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    Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast

    From $4399 $611 taxes

    Featuring Lake Bled, the Dalmatian Coast and Dubrovnik

    A Wondrous European Escape

    Medieval architecture, tranquil lakes, local villages and Croatian charm will delight you on this tour featuring Dubrovnik, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, and the pearls of the stunning Dalmatian coast. Begin your exploration with two nights in Opatija, the “Riviera of Croatia” and an Istrian gem. Explore Plitvice National Park by foot and by boat, a place where waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs connecting 16 pristine lakes. Connect with the local people during a home-hosted dinner. Explore the white stone buildings, winding alleys, and massive city walls of the ancient harbour town, Dubrovnik. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace and back into Roman times in Split’s Old Town. Explore Ljubljana, Slovenia’s quaint capital city, and float on a “pletna” boat on serene Lake Bled. Ride a funicular up to Ljubljana Castle where a delicious dinner awaits.

    Travel Best Bets Package Includes:

    • Airfare from Vancouver to Venice and return from Zagrab
    • 2 nights hotel in Opatija at Hotel Bristol Opatija
    • 1 nights hotel in Plitvice Lakes at Jezero Hotel
    • 3 night hotel in Dubrovnik at Valamar Lacroma Resort
    • 1 night hotel in Spit at Atrium Hotel
    • 2 night hotel in Ljubljana at Hotel Lev
    • 1 night hotel in Zagreb at Sheraton Zagreb Hotel
    • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 dinners
    • Sightseeing as listed in itinerary
    • Airport transfers including door to door service
    • All baggage handling (1 bag per person)
    • Internal flights
    • Transportation via air-conditioned motor coach or train.
    • Services of professional Tour Manager

    Culinary inclusions: Enjoy a visit and dinner with a local family in the Konavle region outside Dubrovnik. Sample farm-to-table delicacies of the Istrian Peninsula with a dinner at a local restaurant.
    Must-see inclusions: Spend three nights in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Experience Opatija, “Croatia’s Riviera,” a retreat for Habsburg Monarchs. Experience the wonder of 16 cascading lakes at Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park.
    It’s Your Choice:Join a local expert in Dubrovnik’s Old Town for a private cruise followed by a visit to Lokrum Island, or explore the medieval walls that surround the Dubrovnik’s old city.

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    August 4, 2018
    Vancouver $4399 + $611 tax
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    This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

    *The Elaphiti Islands cruise choice inclusion (in Dubrovnik) is dependent on favourable weather. If the cruise is unavailable, the Montenegro excursion is available to everyone.

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    Since 1918, we have been sharing our love of travel. Today our worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays and more. With Collette, wake each morning on tour with a new experience in front of you, and when your head hits the pillow, you will know it has been an amazing day. Best of all – we seamlessly handle the details. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

     

    Day 1 – Overnight Flight
    Join us and explore Croatia and the countries of the Adriatic. This is a “must see” region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture, intriguing cultures, rolling hills and stunning coastal scenery.

    Day 2 – Opatija, Croatia – Tour Begins

    Your tour begins in the seaside resort of Opatija. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome reception.
    Accommodation:  Hotel Bristol Opatija
    Day 3 – Opatija – Istrian Peninsula – Opatija
    Known as “Croatia’s Riviera,” Opatija was once the summer retreat for Roman Caesars and Habsburg Monarchs. Discover the richness of the Istrian Peninsula with its Italian and Croatian influences. Pay a visit to a local distillery, where the owners use regional plants, fruits, and herbs to produce brandies, snacks, and other treats. Discover a picture-perfect example of a rural Croatian town. In the late afternoon, a delightful farm-to-table dinner at a local restaurant lets you sample the regional wines and culinary delicacies of the Istrian Peninsula.
    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    Accommodatation: Hotel Bristol Opatija
    Day 4 – Opatija – Plitvice Lakes
    After breakfast, travel to Croatia’s most beautiful national park, Plitvice Lakes. This UNESCO World Heritage site promises inspiring scenery as you travel among its 16 terraced lakes and dense forests. A series of waterfalls and free flowing cascades connects each lake to the other. Complete the experience with a short cruise that takes you into the heart of this natural wonder.
    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    Accommodation: Jezero Hotel
    Day 5 – Plitvice Lakes – Dubrovnik
    This morning, continue south through the heart of Croatia, towards the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, enjoy magnificent views of the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.
    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    Accommodation: Valamar Lacroma Resort
    Day 6 – Dubrovnik
    Join a local guide on a tour of “Old Dubrovnik,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe’s oldest pharmacy lies, and see Rector’s Palace, the City Walls, and many more historical sites. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Join a local expert in Dubrovnik’s Old Town harbour for a private cruise* with magnificent views of the medieval city walls; next, visit nearby Lokrum Island where you can swim, marvel at exotic plants or take a walk with peacocks. Or, receive a ticket to access the walls that contain the old city of Dubrovnik and gain a different perspective on this remarkable place; this choice gives you more leisure time to explore the city. This evening, travel to the culturally-rich Konavle region to Cilipi for dinner at a family-owned local restaurant. While visiting with the family you’ll learn about life in the Croatian heartland and sample regional wines. At dinner, servers introduce you to a culinary feast, prepared in the way of their ancestors.
    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    Accommodation: Valamar Lacroma Resort
    Day 7 – Dubrovnik
    Today is at leisure to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik’s breathtaking Old Town with its marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings. Or, you may choose to purchase our optional excursion to Montenegro…if so, leave in the morning to cross the border to Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor (or “the Boka”); once known as Europe’s southernmost fjord, it is actually a ria (a long, narrow inlet); your guide will introduce you to the history of the region and share stories of the many cultures and empires that have left their mark here.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Valamar Lacroma Resort
    Day 8 – Dubrovnik – Split
    Savour stunning sea views as you travel up the winding coastal road, hugging the sheer cliffs that drop into the aquamarine Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a stop in a quaint village in the Croatian countryside. You will have time to taste the local specialties and perhaps walk through the village square. Upon arrival in Split, set out on a walking tour featuring the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most significant late-Roman historical monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition, see the peristyle of the palace and the Temple of Jupiter.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Atrium Hotel
    Day 9 – Split – Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Your adventure continues as you travel up the coast, into Slovenia, and on to today’s destination – the quaint capital of Ljubljana. During the drive, take in the spectacular scenery. Arriving in Ljubljana, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the city.
    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel Lev
    Day 10 – Ljubljana – Lake Bled – Ljubljana
    This morning meet a local expert who will introduce you to this lovely town nestled along the banks of the river. Your tour includes the impressive City Hall and a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of St. Nicholas. After free time for lunch, drive a short distance to tranquil Lake Bled. Experience the old-world charm that comes with taking a Pletna boat to the picturesque island in the centre of Lake Bled. Spend time exploring the 17th-century cathedral, St. Mary’s Church, and the “wishing bell.” Enjoy some time to stroll the quiet paths of this lakeside community at your own pace.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel Lev
    Day 11 – Ljubljana – Zagreb, Croatia
    Today we travel to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and embark on a fascinating tour. Continue your exploration your way with free time this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate the end of an unforgettable trip with dinner at a popular local restaurant.
    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    Accommodation: Sheraton Zagreb Hotel
    Day 12 – Zagreb – Tour Ends
    Your tour comes to a close in Zagreb this morning.
    Meals: Breakfast

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