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Duration: Dec 22, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
Price: $2,017
    • Accommodation in selected class hotels (listed or similar), taxes included
    • Professional tour director throughout
    • Transportation by modern motorcoach per itinerary below
    • Breakfast daily
    • Four dinners at local restaurants
    • Dinner at the famous Avsenik Restaurant with live entertainment
    • Special New Year’s dinner at local restaurant
    • Two Wine Tastings with snacks
    • Entrances and inclusions indicated with bold letters
  • Day 1, December 22: Departure

    Departure home cities; airfare not included.

    Day 2, December 23: Arrival to Zagreb

    Meet and greet at the airport by your Tour Director. Transfer to hotel for check in. (please note check in starts at 2 PM. In case of earlier arrival, we will proceed with city tour from the airport.) Start with walking tour of Zagreb including views of the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of day free at leisure. (Overnight and free evening)

    Day 3, December 24: Zagreb

    After breakfast, a visit to the Christmas Market. During the time of Advent, Zagreb offers a special atmosphere which simply must be experienced. An ever growing number of tourists choose the capital of Croatia as their destination at that time of year as good fun is had by all literally every step of the way. The city streets and squares invite you to let your hair down and partake in singing, dancing, and other kinds of entertainment with family and friends. You can also sample traditional delicacies alfresco or enjoy themed programs which take you down memory lane. Dinner in a nice restaurant in Zagreb, followed by Midnight mass. Overnight in Zagreb. (B,D)

    Day 4, December 25: Zagreb

    Breakfast in your hotel. Day at leisure or optional morning Christmas mass. Dinner at local restaurant in Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb. (B, D)

    Day 5, December 26: Zagreb – Sevnica – Ljubljana

    After breakfast, leave Zagreb and drive to Ljubljana. On the way stop in Sevnica (winery Mastnak or similar) and enjoy wine tasting with snacks. Overnight in Ljubljana. (B, Wt)

    Day 6, December 27: Ljubljana, excursion to Postojna

    After breakfast drive to Postojna and visit Postojna caves where, you will see the oldest and largest living nativity scene in Slovenia, which features biblical scenes of the birth of Jesus, is staged in the most beautiful part of the subterranean karst world. The sixteen scenes of the Nativity of Jesus are presented in the cave area with the most beautiful cave formations. Visitors can see the nativity scenes during a leisurely stroll around the subterranean world of Postojna. Drive to Predjama castle for a visit. After the visit drive to local wine producer for a nice wine tasting with snacks. Drive back to Ljubljana for overnight. (B, Wt)

    Day 7, December 28: Ljubljana

    Breakfast in your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Ljubljana. (B)

    Day 8, December 29: Bled and Begunje (Avsenik)

    Breakfast in your hotel. Free time in Ljubljana or join an optional cooking class in Ljubljana (Cottage cheese struklji) – min 10 pax, max 25 pax. (Cottage cheese struklji are a typical Slovenian dish, composed of dough and various types of filling.) We will finish the day at typical Slovenian restaurant Avsenik with live entertainment (“Ansambel Zupan” or similar). Overnight in Ljubljana. (B, D)

    Day 9, December 30: Ljubljana, excursion to Bled and Kranjska Gora

    After breakfast drive to Bled and enjoy sightseeing (no admissions). Continue to Kranjska gora – Kranjska gora is a winter resort, perfect time to have some coffee/tea time overlooking ski slopes. On the way back to Ljubljana have an early dinner at restaurant Vila Podvin near Radovljica. Overnight in Ljubljana. (B, D)

    Day 10, December 31: Ljubljana

    Free time in Ljubljana. New Year’s dinner at local restaurant (Gostilna) in Ljubljana or surrounding. After dinner free time in Ljubljana city squares (enjoy free entertainment on Preseren square, Kongresni square etc) and at Midnight fireworks from the Castle. (B, D)

    Day 11, January 01: Depart Ljubljana

    Bid farewell to Ljubljana and Slovenia in the morning. After breakfast drive to the airport. (B)


  • 2017 Departure Dates and Prices
    Start date
    End date
    Per person in twin
    Single Room Supplement
    22 Dec 2017 01 Jan 2018 $ 2,017 $ 425

    Notes:

    • Optional cooking class in Ljubljana (minimum 10 people required): $80 per person
  • Tour Route

    Magical Christmas in Croatia and New Years in Slovenia

 

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