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Adriatic Unearthed

(Start Split - Until Sept 2019)

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The one that takes you on a sun-soaked cultural journey, from Croatia to Italy

Duration
16 Days
Countries
7 Countries

Visiting Split, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Corfu, Overnight Adriatic Ferry, Salerno, Rome, Florence, Venice, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Budva, Bari, Pompeii

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Group Size

Average 45 people

Transport Style

Coach

Highlights

  • Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed old town and spot GoT filming locations
  • Admire the UNESCO listed city of Dubrovnik from the water with an Adriatic cruise and meal
  • See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town
  • Only $200 deposit to secure your spot today
  • Full payment not required until 45 days before travel.
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What's included?

15 nights accommodation

15 nights in Hotel

You'll spend your epic adventure in twin-share hotel accommodation for 14 nights and 1 night cosied up on an overnight ferry. Look forward to resting your head on comfy pillows, with facilities you want when you travel.

18 Meals

4 Dinner, 14 Breakfast

Wake up each day to hearty breakfast each and every day to keep these easy and hassle free. We'll also throw in 4 tasty and delicious dinners to keep hunger pangs at bay, with the rest of the time free for you to follow your nose around this delicious part of the world. Fresh seafood, gelato, pizza, pasta...the list, and options, are endless.

Team

Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

Included in your trip is transport across Europe on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They're kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before.

Experiences

12 included, 16 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Visit 16th century fortified city walls & GoT filming locations with a magical guided tour of Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Cruise through the canals & islands of Venice in a private boat
- Discover the secrets of Michelangelo's Florence in a locally guided walking tour
- Enjoy the best of Italian Cuisine, as well as some traditional opera, with a quintessential Tuscan dining experience*
- Enter an enchanting underground world as you journey into the depths of Postojna Cave Park*

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
Perfect for those wanting big sights, sun-filled days, lip smacking eats and old world charm, this trip around the best of the Adriatic is an all-round bucket-list ticker, and then some, for those with a little more time on the clock. Starting in the sun-drenched city of Split, you'll find out why Croatia is right at the top of any keen travellers bucket list, then with a lot more destinations on offer for the next two weeks, you'll be dropping plenty of 'OMGs' as you fall in love with place after place. 

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Adriatic Unearthed (Start Split - Until Sept 2019)

12 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed old town and spot GoT filming locations
  • See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town
  • See Mt. Vesuvius
  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain
  • Discover Renaissance Florence on foot including the statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & the Medici Palace
  • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice
  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square
  • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas
  • Explore the colourful city of Ljubljana on a guided walking tour
  • See Ljubljana's castle & old town
  • Get included entry to the spellbinding lakes of Plitvice National Park
  • See one of the world's best preserved Roman buildings: Diocletian's Palace, Split

16 Free Time Add-Ons

The things that worth to be done on this trip

  • Admire the UNESCO listed city of Dubrovnik from the water with an Adriatic cruise and meal EUR 37.00
  • Take a Captain's Cruise across the glittering med with lunch, swim stops and watersports, Corfu EUR 40.00
  • Explore Corfu by night and taste its delicacies with a foodie walking tour EUR 35.00
  • Car Hire EUR 65.00 - 200.00
  • Water sports Corfu EUR 15.00 - 45.00
  • Indulge in a traditional Italian feast on the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast EUR 60.00
  • Dinner ‘La Dolce Vita’ EUR 40.50
  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii EUR 24.50
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum EUR 32.00
  • Get a taste of Italy's capital with a foodie walking tour of Rome's Trastevere district
  • Share a family-style dinner with an aperitivo overlooking the Tuscan Hills EUR 41.00
  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional gondola EUR 23.00
  • Eat cicchetti in local bars and learn about the culinary traditions of Venice EUR 34.00
  • Ride a train through the spellbinding Postojna Caves and spot stalagmites and stalactites EUR 25.80
  • Watch a classic Slovenian folk show as you enjoy a traditional feast EUR 34.00
  • Enjoy a farm-to-table Croatian meal at a family-run restaurant with figs, olives, wine & more EUR 45.00

Itinerary

Nights spent per location
1
1 night
Split
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Bosnia & Herzegovina
1
1 night
Dubrovnik
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via
Budva
1
1 night
Tirana
2
2 nights
Corfu
1
1 night
Overnight Adriatic Ferry
via
via
Bari
1
1 night
Salerno
via
via
Pompeii
3
3 nights
Rome
1
1 night
Florence
1
1 night
Venice
1
1 night
Ljubljana
1
1 night
Plitvice
1
1 night
Split
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain European trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

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