Occupational Therapy in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia

20 - 29 Sep 2021
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

This fascinating study tour follows on from the 2nd COTEC – ENOTHE Congress in Prague from 15 - 18 September 2021. Take the train from Prague on one of the great railway journeys of the world, on the UNESCO listed Semmering route to Ljubljana via Vienna. Explore this stunning city and the beautiful Slovenian countryside and 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. There are a range of enlightening visits reflecting how occupational therapy has developed in these three countries.

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

  • 20 Sept (Mon) Prague/Ljubljana: Depart Prague by train. Arrive Vienna and change trains to Ljubljana to take the UNESCO listed Semmering route through the mountains.
  • 21 Sept (Tues) Ljubljana: Drive into the Slovenian countryside to the picturesque 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 which offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. Enjoy a walking tour along the riverbanks of Ljubljana taking in Preseren Square and the Town Hall. Take the funicular up to the castle, a might medieval fortress. Explore the castle and learn about the city’s history. Return to the riverside and board a cruise along the river taking in the beautiful Slovenian capital
  • 22 Sept (Wed) Ljubljana: Visit the University Rehabilitation Institute to meet with staff and tour its departments and facilities. In the afternoon meet with the Occupational Therapy Association of Slovenia. Return to the hotel late afternoon and evening at leisure
  • 23 Sept (Thurs) Ljubljana/Zagreb: Take the train to Zagreb taking in the beautiful landscape along the way. Arrive into Zagreb early afternoon. Visit an occupational therapy centre and meet with staff to hear about services available in Zagreb and wider Croatia.
  • 24 Sept (Fri) Zagreb: 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
  • 25 Sept (Sat) Zagreb/Sarajevo: Depart Zagreb and head to Bosnia and Herzegovinian for the town of Banja Luka. Visit one of the main occupational therapy clinics in the country. Arrive Sarajevo in the late afternoon, with time to relax before a short orientation walk to dinner
  • 26 Sept( Sun) Sarajevo: Walking and coach tour of historic Sarajevo. Visit the spot 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. Afternoon at leisure
  • 27 Sept (Mon) Sarajevo/Mostar: Depart Sarajevo to the pretty town of Mostar, known for its iconic Stari Most, or Old Bridge. Visit the Biscevica House - a 17th century Ottoman house - and enjoy a walking tour of the mediaeval town before dinner
  • 28 Sept (Tues) Mostar/Pocitelj/Dubrovnik: Drive to Dubrovnik via Pocitelj and explore Dubrovnik old town with a walking tour of the walled city. Visit the Rector's Palace. Farewell dinner in the evening
  • 29 Sept (Wed) Dubrovnik: Depart Dubrovnik or extend your stay


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.

Cruise: Split to Dubrovnik (3-night cruise departing Wednesdays)

  • 29 Sept (Wed) Dubrovnik/Split: Drive from Dubrovnik to Split by private transfer and board the yacht
  • 30 Sept (Thurs) Split/Korcula Island: Sail towards Korcula Island, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch on board. Disembark to explore the fortified city of Korcula, its red roofs and defensive walls reminiscent of Dubrovnik
  • 1 Oct (Fri) Korcula Island/Slano: Sail past Peljesac Peninsula, the biggest peninsula of the Dalmatian Coast, known for its vine covered slopes. Continue to the Mljet Strait and arrive at the Elaphiti Archipelago - a group of 14 islands and islets. Stop for lunch and swimming along the way. Arrive in Slano in the late afternoon
  • 2 Oct (Sat) Slano/Dubrovnik: After breakfast on board sail back to Dubrovnik and disembark.

Tour cost

$3,068.00 per person ( ground only exuding International flights and airport transfers)

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