Croatia & Israel 11 Day Tour Package

Croatia & Israel 11 Day Tour Package

Starts in: Zagreb | Available: Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday (varies seasonally)
Tour Package
Air Conditioned Transport
Accommodation Included
Expert Tour Guide
11 day package
English
From
$1,259/ person
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Discover the wonders of two fascinating countries with our Croatia & Israel 11 Day Tour Package. You will enjoy the guidance and insights of a handpicked expert local guide at each location, where you will get a taste of the authentic flavors and atmospheres of Croatia and Israel. Get an inside look at Zagreb with its complex tapestry of influences with stops at 700-year-old Black Eagle Pharmacy, Saint Mark’s church and square, Lotrščak Tower, Zagreb Cathedral, and more. Drink in the atmosphere of the Istrian coast with visits to the Roman ruins at Pula, medieval Rovinj, and Porec. Get lost in nature at the UNESCO world heritage site of the Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoy a meal at a traditional Croatian restaurant. Then you’ll head to Israel and hit the ground running with Bauhaus architecture, street art, and a delicious Carmel Market Tour. You’ll see highlights of Israel’s north at Caesaria, Haifa, and Akko, and drink in its natural and desert landmarks at Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea. The tour completes with an insider tour of the world-famous religious landmarks of the Holy City, Jerusalem. This whirlwind adventure offers the perfect balance of nature, history, cuisine, and culture at a comfortable pace, allowing you to catch all the highlights while taking time to wander a bit on your own and let the travel magic happen! Our Croatia & Israel 11 Day Tour Package departs with guaranteed departures.

 

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Croatia & Israel 11 Day Tour Package Highlights

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Explore the fascinating contrasts of Zagreb, with its beautiful architecture and important historical landmarks from antiquity to World War II

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Discover the wonders of beautiful Jerusalem, seeing stops like Via Dolorosa, the Western Wall, Mahane Yehuda Market and more

3

Get a taste of urban beachside metropolis Tel Aviv, learning about its Bauhaus architecture, street art, and local cuisine

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Each tour is led by a different handpicked local insider

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Choose a hotel from our curated selection of the best local options

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See gems of Northern Israel - Caesarea, Akko and Haifa

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Discover Israel's natural wonders at Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea

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See the scenic medieval towns along the Istrian Coast and Pula's Roman ruins

