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The Great Balkan Stars from Ljubljana

Piran, Slovenia

Small Group Tour Details

Visit: Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna, Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Zadar, Opatija, Pula, Piran

 

Day 1 (Friday): Arrival in Ljubljana

Upon your arrival at the Venice, Trieste or Ljubljana airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Day 2 (Saturday): Ljubljana

This morning, we will first head to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town, the lakeshore, and a visit to the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. After the visit of Bled return to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, for a walking tour. See the sights of the old city centre, including the picturesque open-air Central Market, Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba's Fountain.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 (Sunday): Ljubljana - Postojna - Zagreb

After breakfast, we travel to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe, Postojna Cave. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 (Monday): Zagreb

This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is free to explore the winding streets of the Old Town.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 (Tuesday): Zagreb - Plitvice - Split

Travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Then we continue our journey to Split.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 (Wednesday): Split

Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 (Thursday): Split - Korčula

After breakfast enjoy some free time in Split.  In the afternoon, we continue to the island of Korčula. Upon arrival you'll have some free time to enjoy this beautiful island.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 (Friday): Korčula - Dubrovnik

The beautiful medieval town Korčula has streets arranged in the shape of a fish bone, which ensures the flow of fresh air and protects from strong winds. According to legend, the famous adventurer Marco Polo was born here. After the visit, we continue to Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 (Saturday): Dubrovnik

Start the day with a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik this morning. Visit the Rector's Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace. Next, 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, enjoy the picturesque setting, shop or simply relax.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 (Sunday): Mostar

After breakfast, we continue our trip towards Mostar. Mostar is situated on the Neretva River and was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva in the medieval times. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks, and is considered one of the most distinctive pieces of the Islamic architecture in the Balkans.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 (Monday): Saravejo

Travel to Sarajevo, the capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city of Sarajevo has been influenced by several cultures and civilizations over its long history. On your city tour, visit the Turkish Bazaar Bas Carsija, Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and Gavrilo Princip Museum.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 (Tuesday): Zadar

Today, we head towards Zadar.  On arrival enjoy a walking tour and admire the 16th-century walls built by Venetians as a defense from the Turks. On to see the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard over the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum (1st century B.C.) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. During our city tour we will also take a look at the world-famous sea organs.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 (Wednesday): Opatija

Travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. Upon arrival free time at leisure to enjoy this famous Croatian coastal city.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 (Thursday): Pula - Piran

We leave Opatija for Pula.  On arrival we take a stroll through the beautiful Istrian town. The city has a long tradition of making its own wine, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. Pula was also the administrative centre of Istria since Ancient Rome and currently hosts the most important Croatian film festival. Our city tour will take us to the remains of the Roman Amphitheater before continuing our journey towards the Slovenian coast and the small town of Piran. We'll take a walk through the narrow picturesque streets, where one can still notice an intense Venetian influence. We will also pass by the Tartini Square, the centre of the city. Stay overnight in Piran / Portorož area.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 (Friday): Depart Piran / Portorož

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport (Trieste, Venice or Ljubljana) for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Package Includes:

  • 15 nights' Accommodation in 4* and 5* hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Airport transfers
  • Professional English speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Licensed local guides
  • Entrance fees included in the program: Bled Castle, Postojna Cave, Cathedral in Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Diocletian's Palace, Rector's Palace, Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, 'Bas Carsija, Husref Bay’s Mosque, Gavrilo Princip Museum and Amphitheater in Pula
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

 

Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Ljubljana
  • Bled (Bled Castle)
  • Postojna (Postojna Cave)
  • Zagreb (Cathedral)
  • Plitvice (Plitvice Lakes National Park)
  • Split (Diocletian’s Palace)
  • Korčula
  • Dubrovnik (Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery)
  • Mostar
  • Sarajevo (Bas Carsija, Husref Bay’s Mosque, Gavrilo Princip Museum)
  • Zadar
  • Pula (Amphitheater)
  • Piran

 

Not Included:

  • Hotel extras /telephone, mini bar, etc
  • Additional meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Porterage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Visa procurement

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Ljubljana: Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza 4* 
  • Zagreb: Hotel Westin / Sheraton 5* 
  • Split: Hotel Briig 4* 
  • Korčula: Hotel Liburna 4* / Marko Polo 4* 
  • Dubrovnik: Hotel Valamar Lacroma 4* / Argosy 4* 
  • Mostar: Hotel Mepas 5* / Eden 4* 
  • Sarajevo: Hotel Europe / Radon Plaza 5* 
  • Zadar: Hotel Kolovare 4* 
  • Opatija: Grand Hotel Adriatic I 4* 
  • Piran / Portorož: Grand Hotel Portorož 4* 

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (km)

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