BEST OF CROATIA AND SLOVENIA TOUR STARTING IN ZAGREB
Day 1 Zagreb airport transfer & Zagreb city tour
Arrival in Zagreb, airport pick up, accommodation in Zagreb hotel. Walking tour of the Croatian capital. Walking tour is the best way for you to get to know the city and hear the history, stories but also to get to know the way of life. Tourist are often surprised with Zagreb. It’s a vibrant little city that lives on it’s street. The culture of drinking coffee in the street bars is a must.
Day 2. Slovenia Tour (Bled, Ljubljana, Postojna)
Day tour from Zagreb to Slovenia is a full day tour but it’s worth it. In one day you will visit the most beautiful destinations of Slovenia: Bled Lake, Postojna cave and Ljubljana. The tour starts early so you can use your day to the fullest. First you will do the Postojna cave tour which includes a train ride deep into the cave system and a part done on foot. Next is Bled Lake where you can choose your activities: Bled island, Bled castle or Bled cream cake. Return to Zagreb in late evening.
Day 3. Istria Tour – Plitvice
Istria tour is also a full day tour and takes you to the Istria, a peninsula on the northern Adriatic which is often referred to as the Croatian Tuscany. It has become a cliche but the mixture of green hilly inland and the beautiful coast with the cities with Roman architecture and heritage is stunning. You can choose the 3 cities in Istria you would like to visit but we usually recommend: Hum (the smallest city in the world), Rovinj (the pearl of the Adriatic) and Pula (Arena – the best preserved roman amphitheater in the world).
Overnight Plitvice Lakes.
Day 4. Plitvice – Zadar – Split
The day starts with a walk inside Plitvice Lakes national park and also UNESCO heritage. We will take the best route in the park so you can enjoy the best views and take the best photos. Next is Zadar city which is also a UNESCO heritage, but also a modern city with interesting things such as The greeting to the sun and the Sea organ. Enjoy the city and if you like check out what Hitchcock called the most beautiful sunset in the world.
Day 5. Split & Trogir
Today is reserved for Split and it’s surroundings. A walking tour of Split will show you and tell you all about the history but you will also be able to see how the city lives today and that history actually is intertwined with the present day. The Diocletian’s palace is actually the only Roman palace where people still live in it.
Other than Split visit Trogir. This little city and it’s historical core deserve a bit of your time. Also on the UNESCO list, be sure to visit the Cathedral.
Day 6. Split – Dubrovnik
The drive from Split to Dubrovnik is also a part of our itinerary. We have an option where you can choose the route you wish to take. One option is a day tour that includes Bosnia & Herzegovina, or better to say a visit to Mostar ( mixture of cultures where the West meets the East). Other option is that you stay inside Croatia and decide to visit Ston where you can taste the oysters by which it is known for and Pelješac peninsula and the best Croatian wineries.
Day 7. Dubrovnik
The last day is reserved for the city of Dubrovnik. A walking tour takes you to get to know the city.
BEST OF CROATIA AND SLOVENIA FROM LJUBLJANA ITINERARY
Day 1 Ljubljana airport transfer & Ljubljana city tour
Arrival in Ljubljana, airport pick up, accommodation in Zagreb hotel. Walking tour of the Slovenian capital. Ljubljana is a small city which can be seen on foot so walking tour is the best way to learn about the history of Ljubljana and Slovenia and also to hear recommendations on what to see and do while in Ljubljana.
Day 2 Bled Lake, Predjama city and Postojna cave
Today it’s all about the Slovenian natural beauties. Postojna cave is the biggest cave you can visit in Europe and it’s the home to the ”human fish” or ”baby dragons”, a small animal typical for the karst area and can be found only in Croatia and Slovenia. Just 10 min away there is the best preserved medieval castle which is embedded in a rock. Next is Bled Lake where you can visit the island or the castle.
Day 3 Istria Tour from Zagreb
Istria day tour takes you to explore the Istrian peninsula. Istria is known as the Croatian Tuscany but also for the excellent unique products: olive oil, truffles, malvazija (wine), all kinds of brandy, food like boškarin stake… But it’s not just about the things you can taste, it also is a sight to see. Hilly green inland with medieval castles stretching towards the blue Adriatic sea. We usually let our clients choose the 3 cities they would like to visit but we recommend: Hum, Rovinj & Pula.
Day 4 Zagreb walking tour & Plitvice Lakes
The first part of the day you can explore Zagreb with a walking tour and in the afternoon is reserved for a walk in the most beautiful Croatian national park, Plitvice. The park is listed as UNESCO heritage and it consists of 16 lakes interconnected with waterfalls.
Overnight Plitvice Lakes
Day 5 Plitvice lakes – Zadar – Šibenik – Split
A scenic drive from the gorgeous Plitvice towards Split with sightseeing along the way. First is Zadar with the Sea Organ and Greeting to the sun, next is Šibenik with St Jacob cathedral which is also UNESCO listed site and ending up in Split.
Day 6 Split – Dubrovnik
Split walking tour is scheduled in the morning and a drive towards Dubrovnik in the afternoon. You can choose the route you wish to take, will it be through Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina) or Ston & Pelješac peninsula (Croatia).
Day 7 Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik walking tour scheduled in the morning and Airport transfer in the afternoon.
Best of Croatia and Slovenia route