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June 16-30, 2018


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Come join us on an epic journey into a gorgeous part of the world! Here
is the land where the Adriatic meets the Alps. Croatia and Slovenia were
once part of the union called Yugoslavia. But today, that feels like
ancient history, as each country is proudly independent. Carefree
Croatia, with its long and enticing coastline, beckons vacationers with
dramatically scenic terrain, romantic old towns, sunshine bathed pebbly
beaches, and an irrepressible seafaring spirit. We will start our
adventure in the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, then travel through
some of the most scenic off shore islands up the Dalmatian coast to
Split. From there we will head inland via Plitvice National Park with
its gorgeous lakes and waterfalls and then on to finish in Zagreb.
Dubrovnik, whose nickname is "the pearl of the Adriatic," is ringed by a
thick wall of medieval ramparts which we will walk along the top and
circle the old town. Within the ramparts, the traffic free Old Town is a
fun jumble of steep alleys, low-impact museums, al fresco cafes and
friendly squares. We will visit the islands of Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and
Brac; each one beautiful in its own right but each with a distinct
personality. Our days will be filled with a combination of culture,
walking, relaxing and soaking up the scenery! After our exploration of
the islands, we will come ashore and return to civilization in Split
with its atmospheric old town. Our guided tour will take in the
highlights of the city and expose us to its rich history. After a
relaxing night in Split, we will travel on to one of the most beautiful
national parks in Europe, Plitvice Lakes NP! It is one of Europe's most
spectacular natural wonders. Imagine Niagara Falls diced and sprinkled
over a heavily forested Grand Canyon. There are 16 terraced lakes
separated by natural travertine dams and laced together by waterfalls,
boat rides, and miles of pleasant plank walks. The colors are vibrant
and fantastic! It has to be seen and experienced to be believed. Come
join us! The trip will end in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, a city
which began as two separate walled medieval towns separated by a river.
In Zagreb, we will find historic neighborhoods and a nearly Prague-like
Old World streetscape with virtually no tourists. From here participants
will either head home or continue their European vacation by joining the
trip leaders on their Slovenia hiking trip which follows a few days
after this adventure. Trip cost of $4777 includes in country group
transportation, double occupancy accommodation, breakfasts, some
dinners, city tours in Dubrovnik and Zagreb and hiking excursions.

Info Tag:

For details contact L Ginette Beaudoin,
207-590-4431; CL Anna Panszczyk,, 617-429-2175.

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