Croatia - Euro Adventure Series - From Budapest to the Dalmatian Coast

Croatia - Euro Adventure Series *new*
From Budapest to the Dalmatian Coast
September 4 to 13 2009


Highlights Include
*Plitvice Lakes National Park
*Krka National Park
*Sailing on the Adriatic Sea

*City Tour of Budapest
*Authentic Baths in Budapest
*Nightlife in 3 hot-spot cities: Zagreb, Split, and Budapest
*Island hopping off the coastline in Split
*Stunning beaches of the Dalmatian coast

Pricing and payment schedule   (includes ALL flights and transfers)
$1,995 - make deposit by June 30
$2,095 - make deposit by July 17
$2,195 - make deposit by August 4

Non-stop airfare NYC to Budapest
8 nights accommodations
All ground transportation
Plitvice and Krka National Park entrance/guide
Sailing excursion in Adriatic Sea
Baths in Budapest
Breakfast everyday

Not Included
Optional Activities
Ferries / Island Hopping
Airport Departure Taxes (if any)
Tipping: Trip Leader & Guides 
Personal spending, Lunches and Dinners

The Itinerary

Friday, September 4 - Departure
New York, JFK - Depart for Budapest Hungary, Flight at 8:05pm

Saturday, September 5 - City Tour Budapest
Arrive in Budapest at 11:30am.  Upon arrival we will transfer to hotel.
You will have the afternoon to choose to do an optional city tour or explore the sights of Budapest on your own.            

City Tour includes
City park (walk): Heroes' square, Vajdahunyad castle, Széchenyi Spa, Andrássy avenue,
Opera, Synagogue of Dohány street, St. Stephen's Basilica Parliament,
Castle district (walk): Matthias church, Fisherman's bastion
Gellért hill (walk): Citadel
In the evening we will experience an authentic Hungarian meal in the city.   

Overnight hotel in city center

Sunday, September 6 - Transfer to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
In the early morning we will depart on a train to Zagreb Croatia, arriving at 12pm.  After lunch in Zagreb, we’ll transfer to our hotel in Plitvice National Park.  We will be able to relax or take a walk around the beautiful grounds of Plitvice National Park.
Overnight hotel in Plitvice

Monday, September 7 - Plitvice National Park
This morning after breakfast, we will visit the most popular tourist attraction in Croatia.
Plitvice National Park is laced with waterfalls and studded with turquoise lakes. We will tour the park on foot and boat.  This lush valley has 16 terraced lakes strung together by waterfalls and miles of pleasant plank walks.  Countless cascades and strangely clear and colorful water make this park a misty natural wonderland.  We will take a 20-minute boat ride along the park's biggest lake, Lake Kozjak, which connects lower and Upper Lakes. The lower half of the Upper Lakes is the most striking area in the park.
Overnight hotel in Plitvice

Tuesday, September 8-Krka National Park
We will have an early start to the day as we drive to our tour of Krka National Park.  We will first visit the small historical town of Sibenik before we get into our boat to tour the park.  This forested area comes complete with seven waterfalls, islets, lakes and rapids, water mills and a couple of ancient monasteries.  We will visit Skradinski buk, the park’s tallest waterfall, with 17 cascades running the length of 800 meters.  Here is where we will be able to take a refreshing dip in the small emerald pool at the bottom of the waterfall.
In the late afternoon, we will drive to Split.
Overnight in stone cottages in Split

Wednesday, September 9-Afternoon Sail to Ciovo Island
Today we are a relaxing morning in which you can explore Split, relax at a café on the coast, or read a book at the beach.  After lunch, we will get ready for our afternoon sail to Ciovo Island.

On our sailing excursion, we will experience cruising on a traditional Dalmatian wooden fishing boat to Čiovo Island. We will be able to go swimming and enjoy a local seafood restaurant. After dinner, we will enjoy the sunset over the Adriatic Sea and return to Split at 9pm.
Overnight in stone cottages in Split

Thursday, September 10 - Free Day in Split
Today you will be able to experience the coast of Spit your own way.
Optional activities:
-Ferry to Hvar or Brac island and explore on bike, walk, or relax on the beach.
-Hike, rock climb, scuba dive in and around the islands
-Relax on Bacvice beach, awarded the best beach in Split.
Overnight in stone cottages in Split

Friday, September 11 - Departure to Zagreb/Nightlife in Zagreb
Depart early morning for our train ride to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, arriving at 1pm.  We will check into our hotel and have the remainder of the afternoon to explore the city. 

You can use the afternoon to tour the city museums such as Mimara Museum or Museum of Arts and Crafts.  Another option is the Tkalciceva ulica, which is a famous pedestrian strip of cafes and bars to great people watching!
Nightlife in Zagreb.
Overnight hotel town center

Saturday, September 12 - Budapest Baths
After breakfast, we will take the train back to Budapest, arriving at 4pm and check into our hotel.
In the late afternoon we are in for a treat as we visit one of the top Budapest Baths- Szechenyi Medicinal Spa and Swimming Pool     
This spa is not only extraordinary for its medicinal water and the large area it occupies, but is also special for the care manifested in the architecture of its facilities; the sculptures and glass mosaics decorating the spa were made by Hungary's leading artists.
The spacious and sunny pool halls bear a touch of the Roman fondness for spas, and the tub bath reflects the signs of the Greek and Scandinavian bath cultures. These are shown in the saunas, baths and steam rooms available at the different departments.

Celebrate in Budapest on our last night!
Overnight hotel town center

Sunday, September 13 - Departure Home
We will be able to sleep in this morning, and be ready to leave for the airport at 10:30am for our 1:15pm flight home.  We will arrive NYC at 5:20pm.


Air Service by Delta – Direct flight to Budapest
1 DL  98T 04SEP F JFKBUD SS5   805P 1130A  05SEP J /DCDL /E    
2 DL  99T 13SEP S BUDJFK SS5   115P  520P /DCDL /E            

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel more than 60 days before the date of travel, you would receive a refund minus $200
If you cancel less than 60 days before the date of travel, you would receive 75% refund
If you cancel less than 45 days before the date of travel, you would receive 50% refund
If you cancel less than 30 days before the date of travel, you would receive 25% refund
If you cancel less than 15 days before the date of travel, there won't be a refund possible unless we find replacement for you !

(We always highly recommend to take out travel insurance:

Name Sales End Price
Deposit for Croatia 2009 Ended $400

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