The Best of 4 Coun­tries

Itin­er­ary

Day 1: Arrival to BUDAPEST

After land­ing trans­fer from the air­port to the hotel. Check in to a 3*/4* hotel. After check­ing in, we’ll have a sight­see­ing tour of the city. In the past Budapest was two sep­a­rate cities Buda and Pest and you will have a chance to explore both. A local guide will take you to Buda Cas­tle were you will learn about the his­tory and enjoy the best panorama in the city. Free time. Din­ner and overnight.

Day 2: BUDAPEST

After break­fast, a local guide will take you on a pri­vate tour where you will visit the famous attrac­tions in the Pest part of the city: Par­lia­ment House, St Stephan Basil­ica, Vaci Street, Heroes Square and many more. Din­ner in a tra­di­tional Hun­gar­ian restau­rant and overnight.
* Optional: visit to the famous Széchenyi ther­mal bath (15 € per person)

Day 3: BUDAPESTZAGREB

After break­fast, we will be dri­ving to Zagreb, the cap­i­tal of Croa­tia. Check in to a 3*/4* hotel. A local guide will pick you up and take you on a city tour and show all the famous attrac­tions of Zagreb. You’ll get to see the old roman­tic Upper Town and the young, busy and busi­ness ori­en­tated Lower Town that are con­nected through Kamenita vrata (Stone Gate). You’ll get to visit the Cathe­dral, the main square, the tra­di­tional mar­ket and the bustling Tkalčićeva street. Din­ner in a tra­di­tional Croa­t­ian restau­rant and overnight.

Budapest – Ljubl­jana (460km)

Day 4: ZAGREBBLEDLJUBLJANA

After break­fast, we’ll con­tinue our way to Slove­nia where we’ll visit the charm­ing Lake Bled and the cap­i­tal, Ljubl­jana. Bled is famous for its medieval cas­tle sit­u­ated on a cliff high above the lake and the amaz­ing sur­round­ing Alpine peaks. After enjoy­ing the beau­ti­ful nature you’ll head to Slovenia’s cap­i­tal city, Ljubl­jana. You’ll start the tour in front of the Town Hall and con­tinue through the his­tor­i­cal city cen­tre to admire its mix­ture of Baroque and Art Nou­veau archi­tec­ture and mas­ter­ful cre­ations by the 20th cen­tury archi­tect Jože Plečnik. The excur­sion includes a stroll around the medieval Old Town, vis­it­ing the New and Old Mar­kets, the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana’s trade­mark. The tour ends with a funic­u­lar ride, which departs from the Krekov square and takes you up to the Ljubl­jana Cas­tle to enjoy one final view of the city set along the banks of the emer­ald green river Ljubl­jan­ica. Din­ner and overnight.
* Optional: boat ride on lake Bled (14 € per person)

Day 5: LJUBL­JANAPOS­TO­JNAPULA

After break­fast, your tour leads you to one of the most famous attrac­tions in Slove­nia, the Pos­to­jna caves. A small train will take you on a tour of the 27 kilo­me­tre sys­tem of under­ground caves, tun­nels, gal­leries and cham­bers dec­o­rated with spec­tac­u­lar drip­stones, which are also known for pro­vid­ing habi­tat for an endemic amphib­ian sala­man­der, some­times called the human fish or the baby dragon. After enjoy­ing the amaz­ing caves, we’ll return to Croa­tia and visit the city of Pula. After check­ing in to a 3*/4* hotel, we’ll visit Pula’s most famous land­mark, the fas­ci­nat­ing Pula Arena which is the 6th largest Roman col­i­seum in the world, then the Augus­tus Tem­ple which is the finest Roman tem­ple out­side Italy, the Arch of the Sergeius Fam­ily, the Twin Gate… Din­ner and overnight.

Day 6: PULAOPATIJAPLITVICE LAKES

After break­fast, your jour­ney con­tin­ues in Opatija. Opatija, often called the Pearl of the Adri­atic, is one of Croatia’s most famous hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions, located on the slopes of Mount Učka gen­tly descend­ing towards the coast of Kvarner Bay. Opatija with its mild cli­mate, beau­ti­ful archi­tec­ture and lux­u­ri­ous, well-​tended parks and prom­e­nades, is an ideal spot for cof­fee and cake before spend­ing the day at Plitvice Lakes. Plitvice Lakes National park is con­sid­ered one of the most beau­ti­ful nat­ural phe­nom­ena in the world. On the way to Plitvice Lakes you will also visit the Turanj Home­land war museum on the open and have cof­fee at the lovely Ras­toke vil­lage, lay­ing at the con­flu­ence of two rivers and known for its numer­ous water­falls and mills. Sur­rounded by dense for­est of beech and fir trees, the Plitvice Lakes are a pro­tected ecosys­tem and a National Park since 1949, con­sist­ing of 16 lakes con­nected by count­less water­falls. After explor­ing the beau­ties of the park dur­ing a 4 hour walk­ing tour, you’ll check in to a 3*/4* hotel. Din­ner and overnight.

