Slovenia & Croatia
8 days / 7 nights including: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bohinj, Bled, Postojna, Opatija, Plitvice National Park, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik
Day 1: Zagreb
Arrival at Zagreb International Airport. Meet your private English speaking driver and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation and overnight.
Day 2: Zagreb – Ljubljana
Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Croatia’s capital including the visit to fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral and Croatian National Theatre. In the afternoon, departure towards Ljubljana. Upon arrival, guided sightseeing tour of the old mediaeval city by the river Ljubljanica, with its numerous cultural-historical monuments and its dominating old castle. You’ll see the building of the world’s second oldest philharmonic society where Gustav Mahler started his career. The tour of the old town includes the University building, the Tromostovje (Triple bridge), a masterpiece of the leading Slovene architect Jozef Plecnik, the St. Mary’s baroque church, old town hall, St. Nicholas cathedral, the “Dragon bridge”, the “Shoe-maker bridge”, etc. Accommodation at hotel and overnight.
Day 3: Ljubljana – Bohinj – Bled – Ljubljana
Breakfast at hotel and departure towards Alpine region. Tour of the peaceful lake Bohinj, through the typical Alpine villages of the “Upper Valley” down to the gothic St. John the Baptist church at the endof the lake, which has well preserved frescoes from the 15th and the 16th century. Proceed towards Bled, leading Slovene Alpine resort, including the visit to the medieval castle at the top of 130 meters high rock reflecting in the crystal clean water of Lake Bled and a drive with the typical “pletna boat” to the little island in the middle of the lake. Return back to hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight.
Day 4: Ljubljana – Postojna Cave –Opatija
Breakfast at hotel and departure towards Croatia with a stop in Postojna for sightseeing tour of one of the most beautiful and preserved caves in Europe. During this visit you can see one of the world’s most amazing phenomena – Postojna Cave, shaped by the Pivka River over millions of years! As well as on the walking tour, part of the Cave is visible from the train. This underground beauty is 20 km long and has a constant temperature of 9°C. The only resident living there is the “man-like fish” (Proteus anguinus). Pass through many halls (Calvary, Dancing, Gothic, Crystal and Concert Halls) and caves (Black, Mountain and Beautiful Caves) where you can enjoy the amazing creations of water and stone and see the largest stalagmite of all, called Brilliant. In the afternoon, proceed to Opatija, the “Queen of Croatian Tourism”. Upon arrival, accommodation at hotel and overnight.
Day 5: Opatija – Plitvice National Park – Zadar
Breakfast and morning departure to Plitvice Lakes.
Upon arrival, sightseeing tour of the most famous Croatian National Park. Plitvice Lakes are registered on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage in 1979. Plitvice Lakes count among Europe’s most beautiful national parks. A total of 16 lakes lying at different altitudes are separated by travertine barriers and linked by foamy waterfalls and cascades. Their creation is a scientific phenomenon. As the geological processes continue today the lakes and waterfalls are continually changing. After sightseeing of Plitvice departure to Zadar. Accommodation at hotel and ovenight.
Day 6: Zadar – Trogir – Split
Breakfast. Morning sightseeing tour of Zadar, including the Roman Forum and St. Donatus Church, a magnificent monument of Romanesque Architecture. In the early afternoon, proceed to Trogir, another historical site listed on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Upon arrival, visit to this picturesque medieval town with it’s beautiful Cathedral of St Lawrence. In the late afternoon, arrival to Split. Accommodation at hotel and overnight.
Day 7: SPLIT – DUBROVNIK
Breakfast at hotel and morning sightseeing tour of Split including Diocletian’s palace from the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with magnificent Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Proceed to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, city tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Visit Franciscan Church and Monastery with the 3rd oldest pharmacy in Europe (1317), Rector’s Palace, The Cathedral with its Treasury housing the relics of St. Blaise and St. Blaise’s Church. In the late afternoon, accommodation at hotel and overnight.
Day 8: DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.