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Croatia, Jewels of Dalmatia

'Solos Mix' Ages 45 years and over
Sunday 23 Sep - Friday 12 Oct 2018

Prices

INCLUSIONS

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $230pp prepaid
  • 17 nights in good quality hotels (3 to 4 star)
  • 17 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • Porterage included where available

Witness age-old culture and stunning landscapes in Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Tour the cosmopolitan capital of Sarajevo with its Turkish heritage and lively café scene. Enjoy exploring the four quarters of the city; each providing endless opportunities for relaxation, sightseeing and unique experiences.
  • Be enchanted by the town of Mostar with its beautiful 16th and 17th century mosques, medieval buildings and cobbled streets that survived the war completely. Walk across the most celebrated Ottoman Bridge that links the two sides of the town.

Beauty, culture and ancient architecture awaits you in Croatia   

  • Get acquainted with the fascinating city of Zagreb and admire its old world graciousness, lively energy and friendly locals.
  • Be rewarded with views of the shimmering Adriatic Ocean, beautiful marble streets and baroque buildings as you walk along the ancient city walls of medieval Dubrovnik.
  • Visit the always buzzing, exuberant city of Split and enjoy a tour of the world’s most impressive Roman Monument, the Diocletian’s Palace.
  • Spend the day discovering the sun-drenched islands of Brac and Solta on a cruise of the glittering Adriatic sea, stopping for some free time in the town of Stomorska.
  • Discover the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park as your guided walking tour showcases its magnificent turquoise lakes, waterfalls and cascades.
  • Spend two nights in Opatija, often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Enjoy an orientation tour of this remarkable seaside resort town and learn all about its splendid past.
  • Take a full day excursion to the heart shaped peninsula of Istra and spend some time exploring the ancient Roman Town of Poreč as well as the fishing village of Rovinj, considered the star attraction of Istria.

Slovenia, the land of pristine landscape and friendly faces 

  • Marvel at the two million year old stalagmite and stalactite formations at the Postojna Caves, a series of caverns, halls and passages some 20km long and hallowed out by the Pivka River.
  • Explore the oldest Slovenian mining city of Idrija, located in the green hills of the Julian Alps and well known for its mercury mine and world famous lace.
  • Be mesmerised by the mountain resort of Bled. With its emerald green lake, iconic fairy-tale church steeple perched atop the tiny rock at the middle of the lake and its medieval castle clinging to a cliff top, this is truly a magical place to behold.
  • Visit the well preserved and pretty capital city of Ljubljana and admire its dazzling hilltop castle, emerald green river, al fresco cafes on the banks of the promenade, youthful vibrancy and cultural creativity.

Explore mysterious, magical and romantic Venice

  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the most alluring city in the world, showcasing St Mark’s Square, St Mark’s Basilica, Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • See magic in the hands of a master craftsman at a Glass Blowing Factory as they create a piece of art work before your very eyes.

 

** EARLY BIRD OFFER **

SAVING #1: Book & pay the tour deposit by Friday 29 September 2017
SAVE $500 for tour package with your own room | $500 if you share

SAVING #2: Book & pay the tour deposit by Friday 22 December 2017
SAVE $250 for tour package with your own room | $250 if you share

* sharing refers to ‘twinshare’; share a room with a friend or a roommate match that we arrange.

Per Person  AUD

Single Room

EARLY BIRD #1: Package Price (tour & airfare package) SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER

$11,145

EARLY BIRD #2: Package Price (tour & airfare package) SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER

$11,395

Package Price (tour & airfare package) SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER

$11,645

 

PRE AND POST ACCOMMODATION

Pre night accommodation - ZAGREB  - Hotel Dubrovnik including breakfast - 23 September 2018

$241

Post night accommodation - VENICE - Hotel Belle Arti including breakfast - 12 October 2018

$464

 

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $850 on package prices above that include your own room (not sharing).

Not included: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications


TOUR & AIRFARE PACKAGE
* International airfare ex Australia is valid from: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable. Reservation are made in the name you provide to us with your booking form – this name must match your passport. Failure to provide your name as per your passport may result in an invalid ticket.

Day/Date Variations:
Due to airline flight schedules and availability, day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure. If additional nights of stay are required, the cost of any additional night/s of stay applies.

Taxes & Fuel Costs, and Surcharges:
The tour and airfare package includes air taxes to the value of $225 per person for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies are shown as a guide only. At the time final monies are due the amount for the airline tax & fuel surcharge will be updated if there has been any change.

An airfare supplement may apply depending on airline availability and departure cities, and this would be advised with your quote. 

Early Bird, Terms & Conditions:
To be eligible for the early bird savings you need to book and pay the deposit to secure your booking, and make any progress payment by the nominated date, as per the booking terms.

Upgrading Economy Fare to Business Class Fare with Points
The airfare included in a package, or otherwise purchased separately may not allow the use of flyer points to upgrade. However, there is the option of paying a surcharge where we would book the airfare which does allow you to upgrade. The surcharge can be quoted at time of requesting quote and is subject to availability.

Accruing Frequent Flyer Points
The airfare offered may not permit frequent flyer points to be accrued. If you wish to accrue frequent flyers points please check with us at the time of booking. We will advise the status and if any airfare supplement applies to book an airfare class that permits the accrual of frequent flyer points.

ROOMMATE MATCH 
Roommate matching is optional.

On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a $300 saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option to decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit.

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing.

This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by Friday 22 June 2018.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.

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Encounter Travel
ATAS Accreditation No: A10439

Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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