Special Pre-tour

Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes National Park

October 20-25, 2024

Jung in Croatia—A Land of Contrasts

Forgiveness, Acceptance, Reconciliation

Annual Fall Study Tour | October 25–November 1, 2024

October 25-November 1, 2024

Forgiveness, Acceptance, Reconciliation: A Study Tour to Croatia, Land of Contrasts

Special Pre-tour

Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes National Park

October 20-25, 2024

Study Tour Overview

Croatia sits at the crossroads of Europe, where East and West begin to blend. Its history and culture represent a cross-section of culture and customs dating back to the Greek and Roman civilizations, and continuing until today with Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Hungary, and Bosnia and Herzegovina on its borders. Building on the backdrop of Croatia’s conflict and recent conciliation, we will explore some of the themes that affect our lives and relationships- including forgiveness, reconciliation, wholeness, splitting, and projection of shadow — all elements which in one way or another mirror our personal, individual struggles.

These struggles and conflicts — personal as well as political — are driven by powerful archetypal energies. Moreover, such situations can deteriorate and reach a point where mean-spiritedness and hostility become a reality. Former positive relationships are sacrificed, fulfilling unconscious, archetypal agendas. These energies amplify passions and make genuine dialogue and relatedness difficult or impossible. This is true both on an individual level, where personal complexes and threats to our ego-ideal are easily constellated, and on the collective level, when issues of power and ego-security are involved. In general, these conflicts tend to be mythologized and take on a dramatic structure around the dynamic of good and bad, right and wrong.

Our 2024 Fall Study tour will provide participants with the rare opportunity to travel with outstanding faculty and hear thoughtful, dynamic presentations along the way. We will begin our program in the ancient, scenic 2,000-year-old town of Split, situated on the Adriatic Sea, where we will enjoy exploring some of its better-known sites, including the historic palace built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the third century, and the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, considered to be the oldest and smallest Cathedral in the world.

From Split, we will drive to Dubrovnik — known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” — with the opportunity to view some of the most spectacular coastline in Europe along the way.

We invite you to join our distinguished faculty as we immerse ourselves in the ideas of C.G. Jung, explore the powerful archetypal themes of forgiveness, acceptance and reconciliation, and experience the spectacular setting of the Dalmatian coastline.


Aryeh Maidenbaum, Ph.D. and Diana Rubin, C.S.W., co-directors
New York Center for Jungian Studies

October 25-November 1, 2024

Forgiveness, Acceptance, Reconciliation:
A Study Tour to Croatia, Land of Contrasts

Program cost: $4280*

  • Seven nights accommodations at deluxe hotels
  • Breakfast daily; three lunches and three dinners 
  • All group transportation via deluxe air-conditioned coach 
  • All lectures, presentations, guided tours, museum and site entrance fees 

*Per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement available at $695. Gratuities: $150 additional. A non-refundable deposit of $600 is required. A second payment of $600 due by March 25, 2024. Cost after June 21, $4390.

CEs and Certificates of Attendance

The Jung in Croatia program offers continuing education credits and certificates of attendance. 

Details

Old Town, Dubrovnik

Study Tour Setting & Accommodations

We will spend four nights in Split and three in Dubrovnik with ample time to explore each city in addition to the time spent in our rich study tour program offered by our renowned faculty. We will be traveling from Split to Dubrovnik, along the breathtaking Dalmatian coastline via deluxe air-conditioned coach. The views are magnificent. 

Meals together…

Meals together are a wonderful opportunity for participants and faculty to get to know one another. At the hotel we will partake in superbly prepared and presented buffet style meals — two dinners: welcome and closing, as well as lunch together on Saturday and Sunday. Daily breakfast, also included in the program cost, will offer a large selection of fresh fruit, local cheeses, cold meats, and fresh breads. Breaks will feature freshly brewed coffee, tea, herbal teas and traditional pastries. There will be opportunities to explore the many excellent area restaurants on our own.

HOTEL PARK, SPLIT

Overlooking the Adriatic, and commanding a prime position on the edge of the bustling central part of the city, this 5-star hotel has been welcoming guests since 1921. Recently, it has been fully renovated, and its spacious terrace and renowned cuisine are among some of the striking features which contribute to a refined 21st-century sense of luxury and comfort.

