DALMATIAN COAST - Eastern Europe’s pride is as majestic in its beauty as it is in its historical and cultural attractions. Overland from Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice, Postojna Caves, Bled, Ljubljana and Zagreb will make us see why the panorama is the envy of many countries in the region. In 09 days of comfortable travel, we trace Croatia and Slovenia the two goldmines of what was once a single country called Yugoslavia.
|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)
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. Check in time starts from 1500 hrs. The balance of the day is at leisure until you gather with your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
Overnight (2019): Hotel Lacroma, Dubrovnik (2 nights) (D)
Overnight (2020): Hotel Lacroma or Argosy Hotel or Lapad Hotel, Dubrovnik (2 nights) (D)
Day 02: Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik – gem of the Adriatic. The historical and scenic sites are best seen on foot so we take a walking tour commencing with “Old Dubrovnik.” We see the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. Later we 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 so that you may want to actually enter some of the above sites. (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.
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 Rikli Balance, 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 (2019): Westin Hotel, Zagreb (2 nights) (B, D)
Overnight (2020): Westin Hotel or Sheraton 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. Check out time is by 1100 hrs. (B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).
Apr 20 & 27; May 04, 11, 18 & 25; Jun 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29; Jul 06; Aug 03, 10, 17, 24 & 31; Sep 07, 14, 21 & 28; Oct 05 & 12
May 16, 23 & 30; Jun 06 & 13; Jul 04; Aug 08; Sep 05 & 12; Oct 03
|Departure(s)||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Single Room Supplement|
|2019||US$ 1875 CA$ 2532||US$ 680 CA$ 919|
|2020||US$ 1950 CA$ 2633||US$ 650 CA$ 878|
This tour is not part of our small group journeys. Please contact us for other tours within the same region.
Estimated International Airfare
(International airfare is NOT included in this tour)
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.
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.
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