Best of Slovenia & Croatia – 8 days
Validity: Till 31st December, 2020
Day 1: Arrival, Ljubljana
Our agent will welcome you at the Jože Pučnik Airport Ljubljana and take you to your hotel for check-in. Refresh yourself after lunch in the afternoon, our tour guide will take you on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Ljubljana, proclaimed by the European institutions the »European Green Capital 2016«. To feel its cozy urban vibe, we will walk through the scenic Old Town and see its main attractions, from Prešeren Square and Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) to Town Square with its baroque fountain and Town Hall. We will walk up the Ljubljana Castle Hill and admire its panoramic view of this lovely city. Overnight.
Day 2: Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Lake Bled
After breakfast, we will visit the Postojna Cave, one of the largest Karst landmarks in the world. An electric train will take us through the tunnels of the cave, the most visited cave in Europe. Spot human fish, the most famous cave animals in the world that used to be believed to be dragon offspring. We will continue to tour the mighty Predjama Castle from the 12th century, mounted on a 123 m high cliff above the Lokva River. The most famous of them is the story of Knight Erazem of Predjama, who rebelled against the emperor and became the first Slovenian Robin Hood. Today's castle is from the Renaissance period and incorporates a museum.
In the afternoon, we will drive to another part of Slovenia – Gorenjska (Upper Carniola) Region – to the most renowned tourist place in Slovenia, Lake Bled. You can decide how you want to spend the next few hours at leisure at the resort by yourself and choose from the possibilities you will learn about. Our guide can take you on a tour of the majestic Bled Castle (optional), which is located on a steep 139 m high cliff overlooking the lake and offers a heavenly view of Lake Bled, as well as the surrounding alpine mountaintops and valleys. Alternatively, you can take a pleasant walk around the lake or join a "pletna" boat ride to the island in the middle of the lake, which is named after the town of Bled and is, in fact, the only island in Slovenia. You can take a look at an impressive medieval church and its "wishing bell". After that experience, you can take some time to treat yourself to a good cup of coffee, enjoying the beautiful view of the lake at the foot of Pokljuka and tasting the traditional local dessert "kremšnita" (cream cake), which has been made in Bled for over 60 years. Another possibility is visiting the magnificent Vintgar Gorge nearby (typically open between April and November). Return to Ljubljana in the evening, overnight.
Day 3: Ljubljana, Slovenia – Zagreb, Croatia
After breakfast, we will leave Slovenia and drive to Zagreb. After check-in, you will have time for unpacking and lunch, which will be followed by a light walk downtown with a panoramic city tour. We will see Donji grad, Kaptol with the Zagreb Cathedral, the largest church in Croatia, Gornji Grad, Bloody Bridge, Stone Gate and St. Mark's Square. Overnight.
Day 4: Plitvice Lakes – Split
After breakfast, the road will lead us through the town of Karlovac, which is named after its founder, the Austrian archduke Charles II Habsburg. We will continue along the valley of the Korana River to Slunj and towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park. This natural beauty presents sixteen lakes in beautiful blue-green pastel colours, which reflect the surrounding forests. The water in the waterfalls flows from lake to lake, creating a unique landscape. Plitvice Lakes National Park is listed as one of the natural heritage sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Our journey will continue towards the Adriatic Sea and along its shores to Croatia's second largest city, Split. Overnight.
Day 5: Split
After breakfast, we can visit the Klis Fortress, where the Game of Thrones was filmed (optional). We will descend to the ancient amphitheatre ruins in Solin. In the afternoon, we will go on a sightseeing tour of Split and visit Diocletian's Palace, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. At the beginning of the 3rd century, it was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian, born in the town of Solin near Split. A walk around the 1700-year-old palace is actually a walk through the heart of today's Split. On the central square called the Peristil, we are actually standing on the original cobbled almost two thousand years old Roman street. We will also see the Temple of Jupiter, Cathedral of Split, St. Domnius Liberty Square or Prokurative and much more. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to explore the city by yourself and feel its vivacious vibe. Overnight stay in Split.
Day 6: Dubrovnik
In the morning, we will head towards the coastal town of Neum, where we will pass the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina for 5 km, and then return to Croatia. We will continue on the scenic coastal road along the Pelješac peninsula and pass through the Elaphite Islands to Dubrovnik. We will explore the city, which is the pearl of southern Dalmatia, an old town listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. We will experience the charm of the remaining buildings from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic, enjoy the view of the Renaissance architecture with some traces of Gothic, see the Franciscan monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, the central street Stradun, the Sponza Palace and the church of St. Blasius, a majestic cathedral. Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
*Optional: ascending to the Fort Imperial (cable car), which offers the most stunning view of Dubrovnik and its surroundings.
Day 7: Dubrovnik
Breakfast. Day at leisure in Dubrovnik.
Day 8: Dubrovnik
Breakfast. Check-out, transfer to the Dubrovnik Airport.
Validity: Till 31st December, 2020
Tour Price Per Person
||Child with Parents (below 12 years)
- 7 overnight stays on twin/double sharing basis with tourist tax in 3* or 4* hotels.
- 2 nights in Ljubljana, 1 night in Zagreb, 2 nights in Split, 2 nights in Dubrovnik.
- Daily breakfast.
- Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.
- Return airport transfers.
- All transportation as per program.
- Sightseeing as per program, Entrance fees to: Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Diocletian's Palace, Dubrovnik City Walls.
- Private vehicle with driver.
- English speaking guide.
- Airfare & Airport taxes.
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Optional activities / Sightseeing's not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Booking will be subject to availability of space / rooms at the time of booking. Alternatives will be provided if units suggested are not available. You will be advised of any supplementary costs or reductions.
- Prices are subject to change with or without prior notice.
- Taxes as applicable.