Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Dubrovnik
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 Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel (4 star), Valamar Argosy Hotel (4 star), Hotel Lero (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 Dubrovnik
Begin the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town with a visit to Rector’s Palace, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy – which is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world! You will have the afternoon at leisure to discover more of Dubrovnik at your own pace. We recommend taking the cable car up Mt. Srd for superb aerial views of the old town, taking a walk along the impressive city walls, or perhaps joining an Optional Excursion for a local dinner experience.

Stay at Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel (4 star), Valamar Argosy Hotel (4 star), Hotel Lero (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Dubrovnik – Split
Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and modern resorts, to the second largest city in Croatia – Split!

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

DAY 4 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 5 Split – Trogir – Plitvice Lakes
After breakfast today head to the UNESCO listed town of Trogir, also known to be the centre of artistic and cultural activities visited by scholars and artists from around the world. Continue your journey inland and travel to the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Take a relaxing walking tour of the 16 breathtaking, turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation.

Stay at Hotel Jezero (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 Plitvice Lakes – Opatija – Postojna – Bled
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 some free time, continue north into Slovenia and stop by Postojna at one of the largest caves systems 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! Afterwards, head towards the Julian Alps and arrive in the picturesque town of Bled where you will overnight.

2023: Stay at Hotel Park (4 star), Rikli Balance Hotel (4 star) or similar
2024: Hotel Kompas (4 star), Bled Rose Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 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.

2023: Stay at Hotel Park (4 star), Rikli Balance Hotel (4 star) or similar
2024: Hotel Kompas (4 star), Bled Rose Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb
Leave the mountains behind and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. 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. Once the tour has concluded continue on to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city.

2023 Stay at: Westin Hostel (4 star) or Sheraton Hotel (5 star) or similar
2024 Stay at: Hotel Zonar (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 9 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, 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 expected to reopen in March 2024

2023 Stay at: Westin Hostel (4 star) or Sheraton Hotel (5 star) or similar
2024 Stay at: Hotel Zonar (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 10 Zagreb
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
  • Escorted by a 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

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • Guided tours of:
    Dubrovnik
    Split
    Bled
    Ljubljana
    Zagreb
  • Visit:
    Trogir
    Opatija
    Plitvice Lakes National Park (includes entrance fee)
    Postojna Cave (includes entrance fee)
  • Entrance fees:
    Rector’s Palace
    Franciscan Monastery
    Diocletian’s Palace
    Bled Castle

Pricing

 
 
25 May 2024
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17 Aug 2024
28 Sep 2024
Dalmatian Sunshine
Twin/DoubleSingle
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$3,560$4,710
$3,900$5,060
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$3,560$4,710