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A Journey through Croatia and Slovenia

  • Duration14 Nights
  • StylePrivate Tour
  • When to GoApr - Oct
  • Price GuideFrom $6,277 Per Person
This luxurious 14-night holiday will bring you through both Slovenia and Croatia, with upscale accommodation included. Begin in charming Ljubljana and visit fairytale Lake Bled backed by dramatic mountains with an islet in the middle topped by an historic church. Tour stunning hilltop walled villages on the Istrian Peninsula and travel to ancient Split for a guided tour of Diocletian’s Palace. Marvel at the waterfalls and lakes of famous Plitvice National Park, cruise over to Hvar, and sample fresh oysters at an oyster farm before capping it off in Dubrovnik.

At a Glance

  • Days 1 - 2
    • Zagreb

      • Arrival into Zagreb & private transfer to hotel
      • Private Zagreb city tour with cheese tasting
  • Days 3 - 4
    • Ljubljana

      • Private transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia
      • Private Bled & Bohinj tour including the Church of the Assumption and Bled Castle
  • Days 5 - 6
    • Rovinj

      • Private transfer to Rovinj via Postojna Caves
      • Luxury Wine Tasting tour
  • Day 7
    • Plitvice Lakes

      • Private transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park with a private tour of the lakes
  • Days 8 - 9
    • Split

      • Private transfer to Split
      • Private guided tour of Split & Trogir including Diocletian’s Palace
  • Days 10 - 12
    • Hvar

      • Ferry transfer to Hvar
      • Private Hvar Island tour with traditional lunch
      • Day at leisure in Hvar for optional activities
  • Days 13 - 15
    • Dubrovnik

      • Ferry transfer to Dubrovnik & private guided tour of the Old Town
      • Day at leisure in Dubrovnik for optional activities
      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik Airport
  • Meet Our Expert

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    Michela

    Croatia Specialist

    Having grown up in Italy, I was introduced to Croatia over a decade ago and I immediately fell in love. Like Italy its adorned with spectacular coastline, charming Old Towns and warm and welcoming locals at every turn.

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    What's Included

    • 14 nights in 4 or 5-star accommodation
    • Daily breakfast at all hotels
    • Private airport arrival and departure transfers
    • All private land transfers as detailed in the itinerary
    • Shared ferry transfers from Split to Hvar and Hvar to Dubrovnik
    • Private guided tours in Zagreb, Bled, Postojna Caves, Istria, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Trogir, Hvar and Dubrovnik
    • Cheese tasting included on the Zagreb city tour
    • Lunch included on the Hvar Island tour
    • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
    • Flexible, personalized itinerary based on your interests

    What's not Included

    • International flights from your country of origin
    • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff
    • Any meals, tours, or activities other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary
    • Optional tours
    • Incidental local expenses - souvenirs, laundry, taxis, etc
    • Visas for Croatia and Slovenia. Your consultant will advise of any required visas and how to obtain them
    • Travel insurance - we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip

    Day by Day Itinerary

    • Day 1

      Arrival into Zagreb

      Zagreb panorama 1Zagreb 1

      Upon your arrival in Zagreb, you’ll take a private transfer to your hotel in the capital city. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure – we suggest taking time to refresh and then doing as the locals do by heading to a cafe. The vibrant street life includes a thriving cafe culture, bringing the opportunity to mingle or just enjoy some great people-watching while unwinding after your long journey. You’ll often find events in the parks with live music, pop-up markets, and food stalls.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel Esplanade 2

        Hotel Esplanade

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      • Amadria Park Hotel Captial

        Amadria Park Hotel Capital

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    • Day 2

      Private Zagreb city tour with cheese tasting

      Zagreb Walking TourDolac Market Zagreb 1

      Follow our expert local guide to Zagreb’s highlights for a sightseeing tour. Witness landmarks like the Croatian National Theater, House of Parliament, and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church with its colorful roof, while learning about the history behind them. Marvel at Zagreb Cathedral, the most monumental sacral Gothic-style building southeast of the Alps and the country’s tallest with two twin spires that rise above the skyline. You’ll also visit Dolac Market with its row upon row of fresh regional cheeses, with a delicious tasting included.

