Occupational Therapy in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia

19 - 27 Sep 2022
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

This fascinating study tour led by Kit Sinclair visits three dramatically beautiful and historic countries; Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina. The itinerary provides a range of enlightening visits reflecting how occupational therapy has developed in these three countries while letting you experience the rich culture and history and stunning landscapes of the region to the full. Start in the stunning city of Ljubljana and visit picturesque Lake Bled. Continue by train to Zagreb in Croatia before continuing by road to Sarajevo. Drive through dramatic mountain landscapes to Mostar and Pocitelj before ending in Dubrovnik, the famous 'Pearl of the Adriatic'.

There is also an optional pre-tour extension in Prague which includes a journey on the spectacular UNESCO-listed Semmering train route from Vienna to Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, ​Kit Sinclair

​Kit Sinclair

Kit Sinclair, PhD, is an international education consultant in the areas of occupational therapy service and curriculum development. As a founding faculty member of the occupational therapy education programme in Hong Kong, she has played an active role in occupational therapy professional development in Hong Kong, and continued in senior academic and research posts for over 35 years. Since the 1980s, Kit has been passionately involved in the development of rehabilitation and occupational therapy in the People’s Republic of China. Teaching and consultancies have taken her to China’s principal cities, provincial capitals and rural hospitals and clinics where resources and expertise are often extremely limited. She was involved in rehabilitation for survivors of the 2008 SiChuan earthquake and continues her commitment in international disaster management. Kit served as President of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists from 2002-2008 and retains the title of WFOT Ambassador. She is an Honorary Fellow of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is editor of the prestigious WFOT Bulletin. A leader in the field, Kit has given many guest lectures and workshops around the world and has been instrumental in global and national policy development in relation to rehabilitation and disability in collaboration with WHO and national governments.

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Itinerary at a glance

Pre Tour

  • Day 1: Prague, Czech Republic (Sat, 17 September) Arrive Prague and at leisure.
  • Day 2: Prague (Sun, 18 September) Visit Prague Castle, the Gothic Cathedral and romantic Golden Lane. Continue across the baroque Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square and the Old Town Hall with its famous astronomical clock.
  • Day 3: Prague (Mon, 19 September) Depart Prague and take the train to Vienna. Arrive Vienna and change trains to Ljubljana (there is a quick change of trains in Villach). Take the beautiful UNESCO-listed Semmering route and check into the central City Hotel.

Main Tour

  • Day 1: Ljubljana, Slovenia (Mon, 19 September) Check into the central City Hotel.
  • Day 2: Ljubljana (Tues, 20 September) Drive through the Slovenian countryside to beautiful Lake Bled. Take a boat out to Bled Island and visit the Church of Mother of God. Return to the mainland and take a guided tour of Bled Castle with spectacular views. Enjoy a walking tour along the riverbanks of Ljubljana. Take the funicular up to the medieval castle to explore and learn about the city’s history. Return to the riverside and take a cruise along the river.
  • Day 3: Ljubljana (Wed, 21 September) Visit the University Rehabilitation Institute to meet with staff and tour its departments and facilities. After lunch meet with the Occupational Therapy Association of Slovenia. Late afternoon and evening at leisure.
  • Day 4: Ljubljana / Zagreb (Thurs, 22 September) Scenic train journey to Zagreb. Arrive in Zagreb early afternoon. Visit an occupational therapy centre and meet with staff to hear about services available in Zagreb and wider Croatia. Check into the stylish Dubrovnik Hotel.
  • Day 5: Zagreb (Fri, 23 September) Walking tour of downtown Zagreb , built in the 19th and 20th century under the influence of Viennese architecture. Walk down the city’s oldest streets of Upper Town and Kaptol, see Jelacic Square, the Cathedral, Dolac Market and St. Mark's Church. Afternoon at leisure
  • Day 6: Zagreb / Sarajevo (Sat, 24 September) Depart Zagreb and head to Bosnia and Herzegovina for the town of Banja Luka.Visit an occupational therapy clinic, one of the main centres in the country. Arrive Sarajevo in the late afternoon and check into the contemporary President Hotel, with time to relax before a short orientation walk to dinner.
  • Day 7: Sarajevo (Sun, 25 September) Walking and coach tour of historic Sarajevo. Visit the site of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand ; the catalyst for the start of WW1. Learn about the city’s long history. Visits include Kazandziluk Street, where craftsmen have worked for centuries, the Jewish Quarter and see the Cathedral. Visit the Tunnel of Hope and Ghazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque. Rest of afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 8: Sarajevo/Mostar (Mon, 26 September) Depart Sarajevo to the pretty town of Mostar, known for its iconic old bridge. Visit Biscevica House, a 17th-century Ottoman house, and enjoy a walking tour of the medieval town before dinner. Overnight at Mostar Hotel.
  • Day 9: Mostar/ Pocitelj / Dubrovnik (Tues, 27 September)Drive to Dubrovnik via Pocitelj and explore Dubrovnik old town with a walking tour of the walled city. Check into the elegant Lapad Hotel.Visit the Rector’s Palace.
  • Day 10: Dubrovnik (Wed, 28 September) Morning tour of Dubrovnik. At leisure. Farewell dinner.
  • Day 11: Dubrovnik (Thurs, 29 September) Depart or embark on extension cruise along the coast.

Extension

There is the option to extend your stay along the beautiful Dalmatian coast after the tour. You can either stay longer in Dubrovnik or take a short cruise along the coast to visit the stunning islands of Croatia.

Tour cost

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