HILTON IMPERIAL HOTEL, DUBROVNIK

Set in an historic building dating back to 1897, this 5-star hotel mixes period charm with modern amenities. It is superbly located close to Pile Gate, the entrance to the Old Town. Boasting an outdoor restaurant terrace (open until the end of October), guests’ every need is catered for with charming and attentive staff, spa facilities, and exquisite dining opportunities. 

Faculty

Earl Collins, PhD, is an Anglican priest and vicar in the south of England. A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, he is an expert on Christian mysticism and a lover of Jung’s way of soul-making and soul-healing. He was for many years a monk in Ireland, Rome, and Jerusalem, and has lectured widely on Jung and mysticism. Publications: Come and receive Light and Meeting Christ in His Mysteries.

 

Ann Belford Ulanov, MDiv, PhD, is an internationally known and practicing Jungian analyst in New York City; Professor Emerita of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary; and lecturer in the U.S. and abroad. She is the author of many books including Spiritual Aspects of Clinical Work; The Female Ancestors of Christ; Madness & Creativity; The Psychoid, Soul and PsychePiercing Space/Time Barrier; and Back to Basics; as well as with her late husband, Barry Ulanov, Cinderellla and Her Sisters: The Envied and the EnvyingThe Healing Imagination; and Transforming SexualityThe Archetypal World of Anima and Animus. 

Marlene Frantz is a Jungian analyst, a certified Group Psychotherapist, an Equine therapist and an artist. Her private practice in Santa Monica, California, includes adults, couples, and children. Ms. Frantz has lectured on creativity, grief, and equine therapy and led workshops on the creative process, dreams, and rebuilding one’s life after loss.  She has contributed articles and been a featured artist in the journal Psychological Perspectives. She is a member of the faculty and the Board of the C.G. Jung institute of Los Angeles and on the Board and a Supervisor at The Coldwater Counseling Center.

Program Directors

Aryeh Maidenbaum, PhD, Jungian analyst, is co-director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies. His publications include the articles The Search for Spirit in Jungian Psychology; Sounds of Silence; Psychological Types, Job Change, and Personal Growth, and, most recently, Anti-Semitism: The Jungian Dilemma, which appeared in a recent book entitled Psychiatry and Anti-Semitism, as well as co-editor of Lingering Shadows: Jungians, Freudians and Anti-Semitism and editor of, and contributor to, Jung and the Shadow of Anti-Semitism. Additionally, Dr. Maidenbaum, has organized and led Jewish Heritage Travel programs throughout the world and has recently completed a book on aspects of Judaism through a Jungian lens.

Diana Rubin, LCSW, co-director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies, has organized and led Jungian Seminars and Study Tours for over 25 years. Currently she has a private psychotherapy practice in New York City and New Paltz, New York, where she works with individuals and groups and also works remotely. A former staff psychotherapist at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health’s Institute for the Performing Artist, Ms. Rubin has a special interest in the interface of psychotherapy and the creative process.  

Tour Manager

Lucy Rapoport, tour manager and leader, was born and schooled in England before moving to Italy as a young adult. Specializing in Europe she is fluent in Italian, German, French, and Spanish. Over the past 20 years she has accompanied groups organized by Aryeh and Diana, to such places as Lithuania, Poland, Prague, Berlin, Croatia, and Spain, among other destinations. With Lucy’s attention to detail, knowledge of history, and considerable expertise, participants will be well served by her presence.

View of the interior of the vestibule of the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia

Study Tour Daily Schedule*

Friday, October 25

Check in to the 5-star Park Hotel in Split. Considered to be the finest hotel in the city, and located just outside the bustling historic center, this historic hotel was built over 100 years ago, renovated over the years, and has moved with the times to provide a luxurious environment for 21st-century guests.

Evening: Presentation by Ann Ulanov, What Do We Do When We Cannot Forgive, followed by an opportunity to get to know one another & opening dinner (included)


Saturday, October 26
9:00–10:30 a.m. Presentation by Earl Collins, They Know Not What They Do: Forgiving the Other’s Shadow

10:30-11:00 a.m.  Coffee  break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m Presentation by Marlene Frantz, Forgiving When Reconciliation is no Longer Possible

12:45-2:00 p.m.  Lunch (included)

2:30 p.m. Depart our hotel by coach for Split city center and a walking tour — including Diocletian’s Palace and the Cathedral within the palace. Following our visit, time to wander individually and, time permitting, visit the Archaeological Museum before returning to our hotel. 

