Croatia with Central Europe 2019

highlights

  • Travel with GEM TOURS serving since 1983.
  • All Inclusive Package Covering: Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Lake Bled Plitvice National Park and Forest, Trogir , Zadar , Split , Kotor Dubrovnik and Montenegro.
  • Services of Tour Guide, Tour Manager, Indian Chef 
  • Enjoy the most amazing night life with multi-cultural community.
  • Prague: “The City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic Astronomical Clock, Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints. Vltava River Cruise 
  • Vienna: The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museums Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.
  • Bratislava: the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. 
  • Budapest: Chain Bridge Castle Hill Buda’s Old Town, Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.
  • Slovenia: Forest Thermal Reserve, Ljubljana is Slovenia's capital and largest city, The curving Ljubljanica River, lined in outdoor cafes, divides the city's old town from its commercial hub and Shopping experience in the Old Town and LAKE BLED, enjoy beautifully breathing views of Mountains and Lakes of Slovenia.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest and the largest national parks in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.
  • Zadar : Zadar, a city on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, is known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its peninsular Old Town and Enjoy time at Sea Organ.
  • Dubrovnik: Tour of Old Town, Fort, Cable Car, Walk within 11th Century Old Town
  • Montenegro: A country with population of just 30000, Old town walking Tour, Visit to Blue Caves by Boat with serene view of surrounding mountains.
  • Split: A Town on Croatian Dalmatian Coast known for the Beaches and Old Town. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards are a cathedral and numerous shops, bars, cafes, hotels and houses.
  • Zagreb Capital of Croatia, distinguished by its 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture. Stroll on the Pedestrain – Friendly Street and Sqaure enjoy the amalgamation of Shops Museums and Parks.

