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Adriatic Adventure - Zagreb To Athens

15 Days, Zagreb to Athens
Adriatic Adventure - Zagreb To Athens

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From cultural Zagreb to ancient Athens and historic walled Balkan towns to the dance floors of exclusive nightclubs, this 15-day adventure promises a Europe you didn& read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 14 nights accommodation (Hotels/hostels (14 nts, multi-share)).
  • 5 Breakfast.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Train, bus, private van, ferry, walking).
  • Orientation walk in Zagreb, Tirana, and Corfu.
  • Entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Guided tour of Diocletian's Palace (Split).
  • Evening orientation walk in Split.
  • Island-hopping boat cruise (Hvar).

  • Day trip to Perast (Kotor).
  • Sunset from Pelakas.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 455-595 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Zagreb
Day 2 Zagreb/Plitvice Lakes National Park
Day 3 Plitvice Lakes National Park/Split
Day 4 Split
Day 5 Split/Hvar
Day 6 Hvar/Dubrovnik
Day 7 Dubrovnik
Day 8 Dubrovnik/Kotor
Day 9 Kotor
Day 10 Kotor/Tirana
Day 11 Tirana/Saranda
Day 12 Saranda/Corfu
Day 13 Corfu
Day 14 Corfu/Athens
Day 15 Depart Athens
Departures
  • May
    2018
  • Jun
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sun, 06 May '18
  • Sun, 20 May '18
  • Sun, 20 May '18
  • Sun, 03 Jun '18
  • Sun, 03 Jun '18
  • Sun, 17 Jun '18
  • Sun, 10 Jun '18
  • Sun, 24 Jun '18
  • Sun, 17 Jun '18
  • Sun, 01 Jul '18
  • Sun, 24 Jun '18
  • Sun, 08 Jul '18
  • Sun, 01 Jul '18
  • Sun, 15 Jul '18
  • Sun, 08 Jul '18
  • Sun, 22 Jul '18
  • Sun, 15 Jul '18
  • Sun, 29 Jul '18
  • Sun, 22 Jul '18
  • Sun, 05 Aug '18
  • Sun, 29 Jul '18
  • Sun, 12 Aug '18
  • Sun, 12 Aug '18
  • Sun, 26 Aug '18
  • Sun, 19 Aug '18
  • Sun, 02 Sep '18
  • Sun, 26 Aug '18
  • Sun, 09 Sep '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Dubrovnik
  • Kotor
  • Tirana
  • Saranda
  • Corfu
  • Athens
  • DAY 1 Arrive Zagreb

    Arrive at any time

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip..

    Optional Activities

    Museum of Broken Relationships
    Zagreb1h-2h
    25HRK per personWhether you've just had a nasty breakup or are blissfully in love you can't miss this unique museum. Memorabilia and stories from the ones that got away or were run away from are paired with individual's stories. From hilarious to heartfelt the vibe of the mementos in the museum are worth checking out. Bring some tissues and stop at the museum cafe afterwards to recover with a glass of mulled wine and traditional pepper cookies.

    Croatian Museum of Naive Art
    Zagreb
    20HRK per person
    Stop by this small museum to see some of the work of Croatia's Naive artists as well as pieces from foreign artists. This style of painting is known for its simplistic, almost child-like rendering of forms and originated during the 18th century. While it's believed that many artists who practice this style never trained as artists, this is rarely true. Vivid colours and interesting perspectives line the walls of this museum, a must see for art and art history buffs.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Zagreb 1h-2h
    30HRK per person
    Spend an hour or two wandering through the exhibits at this large, modern museum. The exterior was designed by the contemporary architect Igor Franic who submitted the unique design for the building to a competition held by the museum. The roomy interior is the perfect place to escape crowds and take some time to reflect on the exhibits. When you're ready to head back into the city try taking the slide exit!

    Cathedral of the Assumption
    Zagreb
    Free
    The Gothic Zagreb Cathedral is a must see for those who love architecture. Someone is definitely watching out for this holy site, it's been damaged by invaders and earthquakes and somehow is still standing (using numerous repairs of course). Sitting atop a tall column is a golden statue or Mary, surrounded at the base by four angels. The exterior is covered in sculptures and reliefs while the inside has large pillars, stained glass windows, and paintings.