OR…,for those who prefer to remain in town and shop and/or have dinner in town, the hotel is a 30-minute walk away (Taxis are easily available for those who prefer not to walk back but remain in town and return individually).

Evening: free; dinner on our own.


Sunday, October 27

Early morning departure for Krka National Park followed by a visit to Trogir. We will spend the morning visiting the National Park which contains a river with over 20 varieties of fish, 800 different plant species and more than 200 different kinds of birds. The Park is an exotic and fascinating place to spend a few hours.

Afterwards, we will drive to the enchanting town of Trogir — situated on the Adriatic and often called the “Jewel in Croatia’s Crown”. Following lunch (included), we will enjoy a guided walking tour of Trogir’s compact Old Town, with its eclectic architecture and historic buildings, many of which reflect its Venetian past. Following our walking tour, we will return to Split in time for dinner on our own.


Monday, October 28
9:00-10:30 a.m.  Presentation by Marlene Frantz, , Accepting and Bearing the Unacceptable and Unbearable

10:30-11:00 a.m.  Coffee break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m  Presentation by  Earl Collins, Forgiving My Own Shadow

Lunch on our own; afternoon free to meander in Split, shop for gifts, and/or explore sites of personal interest.

Evening free; dinner on our own.

Tuesday, October 29
Following breakfast, we will depart for Dubrovnik – known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Along the way, we will enjoy superb views of the magnificent Dalmatian coast, visit the town of Ston with its astonishing series of fortified walls and fortresses and stop for lunch (included) at one of its many fish restaurants. 

Late this afternoon, we will check in to the Hilton Dubrovnik- superbly located just minutes from the sea and within walking distance of the Old Town- with time to relax and freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant (included).


Wednesday, October 30
9:00-10:30 a.m.  Presentation by Ann Ulanov, Bringing the Yes and No Together

10:30-11:00 a.m.  Coffee break

11:00 a.m. Depart our hotel on foot for a full day exploring the area within Dubrovnik’s ancient walls. Here, we will have the opportunity to walk atop parts of its medieval walls, see fortresses built in medieval times, visit the Dubrovnik Cathedral and a Franciscan Monastery dating back to the 14th century, within which is a small apothecary shop that first opened its doors in 1317. Lunch on our own in one of the many interesting restaurants in Dubrovnik.

Evening: free; dinner on our own.


Thursday, October 31

9:00-10:30 a.m.: Faculty summary and participant faculty discussion

10:30-11:00 a.m. Coffee break 

Rest of the day free to relax, and/or explore sites of interest in Dubrovnik on our own

Evening: closing dinner (included)


Friday, November 1

Departures for home…

*Please note: daily schedule subject to change

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Join This Special Pre-Study Tour Excursion

Tour Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes National Park

Tour Overview

Join us as we explore Croatia’s inland heritage before continuing on to the Dalmatian coast for the Study Tour. Our travels will begin with a three-night visit to Croatia’s lively capital, Zagreb. Not as well-known as other Eastern European cities, it nevertheless boasts a wealth of interesting sites, numerous fascinating museums, and a bustling restaurant and café scene. This part of Croatia has a lot in common with those Central European countries that made up the former Hapsburg Empire, namely history, architecture and cuisine.

Croatia’s natural scenery is one of the main attractions for all visitors, and its eight National Parks and various other protected areas and nature reserves attract travelers in their droves throughout the year. However, visitor numbers are strictly limited and so our visit to the Plitvice National Park, with a two-night stay in one of the hotels located within the Park, will provide a spectacular introduction to the best that nature has to offer in Croatia — and is a delightful place to visit.

Leaving the National Park, we will find a complete contrast in the landscape as we make our way towards the coast, with its warmer climate and dramatic scenery. Here, we will experience coastal Dalmatia — one of the most beautiful areas of Europe, known for its breathtaking views and a more relaxed attitude towards life.

October 20-25, 2024

Special Pre Tour
Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes National Park

Program cost: $2750* includes:

  • Five nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily; 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • All group transportation via deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • All, guided tours, museum and site entrance fees

*Per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement available at $495. Gratuities ($110 additional). A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person will secure your place on the trip. Cost after June 30: $2950.

