|Day||What we will do|
|DAY 2||Bled - Bohinj|
|DAY 3||Postojna Cave|
|DAY 5||Plitvice Lakes|
|DAY 6||Šibenik - Trogir|
Ljubljana is a small city full of character and beautiful architecture. We will be able to compare the architectural and cultural influences of Ljubljana with those of Zagreb, as we walk around town and see some of Ljubljana’s most famous sights like the Prešeren Square and the Triple Bridge. You can even take a boat ride along the beautiful green Ljubljanica River that runs through the city or roam inside the walls of the Ljubljana Castle.
After a day in the city, it’s time to take a break in nature. After waking up in Ljubljana we will commence on our picturesque drive to Bled, where we will first marvel at the famously romantic Bled Lake with its Bled Castle and Bled Island. Afterward, we will head even deeper into the Julian Alps, first to the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Bohinj in Triglav National Park, the only national park in Slovenia, which is known for its crystal clear waters, bright green pastures, and monumental mountains. After getting our fair share of fresh air, we will return to Ljubljana to get a good night’s rest.
Our next adventure awaits underground. We will visit one of the most famous caves in the world, the Postojna Cave, and with a bit of luck, we’ll even see the “baby dragons” that rule these underground halls. We will also stop by the Predjama Castle, a medieval castle that was built into the rock face and holds the title of the biggest cave castle in the world. Then we will head back to Ljubljana, where you will be able to enjoy a free afternoon and take in all the amazing views from the day.
After breakfast, we will begin our journey to Zagreb, where you will see some of its most famous attractions like the centuries-old Ban Jelačić Square which is the center of Zagreb’s downtown pedestrian zone. On the walking tour, we will also stroll through Zagreb’s beautiful Old Town and take a look at the monumental gothic Zagreb Cathedral. As we’ll also spend the night in Zagreb, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city on your own and get a feel for its lively atmosphere.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is famous for its stunning terraced lakes and incredible waterfalls that link them. Its breathtaking views have even been recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage and added to their list of protected sites. A day in the serenity of this natural wonderland will recharge your batteries, and offer up views you won’t be able to stop thinking about for days to come. After our Plitvice adventure, we will continue our journey and head to Zadar, where you will have a free evening to unwind and explore this beautiful historic coastal city.
We continue our Balkan adventure with a double feature, as we will see not one but two incredible historic harbor cities in one day. We will first head from Zadar to Šibenik, famous for the Cathedral of St. James, a 15th century stone church decorated with 71 sculptured faces, as well as its 14th century Prince’s Palace.
Trogir’s old city center is known for its Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture. You can also admire parts of the original medieval city wall. Trogir’s historic center is even protected as a UNESCO heritage site, because of its Venetian architecture. With our heads full of history and amazing architecture, we will head to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city to spend the night.
Another day, another unforgettable historic city. On our Split tour, we will walk on the steps of history as we discover the Roman Diocletian’s Palace, the Riva promenade from Napoleon’s time, and Split’s Old Town which tells the story of a city that was under the rule of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine, the Kingdom of Croatia, the Republic of Venice, the French Empire, the Austrian Empire, and Yugoslavia before it finally became part of independent Croatia. You will have the afternoon to yourself, to enjoy Split whichever way suits you best.
Our final destination is Dubrovnik. On our walking tour of Dubrovnik, we will explore the beautiful historic architecture and stone-paved streets of the Old Town, and pay a visit to the famous Dubrovnik City Walls. Dubrovnik is most famous for serving as one of the sets for Game of Thrones, so fans of the show are definitely in for a treat, but we are certain everyone will be enthralled by Dubrovnik, regardless of your TV preferences.
Come with us on a week-long Balkan holiday to Slovenia and Croatia, the shortest of Balkan travel and tours, and get a comprehensive tour of the two countries. From mountainous Triglav National Park, vibrant capitals to spectacular seaside cities on the Croatian coastline, our week will be over in an instant, but the memories of the amazing places we’ll visit will stay with us forever.
