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.
Ljubljana – A Cosmopolitan Capital
Sandwiched between four countries and a sea, Slovenia sits at a crossroads of cultures. Upon your arrival in Slovenia's capital city of Ljubljana, a transfer will meet you at the airport and ensure your timely arrival at your conveniently located hotel in the city. After you have had a chance to settle in, you will have the remainder of the day to stretch your legs along the cobblestone alleys and historical neighborhood of this relatively off-the-beaten-path capital city.
Ljubljana – Strolling Through the Ages
Ljubljana – A Trip to a Storybook Setting
Ljubljana – Sipping Through the Julian Alps
Rovinj – Take a Turn for the Subterranean
Rovinj – Exploring the Istrian Hinterland
Rovinj – The Heart of Coastal Istria
Plitvice – The Land of the Lakes
Split – A Return to Croatia's Coast
Split – A Croatian Cooking Course
Split – In Search of Smugglers at Hvar Island
Dubrovnik – A Transnational Detour
Dubrovnik – Walking Tour into the Past
Dubrovnik – Savoring this Fertile Land
Dubrovnik – Oyster Hunting in the Adriatic
Dubrovnik – Taking a Turn for the Leisurely
Dubrovnik – Departure
- 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
$4,636 per person (excluding international flights)
- 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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