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Postojna Cave, is a network of 20 kms of passages, galleries and chambers through which experienced guides have accompanied more than 31 million visitors over the last 188 years. Postojna Caves in Slovenia is the largest underground cave system in the “classic karst� and the most visited show cave in Europe. In 1872 railway lines were laid in the cave and electricity arrived in 1884. Today you start your tour aboard the cave train and electric lights illuminate the size and splendour of this geological masterpiece as you are transported through this underground fairyland. Visitors to the cave are dazzled by a wealth of calcite formations - stalactites and stalagmites in a multitude of shapes and colours. The constant temperature in the caves ranges from 8-10°C and a guided visit lasts an hour and a half. Discover this underground masterpiece and witness its magnificent caverns and glistening stalactite formations.

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IS THE ONLY CERTIFIED SPECIALIST FOR SLOVENIA IN AUSTRALIA. OUR MISSION IN LIFE IS TO PROMOTE THE BEAUTY AND VIRTUES OF THIS GORGEOUS LITTLE COUNTRY AND HER FASCINATING NEIGHBOURS, TO OFFER YOU EXCEPTIONAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCES BY REPRESENTING THE BEST PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE AND TO PROVIDE PERSONAL SERVICE ABOVE AND BEYOND YOUR EXPECTATIONS THROUGH THE DEPTH OF OUR KNOWLEDGE AND THE FRIENDLINESS OF OUR STAFF.

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higHlights of slovenia land of diversity & spa HEAVEN WONDERS OF SLOVENIA AND CROATIA A taste OF slovenia VENICE, FLORENCE and ROME ZAGREB TO VENICE HOSTED TOUR OF SLOVENIA & CROATIA Dalmatian Sunshine BOSNIA, CROATIA & SLOVENIA FROM GREECE TO Dalmatia FROM ATHENS TO DUBROVNIK BELGRADE TO ZAGREB The Alps, Croatia & Slovenia SKIFIELDS in slovenia CHRISTMAS IN THE SLOVENIAN ALPS

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SLOVENIA & DALMATIAN COAST CRUISE ITALY, slovenia & ADRIATIC CRUISE A taste of croatia TREASURES OF Adriatic COAST CruiSe ADRIATIC CRUISE & italian interlude Cruise From Koper to TIRANA ISLAND HOPPING SOUTHERN DALMATIA HOSTED TOUR of CROATIA DALMATIAN COAST cruises bIKE RIDING & ISLAND HOPPING

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Our Slovenia expert, Rebecca Hammond, pictured on the shores of Lake Bled during her annual visit. Please take a minute to read a small selection of Rebecca’s glowing testimonials from some recent clients. Dear Beyond Slovenia team Your service is fantastic and we will definitely use you again and recommend you as well. Thanks & best wishes ….. Leonie (Lifestyle Travel) Hi Rebecca Just a note to say we had the most marvellous time, Slovenia is a really lovely country.  The hotels were perfect, especially Piran and your suggestion of a hire car was certainly the way to go.  Loved the night life in Ljubljana, people were helpful and friendly at the Grand Hotel.  Hope to go back sometime.  Thanks for all your help with the bookings.    Regards …    Bev and Bill (Direct clients) Bec, Just a quick note to thank you for all your assistance.  It’s the little extras that make the difference.  The trip went like clockwork (give or take a couple of wrong turns locating our accommodation in Venice).  The coach tour was great with hotels of a particularly high order.  The suite at Lake Bled had one of the world’s greatest views over the lake and surrounds.  The pace was right with adequate free time in places of special interest and the coach very comfortable.  Your work with the trains back through Austria to Frankfurt also made that part of the trip a breeze. We are very happy to recommend the trip to others. Cheers …. Ian Hotchkiss (Direct clients)

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Hi Rebecca, Just thought I would let you know that our Croatian adventure is excellent. Only 16 on the tour, an excellent guide (Slovenian) & wonderful driver (Croatian) The group are all very friendly, Aussie & NZ only, all non smokers. The tour, hotels, information, food & everything about the tour is to be recommended. Regards …… David Underwood (Direct client- en route). Thank you Rebecca - this is very helpful! I’ve been getting lots of different information from various travel companies and yours is by far the best!  Thank you again …. Elouise (UK client) Hi Bec, He called today! They loved it! Everything was fantastic...thanks a million and we will be back! Cheers ….. Jane (Travelscene Maitland) Hi Bec Bled is the most beautiful place! A picture postcard! We were very happy to get the lakeview rooms in the hotel next to the lake. The locals everywhere we went were very friendly and helpful. As mentioned before Yasmina, our tour guide was great- very helpful, professional, caring, good sense of humour and informative. Local guidesvery good- passionate about their town and informative. Ros  Peoples (Direct clients)

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SLOVENIA – IN THE HEART OF EUROPE index of escorted tours LJUBLJANA - HOTELS LJUBLJANA – CITY BREAKS LJUBLJANA - CITY HOTEL PACKAGES LJUBLJANA - EXCURSIONS BLED & BOHINJ - HOTELS Triglav national park HIKING tour bled MAP & CITY BREAK BLED - EXCURSIONS Piran & portorocz - HOTELS portoroŽ - EXCURSIONS MARIBOR – HOTELS & EXCURSIONS MARIBOR - EXCURSIONS TOURIST FARMS IN SLOVENIA CAR RENTAL - SLOVENIA

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Treaures of the Adriatic Coast NEW Adriatic Cruise and Italian Interlude NEW Italy, Slovenia & Adriatic Cruise Exclusive “Taste of Slovenia & 5 star Cruise” Cruise from Koper to Tirana Dalmatian Coast Vintage Cruises Luxury Adriatic Cruise by Sailing Motorboat

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Highlights of Croatia Discover Croatia Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatian Delight Balkan Tour - (visa required) Grand Balkan Tour - (visa required) Treasures of Croatia & Bosnia Island Hopping - Southern Dalmatia Bike Riding - Island Hopping (Kvarner) Bike Riding - Island Hopping (Dalmatia)

Slovenia - Land of Diversity & Spa Heaven NEW The Best of Croatia (Private Tour) Wonders of Slovenia and Croatia Hosted tour of Croatia Hosted tour of Slovenia & Croatia A Taste of Slovenia A Taste of Croatia

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Hotels in Ljubljana Grand Hotel Union Executive and Business

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The Grand Hotel Union is one of Ljubljana’s finest. Located in a quiet and very central part of Ljubljana. It combines two sections: Executive and Business, altogether providing 327 rooms. Room furnishings : air-conditioning, TV, telephone, mini-bar, bath, hairdryer and safe. 

A more economical sister property to the Grand Hotel Union located nearby. A pleasant and cosy hotel in the centre of Ljubljana. City centre location, an easy stroll from the bus and railway stations, 500m from the exhibition centre and the old town Adjacent car park.

A pleasant hotel located in the centre of Ljubljana and recently refurbished. All rooms have air-conditioning, TV, telephone, Internet connections, mini-bar, shower, bath, hairdryer and safe. Wonderful location for discovering this lovely little capital city on foot.

Located in the heart of the old centre of Ljubljana, the Antiq hotel offers quick access to all tourist attractions. A boutique property with uniquely furnished rooms. It is a great alternative if you wish to escape the monotony of international standard hotels.

Rates from $147 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

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Rates from $114 per person per night including breakfast. Comfort twin share room.

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Hotel Lev Ljubljana is located in the centre of the business district of Ljubljana, just 5 minutes walk from the major sightseeing attractions. The old town is close by and the hotel is easily accessible from all major highways. Room furnishings: Air-conditioning, TV, telephone, Internet connection. Rates from $130 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

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The Mons Hotel is the first designer hotel in Slovenia. Its interesting architecture, colourful interior and relaxed ambience provide a pleasant living space and offers intimacy, peace and comfort. Room furnishings combine materials of the finest quality and a personal touch. Views across the Kamnik Alps or the woods. Rates on request, please contact reservations.

Hotel Park offers you a great price and quality. The Park hotel is situated in the quiet area bordered by parks offering a very relaxed atmosphere but only minutes walk from the historical monuments. An ideal choice for leisure guests, young families as well as for groups. Rooms have a mini-bar. Rates from $74 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

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City breaks in Ljubljana CITY BREAK LJUBLJANA Duration: 2 nights/ 3 days Day 1: Transfer from Ljubljana airport to your hotel. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a sightseeing tour of Ljubljana, a chance to enjoy Slovenia’s capital. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 3: Breakfast and leisure until departure transfer to Ljubljana airport. City Hotel from: $410 per person twin share Grand Union Executive from: $500 per p. tw share Antiq Hotel (boutique) from: $570 per p. tw share

CITY BREAK LJUBLJANA and POSTOJNA Duration: 3 nights/ 4 days Day 1: Transfer from Ljubljana airport to the selected hotel. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 2: Breakfast at hotel, followed by sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 3: Buffet breakfast at the hotel, Today you will be amazed by Slovenia’s biggest cave system - Postojna caves. This 2 million year old and 27 km long system of subterranean caves is one of the most easily accessible network of underground caves in the world, includes guided sightseeing tour and entrance to Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 4: Breakfast and leisure until departure transfer to Ljubljana airport.

LJUBLJANA CITY BREAKS Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana is perfectly located in the centre of the country with easy access to all tourist attractions. The city is an ideal base for those with just a few days, who want to maximise their time in this diverse country or for those who prefer to unpack their bags just once and still be able to visit a new destination each day. The following city breaks illustrate the simplicity of discovering Slovenia from its heart. Ljubljana offers a quaint charm and modern allure with the ease of travelling just a short distance in any direction to discover a variety of unique attractions in all corners of the country.

City Hotel from: $625 per p. twin share Grand Union Executive from: $740 per person twin share Antiq Hotel (boutique) from: $860 per person twin share

CITY BREAK LJUBLJANA, POSTOJNA and Bled Duration: 4 nights/ 5 days Day 1: Transfer from Ljubljana airport to your hotel. Overnight in Ljubljana. Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a regular sightseeing tour of Ljubljana, a chance to enjoy Slovenia’s capital . The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 3: Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be amazed by Slovenia’s largest cave system - Postojna caves. This two million year-old, 27 km long system of subterranean caves is one of the most easily accessible networks of underground caves in the world. Tour includes guided sightseeing tour and entrance to Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 4: After breakfast transfer to magical Bled, the pearl of the Alpine region due to its emerald-green lake. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour including Bled castle and ride on a traditional Pletna boat to the Island on the lake. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 5: Breakfast and leisure until departure transfer to Ljubljana airport. City Hotel from: $820 p/p twin share Grand Union Executive from: $985 per person twin share Antiq Hotel (boutique) from: $1150 per person twin share

Lively Ljubljana With only 276,000 inhabitants this delightful historic city offers the friendliness of a small town with all the exuberance of a major city. In this city of culture the meeting point of east and west, the old interlaces in harmony with the new. Enjoy theatre, museums, galleries, fine arts, shopping or a social drink with friends.Ljubljana has the diversity to treat any visitor to a memorable escape that will make you want to return time and time again.

CITY BREAK LJUBLJANA and Bled Duration: 3 nights/ 4 days Day 1: Transfer from Ljubljana airport to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Ljubljana. Day 2: Breakfast at hotel, followed by a sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 3: After breakfast transfer to magical Bled, the pearl of the Alpine region due to its emerald-green lake. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour including Bled castle and ride on a traditional Pletna boat to the Island on the lake. Overnight: Ljubljana hotel. Day 4: Breakfast and free time until departure transfer to Ljubljana airport. City Hotel from: $600 p/p twin share Grand Union Executive from: $720 per person twin share Antiq Hotel (boutique) from: $850 per person twin share

city BREAK discover LJUBLJANA Duration: 2 nights/ 3 days Ljubljana is a blend of romantic cobbled streets, fine architecture and splendid culture, theatres, museums and galleries. Discover the baroque old town, overlooked by a medieval castle, its bridges, churches and fine buildings; taste the exquisite Slovenian cuisine and its wines, join the people strolling along, shopping at one of the many boutiques, art and craft workshops or just sit down and unwind at one of the cafes. DAY 1: Transfer from Ljubljana airport to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Ljubljana. DAY 2: Breakfast at hotel, followed by a regular sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. Rest of the day is at leisure.Overnight at the hotel. DAY 3: Breakfast and leisure until departure transfer to Ljubljana airport. 3 star hotels 4 star hotels 5 star hotels

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CITY HOTEL “SPRING ENERGY & SUMMER FRESHNESS” This tour includes a walk through the major sights of the old part of Ljubljana and a funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle. The old city centre has a special architecture due to its mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture with masterful creations by the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. The tour ends with a funicular ride to spectacular Ljubljana Castle. CITY HOTEL Ljubljana A completely renovated superior 3* hotel in a superb central city location with comfortable rooms, colourful ambience and welcoming and hospitable staff. The hotel is ideal for solo travellers, couples, groups of friends, families and disabled traveller. INCLUSIONS • Gift upon arrival • 2 nights in a double standard room at the City hotel in Ljubljana • Buffet breakfast with healthy food corner • Internet access in the room • Ljubljana guided walking tour and funicular or boat or tourist train ride • Free use of hotel’s bicycles • Late check-out PACKAGE PRICE: From $215 per person double/twin share April - October: daily at 10:00 Duration: 2 hours

CITY HOTEL “ADVENT IN LJUBLJANA” “Festive December” in Ljubljana begins on first day of December when the Mayor of Ljubljana switches on all the lights of the festive Christmas and New Year’s decoration in the city. There is an Advent fair where you can buy traditional presents and attend various music concerts at the old town centre CITY HOTEL Ljubljana A completely renovated superior 3* hotel in a superb central city location with comfortable rooms, colourful ambience and welcoming and hospitable staff. The hotel is ideal for solo travellers, couples, groups of friends, families and disabled traveller. ADVENT PACKAGE • Welcome drink with sparkling wine and snack on arrival • 2 nights in a double standard room at the City Hotel in Ljubljana • Buffet breakfast with traditional dishes and healthy food corner • Christmas mass at the Cathedral with free tea or mulled wine and “potica” (traditional festive cake) • Internet access in hotel room • Late check-out PACKAGE PRICE: $225 per person double/twin share Available from: 1st - 28th December

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HUN AUSTRIA Kranjska Gora Vršič Soča Valley

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Postojna Caves Lipica Venice

BLED Bled was discovered by the tourists in the middle of the 19th century, after a Swiss doctor, Mr.Arnold Rikli, had built a climactic health centre there. It is unique with its emerald-green lake, the church on the island in the middle of the lake and a medieval castle from the 11th century, perched on a cliff above the lake. After a bus ride around the lake a guided tour of Bled castle will start. Then you will be taken by Bled's typical "pletna" boat to the island. Duration: half day, Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to the Bled Castle and "pletna" boat ride to the island.

ŠKOFJA LOKA & KRANJ This half-day excursion takes you to see two Slovenian towns. Kranj is Slovenia's fourth largest city with an attractive Old town. The old town of Kranj is placed on an escarpment above the rivers Kokra and Sava and attracts with many beautiful old buildings. Another old town is Škofja loka with the most preserved medieval quarter in Slovenia. Sightseeing tour in Škofja Loka takes you through its narrow streets to the 15th ct. Jacob's parish church, to the old Town Hall from the 16th ct. and other medieval buildings nearby and eventually to the Friezing bishops' castle on a hill above the town. Afterwards you will have some free time for refreshments, snacks or further exploring of the town. Duration: half day, Included: bus transport, Englishspeaking guide, entrance fee to museum.

POSTOJNA CAVES & PREDJAMA CASTLE Today we take you to Slovenia’s biggest and world renowned cave system - Postojna caves. This two million year-old and 27 km long system of subterranean caves is one of the most easily accessible network of underground caves in the world. A ride by electric train followed by a guided walk through a series of cave halls with drop stones, pillars and translucent curtains that create unforgettable impressions. The underworld system is home to the mysterious, unique and rare amphibian Proteus Anguinus, or human fish as it is popularly called here. Only 9 km away stands one of the most interesting baroque castles of Slovenia, the Predjama castle. It hangs dramatically in the middle of 123 m high rocky cliff. Duration: half day, Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to museum.

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LJUBLJANA SIGHTSEEING This walking tour of Ljubljana includes all the most significant sights of the old city centre. It starts off in front of the Baroque Town Hall building, with the famous Robba Fountain next to it, and continues across the lively fruit, vegetable and flower market, past the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, across Dragon Bridge and to the Prešernov trg square.From there you are guided across the Triple Bridge to the Ribji trg square, and continue towards the Cobblers' Bridge. After crossing the bridge, the tour takes you to the Novi trg square, from where you continue towards architect Jože Plečnik's Križanke Summer Theatre and the famous Baroque Church of the Knights of the Cross. The tour ends in the Kongresni Trg square. Duration: 2 hours. English-speaking guide.

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Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Alpine region due to its emerald-green lake, the church on the island in the middle of the lake and a medieval castle from the 11th century on a cliff above the lake. After a bus ride around the lake a guided tour of the Bled castle will start. Then you will be taken by Bled's typical "pletna" boat to the island. The journey will be continued to the Lake Bohinj, largest glacier lake in Slovenia. After 15 minutes' walk you will reach the source of the Sava Bohinjka River and later have enough time to relax at the side of the peaceful Lake Bohinj. Don't miss the St.John's church beside the lake adorned with 13th century frescoes and the ride by cable car up Mt.Vogel to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the valley with the lake. Duration: full day, Included: transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fees to Bled castle and Savica Waterfal, pletna ride to the island.

THE KARST REGION In the southwestern par t of Slovenia stretches a region called Kras (Karst). It is a land of rare beauty, secret underground waters and caves, special climate and scarce vegetation. On this day you visit the Štanjel village with typical Karst architecture, which is followed by a tasting of dried ham "pršut" and famous red wine Teran at the typical Karst farm. Afterwards you continue your journey to a picturesque village of Lipica. A local guide takes the visitors on a guided tour through the stables pointing out diffferent methods and stages of the breeding and training of the beautiful white horses called Lipizzaners. A special feature is a show-program of star Lipizzaner studs performing. Duration: full day, Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, visit of Štanjel, tasting of dried ham and Teran, entrance fee to stud farm.

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EXCURSIONS from LJUBLJANA VENICE A day trip to the city of every person's dreams and desires, where the magnificent palaces and churches rise from the water's surface up to the sky. The vaporetto (water bus) will take you from Tronchetto along the canals to St.Mark's square. Upon the arrival you will be taken to the Murano glass factory and afterwards have some time free to yourself. In Venice there is so much to see, the Doge's palace, St.Mark's basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge and hundreds of canals and bridges. We offer an optional gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Duration: full day, Included: transport, English-speaking guide, catamaran "Prince of Venice".

PORTOROŽ & PIRAN When staying in capital, take some time to visit the Mediterranean world of the most beautiful Slovenian coastal town Piran, where you can admire its charming Venetian architecture. Our first stop will be in a small fishing town of Izola, where we board a boat to take us along the coast to Piran. A walking tour through the medieval town of Piran will take place and afterwards you will have plenty of time to take a swim in the Adriatic or have lunch in one of the numerous fresh fish restaurants. A contrast to the historic Piran represents Portorož, the most popular Slovene coastal resort, which you can discover during your free time. Duration: full day, Included: bus transport, English speaking guide, boat ride along the Slovenian coast. LIPICA STUD FARM & POSTOJNA CAVES In the southwestern part of Slovenia lies the picturesque village of Lipica, where for more than 400 years beautiful, white horses called Lipizzaners have been bred. A local guide will take you on a guided tour through the stables pointing out different methods and stages of the breeding and training of these noble animals. A special feature is a show-program of star Lipizzaner studs performing. Another curiosity of the Karst is the caves and we will take you to the Slovenia's biggest cave system, the Postojna Caves. Sightseeing tours includes a ride by electric train, taking visitors into the world of drop stones and other cave formations. You will be shown the mysterious and rare cave amphibian Proteus Anguinus or human fish. Duration: full day Included: transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fees to the cave & stud farm.

MARIBOR & PTUJ Maribor is the second biggest town in Slovenia and in character totally different from Ljubljana and the western parts of the country. It is situated on the banks of the Drava River, in the hilly countryside among the best vineyards. You will visit the city's famous wine cellar and taste excellent wines from the region. The oldest town in Slovenia, Ptuj is located just a short drive from Maribor. Numerous archaeological remains show that the city experienced its first period of prosperity as the Roman town of Poetovio. You will explore its beauty in a walking tour through the town and the visit of the Ptuj Castle. The castle, the Dominican and Minorite monasteries, the Provost church and the old city hall are some of the curiosities of the town, worth seeing. Duration: full day, included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to the Ptuj Castle, wine tasting with lunch in Maribor.

LIPICA STUD FARM & ŠKOCJAN CAVES In the southwestern part of Slovenia lies the picturesque village of Lipica, where for more than 400 years beautiful, white horses called Lipizzaners have been bred. A local guide will take you on a guided tour through the stables pointing out different methods and stages of the breeding and training of these noble animals. A special feature is a show-program of star Lipizzaner studs performing. The Škocjan caves are the biggest and best known natural phenomenon within the classical Karst area. With their depth of 163 meters, Velika dolina and Mala dolina charm every visitor. Enjoy the finest views of both valleys with the natural bridge and the cave that separates them. The caves, with immense underground gorges and halls, are the beginning of the Škocjan underground system The caves probably have the biggest cave hall in Europe, measuring 12,000 square meters in cross section. The Reka river runs underground for almost 40 kms, to the sources of the Timav in the Gulf of Trieste in Italy. Duration: full day, Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to Škocjan Caves and Lipica Stud Farm

GOLF EXCURSIONS

JULIAN ALPS Excursions to the Julian Alps will show you our unique and unspoilt Alpine world. Passing through Kranjska gora, the coach will take to the highest Slovene mountain pass Vršič (1611 m). A stop at the Vrsic pass will give you the time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of amazing Julian Alps and for a short walk. The journey will take us down to the Trenta Valley, one of the most beautiful and untouched Alpine valleys. This is the valley of the most beautiful Slovene river Soča, known by its turquoise water.In the valley you will visit the museum where you will get to know the cultural and natural heritage of the Triglav National Park. In the small town of Bovec, you will stop for a lunch break. Afterwards the road will take you via the Italian Alps, passing Tarvisio, back to Slovenia. Duration: full day, Included: transport, English-speaking guide, Triglav National Park entrance fee.

FROM LJUBLJANA, BLED, PORTOROŽ AND MARIBOR

There are 8 golf courses in Slovenia. Bled golf course has the longest tradition; it was visited by players before WWII. A decade ago the new Lake Course w ith water hazards was added to the King’s Course overlooking the alpine peaks. Other golf courses are available to golfers, such as Lipica, the cradle of white Lipizzaner horses which is also a starting point for exploring the Karst, in Arboretum Volčji Potok, with its attractive ancient park, in Mokrice sheltered by the picturesque castle and near the Terme Čatež, in Moravske Toplice in the picturesque Panonian landscape with thermal waters, in Ptuj, which attracts visitors with the tradition of the oldest Slovenian town, in Slovenske Konjice where the course is sheltered by vine growing hills, and Podčetrtek near the Olimja Health Resort. Duration: half or full day, Included: transport, English-speaking guide-driver, reservation and green fee.

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Hotels in bohinj Hotel Jezero

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With one of the most picturesque views in this part of Bohinj, this hotel shines in all its beauty and soft luxury. Room furnishings: TV, telephone, mini-bar, shower, bath, hairdryer and safe. Triple rooms available. Rates from $79 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 3 and 7 Night Minimum stay applies

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Pension Tripic is situated in the centre of Bohinjska Bistrica, on the main road that leads to the ski resorts Kobla and Soriška planina. It has a wonderful view on the mountain surroundings and particularly suitable for those who wish to relax in the peace of Bohinj valley.

A friendly hotel with a wonderful view of Bohinj lake and surrounding mountain peaks including Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps. Only 50m from the tourist centre. Triple rooms available.

Rates on request, please contact reservations.

Rates from $120 per person per night ncluding breakfast. Standard park view room with balcony. Minimum stay applies in some seasons.

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Hotel Jelovica is situated on the edge of the old village centre on the Bled Castle side of the lake. It is connected to Lake Bled with pleasant parkland separating it from the lake’s shore. All rooms with bath or shower, WC, balcony, TV, hair dryer and telephone. Facilities: Sun-bathing terrace, billiard club, indoor swimming pool,bar, wellness facilities with beauty spa and medical facilities. Restaurant with local, international, vegetarian and diet cuisine. Rates from $64 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share Alp side room. Minimum stay applies

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hotels in BLED Hotel Golf

Cankarjeva 4 Bled 4260

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The completely renovated Grand Hotel Toplice is on the shore of the picturesque Lake Bled and offers a spectacular view of the island, the medieval cliff-top castle and the Julian Alps. Noted for its traditional and pleasant ambience, it will delight guests with its unique style and refined comfort. Rooms: Air-conditioning, TV, telephone, Internet connection, mini-bar, private bathroom, bathrobe, hairdryer and safe, thermal swimming pool, private lido , sauna , solarium, massage parlour.

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Hotel Bohinj Park

Pension Tripic

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Hotel Jadran

Cesta Svobode 12 Bled 4260

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The Golf Hotel is situated in a quiet park in the heart of Bled and offers wonderful views across the lake to the island and further to the medieval cliff-top castle and Julian Alps. The completely renovated hotel has been enhanced with the addition of the modern Ziva Wellness Centre featuring a thermal swimming pool complex as well as a sauna centres, restful terrace and whirlpool. Room: Air-conditioning, TV, telephone, Internet connection, minibar, private bathroom, hairdryer.

The Garni Hotel Jadran is the sister property to the lakeside Grand Hotel Toplice across the road. Perched on a small hill back from the road, the hotel has a pleasant atmosphere and is a perfect option for people wanting to be near the lake but do not want to spend a fortune. The hotel guests have access to the Grand Hotel Union facilities across the road, such as an indoor thermal pool and the nearby lido. Rooms: TV, radio, telephone, mini-bar, private bathroom, hairdryer

Rates from $101 per person per night including breakfast. Standard park view room with balcony. Minimum stay applies in some seasons.

Rates from $76 per person per night ncluding breakfast. Standard Lake view room with balcony. Minimum stay applies in some seasons.

Best Western Hotel Lovec

Cankarjeva 2, Bled 4260

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The Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec is located in the very heart of Bled. Just a few steps from Lake Bled. It offers a magnificent view of the lake, the surrounding Alps and serves as a perfect starting point for various excursions, sports activities and visits to nearby sights.Indoor swimming pool, wooden flooring, air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay TV channels, mini bar, electronic safe deposit box, complimentary ADSL high speed internet connection, hairdryer, balcony. Rates from $119 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. Minimum stay applies in some seasons.

Vila Bled

Cesta Svobode 26 Bled 4260

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Best Western Kompas Hotel Bled is situated not far from the city centre yet close to all Bled tourist sights. It is recognised by it's typical alpine silhoutte. The sunny hotel terrace offers remarkable view of lake Bled and castle. Perfect scenery is completed by the surrounding Julian Alps with Slovenia's highest peak - Mt. Triglav. 95 rooms, 1 disabled room bathroom (shower or bathtub) hairdryer. Indoor Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness centre, solarium, squash court. Min stay requirements apply. Rates from $107 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Hotel Park

Cankarjeva 4, Bled 4260

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This heritage and historic hotel is surrounded by a magnificent park on the banks of the lake. TV, radio, telephone, Internet connection, mini-bar, private bathroom, bathrobe, hairdryer and safe.  Rates from $229 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share lake view room.

The Park Hotel is in the centre of Bled, across the road from the Lake with a wonderful view to the castle on the other side and the Julian Alps. Rates from $91 per person per night including breakfast. Standard park view room with balcony. Minimum stay applies in some seasons.

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Triglav national park HIKING tour DAY 1: ARRIVAL, BOHINJ After arrival in Slovenia transfer to your hote in Bohinj. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Bohinj. DAY 2: BOHINJ Full day in Bohinj – hike to beautiful Savica waterfall, see the deep gorge of Mostnica river, take the cable car ride to Mt. Vogel and enjoy spectacular view of Bohinj valley and surrounding mountains. Possibilities for adrenaline sports: paragliding, canyoning, zorbing. Overnight in Bohinj. DAY 3: BOHINJ - KREDARICA Transfer to Pokljuka plateau, the starting point for climbing Mt. Triglav. Hike through pine forests and green pastures to our destination – a mountain of sheer rock. Overnight in Kredarca mountain hut, a few hundred metres below the top of the mountain. Walking time: approx. 6 hours. Level of difficulty: moderate. DAY 4: KREDARICA – TRIGLAV – TRIGLAV LAKES Wake up call at 3am! Be on top of Mt. Triglav to see the first rays of the sun and to enjoy the spectacular view and unspoilt nature! Af ter a short rest, start your descent down to the most beautiful valley in the Slovene Alps – Triglav Lakes Valley, formed by the remains of Triglav Glacier. Enjoy the seven lakes, which are at the core of the Triglav National Park since 1924 when the park was established. Overnight in a mountain hut located on the greatest and most beautiful of the lakes. Walking time: approx. 8 hours Level of difficulty: demanding

CITY BREAK BLED Duration: 2 nights/3 days An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was discovered by tourists in the 19th century, after a Swiss Doctor, built a health centre there. Since then, a small resort of hotels, restaurants and villas has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively place to visit all year round. During the winter, traditional winter sports can be enjoyed at numerous facilities nearby, while during the summer months, rowing, trekking and playing golf are just some of the activities here. DAY 1: Transfer from Ljubljana Airport to your hotel in Bled. Overnight in Bled. DAY 2: Buffet breakfast at the hotel, followed by a private sightseeing tour including Bled castle and ride with Pletna boat. Rest of the day at leisure; Overnight at the hotel. DAY 3: Breakfast and leisure until departure transfer to Ljubljana airport. 3 star hotels 4 star hotels 5 star hotels

DAY 5: TRIGLAV LAKES – KOMNA – KRN LAKES Continue your journey down Triglav Lakes Valley to the plateau of Komna, directly above Bohinj Lake. Take a rest with a great view of the lake, then continue to Bogatin, the legendary place of the Goldenhorn (a myth recreating the creation of the Slovenian Alps). Hike further to the mountain hut at Krn Lake and learn about the history of World War 1 along the way. Here, under cover of the mountains and close to the greatest battle fronts in Europe (more than 1 million casualties along the Soca river front) were numerous strongholds and fortifications, nowadays all are in the ruins and you free to visit. Overnight in the mountain hut. Walking time: approx. 8 hours Level of difficulty: moderate

This delightful itinerary represents a pleasant mix of sightseeing, hiking through lush valleys and climbing the highest peaks. It transports you to some of the most stunning parts of Slovenia far away from the crowds and civilisation and revealing the last pearls of unspoilt nature. August and September are good for hiking in the Slovenian mountains. However, due to the heat, August weather can be quite unstable (especially in the mountains) with some thunderstorms. September is calmer and the weather at that time is generally fine and stable.

DAY 6: KRN LAKES – KOBARID - BOVEC Early wake up call and short descent to the valley of Lepena, part of Soca Valley where you will see the remains of World War 1 – old forts, bunkers, military roads and the world famous WW1 museum in Kobarid. Possibilities of adrenaline sports: canyoning, rafting. Drive to Bovec, accomodation in hotel and overnight. Walkingtime: approx. 2 hours Level of difficulty: easy DAY 7: BOVEC – VRSIC PASS – KRANJSKA GORA Drive up the Soca Valley to Vrsic Pass – the road built by war prisoners during WW1. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings. From the Pass there is a short descent to Kranjska Gora. Continue further to Planica - see the highest ski jump in the world! Planica is world famous with its annual World Cup and has the world record in ski jumps. It is located at the entrance to Tamar valley,

the most beautiful (second to the Triglav Lakes Valley) valley in Slovenia, which is popular for its green pastures and spectacular mountains. Spend the afternoon and your last evening at leisure enoying this wonderful alpine ambience. Walking time: approx. 4 hours Level of dufficulty: easy DAY 8: DEPARTURE Depending on time of your flight, morning at leisure until your transfer to the airport..

