Your fantasies of the Mediterranean will come to life during your custom-tailored 15-day Croatia and Slovenia highlights tour. Marvel at the soaring peaks and tumbling caves scattered across Slovenia, admire the charming bell towers and winding streets of Zadar, experience the natural splendor of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and bask in the beauty of the Adriatic Sea. The opulence of the Saint Domnius Cathedral inspires its visitors, and the tides of the Adriatic Sea will provide a tranquil ambiance....
Day 1 - 2
Ljubljana – Arrive in Ljubljana and Explore with a Walking Tour
The center of Ljubljana shimmers with emerald-green leaves that line the banks of the Ljubljanica River, while cobbled squares and narrow alleys open to the tranquil water that winds through the heart of the city among a mixture of elegant bridges, flickering lampposts, and sophisticated architecture. Your private transfer will greet you at Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport upon your arrival and escort you to the comforts of your luxurious accommodation in the inviting city center. The daily farmer’s market fills Vodnik Square with colorful produce and the aromas of forest berries, honey, and homemade cheese.
You will meet your guide in your hotel’s lobby for a private tour of Ljubljana, which is also the charming capital of Slovenia. The area around the present city of Ljubljana has been populated since the Bronze Age, when the earliest known settlement consisted of wooden houses on stakes. In 1335, Ljubljana came under Austrian Habsburg rule, which lasted until 1918. Touches of the opulent design from the Habsburg rule remain in the guise of the Ljubljana Castle, which crowns the eastern hill at 1,230 feet above sea level. A wrought-iron staircase winds to the top of the watchtower, offering marvelous views across Old Town and the soothing water of the river.
Ljubljana – Discover the Charm of Lake Bled and the Bohinj Region
Rovinj – Visit Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle en route to Rovinj
Rovinj – Delight in a Full-Day Tour of the Istrian Countryside
Plitvice – Discover the Marvels of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Day 7 - 8
Split – Visit Zadar and Explore the Culture and History of Split
Hvar – Set Sail on a Cruise to Visit Milna and Arrive in Hvar
Komiza – Continue Sailing the Adriatic to Visit Bisevo and Komiza
Korcula – Venture across the Water to Reach Korcula Island
Dubrovnik – Traverse the Peljesac Peninsula and Reach Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik – Revel in a Full Day Tour of Dubrovnik and Konavle
Day 14 - 15
Dubrovnik – Enjoy a Day Tour of Mostar and Depart for Home
- Experience the natural splendor of Plitvice Lakes National Park when viewing the glassy waters and collection of waterfalls
- Discover the marvelous walls of Dubrovnik on a private tour that highlights the historic city and its fairytale charms
- Bask in the beauty of the Adriatic Sea and Dalmatian Islands during a multi-day cruise that allows you to visit secluded coves and isolated villages
- Sample remarkable flavors of Croatian wine during a private wine tasting at a celebrated winery near Ston
- Indulge in the savory and robust flavor of coveted truffles during a private truffle-hunting excursion through the forest of Motovun
- Visit the charming Virgin Mary Baroque Church on Lake Bled, which is reachable only by boat and offers a distinctive panorama of the town
- Explore the preserved architecture and traditions of Split, which are embodied in the mixture of past and present culture that fill the 2nd-century Diocletian Palace
- Witness the merging of east and west when on a private tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the town of Mostar
- Enjoy the shimmering Adriatic Sea, enchanting marble streets, old Venetian palaces, and opulent plaza in Hvar
- Delight in the customary flavors of traditional Croatian cuisine during a multi-course lunch on a farmstead outside of Dubrovnik
From colorful woodlands to cosmopolitan capitals and from medieval strongholds to elegant wines, your 15-day Croatia and Slovenia tour will introduce you to the classic culture, splendor, and gorgeous architecture that the region has to offer. You will discover the beauty of glistening lakes and the enticing aroma of fresh coffee before experiencing the feeling of the sea breeze gently as it gently caresses your face and the charm of an antique town. Whether wandering the turquoise rivers of Slovenia or basking in the endless sunlight along the Dalmatian Islands, your tour will highlight the best of Slovenia and Croatia for countless memories and endless stories.
Your exploration of Slovenia and Croatia will begin with your arrival in Ljubljana, which is the capital of Slovenia and where you will stay for three nights. A walking tour of the city will reveal its classic appeal and remarkable history, and you will then have a full day of visiting the beautiful countryside around the Bohinj region and Lake Bled. Here, you will find enchanting villages, antique churches, and spectacular panoramic views. Traveling to Rovinj for two nights and visiting the Visit Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle will be your next experiences. After uncovering a vast network of subterranean caverns, an impenetrable fortress will highlight the unique contours of the region’s landscape. One night in Plitvice will then unveil the treasure of Plitvice Lakes National Park, where glassy lakes and thundering waterfalls decorate the surrounding hinterland.
You will then travel to Split for two nights but will stop in the town of Zadar along the way to find and ancient city that rivals Dubrovnik in both heritage and prestige. While in Split, you will have private tours that showcase the opulently preserved architecture and chic culture of the city before setting sail on a multi-day cruise around the Dalmatian Islands. Your skipper will lead you on a luxury catamaran to visit a selection of islands known for their hidden coves, crystal-clear waters, and historic towns that embody the local heritage, such as Milna, Komiza, and the island of Korcula.
After returning to shore, you will have three nights in Dubrovnik, and before reaching the city, a wine tasting at a celebrated vineyard near Ston will be made available to you. You can use your time to explore the city’s remarkable ramparts and stunning panoramas with a private guide and to discover the point at which eastern and western cultures converge in towns throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. On your final day in Dubrovnik, your private transfer will lead you to the airport for your flight home.
$3,895 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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