10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Cruise

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Plan B
Lacroma Hotel Dubrovnik
MS Stella Maris
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Lacroma Hotel Dubrovnik
MS Stella Maris

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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include Dubrovnik port to hotel or hotel to port transfer, depending on your itinerary. Airport transfers will not be included if flight schedule does not meet the schedule below:

Passengers arriving to Venice on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 1:00 pm. We cannot confirm the exact departure time of your group transfer further in advance as this time is determined by the arrival times to Venice for the entire group. Porec is approximately a 3.5 hour drive from the Venice airport. Please arrive to Venice Airport arrival hall 30 minutes prior to your determined transfer time to meet with local representative.

Passengers departing from Venice on Day 10 should select flights that depart no earlier than 6:30 am, due to the extended travel time to the Venice airport.


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 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. 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. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only.

Flight Details


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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 price
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 18 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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

  • In the fishing port of Rovinj, climb the cobbled streets to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia
  • Visit Brijuni National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic 
  • Tour the well preserved Roman amphitheater in the heart of Pula, venue for summer concerts
  • Dock at Mali Losinj with its colorful seafront dotted by 19th century sea captains’ houses
  • Visit Zadar, with its Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and picture-perfect seafront
  • At Krka National Park, view the dramatic waterfalls, gorges, and canyon rivers
  • Walking tour in Split to the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO site
  • Tour magical Hvar Island, an international playground for the rich and famous
  • Visit magical Korcula, legendary birthplace of explorer Marco Polo with its medieval walled city
  • Visit the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"

†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. 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. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only.

Select departures may operate in the reverse direction.

Stella Maris
Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Dubrovnik
Welcome to Croatia! Arrive in the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik; transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: Dubrovnik

