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Tour Overview: Two Days in Fascinating Sarajevo and the Wonderful People of Bosnia Begin this Journey. Then We Travel the Whole Length of the Spectacular Adriatic Coastline of Croatia, Beginning with the Magnificent Republic of Dubrovnik. An Oyster Farm Boat Ride with Lunch and Wines On Board On the Way to Charming Maritime Orebić and the Medieval Island of Korčula. Dinner At a Pelješac Winery. Guided Visit to the 3rd Century Diocletian’s Palace At Split. a Morning Walk Along the Trails of the Splendid Plitvice Lakes National Park, Home to a Thousand Waterfalls. the Istrian Peninsula with Sparkling Wines and Three Nights in Lovely Poreč.
Day 1 :
Bosnia Has a Long and Rich History with Many Diverse Influences. It Was Settled By Slavic Peoples in the Centuries After the Fall of the Roman Empire, Became the Kingdom of Bosnia in the 14th Century, Then Passed 400 Years as a Province of the Ottoman Empire. It Was Then Annexed By the Austro-hungarian Empire and Later Became An Autonomous Republic Under the Yugoslav Federation Before Declaring Independence in 1992.
sarajevo, the Capital City of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a Meeting Point of East and West, Multi-cultural and Multi Religious. It’s a Colorful Town Full of Coffee Houses, Restaurants and Shops, a Gracious and Congenial People that Defy Expectations.
afternoon Welcome Meeting At Hotel President Followed By An Orientation Walk Through the Historic District and Welcome Dinner.
Day 2 :
During the Bosnian War of Independence Sarajevo Was Blockaded for Three and a Half Years (1991-1995) the Longest Siege of a Capital City in Modern History.
morning Guided Visit of the Old Town Followed By a Trip to the Tunnel of Hope, a Half-mile Underground Passage Constructed During the Siege that Was the Only Link to the Outside World and a Conduit for People, Food, Medical Supplies and Weapons.
a Very Special Evening and Dinner Hosted By Local Bosnian Families.
Day 3 :
Mostar is the Main City of the Southern Part of Bosnia-herzegovina, On the Banks of the Neretva River. Under the Ottoman Empire, Mostar Became An Important Trading Hub, Where Jews, Christians and Muslims Traded and Lived Side By Side. the Result Was that Mostar Became a Melting Pot of Cultures and Nationalities.
the Centerpiece of Mostar is the Old Bridge, Commissioned By the Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent in the 16th Century. Destroyed During the War in 1993 the Bridge Was Rebuilt Using the Original Materials and Reopened in 2004.
time for Lunch On Your Own At One of the Many Riverside Restaurants After Which We’ll Cross the Border Into Croatia and Transfer to Fabulous Dubrovnik Where We’ll Spend Two Nights At the Grand Hotel Villa Argentina.
included Dinner Inside the Walled City.
Day 4 :
Originally Called Ragusa, Dubrovnik Was Founded in the 7th Century On the Southern Part of What is Now the Old Town By Greco-roman Refugees from Epidaurum (modern Day Cavtat). Initially Subject to Byzantium, the City Was Long Under Venetian Control, Then Effectively Became An Independent City-state Under the Kingdom of Hungary and Later the Ottoman Empire. It Was One of the Most Powerful Economic Centers in the Adriatic.
dubrovnik’s Magnificent Walls Were Constructed from the 12th to the 17th Centuries. Our Morning Begins with a Walk Along These Walls, Followed By Local Guide Tour of the City and a Visit to the Rector’s Palace.
evening On Your Own.
Day 5 :
Departure for the Village of Ston. the Great Wall of Croatia, the Longest Fortress System in Europe, Was Built from the 15th to the 17th Centuries to Protect Its (still Functioning) Salt Flats, a Precious Commodity in Those Times. the Wall is 5 Km Long, Has 3 Forts, 7 Bastions and 41 Towers and for Those Willing We’ll Walk the Walls that Encompass the Town.
boat Excursion On the Bay of Mali Ston Where We’ll Visit An Oyster Farm, Harvest Some Oysters and Enjoy Them as An Antipasto to Our Included Lunch and Wines On Board.
transfer to Lovely Orebić On the Pelješac Peninsula Waterfront Where We’ll Stay Two Nights At the Hotel Indijan.
evening On Your Own to Wander this Small Seaside Village and Enjoy Dining At One of the Boutique Restaurants.