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EXCURSIONs from BLED

BLED WALK Guided walk in the surroundings of Bled HUNGAR will take you through picturesque villages, along the green river of Sava Bohinjka and AUSTRIA Murska Sobota through beautiful forests. First you will walk Maribor Kranjska Gora through one of the five old villages which Logar Valley Ptuj Vršič Velenje Bled form Bled. After you will leave Bled and Bohinj Soča Valley walk over the meadows and fields and then SLOVENIA Škofja Loka you will come to the picturesque village ofITALY LJUBLJANA Bodešče, where you will visit St. Leonards's Nova Gorica CROATIA Postojna Caves gothic church. You will continue to the very Novo Mesto Čatež peaceful and quiet area along the river Škocjan Caves Zagreb Lipica Sava Bohinjka. In the village of Selo you will Trieste get to know the farming and taste someVenice Piran Portorož local specialities at one farm as well. Duration: half day Included: EnglishRijeka Poreč Istria Plitvice Lakes speaking guide, snack BOHINJ VALLEY A half-day visit to the largest glacier lake in Slovenia situated in the region of the Julian Alps mountain range, with the highest Slovene peak (Mt.Triglav) rising above it. Take a 15 minute walk to the source of the Sava Bohinjka River and afterwards relax at the side of the peaceful lake Bohinj. Don't miss the St.John's church beside the lake adorned with 13th century frescoes and the ride by cable car up Mt.Vogel to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the valley with the lake. Duration: half day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to the Savica waterfall Ljubljana Airport

BLED SIGHTSEEING Bled was discovered by the tourists in the middle of the 19th century, after a Swiss doctor, Mr.Arnold Rikli, had built a health centre there. It is unique with its emerald green lake, the church on the island in the middle of the lake and a medieval castle from the 11th century, perched on a cliff above the lake. After a bus ride around the lake a guided tour of Bled castle will start. Then you will be taken by Bled's typical "pletna" boat to the island. Duration: half day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to the Bled Castle and "pletna boat ride to the island

VRATA VALLEY & PERIČNIK WATERFALL The Julian Alps can be experienced in all their majesty when we visit the Vrata Valley at the foot of the highest Slovene peak, Mt.Triglav. The Triglav Northern rock face is the symbol of Slovene alpinism and is considered to be the second most challenging for climbing in Europe after the majestic north face of Eiger. After a rest in an Alpine hut we return to the Peričnik waterfall in the heart of the Vrata Valley. Duration: half day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide POKLJUKA HIGH PLATEAU & VINTGAR We will take you to the narrow Vintgar Gorge, carved by the Radovna River. The walk takes you along numerous bridges and passages over the rapids and waterfalls of the Radovna. Afterwards you will be taken to the deep fir and spruce forest of Pokljuka High plateau and be given enough free time to take a nice walk along mountain pastures and meadows and admire natures beauty. Duration: half day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide

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BEGUNJE-VRBA Take an excursion to the picturesque countryside of Gorenjska. On the half day tour you will first visit the village of Begunje. Not far from Begunje there are the ruins of Kamen Castle and Draga Valley, where a monument to hostages killed by the Gestapo is placed. From Begunje to Žirovnica on the foothills of the Karavanke mountain range and the small village of Vrba where Slovenia's greatest poet France Prešern was born. Further on, in the beginning of Upper Sava Valley there is an industrial town of Jesenice with a long ironworks tradition. Just above the town in the Karavanke mountain range there is a picturesque village hidden. Planina pod Golico is famous for its daffodils meadows. Duration: Half day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee

ŠTANJEL, LIPICA Kras (the Karst) is limestone plateau streching on the Italian border in the southwestern part of Slovenia. This is a special region known for ruby teran wine, air dried ham, villages of old stone houses and red tiled roofs. The special charm of the region makes Kras one of the favourite regions in Slovenia. On the Karst you will first visit one of the most beautiful old villages of Slovenia and then you will try two culinary specialities of the region, teran and pršut. At the end of the excursion you will visit the home farm of the white Lipizzaner horses where you will watch a performance and become familiar with the history of the stud farm as well. Duration: Full day, Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to Lipica stud farm, local snack

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EXCURSIONs from BLED LJUBLJANA - THE CAPITAL OF SLOVENIA This general walking tour of Ljubljana includes all the most significant sights of the old city centre. It starts off in front of the Baroque Town Hall building, with the famous Robba Fountain next to it, and continues across the lively fruit, vegetable and flower market, past the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, across Dragon Bridge and to the Prešernov trg square.From there you are guided across the Triple Bridge to the Ribji trg square, and continue towards the Cobblers' Bridge. After crossing the bridge, the tour takes you to the Novi trg square, from where you continue towards architect Jože Plečnik's Križanke Summer Theatre and the famous Baroque Church of the Knights of the Cross. The tour ends in the Kongresni trg square. Duration: half day Included: bus transport, English speaking guide

JULIAN ALPS Excursions to the Julian Alps will show you our unique and unspoilt Alpine world. Passing through Kranjska gora, the coach will take to the highest Slovene mountain pass Vršič (1611 m). The journey will take us down to the Trenta Valley, one of the most beautiful and untouched Alpine valleys. This is the valley of the most beautiful Slovene river Soča, known by its turquoise water.In the valley you will visit the museum where you will get to know the cultural and natural heritage of the Triglav National Park. In the small town of Bovec, you will stop for a lunch break. Afterwards the road will take you via the Italian Alps, passing Tarvisio, back to Slovenia. Duration: Full day Included: Bus transport, English-speaking guide, Triglav National Park entrance fee

PORTOROŽ & PIRAN When staying in capital, take some time to visit the Mediterranean world of the most beautiful Slovenian coastal town Piran, where you can admire its charming Venetian architecture. Our first stop will be in a small fishing town of Izola, where we board a boat to take us along the coast to Piran. A walking tour through the medieval town of Piran will take place and afterwards you will have plenty of time to take a swim in the Adriatic or have lunch in one of the numerous fresh fish restaurants. A contrast to the historic Piran represents Portorož, the most popular Slovene coastal resort, which you can discover during your free time. Duration: full day Included: bus transport, English speaking guide

AUSTRIAN LAKES On this trip we take you on the other side of the Karawanke mountain range to the most southern province of Carinthia. A ride through the picturesque Gorenjska villages and towns takes us to the border crossing of Ljubelj and afterwards we decsend to Carinthian capital Klagenfurt, situated close to the Woerther lake (Vrbsko jezero). Afer a drive along the shores of the Woerther lake and through the resorts, called the Austrian Riviera, we make a stop in Velden. You will have enough time to enjoy this resort by yourself. Before returning to Slovenia over the Mountain pass of Korensko sedlo you will pass some more beautiful lakes and have time to relax in Kranjska Gora as well. Duration: full day, Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide

GORIŠKA BRDA We invite you to join us on a journey to the regions of Primorska and Goriška Brda, situated in the most southwestern part of Slovenia. From the Alpine part of the country we will take you through deep and narrow valleys to the hilly vineyards of the Mediterranean Slovenia, just on the border with Italy. Goriška Brda (The Gorica Hills) is a beautiful hilly wine region with small villages standing on the hilltops, with stone houses set among terraced vineyards and orchards, offering special Mediterranean charm. After lunch visit the centre of this region, the small town of Nova Gorica, built after the WWII. You will go to the Franciscan Monastery where you will see the tomb of the Bourbons. Duration: full day Included: bus, Englishspeaking guide, wine tasting, entrance fee

LIPICA STUD FARM & POSTOJNA CAVES In the southwestern part of Slovenia lies the picturesque village of Lipica, where for more than 400 years beautiful, white horses called Lipizzaners have been bred. A local guide will take you on a guided tour through the stables pointing out different methods and stages of the breeding and training of these noble animals. A special feature is a show-program of star Lipizzaner studs performing. Another curiosity of the Karst is the caves and we take you to Slovenia's biggest cave system, Postojna Caves. Sightseeing tour includes a ride by electric train into the world of drop stones and other cave formations. You will be shown the mysterious and rare cave amphibian Proteus Anguinus or human fish. Duration: full day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fees to the cave & stud farm

VENICE A day trip to the city of every person's dreams and desires, where the magnificent palaces and churches rise from the water's surface up to the sky. The vaporetto (water bus) will take you from Tronchetto along the canals to St.Mark's square. Upon the arrival you will be taken to the Murano glass factory and afterwards have some time free to yourself. In Venice there is so much to see, the Doge's palace, the St.Mark's basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge and hundreds of canals and bridges.We offer an optional gondola ride along the Grand Canal. We offer an optional gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Duration: full day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide

KAMNIŠKE ALPE – LOGARSKA This is one of the most beautiful excursions to the alpine region of Slovenia. The Kamnik Savinja Alps is one of the three mountain Ranges of Slovenia which boasts limestone peaks over 2200 meters tall as well as with beautiful alpine valleys, such as Logarska dolina (Forester's Valley), known also as the pearl of the Alpine region. You will arrive in this beautiful valley by crossing two mountain passes and also the Austrian border. Beside the natural wonders, this region of Slovenia offers cultural attractions. You will take see the Church of St. Francis Xavier, famous for its tresaury of mass vestments from the polish court and from Louis XVI of France. Duration: Full day, Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee.

ŠKOFJA LOKA & KRANJ This half-day excursion takes you to see two Slovenian towns. Kranj is Slovenia’s fourth largest city with an attractive Old town. The old town of Kranj is placed on an escarpment above the rivers Kokra and Sava and attracts with many beautiful old buildings. Another old town is Škofja loka with the most preserved medieval quarter in Slovenia. Sightseeing tour in Škofja Loka takes you through its narrow streets to the 15th ct. Jacob’s parish church, to the old Town Hall from the 16th ct. and other medieval buildings nearby and eventually to the Friezing bishops’ castle on a hill above the town. Afterwards you will have some free time for refreshments, snacks or further exploring of the town. Duration: half day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to museum

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Hotels in Piran Hotel Tartini

Tartinijev trg 15, 6330 Piran

Hotel Piran

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Hotel Piran stands like a ship anchored on the coast right next to the sea. Its interior was refurbished in 2004. Rooms have air-conditioning, TV, telephone, mini-bar, shower, bath and hairdryer. Triple rooms available.

The hotel is located in the heart of the town, overlooking the splendid Tartini Square on one side and the sea on the other. Triple rooms available Rooms are with private shower WC, telephone, cable TV, mini bar and air-conditioning.

Rates from $109 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Sea View twin share room.

Rates from $89 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Sea View twin share room.

Hotels in Portorož Hotel Apollo

Kempinski Palace

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Hotel Histrion

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The luxurious comfort of the Kempinski Palace welcomes you in the heart of the Mediterranean Portorož. Situated in a marvelous location in the very centre of the cosmopolitan tourist town With its fresh new look it will take you on a journey through time. Rates from $231 per person per night ncluding breakfast. Standard twin share park view room.

Grand Hotel PortoroŽ

Obala 45, 6320 Portorož

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Located just a minute walk from the main street on a gentle slope These spacious guest rooms are equipped with Air-conditioning, TV, telephone, mini-bar, shower, bath and hairdryer. Triple rooms available. Rates from $109 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Sea View twin share room

Grand Hotel Metropol

Obala 77, 6320 Portorož

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The Grand Hotel Portoroz is an exclusive five-star hotel in the very heart of Portorož, right by the sea, offering all the comforts of a luxury hotel. It embodies all the best qualities of a genuine Mediterranean nature. Rates from $123 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Obala 2, 6320 Portorož

Hotel Riviera

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The Hotel Histrion is located next to a former monastery that gives its name to the hotel complex. 273 comfortably furnished rooms with balconies overlooking the sea or the Laguna Bernardin. Triple rooms available.

Rates from $182 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. Minimum stay applies in some seasons.

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Rates from $99 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Sea View twin share room.

Slovenija Hotel

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Rates from $109 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Sea View twin share room.

Grand Hotel Bernardin

This hotel is fully air-conditioned and has its own restaurant and carpark. 89 spacious double rooms and suites. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom , mini-bar, satellite TV and telephone. Triple rooms available.

Obala 45, 6320 Portorož

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All rooms have air-conditioning, cable TV, mini bar, direct-dial telephone, and bathroom with hairdryer. Most of them have a balcony and a sea view.

Rates from $80 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Laguna twin share room. 5 and 7 Night Min stay restrictions apply.

Obala 33, 6320 Portorož

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Thist. Lawrence offers its guests an unforgettable view of Portorož. Built in 1972, the hotel was refurbished in 1996 and enjoys a reputation as one of the most prestigious hotels in Slovenia.

Obala 33, 6320 Portorož

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Slovenija Hotel is a modern and elegant facility located in Portoroz town centre adjacent to the main seafront promenade. Most rooms and all Suites have a view of the promenade and the Bay of Piran. All are equipped with cable TV, mini bar, direct-dial telephone, bathroom with hair-dryer, and a balcony. Rates from $97 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Sea View twin share room.

The Bernardin Hotel Resort is located between medieval Piran and modern Portoroz. Rooms have air-conditioning,TV, telephone, internet connection, mini-bar, shower, bath, hairdryer and safe.  Triple rooms available. Rates from $106 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 5 and 7 Night Minimum stay applies

Hotel Roza

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Located close to the Grand Hotel Metropol and the Casino. All complementary services offered by Grand Hotel Metropol are also available to guests of Hotel Roza. Rooms have balcony, hand-made furniture, TV, telephone, mini bar, modern bathrooms. Rates from $63 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 4,5 and 7 Night Minimum stay applies

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EXCURSIONs from portoroŽ LIPICA STUD FARM & POSTOJNA CAVES InHUNGARY the southwestern part of Slovenia stretches a region called Kras (Karst). There, AUSTRIA Murska Sobota in a picturesque village of Lipica, for more Maribor than 400 years beautiful, white horses Kranjska Gora Logar Valley Ptuj Vršič called Lipizzaners have been bred. A local Velenje Bled Bohinj Soča Valley guide will take the visitors on a guided SLOVENIA ITALY Škofja Loka tour through the stables pointing out difLJUBLJANA ferent methods and stages of the breeding Nova Gorica CROATIA Postojna Caves and training of these noble animals. A Novo Mesto Čatež Škocjan Caves Zagreb special feature is a show-program of a star Lipica Lipizzaner studs performing. Another curiTrieste Venice Piran osity of the Karst is the caves and we will Portorož take you to the biggest and world famous Rijeka Poreč Istria Plitvice Lakes Slovenian caves of Postojna. Sightseeing tour includes a ride by electrical train, KOPER AND MAREZIGE VILLAGE taking visitors into the world of drop Koper is the main Slovenian port and stones and other cave formations. You the entrance to the inland of the Central will be shown a mysterious and rare cave Europe. It is located on the “top” of Istria. amphibian Proteus Anguinus or human fish. Koper was an island till the 19th century. Duration: half day. Included: bus transport, Later the town and the island were con- English-speaking guide, entrance fees to nected with the mainland. Old town centre the stud farm & the cave. boasts with the rich architecture and cultural monuments. After sightseeing we will visit a small village Marezige, a few kms from Koper. There we will have a dinner in a local resturant. Duration: half day. Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, dinner. Ljubljana Airport

VENICE BY THE CATAMARAN It’s certainly one of the most attractive excursions from the Slovenian coast. In Izola you board the catamaran “Prince of Venice”. After 2.5 hours you arrive to Venice where an English -speaking guide leads you through the streets of the “floating city”, situated in a lagoon with 118 islets. You are shown San Marco’s square, the mighty Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge, some other interesting sights of the city and visit a Murano glass factory workshop. After the guided city tour you have the rest of the afternoon free for individual enterprise. In late afternoon you board the catamaran again and return to the Slovenian coast, where your bus is waiting for you to take you back to your place of accommodation. Duration: full day. Included: bus transport, catamaran “Prince of Venice”, Englishspeaking guide, guided sightseeing tour of Venice, Murano glass factory workshop Optional: lunch, gondola ride, water taxi

TASTE OF COUNTRYSIDE “Tonina hiša” is a special museum, which shows you old items illustrating the life of the Istria inhabitants in ancient times. After this visit we take you to the saltpans of Sečovlje, where salt has been produced for 700 years. You visit an Istrian village with its characteristic littoral houses, courtyards, stables and barns, and hospitable inhabitants. Afterwards you make a toast with a glass of home made brandy, visit a wine cellar, taste excellent wines of the region and have a dinner in a typical “cantina” at the tourist farm Krkavče. Duration: half day. Included: bus transfer, English-speaking guide, entrance fees to museums, wine tasting, snack.

PANORAMA CRUISE Portorož, the “port of roses”, has been known as health resort from as early as 13th century. Today, it prides itself with elegant hotels, restaurants, boutiques, sport centres, beautiful surroundings and the highest of standards in tourism. Piran is a pleasant and attractive little town, squeezed in between the sea and the town walls which in the past protected the town from attacks coming in by land.Izola is an ancient fishing town built on a peninsola, of typical Mediterranean architecture, with narrow streets where you can find excellent taverns offering fish and local wines. Duration: half day. Included: Englishspeaking guide, boat ride, aperitif.

THE KARST REGION In the southwestern part of Slovenia stretches a region called Kras (Karst). It is a land of rare beauty, secret underground waters and caves, special climate and scarce vegetation. On this day you visit the Štanjel village with a typical Karst architecture, what is followed by a tasting of dried ham “pršut” and famous red wine Teran at the typical Karst farm.Afterwards you continue your journey to a picturesque village of Lipica, where for more than 400 years, beautiful white horses called Lipizzaners have been bred. A local guide takes the visitors on a guided tour through the stables pointing out different methods of stages of breeding and training of these noble animals. A special feature is a show-program of a star Lipizzaner studs performing the excellence of what they have learnt in their school of training Duration: full day. Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, visit of Štanjel, tasting of dried ham and Teran, entrance fee to stud farm

ISTRA TOUR CROATIA One of the most interesting places in Istria is Poreč, a small harbour with a turbulent past, lying on the western side of the Istrian peninsula. Poreč (Parentium) was inhabited 6000 years ago by the Illyrians, became later a Roman legionary fort. Today Poreč is one of the largest tourist centres of Croatia. Of special importance is the extraordinary 6th century Byzantine Basilica of Euphrasius with its magnificent mosaics. A journey takes us to the 10 km long Lim Fjord, the most beautiful natural wonder of Istria, where a short photo stop takes place. Afterwards we proceed to Rovinj, one of the most attractive spots on the Adriatic, renowned for its medieval architecture, labyrinth of streets, stairways and picturesque squares. Thirteen islands surround the town. On the way back we stop on a small farm to taste some good home-made brandies and different sorts of Istrian wine. Duration: full day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, lunch & wine.

ŠKOCJAN CAVES The Škocjan caves have an ex tremely complex system of cave passages in a total length of 5.8 km. The caves are the biggest and best known natural phenomenon within the classical Karst area. With their depth of 163 meters, Velika dolina and Mala dolina charm every visitor. The finest view of both valleys with the natural bridge and the cave that separates them, can be had from the observation point. The caves, with an immense underground gorge and halls, are the beginning of the Škocjan underground system The caves probably have the biggest cave hall in Europe, measuring 12,000 square meters in cross section. The Reka river runs underground for almost 40 kms, to the sources of the Timav in the Gulf of Trieste (Italy). Duration: full day. Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee, lunch

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hotels in MARIBOR Hotel Piramida

Hotel Orel

Hotel Habakuk

Pohorska Ulica 59 2000, Maribor

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Grajski trg 3a, 2000, Maribor

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Ul.heroja Šlandra 10, 2000, Maribor

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AUSTRIA

Murska Sobota

Kranjska Gora Vršič Soča Valley

Bohinj

Bled

ITALY Only 10min drive from the centre of Maribor. Elegantly furnished with all modern conveniences and comforts. Well known for its rehabilitation, healing thermal spas and health programs. Rates from $285 per person per night including breakfast. Classic twin share room. 3 and 5 Night Minimum stay applies

Hotel Orel is located in the old town centre close to the business and shopping centres as well as the historical and cultural sights of Maribor. Rates from $102 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 2 and 3 Night Minimum stay applies

Logar Valley Ljubljana Airport

Škofja Loka Nova Gorica

Maribor Ptuj

Velenje

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Located in the centre of Caves Maribor Postojna close to the main roads and the railCaves teleway station. All RoomsŠkocjan include Lipica safe, shower phone, TV, mini-bar, Trieste and Venice hairdryer.

Novo Mesto

CROATIA Čatež

Piran Rates from $114 per person per night Portorož including breakfast. Standard twin share room. Rijeka Poreč 2 and 3 Night MinIstria stay restrictions apply.

Zagreb

Plitvice Lakes

EXCURSIONs from MARIBOR MARIBOR CITY WALK Maribor is the second largest cit y in Slovenia, and completely different from Ljubljana and the western part of the country. It is located on the banks of the Drava River, in a hilly landscape between the vineyards on the foothills of Pohorje. See Maribor's castle, the mighty cathedral and the Franciscan church, the remains of the Jewish ghetto and the city walls, Lent with the Water and Judgement towers as well as the oldest cultivated grapevine in the world, the town hall and the plague memorial, narrow streets that were once busy with different trades, and enchanting town squares. Go down into the city's underground world where there is one of the largest and oldest classic wine cellars in Europe; here you can try selected wines, symbolic of the wine culture in this merry part of Štajerska. Duration: Half day Included: Transfer, English-speaking guide, entrance fees to w ine cellar and w ine tast ing Optional: Rafting along the Drava River with rafter's snack

PTUJ - MEDIEVAL MEETS THE PRESENT The oldest town in Slovenia, Ptuj, is just a short drive from Maribor. Numerous archaeological remains show that the city experienced its first period of prosperity as the Roman town of Poetovio. The present, much admired appearance of the city originates from the Middle Ages, when Ptuj experienced its second rise to wealth and prominence. You will explore its beauty on a walking tour through the town and a visit to Ptuj Castle. The castle, Dominican and Minorite monasteries, Provost church and the old city hall are some of the curiosities of the town that are worth seeing. The heritage of past centuries will enchant even the most demanding visitor to this town. You will complete your visit by visiting the famous Ptuj wine cellar. Duration: Half day, ncluded: Transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to Ptuj Castle, wine tasting in Ptuj wine cellar

PREKMURJE & GORNJA RADGONA Some centuries ago, there were over 40 floating mills on the Mura River, and you can still visit some of them on your way through Prekmurje. You will cross a river on one of the four "brods" still floating, visit BLED & BOHINJ VALLEY the "Bürjaški" museum on the "Island of Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Love" and also taste a Bürjaška meal. Next, Alpine region due to its emerald-green you will have a chance to see the straw lake, a church on the island in the middle of wickerworkers at work and get to know the the lake and an 11th century medieval castle tradition of the potter's trade in the village on a cliff above the lake. After a bus ride of Filovci. In Bogojina you will see one of the around the lake a guided tour of the Bled many masterpieces of the famous Slovenian castle will start. Then take a typical “pletna” architect Jože Plečnik - the parish church boat to the island. Don’t miss St.John’s of Christ’s Assumption. The next stop on church beside the lake adorned with 13th our journey is the town of Gornja Radgona, century frescoes. If you are a mountain- famous for its sparkling wines. You will take view-fanatic, take a ride by cable car up to a tour around the Radgona wine cellar and the Mt.Vogel (1600m high), and enjoy the taste some of the best sparkling wines in beautiful scenery of the mountains, the Slovenia. valley and the lake. Duration: Full day, Included: Transport, Duration: Full day Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, visit to floating mill, English-speaking guide, entrance fees to ride on a "brod", "Bürjaški" museum with Bled castle, St. John’s church, Oplen farm- "Bürjaška" meal, straw wickerwork trade and house, lunch pottery trade, visit to Gornja Radgona wine Optional: Pletna ride to the island cellar with wine tasting

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POHORJE - ACTIVE TOUR Take a ride in the gondola to the top of Pohorje, where you will enjoy a magnificent view of Maribor and its surroundings. Next, you will take a nordic walking tour. For those who are less active, we suggest a visit to the natural and cultural heritage centre of Bolfenk, where you can visit the Church of St. Bolfenk on Pohorje (built in 1501) and admire the permanent exhibitions of cultural heritage. After this active tour, you will rest in one of the cottages on Pohorje, where you will enjoy lunch in peaceful and natural surroundings. Later, you will descend to the lower station of Pohorska vzpenjača, where the bravest of you can take an optional ride on the PohorJET, the adrenalin ride on the single-track line from Trikotna jasa to Snežni stadion, or you can spend some time relaxing or enjoy an optional horseback riding or mountain biking trip. Duration: Full day, Included: Transfer, English-speaking guide, ride in gondola, nordic walking tour with professional coach and hire of poles. Optional: Ride on the Pohorje, horseback riding or mountain biking,

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TOURIST FARMS IN SLOVENIA Vipava Vally , Primorska

Medana Goriska Brda

Tourist Farm Karst Region : Arkade – prices start from $74 per person/night including breakfast. The typical Vipava Valley house of the Cigoj family, with its sleek white arches and stone portal built in 1811, is the oldest in Trniče. True to the age of the house, the Cigojs delight in serving their guests traditional Primorska dishes all accompanied by their award-winning wines.

Medana, Brda : Belica Turizem – prices start from $88 per person/night including breakfast. Just across the Italian border, in the heart of the wine-growing Brda region lies the village of Medana locally called ˝Belica˝. In this beautiful environment you will be welcomed with open arms at Belica Turizem, the farm offers a variety of local mouth watering cuisine and excellent wines. This is a great location for those wanting to access northern Italy but still feel at home in Slovenia’s scenic west.

Tourist Farm - Bled Tourist Farm Bled : Mulej - prices start from $68 per person/night including breakfast. Located in the village Selo, approx. 700 m from Lake Bled and 1 km from town centre. Bled is an ideal destination for active holidays. It provides ample opportunities for sport and recreation (swimming, rowing, trekking, cycling, water sports, etc.) and offers a variety of events in Bled and its surroundings. Meals at the farm are prepared with fresh, organic ingredients grown on the farm, breakfast is included and dinner can be served at the guests request. Farm animals and pets add to the charm of life on a farm and provide a wonderful experience for children who can enjoy fishing in the pond, feeding the farm animals and playing in the outdoor play area. Accommodation consists of 8 double rooms with en suite bathrooms or self-catering apartments. Bled - the “Pearl at the foot of the Julian Alps” awaits you. Additional services: transfers to airport, bus station or train station  Activities on the farm : hiking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, sauna, bicycling, children’s playground, fishing.

Many of the sights in the area such as the Tabor archeological site, the old Huhov mill, an Austrian cemetery, and the reservoir are only a short walk away through the typical karst landscape. Postojna and Škocjan caves, the Lipica stud farm, and the medieval town of Štanjel are all within an easy driving distance, as are the Soča River and the pilgrimage site of Sveta Gora with its breathtaking view. Guests can also participate in grape picking or winemaking and stay overnight in the newly refurbished guestrooms. Additional services : transfers to airport, bus station or train station  Activities on the farm : hiking, outdoor swimming pool, bicycling

map of tourist farms in slovenia Tourist Farms are classified by the Slovenian Tourism Board based on an Apple rating. A tourist farm is rated starting with one apple for a property offering the very basics to a four apple rating which represents a highly recommended property. Beyond Slovenia only offers tourist farms in the 3 and 4 apple category. 3 Apples – very good offer, well furnished rooms. (majority with private washroom and toilet).

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4 Apples – Outstanding offer, large and comfortable well furnished rooms (all with private washroom and toilet). Wide offer of meals, diverse additional facilities and programs e.g tennis courts, swimming pool, riding and archery etc.

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Murska Sobota

Kranjska Gora Vršič Soča Valley

Bohinj

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Bled

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Škofja Loka Nova Gorica Postojna Caves

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Maribor Ptuj

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Škocjan Caves Lipica karst

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Novo Mesto dolenjska

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Trieste Piran Portorož Poreč Istria

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car rental in slovenia Northwest Slovenia Triglav National Park This alpine corner of Slovenia is home to the true jewel of Europe, the magical town of Bled. A must see on any European journey. Only a matter of hours from Venice, it is a region rich in history and culture, hospitality and the dramatic alpine scenery will captivate any visitor. You could lose yourself for weeks in the Triglav National Park without having the opportunity to witness all it has to offer. Recommended sites: Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Kranjska Gora, Kobarid WW1 museum and Vrsic Pass.

Southwest Slovenia Karst and Vineyards The Karst region is a unique phenomena occurring in almost half of Slovenia. Utilised for the 8000 caving options on offer, this area is celebrated for the many vineyards offering Teran wine, prosciutto and other local produce. Also here you’ll find the 400 year old Lipica stud. Its history abounds with the emperors and rulers of Europe, today it is a successful classic riding school on the Italian border. Recommended sites: Lipica Stud, Medieval Stanjel, Sko c jan or Pos tojna cave , Predjama Castle and Fishing.

North Alps and Ski Centres The entire northern border of Slovenia is an Alpine joy for Skiers and snowboarders alike. In the north is the Maribor snow stadium.(See North East). The most well known Kranjska Gora, is located in the Northwest of the Triglav NP . Host to an annual World Cup men’s slalom event. The Highest is Mt Kanin, where you can find snow well into spring. The most modern family ski slope is the Cerkno ski centre. There are a range of cross-country tracks such as those found in Logarska Dolina. East Country side Castles, Health spas, outdoor living. Slovenia is home to approx. 500 Castles, manors and ruins. Some restored & some converted to hotels, such as charming Otocec Castle located on an island in the middle of the Krka river near the Croatian border. The Eastern countryside is well known for enjoying the outdoors and its dedication to general wellbeing. The amount of health spas in the region are testament to this. Castles in the region Brezice, Mokrice, Zuzemberk. Health Spas: Smarjeske Toplice, Catez, Dolenjske Toplice.

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Southwest Slovenia the Coast In this protected cove you will find a diverse range of towns intertwined along the coast, Piran and Portoroz the most alluring . Only 3 kms from each other & 2.5 hours by ferry from Venice they are completely contrasting. The old seaport of Piran is a quaint coastal town preserved in its medieval layout of narrow cobblestone streets and intimate cafes. Portoroz, the ‘Nice’ of Slovenia is a summer mecca for the locals and foreigners alike. A seaside tow n f illed w ith colourful hotels and colourful people North East Maribor and Ptuj Maribor is a friendly university town at the foot of the Alps on the Drava river. It is the second largest city in Slovenia and host to the annual World Cup women’s slalom ski event and home to the oldest vineyard in Europe. Approx. only 3.5 hrs by train to Vienna and 2.5 hrs to Zagreb. It is a great starting point for your exploration of Slovenia. 30 Mins away is Ptuj, the oldest city in Slovenia dating back to the Stone age. It offers a historic centre filled with beautiful sights and monuments including Ptuj Castle

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distances and driving times in slovenia

slovenia by car The best way to get to know a country is to drive yourself. You can get to Slovenia via one of the border crossings with Italy, Austria, Hungary or Croatia. You can also rent a car through one of Beyond Slovenia’s car rental partner agencies. Slovenia’s highways are excellent and well sign-posted.

