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Croatia & Slovenia

Discover the cultural colorfulness and natural wonders with our holidays in Slovenia and Croatia, and get the most in the shortest amount of time.
Price
From: 1690€/person
Starting point
Ljubljana
Finish point
Dubrovnik
Duration
7 nights / 8 days
See the best of Slovenia & Croatia in 8 days
Marvel at the majestic mountains in the Triglav National Park and the emerald green water of the Plitvice Lakes National Park
Explore the unique natural sights of the Julian Alps and the Postojna Cave
Visit the capital cities of Ljubljana and Zagreb, rich in their history
Stroll the streets of ancient Croatian coastal cities of Split and Dubrovnik
Smell the sea on the beaches of the beautiful Adriatic coastline

Included in price

English-speaking tour leader
Comfortable transportation
7 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees and activities as specified in the itinerary

Itinerary

Day What we will do
DAY 1 Ljubljana
DAY 2 Bled - Bohinj
DAY 3 Postojna Cave
DAY 4 Zagreb
DAY 5 Plitvice Lakes
DAY 6 Šibenik - Trogir
DAY 7 Split
DAY 8 Dubrovnik
Day 1 Start in the Slovenian capital

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.

Accomodations

Overnight in Ljubljana

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Walking tour of Ljubljana

Highlights

Ljubljana city center
Ljubljana’s central market
Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljanica River

Extra

Airport transfer
Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Castle entrance fee

Day 2 The Slovenian Alps

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.

Accomodations

Overnight in Ljubljana

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Bled Castle entrance fee
Pletna boat ride to Bled island

Highlights

Lake Bled
Bled Castle
Traditional pletna boat
Triglav National Park
Lake Bohinj

Extra

Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
Cable car ride to Mount Vogel

Day 3 The amazing underground of Slovenia

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. 

Accomodations

Overnight in Ljubljana

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Postojna Cave entrance fee

Highlights

Postojna Cave
Slovenian Karst
Predjama Castle

Extra

Predjama Castle entrance fee

Day 4 Capital of Croatia

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.

Accomodations

Overnight in Zagreb

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Walking tour of Zagreb

Highlights

Zagreb Old Town

Extra

Airport transfer

Day 5 Plitvice Lakes

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.

Accomodations

Overnight in Zadar

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Plitvice Lakes National Park entrance fee

Highlights

Plitvice Lakes

Day 6 Down the Adriatic Coast

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.

Accomodations

Overnight in Split

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Walking tour of Šibenik
Walking tour of Trogir

Highlights

Šibenik Old Town
Trogir Old Town

Day 7 Roman heritage in the city of Split

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.

Accomodations

Overnight in Split

Included

Walking tour of Split

Highlights

Split and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Roman heritage of Split

Day 8 The pearl of the Adriatic

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.

Included

Walking tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik Walls entrance fee

Highlights

Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik Walls

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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!

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