Spectacular scenery, historical sights and exciting cities await you on this tour to Slovenia and Croatia – with an added touch into Bosnia and Montenegro – all being new countries that came into being after the disintegration of what was once Yugoslavia.
Our trip is ideal for seeing the best places around Ljubljana, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Dubrovnik and everything in between.
Our fascinating journey to Croatia & Slovenia begins as we depart today on our overnight flight to Europe.
After landing in Ljubljana International Airport we’ll proceed into the thriving capital of Slovenia where we’ll explore the unique architecture and admire the work of Joze Plecnik, a 20th-century architect and Ljubljana native who made significant contributions to restoring the city that suffered from a devastating earthquake in 1895.READ MORE
We’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.Close this
Our first tour for today will be in the old city of Ptuj. We’ll visit the castle of Ptuj and walk in the old streets. From there we proceed to Maribor, the second large city in Slovenia; we’ll see the old synagogue (now museum) and the Jewish quarter in the old city and we’ll walk along the park of three lakes. Return to Ljubljana.
After breakfast we’ll travel to Bled to visit the 11th century castle perched on a cliff overlooking Lake Bled where we’ll enjoy the breathtaking view. We’ll continue to visit Vintgar canyon, one of the ‘must see’ sites in the area and also to Bohinj lake, situated in the heart of Triglav National Park. Those who wish may enjoy a boat ride on Bohinj Lake (optional). Return to Ljubljiana.
Slovenia’s pastoral countryside unfolds as we depart to the furtive Postojna Caves, the second largest cave system in Europe. Here, we’ll ride a train to view the impressive stalagmites and stalactites. We’ll continue to Zagreb – the capital city of Croatia. Overnight in Zagreb for the next 3 nights.
During the morning city tour of Zagreb we’ll see the fortified Upper Town with the two oldest parts of the city, Kaptol and Gric, the city’s historical center; the Croatian National Theater and the University. We’ll return to our hotel to prepare for Shabbat. Friday evening services will be followed by Shabbat dinner.
Following Shabbat services. kiddush and lunch will enjoy a walking tour of the area.
After breakfast we’ll visit 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.READ MORE
We’ll continue to Trogir, a center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. We’ll continue to visit the historic city of Sibenik and then continue to Split for overnight.Close this
After breakfast we’ll tour Split, beginning with the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.READ MORE
We’ll see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple and the Synagogue. Afterwards we’ll cross the border into Bosnia, the neighboring country, for a visit to 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 a sound economic climate. We’ll visit the city’s sights, including the Old Bazaar and the Turkish House. From Split, we’ll continue to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik for the next 3 nights.Close this
Dubrovnik is an historic city on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. We’ll take a walking tour in the old city of Dubrovnik to see the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace.READ MORE
We’ll also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. Finally, we’ll visit the second oldest Synagogue in Europe which also houses a small Jewish Museum.Close this
After breakfast we’ll cross the border to Montenegro, the smallest of the six new ex-Yugoslav republics. On our way to the charming town of Kotor, we’ll enjoy a wonderful view of Boka Lake and the small city of Prst.READ MORE
In Kotor we’ll walk the narrow alleys past the many warm coffee houses. We’ll continue to climb up the black mountain for visits to Njegoshi and Cetinje, the old capital of Montenegro. On our way to the shore city of Budva we’ll have a look at Sveti Stefan – island of the rich and famous. After the visit to Budva we will return to our hotel in Dubrovnik.Close this
This morning we’ll transfer to the airport for our return flight. Our memorable journey ends when we arrive back to the USA later today.
Round trip air fare from New York as per itinerary.
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.
Tips for local service providers.
* Price of tour is subject to change due to change in air fare
Airport and security tax.
Travel Insurance (For details see General Conditions).
Tip for the Tour Escort (Recommended :$ 5 per person per day).
Any item not mentioned under “included in price”.
There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.
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.
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.
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.
A $500 deposit per person must be received at the time of booking in order to confirm the reservation. Payment in full is due 60 days before departure.
A minimum number of participants are required in order to operate a tour date.
If the minimum number has not be reached and the tour is cancelled you will receive a FULL refund.
• 60 working days before departure bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee
• 59- 30 working days prior to departure: 25% cancelation charges per passenger
• 29-15 working days prior to departure: 50% cancelation charges per passenger
• Less than 14 working days prior to departure: 100% cancelation charges – NO REFUND
We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance.