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Danube and Adriatic

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(5 Reviews)
From $6,479 AUD
  • 13 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna, Opatija, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Small Group Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures of Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia where ancient history and breathtaking scenery come together to create an unforgettable travel experience

  • Visit Belgrade, the dynamic capital of Serbia, offering a captivating mix of vibrant nightlife and cultural landmarks
  • Discover the historical pathways of Ljubljana and embark on a traditional boat ride across Lake Bled
  • Explore the scenic wonders of Plitvice Lakes National Park, home to a mesmerizing network of tumbling waterfalls and pristine emerald lakes
  • Walk the historic walled Balkan town of Split
  • Explore Dubrovnik with its medieval architecture, well-preserved city walls, and enchanting old town
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

DAY 1:               BELGRADE

On arrival at Belgrade airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free. Meet your fellow travellers tonight at a welcome dinner. Overnight Belgrade. (D)

DAY 2:                 BELGRADE – NOVI SAD – BELGRADE

After breakfast, full day excursion out of Belgrade: Our first stop is Krusedol monastery, founded in the beginning of the 16th century and considered one of Serbia’s most significant monasteries. Continue to Sremski Karlovci, a picturesque town with its baroque and neoclassical houses and buildings. After the orientation tour, we will depart to one of the famous local wineries for lunch and wine tasting. Afterwards, we visit the intriguing Petrovaradin fortress, with its underground trenches and tunnels. The last stop is the city of Novi Sad, where will have a quick orientation tour and some free time before returning to Belgrade and your hotel. Lunch in a local restaurant. (B, L)

DAY 3:                 BELGRADE

Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically set at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. You will also see Republic Square and Knez Mihailova Street, Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial. Continue to Avala. The rest of the day is free. In the afternoon, Optional excursion to Topola, where George Petrovic, better known by his sobriquet Karadjordje, was chosen as the leader of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1804. A short drive away is the local St. George’s Church, also known as Oplenac, the burial place of the Ducal and Royal Family of Serbia and Yugoslavia. Overnight Belgrade. (B, D)

DAY 4:                 BELGRADE – ZAGREB

Leave Belgrade towards Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Overnight Zagreb. (B, D)

DAY 5:                 ZAGREB

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 see the countryside. Overnight in Zagreb. (B)

DAY 6:                 ZAGREB – LJUBLJANA – BLED

After breakfast head towards Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. See the most significant sights of the old city centre on a walking tour. Highlights include the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba’s Fountain. Then, continue to Bled for overnight. (B, D)

DAY 7:                 BLED

An Alpine Lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travellers in the middle of the 19th century. Since then, a small town of hotels, villas, and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all-seasons resort. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion visiting the small island in the middle of the lake, browse through the shops and boutiques, or simply relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery. Overnight in Bled. (B)

DAY 8:                 BLED – POSTOJNA – OPATIJA – PLITVICE

Journey continues to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to the coast, stopping in Opatija. Enjoy a walking tour of this fashionable resort in the 19th century, dotted with Habsburg era villas. After some free time, continue towards Plitvice Lakes. (B, D)

DAY 9:                 PLITVICE – SPLIT

After breakfast, have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of sixteen terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. After the tour, head to Split for overnight. (B, D)

DAY 10:                             SPLIT

In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The rest of the day is at leisure to stroll through the beautiful streets of Split, enjoy at the beach or join an optional excursion to the jet-set spot of the rich and famous – Island of Hvar. (B)

DAY 11:              SPLIT – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, transfer to Dubrovnik for overnight. (B, D)

DAY 12:                             DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, walking tour of Old Dubrovnik. Visit the Rector’s Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is free or join an optional excursion home hosted Dubelj with dinner. (B)

DAY 13:                             DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your departure flight. End of our services. (B)

Accommodation (or similar):

BELGRADE: Hotel Moskva, or Courtyard by Marriott

ZAGREB: Zonar Hotel

BLED:  Kompas, or Bled Rose

PLITVICE: Hotel Jezero

SPLIT: Hotel Corner

DUBROVNIK: Lero Hotel

INCLUSIONS:

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Arrival transfer from Belgrade Airport to the tour hotel on day 1
  • Departure transfer from tour hotel to Dubrovnik Airport on day 13
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Sightseeing tours in Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna Cave, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik

Things to Note:

– Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

– Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m. Tips for baggage handling are not included in the tour price.

– Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

– Because of the narrow and cobbled streets, walking is the primary way of getting around. Please make sure you pack comfortable walking shoes.

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Reviews for Danube and Adriatic

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Samantha
NEW STAR

Review for: New Star Cruise Split - Dubrovnik

7 day cruise from Split to Dubrovnik on the NEW STAR. A beautifully designed yacht with an delicious captain and family and all crewmembers were a joy. The food was excellent, the cabin beautiful and soundproof, everything perfect down to the quality of the toilet paper. Everything was beautifully organised and the the tour manager was very efficient and knowledgeable and a wonderful person and always staying calm even with some very difficult passengers. We enjoyed every minute.
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Elizabeth K
Croatia & Adriatic Cruise - M/S Premier

Review for: From Croatia to Italy Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

This tour was the 2nd week of October and the last tour of the season. That came with both positives and negatives. First the positives: 1. Great Tour Managers: Gabby on land and Zoran on the MS Premier. They (and the entire crew) were extremely friendly and helpful! 2. Great itinerary with magnificent scenery! 3. Good food and lots of it! 4. Lots of plugs in your room. 5. Adequate storage space. 6.. The ship was attractive and clean, and the small numbers allowed the passengers and crew to get to know each other well. 7. During the 2nd week of October, there were no crowds at all in ports which was great, and it was not hot on the walking tours, but at times it was nippy. Negatives: 1. It was too cold to swim except on the last day, and we got some strong winds. We could not enjoy sitting on the ship decks for most of the trip, but everyone went on deck to take photos. 2. The heating and air conditioning on the Premier is controlled by the Captain. The entire ship must be set on either air conditioning or heat. This was a problem for passengers on the lower deck. It was way too hot and stuffy when the heat was turned on at night. If you were upstairs, you could open your balcony door if it got too hot, but downstairs we had to turn the ventilation off completely. This would not be a problem during the summer when the AC would be on the entire time. 3. If you take the last cruise of the year, the bar begins to run out of certain items towards the end of the cruise. 4. The bath products were minimal. You got individual packets of body wash/shampoo, but no conditioner. or lotions, and there was only one tiny waste basket in the bathroom. They needed a waste basket in the room.
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Elizabeth
We embarked on a Cruise & Stay Package throughout Croatia.

Review for: Croatia & Adriatic Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

We embarked on a Cruise & Stay Package throughout Croatia. We travelled in October which meant it was the last tour of the season. This came with both positives and negatives. First the positives: 1. Great Tour Managers: Gabby on land and Zoran on the MS Premier. The entire crew were extremely friendly and helpful! 2. Great itinerary with magnificent scenery! 3. Good food and lots of it! 4. Lots of plugs in your room. 5. Adequate storage space. 6. The ship was attractive and clean, and the small numbers allowed the passengers and crew to get to know each other well. 7. During the 2nd week of October, there were no crowds at all in ports which was great, and it was not hot on the walking tours, but at times it was nippy. Negatives: 1. It was too cold to swim except on the last day, and we got some strong winds. We could not enjoy sitting on the ship decks for most of the trip, but everyone went on deck to take photos. 2. The heating and air conditioning on the Premier is controlled by the Captain. The entire ship must be set on either air conditioning or heat. This was a problem for passengers on the lower deck. It was way too hot and stuffy when the heat was turned on at night. If you were upstairs, you could open your balcony door if it got too hot, but downstairs we had to turn the ventilation off completely. This would not be a problem during the summer when the AC would be on the entire time. 3. If you take the last cruise of the year, the bar begins to run out of certain items towards the end of the cruise. 4. The bath products were minimal. You got individual packets of body wash/shampoo, but no conditioner. or lotions, and there was only one tiny waste basket in the bathroom. They needed a waste basket in the room. Overall a great experience and we would defiantly book again.

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Danube and Adriatic

4
(5 Reviews)
From $6,479 AUD
  • 13 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna, Opatija, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Small Group Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Olivia

Olivia has travelled throughout Croatia, both touring on a coach, as well as cruising throughout the Adriatic Islands.

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