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  Sunny Dalmatia 9 Day / 8 Night Land Tour   $1,699 + tax  
  From Dubrovnik, Croatia to Zagreb, Croatia ∙ April 28 - October 20, 2012

Dubrovnik

Plitvice Lakes

Bled Slovenia

 Includes

8 nights first-class hotel accommodations
(2 Dubrovnik, 1 Split, 1 Plitvice, 2 Lake Bled, 2 Zagreb)

Transfers to and from airports
Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
All transportation by modern air-conditioned motorcoach
All sightseeing with professional English-speaking guide
All entrance fees for included sightseeing
All luggage handling
Professional English-speaking tour director throughout
 Sightseeing Highlights
Dubrovnik: Rector's Palace, Sponza Palace, Franciscan Monastery
Split: Diocletian's Palace, Jupiter Temple, the Cathedral
Trogir artist village
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Opatija seaside resort city of royalty
Postojna Caves
Lake Bled: alpine village, glacial lake, cliff-top 10th century castle
Ljubljana: capital city of Slovenia, open-air market, Three bridges
Zagreb: St. Mark's Church, Parliament, Government Palace
  Day-by-day itinerary
Key: B=Breakfast; S=Snack; L=Lunch; D=Dinner; O=Overnight

Day 1, Saturday, Arrival Dubrovnik, Croatia
Your host will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Dinner at your hotel. Overnight Dubrovnik. (D,O)

Day 2, Sunday, Dubrovnik, Croatia
After breakfast at your hotel you'll begin a morning walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik" including the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with it’s pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the ambience in a sidewalk cafe where people watching is a local custom. Overnight Dubrovnik. (B,O)

Day 3, Monday, Split, Croatia
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning we depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight Split. 227 km (B,D,O)

Day 4, Tuesday, Trogir / Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
After breakfast, we head north along the coast to Trogir, the center of artistic activities, where scholars from around the world gather to study and paint. We then journey inland to the beautiful UNESCO protected Plitvice Lakes National Park. Upon arrival, have your camera ready and take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Dinner and overnight. 317 km (B,D,O)

Day 5, Wednesday, Opatija, Croatia / Postojna Caves / Bled, Slovenia
Breakfast at your hotel and we drive back to the coast traveling along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija - often described as the Nice of the Adriatic. After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards, continue to Bled, beautifully set amidst the Julian Alps. Dinner and overnight Bled. 352 km (B,D,O)

Day 6, Thursday, Lake Bled, Slovenia
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards begin the morning sightseeing tour featuring the charming town of Bled wrapped around the lakeshore. Enjoy the imposing view from the 10th century Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Balance of the day is at leisure for optional activities, such as visiting the old church on a small island in the middle of the lake by gondola. The church houses a collection of a religious art and the superstitious "wishing bell". Be sure to try the specialty pastry of the region - creme schnitzel. Evening free and overnight Bled. (B,O)

Day 7, Friday, Ljubljana, Slovenia / Zagreb, Croatia
Breakfast at your hotel. We begin with a short drive to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The walking tour includes the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. Then, continue to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. Dinner and overnight. 189 km (B,D,O)

Day 8, Saturday, Zagreb, Croatia
Breakfast at your hotel is followed by a morning city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to the countryside. Overnight Zagreb. (B,O)

Day 9, Sunday, Zagreb, Croatia
After breakfast we drive to the airport for your flight departure. (B)

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

 Additional Information
Hotels   Map   Photos
 2012 Starting Dates
Standard Season April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14;
August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20
 
 2012 Rates in US Dollars Specials
  per person based on two persons in a room (double)
  Description Seasons
  Standard Season
Tour rate $1,699
  Additional taxes & service charges 99
    
  Dubrovnik seaview extra nights with breakfast 119
  Zagreb extra nights with breakfast 79
Single supplement - add $618
Triple room - deduct 10% of rate
 

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