Croatia in June for our 20th. HELP

Jan 11th, 2005, 12:59 PM
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Croatia in June for our 20th. HELP

After reading what fodorites have said about Croatia and looking at their pictures, I have fallen in love. I think it would be a wonderful place to spend our 20th anniversary. We have about two weeks, would like to stay at 3 or 4 star accomodations or between $100 and $250 per night. All I have done so far is check out flights. Any and all recommendations will be appreciated, including the cheapest way to get there. I found one from Chicago to Dublin to Croatia for about $1000. Could I do better? Most of the others were between $1400-$1700. THANKS
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Jan 11th, 2005, 01:09 PM
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We flew NWA to Rome and then used europebyair to get to Croatia but right now NWA is showing $1100 just to get to Rome in June so the rate you're being quote may be pretty good. Europebyair was $100pp (plus airport taxes) per flight. We flew 3 flights on them to do what we wanted--Rome to Split, dubrovnik to Zagreb and Zagreb to AMS to resume our NWA flight back to the states.

For sure do Dubrovnik and Hvar. We also liked Split and even Zagreb (last for a day or two only, but not bad) Mine may have been one of the reports you read so I won't repeat.
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Jan 11th, 2005, 01:35 PM
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Thanks, It might be nice to spend a couple days in Dublin, But I do love Rome! So Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar? Would you take a plane, train or car between cities?
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Jan 11th, 2005, 02:13 PM
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You have looked into a flight to Croatia, but where in Croatia? Might help to tell us where.

For me, I wouldn' spend an overnight to see Split. If you can arrange it, plan to take an afternoon ferry to Hvar, and tour Split on that morning. The main ferry location is essentially at Split, and you can walk from the ferries to the old town of Split. Good luck.
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Jan 11th, 2005, 04:37 PM
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Panucci,

Given that there is little logic to airline fares, I still think your $1000 from Chicago to Croatia is a bit high. We paid $1,010 from Seattle to Split last September. We flew NWA from Seattle to Amsterdam, changed to Croatia Air to Zagreb, and then Croatia Air to Split. Came back from Dubrovnic, which meant we didn't have to backtrack to Split.

We booked through Croatian folks here in our town who used a lady in Chicago who specializes in Croatian travel. I'll try to look up her name and post it to you later.

Have a great trip.
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Jan 11th, 2005, 04:41 PM
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Getting between Croatian cities is probably best done by ferry. Jadrolinjia is the big time ferry company.
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Jan 12th, 2005, 06:46 AM
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Panucci,

I finally found the information on the agent who booked our Croatia flight. Her contact info is: Maria Naumovski
[email protected] You might want to check her to see what she can do for you.

You might want to do a search on my name in the Europe or Croatia threads to see my six-part trip report. Long, but it might give you some hints.

I'm sure you will have a wonderful trip.
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Jan 12th, 2005, 08:55 AM
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We got to Croatia for less than $700 in September by booking a US Airways flight from Pittsburgh to London, then an Adria Airlines flight to Ljubljana, and bus/train from there.
Unless you get creative, the fares are expensive from the U.S.; we didn't find anything for under $1,0000. Try to find a cheap flight to a European airport that has low-fare connections. Venice is another good access point to Croatia; there are ferries every day.

Travel Time NY (Croatia-oriented travel agency in New York) also has some decent air fares available if you want to give them a call.
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Jan 12th, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Panucci,

Just found the telephone number of the agent who's name I sent you earlier. Her name again is Maria Naumovski, and her work # is (708)301-3600. I'd appreciate hearing if it works out, as I might like to use her again.
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Jan 12th, 2005, 01:28 PM
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June, July and August are peak season for Croatia - thus expensive flights. I go in September and pay around $700 from NYC.
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