Uncover the treasures of the Balkans through one-on-one encounters with a local fisherman (along with a chance to sample some oysters), a survivor of the Balkans War and several local craftspeople.
Connections Worldwide Group Journeys 2013
Discover your destination through these local connections.
Explore Split's Mestrović Gallery as its curator opens its doors to you for a private guided tour.
Meet a local fisherman and sample his harvest of Croatia’s famous oysters.
Attend a private talk in Dubrovnik with a local resident who relates her experiences during the Balkan War.
Meet some of the local traders and craftsmen of Dubrovnik.
Immerse yourself in Croatia’s musical heritage during a local brass band’s performance
On arrival, meet your A&K representative and transfer to your hotel. Gather for a welcome dinner tonight.Esplanade Zagreb | Meals: D
This morning, take a tour of the Croatian capital. Walk the loveliest parts of Zagreb, seeing the National Theatre, Mimara Museum and Academy of Arts and Sciences. Visit the Ban Jela?i? Square, which divides the old town from the newer part of the city. Then ride a funicular, built in 1889, to reach the charming Upper Town quarter from Lower Town. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore your favorite parts of the capital.Esplanade Zagreb | Meals: B
Drive to the coastal city of Split. En route, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Plitvice Lakes, where emerald forests surround 16 shimmering turquoise lakes linked by a series of breathtaking waterfalls. Enjoy lunch in this spectacularly scenic region before continuing to Split.Radisson Blu Resort, Split | Meals: B, L
Board a ferry to Brač, a Dalmatian island famous for its stone, used in the construction of Split’s Diocletian Palace and the White House in Washington, D.C. In Brač, travel to Vidova Gora, the highest summit of the Adriatic islands, for spectacular views. Enjoy a lunch made from local ingredients.Radisson Blu Resort, Split | Meals: B, L
Tour Split, starting with the fascinating Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, built in 295 BC. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure for you to explore at your own pace. You may also visit Riva, a coastal boardwalk lined with palm trees, to soak up the sun and the views of the port and nearby islands. In the late afternoon, take a private tour of the Mestrović Gallery, led by its curator. Marvel at the 86 bronze, marble and wood sculptures fashioned by this talented artist.Radisson Blu Resort, Split | Meals: B, D
Depart Split for Dubrovnik, stopping first at Ston, world-renowned for its oysters. Meet a local fisherman and sample one of these gastronomic delights on the spot. Savor magnificent seafood at a local restaurant, and then continue along the Pelješac peninsula to a region renowned for its red wine. Visit winemaker Mike Grgich’s birthplace, Trstenik, and his small winery. Continue to Dubrovnik.Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik | Meals: B, L
Enjoy a morning tour of Dubrovnik. Proclaimed a “city museum” by UNESCO, the old town is surrounded by a circuit of walls, with a tower in each corner. Along the way, meet some of the local traders and craftspeople in the town’s markets. At morning’s end, a survivor of the Balkan War shares emotional memories of that tumultuous time. Spend the afternoon at leisure, perhaps strolling along the Stradun, the centuries-old main city promenade.Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik | Meals: B, D
Drive along the Konavle Valley to Montenegro, a country of sandy beaches and high mountains. Visit Boka Kotorska, the most southern fjord in Europe, where precipitous mountains rise from azure waters. Continue past Risan and Perast, and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, a Baroque edifice constructed in 1452 on a man-made islet. Later, visit the walled city of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before returning to Dubrovnik for a farewell dinner with your fellow guests, accompanied by music from a local brass band.Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik | Meals: B, L, D
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.Meals: B
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
|May. 24, 2013 - Jun. 01, 2013||$3,675||--||Call for Availability|
|Jun. 07, 2013 - Jun. 15, 2013||$3,675||--||Call for Availability|
|Jun. 21, 2013 - Jun. 29, 2013||$3,675||--||Call for Availability|
|Sep. 06, 2013 - Sep. 14, 2013||$3,860||--||Limited Availability|
|Sep. 13, 2013 - Sep. 21, 2013||$3,860||--||Available|
|Oct. 04, 2013 - Oct. 12, 2013||$3,675||--||Available|
A&K is happy to arrange your international air or pre-/post-itinerary hotel nights. Contact A&K for details.