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Soak in the beautiful environment of Plitvice Lakes
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Croatia & Israel 11 Day Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Zagreb
  • Arrive in Zagreb and make your way to your hotel independently
  • Overnight in Zagreb
Day 2 - Zagreb
  • The tour kicks off with an insider city tour of Croatia's northwestern capital
  • After a pick-up from a centralized location, you'll meet your expert local guide at Ban Jelacic Square, the heart of the city situated between its upper and lower towns
  • Head to the 13th-century Stone Gate, the entryway into the Old Town.
  • Make your way to Black Eagle Pharmacy, dubbed the "world's oldest pharmacy", which has been operating for over 700 years.
  • Head to Saint Mark's iconic church and square, then continue on to Saint Catherine's Church with its unique pink ceiling.
  • Witness the traditional noon-time cannon firing at Lotrščak Tower, then hop on one of the world's shortest funiculars.
  • Head downtown and underground to visit the tunnels built by fascists in World War II.
  • Learn how Bloody Bridge got its name, and visit Dolac, the city's largest open-air green market, to drink in the vibrant colors and lively atmosphere.
  • The tour ends at Zagreb Cathedral, Croatia's largest church.
  • Take the rest of the afternoon to explore Zagreb independently.
  • Overnight in Zagreb
Day 3 - Istrian Coast
  • Head to Pula for a guided tour of the site and its Roman history
  • You'll see the Gate, Pula Amphitheater, and the Temple of Augustus
  • Next, head to Rovinj to wander through the scenic alleyways of this medieval town
  • See Baroque and Renaissance architecture and visit the church of St. Euphemia, the city's patron
  • Head to Porec to stroll along its coastal promenade and through the Old Town
  • See the town's most notable monument - the Euphrasius basilica, which dates back to the 6th century AD
  • Take some free time to wander independently before returning to Zagreb
  • Overnight in Zagreb
Day 4 - Plitvice Lakes
  • Today you'll head to the oldest and most significant National Park in Croatia, Plitvice National Park
  • Soak in the beautiful nature around the Plitvice Lakes and enjoy a short boat ride
  • Head to lunch in a nearby traditional restaurant
  • Visit the Old Rastoke Mill and explore the Open Homeland War Museum
  • Return to Zagreb
  • Overnight in Zagreb (Lunch included)
Day 5 - Flight to Tel Aviv
  • Today is reserved for your independent transfer to the airport and flight to Tel Aviv
  • Independent airport transfer in Tel Aviv to your hotel
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 6 - Tel Aviv
  • Start off in the morning with an architecture tour around the White City, learning about the Bauhaus modernist, and eclectic architecture around the historic heart of the city
  • Then walk to the famous Shuk Hacarmel (Carmel Market) to explore the vibrant hub of Israeli cuisine, with tastings of fresh produce and street food.
  • After a short break, meet back with your guide in Florentin, the grungy-hip neighborhood known for its impressive street art.
  • Soak in the neighborhood's vibrant atmosphere, learning about the street art and the political and historical messages behind it.
  • Please Note: This tour is only available on Tuesday departures. If your day in Tel Aviv falls on another day, the day will be a free day in Tel Aviv. Feel free to explore the above areas, take in Tel Aviv's museums or galleries, head to the Jaffa flea market, or lounge on the beach.
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 7- Caesarea, Akko and Haifa
  • Today you'll head to explore three landmark sites in northern Israel
  • First, you'll get a tour of Caesaria, and see the remains of the Roman amphitheater and iconic hippodrome constructed 2 millennia ago
  • Then, you'll head up to Akko, once a hub for the Crusaders, and explore the remains, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Lastly, you'll head to Haifa and behold the famous Bahai Gardens cascading down the hillside, as well as Stella Maris Monastery. You'll also have some free time to explore the German Colony
  • Return to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Day 8 - Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea
  • You'll spend Day 8 discovering the beautiful natural landscapes of Israel at three of its most famous attractions
  • Head to Masada and ride a cable car up to the top of the mountain
  • Then you'll enjoy a guided tour of the entire site and learn about its fascinating history
  • Next, head to the beautiful desert oasis of the Dead Sea, with stops at beautiful waterfalls and sightings of native animals like ibex and hyrax.
  • End the day at the world-famous Dead Sea to float in the healing waters and give yourself an organic skin treatment using its incredible mineral rich mud.
  • After some free time for lunch (not included), you'll get the chance to buy Dead Sea products at the source
  • Return to your hotel to rest from a busy day
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Day 9 - Jerusalem
  • For your last guided tour, you'll enjoy a walking tour of the holy city of Jerusalem to discover thousands of years of history.
  • Enter the gates of the Old City and see all the top highlights like the Tower of David, the Upper Room, the Jewish quarter, Cardo Street, the Western Wall, Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the market, and more.
  • After a lunch break, you'll head out of Damascus Gate to explore the contrasting modern-day Jerusalem.
  • Head down lively Jaffa Street, with stops at the Jerusalem Municipal compound, Davidka Square, and more.
  • The tour ends in the bustling Mahane Yehuda Market and its diverse human tapestry, brimming with food, music, and local color.
  • The tour ends in the market, where you can mind an array of great dinner options.
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 10 - Free day in Jerusalem
  • On your last day of the tour, you'll have a free day to discover more of Jerusalem's delights.
  • We suggest visiting some of its interesting museums, including Yad Vashem, or heading to the unique Biblical Zoo. Do a bit of souvenir shopping and café hopping in the City Center or Emek Refaim street.
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 11 - Departure
  • Today is reserved for your independent departure or to keep exploring Israel.
NB - all timings on Croatia & Israel 11 Day Tour Package are approximate
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Important Details

Includes
All touring and accommodation
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Zagreb: Funicular ticket, entrance ticket for the Lotrščak Tower
Tel Aviv Urban Tour: Food tastings at the Carmel Market
Excludes
Anything not mentioned above
Entrance fees: Caesarea and Akko (approx. $15), Masada entrance and cable car , Dead Sea beach ,Ein Gedi
Entrance fees Plitvice Lake: Due to new regulations by UNESCO, entrance tickets cannot be included to the tour price. You must purchase the ticket online AT LEAST 48 hours before from the official NP website: https://ticketing.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/index.aspx?l=EN Please use the following details for the ticket booking: ENTRANCE 1 - TIME 10:00 AM
Airport transfers & Independent transfers
Flights
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
Essential Information
Each day will be led by an expert guide to provide an enhanced experience along Tourist Journey's values.
You can choose your hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process.
The order of the days might change because we optimize the itinerary to provide the best experience.
Plitvice Lakes: Due to new regulations by UNESCO, entrance tickets cannot be included to the tour price. You must purchase the ticket online AT LEAST 48 hours before from the official NP website: https://ticketing.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/index.aspx?l=EN Please use the following details for the ticket booking: ENTRANCE 1 - TIME 10:00 AM
Jerusalem: Please note: on Saturdays, the tour will visit the Friends of Zion Museum instead of Machane Yehuda Market, as it is closed
Masada: Your guide will use a service called Skip the Line to purchase your tickets. The Masada entrance fee is 31 NIS/9 USD/8 Euro. The cable car fee is 46 NIS/13.50 USD/11.50 Euro. The Ein Gedi entrance fee is 28 NIS/8 USD/7 Euro. Please be sure to bring the correct amount in cash in any of these currencies. If you do not, you may have to wait in line to buy your entrance tickets.
Tel Aviv Urban tour: Please note that the tour is only included for Tuesday departures. Please note that there will be 30 minutes between each of the 3 portions of the tour. Your guide will be able to walk with you from each section's end location to the next section's start location, or you may make your way there on your own.
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