Croatia & Slovenia Adventure

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Itinerary

DAY 1 USA / DUBROVNIK: Fly transatlantic overnight from the USA to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Dinner is served, and in-flight entertainment is provided

DAY 2 ARRIVE IN DUBROVNIK, CROATIA: You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

DAY 3 DUBROVNIK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: Take a walking tour with a Local Guide this morning. See the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, and Sponza Palace, and visit the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The balance of the day is free to continue discovering Dubrovnik at your own pace, shop or stroll along the city walls. (B)

DAY 4 DUBROVNIK / SPLIT: Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast to the city of Split. A sightseeing tour with a Local Guide features the inner city built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the grand Cathedral. Enjoy dinner this evening. (B/D)

DAY 5 SPLIT / TROGIR / PLITVICE LAKES: Head to Trogir, center for artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, turn inland and travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready on a guided walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Enjoy dinner tonight in your hotel. (D/B)

DAY 6 PLITVICE LAKES / OPATIJA / POSTOJNA, SLOVENIA / BLED: 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 the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards, continue to Bled, set in the Julian Alps. Enjoy dinner in your hotel. (D/B)

DAY 7 BLED SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th-century. Since then, a small town of hotels, villas and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all seasons resort. A sightseeing tour features the town and the lake shore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a high cliff above the lake. The balance of the day is free. Perhaps take an optional excursion to visit the small island in the middle of the lake, browse through the shops and boutiques, or just relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery. (B)

DAY 8 BLED / LJUBLJANA / ZAGREB, CROATIA: Leave the mountains and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. See the main sights on a walking tour. Visit the old city center with the open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. Then, continue to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. Dinner in hotel. (B/D)

DAY 9 ZAGREB SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: This morning, enjoy a city tour with a Local Guide featuring 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, do some last-minute shopping, sit back in a café and sip a glass of Croatian wine or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

DAY 10 DEPART ZAGREB: After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport where your vacation ends. (B)

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 Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air from Chicago on Lufthansa
  • Dubrovnik – 2 nights, 4-Star Lacroma, or Argosy, or Lapad Hotel
  • Split – 1 night, 4-Star Atrium Hotel
  • Plitvice – 1 night, 3-Star Jezero Hotel
  • Bled – 2 nights, 4-Star Park Hotel, or Rikli Balance Hotel
  • Zagreb – 2 nights, 4-Star Westin, or Sheraton
  • 8 breakfasts; 5 dinners, including a Welcome Dinner
  • Services of a professional Travel Director throughout
  • Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
  • Hotel porterage
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • 24-Hour Emergency Customer Service while traveling in Europe

IMPORTANT: This tour includes walking tours. To enjoy this tour, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surface.

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This is a Private Group Journey based on a minimum of 25 participants to operate. Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Departure taxes and fuel surcharges are included. Single supplement is additional $738.00. Air inclusive rates are subject to availability and are based on departure from Chicago on Lufthansa. Rate includes round-trip economy class airfare, including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees, and the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Child/infant discounts are not available, and stopovers are not permitted. Baggage fees may apply; please check with carrier for specific policies. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Above mentioned hotels are subject to change. Cancellations/Changes: Rates are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change, and depend upon the package type. Trip protection is recommended. The applicable Travel Protection Plan will be applied to your purchase. Additional details will be provided on your Itinerary and Travel Protection Plan Voucher travel documents upon purchase. For travelers on offered Escorted Vacations, Golf, or Cruise Vacations, travel protection is provided by Trip Mate Inc. This coverage is designed to protect your travel investment with a full cash refund less the cost of the insurance and cancellation fees for the following covered reasons such as death, sickness, injury or certain other covered reasons. Full description of coverage can be found by visiting http://tripmate.com/wpF421S. The cost of this protection is 9% of the total cost of your trip and must be purchased at time of booking. All claims are to be made to Trip Mate Inc.