Saturday, September 24, 2011


Grand Circle Guide

Our ITINERARY September 25 - October 13
We will be two days before the trip in Dubrovnik.
Day 1 September 25 depart home, flying from Chicago to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Day 2 - 3 September 26 - 27 on own in Dubrovnik.
Grand Circle Travel Itinerary
September 28 join Grand Circle in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 4 Grand Circle representative will meet you, and you'll transfer to your hotel.
Day 5  Dubrovnik/City Tour/Croatian Language Lesson/Home-Hosted Dinner
After breakfast, join us for an orientation briefing where our Program Director will go over the details of your Escorted Tour.
Day 6  Dubrovnik/Optional Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina Tour
You have a full day to relax, have lunch on your own, and explore at your own pace.
Day 7  Dubrovnik/Optional Montenegro Tour
You have the day to make your own discoveries at your own pace.
Day 8  Overland to Split/City Tour
Today, you ride north to Split in the Croatian province of Dalmatia.
Day 9  Overland to Opatija
After breakfast, transfer to Opatija, a city whose lush green scenery and pleasant climate have made it a popular European vacation destination for two centuries.
Day 10  Opatija City Tour/Croatia Today Discussion
Your discoveries will begin with an included tour of Opatija, where you’ll view the city’s Austro-Hungarian architectural presence in its beautiful villas and stroll along its famous seaside promenade, the Lungomare.
Day 11  Opatija/Optional Istrian Peninsula Tour
You have today free for your own explorations. Admire the views of 4,580-foot Mount Ucka, the high point of the Istrian Peninsula, which blocks the north winds, keeping Opatija’s climate warm.
Day 12  Opatija/Optional Island of Krk Tour
You have this morning to savor the delights of this area on your own.
Day 13  Overland to Bled, Slovenia/Postojna Caves
After breakfast this morning, check out of your Opatija hotel and begin the transfer to Bled.
Day 14  Bled/Slovenia Today Discussion/Optional A Taste of Medieval Slovenia Tour
After breakfast, you are invited to join us in a Discovery Series discussion aboutSlovenia Today.
Day 15  Bled/Ljubljana/City Tour
This morning, we’ll visit Ljubljana for a tour of this city of about 300,000 people. Because much of the city was rebuilt after an 1895 earthquake, Slovenia’s capital has a unique architectural style that has integrated surviving historic structures with more modern designs.
Day 16  Explore Lake Bled/Visit to Kropa Village/Farewell Dinner
Today we explore the area surrounding Lake Bled and enjoy the dramatic vistas for which the area is well known.
Day 17  By Bus Bled to Ljubljana (on our own), explore city on own.
Day 18 Ljubljana, explore city on own.
Day 19 Ljubljana to Chicago.

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