Duration
11 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Oct 2019 – May 2020
Destination
Croatia & Slovenia
Experience the beauty of Eastern Europe during this 11-day escorted tour! From seaside Opatija to UNESCO World Heritage Dubrovnik, you will discover Croatian and Slovenian main cities and attractions.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • MyDiscoveries exclusive discount! Book by 12 Jul 19 & Save Up to $300pp
  • International return flights from Australia included
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Split to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian, tour the magnificent, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik, explore the stunning scenery from the seaside to the Julian Alps & enjoy the best of both the old and new worlds, bustling cities and ‘Old Towns’

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
MyDiscoveries exclusive discount! Book by 12 Jul 19 & Save Up to $300pp
Round trip flights Sydney-Venice, Venice-Sydney
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
9 nights First Class accommodations: 2 nights Opatija, 1 night Split, 2 nights Dubrovnik, 1 night Vodice, 1 night Zagreb, 2 nights Bled
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates
13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager
Services of local guides in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb
Entrance fees per itinerary

TRAVEL DATES Departures in 2019: 
  • Oct: 10, 15, 17, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
  • Nov: 01, 02, 03, 07, 10, 14, 15, 21
  • Dec: 05, 19, 26
Departures in 2020: 
  • Feb: 06, 13, 27
  • Mar: 01, 05, 07, 08, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • Apr: 03, 04, 05, 09, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30
  • May: 01, 02, 06
*These departures are subject to availability and prices may vary. Please call for an up to date price on 1300 404 606
**Advertised price based on a 14 N0v 2019 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
Already booked your flights? Call us to book your Land only package at MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606

ITINERARY
  • Day 1: Depart for Italy
  • Day 2: Arrive in Venice and Transfer to Opatija / Meals: Dinner
  • Day 3: Full Day in Opatija / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4: Zadar City Tour en Route to Split / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 5: Depart Split, Arrive in Dubrovnik / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6: Dubrovnik City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7: Pakovo Selo, Krka National Park, Vodice / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Travel to Zagreb & City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 9: Tour Ljubljana, Arrive in Bled / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 10: Resort City of Bled / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 11: Depart Italy / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
*Advertised price is based on a 14 Nov 2019 departure from Sydney at time of publishing. Itinerary based on a Sunday Departure. Your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart
MAP

HOTELS
  • Opatija: Grand Hotel Adriatic or similar
  • Split: Hotel Atrium or similar
  • Dubrovnik: Lacroma Hotel or similar
  • Vodice: Hotel Olympia
  • Zagreb: Sheraton Zagreb
  • Bled: Rikli Balance Hotel or similar

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: October 2019 – May 2020
  • Advertised price based on a 14 Nov 2019 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • My Discoveries Exclusive Saving / Discount has been applied to the advertised price
  • Itinerary based on a Sunday Departure. Your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature.

VISA INFORMATION A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Depart for Italy from Australia

Your European holiday will begin with an international flight from Australia to Venice.
2

Arrive in Venice and Transfer to Opatija

Arrive in Venice and transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the “Lungo Mare” seafront and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Tonight, Welcome Drink and Dinner with your fellow travelers, followed by an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the journey that awaits you in Croatia and Slovenia.
MEALS: Dinner
3

Full Day in Opatija

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and gorgeous beaches, once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants.
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AM)
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Zadar City Tour en Route to Split

Depart today for a long drive along the dramatic Adriatic coast to Split. En route stop at the historic old town of Zadar; highlighted by ruins of a Roman forum, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and museums. This city is a wonderful combination of beautiful Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance, and a picture-perfect seafront. View the Cathedral and St. Donat Church before driving to the UNESCO protected seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, in the early evening, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade.
MEALS: Breakfast
5

Depart Split, Arrive in Dubrovnik

Walk along the cobbled streets of the Old Town featuring the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is the largest and best preserved Roman palace in the world, built for the Emperor Diocletian, representing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages, and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend time discovering the town independently before continuing along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik where you will have the opportunity to see the amazing views of this city known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
6

