Kompas Escorted Tours 2018

037 Day 4, Dubrovnik to Split, Friday Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. A sightseeing tour features 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 beautiful Cathedral of St. Duje. (B, D) Day 5, Split to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes, Saturday After breakfast, head to Trogir, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic coast and 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) Day 6, in Plitvice Lakes, Sunday A full day to enjoy spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park , a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, and delight in the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B, D) Day 7, Plitvice to Opatija, Postojna & Bled, Monday Returning to the coast, stop at the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will show off the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Afterward, drive across the border into Slovenia and to Postojna Cave , one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D) Day 8, in Bled, Ljubljana excursion, Tuesday An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19 th century. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore, and visits imposing Bled Castle , perched on a cliff high above the lake. Afternoon excursion to Ljubljana; the city tour takes in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. Return to Bled for an overnight. (B) Day 9, Bled, to Trieste & Venice, Wednesday Leaving Bled, drive south to Italy and Trieste for orientation tour including a visit to Miramare Castle and its lovely park. The castle, built by the Habsburg monarchy, sits on a cliff overlooking Adriatic Sea. After your visit, continue on to the romantic city of Venice. (B) Day 10, in Venice, Thursday A walking tour of Venice shows you the highlights: St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace , Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Then visit a glassblowing factory and watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, browse through the shops, or take an optional gondola ride. Celebrate your incomparable vacation tonight with a Farewell Dinner at a popular restaurant. (B, D) Day 11, depart Venice, Friday After breakfast you will be transferred to Venice airport for your flight home. Ciao! (B) Included Features: � First class hotels, rooms with private facilities � Airport arrival and departure transfers � Breakfast daily and 6 dinners � Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach � Professional Tour Director throughout � Luggage handling � Whisper technology enhanced touring � Service charges and hotel taxes Sightseeing Tours Included: � Dubrovnik � Split � Plitvice Lakes � Opatija � Bled � Ljubljana � Postojna Cave � Venice Hotels: � Dubrovnik: Hotel Lapad (F)/ Lacroma (F) � Split: Hotel Atrium(F) � Plitvice: Hotel Jezero (F) � Bled: Hotel Park (F)/ Hotel Golf (F) � Venice: Bauer Paladio Hotel & Spa (DLX) TOUR K808G START DATES: END DATES: 17-Apr 27-Apr 08-May 18-May 15-May 25-May 22-May 01-Jun 29-May 08-Jun 12-Jun 22-Jun 19-Jun 29-Jun 26-Jun 06-Jul 17-Jul 27-Jul 07-Aug 17-Aug 21-Aug 31-Aug 28-Aug 07-Sep 04-Sep 14-Sep 11-Sep 21-Sep 18-Sep 28-Sep 25-Sep 05-Oct 02-Oct 12-Oct PRICES: PER PERSON IN TWIN: $2,440 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $974 SLOVENIA Opatija Dubrovnik Split ITALY HUNGARY AUSTRIA SERBIA MONTENEGRO CROATIA 1 Ljubljana Venice Plitvice Lakes BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA 3 2 2 2