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Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days

10 days/ 9 nights

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Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days

Description

Our 10-day tour of Slovenia and Croatia is a journey through some of the most captivating destinations in both countries. You’ll be mesmerized by the stunning, green, and diverse landscapes, from the majestic Alps to the tranquil Adriatic Sea. This adventure is not just about the places, but also about the people and their warm hospitality.

In Slovenia, you’ll explore Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, and Otočec Castle. Afterward, we’ll cross the border into Croatia and discover the charming capital, Zagreb, and its surroundings. The journey will then lead you through the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park before reaching the Croatian coast.

Along the coast, you’ll visit historic towns such as Opatija, Grožnjan, Pula, Rovinj, Zadar, Split, Ston, and Dubrovnik. You’ll be surrounded by stunning landscapes and immersed in the enchanting Mediterranean atmosphere, all while experiencing the leisurely lifestyle of the Dalmatian coast. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with unique experiences and rich cultural discoveries.

Day 1
AIRPORT – LJUBLJANA
Choose your arrival airport with ease. We believe in flexibility, so we're more than happy to arrange your pickup from Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb, or Venice airport and transport you to your Ljubljana Hotel Cubo 4* or a similar accommodation. Once you've settled in, it's time to kick back and relax in your centrally located hotel. It'll be your home in Slovenia for the next three days. You'll also meet your professional guide for an orientation walk, followed by an aperitif and a welcome dinner in the afternoon. Your journey starts with convenience and warm hospitality. (D)
Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 2 - AIRPORT – LJUBLJANA
Day 2
LJUBLJANA – LAKE BLED – LAKE BOHINJ – LJUBLJANA
After a delightful and hearty breakfast, we'll take you on a walking tour of Ljubljana's Old Town. Following some free time for shopping and lunch, our journey continues to Lake Bled, just an hour away. Enjoy a ride on the traditional pletna boat, an iconic symbol of Bled, much like the gondola is to Venice. You'll have the opportunity to visit Lake Bled island and then we'll head to Lake Bohinj, a hidden gem in the Slovenian Alpine region. In the evening, we'll return to Ljubljana, and you'll have the freedom to choose your dinner venue. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the city. It's a day filled with picturesque landscapes and memorable experiences. (B)
Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 3 - LJUBLJANA – LAKE BLED – LAKE BOHINJ – LJUBLJANA
Day 3
LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVES – PREDJAMA CASTLE – ZAGREB

Today, you'll witness the incredible diversity of Slovenian landscapes. In just half an hour from Ljubljana, you'll find yourself in the heart of the Karst region, where you'll admire its crowning jewel – the renowned Postojna Cave along with Predjama Castle. After a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant, you'll be transferred to the vibrant Croatian capital, Zagreb, where you'll spend two nights. Your accommodation is the centrally located Hotel Palace 4* or a similar option.

You'll have a free evening to explore Zagreb at your own pace. It's a day of fascinating natural wonders and a seamless transition into the charming Croatian capital. (B, L)

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 4 - LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVES – PREDJAMA CASTLE – ZAGREB
Day 4
ZAGREB – KUMROVEC – ZAGREB

In the morning, you'll delve deeper into the charms of this fascinating town. The walking tour will lead you to Zagreb Gradac, the upper town, and castle area, which serves as the political center of the city and the entire country. Next, we'll head to Dolac, a vibrant market area within the city. Here, you can explore the stalls for some typical products, and your guide will provide recommendations for your lunch. In the afternoon, we'll journey to Kumrovec, the birthplace of a former Yugoslav president, Tito. You'll have the opportunity to visit the ethnographical open-air museum in this typical village situated on the Croatian-Slovenian border. Learn about the communist past of the two countries and enjoy some leisure time for shopping and a stroll before returning to Zagreb.

You'll have the evening free to choose where you'd like to have dinner. It's a day filled with cultural insights and local flavors. (B)

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 5 - ZAGREB – KUMROVEC – ZAGREB
Day 5
ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – OPATIJA

Get ready for an active morning as you lace up your hiking shoes. We'll head south to explore the Croatian UNESCO site, Plitvice Lakes. This natural wonder is a collection of lakes along the Korana River, and it's truly remarkable. You'll have the chance to visit both the Upper and Lower lakes, meandering through lush forests and picturesque parks. Be sure to have your camera ready, as there will be countless photo opportunities.

Following some free time for lunch at a typical local restaurant, our journey continues to Opatija. This fashionable resort town, once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is nestled along the Adriatic coastline. You'll be accommodated at the waterfront Hotel Milenij 5* or a similar option for two nights.

In the evening, we'll savor dinner in a local restaurant. It's a day filled with natural beauty and coastal elegance. (B, D)

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 6 - ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – OPATIJA
Day 6
OPATIJA – PULA – ROVINJ – GROŽNJAN – OPATIJA

Today is all about exploring the stunning Istrian peninsula. Our journey begins in Pula, the capital of Istria, known for its historical significance dating back to ancient Roman times. You'll have the chance to explore its well-preserved Roman remains, including a remarkable Amphitheatre.