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higHlights of slovenia

Ljubljana, Postojna, Piran, Portorož, Goriška Brda, Soča Valley, Bled and Bohinj -AUSTRIA 7 days/6 nights kranjska Kranjska Goragora

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• Included Features: • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily and 2 dinners • Airport transfers • Travel by modern air-conditioned motor-coach • Professional Tour Director throughout • Luggage handling

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Ljubljana • Postojna cave and Predjama castle • Piran • Secovlje • Goriska Brda • Soca valley • Bled • Bohinj

Hotels:

• Ljubljana: Hotel Central • Piran: Hotel Piran • Nova Gorica: Hotel Park • Bled: Hotel Golf/Park

Day 01, Monday, arrive Ljubljana or Venice On arrival in Venice or Ljubljana you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax. This evening, meet your fellow travellers for an orientation meeting including welcome drink. Overnight in Ljubljana. Day 02, Tuesday, Postojna The day is reserved for the Karst region. Visit Postojna Cave and continue to Predjama medieval castle perched high in the middle of a cliff. Drive to the Slovenian coast. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Piran (B,D) Day 03, Wednesday, Piran, PortoroŽ and GoriŠka Brda Morning tour of Piran followed with a visit to Portoroz, popular tourist resort. Continue to Secovlje Salt -pans. Turn inland and travel to Nova Gorica. Rest of the day at leisure or you can join an optional tour to the vineyard region of Goriska Brda where you will have the opportunity of tasting local cuisine and wines. Overnight in Nova Gorica (B)

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Škocjan Caves

Rijeka

Day 05, Friday, Bled A sightseeing tour of Bled features this charming lakeside town and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The rest of the day is at leisure or you can take an optional tour to Skofja Loka – the medieval town with castle that rises above the confluence of the two Soca rivers. Overnight in Bled. (B) Day 06, Saturday, Bled and Bohinj Day at leisure in Bled. Why not join the optional tour to the other Alpine beauty – Lake Bohinj. You will visit Sheppard’s museum and taste the best Slovenian cheese. Return to Bled. Farewell dinner tonight at a local restaurant. Overnight in Bled. (B,D) Day 07, Sunday, depart LJUBLJANA OR VENICE After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Day 04, Thursday, SoČa Valley Drive along the emerald green Soca river valley through Kobarid (mentioned in Hemmingway’s Farewell to Arms) and visit the WW1 museum. After the visit travel to Bled and end the day in this peaceful town, beautifully situated in the Alps. Overnight in Bled. (B)

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Čatež


slovenia - land of diversity and spa HEAVEN Ljubljana-Čatež-Rogaška Slatina-Ptuj-Goriška Brda- Portorož - 11 days/10 nights AUSTRIA kranjska Kranjska Gora gora Vršič

Bohinj soča valley Soča Valley

Bledbled

ITALY

Logar Valley Ljubljana Airport

Škofja Loka

Maribor

SLOVENIA

rogaška Novo Mestočatež

Postojna Caves

Day 02 LJUBLJANA - ČATEŽ Walking tour of Ljubljana during the morning. Continue to Novo Mesto, after a short orientation tour and some free time for lunch, we drive along the river Krka to Otočec, an island on the Krka River. The rest of the day is at leisure or you might like to try one of the many wellness and spa treatments in Čatež spa resort. Dinner and overnight. (B,D) Day 03 OLIMJE – ROGAŠKA SLATINA This morning we travel north through Bizeljsko wine region, where you will have wine tasting at one of the many wineries. In Olimlje visit one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe and in Rogatec the open-air heritage museum. Overnight in Rogaška Slatina spa resort, where you can join in one of the quality spa and wellness programs. (B, D) Day 04 MARIBOR - PTUJ Travel to Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. Enjoy a walking tour of the city with your tour escort. Drive to Ptuj. Upon arrival take a walk through this picturesque city and visit Ptuj Castle. Overnight in Ptuj (B)

Škocjan Caves

Zagreb

Trieste Piranportorož Portorož Rijeka

Poreč Istria

Day 08 BLED – GORIŠKA BRDA Today travel from the Alpine region to Goriška Brda. On the way stop in Kobarid and visit the WW1 museum. Continue to the Goriška Brda vineyard. Dinner accompanied by local wines in the wine district of Goriška Brda. Overnight.(B,D) Day 09 ŠTANJEL – ŠKOCJAN - PORTOROZ Morning walk through a typical Karst village – Štanjel. You will continue to Škocjan to enter the wonder of the Karst underworld (protected by UNESCO). Afternoon drive to the Slovenian coast and your hotel situated the in popular resort of Portorož. In the evening take a walk trough picturesque Piran, a town with a strong Venetian imprint and have dinner in a local fish restaurant. Overnight in Portorož. (B,D) Day 10 PORTOROŽ Day at leisure in Portorož (B) Day 11 PORTOROŽ After breakfast your tour ends with a return transfer to Ljubljana airport. (B)

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Day 01 LJUBLJANA Arrive at Ljubljana airport and transfer to your hotel in Ljubljana. Overnight in Ljubljana.

CRO

Čatež

PRIVAT

Venice

Celje

ljubljana LJUBLJANA

goriška brda

Nova Gorica

Lipica

ptuj Ptuj

Velenje

Included features:

• • 10 nights in twin – bedded or single rooms in your select hotels or similar; hotel taxes • 10 breakfasts (B) + 5 dinners (D) • Arrival and departure transfers • Professional English speaking throughout tour director from day 02 to day 09 • Touring with air conditioned car or van

Hotels:

• Ljubljana: Hotel Central 3* or similar • Čatež: Hotel Čatež 3* or similar • Rogaška Slatina: Hotel Dtyria/ Strossmayer 4* or similar • Ptuj: GH Primus 4* or similar • Bled: Hotel Golf4* or similar • Goriška Brda: Hotel Venko 4* or private accommodation • Portorož: Hotel Life Class 4* or similar

Day 05 PTUJ Day at leisure to enjoy the spa treatments at your hotel or join an optional tour to the local wine cellar until evening transfer to the Jeruzalem region for dinner and wine tasting. (B,D) Day 06 PTUJ - BLED Morning drive to Logar Valley, a protected regional park. Visit Rinka waterfalls and continue to Kamnik, a romantic town surrounded by the Alps. Afternoon and overnight in Bled – the pearl of the Alpine region. (B,O) Day 07 BLED Day at leisure in Bled to relax in the wellness centre of your hotel or take an optional visit to Bohinj. Overnight (B)

DEPARTURES BETWEEN

05-01 01-04 01-05 01-06 01-09 01-10 01-11

31-03 30-04 30-06 31-08 30-09 31-10 20-12

TOUR CODE PVTLOD Double PP Single suppl.

$5490 $5802 $5663 $5831 $5696 $5663 $5523

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$647 $683 $644 $668 $666 $678 $647

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GERMANY

AUSTRIA WONDERS OF SLOVENIA AND CROATIA

HUNGARY

Ljubljana-Bled – Postojna- Piran- Plitvice lakes- Split- Dubrovnik 12 days/11 nights

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

bled ljubljana postojna caves

SLOVENIA

CROATIA

opatija plitvice lakes

BOSNIA & SERBIA HERCEGOVINA

MONACO

split

E&

ITALY

HOSTED

PH

UR TO

PRIVAT

ANDORA

Included features:

• 11 nights in twin – bedded or single rooms in your select hotels or similar; hotel taxes • 11 breakfasts (B) + 3 dinners (D) • Arrival and departure transfers • Sightseeing with local guide in Ljubljana, Split, Dubrovnik • Professional English speaking throughout tour director from day 04 to day 10 • Touring with air conditioned car or van

Hotels:

• Ljubljana: Hotel Central 4* or similar • Piran: Hotel Piran or similar • Plitvice: Hotel Jezero 3* or similar • Zadar: Hotel Kolovare 4* or similar • Split: Hotel Art 4* or similar • Dubrovnik: Hotel Lero 3* or similar

ALGERIA

DAY 01 LJUBLJANA Arrival to Ljubljana airport and transfer to your hotel in Ljubljana

scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Dinner and overnight at hotel (B,D)

DAY 02 LJUBLJANA In the morning enjoy a walking tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. Rest of the day at leisure in Ljubljana (B)

DAY 07 PLITVICE – ZADAR In the morning lave Plitvice and travel to Zadar. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation tour of Zadar with your tour guide, including the Roman Forum and St. Donat Church, magnificent monument of Romanesque architecture. Overnight at hotel (B)

DAY 03 BLED AND BOHINJ Travel from Ljubljana to Bled, situated in the Alps. A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. You will also have the possibility to take a boat ride to the island in the lake of Bled, visit the baroque church and toll the bell. Then continue to the other alpine beauty – the lake Bohinj. The route will take you to Stara Fuzina where you will visit the Sheppard’s museum and taste the best Slovenian cheese. Free time in Bohinj until your return to Bled (B)

TUNISIA

DAY 04 POSTOJNA – PREDJAMA - LIPICA –PIRAN The day is reserved for the Karst region. Visit Postojna Cave and continue to Predjama medieval castle perched in the middle of a cliff. Continue to Lipica stud farm to watch the Lipizzaner horses. Overnight at your hotel by the sea. (B) DAY 05 PIRAN – OPATIJA – PLITVICE Today travel to Croatia and the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. Short stop before continue inland to Plitvice national park. Dinner and overnight at hotel (B,D) DAY 06 PLITVICE Full day at disposal to take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking DEPARTURES BETWEEN

05-Jan 01-Apr 01-May 01-Jul 31-Jul 01-Sep 01-Oct 01-Nov

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MONTE dubrovnikNEGRO

31-Mar 30-Apr 30-Jun 30-Jul 31-Aug 30-Sep 31-Oct 20-Dec

DAY 08 ZADAR – TROGIR – SPLIT Travel south till Trogir. Enjoy free time on your own and discover the secrets of the charming town. Continue to Split and upon arrival start a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Per ist yle and the Cathedral. Overnight at your hotel (B,O)

MALTA

DAY 09 SPLIT – DUBROVNIK Drive along the spectacular Adriatic cost with stop at the towns of Omiš and Makarska. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Dubrovnik (B,D) DAY 10 DUBROVNIK There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning; the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. Rest of the day at leisure. (B) DAY 11 DUBROVNIK Day at leisure in Dubrovnik (B) DAY 12 DEPART DUBROVNIK After breakfast departure transfer to the airport (B)

TOUR CODE PVTWSC Double PP Single Suppl.

$5116 $5346 $5684 $5833 $5854 $5833 $5606 $5135

$693 $773 $868 $923 $915 $923 $861 $703

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ALBAN


A taste OF slovenia

Bled- Goriška Brda-Piran - Ljubljana- Ptuj- Prekmurje - Bizeljsko 12 days/11 nights

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AUSTRIA

prekmurje Murska Sobota maribor Maribor

kranjska gora

Kranjska Gora bled Vršič vršič Bled Bohinjbohinj Soča Valley

soča valley Škofja Loka Novagoriška Gorica brda

SLOVENIA

Venice

postojna caves

DAY 02 BLED- BOHINJ – RADOVLJICA A sightseeing tour of Bled, the charming lakeside town, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Take a boat ride to the island in the lake of Bled, visit the baroque church and toll the bell. Then continue to Lake Bohinj. The route will take you to Stara Fuzina where you will visit Sheppard’s museum and taste the best Slovenian cheeses. Free time in Bohinj until your return to Bled. In the evening travel to Radovljica and take a walk through this picturesque town until dinner with typical Slovenian cuisine (B,D) DAY 03 KR. GORA – VRŠIČ – KOBARID – NOVA GORICA After breakfast travel to Kranjska Gora, the idyllic mountain resort under the Julian Alps. Cross the scenic mountain pass Vršič and travel into the Trenta valley. Follow the emerald Trenta River and enjoy lunch in Bovec where you can taste the local special dessert – Bovec pockets. After lunch continue to Kobarid and visit the world famous World War I museum. Continue to Nova Gorica for overnight. Evening at leisure. (B, L) DAY 04 GORIŠKA BRDA REGION After breakfast travel to Goriška Brda, the biggest and the best wine-growing region of western Slovenia. Full day dedicated to the secrets of this region. First stop at the towns of Gonjače and Šmartno, before visiting the local wine cellar – one of the biggest in Slovenia and enjoy a wine tasting. Visit Dobrovo castle and finish the visit with late lunch with wine tasting at a local tourist farm. Return to Nova Gorica for overnight (B,L) DAY 05 KARST REGION WITH ŠTANJEL AND LIPICA Depart Nova Gorica and travel to the charming medieval town of Štanjel. The region of Karst is known for its dark wine Teran and Karst prosciutto. Wine tasting at one of the famous local vineyards. Continue to Lipica stud and visit the stables. Continue to Piran and enjoy dinner at local restaurant. (B,D) DAY 06 PIRAN – ŠMARJE – POMJAN In the morning visit the picturesque town of Piran, known as birthplace of the composer and violinist Guiseppe Tartini. Then travel to Sečovlje to visit

rogaška Novo Mesto čatež Čatež

Škocjan Caves

CROATIA Zagreb

Trieste Piran piran Portorož Poreč Istria

Rijeka

the salt pans where salt has been harvested for more than 400 years. From Sečovlje travel to Šmarje to visit an excellent local wine cellar and end the day in the medieval town of Pomjan with a short walk through the town and a typical dinner of Slovenian Istria. (B,D) DAY 07 PIRAN – POSTOJNA – LJUBLJANA Morning at leisure in Piran until time to leave for Postojna. After lunch at a local tourist farm visit Postojna cave, one of the biggest and the most impressive caves in Europe. Stop also at the Predjama castle before arrival in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Rest of the day at leisure in Ljubljana (B,L) DAY 08 LJUBLJANA In the morning enjoy a walking tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque central open-air market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. (B)

Plitvice Lakes

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DAY 01 BLED Arrive at Ljubljana airport and transfer to your hotel in Bled. Dinner at local restaurant. (D,O)

Celje

ljubljana LJUBLJANA

Postojna Caves Lipica

ptuj Ptuj

Velenje

PRIVAT

ITALY

Logar Valley Ljubljana Airport

INCLUSIONS:

• 11 nights in double/twin – bedded or single rooms including hotel taxes • 11 breakfasts (B) + 8 din ners (D) + 9 lunches (L) • Arrival and departure transfers • Entrance fees as per itinerary indicated in bold • Professional English speaking tour director • Touring in air conditioned van or mini bus

Hotels:

• Bled: Hotel Golf/Park 4* or similar • Solkan: Hotel Park4* or similar • Piran: Hotel Piran 4* or similar • Ljubljana: Hotel Central4* or similar • Ptuj: GH Primus 4* or similar • Čatež: Hotel Čatež 4* or similar

DAY 09 LJUBLJANA – MARIBOR – PTUJ Travel to Maribor and enjoy a short walking tour of the city. After lunch in a local restaurant visit the Maribor tunnel wine cellar, one of the greatest wine cellars in Europe located in the centre of the city. Continue to Ptuj for short walking tour of the city with dinner and overnight (B,L,D) DAY 10 PREKMURJE REGION After breakfast travel to Prekmurje, the northeastern flat part of Slovenia. Enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant. The tour includes a stop at the Mura River where you will visit a local pottery and other ethnological attractions of Prekmurje. Tonight dinner and wine tasting. (B, L, D) DAY 11 PTUJ – ROGATEC – OLIMJE - BIZELJSKO – ČATEŽ In the morning travel to Rogatec and visit the open air heritage museum before continuing to Olimije and a visit to one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, Enjoy lunch at local vineyard before continuing to the wine-growing area of Bizeljsko. End your day with a tasting of sparkling wines. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Čatež spa. (B, D) DAY 12 TO LJUBLJANA After breakfast transfer to Ljubljana airport (B)

TOUR CODE TSTSLO DEPARTURES BETWEEN Double PP 10 Jan to

Single suppl. 31 Mar

$5267

$813

1 Apr to

30 Jun

$5481

$877

1 Jul to

5 Sept

$5543

$885

6 Sept to

31 Oct

$5505

$853

1 Nov to

15 Dec

$5267

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AUSTRIA

VENICE, FLORENCE and ROME Venice - Florence - Rome - SWITZERLAND 9 days / 8 nights

FRANCE

SLOVENIA venice

CROATIA

BOSNIA & HERCEGOV

florence

MONACO ANDORA

HUNG

ITALY

DD TEE EPA

GD

URES RT

PAIN

GUARAN

rome

Tour Features

• First class hotels • Rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 din ners including wine • Modern air-conditioned coach • Professional English speaking Tour Director • Airport transfers • Luggage handling • Special Features • Wine tasting with local specialties at Tuscan countryside farm • Dinner with Opera singers in Rome

Hotels:

• Venice: Carlton Hotel • Florence: Grand Hotel Adriatico • Rome: Massimo D’Azeglio Hotel

Start

TOUR K100 Finish:

11-Apr 19-Apr 25-Apr 03-May 09-May 17-May 23-May 31-May 06-Jun 14-Jun 20-Jun 28-Jun 04-Jul 12-Jul 18-Jul 26-Jul 15-Aug 23-Aug 29-Aug 06-Sep 05-Sep 13-Sep 12-Sep 20-Sep 19-Sep 27-Sep 26-Sep 04-Oct 03-Oct 11-Oct 17-Oct 25-Oct 31-Oct 08-Nov 14-Nov 22-Nov 28-Nov 06-Dec 26-Dec 03-Jan Single supplement

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Price

$3225 $3252 $3305 $3359 $3305 $3305 $3052 $3052 $3052 $3212 $3305 $3305 $3305 $3305 $3305 $3305 $3105 $2945 $2945 $3119 $ 627

Day 1, SUNDAY arrive Venice, You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Meet your fellow travellers for orientation meeting with the tour director, followed by a welcome dinner. (D) Day 2, MONDAY Venice, Your morning tour of Venice will start with a boat ride to the world famous Murano Island, known for its fine glasswork industry. Then, the walking tour of Venice will begin with St. Mark’s Square, to view the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, and visit the Doge’s Palace. The remainder of day is free. (B Day 3, TUESDAY Florence Leave Venice toward Pisa for a visit. Upon arrival, view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with it’s Leaning Tower, the Baptisery, the Duomo, and the Monumental Cemetery. Continue on to Florence, stopping to visit a local Tuscan farm in the countryside for a lunch and wine tasting with local specialties. Overnight in Florence. (B,L)

ALGERIA

Day 5, THURSDAY Florence Enjoy a full day at leisure in Florence to explore the city on your own. (B) Day 6, FRIDAY Rome Leave Florence via “Sun Route” motor way toward medieval city of Assisi, renowned for its 13th Century Basilica of St. Francis and Giotto Frescoes. Continue to your hotel in Rome. Dinner and overnight. (B,D) Day 7, saturday in Rome Morning visit the Vatican and its breathtaking museum including the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through St. Peter’s Square, passing Bernini’s famous colonnade, to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will view Michaelangelo’s Pieta. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

TUNISIA Day 8, Sunday

Day 4, WEDNESDAY Florence Today our morning tour begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, the home of Michelangelo’s David. Walk to the splendid Duomo with it’s maginifcent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and see the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of Paradise”. Continue to explore the open air art museum of Signoria Square ending at Ponte Vecchio, known as the “Old Bridge”. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

MALTA

Rome Sightseeing tour of this ancient cit y takes you to the Roman Forum, the triumphal Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus and the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre built in the Roman Empire. Afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, dine in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, then enjoy an illuminated tour of the city. (B,D) Day 9, Monday departing Rome After breakfast we transfer you to airport for your homebound flight. (B)

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GERMANY

ZAGREB TO VENICE

AUSTRIA

HUNGAR

Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes and Ljubljana to Venice - 14 days/13 nights

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

SLOVENIA

CROATIA

ljubljana

venice

zagreb plitvice lakes

BOSNIA & HERCEGOVINA sarajevo

MONACO ANDORA

split

M NE

dubrovnik

Day 2, Sunday Zagreb, Morning sightseeing tour along the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark ’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to the countryside. (B) Day 3, Monday Zagreb to Sarajevo, Leaving Croatia journey south to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner. (B, D) Day 4, Tuesday Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, Sarajevo has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations. Visit the picturesque Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija”, the Husref Bay’s Mosque, Olympic Stadium and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Travel on to Dubrovnik. (B, D) Day 5, Wednesday DUBROVNIK There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning; the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace. You will also 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. (B)

ALGERIA

Day 6, Thursday Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro, Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head towards the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. See the little towns of Risan and Kotor. Then proceed to Cetinje, once the seat of Montenegrin rulers, today a city-museum. After the sightseeing in Cetinje, travel to the coast for a short stop in the villages of Sveti Stefan and Budva before returning to Dubrovnik. (B) Day 7, Friday Dubrovnik to Split, Depart Dubrovnik and 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. (B, D)

ITALY

Day 9, Sunday in Plitvice Lakes, A full day to enjoy Plitvice National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready and take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B, D) Day 10, Monday Plitvice Lakes to Opatija and Bled, Return to the coast to the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will present the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Drive across the border into Slovenia and on to picturesque Bled. (B, D) Day 11, Tuesday Bled, A sightseeing tour of Bled features this charming lakeside town and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Continue to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and see the central open-air market, Baroque town hall, Robba’s Fountain, the Three Bridges and Parliament. Return to Bled in the evening. (B)

TUNISIA

GUARAN

Day 8, Saturday Split to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes, After breakfast, head to Trogir, the centre of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. Turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park. (B, D)

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Day 1, Saturday arrive Zagreb, You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until the welcome dinner. (D)

INCLUSIONS:

• First class hotels • Rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily and 8 dinners • Arrival and departure transfers • Modern air-conditioned coach • Professional Tour Director • Luggage handling

Sightseeing Tours

• Zagreb • Sarajevo • Dubrovnik • Split • Plitvice Lakes • Opatija • Ljubljana • Bled • Postojna Cave • Venice

HOTELS:

• Zagreb: Regent Esplanade (DLX) • Sarajevo: Holiday Inn (F) • Dubrovnik: Lapad (F) / Argosy (F) • Split: President (F) • Plitvice: Jezero (F) • Bled: Park Hotel (F) / Golf Hotel (SF) • Venice: Principe (SF) /Amadeus (SF

MALTA

Day 12, Wednesday Bled to Venice, Drive south to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Continue on to the marvellous city of Venice. (B)

Day 13, Thursday Venice, Today begins with a walking tour of Venice featuring the major highlights: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory where you can see a demonstration of traditional Venetian glass blowing. Rest of the day is at leisure. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. (B,D) Day 14, Friday depart Venice, After breakfast we drive to Venice airport for your flight home. (B)

TOUR K808

START 17-Apr

FINISH 30-Apr

PRICES: PP in twin: $ 3637 Single room suppl.: $ 1069 START FINISH 1-May 14-May 15-May 28-May 22-May 4-Jun 5-Jun 18-Jun 19-Jun 2-Jul 3-Jul 16-Jul 17-Jul 30-Jul 14-Aug 27-Aug 28-Aug 10-Sep 4-Sep 17-Sep 11-Sep 24-Sep 18-Sep 1-Oct 2-Oct 15-Oct PRICES: PP in twin: $ 3717 Single room suppl.: $ 1075

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GERMANY AUSTRIA HOSTED TOUR OF SLOVENIA & CROATIA

HUNGARY

Ljubljana – Zagreb - Dubrovnik 8 days/7 nights

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

SLOVENIA LJUBLJANA

CROATIA

ZAGREB

BOSNIA & HERCEGOVINA

MONACO ANDORA

Day 2 LJUBLJANA This morning view the highlights of one of Europe’s newest and smallest capital cities – Ljubljana. Walking city tour will take you around the old city centre, featuring Baroque Town Hall, the famous Robba Fountain, open-air market, Cathedral, Triple Bridge, Dragon Bridge - an Art Nouveau masterpiece, which is on each end adorned with a dragon, the symbol of Ljubljana, and alongside the Ljubljanica River to the centrally located Presernov trg square. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 3 LJUBLJANA - ZAGREB, CROATIA After morning at leisure transfer to Ljubljana railway station for your train to Zagreb. Upon arrival to Croatian capital, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

ALGERIA

Day 4 ZAGREB View the highlights of the Croatian capital on a city sightseeing tour this morning. With a history dating back to 1094, there is much to see here. In the “Upper Town,” snap photos of the Cathedral of Mary’s Assumption and Gothic Church of St. Mark. Next, visit the “Lower Town,” featuring the main square of Jelacic. The balance of the day is at leisure to continue exploring on your own, shop, or relax in a café. (B)

Day 5 ZAGREB / DUBROVNIK After breakfast enjoy morning at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to Zagreb airport for you flight to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, transfer to your Dubrovnik hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 6 DUBROVNIK Morning walking tour of this beautiful city, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, this ancient town is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, carefully preserved over the centuries. Take a pleasant walk to the Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Monastery with its 14th century Pharmacy, as well as to the other places of interest. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 7 DUBROVNIK Full free day to discover Dubrovnik’s treasures at your own pace or join one of the optional excursions available. (B)

PRIVAT

ITALY E&

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Day 1 ARRIVAL IN LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA Welcome to Ljubljana! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

MONT NEGR DUBROVNIK

Tour features:

• Twin –bedded rooms in your select hotels or similar; hotel taxes and service charges • 8 breakfasts (B) • Train transportation Ljubljana – Zagreb • Air transportation Zagreb – Dubrovnik (economy class tickets) • Transfers between hotels, train stations and airports • Sightseeing with local guides: Lju bljana, Zagreb and Dubrovnik • Inside visits as shown in bold in theitinerary, including admis sion charges where applicable • Airport transfers - Ljubljana: 24 hours - Dubrovnik: 24 hours

Hotels:

Day 8 DEPART DUBROVNIK Breakfast and airport transfer. (B)

Superior Tourist Class: MALTA • LJUBLJANA – Central 4* or similar

TUNISIA

• ZAGREB – Central 3* or similar • DUBROVNIK – Petka 3* or similar • Train: 2nd class tickets with reserved seats • Air: economy class air fare Zagreb - Dubrovnik

First Class:

• LJUBLJANA – Central 4* or similar • ZAGREB – Palace 4* or similar • DUBROVNIK –GH Park 4* or similar • Train: 2nd class tickets with reserved seats • Air: economy class air fare Zagreb - Dubrovnik

Superior First Class or Deluxe:

From:

5-01 28-03 9-05 26-06 1-07 31-08 27-09 15-10 29-10

TOUR CODE : HSTDSLCR First Class Hotels To:

27-03 8-05 25-06 30-07 30-08 26-0914-10 28-10 20-12

Double PP Single PP

$2002 $2190 $2380 $2454 $2416 $2454 $2380 $2190 $2002

$2704 $2957 $3214 $3315 $3262 $3315 $3214 $2957 $2704

• LJUBLJANA – Grand Hotel Union Executive 4* or similar • ZAGREB – Esplanade 5* or similar • DUBROVNIK –Argentina 5* or similar • Train: 2nd class tickets with reserved seats • Air: economy class air fare Zagreb- Dubrovnik

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SLOVENIA NATURE Slovenia is a mĂŠlange of mountains and natural parks, historical cities and rambling stone villages. The country surprises visitors at every step with its natural sites. In this tiny piece of Europe, the picturesque features of the Alpine, Mediterranean, Karst, and Pannonian worlds are combined. At the contact point of such naturally diverse regions, nature shows a hundred attractive faces.


DalmatianGERMANY Sunshine AUSTRIA

Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana and Zagreb - 9 days/8 nights HUNGARY

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

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PLITVICE LAKES

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CROATIA

BOSNIA & SERBI HERCEGOVINA

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Day 02, Sunday in Dubrovnik, There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning; the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also 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. (B) Day 03, Monday to Split, Depart Dubrovnik and 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. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. (B, D) Day 04, Tuesday to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes, After breakfast, head to Trogir, the centre of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here.Turn inland and travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready and 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. (B, D)

ALGERIA

Day 05, Wednesday to Opatija, Postojna and Bled, Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards, continue to Bled, beautifully set amidst the Julian Alps. (B, D) Day 06,Thursday in Bled, A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional activities, such as visiting the small island in the middle of the lake. (B)

Day 08, Saturday in Zagreb, This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark ’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to the countryside. (B) Day 9, Sunday depart Zagreb, After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B) TOUR K802 START FINISH 17-Apr 25-Apr PRICES: PP in twin: $ 2327 Single room suppl.: $ 849 START FINISH 24-Apr 2-May 1-May 9-May 8-May 16-May 15-May 23-May 22-May 30-May 29-May 6-Jun 5-Jun 13-Jun 12-Jun 20-Jun 19-Jun 27-Jun 26-Jun 4-Jul 3-Jul 11-Jul 10-Jul 18-Jul 17-Jul 25-Jul 14-Aug 22-Aug 21-Aug 29-Aug 28-Aug 5-Sep 4-Sep 12-Sep 11-Sep 19-Sep 18-Sep 26-Sep 25-Sep 3-Oct 2-Oct 10-Oct 9-Oct 17-Oct 16-Oct 24-Oct 23-Oct 31-Oct 30-Oct 7-Nov PRICES: Per person in twin: $ 2471 Single room supplement: $ 863

TUNISIA

MALTA

GUARAN

Day 07, Friday to Ljubljana and Zagreb, Start your day with a walking tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre, the picturesque central open-air market and Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. Continue to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. (B, D)

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Day 01, Saturday arrive Dubrovnik, You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. (D)

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INCLUSIONS:

• First class hotels • Rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners • Arrival and departure transfers • Modern air-conditioned coach • Professional Tour Director • Luggage handling

Sightseeing Tours:

• Dubrovnik • Split • Plitvice Lakes • Postojna Cave • Bled • Ljubljana • Zagreb

HOTELS:

• Dubrovnik: Lapad (F) / Argosy (F) • Split: President (F) • Plitvice: Jezero (F) • Bled: Park (F) / Golf (SF) • Zagreb: Regent Esplanade (DLX)

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GERMANY

AUSTRIA BOSNIA, CROATIA & SLOVENIA

Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Bled, Ljubljana to Zagreb - 11 days/10 nights

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

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SLOVENIA

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ZAGREB opatija

PLITVICE LAKES

MONACO

GUARAN

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Included Features:

• First class hotels, rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily and 6 dinners • Arrival and departure transfers • Modern air-conditioned coach • Professional Tour Director Luggage handling

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Sarajevo • Dubrovnik • Split • Plitvice Lakes • Postojna Cave • Bled • Ljubljana • Zagreb

HOTELS:

• Sarajevo: Holiday Inn (F) • Dubrovnik: Lapad (F) / Argosy (F) • Split: President (F) • Plitvice: Jezero (F) • Bled: Park (F) / Golf (SF) • Zagreb: Regent Esplanade (DLX)

ALGERIA

TOUR K801

FINISH: 25-Apr 14-Nov

PRICES: PP in twin: $ 2620 Single room suppl.: $ 1140 START FINISH: 29-Apr 9-May 13-May 23-May 27-May 6-Jun 10-Jun 20-Jun 24-Jun 4-Jul 8-Jul 18-Jul 12-Aug 22-Aug 26-Aug 5-Sep 9-Sep 19-Sep 23-Sep 3-Oct 7-Oct 17-Oct 21-Oct 31-Oct PRICES: PP in twin: $ 2660 Single room suppl.: $ 1187

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Day 1, Thursday arrive Sarajevo, You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure until the welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2, Friday in Sarajevo, Sarajevo, capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations. On your city tour, visit the picturesque Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija”, the Husref Bay’s Mosque, Olympic Stadium and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Afternoon is free. (B) Day 3, Saturday to Dubrovnik, A drive through the marvellous gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, see the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th century stone bridge. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, D) Day 4, Sunday in Dubrovnik, There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning; the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also 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. (B)

TUNISIA

Day 5, Monday to Split, Depart Dubrovnik and 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. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. (B, D)

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Day 7, Wednesday to Opatija, Postojna and Bled, Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards, continue to Bled, beautifully set amidst the Julian Alps. (B, D) Day 8, Thursday in Bled, A sightseeing tour of Bled features this charming lakeside town and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional activities, such as visiting the small island in the middle of the lake. (B) Day 9, Friday to Ljubljana and Zagreb, Start your day with a walking tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque central open-air market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. Continue to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. (B, D)

MALTA

Day 10, Saturday in Zagreb, Enjoy a morning city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to the countryside. (B) Day 11, Sunday depart Zagreb, After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Day 6,Tuesday to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes, After breakfast, head to Trogir, the centre of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. Turn inland to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready and 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. (B, D)

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FROM GREECE TO Dalmatia GERMANY

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Athens, Kalambaka, Ohrid, Tirana, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna, Bled,AUSTRIA Ljubljana to Zagreb HUNGARY - 16 days/15 nights SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

