We will meet you art the airport and look after you from whatever time you arrive although the program starts with dinner in the majestic Esplanade Hotel.
We’ll get an early start from Zagreb so as to enjoy as much time as possible in Slovenia. In addition to its incredibly beautiful setting, Lake Bled offers a host of exciting activities. We’ll go for a short walk in the amazing gorge nearby and then enjoy a fabulous cycle around the lake, or go rafting.
After our picnic lunch, we’ll head to Ljubljana.
The afternoon will be spent in the gorgeous town with a guided walking tour in Ljubljana and hopefully there will be time to enjoy the wonderfully relaxed vibe.
Dinner will be back at the Esplanade in Zagreb – perhaps a little late - but we’ll let you sleep in on Friday morning!!
In the morning, we’ll have a choice of fun touring modes – a Segway or e-bike tour of the city.
After lunch we’re off to visit the beautifully designed, world famous, but tragically unique, and incredibly revealing, Jewish section of the architecturally stunning Mirogoj cemetery.
Our guide will give us an introduction to the history of the Jews in the region and how it happens that there are so many monuments like the one on the right. It’s B”H rare to see the traditional Hebrew lettering and a cross on the same headstone, but it just will help you understand what communism did to Judaism in former Yugoslavia.
From there we’ll come into the town center and celebrate the pavement café life that modern Zagreb is all about. Or you might like to shop at a fabulous 4th generation hat shop (men’s too) or pick up a tie (a Croatian invention – the word “cravat” comes from “Croat”) before coming back to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat and Dinner.
A day spent not just praying, eating and sleeping but also enjoying a guided tour of the city and a visit to one of the more unique “museums” with which the city is blessed.
It’s a VERY long way to Dubrovnik so we’ll take a morning flight.
This will enable us to spend the afternoon in old Dubrovnik town, walking the magnificent walls and davening Mincha in one of the oldest synagogues in Europe before coming to our luxury mega-yacht “Newstar” for dinner.
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Once on board we’ll have our own private floating paradise: hotel, kosher restaurant, shul and transport all in one to provide the ideal framework for us to enjoy the stunning islands and the Dalmatian Coast.
We sail for just a few hours each day and dock each evening for a good night’s sleep.
Our days will be filled with a mixture of land tours and fun activities – all of which are included in the price of the tour. For those less adventurous there will always be a more relaxing alternative way to enjoy the islands and their beauty.
Monday breakfast and lunch will be on the move as we sail to Mljet, the lushest of all Croatia’s islands. We’ll spend a few hours in the island’s National Park, walking, swimming, kayaking, cycling or strolling before returning to the Newstar for dinner and our overnight in port.
Korcula is next – a fabulous city and a beautiful island. A guide will show you some of the hidden mysteries of the island and its civic structure, the oldest in the world from the 13th century.
There will be time too to swim in the azure waters or to get some jet-ski adrenalin.
Hvar is another island everyone loves, as is Brac. On Brac, for another adrenalin rush, we will take an ATV quad-bike tour in the countryside as part of our visit to that island. And a BIG surprise awaits us on the island for those who think we Jews have no friends in Europe!!
And now you’re probably ready for a spa, so we’ve booked you into one where you can book from a huge choice of massages which our guests have ALL raved about!! At the same place, you can either enjoy the treatments or cross the road to the beach for water sports – water-skiing, diving, bananas, windsurfing & jet skis.
We’ll enjoy a guided tour of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, a tour of the Old Town, with its general and Jewish history and meet the unique individuals who constitute the Jewish community and pray in it’s ancient synagogue.
For the lovers of extreme, you’ll be able to do the zip-line near Split, one of the highest and longest in Europe; it is simply (and literally) breathtaking.
Zadar is famous for its Venetian old town, its sea organ and it’s fun atmosphere. We’ll spend Shabbat here so we can take full advantage of the town and go for a drink in a beautiful bar after Shabbat ends.
It’s time to say goodbye to our floating home.
If you need to get home, there are flights from Zadar airport to major hubs that will take you wherever you need to get to!! If you can stay, you MUST!!
A couple of hours’ drive will bring us to the Plitvice Lakes, one of the “must-sees” in Croatia. Here we will take a 2-3 hour easy “hike” between the falls and enjoy a picnic lunch. Non-hikers can take leisurely strolls in this gorgeous Park or ride the ferries and buses that are available.
Another bus ride will bring us back to the Esplanade for our Farewell dinner.
We’ll bring you to Zagreb airport for your flight, whenever that may be…….