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Location: CROATIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, SLOVENIA, ITALY
Package Code: AMTA1041
Duration: 8 Nights/ 14 Days
PACKAGE: PEARLS OF THE BALKAN PENINSULA
Cities: Zagreb, Sarajevo, Durbrovnik, Plitvice, Bled, Venice
Note: Rates do not include airfares which can be booked at the time of booking. Call us for very special rates.
USA - ZAGREB
Leave tonight on an overnight jet flight for Zagreb (flight not included).
ZAGREB (Wecome Reception)
Welcome to Zagreb! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Meet your fellow travelers for orientation meeting with the tour director, followed by a welcome reception.
This morning, we embark on a city tour in Zagreb featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and the Government Palace. After our tour, we continue our journey to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
Optional tour: Kumrovec with dinner.
ZAGREB - SARAJEVO (Breakfast)
We journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo,
the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, there is
SARAJEVO - DUBROVNIK (Breakfast)
Sarajevo has been influenced by several cultures
and civilizations during its long history. On our city tour, we visit the
Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija,” Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, we continue our trip through the mountains
and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, view the remains of
the Turkish quarter and the reconstructed 16th-century stone bridge. Finally,
we travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic
Our walking tour the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. We’ll see the Rector's Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. We visit a local artisan to learn about the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives today.
Optional tour: Home-Hosted Dinner.
DUBROVNIK: EXCURSION TO MONTENEGRO (Breakfast)
We travel to the Republic of Montenegro, more specifically to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Here, we enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet; a museum is attached to the Church. While we return to the coast, we stop in Perast, an old and charming coastal town. Afterward, we visit the city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. The evening is free to enjoy on your own.
tour: Home-hosted dinner.
DUBROVNIK - SPLIT (Breakfast)
We travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages, and new resorts, to Split. A sightseeing tour features the historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then we see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the beautiful Cathedral of St. Duje. After the tour, we enjoy some olive oil tasting. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
SPLIT - PLITVICE LAKES (Breakfast, Dinner)
After breakfast, we head to Trogir, a center of artistic activities in Croatia. Scholars
from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, we turn inland and
journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Tonight, dinner is served at our
PLITVICE LAKES (Breakfast, Dinner)
We have a
full day to enjoy spectacular Plitvice Lakes National
Park, a UNESCO World Heritage
site. Have your camera ready as we walk around several of the lower lakes. The
breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded
by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation is second to none. Dinner is
served at our hotel.
PLITVICE LAKES - BLED (Breakfast)
We return to the coast and stop at the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija shows off the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Afterward, we drive across the border into Slovenia and to the Postojna Caves, one of the largest caves in Europe. We tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, we continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps.
BLED: EXCURSION TO LJUBLJANA
Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. Our sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore, and a visit of the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. In the afternoon, there is an excursion to Ljubljana. Here, in the capital city of Slovenia, our tour includes views of the open-air Central Market, the Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. We return to Bled to overnight.
Optional tour: Traditional dinner at the Country Inn.
BLED - VENICE (Breakfast)
We leave Bled this morning, bound for the mesmerizing charms of romantic, intriguing Venice, 'Queen of the Adriatic.'
VENICE (Breakfast, Dinner)
We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour including visits of the St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and enjoying views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. During our tour, we stop for a tasting of the typical Venetian aperitif called Spritz. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own. In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for our farewell dinner.
Optional tour: Gondola serenade.
VENICE - USA (Breakfast)
The dream finishes this morning after breakfast, as we transfer you to the airport, where you catch your flight home.
Alternatively, you can continue your journey and join our "Italian Trio" tour.
|PRICES AREPER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM|
|Departures from the USA Sunday||Starting dates in ZAGREB Monday||Ending dates in VENICE Sunday||Land Only|
|11 Apr 2021||12 Apr 2021||25 Apr 2021||$3280|
|6 Jun 2021||7 Jun 2021||20 Jun 2021||$3750|
|4 Jul 2021||5 Jul 2021||18 Jul 2021||$3750|
|29 Aug 2021||30 Aug 2021||12 Sep 2021||$3750|
|12 Sep 2021||13 Sep 2021||26 Sep 2021||$3750|
|31 Oct 2021||1 Nov 2021||14 Nov 2021||$3750|
|Single supplement: $1350|
|Single supplement for Apr. is $1120. For Jun. Jul. Aug. Sept & Nov. is $1350. Rates do not include airfares which can be booked at the time of booking. Call us for very special rates.|
Location: CROATIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, SLOVENIA, ITALY
9 Days/ 8 Nights - Air & Land
8 Days/ 14 Nights - Land Only
Land Only: $3750
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