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Hotels listed in this brochure will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those in the brochure.
Day 1 DUBROVNIK ARRIVAL, Sunday
Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Meeting with the tour guide.
Day 2 DUBROVNIK – BUDVA / Montenegro – SHKODRA / Albania – TIRANA, Monday
Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s second oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Departure for Tirana; we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
Day 3 TIRANA – OHRID / Macedonia, Tuesday
Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and visit to the National Museum representing the fl ow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.
Day 4 OHRID, Wednesday
Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classifi ed as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School” was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. In the afternoon short drive to visit St. Naum Monastery built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Dinner in a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 5 OHRID – SKOPJE, Thursday
Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the fi nest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.
Day 6 SKOPJE – KOLAŠIN / Montenegro, Friday
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Aft ernoon arrival at Kolašin, spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.
Day 7 KOLAŠIN – CETINJE – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK, Saturday
Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Kotor, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St. Triphon, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 8 DUBROVNIK – Embarkation, Sunday
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the boat. Embarkation (superior boat) at Gruž port. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager later on at onboard welcome reception followed by a dinner. This evening you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets. Overnight on the boat.
Day 9 DUBROVNIK – KORČULA, Monday
We set sail for the island of Korčula early in the morning, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to cool off , relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town and best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, to spend the night there. Take the walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. Evening is free to explore the town on your own.
Day 10 KORČULA – PUČIŠĆA, Tuesday
Our journey then continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač, village of the stone sculpture and music culture Pučišća, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional). Lunch onboard. Enjoy a swim in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays, if weather permits. Overnight.
Day 11 PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT, Wednesday
We depart for Omiš before breakfast, it’s fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power of the pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. Aft er visiting Omiš set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late aft ernoon we arrive at Split to spend the night. Arriving in Split, take the guided tour of the city, the seafront promenade, and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.
Day 12 SPLIT – HVAR, Thursday
Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brač, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530 m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to your boat for lunch, then head to Hvar. Hvar is one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the fi rst public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own.
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.
Day 13 HVAR – NP MLJET, Friday
Departing from Hvar in the morning, our sail to Mljet Island includes a stop for swimming, if weather permits, and lunch onboard. Croatian “Greenest Island” will hypnotize you with its beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park which encompasses fi ve types of forests, many species of birds and two deep lakes. If you want to visit Mljet National Park, walk to the entrance where you can purchase the ticket to walk around the Great Lake and the Small Lake and join the boat ride to St. Mary Island. Have Captain’s dinner onboard. We will spend the night in Mljet.
Day 14 NP MLJET – DUBROVNIK, Saturday
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik with lunch onboard with stop for swimming. Early in the aft ernoon we arrive in Dubrovnik, where we will spend the night.
Day 15 DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE, Sunday
Aft er breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel.
GUARANTEED LAND PRICE
Every effort is made to maintain prices as published, but fluctuating exchange rates may necessitate price changes, the current price will be confirmed at the time of booking, and will be guaranteed not to increase upon receipt of deposit.
All of our departures are guaranteed, and as booking progresses, we add more guaranteed dates. If a guaranteed departure is essential to your clients, check with us at the time of booking. We will do all possible to assist you. In 2019 we intend to operate all our schedule departures. In the unlikely event that a departure is cancelled, every passenger who has paid either a deposit or full payment will receive a credit of EUR 100 per person if they transfer to another 2019 Supplier Tour.
BOOKINGS and DEPOSIT
All bookings must be made in writing. In order to get confirmation of booking, booking form has to be filled in. All additional changes must also be made in writing and marked clearly on the original booking form where original booking was made. Your booking will be confirmed immediately in most cases. A deposit of EUR 200 per person must be received 7 days after confirmation the latest, at which time an invoice will be issued showing deposit received. The balance is due 30 days prior to tour departure. If deposit is not received, the booking will be assumed cancelled. For late bookings (less than 30 days prior to departure), full payment is required at the time of booking.
Upon receipt of the booking form (filled in with all necessary information), we will send you our written confirmation. With written confirmation we guarantee all services as per our program.
AMENDMENTS of BOOKING
Amendments of bookings will be made only after reconfirmed booking in writing.
Since we are land operator and do not provide airfare tickets, we do not cover any refunds for missed flights and subsequently late start/no start of the tour. All additional costs have to be settled on the spot by passengers. We recommend that in case of delay clients call the emergency phone number which is in the travel documents.
Tour participants should check with the consulates and local health boards for the latest health requirements. No medical expenses will be covered for illnesses that occur prior to arrival or on the tour.
SPECIAL NEEDS TRAVELLERS
Any disability requiring special attention must be reported at the time of booking. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled participants; however we are not responsible for any denial of services by carriers. Hotels, restaurants, motor coaches, mini buses, vans and cars are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. We cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, dining, getting on/off transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. Travellers who need assistance must be accompanied by a qualified and physically able companion.
YOUNG TOUR PARTICIPANTS
Tour participants under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. On escorted tours we do not recommend children under the age of 8.
Program prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single room supplements and triple room reductions are listed where applicable. For the motor coach tours transfers are provided complimentary only from Dubrovnik and Zagreb airports to hotel and v.v. by motor coach or private vehicle, only on the first and the last day of the tour, as per the itinerary, under the condition that accurate transfer information is provided. Pre-stay and post-stay transfers are not included in the tour rate, but can be arranged on request. Our cruise does not include complimentary transfers, but can be arranged on request.
