Collette Vacations unveils new tour of the Adriatic Collette Vacations is offering a new 14-day fully escorted tour, From the Alps to Dubrovnik, with departures starting in May 2006, offering visits to the areas medieval architecture, tranquil lakes and rolling green hills. For many generations, experienced travelerssought out the charming resorts and hideaways that line the Adriatic Sea. After a number of years of being closed off to tourists, they are now open and eager to welcome American travelersonce again.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites found here The countries of Croatia and Slovenia offer a wide variety of world-class sights and this tour is highlighted by three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Emperor Diocletians Palace in the Adriatic city of Split is an ancient complex of walls, courtyards, and buildings sprawling through the old town; the Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Plitvice Lakes. Travelers will enjoy a presentation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses at the Lipica Stud Farm; take a delightful cruise to the magnificent Istrian peninsula to explore Brijuni Island, former Yugoslavia leader Titos paradise; and gain insight into the local people and their culture during a culinary feast in the culturally-rich Konavle region. Gateway to Central Europe Intriguing by itself, Croatia and Slovenia are also great pivot points for excursions to more traditionally-visited neighboring European countries like Austria, Italy, even Hungary. Many travelers have heard of Dubrovnik but beyond that know very little about the Adriatic coast, including the historically rich, alpine country of Slovenia which was once part of Yugoslavia.
Fewer still are familiar with the geographic location of the Adriatic region and its close proximity and easy accessibility to other interests in Europe. The tour will depart the fashionable resort town of Bled for the Bavarian Alps and a tour of Salzburg, Austria, a city that is rich in both culture and history. The tour of Old Town includes such sights as the Cathedral, Mozarts birthplace and Mirabell Gardens. From Austria, clients will make their way to the city of Munich, Germany, where a final get-together will be at a special Farewell Dinner with fellow travelers to commemorate the tours end. Source: Group Travel Blog .