Scenic Slovenia & Croatia

  • 8 Days

  • Mediterranean

  • On the go pace

A diverse, cross-European adventure that sees you riding through a karst cave system, exploring the medieval streets of Croatia’s coastal towns and wandering across crystalline lakes at Plitvice National Park.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
Individual audio system
All airport taxes
Single share option
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 18th October 2017

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Overview

A diverse, cross-European adventure that sees you riding through a karst cave system, exploring the medieval streets of Croatia’s coastal towns and wandering across crystalline lakes at Plitvice National Park.

At a glance

  • Postojna Caves Admire stalactite and stalagmite formations on a mini-train ride
  • Plitvice National Park Join the included walking tour with great views of some of the beautiful lakes. 
  • Split Explore the highlights of Croatia’s largest city
  • Dubrovnik Take a walking tour of the city to take in its medieval highlights

Day 1

UK - Ljubljana

Fly to Ljubljana where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Ljubljana - Postojna Caves - Zadar

Begin today with one of the real highlights of your tour - a visit to the beautiful subterranean world of the Postojna Caves, the largest known cave system in Slovenia and one of Europe's most extensive underground networks. Enjoy a mini-train ride through the caves to admire the diverse and captivating stalactite and stalagmite formations. Later, head across the border into Croatia and along the Dalmatian Coast to Zadar, a picturesque, historic town and the former capital of Dalmatia, for sightseeing and an overnight stay. The area has a chequered history of rulers, from centuries under Venetian domination and Austro-Hungarian rule prior to World War I, to Italy and, after World War II, Yugoslavia. Now it is part of Croatia: free, busy and full of life.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Zadar - Split - Dubrovnik

Journey to the beautiful coastal town of Split, Croatia's largest city, spectacularly set overlooking the gleaming waters of the Adriatic. Rich with a varied and vibrant history, Split is dominated by the splendid Palace of Diocletian, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the city's highlights on an included sightseeing tour before continuing further along the Dalmatian Coast to the picturesque port of Dubrovnik for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Dubrovnik

Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik is perched on a promontory that juts into the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. As one of the Dalmatian Coast's most beautiful resorts, the city is famed for its striking buildings, squares and fortified walls as well as its plentiful shops, cafés and restaurants. For an insight into the history of this beautifully preserved medieval city, enjoy a walk around the city on the included sightseeing tour.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Dubrovnik - Neretva Gorges - Mostar - Sarajevo

Journey across the border into Bosnia-Herzegovina and relax on a scenic drive through the rugged countryside of the Neretva Valley, a luscious and fertile area rich in wildlife and dissected by a vast, sparkling river. Next, enjoy a stop in the former Turkish garrison town of Mostar, now the chief city of Herzegovina, to view the Stari Most Old Bridge, after which the city is named. Later, visit the historic city of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and a city with a distinctly Turkish influence. The included sightseeing tour provides an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the city and its architectural highlights including mosques, markets and bazaars.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Sarajevo - Plitvice National Park

Cross the border back into Croatia for a visit to one of the country's best-known landmarks, the spectacularly scenic expanse of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Unspoilt and beautiful, the area blends rocky, natural wilderness and abundant rich flora, with 16 glimmering turquoise-blue lakes and lush wooded hills peppered with cascading waterfalls. Join the included walking tour with great views of some of the beautiful lakes.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Plitvice - Zagreb - Ljubljana

Your first stop today is Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and the country's largest city. Enjoy a visit to the hilltop district of Gornji Grad and its lovely medieval quarter, Gradec. Enjoy a sightseeing tour to admire St Mark's Square and the wealth of historic buildings, including the Gothic-style Church of St Marcus, before continuing to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, to discover the city with a local guide.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Ljubljana - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Ljubljana: M Hotel
  • Zadar: Porto
  • Dubrovnik: Tirena
  • Sarajevo: Bosnia
  • Plitvice: Jezero

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar.

Latest customer reviews

1st July 2017

Trip was excellent value but a few extra days should be added to cut down on the long days on the coach and give decent time in places like Sarajevo and Zadar.

5th June 2017

OK -- No issues......,,,,,

24th April 2017

Your good but optional excursions expensive for return

22nd October 2016

It was a good tour lots to see ,but on saying that it was a very tiring tour ,tried to cram to much into 6 days needs more days ,also when guides that are taking you around they walk far to quickly and it's very hard to keep up with them .

8th October 2016

Wonderful scenery and absorbing destinations with an excellent tour guide/manager who had the right balance of humour, knowledge and patience. Surprised by the large number of tourists on the tour bus so late in the season. Hotels generally Good Standard but included evening meals very variable. Glad we went but would have appreciated another 1 night stay at one of the overnight stops..

24th September 2016

We underestimated the amount of travelling involved but we wanted to see all those places. Good because one hotel was rather poor and the bus should have been more comfortable for all that travelling, the holiday was enjoyable and the driver and all guides excellent.

24th September 2016

The overall tour, even though is quite manic and tiring, it does give a good variety of both history and scenary. There is a bit of time spent on the coach but we expected that from when we did an Italy tour last year, also this is the only way to get to see everything. The hotels were quite basic but comfortable - the one in Dubrovnik was the best - also the food. Some of the food was a bit limited but we did have the chance to eat out on a couple of occasions. The places we visited were very individual and unique which made the tour really. I personally thought Mostar was beautiful (which surprised me) and walking around the wall in Dubrovnik was an experience. We also went to Lake Bled in Slovenia at the end of the holiday (organised through Oki) - would definitely recommend doing this and have fed back that this should also be included within the tour as it was stunning. Overall a lovely holiday and would recommend if you want to see alot of places - but don't book if you think that it will be relaxing as to be honest you will feel like you need a holiday when you return! Would go with Archers again.

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