Treasures of Croatia to Greece 2022 & 2023

14 Day Guided Experience Visiting 5 Countries with Flights & $2800 Bonus Value

Select dates Jun 22 - Oct 23

from $... per Person
Book by October 31, 2021

YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE
Low Deposit from $299^pp

Explore sparkling lakes, towering mountain ranges and the famous Dalmatian coastline on this extraordinary guided experience from Zagreb to Athens. Visit 5 fascinating countries, including Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and North Macedonia, to conclude in ancient Athens, Greece. Discover delicious local food and drinks while wandering history-steeped alleys and plazas in cities including Dubrovnik and Kotor. Enjoy warm hospitality while soaking up history and culture on expertly guided local day tours.

Highlights

  • Visit 5 fascinating European countries
  • Wander the boardwalks over the cascading Plitvice Lakes
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed coastal city of Split
  • Walk Dubrovnik’s soaring fortress walls
  • Spend a day exploring the beauty of Kotor Bay
  • Soak up the history of Shkoder and Tirana, in Albania
  • Discover the coves and bays of beautiful Lake Orhid from the water
  • Relax in Corfu, Greece for the day
  • Walk through the stunning ancient sites of Athens
  • BONUS Ride the Zagreb funicular uptown
  • BONUS Take a boat ride across the Plitvice Lakes
  • BONUS Boat ride to ‘Our Lady of the Rock’ in Kotor Bay
  • BONUS Discover the ancient archaeological site of Corinth
  • BONUS Visit the incredible Acropolis in Athens

Inclusions

  • Return International Flights with Full Service Carrier
  • 13 Nights Locally-Rated 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Air-Conditioned Transportation
  • English-Speaking Tour Escort
  • Expert Local Tour Guides
  • All Sightseeing, Scenic Boat Trips & Entrance Fees

Deal Code: MC-50007

YOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Australia – Zagreb, Croatia

Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia! Make you own way to your centrally located hotel to check in and relax for the rest of your day.

Note that flights are likely to depart Australia on Day 0.

Accommodation: International Hotel or similar 4*

Day 2: Zagreb (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, take a guided walking tour of historic Zagreb. Start in the Lower Town and view dramatic Baroque and Romanesque architecture. See the old University Library, Mimara Museum and National Theatre. Then take Zagreb’s famously short funicular up to wander through the fortified Upper Town and its monuments, to conclude at Zagreb Cathedral. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: International Hotel or similar 4*

Day 3: Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Split (393 km) (B)

Take in views of Croatian countryside while travelling to Plitvice Lakes this morning. A National Park tour (approx. 3 hours) highlights the incredible natural beauty of the park, renowned for its 16 lakes arranged in cascades with colours ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The lakes are interconnected and follow the water flow. The tour – consisting of walks, train rides and crossing the Kozjak lake by boat – takes place in a pristine natural environment.

Accommodation: Corner Hotel or similar 4*

Day 4: Split (B)

Start the day with a 2 hour (approx.) guided tour. Explore the charming streets of this UNESCO World Heritage listed city, including a visit into the sprawling and beautifully preserved 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman emperor. The rest of the day is free to relax and discover Split at your own pace.

Accommodation: Corner Hotel or similar 4*

Day 5: Split – Dubrovnik (230 km) (B)

Your Dalmatian Coast journey continues south to Dubrovnik today. Relax and take in the stunning Adriatic Sea views from the comfort of your air conditioned coach. After arrival and check in, relax with free time for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Lapad Hotel or similar 4*

Day 6: Dubrovnik (B)

Take in some of Dubrovnik’s famous landmarks and ancient city centre on a half day tour today. Walk along some of the city’s iconic fortress walls, with stunning views into the old city and out over the Adriatic Sea.

Accommodation: Lapad Hotel or similar 4*

Day 7: Dubrovnik – Kotor – Budvar, Montenegro (115 km) (B)

Depart from Dubrovnik after breakfast this morning, heading to Montenegro. Kotor Bay is considered one of the most beautiful bays in Europe and best harbours in the world, able to host a huge fleet. During the guided tour see the beautiful Venetian towns of Risan, and Perast. Take a boat ride to the tiny island to visit the stunning ‘Our Lady of the Rocks’ church and pilgrimage site, built in 1630. Later, you will travel to Kotor, whose Old City walls were built during the 9th century. Conclude the day arriving into Budva.

Accommodation: Bracera Hotel or similar 4*

Day 8: Budvar – Shkoder – Tirana, Albania (187 km) (B)

Budva city itself might be small, but it’s rich in history and has lovely architecture. After breakfast today, explore with a guided walk through the Old Town, on a peninsula in the centre of the city and consisting of narrow cobblestone streets, alleys and little charming squares. Then, cross the border from Montenegro into Albania, visiting the very beautiful historic Old City of Shkodra. End the day in Tirana.

