Dates: September 14 - September 28, 2019
Total Duration: 15 days
Cost: From approx. $5,995 per person, double occupancy. Includes air from Boston or New York (airline taxes and fees separate)
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Yale School of Music
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Region: Eastern Europe
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history, culture, and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As your small group of 24 guests travels from Zagreb to beloved Dubrovnik on a captivating 15-day journey, see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit. A tour of Croatia's capital, Zagreb, reveals a gracious city of culture and hospitality, taking in the historic Old Town and the colorful Dolac market. Spend two nights in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, a friendly mid-sized city boasting romantic bridges and abundant parkland. Take an excursion to lovely Bled for a castle tour and boat ride around its namesake fairytale lake.
Journey by train into Postojna Cave's depths then discover charming Opatija, once royalty's seaside escape. Fascinating history and a distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere prevail along the alluring Istrian Peninsula, a daylong tour divulges. See Plitvice Lakes National Park's famed string of 16 turquoise-colored lakes, a UNESCO site. Visit the picturesque city of Split, and tour the imposing ruins of 3rd-century Diocletian's Palace, another UNESCO site. Continue on to spend two nights in Venetian-tinged Hvar, situated on Hvar, "queen" of the Dalmatian islands. Your travels conclude with a three-night stay in treasured Dubrovnik, "Pearl of the Adriatic." Take a walking tour of this medieval gem's ancient walls and Old Town, and enjoy a small group highlight as dinner guests in a local family's home. Savor more time independently exploring this most enchanting of cities on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.