Best of Croatia and Slovenia

Best of Croatia and Slovenia

Start: Zagreb Finish: Dubrovnik

Visiting: Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Opatija, Pula, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik


Duration: 10 Nights

Tour code: SCRSLN17

Tour operator: Trafalgar


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Tour Overview

Don’t miss a thing on this epic Croatia and Slovenia trip where the travel highlight is a heart-warming visit with Monika and Gregor on their ecological farm near Lake Bled. Along with all the main sights, you’ll soak up the sun-kissed village atmosphere on the sparkling Adriatic.

Highlights

  • iconExplore Zagreb, Pula, Rovinj, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik with a Local Specialist
  • iconDiscover Ljubljana, Bled, Opatija and Ston
  • iconVisit the Church of Assumption on Bled Island, the arena in Pula, Diocletian's Palace in Split and the salt pans in Ston
  • iconView the Park of Sv. Jakov in Opatija
  • iconScenic Cruise to Bled Island
  • iconConnect With Locals On their fifth-generation-owned family farm in Bled, you'll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest dinner and guided walk around the farm with Monika, Gregor, their children and the resident farm animals.
  • iconDive into Culture In Ston, visit the salt pans that back to the 2nd century BC and are surrounded by expansive fortifications still intact to this day.
  • iconDive Into Culture See the ancient fortress built in Split as a retirement residence for Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century.
  • iconMAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Admire the irresistible beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO-listed protected area and home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.
  • iconExplore Zagreb, Pula, Rovinj, Plitvice National Park, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik with a Local Specialist
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Itinerary

icon Day 1: Welcome to Zagreb

Location: Zagreb

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn

Meals: Welcome Reception

Embark on an off-the-beaten track discovery of Croatia. The capital city of Zagreb is your springboard to an enchanting journey through what was once a troubled region and is today a land of diverse cultures and traditions. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive.

icon Day 2: Journey to Lakeside Bled

Location: Bled

Accommodation: Park

Meals: Breakfast

Spend the morning exploring Zagreb with a Local Specialist before travelling through romantic landscapes to the lakeside resort town of Bled, where we’ll stay the next two nights.

icon Day 3: Discover Enchanting Bled

Location: Bled

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Spend today exploring this magnificent setting on your terms, but not before a scenic boat ride on Lake Bled's crystal-clear waters to Bled Island to view its Church of the Assumption. This evening, at our Be My Guest experience, savour local Slovenian flavours as you Connect With Locals at a traditional dinner with a local family.

icon Day 4: Onwards to Ljubljana and Opatija

Location: Ljubljana, Opatija

Accommodation: Paris

Meals: Breakfast

We leave the beauty of Bled behind for one of Europe’s smallest capitals. Embark on an orientation tour of Ljubljana this morning, admiring its Old Town, bridges and castle. We continue to the seaside resort of Opatija.

icon Day 5: Enjoy a Day in Pula and Rovinj

Location: Pula, Rovinj

Meals: Breakfast

Seaside splendour is on the agenda and you’ll start your day in the coastal city of Pula on Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. A visit to the 1st century arena with a Local Specialist will unravel the city's historical role as a strategic location for the Romans, Ostrogoths, Venetians and Allied Forces in World War II. Later, we head to the fishing port of Rovinj, where we wander through the Old Town and witness it's Mediterranean influences. Return to Opatija for some free time. See the statuesque nymph, her hand outstretched to cradle a seagull as a symbol of this region, and admire the belle-époque architecture.

icon Day 6: Off to Stunning Plitvice

Location: Plitvice

Accommodation: Jezero

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The extraordinary natural beauty of Plitvice takes centre stage today as we embark on a guided walking tour with a Local Specialist along the wooden pathways that are suspended over these mesmerising natural landscapes. You’ll enjoy an unforgettable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you admire the cascade of spectacular waterfalls and crystal-clear waters reflecting green, grey and blue against the lush landscapes. You’ll feel the special significance of this place, which is undeniably one of Croatia’s most beloved natural treasures and be grateful that through your visit you have helped to preserve it for generations to come. Thoroughly enchanted by the experience, you’ll settle in for your overnight stay at Jezero Hotel, located in the very heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a short stop from Kozjak, Plitvice’s largest lake.

icon Day 7: Admire Historic Trogir and on to Split

Location: Trogir, Split

Accommodation: Atrium

Meals: Breakfast

Today, we visit the walled island of Trogir with a Local Specialist. The stone town is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges and will delight lovers of art, and Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture. We continue our journey to Split, where we’ll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour and Dive Into Culture when we visit Diocletian's Palace, built for the emperor's retirement. Spend the evening on your own, or join an Optional Experience to enjoy traditional Dalmatian flavours.

icon Day 8: Split Your Way

Location: Split

Meals: Breakfast

Delve into centuries of heritage on this free day in Split. Consider a full-day Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian islands. Ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs and white marble façades that edge on to the Adriatic, or savour the city's delicious gastronomy at cafés tucked away in hidden lanes.

icon Day 9: Continue to Dubrovnik

Location: Dubrovnik

Accommodation: Lapad

Meals: Breakfast

The impressive walls of Dubrovnik beckon, but not before we stop to admire the extraordinary walled city of Ston, with its dramatic views and laid-back fishing village atmosphere. Dive Into Culture and visit Europe's oldest salt pans where you'll hear how salt has been harvested here since ancient times. We continue to Dubrovnik this evening.

icon Day 10: Explore Iconic Dubrovnik

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Tread in the footsteps of Lord Byron and George Bernard Shaw, who were intoxicated by the allure of Dubrovnik. With your Local Specialist, you’ll embark on a Small Group Sightseeing tour past the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, before spending time on your own. As our journey comes to an end, join your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner.

icon Day 11: Farewell Dubrovnik

Meals: Breakfast

Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    1 Be My Guest

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    1 Dinner

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    10 Breakfasts

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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