Mienrado Y. Diamond Bar, CA
15 Day Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia with Venice, September 2015
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Good trip! Well organized by Gate1. Everything went as planned. We were met by your representatives promptly at every location. Our tour director, Jon, was always helpful whenever we had a problem, he provided excellent background information for every location we visited, and he was always a pleasure to deal with. The local guides were well informed and they did a good job as well. We were also pleasantly surprised by the quality of hotels chosen by Gate 1. On the Croatia tour program you pack a lot of sights into a two week period.

Roderic Y. Bowie, MD
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, February 2015
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Our trip was AMAZING. It was our first time using Gate 1 Travel and all we can say is that we were IMPRESSED by the service we received. My husband actually prefers a "do-it-yourself" approach when it comes to travelling but he told me during and after our trip that if the service we will be getting is going to be the same, then he doesn't mind booking "organized" tours with Gate 1 Travel again.

Our trip went well from the start, from our airport transfer to Opatija, and to the everyday itinerary which took us to a lot of beautiful places. Our guide Kristijan is the best. He is so approachable, funny and friendly. He made the long bus rides more "bearable" with his stories and jokes. Our driver is Vlado, who is also friendly in his quiet way. Both of them made our trip more enjoyable.

Here are some of our observations/ comments from the tour:

1.       All the Gate 1 representatives/ partners we had contact with were professional and respectful.

2.       We liked the itinerary. It was enriching historically and culturally. We saw a lot but not to the point of overwhelming us.

3.       The hotels we stayed at were generally good but some supposed 5 star hotels are dated; like you will notice that the furniture and the upholstery were old.  Most hotels were centrally located which was a plus especially when we have free time to walk around.

4.       We liked it that we were given free time to do some stuff on our own and not "pushed" to see a particular store or establishment.

5.       We liked the "surprise" dinner sprang up on us on our way to Split. The restaurant is called "Epitium" and the food is so good it became a "standard" in all our other dinners. The group had a great time "bonding".

6.       We liked the Pula and Montenegro excursions.  The dinner at the medieval village in Bled though, we could have forgone. The wine and bread when we were in the cellar was good but the fish served is just okay. Maybe for winter time, Gate 1 can have an alternative activity/ excursion as it was already dark when we were in the medieval village and there's really nothing much to see. It seemed we just had dinner.

7.     We appreciated Kristijan meeting us on our departure time ensuring that our luggages were on the transfer bus, our breakfast boxes are ready and introducing us to the driver of the bus. Considering it was 3:00 am, I'll say he is one accommodating trooper (first group left at 1:00 am).

We would like to say kudos to the Gate 1 partner in Croatia (I believe it's Kompas), our guide Kristijan and our driver Vlado for making our trip memorable.

A special "thank you" to you too Kimber, for answering my/our questions from the moment we booked until the "end" with our last minute questions/requests. You've made our "first" impression with Gate 1 Travel a positive experience. We will definitely use Gate 1 Travel again for our future "adventures".

Gladys D. Toronto, ON
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, October 2014
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It was an amazing experience, great hotels, delicious food. Was beyond my expectation. Our tour directors Blaz and our driver Miro were both outstanding . Thank you and I am planning for my next trip.

Elizabeth E. San Diego, CA.
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, October 2014
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The trip was terrific. Our guide (Jasmina) was incredible and made the tour very special. You have a real treasure in her. Thanks for your help with the planning of this trip. Everything went according to plan, which was great.


Marc P. Toronto, Ontario
9 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Sea Cruise, May 2014
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We absolutely loved our cruise along the Dalmatian Coast on MV Vita with Gate 1 Travel.

It exceeded all our expectations, I know we were very spoilt having only 14 passengers booked on the boat and with a wonderful crew of 7 enthusiastic and very welcoming people, we were very well looked after. The passengers were all fantastic people and it was like being away with a group of friends. The coastline is just spectacular, the weather was perfect and the boat was brand new and very comfortable and did I mention the food? It was amazing!

Wendy H. New South Wales, Australia
11 Day Affordable Croaita & Slovenia, April 2014
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Our trip was amazing! It was our first tour with Gate 1 and we were very impressed. We definitely will use Gate 1 again! Everything was well organized and went smoothly. We were very pleased with our hotels, and the breakfast buffets that were provided were outstanding. Our tour director/guide, Kristijan, on our bus was so knowledgeable, with a good sense of humor, was helpful and professional. We learned so much from him.

Karl E. Peoria, AZ
12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, March 2014
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Our group was extremely happy and satisfied with our Croatia/Slovenia experience. Our tour guide, Elvis, was most knowledgeable in history, patient, courteous, and friendly. We consider him as a most exemplary tour guide. The hotels we stayed were all excellent, breakfast was overflowing with food!

