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12 Day Serbia, Croatia & Slovenia - Friday Departure

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    Split
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    Bled
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    Dubrovnik
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    12 Day Serbia, Croatia & Slovenia
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    Belgrade
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    Zagreb
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    Dubrovnik
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    Plitvice Lakes

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Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Croatia , Serbia , Slovenia

Cities Visited

Belgrade , Bled , Dubrovnik , Plitvice Lakes , Split , Zagreb

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Serbia
Depart for Serbia

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Belgrade
Welcome to Belgrade. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening at approximately 6 PM, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 PM or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Belgrade

DAY 3, Sunday - Belgrade City Tour
Today's sightseeing of historic Belgrade begins at the Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically perched above the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Built in stages between the 1st and 18th centuries, this fortress witnessed major defensive battles. View the colorful surrounding park before continuing to Slavija and Republic Squares, bustling Knez Mihailova Street, the imposing Saint Sava Temple, and the Memorial to the late Marshal Tito, leader of Yugoslavia for over 40 years, resting within an encircled flower garden. Time this afternoon on your own, or join the optional Oplenac Complex with Wine Tasting. Begin with a drive to the town of Topola. Here, visit Oplenac complex to learn about the royal dynasty of Karadjordjevic and the establishment of modern state of Serbia. View the Church of St. George with the royal family mausoleum. Conclude the tour at King's Winery and taste wines from the royal vineyards
Optional: Oplenac Complex with Wine Tasting
Overnight: Belgrade
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Sremska Mitrovica, Wine Tasting, Arrive in Zagreb
Depart Belgrade this morning and travel towards Zagreb. Along the way, stop at Sremska Mitrovica, a city steeped in history, known as Sirmium since the 1st century BC. Take an orientation walk of the city located on the bank of the Sava River. Afterward, continue your drive and cross over to Croatia. Visit a vineyard in Kutjevo, the wine capital of Croatia and taste some of the delicious local wines. Arrive in Zagreb and check into the hotel. Spend some free time before dinner tonight
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Dubrovnik City Tour
Begin the day in busy Kaptol Square in Upper Town, and visit the monumental Zagreb Cathedral, with its soaring twin spires. Walk along Kravi Most, to St. Mark's Church with its brightly colored roof and the 17th century Jesuit Church of St. Catherine. After a stop at the Parliament building, free time to explore the winding streets of the Old Town and Ban Jelacic, the main square. Or take a leisurely stroll along Ilica Street, packed with restaurants, trendy cafes and a vibrant shopping scene. Later, join the optional Croatian Countryside with dinner. Begin with a scenic drive to Kumrovec, the birthplace of the late Marshal Tito. Visit the Ethnological Museum's restored village houses from the turn of the 19th century. Later, head to a charming farm restaurant for dinner of local specialties and wine, plus stunning views of Veliki Tabor Castle
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Walking Tour of Ljubljana
Cross into Slovenia this morning and travel to its capital city of Ljubljana. On arrival, view its vast open-air market; the Baroque Venetian inspired City Hall; Robba Fountain, inspired by Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain in Rome; the Triple Bridge, which connects the old and new cities and the Parliament. Afterward, continue towards the Julian Alps to Bled. Surrounded by high peaks, Bled has enticed travelers since the mid-19th century for its pure air, magnificent scenery and healing thermal springs. Today, Bled is a sparkling all-seasons resort with delightful hotels, villas, and restaurants nestled on the lakefront. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Visit Bled Castle
Begin the day with a visit to the imposing 11th century Bled Castle, perched on a steep cliff high above the lake, creating a dramatic backdrop to the city. Stroll through the castle grounds and visit the museum to get an insight into the history of the castle and the surrounding area. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Bled independently. Perhaps join the optional Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj tour. Visit the island on Lake Bled, and Bohinj, with its dense woods and spectacular mountains. Drive through typical Slovenian villages on the return to Bled. Tonight, join the optional dinner at a traditional country inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica. The dinner includes a selection of Slovenian local specialties and wine
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Scenic Drive to Plitvice Lakes