Itinerary

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Home Destination – Prague( DAY 1)
Arrive at Prague International Airport. After clearing Customs and Immigration proceed towards Hotel. Prague capital city of the Czech Republic is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Check in at the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel. (Meal: Dinner)
Prague (City Tour)( DAY 2)
After breakfast at the hotel we proceed for Orientation City Tour including The Astronomical Clock, the Old Town Square and the romantic Charles Bridge. Charles Bridge is one of the most visited sights in the whole of the Czech Republic. It is the oldest stone bridge in Prague and the second oldest in the Czech Republic which have survived until today. Later Proceed for river cruise through Prague which is one of the quickest and most relaxing ways to see some of Prague´s most famous sights. Relax on deck and enjoy breathtaking views of the famous Prague Castle, Vyšehrad and the National Theatre from a different perspective without the hassle of the jostling crowds. Evening Enjoy Vltava River Cruise. Spend overnight at Hotel. (Meal: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Prague – Bratislava( DAY 3)
After Breakfast at the Hotel check out and proceed to Bratislava Arrive and proceed to walking tour of Bratislava Admire the sights of the capital of Slovakia illuminated by city lights Learn about the city’s history and architecture from a resident guide Walk around the grounds of Bratislava Castle and admire incredible views of Bratislava Old Town and the Danube River. Overnight in Bratislava (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Bratislava – Vienna (City Tour) - Bratislava( DAY 4)
After breakfast we proceed to Vienna. On arrival proceed to city tour, See Ringstrasse Boulevard with its prestigious buildings such as the Vienna State Opera, Hofburg Palace (former residence of Habsburg emperors), Houses of Parliament, City Hall, National Theatre and University. Later proceed to Visit Schonbrunn palace Imperial Tour, On the Imperial tour of 22 rooms you can explore the lavish splendor of the Grand Gallery, the Far Eastern charm of Chinese cabinets, but also the amazing modesty with the Emperor Franz Joseph let equip its private apartments. The only remaining object at Schönbrunn from the possession of Queen Marie Antoinette, who died guillotined in 1793. - In the Yellow Salon contains a precious secretaire is shown. in the evening back to Bratislava. Overnight at Bratislava. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Bratislava – Budapest (201 Kms )( DAY 5)
After breakfast, proceed to Budapest, Hungary’s capital, It is bisected by the River Danube, and the 19th-century Chain Bridge connects its hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces life from Roman times onwards. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views. Arrive at Budapest Twin cities of Buda and Pest. Upon arrival, check in at the Hotel. Enjoy Dinner. Spend overnight at hotel. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Budapest (City Tour)( DAY 6)
After having breakfast we proceed for Orientation city tour including Buda Castle which is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, first completed in 1265. In the past, it was also called Royal Palace and Royal Castle, Also visit Chain Bridge which spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Sightseeing tour which includes view of Heroes Square is one of the major squares rich with historic and political connotations, Fishermen’s Bastion and Church of St. Matthias, Gellert Hill, Astonishing Parliament house which is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe’s oldest legislative building, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. Evening enjoy Relax Time at Szechenyi Baths. Spend overnight at the Hotel. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Budapest – Lake Bled – Slovenia (Lake Bled Tour) ( 435 Kms )( DAY 7)
After Breakfast check out and proceed to for Orientation tour of Lake Bled. Lake Bled is a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled. The area is a tourist destination. Later proceed and check in at the Thermal Hotel Enjoy rest of the day at leisure in the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Slovenia – Postojna Caves – Ljubljana – Slovenia( DAY 8)
After Breakfast proceed Postojna Cave is a 24,340 m long karst cave system near Postojna, southwestern Slovenia. It is the second-longest cave system in the country as well as one of its top tourism sites. The caves were created by the Pivka River. . Later proceed for Orientation tour of Ljubljana. Tour starts by walking through the impressive center and medieval old town. See the houses, squares, monuments, bridges and alleys - feel the quaint energy of one of Europe's smallest capitals blended in with the vibrant beat of one of Europe's largest universities. Enjoy free time for Shopping in Old Town of Ljubljana. Overnight at the Hotel. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Slovenia – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zadar ( 394 Kms )( DAY 9)
After breakfast, check out and proceed to Plitvice lake National Park. On Arrival proceed for tour to Plitvice lakes National Park. It is composed of 16 blue and green lakes, connected with more than 90 waterfalls and rapids. For the beauty and the attraction of the Plitvice Lakes, travertine and the plants of travertine take the credit. With the formation of travertine and the partition of the river bed, lakes have formed. This is a magnificent architectonic phenomenon of nature, surrounded by thick woods. The park has belonged to UNESCO Cultural Heritage since 1979. Later proceed to Zadar, Evening Free time for Sea Organ and Solar Panels. Arrive and check in at Hotel. Overnight in Zadar. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Zadar – Dubrovnik (Evening Walking Tour) (359 Kms )( DAY 10)
After breakfast, check out and proceed for Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well- preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Arrive & Check in at Hotel. Later Evening proceed to Walking city tour of Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Dubrovnik – Montenegro – Dubrovnik( DAY 11)
After breakfast at the Hotel, proceed for Dubrovnik Cable Car, a 4-minute ride transports visitors 778 meters to a plateau offering Old City views & a restaurant. Later proceed to Montenegro. Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Tour to Blue Caves. A unique and popular speedboat program. Overnight at the Hotel. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Dubrovnik – Omis – Split (229 Kms )( DAY 12)
After breakfast, Check out and proceed to Split. Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortress like complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards are a cathedral and numerous shops, bars, cafes, hotels and houses. Check in at Hotel. Overnight in Split. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Split – Trogir – Split (City Tours of Split & Trogir)( DAY 13)
After Breakfast proceed for Orientation City tour of Split with a Local Specialist featuring 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, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. See the VocniTrg (Fruit Square) Marjan hill attractions. Then after proceed for Trogir, a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County. Arrive Trogir and proceed for orientation tour of Trogir. Later return back to Split. Overnight in Split. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Split - Zagreb ( City Tour and Shopping )( DAY 14)
After Breakfast at the Hotel, proceed for the orientation tour of Zagreb. Tour starts the city of parks, palaces, museums and universities, biggest attractions of the city such as the Cathedral, the picturesque and bustling marketplace Dolac, the Church of St. Mark – the symbol of Zagreb. proceed to the vantage point of the tower Lotrščak - which offers a splendid view over Zagreb, the stone gate where you can light a candle, and Bana Jelačič Square, which is not only the crossroads of the upper and lower parts of the city but also the heart of the city, connecting the young and old residents of Zagreb. Check in At Hotel. Overnight in Zagreb. (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Zagreb – Home Destination( DAY 15)
After breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to Zagreb Airport to board flight for home destination. Tour ends with happy memories. (Meal: Breakfast)

