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Grand Tour Of Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina
from Dubrovnik 2016

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing: Dubrovnik – Mostar – Sarajevo – Osijek – Vukovar – Zagreb – Plitvice – Trogir – Split – Dubrovnik

 

Includes

• Airport transfers at start & end of tour
• 7 nights in 4* hotels
• Breakfast daily & 5 dinners (B, D)
• A/C motor coach
• Tour Director – English & 1 other language
• Snack in Etno Selo Stara Kapela (excludes drinks)

Sightseeing

• Sarajevo
• Osijek
• Zagreb
• Plitvice Lakes
• Split
• Dubrovnik

Entrance Fees

• Plitvice Lakes
• Split
• Dubrovnik

Accommodation (or similar)

• Dubrovnik (Cavtat): Hotel Croatia (5*)
• Sarajevo: Hotel Hollywood (4*)
• Vukovar: Hotel Lav (4*)
• Zagreb: Hotel BW Astoria (4*)
• Split (Trogir): Hotel Trogir Palace (4*)

2016 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2016-EL-GRADBV
Start DatesEnd DatesTwin ShareSingle
08 May15 May1,5052,085
22 May29 May1,7952,535
29 May05 Jun1,7952,535
05 Jun12 Jun1,7952,535
12 Jun19 Jun1,7952,535
26 Jun03 Jul1,7952,535
03 Jul10 Jul1,9202,800
28 Aug04 Sep1,9202,800
04 Sep11 Sep1,9202,800
18 Sep25 Sep1,7952,535
25 Sep02 Oct1,7952,535
02 Oct09 Oct1,7952,535

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1, Sunday:  Dubrovnik

Transfer on the day of the tour from Dubrovnik airport, harbour or hotel in Dubrovnik to tour hotel. (D)

Day 2, Monday:  Dubrovnik – Mostar – Sarajevo

Morning departure to Mostar, city of bridges, where the traveller from the south gets the first glimpse of the continent beyond. Orientation walk with your tour leader in Mostar and free time for lunch. Depart to one of the most historically interesting cities in Europe, Sarajevo, and the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. There will be a City tour on arrival. It is the place where the Western & Eastern Roman Empire split; where the people of the Eastern Orthodox east, the Ottoman south and the Roman Catholic West met, lived and warred. It has been an example of historical turbulence and the clash of civilizations, as well as a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance through multi-cultural integration. (B, D)

Day 3, Tuesday:  Sarajevo – Osijek – Vukovar

After breakfast depart to Osijek, the largest city in eastern Croatia, beautifully settled on the banks of Drava River. Osijek remains a popular tourist destination for its Baroque style, open spaces and ample recreational opportunities. The abundance of game and agriculture has made Osijek the country’s semi-official gastronomical capital. A city tour of Osijek passes by the Cathedral and the Tvrđa (Old Fort). Depart towards Vukovar. Vukovar is the biggest Croatian river port located at the confluence of Vuka River in the Danube, a town also known as a symbol of the Croatian war for independence, as it arose from the ashes of the ‘90s into the proud city that it is today. (B, D)

Day 4, Wednesday:  Vukovar – Zagreb

This morning depart for Đakovo. The first thing you see when approaching Đakovo from either side is the brightness of bricks of the two towers and cupolas of the most beautiful cathedral from Venice to Istanbul. A tour of the Cathedral is followed by departure to Zagreb. Visit the ethno village of Stara Kapela for a snack (no drinks are included). Upon arrival enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zagreb the Croatian capital city, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s church with multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and University. (B)

Day 5, Thursday:  Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Trogir – Split

Depart this morning for Plitvice National Park, inscribed on the List of World Heritage Sites by into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades to view majestic waters where every turn leads to breathtaking scenery. Surrounded by dense woods Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Departure to Split with a short stop in yet another one of the UNESCO protected sites, the small town of Trogir. St Lawrence’s Cathedral, located in the old city centre, and its main western portal – masterpiece of Radovan, represent the most significant work of the Romanesque-Gothic style in Croatia. (B, D)

Day 6, Friday:  Split – Dubrovnik

After breakfast a guided tour of Split will uncover the secrets of the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s palace from the 3rd /4th Century with its charming little streets, the Peristyle Jupiter’s Temple and Cathedral. Departure to Dubrovnik driving along the newly built Dalmatina highway through the Dalmatian hinterland. Upon arrival, city tour of Dubrovnik, the UNESCO protected pearl of the Adriatic, with a visit of its Cathedral. No entrance to Treasury. (B, D)

Day 7, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

Day at leisure. Enjoy the beautiful pebble beaches, explore the Old Town and its famous walls, or join us for one of the many excursions to the surrounding areas. (B)

Day 8, Sunday:  Dubrovnik

Transfer on the day of the tour to Dubrovnik airport, port or hotel. (B)

 

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