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Day 01, Saturday: Arrive in Zagreb
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. (D)
Day 02, Sunday: In 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 to see the countryside. (B)
Day 03, Monday: Zagreb to Sarajevo
Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner. (B,D)
Day 04, Tuesday: Sarajevo to Dubrovnik
Sarajevo has been 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 through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, view the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th-century stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast. (B,D)
Day 05, Wednesday: In 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, Thursday: In Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro
Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B)
Day 07, Friday: Dubrovnik to Split
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. (B,D)
Day 08, Saturday: Split to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes
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. (B,D)
Day 09, Sunday: In 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, Monday: Plitvice Lakes to Opatija, Postojna, and Bled
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 Julian Alps. (B,D)
Day 11, Tuesday: In 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 lake shore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Afternoon excursion to Ljubljana; the city tour takes in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. Return to Bled for an overnight. (B)
Day 12, Wednesday: Bled to Trieste and Venice
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. (B)
Day 13, Thursday: 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, Friday: Depart Venice
After breakfast you will be transferred to Venice airport for your flight home. (B)
Zagreb to Venice Includes
Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.This tour does not include:
Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start/end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) months from the date of departure.
Departures & Transfers
Tour dates are the date you would arrive in Zagreb. Please plan your air accordingly, as most flights overseas are overnight flights and you would depart the US one day earlier. The transfer will be waiting on arrival in Zagreb.
Some of the finest hotels are used on the tours to Europe.
This tour utilizes various hotels (depending on date); or the may be used - click on each hotel for more descriptions of each
This tour utilizes various hotels (depending on date);Europe or Holiday Hotel may be used
Dubrovnik Hotel (Lacroma, Argosy, Lapad)
This tour utilizes various hotels (depending on date); Hotel Lapad, Argosy, or Lacroma may be used.
The Hotel Atrium is a unique addition to Split - a five-star hotel right in the centre of the city, that fuses the most modern design with the ancient Roman surroundings. A shimmering symphony of marble, steel and glass, this hotel has been built by the remains of the ancient aqueduct constructed by Roman Emperor Diocletian, whose palace still dominates this beautiful and fascinating city.
Hotel Jezero provides 229 comfortably furnished guest rooms, 7 suites, 7 semi-suites and 5 handicapped equipped rooms. Hotel has two types of rooms; lake-side rooms and forest side rooms. Lake-side rooms are equipped with private bathroom with bath, hair dryer, heating, satellite TV, direct dial phone and mini-bar. The bathrooms in the forest-side rooms have a shower instead of bath.
This tour utilizes various hotels (depending on date); Hotel Park or Riki Balance Hotel may be used
Refined elegance, comfort and exclusive services, a water landing for gondolas and motor boats and a romantic restaurant on the terrace: the Hotel Bonvecchiati, which has been welcoming guests to the heart of Venice since 1790, is just 3 minutes from Saint Mark's Square and 5 from the Rialto Bridge, for the most exclusive and unforgettable of visits.
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