Oct 14, 2023 — Oct 28, 2023

Pearls of Dalmatia: Croatia, Slovenia, & Montenegro

With Dr. Carla Thorson

About the Tour

Absorb Croatia’s remarkable history, culture, and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline on this captivating 15-day small group journey. Touring of Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, reveals a gracious city of culture and hospitality, including its historic Old Town and colorful Dolac market. Two nights follow in Slovenia’s capital, friendly Ljubljana, with its romantic bridges and abundant parkland. Experience lovely Lake Bled by boat, and journey by train into Postojna Cave’s depths.  Next, discover charming Opatija and the fascinating history and Mediterranean atmosphere of the alluring Istrian Peninsula during a three-night stay. See Plitvice Lakes National Park’s famed turquoise-colored lakes. In picturesque Split, tour 3rd-century Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO site. Enjoy the next two nights in Venetian-tinged Hvar Town on Hvar, “queen” of the Dalmatian islands. Treasured Dubrovnik, “Pearl of the Adriatic,” is the final destination for three nights.  Experience the charms of the tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension. 

$5,884 per person including airfare from New York (other gateways available).

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Council Leader

Dr. Carla Thorson is Vice President of Programs at the Commonwealth Club.  A political scientist who specializes in Russian politics and relations among the former Soviet states and East Europe, she holds a PhD from UCLA, an M.Litt. from the University of Oxford and a BA from the University of Wisconsin.  Prior to joining the Commonwealth Club, she was Senior Vice President at World Affairs in San Francisco and worked previously at UCLA’s International Institute, the RAND Corporation, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Inc, and the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).  Her work has focused on the rule of law in socialist regimes and the process of democratization.  She enjoys travelling the world and has led and lectured on numerous tours including the Baltics, Finland, Iceland, Russia, Central Asia, China and Cuba.