14 Day Bosnia, Croatia & Slovenia with Venice

2 Sarajevo, 3 Dubrovnik, 1 Split, 2 Plitvice Lakes, 2 Bled & 2 Venice
Round trip airfare from NYC, 12 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights New York-Sarajevo, Venice-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Sarajevo
  • 3 nights Dubrovnik
  • 1 night Split
  • 2 nights Plitvice Lakes
  • 2 nights Bled
  • 2 nights Venice
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 19 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

    • Tour Sarajevo, with its splendid architecture, a beautiful city with a complex history
    • Visit Old Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Excursion to Montenegro, a Mediterranean jewel nestled on the rugged Adriatic coast
    • Walk the cobbled streets of Split’s Old Town to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
    • Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a natural wonderland flanked by thundering waterfalls
    • Travel along the striking Bay of Kvarner to the stunning seaside resort of Opatija
    • Visit the Postojna Caves in Slovenia, the largest and most visited show cave in Europe
    • Tour Ljubljana, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture
    • In Bled, visit the 11th century castle perched on a steep cliff high above the lake
    • Visit Miramare Castle on the peak of a rocky promontory in the Gulf of Trieste
    • Walking tour of Venice includes the magnificent Golden Basilica of San Marco

    †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Day By Day Itinerary

    DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Bosnia
    Depart for Bosnia

    DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Sarajevo
    Welcome to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and transfer to the hotel. This evening at approximately 7 PM, attend an orientation with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers on the fascinating journey that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM or earlier, if possible
    Overnight: Sarajevo
    Meals: Dinner