Accommodation: White Dream Hotel or similar 4*

Day 9: Tirana – Lake Orhid, North Macedonia (131 km) (B)

Start the day with a guided tour of Albania’s capital city and its most impressive structures and monuments. Then, it’s another scenic drive today, as you tour to beautiful Lake Orhid in North Macedonia. The region is known for its outstanding natural beauty and charming lakeside townships. Enjoy a boat excursion across the incredibly clear waters, before concluding the day at your hotel.

Accommodation: Park Lakeside Hotel or similar 4*

Day 10: Ohrid – Igoumenitsa – Corfu, Greece (380 km) (B)

Travel from the lake district to the Ionian Coast this morning to board the Greek Islands ferry to Corfu! The scenic cruise takes about 1.5 hours. On arrival, relax for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Ariti Grand Hotel or similar 4*

Day 11: Corfu (B)

Enjoy a relaxed morning tour of some of Corfu’s highlights today, including the neo-classical Mon Repos palace and Achilleion, with its gorgeous gardens and island views. There is plenty of free time to explore the island at your own pace from the afternoon.

Accommodation: Ariti Grand Hotel or similar 4*

Day 12: Corfu – Corinth – Athens (475 km) (B)

Depart the island after breakfast today. On your way to Athens, stop for a guided tour of ancient Corinth, whose historical references begin with the early 8th century BC. Later, check in to your centrally located Athens hotel, with free time for the rest of your day and evening.

Accommodation: Novus Hotel or similar 4*

Day 13: Athens (B)

After breakfast, experience a guided half day tour of incredible Athens, including a visit to the Acropolis. The rest of the day is free to explore the historic quarter; ‘Plaka’, now a popular pedestrian area full of restaurants, local pubs, and gift shops.

Accommodation: Novus Hotel or similar 4*

Day 14: Athens – Australia (B)

Make your own way to the airport for your flight home today.

Note that subject to flight schedules, you may arrive in Australia on Day 15 or 16.

VALID FOR TRAVEL

2022
3 June 2022*
2 September 2022*
7 October 2022

2023
23 May 2023
8 June 2023
12 October 2023

* Dates indicated with an asterisk are subject to a high season surcharge of $400 per person

EXCLUSIONS
Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Personal expenses
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Arrival airport transfer
Visa fees


PRICING
^LOW DEPOSIT
A low deposit of $299 per person is required to secure your booking.
A second deposit of $1800 per person will be required 10 months prior to departure.
The balance will be due 6 months prior to departure.
Prices are subject to availability, change, book by deadlines, currency fluctuations and withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless otherwise specified.

SOLO SUPPLEMENT
From $820 per person

CHILD POLICY
Minimum child age: 12 years old. Children must be accompanied by adults. There is no discount for children travelling.

TRIPLE SHARE
Triple share is not available.

AMENDMENT POLICY
Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation requested more than 330 days prior to departure: Loss of first deposit.
Cancellation requested 330 to 31 days prior to departure: Loss of first and second deposit.
Cancellation requested 30 to 15 days prior to departure: 75% of package price.
Cancellation requested less than 15 days prior to departure or no show: 100% of package price.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
If you are unable to travel due to government restrictions or supplier cancellations, we will waive our administration fee and assist with a date change or credit less any unrecoverable third-party costs. Credits are subject to supplier conditions and fare differences may apply upon rebooking.COVID safe plan
The tour coach will be sanitised regularly. Hotels are hand-selected for enhanced COVID-19 safety and hygiene protocols. Buffet meals may be temporarily suspended for set or a la carte menus.

ITINERARY
The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation of the tour.
If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible.
The indicated length of trip does not include time in flight which will depend on the final flight schedule.
Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue.
Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

HOTELS
Hotel star ratings are either local ratings or self-ratings provided by the supplier. Rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise stated.

FLIGHTS
Flights are booked approximately 8 to 10 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination.

PASSPORT, VISA & VACCINATION
Passports, visas and vaccinations are your responsibility to check and obtain. Each traveller’s full name as per a valid passport is required for issuing tickets. You are responsible for all fees due to incorrect passport information or failure to obtain the required travel documents.

GRATUITIES
Tour guide & driver tipping is not required but will be gratefully received. Budget approx. EUR6-10per day.

GROUP SIZE
The minimum group size for this tour to operate is 19 pax. The maximum group size is 40 per vehicle.

BREAKAWAY POLICY
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program.
Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of each respective travel component.

BAGGAGE REQUIREMENTS
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, superseding any other baggage allowance.
Porterage is not included and you will be expected to carry your own bags. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

DIETARY
Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.

FORCE MAJEURE
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control.
In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

DISCLAIMER
The pricing, terms and conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.

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