Explore Croatia and its neighbouring countries from the beautiful capital Zagreb, picturesque Lake Bled, Slovenia's capital Ljubljana, UNESCO heritage site Plitvice lakes, the historical town of Split and finishing in the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik.
DAY 1 Wednesday: Zagreb - Arrival
Arrive from the UK and settle at your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb area.
DAY 2 Thursday: Zagreb - Bled
Morning sightseeing tour of the Croatian capital city, Zagreb which gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city's historical centre, St Marks church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Early afternoon departure to Bled, a small town in the Julian Alps. Here you can marvel at the natural beauty of the mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake. There is an island in the middle of the lake with a church steeple and wishing bell. A cliff top castle has picturesque views over the lake. Highly recommended is the well known sweet treat, the Bled cream cake. Dinner and overnight in Bled/Bled area.
DAY 3 Friday: Bled - Ljubljana - Plitvice
Morning departure to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana where you will have a guided tour of the old centre, which includes the picturesque central open-air market, three bridges, the Baroque town hall and Robba's fountain. Departing Ljubljana continue to Plitvice lakes, a well known UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural beauty of 16 crystal - blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views and where every turn leads to breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice area.
DAY 4 Saturday: Plitvice - Zadar - Split
Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival there will be 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. In the afternoon there is a tour of the UNESCO protected Diocletian's Palace and its cellars. This Roman emperor spared no expense for the construction of a sumptous residence, importing best quality marble, sphinx and columns. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the Middle Ages, 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. Dinner and overnight in Split/Split area.
DAY 5 Sunday: Split - Dubrovnik
After breakfast departure to Dubrovnik. Immerse yourself into the symphony of the city's marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic. Upon arrival, there is a city tour of this UNESCO protected Pearl of the Adriatic and its Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik area.
DAY 6 Monday: Dubrovnik
Day at leisure. Optional excursion to the island of Korcula. Here you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. After sightseeing free time for lunch or a swim. On the return to Dubrovnik a stop will be made in one of the well known wine cellars of the Peljesac peninsula to sample some of the excellent local wine. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik area.
DAY 7 Tuesday: Dubrovnik - Departure
Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport for a homeward journey or hotel of your choice for second week.
The tour departs Wednesday on the following dates - May: 17, 24, 31 • Jun: 07, 14, 21, 28 • Jul: 05 • Aug: 30 • Sep: 13, 20, 27 • Oct: 04, 11
Prices are per person in a twin or double room with shower.
Supplements (per person per night)
Per person per week:
Single room from £215.00 • Third person reduction from £97.80 (3rd person only)
Island of Korcula on Monday - Euro 54.00 per person payable locally
What's included in the price
Transfers in air-conditioned vehicle • Accommodation in 4* hotels (except Plitvice area 3*) on Half Board (breakfast & dinner) • Sightseeing tours: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Plitvice lakes, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik • Entrance fees for Plitvice lakes & Split's Diocletian's Palace
Please call our Tailor-Made department on 020 7543 5569 for all travel options & flight details
Not included in the price: gratuities, drinks, telephone charges & incidentals
Please note: This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or walking difficulties. This tour may be bilingual. The itinerary for the tour is subject to amendments or alterations, sometimes without prior notification.
Discover the Western Balkans Tour Extended Stay: We would be happy to offer you the opportunity to extend your stay in Croatia by booking several nights accommodation from our fantastic selection of hotels in the Dubrovnik Riviera. Please call our Tailor-Made department on 020 7543 5569 for prices & further details.
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