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.
Summer 2020 Departures
The tour departs Wednesday on the following dates - May: 13, 20, 27 • Jun: 03, 10, 17, 24 • Jul: 01, 08, 15, 22 • Aug: 12, 19, 26 • Sep: 9, 16, 23, 30 • Oct: 07
DAY 1 Wednesday: Zagreb - Arrival
Arrive from the UK and settle at your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb area (Hotel Astoria 4* or similar).
DAY 2 Thursday: Zagreb - Bled
Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city's historical center, St Mark's churck 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, 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-know sweet treat, Blead cream cake. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Dinner and overnight in Bled or Ljubljana area (Hotel Kompas 4* or similar).
DAY 3 Friday: Bled - Ljublijana - Plitvice
Morning departure to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, where you will have aguided 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 are continuing our journey to Plitvice lakes, 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 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. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice area (Hotel Jezero 3* or similar).
DAY 4 Saturday: Plitvice - Zadar - Split
Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival you will be taken on 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 followed by an afternoon 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 (Hotel Atrium 5* or similar).
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 (Hotel Valamar Lacroma 4* or similar).
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 (Hotel Valamar Lacroma 4* or similar).
DAY 7 Tuesday: Dubrovnik - Departure
Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport for a homeward journey or hotel of your choice for second week.