Come experience the beauty of Slovenia and Croatia. We will visit such stunning sights as Lake Bled and Bled Castle, Plitvice Lake National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
Day 1 - Arrive Zagreb (D)
Welcome to Zagreb! Upon arrival to Zagreb Airport meet with your coach driver and transfer to the hotel in Zagreb. Following check-in, you will meet the local guide for a sightseeing tour of the city. It will feature the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace. We conclude the day with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation: BW Astoria/Palace Hotel or similar for 1 night
Day 2 - Zagreb – Bled - Ljubljana (B)
Breakfast in hotel. Today we travel to Slovenia and Bled will be our first top. Meet your local guide upon arrival and enjoy a boat ride to the small island in the lake's centre, where you'll visit the Church of the Assumption. You'll then visit historic Bled Castle before making tracks to the charming town of Radovljica, where you'll have some free time to explore. After that, we head towards Ljubljana for a free evening and overnight. Accommodation: City Hotel/Austria Trend Hotel or similar for 2 nights
Day 3 - Ljubljana (B)
Breakfast in hotel. Day is free at leisure.
Day 4 - Ljubljana – Postojna - Opatija (B)
After breakfast we travel south, back to Croatia. But before we do so we will stop at Postojna Cave, one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Next stop is Motovun, famous for truffles and awesome views of the Istrian Peninsula. After a nice walk around the town we stop for truffle tasting before continuing to Opatija for overnight. Accommodation: Amadria Park or similar for 1 night
Day 5 - Opatija - Plitvice (B/L/D)
After breakfast we head towards the National park Plitvice. After lunch on the way we will tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. The walking trails that hug the lakes will allow you to explore on foot and watch as the water transforms from emerald green to azure blue. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice. Accommodation: Jezero Hotel or similar for 1 night
Day 6 - Plitvice – Zadar (B)
Breakfast at hotel. After a few last sights of the Plitvice National Park you will slowly see the Adriatic Sea again. And upon arrival to Zadar, enjoy the day at leisure. Accommodation: Hotel Zadar or similar for 1 night
Day 7 - Zadar – Šibenik - Split (B)
This morning we continue our journey towards the South. First, you will arrive in the town of Sibenik, the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic coast. It is also called Kresimir's town, since it was the residence of King Petar Kresimir IV, the most important ruler of the ancient Croatian state. It grew from an old Croatian fort near the fortress of St. Michael, which still overlooks the town. Upon arrival, you can enjoy sightseeing one of the most valuable sacral monuments in Dalmatia - the St. James' Cathedral dating from the 15th century. For many reasons it is unique, not only in the Croatian architecture, but in the European as well. After lunch and some free time, we continue towards Split. Upon arrival we meet the local guide and enjoy a walking tour of the city. A city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Evening is free. Accommodation: Corner/Split Inn or similar for 1 night
Day 8 - Split – Dubrovnik (B)
Breakfast. In the morning, we travel further south toward Ston, very famous for its walls and oysters. After introduction to the oyster farming and tasting we will proceed further to the Peljesac Peninsula and stop at one of many wineries to taste some of the most famous Croatian wines. We proceed toward Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided walking tour of Old Dubrovnik with a local guide to see the Rector's Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The balance of the day is at your leisure. Accommodation: Hotel Lapad or similar for 2 nights
Day 9 - Dubrovnik (B/L/D)
Today we take a full day boat tour around Dubrovnik. Cruise with us on Karaka, the magnificent replica of a Dubrovnik Republic traditional merchant ship from the 16th century and explore the picturesque white-stoned towns of the Elaphite Islands, enriched with lush green pine-trees and clear blue sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea. Indulge in beautiful local cuisine – a true delight for all your senses. The Elaphite Island Karaka cruise is one of the most wonderful ways to discover history while cruising on a warm summer day. We sail to the island of Koločep, covered in a dense pine forest with a picturesque fishermen’s village lying along the bay. We will continue to the village of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan, a fisherman’s port with a 16th century summer villa of the Skočibuha family. Our last stop will be the island of Lopud, which boasts a long maritime tradition and is a home to famous captains and sailors. We will take a Lungomare walk to the Franciscan Monastery and the 19th century Gjorgic-Mayneri Park, with enough free time for swimming at one of the sandy beaches. After a quick fresh-up we head to the Dubrovnik’s inlands for a special treat: a home hosted dinner also being a farewell dinner. Meet a local family at their home and let them host the last dinner. Learn a few Croatian words, dances … and just enjoy the last evening! 4 Please note: The Elaphite Island Karaka Cruise only operates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (according to the 2021 schedule).
Day 10 - Departure (B)
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport to meet your flight home.