About Guided Tour 10 - Croatia & Slovenia
Croatia's highlights and the "best bits" of Slovenia: staying in mostly 4* hotels, with English-speaking Tour Leader and guides throughout.
Activity code: GAT 10
Duration: 7 Days
START - Zagreb / FINISH - Dubrovnik
This "Highlights" tour starts out from Zagreb and finishes in Dubrovnik which means you cover the maximum amount of sights without having to back track. This also makes it convenient for many flight connections from across Europe. The tour itinerary takes in the best bits of Croatia's wonderful coastline including Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik, visiting the fabulous Plitvice National Park in the middle of the tour. There is time to enjoy all both capitals - Croatia [Zagreb] and Slovenia [Ljubljana]. Amazingly, you also get to visit the incredible caves at Postojna and Opatija on the Adriatic coast adjoining the Istrian Peninsula.
A full programme of sightseeing is included in each location; we are proud to offer you this popular group tour with English-speaking guide covering some of the most beautiful places of Croatia and Slovenia.
NB. This might be a bilingual tour.
** 2022 departures on request.
NB. This is a group tour but can also be arranged for any reasonable date as a private chauffeur-driven holiday itinerary; fully guided with a/c mini-bus, plenty of stops to take photographs and stretch legs en route. You can also choose your accommodation from our personal selection in each location to make up a tailored itinerary to suit your taste and budget - please contact us for more details.
Transfer on the day of the tour from Zagreb airport or another hotel in Zagreb to the Tour hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, the Croatian capital city, which gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Through the carved facades of buildings and baroque churches, we see many green spaces and terraces of cafes where the locals like to gather.
Early afternoon departure to Bled, a small town in the Julian Alps which could be a setting for a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake, an island in the middle of the lake with a church steeple and its wishing bell, a cliff top castle with picturesque views, and a well-known sweet treat, Bled cream cake. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned also for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water.
Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a guided tour of the most significant sights of its old centre: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain.
After Ljubljana we continue our journey to Plitvice lakes, well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural beauty of the 16 crystal - blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty.
Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival we'll be taking you for a guided walking tour through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church.
Departure to Split. This afternoon our guide will uncover for you the secrets of the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace and its cellars. This Roman emperor spared no expense for the construction of a sumptuous residence, importing best quality marble, sphinx and columns. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the middle Ages, but making it even more beautiful and what it is today: the city's living heart. Its narrow streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted and eerie, others lively and animated by the music from bars and cafes, or by the everyday life of its residents.
After breakfast, departure to Dubrovnik. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, there's that sense of awe when you set eyes on the beauty of this old town. Immerse yourselves into the symphony of the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic. Upon arrival, a city tour of this UNESCO protected "Pearl of the Adriatic" and its Cathedral.
Day at leisure. Optional excursion to the island of Korčula or to Montenegro.
Korčula holds an indisputably privileged position among the Croatian islands - here we find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Being famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers the people of Korčula left their marks all over the world, but they saved their best works for their own city. Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. After sightseeing there is free time for lunch or even swimming. On the return a stop will be made in one of the well-known wine cellars of the Pelješac peninsula to sample some of the excellent local wine.
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport, Dubrovnik port or another hotel in Dubrovnik.
No. of days prior to tour departure date / Cancellation Fee
Inclusive Tour price (based upon 2 sharing one hotel room).
Prices from £986
Single supplement (from): £ 518 per person
All prices are per person