This 14-day exciting journey will help us discover some of Europe’s most beautiful heritage cities: Kotor, Dubrovnik Split, Trieste and Venice. They form a string of pearls surrounding the Adriatic Sea. We will also explore the heart of the Balkans, visiting Mostar, Sarajevo and the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park.
|Tour Duration||:||14 days|
|Min. Tour Size||:||02 persons|
|Avg. Tour Size||:||25 persons|
|Includes international air|
|Tour Price (from)||:||US$|
Day 01: Arrive Zagreb (CROATIA)
Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Then the day is at leisure to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions dinner.
Overnight: Westin Hotel, Zagreb (2 nights) (D)
Day 02: Zagreb
On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion. (B)
Day 03: Zagreb/Sarajevo (Drive) (BOSNIA)
Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner.
Overnight: Europe Hotel or Holiday Hotel, Sarajevo (1 night) (B, D)
Day 04: Sarajevo/Dubrovnik (Drive) (CROATIA)
Sarajevo has bee influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations during its long history. On your city tour visit the Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija,” Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip to Mostar. Here, view the remains of the Turkish quarter and 16th- century stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik on the stunning Adriatic coast.
Overnight: Hotel Lapad or Hotel Lacroma, Dubrovnik (3 nights) (B, D)
Day 05: Dubrovnik
A walking tour shows you the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. See the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace. Then it’s on to 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 to explore on your own, shop, stroll along the water’s edge, or simply relax and delight in your superbly scenic surroundings. (B)
Day 06: Dubrovnik/Kotor (Drive) (MONTENEGRO)/Dubrovnik (Drive) (CROATIA)
Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Visit the Cetinje Museum, dedicated to Montenegro’s history. Then return to the coast, making short stops in the villages of Sveti Stefan and Budva before returning to Croatia and Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B)
Day 07: Dubrovnik/Split (Drive)
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. Then see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral.
Overnight: Atrium Hotel, Split (1 night) (B, D)
Day 08: Split/Trogir/Plitvice Lakes (Drive)
After breakfast, head to Trogir, a center of artistic activities in Croatia. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Overnight: Jezero Hotel, Plitvice Lakes (2 nights) (B, D)
Day 09: Plitvice Lakes
A full day to enjoy spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B, D)
Day 10: Plitvice Lakes/Opatija/Postojna (SLOVENIA)/Bled (Drive)
Returning to the coast, stop at the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will show off the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Afterward, drive across the border into Slovenia and to Postojna Cave, one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Juian Alps.
Overnight: Hotel Park or Hotel Golf, Bled (2 nights) (B, D)
Day 11: Bled/Ljubljana/Bled
An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore. Visit the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. An afternoon excursion to visit Ljubljana and take in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. Return to Bled. (B)
Day 12: Bled/Trieste (Drive) (ITALY)/Venice (Drive)
Leaving Bled, drive south to Trieste in Italy for orientation tour and visit to Miramare Castle and its lovely park. The castle was built by the Habsburg monarchy on a cliff overlooking Adriatic Sea. After your visit, continue on to the romantic city of Venice.
Overnight: Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa, Venice (2 nights) (B)
Day 13: Venice
Today begins with a walking tour of Venice, featuring the major highlights: St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or take an optional gondola ride. Celebrate your wonderful vacation tonight with a Farewell Dinner at a favorite restaurant. (B, D)
Day 14: Depart Venice
Bid farewell as you are transferred to the airport. (B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).
Apr 14; May 05, 12, 19 & 26; Jun 09, 16 & 23; Jul 14; Aug 04, 18 & 25; Sep 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29
|Departure(s)||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Single Room Supplement|
|2018||US$ 2790 CA$ 3627||US$ 1170 CA$ 1521|
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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