Western Balkans

 

Discover the Western Balkans – 2017 / ET-7

7 days / 6 nights
– from $1539 per person –

 

 

ITINERARY:

DAY 1              Wednesday         Zagreb
Transfer on the day of the tour from Zagreb airport, or another hotel in Zagreb to the tour hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb/Zagreb area/.

DAY 2             Thursday         Zagreb – Bled
Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Through the carved facades of buildings and baroque churches, we see many green spaces and terraces of cafes where the locals like to gather. Early afternoon departure to Bled, small town in the Julian Alps which could be a setting for a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake, an island in the middle of the lake with a church steeple and its wishing bell, a cliff top castle with picturesque views, and a well-known sweet treat, Bled cream cake. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned also for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Dinner and overnight in Bled/Bled area/.

DAY 3             Friday   Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice
Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a guided tour of the most significant sights of its old center: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. After Ljubljana we are continuing our journey to Plitvice lakes, well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural beauty of the 16 crystal – blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice area.

DAY 4             Saturday         Plitvice – Zadar – Split
Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival we’ll be taking you for a guided walking tour through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church. Departure to Split. This afternoon our guide will uncover for you the secrets of the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace and its cellars. This Roman emperor spared no expense for the construction of a sumptuous residence, importing best quality marble, sphinx and columns. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the middle Ages, but making it even more beautiful and what it is today: the city’s living heart. Its narrow streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted and eerie, others lively and animated by the music from bars and cafes, or by the everyday life of its residents. Dinner and overnight in Split/Split area/.

DAY 5             Sunday           Split – Dubrovnik
After breakfast, departure to Dubrovnik. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, there’s that sense of awe when you set eyes on the beauty of this old town. Immerse yourselves into the symphony of the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic. Upon arrival, city tour of this UNESCO protected Pearl of the Adriatic and its Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/ Dubrovnik area/.

DAY 6             Monday         Dubrovnik
Day at leisure.Optional excursions to the island of Korčula.
Korčula holds indisputable a privileged position among the Croatian islands. Here we find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Being famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers the people of Korčula left their marks all over the world, but they saved their best works for their own city. Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. After sightseeing free time for lunch or even swimming. On the return a stop will be made in one of the well-known wine cellars of the Pelješac peninsula to sample some of the excellent local wine. Dinner & overnight in Dubrovnik/ Dubrovnik area/.

DAY 7             Tuesday         Dubrovnik – departure
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport, Dubrovnik port or hotels in Dubrovnik.

Rates in CAD per person in double occupancy

DEPARTURE DATES – 2017 Double Single suppl.
May 17, 24, 31/ Oct 4, 11
$1539 $399
June 7, 14, 21, 28 / Sept 27
$1565 $439
Jul 5 / Aug 30 / Sept 13, 20
$1615 $509
Pre-stay in Zagreb
supplement, breakfast only
$85 $50

IMPORTANT INFO:
Available languages: EN and FR
Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

INCLUDED:

Air-conditioned vehicle with driver at group’s disposal as per itinerary.
Experienced escort throughout the trip as per itinerary.
Hotel accommodation on half board basis (breakfast & dinner) as per itinerary
Sightseeing tours  of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Zadar,  Plitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik
Entrance fees for visits as per itinerary (Plitvice Lakes, Split)

OPTIONAL EXCURSION: Korcula (Monday) : EUR54.00 – payable locally

Hotels (or similar):
Zagreb – International 4*
Bled – Park 4*
Plitvice – Jezero 3*
Split – Atrium 5*
Dubrovnik – Lero 4*

EXCLUDED:
International flight to/from Canada
Tips, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
beverages and meals not mentioned

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