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Adriatic Discovery
Commences Zurich 10 May and ends Dubrovnik 02 June 2020

  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
    Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
  • Grossglockner, Austria
    Grossglockner, Austria
  • Rovinj, Croatia
    Rovinj, Croatia
  • Program Status Postponed until 2021
  • Price $11,990
  • Program Code GCTAD20
  • Single Supplement $2,090
  • Activity Rating Moderate
  • Program Leader Louise Shave

Tour Itinerary

  • 23 Nights
    • 1 Zurich
    • 1 Tyrol
    • 1 Carinthia
    • 3 Julian Alps
    • 3 Adriatic Coast
    • 3 Porec
    • 1 Zagreb
    • 2 Plitvice
    • 3 Split
    • 5 Dubrovnik

Commences Zurich 10 May and ends Dubrovnik 02 June 2020

Tour Highlights

  • The stunning scenery of Austria's lakes and Grossglockner Pass
  • The amazing Postojna Caves and a show of the Lipizzaner Horses
  • Croatia's colourful Istrian Peninsula
  • The Croatian capital Zagreb
  • The World Heritage Plitvice Lakes
  • World Heritage Diocletian's Palace in Split
  • The magical islands of Hvar and Korcula
  • The mediaeval walled city of Dubrovnik
  • The historical and scenic highlights of Montenegro

Tour Overview

This incredible tour starts in Zurich, Switzerland, and travels through Austria, over the stunning Grossglockner and viewing the awe-inspiring Carinthian Lakes, before exploring the highlights of Slovenia and Croatia

We visit charming Lake Bled in the Julian Alps and the quaint Slovenian coastline. We stay in relaxing Porec on the stunning Adriatic Coast of the Istrian Peninsula and among the inspiring UNESCO Heritage Plitvice Lakes. We visit the vibrant Croatian capital, Zagreb and continue to Split to view the amazing Palace of Diocletian, as well as the attractive island of Hvar, before travelling along the scenic Dalmatian coast to the mediaeval city of Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Adriatic. Take in the ancient, red-roofed island of Korcula and the natural beauty and historic highlights of nearby Montenegro.

Tour Inclusions

  • 23 nights en-suite hotel accommodation
  • Typical local breakfast and dinner daily
  • Touring by comfortable and modern coach
  • Transport and field trips as indicated
  • Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
  • Services of a Program Leader
  • Gratuities and necessary tips
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet

Louise Shave

Golden Compass France Ireland Scotland Tour Leader Louise Shave

Louise Shave graduated from the University of Auckland, in Languages, History and Music and with a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching.

She has a passion for her chosen subjects and really enjoys sharing with travellers the history and culture of countries in which she has lived or experienced. The extensive time she has recently spent living in both France and Ireland has given her an in-depth knowledge of those particular countries. She is a fluent speaker of French.

For the past 14 years, she has led many outbound programmes, especially in Europe, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, Ireland, India, Bhutan and Nepal. She is much in demand as a guest speaker.

For six years, Louise and her husband explored the waterways of Europe on their 20 metre converted Dutch Barge. Not content with river travel, they also sailed a 10 metre boat across the Irish Sea and then back to England. Three years were spent in Ireland on the canals and rivers, with numerous adventures, followed by more time around the coast and in the English waterways.

As well as those noted above, her interests include art, architecture, theatre, film, reading, trekking, and, not least, her family!


This program includes places which can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.co.nz. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our New Zealand postal address at:

  Golden Compass, P O Box 3452 Shortland St. Auckland 1140, New Zealand.

Please note we require a deposit of NZD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe, North Africa or Asia. 

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. 

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 0800 132 385.