DAY 3, Saturday - Cruise Embarkation
Today, transfer to the pier to board the MS Stella Maris. Embarkation will begin at 2:00 pm. Tonight, attend a Welcome Reception where you will meet your cruise manager and travel companions for an orientation meeting followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Dubrovnik City Tour, Sail to Korcula
After breakfast, enjoy a morning walking tour of the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit several of the city's treasures within its 800-year old walls including the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and a visit to the Franciscan Monastery, home to a 30,000-volume library and a 14th-century pharmacy. Reboard and enjoy lunch as you set sail for magical Korcula, legendary birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. A walking tour takes you along narrow cobbled streets to the medieval walled city. Here, visit the majestic Cathedral of St. Mark with its ornate façade. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Hvar Town, Diocletian’s Palace in Split
Welcome to enchanting Hvar, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. View the Theatre, built in Renaissance style. Enjoy some free time to pop into craft shops or cafes, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Return to your ship in time for lunch, and cruise to 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 astonishing 4th Century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. This spectacular palace, one of the best-preserved and largest in the world is a precious example of Roman architecture. View remains of the Roman Peristyle, the Cathedral of St. Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter with its headless black sphinx. The evening is at leisure. Perhaps take a leisurely stroll along Riva or dine at one of the local family-owned restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Krka National Park
This morning sail from Split towards Primosten to visit Krka National Park, a magical place of dramatic waterfalls and gorges, with rivers gushing through huge canyons. Travel overland to meet the ship in atmospheric Vodice. Return to the ship and enjoy lunch while surrounded by views of the dramatic Adriatic coast and sailing to the town of Zadar, a perfect blend of Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance, and a picture-perfect seafront. Evening is at leisure in this town, known for its beaches and nightlife
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Wednesday - Tour Historic Zadar, Mali Losinj
A morning tour takes you Zadar’s historical center, 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! Also visit St. Anastasia, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia. Return to the ship for lunch as you set sail towards Mali Losinj. With its colorful seafront dotted by a string of 19th-century sea captains’ houses and grand residences, this island was once the preferred holiday resort of Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria. Because of the abundance of herbs grown on the island, it’s known as the heart of “wellness and vitality” ringed by centers of aromatherapy, yoga, body scrubs and facial renewals. Tonight, perhaps a walk along the coast, dotted with lively seaside cafes and fabulous seafood restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Thursday - Pula Roman Amphitheatre
Enjoy a delightful morning sailing with lunch on board before arriving in picturesque Pula, known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast and its wealth of Roman ruins. Visit the remarkably well preserved Roman amphitheater in the heart of the city often used as a venue for summer concerts and festivals. Return to the ship with time to relax before tonight’s festive dinner on board with the Captain and live entertainment
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Brijuni National Park, Port of Rovinj, Porec
Continue to Brijuni National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic, once the personal summer retreat of Marshal Tito. World leaders visited this paradise including Nasser of Egypt and Nehru of India. The unique harmony of flora and fauna is indeed a sight to see. As you sail along the Istrian Peninsula, enjoy lunch on board before a stop in the delightful Croatian fishing port of Rovinj. The steep cobbled streets of the Old Town lead to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline, now a gathering place of artists from around the world. Conclude in Porec and say farewell to your lovely cruise with your newfound friends at dinner in a local restaurant. Return to your cabin for your last night on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Depart Croatia
Disembark your cruise and transfer to the airport in Venice for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive Venice, Embarkation in Porec
Arrive at the airport in Venice, where you’ll be met by the Gate I representative. Then, a scenic drive to Porec, a popular summer resort on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula for embarkation. You’ll be warmly welcomed by the Captain and crew with time to relax before tonight’s festive dinner on board
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Port of Rovinj, Brijuni National Park, Pula Roman Amphitheatre
As you sail along the Istrian Peninsula, a stop in the delightful Croatian fishing port of Rovinj. The steep cobbled streets of the Old Town lead to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline, now a gathering place of artists from around the world. Next, on to Brijuni National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic, once the personal summer retreat of Marshal Tito. World leaders visited this paradise including Nasser of Egypt and Nehru of India. The unique harmony of flora and fauna is indeed a sight to see. Return to the ship for lunch before reaching picturesque Pula, known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast and its wealth of Roman architecture. View the remarkably well preserved amphitheater in the heart of the city often used as a venue for summer concerts and festivals. Tonight, perhaps a walk along the coast, dotted with lively seaside cafes and fabulous seafood restaurants.
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Monday - Mali Losinj
In the morning, dock at Mali Losinj with its colorful seafront dotted by a string of 19th century sea captains’ houses and grand residences, once the preferred holiday resort of Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria. Because of the abundance of herbs grown on the island it’s known as the heart of “wellness and vitality” ringed by centers of aromatherapy, yoga, body scrubs and facial renewals. Lunch on board, while continuing your journey towards Zadar, with a swimming stop at one of the small islands along the way. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Historic Zadar, Waterfalls at Krka National Park, Primosten
Awaken this morning surrounded by views of the dramatic Adriatic coast and the town of Zadar. A morning walking tour takes you to Zadar’s historic center dominated by 16th century Venetian walls and a gate guarded by a Venetian lion. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns, the Church of St. Donat, a fine example of Byzantine architecture and St. Anastasia, Dalmatia’s largest cathedral. Zadar is a perfect blend of Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront. Lunch on board as you set sail. Later, arrive at Krka National Park, a magical place of dramatic waterfalls and gorges, with rivers gushing through huge canyons. Travel overland to meet the ship in atmospheric Primosten. Balance of the day is at leisure in this town, known for its beaches and nightlife. Tonight, discover some of the Adriatic’s best regional cuisine and popular red wine from the local Babic vine. Later, the ship sails to Split.
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday - Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Hvar Town
Welcome to 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 astonishing 4th Century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. This spectacular palace, one of the best-preserved and largest in the world is a precious example of Roman architecture. View remains of the Roman Peristyle, the Cathedral of St. Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter with its headless black sphinx. Afterwards, lunch on board while sailing to enchanting Hvar*, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. In Hvar, view the Theatre, built in Renaissance style and St. Stephen's Cathedral, with its massive four story bell tower. Evening is at leisure. Perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants in Hvar. Tonight, the clear waters of the Adriatic will bring you to your next destination: Korcula.
*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during the peak season of July & August), the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus transfer will be arranged to and from Hvar.
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday - Magical Korcula, Mljet National Park
Arrive in magical Korcula, legendary birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. A walking tour takes you along narrow cobbled streets to the medieval walled city and the Cathedral of St. Mark with its ornate façade. Reboard and enjoy lunch as you set sail for Mljet, Croatia’s greenest island with lush Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Tour the island and the National Park with its two inland salt-water lakes connected by a narrow canal. In the middle lies the tiny islet of Sv. Marija, with a former Benedictine monastery, dating from the 12th century. Return to the ship. Tonight, a festive captain’s dinner with live entertainment -- bid farewell to the captain and crew and to newfound friends.
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Spectacular Dubrovnik, “Pearl of the Adriatic”
Morning sail along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights the city's treasures within its 800-year old walls including the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and a visit to the Franciscan Monastery, home to a 30,000-volume library and a 14th-century pharmacy. Linger on your own, or, return to the ship for lunch. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover all of the delights of this magnificent city on your own. Tonight, dinner at one of Dubrovnik’s popular restaurants on the last night of your journey in the captivating Adriatic.
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Disembark in Dubrovnik
Disembark your cruise in Dubrovnik after breakfast and transfer to your hotel. A full day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik independently. Perhaps visit the Maritime Museum in St. John's Castle, linger in the historic Old City, stroll along the impressive ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea or, people-watch at a charming cafe
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Depart Croatia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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15 Day Croatia, Bosnia & Slovenia with Venice, June 2019
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The trip was wonderful, fabulous, fantastic and so very memorable! Our guide was Kristijan and he has such a perfect personality for touring that he made the trip very fun and enjoyable. I will recommend Gate 1 Travel to others and so much appreciate the job the company does to make a long trip go smoothly. From the start, the helpfulness, proper paperwork, timeliness in matters, and pick up at the airport went very smoothly without any mistakes. That in itself is remarkable! That indicates a dedication to your customers, and I very much appreciate it. Thank you so much for such a good time!

Pam W. Mystic, CT
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, June 2019
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We loved our trip- the countries we visited, the sights we saw, the guides we had in various cities, our driver Bronco and our exceptional tour guide Sandra!

Cheryl T. Scottsdale, AZ
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
10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Coast Cruise, October 2018
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We had a wonderful, worry-free trip. The Adriatic Queen was a very comfortable ship. The captain and crew were not only skilled sailors, but also friendly and willing to answer all of our questions. Our tour director, Lana, made every day and every stop interesting. The water in the Adriatic is so clean and clear. Our captain found us a safe place each day to anchor for a swim .... Our chef made delicious food and served it in gourmet style. Thanks for a terrific cruise.

Elizabeth M. Huntington Beach, CA
10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Cruise, October 2018
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Excellent as always. Lana is one of the best trip managers I have seen. The ship was clean and in great shape, and the food was gourmet level. The crew was terrific, professional, friendly, and serving. A totally positive experience.

Allan G. Dumfries, VA
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
10 Day Croatia with 7 Day Dalmatian Coast Cruise (Karizma), June 2018
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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.

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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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
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

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