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Created with Sketch. Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Plitvice, Opatija, Poreč, Pula, Postojna, Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
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Duration

10 days/9 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Overview

Delight in the artistic and cultural treasures of Dubrovnik. Admire the lavender fields of Hvar Island. Visit the splendid Roman amphitheater in Pula. Discover Postojna Cave, with its speleological marvel. Sample homemade specialties at the open-air market in Zagreb. This elegant small group tour (for only up to 12 participants)... More

Delight in the artistic and cultural treasures of Dubrovnik.

  • Admire the lavender fields of Hvar Island.
  • Visit the splendid Roman amphitheater in Pula.
  • Discover Postojna Cave, with its speleological marvel.
  • Sample homemade specialties at the open-air market in Zagreb.

This elegant small group tour (for only up to 12 participants) includes comprehensive touring of the highlights of Croatia’s and Slovenia’s most famous cities – Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Pula, Poreč, Bled, Ljubljana & Zagreb. Plus an amazing Postojna Cave, and a memorable day trip to the amazing waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes.

START DATEEND DATEAVAILABILITYRATESALE
April 10, 2021April 19, 2021Available$3,195 $2,995
April 24, 2021May 3, 2021Available$3,595 $3,195
May 8, 2021May 17, 2021Available$3,795 $3,295
May 22, 2021May 31, 2021Available$3,795 $3,295
June 5, 2021June 14, 2021Available$3,795 $3,295
June 19, 2021June 28, 2021Available$3,795 $3,295
September 4, 2021September 13, 2021Available$3,795 $3,295
September 18, 2021September 27, 2021Available$3,795 $3,295
October 2, 2021October 11, 2021Available$3,595 $2,995
October 16, 2021October 25, 2021Available$3,595 $2,795
October 30, 2021November 8, 2021Available$3,195 $2,795
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delight in the artistic and cultural treasures of Dubrovnik.
  • Admire the lavender fields of Hvar Island.
  • Visit the splendid Roman amphitheater in Pula.
  • Discover Postojna Cave, with its speleological marvel.
  • Sample homemade specialties at the open-air market in Zagreb.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Dubrovnik
Day 1: Dubrovnik

Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight. The over a thousand year old history of Dubrovnik is visible in every part of this city. Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination, which asides from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals. Dubrovnik is a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always return to like new, to discover more unique experiences. Since 1979 the town has been under UNESCO protection. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (D)

Day 2: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has often been called a classic medieval heartstopper. For it is rife with glorious fountains, palaces and cathedrals. And rich in history and culture, dating all the way back to the 7th century. The limestone bricks of the walled Old City shimmer like marble in the moonlight. Fine detailing and the architecture of its quaint buildings underscore an artistic heritage that both enhances and defines a landscape of sea, sky and hills. It is a playground for those who desire the unspoiled fortune that is the Mediterranean landscape. Dubrovnik is steeped in sunshine and bathed in mild Mediterranean breezes, a lush region of coves, forested islands and idyllic beaches. It is a home to one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, which has been open since 1317. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B)

Day 3: Dubrovnik/Split

Morning transfer to Split. Experience the charm of the southern Mediterranean as we explore Split, the largest city along the Adriatic coast. Its beauty captivated 4th Century Roman Emperor Diocletian, who built his palace here. So we begin our sightseeing tour of Split with a visit to this lofty palace. First, we walk the well-preserved ancient cellars; for here is where one can truly experience this magnificent palace. The Cathedral was built on the remains of an ancient shrine. And across the Cathedral is the Temple of Jupiter, which today is used as a baptistery. Overnight in Split. (B)

Day 4: Split/Hvar/Split

This morning we take a short boat ride to the island of Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands on the Croatian coast This full day island experience starts with a drive through the lavender roads where we will listen to stories about the island’s most precious plant. Enjoy the amazing views and nature. Our visit includes quaint town of Stari Grad, Vrboska and Jelsa and visits to Petar Hektorovic house called Tvrdalj at Stari Grad; the Dominican Museum in Stari Grad and Fisherman museum and church in Vrboska. Have some grappa or a glass of the local wine at one of the family owned cellars. Stroll through the narrow streets and enjoy the charm of this traditional town. Then we will visit and pass through the Ager, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the middle of Hvar Island and finish with an authentic Dalmatian lunch in the countryside. We return back to Split late afternoon for overnight. Overnight in Split. (B & L)

Day 5: Split/Plitvice/Opatija

A very special experience awaits you in Gorski Kotar and Lika. Lovely green landscapes of exceptional ecological value reside in a number of nature parks, which rise a mere dozen feet above the sea. Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park – the unique oasis of rare natural beauty. It is one of Europe’s most dazzling nature reserve parks, and was truly created by nature. The park consists of 16 connecting lakes and sport unique cascades of murmuring waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National Park was recognized and protected by UNESCO as part of the world’s natural heritage in 1979. We will take a lively walk along the lakes and breathe the fresh mountain air while listening to the captivating sounds of nature. Next, a boat ride across the largest of the lakes, we will experience an unique perspective of nature: the lake is rife with crystal clear emerald water and fringed with bubbly white waterfalls! Afternoon arrival to Opatija. Overnight in Opatija. (B & L)

