Location: CROATIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, SLOVENIA, ITALY

Price: $3750

Package Code: AMTA1041

Duration: 8 Nights/ 14 Days

PACKAGE: QUINTET OF COUNTRIES

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.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

DAY 1

USA - ZAGREB

Leave tonight on an overnight jet flight for Zagreb (flight not included).

DAY 2

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.

DAY 3

ZAGREB (Breakfast)

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.

DAY 4

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 free time.

DAY 5

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 coast. 

DAY 6

DUBROVNIK (Breakfast)

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.

DAY 7

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. 

Optional tour: Home-hosted dinner.

DAY 8

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.

DAY 9

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 hotel.

DAY 10

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.

DAY 11

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. 

DAY 12

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.

DAY 13

BLED - VENICE (Breakfast)

We leave Bled this morning, bound for the mesmerizing charms of romantic, intriguing Venice, 'Queen of the Adriatic.' 

DAY 14

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.

DAY 15

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.

What's included ?

Airport transfers

  • 4 - star hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily
  • A welcome reception in Zagreb (hors d'oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
  • 2 dinners in Plitvice
  • A farewell dinner in Venice (coffee or tea included)
  • Inter-city travel by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Local Guides
  • Sightseeing tours, as per itinerary
  • Admission included where indicated in bold letters
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Luggage handling at the hotels
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

  • TOUR SPOTLIGHTS:

    • Zagreb, Croatia's cultural center with rich history and 18th and 19th century Austro-Hungarian architecture
    • Sarajevo which has many stories to tell
    • Mostar with its 16th-century Ottoman bridge
    • Dubrovnik, the Jewel of the Adriatic
    • Kotor Old Town
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Bled, a striking lake with a castle
    • Ljubljana, one of Europe's greenest capitals, a prehistoric history and scenic bridges
    • Postojna Caves, part of Slovenia's natural wonder
    • Venice, city with palazzos, bridges, masks, churches, canals and gondolas

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Visit to a local artisan in Dubrovnik
    • A boat ride to Our Lady of the Racks in the Bay of Kotor
    • Olive oil tasting in Split 

    What's not included ?

    Hotels

    • ZAGREB - Sheraton or similar
    • SARAJEVO - Europe or similar
    • DUBROVNIK - Lacroma / Argosy / Lapad or similar
    • SPLIT -  Atrium or similar
    • PLITVICE - Jezero or similar
    • BLED - Park / Rikli Balance or similar
    • VENICE - Bonvecchiati or similar
    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.

    TRIP INFORMATION

       Location: CROATIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, SLOVENIA, ITALY

       9 Days/ 8 Nights - Air & Land

       8 Days/ 14 Nights - Land Only

       Land Only: $3750

       Single supplement:$1350


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