The Setting & Accommodations

Over the course of this tour we will travel by deluxe, air-conditioned coach, and stay in two lovely hotels. Meals together will provide a natural opportunity for us all to get to know one another. And, of course, we will be in the hands of our extremely competent and engaging trip leader, Lucy Rapoport.

ESPLANADE ZAGREB HOTEL

Opened in 1925 as an overnight stop for passengers on the Orient Express, the stylish Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is an extraordinary architectural gem. Located within easy walking distance of many of the city’s top attractions, and reminiscent of bygone times, it combines Art Deco glamour with contemporary convenience. Imaginative interior décor and luxurious marble bathrooms in each of the spacious rooms offer an exceptional level of 5-star comfort in the heart of Croatia’s vibrant capital.

HOTEL JEZERO, PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK

Chosen for its setting, this very comfortable large 3-star hotel has an unbeatable location in the central area of one of Croatia’s most beautiful National Parks. Surrounded by exuberant greenery, and close to one of the entrances to the Park, it is just a very short walk to the more than a dozen lakes that comprise the main natural attractions of the area. 

Tour Leader

Lucy Rapoport, tour manager and leader, was born and schooled in England before moving to Italy as a young adult. Specializing in Europe she is fluent in Italian, German, French, and Spanish. Over the past 20 years she has accompanied groups organized by Aryeh and Diana, to such places as Lithuania, Poland, Prague, Berlin, Croatia, and Spain, among other destinations. With Lucy’s attention to detail, knowledge of history, and considerable expertise, participants will be well served by her presence.

Zagreb

Tour Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes National Park Pre-Tour Itinerary

Sunday, October 20
Check in to the Hotel Esplanade Zagreb, a 5-star, superbly-located hotel within walking distance of the city center. It is evocative of an earlier era, when Orient Express rail line passengers would break their journey here to dine, or even stay overnight. Our hotel is considered to be the finest in Zagreb.

This evening, we will begin with the opportunity to meet fellow travelers and get to know one another, followed by a welcoming, buffet dinner (included) at our hotel.

Monday, October 21
Following a full, hearty breakfast, we will spend this morning visiting some of Zagreb’s most important sites. Accompanied by an expert local guide, our day will include the not-to-be-missed Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb Cathedral, and the Dolac market — the largest farmers’ market in the capital. Following lunch on our own, this afternoon we will enjoy an excursion to Samobor, a charming small town located a short distance from Zagreb. In Samobor, we will enjoy a guided walk around this picturesque town — popular as a weekend break with Zagreb inhabitants — and a chance to sample the local speciality, the cream slice known as Kremšnite. From Samobor, we will return to Zagreb in time for dinner on our own.

Tuesday, October 22
This morning we will walk to the Arts and Crafts Museum and enjoy a private guided tour of the museum’s highlights. (Currently under renovation, if it does not re-open as scheduled, we will visit another of Zagreb’s many museums). Lunch is on our own, and our afternoon will be free with ample time to explore personal sites of interest, or, for those interested, to shop for gifts and mementos to take back home.

Evening free: dinner on our own.


Wednesday, October 23

Today, we will depart Zagreb and drive south through rolling countryside to one of Europe’s most stunning locations, the National Park of Plitvice. En-route, we will stop for lunch (included) near the small town of Slunj — known for its watery wonderland of former mill buildings alongside the Korana River gorge. Following lunch, we will drive to Plitvice National Park, where we will check in to the Hotel Jezero, a busy but superbly-located property located in the heart of the Park. Dinner is included tonight at our hotel.


Thursday, October 24

Following breakfast, we will spend the morning on a 3-4 hour guided walk around the National Park of Plitvice (a UNESCO-designated World Heritage site) with one of the Park’s Rangers. Croatia’s most famous and most visited natural attraction, Plitvice National Park covers around 300 sq km with 16 lakes, teeming waterfalls and deep forests. The Park is still home to bears, wolves and a variety of other wildlife.

Lunch is on our own in one of the Park’s cafés.

The afternoon is free to continue exploring the park individually before returning to our hotel for dinner (included).

Friday, October 25
Departing Plitvice National Park, we will make our way to Split, stopping en route to visit the charming town of Šibenik. With its dramatic setting, located on the Dalmatian Coast, Šibenik’s captivating medieval old town’s Cathedral has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is a perfect place to stop, explore and have lunch on our own. Then we will continue along the coast and check in to the 5-star Hotel Park in Split where the study tour will begin.

