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Best of Croatia and Slovenia

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $2,633 per person
MAY - OCT 2021
Walkway in Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Countries Visited

Croatia, Slovenia ...more Croatia, Slovenia

Locations Visited

Zagreb, Bled, Opatija, Pula, Plitvice, Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik ...more Zagreb, Bled, Opatija, Pula, Plitvice, Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Zagreb

    Embark on an off-the-beaten track discovery of Croatia. The capital city of Zagreb is your springboard to an enchanting journey through what was once a troubled region and is today a land of diverse cultures and traditions. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Hilton Garden Inn
  2. Day 2 Journey to Lakeside Bled

    Spend the morning exploring Zagreb with a Local Specialist before travelling through romantic landscapes to the lakeside resort town of Bled, where we'll stay the next two nights.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Park
  3. Day 3 Discover Enchanting Bled

    Spend today exploring this magnificent setting on your terms, but not before sailing on Lake Bled's crystal-clear waters to Bled Island to view its Church of the Assumption. This evening, at our Be My Guest experience, savour local Slovenian flavours as you Connect With Locals at a traditional dinner with a local family.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  4. Day 4 Onwards to Ljubljana and Opatija

    We leave the beauty of Bled behind for one of Europe's smallest capitals. Embark on an orientation tour of Ljubljana this morning, admiring its Old Town, bridges and castle. We continue to the seaside resort of Opatija.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Paris
  5. Day 5 Enjoy a Day in Pula and Rovinj

    Seaside splendour is on the agenda today and you'll start your day in the coastal city of Pula on Croatia's Istrian Peninsula. A visit to the 1st century arena with a Local Specialist will unravel the city's historical role as a strategic location for the Romans, Ostrogoths, Venetians and Allied Forces in World War II. Later, we head to the fishing port of Rovinj, where we wander through the Old Town and witness it's Mediterranean influences. Return to Opatija for some free time. See the statuesque nymph, her hand outstretched to cradle a seagull as a symbol of this region, and admire the belle-époque architecture.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Off to Stunning Plitvice

    The extraordinary natural beauty of Plitvice takes centre stage today as we embark on a guided walking tour. Admire the cascade of spectacular waterfalls and crystal-clear waters reflecting green, grey and blue against the lush landscapes. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Jezero
  7. Day 7 Admire Historic Trogir and on to Split

    Today, we visit the walled island of Trogir with a Local Specialist. The stone town is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges and will delight lovers of art, and Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture. We continue our journey to Split, where we'll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour and Dive Into Culture when we visit Diocletian's Palace, built for the emperor's retirement. Spend the evening on your own, or join an Optional Experience to enjoy traditional Dalmatian flavours.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Atrium
  8. Day 8 Split Your Way

    Delve into centuries of heritage on this free day in Split. Consider a full-day Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian islands. Ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs and white marble façades that edge on to the Adriatic or savour the city's delicious gastronomy at cafés tucked away in hidden lanes.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Continue to Dubrovnik

    The impressive walls of Dubrovnik beckon, but not before we stop to admire the extraordinary walled city of Ston, with its dramatic views and laid-back fishing village atmosphere. Dive Into Culture and visit Europe's oldest salt pans where you'll hear how salt has been harvested here since ancient times. We continue to Dubrovnik this evening.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Lapad
  10. Day 10 Explore Iconic Dubrovnik

    Tread in the footsteps of Lord Byron and George Bernard Shaw, who were intoxicated by the allure of Dubrovnik. With your Local Specialist, you'll embark on a Small Group Sightseeing tour past the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, before spending time on your own. As the first half of your journey comes to an end, a Farewell Dinner bids goodbye to some guests, while you prepare for your cruise encounter.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  11. Day 11 Farewell Dubrovnik

    Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Best of Croatia and Slovenia
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Zagreb, Pula, Rovinj, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Ljubljana, Bled, Opatija and Ston
  • Visit the Church of Assumption on Bled Island, the arena in Pula, Plitvice National Park, Diocletian's Palace in Split and the salt pans in Ston
  • View the Park of Sv. Jakov in Opatija and the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park
  • See Zagreb's Ban Jelačić Square, the Triple Bridge and Castle of Ljubljana and the Old City of Dubrovnik
  • Scenic Cruise to Bled Island
  • Connect with Locals On their fifth-generation-owned family farm in Bled, you'll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest dinner and guided walk around the farm with Monika, Gregor, their children and the resident farm animals. (Day 3)
  • Dive into Culture See the ancient fortress built in Split as a retirement residence for Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century. (Day 7) In Ston, visit the salt pans that date back to the 2nd century BC and are surrounded by expansive fortifications still intact to this day. (Day 9)

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Bled

Traditional Slovenian Village Experience

Come with us on a journey to Radovljica, a well-preserved medieval alpine village with houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. Enjoy a meal at a traditional Slovenian Inn, where you'll be entertained by local musicians and see the famous living gingerbread museum, where you can admire staff producing red traditional hearts.
Adult Price: € 53

Alpine Jewels And Lake Bohinj

Join our Local Specialist on Slovenia's largest glacier lake. We'll see mountain villages and photo-worthy vistas along the way, before continuing along the stunning shores of Lake Bohinj. Admire the 13th-century frescoes of St John's Church and indulge in one of Slovenia's famous desserts.
Adult Price: € 43

Opatija

Truffle Hunt and Istrian Dinner

Take a scenic drive with our Local Specialist through Istria to the iconic Motovun region, where we'll hear about the significance and decadence of truffles and assist a local farmer on a real-life truffle-hunting experience. Afterward, we'll enjoy a light dinner of Istrian specialties, with dishes featuring truffles found during our experience.
Adult Price: € 75

Split

Traditional Konoba Dinner

If you want to truly experience Dalmatian cuisine, a dinner in a traditional stone basement 'konoba' is the best choice. You'll select from a variety of seafood or meats accompanied by Dalmatian wines and typical live music, which will add a traditional touch to your journey on the Croatian Adriatic coastline.
Adult Price: € 55

Jewel of the Adriatic

A memorable day trip to Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands in the Croatian archipelago. Embarking on a boat ride from Split harbor, we'll explore the historic Hvar Old Town on foot with our Local Specialist. You'll spend free time relaxing along one of the seafront restaurants or soaking up the stunning views from the Venetian hilltop fortress. We then sail back over the Adriatic on our return to Split. Note: during May or September, Hvar may be substituted for Brac.
Adult Price: € 75

Dubrovnik

Sunset Cruise And Dinner

Our sunset cruise takes us along the spectacular Dalmatian coast to one of the secluded bays where we'll enjoy a delicious local dinner with drinks. To complete the evening, we'll cruise outside the old city walls and explore the beautiful illuminated city of Dubrovnik, before returning by coach to our hotel. This optional is weather dependent and may not be available on all departures and on occasion, the cruise may sail in the bay only.
Adult Price: € 62

Panoramic Cavtat

Journey along the coast for a relaxing trip to the picturesque village of Cavtat, arriving at the harbor on our own chartered boat. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with our Local Specialist in the quaint old town and take the opportunity to admire the yachts in the marina, visit the beach or walk up to the Racic Mausoleum.
Adult Price: € 35

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