Our bus was always clean, almost brand new. Our driver was very cautious and safe. There were some long stretches of driving from point to point. But we were always rewarded with places of interest and historic value at the end of the long day. I look forward to another trip with Gate 1, and will certainly recommend Gate 1 to family and friends. Thank you for a most memorable and enjoyable tour!

Elena G., Philippines
12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, March 2014
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Everything went great. Very good hotels and tour directors. Weather was perfect, and warm.

Opatija was beautiful and the Adriatic was as clear as the Caribbean and I cannot believe they can grow oranges and lemons that far north. The old town of Dubrovnik was very interesting and the tour guide's suggested restaurant was truly marvelous. Bled was picture perfect and Venice was wonderful even though we had been there before, however we had not been to the Murano section via an extremely fast water taxi.

The week we added on in Italy was marvelous as well. Loved Rimini, right on the Adriatic and the hotel staff was great. Saw some great mosaics in Ravenna. Then we went to Vicenza which was great old city and made side trips to Verona and Padua.

Charles R. Weyers Cave, VA
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, March 2014
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The trip was great! Wonderful history, beautiful countries, and we were blessed with perfect weather! I must add that our tour leader, Jasmina, was outstanding. She was a wealth of information, was so knowledgeable about the history of the area, and seemed to enjoy sharing it with us. We would have loved the trip regardless, but having her as our tour guide made it extra special. It was, truly, a memorable experience.

Carol H. Redmond, OR
13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, March 2014
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It was wonderful! I had no knowledge or experience about Croatia/Slovenia and Montenegro, so this was an incredible chance to learn! Peter was an extraordinary guide and kept us well organized and on schedule. He gave us insights that we never would have gotten on our own.

As usual, Gate 1 was the best way to see this part of the world for a much better price than we could have achieved on our own, with personal attention and delightful companionship of the others in the group. In Venice, Joia arranged for us to have our gondola ride a day earlier because of the weather. All in all, it was a fabulous experience. Thanks for helping us arrange it so well.

Anna J. Rockford, IL
13 Day Austria & Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Coast Cruise, June 2013
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Our trip was fantastic. The two tour coordinators (Blase and Martin) were terrific, giving us just enough information at each site and also leaving us a good amount of free time to discover on our own. The Princess Aloha was a beautiful boat and the crew was fantastic, as well as, fun to be with. We loved how amazingly organized everything was over the course of 13 days. On the boat cruise, we met some many people with varying backgrounds and from many different parts of the world....a tremendous group of people. We have traveled to many places in our fortunate lives, but this trip may have topped them all. Thank you, Gate 1, for thinking of everything and making this a memory we will forever share.

Theresa A. Snyder, NY
15 Day Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia with Venice, May 2013
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Dare I say this turned out to be our best tour yet?  We loved every moment of it. We had no problem with a large group, especially as our tour guide, Anton, kept us moving. Taking a tour has its pluses and minuses, inasmuch as we may have personally wanted to spend more time at some places and avoid others, but when you factor in the amount of lost time we would have had should we have gone on our own (even with a GPS), we saw and did far more than we could have done on our own.

And we were very impressed with all of the sites. Zagreb was a wonderful surprise, Dubrovnik was as interesting as it seemed to be from all of the Rick Steves and other travel shows we had seen, the day in Montenegro was long and tiring, but we saw the country so we can check it off our bucket list, Diocletian's palace was very interesting, the Plitvice Lakes were perfect, as was Lake Bled and the Slovenian countryside, and Opitija was a delightful lunch stop. Venice is always beautiful, although very expensive.

This was our second Gate 1 trip and we look forward to traveling with you again in the future.

James V. Los Angeles, CA
9 Day Croatia with 7 Day Dalmatian Coast Cruise, May 2013
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We had a great cruise in Croatia. The Princess Aloha was terrific, as was the food because it was the best we've ever had on a cruise. The best part was the tour manager, Martin. He's a real asset for your company. He made sure that everyone had their needs attended to, with the best possible service. With his unique style, he turned a bunch of strangers into an extended family who got along better than my actual family, but that's another story! We will be visiting new made friends in South Africa, England, as well as in our own state, California. Martin is a true gem!! We look forward to our next Gate 1 experience.

David S. Santa Monica, CA
9 Day Croatia with 7 Day Dalmatian Coast Cruise, May 2013
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It was the most amazing trip, we wouldn't change a thing. The itinerary allowed us to see a variety of places with ease as opposed to a do-it-yourself trip and each location was a lot of fun. Everyone employed by the Princess Aloha were extremely hardworking, warm and friendly folks. We enjoyed getting to know them, especially Helen and Ivan. The ship itself was very classy and the perfect size for our needs. Our tour guide, Martin, was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and an important key to our good time. 

Also, this was our first vacation using Gate 1 and were very pleased with your organization and service. We are already recommending it to all our friends and family. We definitely will be looking for more Gate 1 trips in the future!

Jenn G. Douglaston, NY

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