2020 Croatia and Treasures of The Balkans #1 – Deferred - 21 Days

Brochure Treasures of the Balkans 2020 #1 departure – escorted by Judy

Due to travel restrictions this beautiful tour has been postponed until further notice.  Join our 2020 tour encompassing the natural beauty of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina on our 21 day, small group, women-only tour.  Only 4 places remain on the 1st departure to be escorted by Judy and a 2nd departure will be added if there is enough demand and will be escorted by Adey.  Both tours will start and finish in Zagreb but will take different directions on day 2 of their itineraries meeting up in Trogir and then again in Zagreb at the end of the tour.  Both tours will include the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Opatija, Zadar, Pula, Trogir, Split, Neum, Mostar, Plitvice Lakes, Korcula, Elaphite Island and Dubrovnik.

Cost $9,307pp twin share plus approx taxes $250.
Single supplement – payable only if you require your own room throughout the tour $1,060

Day 1
Sunday 24 May 2020 - DEPART AUSTRALIA

Depart Brisbane (or other capital cities) for Zagreb, Croatia.

Day 2
Mon 25 May - ZAGREB, CROATIA

Arrive Zagreb, welcome to Croatia. Transfer to hotel. (D)

Day 3
Tue 26 May - ZAGREB

Day 4
Wed 27 May - ZAGREB

A classic walking tour of the city today with free time to explore. (B)

Day 5
Thu 28 May - LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

Day 6
Fri 29 May - LAKE BOHINJ

Today we visit Slovenia’s largest natural lake, Lake Bohinj and continue on to Mt Vogel for spectacular views over the lake. An optional cable car ride will take you to the top of Mt Vogel or you can make a short climb to the waterfall for impressive views. We enjoy a beautiful boat ride before enjoying dinner at our hotel tonight. (B,D)

Day 7
Sat 30 May - OPATIJA, CROATIA

After a pleasant drive we visit the most beautiful caves in Europe before continuing to Opatija. (B,D)

Day 8
Sun 31 May - OPATIJA

Today we visit the city of Pula with its historical sites and attractions including the Roman Ruins and Temple of Augustus and Triumphal Arch of Sergi the Vespasian. Dinner at the hotel (B,D)

Day 9
Mon 1 Jun - ZADAR / PINJA

Travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park a UNESCO Natural Heritage site. Enjoy a sightseeing tour before arriving in Zadar an ancient city on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. (B)

Day 10
Tue 2 Jun - TROGIR

A sightseeing tour of Zadar this morning before travelling through charming fishing villages and sun drenched Adriatic resorts to Sibenik and then to Trogir overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 11
Wed 3 Jun - TROGIR

Today a pleasant drive to Krka National Park and a cruise at Skradinski Buk for a tour of the Island and its Franciscan monastery before continuing on to Trogir. (B)

Day 12
Thu 4 Jun - TROGIR

An in-depth tour of Trogir, a gracious city located by the sea today. (B)

Day 13
Fri 5 Jun - TROGIR / SPLIT

Depart from Trogir for the beautiful Dalmatian city of Split where we will tour the palace ruins and colonnaded square and the Temple of Jupiter. See the famous Diocletian Palace a unique monument of 3rd century Roman architecture. (B,D)

Day 14
Sat 6 Jun - NEUM, CROATIA

Depart from Trogir for Mostar old city in Bosnia & Herzegovina. At the time of the Turkish Empire, Mostar had a great influence on the level of trade. Discover the Old Bazaar, the old Turkish city and museum and admire the Bridge of Mostar. (B,D)

Day 15
Sun 7 Jun - DUBROVNIK

A boat trip today to the Island of Korcula one of the most beautiful medieval cities on the Adriatic and the birthplace of Marco Polo. Continue on to Ston, a region famous for its red wine before a cooking class with a local family on the Pelijesac Peninsula and then our final destination for today, Dubrovnik. (B,L)

Day 16
Mon 8 Jun - DUBROVNIK

A sightseeing tour with a local guide. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, it is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces. Some free time in the afternoon to explore. (B)

Day 17
Tue 9 Jun - DUBROVNIK

Enjoy a boat cruise around Elaphite Island after our 30km journey along the coast. (B,L)

Day 18
Wed 10 Jun - DUBROVNIK

Today is at leisure for walking, sightseeing or whatever you like. Farewell dinner tonight. (B,D)

Day 19
Thu 11 Jun - ZAGREB

Transfer to the airport for our flight to Zagreb where we’ll overnight before our flight home. (B)

Day 20
Fri 12 Jun - DEPART FOR HOME

Transfer to the airport for our onward flight to Dubai.

Day 21
Sat 13 Jun - ARRIVE HOME

INCLUSIONS

  • Return international fares ex Brisbane flying Emirates economy class
  • Transfers and ferries as shown
  • All transport in air-conditioned coaches
  • Breakfast daily. Other meals as shown.
  • 3 & 4 start hotels
  • All entries and touring as shown on itinerary
  • Professional guides
  • Full time GOT escort

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Airline taxes approx $250
  • Personal items, travel insurance
  • Anything not specified above

Trip Facts

  • 21 days
  • $1,500
  • 27/2/2020
  • Trip #1 Judy Polkinghorne

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