Day 6 :
In the 19th Century Orebić Was Renowned for Shipbuilding and Boasted 90 Large Sailing Ships of Its Own that Plied the World’s Oceans. We’ll Begin this Morning At the Maritime Museum. a Short Ferry Ride Will Take Us to Korčula, One of the Best Preserved Medieval Towns of the Mediterranean. It’s Long Past Includes Illyrians, Greeks, Romans and Venetians. After Our Guided Tour You’ll have Time to Explore the Narrow Lanes and Visit the House of Marco Polo.
early Evening Visit to a Local Pelješac Winery for a Taste of Their Plavac Mali Wines and Enjoy An Included Dinner.
Day 7 :
Croatia Offers One of the World’s Most Beautiful Coastlines, 3,900 Miles in all with 1,234 Islands.
mid Morning Stop in the Sunny Coastal Town of Makarska Where We’ll Explore Its Picturesque Harbor.
transfer to the City of Split On the Adriatic Sea. We’ll Be Staying Two Nights At Hotel Luxe, Just a Few Minutes Walk to the Historic District.
included Dinner At One of Our Favorite Restaurants.
Day 8 :
Diocletian Was Emperor of Rome from 284 – 305 Ad. the Only Emperor to Voluntarily Abdicate, He Had Constructed a Massive Retirement Palace Covering 10 Acres in His Homeland of Dalmatia. Having Survived Centuries of Refugees and Squatters, Core Elements of the Palace are Still Prominent Today, Including all of the Ground Floor Rooms and Corridors. We’ll Begin the Day with a Fascinating Guided Tour of the Palace and the Historic Center of Split.
evening Free to have An Aperitif or Dinner Inside the Splendidly Illuminated Remains of Diocletian’s Palace.
Day 9 :
Zadar is One of the Adriatic’s Most Interesting Historical (and Beautiful) Towns, Dating Back Some 3,000 Years. Lying On a Peninsula, It Rose to Prominence in Antiquity with a Seafaring and Merchant People Known as Liburnians and Then as a Roman Province from the Time of Augustus. After the Fall Power Changed Hands Numerous Times Over 1600 Years with the Longest Periods of Domination By Byzantines, Venetians and Austrians. the Urban Grid of Zadar Was Laid Out By the Romans But Its Aspect Remains Decidedly Medieval. Our Local Guide Will Illuminate all and You’ll have Time for Your Own Explorations Afterwards.
transfer to the Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s Most Popular Attraction, Where We’ll Be Staying Just Outside the National Park At the Hotel Degenija. Included Dinner.
Day 10 :
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a Phenomenon of Karst Hydrography Comprised of Beautiful Lakes, Magnificent Waterfalls, Caves, Virgin Forests of Beech and Fir and Hosting Numerous Species of Orchids, Butterflies, Birds and Bats as Well as Bears, Boar, Wolves and Owls.
our Visit Will Include a Train Ride to the Upper Lakes, An Hour and a Half Walk Down to the Middle Lakes, a Boat Ride Across the Biggest Lake, Lunch, Then Another Walk to the Lower Lakes and the Great Waterfall Which Tumbles Down 256 Feet Into the Sastavci Hollow.
poreč, On the Istrian Peninsula, Has a Lovely Waterfront Setting, a Charming Old Town with Cobblestone Streets and An Attractive Marina. We’ll Spend Our Last Three Nights On Tour Here At Hotel Mauro. Included Dinner.
Day 11 :
The Historical Highlight of Poreč, the 6th Century Basilica of Euphrasius, Beautifully Ornamented with Byzantine Mosaics, is the First Stop On Our Guided Visit Today.
late Afternoon We Will have An Ample Taste of Istrian Wines Shared By a Local Vintner. Dinner On Your Own.
Day 12 :
Pula‘s Scenic Location is At the Southern End of the Istrian Peninsula. the Abundance of Ancient Roman Architecture, the Main Feature Being the Well-preserved and Dominating Roman Amphitheater Right in the Middle of the City, Set Against a Sparkling Sea Makes a Spectacular Backdrop for Our Final Day Excursion.
late Morning and Lunch On Your Own in the Fishing Port and Favorite Istrian Tourist Destination, Rovinj.
farewell Dinner in Poreč.
Day 13 :
09:00 Transfer to Trieste City Center. Trieste and Pula Airports On Request.
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