Explore Croatia and Slovenia – 8 Days

Explore Croatia and Slovenia – 8 Days

Duration
8 Days
Group size
up to 49 persons
Arrival location
Zagreb
Departure location
Zagreb
Duration
8 Days
Group size
49 persons
Arrival location
Zagreb
Departure location
Zagreb

Overview

Embark on an enchanting 8-day journey to uncover the cultural marvels and natural wonders of Croatia and Slovenia. Commencing in the lively capital, Zagreb, experience the fusion of historic charm and modern vibrancy. Traverse to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s picturesque capital, and lose yourself in its charming streets.

The journey unfolds in Bled, where the iconic lake, castle, and island create a fairy-tale backdrop. Continue to Bohinj, nestled amidst the Julian Alps, offering serene landscapes and outdoor adventures. The Istrian Peninsula beckons with its enchanting blend of medieval towns, olive groves, and coastal allure.

A highlight awaits at Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting cascading waterfalls and lush greenery. Marvel at the pristine beauty of this national park, a testament to nature’s artistry.

This 8-day odyssey seamlessly weaves together diverse landscapes, cultural gems, and historical treasures, providing a comprehensive exploration of Croatia and Slovenia. From the dynamic urban centers to the serene natural retreats, each day promises a new chapter in the rich tapestry of this enchanting region. Embrace the allure of these two countries, and let the beauty of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Istria, and Plitvice Lakes captivate your senses.

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  • Trasfer in destination location as explaind in itinerary
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels with BB daily
  • Local English-speaking guide as explaind in itinerary
  • Wine tasting as explained in itinerary
  • Enterence tickets to NP Plitvice
  • Entrance fee for Postojna cave & Predjama castle
  • Entrance fee for Ljubljana and Bled castle
  • Sightseeing tours included:  Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Istria, Plitvice Lakes
  • Flight tickets
  • Lunch, Dinner and drinks at meal, extra services and costs which are not in the program, personal expenses. car
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory)

Itinerary

Aerial view of the Cathedral in Zagreb at sunrise. Croatia

Welcome to Croatia! Meet with your tour director and get to know the details of your tour! Transfer to hotel. Arrival at hotel, check in. The rest of the day will be yours to settle in and explore the historic city on your own. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Explore the interesting Croatian capital. Walking tour of its historical Zagreb composed of the Gornji Grad and Kaptol, will show medieval urban complex of churches, palaces, museums, galleries and government buildings popular sightseeing spots of the city. Free afternoon to enjoy and dis- cover city on your own. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Start your day with visit of colorful Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Your guide will take you around and show you most important attractions, such as Preseren’s square, Triple bridge, fish market, town hall and many others. To wrap up the whole Ljubljana story, you will also take funicular up to the castle hill, to learn more about Ljubljana and Slovenia’s history and of course admire amazing view from the top. Afternoon will be free at leisure, to enjoy city on your own.Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Time for Alpine fairy tale! With immense natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings and magnificent lake with an island, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts of the world. Amaz ing castle on the cliff is offering stunning views of the region, while island in the middle of the lake can be visited with traditional boat called “pletna”. Later on, continue to the largest alpine lake in Slovenia – lake Bohinj. You will take a funicular to Mt Vogel top, where your breath will be taken away by unforgettable views of Triglav National Park. Lunch and some free time to admire its natural beauty and relax on the lake shore. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

A shot of the Predjama Castle Postojna Slovenia

Saying goodbye to seaside, your adventure will continue to the underworld, more exactly Karst underworld. Your fist stops – Predjama, amazing Renaissance fortress, built within a cave, is not at all the kind of castle you are familiar with. Even Guinness book of records listed it biggest castle ever built inside a rock. It will definitely leave you speechless. Enter the queen of caves – Postojna cave, the only cave in the world with a train in it. The cave offers a unique experience of the under- world. Lunch and in the afternoon continue to Ju- lian Alps region and enjoy your free time in pristine nature.Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between Gulf of Trieste and Kvarner Gulf and it is shared by three countries: Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Rovinj is one of the most popular and most developed tourist resorts in Croatia. The old town is built on the island and it is the most picturesque and romantic towns on Mediterranean.

To feel the true Istrian spirit, visit one of Istrian agritourism farm for local tasting. Continue to Porec, one of most popular holiday destinations in Istria. A stroll through town and its narrow streets, will mesmerize you. In the afternoon return to hotel and enjoy free time by the sea. You will accommodate in Opatija, dame of coastal Croatia that emerged as holiday resort for elite al- ready in 19th century hosting eminent guests such as Emperor Franc Josef I, empress Maria Anna and many others.Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Plitvice Lakes National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

One of the most photogenic natural parks is wait- ing for you! Plitvice national park will absolutely take your breath away! With its exceptional natural beauty, this area has always attracted nature lovers, and already on 8 April 1949, it was proclaimed Croatia’s first national park. A UNESCO World Her- itage Site is considered one of the most spectacu lar natural phenomena with 16 emerald-turquoise lakes that are connected to each other by a fabu- lous system of waterfalls. After lunch, the scenic road will take you to blue Adriatic coastline. You will accommodate in Opatija, dame of coastal Croatia that emerged as holiday resort for elite al- ready in 19th century hosting eminent guests such as Emperor Franc Josef I, empress Maria Anna and many others. Lunch and in the afternoon continue to Zagreb.Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Free time until departure for your flight back home.

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Opatija

Often called the Nice of Croatia, Vienna by the Sea, the Pearl of the Adriatic or the Old Lady, Opatija already bears countless affectionate nicknames.

Rovinj

Rovinj is a stunning little city in Croatia filling every inch of a peninsula bordered on three sides by the Adriatic Sea.

Omiš

This small Dalmatian town at the mouth of the Cetina river, some 25 km south of Split, offers a unique blend of the river, the sea and mountains.  

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Rovinj is a stunning little city in Croatia filling every inch of a peninsula bordered on three sides by the Adriatic Sea.

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The world’s largest cave castle, listed as one of the Guinness World Records, tells a picturesque story about the old times.

Postojna Cave

The jaw-dropping Postojna Cave system, a series of caverns, halls and passages some two million years old.

Bohinj

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Ljubljana

Slovenia’s capital and largest city is one of Europe’s greenest and most liveable capitals.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia’s most recognisable UNESCO-listed national park, Plitvice Lakes are comprised of 16 cascading lakes and travertine waterfalls.

Zagreb

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Rovinj

Rovinj is a stunning little city in Croatia filling every inch of a peninsula bordered on three sides by the Adriatic Sea.

Predjama Castle

The world’s largest cave castle, listed as one of the Guinness World Records, tells a picturesque story about the old times.

Postojna Cave

The jaw-dropping Postojna Cave system, a series of caverns, halls and passages some two million years old.

Bohinj

Lake Bohinj is Slovenia’s largest glacial lake tucked away in the northwestern corner of Slovenia.

Ljubljana

Slovenia’s capital and largest city is one of Europe’s greenest and most liveable capitals.

Bled

Slovenia is the green heart of Europe, where everyone can find something for themselves.