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From Greece to Croatia
   
Length of holiday: 16 days / 15 nights
Start City: Athens (Greece)
End City: Zagreb (Croatia)
Departures: Saturday
Type of Holiday:
  A fantastic tour to discover the classical heritage of Greece through the spectacular scenery of the Arkadian mountains and of the Meteora. End your tour with a relaxing one-day cruise around the charming Saronic Islands.


ITINERARY
 
     
Saturday


  Athens
Arrival transfer to your hotel. Welcome dinner in a traditional Greek tavern in the old part of Athens, the Plaka. (D)
     
Sunday 


  Athens
Morning tour of Athens including the immortal Acropolis with its architectural masterpiece, the Parthenon. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
     
Monday




  Athens - Delphi - Kalambaka
Depart to Delphi, where the famous Delphi oracle once foretold the destiny of men in the Temple of Apollo. See the sacred Way and the Castilian Fountain, and visit the Archaeological Museum. Later continue to Kalambaka. (B,D)
     
Tuesday 



  Kalambra- Bitola- Ohrid
After breakfast, climb to the top of Meteora, known as "The Rocks that fell from the Sky", where monks built their nests away from civilisation. Later continue to Ohrid, stopping at Bitola on the way. (B,D)
     
Wednesday 



  Ohrid - Tirana
Morning tour of the UNESCO's World Heritage site of Ohrid. Walk through the cobblestone streets of the old town; see the Cathedral of St. Sofia. Then continue to Tirana, capital of Albania for overnight. (B,D)
     
Thursday 



  Tirana
Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana including the Skanderbeg Square, the Puppet Theatre, the Ethem Bey Mosque, and the Skanderbeg Statue. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
     
Friday  




  Tirana - Shkodra – Dubrovnik
Morning departure for Shkodra, a major cultural centre. Views of the Rozafa Castle, magnificently situated on a hill above the city. Later cross the border to Montenegro and drive via Bar, Budva and Herceg Novi towards Dubrovnik. (B,D)
     
Saturday 



  Dubrovnik
Morning walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik": the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower clock, Orlando's Column and the Sponza Palace. See also the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)
     
Sunday 


  Dubrovnik
Full day at leisure to enjoy this fantastic city, included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. (B)
     
Monday 

  Dubrovnik - Split
Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages to Split. Tour the historic inner city. See remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. (B,D)
     
Tuesday 




  Split - Trogir - Plitvice Lakes
After breakfast, head north along the coast to Trogir. Continue to the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Take a walking tour around the lower lakes and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the 16 terraced lakes natural wonder. (B,D)
     
Wednesday 



  Plitvice Lakes – Opatija - Postojna -Bled
Today drive to Opatija. Then to Postojna, to tour the caves by miniature electric train. Continue to Bled, beautifully situated in the Julian Alps. (B,D)
     
Thursday 



 

Bled
Morning sightseeing tour of Bled including the lakeshore and a visit to the Bled Castle perched on a cliff high above the lake. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

     
Friday  



  Bled - Ljubljana - Zagreb
Drive to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. Then, proceed to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. (B,D)
     
Saturday



  Zagreb
Morning city tour of Zagreb: see St. Mark's Church, St. Catherine's Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town. (B)
     
Sunday 

  Zagreb
Departure transfer to the airport. (B)
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS







 
  • First class hotels with private facilities
  • 15 breakfasts and 9 dinners 
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Transportation by modern A/C motor coach
  • Sightseeing 
  • Professional guide 
  • Travel notes (for Greece & Croatia)

     



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