13 Day Croatia & Venice with 7 Day Adriatic Sea Cruise

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

All cruise ports are located in the city center, within easy reach of shopping, dining, and attractions.

Cruise itinerary is subject to change.


Accommodation Details:
Triple & Twin with Child rooms can only be accommodated on the lower deck.


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



Is This Trip Right for You?

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

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Dubrovnik, Venice-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
    • 7 nights sea cruise on Karizma, Lower Deck Cabin
    • 2 nights Opatija
    • 2 nights Venice
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager / cruise manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Walking tour of Old Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic", highlights the city's treasures within its 800-year-old walls
  • Explore Mljet National Park, a scenic area that borders two salt water lakes
  • Explore the medieval walled city of Korcula and its Cathedral of St. Mark
  • Tour magical Hvar Island, an international playground for the rich and famous
  • In Split, walking tour of the historic inner city and the astonishing Palace of Diocletian
  • Enjoy Sibenik, an atmospheric Adriatic town nestled in a protected natural harbor
  • Leisure time in Trogir, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe
  • Excursion to Krka and Kornati National Parks, known for their dramatic scenery
  • Visit Zadar, with its Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and picture-perfect seafront
  • Tour striking Plitvice Lakes National Park, with its magnificent crystal blue waterways
  • Enjoy two nights discovering the magnificent resort cities on the Istrian Peninsula
  • Visit the remarkable Postojna Caves and tour the subterranean world by electric train
  • Walking tour in Venice highlights the gorgeous palaces, endless bridges and winding canals

Is This Trip Right for You?

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

MS Karizma

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Dubrovnik
Welcome to Dubrovnik! From the airport, transfer to Gruz Harbor as embarkation begins at 2 pm. Check-in and relax before the Welcome Reception where you will meet your cruise manager and travel companions for an orientation meeting on the journey that lies ahead. The rest of the day is yours to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik
Overnight: Cruise