Day 7: PLITVICE LAKESZADARTRO­GIRSPLIT

After break­fast you’ll say good­bye to the mes­mer­iz­ing Plitvice Lakes and con­tinue your trip towards Split. On the way, we’ll stop in Zadar. With its mix­ture of beau­ti­ful Roman archi­tec­ture and Hab­s­burg ele­gance, Zadar is truly an extra­or­di­nary town. It is not too crowded, it isn’t over­run with tourists and its two unique attrac­tions, the sound and light spec­ta­cle of the Sea Organ and Sun Salu­ta­tion, need to be seen and heard to be believed. Later on, we will visit the beau­ti­ful nearby town of Tro­gir where and we will take you on a walk through its nar­row streets and rich his­tory. We will visit St. Lawrence Cathe­dral, Radovan’s por­tal which is the most sig­nif­i­cant medieval por­tal in this part of Europe, Palace of Cipico, Tower of Kamer­lengo and many more. In the late after­noon hours we’ll arrive to Split. Check in to a 3*/4* hotel. Free time. Din­ner in a tra­di­tional Croa­t­ian restau­rant and overnight.

Day 8: SPLIT

After break­fast a local guide will intro­duce you to the ancient yet thriv­ing city of Split. The heart of Split is the city’s majes­tic Cathe­dral that rises from within the 1700 year old walls of Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Her­itage site and one of the most sig­nif­i­cant and best pre­served struc­tures of the late ancient archi­tec­ture. Your walk­ing tour takes you to the Peri­style in cen­tre of the palace, the Roman tem­ples, the famous Golden Gate and the big statue of Grgur Nin­ski. Check in to a 3*/4* hotel. Din­ner and overnight.

Day 9: SPLITMEĐU­GORJEMOSTAR

After break­fast we will head to Među­gorje. The town is famous for the appari­tion of the Vir­gin Mary to 6 chil­dren which took a place in 1981. Since this time, Među­gorje has become the des­ti­na­tion of the Catholic pil­grims from all over the world. Despite the fact that, it is not offi­cially approved by Catholic Church, thou­sands of peo­ple come here to pray every year. In Među­gorje you will see the White Cross Hill where parishes raised the cross in 1934. in mem­ory of the 1900th anniver­sary of the Pas­sion of Jesus, the small parish Saint James’ Church from 1990s — the cen­tre of Mar­ian Devo­tion and The Appari­tion Hill with the statue of the Queen of Peace — the place where the chil­dren first saw Vir­gin Mary. You’ll have some time to relax or pray. In the after­noon hours you’ll con­tinue your way to Mostar where you’ll check in to a 3*/4* hotel and have a city tour. The city of con­trasts, where “the east and west meet”, as you will observe vis­it­ing the tra­di­tional Kujundžiluk (old bazaar) and a con­tem­po­rary city cen­tre. Mostar is famous for its mag­nif­i­cent stone bridge Stari Most (Old Bridge), built in 1566 over the Neretva River. The city is divided by not only the Neretva River that flows through it but also by reli­gion and cul­ture from one bank to the other, as Mus­lims and Chris­tians live on oppo­site banks of the river.

Day 10: MOSTARDUBROVNIK

After break­fast, your trip leads you to your final des­ti­na­tion, Dubrovnik. Check in to a 3*/4* hotel. Dubrovnik is a stand­out attrac­tion and a per­fectly pre­served baroque city-​state. A local guide will take you on a sight­see­ing tour, which cov­ers all the major sights of Dubrovnik’s Old Walled City, will intro­duce you to its rich his­tory, cul­ture and fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries: Onofrio’s Foun­tain, Pri­jeko Street, St. Saviour’s church (Crkva sv. Spasa), fortresses of St. Luke and St. John, church of St. Blaise (Dubrovnik’s patron saint), the Cathe­dral, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace and Orlando’s Col­umn. Later you are going to admire the amaz­ing panoramic view of Dubrovnik and the sur­round­ing islands from the mount Srđ, a 405-​meter ascent above sea level. Din­ner and overnight.
* Optional: visit to the Dubrovnik City Walls (20 € per person)

Day 10: MOSTARDUBROVNIK

After break­fast trans­fer to the airport.

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