11 Day Croatia & Slovenia from $3149 per person Incl Flights!

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $3149 per person twin share   escorted tourenglish speaking guides this deal is selling out…
Book with Go West Travel and get super prices, first class accommodation and more included that the usual ‘entry level tours’. This is a genuine last minute sale.

Travel to two of the world’s hottest travel destinations with this Croatia & Slovenia tour. Arrive in Venice and transfer to the delightful seaside town of Opatija. Enjoy your time exploring this rich history town, filled with picturesque surroundings and gorgeous beaches. Stop in Zadar for a brief tour of the ancient city en route to Split, where you’ll have a chance to view the Roman remains of the 4th century Palace of Diocletian, the Cathedral of St. Dominus and the Temple of Jupiter.

Tour Dubrovnik’s medieval district highlighting the Palaces of Rector and Sponza, Orlando’s Tower and the Dominican and the Franciscan Monastery, plus enjoy a full day of leisure to explore the historic Old City of Dubrovnik independently. Travel inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to tour Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb, before arriving in Bled, a gorgeous Alpine resort town situated in the heart of the Julian Alps. Enjoy a tour of the 11th century Bled Castle, then embark on a city tour of nearby Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia. Return to Bled to spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps by visiting tiny Bled Island, site of a 9th century Christian church.

From cultural wonders to natural splendour, it’s hard to believe how much you’ll experience on this 9-night journey.

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 30 JAN 2019 

Departs SYD 21 FEB ’19
flying 
 Final Book By:30 JAN 2019  Deposit: $3149pp
Final Balance: 90 days prior

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Prices correct as at 2019-01-25 18:38:21 Booking Terms and Conditions
Other Travel Dates and prices
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Package Price Dates Package Price
Thu, Jan 31  (Sold Out) $ 3149 Thu, Mar 28  (Sold Out) $  3449
Thu, Feb 07  (Sold Out) $ 3149 Sun, Mar 31  (Sold Out) $  3199
Thu, Feb 14  (Sold Out) $ 3149 Tue, Apr 02  (Sold Out) $  3549
Thu, Feb 21 $ 3149 Wed, Apr 03 $  3599
Thu, Feb 28 $ 3349 Thu, Apr 04  (Sold Out) $  3499
Sun, Mar 03  (Sold Out) $ 3149 Sun, Apr 07 $  3599
Thu, Mar 07 $  3299 Thu, Apr 11  (Sold Out) $  3549
Sun, Mar 10  (Sold Out) $ 3149 Sun, Apr 14  (Sold Out) $  3499
Thu, Mar 14 $  3449 Tue, Apr 16 $  3799
Sun, Mar 17  (Sold Out) $  3049 Wed, Apr 17 $  3899
Thu, Mar 21  (Sold Out) $ 3049 Thu, Apr 18  (Sold Out) $  3949
Sun, Mar 24  (Sold Out) $  3349 Sun, Apr 21 $  3699

*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.

*WARNING, spots on these tours sells out very fast. Please ask for available dates so I can hold space for you.

~ Ask about a supplement to fly your preferred airline or alliance.

Escorted Package Includes

Return flights Sydney-Venice, Venice-Sydney
Other departure cities available.
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
9 nights First Class accommodations
2 nights Opatija
1 night Split
3 nights Dubrovnik
1 night Vodice
2 nights Bled

Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of local guides in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb
Entrance fees per itinerary

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.
~to make it easier for you I include tips in the price so you dont have to worry about it.

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday – Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

Departure Airline Flight # From To Arrival Duration
21-Feb-19 03:45PM Swiss Intl Air Lines 9500 Sydney, Hong Kong, 21-Feb-19 09:55PM 32h 20m
Operated By: CX-Cathay Pacific Airways
22-Feb-19 12:20AM Swiss Intl Air Lines 139 Hong Kong, Zurich, 22-Feb-19 06:10AM
22-Feb-19 12:55PM Swiss Intl Air Lines 1662 Zurich, Venice, 22-Feb-19 02:05PM

