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Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Dubrovnik, Croatia! After clearing customs you will be met by a local Representative either in the customs hall, at the first exit outside the customs area, or at the luggage claim area. Any claims for lost/stolen baggage should be made with the airline representative at the airport. Our representative will show you to your transportation. You will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (D)

This morning after breakfast, you will go for a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik”. As you enter its gates, you feel as if you are stepping back in time – cross a wooden bridge past the gate towers, wind your way through the inner gate and enter on to the Placa, the gleaming limestone street that runs straight to the entrance gates at the other end of the town. Your city tour includes the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You 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. The optional tour will be available in the evening. (B)
* PLEASE NOTE: Because of the narrow and historic roads in Dubrovnik, walking is the primary way of getting around. Pack a pair of good walking shoes.

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

Travel along the coast to Trogir, the center of artistic activities, where scholars from around the world gather to study and paint. Continue inland towards beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Plitvice Lakes National Park, listed in UNESCO‘s World Heritage register, is a system of emerald green lakes connected by waterfalls and cascades. Upon arrival enjoy a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. (B, D)

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 this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D)

An Alpine lake surrounded by the high peaks, Bled was "discovered" by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. Since then, a small town of beautiful hotels, villas, and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all-seasons resort. A morning sightseeing tour features the town of Bled with its lakeshore and includes a visit to Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake and surrounded by the Julian Alps. The balance of the day is at leisure to shop, relax or join optional activities such as visiting the small island in the middle of the lake. (B)

Start your day with a walking tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city center: 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. (B, D)

In the morning your sightseeing tour takes you along the historic Upper Town, to see 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)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Inclusions

Meals: breakfast daily (B) and 5 dinners (D) including a special Welcome Dinner in Dubrovnik

Special features: Rector’s Palace, Diocletian’s Palace, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Postojna Caves, Bled Castle, Zagreb Cathedral

Inside visits: as shown in bold in the itinerary including admission charges where applicable

Exclusions

International Airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

HOTELS

DUBROVNIK -  Hotel Valamar Lacroma or Hotel Valamar Argosy

SPLIT - Hotel Atrium

PLITVICE LAKES - Hotel Jezero

BLED - Hotel Kompas or Hotel Lovec

ZAGREB - Hotel Westin or Hotel Palace Zagreb

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS - Supplement costs are available on request

DUBROVNIK / CRUISE AND DINNER 

Sv.Jakov /St.James/ beach in Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful beaches in this area. Most attractive pictures of the Old City were taken from there. To get there it will be a special treat. You will board a motorboat that will take you around the Old City walls to St. Jakov Beach, where you will enjoy a dinner with excellent Dalmatian wine.

When the dinner is over the boat will bring you to the Old City Port. Between there and Pile Gate where the bus will be waiting for you, you will be able to enjoy Dubrovnik by night.

 

BLED /  LAKE BLED & LAKE BOHINJ 

Bled, with its surroundings of natural beauty, is a jewel among the Alpine resorts. You will take a ride on a unique small rowing boat called “Pletna” to the scenic island in the middle of the lake. After disembarking the boat, visit the island’s old church housing an impressive art collection. You’ll have some free time to enjoy the magnificent views of the island. Later, the boat will bring you back ashore and you will continue by motorcoach to another Alpine lake resort – Bohinj, beautifully incorporated amidst the dense woods and spectacular mountains. The journey will take you through some very old typical Slovenian villages with gorgeous landscapes. Your excursion will end later in the afternoon.

(If during winter months operation of boat Plenta would not be possible due to weather conditions, we will replace it with coffee and traditional cake Kremsnita).

 

BLED / TOUR OF RADOVLJICA WITH DINNER 

This evening visit the little medieval town of Radovljica and take a short walk through its old section. Then, stop at a popular and warm country inn “Kunstelj” known for its family hospitality and excellent Slovenian cuisine since 1873. Upon arrival visit their wine cellar and taste some of the  Premium Slovenian wines. Your dinner will include a selection of traditional dishes prepared according to old Slovenian recipes, while folklore performers will show you some of the local Slovenian dances.

 

ZAGREB / KUMROVEC AND DINNER 

A short yet scenic drive takes us to Kumrovec, situated on the bank of the river Sutla, along the Croatian-Slovenian border. Kumrovec’ fame is that it was a birthplace of the late Marshal Tito; the president of former Yugoslavia, whose house has been turned into a museum. Today, the major attraction of Kumrovec is the Ethnological Museum Staro Selo (Old Village) with very well-preserved village houses from the turn of the 19th – 20th century. So far 40-odd houses and other farm-stead facilities have been restored, which makes Staro Selo the most attractive place of this kind in Croatia. Later, we follow a winding road through the Zagorje Hills. An early dinner of genuine local specialties and wine is served at the restaurant/farm Gresna Gorica (The Hill of Sin) with magnificent views of the 15th-century castle Veliki Tabor.

Trip Highlights

Dubrovnik - Split - Plitvice Lakes - Postojna Cave - Bled - Ljubljana - Zagreb

Fixed-Departure

03 Oct, 2020
AUD 2,992 P P twin share
AUD 3,988 P P single

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