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MONACO ANDORA

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ITALY

MONTE NEGRO DUBROVNIK

BULGARIA

KOSOVO

TIRANA MACEDONIA OHRID

ALBANIA

SPAIN

KALAMBAKA

GREECE

DAY 2,MOROCCO SUNDAY ALGERIA ATHENS See the highlights of Athens. Visit the immortal Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Erectheion with the Porch of the Maidens, the Temple of Athena, Nike and the Wingless Victory. Below the Acropolis lies ancient Agora and the Theatres of Dionysus and Heroditus Atticus. DAY 3, MONDAY DELPHI AND KALAMBAKA Your first stop this morning is Delphi. Visit the Temple of Apollo, in which the oracle functioned, built in the 6th century B.C. See the Sacred Way, the Stadium and the Castilian Fountain, Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, before continuing on to Kalambaka. (B, D) DAY 4, TUESDAY OHRID After breakfast, admire the fantastic landscapes of Meteora where monks built their rock-top monasteries, far away from civilization. The most important is Megalo or Great Meteoro. Cross the border to Macedonia, and on to Ohrid. (B, D) DAY 5, WEDNESDAY OHRID TO TIRANA The lakeside resort of Ohrid is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Start your morning sightseeing tour with a walk through the cobblestone streets of the old town. Visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia. Early afternoon, travel to Tirana. (B, D) DAY 6, THURSDAY IN TIRANA O n y o u r m o r n i n g s i g h t s e e i n g t o u r, s e e Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Et’hem Bey, the Clock Tower, and the statue of G.K. Skanderbeg, Albania’s national hero; the Palace of Culture, and the National History Museum. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring. (B) DAY 7, FRIDAY DUBROVNIK After breakfast, depart Tirana and travel to the town of Shkodra. See the ruins of Rozafa Castle, set on a hill high above the city, then cross the border into Montenegro and on to Croatia and beautiful Dubrovnik. (B, D) DAY 8, SATURDAY DUBROVNIK There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning to see the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower

Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its pharmacy. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) DAY 9, SUNDAY IN DUBROVNIK, MALTA A full day at leisure toTUNISIA relax, shop or explore. (B) DAY 10, MONDAY SPLIT Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast 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. See Jupiter’s Temple, and the Cathedral. (B, D) DAY 11, TUESDAY TROGIR AND PLITVICE LAKES After breakfast, head to Trogir, the centre of artistic activities. Turn inland and travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park for a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. (B, D) DAY 12, WEDNESDAY OPATIJA, POSTOJNA AND BLED Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Continue to Bled. (B, D) DAY 13,THURSDAY BLED A sightseeing tour of Bled features imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the charming lake. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional activities, such as visiting the small island in the middle of the lake. DAY 14, FRIDAY LJUBLJANA AND ZAGREB Start your day with a walking tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque central open-air market and the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. Continue to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. (B, D) DAY 15, SATURDAY ZAGREB This morning enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark ’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace. (B) DAY 16, SUNDAY DEPART ZAGREB After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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DAY 1, SATURDAY ARRIVE ATHENS You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional Greek tavern in Plaka, the old part of Athens. (D)

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INCLUSIONS:

• First class hotels • Rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily and 9 dinners • Arrival and departure transfers • Modern air-conditioned coach • Professional Tour Director • Luggage handling

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Athens • Meteora • Ohrid • Tirana • Dubrovnik • Split • Plitvice Lakes • Postojna Caves • Bled • Ljubljana • Zagreb

HOTELS:

• Athens: Divani Palace Acropolis (F) • Kalambaka: Divani (F) • Ohrid: Metropol (F) • Tirana: Sheraton (DLX) • Dubrovnik: Lapad (F) / Argosy (F) • Split: President (F) • Plitvice: Jezero (F) • Bled: Park (F) or Golf (SF) • Zagreb: Regent Esplanade (DLX)

TOUR K803

STARTI 15-May 12-Jun 26-Jun 10-Jul 21-Aug 4-Sep 18-Sep 2-Oct

FINISH 30-May 27-Jun 11-Jul 25-Jul 5-Sep 19-Sep 3-Oct 17-Oct

PRICES: PP in twin: $ 4660 Single room suppl,: $ 1541

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BOSNIA &

FROM ATHENS TO DUBROVNIK HERCEGOVINA

SERBIA

Athens, Kalambaka, Ohrid and Tirana to Dubrovnik - 10 days/9 nights MONACO

ANDORA

ITALY

MONTE NEGRO DUBROVNIK

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INCLUSIONS:

• First class hotels • Rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners • Arrival and departure transfers • Modern air-conditioned coach • Professional Tour Director • Luggage handling

ALGERIA

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Athens • Meteora • Ohrid • Tirana • Dubrovnik

HOTELS:

• Athens: Divani Palace Acropolis (F) • Kalambaka: Divani (F) • Ohrid: Metropol (F) • Tirana: Sheraton (DLX)

TOUR K804

START 15-May 12-Jun 26-Jun 10-Jul 21-Aug 4-Sep 18-Sep 2-Oct

FINISH 24-May 21-Jun 5-Jul 19-Jul 30-Aug 13-Sep 27-Sep 11-Oct

PRICES: PP in twin: $ 2919 Single room suppl.: $ 1052

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Day 1, arrive Athens, Saturday You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional Greek tavern in Plaka, the old part of Athens. (D) Day 2, in Athens, MALTA Sunday TUNISIA See the highlights of Athens on a morning sightseeing tour. This cosmopolitan and bustling capital city is set amidst mementos of a long and glorious past: graceful temples, centuries-old monasteries, and ornate Byzantine churches. Visit the immortal Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Erectheion and the Porch of the Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Wingless Victory. Below the Acropolis lies the ancient Agora and the Theatres of Dionysus and Heroditus Atticus. Your afternoon and evening are free. (B) Day 3, to Delphi and Kalambaka, Monday Your first stop this morning is Delphi, where the famous oracle foretold the destiny of men. The Temple of Apollo, in which the oracle functioned, was built in the 6th century B.C. Also see the Sacred Way, the Stadium and the Castilian Fountain, where pilgrims cleansed themselves in preparation for consulting the oracle. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which contains an impressive collection of finds from the site, including the beautiful “Bronze Charioteer,” before continuing on to Kalambaka. (B, D) Day 4, to Ohrid, Tuesday After breakfast, admire the fantastic landscapes of Meteora, known as “the rocks that fell from the sky.” Here monks built their rock-top monasteries, far away from civilization. Of the 13 large and 20 small monasteries and hermit cells, only 4 are now active. The most important is Megalo or Great Meteoro, of distinctive architecture with its tall and intricate dome, 12 sides and fine frescoes. Continue across the border to Macedonia, and on to Ohrid. (B, D)

Day 6, in Tirana, Thursday O n a m o r n i n g s i g h t s e e i n g to u r, s e e t h e Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Et’hem Bey, the Clock Tower, and the statue of G.K. Skanderbeg, Albania’s national hero; the Palace of Culture, built with Soviet assistance; and the National History Museum, with a mosaic on its facade portraying Albanian history. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring on your own, shop, or just relax. (B) Day 7, to Dubrovnik, Friday After breakfast, depart Tirana and travel to the town of Shkodra, a cultural centre and one of Albania’s oldest cities. See the ruins of Rozafa Castle, set on a hill high above the city, then cross the border into Montenegro and on to Croatia and beautiful Dubrovnik. (B, D) Day 8, in Dubrovnik, Saturday There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning; the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its pharmacy, one of the oldest of the world. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 9, in Dubrovnik, Sunday Full day at leisure to relax, shop or explore on your own. (B) Day 10, departure Dubrovnik, Monday After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Day 5, Ohrid to Tirana, Wednesday The lakeside resort of Ohrid is an important cultural and spiritual centre, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Start your morning sightseeing tour with a walk through the cobblestone streets of the old town. Visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, containing some magnificent frescoes from the 10th century. Early afternoon, travel to Tirana, the capital of Albania. (B, D)

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BELGRADE TOGERMANY ZAGREBAUSTRIA

Belgrade, Cetinje, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana and Zagreb - 11 days/10 nights HUNGARY

SWITZERLAND

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MONACO ANDORA

Day 2, in Belgrade, Friday Your morning sightseeing tour includes the city’s main attractions: the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress dramatically situated at the joining of the Sava and Danube Rivers; Republic Square and Mihajlova Street; Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox church in the city and Tito’s Memorial. Enjoy dinner with local live music in a typical national restaurant in the old bohemian quarter of Skadarlija. (B, D) Day 3, to Dubrovnik via Montenegro, ALGERIA Saturday After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Podgorica, capital of Montenegro. Upon arrival, continue by motor coach to Cetinje, the historical capital of Montenegro located at the foot of Mount Lovcen. Take a spectacularly steep road down to the Bay of Kotor, the deepest fjord in Southern Europe, and along the way view the towns of Risan and Kotor. Head towards Croatia for dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, D) Day 4, in Dubrovnik, Sunday There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning; the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace. You will also 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. (B) Day 5, to Split, Monday Depart Dubrovnik and 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. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. (B, D)

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ITALY Day 6, to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes, Tuesday After breakfast, head to Trogir, the centre of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. Turn inland and travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready and 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. (B, D) Day 7, to Opatija, Postojna and Bled, Wednesday Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature MALTA electric train. Continue to Bled, beautifully set TUNISIA amidst the Julian Alps. (B, D) Day 8, in Bled, Thursday A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming lakeside town and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional activities, such as visiting the small island in the middle of the lake. (B) Day 9, to Ljubljana and Zagreb, Friday Start your day with a walking tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque central open-air market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. Continue to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. (B, D) Day 10, in Zagreb, Saturday This morning enjoy a city tour featuring 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 streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to the countryside. (B) Day 11, depart Zagreb, Sunday After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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INCLUSIONS:

• First class hotels • Rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily and 6 dinners • Arrival and departure transfers • Modern air-conditioned coach • Economy class flight Belgrade (Serbia)-Podgorica (Montenegro) • Professional Tour Director • Luggage handling

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Belgrade • Cetinje • Kotor • Dubrovnik • Split • Plitvice Lakes • Postojna Caves • Bled • Ljubljana • Zagreb

HOTELS:

• Belgrade: Continental (F) • Dubrovnik: Lapad/ Argosy (F) • Split: President (F) • Plitvice: Jezero (F) • Bled: Park (F) / Golf (SF) • Zagreb: Regent Esplanade (DLX)

 TOUR K700

START FINISH 22-Apr 2-May 6-May 16-May 20-May 30-May 3-Jun 13-Jun 17-Jun 27-Jun 1-Jul 11-Jul 15-Jul 25-Jul 19-Aug 29-Aug 2-Sep 12-Sep 16-Sep 26-Sep 30-Sep 10-Oct 14-Oct 24-Oct 28-Oct 7-Nov PRICES: PPin twin: $ 2963 Single room suppl.: $ 1233

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Munich to Munich 14 days/13 nights

 IMAGINE... A leisurely paced tour through the Austrian Lakes District and the Tyrol, the mountains of Slovenia, glorious Salzburg and Croatia with her delightful coastal cities on the Istrian Peninsula. Among the many included highlights will be Ludwig’s Fairytale Castle, the ‘Sound of Music Wedding Church’ in Mondsee, Hallstatt and romantic Venice as well as visits to the islands of Murano and Burano. We stay at delightful Lake Bled, in Berchtesgaden we take a ride up to Hitler’s Eagles Nest and from Innsbruck we drive the length of the stunning Stubai Valley.

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DAY 1 MUNICH Join us for a welcome drink in the hotel bar before a Bavarian buffet dinner. This is an ideal chance to meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers. (D) Your central Munich hotel – The Maritim DAY 2 SALZBURG A leisurely start as we cross into Austria for lunch at Lake Mondsee and visit the church made famous in the wedding scene of the film ‘Sound of Music’. Later we drive deep into the Lake District and visit Hallstatt. Set on a rocky terrace jutting into the quiet dark water of the lake, surrounded by towering peaks, this is considered the oldest inhabited village in Europe and perhaps the most beautiful in Austria. Afterwards, passing Wolfgangsee (lake), we reach Salzburg - Mozart’s baroque city with its ornate squares, statues and churches where we stay for three nights. To make the most of your stay our hotel is superbly located in the heart of town within easy walking distance of all the major sights. (B, D). Your Salzburg hotel - The Schwarzler Hotel Neutor DAY 3 SALZBURG This morning we are joined by a local guide for a walking tour of this enchanting baroque city, including several locations used in the film ‘Sound of Music’. Your afternoon will be at leisure to explore the myriad of narrow, cobbled stone streets, the fascinating shops and traditional coffee houses. The views from the enormous Festung (Fortress), sitting high above the city, are magnificent. (B) DAY 4 SALZBURG A fascinating day ahead as we visit Berchtesgaden. A local guide joins us as we take a breathtaking bus journey up the winding Kehlstein road and then, in Hitler’s personal luxurious brass elevator, we ascend inside the mountain for a guided tour of the Kehlsteinhaus. This Alpine retreat is better known as Hitler’s Eagles Nest and the mountain views are spectacular. We also visit the Dokumentation Centre of Obersalzberg (Hitler’s for mer Na zi Souther n Headquar ters) and descend into the elaborate system of bunkers connecting with the Berghof. As a finale we enjoy an afternoon stop in the charming village beside perhaps the most beautiful lake of all - Konigsee famous the world over for its steep cliffs and fjord like lake. (B)

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DAY 5 LAKE BLED IN SLOVENIA Before crossing the Slovenian border we stop at the old town of Villach with its main square (Hauptplatz) surrounded by fine 16th-century houses. Entering the Julian Alps we reach the natural wonder of Lake Bled with its imposing castle and tranquil waters, surrounded by impressive peaks. Your afternoon is at leisure to take a walk around the lake or visit the castle. Before dinner at your hotel, we have arranged a boat trip on a traditional ‘Pletna’ to visit the picturesque church on the island. Your hotel for the next two nights is centrally located and close to the lakeside. (B, D) Your Bled Hotel - Golf Hotel DAY 6 LAKE BLED IN SLOVENIA This morning we visit Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, which means ‘beloved’ in Slovene. Retaining the charm and warmth of a small town it is literally filled to capacity with Baroque churches, palaces, museums and quaint bridges traversing the canals and rivers. Pedestrian areas in the historic Old Town are complete with cafes and street entertainment. In the afternoon we drive through dramatic Bohinj Valley, which stretches through the Triglav National Park, to visit a classic destination - beautiful Lake Bohinj. (B, D) DAY 7 OPATIJA IN CROATIA Today we visit the Postojna Caves, where we board a small train for a guided tour of the 20 km labyrinth of passages, galleries and chambers decorated with fabulous stalactites and stalagmites. We also enjoy a visit to Predjama Castle. One of the most picturesque buildings in the whole of Slovenia, this unconquered fortification hangs dramatically in the middle of a 123 metre cliff. Later we cross the border to Croatia and arrive in the harbour town of Opatija, our home for the next three nights. Our elegant hotel is situated in the centre of Opatija, only a few steps from the sea. (B, D) Your Opatija Hotel - Hotel Bristol DAY 8 OPATIJA IN CROATIA We have deliberately left this day entirely free for you to relax and explore this delightful harbour town on the Adriatic Coast. Once known as the ‘Nice of the East’ Opatija’s coastal hillsides are adorned with villas and the charming old harbour is a perfect place to relax in the outdoor cafes. (B)

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DAY 13 INNSBRUCK A wonderful day is planned. You can either spend it at leisure amongst the medieval streets and shops of Innsbruck, or join us on a day trip (included) into the mountains of the Stubai Valley. This is the real Tyrol. Picturesque towns and villages litter the length of the valley. In summer this long, striking valley is home to green meadows, timber houses and wooded walking paths. Reaching the village of Mutterberg, at the very end of the valley, we stop to truly savour the Tyrolean surroundings. You could go for a walk along one of the numerous hiking paths, stroll through the village or visit the dramatic Grawa Water falls. Alter nat ively catch the Stubaier Gletscherbahen (Glacier Cable Car – not included) which takes you well above the snowline to the Eisgrat Panoramic café (2,900m) where you can enjoy lunch and have time to play in the snow! The views across the Alps are stupendous. This evening enjoy a Farewell to the Tyrol dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D) DAY 14 TOUR ENDS MUNICH Crossing over Fern Pass into Bavaria we reach the v illa ge of H ohenschw angau and v isit Neuschwanstein - the Fairytale Castle of ‘mad’ King Ludwig. A horse and buggy will take you up the wooded road to enjoy a guided tour through the state rooms, king’s apartments, halls and throne room; all reminiscent of a Wagner operatic saga. Lunchtime will be spent in nearby Fussen – a beautifully preserved medieval town complete with a hilltop fortress. Later we transfer to Munich where your tour ends on arrival late afternoon. (B)

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DAY 10 VENICE We arrive into Venice late morning and board a “vaporetto” boat to St Marc’s Square where we join a local guide for a walking tour. The rest of the afternoon is free. We then return to the mainland where we stay the next two nights in the stylish, superior 4 star Laguna Palace - an ultra modern hotel which even has its own marina! (B, D) Your Venice Mestre Hotel – NH Laguna Palace DAY 11 VENICE This morning we revisit Venice - arguably the most romantic city in the world – so you can meander through the myriad of narrow, water lined streets and alleys spanned by humped back bridges. Upon arrival at St Marc’s Square your day is entirely free. To enable you to get the most out of your day we have included a 24 hour multi purpose water-bus and transport ticket enabling you to come and go as you please. For those that are interested you can use this pass and join your Tour Manager who will take you across the lagoon to visit the charming islands of Murano, which is famous for hand blown glass, and Burano with its brightly painted houses and lace making schools. (B)

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DAY 12 INNSBRUCK Driving north into the Dolomites we enjoy an early lunch stop in Bolzano. This town has a distinctive Tyrolean character, and shopping is a pleasure in the elegant main street. After crossing dramatic Brenner Pass we visit the Swarovski ‘Kristallwelten’ (Crystal World), a wonderful crystal experience, before reaching the Winter Olympic city of Innsbruck. . After a brief orientation tour you will have free time to take in the old town, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the renowned Golden Roof. Your hotel for the next two nights is located in the very heart of the old town. (B) Your Innsbruck Hotel – the Grauer Baer

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DAY 9 OPATIJA IN CROATIA Opatija is located on the edge of the Istrian Peninsula which juts out into the Adriatic Sea. The Romans settled in this area and the coast is littered with beautifully preserved, picturesque small towns and ports. A local guide will join us as we spend a very leisurely day exploring the colourful coastline, and visit the old towns of Pula and Rovinj. (B, D)

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A very different tour! The regions around Salzburg, Innsbruck and Opatija in Croatia are jammed with delightful cities, medieval towns, picture perfect scenery, monasteries and castles. The regions around Salzburg, Innsbruck and Opatija in Croatia are jammed with delightful cities, medieval towns, picture perfect scenery, monasteries and castles. There are so many classic sights and that’s why we spend two or three wonderful nights in each region.

• All sightseeing, scenic drives and excursions described in itinerary • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager • Local guides – Neuschwanstein Castle, Salzburg, Eagles Nest, Postojna Caves, Istrian Peninsula, Venice • First Class air-conditioned coach • Tips to Tour Manager, drivers and guides • 13 nights selected accommodation as described • Hotel porterage (1 bag p/person) • Buffet breakfasts daily • 8 Dinners including a Bavarian buffet Welcome dinner and ‘Fare well to the Tyrol’ dinner • Entrance fees: Neuschwanstein Castle, Swarovski Crystal World, Hitler’s Eagles Nest, Obersalzberg Dokumentation Centre, Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave • Horse and buggy ride in Neuschwanstein, Pletna boat ride Lake Bled, • 24 hour Venice transport ticket

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SKIFIELDS in slovenia SLOVENIA’S BEAUTIFUL SKIFIELDS Slovenia has dozens of well-groomed ski centres.The best known ski centres are Kranjska Gora, which hosts an annual World Cup men’s slalom and giant slalom competition, and Maribor Pohorje, which hosts the annual World Cup women’s slalom and giant slalom Golden Fox competition. The highest skifield in Slovenia is on Mount Kanin, where the snow remains well into the spring. Also among the most popular destinations for alpine skiers are Krvavec, not far from Ljubljana, Rogla in the Zreče Pohorje region, and Golte above Mozirje. Cerkno Ski Centre is the most modern family ski slope in Slovenia. The larger ski centres also maintain trails for snowboarding, sledding, cross-country skiing, and even ski touring. Trails for cross-country skiers are found by many lakes and on high plateaus such as Pokljuka, which hosts a World Championship biathlon meet and the Bloke plateau, the cradle of an original form of skiing, one of the oldest known in Europe. Groomed cross-country trails are also found in Logarska dolina and close to many tourist areas where small local ski hills and lifts are also often available.

BOHINJ LAKE: KOBLA & VOGEL SKI CeNTRe The natural beauty of high mountains, green forests, and beautiful mountain pastures and meadows, the cultural and historical monuments, and the friendly villages and towns with their hotels, restaurants, inns, and private rooms guarantee visitors a pleasant stay in Bohinj. Bohinj offers ideal options and opportun -ities for rest and relaxation in all seasons. In winter the valley becomes a winter sports centre, while during the summer the most beautiful pearl of the valley, Lake Bohinj, invites bathers, and with the Sava Bohinjka River, kayakers and fishermen as well. Technical info. Vogel ski slopes ALTITUDE: 569 - 1800 m SKI LIFTS: 1 cabin lift, 2 oneseaters, 2 twoseaters, ski tow SKI TRAILS: 18 km: 14 km moderate, 4 km easy SKI SCHOOL: YES ADDITIONAL OFFER: Ski runs, sled tracks, snowboarding, snow halfpipe, night skiing.

BLED & STRAŽA SKI SLOPES With its immense natural beauty, Bled, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. The beauty of the mountains reflected on the lake, the sun, the serenity and the fresh air will make you feel totally rejuvenated right throughout the year, guaranteeing an ideal base for a relaxing break or an active holiday. Bled attracts businessmen, artists, athletes, explorers, sport enthusiasts, the old and the young, from all over the world, enchanting them to return again and again. Technical info. Straža ski slopes ALTITUDE: 503 - 634 m SKI LIFTS: 1 twoseater, 1 skit tow SKI TRAILS: 1.2 km: 1 km easy, 0,2 km moderate OTHER ACTIVITIES: Night skiing Kobla ski slopes to Bohinj: approx. 20 km Vogel ski slopes to Bohinj: approx. 31 km Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis

Winter pleasures can be diversified with snowmobile rides in Kranjska Gora, Pohorje, Pokljuka, Krvavec. In some places, tourist can ride on dog sleds and horse-drawn sleighs. Why not try a horse drawn sled down the roads from snowed-in mountain passes that are closed for the winter.

KRANJSKA GORA The Zgornjesavska Valley is one of the most breathtaking alpine valleys whose centre of activity is the resort town of Kranjska Gora.

MARIBORSKO POHORJE The capital of Štajerska region is one of the sunniest places in Slovenia! The green surroundings give the opportunity for a quick hop to the top of Pohorje on one side and wine growing hills on the other, or one can roam down by the River Drava, which winds its way through the city.

The valley has developed into a major tourist and sports region, famed primarily for its World Cup competitions in alpine skiing and ski flights on the giant ski-jump in Planica. But it still has much, much more to offer. With its broad variety of tourist services, this alluring valley attracts visitors all year round.

This small city, embraced by rural surroundings, will make you feel on top of the world. The ski slopes of Maribor's Pohorje together with its natural beauty create an indivisible integrity and offer the top most winter experiences to all those who like to ski or use other sleighing equipment.

Technical info. Kranjska Gora ALTITUDE: 810 - 1291 m SKI LIFTS: 4 fourseaters, 1 twoseater, 1 oneseater, 13 ski tows SKI TRAILS: 20 km: 2 km difficult, 8 km moderate, 10 km easy SKI SCHOOL: YES ADDITIONAL OFFER: Sled tracks, night skiing, ski touring Hotel accommodation

Technical info ALTITUDE: 336 - 1347 m SKI LIFTS: Cable lift, 3 twoseaters, 6 ski tows SKI TRAILS: 80 km: 14 km difficult, 26 km moderate, 40 km easy SKI-SCHOOL: YES ADDITIONAL OFFER: Sled tracks, night skiing, competition ground

SKI PACKAGES INCLUDE: Accommodation on half board basis 1 theme dinner Free entrance to Aqua Larix water park and relax swimming pool of hotel Kompas Hotel animation program 3h daily free entrance to Aqua Larix Entrance to fitness at Vitranc sports hall Free entrance to Casino Krona

ROGLA SKI RESORT & TERME ZREČE Welcome to the embrace of green Pohorje, amongst the friendly people at Rogla. At the heart of the wonderful nature of Zresko Pohorje a rich and diverse experience awaits you; an experience of activity, repose, relaxation, recreation and pleasant holidays. Due to its pleasant and agreeable climate, and the wholesome alpine air, Rogla's reputation as a climatological health resort is fully justified. Technical info.Rogla ALTITUDE: 1517 m SKI LIFTS: 2 fourseaters, 11 ski tows SKI TRAILS: 12 km: 1.5 km challenging, 8.5 km moderate, 1 km easy CROSS COUNTRY TRAILS: 18 km SKI-SCHOOL: YES OTHER ACTIVITIES: Sled tracks, snowboarding, night skiing, competition ground, snow halfpipe MIN STAY 5 NIGHTS

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 IMAGINE... A Festive Christmas with four days on the shores of magnificent Lake Bled deep in the Slovenian Alps, plus medieval Innsbruck, the Fairytale Castle of Neuschwanstein, the Passion Play Village of Oberammergau, the jagged Italian Dolomites and the snow fields of Kranjska Gora in the Julian Alps. Add to this the canals of Venice, the old city of Ljubljana, dramatic Lake Bohinj, Christmas Markets, Brass Band, the ‘Sinking of the Bells of Wishes’ and, to cap it all, staying two more nights in a dreamy Italian Castle. What a combination!

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DAY 1 - 18 DECEMBER MUNICH Your tour commences this evening in wonderful Munich. Shopping is always excellent in Munich - particularly around the town hall and the decorated wooden Christmas Market stalls. Before your Bavarian style buffet dinner enjoy a welcome drink in the hotel. (D) Your Munich Hotel - Maritim. DAY 2 - 19 DECEMBER INNSBRUCK Joining our touring coach we drive into the Bavarian Alps to visit the famous fair y tale Neuschwanstein Castle of ‘Mad’ King Ludwig. Your horse and carriage awaits to take you up the wooded road to enjoy a guided tour through the Wagner inspired state rooms. Next stop will be at the Passion Play village of Oberammergau with colourfully painted houses before we continue to Kloster Ettal Monastery. This edifice, in a lovely shaded valley, dates back over 700 years and is one of the finest examples of Rococo architecture in existence. The Abbey has an incredible painted ceiling. Dinner is included tonight and the Christmas Markets await. (B, D) Your Innsbruck Hotel - Grauer Bauer. DAY 3 - 20 DECEMBER INNSBRUCK Following the spectacular Inn Valley to Wattens we visit the Swarovski ‘Kristallwelten’ (‘Crystal Worlds’ - entrance included). Built into a small hill the entrance is through the mouth of a Goblin with huge crystal eyes. A wonderful crystal experience lies within. Back to Innsbruck your afternoon is free to explore the Old Town and see the famous ‘Golden Roof’ above the medieval town square with its delightful Christmas Markets. Time to do that last minute shopping, indulge in mulled wine and ginger biscuits and take in the music, fabulously decorated trees and folklore displays. You simply must spoil yourself with a traditional aromatic coffee and a caloriebusting “apfel strudel”! Maybe a rich chocolate torten cake? Mmmm! (B)

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DAY 4 - 21 DECEMBER CASTELBRANDO Crossing over the Brenner Pass, through Bolzano we soon reach picture perfect Lake Garda and Romeo and Juliet’s Verona where we stop for lunch. The rest of the day is free to visit the massive Roman amphitheatre, the charming town centre and, naturally, the famous balcony where Shakespeare’s tragic couple pledged a love that has spanned the centuries. Later we drive the short distance to the foothills of the Dolomites and the superb Castel Brando. On arrival we have included a guided tour of the castle – there is a lot to see - and this will be your home for the next two evocative nights. Located above the medieval village of Cison di Valmarino this 2,000 year old Roman fortress was turned into a sumptuous noble’s palace in the 13th Century. (B, D) Your Castle Hotel – Castel Brando. DAY 5 - 22 DECEMBER CASTELBRANDO Today we visit nearby Venice – arguably one of the most romantic cities in the world. At Tronchetto we board a boat to take us to St Mark’s Square where we join our expert local guide for a walking tour. The rest of the day is free to shop and explore the myriad of narrow, water lined streets and canals spanned by humped back bridges. Dinner this evening is back in ‘our’ castle. (B, D) DAY 6 - 23 DECEMBER GLORIOUS LAKE BLED Before crossing the Slovenian border we duck into Austria and visit the old town of Villach with its main square (Hauptplatz) surrounded by fine 16th-century houses. Entering the Julian Alps we reach the natural wonder of Lake Bled where the tranquil waters are surrounded by impressive snow covered peaks and overlooked by the imposing castle. A dramatic place to spend Christmas! Your afternoon is at leisure to take a walk around the lake or visit the castle. Over the next four nights all dinners are included. Christmas Eve is a buffet dinner with music and a traditional Christmas Turkey lunch is also included. (B, D) Your Slovenian Christmas hotel The Golf Hotel.

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DAY 8 - 25 DECEMBER GLORIOUS LAKE BLED Spend Christmas relaxing on the shores of Lake Bled and enjoying the magnificent scenery and excellent hotel facilities. A traditional Christmas Turkey lunch will be enjoyed by all. In the evening we gather on the lakeside to witness the local ceremony of the ‘Sinking of the Bells of Wishes’. Tonight enjoy a live band playing in your hotel. What a way to spend Christmas! (B, L, D)

DAY 9 - 26 DECEMBER GLORIOUS LAKE BLED There is nothing quite like a day playing in the mountains! Joined by our local guide we drive north to the breathtaking Zgornjesavska Valley and reach the resort town of Kranjska Gora, famed for its Ski World Cup competitions and Ski ‘flights’ on the giant ski-jump in Planica. There are so many choices for you to enjoy yourself. Rent a toboggan? Go snow walking? Hire a snowmobile (there’s a course you can follow) or take a chair lift to the top of the mountains for views that go on forever. Alternatively explore this vibrant ski resort packed with shops and restaurants. We also drive through the Bohinj Valley which stretches through the Triglav National Park to visit the beautiful Lake Bohinj. This evening we’ve included tickets to Bled’s annual Boxing Day Brass Band concert. (B, D)

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DAY 10 - 27 DECEMBER MUNICH Driving north we cross back into Austria and reach Salzburg - the Baroque city of Mozart sitting beneath its enormous Festung (Fortress) where we enjoy a leisurely lunch time in the old town centre. Mozart’s Birthplace makes a fascinating visit. Mid afternoon we depart Salzburg and arrive into Munich for our last evening together. Your farewell dinner tonight will be enjoyed in a local German restaurant. (B, D) Your Munich Hotel - Maritim.

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DAY 7 - 24 DECEMBER GLORIOUS LAKE BLED This morning we join our local guide and visit Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, which means ‘ beloved ’ in Slovene. Retaining the charm and warmth of a small town, it is literally filled to capacity with Baroque churches, palaces, museums and quaint bridges traversing the canals and rivers. Pedestrian areas in the historic Old Town overflow with cafe tables and street entertainers. This evening enjoy a special dinner with Zither Music. Those wishing to make their own way to attend midnight mass will enjoy pastries and a hot drink on their return. (B, D)

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• All the sightseeing, scenic drives and excursions described in the itinerary • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager • Luxury touring coach • Tips to Tour Manager, drivers and guides • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person) • 10 nights First Class selected accommodation • Upgrade to lake view rooms, Lake Bled • Buffet breakfasts daily • 9 Dinners including Christmas Eve Dinner with Zither Music and Special Farewell Dinner • Christmas Day Turkey Lunch • Tea and coffee with all dinners • Welcome drink Munich and Lake Bled • Entrance and Horse and Buggy ride Neuschwanstein, return waterbus Venice • Local guides – Neuschwanstein Castle, Venice, Ljubljana and Kranjska Gora • Tickets to the Boxing Day Brass Band Concert

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DAY 11 - 28 DECEMBER MUNICH Sadly your Christmas tour is now complete, and it’s time to bid farewell. (B)

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DAY 1 - 26 June BLED Arrive at Ljubljana airport and transfer to your hotel in Bled. Dinner and overnight in Bled .(D) DAY 2 - 27 June BLED- BOHINJ – RADOVLJICA A sightseeing tour of Bled, the charming lakeside town, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Take a boat ride to the island in middle of the lake in Bled, visit the baroque church and toll the bell. Continue to Lake Bohinj and to Stara Fuzina where you will visit Sheppard’s museum and taste some of the best Slovenian cheeses. Free time in Bohinj until your return to Bled. In the evening travel to Radovljica and take a walk through this picturesque town until dinner with typical Slovenian cuisine (B,D) DAY 3 - 28 June POSTOJNA CAVE – PREDJAMA – LJUBLJANA In the morning travel to Postojna cave, one of the biggest and the most impressive caves in Europe. Stop also at spectacular Predjama castle, built high into the cliff. Then travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and enjoy a walking tour of the city. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque central open-air market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain.  Dinner in a local restaurant in Ljubljana and overnight in Bled (B,D) DAY 4 - 29 June KR. GORA – VRŠIČ – KOBARID – NOVA GORICA After breakfast travel to Kranjska Gora, the idyllic mountain resort under the Julian Alps. Cross the scenic mountain pass Vršič and travel through Trenta valley. Follow the emerald Trenta River and enjoy lunch in Bovec where you can taste the local special dessert – Bovec pockets. After lunch continue to Kobarid and visit the world famous World War I museum.  Continue to Goriska Brda for overnight. Evening at leisure. (B, L)

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DAY 5 - 30 June GORIŠKA BRDA REGION Today discover Goriška Brda, the winegrowing region of western Slovenia. Full day dedicated to the secrets of this region. First stop at the towns of Gonjače and Šmartno, before visiting the local wine cellar – one of the biggest in Slovenia and enjoy a wine tasting. Visit Dobrovo castle and finish the visit with late lunch/early dinner and wine tasting at a local tourist farm. Overnight (B,L)

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Istria Porečcampaniles four that are still the town’s most conspicuous landmarks. With your knowledgeable guide you won’t miss any highlights of this charming village as he or she will lead you to the Church of Justina with its museum of sacral art, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Prince’s Palace, the sculptures of Draga and the town’s loggia, where a refreshing drink is served at the conclusion of this interesting overview. Overnight onboard the ship.

