CROATIA, SLOVENIA AND BOSNIA

9 Nights / 10 Days

10th - 19th September, 2022

CROATIA, SLOVENIA AND BOSNIA

9 Nights / 10 Days

10th - 19th September, 2022

Overview

Travel to cities, towns, lakes, mountains and beaches in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia. Gentle in pace, this trip allows you to discover some of Europe’s prettiest towns and cities, stunning scenery – like gorgeous Dubrovnik with white marbled streets, ancient walls and a sparkling harbour, the lakes and falls of Plitvice Lakes National Park and ancient streets of Ston and Mostar.   

This exciting journey offers lush forest hikes, breath taking landscapes, medieval architecture and scrumptious food, along with a good taste of the ancient Slovenian, Croatian and Bosnian culture. 

Prepare yourself for magical tours through Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia discovering turquoise bays, stunning beaches and fairy tale cities.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Feel the rich heritage of the capital of Slovenia with each step on the marble streets of Ljubljana.
  • The Slovenian town of Bled is a joy to explore. An active paradise, the beautiful town lies on a stunning lake at the edge of the Julian Alps and its island church appears to have come straight out of a fairy tale.
  • On a guided tour of the Postojna Caves, learn about all of the most important karst features: the largest, 16-metre-high stalagmite known as the Skyscraper, the crystal white symbol of Postojna Cave – the Brilliant, the oldest underground post office in the world and the most famous underground animal – the olm or the human fish.
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this trip!!
  • Stroll through Plitvice Lakes National Park a World Heritage Site, marvelling at luminous lakes and waterfalls that seem to have been sketched by an artist.
  • Trogir in Croatia has been on the list of since World Heritage Sites 1997.
  • Diocletian’s Palace a World Heritage Site in Split, one of the most memorable places to grab a drink.
  • Visit Hvar one of the 10 Most Beautiful Islands in the world.
  • Old Town Of Dubrovnik, has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1979. It is one of the world’s top 10 medieval walled cities, and it is remarkably well preserved.
  • Day trips to the cities of Mostar and Ston in Bosnia. The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia over the Neretva River is a World Heritage Site which when built was the largest archway in the world.

Daily Schedule

Ljubljana 

  • Arrival at Ljubljana airport. Private transfer from airport to hotel.  Walk through the Old Town. Overnight at hotel in Ljubljana.
  • How the hell do you pronounce Ljubljana?” The most common response by locals is “lyoo-BLYAH-nah” but also simply “lublana” without the J’s will work. Ljubljana means “of lovely appearance,” and with a winding river, medieval castle and plenty of historic charm, the tiny Slovenian capital delivers on its name. Ljubljana is a fantastic entre into what Slovenia has to offer - incredible food, architecture, history and a reputation for repurposing and reinvention. The city is extremely pedestrian friendly, and that’s by design: a decade ago, the capital closed off its historic Old Town to cars and motorized vehicles and that is the reason Ljubljana continues to win awards for its commitment to being a green city.
  • Overnight in Ljubljana.

