The Lakes and Islands of Croatia and Slovenia

The Lakes and Islands of Croatia and Slovenia
3 nights Zagreb, Croatia and 7 nights sailing on Ms Amore
May 1, 2018  – May 12, 2018

Travel to cities, mountains and beaches in Croatia and Slovenia.  Explore Zagreb, the capital and largest city of Croatia, Zagreb is a vibrant metropolis packed with both historic and modern attractions.  Today, Zagreb is a sprawling cosmopolitan city and the heart of Croatian culture, academics and government. This jam-packed journey offers lush breathtaking landscapes, medieval architecture and scrumptious food along with a good taste of the ancient Croatian and Slovenian culture. We will then explore beautiful Split, a haven of relaxation and culture where tradition, modernity and a variety of European influences come together.  Don’t miss this exciting river cruise to the Lakes and Islands of Croatia and Slovenia.  Make your reservation today!

Day 1 – (ZAGREB, HOTEL DUBROVNIK) – D

Arrive to Zagreb and transfer to Hotel Dubrovnik in the center of the city.

Leisure time to explore the historic city.

Enjoy a dinner featuring local cuisine.

Day 2 – (ZAGREB, HOTEL DUBROVNIK) – B/D

Breakfast, depart for a full day in Ljubljana, the capital and largest city in Slovenia.

Take a guided tour and ride the cable car over to an ancient castle.

After lunch, take a scenic drive to Lake Bled in the Corinthian Alps for a photo opportunity, coffee, and some serious cream cakes.

Genuine Croatian dinner and wine in a small, provincial town near Zagreb.

Day 3 – (ZAGREB, HOTEL DUBROVNIK) – B/D

After breakfast, drive to join a local guide for a sightseeing tour of this exciting city.

We will visit the upper and lower town, Mirogoj Cemetery, and the cathedral. There will be plenty of time to shop the open street market as well.

Dinner will be hosted at a local Slavonian restaurant.

Day 4 – (TROGIR TO SPLIT) – B/D

Depart Zagreb after an early breakfast.

Stop for some pictures at Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia’s natural gem. This hidden wonderland features an incredible display of mountains, cascading waterfalls, turquoise-blue lakes, and limestone canyons.

Continue towards the Dalmatian Coast and arrive in Trogir, an ancient Greek, Roman, Venetian City, which has been protected by UNESCO since the 1990’s.

Board the MS Amore and be greeted with welcome drinks from the Captain and crew. Head for the bay of Čiovo, where we can enjoy our first swim in the crystal-clear water of the Adriatic.

Continue to Split, the second largest city in Croatia, for a guided tour.

Dinner and wine on board, and overnight stay in the port of Split.

Day 5 – (SPLIT TO HVAR) – B/D

We leave Split, pass the seas “Splitska Vrata” (narrow channel) between the islands Brač and Šolta, and take course to Hvar.

On the way, stop at the bay for a swim.

Arrive in Hvar for a visit to the island known for its mild climate and extensive lavender fields.

Dinner and wine onboard, and overnight stay in the port of Hvar Island.

Day 6 – (HVAR TO POMENA) – B/D

We take a course on the island of Korčula and drive along its south coast.

After a swim in one of the bays of Korcula, we will take you to the bay of Pomena on the island of Mljet.

You will have an opportunity to visit the national park.

Dinner and wine on board, and overnight in Pomena.

Day 7 – (POMENA TO DUBROVNIK) – B/D

We leave the island of Mljet and continue our journey south to Dubrovnik.

Arrive and enjoy a guided tour of the sites of the Old Town. Then, leisure time to explore.

Dinner and wine on board, and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 8 – (DUBROVNIK TO KORCULA) – B/L

Leave Dubrovnik for Korcula Island.

The island was called the “Black Island” in ancient times due to its extensive pine forests.

Korcula has one of the most beautiful old towns in Dalmatia and is often referred to as “Little Dubrovnik” because of its strong appearance.

Overnight in the birthplace of the famous sailor and explorer Marco Polo.

Day 9 – (KORCULA TO BRAC) – B/D

We cross the channel between the island of Korcula and the mountainous Pelješac peninsula, famous for its excellent red wines.

We then cross the western tip of Pelješac and shortly thereafter the eastern end of the island of Hvar to take a course on the island of Brač after a bathing pause.

The island is world famous for its limestone sandstone, which is mined here. Buildings like the White House in Washington, D.C. or the Reichstag in Berlin were built from it.

For overnight, we walk one of the cozy places on the north side of the island – B. Pučišća, Postira or Supetar. These places form the backdrop for tonight’s Captain’s Dinner.

Day 10 – (BRAC TO TROGIR) – B/L

We leave the island of Brač, and after a swim in a bay of the island Čiovo, we say goodbye to the Dalmatian island world.

We return to the starting point of our trip, Trogir, which is also called “museum town” because of its UNESCO protected old town.

It is simply an experience to stroll through the narrow alleyways in a guided city tour and admire the mighty walls, the towers, churches, frescoes and vaults, or to look at old courtyards.

Day 11 – (DEPARTURE) – B

After breakfast departure until 9:00.

Depart for Split airport for return flight home.

 RATE AND DEPOSIT INFORMATION:

Rates and deposits are per person and based on double occupancy

Deposit:  $300 per person 2/1/18 or upon booking.  Balance due:  4/1/18.   Passport required and must valid six months past departure date. Make checks payable to Colesville Travel.  MasterCard, Visa.  Returned checks subject to $30 fee. Deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Airfare approximately $800 from Washington, DC area.  Other cities available.

Upper Deck Twin Beds $2705  per person Deposit:  $300 p.p.-  2/1/18
Main Deck Twin Beds $2595  per person Balance due: 4/1/18
Lower Deck Twin Beds $2290 per person Insurance available

 

All Travel Arrangements Made By Colesville Travel

Cynthia Amin Hall
P.O. Box 4844
Silver Spring, MD 20914
Office:  301-989-1654
Fax:  301-989-8473
Email:  cindy@colesvilletravel.com
Website: www.colesvilletravel.com

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