We'll then follow the picturesque West coast to reach Rovinj, often referred to as the pearl of the Adriatic. This charming town, once an island and now connected to the mainland, bears witness to the rich history of Istria's affiliation with the illustrious Venetian Republic.

On the return trip to Opatija, we'll take an inland route through the rolling hills, making a stop at the artistic hilltop village of Grožnjan. You'll return to Opatija in time to enjoy its evening ambiance, and perhaps you can opt for dining in a seaside restaurant. It's a day filled with historical treasures and coastal beauty. (B)

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 7 - OPATIJA – PULA – ROVINJ – GROŽNJAN – OPATIJA
Day 7
OPATIJA – ZADAR – SPLIT

Today, you're in for a treat as you uncover the renowned beauty of the Croatian coastline. The winding road follows the coastline, granting you breathtaking views of the small inlets, islands, and the dramatic, wild scenery of the adjacent hills. Our first stop is the historic fortified port town of Zadar, known for its rich history. Your guide will take you on a short stroll through the town to witness its highlights, including the intriguing sculpture, the Sea Organ.

Afterward, you'll continue your journey south along the coast, offering more scenic views and outstanding beauty. In the afternoon, we'll make a stop in the town of Primošten, a hub of Dalmatian winemaking. Then, we'll head back to the road for the final stretch to Split, where you'll be staying for one night. Your hotel, just a few minutes' walk from Diocletian Palace, will be Hotel Luxe 4* or a similar option. Tonight, we'll treat you to dinner in a lovely local restaurant. It's a day filled with coastal splendor and cultural highlights. (B, D)

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 8 - OPATIJA – ZADAR – SPLIT
Day 8
SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK

Nowadays, Split holds the distinction of being the largest city on the Dalmatian coast, serving as the administrative, cultural, and economic capital. It's fascinating to note that the ancient Roman Emperor Diocletian had his palace constructed here in 305 AD. This is not surprising, as he was born in the nearby town of Salona, which is modern-day Solin. Today, the remains of his palace make up a significant portion of the city's historic center.

This morning, you'll dedicate your time to discovering the many treasures of Split with the guidance of a local expert.

In the afternoon, we'll head further south for a unique experience. On our way to Dubrovnik, we'll make a stop at Ston, a historic town situated strategically on the Pelješac peninsula. This town is renowned for its oyster farms, and we can't resist taking you to one to savor an oyster dinner. Afterward, we'll continue our journey to Dubrovnik, where you'll spend the next two nights at the Grand Villa Argentina 5* or a similar accommodation. It's a day packed with historical marvels and culinary delights, and you're on the cusp of discovering the magic of Dubrovnik. (B, D)

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 9 - SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK
Day 9
DUBROVNIK

This morning, you'll embark on a fascinating walking tour of this incredible town, led by a knowledgeable local guide. The tour will encompass Stradun, the bustling main street, and the renowned majestic defensive walls.

The afternoon is yours to delve into the wonders of Dubrovnik at your own pace. You'll have the opportunity to explore the city independently.

In the evening, your guide, who has become a cherished friend over the course of the trip, will accompany you to a memorable farewell dinner. It's a chance to reflect on your journey and share your impressions over a glass of wine, all while starting to plan your next adventure. It's a wonderful way to conclude your travels. (B, D)

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 10 - DUBROVNIK
Day 10
DUBROVNIK – DUBROVNIK AIRPORT

It's time to bid farewell to your Slovenia & Croatia 10-day tour. After enjoying your breakfast, we'll arrange for your transfer to Dubrovnik Airport. We hope you've had an incredible journey, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next adventure. Safe travels!. (B)

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - day 11 - DUBROVNIK – DUBROVNIK AIRPORT
  • 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.
  • 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

Slovenia and Croatia tour begins: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Transfer from Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb or Venice airport on Day 1
Other airports on request.

Slovenia and Croatia tour ends: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport on Day 10
Other airports on request.

testimonials

Slovenia tour – 11 days - July 2019

Hello Andrej, It was a great pleasure meeting you in Slovenia for dinner on the 9th July. Louise and I had a wonderful and memorable tour with Stefan and are most appreciative of all the services he and your company provided including driving us to Venice Airport. Once again, thank you very much for all your assistance and Louise and I have and will continue to be promoting Slovenia4seasons to our friends in Australia. Best wishes,   Duncan&Louise Fraser, NSW, Australia

Duncan&Louise Fraser, NSW, Australia

Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle tour - July 2019

Great time touring Hi Stefan Thank you very much for 2 days of complete knowledge ,enjoyment ,scenery & experience of Slovinia . Marina & l really had such a good time & we wouldn’t hesitate to use you & the company again. Until next time . Mike & Marina, Perth, Australia

Mike & Marina, Perth, Australia

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - October 2018

2 Day Private Tour Istria and Transfer Trieste to Zagreb

Great experience. Our guide, Bart, was a fountain of knowledge, professional and on time. So much better than driving ourselves. From Trieste we saw Rovinj and Grisignan one day and then Postojna Caves, the castle, Ljubljana and ending in Zagreb the next day. Bart knew a perfect viewing spot where we could see 3 countries (see photo). Custom private tour is the way to go. Would highly recommend their service.

