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Splendors of Croatia * September 18 - 28, 2013
Star 9 NIGHTS FIRST CLASS HOTELS Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Featuring Old Dubrovnik, Diocletian's Palace, Plitvice Lakes National Park & More!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 11 Days, 10 Nights
Departs From: Cleveland, Ohio


Price:
Single Room - $4,048.00
Double Room - $3,398.00

Tour Highlights:

  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
    • Old Dubrovnik
    • Diocletian's Palace
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • 2 Nights Zadar
  • Zagreb City Tour
  • Trogir Walking Tour
  • 2 Nights in Dubrovnik
  • Dalmatian Coast
  • 2 Nights in Split
  • Plitvice Boat Excursion
  • Rastoke

Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from Cleveland
  • Air Departure Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • 16 Meals:
    • 9 Breakfasts
    • 7 Dinners
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Motorcoach Transportation while in Croatia
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Luggage Handling

Accommodations: 

  • 9 Nights First Class Hotels:
    • 1 Night - Westin Hotel, Zagreb
    • 2 Nights - Club Funimation, Zadar
    • 2 Nights - Grand Hotel Park or Valamar Lacroma Hotel, Dubrovnik
    • 2 Nights - Atrium Hotel - Split
    • 1 Night - Hotel Jezero, Plitvice
    • 1 Night - Westin Hotel, Zagreb

Tour Itinerary:


Day 1: Overnight Flight

Board your overnight flight to Europe.


Day 2: Arrive Zagreb, Croatia

Welcome to Croatia!  Arrive in Zagreb, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel.  This evening join your fellow travelers fro a Welcome Dinner.  Meal: Dinner


Day 3: Zagreb - Zadar

This morning enjoy a Zagreb City Tour to explore, the highlights of this gracious city.  Visit the Upper Old Town and see St. Stephen's Cathedral and St. Marks Church.  You will also visit the colorful Jelacic Park Cemetery, known for its opulent sculptures and arcades.  Then travel to Zadar for a two night stay.  Zadar, situated on a long peninsula, is the oldest Slavic town on the Adriatic Sea and once was a famed cultural center. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.  Meal:  B, D


Day 4: Zadar Sightseeing

This morning on your Zadar City Tour see the Roman Forum archeological site and the People;s Square.  Also visit St. Donat, a 9th century pre-example of Byzantine architecture in Dalmatia.  Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.  Meals: B, D


Day 5: Zadar - Trogir - Dubrovnik 

Today drive along the spectacular coast before stopping in Trogir, boasting 2300 years of history.  Trogirs's rich culture has been influenced by the Greeks, Romans and Venetians.  Enjoy a Trogir Walking Tour to see some of the palaces, churches and towers of this enchanting city.  Continue to Dubrovnik fro a tow night stay.  This evening join your fellow travelers for dinner.  Meals: B, D


Day 6: Dubrovnik Sightseeing

Dubrovnik is certain to enchant any visitor!  thick age-old walls surround this ancient port town.  The winding cobblestone streets are filled with red-tiled roofed houses and distinctive medieval buildings.  Enjoy a Dubrovnik City Tour featuring the harbor area, the Franciscan Monastery and the stately Baroque Cathedral.  Later visit Old Dubrovnik which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the treasures of this historic city on your own.  Meal: B


Day 7: Dubrovnik - Split 

This morning, delight in a breathtaking drive along the spectacular Dalmatian Coast, dotted with palm trees, olive groves and idyllic fishing villages enroute to Split.  Located in the center of the Dalmatian Coast and nestled between the mountains and sea, Split is a picturesque ancient town built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian.  On arrival check into your hotel for a two night stay.  This evening enjoy a dinner at your hotel.  Meals: B, D


Day 8: Split Sightseeing

On your Split City Tour visit the impressive Diocletian's Palace built in 3rd century, a USESO World Heritage Site.  Highlights of the Palace include the Peristyle, the palace's main open space and Jupiter's Temple.  Also visit the Cathedral which was once the Emperor's Mausoleum.  The remainder of the day is a t leisure to explore Split.  Meal: B


Day 9: Split - Plitvice National Park 

Today prepare your cameras for Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Plitvice Lakes National Park is a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes flanked by waterfalls and primeval forest.  Visit Korana Canyon to see the 230 feet high falls and Tomicevo Pogledalo for panoramic views.  Also embark on a scenic Plitvice Boat Excursion to better view the natural phenomenon's of the park.  Later arrive at your hotel for an overnight stay and enjoy dinner.  Meals: B, D


Day 10: Plitvice - Rastoke - Zagreb

After breakfast travel to Rastoke, considered one of the most picturesque places in Croatia.  Later enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at local restaurant.  Meals: B, D


Day 11: Zagreb - Return to USA

Transfer to the airport with wonderful memories of your Splendors of Croatia Tour.  Meal: B


 

SPECIAL NOTE:

 

This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.

 

 

****The balance for all flight trips are  due 90 days before departure, at which time it will become non-refundable.   Any bookings made within the last 90 days are subject to availability and will require full payment at the time of booking.****

 

All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland Airport , transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full).    You will drive yourself to the airport.  Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.

 

 

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A passport is required to take this tour.  Call the office and we will cheerfully mail you an easy application with instructions or see the following link on line to get one:  www.travel.state.gov/passport.  There are no refunds for improper identification.

 


Terms and Conditions:

PAYMENT:
For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
  • Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
The balance of an overnight tour is due 30 days prior to departure (unless otherwise notified). A confirmation will be sent to you after we receive your deposit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.

REFUNDS:
Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

CANCELED TOURS:
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.

TRANSPORTATION:
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)

LODGING:
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

LUGGAGE:
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

SEATING:
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

SMOKING:
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.