DAY 3, Sunday - Tour Dubrovnik, Mljet National Park, Arrive in Korcula
A morning walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights the treasures within the 800-year-old walls of this spectacular city, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Visit the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Continue to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, the world's third-oldest functioning pharmacy before returning to the ship for lunch. While dining, sail to Mljet, Croatia's greenest island abundant with Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle, sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Visit Mljet National Park which encompasses the island's entire western wooded area. The two, deep bays on the island are connected by a narrow channel. The 12th century Benedictine Monastery is located in the larger of the bays. Later the ship sails to Korcula, birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, as you enjoy dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Korcula Walking Tour, Hvar Sightseeing Tour
Join the guided morning walking tour in Korcula that explores its medieval walled city, narrow cobbled streets and the 15th century Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. Mark, with its beautifully decorated facade. After lunch on board, arrive at the enchanting island of Hvar,* an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. During the sightseeing tour in Hvar, see the Renaissance Theatre and the cherished 16th century St. Stephen's Cathedral, rising from the marble-paved Central Square with its massive four-story bell tower. Spend the evening exploring the Hvar Town -- perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants before returning to the ship
*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor, the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus will be arranged to and from Hvar
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Arrive at Bol, Walking Tour in Split
You dock in Bol this morning on the island of Brac and home to the Golden Horn beach. After lunch, the ship arrives in Split, the spirited capital of Dalmatia. A walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town takes you to the historic inner city built around the 4th century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This spectacular palace is the best preserved and largest antique palace in the world, revealing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Afterwards, wander on your own or climb to the bell tower of St. Duje's Cathedral for fabulous panoramic views of the city. This evening, savor the delectable cuisine at a traditional seafood restaurant, or, join the locals at a café along Riva, the bustling seafront promenade
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday - Tour Medieval Trogir, Arrive in Sibenik
Morning arrival in Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 BC, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its tiny streets, surrounded by 15th century walls, wind through this enchanting town accented by Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Time on your own to explore the wide seaside promenade and stunning beaches before rejoining the ship. The ship then heads along the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast to Sibenik, your next port of call. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour to discover the delights of this atmospheric Adriatic town nestled in a protected natural harbor. Tonight, dinner is on your own. Perhaps, taste the regional cuisine that includes fish or meat baked under a peka (a bell-shaped metal lid) and enjoy the tasty red wine from the local Babic vine - a local trademark
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday - Krka and Kornati National Parks, Arrive in Sali
This morning take an excursion to Krka National Park, known for its deep canyons and dramatic waterfalls including Skradinski buk Falls, one of Croatia's most famous sights. After lunch on board, sail to Kornati for a visit to Kornati National Park, one of the most magical places in Croatia. This group of more than 100 islands and cliffs is considered one of the jewels of the Adriatic Sea. Sail to Sali where you can enjoy free time to explore this tiny village on the island of Dugi Otok with its hidden coves, sheer cliffs, ancient ruins, and gorgeous white pebble beaches. Tonight, enjoy captain's dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Tour of Historic Zadar
Stop for a swim (weather permitting) and relax on deck admiring the magnificent views of the dramatic Adriatic coast before docking in the town of Zadar. This afternoon, tour the historical center of the city. The architecture is dominated by 16th century defensive walls built by the Venetians. A port gate flanked by a Venetian lion still guards the entrance. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns and the Church of St. Donat, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Dalmatia -- an architectural masterpiece!. and St. Anastasia, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia. Zadar is a perfect combination of superb Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront lined with charming cafes and restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Saturday - Disembarkation in Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, Seaside Opatija
Disembarkation this morning in Zadar. Bid farewell to the crew before heading north by motor coach to striking Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe's great natural wonders, with its magnificent crystal blue waterways connected by a series of cascades and thundering waterfalls. This pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site is enhanced by more than 16 terraced lakes surrounded by scenic wooded mountains, roaming wildlife and lush vegetation. Keep your cameras ready as you encounter vistas of breathtaking scenery in this natural wonderland. Then travel on to the lovely seaside resort city of Opatija for overnight. Walk along the famous "Lungomare" coastal promenade that stretches for miles connecting the towns of the Opatija Riviera. Alongside, see beautiful specimens of plants and trees typical of the area and many magnificent villas, prime examples of Belle Époque architecture. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Istrian Peninsula
Morning orientation tour of Pula, a strategic port dating back to the ancient Romans situated at the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula; view the preserved Amphitheater. Located beneath seven hills and with stunning views of the Adriatic, Pula's unspoiled natural surroundings are magical. Known for its mild climate and beautiful seas, Pula also has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing and shipbuilding. The drive then takes you to the beautiful resort city of Rovinj that remains as one of the last true Mediterranean fishing ports. Watch the fishermen hauling their catch and mending their nets. Time at leisure to explore on your own before you continue to the coastal town of Porec, the centerpiece of a vast system of tourist resorts that stretch along the west coast of Istria and home to the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time to explore on your own before returning to Opatija. When the sun goes down, indulge yourself with a great meal at one of the best "foodie" spots in town, or, perhaps try your luck at the popular casino
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - Postojna Caves, Arrive in Venice
Travel through the scenic Slovenian countryside stopping to visit the remarkable Postojna Caves, the best-known caves in the world. Tour this subterranean world by an interconnecting system of miniature electric trains that travel through a fantastic winding web of intricate tunnels, passages, galleries and magnificent halls with stalactites glistening on every corner. Afterwards, continue on to Venice, one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities with its gorgeous churches, impressive palaces, lively squares, endless bridges and winding canals
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Tuesday - Discover Venice
Begin your exploration of Venice with a boat ride to the island of Murano, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. Then, on to St. Mark's Square for the start of your walking tour. Visit the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Enjoy viewing the Bell Tower, and visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the pink marble Doge's Palace, official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently, or, participate in this afternoon's optional Gondola Serenade - it's definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Tonight, Farewell Dinner at a popular restaurant on your last night in Italy
Optional: Gondola Serenade
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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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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