Best of Croatia and Slovenia

Best of Croatia and Slovenia
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Don't miss a thing on this epic Croatia and Slovenia trip where the travel highlight is a heart-warming visit with Monika and Gregor on their ecological farm near Lake Bled. Along with all the main sights, you'll soak up the sun-kissed village atmosphere on the sparkling Adriatic.

Highlights
Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Ljubljana, Bled, Opatija and Ston
  • VISIT the Church of Assumption on Bled Island, the arena in Pula, Plitvice National Park, Diocletian's Palace in Split and the salt pans in Ston
  • VIEW the Park of Sv. Jakov in Opatija and the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park
  • SEE Zagreb's Ban Jelacic Square, the Opera House and Castle of Ljubljana and the Old City of Dubrovnik
  • SCENIC CRUISE to Bled Island
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia (Hrvatska)
Tour Types
  • Regional Explorer
Day 1 Arrive Zagreb

Embark on an off-the-beaten track discovery of Croatia. The capital city of Zagreb is your springboard to an enchanting journey through what was once a troubled region and is today a land of diverse cultures and traditions. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive.

Location: Zagreb

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn/Park 45

Day 2 Zagreb Sightseeing – Bled (2 Nights)

Spend the morning exploring Zagreb with a 'Local Specialist' before travelling through romantic landscapes to the lakeside resort town of Bled, where we'll stay the next two nights.

Location: Zagreb, Bled

Accommodation: Park

Day 3 Bled Orientation and Free Time

Enjoy some free time today to connect with this enchanting setting, but not before you sail on Lake Bled's crystal-clear waters to Bled Island to view its Church of the Assumption. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your terms, or consider joining an Optional Experience to Slovenia's largest glacial lake. This evening, savour local Slovenian flavours as you 'Connect With Locals' at a traditional 'Be My Guest' dinner with a local family.

Location: Bled

Day 4 Bled – Ljubljana – Opatija (2 Nights)

We leave the beauty of Bled behind for one of Europe's smallest capitals. Embark on an orientation tour of Ljubljana this morning, admiring its Old Town, bridges and Castle. We continue to the seaside resort of Opatija.

Location: Opatija

Accommodation: Remisens Kristal

Day 5 Pula and Rovinj Excursion and Opatija Free Time

Seaside splendour is on the agenda today and you'll start your day in the coastal city of Pula on Croatia's Istrian Peninsula. Visit Pula's 1st-century arena, with your 'Local Specialist', and learn about the city's role as a strategic location for the Romans, Ostrogoths, Venetians and the Allied Forces in World War II, before heading to the fishing port of Rovinj. Wander through the Old Town and witness its Mediterranean influences. We return to Opatija for some time on our own. See the statuesque nymph, her hand outstretched to cradle a seagull as a symbol of this region, and admire the belle-époque architecture.

Location: Opatija

Day 6 Opatija – Plitvice

The extraordinary natural beauty of Plitvice lakes centre stage today as we embark on a guided walking tour. Admire the cascade of spectacular waterfalls and crystal-clear waters reflecting green, grey and blue against the lush landscapes. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Location: Plitvice

Accommodation: Jezero

Day 7 Plitvice – Trogir – Split (2 Nights)

Today, we visit the walled island of Trogir with a 'Local Specialist'. The stone town is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges and will delight lovers of art, and Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture. We continue our journey to Split, where we'll join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour, which includes entry into Diocletian's Palace, built for the emperor's retirement. Spend the evening on your own, or join an Optional Experience to enjoy traditional Dalmatian flavours.

Location: Split, Trogir

Accommodation: Atrium

Day 8 Split Free Day or Optional Excursion to a Dalmatian Island

Delve into centuries of heritage on this free day in Split. Consider a full-day Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian islands. Ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs and white marble façades that edge onto the Adriatic. Or savour the city's delicious gastronomy at cafés tucked away in hidden lanes.

Day 9 Split – Ston – Dubrovnik (2 Nights)

The terracotta rooftops of Dubrovnik beckon, but not before we stop to admire the extraordinary walled city of Ston, with its dramatic views and laid-back fishing village atmosphere. 'Dive Into Culture' and visit Europe's oldest salt pans where you'll hear how salt has been harvested here since ancient times. We continue to Dubrovnik this evening.

Location: Dubrovnik

Accommodation: Grand Park

Day 10 Dubrovnik Sightseeing

Tread in the footsteps of Lord Byron and George Bernard Shaw, who were intoxicated by the allure of Dubrovnik. With your 'Local Specialist', you'll embark on a sightseeing tour past the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, before spending time on your own. As our journey comes to an end, join your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner.

Location: Dubrovnik

Day 11 Depart Dubrovnik

Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Transfers are available to Dubrovnik Airport. Conditions apply.

Included

Dining Highlights
10 breakfasts,4 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing,Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals,Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys),Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted,Optional Experiences and free time,All porterage and restaurant gratuities,Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras,An expert Travel Director and professional Driver,All hotel tips, charges and local taxes,Handcrafted Highlights,VIP entry to many sights

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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