DAY 10 - 05 July RAB – SPLIT – HVAR (Croatia) We commence with a panoramic drive through the town and our first visit will be the dramatic gallery of Ivan Mestrovic In the morning depart Nova Gorica and who is known as Croatia’s premier modern travel to the charming medieval town of sculptor. Ivan Mestrovic built this gallery Štanjel. The region of Karst is known for as a personal residence in 1931. This comits dark wine Teran and Karst prosciutto.  prehensive and well-arranged collection of Wine tasting at one of the famous local works is sure to leave a lasting impression. vineyards. Continue to Lipica stud and visit The gallery is located just outside the town the stables. Continue to Piran and enjoy of Split. Upon arrival you will be able to dinner at local restaurant. (B,D) stroll through his Gallery and former house. At the conclusion of your walk, step outside into the beautiful garden with magnificent DAY 7 02 July views over the sea. PIRAN – ŠMARJE – POMJAN In the morning v isit the pict uresque town of Piran, known as birthplace of the Continue to the city of Split, which is the composer and violinist Guiseppe Tartini. product of 17 centuries of building, renoThen travel to Sečovlje to visit the salt pans vating and remodeling. Today, Split is an where salt has been harvested for more amazing mesh of old and new. At the core than 400 years. From Sečovlje travel to of this sprawling cityscape is one of two Šmarje to visit an excellent local wine cellar highlights - Diocletian’s Palace, dating from and end the day in the medieval town of the 4th century. The Palace is one of the Pomjan with a short walk through the town most Imposing sites in existence. Far from and a typical dinner of Slovenian Istria. (B,D) being a museum, the 220 buildings within the palace boundaries are still home to 3000 people as well as housing shops and DAY 8 03 July cafes. A walking tour visits the cellars of the PIRAN – VENICE (Italy) and Seadream cruise Day at leisure in Piran palace, the Cathedral of St. Duje and the until the departure transfer to San Basilio Temple of Jupiter. port in Venice to join your Seadream cruise. Embarkation begins from 2pm. Overnight After exiting the cellars, the Golden Gate a onboard the ship in Venice. (B) nd Peristyle Square will also be seen. Enjoy a bit of free time to explore the colorful open market or do some people watching DAY 9 - 04 July before returning to your SeaDream yacht. VENICE - RAB (Croatia) You could walk by yourself; but why not Overnight onboard the ship. make your visit more informative with a local expert and more social by joining DAY 11 06 July some of your other SeaDreamers on this HVAR (Croatia) enjoyable walk through delightful Rab. The Island of Hvar, known throughout Croatia for its verdant color, fragrant air This historic town, encircled by 12-century and mild island climate, is punctured by medieval walls offers beautiful views of jagged inlets and sleepy villages. Two of the the harbor, a plethora of churches and most charming Croatian towns along the DAY 6 - 01 July KARST REGION WITH ŠTANJEL AND LIPICA

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Highlights include the Cathedral of St. Stephens with its treasury and bell tower, ver y distinct remnants of the former Venetian rule. During our walk we will also see the Arsenal, built in 1611 and housing Europe’s oldest theatre that allowed the masses to buy seats in the pit, while the landed gentry sat in raised boxes. After a walking tour of Hvar town we take a scenic 40-minute drive through the Island to the seaside village of Starigrad, originally the island’s largest settlement dating back as far as the 2nd century BC. In Starigrad we visit the Dominican Monastery, with its rich library containing priceless books and paintings. In Hvar we will stop at the fortress above the Island for a magnificent view. Overnight onboard the ship.

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DAY 12 - 07 July KORCULA (Croatia) “Far from the crowds, closer to Nature!” Experience Korcula’s hidden bays on this exciting journey in your own 2-seater buggy convertible. Discover Korcula island, experience off-road excitement, feel the breeze in your hair, enjoy gorgeous landscapes

full of olive groves and vineyards as you explore coastal gravel roads above Žrnovo and Lumbarda villages which offer a magnificent view of nearby islands. Swim and snorkel in two different secret hidden bays, and absorb the virgin landscape with the pounding Dalmatian sea. Last but not least enjoy fresh seasonal fruits on Bilin Zal beach while swimming in clear and clean untouched Adriatic Sea. Overnight onboard the ship. DAY 13 - 08 July KOTOR (Montenegro) Arriving in Kotor, a local guide will take you on a walking tour of this medieval town’s highlights. Visit the magnificent Cathedral of St. Triphun, one of the oldest and most beautiful examples of Roman architecture. Constructed in 1166 on the remains of a 9th-century temple, the cathedral houses remnants of 13th-century frescos and a treasury of local and Venetian art work from the 14th-20th centuries. Proceed to the 17th-century Grgurina Palace, which today houses the Naval Museum, a testament to the long maritime history of the town. Continue your walk by the old walls surrounding the town, which in some places reach a height of 60 feet.

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Enjoy strolling through the narrow streets lined with medieval houses, palaces and churches. At the end of your tour, take some time for shopping before returning to the pier. Overnight onboard the ship.

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Adriatic coast are yours to explore today. Hvar is one of the Adriatic’s most enchanting and well-preserved historic towns known for its fragrant heather, lavender, laurel and rosemary. Once an important harbour for Venice’s Adriatic fleet from the late 12th to 18th centuries, you’ll discover a fascinating array of sights within the thick- walled fortress town.

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DAY 14 - 09 July KOTOR (Montenegro)- DUBROVNIK (Croatia) If this is your first visit to Dubrovnik, and you are the active type, you should not miss two activities while in lovely Dubrovnik: the walk through the Old Town and an easy kayak trip to experience the view of the Dubrovnik city ramparts from the seaside. The magnificent walls above you and the view of the old city harbour will create lasting memories; and make for some lovely pictures. Depart by kayak from the beach situated between the Bokar and Lovrijenac citadels. Your first destination will be the Island of Lokrum where you will have an opportunity to rest and swim. Leaving the island, you will soon reach the private and secluded Betina Cave featuring a nice pebble beach. This is another wonderful opportunity for a swim and rest prior to returning back to Dubrovnik. Overnight onboard the ship. DAY 15 - 10 July DUBROVNIK (Croatia) Your cruise ends today in Dubrovnik when you disembark after breakfast. You might like to extend your stay in Dubrovnik (at extra cost) or make your way to Dubrovnik airport. We hope you enjoyed your time in gorgeous Slovenia and your Seadream cruise down the glorious Dalmatian Coast.

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SeaDream Yacht Location Guide

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M/V Arion Arion is comfortable and friendly ship with only 162 cabins. She sails along Adriatic coast calling at enchanting ports and islands where larger ships can not. Built in 1965 and refurbished in 2000, sails under the Portugese flag. Cabins are comfortable with private facilities, telephone and adequate storage and wardrobe space. Cabins are nicely furnished and are all air-conditioned. The dining room has picture windows all around and provides good quality European style food. Service is attentive and friendly. The Lido lounge serves continental breakfasts and lunches and is a also cabaret lounge by night. The Main Lounge, which provides cabaret style entertainment, is on one level. Further entertainment is available in the piano bar. There is a small casino, a library and a beauty salon. All public rooms and cabins are air conditioned and smoking is restricted to designated areas in bar and lounge only. Please note that ship has one elevator. Technical data: Length: 118 m Breadth: 16.50 m Stabilisers Gross tonnage: 5,888 Decks: 6 Cabins: 162 Crew: 130 Voltage : 220V Onboard Currency: Euro The ship is equipped with the latest in navigational and communication technology.

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Day 01: Arrive in Venice or Ljubljana, Monday Transfer to your hotel in Ljubljana. The rest of the day is free to relax. This evening, meet your fellow travellers for welcome orientation meeting including welcome drink. Overnight in Ljubljana. Day 02: Postojna and Lipica, Tuesday The day is reserved for the Karst region. Visit Postojna Cave and continue to Predjama medieval castle perched in the middle of a cliff. Drive to Slovenian coast. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Piran. (B,D) Day 03: Piran, Portoroz & Goriska Brda, Wednesday Morning tour of Piran followed with the visit of Portoroz, popular tourist resort and then continue to Secovlje Salt -pans. We will turn inland and travel to Nova Gorica. Rest of the day at leisure or you can take a part in an optional tour to the vineyard region of Goriska Brda where you will have the possibility to taste local cuisine and wines. Overnight in Nova Gorica. (B) Day 04: Soca Valley, Thursday Morning drive upstream the emerald green Soca river, through Kobarid (mentioned in Hemmingway’s Farewell to Arms) and visit of the FWW1 museum. After the visit you will travel to Bled and end the day in this peaceful town beautifully situated in the Alps. Overnight in Bled (B)

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Day 05: Bled, Friday A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The rest of the day is at leisure or you can take an optional tour to Skofja Loka – the medieval town with castle that rises above the confluence of the two Sora rivers. Overnight in Bled. (B) Day 06: Bled and Bohinj, Saturday Day at leisure in Bled. Possibility to join the optional tour to the other Alpine beauty – lake Bohinj. You will visit the Sheppard’s museum and taste the best Slovenian cheese. Return to Bled.Tonight enjoy dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Bled. (B,D) Day 07: Bled to Koper, Sunday Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Koper port for embarkation between 4 PM and 10 PM. Late evening departure towards Zadar (overnight sailing). (B,D)

Ocean Ports of Call Koper - Slovenia Highlights: Quaint Old Town area, Postonja Caves The industrial port of Koper (Slovenia) lies just 13 miles south of Trieste on the short Adriatic coast of Slovenia. Once an island the quaint Old Town area has a medieval flavour. Sights of interest include the Muda Gate (1516), City Tower (1480) and the 18th century Cathedral of St Nazarius behind which is the 12th century Romanesque baptistry Carmine Rotunda. The Loggia (1463) and the Venetian Brutti Palace (now a library) and the Fontico (a 14th century granary) are also worth a look. You can also visit the Postonja Caves, an immense subterranean network of galleries and chambers. A small train will take you through these well illuminated caverns with their colourful stalactites and stalagmites.

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Optional tour of Zadar includes the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the Church of St. Donat, the Church of St. Mary and Benedictine Convent. Depart Zadar at 8 PM sailing to Ploce. (B,L,D)

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Day 09: Ploce, Tuesday morning Morning arrival in Ploce, a large commercial port located in Central Dalmatia. Optional tour to Mostar, a famous old city in Bosnia and Herzegovina) where you will see the reconstructed old bridge built by the occupying Turkish forces some 500 years ago. Depart Ploce at 2:30 PM sailing to Korcula. (B,L,D) Day 09 Korcula, Tuesday afternoon Arrive in Korcula, birth place of Marco Polo, on Tuesday afternoon. You can visit the main square and see the Cathedral Square and nearby Marco Polo’s family house.

Day 12: Dubrovnik, Friday Arrive Dubrovnik in the morning. Entering the gates of this over 1000 years old architectural marvel is like a step back in time. Optional tour: City tour includes the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. Also see the Dominican’s Monastery and Franciscan Monastery housing one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. Optional Folklore Performance. (B,L,D) Day 13: Split, Saturday Morning arrivalTUNISIA in Split. Optional tour ofMALTA Split features the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO world heritage sight. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Optional tour to nearby Trogir, the centre of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. In the afternoon sail to Koper. (B,L,D) Day 14: Disembark, Sunday Disembark after breakfast (9 AM). Transfer to Venice or Ljubljana airport for your flight home.

Day 11 : Durres, Thursday Morning arrival in the port of Durres, the most important maritime gate of Albania, also well known for its nice Riviera. Optional tour to Tirana, the country’s capital city, only 40 kms away. Spend a full day discovering the city, including typical lunch in a local restaurant. At 10:00 start sailing towards Dubrovnik. (B,L,D)

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• First class hotels, rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • In hotels: breakfast daily and 2 dinners • Roundtrip airport transfers • Modern air-conditioned motor-coach • Professional English speaking Tour Director • 7 nights cruise aboard m/v Arion in inside cabins Cat. 1; upgrades to categories 2 - 6 are available • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily onboard the ship

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Ljubljana • Postojna cave and Predjama castle • Piran • Secovlje • Goriska Brda • Soca valley • Bled • Bohinj

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In the evening enjoy optional performance of Moreska, the island’s unique version of Morris Dance. Depart Korucla at 11 PM. (B,L,D) Day 10: Kotor, Wednesday Morning arrival in Kotor, Montenegro. The Bay of Kotor and the old town of Kotor are both on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bay of Kotor is actually the largest European Fjord outside of Norway. Optional tour to the former capital city of Cetinje or Montenegro’s Grand Tour of the Riviera. Leave Kotor towards Albania at 10:30 PM (B,L,D)

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• Ljubljana: Hotel Central • Piran: Hotel Piran • Nova Gorica: Hotel Park • Bled: Hotel Golf/Park

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10-May 23-May $3993 07-Jun 20-Jun $3993* 21-Jun 04-Jul $3993* 06-Sep 19-Sep $3993* 20-Sep 03-Oct $3993 Price based on Category 1 Inside Cabins (* high season surcharge applies) Port Taxes: $ 107 per person Gratuity: $ 80.00 per person pre-paid Cabin upgrade supplements

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SWITZERLAND A taste of croatia Zagreb – Opatija – Pag - Zadar – Split - Dubrovnik SLOVENIA

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• 11 nights in double/twin – bedded or single rooms including hotel taxes • 11 breakfasts (B) + 5 lunches (L) + 6 dinners (D) • Arrival and departure transfers • Entrance fees as per itinerary indicated in bold • Professional English speaking tour director • Touring with air conditioned van or mini bus

Hotels:

• Zagreb: Hotel Dubrovnik 4* or similar • Opatija: Hotel Bristol 4* or similar • Zadar: Kolovare 4* or similar • Split: Hotel Art 4* or similar • Dubrovnik: Hotel President 4* or similar

DAY 2 ZAGREB – KUMROVEC EXCURSION A short yet scenic drive takes us to Kumrovec, situated on the banks of the river Sutla, along the Croatian-Slovenian border. Visit Kumrovec Ethnological Museum Staro Selo (Old Village) with very well preserved village houses from the 19th century. So far 40 houses and farms have been restored, which makes Staro Selo the most attractive place of its kind in Croatia. Later, we follow a winding road through the Zagorje hills. A lunch of genuine local specialties and wine is served at the restaurant/farm Gresna Gorica (The Hill of Sin) with magnificent views of the 15th century castle Veliki Tabor. Return to Zagreb for overnight at hotel (B,L) DAY 3 ZAGREB – SAMOBOR – OPATIJA In the morning your sightseeing tour takes you to the historic Upper Town, to see St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and Government Palace. Leave for Samobor, a picturesque town where we will have lunch at a famous restaurant which preserves the tradition of the ancient Croatian dishes. Continue to Opatija, an elegant destination, once the favorite resort of choice for the Habsburgs and European Royalty. Dinner at a local restaurant in Lovran. Overnight in Opatija. (B,L,D)

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DAY 4 OPATIJA – PAG – ZADAR Depart for the island of Pag, famous for its Pag cheese - an exquisite taste resulting from the high quality of grazing aromatic herbs grown near the sea. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The island of Pag is also famous for its long tradition of lace-making and there is the possibility of visiting one of the lace-makers. Continue to Zadar in the middle of the Croatian Adriatic coast. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at your hotel in Zadar (B,L,D) DAY 5 ZADAR –KRKA FALLS – TROGIR - SPLIT Sightseeing in Zadar, including the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, St. Donatus Church, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, and the Roman Forum from the 2nd century B.C. Leave for Krka National Park and continue to Split, stopping en route in Trogir, a lovely medieval town dominated by the Cathedral of St. Lawrence with its famous Romanesque Portal, the Town Loggia and Renaissance palaces. Tonight a dinner of seafood specialties at Split Marina Restaurant. Overnight in Split. (B,D) DAY 6 SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK S i ght s e e i n g i n S p l i t , i n cl u d i n g a v i s i t to Diocletian’s Palace with its cellars and gates, St. Duimus Cathedral, Peristyle and Jupiter’s Temple. For lunch, we will enjoy a typical Dalmatian “pasticada” before departing for Dubrovnik. On the way we stop at Ston, well-known for its oysters of outstanding quality, and enjoy dinner in one of the typical restaurants. Continue to Dubrovnik for overnight (B, L,D)

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DAY 7 DUBROVNIK – KONAVLE AND CAVTAT Morning city tour of Dubrovnik, including the Franciscan Monastery with the Old Pharmacy, St. Blaise’s Church, the Cathedral and Rector’s Palace. Leave for a tour to Konavle and lunch at Konavoski Dvori restaurant. Continue to Cavtat, a picturesque town with charming cobblestone streets, churches and Franciscan Monastery, situated on the site of the ancient Greek and Roman settlement of Epidaurum. Return to Dubrovnik. Farewell dinner at famous restaurant in Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L,D) DAY 8 DUBROVNIK – Departure Morning transfer to Dubrovnik Airport. (B)

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Day 2: Zadar, Monday Monday morning arrival in Zadar, the oldest Slavic city on the Adriatic, once famed cultural centre. Optional tour to Plitvice National Park with breathtaking scenery of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation, also listed in UNESCO’s World ALGERIA Heritage list Optional tour of Zadar includes the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the Church of St. Donat, the Church of St. Mary and Benedictine Convent. Depart Zadar at 8 pm sailing to Ploce. (B,L,D) Day 3: Ploce, Tuesday morning Morning arrival in Ploce, a large commercial port located in Central Dalmatia. Optional tour to Mostar, a famous old city in Bosnia and Herzegovina) where you will see the reconstructed old bridge built by the occupying Turkish forces some 500 years ago. Depart Ploce at 2:30 pm sailing to Korcula. (B,L,D) Korcula, Tuesday afternoon Arrive in Korcula, birth place of Marco Polo, on Tuesday afternoon. You can visit the main square and see the Cathedral Square and nearby Marco Polo’s family house. In the evening enjoy optional performance of Moreska, the island’s unique version of Morris Dance. Depart Korucla at 11 pm. (B,L,D) Day 4: Kotor, Wednesday Morning arrival in Kotor, Montenegro. The Bay of Kotor and the old town of Kotor are both on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bay of Kotor is actually the largest European Fjord outside of Norway. Optional tour to the former capital city of Cetinje or Montenegro’s Grand Tour of the Riviera. Leave Kotor towards Albania at 10:30 pm (B,L,D) Day 5 : Durres, Thursday Morning arrival in the port of Durres, the most important maritime gate of Albania, also well known for its nice Riviera. Optional tour to Tirana, the country’s capital city, only 40 kms away. Spend a full day discovering the city, including typical lunch in a local restaurant. At 10 pm start sailing towards Dubrovnik. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Dubrovnik, Friday Arrive Dubrovnik in the morning. Entering the gates of this over 1000 years old architectural marvel is like a step back in time. Optional tour: City tour includes the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. Also see the Dominican’s Monastery and Franciscan Monastery housing one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. Optional Folklore Performance. (B,L,D) Day 7: Split, Saturday MALTA Morning arrivalTUNISIA in Split. Optional tour of Split features the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO world heritage sight. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Optional tour to nearby Trogir, the centre of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. In the afternoon sail back to Koper. (B,L,D) Day 8: Koper, Sunday Disembark after breakfast (after 9 AM). (B) M/V Arion is a comfortable, friendly ship with only 162 cabins that sails along Adriatic coast calling at enchanting ports and islands where larger ships cannot dock. Built in 1965 and refurbished in 2000, she sails under the Portuguese flag. Cabins are comfortable with private facilities, telephone and adequate storage and wardrobe space. Cabins are nicely furnished and are all air-conditioned. The dining room has picture windows all around and provides good quality European style food. Service is attentive and friendly. The Lido lounge serves continental breakfasts and lunches and there is also cabaret lounge by night. The Main Lounge, which provides cabaret style entertainment, is on one level. There is a small casino, a library and a beauty salon. All public rooms and cabins are air conditioned and the ship has an elevator.

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Day 1: Arrive in Koper (Slovenia), Sunday Embarkation in Koper will be between 4 PM and 10 PM. Late evening departure towards Zadar (overnight sailing). (D)

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• 7 night cruise aboard M/V Arion in Inside cabin Cat. 1; • upgrades to categories 2 - 6 are available • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

 Adriatic Cruise K 805 START

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Cabin upgrade supplements

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SPAIN Day 01: Arrive in Venice or Ljubljana, Sunday Transfer from the airport to the port of Koper, for embarkation between 4 PM and 10 PM. Late evening departure towards Zadar (overnight sailing). (D) Day 02: Zadar, Monday Monday morning arrival in Zadar, the oldest Slavic city on the Adriatic, once famed cultural centre. Optional tour to Plitvice National Park with breathtaking scenery of 16 terraced lakes surrounded ALGERIA by thickly wooded mountains TUNISIAand lush vegetation, also listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list Optional tour of Zadar includes the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the Church of St. Donat, the Church of St. Mary and Benedictine Convent. Depart Zadar at 8 PM sailing to Ploce. (B,L,D)

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Day 10: to Florence, Tuesday Leave Venice toward Pisa for a visit. Upon arrival, view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with it’s Leaning Tower, the Baptisery, the Duomo, and the Monumental Cemetery. Continue on to Florence, stopping to visit a local Tuscan farm in the countryside for a lunch and wine tasting with local specialties. Overnight in Florence. (B,L) Day 11: in Florence, Wednesday Today our morning tour begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, the home of Michelangelo’s David. Walk to the splendid Duomo with it’s magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and see the Baptistery with its renowned “Gates of Paradise”. Continue to explore the open air art museum of Signoria Square ending at Ponte Vecchio, known as the “Old Bridge”. Remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

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Day 14: in Rome, Saturday Morning visit the Vatican and its breathtaking museum including the Sistine Chapel. Stroll thru St. Peter’s Square, passing Bernini’s famous colonnade, to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, where you will view Michelangelo’s Pieta. Afternoon is at leisure. (B) Day 15 in Rome, Sunday Sightseeing tour of this ancient city takes you to the Roman Forum, the triumphal Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus and the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre built in the Roman Empire. Afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, dine in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, then enjoy an illuminated tour of the city. (B,D) Day 16 depart Rome, Monday After breakfast we transfer you to airport for your homebound flight. (B)

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Tour Features:

• 7 nights cruise aboard m/v Arion in inside cabins Cat. 1; upgrades to categories 2 - 6 are available • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily onboard • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Land tour: breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners including wine • Inter-city travel and sightseeing by modern motor-coach • Professional English speaking Cruise Manager/ Tour Director • Airport transfers • Luggage handling

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Special Features:

• Wine tasting with local special ties at Tuscan countryside farm • Dinner with Opera singers in Rome • Wine and mineral water with all dinners • Whisper technology enhanced touring

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Venice: Doge’s Palace • Florence: Michaelangelo’s David • Assisi: Basilica of St. Francis • Rome: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Forum and Colosseum

Day 12: in Florence, Thursday Enjoy a full day at leisure in Florence to explore the city on your own. (B) Day 13: to Rome, Friday Leave Florence via “Sun Route” motor way toward medieval city of Assisi, renowned for its 13th Century Basilica of St. Francis and Giotto Frescoes. Continue to your hotel in Rome. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

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Day 09: in Venice, Monday Your morning tour of Venice will start with a boat ride to the world famous Murano Island, known for its fine glasswork industry. Then, the walking tour of Venice will begin with St. Mark’s Square, to view the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, and visit the Doge’s Palace. The remainder of day is free. (B)

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• Venice: Carlton Hotel • Florence: Grand Hotel Adriatico • Rome: Massimo D’Azeglio Hotel

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Rates per person in twin $ 5327 Rates based on category 1 inside cabins Port Taxes: $ 107.00 per person Gratutity: $ 80.00 per person pre-paid

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cruise From Koper (Slovenia)

Koper, Zadar, Ploće (Mostar), Korčula, Kotor, Fjord Durres (Tirana), Dubrovnik, Split, Koper - 8 days/7 nights

MV”ARION” SHIP DESCRIPTION

M/V Arion was constructed in 1965 at Pula, in Croatia, as “Istra” and the ship was completely renovated in 2000. A traditional English breakfast is served in the dining room or, weather permitting, in the Lido lounge, where during lunch you can enjoy some fresh pasta, light salads, international cuisine or healthy choice that reflects modern tastes; afternoon tea, delicious finger sandwiches and warm scones with Devon-clotted cream and jam and a wide selection of teas. Dinner is a culinary experience. Menus are established by our Master Chefs who are members of the most famous culinary associations like “Les Toques Blanches Internationales”. There are promenade lounges, including a winter garden for relaxation, cocktail bar, and intimate piano bar. Evening entertainment with musicians, dancers and singers. A doctor is available on board but cannot prescribe medicines. Casual and simple attire are recommended. For the Captain’s and Farewell Dinner we suggest more formal attire. All services on board are charged in Euro. All expenses (except for the excursions) can be charged to your shipboard account.Excursions are offered at every port of call and can be booked on board. A daily programme is prepared every evening for the next day and delivered to passenger cabins. Tipping: the tips amount to 40€ per cruise per passenger and must be prepaid when booking the cruise.

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TRANSFER ARRANGEMENTS TO AND FROM KOPER The nearest airports to Koper are Trieste or Venice (Italy), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Pula (Croatia). Day 1 : Sunday: KOPER (Slovenia) Very near to Trieste in Italy is located the small renaissance city of Koper (Capo d’Istria) which is today the most important port of Slovenia. Start of the cruise. Day 2 : Monday: ZADAR (Croatia) Once a dominant city on the Adriatic coast and rival of Venice, Zadar is now an historical treasure preserving in its historical core the remains of the Roman Forum, the Church of St. Donat, the Romanesque Cathedral of St Anastasia, the Church of St. Mary and the Benedictine Convent. The city owns a permanent collection of church art known as “The Gold and Silver of Zadar”. Day 3 : Tuesday: PLOCE (optional tour to Mostar – Bosnia) and KORCULA (Croatia) Ploce is a commercial port located in central Dalmatia. From Ploce, take an optional tour to the famous old city of Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina) where you will see the reconstructed “old bridge” built by the occupying Turkish forces 500 years ago. The historical town of Korcula is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. The town will fascinate you with its beautiful historical centre, narrow stone streets, museums and churches. Korcula is a town of a long-cherished cultural heritage and one of the most visited destinations on the Adriatic coast. It is also famous for its exciting traditional dances “Moreska” and “Kumpanija”. Day 4 : Wednesday: KOTOR (Montenegro) Sail in the morning through extraordinary Kotor bay to Montenegro where you will be struck by the magnificence of its unique fjord in the Mediterranean, the stunning “Boka Kotorska”. Despite all misfortunes, Kotor has preserved ArrIVE   10.00 07.30 18.00 08.00 07.00 08.00 08.00 09.00

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the atmosphere of the medieval Mediterranean town. The town is encircled with 20m high walls that begin at the harbour, i.e. at the South gate, and end at the River Skurla – West Gate. They both end at the fort of Saint Ivan. The Fort rises above the town and reaches a height of over 250m. There are 1426 stairs leading to the Tower. Day 5 : Thursday: DURRES (Tirana) Albania Arrive in the morning at Durres port, the most important maritime port in Albania also well known for its nice riviera. You will have a chance to participate in our full day city tour of Tirana including lunch in a typical local restaurant. Day 6 : Friday: DUBROVNIK (Croatia) The former “Ragusa” is a town which resembles an open-air museum. The city said to be the most beautiful Croatian city. Once a famous Dubrovnik Republic, the city was a powerful rival of Venice in the fight over sea rule. Today it still continues to rival Venice with its beauty and charming atmosphere. The Franciscan and the Dominican Monastery, The Cathedral, the Rector’s Palace, Stradun, grand City walls and St. Blaise’s Church are impressive buildings that deserve attention. Day 7 : Saturday: SPLIT (Croatia) Split, the second largest city in Croatia and “the capital of Dalmatia” gradually developed around the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, built more than 1700 years ago. From Diocletian’s cellars, Cathedral of the Temple of Jupiter to the Golden Gate (Porta aurea), across the Peristyle and the Market (Pjaca) to the sunny sea promenade (Riva) and further up the Marmont street, past the fish-market and all the way to the Theatre: a morning in Split will fill you with the atmosphere of a typical Mediterranean city. Day 8 : Sunday: KOPER (Slovenia) Arrival in Koper in the morning to rediscover this charming renaissance city. OPTIONAL TOURS

Embarkation City Tour - National Park Plitvitce - Sibenik Tour to Mostar / transfer to Gradac beach City Tour Former capital Cetinje / Budva / Montenegro Discovery of Tirana, Albania’s capital City Tour – Folklore performance  City Tour – Cetina canyon - Trogir Transfer to Piran Slovenian Riviera

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SPAIN Optional tours are only sold on board (payable by cash or credit card Visa and MasterCard). All optional excursions are escorted. City tour of Zadar: Guided walking tour of Zadar including the visit of the Church St Donat. Price 25 €

City tour of Tirana (Albania): Guided tour from Durres, departure to Tirana, Capital of Albania. Walking through Skanderberg Square including the Moshe of Ethem Bey and visit of National Museum. Lunch in a local restaurant. Price: 80 € (including lunch )

National park Plitvice: Transfer by bus to the park. Entrance fee to the national park including licensed guide. Picnic with lunch packet. Price: 80 € ALGERIA

City tour of Dubrovnik: Transfer by bus from the harbour to the old city and escorted guided tour including the Franciscan monastery, the Rector’s Palace and the MALTA Treasury of the Cathedral. TUNISIA Price 30 €

Discovery of Sibenik: Guided tour Around 60 km far from Zadar, Sibenik is one of the most important city from Dalmatia, built in renaissance style: 45 €

Folklore performance: Enjoy the traditional song and dance from Dalmatia in a privately reserved theatre hall. Price: 35 €

Excursion to Mostar: Guided tourTransfer by bus to Mostar, severely destroyed during the last Balkan war, then reconstructed step by step. You will admire the famous newly reerected Turkish Bridge. Price: 70 €

City tour of Split: Guided tour of Split including the Diocletian Palace. Price: 30 €

Gradac : Escorted transfer to beach of Gradac. Price 20 € City tour of Korcula: Guided walking tour of the old city. Price 20 € Former Montenegro capital Cetinje: Guided tour Transfer by bus to Cetinje the former capital of Montenegro at the end of XIX century. Visit of the Royal Palace –Taste the national food of “ham and cheese” in a nice local inn. Price 60 € Budva (Riviera of Montenegro): Guided tour Visit of the small town of Budva, a former Greek colony, built at the foot of a hill and surrounded by stone walls. Visit of the Museum and time at leisure (possibility of swimming). Price 45 € Montenegro’s Grand Tour: Guided tour - departure in the morning to explore the medieval city of Budva. Short stop at the former fishing village of Sveti Stefan. Enjoy sailing on famous Skadar Lake and have a lunch in a typical fishermen restaurant. On your way back to Kotor, you will have a splendid panoramic view on the Fjord of Kotor. Price 80 € (including lunch)

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Services included in prices: • 7 nights accommodations on board m/s Arion in cabin category of your choice • Full English breakfast • 3 meals daily plus early morning coffee and midnight snacks • Welcome cocktail on board & Captain’s Farewell Dinner • Early riser’s coffee/tea • All shipboard activities, live enter tainment and 3 cabaret style revues during sailing  • English speaking local guides in cities and Cruise Guides on board the ship  • All information provided in English on board the ship • Entertainment program

Cetina Canyon: Guided tour Around 20 km far Southern from Split you will descent by boat the Cetina River and have a local lunch in a typical Croatian village. Price 60 € (including lunch)

Not included in prices: • International transportation • Port taxes (Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro) : 52 € / pax (compulsory) • Transfer from airport to the ship (and return) • Optional tours • Insurances • Tips : 40 € / Pax (compulsory) • Additional compulsory cost: tips (€ 40) + port taxes (€ 52)

Trogir: Nearby North of the city of Split, Trogir is a small Venetian style city. Transfer by bus and city tour provided by licensed guide. Price: 30 € Piran: Escorted transfer to Piran (Slovenian Riviera) accompanied by staff from ship. Price: 20 €

2010 - CRUISE SCHEDULE From Slovenia to Albania KOPER – ZADAR – PLOCE (Mostar) – KORCULA – KOTOR – DURRES (Albania) – DUBROVNIK – SPLIT - KOPER APRIL

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Cat. 1 : inside cabin Ocean Main and Upper Deck Cat. 2: outside, port-hole Ocean Deck Cat. 3: outside, port-hole Main Deck Cat 4 : outside, window Upper Deck Cat 5 : outside, window Promenade Deck and Navigator Deck Cat. 6: outside superior window Navigator Deck Single outside, port-hole Ocean Deck & Reception Deck Supplement for single use occupancy On request

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Croatia Istria The Istrian peninsula is located in the very north west of Croatia and extends its region of Istria to the Slovenian coast. It is very popular destination for tourist and travellers due to its close vicinity and easy access to Italy, Slovenia and Austria, and the appeal of spending summers in any number of towns and villages dotted along its extensive coastline. The most important tourist towns include Porec , Pula – home to the amazing Roman ampitheatre and Rovinj a very attractive walled town, with a historical centre modeled on that of Venice. The inland of Istria is also very attractive, with numerous small towns peppered atop its rolling hills. Istria previously belonged to Italy, so culturally, Istria is very much influenced by Italian culture and is much more westernised than the rest of Croatia due to its rich and versatile history.

In the evening, you can visit one of the many restaurants, sampling a delicious Croatian dish, and finish the day in the one of the bars or clubs. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city.

Dalmatian Coast The Dalmatian coast spreads its way in the north from Split and extends down to the far south of Croatia including Dubrovnik and nearby Cavtat. The area really lives up to its name like that of a Dalmation canine Dalmatia is dotted with of Islands. Splits main tourist attraction is in the centre of town- Diocletian’s palace, inside you should not miss the Peristyle which is the main open space in the palace, surrounded by a colonnade of six columns to the eastern and western sides and an arch, decorated with garlands, in the centre. On the eastern side of the Peristyle is a cathedral and on the western side is the Narodni trg (“People’s Square”) with the old town hall which was built in the 15th century. There is an Ethnographic museum on the square (worth visiting) and nearby is a city museum. Don’t miss a remarkable statue of Grgur Ninski (Gregory of Nin), a Croatian religious leader from the 10th century, by the most famous Croatian sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic. Also you will find some fascinating museums like the Maritime Museum; the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments; the Museum of Croatia; and the Mestrovic Gallery which is housed in his summer residence which was completed in 1939 and designed by Mestrovic himself.

Dubrovnik Old town and main tourist attraction is commonly entered through the Pile Gate onto Stradun. Here you will find the Onofrio Fountain, built in 1438, to the right is the Franciscan Monastery with one of the oldest functioning pharmacies in Europe, in operation since 1391. At the other end of the Stradun, you will find the locals’ favourite meeting place, the Orlando Column, with the nearby Sponza Place and the baroque church of St. Blaise. Also you will find the Rector’s Palace, built in 1441, which is now a city museum packed with valuable and historic exhibits. Opposite the palace through a narrow street is a square, Gunduliceva Poljana, which is the site of the busy morning market. In the same square is the Jesuit Monastery from the early 18th century. From here you can head for the little old town port and visit the remarkably preserved city walls, a must for any visitor to Dubrovnik to experience the views from the top, built between the 13th and the 16th centuries, they encircle the city. Dubrovnik in the very south of Croatia is not always the easiest city to access but by no means does this deter the increasing number of visitors that make their way to this amazing walled city every year. The most practical way to reach the city is to do so by air. It can also be reached by bus from Zagreb (which takes about 12 hours), Rijeka, Split or Trieste in Italy. The most pleasant journey to the city is probably by Jadrolinija ferry from Rijeka, which stops at islands and ports such as Zadar, Split, Hvar and Korcula along the way, and takes about 17 hours. There are also international ferry services from Bari in Italy.

Zadar – Northern Dalmatia Zadar is the main city in Northern Dalmatia with over 76,000 inhabitants. Another city to have grown from a Roman settlement, it was also under Venetian and Austrian rule as well as being assigned to Italy in 1920. Zadar Old Town is located on the tip of a narrow peninsula, it is a beautiful town to simply relax on the seaside or just as a stop off on the way between Istria and Split. Most of the town is surrounded by city walls, with towers and the two city gates being of interest. The Kopnena vrata (Mainland Gate), to the east of the Old Town, was built in 1543 and has the city coat of arms engraved on it. Close to this is the Five-Sided Tower, dating from the 13th century and the five wells which used to be the water supply for the city. The other gate is the Lucka vrata (Port Gate) to the north, built in 1573. In the centre of the Old Town is the Sveti Donat Church which was built at the beginning of the 9th century and stands at 27m high. It is the most important church in a city which has 30 altogether. Nearby is the Church of St. Mary as well as the Cathedral of St. Anastasia.

Plitvice Lakes Croatia The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species.

Zagreb Zagreb has been the capital since 1991 when Croatia achieved its independence. The city is divided into three parts: the thousand-year old Gornji grad (upper town) which contains the Presidential Palace, the historic church of St. Mark’s, the Croatian parliament, and museums and galleries which are all set in cobbled streets lit by gas lamps; the 19th century Donji grad (lower town) with its shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres, parks; and the modern post-war (WWII) Zagreb is called a city of museums as there are more of them per square foot than any other city in the world but this doesn’t mean that there is nothing else for you to do if you aren’t a history buff. One of the many pleasures that the people of Zagreb enjoy is sitting in one of the numerous cafes watching the world go by.

The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kms, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kms. There’s also quite an altitude difference the highest point is at 1,280m, the lowest at 380m - although the total height difference between the lakes themselves is only 135m. (Veliki Slap, the largest waterfall, is 70m tall.) The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colours change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The Park is open daily all year round, with longer opening hours during summer (usually 8am to 7pm). There’s an entrance fee, which acts as a contribution to the Park’s upkeep and protection

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car rental in Croatia

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The motorway system in Croatia has greatly improved in recent years thanks to extensive road building. There are now motorways linking Zagreb to Pula, Rijeka, Zadar and Split along the coast and Varazdin in the interior. Further works have commenced to eventually allow for a full coastal motorway all the way down to Dubrovnik. The most picturesque route in Croatia is the Adriatic road which connects Rijeka and Dubrovnik. There are plans to build a motorway between these two cities and all the way to Greece through Montenegro and Albania by 2015. Some people compare this road to the famous Highway 1 between San Francisco and just south of Los Angeles in California. Can anyone other than myself drive the car? When there is more than one driver associated with a rental, the second, or subsequent, driver is referred to as the additional driver. There may be a charge applied for each, or all, additional drivers. What if I have a problem with the car? The car company provides Assistance 365 days a year. Details will be supplied at time of rental. What about insurances? All rates include third party liability insurance. CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) and TP (Theft Protection) may reduce clients’ liability to relevant NWE (Non-Waiverable Excess) which payable direct depending on the car type and insures a driver and any passenger in case of an accident involving the rented vehicle. Can I return the vehicle outside the location opening hours? Yes, you may return your vehicle when the Car company office is closed, but please check this when picking up the car. The vehicle will remain your responsibility until it has been checked by a car company representative.

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LJUBLJANA You are unlikely to encounter any problems POSTOJNA CAVES when driving in Croatia but if you do have ITALY difficulty, most local people will be more PORTOROZ than willing to help you. If you need assistRIJEKA OPATIJA ance, the Croatian Auto Club Emergency ROVINJ Service (Tel No. 987) will help you. KRK PULA

If you hire a car in Croatia and intend to drive to other countries outside Croatia, you must check with your car hire company that their car is allowed to go to those countries. Some countries are on a “prohibited” list; other countries you can drive into but cannot return your car there – it must be brought back to the Croatia. In countries where you can return the hire car, you will most likely be charged a one-way ITALY supplement. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What documents do I need to present at the Car company counter when I pick up my car? You will need to an international driving licence in your name issued in Australia and a valid credit card. A passport may also be required and for luxury models a second credit card. The same documents will be required for additional drivers. If you use a prepaid voucher, you must also present a credit card for the charges that have not been prepaid (extras, refuelling charge, excess due in case of damage to or loss of the rented vehicle). What is a Rental Agreement? The rental agreement is a formal contract, signed by the car company and the customer, which shows the terms of the rental. Will there be a deposit taken with my credit card when I pick up the car? The car company will make a pre-authorisation on your credit card. Do I need to check the condition of the vehicle prior leaving the location? Always check the condition of the vehicle prior to leaving the depot and if a defect is not listed, ask for a joint inspection of the vehicle with the car company employee.

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Is there a mileage limit for my rental? All Beyond Slovenia rates include unlimited mileage. What happens if I return the car late? Late returns can affect the type of rate assigned to the rental. Returns 60 minutes late or later will result in charge of another day. Remember the car rental insurances only cover the period mentioned on the rental agreement. Do I need to return the car with a full tank? Vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and you should return the vehicle with a fulltank. Otherwise, the car company will charge your credit card for refilling your car. Can I return the vehicle outside the location opening hours? Yes, you may return your vehicle when the Car company office is closed, but please check this when picking up the car. The vehicle will remain your responsibility until it has been checked by a car company representative. Can I do a One Way Rentals? If you wish to return the car to a different rental location, please check the rate and feasibility when you collect the car.

BEYOND SLOVENIA CAR RENTAL in croatia All rates quoted per day . Pick up and drop off in the following Croatian cities: Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Pula, Rovinj, Opatija, Makarska and Slavonski Brod Car description Group Model 1-2 days 3-6 days7-13 days14+days Mini/4 door/Manual/AC A Peugeot 107 A/C 80 74 69 64 Economy/4door/Manual/AC B Opel Corsa/AC VW Polo A/C 93 86 77 70 Economy/4door/Automatic/AC C Opel Corsa Aut/AC Peugeot 207 Auto A/C 111 101 89 81 Compact/4door/Manual/AC D Hyundai Accent A/C 111 101 89 81 Intermediate/4door/Manual/AC E Opel Astra /AC , VW Golf A/C, Peugeot 307 A/C 121 111 101 89 Intermediate/Wagon/Manual/AC F Opel Astra SW A/C , Ford Focus SW A/C 133 122 109 99 Intermediate/Wagon/Manual/AC G Citroen Berlingo A/C 133 122 109 99 Intermediate/4door/Automatic/AC H Opel Astra Aut A/C , Ford Focus Aut A/C, Peugeot 307 Auto A/C 145 133 116 105 Opel Vectra A/C Ford Mondeo A/C, Peugeot 407 A/C 164 151 133 121 Standard/4door/Manual/AC I Intermediate/Wagon/Automatic/AC J Renault Megane SW Auto A/C 175 167 147 133 Standard/4door/Automatic/AC K Peugeot Aut A/C , Ford Mondeo Auto A/C 175 167 147 133 MiniVan/5door/Manual/AC (5+2 seats) L Opel Zafira A/C, VW Touran A/C 169 162 141 127 Standard/Wagon/Automatic/AC M Opel Zafira Auto A/C 193 175 157 145 FullSize/Van/Manual/AC (8+1 seats) N Opel Vivaro 8+1 A/C, Fiat Ducato Furgon 272 248 223 208 FullSize/4Wheel Drive/Manual/AC O Hyundai Santa Fe Aut 4x4 A/C, Nissan Navara 4X4 Manual A/C 272 248 223 208 Special/Covertible/Automatic/AC p VW Eos CC Auto A/C 272 248 223 208 Premium/4door/Automatic/AC R Mercedes E class Auto A/C 423 386 368 344 Luxury/4Wheel Drive/Automatic/AC S VW Tuareg 4X4 Auto A/C 423 386 368 344 Luxury/Van/Automatic/AC (7 seats) T Mercedes Brabus Viano 6+1 Auto A/C 423 386 368 344

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Hotels in zagreb Panorama Four Points

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The Westin Zagreb is located in the heart of the city  overlooking major cultural and historical attractions. Excellent amenities for both business and leisure travellers alike. Triple room rates available.

This lovely hotel, situated in the centre of Zagreb and close to all of the city sights, has a distinguished history, art nouveau architecture, 21st century comfort and flawless service. In the heart of Zagreb, guests can enjoy this historic city.

Rates from $95 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Rates from $136 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Rates from $248 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

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The Four Points by Sheraton Zagreb is located in the heart of the new business centre of Zagreb. The hotel is directly on the Sports Square and only 6 kms from the Zagreb Fair.

Mimarska 24 10 000 Zagreb

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Hotel Palace

Located in the city centre, Hotel Laguna offers everything you need for a pleasant business and private stay in Zagreb. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport, has its own car park and is known for the superb quality of its cuisine. Triple room rates available. Rates from $105 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Sheraton

Petrinjska 71 10000 Zagreb

TRG STROSSMAYERA 10  10000 ZAGREB

KNEZA BORNE 2 10000 ZAGREB

The newly refurbished hotel International is located in the heart of the Zagreb business centre, approx 10 minutes away from the main square, museums and other cultural sites. Enjoy the modern lounge bar, taste delicious specialties in the restaurant and relax after a long day at work. This is a good option for those with a car.

Discover this newly refurbished hotel nestled in charming Zagreb, Croatia offering guests warm, personalised service. The Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria is a short distance from the historic city centre featuring Jelacic Square and the Cathedral of Zagreb. Escape to the Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria and experience the ultimate in comfort.

This hotel is located in the very heart of the city on the beautiful J.J. Strossmayer Square which is surrounded by King Tomislav Square and Zrinski Square. All of the city galleries, museums and landmarks are within 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel. Triple room rates available.

Rates from $116 per person per night including breakfast. Twin share room.

Rates from $134 per person per night including breakfast. Twin share room.

Rates from $167 per person per night including breakfast. Deluxe twin share room.

The Sheraton Zagreb Hotel features 306 air-conditioned rooms and suites with classic furniture and marbled bathrooms. The hotel features an impressive, luxurious 280-square-metre Presidential suite, Butler Floor, King Tomislav Restaurant, Fontana Restaurant, Piano Bar, Café Imperial. Triple room rates available.

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Aristos Hotel 5km from airport

Thanks to its location and the high quality of service, the Aristos is a recognisable business hotel. In April 2009 a new wing was opened with a new congress and banquet centre, Tiara restaurant, Wellness & Spa centre, Momento lounge bar and deluxe rooms. The Aristos Hotel is putting all efforts into providing first class accommodation and services. In line with this, the guests have at their disposal a large range of facilities including free in room internet broadband. Rates from $132 per person per night including breakfast. Deluxe twin share room.

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Rates from $136 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Dubrovnik Hotel

Hotel Dubrovnik is situated on the main Zagreb square Trg Ban J. Jelačić an ideal location serves as your gateway to the very heart of the city. At your doorstep you will find the most important cultural, government and business institutions, the main shopping area, the openair market, lively cafes and taverns, the historical upper town and the parks and promenades. The hotel is 0.5 km away from the Main train station and about 1 kilometer away from the main bus station, while the Zagreb airport is 18 km away.

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Rates from $141 per person per night including breakfast. Twin share room.

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Hotels IN dubrovnik Hotel Argentina

Hotel Excelsior

Hotel Argosy

IVA DULCICA 41 20000 DUBROVNIK

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Hotel Argosy is located in Babin kuk, approximately 10 – 15 minutes drive from the old town and close to the beach. Triple rooms and Sea View room rates available on request . Rates from $56 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 7 Night Min stay requirements apply.

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Recently renovated, the Hotel Excelsior is an Internationally renowned local landmark and a welcome outpost of luxury and style situated in the heart of the ancient city of Dubrovnik. Triple rooms, sea view rooms and balcony room rates available on request. Rates from $174 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Komodor

Uvala

MASARYKOV PUT 6 20000 DUBROVNIK

FRANA SUPILA 12 20000 DUBROVNIK

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MASARYKOV PUT 5 20000 DUBROVNIK

FRANA SUPILA 14 20000 DUBROVNIK

President

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The Grand Villa Argentina, entirely restored in 2002, reflects the spirit and cultural heritage of the fascinating city of Dubrovnik. Easily accessible, the Grand Villa Argentina is walking distance from the historical city centre. Rates from $123 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Back View twin share room.

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Situated at the tip of the peninsula, directly overlooking the sea. Hotel President offers a fantastic panorama with sea view from all rooms. Fully air-conditioned with a lift leading to the beach. Rates from $121 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 4 Night Min stay requirements apply.

Dubrovnik Palace

Splendid

MASARYKOV PUT 10 20000 DUBROVNIK

IVA DULCICA 39 20000 DUBROVNIK

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MASARYKOV PUT 20 20000 DUBROVNIK

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Uvala hotel is a mixture of modern, clean design set in traditional Mediterranean surroundings. Triple room and Sea View rooms rates available on request.

Komodor Hotel is one of the oldest hotels on the Lapad peninsula and a typical example of the old Dubrovnik stone architecture. Triple rooms and Sea View room rates available on request.

The Mediterranean garden where the Hotel Splendid is situated offers a small intimate beach, with a great view of the Elafiti archipelago. Triple room and Sea View room rates available on request .

Situated a short drive from the historic Old City of Dubrovnik. No expense has been spared to provide the very best in luxury accommodation in Dubrovnik. Triple rates on request.

Rates from $103 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 3 Night Min stay requirements apply.

Rates from $64 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Park View twin share room. 3 Night Min stay requirements apply.

Rates from $64 per person per night including breakfast. Standard Park View twin share room.3 Night Min stay requirements apply.

Rates from $132 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 3 Night Min stay requirements apply.

IVKA HOTEL

HILTON IMPERIAL

MARIJANA BLAZICA 2, 20000, DUBROVNIK

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Take in spectacular views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic from the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik hotel. The Hilton offers Guest Rooms to Executive Rooms and Suites with Dubrovnik’s Old Town just 100 metres away. Rates from $163 per person per night including breakfast. twin share room.

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The newly opened hotel IVKA is a modern 3 star hotel situated on the peninsula of Lapad. The hotel is opened all year long and well connected with good and frequent bus lines to the Old town. With superb facilities and excellent service this hotel is a perfect choice for anyone. Rates from $76 per person per night including breakfast. Twin share room.

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Located in the centre of Dubrovnik’s old town, directly across the Gundalic Square with 19 rooms including suites, deluxe and executive rooms. Rates from $322 per person per night including breakfast. Deluxe twin share room.

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Hotel Lero is a modern 3 star hotel, completely renovated in 1998. Hotel Lero offers 160 contemporarily equipped rooms with TWC, telephone, TV, mini-bar, most of them with seaview,. The Hotel boasts an aperitif bar, a restaurant, a tavern, an internet club and more. Rates from $83 per person per night including breakfast. Twin share room.

KARDINALA STEPINCA 33, 20000 DUBROVNIK 

Hotel More is an exclusive five-star boutique hotel situated in the Bay of Lapad, one of the most beautiful locations on the area of the City of Dubrovnik. Hotel More offers 34 luxuriously equipped rooms and three suites. Rates from $174 per person per night including breakfast.twin share room

HOTEL PETKA

Pucic Palace

ULICA OD PUCA 1 20000 DUBROVNIK

MORE HOTEL

LERO HOTEL

IVA VOJNOVIĆA 14 DUBROVNIK 20000

STJEPANA RADICA COAST 38, DUBROVNIK 20000 

Hotel Petka is situated at the western part of Dubrovnik. Hotel Petka offers104 comfortably furnished rooms, all with shower bath, Wc, Sat-TV, minibar, telephone, and Airconditioning. Rates from $80 per person per night including breakfast. Twin share room.

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day tours from dubrovnik TRSTENO - STON The Arboretum at Trsteno will delight you with its exotic vegetation and plants, such as giant plane trees, palms and camphor trees. After a leisurely stroll through the botanical garden, we depart for Ston, which was among the first towns in Europe to be built according to a definite urban plan. Hundreds of visitors are attracted by the 5 kilometers long stonewalls protection Ston. Another particular attraction is the oyster and mussel farm, the products of which we shall sample along with the local wine.

NERETVA - RIVER DELTA The Neretva River Delta is an area of vast marshland abundant in flora and fauna sheltering hundreds of species of birdlike. World travellers know this area as “Croatian California”. Cruise in small boats - “trupice” - through the canals to enjoy the beauty and variety of the delta. Visit the Ornithological Collection in the town of Metković, preserving 229 exhibits of bird’s species. Lunch is followed by a visit to the excavation of ancient Narona from 1st/2nd centuries where ramparts, temples, forum and sculptures have been covered by the mud from the river from centuries.

TOUR OF DUBROVNIK Morning tour of the city that is listed on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage sites. This medieval town, surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, scrupulously preserved over the centuries. A pleasant walk takes you to the Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Monastery with its 14th century pharmacy, the Dominican Monastery, and the Cathedral, and many other places of interest. The walking tour is followed by a coach drive up to the coastal highway for a panoramic view of the city walls, ancient rooftops and picturesque surroundings.

CANOE SAFARI The river adventure takes us to the most exciting karst areas in Herzegovina. Experienced canoeists await us there to give a short instructional lecture before our adventure starts down the Trebićat River. This water safari will also have a stop for a barbecue lunch. Enjoy the beauty of landscape and swimming in the clear water before we resume our paddling to Struga to complete our canoe trip. Guide, canoes, equipment, instructor and lunch included. Sportswear and swimwear recommended. Passport or equivalent document requires. This trip is not recommended to non-swimmers.

KONAVOSKI DVORI A unique opportunity to spend an unforgettable day in an idyllic natural setting. Enjoy a drive through the picturesque villages of the Konavle region (Popovići, Radovčići) before we stop above the town of Molunat for a view of the Croatian southernmost part - the Prevlaka peninsula. We re-join our coach to continue through the Konavle Valley to the Konavoski Dvori Restaurant, one of the foremost restaurants on the entire Dalmatian Coast. A traditional welcome of local brandy and dried figs will take place in front of the restaurant situated next to an old mill by cascading waters of the Ljuta River. Enjoy the romantic charm, exceptional wines and traditional cuisine of the area. A visit to the gallery of the primitive painter Mijo Šiša-Konavljanin in the village of Mihanići will round off this memorable and highly enjoyable excursion.

MOSTAR We ride along the picturesque coast through the famous seaside resorts Tučepi, Podgora and Gradac to the Neretva River Delta, where the road turns inland along the river valley. We reach Počitelj where we stop for a visit to the old Turkish fortifications. From here we drive on and arrive at Mostar. During Turkish rule this city was an important trade centre and a guided tour will show you the city highlights such as old bazaar, mosques and typical Turkish house. We leave Mostar and follow the ancient route used by Emperor Napoleon and descend down Biokovo Mountain to experience an unforgettable view of Central Dalmatia.

VILLAGE OF ČILIPI Our drive takes you through the Župa Dubrovačka region to the village of Čilipi in the heart of the fertile Konavle Valley. Heavily damaged in the recent war, the village of Čilipi has been restored, preserving its charm and rich tradition. A welcome drink will be offered on arrival and those who wish may attend mass at St. Nicholas’ church. The tour continues with a walk through this picturesque village with an opportunity to buy traditional souvenirs. After Mass, there will be a folklore performance in front of the church.

ISLAND OF KORČULA Korčula is considered to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, and legend has it that Trojan hero Anterior founded the town of Korčula. History and tradition are apparent when you walk along the paved streets and squares of this lovely town. The city tour includes a visit to cultural and historical monuments, including the treasury of the Abbey, the city Museum and the Museum of Icons. The rest of the day is free for shopping, lunch or strolling before return to Dubrovnik.

RIVIERA CRUISE Leaving the old city harbour, sail towards the Island of Lokrum, also declared a nature preserve. A pleasant walk through the dense pinewoods will bring you to the 11th century Benedictine Monastery. You sail continue then to the town of Cavtat where the valuable Bogisic family collection is housed in Cavtat’s very centre. You can also take a visit to the Franciscan Monastery or walk to the mausoleum of the Račić family to view the sculptures of the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović.

MEÐUGORJE - Place of Pilgrimage Join this tour to experience the spirit of Medjugorje. Discover the phenomenon that has made Medjugorje one of the most famous places of pilgrimage throughout the Catholic world, attracting millions of visitors. Since 1981, the Virgin Mary has been appearing to people who have received her message of peace. After Mass, those who wish may visit Apparition Hill where the Virgin Mary first appeared to the children.

THREE ISLANDS CRUISE This cruise takes us to the three largest islands in the group: Koločep, Šipan and Lopud. Ruins of former patrician summer residences are scattered along the island’s wooded slopes. A short stop will be made on the island of Šipan, followed by a trip to Lopud, where we shall visit the 15th century of St. Mary. Time at leisure here before our return voyage.

ISLAND OF MLJET The island of Mljet is one of the loveliest and most densely wooded islands in the Adriatic. A part of the island has been declared a national park, whose main attractions are two salt-water lakes- Veliko jezero and Malo jezero (great lake and shall lake). Join a boat trip to the islet in the Great Lake for a visit to the 12th century Benedictine Monastery. Enjoy a stroll around the islet or swim in the lovely saltwater lake.

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regional hotels in croatia PLITVICE LAKES

Hotel Jezero

53231 PLITVICKA JEZERA

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Hotel Plitvice

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Located in the centre of the visiting area, next to hotel Jezero. It was renovated in 1997, with a capacity of 51 rooms. The hotel has a la carte restaurant with total capacity of 160 seats and a lobby bar.

Continental Hotel ŠETALIŠTE ANDRIJE KAČIĆA 

Rates from $78 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Hotel Jezero is situated in the very heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The hotel offers 229 units, including 7 suites, 7 semi-suites and 5 handicapped equipped rooms. There is also the possibility of adjoining family rooms in several accommodation units. Rates from $97 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Astoria

Grabovac

53231 PLITVICKA JEZERA

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Rates from $65 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

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VIKTORA CARA EMINA 6

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The Astoria Hotel, proud of its architectural heritage originating from 1904, stands for a successful blend of modern design and imperial style. The charming restaurant with its sunny terrace invites guests to enjoy the specialities from the local and international cuisine

The four-star Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta comprises four magnificent villas in the perfect position along the very promenade of Lungo mare will render your holiday in this hotel an ideal one. You will enjoy the gastronomic offer of healthy home-made food,

Rates from $85 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Rates from $103 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Bristol

Millenium

ULICA MARŠALA TITA 108 

MARSALA TITA 109

After being carefully renovated, the luxurious 4-star Hotel Bristol, was restored to its original grandur from 1906. The opulence of the monarchic era is enhanced by the imposing interior of Viennese Café Palme, and the spacious restaurant offering specialities of the local and international cuisine.

Hotel Milenij is luxurious hotel situated near the seaside promenade and St Jacobs park, in the centre of the fashionable town of Opatija, which has the longest tourist tradition in Croatia. Triple rooms available.

Rates from $93 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Rates from $103 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

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Hotel Pula

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Hotel Istra

Grand Hotel Bonavia 

DOLAC 4

Located at a popular location in the heart of the city, right next to Rijeka’s Korzo promenade. Offers 114 luxuriously appointed rooms and 7 suites, including a presidential suite. Rates from $141 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Rovinj

ISLAND OF ST. ANDREA

Eden Hotel

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A unique vacation hotel located on St. Andrew’s Island, the largest of the Rovinj archipelago, in the Adriatic sea, a 15 minute boat ride from Rovinj. The hotel provides daily boat transfers from St Andrew Island to Rovinj.

Hotel Eden prides itself on its close proximity to the beach that is only 30 meters away and is situated only 10 minutes drive from the entrance to the city of Split.

Rates from $99 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 3 Night Min stay requirements apply.

Rates from $112 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 3 Night Min stay requirements apply.

Monte Mulini

A. SMAREGLIA BB

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Hotel Monte Mulini is situated right by the sea not far from Rovinj, and is surrounded by the natural ambience of the ancient forest “Zlatni Rt”. Aiming to provide the highest standards of luxury leisure it boasts 107 rooms and 10 suites, all with a sea view.

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Hotel Pula has recently been extensively renovated . The hotel is centrally located 100 meters away from a series of beautiful beaches to make everyone’s stay enjoyable. Rates from $66 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 3 Night Min stay requirements apply.

Impressive hotel building set in the very centre of the city, at the bridge across the river Rječina. There are 37 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and 4 hotel suits on two floors. All rooms are equipped with a TV and a direct telephone line Rates from $98 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Opatija

ULICA MARŠALA TITA 174

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Hotel Jadran is located on the very coast, on the seaside of the road that leads from the centre of Rijeka toward Split. This hotel has a long and interesting tradition and reopened in December 2005 after extensive renovations. Rates from $123 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Hotel Grabovac, is a tourist class hotel, is situated just outside of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, approximately 10 km before the northern entrance into the National Park, offering great views of the park and lakes.

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Hotel Jadran

ŠETALIŠTE XIII. DIVIZIJE 46

Rates from $265 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 3 Night Min stay requirements apply.

Adriatic

P. BUDICIN BB

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In the heart of Rovinj, on the main square, the hotel Adriatics’ has 27 rooms and suites, with shower, toilet, phone, TV, satellite programs, WIFI Internet, air conditioning, mini-bar. Most rooms have a sea view . Rates from $103 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room. 3 Night Min stay requirements apply.

HOTEL GALIJA

Epulonova 3

This newly built small family hotel with 3 star rating was opened in July 2002, in the centre of the 3000 years old town Pula . Hotel Galija offers you 20 comfortable and highly equipped rooms. Rates on request, please contact reservations.

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regional hotels in croatia Hotel Kolovare

BOZE PERICICA 14

Split

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President

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Hotel Kolovare is close to the historic sites of downtown Zadar with a view of the Zadar Channel and surrounding islands. This modern, architecturally designed building has been adapted to the Mediterranean climate with modern furniture and luxurious equipment. Triple room rates available on request. Rates from $109 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Porto

NIKOLE JURIŠIĆA 2

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Hotel Porto is bright and cheerful, with newly renovated rooms, meeting facilities and public areas; with free parking only 10 minutes from local transport links and the airport. Rates from $59 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

The President Hotel is convenient for business and tourists. The reception staff speak up to 5 languages and offer impeccable service. The hotel has 15 rooms and 12 junior suites with air-conditioning. Triple rooms available. Rates from $192 per person per night including breakfast. Deluxe twin share room.

TROGIR

Tragos Hotel

BUDISLAVICEVA 3

Peristil

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Built in 2001, Globo is one of the most luxurious and best equipped hotels in Split. Situated in the city centre, only a few steps from all public and cultural attractions and beaches. Only a ten minute walk through the historic city centre you will find yourself on the famous promenade. Triple rates available. Rates from $140 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Hotel Atrium

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Located in Diocletian’s Palace, the Peristil is a monument to Roman architecture, with wonderful arches and astonishing northern entrance to the Emperor’s quarters and basement. It’s amazing architecture and state of preservation make it one of today’s most beautiful stages in the world for Verdi’s Aida, performed every year. Rates from $139 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

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DOMOVINSKOG RATA 49A

ULICA SLOBODE 41

This unique 5* hotel is built near the antique ruins of Diocletians aqueduct and is ideally located in Split city centre only 20 mins walk from the Diocletian Palace. Includes free use of the indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and saunas. Internet access throughout hotel is free.