    St Mark's Church
    Zagreb
    Free
    Not far from St Mark's Square in Zagreb, the Church of St Mark has some unique architecture features compared to most Gothic style churches. The roof is tiled in a pattern of colours, patterns, and the coat of arms of the city. The church interior is usually closed off to visitors, but take a stroll by to take a few photos of the exterior. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Zagreb/Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Explore Zagreb on an orientation walk before transferring to Plitvice for the night.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Local bus
    Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes National Park 4h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Optional Activities

    Museum of Broken Relationships
    Zagreb 1h-2h
    25HRK per person
    Whether you've just had a nasty breakup or are blissfully in love you can't miss this unique museum. Memorabilia and stories from the ones that got away or were run away from are paired with individual's stories. From hilarious to heartfelt the vibe of the mementos in the museum are worth checking out. Bring some tissues and stop at the museum cafe afterwards to recover with a glass of mulled wine and traditional pepper cookies.

    Croatian Museum of Naive Art
    Zagreb
    20HRK per person
    Stop by this small museum to see some of the work of Croatia's Naive artists as well as pieces from foreign artists. This style of painting is known for its simplistic, almost child-like rendering of forms and originated during the 18th century. While it's believed that many artists who practice this style never trained as artists, this is rarely true. Vivid colours and interesting perspectives line the walls of this museum, a must see for art and art history buffs.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Zagreb1h-2h
    30HRK per person
    Spend an hour or two wandering through the exhibits at this large, modern museum. The exterior was designed by the contemporary architect Igor Franic who submitted the unique design for the building to a competition held by the museum. The roomy interior isthe perfect place to escape crowds and take some time to reflect on the exhibits. When you're ready to head back into the city try taking the slide exit!

    Cathedral of the Assumption
    Zagreb
    Free
    The Gothic Zagreb Cathedral is a must see for those who love architecture. Someone is definitely watching out for this holy site, it's been damaged by invaders and earthquakes and somehow is still standing (using numerous repairs of course). Sitting atop a tall column is a golden statue or Mary, surrounded at the base by four angels. The exterior is covered in sculptures and reliefs while the inside has large pillars, stained glass windows, and paintings.

    St Mark's Church
    Zagreb
    Free
    Not far from St Mark's Square in Zagreb, the Church of St Mark has some unique architecture features compared to most Gothic style churches. The roof is tiled in a pattern of colours, patterns, and the coat of arms of the city. The church interior is usually closed off to visitors, but take a stroll by to take a few photos of the exterior. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Plitvice Lakes National Park/Split

    Explore Plitvice Lakes NP, then transfer to Split to enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival. Go on a guided tour of Diocletian's Palace.

    Free Time
    Plitvice Lakes National Park Morning

    Get out and explore this beautiful park.

    Local bus
    Plitvice Lakes National Park - Split 5h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Evening
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Diocletian's Palace Guided Walk
    Split
    Take a guided walk around Diocletian's Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in Europe. It took over 10 years to construct and is built of white stone imported from the island of Brac. Visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a perfect way to learn more about the history of Split. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Split

    Enjoy a free day in Split. Opt to visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach on Bol, head to Trogir or the ancient ruined city of Solin, or experience the nightlife once the sun goes down.

    Free Time
    Split Full Day
    Get out and explore Split and its surroundings.

    Optional Activities
    Bacvice Beach Visit

    Split
    Free
    Head to this local hot spot to soak up some rays or play in the calm waters. The sandy shores are often packed with rows of lounge chairs and umbrellas, but it's still a great place to spend some time if you're looking to cool off. Visit some of the cafes along the waterfront, wade out into the shallow water, or rent a lounge chair and relax.
    Mestrovic Gallery
    Split
    30HRK per person
    Filled with the incredible sculptures of Croatian artist and architect Ivan Mestrovic, this gallery is beautiful inside and out. The gallery is housed in a villa designed by Mestrovic as a summer home which overlooks a wonderful garden where you can view more sculptures and enjoy the breeze from the sea.

    St Duje Cathedral Visit
    Split
    15-40HRK per person
    The Cathedral of St Duje is said to be the oldest cathedral in the world, built around 305 AD. Climb up the bell tower for excellent views of Split and the surrounding port area.

    Marjan's Peak Visit
    Split 3h-4h
    30EUR per person
    For spectacular views of the city, make sure to visit Marjan's Peak. The area has nice hiking and biking trails for those that want to embrace nature and escape the port town.

