Treasures of Slovakia Tours 2019
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Two nights in romantic Prague including two half days with our local super-guide to immerse in the Old Town,
Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Castle Gardens, and iconic Charles Bridge. Time to enjoy museums, concerts, historic
sites and shop for crystal, garnets & souvenirs from our Old Town boutique hotel. Take a dinner cruise on the
Vltava River gliding by historic sites.
July 17 - July 19, 2019 Land only - $399; single room add $139
Sun. June 24 – Our Adriatic Adventure begins with a drive through Hungary to famed Mostar, Bosnia- Hercegovina – a glorious historic town with restored medieval arched bridge, Stary Most, built in 1566. 2 nights in Mostar
Mon. 25 – Explore Mostar – the iconic bridge, shops and market stalls to explore, museum and a narrow staircase to the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret for a panoramic city view. Enjoy the cafes in the historic area.
Tues, 26 – Head south for untouristed Kravice Falls, a spectacular cascades of waterfalls into an emerald green lake. We can swim here under the waterfalls, time to sample the local beer and cevapcici. On to magical Pocitelj, the ruins of a fortified medieval town high above Nevetva. A treasure filled with medieval and Ottoman influenced architecture, it was established in 1383 by King Stjepan Tvrtko. DUBROVNIK?
Wed., June 27, June 28 2 nights in Kotor, Montenegro
Immerse in Old Dubrovnik a guided sightseeing tour and time for a cruise around the old fortress to see it at an entirely different angle. Then a journey to remote Montenegro famed for its mountains, palm trees and incredibly blue Adriatic Sea.
Marvel at Kotor, an ancient Mediterranean port under the scenic cliffs of Lovcen and Orjen Mts. Kotor is famed for its old world arches, narrow streets, stone buildings and churches dating back centuries. It’s one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic, a UNESCO World Heritage site with three miles of ancient walls and walkways above the city to explore. Lonely Planet deemed Kotor the #1 place to visit!
Our historic hotel is right in the heart of the old town with the Church of the Angels next door. We'll enjoy a
guided tour of the winding byways including an icon filled church from 1170. Time to explore and visit
antique shops, jewelry stores, the Maritime Museum & Cats Museum, one of three in the world. Super ice
cream! See old fishing villages on the Bay of Kotor and lovely Perast with its 16 Baroque palaces and
stunning Venetian architecture. We hire a boat for a scenic ride to the Island of St. George to tour the 12th century monastery / museum and learn the legend of Our Lady of the Rocks.
We offer an optional climb to the famed city walls. Then a thrilling ride to charming Cetinje, one time the capital of Montenegro, and an incredible 5,400 ft. over-look, to view the magical panorama of Boka Kotorska, ascend and descend 27 fantastic switchbacks to the Adriatic Sea.
Fri, June 29, June 30, Mon., 2 nights in Kruje, Albania
Enjoy glimpses of Adriatic beaches as we head for Svati Stefan, the scenic island banked by huge mountains, photo opps everywhere. On to remote Albania, The Land of the Eagle. Dramatic scenery on the way. We'll dine Albanian style at a folkloric restaurant. Charming Kruje awaits. Tour the 5th century citadel/castle and stroll the old market/bazaar set in the stone walls. Fantastic view of the castle, minaret and mountains from our hotel balconies. Learn about Albanian folk dress and folk culture in the famed ethnographic museum, the large 18th century home of a pasha. Walk in old town and sample the best ice cream ever as we sit at the fountain with a view!
Sun, July 1 - night in Durres – experience Albanian beaches
Mon July 2 - Our Adriatic Adventure tour ends. Travel back to Bratislava; post trip stay in Modra/Pezinok and a party with locals preserving their rich culture in a garden that has to be seen to be believed – fabulous!