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Select Cosmos 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore some of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Undoubtedly, one of the highlights on this tour is a visit to the Postojna Caves. Your included visit is comprised of a train ride and a walking tour, which will allow you to see what are possibly Europe’s most extensive and best-known caves. Then, into Croatia, traveling along the coast to Zadar. Over the centuries, Zadar was ruled by Venetians, Austro/Hungarians, by Italy after WWI, and today it belongs to Croatia. Learn more during the included guided tour.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km
Drive south to Split to visit with a Local Guide the former hometown of Roman Emperor Diocletian, his Palace, and Jupiter Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See more of the lovely Dalmatian Coast before reaching Dubrovnik.
Today’s Distance: 239 mi/ 385 km
Dubrovnik is the best-preserved Croatian medieval city and the liveliest in Dalmatia. Visit the Franciscan Monastery and the Rector’s Palace, where the Local Guide will give you a full commentary, including the history of this beautifully preserved medieval architectural wonder—a popular filming location for TV series and movies, including The Last Jedi, James Bond, and Game of Thrones. Sign up for an interesting optional excursion to Konavle.
Enjoy a scenic drive into the rugged beauty of the Neretva Valley. Stop in Mostar, where a Local Guide shows you the Turkish Quarter with the Turkish House, the Mosque, and the reconstructed 16th-century bridge. On to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and certainly the most Turkish-looking city in the Balkans—famous for its mosques, markets, and bazaars. Discover the city with a Local Guide and get acquainted with its architectural highlights, including the Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km
Travel north today back into Croatia to visit the country’s famous Plitvice National Park. Enjoy a walk with a Local Guide through the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder. Its 16 lakes, wooded hills, waterfalls, and cascades make it one of Europe’s best loved national parks.
Today’s Distance: 208 mi/ 335 km
Get to know Croatia’s capital on the included city tour. The city is packed with historic buildings, such as the Gothic-style St. Marcus Church. Continue to Ljubljana, where a Local Guide will help you appreciate its imperial beauty.
Today’s Distance: 196 mi/ 315 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
M Hotel is located within walking distance from the centre of Ljubljana. A local bus stop with frequent lines to the centre is next to the hotel.
Hotel Porto is located at the very entrance into the city of Zadar. The hotel's capacity is 102 rooms.
Hotel Tirena is located in the quiet Mediterranean surroundings of the Babin Kuk peninsula. It is only 15 minutes' walk from the world-famous historic center of Dubrovnik and offers great value for money. Take advantage of the hotel's excellent location to explore the sights, relax on the attractive beaches, or enjoy the superb amenities in the nearby Valamar hotels.
The hotel is located in the city center not far from the lively historic "Bascarsija" district. It features 80 modern-style, guestrooms complete with air-conditioning, minibar, and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant serves international cuisine and there is also a bar where drinks can be enjoyed.
Large Group-oriented Hotel situated beside lake in national park famous for cascading streams & numerous waterfalls.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
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