Group Tours

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You must receive one SMS every time you make payment by cash/cheque/RTGS/NEFT/Bank TT from +91 9372363558 this number ONLY. Incase SMS does not come on your cell number within 24hrs of making payment, call your sales person or this number to get immediate SMS. Until you get SMS from this number, consider your payment is still not credited in accounts.

passport & visa information

Useful information: 

Visa requirement:
  • 4 recent photographs ( 35 mm*45 mm white background matt finishing; 80% face focus) 
  • Original passport with minimum validity of six months. ( please provide all old passports if any) (Validity of Passport should be 10 year from the date of issue) 
  • Last three years income tax – Saral form (photocopies) Company & Personal. 
  • Recent 6 months personal bank statements of all the passengers travelling. (photocopies) Company & Personal. 
  • 3 Letterheads individual / company. 
  • Pan card copy 
  • Insurance copy 
  • Student id proof 
  • Business Proof (Partnership Deed / MOU of Proprietor / MOU of shop & establishment) 
  • If salaried person, we need leave letter on company’s letter head and 3 months’ salary slip  

(2) More information:
 

Airline: 
airport reporting time is 3 hours prior to departure for international flights. Proceed directly to your airline check-in counter & do remember not to carry any sharp objects or any other liquid objects that may not pass security. 

Food: 
food items should be declared on arrival. Pack the food items in clear plastic bags so as it is easily visible. You Need to Carry you Swimming Costume & Towels for Hamam Bath. 

(3)
 Please carry a photocopy of your passport & two passport size photographs in case of an emergency. 

(4) 
Keep your passport, money & other valuables separate to your luggage, & even your & luggage; put everything in a pouch with a shoulder strap so you can access it easily.   

Clients are requested to carry either a credit card or enough cash which will be required as a deposit during the time of check in at the Hotels; the same will be refunded at the time of check out.

FAQ's and other information

FAQS: ABOUT THE COUNTRY
1.     What is the best time to visit Croatia? The summer months of July and August are considered ideal with blissfully hot days and ideal water temperatures for swimming. The months of May and September are a great time to visit with a pleasant climate and sunny skies and there are fewer crowds.
2.     Which languages are spoken frequently in Croatia? While there are 3 official languages Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian. English is widely spoken in the country.
3.     What currency is used in Croatia? The Croatian Kuna is the official currency in Croatia.
4.     Are credit and debit cards acceptable everywhere in Croatia? Visa, MasterCard and Diners are most frequently accepted. American Express cards are less frequently accepted.  You can pay by credit or debit cards in hotels, stores, restaurants but not at fast food joints.
5.     Is an adapter required in Croatia? The power grid is 220V with 50 HZ frequency. An European Adaptor is required.
6.     Do I need travel insurance? Travel insurance is recommended while travelling to Croatia.
FAQS: Some delicacies to try in Croatia
7.     What are the must try delicacies in Croatia? Pasta is the most popular item . Croatia is known for its olive oil. Strukli, Soparnik, Fritule, Rozata, Arancini and Paprenjaci are delicious popularly eaten in Croatia.
8.     Is tipping mandatory in Croatia? Tipping etiquette is quiet standard in Croatia. 10% of the bill amount is generally expected in Croatia.
FAQS: ACTIVITIES
9.     What adventure sports are done in Croatia? You can enjoy adventure sports like Stand Up Paddle Boating, Wind Surfing , Kite Boarding, Sea Kayaking, Fly Boarding, Bungee Jumping, Water Skiing  etc.
DOS & DONTS
DOS
1.     Do bring cash.
2.     Do enjoy local food.
3.     Do dress modestly and neatly.
4.     Do put on sunscreen.
Don’ts
1.     Don’t miss sunsets. They are beautiful.
2.     Don’t forget to go on a beach.
3.     Don't get into a fight.  
4.     Don't call Croatian language Serbian or Bosnian. Don't make noise in the afternoon.

Sockets & plugs

Czech Republic uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
Croatia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
Hungary uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

TYPE C
TYPE E
TYPE F