Of course, we can’t visit the two countries and not go to their capital cities. Ljubljana and Zagreb will offer us beautiful architecture, great city vibes, a lively coffee culture, and some incredible historic sites like the medieval Ljubljana Castle and the gothic Zagreb Cathedral.
Slovenia offers an abundance of natural wonders so we’ll make sure to spend a few days exploring its picturesque Julian Alps, the romantic Lake Bled, beautiful Triglav National Park, and its jewel-like Lake Bohinj. But Slovenia’s beauty is not just surface-level. Underneath the ground hides a magical world of maze-like, dripstone-filled caves. We’ll visit the world-famous Postojna Cave which even has a river flowing through it, providing truly breathtaking views.
That being said, Croatia also prides itself on many spectacular natural sights. One of them is the Plitvice National Park, a natural phenomenon of terraced lakes connected by mesmerizing waterfalls, all nestled in a pristine, lush natural landscape.
It would be a crime to visit Croatia, and not take advantage of its amazing coastline. We’ll get our fix of Mediterranean vibes in Šibenik, Trogir, Split, and of course Dubrovnik. All of these cities have an incredibly relaxed summer atmosphere, romantic stone-paved streets and stairways, and a fascinating history, as these locations have been important harbors since antiquity until today. That’s why they are also full of epic historic architecture, like the 15th-century Cathedral of St. James that is decorated with 71 sculpted faces or Dubrovnik’s famous city walls.
Join us on a holidays of Croatia and Slovenia, and we promise you, you’ll only want to travel more of the Balkans by the end of it!
No, our tours do not include plane tickets, and we also do not advise on them. However, we can help you choose the airport closest to the starting location of your tour or arrange a shuttle from/to the airport for an additional fee.
Of course, just let us know upon booking so we can make timely arrangements.
Solo travellers that want to meet and travel with like-minded people often join us on our tours, except the private ones. Our mission is to provide you a relaxed and sociable tour experience that allows the group to grow closer throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room for an additional fee.
If you provide your dietary requirements when booking your tour, we will make the necessary arrangements to the best of our ability. But please understand that vegan & gluten-free options are not as widely available in this area, especially in the more rural areas of the Balkans.
All the countries on our Balkan Tours, except Slovenia, use their local currency. We recommend you to exchange small amounts of money as you go in the cities, since the exchange rates are much more favourable than at the airports. Your tour leader will be happy to assist with you.
On scheduled tours, you are limited to take 1 suitcase and 1 smaller bag for personal items per person.
There are no luggage restrictions on private tours, but please let us know in case you are bringing more than 2 suitcases per person.
If you inform us before the departure date, you can join our tour later on, but it is your responsibility to catch up with us.
Yes, but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Also, keep in mind that some of the activities on our Balkan Adventure tour are not appropriate for children under the age of 12.
Depending on your nationality and the countries you are travelling to, you will need a valid passport and an entry visa. Check this well in advance of the departure date of your tour since some visa processing times may take multiple weeks. Be mindful that Slovenia is the only country we visit that is in the Schengen area, so every other country has its own entry conditions. Some even require passports to have 3-6 months left until the expiry date, so be sure to double-check before booking your tour. When deciding to book your travels, contact us for assistance, so we can help you to get everything you need for a stress-free tour through the Balkans.
Besides the price of the flight tickets, it depends on how much you anticipate spending on food, drinks and shopping. On average, the prices in the Balkans are lower than in western Europe and decrease the further south you go. It is also common practice to tip in restaurants, bars, hotels and taxis if you feel you have received excellent service.
Travelling in small groups – 8 or fewer people – is our motto, which makes the tours more flexible and overall more enjoyable.
Anyone in good health can join our trips. Some paths to attraction include ascending steps or small slopes. The Balkan Adventure holidays include more strenuous activities like easy hiking, which means your fitness level must coincide with it.
Of course. All of our tours are fully customizable. Itineraries can be prolonged, shortened, combined or just tweaked a little.
Sure. Choosing the hotels can always be up to you. If you’re on more of a budget, we can offer you affordable accommodation options, or upgrade to more premium ones for a more luxurious experience.