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CROATIA AND NEIGHBORHOOD EXPRESS

  • Destination: Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Europe tour, Slovenia
  • Duration: 14 days

Five extraordinary countries with their most charming destination will be your companions during this fourteen days long tour. Several UNESCO world heritage sights, cultural and economical centers, sights of incredible beauty along the Adriatic coast and inlands. Everyone will have a chance to discover their perfect place.

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Day 1
Arrival to the hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. Welcome dinner.
Day 2
A morning sightseeing tour will take you along the historic Upper Town. 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.
Day 3
Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner.
Day 4
Sarajevo has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations. On your city tour visit the picturesque Turkish bazaar “Baš Ćaršija”, the Husref Bay’s Mosque, Olympic Stadium and Sarajevo Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, see the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th century stone bridge. Travel on to Dubrovnik.
Day 5
There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning; 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.
Day 6
Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head towards the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. See the little towns of Risan and Kotor. Then proceed to Cetinje, once the seat of Montenegrin rulers, today a city-museum. After the sightseeing in Cetinje, travel to the coast for a short stop in the villages of Sveti Stefan and Budva before returning to Dubrovnik.
Day 7
Depart Dubrovnik and 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. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic
Day 8
After breakfast, head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. Then, turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Day 9
A full day to enjoy Plitvice National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready and 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. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 10
Return to the coast to the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will present the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. After your visit, drive across the border into Slovenia and on to picturesque Bled.
Day 11
A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. After your tour, travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Here, view the Central open-air Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain, the Three Bridges and the Parliament. Return to Bled in the evening.
Day 12
Leave Bled, driving south to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Then, continue on to the marvelous city of Venice.
Day 13
Today begins with a walking tour of Venice featuring the major highlights: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory where you may see the demonstration of a traditional Venetian glass blowing. Balance of the day is at leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or join an optional gondola ride. Farewell dinner at local restaurant.
Day 14
After breakfast departure from the hotel and start of voyage home.
Services
Services: overnight with breakfast, tourist tax, welcome drink, tour guide, guided tour of Zagreb, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik with entrance to Rector’s Palace and Franciscan monastery, Kotor, Cetinje, Budva, Split, Trogir, Opatija, Bled, Ljubljana, Venecija, entrances to Plitvice lakes national park including an electric boat and train ride, Postojna caves including a train ride, glass factory in Venice.