The Adriatic 14-Day Trip

$4,800 – Trip cost per person (See below for inclusions and exclusions.)


I’m a single traveler. Will I be charged a single supplement?

If you would like a single room throughout the trip, you can purchase the “single supplement.”  The single supplement fee for this trip is $1,300. If you would like your own room, you can purchase the additional supplement at check-out. We have made the single supplement fee as affordable as possible so that those traveling solo are encouraged to travel with us instead of paying a costly single supplement fee.

If you are comfortable sharing a room with another traveler of the same gender and would like us to pair you with someone to avoid paying the single supplement, we can arrange this for you. Pairing with another person of the same gender comes on a first-come, first-served basis. At the time of booking, there will be a questionnaire pertaining to this. Please complete it accurately so that we can try our best to accommodate your preferences.

IMPORTANT: If we cannot find a roommate for you, you will need to purchase the single supplement. Roommates will always be the same gender. We try our best to pair roommates based on preferences (i.e. non-smokers, no snoring, night owls, early birds, etc.), but this is not always possible. If you are a light sleeper, sensitive to certain smells, etc., we recommend purchasing the single supplement. We will put you in contact with your roommate after booking. If you wish to have your own room at any point during the trip, you will need to purchase the single supplement pro rata. This will also be subject to availability.

What is included :

  • 13 nights accommodation (double occupancy)
  • Ground & sea transportation
  • Guide throughout + Local guides
  • Airport pick-up
  • Breakfast served daily
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • All activities as indicated on itinerary

What is not included :

  • Most lunches & dinners
  • Airport drop-off
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • International flights
  • Supplementary insurance
  1. Each group consists of 4 – 14 travelers. We prefer small group travel because based on our experience, large groups are less easily able to integrate into a society and generally have less authentic contact with the locals.

    A small group number also means that tour group members will receive more personal treatment from the guide who can more thoroughly attend to the needs of each person. Small groups are also more mobile and flexible as travel plans can be more easily altered en route.

  2. Most everyone on our trips are solo travelers and in their late 30s to late 60s/early 70s. The minimum age on our trips is 18.  Generally, we get a good mix of diverse people and every trip is unique thanks to the group dynamic.

    We like to think of our trips as get-togethers at amazing destinations. Past travelers have told us that the group dynamic and the friends they made were highlights of the trip.

  3. While most daily activities are already included in the trip price, you will have some free time and the guide can recommend and/or help arrange any activity that might interest you. Most of the activities can be arranged with little to no notice. Optional activities are not included in the trip cost and will be paid at your own expense.

  4. The official currency of Slovenia and Croatia is the euro (EUR).

    Find out the live mid-market rate for your currency by using a currency converter online.

  5. We strongly recommend using ATMs while in Slovenia and Croatia as they usually offer the best exchange rates. The easiest way is to pull money out from the ATM at the airport upon arrival and throughout your trip. It is always a good idea to carry some cash on you in case your bank puts a hold on your ATM card.

    You can find ATMs at most bank branches, large supermarkets, petrol stations, shopping malls, airports, and post offices.

    It’s important to tell your bank and/or credit card company that you’ll be using your card in Slovenia and Croatia. Some banks block transactions in foreign countries or currencies if they haven’t been forewarned about your travel plans.

    Since the euro is a popular currency, most banks in your home town/city will exchange your local currency for euros. This is a very convenient way to get euros, but be aware that some banks might not have favorable exchange rates or charge additional fees to exchange. It is best to check with your bank to see what fees are associated with exchanging money in your home town.

  6. We recommend having access to anywhere between 700 to 900 euros during the duration of your stay based on past customers’ feedback. We strongly advise budgeting more than you plan to spend in case of an emergency.

  7. American, Australian, Canadian, UK, and EU passport holders traveling to Slovenia and Croatia for less than 90 days DO NOT need a visa.

    If you hold a passport from another country, it’s best to contact your nearest embassy or consulate about entry requirements.

    As a general rule, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel.

  8. When using your phone overseas, be sure to check with your provider to get informed about data and call roaming prices. When you land in Slovenia and Croatia, you will usually get a message from your provider that will give you the price of data, calls, and texts in that country. See the example below:

    Welcome to Slovenia/Croatia! Your plan gives you unlimited data at up to 2G speeds and texts at no extra cost. Calls at 20 cents/min. Want our fastest data and unlimited calls? Get an International Pass for just $5/day. 

    You may consider contacting your service provider to learn about what kind of international plans they offer for calls, texts, and data.

  9. All hotels you will be staying at will offer free Wifi and most restaurants and other public places will offer it as well. Note that connection speeds may not be as fast as you’re used to at home.

  10. In Slovenia and Croatia, the most common plug is type C. Slovenia and Croatia operate on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

    Below is an example of the plug type (C) in Slovenia and Croatia:

    In the countries, you will be visiting the power plugs and sockets are usually type C.  Type C is also known as the standard “Euro” plug.

  11. Slovenia and Croatia have relatively hot summers and cold winters. Spring and autumn are cool or warm. We recommend packing lightweight clothing for warmer days and a lightweight jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings.

    Below are the average low and high temperatures which are fairly similar in both countries.

