2018 - Croatia and Treasures of the Balkans #2 - 25 Days departing 15th June

Date: 
Friday, 15 June 2018 to Monday, 9 July 2018

Due to popular demand a second "Croatia and Treasures of the Balkans" trip is now on sale.  Departing 15th June for 25 days don't miss out on this beautiful tour full of natural beauty, ancient cities and spectacular scenery.  This tour will be escorted by Adrienne (Adey) and is sure to be popular so don't miss out.  Bookings are now open!!

Dubrovnik

Fri 15 June 2018 - DEPART AUSTRALIA
Depart Brisbane (or other capital cities) for Zagreb, Croatia.

Sat 16 Jun – ZAGREB, CROATIA
Arrive Zagreb, welcome to Croatia.  Transfer to hotel.  (D)

Sun 17 Jun – ZAGREB
This morning enjoy a tour and discover the charming old city of Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia.   Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Mon 18 Jun - ZAGREB
A free day today to explore the capital of Croatia.  (B)

Tue 19 Jun - LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA
Today we visit the stunning Lake Bled and Bled Castle before our overnight stay in this beautiful town. (B)

Wed 20 Jun – 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)

Thu 21 Jun - OPATIJA, CROATIA
After a pleasant drive we visit the most beautiful caves in Europe before continuing on to Opatija.  (B)

Fri 22 Jun – 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)

Sat 23 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,L)

Sun 24 Jun - TROGIR
A sightseeing tour of Zadar this morning before travelling through charming fishing villages and sun drenched Adriatic resorts to Sibenik and then Trogir overnight.  (B)

Mon 25 Jun – TROGIR
Today a pleasant drive to Krka National Park and a cruise at Skradinski Buk for a tour of Visoval Island and its Franciscan monastery.  Continue on to historical Trogir.(B,L,D)

Tue 26 Jun – TROGIR
An in-depth tour of Trogir, a gracious city located by the sea today.  (B)

Wed 27 Jun –TROGIR
Free day to relax and explore this beautiful and ancient city.(B)

Thu 28 Jun - 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)

Fri 29 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)

Sat 30 Jun – KORCULA
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. (B,D)

Sun 1 Jul – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we drive a short distance to the ancient town of Dubrovnik where we’ll enjoy 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)

Mon 2 Jul – MLJET NATIONAL PARK
A full day tour to the Mljet National Park and the salt water lakes of Veliko jezero and Malo jezero (Great Lake and Small Lake).  A boat trip to the Great Lake and a visit to the Benedictine Monastery add to this magical day touring.  (B)

Tue 3 Jul – MONTENEGRO
Depart for Kotor, Montenegro and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city.  Next to Budva and a tour of the historical city.  Tonight enjoy dinner and music in an old city restaurant in Dobrovnik.  (B,D)

Wed 4 Jul – DUBROVNIK
Enjoy a boat cruise around Elaphite Island after our 30km journey along the coast.  (B)

Thu 5 Jul – DUBROVNIK
Today is at leisure for walking, sightseeing or whatever you like.  Farewell dinner tonight.  (B,D)

Fri 6 Jul – ZAGREG
Transfer to the airport for our flight to Zagreb where we’ll overnight before our flight home.  (B)

Sat 7 Jul – Depart for home

Sun 8 - In transit

Mon 9 July – Arrive Brisbane or other capitals. 

NOTE: Your Girls On Tour escort for this tour will be Adrienne Caufield.
INCLUSIONS
• Return international flights ex Brisbane - Economy class
• Transfers and ferries as shown.
• All transport in air-conditioned coaches
• Breakfast daily.  Other meals as shown.
• 3 & 4 star hotels
• All entries and touring as shown on itinerary.
• Professional guides
• Full time Australian escort

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

Cost - $9,740pp twin share + approx Taxes $250 @ 17/01/18
 (subject to change).
Single supplement $1,150
* based on minimum group of 10 and subject to currency fluctuations

A deposit of $1,500 is required on booking with final monies due for payment on or before 10th March, 2018.

BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN, DON'T MISS OUT!!  MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE 15.