    • Day 3

      Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia

      Ljubljana SloveniaLjubljana Slovenia

      Head to your next destination after breakfast, Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, with a winding river that divides the Old Town from the newer commercial hub. It’s known for its abundance of green spaces, a wealth of museums, and a fairytale-like castle. After taking time to relax and get settled in, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. We recommend taking a stroll to preview some of the city’s many offerings. We’ll book a dinner reservation for you this evening in one of the highly recommended restaurants.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel Cubo

        Hotel Cubo

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      • Hotel Grand Union

        Hotel Grand Union

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    • Day 4

      Private Bled & Bohinj tour

      Lake Bled SloveniaLake Bohinj Slovenia

      Enjoy Slovenia’s finest Alpine scenery on today’s tour taking in two magical lakes – Lake Bled, and Lake Bohinj. Begin at Lake Bled, Slovenia’s most famous tourist site, where you’ll enjoy a traditional ‘pletna’ boat ride across the placid lake to Bled Island. Enjoy fabulous vistas from the island and walk around the Church of the Assumption. You’ll also visit the spectacular Bled Castle. Continue through the breathtaking forests of the Pokljuka plateau as you drive through the Triglav National Park to Bohinj Lake, an unspoiled gem nestled in the heart of the Julian Alps.

    • Day 5

      Transfer to Rovinj via Postojna Caves

      Postojna Cave Slovenia 1Aerial shoot of Rovinj

      While you’ll travel to Rovinj in Croatia to spend your next two nights, you’ll stop to tour Postojna Cave first. It’s one of Europe’s largest show caves, featuring diverse fauna, like an endangered salamander species called the olm, along with stunning formations. You’ll ride a train into the cave’s belly before continuing on to seaside Rovinj on the west coast of the Istrian Peninsula. After checking into your hotel, take a stroll on the waterfront promenade lined with magnificent villas or enjoy a panoramic vista from the bell tower at the hilltop church of St. Euphemia before dining with a sea view.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel Adriatic

        Hotel Adriatic

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      • Grand Park Hotel Rovinj

        Grand Park Hotel Rovinj

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    • Day 6

      Luxury Wine Tasting Tour

      Motovun 2Wine tour Croatia 1

      Discover the delights of the spectacular Istrian region of Croatia on this fascinating gastronomy adventure. You will visit two of the most idyllic and ancient hill top communities in Croatia. First, Groznjan with its breath-taking panoramic vistas, enjoy time to savor the views and walk between numerous galleries and shops. Continue to Motovun, arguably Istria’s most beautiful hill top town. During the tour you will be welcomed to two high-end wineries, enjoying tastings in each accompanied by delectable local snacks.

    • Day 7

      Transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park with private tour

      Plitvice2Plitvice Lakes 1

      This morning, transfer to your hotel close to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Later, experience the world-famous Plitvice Lakes on this private guided walking tour. Your professional guide will take you to explore this huge national park with its 16 lakes and countless waterfalls on this spectacular UNESCO Site. You’ll be mesmerized by falls like Veliki Prstavac, Mali Prstavac, and the “Great Waterfall,” along with countless other smaller cascades, and the surreal hues of the lakes which range in color from aquamarine to brilliant emerald. At the end of the tour, you can hop on the train for a panoramic ride back to the north-side entrance.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel Fenomen 2

        Hotel Fenomen

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      • Hotel Degenija 2

        Hotel Degenija

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    • Day 8

      Transfer to Split

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      It’s time to head to the coastal city of Split next, famous for its 4th-century Roman emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to rest after a long journey, explore, or do a little of both. Stroll the seaside Riva promenade lined with restaurants, wine, and coffee bars, or climb Marjan Hill for a stunning view over the city, harbor, and beyond.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Judita Palace Heritage Hotel

        Judita Palace Heritage Hotel

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      • Cornaro Hotel 2

        Cornaro Hotel

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    • Day 9

      Private guided tour of Split & Trogir

      Diocletians Palace SplitTrogir 2

      Meet up with your guide this morning for sightseeing tours in Split and nearby Trogir. You’ll marvel at the many historic landmarks in the 4th-century palace, walk the Riva promenade and climb Marjan Hill to enjoy a panoramic view over the city, the harbor, and the sea beyond. Afterward, travel to ancient Trogir, founded 2,300 years ago, with some of Central Europe’s most well-preserved Romanesque-Gothic architecture it feels like an open-air museum. Enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure in Split.