Day 6: Opatija/Poreč/Pula/Opatija

We reserve today for a full day of exploring the “terra magica”–our Istrian Peninsula. The crystal clear sea, clean shores and ports, lively fishing boats and teeming narrow stone streets exude the true charm of the Mediterranean. Our fist stop is Poreč. It is home to the famous basilica of St. Euphrasius, a XII century UNESCO World Heritage site that features artwork, mosaics and stained glass. Journey through the serene Tuscan-like scenery with its rolling hills and vineyards. You will arrive next at the 3000 year old town of Pula , the heart of the Peninsula , which houses the best preserved Roman amphitheater in the World. We will saunter along old Pula and discover its many mysteries and whispers from the past. Among these, is the alluring atmosphere of prehistoric times and roman gladiatorial combats, which nowadays is a unique stage for festivals and concerts. Our journey through the old city will include the Roman Amphitheatre and its underground chambers. And the many city gates and walls, Triumphal arch of Sergians, the Roman Forum and mosaic, and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Overnight in Opatija. (B)

Day 7: Opatija/ Postojna/Bled

We get a mid-morning start for our excursion to yet another natural wonder, the underground world of the Postojna Caves. These caves are filled with spectacular limestone stalactites and stalagmites which form pillars and take on fantastic shapes and form. On a guided walking tour accompanied by the local expert, you can almost imagine yourself in another world. The culmination of this tour is small train ride that takes you to the heart of the underground fairyland. Overnight in Bled. (B)

Day 8: Bled/Ljubljana/Zagreb

Lake Bled is one of Europe’s most fascinating cities. You won’t believe the amazing views of this pristine Alpine resort! But next, we’ll take a “pletna” boat ride to St. Mary’s Island. And while there, we will admire the renowned church that was built into the rock impregnating this small island. Now get your walking shoes out! For our energetic guide will take you up ninety-nine steps to reach the lake’s highest point and to experience other spectacular views. If you still have energy remaining, do not forget to ring the church’s “wishing bell,” which is rumored to bring everyone good luck! We continue to Ljubljana, home to one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world; and also to numerous theaters, museums and art galleries. Stroll through the Old Town district and again experience your private tour in the company of a local expert. Explore the baroque town building, the colorful farmer’s market, and discover the cathedral of St. Nicholas. Walk across Dragon Bridge, an Art Nouveau masterpiece adorned with dragons and symbol of Ljubljana. Then stroll beside the majestic Ljubljanica River, to the centrally located Prešernov Trg. Overnight in Zagreb. (B & L)

Day 9: Zagreb

Zagreb will charm you with its abundance of rich cultural heritage that dates back to the medieval days. We will stroll past baroque-style mansions and baronial residences, and admire the beautifully crafted facades. In the company of your local expert, we will visit the symbol of Zagreb, St. Mark’s church in the Upper Town, which houses the remarkable works of Ivan Mestrovic, its most famous sculptor. Come to the Lotrscak Tower and inhale this most beautiful view of the city. The attractions here are plentiful, the culture, quite mesmerizing. There will be enough time for a delicious fresh baked pastry and a cup of excellent coffee in one of the side walk cafes in Gornji Grad. Or dine on some great home-made cheese and wine as you chat with friendly locals at Dolac, the lively open air market. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb. (B & D)

Day 10: Zagreb

Morning transfer to the airport.

ACCOMMODATION

Dubrovnik, 5* Hotel Rixos or similar
Split, 4* Hotel Jupiter or similar
Opatija, 5* Hotel Ambassador or similar
Bled, 4* Villa Bled or similar
Zagreb, 5* Hotel Westin or similar

TRIP INSURANCE

Included/Excluded

  • Airport transfers on the first and the last day of the tour
  • Hotel accommodations as per the itinerary based on double occupancy
  • 10 escorted days
  • Experienced English speaking driver/escort throughout the trip as per itinerary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned minibus at group’s disposal as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with a professional English-speaking local guide
  • Sightseeing tour of Split with a professional English-speaking local guide
  • Sightseeing tour of Hvar Island with a professional English-speaking local guide
  • Sightseeing tour of Pula with a professional English-speaking local guide
  • Sightseeing tour of Poreč with a professional English-speaking local guide with a professional English-speaking local guide
  • Sightseeing tour of Ljubljana with a professional English-speaking local guide
  • Sightseeing tour of Zagreb with a professional English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees for Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split, St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir, Amfiteatre in Pula, Basilica of St. Euphrasius
  • Entrance fees for National Park Plitvice Lakes & Postojna Cave
  • Pletna boat ride on Lake Bled
  • Professional English-speaking local tour director
  • Professional English-speaking local guides
  • 14 meals, (9 breakfast, 3 lunches & 2 dinners in local restaurants)
  • All taxes
  • Airfare
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Telephone charges and incidentals
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion

Durations

10 days/9 nights

Languages

English

FAQs

What makes your small group tours different?
Maximum 12 travelers
All departures are guaranteed
Luxury smaller hotels in great locations
Dining at top local restaurants
Traveling on scenic roads
No more than 3 hours of driving per day
No single supplement on select departures
If price goes down we adjust your cost
What is the minimum number of travelers on your small group tours?
The tour is guaranteed with 2 participants.
Are tours escorted?
Yes, the tours are fully escorted. Each tour is accompanied by an experienced English-speaking tour director plus driver.
Is there an English-speaking guide on the tour?
Yes there is a professional English-speaking local guide on each of the included daily tours. Each guide is licensed in their county.
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