Dubrovnik City Tour

Enjoy the many delights of Dubrovnik today. The city’s splendid medieval ramparts are considered to be one of the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe, and its magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik” highlights the city’s treasures within the 800-year-old walls including the Rector’s Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and the monumental Sponza Palace, preserved with its original beauty. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square stands Orlando’s Tower, dedicated to the knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and to the Franciscan Monastery with exhibits from the world’s third oldest functioning pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours to wander the never-ending lanes of the Old Town. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Home-Hosted Dinner at Dubelj. Visit the Dubelj family home, where things are still done the old-fashioned way. The owner will show you the traditional method of making olive oil, using a horse-driven mill. Afterward, taste local cheese along with Dalmatian prosciutto and exchange views with your host family over a traditional three-course meal. Optional: Home-Hosted Dinner at Dubelj (PM)
MEALS: Breakfast
7

Pakovo Selo, Krka National Park, Vodice

This morning, enjoy a scenic drive north to the quaint Dalmatian village of Pakovo Selo. After a light lunch, continue towards the breathtaking Krka National Park. Admire the lake and waterways at one of Croatia’s most famous sights, including Skradinski Buk Falls, Arrive this evening in Vodice, a small resort town known for its vibrancy, diversity and friendly people. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8

Travel to Zagreb & City Tour

Spend the morning traveling inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zagreb. View Ban Josip Jelacic square and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Continue to the medieval section of the Upper Town with its Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s church and the Pope’s tower. The remainder of the day is yours to independently explore this lively city. Perhaps take a leisurely stroll along Ilica Street, packed with restaurants, trendy cafes and a vibrant shopping scene.
MEALS: Breakfast
9

Tour Ljubljana, Arrive in Bled

This morning, cross into Slovenia and head to the flourishing capital, Ljubljana. A local expert will lead you on a sightseeing tour of the city and its monuments. There will be time for lunch on your own, to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this refreshing city. Afterward, view the open-air market, City Hall, Robba Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. The journey continues to the spectacular city of Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Tonight, perhaps join an optional dinner at a charming Country Inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica that includes choices of Slovenian favorites along with wine. Optional: Tour of Radovljica with dinner (PM) MEALS: Breakfast
10

Resort City of Bled

Surrounded by high peaks, Bled has enticed travelers since the mid-19th century for its pure air, magnificent scenery and healing thermal springs. Today, Bled is a sparkling all-seasons resort with delightful hotels, villas, and restaurants nestled on the lakefront. A tour through this charming town continues along the shores of the lake before ascending to imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff with soaring views. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring this stunning city on your own. Afterwards, perhaps join the optional tour to Lake Bohinj, with its dense woods and spectacular mountains. Admire the stunning Julian Alps from Mt. Vogel, and sample local Slovenian cheese at the Shephard’s Museum on the return to Bled. Tonight, enjoy a festive Farewell Reception at your hotel with your newfound friends. Optional: Lake Bohinj, the Alpine Beauty (PM)
MEALS: Breakfast
11

Depart Italy

Transfer to the Venice airport for your departure flight back to Australia. MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
Croatia and Slovenia have a rich and a wonderful historic heritage. Dubrovnik is, for example, one of the 10 best-preserved Medieval walled cities in the world.
FLIGHT 
  • Flights Sydney-Venice, Venice-Sydney included.
  • Other departure cities available on request. Call us on 1300 404 606!

TRANSFER
  • All transfers are included in the deal!

MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
Read more CLICK HERE

WEATHER
  • Croatia enjoys a predominantly moderate climate, with four clearly marked seasons. Local climate differences are determined primarily by the diversity of the relief and proximity to the Adriatic Sea.
  • Slovenia’s climate is continental with cold winters and warm summers, but at the coastal areas, there is a pleasant submediterranean climate.

VISA A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
How do I book optional tours? This depends on the supplier. Bookings for optional tours can only be made once your tour has been paid in full and the supplier has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
  • Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AUD$100)
  • Home Hosted Dinner at Dubelj (AUD$82)
  • Tour of Radovljica with dinner (AUD$84)
  • Lake Bohinj, the Alpine Beauty (AUD$82)

What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly installment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
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