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Pearls of Dalmatia

Pearls of Dalmatia with Dubrovnik & the Island of Hvar

Trip Dates
September 12-26, 2024
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Rice Exclusive
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Croatia, Slovenia

Feat. Arthur Gottschalk, Professor of Composition and Theory, The Shepherd School of Music

Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history, culture, and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As your small group, limited to 24 travelers, journeys from Zagreb to beloved Dubrovnik on a captivating 15-day exploration, see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all visitors. Touring of Croatia's capital, Zagreb, reveals a gracious city of culture and hospitality, including its historic Old Town and colorful Dolac market. Spend the next two nights in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, a friendly city boasting romantic bridges and abundant parkland. During an outing to lovely Bled, tour its castle and take a boat ride on its fairytale lake. After exploring Postojna Cave's depths by train, continue on to charming Opatija, once royalty's seaside escape, for a three-night stay. A daylong tour showcases the alluring Istrian Peninsula's fascinating history and distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere. Taking an excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO site, see its famed turquoise-colored lakes. Visit picturesque Split and tour the imposing ruins of 3rd-century Diocletian's Palace, another UNESCO site. Two nights in Venetian-tinged Hvar Town on Hvar, "queen" of the Dalmatian islands, follow, with exploration and a tasting at a local winery. Treasured Dubrovnik, "Pearl of the Adriatic," is the final destination for a three-night stay. Discover this medieval gem by touring and independently, and enjoy a small group highlight as a dinner guest in a local family's home. Experience the charms of the tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.


Please contact Odysseys Unlimited at 888-370-6765 to reserve today!

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Traveling Owls

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.