4-Day: Departure K-Town: Best of Croatia & Lake Bled

Departure: K-Town

K20240613 - Departure K-Town: Best of Croatia & Lake Bled

From the blue skies to the forested hills, Croatia & Lake Bled boast some truly outstanding scenery!

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Thursday

2024-06-13

6:30 pm

Monday

2024-06-17

7:00 am

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Trace this remarkable country’s beauty as you travel from ancient Porec to stunning seaside Rovinj, then explore the largest coastal city of Pula on the Istrian Peninsula and its well-preserved Colosseum-like first-century arena, uncovering the scene of brutal gladiatorial battles. All this—and much more—awaits on our summer trip to Croatia!

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip direct bus transportation
  • Parking lot in Kaiserslautern
  • 2 nights’ hand-picked 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner buffet (including on arrival day)
  • City tour of Porec with local tour guide
  • Free time at Lake Bled
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Explore Europe Trip Leader
  • Hotel, sojourn taxes
  • Welcome drink at the hotel

Your trip highlighs

  • The sparkling waters of the Adriatic
  • Croatia’s fresh, sea-to-table cuisine and local wines
  • Warm, Mediterranean breezes
  • Pula’s 1st-century Roman amphitheater
  • Old town walls, still-standing monasteries and churches
  • Sunset views of beautiful Lake Bled

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Travel Day (Thursday, June 13, 2024)

Depart at 6:30pm from Kaiserslautern and travel by bus to Croatia.

Day 2: Porec, Croatia (Friday, June 14, 2024)

After an included rich breakfast buffet, spend the morning discovering the most important sights of Porec on a 2-h walking tour with a professional tour guide. Porec is often regarded as one of the most picturesque on the Croatian coast so have your cameras ready! After lunch (not included) and spending some free time, you will be transferred to your hotel 4-star hotel for a two-night stay, where you will have time to relax and enjoy the sea. Estimated time of arrival at the hotel: around 2:30pm.

Day 3: Free day in Umag or add an optional excursion (Saturday, June 15, 2024)

Enjoy a full free day or you could consider joining our optional, guided excursion as we explore the best of Istria. We start with a stop in the beautiful town of Rovinj, regarded as one of the most photographed on the Croatian coast. Later, we head to Pula, where a 1st-century Roman amphitheater – think of it as Croatia’s answer to the Coliseum – dominates the city. See the stunning Roman amphitheater, the Temple of Augustus, the Forum, the Franciscan monastery and much more!

Day 4: Free Day in Umag or add an optional excursion (Sunday, June 16, 2024)

A day to relax at the hotel, chill on the beach or take a stroll into town and the choice of shops and restaurants. Or you could consider joining our optional boat trip including lunch and drinks on board.

Later in the afternoon at 3:30pm, we’ll be setting off for Kaiserslautern stopping along the way at breathtaking Lake Bled for some free time.

Day 5: Kaiserslautern (Monday, June 17, 2024)

Arrive in Kaiserslautern around 07:00 am.

BOOK IN ADVANCE AND SAVE

Early Bird: Book this trip by May 1 for only €399 and save €60!
Regular price after May 1 is €459 per adult

Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing. Single room €100 extra (€50 per night).

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PASSPORTS

A valid tourist passport is required for this trip. Please make sure that you are traveling with the appropriate passport.

Meeting point for the start of the trip

Your trip starts and finishes in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Address: Daennerplatz, 67657 Kaiserslautern (free to park for our passengers)

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Meeting point for the start of the trip: Your trip starts and finishes in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Address: Daennerplatz, 67657 Kaiserslautern (free to park for our passengers)

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Passport & Visa
A tourist passport is required for all trips outside of Germany.

Important passport rules are as follows:
If you have a passport with a SOFA stamp on any page (a “No-Fee” passport), you are provided permission to reside in Germany, NOT to travel outside of Germany. You have to have a tourist passport in addition to the SOFA/”No-Fee” passport to travel outside of Germany. You cannot travel with a RED Official passport as that is used only for the purpose of a mission or deployment. If you have a passport with a detachable SOFA card clipped inside, it is acceptable to travel with as that was issued originally as a tourist passport. If you are not sure: a tourist passport will be BLUE and will be valid for 10 years for adults. It cannot contain a SOFA stamp on any page or it is not acceptable. A child’s tourist passport (under 15 years of age) is valid for 5 years, but will not have a SOFA stamp in it anywhere. All of this information has been verified to be correct with the Grafenwoehr Passport Office.

Health
There are no major health risks at your destinations. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or health-care provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements. More information on vaccinations and other health precautions can be found via the CDC website (www.cdc.gov)

Transportation
Included transportation on this trip is by bus. Most of the destinations on tour are best explored on foot, although frequent local buses are also available. Purchase tickets at tobacconists or at vending machines, if needed.

Baggage Allowance
Each adult is entitled to one luggage and one personal item. Luggage should be able to be stored below the bus and the personal item should contain whatever you might need on the bus. Pillows and blankets do not count for the personal item. If you have additional items such as strollers, carseats, etc. please send us a message to make those arrangements.

Clothing & Packing Tips
Your itinerary focuses on the outdoors, so your clothing should be casual and appropriate for outdoor use. Loose-fitting, layered clothing that can accommodate varying temperatures will probably be most comfortable. A sun hat, sunglasses, and a bathing suit are recommended. Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots are crucial. Occasional rain showers are common in the areas you will be visiting, so pack light rainwear.

Currency
The Croatian kuna is the currency you will be using on your tour. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks, as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Cuisine
In coastal Croatia, the food is very typical of the Mediterranean region. Italian flavors are popular, such as risotto cooked with squid ink, seafood stew and polenta. You may also like to try traditional Balkan dishes, such as duvec (vegetables and meat), moussaka (eggplant and minced meat), sarma (minced meat and rice) and raznjici (grilled veal or pork). Along the Adriatic coast, you’ll find excellent seafood, especially scampi (prawns) and prstaci (date mussels).

Tipping
At the conclusion of your trip, it’s customary to offer your Trip Leader a gratuity. We recommend tipping €1-2 per person per day for your Trip Leader. Tips can only be paid in cash.

We recommend you get travel insurance to reimburse you for unforeseen trip cancellation. Please follow this link to get a quote through Travel Insured.