Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Zagreb
Arrive at Dubrovnik airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend discovering this wonderful city. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.

Stay at: Hotel Zonar Zagreb (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 Zagreb
Discover the historic Upper Town as you embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Zagreb this morning. You will also visit St. Marks Church, St. Catherine’s Church, The Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace as part of your tour. The rest of the day is yours to explore the winding streets of the old town at your own pace or perhaps take an Optional Excursion into the countryside.
*Note: Zagreb Cathedral is closed for renovations in 2024.
Stay at: Hotel Zonar Zagreb (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Zagreb – Ljubljana – Bled
This morning, head to the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. A walking city tour will take you to the highlights of the old city centre, including the lively open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain – a baroque monument modelled after classic Roman fountains. Afterwards, continue your journey towards the Julian Alps and arrive in the picturesque town of Bled where you will overnight.

Stay at: Hotel Kompas (4 star), Bled Rose Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4 Bled
Located in the foothills of the Julian Alps, Bled is set along an alpine lake surrounded by dramatic high peaks and a picture perfect setting. The exquisite location has turned the area into a popular resort town with a smattering of hotels, villas and restaurants, giving it a lively atmosphere and making it a year-round destination. A sightseeing tour will take you around this charming lakeside town and includes a visit to the imposing Bled Castle, perched high atop a cliff above the lake. The rest of the day will be at your leisure to relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery.

Stay at: Hotel Kompas (4 star), Bled Rose Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5 Bled – Postojna – Opatija – Plitvice Lakes
Your adventure continues to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. You’ll have the opportunity to tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train for a truly one-of-a-kind experience! Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to the popular resort town of Opatija. Dotted with Austro-Hungarian Habsburg period villas, Opatija still retains its glamour and charm from a bygone era. After enjoying a walking tour of this town, travel to the spectacular Plitvice Lakes.
Stay at Hotel Jezero (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 6 Plitvice Lakes – Split
This morning, take a relaxing walking tour of the 16 breathtaking, turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Continue with your journey towards Split, one of Croatia’s major coastal cities.

Stay at: Hotel Corner (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 7 Split
Split has evolved from the ruins of the remarkable Diocletian’s Palace, the retirement home of Dalmatian born Emperor Diocletian, to the contemporary hub it is today. Enjoy a sightseeing tour this morning of the historic inner city where you can witness the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage seamlessly juxtaposed against modern development. Visit the Peristyle, Jupiter’s temple and St. Domnius Cathedral before having the remainder of the afternoon free to stroll through the beautiful cobblestone streets of Old Town, visit the local beach, or join an Optional Excursion to Hvar Island.

Stay at: Hotel Corner (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8 Split
It’s time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and Tour Manager today. Your tour concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer to the Airport for your onward journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 3-4 star hotel accommodation
  • Shared arrival and departure transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa (on first and last day only)
  • Touring by modern air conditioned coach
  • Professional English speaking tour manager
  • Whisper technology headset on sightseeing tours
  • Luggage handling
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Exclusions: Gratuities and optional excursions – to be paid locally

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • Guided tours of:
  • Visit:
    Plitvice Lakes National Park (includes entrance fee)
    Postojna Cave (includes entrance fee)
  • Entrance fees:
    The Cathedral
    Bled Castle
    Postojna Cave
    Diocletian’s Palace
    *Note: Zagreb Cathedral is expected to reopen in March 2024


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