Where in the world: 10-day Hidden, Beautiful, & Cheap Gems of Europe: Croatia & Slovenia
Book by: July 18
Departure Dates: Select departure dates for 2017 & 2018
Why I Like It: I call this tour Hidden, Beautiful & Cheap Gems of Europe because few people know much about this part of the Adriatic coast, which contains more than 1,000 islands. During this very affordable tour, you’ll see Opatija (a seaside resort), Dubrovnik (one of the best places in the Mediterranean), Split (second biggest city), Zagreb (capital city), and Ljublijana. Highlights include Bled Castle, historic Old Town tour, Lake Bled (pictured here), and much more. Included in this price is international, round-trip airfare from New York, all air taxes and fuel surcharges, transfers, eight nights hotel and porterage, ten meals, and all sightseeing, including guides, transportation, and entrance fees. This discounted fare is a savings of $500 off the normal price.
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In Croatia, you’ll discover spectacular sunsets, ideal climate, amazing architecture, Mediterranean cuisine and fine wines, and lots of activities, such as kayaking, swimming (great beaches), hiking, and cycling in national parks and reserves or along the coast. Or get your exercise exploring historic sites and ancient Roman ruins, including the Diocletian, a 4th-century palace that has an intact temple, and a first-century Roman ampitheatre. Equally impressive, Slovenia is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the south and southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. Four European geographic and landscape regions meet in Slovenia: the Alps, the Dinaric Alps, the Pannonian plain, and the Mediterranean. From cobbled streets to castles, from quaint fishing villages to ritzy resorts, from primeval forests to waterfront restaurants featuring fresh seafood, this pocket of Old Europe (conveniently located in central Europe), has so much to offer.