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The Old World Adriatic-Croatia and Slovenia (12 or 15 Days)

Leave behind the everyday bustle of modern life and discover the Old World European romance still perfectly preserved in the pint-sized countries of Croatia and Slovenia. Swirl cocktails and sunbathe on the celebrity-laden shores of jet-set Dubrovnik. Explore the vineyards and medieval ruins of the Croatian countryside in the lush Split region. Wander among miles of emerald scenery and tranquil waterscapes in the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. And experience “Europe in miniature” in Ljubljana, the stunningly green (and endlessly cultural) capital of Slovenia.

Your Edventure Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of departure gateway)
  • 10 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 three-course dinners served with wine or beer
  • Full-time multilingual tour director
  • Visit to Remetinec Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Select entrance fees with priority entry

Dubrovnik on the Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

Mostar, a UNESCO Heritage Site

The Coastal City of Split

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Ljubljana, Croatia

Predjama Castle at Postojna Cave

Price: $4,558 (2016) based on double occupancy, plus optional $364 TravelSafe Premium*

Optional: Romantic Dubrovnik $69 per person

Optional: Postjona Caves and Predjama Castle - $109 per person

Optional 3-day extention: Lubljana and Lake Bled - $649 per person

Optional Excursion on extension: Piran $75 per person

Optional Excursion on extension: The Julian Alps $109 per person

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Itinerary


Day 1 - (In-flight meals) Take your flight to Croatia aboard an internationally recognized airline.


Day 2 - (In-flight meals, Dinner) Arrive in Dubrovnik, where our representative greets you after clearing customs and escorts you to your hotel. Get to know your fellow travelers at tonight’s Welcome Dinner.


Day 3 - (Breakfast) Set on a peninsula on the Adriatic, Dubrovnik’s massive walls have served as the city’s calling card for centuries. Enter the city through one of four gates and pay a visit to its 13th-century Franciscan monastery, which sits on a rocky island and boasts the most extensive library in the region. Later, visit the impressive Rector’s Palace before entering the city’s ornate cathedral. This evening, choose an optional excursion,and enjoy a Romantic Evening in Dubrovnik. This excursion begins with a cruise along the shoreline of one of Europe’s most romantic cities. Arriving on the beach, you’ll dine at a local restaurant before setting out on a stroll through Dubrovnik’s medieval streets (additional excursion fee required).


Day 4 - (Breakfast) Set out on an excursion to the small, yet unbelievably stunning Republic of Montenegro, whose backdrops range from serene beaches to rugged mountain canyons. Visit the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor, where you’ll view medieval walls and churches nestled between the hills and the sea. Enjoy free time for lunch before continuing on to Perast, a Venetian town on the Bay of Kotor. Then, take to the water to explore the surrounding scenery by boat. You’ll leave the coast behind to view the famed islets of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks.


Day 5 - (Breakfast, Dinner) Take in the Croatian countryside as you make your way to Split, stopping en route in Mostar, a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, for a guided tour. Enter an old Ottoman Mosque and traditional Ottoman house. Walk over the striking Mostar Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site that joins the banks of the Neretva River. Dinner upon arrival in Split tonight.


Day 6 - (Breakfast) Today’s guided tour of Split features a visit to Diocletian’s Palace, an enormous third-century palace complex. View the monuments to the city’s varied cultural influences, including Gothic churches, Renaissance palaces, Venetian fortifications and even an Egyptian sphinx. Later, at the Ivan Mestrovic Museum, examine bronze, wood, marble and stone sculptures, as well as drawings and paintings by the Croatian-American expressionist Ivan Mestrovic.


Day 7 (Breakfast, Dinner) Transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park today. Along the way, you’ll stop in two charming towns for guided tours. First, see Trogir, a gem of medieval Venetian architecture set on a tiny island, where you’ll wander past Radovan’s portal and St. Lawrence Cathedral. Next, set out on a sightseeing tour of Zadar, a seaside market town, where you’ll witness the intermingling of classical and Christian cultures in the town’s streets and churches, and view the one-of-a-kind Sea Organ.


