This tour is focused entirely on Croatia and Southern Italy. During this 10-day tour you will explore Croatia and the island of Sicily. We start in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and spend the next several days traipsing along the Adriatic coast through Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik. We then fly to Palermo, Sicily spending the rest of trip exploring the island and visiting Taormina.
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Today we fly overnight and land in Zagreb, Croatia the next morning. We will walk through the colorful Tkalciceva district and enjoy quaint cafes and craft shops. From here, head off to Jelacic Square, stone gate, the Gothic Cathedral and the quirky “museum of broken relationships”. Finish the day with a wonderful dinner. (Pictured: Zagreb Cathedral and city skyline)
We continue exploring Zagreb and visit the Zagreb Cathedral which was dedicated to Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus on January 2, 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia. It’s 46 meters wide and 108 meters high.
On this day, we head to the seaside city of Zadar. Sit along the waters edge at the famed Morske Orgulie (Sea Organ), pass through the ancient city gates and watch the sunset along the Paeo Maritime.
Today we visit Diocletian’s Palace (pictured) in the city of Split. This incredible ancient wonder begins our journey into the old section of Split with its Romanesque architecture. Our day is completed with a visit to Putalj Winery and olive plantation.
Dubrovnik, a true highlight of the trip, this morning we head to the famous seaside port of Dubrovnik. Stroll along the ancient walls, enjoy a ride on Dubrovnik cable cars, sit and have lunch in the old city and bask in the sights of the Mediterranean gem.
The morning after your arrival in Palermo, we will embark upon a walking tour of the city with a local historian. Many of Palermo’s treasures are immediately accessible with a pleasant stroll, including the Palermo Theater, a fascinating street market, the Cathedral, the Norman Palace and Pretorian Fountain. You’ll quickly navigate Palermo like a local! Before dinner, we will enjoy a show by a local puppet master.
Today explore the hillside town Taormina near Mount Etna.
We will continue to explore Palermo. Pictured is the Piazza Pretoria located in the Historical Center of Palermo.
Over the last 10 days, we have traveled through Croatia and Sicily. We started with a thorough examination of Croatia and its coastal culture and history. We then experienced and learned the mixed Muslim and Greek history of Sicily, both of which they’ve managed to thoroughly embrace. We hope this experience leaves you enriched, fulfilled and excited to consider what to explore next year!
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Due: November 1, 2023
Due: February 1, 2024