  12. Even if you travel in the summertime, it’s best to bring warm clothes to layer for cooler evenings.

    Below are a few things that we suggest bringing to make your trip more comfortable:

    • Water shoes*
    • Comfortable walking shoes with good tread and ankle support
    • Cardigan or light jacket (for cooler nights)
    • Warm jacket/coat/hoodie (for cooler nights)
    • Small across-the-shoulder day bag or small backpack
    • Sunglasses/hat
    • Sunscreen (biodegradable if possible)
    • Swimsuit
    • Flashlight
    • Umbrella (for shade and rain)
    • Flip flops/sandals
    • Any prescription medication and over-the-counter medicine (if needed)

    *This is a must-have for rocky and pebble beaches in Croatia!

  13. Slovenia and Croatia do not have a strong tipping culture. In restaurants, taxis, and for personal services, all tips are at your discretion. If you do decide to tip, around 10% of the total bill is recommended.

    Tipping your tour guide: If you feel she/he did an exceptional job, then you can tip anywhere from $10 – $15 USD a day.

    For more information about tipping your guide, please see our blog on tipping your tour guide.

  14. Almost all of the hotels on this trip offer laundry services at a fee. However, as you change hotels frequently during this trip, we suggest bringing enough clothing with the expectation that you will not have time to do laundry.

  15. Slovenia and Croatia are relatively safe countries in terms of violent and non-violent crimes. The most common offense that occurs is pickpocketing. However, it is not frequent and is generally a cause of negligence. Therefore, keep an eye on your belongings and you will have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    As with any travel destination, it is important to be aware of your surroundings with a secure over-the-shoulder day pack that closes tightly. The US State Department offers general travel information about these countries. See below for more information:

    U.S. State Department Travel to Slovenia

    U.S. State Department Travel to Croatia

  16. Hotels and restaurants throughout Slovenia and Croatia offer a wide variety of foods. When making your reservation, please notify us of your specific requests such as gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. Alternative options will be possible throughout the tour though the variety might not be as great as you’re used to.

  17. Please review the CDC Health Information for Travelers Website before traveling to Slovenia and Croatia to see any recommended vaccinations.

    If you suffer from pre-existing medical conditions or are concerned about what vaccinations may be right for you, we strongly advise that you check with a medical professional or your personal physician before your trip.

Flights

Your arrival city is Ljubljana, Slovenia (LJU) and the departure city is Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV).

Please do not book any flights until you receive a confirmation from us.


Visa

Passport holders from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the European Union, and the United States who are traveling to Slovenia and Croatia for less than 90 days DO NOT need a visa.

If you are not a citizen of one of the countries mentioned above, please check with your nearest embassy or consulate for information on visas and travel to Slovenia and Croatia.

As a general rule, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel.

Below are the average low and high temperatures which are similar in both Slovenia and Croatia.

Each accommodation throughout your trip to Slovenia and Croatia has been handpicked. We prefer locally-owned or family-run hotels rather than big chains with crowds of tourists and hundreds of rooms whenever possible. We try our best to select accommodations with impeccable service, old-world charm, and a central location.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

A family-owned hotel set in Ljubljana’s old town; the hotel’s charming atmosphere and great location are perfect for exploring the capital city. Breakfast is served in the hotel gardens during the summer months – from May to September.

Rovinj, Croatia

This hotel is in the Golden Cape Natural Park, the hotel is located 600 feet away from the sea and a 15-minute walk from Rovinj’s center.

All the rooms offer a private balcony and there are several restaurants in the hotel as well as a sushi bar, a nightclub, a wellness area with an indoor and outdoor pool, a steam bath, and a sauna.

Plitvice, Croatia

This hotel is located in a natural and relaxing environment close to the Plitvice Lakes. Its proximity to the park is perfect for arriving early to beat the crowds. It offers a wellness area and a modern bar and restaurant serving delicious local dishes.

Split, Croatia

This boutique hotel is located just outside the busy city center of Split making it a perfect, tranquil place to stay. It was built over an old factory and combines charm and modern luxury within steps of Split’s historic center and the ancient Diocletian’s Palace.

Hvar, Croatia

Perfectly located overlooking Hvar city, this hotel offers a spa and sauna. You can also enjoy panoramic views from the rooftop terrace while having a drink or taking a plunge in the brand-new rooftop swimming pool. The sky bar includes a multi-level garden terrace, a dance floor, and a restaurant that serves Mediterranean specialties.

The hotel also boasts a trendy lobby bar with a small front terrace facing the harbor and a restaurant serving premium cuts of meat and fresh, local fish.

Korcula, Croatia

Overlooking the bay, this upscale hotel was completely renovated. You can enjoy the services offered at the resort area which include restaurants with local and international cuisine, a pool, and a lobby bar. The sauna, spa bath, and massages are available at a surcharge.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Located in the center of Dubrovnik’s Lapad Peninsula, this hotel is located just 300 feet away from the beach. It has a large outdoor pool and a modern spa area with an indoor pool. You can use the wellness center free of charge which includes a fitness center and saunas. Tennis courts and a seashore promenade with views of the Elaphite Islands are only a few steps away from the hotel. Croatian and international cuisine can be enjoyed in one of the two restaurants or on the terrace.

We recommend that you purchase trip/travel insurance for your trip. We work with Travelex which offers travel protection plans to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay, and more. Otherwise, you are welcome to shop around online for a provider and policy that best suits your needs.

For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click on the image below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792. Globe Drifters’ reference location number is 09-0984.

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