Spectacular Croatia with Slovenia!
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR JOINING ME ON THIS FANTASTIC ADVENTURE! PICTURES WILL BE IN GALLERY SOON!
NEW DATES: MAY 25-JUNE 7, 2019!
May 25- fly overnight to Zagreb
Day 1 – May 26 (Sunday) – ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA
Welcome to Zagreb! A transfer awaits you to take you to your hotel. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2 – May 27 (Monday) - ZAGREB
This morning enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb.
The tour will end around lunch time. Your guide can recommend restaurants for lunch on your own.
Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 3 – May 28 (Tuesday) – ZAGREB–LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Check out of our hotel and transfer to Ljubljana. Enter Slovenia and arrive in its elegant capital, Ljubljana.
Arrival at the hotel and check in. Remainder of the afternoon is free at leisure.
In the evening we’ll meet for dinner in a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 4 – May 29 (Wednesday) –LJUBLJANA AND BLED
Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and a visit to magnificent ST. NICHOLAS’ CATHEDRAL. Transfer to Bled, upon arrival we’ll have lunch in a local restaurant.
Enjoy a PLETNA BOAT TOUR with castle admission to Bled Island.
Return to Ljubljana. Remainder of the evening at leisure. (B, L)
Day 5 – May 30 (Thursday) – LJUBLJANA–POSTOJNA–OPATIJA, CROATIA
Enjoy an exciting visit to the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVES by mini-train. The caves were discovered in the 17th century, and opened to the public in 1819. Then, continue to Opatija, a famous seaside resort frequented by tourists from the mid-19th century onward.
Dinner together in the hotel restaurant. (B, D)
Day 6 – May 31 (Friday) – OPATIJA. EXCURSION TO PULA
A scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula, where you’re Local Guide will show you the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, dating back to the 1st century, then, visit the perfectly preserved AMPHITHEATER and the TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS. Return to Opatija and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Walk along the lungomare seaside promenade and don’t forget to take pictures of the famous Maiden with the Seagull. Afterwards we will transfer to a local winery for lunch with wine tasting in the Bale region near Pula. Return to Pula in the late afternoon.
Remainder of the evening at leisure. (B, L)
Day 7 – 01 June (Saturday) – OPATIJA–PLITVICE–ZADAR
Head inland to peaceful Plitvice and enjoy a guided walking tour of the NATIONAL PARK, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Lunch on your own. Back to the coastline, to the charming town of Zadar.
Dinner tonight in a local restaurant. Overnight hotel will be in nearby Petrcane (B, D)
Day 8 – 02 June (Sunday) –ZADAR–TROGIR–SPLIT
In the morning, drive into the center of Zadar and meet your Local Guide. A walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of this city with its turbulent history, fighting off the Venetians, crusaders, and Turks over the centuries. Don’t miss the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The next two cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: explore picturesque Trogir, founded by Greek colonists and a major port until Roman times, and then continue to Split, the ancient Spalato. This evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 9 – 03 June (Monday) – SPLIT
Your Local Guide takes you through the labyrinth of medieval streets of Split within the walls of Emperor DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE, a well-preserved fortress and a living part of the Old Town. See the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter . (B)
Day 10 – 04 June (Tuesday) – SPLIT–DUBROVNIK
Follow the Dalmatian coast, heading south to Dubrovnik. Beautifully situated on a promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik was once an independent maritime republic rivaling Venice. We’ll be dropped off in the city center for some free time on our own for lunch.
Afterwards we’ll meet our guide for a walking tour to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. Visit the 15th-century RECTOR’S PALACE, built in gothic style, with renaissance and baroque elements, harmoniously combined. Evening at leisure. (B)
Day 11 – 05 June (Wednesday) – ELAFITI CRUISE
Transfer from our hotel to the port and board our private boat. The Elaphite islands are a group of islands western of Dubrovnik. They were named after the deer that once lived on them (Greek word Elaphos = deer). The three largest Elaphite islands, included in this excursion are: Koločep (Kalamota), Lopud and Šipan.
The small island of Koločep attracts many visitors due to its vegetation, fresh sea air, vast pine forests, olive trees and sandy beaches. Lopud is one of the most attractive islands of the region given its size and diversity. The Lopud port is a place where ships dock, pouring a river of tourists to the coast in search for their place in the sun. Some people get stuck at the first available place on a sandy beach by the port, while the others are willing to cross a few miles to get to the beautiful, sunny, long and sandy beach Šunj. The entire island of Šipan is covered with Mediterranean vegetation, a blend of makija (typical shrub), and Aleppo pine forests. In their desire to tame the island, locals have planted figs, grapes, pomegranates and carob, and special attention was given to the mother of the entire Mediterranean – the olive tree.
Lunch is planned on one of the islands.
Upon arrival back at the port transfer to our hotel.
Remainder of the evening is free at leisure. (B, L)
Day 12 – 06 June (Thursday) – DUBROVNIK
The day is at leisure. Exciting optional excursions are available.
Tonight we’ll have a special farewell dinner in a local restaurant. Roundtrip transfers are included from the hotel.
Day 13 – 07 June (Friday) – DUBROVNIK
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Transfers to the airport for your scheduled home bound flight (B)
Accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar:
2 nights in Zagreb at Hotel International in a standard room with breakfast
2 nights in Ljubljana at Grand Hotel Union in a standard room with breakfast
2 nights in Opatija at Hotel Agava in a standard room with breakfast; 1 night dinner is included at the hotel restaurant, drinks not included
1 night in Zadar (Petrcane) at Pinija in a standard room with breakfast
2 nights in Split at Hotel Cornaro in a comfort room with breakfast
3 nights in Dubrovnik at Hotel Royal Blue in a deluxe room with breakfast
Price*: 4999.00 double occupancy
(Single add 1249.00)
(INCLUDES LAND ONLY, INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS ARE EXTRA, APPROX 1500.00)
Maximum 26 people
SOLD OUT (Contact Shelley for waitlist)
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED AND IS STRONGLY ADVISED FOR CANCELLATION AND OUT OF COUNTRY MEDICAL.
A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED AND MUST BE VALID 6 MONTHS AFTER DATE OF RETURN.
A non-refundable* deposit of 500.00 is due by June 28, 2018. Deposits can be made over the phone by credit card or contact Shelley for an appointment. Credit cards will not be charged until deposit deadline so please contact Shelley to book your spot!
Final payment will be due March 15, 2019. Air payment may be due before that time.
*Subject to cancellation fees of both Globus (250.00) and Bonaventure Travel (250.00).