Croatia and Slovenia by Private Coach
September 23 - October 2, 2022
Join us as we take a PRIVATE guided tour of Croatia and Slovenia all at an unbelievable price. Our private guide will take amaximum of 10 travelers by private car or van on an incredible journey of these ancient countries.
Here's what's included:
Round trip air from Eastern hubs to Zagreb, and return from Dubrovnik
9 nights luxury accommodations in 4-Star hotels or above
Full breakfast daily
A full-time English-speaking guide with you throughout the tour
Luxury van or car (Opel Vivaro or similar) throughout the tour
All transfers per the itinerary, including luggage handling
Guided tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Trogir, Korčula, and Dubrovnik by an English-speaking local guide
Admission tickets to Ljubljana Castle with funicular, Bled Castle, Postojna Cave with audio guide, Predjama Castle with audio guide, Plitvice National Park, Church of St. Donatus in Zadar, Šibenik Cathedral, Split Cellars, Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik; Tour around the island of Bled in a traditional "pletna" boat
Arrival / departure transfers
Here's what's not included:
Meals other than breakfast
Souvenirs or other personal items
Based on availability we'll be staying at the following 4-Star hotels or better:
Zagreb: Dubrovnik Hotel
Ljubljana: Slon Hotel
$4,485 per person, double occupancy
$4,985 single occupancy
Day 1: ARRIVAL - ZAGREB
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore the capital of Croatia. Accommodation in Zagreb.
Day 2: ZAGREB
After breakfast, guided tour of Zagreb with a local guide. We will walk through Zagreb old town – “Gornji grad”, where they will tour the famous Zagreb cathedral, St. Mark's Church and King Tomislav Square. In the impressive main square, theJosip Jelacic Square, they will learn the legend about the origin of the name of the city. In the afternoon, we will have free time to experience the fusion of continental and Mediterranean spirits that characterize this city. Accommodation in Zagreb.
Day 3: ZAGREB - LIUBLIANA
After breakfast transfer to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. We will walk along the banks of the Ljubljana River, which crosses the old part of the city, with original bridges, including the Dragon Bridge, the symbol of the city. Then you can visit the most strategic point of the city – Ljubljana castleand enjoy majestic views of the capital and its historic quarter. Free afternoon to enjoy the streets of old Ljubljana on your own. Night in Ljubljana.
Day 4: LIUBLIANA – BLED – BOHINJ - LIUBLIANA
Breakfast. Transfer to Bled where will they visit castle whose patio offers impressive panoramic views over the peaks of the Julian Alp sand about the Bled lake with the island in the middle. Then, optionally, take the traditional “pletna” boat ride to the island, where the baroque church of Sta. María is located, where they will play the bell of the wishes. In the afternoon, continue until Bohinj with the largest natural lake in Slovenia, located in the heart of the Triglav National Park. The lake will impress you with the reflections of the high peaks of the Julian Alps. Along the way you will see the alpine villages as they pass they seem as if they were built in a fairy tale setting. We also recommend the climb to the waterfall slap savica along a path along the mountain. If the weather allows it, you can swim in the lake. Return to Ljubljana. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Day 5: LIUBLIANA – POSTOJNA/PREDJAMA - OPATIJA
After breakfast transfer from Ljubljana to the town of Postojna to visit the famous postojna cave which is the largest cave in Europe open to the public. Part of the visit to the cave is done by electric train, otherwise it would take more than an hour to walk to reach the most spectacular part. Later they will visit the magical Predjama Castle, located about 9 kilometers from Postojna. The medieval castle is famous for its incredible location, situated below a rock, with caves and hiding places. In the afternoon transfer to Opatija on the coast of the Kvarner Bay, which, due to its pleasant climate, was a very popular place among the elite of Vienna at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Night in Opatija.
Day 6: OPATIJA – PLITVICE - ZADAR
After breakfast they will go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Highlights its spectacular beauty of the lakes, waterfalls and riverbeds They disappear and come back to life. In the park they will enjoy the aquatic phenomena, walking along the trails, and they will return to the starting point in a boat. After the visit of the park, transfer to Zadar - the city that, in the words of Alfred Hitchcock, offers the best sunset in the world. In addition, the city is known for the sea organ and installation salutation to the sun on its magnificent promenade, Dalmatian ham and Maraschino liqueur. Night in Zadar.
Day 7: ZADAR – SIBENIK - SPLIT
After breakfast we will get to know the rich heritage of the historic center of Zadar: the Roman Forum, the Church of Saint Donatus, the Cathedral of Saint Anastasia, Kalelarga street and the walls. We will continue to another city on the coast: Sibenik with its famous Santiago Cathedral (also part of UNESCO), built in the 15th century.
If there is time and you want to visit more natural parks in Croatia, you can join the optional visit of the Krka NP, a natural park of incalculable value, where there are more than a thousand plant and animal species, including amphibians, reptiles and endemic fish species. Krka National Park is the only National Park in Croatia where bathing is allowed. Accommodation in Split.
Day 8: SPLIT – TROGIR - SPLIT
Breakfast. In the morning visit Split, the second largest city in Croatia. You will get to know the historic center, which was listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, with a local guide. Optionally, they will be able to enter the cellars of the diocletian palace, built in the 4th century by the Roman emperor Diocletian that had the function of a retirement home. We will pass from outside by the Saint Domnius Cathedral and the temple of Jupiter. In the afternoon transfer to Trogir which is a harmonious medieval stone village located on an island, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. is famous as museum city for its very well preserved Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Accommodation in Split.
Day 9: SPLIT - DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, you will go to Dubrovnik. Along the way you can admire the natural beauties of the beautiful adriatic coast. In the afternoon, they will take a tour of the Dubrovnik Old Townwith a local guide. It should be noted that Dubrovnik is the most famous city on the Adriatic Sea coastand is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. There they will visit outside the Rector's Palace and the Franciscan monastery with the oldest pharmacy in the world. Then you can climb the walls of the old town, to enjoy the spectacular views over the Adriatic. Night in Dubrovnik.
Day 10: DUBROVNIK - AIRPORT
Breakfast and free time until transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Zagreb is full of outdoor cafes, and winding alleys to explore
Quaint villages dot the shores we'll be visiting.
We'll be visiting this castle as well as several others.
We'll see small hamlets as well as capital cities during our tour.
We'll be touring the rugged terrain outside the towns as well.
The views are stunning whichever way you turn.