10 days - 5 countries from ZAGREB to VENICE Magnificent Balkans
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Join Relax Tours and tourbalkans during this great adventure around the Balkan area and we asure you will have an unforgettable experience
with us. Experience unforgettable journeys across a fascinating region that has shaped the history of modern Europe. It is where Europe greets the Orient.
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Arrive at Zagreb and see the famous Street of Cyril and the Upper & Lower Town –
the King Tomislav Square, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Square, Church of St. Mark
and the Strossmayer Promenade. See St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Ban Jelačić
Square and Dolac Market. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure to do
some souvenir shopping or simply bask in the lively street atmosphere of the
city. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.
Zagreb – Sarajevo
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Travel to Sarajevo, dubbed as the “Jerusalem
of Europe” or “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. Enjoy a walking tour, which
includes the city’s Old Town, Emperor’s Mosque(largest mosque in the Balkans),
the Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo Roses that are dotted across the city. Lunch in
a local restaurant. Hotel check in, dinner and overnight in Sarajevo.
Sarajevo – Mostar – Dubrovnik
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Travel out of the city and visit the
Sarajevo Tunnel to experience the life of the besieged during the Bosnian war. It
is also known as Tunnel of Hope. Drive towards Mostar, walk through the narrow
Bazaar Street. Follow your tour guide and amble along Stari Most (Old
Bridge), which stands alone in beauty and elegance. It crosses river Neretva in
a high arch, and is therefore referred to as the petrified crescent. Lunch in a local
restaurant. Continue to Dubrovnik, a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea. Hotel
check in, dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we have a trip to Kotor, a coastal town in
Montenegro and the only town on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Commence sightseeing of Kotor Old Town and Kotor Bay, which are protected
UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Return back to Dubrovnik for dinner and overnight.
Dubrovnik – Split
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit Franciscan Monastery with the
oldest pharmacy in Europe and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Continue walking down
the Limestone-clad Stradun, one of the widest and straightest streets in old town;
to the Renaissance-era Sponza Palace, which is today the home of the state
archives. Other highlights you’ll hit along the way include the city’s Bell Tower,
Orlando’s Column and the Church of St. Blaise. Overnight stay in Split.
Split – Zadar
Breakfast at the hotel. See Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage
Monument (Note: Entry is subject to opening days/times)that includes the
Golden Gate, Peristil Square, the Mausoleum (which was transformed into a
Catholic Church) and the Cathedral of St. Domnius(Note: Entry is subject to
opening days/times). Proceed to Zadar, said to have the most beautiful sunset
in the world, is a city built in the centre of the Croatian Adriatic and steeped in
three thousand years of tumultuous history. Embark on a guided promenade of
the city and visit the Western Quay for an up-close look at the Sea Organ and the
Monument to the Sun. Lunch in a local restaurant. Continue to St. Donatus
Church, the Roman Forum, St. Anastasia’s Cathedral, St. Mary’s Church, the
Lion’s Gate and Kalelarga, the longest and widest street in Zadar. Dinner and
overnight in Zadar.
Zadar – Plitvice Lakes – Ljubljana
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the Plitvice Lakes National Park - one of
Europe’s most impressive national parks. Taking a walking tour through the
park where you can see 16 bigger and smaller lakes with 92 cascades and
waterfalls. Embark on an optional Boat Cruise to savour the riveting beauty of
nature from a different perspective on the waters. Dinner and overnight in
Ljubljana – Bled
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a tour of Ljubljana city tour: See Church of St
Nicholas; Market Colonnade; the grandiose Triple Bridge and Dragon Bridge.
Travel to Bled, visit Lake Bled which is in the Julian Alps of upper Carniola region
of north-western Slovenia. Take a traditional “Pletna” Boat Cruise in Lake Bled to
visit St. Mary Church and take in the magnificent view of Bled Castle. Lunch in a
local restaurant. Rest of the day is free. Dinner and overnight in Bled.
Bed – Postojna Cave – Venice
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Postojna’s most renowned attraction- Postojna
Cave(Note: Entry is subject to opening days/times)- one of the world’s largest karst
monuments. It is the only cave in the world with a double-track railway line.
Walk across the Russian Bridge, which was built in 1916. Excursion to
McArthurGlen Factory Outlet where you can shop for factory price branded
products. Overnight stay in Venice region.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the final departure. End of