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The Balkans and Venice 2014

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Lake BledVenice, ItalyGrand CanaleRialto Bridge
Lake Bled
Venice, Italy
Grand Canale
Rialto Bridge
  • Duration: 13 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: The beauty of the Dalmatian coast and Lake Bled, and the stories of civil war in the cities of Sarajevo and Mostar – this is a trip of contrasts in the Balkans. It's insider moments like… skewering ham onto twigs to roast over an open fire in the Muhoberac family home near Dubrovnik. The grandmother prepares dinner, while the grandfather plays the mandolin. After dinner, the children teach you folklore dances. It's also hearing how volunteers built a tunnel with picks to create a lifeline for the inhabitants of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War in the early 1990s. Our local there tells you stories of survival, and of how this tunnel helped people otherwise cut off from the outside world.


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    • + Konoba Dinner If you want to truly experience Dalmatian cuisine, a dinner in a traditional stone basement 'konoba' is the best choice. Select from a variety of seafood or meats accompanied by all you can drink Dalmatian wines and typical live music, which will add a traditional touch to the last night spent on the Croatian Adriatic coastline.

    • + Excursion to Trogir A quick drive along the coastline brings us to UNESCO-listed island, Trogir. Continuously inhabited for the past 2,300 years, Trogirs unique culture was shaped by Ancient Greeks, Romans and Venetians. A local expert will reveal the many charms of theislands Romanesque churches and Renaissance and Baroque buildings.

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    • + Traditional Slovenian Village Experience Enjoy a visit to Radovljica, a well-preserved medieval alpine village. After a walking tour of the charming old port, well have a meal at a traditional Slovenian Inn, be entertained by local musicians, and see the famous living gingerbread museum.

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