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Length:  8 days from Ljubljana to Ljubljana

2018 Season Departs From:  Ljubljana


Spectacular scenery, historical sights, and exciting cities await you on this fantastic tour through Eastern Europe, including Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Slovenia.

If you’re interested in beautiful scenery, this Eastern Europe tour will delight as you surround yourself in the greens and blues of this exhilarating vacation. In Croatia, you ll visit Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. You ll experience Croatias Dalmatian Coast, with a beautiful coastline and dramatic limestone cliffs. You ll also visit the Postojna Caves in Slovenia, with its web of tunnels and stalactites, via a train ride and walking tour—allowing you to see what are possibly Europe’s most extensive and best-known caves.

If you’re interested in historical sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled on this tour through Eastern Europe. Visit Dubrovnik’s Franciscan Monastery, with a history dating back to the 1300s, and Rectors Palace, a gothic-renaissance palace dating to the 15th century. In Split, visit Jupiter Temple, built for worshipping the Roman God and the Roman emperor Diocletian, and the 4th-century Diocletians Palace, a well-preserved fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Mostar, see the Old Bridge, the citys symbol built in the 16th century, and Turkish House, built in 1635 and one of the best-preserved residential structures from the Turkish period. Finally, in Sarajevo, visit Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque, built in 1530 and the most important architectural monument from the time of Ottoman rule.

These are just some of the many highlights included on this value-minded Eastern Europe tour through Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Slovenia. It’s a magnificent vacation!

Duration:  8 Days


Start Date End Date
18 April, 2018 25 April, 2018
25 April, 2018 02 May, 2018
09 May, 2018 16 May, 2018
16 May, 2018 23 May, 2018
23 May, 2018 30 May, 2018
30 May, 2018 06 June, 2018
06 June, 2018 13 June, 2018
13 June, 2018 20 June, 2018
27 June, 2018 04 July, 2018
04 July, 2018 11 July, 2018
18 July, 2018 25 July, 2018
25 July, 2018 01 August, 2018
08 August, 2018 15 August, 2018
15 August, 2018 22 August, 2018
22 August, 2018 29 August, 2018
29 August, 2018 05 September, 2018
05 September, 2018 12 September, 2018
12 September, 2018 19 September, 2018
19 September, 2018 26 September, 2018
26 September, 2018 03 October, 2018
03 October, 2018 10 October, 2018
10 October, 2018 17 October, 2018
17 October, 2018 24 October, 2018

City Highlights

Visits to Postojna Caves.

Scenic Highlights

Dalmatian Coast, Neretva Gorges

Day 1   ARRIVE IN LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore some of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, with a strong alpine architectural flavor. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2   LJUBLJANA–POSTOJNA CAVES–ZADAR, CROATIA. Undoubtedly, one of the highlights on this tour is a visit to the POSTOJNA CAVES. Your included visit is comprised of a TRAIN ride and a walking tour, which will allow you to see what are possibly Europe’s most extensive and best-known caves. Then, into Croatia, traveling along the coast to Zadar. Over the centuries, Zadar was ruled by Venetians, Austro/Hungarians, by Italy after WWI, and today belongs to Croatia. Find out more during the included guided tour (B,D)

Day 3   ZADAR–SPLIT–DUBROVNIK. Drive south to Split to visit the former hometown of Roman Emperor Diocletian, his PALACE, and JUPITER TEMPLE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See more of the lovely Dalmatian Coast before reaching Dubrovnik. (B)

Day 4   DUBROVNIK. Dubrovnik is the best-preserved Croatian medieval city and the liveliest in Dalmatia. Visit the FRANCISCAN MONASTERY and the RECTOR PALACES, where the Local Guide will give you a full commentary, including the history of this beautifully preserved medieval architectural wonder. Afternoon and evening optional excursions are available. (B)

Day 5   DUBROVNIK–NERETVA GORGES–MOSTAR, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA–SARAJEVO. Enjoy a scenic drive into the rugged beauty of the Neretva Valley. Stop in Mostar, where a Local Guide shows you the Turkish Quarter with the TURKISH HOUSE, the MOSQUE, and the reconstructed 16th-century bridge. On to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and certainly the most Turkish-looking city in the Balkans—famous for its mosques, markets, and bazaars. Discover the city with a Local Guide and get acquainted with its architectural highlights, including the GAZI HUSREV-BEG MOSQUE. (B,D)

Day 6   SARAJEVO–PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA. Travel north today back into Croatia to visit the country’s famous PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK. Enjoy a walk with a Local Guide through the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder. Its 16 lakes, wooded hills, waterfalls, and cascades make it one of Europe’s most loved national parks. (B,D)

Day 7   PLITVICE–ZAGREB–LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Get to know Croatia’s capital on the included city tour. The city is packed with historic buildings, such as the gothic
St. Marcus Church. Continue to Ljubljana, where a Local Guide will help you appreciate its imperial beauty. (B)

Day 8   LJUBLJANA. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Meals:  Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners


Guided city sightseeing in Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Plitvice National Park, Zagreb, Ljubljana; professional Tour Director while touring


Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

Note: Flights are NOT included with the Tour and unless otherwise stated above transfers are also NOT included.

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