Zagreb to Venice | 14 day tour

 

Day 1, arrive Zagreb, Saturday

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure until a welcome dinner. (D)

 

Day 2, in Zagreb, Sunday

A morning sightseeing tour will take you along the historic Upper Town. See 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. (B)

 

Day 3, Zagreb to Sarajevo, Monday

Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner. (B, D)

 

Day 4, Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, Tuesday

Sarajevo has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations. On your city tour visit the picturesque Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija”, the Husref Bay’s Mosque, Olympic Stadium and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, see the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th century stone bridge. Travel on to Dubrovnik. (B, D)

 

Day 5, in Dubrovnik, Wednesday

There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning; 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 its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure.  (B)

 

Day 6, in Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro, Thursday

Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head towards the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. See the little towns of Risan and Kotor. Then proceed to Cetinje, once the seat of Montenegrin rulers. Visit the city museum. After the sightseeing in Cetinje, travel to the coast for a short stop in the villages of Sveti Stefan and Budva before returning to Dubrovnik. (B)

 

Day 7, Dubrovnik to Split, Friday

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 the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. (B, D)

 

Day 8, Split to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes, Saturday

After breakfast, head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. Then, turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park. (B, D)

 

Day 9, in Plitvice Lakes, Sunday

A full day to enjoy Plitvice National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready and take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. The rest of the day is at leisure.  (B, D)

 

Day 10, Plitvice Lakes to Opatija and Bled, Monday

Return to the coast to the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will present the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. After your visit here, drive across the border into Slovenia and on to picturesque Bled. (B, D)

 

Day 11, Bled, Tuesday

A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. After your tour, travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Here, view the Central open-air Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain, the Three Bridges and the Parliament. Return to Bled in the evening. (B)

 

Day 12, Bled to Venice, Wednesday

Leave Bled, driving south to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Then, continue on to the marvelous city of Venice. (B)

 

Day 13, in Venice, Thursday

Today begins with a walking tour of Venice featuring the major highlights: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory where you may see the demonstration of a traditional Venetian glass blowing. Balance of the day is at leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or join an optional gondola ride. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. (B,D)

 

Day 14, depart Venice, Friday

After breakfast we drive to Venice airport for your flight home. (B)

 

 

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