CROATIA AND SLOVENIA

ZAGREB – BLED – OPATIJA – SPLIT – DUBROVNIK 
DURATION
10 nights / 11 days
AVAILIBILITY
2. – 12.OCT.2022.
ARRIVAL
Zagreb
DEPARTURE
Dubrovnik
PRICE
FROM: 1739€

Tour highlights

ZAGREB
Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia, with Baroque ambience of the old city, open green areas, charming markets, rich historical and cultural heritage that has roots in Central European urban culture, enriched by Mediterranean and Balkan traditions.

LJUBLJANA
Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. The symbol of the city is the dragon, which represents the strength and courage.

SPLIT
Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and capital of Dalmatia, world known for its 1700 years old Diocletian’s palace, the best-preserved monument of late antiquity in the whole world. Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979.

DUBROVNIK
The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – it really is a stunning city with an amazing Old Town, that became a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1979 and represent one of the most famous destinations in Europe.

Day 1  – ZAGREB – ARRIVAL  (D)
Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Free afternoon. Meet your tour leader and join him for welcome dinner in one of Zagreb traditional restaurant. Overnight.

DAY 2 – ZAGREB – LJUBLJANA (B)

After breakfast, you will have morning city tour of Zagreb with local guide: first we will walk to visit Kaptol and its landmark – Zagreb Cathedral, which story goes all the way from 11th century. We will pass the Dolac market, to come to Radićeva Street that leads us all the way to Stone Gates. This is the entrance to old city of Gradec, today „the upper town “, where you will hear all about city legends, witches and lovers that represent this part of the town. We will walk to St. Marko church, the landmark of the old city, and finish our tour by passing the very famous Museum of Broken Relationships and Tower of Lotrščak all the way back to Ban Jelačić square.

Transfer to Ljubljana. Check in to hotel.

Day 3  – LJUBLJANA – BLED  (B)
Breakfast.

Full day excursion to lake Bled. With its emerald-green lake, picturesque church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort.

You will have a chance to walk around the lake, ride a pletna boat – traditional Bled lake boats, and visit the Islet with small St. Mary church on it. After return to land, we suggest going and climb the Bled castle from where you can have a magnificent look over the Bled lake, or just take your time on one of coffee shops near the lake where you can try famous Bled cream cake.

Return to Ljubljana for overnight.

Day 4  – LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA – OPATIJA (B)
Breakfast.  A morning city tour of Ljubljana follows with local guide: Ljubljana is known as the city of dragons. During the tour we will get familiar with major sights like: Prešern’s Square, Market, Dragon’s Bridge, Cathedral of St Nicholas, Cobblers bridge, New town, Congress Square, Republic Square, Opera house.  Transfer from Ljubljana to Opatija via. Postojna.

 

Postojna Cave is the only cave in Europe with two-way railway line which is set up there for tourist purposes. Natural designed galleries, halls, corridors that are intertwined in and cause awe for nature that surrounds them. There are also unavoidable stalagmites and stalactites and each one of them has its own name. A” Diamond” got its name because it is high whopping 5 meters that creating an unusual landscape in the middle of this one huge gleaming sculpture. At the entrance to the cave, there are various restaurants with terrace, souvenir shops and a beautiful park by the river Pivka.

Transfer to Opatija. Check in to hotel.

Day 5 – OPATIJA (B)

Breakfast. Free day in Opatija.

Opatija – Located beneath the Učka mountain and on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Opatija is one of Croatia’s most famous destinations thanks to its local climate, beautiful architecture, boutique hotels, and luxurious, well-tended parks and promenades. Opatija is called the Queen of Adriatic for a good reason. Enjoy this day bay taking a stroll on Opatija lungomare – a 14 km long sidewalk by the sea.  This is a birthplace of Croatian tourism and we will take you to see interesting (photo) stops like Maiden with the seagull, church, Angiolina mansion and Opatija˙s magnificent botanical parks.

OPTIONAL: Full day excursion to Istria Peninsula, and visiting magical small towns of Istria – Hum and Motovun. Hum is known as the smallest town in the world.  The land mark of all Istrian cities is shown in a beautiful city of Motovun, known for its history and Motovun film festival. In the forests around Motovun we can find worlds famous black truffle. Lunch with smell of truffles.

Return to hotel. Overnight.

Day 6 – OPATIJA – PLITVICE LAKES – ZADAR (B, D)

Early check out and ride in direction of National Park Plitvice Lakes.  Plitvice Lakes National Park on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty.

Transfer to Zadar. Check in to hotel, dinner in hotel. Overnight.

Day 7 ZADAR – SPLIT (B, D)

Breakfast. Morning Zadar city tour with local guide: Zadar – ancient Croatian city which inherited architectural sights from long and turbulent history as a church of St Donat, originally built in 9th century in Byzantine style. The main city street – The Wide Street – or Kalelarga, together with modern architectural solutions of Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun are unique in the world.

Evening transfer to Split. Check in (hotel dinner or local restaurant). Overnight.

Day 8 – SPLIT  (B)

Breakfast.

Morning Split city tour with local guide: SPLIT is the second-largest city in Croatia and capital of Dalmatia, world known for its 1700 years old Diocletian’s palace, the best-preserved monument of late antiquity in the whole world. Places you will see are: PERISTIL – the main square, Cathedral of St. Duje, Jupiter temple. Free afternoon. Overnight.

Day 9  – SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK  (B, L)
Transfer from Split to Dubrovnik. On the way to Dubrovnik we will stop in a small village Ston. Ston is well known for his spectacular city walls, salt pans from the Roman period, oyster culture and fine fish restaurants at the waterfront. We will show you how the oysters are grown, show you the best way to eat them fresh and serve you a nice fish lunch.

Transfer to Dubrovnik for hotel check in and overnight.

Day 10 – DUBROVNIK (B, D)

Breakfast.

Morning private walking tour of Dubrovnik, included on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Rest of the day at leisure.

Traditional dinner in Konavle region. Overnight.

DAY 11  – DUBROVNIK – DEPARTURE  (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport for departure flight.

 

 

 

B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner

PACKAGE PRICES PER PERSON: FOR A FULLY GUIDED PRIVATE TOUR WITH DRIVER GUIDE AND CAR RENTAL (EXPENSES INCLUDED) (EUR): from 3349€*

PACKAGE PRICES PER PERSON FOR A SELF-GUIDED TOUR WITH CAR RENTAL INCLUDED (EXPENSES NOT INCLUDED) (EUR): from 1739€*

*contact us with exact dates and any new ideas for this tour, and we will create a personal quote for your request

SCHEDULED TOUR

CALCULATED HOTELS: 4* hotels

All hotel star category is per local category. Tourist and standard hotels may not follow the European standards in room furnishing. All hotel calculated are on bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast served in hotels are mainly hot or cold buffet with vegetarian food options.

Cancellation terms and conditions:

  • More than 35 days prior to arrival – bank transactional fees/credit card fees if you paid for deposit and we are refunding the deposit (max. 100 €)
  • 34 – 21 days before arrival –  25% of package price
  • 21 – 14 days before arrival –  50% of package price
  • 14 – 7 days before arrival –  75% of package price
  • Less than 7 days and non-show –  100% of package price

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