Day 01, Friday: Depart U.S. for Zagreb
Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Zagreb, Croatia. (Flights are not included in tour cost. Celtic Tours can book your flights for you if you would like).
Day 02, Saturday: arrive in Zagreb
Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Then the day is at leisure to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions.
Day 03, Sunday: in Zagreb
On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St. Mark's Church, St. Catherine's Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside.
Day 04, Monday: Zagreb to Sarajevo
Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner.
Day 05, Tuesday: Sarajevo to Dubrovnik
Sarajevo has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations during its long history. On your city tour visit the Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija,” Husref Bay's Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, view the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th-century stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast.
Day 06, Wednesday: in Dubrovnik
A walking tour shows you the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. See the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace. Then it's on to see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, shop, stroll along the water's edge, or simply relax and delight in your superbly scenic surroundings.
Day 07, Thursday: in Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro
Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way.
Day 08, Friday: Dubrovnik to U.S.
Bid farewell as you are transferred to Dubrovnik's airport for your flight home.