12 Day Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia



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12 Day Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia (Saturday Departure)
Rogner Hotel Tirana
Four Points by Sheraton Kolasin Kolasin
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel Dubrovnik
Amphora Hotel Split
Hotel Jezero Plitvice Lakes
Park Hotel Bled

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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $500

Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Airport transfers will not be included if flight schedule does not meet the schedule below:

Passengers departing from Venice on Day 12 should select flights that depart no earlier than 6:45 AM. Bled is approximately a 3.5 hour drive to the Venice airport.

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 moderately active trip covers a lot of ground most days. Expect from 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. Certain days include long drives that are necessary to cover the territory. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Additional Nights

Flight Details

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Tirana, Venice-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Tirana
    • 2 nights Kolasin
    • 2 nights Dubrovnik
    • 1 night Split
    • 1 night Plitvice Lakes
    • 2 nights Bled
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 15 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • View the National History Museum, adorned with a gigantic mosaic mural known as “The Albanians”, Tirana
  • Visit Moraca Monastery, the largest medieval Orthodox monument in Montenegro, Kolasin
  • Tour Durmitor National Park, formed by glaciers and traversed by rivers and underground streams, Montenegro
  • Visit King Nikola Museum in Cetinje, a former home of the last Montenegrin ruler Nikola I Petrovic Njegoš
  • View the spectacular fjord like Bay of Kotor
  • Tour Dubrovnik, Croatia's magical city on the Adriatic Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Marvel at the impressive Diocletian's Palace, a precious example of Roman architecture in Split
  • Tour magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a network of 16 terraced basins
  • View the Cathedral of Zagreb, with its soaring twin spires
  • Tour Ljubljana's Old Town with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture
  • Enjoy the beautiful Alpine resort of Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps

†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 from 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. Certain days include long drives that are necessary to cover the territory. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Albania
Depart for Albania

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Tirana
Arrive in Tirana, capital of Albania and center of the political, economic and cultural life of the country. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening at approximately 6 PM, enjoy a welcome drink where you will meet your tour manager and travel companions for an orientation meeting on the journey that lies ahead, followed by dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 PM or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Tirana
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Tirana City Tour
Today, discover the city of Tirana. Morning sightseeing begins at Skanderbeg Square, bustling heart of the city, named for Skanderbeg, the Albanian national hero; his equestrian statue dominates the center of the plaza. View the Et'hem Bey Mosque, serving as a symbol of the rebirth of religious freedom in Albania. Continue to the soviet built Palace of Culture with its first stone symbolically placed by Nikita Khrushchev. End the tour at the National History Museum, adorned with the stirring gigantic mosaic mural known as "The Albanians". The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own or, join the optional tour to Kruje. The visit will take you back in time and give you a wonderful cultural experience. Walk through the old bazaar, visit the Ethnographic museum and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Kruje Tour & Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Tirana
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Shkodra, Moraca Monastery, Kolasin
Depart Tirana to Shkodra, an important cultural center and one of Albania's oldest cities, on the east side of Shkodra Lake. Drive by the ruins of mythical Rozafa Castle, one of the largest and most famous castles in Albania, with its fascinating history dating back to the early Bronze Age. Then, cross the border into Montenegro, the jewel of the Mediterranean, nestled on the beautiful Adriatic coast with its lovely beaches and crystal-clear lakes. Enjoy a visit to the impressive Moraca Monastery with its huge stone walls, the largest medieval Orthodox monument in Montenegro, built in 1252. Arrive in the spa town of Kolasin, situated in the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountains; an ideal location with expansive vistas of the surrounding Bjelasica, Sinjajevina, and Komovi peaks. Tonight, enjoy dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Kolasin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Durmitor National Park
After breakfast, depart the hotel to breathtaking Durmitor National Park, formed by glaciers and traversed by rivers and underground streams, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the Tara river canyon, which has the deepest gorges in Europe, the dense pine forests are interspersed with clear lakes and harbour a wide range of endemic flora. Stop at Biogradsko, considered the most picturesque lake in the Balkan Peninsula with its serene and natural beauty. Return to the hotel, with time to enjoy some of the resort's delightful amenities. Enjoy your evening at leisure
Overnight: Kolasin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Thursday - Podgorica & Cetinje en route to Dubrovnik
Travel to Podgorica, cultural center of Montenegro, built amongst five rivers. As most of the city was destroyed during WW II, Podgorica is now completely rebuilt with modern buildings and many open green spaces. Continue to Cetinje at the foot of Mount Lovcen, a treasure of Montenegrin cultural and historical heritage, with its colorful architecture dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the King Nicola's Museum, a historical complex with four sections: history, art, ethnographic and archaeological. Then, drive along a steep road down to the fjord-like Bay of Kotor - the view is unforgettable. Along the way, see the spectacular scenery of the Dalmatian coast and jewel-like town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik; see the astonishing views of the city known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Visit the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and view 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 Column, dedicated to the legendary knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Then, on to view the Dominican Monastery and visit the Franciscan Monastery, and its 14th century pharmacy, one of the oldest still-functioning pharmacies in Europe. The rest of the day is yours to explore independently. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Traditional Croatian Dinner. Take a short drive from Dubrovnik through the Croatian countryside to a lovely homestead, where you will be welcomed with tasty samplings such as local cheese and Dalmatian prosciutto. Take in the lush surroundings while savoring a traditional meal consisting of time-honored dishes, carefully prepared with fresh ingredients from the farm
Optional: Traditional Croatian Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Split Walking Tour
Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the dramatic Adriatic coast, past charming old fishing villages and brand-new resorts, to the UNESCO, protected the seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, begin a walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town featuring the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is the largest and best-preserved building of the Roman era on the Adriatic coast. Built for Emperor Diocletian, it represents 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. Spend the remainder of the day discovering the town independently, or taking a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade. Tonight, enjoy your time at leisure or join the optional Croatian Dinner at Epetium. Travel this evening to Stobrec, just outside of Split. Here, savor a delicious three-course meal at the family-run Epetium restaurant, while listening to live Dalmatian music. The restaurant has been serving Dalmatian culinary delights of the region for over 50 years
Optional: Croatian Dinner at Epetium (PM)
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday - Trogir Visit and Drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park
Morning drive 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. Continue to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a magnificent wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes, flanked by thundering waterfalls and a huge primeval forest. This area, known as a geological phenomenon, is celebrated as one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. After enjoying the beauty of the park, travel to the town of Plitvice for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Plitvice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Travel to Zagreb, Bled
Spend the morning traveling inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, view the attractive facades of Ban Josip Jelacic square and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Continue to the medieval section of the Upper Town with its Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's church and the Pope's tower. Afterward, on to the lovely city of Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy 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 (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Resort City of Bled, Tour Ljubljana
Surrounded by high peaks, Bled has enticed travelers since the mid-19th century for its pure air, magnificent scenery and healing thermal springs. Today, Bled is a sparkling all-seasons resort with delightful hotels, villas, and restaurants nestled on the lakefront. Enjoy a walking tour through this charming town along the shores of the lake. Afterwards, head to the flourishing capital, Ljubljana. A local expert will lead you on a sightseeing tour of the city and its monuments. View the lively open-air market, City Hall, Robba Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. There will be time for lunch on your own, to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this refreshing city. In the early evening, ascend with your fellow travelers to the imposing 11th century Bled Castle, the oldest in Slovenia, perched on a steep cliff high above the lake, creating a dramatic backdrop to the city. This medieval fortress, with huge towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offers breathtaking views. Afterwards, celebrate your last night in Slovenia with your newfound friends at a Farewell Reception
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Depart Slovenia
Morning transfer to Venice Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Kruje Tour & Dinner

Your visit of Kruje will take you back in time and give you a wonderful cultural experience. Kruje is best known as the hometown of Skanderbeg, Albania's national hero, and is where the Ottomans were successfully resisted for nearly 35 years until 1478. Visit of the Ethnographic museum, a walk though the old bazaar and a dinner in a local restaurant will complete the experience.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours

Day #3 01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $81.00
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Traditional Croatian Dinner

This evening, take a short drive from Dubrovnik through the Croatian countryside to a lovely homestead for dinner, where you will be welcomed with tasty starters, such as local cheeses and Dalmatian prosciutto. Take in the lush surroundings while savoring a traditional meal consisting of time-honored dishes, carefully prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours

Day #7 23 Oct 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $55.00
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Croatian Dinner at Epetium

Travel this evening to the beautiful village of Stobrec, just outside of Split. Here, savor a delicious three course meal at the family-run Epetium restaurant, while listening to live Dalmatian music. The restaurant has been serving Dalmatian culinary delights of this region for over 50 years.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours

Day #8 01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $56.00
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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 #10 01 Apr 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $61.00
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13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice, October 2019
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We are still trying to catch up with the time and the many things that need attending to during our travels. Susan and I had a wonderful time exploring the sights and tasting the cuisines of the places that we visited. All of our trips give us an insight into the people and places where we find ourselves. This trip was no different. Each country and city has its own character in which to enjoy and experience. Croatia had beautiful vistas along the coasts. And of course, Venice is unique. There is nothing like Venice. Susan and I probably crossed about 100 of the bridges in Venice catching up on the sights we had seen in a previous trip. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in learning about other cultures and tasting their foods. It was very enjoyable. Our tour director Rok was excellent.

Rich G.Upper Chichester, PA
10 Day Croatia & Slovenia, October 2019
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Fantastic! Our guide, Maya has an encyclopedic knowledge of the entire region. She was attentive to everyone and made sure we were prompt so as we didn’t waste a minute of our vacation. Our driver, Darko was equally as efficient. I hope we have the opportunity to travel with Gate 1 again soon.

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12 Day Serbia, Croatia & Slovenia, August 2019
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This was yet another fun and exciting vacation from Gate 1 Travel in what were some of the most scenic, must-see destinations in Europe. I had an absolute blast walking the ancient walls of Dubrovnik, trekking the paths of Plitvice Lakes, and riding the electric train through the Postojna Caves. This tour was made even more special by our outstanding tour guide Tina, who had a wealth of knowledge about the region and kept us entertained with her singing, stories, and humor. She always had a warm, friendly smile despite having to deal with the often demanding personalities of 42 travelers. She gave each one of us individual attention and made us feel like family. It is always a privilege to travel with your fine Gate 1 organization and I look forward to my upcoming visits to Morocco and Costa Rica. I will enthusiastically recommend Gate 1 Travel to anyone who may ask.

Michael R. Cleveland, OH
15 Day Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia with Venice, June 2019
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Pam W. Mystic, CT
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, 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 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 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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Amazing! Totally loved it. Friendly people, comfortable hotels, great sightseeing with knowledgeable tour director. Thank you for a great experience!

Patrick K. Irvine, CA
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
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.
11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia, April 2018
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It was just great. Our guide, Nickolina, was exceptional. The countryside and towns were very picturesque, clean, and safe. It was a very informative, enjoyable, and interesting trip.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary G. Pasadena, CA
10 Day Essential Croatia & Slovenia, March 2018
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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
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 , 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
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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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


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