Day 8 (Breakfast) One of the most beautiful national parks in Europe, Plitvice Lakes offers a stunning setting of lush, forested mountains and 16 levels of lakes nestled between Mount Mala Kapela and Mount Pljesevica. A local guide and your Tour Director lead you to the upper and lower lakes, surrounded by thick forests and waterfalls. You may catch a glimpse of the 20 caves that dot the area.


Day 9 (Breakfast) Travel to Zagreb this morning, where a local guide introduces you to the best of Croatia’s capital. Zagreb has been the capital city of Croatia since 1557, and much of its original medieval architecture still stands. Highlights include Theater Square, Mestrovic Pavilion, Zrinjevac Park, the Lotrscak Tower, the Croatian Museum of Naive Art and the lovely Mirogoj Cemetery. Later, enjoy some free time to explore or shop. Then cross into Slovenia as you travel to the capital city of Ljubljana, a charming city known for its love of the arts. Correctional/ Law Enforcement Officials will visit Remetinec Prison while in Zagreb.


Day 10 (Breakfast) Travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Take a guided tour of this lovely city.and visit Preseren Square, the Triple Bridge, Ljubljana’s town hall, St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, an open-air market and much more. Also, take note of the city’s numerous theaters, museums and galleries.


Day 11 - Enjoy a free day today exploring Ljubljana on your own, or take an optional excursion as you journey to two of Slovenia’s most memorable sites. Your first stop is the legendary Postojna Caves, a 12.5-mile-long system of caverns. Later, you’ll visit Predjama Castle, a Renaissance fort built into the mouth of a cave. A natural tunnel connects the castle to the top of the mountain, serving in the Middle Ages as a secret supply line for the castle during times of siege. While you’re here, you’ll learn about the legend of Erazem Lueger, a robber baron who called this castle home (additional excursion fee required).  Tonight, join your group for a Farewell Dinner.


Day 12 (Breakfast) Board your return flight home


OR Optional Extension:


Day 12 (Breakfast) Northwest Slovenia is home of Bled, one of Europe's most beautiful locations. Famous for its glacially formed Lake Bled and the iconic castle that overlooks it, Bled is a romantic getaway that aristocrats have been vacationing in for centuries. With its natural beauty and many outdoor attractions, this Slovenian destination has charm indeed! Enjoy this area with an optional 3-day extension of your tour. Today, enjoy exploring Ljubljana on your own, or choose an optional excursion to Piran. Famous for its Venetian architecture, Piran sits on the Mediterranean coast of Slovenia. On a walking tour with a local guide, explore the town’s narrow streets and pass by the medieval city walls. Stop by the Church of St. George and Tartini Square, the beautiful main plaza dominated by a massive bronze statue of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini. Then, enjoy free time for lunch and take a dip in the Adriatic if the weather allows (additional excursion fee required).


Day 13 (Breakfast) Travel to Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj to discover why Europeans have come to this resort area for decades. Drive around Lake Bled and enter Bled Castle, then drive to Lake Bohinj, enjoying view of Slovenian villages along the way. Enjoy free time for lunch and exploring at Ribcev Laz on the lake


Day 14 (Breakfast)  Enjoy a full free day in Lake Bled or add an excursion to the Julian Alps. Pass through lakeside scenery to the ski resort town of Kranjska Gora, close to the Italian and Austrian borders. Then, it’s on to Triglav National Park, driving through Vršič Pass, the highest pass in Slovenia and the Eastern Julian Alps. Stop at the Soca River for a scenic walk full of photo opportunities of the surrounding Alpine landscape. Continue to Bovec, a small town in the Littoral region that was devastated during the First World War. Learn about the small town’s history on a tour of the WWI trenches and landmarks before taking free time for lunch (additional excursion fee required).


Day 15 (Breakfast) Transfer to the airport for your flight home

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Next Departure Dates: October 2018 (CROS1018)
June 2019 (CROS0619)
October 2019 (CROS1019)

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