    DAY 3, Monday - Picturesque Sarajevo
    On your morning tour of Sarajevo, visit the picturesque Turkish Bazaar (Bascarsija), an ancient trading place with artisan workshops. View many examples of splendid Ottoman architecture around the city center. The city is truly a “living history museum”, where mosques built by the Ottomans sit alongside buildings created by the Austro-Hungarians. On to the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, the most important Islamic structure in the country, one of the world's finest examples of Ottoman architecture. View the active stadium from the 1984 Winter Olympic Games and visit Gavrilo Princip Museum, dedicated to Archduke Ferdinand. On your walk, look for the poignant Sarajevo Roses, flower-shaped memorials in the pavement filled with red cement, which are one of the few reminders left of the war. The remainder of the day is at leisure
    Overnight: Sarajevo
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 4, Tuesday - Mostar, Arrive in Dubrovnik
    After breakfast, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar a medieval town in northern Herzegovina. Here, view the remains of the Turkish quarter and the compelling reconstructed Stari Most Bridge, a staunch symbol of freedom on the Neretva River. End the day in the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, lovingly named the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel
    Overnight: Dubrovnik
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 5, Wednesday - Tour of Dubrovnik
    In the morning, browse a leather and jewelry store before continuing on to tour "Old Dubrovnik" on foot. The magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a treasure of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, monasteries, and palaces. The tour highlights sites such as Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Also the monumental Sponza Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in the city, preserved in its original form. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square view Orlando's Tower, dedicated to the legendary Knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Then, on to view the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps spend time strolling along the impressive ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea, or visit the Maritime Museum in St. John's Castle. Don't miss tonight's optional boat ride around the Old City walls to St. Jakov Beach and enjoy a traditional Croatian dinner and Dalmatian wine, along with spectacular views of the night-lit city
    Optional: Cruise & Dinner
    Overnight: Dubrovnik
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 6, Thursday - Excursion to Montenegro
    Today's excursion takes you on a scenic drive across the Croatian border to Montenegro, a Mediterranean jewel with its crystal clear lakes. Head to the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride that takes you to Our Lady Of The Rocks Church, nestled on an islet off the coast of Perast. View the Roman Catholic Church, the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Afterward, stop in Perast, a charming old coastal town. Visit the dramatically beautiful town of Kotor, butted up against the steep limestone cliffs of Mt Lovcen, with its imposing network of fortifications. Later, return to Dubrovnik. Tonight, be sure to marvel at the spectacular sunset as you walk along Dubrovnik’s cobbled streets and see the glowing buildings and the fortifications accented against the night sky
    Overnight: Dubrovnik
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 7, Friday - Travel to Split, Split City Tour
    Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the dramatic Adriatic coast to the UNESCO protected the seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, a walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town features the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace, a precious example of Roman architecture, is one of the largest and best preserved in the world. See the remains of the Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages, and the Temple of Jupiter with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend the remainder of the day discovering the town independently, or taking a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade. In the evening, enjoy dinner together
    Overnight: Split
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 8, Saturday - Sightseeing En Route to Plitvice Lakes
    Travel north to historic Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 BC. Here, admire the three-naved 13th century Venetian Cathedral of St. Lovro, one of the finest architectural works in Croatia, and the stunning Cipiko Palace. A center of artistic activities, scholars came from around the world to Trogir to study and paint. Continue inland towards Plitvice Lakes National Park, a wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes, flanked by thundering waterfalls and a huge primeval forest. This area, known as a geological and hydrological phenomenon, is celebrated as one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list
    Overnight: Plitvice Lakes
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 9, Sunday - Walking Tour in Plitvice National Park
    Explore Plitvice National Park today and discover first-hand the breathtaking surroundings of this natural wonder, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to 16 lakes and magnificent waterfalls at every turn. As you walk along the zig-zag paths, admire this wonderland of waterfalls, lakes and trees. A guided walk takes you past lush vegetation and along man-made boardwalks to several of the pristine lower lakes. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Share today’s adventure with your fellow travelers at dinner tonight
    Overnight: Plitvice Lakes
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 10, Monday - Opatija Sightseeing & Postojna Cave En Route to Bled
    Today, return to the coast and travel along the striking Bay of Kvarner to the remarkable seaside resort of Opatija, a gem of Croatia’s Adriatic coast, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings. Take an orientation tour of Opatija exploring the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Time to enjoy the pleasures of this area before journeying north to the Postojna Cave in Slovenia, a network of passages, galleries, and chambers. This is the largest and the most visited show cave in Europe. Travel aboard the specially designed cave train with electric lighting that allows you to observe the splendor of the underground world, where the geological past is recorded in a unique manner. You’ll be dazzled by the stalactites and stalagmites in a variety of shapes and colors. Afterward continue to Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps, for dinner and overnight
    Overnight: Bled
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 11, Tuesday - The Alpine Resort of Bled, Ljubljana Excursion
    In the morning, explore Bled, with its emerald-green lake, picture postcard church, and medieval castle. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful alpine resorts, it's renowned for its mild healing climate and thermal lake waters. Tour the imposing 11th-century Bled Castle, perched on a steep cliff high above the lake, creating a dramatic backdrop to the city. This medieval fortress, with its huge towers, ramparts, moats, and terrace, offers exquisite views. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital. View the most significant sights of the old city center, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Stop at the picturesque open-air market, Three Bridges Square, the Town Hall, and Robba Fountain, one of the city’s best known Baroque monuments. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for an optional dinner at a traditional Country Inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica that includes choices of Slovenian favorites along with wine
    Optional: Tour of Radovljica with dinner
    Overnight: Bled
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 12, Wednesday - Trieste Sightseeing En Route to Venice
    Depart Slovenia towards Italy, stopping en route in Trieste, a major seaport in northeastern Italy. Visit Miramare Castle on the peak of a rocky promontory along the Gulf of Trieste. Continue to magical Venice with time to begin your exploration of this astonishing city on your own. Later, join the optional Grand Canal Cruise that takes you through the heart of the city on a one-hour boat ride. Tonight, indulge yourself at one of the city’s fine restaurants, or just sit at an outdoor café and sip a cappuccino or a lovely glass of Italian wine
    Optional: Canal Grand Cruise
    Overnight: Venice
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 13, Thursday - Walking Tour of Venice
    Walking tour of fairy tale Venice begins at St. Mark's Square. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. Then on to the pink marble Doge's Palace, the official residence of the Venetian ruler. Its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Continue with a boat ride to the island of Murano, known for its artistic glassware. Here, visit a glassblowing workshop and observe a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently. Later, don’t miss the optional Gondola ride with music, definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday! This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
    Optional: Gondola Serenade
    Overnight: Venice
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 14, Friday - Depart Italy
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
    Meals: Breakfast

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    Notes :
    • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
    • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
    • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
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