Bled And Ljubljana

  • Breakfast at the hotel. A private vehicle will pick you up in Ljubljana to drive to the town of Bled. Bled sightseeing tour with a local guide (duration approx. 2 hrs.)
  • Bled is famous for Lake Bled and Castle, which makes it a major tourist attraction. The lake surrounds Bled Island, the only natural island in Slovenia. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. Be sure to seek out the famous Bled cream cake, which isn’t hard; nearly every cafe and cake shop in town claims that theirs is the best. Drive back to Ljubljana and explore Ljubljana with your English speaking guide
  • Overnight in Ljubljana.
Postojna Caves Park 
  • Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Postojna Cave Park in your private vehicle. The main attraction and a must-see in Slovenia is the incredible Postojna Cave. This magnificent underground world, discovered 200 years ago, is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Europe. With 24 km of passages and halls, Postojna Cave is a rare example of karst formations. The cave is opened for visitors since 1818, and until this day it had nearly 40 million visitors! The Postojna Cave itself offers a 90-minute tour in the length of 5km. The tour includes a 3.5km long train ride and 1.5km long walking part. The Postojna Cave railway was the first railway ever to be opened in an underground cave!
  • Afternoon drive to Plitvice Lakes.
  • Overnight in Plitvice Lake area.
Plitvice National ParkUNESCO World Heritage Site 
  • After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the Plitvice Lakes National Park tour with your professional guide. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is certainly the most beautiful park in Croatia and one of the obligatory points for those who visit this country. The park is on UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE list since 1979. Natural formation of waterfalls is the main attraction. There are 16 lakes; 12 upper and 4 lower. They all interconnect in the flow of water – blue, green, turquoise or grey. The lakes connect in a ladder like manner, giving the impression of a magical land, surrounded by lots of water and green. N Park  Evening drive to Split – the fashion capital of Croatia.
  • Overnight in Split.
Trogir and Split 
  • After breakfast at the hotel, leave for a short ride to Trogir and enjoy a Guided Tour through Old City of Trogir. Drive back to Split and discover the Old Centre of Split with your Guide. Split - the coolest city in Croatia. The city has it all! Delightful beaches without too many people and with the cool blue sea. Lots of history with the whole Diocletian’s Palace to be explored. Hundreds of dining options for all tastes and pockets. And, moreover, the city is the national capital of fashion; full of local boutiques and stylish people!
  • Overnight in Split.
Hvar – The Sunniest Island in Croatia
  • Full-day excursion to Hvar Island – the sunniest island in Croatia. The most beautiful of 1244 Croatian islands and most widely known for tourist from all over the world. Hvar has it all – rich culture, beautiful architecture, UNESCO heritage, best beaches and tasty food… the list just goes on and on!
  • Private Speed Boat tour to Hvar and Blue Caves.
  • Overnight in Split.

MostarThe iconic bridge city of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • After breakfast, check out and drive to Mostar. Guided Tour through the city of Mostar.
  • Besides being the capital, Mostar is one of the most visited cities in the country and became world famous during the Bosnian war (1992-1995). Mostar is the cultural capital and centre of the Herzegovina region. The main attraction is the famous bridge, Stari Most (Old Bridge). The bridge is 21 meters high and during summer, it is possible to watch a select group of divers who risk jumping from the top of the old bridge.
  • The whole old centre of Mostar is a treat for lovers of history and different cultures. It is a mixture of Turkey, Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia. Muslim and Catholic religions are also present. From architecture to souvenirs and handicrafts the mix is everywhere. Local restaurants are also a great choice to appreciate local cuisine and new flavours.
  • Later proceed to Dubrovnik.
  • Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik 
  • Breakfast at the hotel. Dubrovnik sightseeing with your English Speaking Guide. This tour will reveal the finest sites of the Old Walled City. The walking portion includes visits to the Dominican Monastery with it’s collection of medieval paintings and The Cathedral with its famous Treasury.
  • Our Guide will lead you through the narrow streets of the Old Town introducing you to the history and culture of this magnificent city. Besides getting lost inside the walled city, a must do is climbing the walls. It is from the walls that you will be able to have the most unforgettable views of the city.
  • Cable Car Ride to view Dubrovnik from above in the evening.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik.

StonBoat tour, Wine and Oyster Tasting – Gastro Tour

  • Taste the Oysters at the Oyster Farm in Mali Ston. The bay of Mali Ston has been famous for seashell cultivation since the days of the Roman Empire and today still provides the largest oyster cultivation facilities in the Adriatic. This experience is listed on the 7th place in Condé Nast Traveller in “50 Things to do in Europe before you die” list.  We will go to the farm on a traditional and beautiful wooden boat to sample the oysters along with a glass of local white wine in incredible surroundings.
  • Walk the Old City Walls and Old Town of Ston These historic walls run from Mali Ston to the small harbour over the hill and are the longest fortified walls in Europe at 3 miles in length. The dramatic views of the beautiful Croatian countryside, the ancient salt beds and the glistening Adriatic from the top, is definitely worth the climb.
  • Drive back to Dubrovnik.
  • Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Departure

  • Private transfer to the Dubrovnik Airport for flight back home.Au Revoir.

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