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Dalmatian Sunshine Self Drive – 8 Days

HIGHLIGHTS: 8 Nights / 9 Days; Self drive Dubrovnik – Split – Plitvice – Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb, with the option of a Tourist, Superior or Deluxe hotel accommodations.

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Dubrovnik, pick up your vehicle rental at Dubrovnik airport, and drive to hotel. Overnight in Dubrovnik (O)
Day 02: In Dubrovnik, dedicate your day to the most beautiful town of Dalmatia. Visit the Rector’s Palace, see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. Overnight in Dubrovnik (B)
Day 03, to Split (237 km, approx. 4 hr drive). Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. Upon arrival to Split, explore the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Overnight in Split (B)
Day 04: To Trogir (28 km, approx 40 min drive) and Plitvice Lakes (256 km, approx. 3 hr drive). After breakfast, head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities where scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, turn inland and travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Overnight in Plitvice (B)
Day 05: To Opatija (211 km, approx. 3 hr, 30 min drive), Postojna (62 km, approx. 1 hr, 30 min drive from Opatija) and Bled (103 km, approx. 1 hr,15 min drive from Postojna). Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. Overnight in Bled (B). Note: Opening times for the Postojna Cave depend on month of arrival, entrance to the cave every full hour, visit takes 1 hr, 30min.
Day 06: In Bled, An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. Since then, a small town of hotels, villas, and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all-seasons resort. Explore the charming town and the lakeshore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Perhaps drive to Lake Bohinj this afternoon, another Alpine Jewel, just 26 km (30 min drive) from Bled. Overnight in Bled (B)
Day 07: To Ljubljana (55 km, approx. 1 hr drive) and Zagreb (143 km, approx. 2 hr drive from Ljubljana). Depart the mountains and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. See the most significant sights of the old city center, the picturesque open-air Central Market (Sundays closed), the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba’s Fountain, take a funicular to Ljubljana castle or just enjoy lunch on the river bank at one of many restaurants. Then, continue to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. Overnight in Zagreb (B)
Day 08: In Zagreb, In Zagreb see historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace and explore the winding streets of the old town. Overnight in Zagreb (B)
Day 9: Depart Zagreb, Drop off your vehicle rental at Zagreb airport or Zagreb downtown. (B)

Dates & Prices:

Code:  SDKOMDS16
Dates:  Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
From:  $1212.00 CAD p.p. based on dble/Twin (803.00 Euro p.p.)
Duration:  9 days/8 nights

Hotel Options & Rates:

Tourist class FROM $1212.00 Cad/ 803.00 Euros p.p. (DBLE/TWIN):
DUBROVNIK: Hotel Lero 3* or similar
SPLIT: Hotel BW Art depandance 3* or similar
PLITVICE: Hotel Jezero 3* or similar
BLED: Hotel Astoria 3* or similar
ZAGREB: Hotel Jadran 3* or similar

Superior class FROM $1448.00 Cad / 959.00 Euros p.p. (DBLE/TWIN):

DUBROVNIK: Hotel Neptun 4* or similar
SPLIT: Hotel BW Art 4* or similar
PLITVICE: Hotel Jezero 3* or similar
BLED: Hotel Park 4* or similar
ZAGREB: Hotel BW Astoria 4* or similar

Deluxe class FROM $1948.00 Cad / 1290.00 Euros p.p. (DBLE/TWIN):

DUBROVNIK: Grand Villa Argentina 5* or similar
SPLIT: Atrium 5* or similar
PLITVICE: Hotel Jezero 3* or similar
BLED: GH Toplice 5* (lake view room) or similar (Note: hotel does not have twin rooms)
ZAGREB: Hotel Esplanade 5* or similar

Included features:
Rental car 8 days, CDMR car group, Opel Astra/ Citroen 1.6 or similar, unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection (TP), airport surcharge, and Value Added Tax (VAT),
Accommodation in selected hotels on BB basis and all taxes.

Not included:
One way National fee: approx. 25,00 euros, Foreign use cost: 9,80 eur / per day or 29,30 eur per rent, Parking fees, Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Super CDW, and fuel, Extra equipment: Baby seat / Roof rack / Ski rack, Additional day – supplement as per car rental rates 2016, sightseeing tours or entrance fees.

Special Note:
General rental conditions apply: minimum age is 25 years; valid drivers licence (minimum 2 years)
New Year’s Eve dinner in Bled hotels: GH Toplice ( 215,00 eur pp) & Park (175,00 eur pp) are obligatory

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Price per person in CAD Dollars. Price indicative of Euro Exchange, CAD price subject to change.
Minimum 2 passengers. Rates & hotel availability subject to change.
High season surcharges may apply.

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