A Peek into Croatia & Slovenia
On this short, but wonderful tour, visit some of the favourite tourist destinations in Croatia & Slovenia.
Day 1: Ljubljana – (Bled) (D)
Arrival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, transfer to hotel and check in.
Ljubljana sightseeing. In the heart of Slovenia, in the valley of river Ljubljanica lies beautiful capital of Slovenia. Having that entire modern metropolis should have Ljubljana has managed to keep relaxed and cosy atmosphere of a small town. Through its history Ljubljana was long a part of the Habsburg family and typical middle European appearance joined with influence of Italy is visible through town’s architecture. Take a walk through the old town with a local guide and get introduced to the history, culture and contemporary life.
(Depending on arrival time) – Afternoon:
Departure from Ljubljana to Bled Lake. Situated under the Julian Alps this glacier lake and its surroundings have a fairy-tale-like nature. The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption built in 17th ct. appears to float in the middle of the lake. Take a traditional boat drive to the idyllic island, enjoy the breath-taking view on Bled’s castle that stands on a rock above the lake; ring the “bell of wishes” and learn about an interesting legend. Drive to Croatia and Zagreb, overnight.
Day 2: Zagreb & Croatia North – Trakošćan (B, D)
After breakfast Zagreb sightseeing. In his appearance a typical Central European city, Zagreb has grown up from two neighbouring hill-settlements in middle Ages – Gradec (secular) and Kaptol (ecclesial), and in 19th and 20th ct. experienced strong development and became the social, cultural and economic centre of Croatia. In his Upper Town, his parks and central part, Zagreb didn’t part with the beauty of the past centuries that is intertwined with numerous modern shops and cafés. Enjoy the walking tour and hear interesting stories of the history and present. Visit all major tourist sights: main town square with equestrian statue of Ban Jelačić, Zagreb Cathedral with its slim bell towers, Bloody Bridge and Tkalčićeva street, the Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Church, the shortest funicular in the world…
After break, drive through picturesque gentle hills of north Croatia and arrive to the complex of Trakošćan castle. According to many, this is the most romantic castle in Croatia. It origins date to 13th ct. but todays appearance in Neo-Gothic style the castle gained during the renovation carried out in 19th ct. by the former owners. Together with surrounding forest and a lake it forms probably the most beautiful castle-complexs in Croatia’s inland. After sightseeing, back to Zagreb for the overnight.
Day 3: Zagreb – NP Plitvice Lakes – Split (B, L)
Departure toward Plitvice Lakes, one of the two recognizable symbols of Croatia as a tourist destination. Visit to NP Plitvice Lakes, a magnificent nature phenomenon, with breath-taking views of waterfalls, lakes and forests. Croatia’s first and the largest National park was established in 1949 and covers nearly 300 km2, ranging in altitude from 367 m to 1279 m above sea level. The park was inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979. The sixteen lakes are famous for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue, depending on the quantity of minerals in the water and the angle of sunlight.
Departure to Split – vivid, colourful, the largest city and cultural and traffic centre of Dalmatia. A city with a 1700-year old tradition, a variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, among which the well-known Palace of Diocletian from 305 AD, inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Enjoy beautiful Dalmatian coast’s scenery, wonderful heritage, and characteristic vivid mentality of the locals; together with numerous shops, restaurants and cafes, full of tourists from all over the world. Overnight in Split area.
Day 4: Split – Dubrovnik (B, L)
Morning departure to Dubrovnik. The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List and today one of the top tourist destination in the world. Dubrovnik had interesting history as independent republic throughout middle Ages till the beginning of 19th ct. Throughout centuries Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. The most recognizable feature is intact city walls, which run uninterrupted for 1940 meters encircling the city with five fortresses that give to its visitor’s unforgettable view of the town.
Day 5: Dubrovnik (B)
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport for the flight home.
Included: overnights with breakfast in 4*/3* hotels, lunch and dinners in restaurants / hotels; tickets & admission fees, tour leader, local guides, van/small-bus/coach touring
Not included: travel insurance package (recommended!), personal orders & expenses, tips & gratitude
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Photo Gallery: 1 www.slovenia.info, Ljubljana; CNTB: 2 Ivo Biočina, Zagreb, 3 Luka Esenko, Plitvice, 4 Zoran Jelača, Trakošćan, 5 Ivan Čorić, Split, 6 Luka Esenko, Dubrovnik