    Trogir Excursion
    Trogir 4h-6h
    15-41EUR per person
    Take an excursion to the historic city of Trogir, where the Old City core is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Found in the center of Dalmatia on the eastern coastline of Adriatic sea, this pretty seaside town is a great place to walk and explore. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 5 Split/Hvar

    Take a morning ferry to Hvar. Upon arrival, enjoy an island-hopping boat cruise that stops at secluded coves around the Pakleni Islands.

    Ferry
    Split - Hvar 1h Morning
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Pakleni Islands Boat Cruise
    Hvar Afternoon
    Enjoy a cruise that visits the Pakleni Islands, stopping at secluded coves along the way for swimming.

    Optional Activities
    Hvar Fortress Visit

    Hvar
    25HRK per person
    Explore the 16th century fortress that looks over the city of Hvar. Tour the interior and see some of the artifacts on display like the canon. Climb hundreds of stairs to reach the top for an incredible panoramic view of the city, nearby islands, and the ocean. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 6 Hvar/Dubrovnik

    Travel by bus and ferry to Dubrovnik. Enjoy a final optional night on the town with the group.

    For great atmosphere with good music, check out the East/West Beach Club. It's one of the best nighttime party spots and attracts a good crowd during the day as well.
    Ferry
    Hvar - Drvenik 1h
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Local bus
    Drvenik - Dubrovnik 3h 30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Border Crossing (Croatia - Bosnia)
    Klek - Neum
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Border Crossing (Bosnia - Croatia)
    Neum - Zaton Doli
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Free Time
    Dubrovnik Afternoon
    Get out and explore this beautiful walled city.

    Optional Activities
    Dubrovnik City Wall Walk

    Dubrovnik 1h-2h
    100HRK per person
    Opt to take a walking tour or head out on your own to explore the city's ancient walls - a trip to Dubrovnik isn't complete without doing this walk (2km/1.1 mi). See highlights along the way that include Fort Minceta, Fort St. John, Fort Lawrence, Fort Revelin, and St. Luke's Tower. There are three main entrances to the city walls; the principal one is located by the Inner Pile Gates.

    Cable Car Ride
    Dubrovnik
    100HRK per person
    Get an amazing view of the rows of red roofs of Dubrovnik and the sea on a scenic cable car ride. While you slowly creep up the side of the mountain, look down on the winding streets and out to the nearby oceans. If you run out of time during the day hop on the cable car near sunset to see the tints of pink, red, and orange spread across the sky. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Dubrovnik

    Enjoy a free day for exploration.

    Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

    Free Time
    Dubrovnik Full Day
    Get out and explore this beautiful seaside walled city.

    Optional Activities
    Dubrovnik City Wall Walk

    Dubrovnik 1h-2h
    100HRK per person
    Opt to take a walking tour or head out on your own to explore the city's ancient walls - a trip to Dubrovnik isn't complete without doing this walk (2km/1.1 mi). See highlights along the way that include Fort Minceta, Fort St. John, Fort Lawrence, Fort Revelin, and St. Luke's Tower. There are three main entrances to the city walls; the principal one is located by the Inner Pile Gates.

    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

    Cable Car Ride
    Dubrovnik
    100HRK per person
    Get an amazing view of the rows of red roofs of Dubrovnik and the sea on a scenic cable car ride. While you slowly creep up the side of the mountain, look down on the winding streets and out to the nearby oceans. If you run out of time during the day hop on the cable car near sunset to see the tints of pink, red, and orange spread across the sky.

    Kayaking Tour (Half-Day)
    Dubrovnik
    280HRK per person
    Get out on the waves and enjoy a half-day kayaking tour. Let your export guide lead the way and enjoy seeing the sights from the water. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 Dubrovnik/Kotor

    Cross the border into Montenegro and go hiking or visit Lake Skadar. Enjoy an included day trip to the beautiful nearby village of Perast.

    Private Vehicle
    Dubrovnik - Kotor 1h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Border Crossing (Croatia - Montenegro)
    Karasovici - Herceg-Novi
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Perast Visit
    Perast
    Visit the small seaside town of Perast for a taste of the quaint in Montenegro. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Kotor

    Opt to explore the city of Kotor or the beaches of Herceg Novi.

