TRAVEL THE WORLD THE JEWISH WAY
TRAVEL THE WORLD THE JEWISH WAY

Discover Slovenia & Croatia

12 days

Preview

Spectacular scenery, historical sights and exiting cities await you on this tour to Slovenia and Croatia – with a touch into Bosnia and Montenegro – all being new countries of the  ex-Yugoslav republics.
Our trip is ideal for seeing the best places around Ljubjana, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Dubrovnik and anything in between.

Itinerary

Day 1, Sunday –New York
Your fascinating journey to Croatia & Slovenia begins as you depart today on your overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2, Monday: Ljubljana
After Landing in Ljubljana international airport we will proceed to the thriving capital of Ljubljana where you’ll explore the unique architecture and admire the work of Joze Plecnik, a 20th-century architect and Ljubljana native that made significant contribution to restoring the city that suffered from a devastating earthquake in 1895. You’ll also see some buildings that survived the earthquake and still stand in the charming historic old town. The old town is dotted with small shops and numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants. Overnight Ljubljana for the next 3 nights .

Day 3, Tuesday: Ptuj – Maribor
Our first tour for today will be in the old city of Ptuj; we’ll visit the castle of Ptuj, we will visit the in the museum of the old city castle and walk in the old streets. Ahead to Maribor, the second large city in Slovenia; we will see the old synagogue (now museum) and the Jewish quarter in the old city and we will walk along the park of three lakes. Return to Ljubljana.

Day 4, Wednesday: Bled – Bohinj
After breakfast drive to Bled- visit in the 11th century castle in Bled sitting on a cliff and we’ll enjoy the breathtaking view. Ahead for a visit in Vintgar canyon, one of the ‘most wanted’ visit place in the area and to Bohinj lake, situated in the heart of Triglav National Park. You might enjoy a boat ride on Bohinj Lake
(optional). Return to Ljubljiana

Day 5, Thursday: Postojna, Zagreb
Slovenia’s pastoral countryside unfolds as you depart to the mysterious Postojna Caves, the second largest in Europe. Here, ride a train to view the impressive stalagmites and stalactites. We will continue to Croatia
Capital – Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb for the next 3 nights.

Day 6, Friday: Zagreb
During the morning city tour of Zagreb will see the fortified Upper Town with the two oldest parts of the city, Kaptol and Gric, the city’s historical centre, Croatian National Theater and the University. Evening services followed by Shabbat dinner.

Day 7, Shabbat: Zagreb
Following Shabbat services and lunch will enjoy a walking tour of the area.

Day 8, Sunday: Plitvice – Sibenik – Trogir – Split
After breakfast visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a string of 16 turquoise colored lakes linked by 92 waterfalls and cascades and surrounded by densely wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Continue to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. Before we will arrive to Split for overnight we will have also a visit to Sibenik. Overnight in Split.

Day 9, Monday: Split – Mostar – Dubrovnik
After breakfast we’ll enjoy Split; the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple and the Synagogue . Then we will cross the border to Bosnia, the neighbor country of Croatia, for a visit in Mostar, city of poetry, stone and narrow streets. The town is exceptional for its dwellings and monuments, assembled harmoniously over the centuries thanks to the favorable geographical conditions and the sound economic climate. Visit the city sights, which include the Old Bazaar and the Turkish House. We will continue to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik for the next 3 nights.

Day 10, Tuesday: Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is the historic city on the Adriatic coast South of Croatia. Will take a walking tour in the old city of Dubrovnik; the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. We will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world . Will visit the second oldest Synagogue in Europe which houses also a small Jewish Museum.

Day 11, Wednesday: Montenegro
After breakfast we will cross the border to Montenegro, the smallest one out of the 6 new ex-Yugoslav republics. On our way to magical Kotor we will enjoy the wonderful view of Boka lake and the small city of Prst. In Kotor we will enjoy the small alleys and the warm coffee houses. We will continue to climb on the black mountain for visits in Njegoshi and Cetinje, the old capital of Montenegro. On our way to the shore city of Budva we will have a look on the island of the rich and famous, Sveti Stefan. After the visit in Budva we will return to our hotel in Dubrovnik.

Day 12, Thursday: Dubrovnik – Usa
Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight. Your memorable journey ends as you arrive the USA later today.

Dates & Prices
Tour Code Departure Return  
SCR/1 08/13/2017 08/24/2017 Book this tour
Tour Code Departure date Air + Land * Land only * Single Room**
SCR/1 08/13/2017 4250 $ 3200 $ 4900 $

* Price per person in USD double or twin room

** Supplement Price for single room

* Price of tour is subject to changedue to change in air fare.

Need to Know

Price Includes

  • Round trip air fare from New York as per itinerary.
  • First and superior First class hotels.
  • Kosher Meals daily. (For details see General Conditions).
  • Transportation by air conditioned coaches.
  • Sightseeing, transfers and entrance fees as per Itinerary.
  • Experienced English speaking Tour Escort.

Price Excludes:

  • Airport and security tax.
  • Travel Insurance (For details see General Conditions).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities to local service providers and Tour Escort.
  • Optional tours.
  • Individual transfers.
  • Any item not mentioned under “Price Includes”

Kashrut on Tours

Only strictly kosher food is provided to our travelers on all our tours. On some of our tours we are able to provide glatt meals. Kashrut is of utmost importance to us and we take special measures to ensure that everything served is kosher.

The meals:
Breakfast is prepared using our utensils. We use local fresh fruits and vegetables, and we use milk products when they are permitted. We use kosher cereals, and bread. We usually serve hard boiled eggs and sometimes scrambled eggs or omelets. At breakfast, we prepare our lunches so that people have their choice as to what they eat for lunch. We bring food from Israel to supplement what is served in the hotel such as cheeses, peanut butter, tuna, etc.
For dinners, we serve either fish or meat (usually chicken) as our main course. In areas where meat is not available nor readily acquired, we will have fish. When possible, we acquire the meat locally from Chabad or other reliable kosher source, and in some cases we fly the meat in from Israel. We try to provide as many meat meals as possible. The main course at dinner is preceded by soup and salad and accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables. Dessert typically consists of fresh fruits.
We do not guarantee Pat Israel and Chalav Israel for all destinations.
In many destinations we have our own dishes and silverware. Where we don’t, we provide disposables at the meals. When we cook in hotel kitchens, we use our own knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, cooking implements and disposable metal trays. All food preparation is done on covered surfaces under the strict supervision of our trained staff/guides who function as our mashgichim.

We make great efforts to assure that our travelers will experience local foods first-hand, while maintaining stringent observance of Kashrut laws on all occasions.

On most of our tours, you will be accompanied by two of our staff members- one a guide for the tour who is knowledgeable about the places you are visiting and will accompany you throughout the day and the second, a person who will deal with the logistics of the tour and provide kashrut supervision in the kitchen.

Hotels:
It is our aim to provide the finest hotel possible in each area we visit. We require our hotels to allow us to work in the kitchen and to supervise the cooking and there are many hotels that are not willing to cooperate. They simply have no desire for us to be “meddling” in their cooking process nor are they happy about our bringing our equipment into their kitchens. We work very hard to find the best hotel in the area that will meet our requirements. Because we are not ready to compromise on kashrut, we may not always be able to use a five star hotel.

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