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Zagreb To Venice

14 days from Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Ljubljana and Venice

Day 5, in Dubrovnik, Wednesday

A walking tour shows you the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. See the

Rector’s Palace

, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and Sponza

Palace. Then it’s on to 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 to explore on your own, shop, stroll along

the water’s edge, or simply relax and delight in your superbly scenic

surroundings.

(B)

Day 6, in Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro, Thursday

Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the

beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern

Europe. Enjoy a

boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks

, one of two

islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest

building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to

the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit

city of

Kotor

before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to

enjoy your way.

(B)

Day 7, Dubrovnik to Split, Friday

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. Then 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, a center of artistic activities in Croatia.

Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then,

turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

(B, D)

split

Day 1, arrive Zagreb, Saturday

Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred

to your hotel. Then the day is at leisure to get settled in or begin

exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner with your traveling

companions.

(D)

Day 2, in Zagreb, Sunday

On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St.

Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the

Cathedral

, Parliament, and

Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the

winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional

excursion to see 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

during its long history. On your city tour visit the Turkish bazaar

“Bas

Carsija

,

” Husref Bay’s Mosque

, the Olympic Stadium, and

Gavrilo

Princip Museum

. Then, continue your trip through the mountains

and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, view the

remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on

the 16

th

-century stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its

picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast.

(B, D)