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2021 Gem Cities of the Adriatic, Escorted, 8 Days

Category: Group Tours



Introducing 2021 Series of Small Group Tours - 

The tour is featuring three major Capital cities on the Adriatic: Zagreb (Croatia), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Venice (Italy)

Itinerary: Zagreb - Ljubljana - Postojna - Rovinj - Groznjan - Motovun - Pazin - Trieste -Venice 



Included Tour Features: 

Arrival transfer from Zagreb airport to the hotel
7-nights guided tour featuring:
Centrally located First class hotels:

· 1 night in Zagreb

· 2 nights in Ljubljana
· 2 nights in Rovinj
· 2 nights in Venice

Breakfast daily

Welcome reception in Zagreb (heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
Farewell dinner in Venice (coffee or tea included)
Hotel taxes and service charges
Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
Professional English-speaking tour director
Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
Inside visits to museums and sites as listed in day-by-day program 
Luggage handling at the hotels
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Departure transfer from Venice to Venice airport  



Zagreb: Westin / Sheraton Hotel **** or similar
Ljubljana: Radisson Blu **** or similar
Rovinj: Angelo d’ Oro **** or similar
Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal **** or similar   

Day-By-Day Program: 

Day 1          SUN          Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia 

Arrive in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure until you gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for an orientation and Welcome Reception this evening (WR)

Day 2          MON         to Ljubljana 
This morning we embark on a City tour of Zagreb featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and the Government Palace. After our tour, we continue our journey to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia (B)

Day 3          TUE          in Ljubljana
We visit the most significant sights of the old city center: the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall, and the Robba's Fountain. We conclude our tour with a boat ride on the Ljubljanica river. The remainder of the day is at leisure (B)
Optional tour: Wine tasting


Day 4          WED         to Rovinj 
We journey south to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. We tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, we continue to Rovinj and enjoy some free time there (B)

Day 5          THU          in Rovinj 
Our full day of touring takes us through Istria where we marvel at the beauty of its rolling hills, silvery olive groves and hillside vineyards. Our first stop is in the town of Groznjan, home to many artist colonies.
After our visit, we taste some famous Istrian truffles. Then we continue to the picturesque town of Motovun. After Motovun, we drive to Pazin where we enjoy a traditional lunch. We return to our hotel and the evening is at leisure (B, L)

Day 6          FRI          to Venice 
In the morning, we depart from Rovinj and drive to Trieste in Italy for an orientation tour and visit of Miramare Castle and its grounds. The castle was built by the Habsburg monarchy on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea. After our visit, we continue to the romantic city of Venice (B) Optional tour: Pub crawl “Venetian style”

Day 7          SAT          in Venice 
We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour which includes visits of the St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, views of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. During our tour we stop for a tasting of Spritz, a typical Venetian aperitif. The balance of the day is at leisure. In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for our farewell dinner (B, D)
Optional tour: Gondola serenade

Day 8          SUN          See You Again, Venice 
One last breakfast in Italy before you are transferred to the airport (B)


Tour Dates, 2021:  

Tour Dates 

Prices, per person

Tour Dates

Prices, Per Person

April 18 - April 25

$ 2,945 

Sept 19 - Sept 26

$ 3,315

May 02 - May 09

$ 2,975

Oct 03 - Oct 10

$ 3,315

May 30 - June 06

$ 3,175

Oct 31 - Nov 07

$ 3,315

June 13 - June 20

$ 3,175

Dec 12 - Dec 19

$ 2,945

Aug 01 - Aug 08 $ 3,175    

Single Room Supplement: April 18 departure: $ 1,070
May 30, June 13 and Aug 01: $ 1,120
Sept-Oct departures: $ 1,170 




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