The hotels classified in the Supplier’s brochure are based on local classifications, which vary from country to country. Hotels listed in this brochure will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those in the brochure. While every effort is made to reserve twin bedded rooms, it may happen that a hotel provides some double bedded rooms instead. If such thing happens, double bedded rooms will be allocated to couples. Triple share rooms are generally based on an extra rollaway bed, which is not always suitable for adults. Please note that standard policy is that hotel rooms are available for check-in after 13:00. Early check-in needs to be advised in advance. Also, please note that Supplier cannot guarantee that early check-in will be free of charge, since the standard policy is that early check-in requires a pre-night to be booked and paid for.
During national holidays certain facilities (museums, restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping) may be limited or unavailable. Alternatives will be offered whenever possible.
Porterage is not included in program price. No responsibility is accepted for loss or damage to baggage or passenger’s belongings.
All lost luggage on connecting flights are not responsibility of land operator. We do not guarantee that the luggage will be found and delivered to assigned hotel. We will provide assistance on the spot (through our tour director and local offices) that will help the passenger communicate with airline company.
No responsibility is accepted for loss of or damage to travel documents or any of passenger’s belongings.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
A valid passport is required for all tour participants. All passengers, regardless of the passport they hold, should check with the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed. Securing any needed visas is the responsibility of the tour participant.
REFUNDS FOR UNUSED SERVICES
No refunds will be made for unused services once travel arrangements have commenced, especially in the cases where passengers are unable to travel due to invalid travel documents (passports, visas), unused portion of services which are included in tour price and program, unused transfer services. In case that client cannot find the arrival transfer/driver at Dubrovnik or Zagreb airports, they have to call emergency contact number in the travel documents. Any complaint while traveling should be made immediately to local representatives (hotel management, tour director…). All complaints will be accepted in written the latest 1 month after the tour ends. After this date no complaints will be accepted.
CHANGES TO ITINERARIES
If necessary, for any reason beyond Supplier control, Supplier can amend or cancel any of the arrangements for particular itinerary. Should insufficient numbers book the tour Supplier can close the departure.
Supplier reserves the right to change or modify a reservation in case of circumstances caused by conditions beyond its control that cannot be predicted, avoided or rectified. Booked accommodation can be substituted only by an accommodation unit of the same or higher category and at the price confirmed during booking, provided that customer is notified ahead of time.
GROUP BOOKING ON SCHEDULE TOURS
The most efficient, economical and profitable way to operate your group tour is to book into one of our schedule departures. Our buying power will immediately be to your benefit, and our itineraries are tested and proven to be the best combination of touring, city stays and leisure time. Our escorts are the best and have worked with us for many years. Our motor coaches are the finest.
BLOCK SPACE EARLY
Supplier will block space for your group on our published itineraries, subject to availability. With less than 35 paying passengers, your group will travel with other Supplier passengers. With 35 or more paying passengers, you may have the exclusive use of the motor coach and tour conductor. If you have planned for exclusive use and the number of passengers falls below the minimum of 35 passengers required, Supplier reserves the right to book additional passengers to the party. To guarantee exclusive occupancy for groups numbering less than the minimum of 35 passengers, EUR 150 may be paid for each seat. If your group number falls to 21 passengers or less, the supplement for exclusive use of motor coach and tour director is EUR 200 per person. It is not possible to have exclusive motor coach and tour conductor for less than 15 paying passengers. Selecting a schedule date virtually guarantees that your group will travel despite the number of passengers you book. If you wish, you may (with 35 passengers) pick up any date and we will obtain space for you.
At the time of booking, a fully refundable deposit of EUR 1.000 for exclusive use or EUR 500 for non-exclusive use is required. Additional deposits of EUR 100 per person are required, as each member is booked.
The review date is 90 days prior to departure and any space not under deposit will revert back to Supplier.
ROOMING LIST DUE DATE
The rooming list due date is approximately 60 days prior to departure. This is the latest date space may be released without forfeiture of deposit. It is extremely important that on or before the rooming list due date you contact us and advise the names of passengers booked to date. If all space has not been sold, your options will be as follows: Provide us with names and continue to book on space available basis. Provide us with the names booked to date.
If you wish to hold unsold space, at your own risk you decide on the total number of seats you expect to fill. We will hold this space for you on receipt of your guarantee of EUR 200 per seat for any unsold seats. This is non-refundable.
Final payment is due 30 days prior to departure.
FREE LAND TOUR
Supplier provides 1 free in twin accommodations for each 20 paying passengers.
If your own tour escort accompanies the group, it should be understood that the Suppler escort is in complete charge for the portion of the trip operated by Supplier. He/she will most happily work and confer with your tour escort, but announcements to the group and decision making must be left to the Supplier tour escort. Please understand that this cooperation is necessary only to avoid conflicting information given to tour members, which could interfere with the tour. It should also be noted that the Suppler tour escort couldn’t make alterations or deviations to the itinerary at the request of your group escort.
All cancellations must be made in writing. The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancellation of the passenger is given after the booking is confirmed:
30+ days prior – Full deposit 200 EUR or 10% of the total
29 – 22 days prior – 35% of the total
21 – 15 days prior – 60% of the total
14 – 8 days prior – 80% of the total
7 – 0 days prior – 100% of the total
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