DAY 2, Friday – Arrive in Venice and Transfer to Opatija
Arrive in Venice and transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the “Lungo Mare” seafront and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Tonight, Welcome Drink and Dinner with your fellow travelers, followed by an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the journey that awaits you in Croatia and Slovenia
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday – Full Day in Opatija
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and gorgeous beaches, once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AM)
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday – Zadar City Tour en Route to Split
Depart today for a long drive along the dramatic Adriatic coast to Split. En route stop at the historic old town of Zadar; highlighted by ruins of a Roman forum, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and museums. This city is a wonderful combination of beautiful Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance, and a picture-perfect seafront. View the Cathedral and St. Donat Church before driving to the UNESCO protected seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, in the early evening, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday – Depart Split, Arrive in Dubrovnik
Walk along the cobbled streets of the Old Town featuring the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is the largest and best preserved Roman palace in the world, built for the Emperor Diocletian, representing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages, and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend time discovering the town independently before continuing along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik where you will have the opportunity to see the amazing views of this city known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday – Dubrovnik City Tour*
Enjoy the many delights of Dubrovnik today. The city’s splendid medieval ramparts are considered to be one of the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe, and its magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” highlights the city’s treasures within the 800-year-old walls including the Rector’s Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and the monumental Sponza Palace, preserved with its original beauty. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square stands Orlando’s Tower, dedicated to the knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and to the Franciscan Monastery with exhibits from the world’s third oldest functioning pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps, spend time strolling along the impressive ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea
For the Dec 20 departure, the Dubrovnik City Tour and Full Day Montenegro optional tour will switch days due to the observance of Christmas Day.
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday – Full Day in Dubrovnik
A full day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik independently. Perhaps visit the Maritime Museum in St. John’s Castle, linger in the historic Old City, or, people-watch at a charming cafe. Alternatively, join the optional full day tour to Montenegro, the “Jewel of the Mediterranean” nestled on the gorgeous Adriatic coast. Drive towards the stunning Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in southern Europe. On to the charming coastal town of Perast where a short boat ride takes you to the 15th century “Our Lady of the Rocks” Church perched on an islet in the bay. Once there, visit the Roman Catholic Church whose interior is decorated with 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th century painter from Perast. Proceed to the charming city of Kotor for a guided walking tour. View the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Maritime Museum, numerous Palaces and Old Square and get to feel the atmosphere of this unique medieval town.* Leisure time to walk the winding cobblestone lanes of the Old City before returning along the Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik. Tonight, enjoy a walk along Dubrovnik’s cobbled streets; see the glowing buildings and the fortifications accented against the night sky
*Due to the new EU regulations, expect significant delays during border crossings between Croatia and Montenegro.
Optional: Full Day Montenegro Tour (AM)
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday – Pakovo Selo, Krka National Park, Vodice
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive north to the quaint Dalmatian village of Pakovo Selo. After a light lunch, continue towards the breathtaking Krka National Park. Admire the lake and waterways at one of Croatia’s most famous sights, including Skradinski Buk Falls, Arrive this evening in Vodice, a small resort town known for its vibrancy, diversity and friendly people. Dinner tonight is at your hotel
Overnight: Vodice
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday – Zagreb City Tour, Arrive in Bled
Spend the morning traveling inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zagreb. View Ban Josip Jelacic square and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Continue to the medieval section of the Upper Town with its Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s church and the Pope’s tower. After lunch on your own, depart for the lovely city of Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps. Bled, with its rich natural beauty ranks among the world’s most beautiful alpine resorts and is also renowned for its mild, healing climate and its thermal lake waters. With its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps, Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort. Tonight, an optional dinner at a charming and popular country inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica, highlighted by a selection of traditional Slovenian dishes and wine
Optional: Tour of Radovljica with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Saturday – Tour Ljubljana, Return to Bled
This morning drive to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia for a city tour that includes views of the open-air market, City Hall, Robba Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. After some time at leisure, return to Bled for a sightseeing tour, including a visit to Bled Castle, located on a cliff high above the lake. This beautiful resort lies in the heart of the Julian Alps. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Reception at your hotel with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday – Depart Italy
Transfer to the Venice airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Departure From To Arrival Duration
3-Mar-19 02:45PM Swiss Intl Air Lines 1663 Venice, Zurich, 3-Mar-19 03:55PM 30h 40m
3-Mar-19 10:40PM Swiss Intl Air Lines 138 Zurich, Hong Kong, 4-Mar-19 05:20PM
4-Mar-19 07:00PM Swiss Intl Air Lines 9501 Hong Kong, Sydney, 5-Mar-19 07:25AM
Operated By: CX-Cathay Pacific Airways

 

Other information
Visa Info

Australians should check information on the Smarttraveller Website

Most Australians traveling on an Australian passport will not require a visa for this itinerary.  Check for updated information on the Smartraveller Website

Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website.

Accomodation
ACCOMODATION  – Please note, this is a selection of the hotels used for this tour, differnent dates will use hotels with availability.

Grand Hotel Adriatic, Opatija★★★ 

This first class hotel has magnificent views of Kvarner bay.

Bristol Hotel, Opatija ★★

This first class hotel is located in the heart of the city just steps away from the Adriatic.

Hotel Atrium, Split ★★
This deluxe class hotel is situated adjacent to ancient Diocletian aqueduct.

Hotel Corner, Split ★★

This first class hotel is located in the city of Split.

Radisson Blu Resort, Split ★★

This first class resort overlooks the Adriatic Sea.

Lacroma Hotel, Dubrovnik ★★

This first class hotel is located close to the beach.

Valamar Dubrovnik President, Dubrovnik ★★★

This deluxe hotel is located on the coast of the Babin Kuk peninsula.

Hotel Lapad, Dubrovnik ★★

This first class hotel overlooks Gruz harbor and is close to shopping, restaurants, and the old town.

Hotel Olympia, Vodice ★★

This first class hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea.

Radisson Blu Plaza, Ljubljana ★★

This first class hotel is located in the heart of the city’s business and shopping district.

Rikli Balance Hotel, Bled  ★★

This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

Grand Hotel Toplice, Bled ★★★

This deluxe hotel is located on the shores of Lake Bled.

Park Hotel, Bled ★★

This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled, on the shore of Lake Bled, near the famous Bled promenade.

Optional Tours
Prices are per person and can be booked individually if only one person wishes to go
OPTIONAL TOURS

Full Day Istrian Peninsula
Begin with an orientation tour of Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Visit a Roman Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind to be preserved in the world today. Afterward, proceed to the beautiful resort town of Rovinj where you will enjoy free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #3  AUD$96.00

Full Day Montenegro
Drive towards the stunning Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in southern Europe. On to the charming coastal town of Perast where a short boat ride takes you to the 15th century “Our Lady of the Rocks” Church perched on an islet in the bay. Once there, visit the Roman Catholic Church whose interior is decorated with 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th century painter from Perast. Proceed to the charming city of Kotor for a guided walking tour. View the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Maritime Museum, numerous Palaces and Old Square and get to feel the atmosphere of this unique medieval town. Leisure time to walk the winding cobblestone lanes of the Old City before returning along the Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

Day #7  AUD$97.00

Tour of Radovljica with dinner
This evening, visit the little medieval town of Radovljica and take a short walk through its old section. Later, stop at a popular and traditional country inn. Your dinner will include a selection of traditional Slovenian dishes and wine.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #9  AUD$80.00

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