Begin the day with a scenic drive towards Plitvice Lakes National Park, a wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes, flanked by thundering waterfalls and a huge primeval forest. This area, considered a geological and hydrological phenomenon, is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. After time to explore, continue to the town of Plitvice for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Plitvice Lakes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Split City Tour
Depart Plitvice Lakes and drive south to the UNESCO protected seaside town of Split. Upon arrival, a walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town features the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the 4th century Palace of Diocletian. Visit this well-preserved palace, a precious example of Roman architecture. View the remains of the Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages, and the Temple of Jupiter with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend the remainder of the day discovering the town independently, or taking a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade. In the evening, have dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Dubrovnik City Tour
In the morning, take a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik on foot.. This magnificent Old Town, with its treasure of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, monasteries and palaces, is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the walking tour, Visit the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and view the monumental Sponza Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in the city, preserved in its original form. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square, view Orlando's Column, dedicated to the legendary knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Then, on to view the Dominican Monastery and visit the Franciscan Monastery and its 14th century pharmacy, Visit the pharmacy, one of the oldest still-functioning pharmacies in Europe. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps spend time strolling along the impressive ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - Zagreb City Tour
Today is free to further explore the city on your own or, join the optional Full Day Peljesac Peninsula. Depart Dubrovnik this morning and drive to PeljeĊĦac Peninsula, boasting striking views and lovely beaches. It's the second largest peninsula in Croatia, filled with history and culture. Stop in the fishing town of Ston, famous for its oysters, to view the town's medieval walls, drive along scenic coastal roads and admire the beautiful countryside. Visit a family-run winery and taste delicious Peljesac wine. Learn about the region's seafood farms and sample fresh oysters before returning to the hotel. Tonight during the Farewell Dinner, share wonderful memories of your journey with your newfound friends and Tour Manager
Optional: Full Day Peljesac Peninsula (AM)
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - Depart Croatia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Belgrade, Dubrovnik-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Belgrade
  • 2 nights Zagreb
  • 2 nights Bled
  • 1 night Plitvice Lakes
  • 1 night Split
  • 2 nights Dubrovnik
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • Tour Kalemegdan Fortress, the crown and heart of Belgrade
  • Taste delicious local wines in Kutjevo, the wine capital of Croatia
  • Visit the Cathedral of Zagreb, with its soaring twin spires
  • Explore Ljubljana, with its vast open-air market, Baroque Venetian inspired City Hall and Robba Fountain
  • Visit Bled Castle, a beautiful medieval fortress, perched atop a steep cliff above the lake
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes, flanked by waterfalls
  • Marvel at the impressive Diocletian's Palace, a precious example of Roman architecture in Split
  • Visit Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture in Dubrovnik
  • Tour the Franciscan Monastery, with its 14th century pharmacy, one of the oldest still-functioning pharmacies in Europe
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
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    Accommodations

    Hotel Moskva
    This first class hotel is centrally located nearby Republic Square.

    Sheraton Zagreb
    This deluxe hotel is a modern attractive building with a mix of glass, steel and concrete. The front of the hotel has a large glass facade that allows natural light to fill the reception area and offers an amazing view of the surrounding wonders of Zagreb.

    Park Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled, on the shore of Lake Bled, near the famous Bled promenade.

    Park Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled, on the shore of Lake Bled, near the famous Bled promenade.

    Hotel Savica Garni
    This first class hotel is a five minute walk from Lake Bled.

    Hotel Jezero
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the center of the Plitvice Lakes National Park amidst great natural beauty.

    Hotel President Solin
    This deluxe hotel is located in the heart of the charming town of Solin.

    Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the beach.

    Hotel Lapad
    This first class hotel overlooks Gruz harbor.

    Hotel Lapad
    This first class hotel overlooks Gruz harbor.

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