Slovenia and Croatia tour 10days / 9nights

Slovenia and Croatia tour 10days / 9nights

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Overview

Slovenia&Croatia 10 days tour will take you to all of the must-see places in both countries and more. You are going to be amazed by beautiful, green and diverse scenery. You will see the Alps, you´ll get the chance to deepen your toes in the Adriatic sea. You will learn about the country and its lovely people. When in beautiful and green Slovenia you´ll visit Ljubljana. Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle and Otočec Castle. After visiting Slovenia next stop is in Croatian Capital Zagreb where you visit also souroundings. The route will later take you through stunning National Park of Plitvice Lakes till you finish on the Croatian coast where you visit historic towns like Opatija, Grožnjan, Pula, Rovinj, Zadar, Split, Ston and Dubrovnik, scenic landscapes, all in the magic Mediterranean atmosphere and surrounded and immersed by its leisure lifestyle. Dalmatian coast lived and experienced differently.

PRICE: based on the number of people in your group

  • 5700 euro per person when two traveling
  • 3950 euro per person when four traveling
  • 3500 euro per person when six traveling
  • 2950 euro per person when eight traveling

Single room supplement 800 euro

TOUR DATES: On request

All departures between Nov 1st and March 31st  are 10% discounted.

Itinerary

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DAY 1 AIRPORT – LJUBLJANA

visit sloveniaChoose your arrival airport. Flexibility is one of our motos, so we´ll be glad to pick you up from Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb or Venice airport and bring you to your Ljubljana Hotel Cubo 4* or similar.

Settle in, enjoy and relax in your centrally located hotel, your home in Slovenia for the next 3 days. Meet your professional guide/driver for an orientation walk with aperitif and welcome dinner in the afternoon.(D)

DAY 2 LJUBLJANA – LAKE BLED – LAKE BOHINJ – LJUBLJANA

visit sloveniaAfter a lovely and rich breakfast, you´ll be taken for a walking tour of the Ljubljana Old Town. After time for shopping and lunch, we´ll continue to Lake Bled, just one hour away. Enjoy the ride on pletna boat, as characteristic for Bled, as the gondola is for Venice. After a visit to Lake Bled island, we make our way to Lake Bohinj, the hidden jewel of the Slovenian Alpine region.

In the evening return to Ljubljana. You´re free for dinner tonight. You will adore the city´s lively atmosphere.(B)

DAY 3 LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVES – PREDJAMA CASTLE  – ZAGREB

visit sloveniaToday you are going to realize how diverse the Slovenian sceneries are. Half an hour from Ljubljana you´ll be in the heart of Karst area to admire its pearl, the famous Postojna Cave with Predjama Castle. After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll be transfered to Croatian vibrant Capital Zagreb for two nights. Your hotel is centraly located Hotel Palace 4* or similar.

Free evening in Zagreb.(B,L)

DAY 4 ZAGREB – KUMROVEC – ZAGREB

visit croatiaIn the morning see more of this interesting town. The walking tour takes you to Zagreb Gradac, the upper town, and castle area, nowadays the political center of the city and the whole of the country. Continue to Dolac, a lesser town with a lively market area. Browse the stalls for some typical products, your guide will have suggestions for your lunch.

In the afternoon take off for Kumrovec, the birthplace of a former Yugoslav president Tito. See the ethnographical open-air museum of this typical village on the Croatian – Slovenian border, and learn about the countries’ communist past. Enjoy some time for shopping and a stroll around, before returning to Zagreb. You´re free for dinner, this evening.(B)

DAY 5    ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – OPATIJA

visit croatiaPut your hiking shoes on this morning. You´ll travel South to see and explore the Croatian UNESCO site, Plitvice lakes. It is an outstanding natural phenomenon, a series of lakes on the river Korana. You´ll visit Upper and Lower lakes, walking through forests and parks. Your camera is going to be very busy. After free time for lunch in a typical local restaurant, you´ll continue to Opatija, a fashionable resort town from Austro-Hungarian times on the Adriatic coastline where you stay on the waterfront Hotel Milenij 5* or similar for two nights. Dinner in a local restaurant. (B,D)

DAY 6 OPATIJA – PULA – ROVINJ – GROŽNJAN – OPATIJA

visit croatiaYou´ll spend a day exploring the peninsula of Istria, today. The journey takes you to its capital, Pula first. This town was a very important one in ancient Roman times already, hence all its ancient Roman remains including a very well preserved Amphitheatre. Then follow the West coast, to Rovinj, the pearl of the Adriatic. This ex island, now attached to the mainland is a town that witnesses the several centuries of attachment of Istria to glorious days of Venetian Republic. On the way back to Opatija you´ll take a road inland, across the rolling hills visiting the artist hilltop village, Grožnjan. You´ll be back to Opatija on time to enjoy its evening atmosphere and maybe dine in a seaside restaurant. (B)

