Pre-Conference Excursion

June 1- June 15, 2019. From Budapest (Hungary) to Dubrovnik (Croatia). Go through 5 countries. Starting at $2,630 for 15 days. Other dates are available. Book your own! Information at: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/us/croatia/balkan-adventure-116522

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Why you’ll love this trip. Cross the Chain Bridge in Budapest and take the funicular up to Buda Castle for beautiful views over Pest. Sip the famous Croatian Traminac Premium wine at a wine tasting at a 15th century family-run vineyard in quaint Ilok


Optional excursion after the conference

Split with National park Krka

The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1700 years the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage.

Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979, and not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace and its city (or the city and its Palace, if you like) continue to live a full life. All historical layers from the old Rome, middle ages till today are still visible and alive in this structure. A walk through the ancient city takes you through time, along the great examples of ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage.

The national park Krka is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.

Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 2.5 km northeast of Knin. With its seven waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242 m, the Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.

Additional information can be found at the following links:

http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr/lang/en/index.html

http://www.ston.hr/?l=eng

https://visitsplit.com/en/1/welcome-to-split

http://www.np-krka.hr/en/