Want to experience a different side of the Mediterranean? Focus your trip around `The Mediterranean as it Once Was` by including Croatia in your trip. A land with Roman ruins, medieval hilltop castles, Old World charm, 2,000 miles of coastline and 1,185 islands plus welcoming people, delicious food, and captivating music. It is undiscovered gem of Europe; a bridge between the East and West, and a crossroads of many cultures. Colonized by Illyrians, Greeks and Romans, Celts, Venetians, Ottomans, and more, who all left their mark.
"The country of a thousand islands," Croatia is situated on the Adriatic coast. It has a rich cultural and historical heritage, with many different influences - Greek, Roman, Celtic, Illyrian, Austrian, Hungarian, Byzantine and Islamic. The Croatian coast is among the most beautiful in the world having unique cities like Dubrovnik which was the rival of Venice for centuries, Split with its Diocletian palace, great beaches and more than 1001 islands to choose from. Besides its natural beauty, Croatia also offers: a great history, many museums and a unique mixture of cuisines.
Greece is THE land of ancient sites and architectural treasures: the Acropolis in Athens, the amphitheater of Epidaurus, the reconstructed palace at Knossos, the belly button of the cosmos at Delphi, fallen columns galore on the sacred island of Delos, and frescoed Minoan palaces on Crete. But don't expect a visit there to be a sober study of the ancient world, the Greek propensity for partying dates back to Dionysus. Then there are 1400 islands to explore. Greece is much more than what you were taught at school or the predictable summer image of glorious sunsets and sandy beaches.
For centuries Italy has drawn foreign visitors - mostly for its architectural, artistic, and scenic splendors. Italy can truly be all things to all people. From the passion and excitement of noisy urban crowds to the quiet, rural idyll where the traditional life can be experienced. Italy's great cities are replete with rich attractions and culture alongside some of the most pristine beaches and spectacular mountains in the world.
Turkey straddles East and West, modern and traditional. Turkey bills itself, and rightfully so, as the "Cradle of Civilization," boasting more Greek ruins than Greece and more Roman archaeological sites than all of Italy. Turkey is also a major custodian of sacred sites revered by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike, and of invaluable remnants of early Greek civilization, Byzantine majesty, and Ottoman culture and artistry. The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for hospitality, the cuisine is to die for, the coastline is a dream, and many Turkish cities are dotted with spectacular mosques and castles.
Visit 3 fascinating cities in Europe with a vacation package Athens (the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of democracy), Rome (Italy`s treasure with two millennia of artistic achievement) and Dubrovnik (known as the Pearl of the Adriatic for its stunning views). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Combine three glorious countries with this fun vacation, traveling between cities by train!. Start in Rome (the Eternal City, with its stunning architecture and delicious food. It was the center of the Roman Empire that ruled the European Continent for several ages), continue in Assisi (best known as the birthplace of St. Francis, Italy's patron saint, Assisi lies amid Umbria's rolling hills), next, visit Florence (capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture), next Venice (an island city, it was once the centre of a maritime republic. It was the greatest seaport in late medieval Europe and the continent’s commercial and cultural link with Asia. Venice is unique environmentally, architecturally, and historically, and in its days as a republic the city was styled la serenissima “the most serene” or “sublime”). Continue to the next country and visit Ljubjlana (Slovenia's capital and largest city is one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals), after that visit Croatia with those two cities: Zagreb (is the most important transport hub in Croatia where Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet, a vibrant destination with modern shops and fascinating museums) and Split (the second largest city of Croatia, known for its beaches and the fortress like complex at its center, Diocletian`s Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Flight into Rome and out of Split
Hotel for 2 nights in Rome
Train from Rome to Assisi
Hotel for 2 nights in Assisi
Train from Assisi to Florence
Hotel for 2 nights in Florence
Train from Florence to Venice
Hotel for 2 nights in Venice
Train from Venice to Ljubjlana
Hotel for 2 nights in Ljubjlana
Train from Ljubjlana to Zagreb
Hotel for 2 nights in Zagreb
Train from Zagreb to Split
Hotel for 2 nights in Split
14 nights from$2,216*
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Make the most of your vacation package through Europe! Combine Dubrovnik (know as the Pearl of the Adriatic, is the proudest feather in Croatia's tourist cap, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean) and Split (the second largest city of Croatia, known for its beaches and the fortress like complex at its center, Diocletian`s Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century).
Combine these destinations with a rental car. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in the city, desired hotel and activities.
Start this magical journey in Hungary and end in Croatia. Begin in Budapest (2 cities in one!; Buda high on the hills and marked by the Royal palace and fortress and Pest, expansive flat on the opposite side of the river with modern shops and restaurants along the promenade) and then hop a flight to Dubrovnik (the pearl of the Adriatic; with sun-drenched beaches on one side and imposing mountains on the other). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotels and activities.
Czech Republic and Croatia are waiting to be explored with this customizable package. Start this adventure in Prague (the City of a Thousand Spires reflecting centuries of religious control dominate the skyline) and then hop a flight to Dubrovnik (the pearl of the Adriatic; with sun-drenched beaches on one side and imposing mountains on the other). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotels and activities.
Venture through Europe with this Self Drive package that passes through Split (an exuberant, buzzing city with a perfect balance of history and modern sensibilities), Zadar (an impressive pre-Roman settlement known for their ports), Opatija (a traditional seaside resort on the Kvarner Gulf is known for its Mediterranean climate and its historic buildings reminiscent of the Austrian Riviera), and Zagreb (a vibrant destination with modern shops and fascinating museums). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotels and activities.
Flight into Split and out of Zagreb
Hotel for 2 nights in Split
Rental Car for 5 days
Hotel for 1 night in Zadar
Hotel for 1 night in Opatija
Hotel for 2 nights in Zagreb
Dalmatian Sunshine (Escorted)
8 nights from $2,510*
Visit the highlights of the Croatian coast and other nearby gems; stay in Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Bled, Ljubljana and Zagreb.
Guaranteed departures: Saturdays 2019: April 20, 27; May 04, 11, 18, 25; June 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; July 06; Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31; Sept 14, 28; Oct 05, 12
Airport arrival and departure transfers
Centrally located 4 and 5 star hotels
2 nights in Dubrovnik at Lacroma (First Class) or similar
1 night in Split at Atrium (First Class) or similar
1 night in Plitvice at Jezero (First Class) or similar
2 nights in Bled at Hotel Park (First Class) or similar
2 nights in Zagreb at Westin (Deluxe) or similar
Service charges and hotel taxes
Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
Professional Tour Director throughout
Sightseeing tours of: Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana, and Zagreb
Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours so you can easily hear your guide`s commentary
Start your European adventure with a visit to Athens, the birthplace of democracy, then catch a flight to Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, then fly to Istanbul to marvel at the impressive mosques and experience an artful blending of old and new in this exciting city! This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Take Croatia into your own hands, travel between the most popular cities with a rental car. Start in Dubrovnik (known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, this stunning city on the coast has Venetian influences and several musical, art and theater events), then drive to Split (a picturesque town with a lovely castle, cathedral and a few very interesting museums), Zadar (an impressive pre-Roman settlement known for their ports), Opatija and Zagreb (the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative center of Croatia; a vibrant destination with modern shops, restaurants and recreational facilities). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel, rental car and activities.
Italy and Croatia are waiting to be explored with this customizable vacation package. Begin Venice (built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals, lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces) and then take a flight to Dubrovnik (the pearl of the Adriatic; with sun-drenched beaches on one side and imposing mountains on the other). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotels and activities.
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