    • Day 10

      Transfer to Hvar

      Hvar 2D3Hvar Town Square 1

      Rise early to savor your last moments in Split before transferring to Hvar Island by catamaran. This long, sunny island is famous for its yacht-filled harbor, drawing VIPs, celebrities, and all sorts of international jet setters to enjoy legendary beach bars, world-class eateries, and lively nightclubs. Upon your arrival, you might want to soak up the sun on a beautiful beach or explore the sights in the historic center, including Europe’s oldest public theater, before delving into the buzzing nightlife.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel

        Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel

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      • Hotel Moeesy 2

        Hotel Moeesy

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    • Day 11

      Private Hvar Island tour with traditional lunch

      Stari Grad HvarLavender fields Hvar

      Today’s tour around Hvar Island explores some of its most charming villages and countryside, famous for its fields of lavender and vineyards. Visit Stari Grad, Croatia’s oldest town, settled in the 4th century BC, and its magnificent fortress. We’ll explore the small town of Vrbovska, known as “Little Venice,” connected by many stone bridges that cross its narrow, winding canal. On the return, you’ll see several other picturesque villages before the finale, an authentic Dalmatian meal at a konoba set in an olive grove.

    • Day 12

      Day at leisure in Hvar

      Pakleni Islands 1Blue Cave 1

      Today is free to relax or explore the island at your leisure.

      Optional Tour: Pakleni Islands and Blue Cave
      Embark on a speedboat tour to cruise around the Pakleni Islands this morning, spending the day winding through the labyrinth of green isles, stopping to swim or snorkel in secluded aquamarine bays. You will also get a chance to go inside the enchanting Blue Cave near Vis and visit Stiniva Cove, one of the most secluded beaches in the world. Finish the day with time for lunch on beautiful Palmizana Island.

    • Day 13

      Transfer to Dubrovnik. Private city tour

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      It’s time to say farewell to Hvar and take a catamaran transfer to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Join your local guide for a walking tour through the medieval walled Old City, learning about its fascinating history while strolling the marble-paved streets and visiting multiple historic landmarks. View grapevines that are said to be more than a century old, and admire the Church of St Blaise, Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, and Orlando’s Column. You’ll have time on your own afterward, perhaps a walk atop the ancient walls, to shop for souvenirs, enjoy a bite to eat, and ride the cable car to Mount Srd just before dusk for a stunning sunset view.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel Bellevue 1

        Hotel Bellevue

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      • Hilton Imperial

        Hilton Imperial

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    • Day 14

      Day at leisure in Dubrovnik

      Cable Car DubrovnikLokrum Island Peacock

      Enjoy a full day to yourself in Dubrovnik. See more of the Old City by walking atop the stone walls which stretch for nearly 1.5 miles. You’ll get a panoramic view of the Adriatic on one side, and on the other, the centuries-old buildings. Or ride the cable car to the top of Mount Srd which overlooks it all. Another option is to join a kayak tour that paddles to nearby Lokrum Island with a lush nature reserve, with beaches, and wildlife.

    • Day 15

      Departure from Dubrovnik

      Dubrovnik Game of ThronesDubrovnik Departure

      While it’s always difficult to end such an incredible journey, your luxury tour through Slovenia and Croatia comes to an end this morning. If you’re not ready to say farewell just yet our travel experts will be happy to create a bespoke addition for exploring more of Croatia, its islands, or beyond. Otherwise, your private driver will meet you in the hotel lobby after breakfast for the transfer to Dubrovnik Airport and your flight home.

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