The Art Hotel is situated only 10 minutes from the historic centre of Split. High-quality service, cordial and highly professional personnel are the main reasons why many choose the Art Hotel for their stay. The Art Hotel has 36 luxuriously furnished rooms.

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Hotel Tragos is situated in an old baroque palace from the 18th century in the very centre of Trogir, only 20m away from the city square, the Pjaca and the famous St. Lawrence cathedral. It has 12 comfortable rooms and its own restaurant. Rates TBA including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Fontana Hotel

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The Fontana Hotel is situated in the very historical centre of the old city of Trogir, just a few paces from the cathedral. It is fully air-conditioned, and offers you very pleasant sojourn in one of its 13 double bedrooms or the presidential suite. Rates TBA including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

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The Pašike hotel is located in the very centre of Trogir, It offers 7 comfortable rooms and one apartment. All rooms are equipped with antique furniture, new bathrooms with shower, safe, air-condition, mini bar, telephone, Internet connection and satellite TV.

KORČULA

Rates TBA including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Rates from $153 per person per night including breakfast. Twin share room.

Hotel Park

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This recently renovated hotel offers 54 luxurious, air conditioned rooms and 3 suites, first class Bruna restaurant and Imperial Bar, conference facilities, a wellness centre and a large terrace with palm trees and real Mediterranean atmosphere. Rates from $102 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share Park View room.

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Hotel Park is built in typical style of european 60’s architecture. It is positioned right on the seashore of Korcula Banje Beach, overlooking Korcula Old Town and offers good value for money as well as wide range of facilities Rates from $69 per person per night all inclusive. Standard Seaside twin share room.

BON REPOS

DUBROVAČKA 19

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This hotel is situated in the quiet bay, three kms away from the town. High quality food is provided in three spacious restaurants; the facilities also include a TV salon, an aperitiv bar and a beer tavern. Rates from $69 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

MARCO POLO

SETALISTE F. KRSINICA BB

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Hotel Marko Polo is built on a hillside location overlooking Korcula Old Town. This hotel offers wide range of facilities, has air-conditioned rooms and is situated 10 min walk from Korcula Old Town.

Vestibul Palace

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Rates from $135 per person per night including breakfast. Twin share room.

Le Meridien

GRLJEVAČKA AA 21312 PODSTRANA

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Le Méridien Lav is located at Podstrana, eight kms south of Split. Its beautiful setting features 800 metres of beach frontage, gardens landscaped by award winning designer, Jim Nicolay of Hawaii, and fantastic sea views overlooking Split and the surrounding islands. Rates from $156 per person per night including breakfast. Superior twin share room.

Hotel Marjan

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Rates from $113 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

KORCULA

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OBALA DR. FRANJE TUĐMANA 5

Situated in front of the quay on the western side of the old town, near the 15th century Kanavelić Tower. The hotel has 20 rooms, 4 apartments, in total 48 beds. It is a living monument to Korčula tourist´s tradition being the first hotel to be built in Korcula in1912. Rates from $91 per person per night including breakfast. Standard twin share room.

Vestibul Palace is located just a few meters from the Fruit Square that used to be the heart of the ancient Split and across the church of the Lady of Dobric. The information desk, lobby bar, make this boutique hotel pleasant both for short and long stay. Rates from $172 per person per night including breakfast.

Hotel Marjan is located right o the coast, along the Split city centre and beneath the park-forest Marjan. Its only 5 minute walk away to ACI marina Split, and about 15 minutes to ferry port, bus and train terminal. Hotel is fully air -conditioned. Rates on request, please contact reservations.

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Discover Croatia

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Zagreb - Plitvice - Trilj - Dubrovnik - Split - Trogir - Zadar - Zagreb - 9 days/8 nights

Tour includes:

• Arrival and departure transfers • Accommodation in 3* hotels on half board basis • Local guides for sightseeing tours • Entrance fees as per itinerary • Air-conditioned motor coach • Tour escort throughout

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Day 1 Wednesday ZAGREB – Arrival On arrival at Zagreb Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 2 Thursday ZAGREB – PLITVICE Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Afternoon departure for Plitvice, dinner and overnight. Day 3 Friday PLITVICE After breakfast, we tour Plitvice Lakes National Park featured on UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.

• Zagreb: Laguna 3* • Plitvice: Macola 3* • Dubrovnik: Ivka 3* • Split: As 3* • Zadar: Kolovare 3*

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May 19 $1,485 Jun 23 $1,485 July 14, 25 $1,523 Aug 08 $1,523 Sep 08 $1,523 PRICES: Per Person in twin room Single suppl.$ 308

Day 4 Saturday PLITVICE – TRILJ – DUBROVNIK Morning departure for Dubrovnik, driving via Trilj and along the valley of the Cetina River. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

You will visit the Franciscan monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Afternoon departure for Split, driving along the Adriatic Coast and the Neretva River Delta. Dinner and overnight in Split. Day 7 Tuesday SPLIT – TROGIR – ZADAR Morning sightseeing tour of Split, covering Diocletian’s Palace on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Depart for Trogir, a picturesque mediaeval town, where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continue on to Zadar, dinner and overnight. Day 8 Wednesday ZADAR – ZAGREB Morning sightseeing tour of Zadar, including the Roman Forum and St. Donatus Church, a magnificent monument of Romanesque architecture. Afternoon departure for Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb. Day 9 Thursday ZAGREB – Departure After breakfast, the tour ends with a transfer to Zagreb Airport.

Day 5 Sunday DUBROVNIK Day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 6 Monday DUBROVNIK – SPLIT Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage.

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Tour includes:

• Arrival and departure transfer s • Accommodation in 3* hotels on half board basis Local guides for sightseeing tours • Entrance fees as per itinerary • Air-conditioned motor coach • Tour escort throughout

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• Dubrovnik: Ivka 3* • Split: As 3* • Zadar: Kolovare 3* • Zagreb: Laguna 3* • Plitvice: Macola 3*

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Day 1 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Arrival Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 2 Monday DUBROVNIK – SPLIT Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Afternoon departure for Split, driving along the Adriatic Coast and the Neretva River Delta. Dinner and overnight in Split. Day 3 Tuesday SPLIT – TROGIR – ZADAR Morning sightseeing tour of Split, covering Diocletian’s Palace on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Depart for Trogir, a picturesque mediaeval town where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continue on to Zadar, dinner and overnight. Day 4 Wednesday ZADAR – ZAGREB Morning sightseeing tour of Zadar, including the Roman Forum and St Donatus’ Church, a magnificent monument of Romanesque architecture. Afternoon departure for Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.

Day 5 Thursday ZAGREB - PLITVICE Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s Church with its multicoloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Afternoon departure for Plitvice, dinner and overnight. Day 6 Friday PLITVICE After breakfast, we tour Plitvice Lakes National Park on U N ESCO’s List of World Nat ural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are connected in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice. Day 7 Saturday PLITVICE – TRILJ – DUBROVNIK Morning departure for Dubrovnik, driving via Trilj and along the valley of the Cetina River. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 8 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Departure After breakfast, the tour ends with a transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

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HUNGARY FRANCE

SWITZERLAND Croatian Delight Zagreb - Plitvice - Trogir - Split - Dubrovnik - 6SLOVENIA days/5 nights

CROATIA

ZAGREB PLITVICE

MONACO

BOSNIA & SERBIA HERCEGOVINA

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MONTE NEGRO DUBROVNIK

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Day 2 Wednesday ZAGREB – PLITVICE Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Afternoon departure for Plitvice. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice. Day 3 Thursday PLITVICE After breakfast, we tour Plitvice Lakes National Park on U N ESCO’s List of World Nat ural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.

ALGERIA

Day 5 Saturday SPLIT – DUBROVNIK After breakfast, depart for Dubrovnik. City sightseeing tour of this delightful city included in UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 6 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Departure After breakfast, the tour ends with a transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

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Tour includes:

• Arrival and departure transfers • Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels on half board basis • Local guides for sightseeing tours • Entrance fees as per itinerary • Air-conditioned motor coach • Tour escort throughout

Hotels:

• Zagreb: International 4* • Plitvice: Macola 3* • Split: As 3* • Dubrovnik: Valamar Club or Tirena 3*

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Day 4 Friday PLITVICE – TROGIR - SPLIT Morning departure for Trogir where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continue on to Split; city tour of Split, including the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split.

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Day 1 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Arrival On arrival at Dubrov nik Airpor t, you w ill be transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

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Dubrovnik - Mostar - Sarajevo - Zagreb - Plitvice - Trogir - Split - Dubrovnik - 8 days/7 nights

Tour includes:

Day 2 Monday DUBROVNIK – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO Morning departure for Mostar. Sightseeing tour of the Old City, recently added to UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. See its elegant Bridge, Old Bazaar, the Mosque and a typical Turkish house. Continue to Sarajevo. Afternoon city tour of Sarajevo, including Baščaršija, Gazi Husref Bey Mosque and Tunnel War Museum. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo.

• Arrival and departure transfers • Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels on half board basis • Local guides for sightseeing • Entrance fees as per itinerary • Tour escort throughout

Hotels:

• Dubrovnik: Valamar Club or Tirena 3* • Sarajevo: Park 3* • Zagreb: International 4* • Plitvice: Macola 3* • Split: As 3*

Day 3 Tuesday SARAJEVO – ZAGREB After breakfast, we drive northwards to Slavonski Brod where we stop in time for lunch. Continue on to Zagreb, dinner and overnight.

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Day 4 Wednesday ZAGREB – PLITVICE Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Afternoon departure for Plitvice. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.

PRICE

May 16, 23 $1,385 Jun 06, 20 $1,537 July 04, 18, 25 $1,537 Aug 05, 26 $1,537 PRICES: Per Person in twin room Single suppl. $ 404

Day 5 Thursday PLITVICE After breakfast, we tour Plitvice Lakes National Park on UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at the different level, are joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice. Day 6 Friday PLITVICE – TROGIR – SPLIT Morning departure for Trogir where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continue on to Split; city tour of Split, including Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split. Day 7 Saturday SPLIT – DUBROVNIK After breakfast, depart for Dubrovnik. Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 8 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Departure After breakfast, tour ends with airport transfer.

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Dubrovnik – Split – Zadar – Zagreb – Plitvice lakes- Dubrovnik - 9 days/8 nights

INCLUSIONS:

• 8 nights in twin – bedded or single rooms including; hotel taxes • 8 breakfasts (B) + 5 dinners (D) • Arrival and departure transfers • Sightseeing with local guide in Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb • Entrance fees s as per program • Professional English speaking guide from day 3 to day 8 • Air conditioned car or van

Hotels:

• Dubrovnik: Hotel Lero 3* or similar • Split: Hotel Art 4* or similar • Zadar: hotel Kolovare 4* or similar • Zagreb: Hotel Laguna 3* or similar • Plitvice: Hotel Jezero 3* or similar

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Day 2 DUBROVNIK There is a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” this morning; the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also 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. (B) Day 3 DUBROVNIK – SPLIT Depart from Dubrovnik to Split with a stop in Makarska. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight in Split. (B) Day 4 SPLIT – TROGIR – ZADAR Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Depart for Trogir, a picturesque mediaeval town where TOUR CODE PVTBOC Double PP double Single suplement $4922 $435 $5078 $466 $5481 $563 $5698 $635 $5582 $608 $5384 $563 $5301 $572 $5078 $495 $4944 $457

we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continue to Zadar, dinner and overnight. (B,D) Day 5 ZADAR – ZAGREB Morning tour of Zadar, including the Roman Forum and St. Donat Church, a magnificent monument of Romanesque architecture. Afternoon departure for Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb. (B,D) Day 6 ZAGREB - PLITVICE Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town. Afternoon departure for Plitvice, dinner and overnight. (B,D) Day 7 PLITVICE After breakfast, we tour Plitvice Lakes National Pa rk o n U N E SCO ’s L i s t of Worl d N at u ra l Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are connected in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice. (B,D) Day 8 PLITVICE – TRILJ – DUBROVNIK Morning departure for Dubrovnik, driving via Trilj and along the Cetina River valley. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B) Day 9 DUBROVNIK After breakfast, the tour ends with transfer to Dubrovnik Airport. (B)

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SLOVENIA CROATIA Balkan Tour Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia - 8 days, 7 nights BOSNIA & SERBIA HERCEGOVINA MONTE PODGORICA DUBROVNIKNEGRO

ITALY

BU

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Day 2 Monday DUBROVNIK – BUDVA / Montenegro – SHKODRA / Albania – TIRANA Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Depart for Tirana; we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana. Day 3 Tuesday TIRANA – OHRID / Macedonia Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing discoveries from archeological sites across the country. Depart for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Overnight in Ohrid.

TUNISIA

Day 4 Wednesday OHRID Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activities of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School” was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most important mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine frescoes and St. Clement’s Church with its icon of the Annunciation. In the afternoon a short drive to visit St. Naum Monastery built on the shores of Lake Ohrid in 900 AD and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Thursday OHRID – SKOPJE Morning departure for Skopje. City sightseeing tour including the Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Saviour with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje. Day 6 Friday SKOPJE – KOLAŠIN / Montenegro Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, located on the left bank of the river Tara. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.

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• Arrival and departure transfers • Accommodation in 4* hotels except in Dubrovnik , a 3* hotel, on half board basis, and bed and breakfast basis in Ohrid on Day 3 • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid and Skopje • Entrance fees as per • Air-conditioned motor coach

Hotels:

• Dubrovnik: Ivka 3* • Tirana: Mondial 4* • Ohrid: Metropol 4* • Skopje: Continental 4* • Kolašin: Bianca Resort & Spa 4*

Day 7 Saturday KOLAŠIN – CETINJE – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continue on to Budva and Kotor, classified on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St. Triphun, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 8 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Departure Breakfast followed by a departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

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PRICE

$1,352 $1,408 $1,408 $1,408

PRICES: Per Person in twin room Single suppl. $ 327

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GERMANY

AUSTRIA Treasures of Croatia and Bosnia HUNGARY FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

SLOVENIA ZAGREB PLITVICE

MONACO

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Tour includes:

• Arrival and departure transfers • Accommodation in 3* and 4*hotels on half board basis • Local guides for sightseeing tours • Entrance fees as per itinerary • Air-conditioned motor coach • Tour escort throughout

Hotels:

• Zagreb: International 4* • Plitvice: Macola 3* • Split: As 3* • Dubrovnik: Valamar Club or Tirena 3* • Sarajevo: Park 3*

ALGERIA

CROATIA BOSNIA & SERBIA sARAJEVO HERCEGOVINA MOSTAR SPLIT

ITALY

Day 1 Tuesday ZAGREB – Arrival On arrival at Zagreb Airport, You will be transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 2 Wednesday ZAGREB – PLITVICE Morning city tour of Zagreb including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and University. Afternoon departure for Plitvice. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice. Day 3 Thursday PLITVICE After breakfast, we tour Plitvice Lakes National Park on U N ESCO’s List of World Nat ural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at the different level, are joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. TUNISIA Surrounded by dense wood Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice. Day 4 Friday PLITVICE – TROGIR – SPLIT Morning departure for Trogir where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continue on to Split; city tour of Split including the Diocletian’s Palace on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage, with the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split.

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ALBANIA Day 6 Sunday DUBROVNIK Day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

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Day 7 Monday DUBROVNIK – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO Morning departure for Mostar. Sightseeing tour of the Old City of Mostar, recently included in UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. We tour its elegant Bridge, Old Bazaar, the Mosque and a typical Turkish house. Continue on to Sarajevo. Afternoon city tour of Sarajevo, including Baščaršija, Gazi Husref Bey Mosque and Tunnel War Museum. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo. Day 8 Tuesday SARAJEVO – ZAGREB After breakfast, we drive northwards to Slavonski Brod where we stop in time for lunch. Continue MALTA on to Zagreb. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb. Day 9 Wednesday ZAGREB – Departure After breakfast, the tour ends with a transfer to Zagreb Airport.

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Day 5 Saturday SPLIT – DUBROVNIK After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik. Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik included in UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

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Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and MacedoniaAUSTRIA - 13 days/12 nights HUNGARY

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

SLOVENIA ZAGREB PLITVICE

MONACO ANDORA

ROMANIA

CROATIA

BOSNIA & SERBIA HERCEGOVINA SPLIT

ITALY

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BULG

KOSOVO

TIRANA

MACEDONIA SKOPJE OHRID

Day 2 Wednesday ZAGREB – PLITVICE Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, city’s historical centre, St Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Afternoon departure for Plitvice. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.

ALGERIA

Day 3 Thursday PLITVICE After breakfast, we tour Plitvice Lakes National Park on U N ESCO’s List of World Nat ural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are connected in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice. Day 4 Friday PLITVICE – TROGIR – SPLIT Morning departure for Trogir, where we visit the Cathedral of St Lawrence. Continue to Split and enjoy a city tour including Diocletian’s Palace on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split. Day 5 Saturday SPLIT – DUBROVNIK Af ter breakfast, depar t for Dubrov nik . Sightseeing tour of the city, which is included on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 6 Sunday DUBROVNIK Day at l ei s ure i n D u brov ni k . D i nn er an d overnight. Day 7 Monday DUBROVNIK – BUDVA / – SHKODRA / Albania – TIRANA Depart for Tirana; we drive inland to Budva known for its Old City encircled by walls from the Venetian period. Continue to Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.) Dinner and overnight in Tirana.

Day 8 Tuesday TIRANA – OHRID / Macedonia Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National Museum representing the f low of Albanian history and housing discoveries from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Overnight in Ohrid. Day 9 Wednesday MALTA OHRIDTUNISIA Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid,classified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Afternoon short drive to St. Naum Monastery, built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight. Day 10 Thursday OHRID – SKOPJE Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of the city including the Kale Fortress, Church of the Holy Saviour with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. Drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.

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Tour includes:

• Arrival and departure transfers • Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels on half board basis except bed and breakfast in Ohrid on Day 8 • Local guides for tours of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid and Skopje • Entrance fees as per itinerary • Air conditioned motor coach • Professional tour escort

Hotels:

• Zagreb: International 4* • Plitvice: Macola 3* • Split: As 3* • Dubrovnik:Ivka 3* • Tirana: Mondial 4* • Ohrid: Metropol 4* • Skopje: Continental 4* • Kolašin: Bianca Resort & Spa 4*

Day 11 Friday SKOPJE – KOLAŠIN / Montenegro Departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, the town spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954m. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin. Day 12 Saturday KOLAŠIN – CETINJE – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continue to Kotor, classified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St Triphun, the city’s patron saint. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 13 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Departure Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

TOUR A007

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PRICE $2,281.00 $2,377.00 $2,377.00 $2,377.00 PRICES: Per Person in twin room

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ISLAND HOPPING SOUTHERN DALMATIA Dubrovnik – Korčula – Hvar – Split - 11 days/10 nights

INCLUSIONS:

• 10 nights in twin – bedded or single rooms in your select hotels or similar; hotel taxes • 10 breakfasts (B) • Arrival and departure transfers, local transfers between hotels and ferry ports • Ferry transportation Dubrovnik – Korčula deck tickets * • Catamaran transportation Korčula, Hvar and Hvar Split, deck tickets * • Transfers between hotels, train stations and ferry ports • Sightseeing with private local guide in Dubrovnik • *Ferry and catamaran schedules are subject to change

Standard category hotels:

• DUBROVNIK – Hotel Petka3*or similar • KORCULA – Hotel Korcula 3* or similar • HVAR – Hotel The Palace 3* or similar • SPLIT – Hotel Art 3* or similar

Superior category:

• DUBROVNIK – Hotel Argentina 5* or similar • KORCULA– Hotel Marko Polo or similar • HVAR – Hotel Amfora 4*or similar • SPLIT – Hotel Atrium 5*or similar

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN DUBROVNIK Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Day 2 DUBROVNIK After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful city, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site with your private local guide. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, this ancient town is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, carefully preserved over the centuries. Take a pleasant walk to the Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Monastery with its 14th century Pharmacy, as well as to the other places of interest. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 3 DUBROVNIK TO KORČULA After breakfast, you will be transferred to the pier in Dubrovnik to embark on the ferry to Korčula. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Korčula. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 4 KORČULA Korcula has a legendary past, deemed by many as Marko Polo birthplace and before that as home to one of the Homeric heroes: this quaint island offers secluded little bays where to hide away, unspoilt natural beauties and small towns of redroofed houses. Enjoy exploring it on your own, or take part on one of the optional excursions available. Overnight at the hotel. (B) Day 5 KORČULA All day at disposal to carry on own personal activities or take part on one of the optional excursions available. (B)

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Day 6 KORČULA TO HVAR After breakfast, you will be transferred to the pier in Vela Luka to embark on the catamaran to Hvar. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Hvar. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 7 HVAR Sunny Hvar, as the slogan reads, is characterised by gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine: see how the lavender fields and the vineyards stripe the bare Mediterranean landscape, descending gradually from black pine woods to white stoned bays. Enjoy the day at leisure, explore it on your own, or take part on one of optional excursions available. (B) Day 8 HVAR All day at disposal to carry on own personal activities or take part on one of the optional excursions available. (B) Day 9 HVAR TO SPLIT After breakfast, you will be transferred to the pier in Hvar to embark on the catamaran which will take you back to the mainland, to Split. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Split. Rhe rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 10 SPLIT Split is the biggest cit y in Dalmatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the rich cultural and monumental heritage of this 1,700year old city on your own: view remnants of the city’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, and its contemporary attractions. You might also decide to join one of the optional tours available, since there are many beautiful towns, picturesque villages and islands around Split that are worth paying a visit to. (B) Day 11 DEPART SPLIT After breakfast, you will be transferred to Split airport to meet your homebound flight.

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AUSTRIA HOSTED TOUR of CROATIA SWITZERLAND Zagreb – Split – Dubrovnik - 8 days/7 nights SLOVENIA

FRANCE

CROATIA

ZAGREB PLITVICE lakes

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BOSNIA & SERB HERCEGOVINA SPLIT

NDORA

MONTE NEGRO DUBROVNIK

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN ZAGREB (Friday or Tuesday) Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Day 2 ZAGREB (Saturday or Wednesday) View the highlights of the Croatian capital on a city sightseeing tour this morning. With a history dating back to 1094, there is much to see here. In the “Upper Town,” snap photos of the Cathedral of Mary’s Assumption and Gothic Church of St. Mark. Next, visit the “Lower Town,” featuring the main square of Jelacic. The balance of the day is at leisure to continue exploring on your own, shop, or relax in a café. (B) Day 3 ZAGREB / SPLIT (Sunday or Thursday) This morning, transfer to the Zagreb’s train station for your trip to Split. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Split hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 6 DUBROVNIK (Wednesday or Sunday) Morning walking tour of this beautiful city, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, this ancient town is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, carefully preserved over the centuries. Take a pleasant walk to the Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Monastery with its 14th century Pharmacy, as well as to the other places of interest. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 7 DUBROVNIK (Thursday or Monday) Full free day to discover Dubrovnik’s treasures at your own pace or join one of the optional excursions available. (B) Day 8 DEPART DUBROVNIK (Friday or Tuesday) Tour ends with a transfer to the airport. (B)

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• Twin –bedded rooms in your select hotels or similar; hotel taxes and service charges • 7 breakfasts (B) • Train transportation Zagreb-Split • Ferry transportation Split- Dubrovnik, deck tickets * • Transfers between hotels, train stations and ferry ports • Sightseeing with local guides: Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik • Inside visits as shown in bold in the itinerary, including admis sion charges where applicable • * If the Split-Dubrovnik ferry is unavailable, alternative services will be provided. Train and ferry schedules are subject to change • Airport transfers - Zagreb: 24 hours -Dubrovnik: 24 hours

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Day 4 SPLIT (Monday or Friday) Split is the biggest cit y in Dalmatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rich cultural and monumental heritage of this 1,700-year old city is seen on a walking tour. View remnants of the city’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, and its contemporary attractions. The tour will mainly focus on the 3rd century Diocletian’s Palace, which represents the heart of the inner city, and where all the most important historical buildings can be found. The remainder of the day is at leisure. There are many beautiful towns, picturesque villages and islands around Split that are worth paying a visit to. (B)

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• Superior Tourist Hotels • ZAGREB – Central 3* or similar • SPLIT – Art 4* or similar • DUBROVNIK – Petka 3* or similar • Trains: 2nd class tickets with Reserved seats

First class Hotels

• ZAGREB – Palace 4* or similar • SPLIT – Art 4* or similar • DUBROVNIK – Grand Hotel Park 4* or similar • Trains: 2nd class tickets with reserved seats

Deluxe Hotels

• ZAGREB – Esplanade 5* or similar • SPLIT – Atrium 5* or similar • DUBROVNIK –Argentina or Excel sior or Dubrovnik Palace 5* or similar • Trains: 1st class tickets withreserved seats

Day 5 SPLIT / DUBROVNIK (Tuesday or Saturday) This morning, transfer to the port of Split for your ferry to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, transfer to your Dubrovnik hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

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DALMATIAN COAST VINTAGE CRUISE (KL1)

Opatija - Krk - Rab - Zadar - Molat - (Ilovik) Losinj - Cres - Opatija - 8 days/7 nights

 VINTAGE CRUISING Cruising with vintage sailing ships along the Dalmatian coastline and islands. For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. In the evenings you are free to find a good restaurant, discover old churches or other historical monuments on land… Enjoy the southern Dalmatian islands; the peace and beauty of its secluded coves and crystal clear sea. Take a stroll along the streets of the medieval towns, taste delicious Dalmatian cuisine and excellent wines. Your vintage cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring the charming Dalmatian towns. In the case of unfavourable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passenger’s safety

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Saturday OPATIJA - ISLAND OF KRK Departure is from Opatija harbor at 13:00. After lunch we stop to swim in the crystal clear sea then continue to the island of Krk - the biggest of the islands.

Olib is a place where you can rest your body and soul. There are no cars or trucks, just a tractor or two. The island has numerous beautiful beaches, a parish church dating from 1632, and about twenty Glagolitic codices from the 16th - 19th century are kept in the parsonage.

This Island has immense variety in its villages large and small, gentle green promenades, bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Overnight in town of Krk and there you are able to explore the old town on your own.

Wednesday MOLAT or OLIB - ILOVIK - LOŠINJ After breakfast and a morning swim, we sail to the peaceful island of flowers called Ilovik where we have a stop for swimming. Departure for the island of Mali Lošinj (lunch on route), which is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic due to the abundance of pine trees and clear waters. Mali Lošinj is among those places with the sunniest days per year in Europe. Take a walk along the harbor and perhaps a night swim on sandy Cikat beach or visit the nearby picturesque town of Veli Lošinj (only 5 km away). Overnight in Mali Losinj.

Sunday ISLAND OF KRK - ISLAND OF RAB Breakfast is served on the ship after which we sail to the Island of Rab, which is known as the “island of love”. The small town of Rab, where you will spend the night in the harbour, is encircled in medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches and palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. Monday ISLAND OF RAB - ZADAR After breakfast we cruise from Rab along the island of Pag with a swim stop on tiny island MAUN, and continue to towards Zadar in the afternoon where we spend the night in the port. Optional guided tour of the city. For centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today the centre of the region, Zadar has been a city of rich monumental heritage of world importance visible at every step even today: the Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with e Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces and villas. The town is full of great restaurants and historical monuments – of special interest is the famous Zadar Sea Organ.

Thursday ISLAND OF LOŠINJ - ISLAND OF CRES After a morning swim we leave for the island of Cres. This long and narrow island is covered with oak, beach and pine forests as well as vineyards and olive tree plantations. Cres and Mali Losinj used to be one island but a channel dug by the Romans separates them. We spend the night in the harbor of the typical medieval city of Cres. Friday ISLAND OF CRES - OPATIJA After breakfast we leave to Opatija. On route you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view of famous Opatija Riviera. Arrive late afternoon. Optional guided tour of Opatija on arrival in port. For your last night on the ship join in our farewell party onboard while exchanging addresses with your new friends. You can also take a stroll along famous LUNGO MARE pathway to the fisherman village VOLOSKO – well known for good seafood restaurants. Saturday OPATIJA After breakfast you will say goodbye to the crew and we hope to see you again.

Tuesday ZADAR - ISLAND MOLAT or OLIB Early departure for Island Molat or island Olib (depending on available space in the small harbours of these two islands). Molat island is situated in the northern part of Zadar’s archipelago. The peace and silence guarantee you a holiday far away from usual tourism.

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Day 7 – Friday HVAR – SPLIT Morning departure from Hvar to Split, with a swimming stop at Milna on Brač Island. Lunch on board. Dinner at a local restaurants or on board the ship if on full board option.

Day 2 – Sunday SPLIT – BRAČ – MAKARSKA Breakfast and lunch on board - Morning departure to Brač Island - Enjoy a pleasant sea front promenade walk and swimming. Lunch on board. From Brac Island sail to Makarska on the mainland. Dinner at the local restaurant of your choice or on board the ship if on full board option.

Day 8 – Saturday SPLIT – DEPARTURE Disembarkation after breakfast. For late departures there is the possibility of joining an optional guided tour of Split and Trogir.

Day 3 – Monday MAKARSKA – KORČULA After breakfast depart for Korčula Island with a stop en route for swimming and relaxing. Lunch on board and late afternoon arrival in Korčula, the acclaimed birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants of your choice or on board the ship if on full board option.

BEYOND SLOVENIA reserves the right to change the vessel provider in the unlikely event that the contracted services can not be supplied according to previously agreed standards.

CABIN SPECIFICATION Upper deck:

• 4 twin cabins • 2 dbl cabins (queen size bed)

Main deck:

• 1 twin cabin • 2 dbl cabins (queen size bed) • 2 dbl cabins (queen size bed) + additional bed

Lower deck:

• 4 twin cabins • 2 dbl cabins (queen size bed) • 2 dbl cabins (queen size bed) + additional bed

OTHER USEFUL INFO

Rates include:

• 7 nights on board in an inside cabin with private shower/toilet • Breakfast and lunch on board, starting with the Welcome Dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 8

Day 5 – Wednesday DUBROVNIK – MLJET NATIONAL PARK Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Mljet Island with a stop for swimming on the way. Lunch on board. Arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park, where you will enjoy a beautiful walk all around the Great and the Small Lake. Dinner at a local restaurant or on board the ship if on full board option

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• Boat is equipped with: • Complete navigation equipment • (navigation radar, plotter,GPS, radio, etc.) • Fire alarm • Emergency lights • Bow thruster • Life boat for 50 pax • Electricity on board: 220 V

Day 4 – Tuesday KORČULA – DUBROVNIK Morning departure from Korčula to Dubrovnik with a stop en route for swimming. Lunch on board. In the afternoon arrive in Dubrovnik, the pearl of Adriatic, and listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Dinner at one of numerous local restaurants of your choice or on board the ship if on full board option.

Day 6 – Thursday MLJET – HVAR Morning departure from Mljet to Hvar. Stop for swimming and relaxing in one of the secluded coves on Peljesac peninsula (weather permitting). Lunch on board. Arrive in Hvar, a town with a fascinating cultural and historical heritage, pleasant climate with lots of sunshine and natural beauty and excellent restaurants. Dinner at a local restaurant or on board the ship if on full board option.

