THE DALMATIAN SUNSHINE
Cultural tour of Croatia & Slovenia
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Explore 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this Europe group tour through 2 countries in the Western Balkans, featuring places that are of outstanding universal value to mankind. As you travel along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and Slovenia, discover stunning landscapes, and astonishing ethnic and cultural diversity, shaped by centuries of a rich but turbulent history. This is also a journey through time as we see the legacy of artistic treasures left by Greco-Roman Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, as well as the 20th Century.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 09 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Avg. Tour Size : 25 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Dubrovnik (CROATIA)
(D)
Day 02: Dubrovnik
(B)
Day 03: Dubrovnik/Split (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 04: Split/Trogir/Plitvice Lakes (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 05: Plitvice Lakes/Opatija/Postojna (Drive) (SLOVENIA)/Bled (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 06: Bled
(B)
Day 07: Bled/Ljubljana/Zagreb (Drive) (CROATIA)
(B, D)
Day 08: Zagreb
(B)
Day 09: Depart Zagreb
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Dubrovnik (CROATIA)

Welcome to Dubrovnik – the historic city on the Adriatic coast South of Croatia. We are warmly received at the airport and transferred to our hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Lacroma, Dubrovnik (2 nights) (D)

Day 02: Dubrovnik

There is a walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik" this morning; the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and the Sponza Palace. We will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 03: Dubrovnik/Split (Drive)

Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral (227 km).
Overnight: Hotel Atrium, Split (1 night) (B, D)

Day 04: Split/Trogir/Plitvice Lakes (Drive)

After breakfast, head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. Then, turn inland and travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Upon arrival we need to get our cameras ready fro a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation (317 km).
Overnight: Hotel Jezero, Plitvice Lakes (1 night) (B, D)

Day 05: Plitvice Lakes/Opatija/Postojna (Drive) (SLOVENIA)/Bled (Drive)

Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards, continue to Bled, beautifully set amidst the Julian Alps (352 km).
Overnight: Hotel Park or Hotel Golf, Bled (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 06: Bled

A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional activities, such as visiting the small island in the middle of the lake. (B)

Day 07: Bled/Ljubljana/Zagreb (Drive) (CROATIA)

We start our day with a walking tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. Then, continue to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia (189 km)
Overnight: Westin Hotel, Zagreb (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 08: Zagreb

This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to the countryside. (B)

Day 09: Depart Zagreb

After an interesting journey to these two beautiful Balkan countries we bid farewell as we are transferred to the airport for our departure flight. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

Apr 22 & 29; May 06, 13, 20 & 27; Jun 03, 10, 17 & 24; Jul 01 & 08; Aug 05, 12, 19 & 26; Sep 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30; Oct 07 & 14

2018

Apr 21 & 28; May 05, 12, 19 & 26; Jun 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30; Jul 07; Aug 04, 11, 18 & 25; Sep 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29; Oct 06 & 13

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 US$ 1690 US$ 580
2018 US$ 1795 US$ 650


Notes

This tour is not part of our small group journeys. Please contact us for other tours within the same region.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 13 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Headsets will be provided during included sightseeing tours
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1100

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1100

USA(East Coast)
US$ 900

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and average tour size of 25 participants.
Also please note that this tour is NOT part of our small group journeys.

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.