Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Zagreb
Arrive into Zagreb airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some free time during the day then in the evening meet your Tour Manager and 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 the colourful-roofed St. Marks Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral Parliament and Government Palace. 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.


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

DAY 3 Zagreb – Ljubljana – Bled
After breakfast head towards Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. A walking city tour will take you to the highlights of the old city centre, including the bustling 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 ended, continue on to the picturesque lakeside town of Bled.

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

DAY 5 Bled – Postojna – Opatija – Plitvice Lakes
Your journey continues to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train for a truly one-of-a-kind experience! Afterwards, head towards the coast and stop by the popular seaside town of Opatija. Learn about the history of this fashionable 19th century resort town dotted with Austro-Hungarian Habsburg period villas that still retains its glamour and charm from a bygone era. Enjoy some free time in Opatija before travelling on to Plitvice Lakes.

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

Day 6 Plitvice Lakes – Split
Have your camera handy as you visit the World Heritage listed Plitvice Lakes National Park today. Enjoy a relaxing walking tour of the 16 breathtaking, turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. At the conclusion of the tour, continue onwards to Split.

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

Day 7 Split
As Croatia’s second largest city, 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 (paid locally).

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

Day 8 Split – Dubrovnik
Travel to the spectacular setting of Dubrovnik – the “Pearl of the Adriatic”! On arrival in Dubrovnik you will have free time before dinner.

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

Day 9 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. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover more of Dubrovnik. You could take the cable car up Mt. Srd for superb aerial views of the old town, take a walk along the outstanding city walls, or join an Optional Excursion for a local dinner experience.

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

Day 10 Dubrovnik
After breakfast, say farewell to your fellow passengers and Tour Manager. A departure transfer will take you 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

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • Guided tours of:
    Zagreb
    Ljubljana
    Bled
    Split
    Dubrovnik
  • Visit:
    Plitvice Lakes National Park (includes entrance fee)
    Postojna Cave (includes entrance fee)
  • Entrance fees:
    Rector’s Palace
    Franciscan Monastery Museum
    Diocletian’s Palace
    Bled Castle
    Zagreb Cathedral
    *Note: Zagreb Cathedral is expected to reopen in March 2024

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