DAY 7   OPATIJA – ZADAR – SPLIT

visit croatiaThe scenery of the Croatian coastline is famous worldwide. Today, you are going to discover why. The winding road follows the coastline, offering views over the small inlets and islands, the hills beside add to dramatically beautiful and wild scenery. Our first stop today is Zadar, a historic fortified port town. Your driver/guide will take you for a short stroll through the town to see its highlights including the curious sculpture, the Sea Organ. After time for lunch, you´ll go further south along the coast for more scenic views and outstanding beauty. Our afternoon stop is in the town of Primošten, a center of Dalmatian winemaking. Then back to the road for the last leg to Split. It is going to be your home for one night. Your hotel is just minutes walking from Diocletian Palace Hotel Luxe 4* or similar. The dinner in a nice local restaurant is on us, today.(B,D)

DAY 8    SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK

visit croatiaNowadays Split is the largest city on the Dalmatian coast and its administrative, cultural, economic capital. Diocletian, the ancient Roman Emperor had his palace built here in 305a.D.; no wonder, he was born in the neighborhood, in the town of Salona, nowadays Solin. Its remains are now representing half of the city historic center. You´ll be dedicating this morning to discover all of the beauties of Split in the company of the local guide.

You´re going further south for a special experience in the afternoon. On the way to Dubrovnik, we are going to stop at Ston, a historic town that occupies a strategic position on the Pelješac peninsula. Famous for its oyster farms, as it is, we can´t but take you to one and enjoy the oyster dinner and then off to Dubrovnik for the next two nights in Grand Villa Argentina 5* or similar.(B,D)

DAY 9   DUBROVNIK

visit croatiaYou´ll join a local guide for a walking tour of this amazing town, this morning. It will include Stradun and the famous majestic defensive walls. The afternoon is yours, to explore Dubrovnik on your own. In the evening your driver/guide, by now your friend, will take you to a memorable farewell dinner. Time to share your impressions about this trip over a glass of wine, and start to plan a new one. (B,D)

DAY 10   DUBROVNIK – DUBROVNIK AIRPORT

Sad, but true. Your Slovenia&Croatia 1o day tour is over, after breakfast You´ll be transferred to Dubrovnik airport.(B)

 

Towns and places

Ljubljana. Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, Otočec Castle, Zagreb, Kumrovec, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Grožnjan, Pula, Rovinj, Zadar, Primošten, Split, Ston and Dubrovnik.

What's included?

  • Transportation in modern luxury mini-van with extra leg room
  • Day 1 transfer to Ljubljana hotel from Ljubljana/Trieste/Zagreb/Venice airport (other airports available for extra cost)
  • Day 10 transfer  from Dubrovnik hotel to Dubrovnik airport
  • 9 nights accomodation based on double/twin bed occupancy in 4 star hotels
  • Full time professional English speaking guide/driver on the tour.
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners with drinks , 1 lunch,...
  • Ljubljana walking tour and local guide's in Zagreb,Split and Dubrovnik.
  • Entrance fees to Postojnska jama cave, Predjama castle, Pletna Boat Ride, Diocletian Palace Cellars in Split, Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik, Pula Amphiteater, Dubrovnik walls and Plitvice Lakes National park.

Highlights

  • Experience the Ljubljana Old Town with its Triple Bridge
  • Enjoy the Pletna ride on Lake Bled
  • Take in the beautiful Bohinj scenery
  • Take the train ride through the mysterious underground world of Postojna Caves
  • See one of the most scenic Castles in the world, the Predjama Castle
  • Visit Zagreb central farmers market
  • Visit Kumrovec, former Yugoslav president´s birthplace Tito and enter his birth house
  • Hike Plitvice Lakes
  • Have a coffee at the Opatija coastal promenade
  • Visit Pula´s Amphitheatre
  • Enjoy the view from hilltop town Grožnjan in Istria
  • Listen to the Sea Organ in Zadar
  • Walk the Diocletian´s Palace in Split with a local guide
  • Experience the lunch on the oyster farm in Ston
  • Explore Dubrovnik and its walls with a local guide
 

Map

Getting there

Slovenia and Croatia tour begins: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Transfer from Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb or Venice airport on Day 1

Other airports on request.

 

Slovenia andCroatia tour ends: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Transfer to Dubrovnik airport on Day 10

Other airports on request.

Why travel with us?

Private travel –  gives you a highly personalized and unforgettable experience that you won’t find on a large group tour. Traveling on a private tour is extremely suitable in this unprecedented times.

Unique itineraries– Our carefully designed itineraries are a wonderful blend of the major sites and delightful places that we’ve discovered off the beaten paths, where you’ll find fewer tourists.

All included – no optional hidden cost excursions.

Best value – our lower prices and high quality make us a great choice for an escorted private tour.

The best historic hotels, most are 4 star or 5 star, dating from previous centuries, located inside historic districts to maximize your free time on tour.

The best small restaurants where local eat and great wines – all included, as much as you like. No pre-fixed group menu’s, you dine alla cart.

Exceptional native tour guides and local guides – experienced, informative, attentive and fun! Essential to an authentic experience!

Leisurely pace – your average day on tour begins at 9am and there is ample free time for your own explorations daily.

Airport transfer– Choose your arrival airport. Flexibility is one of our motos, so we´ll be glad to pick you up from nearby airports and bring you to/from your hotel.

Driving time-we want you to experience your destinations on foot, not from the highway. On average we spend two-three hours a day or less traveling, along scenic roads wherever possible. Our vehicles are modern luxury passenger mini-vans with extra leg room and extremly comfortabile when traveling even longer distances.

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