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Day 1 – Saturday SPLIT – ARRIVAL Embarkation in Split. Welcome dinner and overnight on board. For early arrivals there is a possibility of joining an optional guided tour of Split and Trogir

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Split - Brac - Makarska - Korcula - Dubrovnik - Mljet National Park - Hvar - Split - 8 days/7 nights

Rates do not include:

• Arrival and departure transfers, rate to be advised upon request • Tourist tax + entrance fee to Mljet National Park – EUR 20.00 per person to be paid on board • Drinks on board, extra meals

DEPARTURE DATES Saturdays from Split

Lower Deck Cabin Upper & Main Deck Cabin 3rd bed reduction (adult) 3rd bed reduction (child 3-7) 3rd bed reduction (child 8–14) Single supplement Full board supplement

May 15, 22 Sep 18

May 29 Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul 3, Sep 4, 11

Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

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$1,442 $1,587 - 30% - 70% - 50% + 45% $150

$1,635 $1,808 - 30% - 70% - 50% + 55% $150

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DALMATIAN COAST VINTAGE CRUISE (KL 3)

Split - Omis - Korcula - Lastovo - Vela Luka (Bisevo) - Vis - Solta - Split -8 days/7 nights Saturday |SPLIT - OMIŠ Departure from Split harbor, Saturday at 13:00. After lunch we cruise along the Dalmatian coast down to Omiš. We spend the afternoon swimming in the crystal clear sea. Overnight in the port of Omiš, a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea. Afternoon is free to enjoy sports like whitewater rafting on the Cetina river, mountain climbing, windsurfing or beach volleyball. Those not feeling “sporty” can explore the old town of Omiš and discover its glorious and long history. Sunday OMIŠ- KORČULA By the time you reach the deck area in the morning, Omiš will already be behind you. After a morning swim, we cruise toward Korčula – the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch on board will be served either on the tip of the Peljesac peninsula (near Lovište) or in the quiet bay of Kneža on Korčula. Arrive in Korčula in the afternoon where each person can do their own sightseeing. According to legend Korčula was found by Trojan hero Anthenor in the 12th century BC. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Overnight in Port. Monday KORČULA - LASTOVO Before cruising we suggest a short walk through the open market in Korčula to buy

fresh fruit to enjoy during the day. We continue our cruise towards Lastovo, the furthest, inhabited island in Dalmatia. Docked in port of Ubla, you have an opportunity to discover the virgin nature and wild woods of this island. Lastovo is surrounded by many smaller islands, with plenty of bays suitable for snorkelling. Lastovo is also known for many little churches and unusual chimneys. Tuesday LASTOVO – VELA LUKA We leave Lastovo in the morning and cruise back towards island Korčula but this time the port of Vela Luka. Lunch and swimming in a bay along the way. Spend the evening tasting some of the well-known Korčula wines and listening to the sounds of traditional men’s singing groups (KLAPA). Wednesday VELA LUKA – VIS (Biševo) Early in the morning we leave for the island of Vis, which was closed for many years to tourists but because of its unique geographical position, it became a strategic harbour for the navy. Because of this isolation Vis has a special charm of the ‘Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Near Vis is Biševo and the famous Blue Caves. You can visit the Blue Caves by taking a little boat (payment on spot 8 EUR per person). Sometimes the weather conditions can be very unpredictable so the possibility and time of your visit will depend on the conditions, however you will be advised by your captain/crew. There will be plenty time

for swimming. Arrive in Vis in the afternoon where we spend the night. It was Vis (Issa) where the Greeks had their first colony in the 4th century. Thursday VIS – ŠOLTA Early in the morning we cruise towards beautiful Šolta island, which is not yet overcrowded by too many inhabitants or new buildings. Šolta is well known for its excellent, dark olive oil and lovely fisherman ports. In one such village – Stomorska – we spend the night and have the opportunity to enjoy excellent fresh fish and other delicacies of this unique island. Friday ŠOLTA - SPLIT The last day is spent swimming in different bays on the island of Šolta or the neighbouring island of Brač before we return to Split. We continue cruising while enjoying the view of Split Riviera arriving in Split in the late afternoon. Optional guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Split is a monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace. Saturday SPLIT Early breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!

DALMATIAN COAST VINTAGE CRUISE (KL 4)

Split – Rogoznica/Primosten – Krka Waterfalls – Kornati/Sali - Zadar – Vodice - Trogir - Split - 8 days/7 nights Saturday SPLIT – ROGOZNICA or PRIMOŠTEN Departure from Split harbour. Lunch on route after which we stop for an afternoon swim in a quiet bay. Overnight in Rogoznica or Primošten - both small villages that offer many restaurants and small cafes with remarkable wine - the famous wine BABIC. Sunday ROGOZNICA or PRIMOŠTEN – ŠIBENIK KRKA - SKRADIN or ZLARIN After breakfast we continue on to ŠIBENIK for morning sightseeing of this historical town. In Sibenik you can visit a castle above the town centre and many beautiful historical buildings, like the Foscolo palace (gothic style) or St. Laurent church in baroque style. Depart for Krka Waterfalls with lunch on board while enjoying the views of the Krka Canyon. Afternoon free to enjoy the National park and the waterfalls. Discover the beauty of Krka, and its exceptional flora and fauna. Overnight in port of Skradin – or on island and village Zlarin (depending on the sit uat ion in the small por t of Skradin). Monday KRKA WATERFALLS – KORNATI - SALI Today we discover the region of the famous Kornati National Park – rich in fish, and cultural and historic remains. Ruins of an

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old Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, Christian church of St. Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements add to the charm of these islands. Kornati consists of 140 islands and reefs. Some islands descend steeply into the sea, a hundred metres deep in places. It is truly remarkable to see. Overnight in Sali on the island of Dugi Otok. Tuesday SALI - ZADAR Morning reserved for swimming. Depart for Zadar in the afternoon where we spend the night in the port. Here you have a possibility of joining a guided tour of the city. For centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today the centre of the region, Zadar was a city of rich heritage visible even today: the Roman forum dated from 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated from the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces and villas. The town is full of great restaurants and historical monuments – of special interest is the famous Zadar Sea Organ. Wednesday ZADAR - VODICE Today we head back along the Dalmatian coast. Stop for a swim in one of the beautiful bays. After the lunch we cruise to the popular and lively resort of Vodice, where

we spend the night. Here you can enjoy the beautiful terraces of local restaurants and cafes or simply walk along beautiful beaches of this typical Dalmatian town. Thursday VODICE - TROGIR Depart after breakfast with a swimming stop in one of the bays and after lunch we visit an old Dalmatian town, Trogir Trogir is referred to as “miniature Venice” or a floating museum town. A Greek relief from 4th century was found here. Friday TROGIR - SPLIT Back to Split Riviera with a whole day of swimming ahead! Stop in one of the bays on the Čiovo island (connected to Trogir by a bridge). In the late afternoon we continue toward the last port of call while enjoying the magnificent view of Split Riviera. Possibility of joining a guided tour of Split. Split is a city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatian people, but to you as well because it is in the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is Diocletian’s palace. Overnight in Split. Saturday SPLIT Early breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!

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DALMATIAN COAST VINTAGE CRUISE (KL2)

Split - Makarska - Mljet - Dubrovnik - Sipan/Trstenik - Korčula - Hvar – Split

Saturday SPLIT – MAKARSKA Departure from Split harbour, Saturday at 13:00 h. After lunch sail along the Dalmatian coast down to Makarska Riviera. We spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful beaches on the Riviera. From this beach those feeling adventurous can join our WHITE WATER rafting excursion on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the port of Makarska, one of the most attractive resorts on the Croatian coast. Strolling along the streets of Makarska, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sights. Sunday MAKARSKA – MLJET Early morning departure for Mljet with the first stop on the Peljesac peninsula for a refreshing swim. The whole afternoon is free to view the salt lakes in Mljet National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Overnight in port Polaca/Pomena Monday MLJET – DUBROVNIK After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik, the highlight of this cruise. On route will be time for a short swim. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or first join our guided tour of Dubrovnik. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. For those of you with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town. Tuesday DUBROVNIK – SIPAN/TRSTENIK Morning is free to explore Dubrovnik. Discover the beauty of history through numerous monuments, little streets, churches. Around noon we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards Sipan or a little town of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Wednesday SIPAN/TRSTENIK – KORCULA After breakfast depart for Korcula, the birthplace of MARCO POLO. Lunch on board at Lumbarda.

Arrive in Korčula late afternoon where we overnight in port. Here you will find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls built over two centuries ago. Thursday KORCULA –HVAR Early in the morning depart for the Pakleni Islands for lunch and swimming. Depart for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. The city of Hvar is full of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Friday HVAR (Bol) - SPLIT O ur nex t stop w ill be the island of Brac . Swimming is planned at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden cape - its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fisherman’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch we will start our journey back to Split. On our way there will be another swim in one of the many bays on island of Brac. Arrive in Split in the late afternoon to enjoy the view of Split Riviera. You might like to join our guided tour of Split including Diocletian’s Castle. Split is a city that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the UNESCO world heritage. Saturday SPLIT Early breakfast and then time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!

 VINTAGE CRUISING Cruising with vintage sailing ships along the Dalmatian coastline and islands. For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. In the evenings you are free to find a good restaurant, discover old churches or other historical monuments on land… Enjoy the southern Dalmatian islands; the peace and beauty of its secluded coves and crystal clear sea. Take a stroll along the streets of the medieval towns, taste delicious Dalmatian cuisine and excellent wines. Your vintage cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring the charming Dalmatian towns. In the case of unfavourable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passenger’s safety

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bIKE RIDING - ISLAND HOPPING - kvarner 8 days/7 nights (kl1) Day 1: arrive opatija (24 kms) Check in by 13.00 and boat leaves for the island of Cres. During the 2 hour journey you have an opportunity to get to know the ship and the crew. Cres is the second largest of the Kvarner islands. Our cycle tour begins in the historic town of Cres and goes to the small village of Predoscica with its whitewashed church. Spend the night on board the ship in Cres harbour. Day 2: CRES ISLAND & LOSINJ (56 KMS) Cycle to the east side of the island through pine, fig and laurel trees to the picturesque village of Osor by the Vraner Sea. Meet the boat and have lunch aboard, perhaps a swim in the crystal clear water. You can also stroll through the village with its old buildings and beautiful sculptures from many different artists. In the afternoon you leave Osor and reach the island of Losinj by means of a turning bridge. Pass through panoramic surroundings to the old seafaring and health resort of Mali Losinj where the ship waits in the harbour. The harbour area has numerous cafes and many colourful painted house fronts. Explore the streets of the old town, travel 9km further to the idyllic fishing village of Veli Losinj or visit one of the many swimming areas on the Cikat peninsula. The night is spent at Mali Losinj harbour. Day 3: DUGI OTOK ISLAND (45KMS) During breakfast the ship departs and takes you past many small islands to the spice island of Dugi Otok. Our cycle tour starts at Bocava Bay, surrounded by pine forests and takes you to the village of Brbinj with a

thick tower for a church, and where you can enjoy pancakes and crepes, fresh figs and espresso. Continue to the fishing village of Sali where the ship awaits. Along the way you can enjoy the wonderful view of the sea and the surrounding islands. The ship then takes you to Telascica Nature Park. The ship anchors for the night in the largest natural harbour of the Adriatic islands, among uninhabited islands. After dinner on board enjoy the view of the 60m high cliffs on the west coast of the island. Day 4: PAG PENINSULA (15 KMS) The day begins with a half-day trip through the north of Kornati, a beautiful world of islands and ocean. Nowhere in the world is there a higher density of islands than this region, and astronauts say that the sea here is the most beautiful in the world. Perhaps this ex plains why there are so many dolphins in this area. After stopping for a swim you reach a remote bay on the Pag peninsula, where you spend the afternoon cycling. You can even find a farm where the islands Pag-Cheese is made and sample this delicacy. Night spent in Mandre harbour. Day 5: PAG PENINSULA (32 KMS) Along this jagged, picturesque peninsula grow many fig and olive trees and many numerous stone walls built over the centuries by the inhabitants for protection against the wind. Lunchtime is spent in Novalja. Afterwards you cycle along this narrow peninsula to the sea. The ship waits there to take you to Rab. The island of Rab is one of the sunniest spots in Europe, and the main town dates from the middle

ages. This ancient fortified town with its four famous bell towers is situated on an arrow-shaped spit of land. There are many delightful cafĂŠs on its streets which should be visited after dinner. Day 6: RAB ISLAND (42 kms)_ You can cycle today along the coast to the east coast where virtually no vegetation grows. The bare rock of the area makes it look like a lunar landscape. The tour takes you to a bay with a sandy beach, something rather atypical of the Kvarner islands. Lunch on board the ship in the harbour of the old town of Rad. Afterwards cycle on a lush green peninsula to the north of the island, and to Lopar where you meet the ship. After a break for a relaxing swim you travel to the neighbouring island of Krk, where you can spend the evening in the town. Day 7: KRK island (36 KMS) Cycle over the ridge of the island to a valley of vineyards and then to the small museum town of Vrbnik in the northeast. Built on a 50m high cliff and surrounded by vineyards, Vrbnik is the home of the golden Zlahtina wines. These should definitely be tried after a stroll through the narrow streets and a visit to the ancient glagolitic stone writings. In Vrbnik you will see the narrowest street in the world. Your journey leads over the island to Malinska through chestnut and fig trees. Here you can enjoy a relaxing peaceful swim before the ship takes you overnight towards Opatija Day 8: OPATIJA Breakfast at 9.00 am and disembark.

bIKE RIDING - ISLAND HOPPING - dALMATIA 8 days/7 nights (kl2) Day 1 - saturday - split-SOLTA ISLAND (ca 25 km). Check in by 13.00 in Split harbour. Our first destination is the island of Solta where you can see olive groves, fig trees, and carob trees. The lavender and rosemary plants give the island its spicy scent. In the evening you will ferry over to Brac Island and spend the night in the harbor of Milna, whose picturesque natural stone houses form the border of a deep bay. Day 2 - sunday - brac island (ca. 45 km). Begins with a long but easy climb to the crest of a hill, past mulberry and fig trees, pine forests, olive groves and vineyards. The famous Vugaca (white) and Murvica (red) come from this island. The white marble here was used for the White House in Washington and the Reichstag building in Berlin. The breathtaking views of the neighbouring island of Hvar on the descent to the beach at Bol are well worth the effort of the ascent. In Bol you can see the Golden Horn, a sand spit whose point turns from one side to the other with the wind. After swimming and a stroll through Bol, the ship heads for Hvar, the longest Adriatic island and anchors in Jelsa harbour. Day 3 - monday - hvar island The island of Hvar is famous for its multicoloured fields of rosemary and lavender. Olives hang on the trees, and in autumn

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the oranges shine in the sun. The clear blue sea contrasts beautifully with the ancient cities of Hvar. Hvar also receives more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the Adriatic. Make your way through the many small villages of the island with their picturesque stone houses. The tour stops at the historical city of Hvar. There is an opportunity to visit the cathedral and the historic theatre. In the evening the ship moves to the island of Vis. Day 4 - TUESDAY - KORCULA ISLAND (ca45 km). The peaceful and secluded gardens of cypress trees make Korcula perhaps the most beautiful of the Adriatic islands. The tour travels to Blato, a city which like Rome was built on seven hills. We continue over a 300m / 980 ft high street to Smokvica, which along with Venice, proclaims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. The destination is the medieval town of Korcula with its narrow winding streets. Here we spend the night on board the ship. Day 5 - wednesday - mljet nat. PARK (ca. 20 km) The island of Mljet is also known as Honey-Island. In the twelfth century Benedictine monks created a monastery here, beautifully secluded, and surrounded by pine and oak forests. The pine forest here is one of the most spectacular in the

Mediterranean region. On the bikes we tour around the saltwater lake. The ship takes you that evening to the Peljesac peninsula. Day 6-thursday-peljesac-makarska (ca 30 km. Peljesac is a peninsula and in the morning the cycle-tour leads you into the backcountry and past the most famous wine growing area in Dalmatia (the delightful Dingac comes from here) and on to Orebic. On an idyllic day we cycle on until we to almost 1,000 ft above sea-level. From here you will enjoy a magnificent view to the neighbouring island Korcula. A downhill run of almost 6 kms leads to Loviste, a small town in the north of the island, where lunch is served on the ship. Our boat brings us to popular holiday resort Makarska. Day 7 - FRIDAY - OMIS-SPLIT-TROGIR (ca. 58 km). Another bike tour on the mainland leads us from Omis along the valley of the Cetina river underneath the Mosor Mountains. Pedal in along quiet roads to the important city of Split, where you do a tour of the important Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace. After a relaxed city walk in this historic town we return on our boat. Day 8 - saturday After breakfast disembarkation.

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DALMATIAN COAST VINTAGE CRUISE (KL 5)

Dubrovnik - Korcula - Hvar - Trstenik - Mljet - Sipan - Dubrovnik - 8 days/7 nights Sunday DUBROVNIK Check in from 13.00 onwards (GRUZ harbour) with dinner as first meal. Overnight in Dubrovnik. The special charms of this old city are the buildings that have remained f rom the t ime of the old D ubrov nik Republic. A large part of the history and culture belong to the fine Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Use the afternoon to explore the city walls and plan what to do your last night on the cruise when we return to this wonderful city. Monday DUBROVNIK - KORCULA During breakfast we depart for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch on board in front of Lumbarda. Arrive in Korcula in the afternoon where everyone is free to do their own sightseeing. Here you will find many legends and tales - listen to the story of the ancient stone walls, built over two centuries. Overnight in port. Tuesday KORCULA – HVAR Early morning we depart for the little island Scedro where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Depart for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night and is often referred to as the sunshine island. Wednesday HVAR – TRSTENIK Continue our cruise towards the little town of Trstenik on Peljesac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Lunch on board. Main industries on Trstenik are farming, viniculture (the famous Dingac wine), fishing and tourism. The coastline along the town and the neighbouring inlets is covered by groves of pine, offering fine swimming. The famous Grgic winery is situated here – have a walk and taste some of their lovely wine!

Thursday TRSTENIK - MLJET We continue our journey after breakfast for the island and national park of Mljet. Lunch on board. The afternoon is free to view the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. Overnight in port Polaca/Pomena. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, you can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Here you can rent bicycles and cycle around the lakes. Friday MLJET - SIPAN Early in the morning we continue towards the Elafiti islands. Elafiti is a group of islands in the Adriatic Ocean west of Dubrovnik. T he big gest is Sipan but Lopud and Kolocep (Kalamota) also attract many tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Swimming and lunch is planned at one of the smaller Elafiti islands. Šipan,the biggest island of Elafiti and also the most distant from Dubrovnik, is where we spend the night..

Cruising with vintage motor-sailing ships along the magnificent Southern Dalmatian coastline & islands For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments…

Saturday SIPAN - DUBROVNIK Early departure for Dubrovnik with breakfast on route. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “heaven on earth” –according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. We will arrive in Dubrovnik early in the morning and have a whole day free to explore the city, go for a swim or simply join an optional bus excursion to Montenegro. You can explore Dubrovnik on your own or join our guided tour of Dubrovnik. Take a walk through the Stradun – both a street and a square. For those of you with more energy we recommend a walk on top of the 1940m long city walls! Today’s meal will be dinner. Overnight in the Gruz port of this magical town. SUNDAY DUBROVNIK After early breakfast we say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!

Departures: Saturdays from Opatija / Split harbours Sundays from Dubrovnik Gruž harbour Price per person half board (continental breakfast & lunch)

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Vienna to Budapest - 7 days/6 nights

INCLUSIONS:

• First class hotels, rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily • Dinner with entertainment in Grinzing suburb of Vienna • Farewell dinner with entertain ment in typical csarda restaurant in Budapest • Strauss & Mozart Concert in Vienna • Inter-city travel by modern motor coach or first class train • Arrival and departure transfers • Professional Tour Director throughout • Luggage handling

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Kunsthis torische Museum • Budapest: Fisherman’s Bastion, Coronation Church

HOTELS:

• Vienna: Savoyen / Ananas (F) • Budapest: Mercure Korona (F)

Day 1, Monday, arrive Vienna You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Dinner tonight will be in a typical local Heurigen restaurant. (D) Day 2, Tuesday, in Vienna On your morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hof burg Palace, once the seat of the AustroHungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city’s imperial history. After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening concert of Strauss’ and Mozart’s music. (B) Day 3, Wednesday, in Vienna Take a guided visit to the Kunsthistorische Museum this morning. The balance of the day is free. (B)

dedicated to the Roman Catholic Church, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 6, Saturday, in Budapest Sightseeing tour this morning focuses on the Castle Hill area, the 13th century Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and Royal Palace. Afternoon free for last minute shopping or independent exploration. Tonight, enjoy dinner with entertainment in a typical csarda restaurant. (B, D) Day 7, Sunday, depart Budapest After breakfast, transfer to the airport. (B) TOUR K507 START

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Day 4, Thursday, to Budapest Today, journey eastbound by motor coach or first class train to Budapest, often called “Paris of the East”. The afternoon is free for independent activities or optional excursions. (B) Day 5, Friday, in Budapest Situated on the opposite banks of the river Danube, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of the decorative Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly; Vaci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes’ Square with the Millennium Memorial, 118 foot high Corinthian column

28-Mar 11-Apr 25-Apr 9-May 23-May 6-Jun 20-Jun 4-Jul 18-Jul 1-Aug 15-Aug 29-Aug 12-Sep 26-Sep 10-Oct 24-Oct 7-Nov

PRICES: Per person in twin: $ 2127 Single room supplement: $ 527

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Prague to Vienna - 7 days/6 nights

INCLUSIONS:

• First class hotels, rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotel taxes • Breakfast daily • Dinner with folklore in Prague • Dinner with entertainment in Grinzing suburb of Vienna • Opera performance in Prague • Strauss & Mozart Concert in Vienna • Inter-city travel by modern motor coach or first class train • Arrival and departure transfers • Professional Tour Director * Luggage handling • * In case of traveling by train, the tour will be fully locally escorted)

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Prague: Royal Castle of Hradcany, St. Vitus Cathedral • Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Kunst Historische Museum

HOTELS:

• Prague: Ambasador (SF) • Vienna: Savoyen / Ananas (F)

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Day 1, Friday, arrive Prague You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Dinner with folklore in a local restaurant. (D)

Day 6, Wednesday, in Vienna Take a guided visit to the Kunsthistorische Museum this morning. The balance of the day is free. (B)

Day 2, Saturday, in Prague This morning, tour the old part of the city to view the Old Town Square, the famous Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, St. Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge and more. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy an opera performance. (B)

Day 7, Thursday, departure Vienna After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Day 3, Sunday, in Prague Today, cross the Vltava River to visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany and St. Vitus Cathedral. Your afternoon and evening are at leisure. (B) Day 4, Monday, to Vienna Travel by motor coach or first class train to Vienna, the “City of Waltz”. The balance of the day is free. Dinner tonight will be in a typical local Heurigen restaurant. (B,D) Day 5, Tuesday, in Vienna On your morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hof burg Palace, once the seat of the AustroHungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city’s imperial history. After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening concert of Strauss’ and Mozart’s music. (B)

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25-Mar 8-Apr 22-Apr 6-May 20-May 3-Jun 17-Jun 1-Jul 15-Jul 29-Jul 12-Aug 26-Aug 09-Sep 23-Sep 7-Oct 21-Oct 4-Nov

PRICES: Per person in twin: $ 2245 Single supplement: $ 1052

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DENMARK eastern european panorama

LITHUANIA

Vienna to Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague - 13 days/12 nights

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Day 2, In Vienna, Sunday PORTUGAL Morning sightseeing tour to visit the Hofburg SPAIN Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city’s imperial history. Afternoon is at leisure. (B) Day 3, To Budapest, Monday Travel east and cross the border to Hungary. Continue through the Trans-Danubian region, reaching Budapest in time to relax before dinner. (B, D) MOROCCO Day 4, In Budapest, Tuesday Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Morning sightseeing tour includes views of the outstanding Parliament, the Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, the Heroes’ Square and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. (B) Day 5 To Krakow, Wednesday The road to Krakow winds through the lovely hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains and into the great plains of Poland. A relaxing dinner in Krakow is planned upon arrival. (B, D) Day 6, In Krakow, Thursday Your sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town where you will visit the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city. (B) Day 7, To Warsaw, Friday This morning join an optional trip to one of the most sombre memorials of the past, Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary popularly called the “Black Madonna”. In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland’s capital city, Warsaw. (B, D)

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D DEP& SERBIA Day 8, A TEEBOSNIA In Warsaw, Saturday HERCEGOVINA The 700 year old capital MONACO is a symbol of the Polish nationhoodANDORA and the will to survive against great MONTE KOSOVO odds. Your sightseeing tour includes a drive along ITALY NEGRO the famous Royal Route from the magnificent Included Features: MACEDO Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass • First class hotels, rooms ALBANIA by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as with private facilities charges and hotel taxes the “wedding cake”), Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the • • Service daily and 6 dinners Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of • Breakfast GREE transfers the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue • Airport by modern airon the walking tour of the Old Town, Old Market Touring motor coach Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the • conditioned Professional Tour day is free for relaxing, shopping, a stroll through Director throughout the city or an optional late afternoon Chopin • Luggage handling concert. (B) Sightseeing Tours Day 9, Included: To Berlin, Sunday • Vienna MALTA Stop in Poznan and then • Budapest ALGERIAfor an orientation tour, TUNISIA continue to Berlin, today’s final destination. (B, D) • Krakow

Day 10, In Berlin, Monday Morning sightseeing tour featuring the Reichstag, the Renaissance building that once housed Germany’s Parliament, and the lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. Tour through the city to view famous sights such as the Opera, Schiller Theatre and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own. (B) Day 11, To Prague, Tuesday Continue your journey via Dresden, the beautiful Saxony Baroque city. On your orientation tour, view Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Depart for Prague, the Capital of Czech Republic. (B, D) Day 12, In Prague, Wednesday Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago and spread over both banks of the river Vltava, Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Your city tour starts with a panoramic drive to the famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. On a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace and Loretto Church. Cross Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and the world famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free. Optional visit to a cultural performance will be available. (B) Day 13, Depart Prague, Thursday After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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• Warsaw • Berlin • Prague

HOTELS:

• Vienna: Renaissance (SF) • Budapest: Radisson SAS (F) • Krakow: Radisson SAS (F) / Holiday Inn (F) • Warsaw: Radisson SAS (SF) • Berlin: Hotel Berlin (SF) / Excelsior (SF) • Prague: Diplomat (F)

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8-May 22-May 29-May 05- Jun 12-Jun 17-Jun 26-Jun 10-Jul 24-Jul 14-Aug 28-Aug 11-Sep 25-Sep 9-Oct

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PRICES: Per person in twin: $ 3369 Single room supplement: $ 1379

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Prague and Vienna to Budapest - 10 days/9 nights

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Day 6, Wednesday, in Vienna Take a guided visit to the Kunsthistorische Museum this morning. The balance of the day is free. (B) Day 7, Thursday, to Budapest Today, journey eastbound by motor coach or first class train to Budapest, often called “Paris of the East”. The afternoon is free for independent activities or optional excursions. (B)

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Day 8, Friday, Day 1, Friday, in Budapest arrive Prague You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are Dinner with folklore in a local restaurant. (D) MONACO linked by a series of graceful bridges. Your ANDORA morning sightseeing tour includes views of Day 2, Saturday, ITALY seat of the the decorative Parliament building, in Prague Morning tour to the old part of the city to view National Assembly; Vaci Utca, a pedestrian the Old Town Square, the famous Astronomical street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes’ Clock, the Jewish Quarter, St. Nicholas Church, Square with the Millennium Memorial, 118 foot Charles Bridge and more. Balance of the day at high Corinthian column dedicated to the Roman SPAIN Catholic Church, and the Tomb of the Unknown leisure. Tonight, enjoy an opera performance. (B) Soldier. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 3, Sunday, Day 9, Saturday, in Prague Today, cross the Vltava River to visit the Royal in Budapest Castle of Hradcany and St. Vitus Cathedral. Sightseeing tour this morning focuses on the Castle Hill area, the 13th century Matthias Afternoon and evening at leisure. (B) Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and Royal Palace. Afternoon is free for last minute shopping or Day 4, Monday, independent exploration. Tonight, enjoy dinner to Vienna Travel by motor coach or first class train to with entertainment in a typical Csarda restaurant. Vienna, the “City of Waltz”. The balance of the (B, D) day is free. Dinner tonight will be in a typical local Heurigen restaurant. (B, D) Day 10, Sunday, depart Budapest MALTA After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your Day 5, Tuesday, ALGERIA TUNISIA departure flight. (B) in Vienna On your morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the AustroHungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city’s imperial history. After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening concert of Strauss’ and Mozart’s music. (B)

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MONTE KOSOVO INCLUSIONS:

NEGRO • First class hotels • Rooms with private facilities • Service charges and hotelMACEDONIA taxes • Breakfast daily • Dinner with folklore in Prague ALBANIA • Dinner with entertainment in Grinzing • Farewell dinner with entertainment in Budapest GREECE • Opera performance in Prague • Strauss & Mozart Concert in Vienna • Inter-city travel by modern coach or first class train • Arrival and departure transfers • Professional Tour Director • Luggage handling • * In case of travel by train, the tour will be fully locally escorted

Sightseeing Tours Included:

• Prague: Royal Castle of Hradcany, St. Vitus Cathedral • Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Kunsthis torische Museum • Budapest: Fisherman’s Bastion, Coronation Church

HOTELS:

• Prague: Ambasador (SF) • Vienna: Savoyen / Ananas (F) • Budapest: Mercure Korona (F)

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Škocjan Caves - unesco world heritage list

CONNECTION WITH THE UNDERWORLD Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” depicts the perceptions of the ancient Greeks of the Underworld where the doors to the Kingdom of Shadows were believed to be volcanoes and caves. Before entering the Underworld, Odysseus makes burnt offerings to the gods – Hades and Persephone. Homer’s epic poem, one of the oldest preserved written pieces, dates back to the first half of the 8th century B.C and archaeological finds near Škocjan belong to the same period. In Skojcan’s 50-metre deep abyss, archaeologists discovered over 600 metal artefacts from the period between the 12th and 8th centuries B.C. The settlements at Škocjan and Gradišče as well as numerous other burial sites and archaeological finds testify to the extraordinary significance of the Skojcan area in the 1st century B.C. and confirm that religious and sacrificial rites were performed here during prehistoric times. This is particularly evident in Mušja jama where burnt and broken objects from the abyss, mostly weapons and animal bones, provide evidence that sacrificial rites to the gods, similar to those described by Homer, were performed here in the late Bronze Age. Judging by these remarkable finds, people made pilgrimages to this cult centre from Italy, the Alps, Pannonia, the Balkans and even Greece giving Škocjan a great symbolic religious power and transforming it into a cult centre without rival in Slovenia and far beyond.

Description of the Caves Škocjan Caves are a unique natural phenomenon, the creation of the Reka River. The Reka River springs from below the Snežnik plateau and flows some fifty-five kms on the surface. After reaching the Karst, that is the limestone surface, the river not only deepens its riverbed through erosion, but also by means of corrosion – it dissolves the limestone.

UNESCO World Heritage Slovenia’s Škocjan Caves were included on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites on the 28th November 1986.

In the first part of its course on the limestone, the Reka still flows on the surface, along an approximately four-kilometre-long gorge that ends with a magnificent wall under which it disappears underground. The Reka River blind valley is the largest in Slovenia.

Škocjan Caves are a natural phenomenon of global significance, ranking side by side with the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos Islands, Mount Everest and others.

In the distant past, probably in the Early Pleistocene, that is a few hundred thousand years ago, the ceiling of the cave collapsed some 200 metres from the sinks; as a result, the collapse dolines Velika dolina (up to 165 metres deep) and Mala dolina (120 metres) were created, separated by a natural bridge, a remnant of the original cave ceiling.

Ranking among the most important caves in the world, the Škocjan Caves represent the most significant underground phenomena in both the Karst region and Slovenia.

Above the caves, between the wall above the sink and the walls of Mala dolina, lies the village of Škocjan. Close to the houses, there is another entrance to the underground, a ninetymetre-deep abyss called Okroglica, which ends just above the underground Reka River. Škocjan Caves Guided Tours • Open all year • The tour lasts around 1.5 hours. • The tour is approx. 3kms long • Lowest point is 144ms beneath the surface. • Cave temperature is around 12 °C. • Sport footwear and a warm sweater are recommended. • The Park’s Information Centre is the starting point of the tour.

From time immemorial, people have been attracted to the gorge where the Reka River disappears underground as well as the mysterious cave entrances. The Reka River sinks under a rocky wall; on the top of it lies the village of Škocjan after which the Caves are named. Archaeological research has shown that people lived in the caves and the surrounding area in prehistoric times – from the Mesolithic, the Neolithic, the Bronze and Iron Ages through Antiquity and the Middle Ages to the present; altogether for more than 5,000 years. The finds from this area testify that the Škocjan Caves had not only local but regional importance in prehistoric times. Pioneering research of Karst and karst phenomena began in this area in the 19th century. The international karstological terms “karst” and “doline” originate here.

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