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  Treasures of Slovenia & Croatia 6 Day / 5 Night Land Tour   from $1,499 + tax  
  From/to Venice, Italy or Ljubljana, Slovenia ∙ departures March 15 - November 30, 2012
  Tour by private car/van with English-speaking driver-escort


Piran Slovenia

Lake Bled


 Includes
5 nights Portoroz hotel accommodations
Round trip transfers Venice or Ljubljana
Full breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
Wine and mineral water with dinners
All ground transportation by private car/van
Fully escorted by multi-lingual driver/guide
All daily sightseeing as described
All luggage handling
 Sightseeing Highlights
Portoroz seaside resort
Piran quaint pedestrian village
Lake Bled alpine village
Ljubljana, Slovenia baroque capital city
Pula, Croatia - Roman amphitheater and forum
Rovinj, Croatia - picturesque medieval town
  Day-by-day itinerary
Key: B=Breakfast; S=Snack; L=Lunch; D=Dinner; O=Overnight

Day 1, Piran / Portoroz, Slovenia
You'll be met in Venice, Italy (or Ljubljana, Slovenia) and transferred by a scenic drive past Trieste and along the coast to the predestrianized, artist village of Piran on the Adriatic coast still surrounded by 7-12th century walls. Enjoy a walking tour with small apertif. On to Portoroz (Port of Roses), Slovenia for check-in your seaview hotel (10 min drive). Free time to enjoy the activities and scenery of the resort. This evening you'll stroll with your local host to a favorite waterfront, restaurant for a sumptuous dinner with wine. On the way back to the hotel you may wish to try your luck at the casino that is within walking or taxi distance of your hotel, (bring your passport necessary for the casino entrance) or return directly to the hotel. Overnight Portoroz. (D,O)

Day 2, Ljubljana / Lake Bled, Slovenia
After breakfast at your hotel, depart for the Baroque style town of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, surrounded by the Julian Alps. You'll have a little free-time after a walking tour of the colorful old town with its Baroque Town Hall, three-bridges and charming open-air market. Then heading into the mountains to the charming alpine village of Lake Bled, often mentioned as the pearl of the Alpine region due to its emerald-green lake, a church on the island in the middle of the lake and a medieval castle from the 11th century on a cliff above the lake before returning to Portoroz for overnight. (B,O)

Day 3, Portoroz, Slovenia (optional Istra & Truffles Tour)
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a relaxing free day to swim in the clear, cool Adriatic or sun at the hotel pool. Many spa services are offered by the hotel (advance reservations recommended). There are also many artisan kiosks and shops along the promenade where you can purchase beautiful gifts or souvenirs. Overnight Portoroz.(B,O)
(Optional tour available: Istra & Truffles visits the royalty vacation beach resort Opatija, the medieval mountaintop town of Motovun, and the pedestrian, cobbled-stone artist village of Groznjan, Croatia. A special truffles lunch with wine in a panoramic farmhouse restaurant is included. $179 per person/4 minimum)

Day 4, Pula / Rovinj, Croatia
Breakfast at your hotel. Your full day tour will begin in Pula, the capital of Istria. A walking tour through the old city includes visits to the Hercules Gate, the majestic Portico and its six Corinthian columns embedded in the Temple of Rome. The impressive Arenas, still used for major events in the city, stands majestically near the sea. It is one of the six major Roman amphitheaters still standing. Then its on to Rovinj, with centuries-old red-roofed houses clustered around the hill of a former island, crowned by the monumental baroque church, which has a typical Venetian bell tower. Throughout the summer, the winding cobbled streets are crowded with vacationers from all reaches of Europe. Lunch is included during the tour. Return for overnight Portoroz.(B,L,O)

Day 5, Portoroz, Slovenia (optional Postojna and Lipica Tour)
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a relaxing free day. Overnight Portoroz.(B,O)
(Optional tour available: Postojna and Lipica - the tour begins in Postojna, home of the largest caves in Europe. You'll tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train followed by a snack lunch. On to picturesque village of Lipica, where for more than 400 years have bred the aristocratic Lipizzaner horses.Included is the show-program featuring the star lipizzaner studs. $179 per person/4 minimum)

Day 6, Depart Slovenia
Early morning departure to the airport in time for your departing flight from either Venice or Ljubljana. (B)

Key: B=Breakfast; S=Snack; L=Lunch; D=Dinner; O=Overnight

 Additional Information
Hotels   Map   Photos
  2012 Starting Dates
All Season March 15 to November 30, 2012
 
 
 2012 Rates in US Dollars
    per person based on double occupancy rooms (2 in a room)
  Description  
    Based on minimum 4 pax
traveling together
  Based on minimum 2 pax
traveling together
First-class centrally located hotel   $ 1,499   $ 1,899
  spaceAdditional taxes & service charges   135   135
          
Surcharge if upgrading hotels        
  Superior first-class centrally located   449   449
  Luxury centrally located   1,199   1,199
          
Single room supplement - add 50% to rate
Triple room reduction - deduct 10% of rate
 

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