Neal, Rhode Island, USA

Neal, Rhode Island, USA

Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days - July 2015

Andrej was an outstanding guide!!! Always on time, always a great attitude and always just as excited about seeing the sights as we were -- especially the restaurants and vineyards!! As a mother and daughter, we felt completely safe and at ease with him - even while driving up and down white-knuckle mountain switchbacks! He's very knowledgeable and passionate about the history, the politics and the people of Slovenia and was happy to share it all with us. He planned an exciting, well-paced and budget-conscious itinerary for us - even taking us to visit Croatia's coast and a dip in the Adriatic. We would have NEVER been able to do and see all that we did on our own without him!! Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons was time and money well very spent!! Audrey D. Shepps Mark, USA

Audrey D. Shepps Mark, USA

Balkan delight 6 countries – 13 days - May 2023

Hi Andrej I would like to express my appreciation for the way we were looked after on our trip. Stefan was fantastic and no praise is great enough for him. Although it was unfortunate that we were on our own, it did mean we could deviate from the original tour program in Sarajevo and Dubrovnik and see things we did not see on our first trip. I must add that the walking and climbing of steps did take its toll on our legs, we survived, but I don't think we could keep up with a younger bunch. Once again, thank you for a fantastic trip. Best wishes!

Alastair&Jen, SA

Wine tour - July 2017

“Spectacular scenery with 5-star personalized and attentive service!” My multigenerational family, including two toddler daughters and 70 year-old mother, loved our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons! We serendipitously found their brochure in the lobby of our hotel, the Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste. Thus began the best part of our trip, which up until then had consisted of lovely but somewhat impersonal train rides through the Swiss Alps and a self-guided (i.e. lots of walking in the hot sun, waiting in line behind hordes of other tourists, overpaying for water taxis) tour of Venice. We had the time of our lives with Slovenia 4 Seasons, with our jovial tour guide Jernej regaling us with the history and culture of Slovenia and Italy as we were driven smoothly in an air-conditioned and very comfortable minivan through the pristine countryside and perfectly preserved storybook villages of Slovenia--just about half an hour from Trieste, but so orderly and clean compared to Italy--and unspoiled due to its status as a hidden gem and also the national character of cleanliness and pride in caring for their small but self-sufficient country. On the first day, we drove up the mountains to a hilltop playground where my daughters gleefully swung on monkey bars seemingly located at the top of this new world, then back downhill through rich green forests, and around picturesque stone and stucco clad villages, each with a proud little church that hosts every villager's wedding, funeral, and a book that contains hundreds of years of ancestry records. Our tots found the bumpy cobblestone streets of Groznjan, a beautifully-preserved and refreshingly uncrowded medieval Croatian village, to be as charming as they were fun and challenging for their little feet to traverse, an entertaining obstacle course on the way to a feast of sumptuous prawns and grilled fish. We ended the day in Lipica, the site of the Lipizzaner stud farm with gorgeous white horses as well as three roly-poly ponies that the girls delighted in meeting. The next day Jernej took us to the graceful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, where we visited the colorful and spotless and bustling city center and delicious Farmer's Market. The highlight for the girls, however, was a fantastical indoor playground--Mala Ulica--with a little kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and cafe where they were served freshly squeezed orange juice, grilled cheese, and milk. It was hard to convince them to leave, but our next stop was the most spectacular yet--the dramatic Predjama Castle, built into the side of a cliff with a soaring network of caves extending overhead and through to the other side of the mountain. Jernej introduced us to his friends at the welcoming onsite restaurant, where we dined on savory venison goulash. Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons could not have been better or more personalized to our needs and interests--Jernej was willing to literally drive us anywhere we wanted to explore, and stop anywhere for photo ops--and allowed us to see and do so much more, in comfort and safety, than ever would have been possible on our own. We wish we could take them with us on all of our travels--having spent time with tour guides from all over the world, their service truly stands out for their attentiveness, flexibility, creativity, and warmth. We can't wait to go back and see more with Slovenia 4 Seasons!

Josephine, California, USA

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    Slovenia4Seasons - Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days
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    Slovenia4Seasons - Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days
    Slovenia4Seasons - Slovenia and Croatia tour – 10 days

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