A canal weaving through old town Ljubljana.

Balkan Discoveries: One-of-a-Kind Tour of Croatia

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split...

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Suggested Duration

17 Days

A land apart, the Balkan Peninsula sits just east of most of the well-trodden paths of European destinations, and this 17-day tour of the region introduces you to spectacular destinations in this relatively crowdless region. From Slovenia to the shores of Croatia, an exploration of each region will ensure your full enjoyment and immersion into this unforgettable landscape.

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Trip Highlights

  • Amble along the stone-lined alleys and cobbled lanes of Ljubljana during an engaging walking tour of the Slovenian capital
  • Enjoy the lakeside splendor of Bled, where the craggy peaks and snow-capped spires of the Julian Alps reflect brilliantly in the tranquil water of the lake
  • Sample the high-altitude vintages of Slovenian wineries and enjoy a front-row seat to the unique Balkan traditions of winemaking
  • Take a turn for the subterranean during a guided tour of the network of chambers and corridors known as the Skocjan Caves
  • Plunge into the Istrian wilderness with your four-legged helpers on a truffle-hunting expedition that will teach you about this regional delicacy
  • Witness one of the largest surviving Roman amphitheaters in the world on a day trip to Pula, where many more treasures of this Croatian town await
  • Stroll through the pristine beauty and laid-back ambiance of Plitvice National Park to witness an immaculate series of lakes and waterfalls
  • Roll up your sleeves during a cooking course in Split, during which the tasty secrets and national dishes of Croatia will be yours to enjoy and create
  • Witness the coexistence of the many cultural nuances of Mostar and learn about the tumultuous past of the Balkans following the breakup of Yugoslavia
  • Scan the horizon from the ramparts of Dubrovnik's remarkably intact city wall and enjoy a guided walking tour of the city center

Starting Price

$4,636 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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