This unique archaeological and cultural tour of Croatia begins in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, with its strong Middle European personality, and ends in the lovely medieval, coastal town of Trogir. Along the way you will experience the varied scenery of this extraordinary country at the heart of southern Europe: rich meadowlands, impressive mountain ranges, and the dramatic Adriatic coast, surely among the most impressive in all of Europe. Throughout, our focus will be on the rich archaeological and historical legacy of Croatia—from Neanderthal caves, Neolithic and Bronze Age sites, imposing Roman ruins, charming medieval towns, 19th-century cities, to the modern day.
- The company and insights of AIA study leaders and hosts Andrew and Barbara Moore, with visits to the sites of their recent excavations of Neolithic early farming settlements where their research has yielded vital new insights on the spread of farming to southern Europe.
- Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
- Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik, a masterpiece of Christian art;
- Historic City of Trogir, whose old town has retained many intact and beautiful buildings;
- Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments embedded in the medieval town.
- Walking tours of Zagreb’s picturesque Old City, including its impressive Gothic-style Cathedral; and of the fortress port of Zadar, where we will see more Roman, medieval, and Renaissance architecture.
- Two of the most important prehistoric cave sites in Europe, Krapina and Vindija, from which a vast trove of Neanderthal fossils has been recovered. These have provided the samples for much of the current DNA research on Neanderthal lineages.
- The Istrian Peninsula, a wonderland of wooded mountains and sparkling seas, where we explore a Bronze Age hillfort and admire Roman ruins in the city of Pula, notably its magnificent amphitheater—one of the best preserved in the entire Roman world.
- From our base in Šibenik we will explore a national park centered on the Krka Gorge. This wonder, little known outside Croatia, consists of a series of spectacular waterfalls and lakes. Within the park are key prehistoric and Classical remains that we will visit.
- Opportunities to meet local experts in archaeology and other fields; many are colleagues of your AIA hosts. And, we will enjoy sampling the delights of Croatian cuisine in all its variety on many occasions.
- A maximum of just 16 guests, plus your AIA lecturers/hosts as well as local guides. And, a professional trip manager handles all of the travel logistics.
- The option to extend your tour with three nights in Dubrovnik, that most evocative of walled towns, whose Old City, renowned as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly-preserved medieval cities, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Tour Prices per person (10 nights)
Double Occupancy (14-16 participants) $6,945
Double Occupancy (11-13 participants) $7,445
Double Occupancy (8-10 participants) $8,445
Single Supplement $1,145
Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required (limited availability).
With fewer than 8 participants, a small group surcharge may be applied.