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Best of Croatia and Slovenia

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $2,565 per person

Countries Visited

Croatia, Slovenia ...more Croatia, Slovenia

Locations Visited

Zagreb, Bled, Opatija, Plitvice, Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik ...more Zagreb, Bled, Opatija, Plitvice, Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik
  1. Day 1 Arrive 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 evening orientation drive.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Hilton Garden Inn/Park 45
  2. Day 2 Zagreb Sightseeing – Bled (2 Nights)

    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 Bled Orientation and Free Time

    Enjoy some free time today to connect with this enchanting setting, but not before you sail on Lake Bled's crystal-clear waters to Bled Island to view its Church of the Assumption. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your terms, or consider joining an Optional Experience to Slovenia's largest glacier lake. This evening, savour local Slovenian flavours as you 'Connect With Locals' at a traditional 'Be My Guest' dinner with a local family.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  4. Day 4 Bled – Ljubljana – Opatija (2 Nights)

    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 Remisens Kristal
  5. Day 5 Pula and Rovinj Excursion and Opatija Free Time

    Seaside splendour is on the agenda today and you'll start your day in the coastal city of Pula on Croatia's Istrian Peninsula. View Pula's 1st-century arena, with your 'Local Specialist', and learn about the city's role as a strategic location for the Romans, Ostrogoths, Venetians and the Allied Forces in World War II, before heading to the fishing port of Rovinj. Wander through the Old Town and witness its Mediterranean influences. We return to Opatija for some time on our own. 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 Opatija – 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 against this picture-perfect backdrop.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Jezero
  7. Day 7 Plitvice – Trogir – Split (2 Nights)

    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, which includes entry into 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 Free Day or Optional Excursion to a Dalmatian Island

    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 onto the Adriatic. Or savour the city's delicious gastronomy at cafés tucked away in hidden lanes.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Split – Ston – Dubrovnik (2 Nights)

    The terracotta rooftops 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 where you can wander through the colourful lanes or maybe climb the medieval city walls.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Park
  10. Day 10 Dubrovnik Sightseeing

    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 sightseeing tour past the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, before spending time on your own. As our journey comes to an end, join your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  11. Day 11 Depart Dubrovnik

    Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Transfers are available to Dubrovnik Airport. Conditions apply.

    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
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Ljubljana, Bled, Pula, Opatija and Ston
  • VISIT the Church of Assumption on Bled Island, 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 Opera House and Castle of Ljubljana and the Old City of Dubrovnik
  • SCENIC CRUISE to Bled Island

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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 century. 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

Opatija

Rijeka with Kvarner Bay Discovery

Discover Rijeka,the famous port and cultural capital of Europe, where the Central meets the Mediterranean. With your Local Specialist, explore Old Town with it’s Baroque clock tower and St. Vitus cathedral. Join the local "Fiumans” along the vibrant Korzo district, decorated with Italianate Hapsburg grandeur. Visit the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, where we will view an authentic lifejacket from the Titanic - salvaged from the icy waters by a crew member of the RMS Carparthia, whose ship rescued over 700 guests on that fateful night in 1912.
Adult Price: €38

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 all you can drink Dalmatian wines and typical live music, which will add a traditional touch to the end of your journey on the Croatian Adriatic coastline.
Adult Price: €51

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. (n.b. This optional is weather dependent and may not be available on all departures)
Adult Price: €57

Panoramic Cavtat

Journey along the coast for a relaxing trip to the picturesque village of Cavtat, arriving at the harbour on our own chartered boat. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with our Local Specialist in the medieval 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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