In Opatija, winter and Christmas are usually associated with snow and inland areas, but the elegant Opatija Riviera offers a very special atmosphere: Christmas lights here are surrounded by palm trees and Mediterranean vegetation, and winter holidays are just a step from the sea. Opatija is ready to welcome in the festive period in an intimate, romantic mood. A special attraction is the ice skating rink located at the Open Air Theatre, which is magically transformed into a fantastic winter stage. With Christmas music in the background, surrounded by Christmas trees and wooden stands selling typical souvenirs, ice skating by the sea becomes a unique experience that everyone who tries it once will probably want to repeat the following year.. The festive atmosphere also provides the perfect setting for the Chocolate Festival, which traditionally takes place in Opatija in this period, offering visitors a variety of chocolate desserts and beverages, but also specially designed menus and original wellness treatments.
Each year in December, Ljubljana’s Festive Fair becomes the center of the city’s social life. The Festive Fair, set up in the immediate vicinity of a major open-air venue for festive events held daily throughout December, is well known for its vibrancy and cheerful atmosphere. Festively decorated green stalls, designed specially for the fair, sell a fine choice of products suitable for giving as gifts. For many years now, the Festive Fair, with its countless food and drink stalls offering mulled wine, tea, liqueurs, sausages and various grilled dishes, has been considered to be a major venue for what the locals refer to as “the merry December in Ljubljana Old Town” and see as a perfect opportunity to bump into friends and acquaintances whom they may not have seen for a while.
The Croatian capital, Zagreb, in 2015 and 2016. beat the likes of London, Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Brussels, Manchester and Nürnberg to be voted the ‘Best European Christmas Market’ by travelers on portal European Best Destinations. The central stages, featuring a diverse musical program, will be in Zagreb’s main square of Ban Josip Jelačić and the nearby Zrinjevac Park. During all December, Zagreb’s most beautiful park will also feature dance events, while traditional delicacies as well as original gifts and local souvenirs typical of Zagreb will be on sale at numerous stands aligning the park promenade. The traditional Christmas Fair will take place during Advent in the streets surrounding the Jelačić Square.. All the visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the somewhat-forgotten specialties of Zagreb, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine, or buy unique souvenirs and Christmas decorations for their loved ones.Be a part of it on those Christmas markets 2017!
Offer valid for the period from 01/12/2017 till 26/12/2017
PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM WITH A MIN OF 2 PASSENGERS (NET RATES):
3 Star Hotel: $1,184.00 pp
4 Star Hotel: $1,270.00 pp
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- 2 x BB in hotel in Opatija in the selected category
- 3* – GRAND HOTELA ADRIATIC 3* or similar
- 4* – HOTEL BRISTOL 4*, HOTEL ASTORIA 4* or similar
- 2 x BB in hotel in Ljubljana in the selected category
- 3* – HOTEL M 3*, CENTRAL 3* or similar
- 4* – HOTEL UNION 4*, HOTEL LEV 4* or similar
- 2 x BB in hotel in Zagreb in the selected category
- 3* – HOTEL JADRAN 3*, LAGUNA 3* or similar
- 4* – HOTEL INTERNATIONAL4*, HOTEL PANORAMA 4* or similar
- DAY 1 transfer: APT Zagreb – hotel in Opatija
- DAY 3 transfer hotel in Opatijaa to hotel in Ljubljana
- DAY 5 transfer from hotel in Ljubljana to hotel in Zagreb
- DAY 7 departure transfer: hotel in Zagreb – APT Zagreb
- Visit of Opatija with local guide (up to 2 hours) – on day 2
- Visit of Ljubljana with local guide (up to 3 hours) – on day 4
- Visit of Zagreb with local guide ( up to 3 hours) – on day 6
Arrival in Zagreb. transfer to Opatija. Overnight in Opatija
In the morning, meet with the local guide to tour the city. Opatija is a traditional seaside resort on the coastline of the Kvarner Gulf. This fashionable resort town in known for its Mediterranean climate. Along the coast lines 19th century Habsburg-era villas. The town sprawls along the coast between forested hills and the sparkling Adriatic, and the whole waterfront is connected by a promenade. The rest of the day you are free to explore. Spend overnight in Opatija.
Transfer to Ljubljana. Overnight in Ljubljana.
In the morning, meet with the local guide to tour the city. Visit the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation, Ljubljana. Slovenia’s capital and largest city also happens to be one of Europe’s greenest and most live-able capitals. Indeed, the European Commission awarded Ljubljana with the coveted Green Capital of Europe title for 2016. Slovenia’s master of early-modern, minimalist design, Jože Plečnik, graced Ljubljana with beautiful buildings and accoutrements; attractive cities are often described as ‘jewel boxes’, but here the name really fits. Rest of the day is free. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Transfer from Ljubljana to Zagreb.
In the morning, meet with the local guide to tour the city. Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Through the carved facades of buildings and baroque churches, we see many green spaces and terraces of cafes where the locals like to gather. The rest of the day free. Overnight in Zagreb.
Transfer from Hotel in Zagreb to APT Zagreb