    Free Time
    Kotor Full Day
    Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful small country.

    Optional Activities
    Sea Kayaking

    Kotor
    20EUR per person
    Head off shore by sea kayak to fully appreciate this gorgeous area. Start just outside the Old Town walls and explore the coast. Stop at a beach bar for a break or a swim.

    Kotor City Exploration
    Kotor 15m-30m
    Free
    Take some time to explore this picturesque town surrounded by a walled fortress built by the Republic of Venice. Kotor has a Mediterranean feel to it and the bay offers a stunning backdrop for photographs. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 10 Kotor/Tirana

    Check out all that the capital of Albania has to offer on an included orientation walk.

    Be sure to check out the lively nightlife here.

    Private Vehicle
    Kotor - Tirana 6h-7h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Border Crossing (Montenegro - Albania)
    Sukobin - Muriqan
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended

    Optional Activities
    National Gallery of Arts

    2EUR per person
    Check out the National Gallery of Arts to see collections of realist paintings, historic and political pieces, propaganda, as well as modern paintings and sculptures. The gallery also houses temporary exhibitions and has one of the best collections of Socialist Realism paintings.

    National History Museum
    2EUR per person
    Learn about the history of Albania by spending some time at the National History Museum and checking out the archaeological and historic artifacts. Most displays are translated into English and French to help visitors understand the collections. One of the darker but vastly important sections focuses on the oppression of the communist regime in the country, however this section is a recent addition and has few translations in English. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 Tirana/Saranda

    Travel through the Albanian countryside to coastal Saranda, stopping along the way to explore towns and local sights. Opt to take a dip in the Blue Eye Spring and stop for lunch in the historic centre of Gjirokaster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Local bus
    Tirana - Saranda 4h-5h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Optional Activities
    Butrint Archeological Site Visit

    20EUR per person
    Take a taxi to the nearby ruins of the city of Butrint, excavated in 1944. This Greek city and UNESCO World Heritage Site was once a stopping point along trading routes but when the Roman Empire began to decline residents started to leave. After the city was flooded during an earthquake Butrint was abandoned and laid untouched for years under the mud and debris from the quake, preserving artifacts and protecting the ruins. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 12 Saranda/Corfu

    Take a ferry across the border to the island of Corfu. Enjoy an orientation walk in the old town of Kerkyra, then enjoy free time to hit the beach and the clubs.

    Ferry
    Saranda - Corfu 1h
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Border Crossing (Albania - Greece)
    Saranda - Corfu
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Free Time
    Corfu Afternoon
    Do as much or as little as you'd like on this slice of Greek paradise. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Corfu

    Free time to hit the beach and the clubs. Opt to explore the island by horseback, visit some of the older churches and historic buildings found on the island, or relax on one of its many beautiful beaches.

    Free Time
    Corfu Full Day
    Do as much or as little as you'd like on this slice of Greek paradise.

    Optional Activities
    Archaeological Museum

    3 EUR per person
    See some of the amazing artifacts housed at the Archaeological Museum of Corfu, including relics excavated from the ancient city of Corfu, Cassiope, the Gorgon pediment and The Lion of Menecrates. While small, this museum is a great place to see local artifacts and get a sense of the area's history. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 14 Corfu/Athens

    Morning flight to Athens and free afternoon to explore Greece's capital city.

    Plane
    Corfu - Athens 2h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Free Time
    Athens Afternoon
    Start exploring this fascinating ancient city. Parthenon, anyone? (Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Depart Athens

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 455-595 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is ??? (kindly enter group size) passengers, at an average there are??? passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'

  9. LOCAL GUIDES
    It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places.


  10. LUGGAGE
    In Europe it is very rare to find elevators in train stations, hotels or other public places. We use public transport on this trip, which means you will need to carry your luggage from platform to platform, in and out of trains and buses etc. and also possibly up several flights of stairs. You will also need to be able to stow your luggage safely on trains and buses. It is therefore essential that you pack light and bring luggage which is compact and lightweight, and which you can easily transport. The carrying of your luggage remains your responsibility at all times.


  11. ITINERARY PACE
    This trip has a fast-paced itinerary with some long transport days - please check the itinerary carefully before deciding if this trip suits your needs.


  12. RAMADAN
    Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th and July 17th, 2015. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.



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