Please note: daily schedule subject to change

Plitvice Waterfalls

Registration Details

October 25-November 1, 2024

Forgiveness, Acceptance, Reconciliation:
A Study Tour to Croatia, Land of Contrasts

Program cost: $4280*

  • Seven nights accommodations at deluxe hotels
  • Breakfast daily; two lunches and two dinners 
  • All group transportation via deluxe air-conditioned coach 
  • All lectures, presentations, guided tours, museum and site entrance fees 

*Per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement available at $695. Gratuities: $150 additional. A non-refundable deposit of $600 is required. A second payment of $600 due by March 25, 2024. Cost after June 21, $4390

October 20-25, 2024

Special Pre Tour to Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes National Park

Program cost: $2750* includes:

  • Five nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily; 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • All group transportation via deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • All, guided tours, museum and site entrance fees

*Per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement available at $495. Gratuities ($110 additional). A non-refundable deposit of $600 is required. A second payment of $600 due by March 25, 2024. Cost after June 21: $2950.

Registration Information

Reserve your space. A deposit of $600 per person for each program is required to secure your space. Registration form must be completed in full, including credit-card information. Register online or call the office: 845-256-0191. We will be happy to help you register, provide more information, and/or help with your travel plans.

Payment in full is due by June 21, 2024.  

Participation At times, the study tour program will entail considerable walking, including uneven terrain, while the pre-trip to Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes National Park will entail considerable walking, including uneven terrain. Participants need to be in active, good health, able to keep up with the group, ready to travel and experience group and cultural differences with grace. If you have any questions, or need help with your travel plans, please call our office at 845.256.0191.

Continuing Education Credits The Jung in Croatia program offers continuing education credits as well as certificates of attendance.
Complete details are available here. 

Help with Travel Arrangements One of the services we provide, at no additional charge, is to help with your travel arrangements. Our knowledgeable and patient staff can assist you in making your travel plans — including booking reservations that are available from the various airlines. If you need help booking your flight, contact our office at 845-256-0191, or email us (contact@nyjungcenter.org ).

Travel Insurance Participants are strongly urged to purchase travel insurance for losses necessitated by having to cancel participation due to health issues. For your convenience, insurance forms will be sent upon registration, or consult your own insurance agent. Please contact our office at 845.256.0191 for more information.

Tax Deductions Seminars of this type generally meet the requirements for IRS deductions.

Cancellations  and Refunds: All cancellations must be received by The New York Center for Jungian Studies in writing. Cancellations received up to March 25: 50% less non-refundable deposit and $195 administrative fee; to June 21, 2024: 25% less non-refundable deposit and $195 administrative fee. No refunds after this date.

Changes All rights are reserved by the Program Directors to make faculty substitutions and/or to modify the itinerary (including hotels) as needed.

Registration Form

Disclaimer of Responsibility: By registering for this program, participant and/or accompanying guest specifically waives any and all claims of action against the New York Center for Jungian Studies and their respective staffs for damages, loss, injury, accident, sickness, or death incurred by any person in connection with this tour. The New York Center for Jungian Studies and their respective staffs assume no responsibility or liability in connection with the service of any train, vessel, carriage, aircraft, or other conveyance which may be used wholly or in part in the performance of their duty to the passengers. Neither will the New York Center for Jungian Studies or their staff be responsible for any injury, death, loss, accident, sickness, delay or irregularity through neglect or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out the purposes for which tickets, vouchers, or coupons are issued. No responsibility is accepted for losses or expenses due to sickness, viruses, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, or acts of nature, local laws, or other causes, or for any baggage or personal effects of any individual, or their accompanying guests, participating in one of the New York  Center for Jungian Studies programs. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the itinerary or arrangements for reasons outside the control of the New York Center for Jungian Studies, such alterations, including hotels, guides, scholars, or postponement of a program be made without penalty. All rights are reserved to require any participant, and/or their accompanying guests to withdraw from the program at his/her own expense when such an action is determined by the program staff to be in the best interest of the participant’s or accompanying guest’s health and safety, and/or that of the group in general. This agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, where it was made, and any action or proceeding concerning the subject of this agreement shall be commenced in the District Court of the County of Nassau.

Scroll to Top

Contact Us.

Drop us a line (below) or call the office — 1-845-256-0191 between 10am and 4pm ET — for more information about this programs.

Name
Name
First
Last