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This 11 day "on-the-go" program features the highlights of Croatia & Slovenia in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days.
DAY 1 - Depart the USA
Depart the USA to Italy. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2 - Arrive in Opatija
Arrive in Venice and transfer to your hotel in Opatija, a popular summer and winter resort in the beautiful Gulf of Kvarner. With the afternoon at leisure, perhaps take a stroll along the "Lungo Mare" seafront, and in the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation at your hotel.
DAY 3 - Opatija
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija.
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AM)
DAY 4 - Zadar City Tour, Arrive in Split
This morning, travel via coach to Split. Along the way, stop in Zadar, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city that includes the ruins of the Roman Forum, the cathedral, and St. Donat Church. Continue to Split with the remainder of the day at leisure.
DAY 5 - Split City Tour, Arrive Dubrovnik
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Split. View the Roman remains of Diocletian's Palace, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter. Later, relax in a waterfront café and shop in the local market before continuing along the coast to Dubrovnik.
DAY 6 - Dubrovnik City Tour
This morning's walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik" includes a visit to the city walls and a stroll along the main street of Stradun. Continue to view the old harbor, St. Laurence Fortress, the Franciscan Monastery, and the Palaces of Sponza and Rector. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 7 - Dubrovnik
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik independently. The historic Old City center is a gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site, or, for a more modern taste of Dubrovnik enjoy lunch at a chic outdoor café.
Optional: Optional: Full Day Montenegro Tour (AM)
DAY 8 - Arrive Zagreb
Today, travel inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to Croatian Capital, Zagreb.
DAY 9 - Zagreb, Arrive Bled
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb, Croatia's charming capital. Here, view Roosevelt and Ban Josip Jelacic Squares as well as the Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, and Pope's Tower. Enjoy time to explore the city independently before departing for Bled, located in the heart of the Julian Alps.
Optional: Dinner at a Country Inn (PM)
DAY 10 - Tour Ljubljana, Bled
This morning drive to Ljubljana for a panoramic city tour that includes views of the open-air market, City Hall, Parliament, Robba's Fountain, and the Three Bridges. In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Bled including a visit to Bled Castle, the city's most famous landmark. This evening, celebrate your last night abroad at tonight's farewell dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11 - Return to the USA
Transfer to the Venice airport for your departure flight.
Gate 1 itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
|Full Day Istrian Peninsula||Day #3||01 Oct 2013 - 31 May 2014||$60|
Begin with an orientation tour of Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Visit a Roman Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind to be preserved in the world today. Afterward, enjoy an orientation tour of Porec before continuing to see the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site. Finally, proceed to the beautiful resort town of Rovinj, where you will enjoy free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes at your leisure before returning to Opatija.
|Full Day Montenegro||Day #7||01 Oct 2013 - 31 May 2014||$60|
Drive toward the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Pass the towns of Risan and Kotor before arriving in Cetinje, the one-time seat of Montenegrin rulers. After a sightseeing tour in Cetinje, return to the coast to view Sveti Stefan, enjoying a short stop in Budva before returning to Dubrovnik.
|Dinner at a Country Inn||Day #9||01 Oct 2013 - 31 May 2014||$49|
This evening, visit the little medieval town of Radovljica and take a short walk through its old section. Later, stop at a popular and traditional country inn. Your dinner will include a selection of traditional Slovenian dishes and wine. Pick-up details to be advised locally.
Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.
|Bristol Hotel - details||★★★★||Opatija|
|Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta - details||★★★★||Opatija|
|Radisson Blu Resort - details||★★★★||Split|
|Lacroma Hotel - details||★★★★||Dubrovnik|
|Hotel Westin - details||★★★★★||Zagreb|
|Park Hotel - details||★★★★||Bled||The City Hotel Ljubljana - details||★★★||Ljubljana|
|2013 & 2014 Travel Dates||Groupon Price|
|Oct 27, Oct 31 & Nov 7 '13||$1899*|
|Nov 17, Nov 21 & Nov 24 '13||$1699*|
|Dec 19 '13||$1999*|
|Dec 22 & Dec 26 '13||$1899*|
|Feb 13, Feb 20 & Feb 27 '14||$1799*|
|Mar 2 '14||$1699*|
|Mar 6 '14||$1899*|
|Mar 9 '14||$1799*|
|Mar 13, Mar 20 & Mar 23 '14||$1699*|
|Mar 27, Mar 30 & Apr 3 '14||$1799*|
|Apr 6 & Apr 10 '14||$1899*|
|Apr 13 '14||$1799*|
|Apr 17 '14||$1999*|
|Apr 20 & Apr 24 '14||$1799*|
|May 1 '14||$1999*|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Passengers arriving to Venice on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3:00 pm. Transfers to Opatija, Croatia will depart at approximately 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Opatija is approximately a 3.5 hour drive from the Venice airport.
Passengers returning from Venice on Day 11 should select flights that depart no earlier than 6:30 am. Bled is approximately a 4 hour drive from the Venice airport. For all flights departing Venice between 6:30 am and 8:00 am the pick-up time from hotel will be at 1:30 am.
Dec 22 departure will be accommodated at the City Hotel in Ljubljana.
Apr 24 departure will be accommodated at the Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta in Opatija.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.