Best of Slovenia and Croatia 4* Escorted coach tour 2020


Itinerary

Departures from three different destinations!

  • From Venice 5 nights – 6 days
  • From Ljubljana 3 nights – 4 days
  • From Zagreb 1 night – 2 days

DAY 1 • Monday VENICE-POSTOJNA-BLED

Meeting point with our English speaking guide is at Piazzale Roma in Venice.
At 09:00 hours you will board minivan or coach for the start of your exciting journey through Slovenia and Croatia.
As you drive into neighboring Slovenia with its breath-taking scenery, your first stop will be in Postojna Cave. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest karst monuments. It is the only cave in the world operating a cave train, so visitors can admire the immensity and the powerful allure of the underground world, where the geological past is revealed to visitors in its own way while riding a train.
We will have lunch and afternoon drive to magical Bled.

With immense natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Glide across the blue-green surface of the lake, visit the lake island covered in lush greenery. We will take traditional Pletna boat to the small island situated in the middle of Lake Bled and visit its iconic 15th century Island Church of the Assumption.
Overnight in 4* hotel in Bled.
Meals: lunch

DAY 2 • Tuesday BLED-BOHINJ LAKE-JULIAN ALPS

Discover Slovenia’s enchanting mountain region as you travel to Bohinj Lake where we will see very attractive 700 years old Church of St. John the Baptist is surrounded by Bohinj Lake. This church is what every medieval church should be: small, on a reflecting body of water and full of exquisite frescoes. The nave is Romanesque, but the Gothic presbytery dates from about 1440. Many walls and ceilings are covered with 15th- and 16th-century frescoes.

Bohinj Lake is completely different lake than Bled, you will see high forest around and feel peace in the air. We will take Cable car ride to the top of the Mount Vogel and admire a stunning view of the lake and Julian Alps mountain range, with the highest Slovene peak (Mt.Triglav) rising above it.
This afternoon we will have traditional Slovenian lunch at the local restaurant before back to our hotel in Bled.
Overnight in 4* hotel in Bled.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 3 • Wednesday BLED – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB

After breakfast at your hotel we will meet our guide at lobby at 09:00am to drive to Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, for a guided walking tour of the Old Town.
For the ones that are joining today meeting point with the guide is Mesni Trg (Center of Ljubljana) at 10:30 hours.
Ljubljana, which has preserved evidence of a five thousand year history including, among others, keep the remains of the Roman city of Emona and the old city center with its medieval castle, Baroque façades, decorative portals and uneven roofs. Other significant bits of the city mosaic are picturesque bridges across the Ljubljanica River and the vast Tivoli Park, which stretches into the very city center.
Guide will walk us through Ljubljanica River, we will see three bridges square and Cathedral.
After a relaxed time in Ljubljana we will have lunch at local restaurant in center of Ljubljana and afternoon depart to Zagreb where we expect to come in the evening hours.
Overnight in 4* hotel in Zagreb.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 4 • Thursday ZAGREB

Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival we’ll be taking you for a guided walking tour through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church. Departure to Split. This afternoon our guide will uncover for you the secrets of the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace and its cellars. This Roman emperor spared no expense for the construction of a sumptuous residence, importing best quality marble, sphinx and columns. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the middle Ages, but making it even more beautiful and what it is today: the city’s living heart. Its narrow streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted and eerie, others lively and animated by the music from bars and cafes, or by the everyday life of its residents. Dinner and overnight in Split/Split area/.

DAY 5 • Friday ZAGREB-NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE-ZADAR

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Plitvice National Park.
For the ones that are joining today meeting point is at 08:00 hours at the Hotel ________ (name of the hotel will be given on time).
We shall be there around 10:30 and start our tour of Plitvice National Park.
Plitvice Lakes are Croatia’s first contribution to the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage enlisted in 1979 and one of the Europe’s most beautiful nature parks situated in the mountainous region of Lika. A total of 16 lakes lying at different altitudes are separated by travertine barriers and linked by foamy waterfalls and cascades. As the geological processes continue, the wonderfully blue lakes and waterfalls are continuously changing.
After exploring Park we will have traditional Lika county lunch with local specialties and late afternoon drive to your hotel in Zadar.
Overnight in 4* hotel in Zadar.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 6 • Saturday ZADAR – NATIONAL PARK KRKA – SPLIT

Breakfast followed by Zadar city tour, including Roman Forum from the 1st century, St. Donatus Church from the 9th century, magnificent monument of Romanesque architecture, trademark of the city, and Cathedral of St. Anastasia. Despite its turbulent past, Zadar succeeded to preserve its heritage, between the 11th and the 14th centuries, the golden age of art and culture that flourished behind the protective walls of the city.
After some relaxed time and lunch en route, we will proceed to National Park Krka, seventh National Park in Croatia. Upon arrival, head for the last set of falls before the river meets the sea, where the Skradinski Buk Falls form a spectacular multi-level cascade over travertine cliffs.
The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state.
A visit to the ethno village and old mills and enjoying the view of the foamy waterfall Skradinski buk. Departure to Split where we expect to come by 18:00 hours to board your cruise and meet our crew and your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Dates & Prices

Best of Slovenia and Croatia 4* Escorted coach tour 2019

Departures Departure Dates 2020: Price per person in twin/double room Solo use supplement
From Venice at 09:00 A.M. 27.04.
04.05.,11.05.,18.05., 25.05.
01.06.,08.06., 15.06., 22.06., 29.06.
06.07., 13.07., 20.07, 27.07
03.08., 10.08., 17.08., 24.08., 31.08.,
07.09., 14.09., 21.09., 28.09.
1.399 EUR 400 EUR
From Ljubljana at 10:00 A.M. 29.04.
06.05., 13.05., 20.05., 27.05.
03.06., 10.06.,17.06., 24.06.
01.07.,08.07.,15.07., 22.07., 29.07.
05.08.,12.08., 19.08., 26.08.
02.09.,09.09., 16.09., 23.09., 30.09.
02.10.

920 EUR 330 EUR
From Zagreb at 08:00 A.M. 01.05.,08.05., 15.05., 22.05., 29.05.
05.06.,12.06.,19.06., 26.06.
03.07.,10.07., 17.07., 24.07., 31.07.
07.08., 14.08., 21.08., 28.08.
04.09., 11.09., 18.09., 25.09.
02.10.
04.10.

350 EUR 120 EUR
Arriving in Split on Saturday at 18:00 hours, on time to board the ship Saturday afternoon. 02.05., 09.05., 16.05., 23.05., 30.05.
06.06., 13.06., 20.06., 27.06.
04.07., 11.07., 18.07., 25.07.
01.08.,08.08., 15.08., 22.08., 29.08.
05.09., 12.09., 19.09., 26.09.
03.10.

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Tours are guaranteed on each departure date for all bookings made by 01. of February 2019.
  • Maximum number of passengers will not exceed 35 passengers on a coach.
  • We reserve right no to operate some departure dates after 1st February 2019.

Rates are commissionable to travel agencies of 25%.

Tour includes

  • Minivan or coach at disposal as per itinerary with all costs included
  • Professional English speaking tour director disposal with all costs included
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels on half board basis
  • Postojna Cave entrance fees, Bled lake boat ride, entrance to Island Church
  • Bohinj lake excursion with visit of Church of St. John, Cable car to Mount Vogel
  • Ljubljana city tour with licensed guide
  • Zagreb city tour with licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to Plitvice National park
  • Zadar city tour with licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to Krka National park with ethno village
  • Lunches and breakfasts as per itinerary
  • Wireless headset system for city tours
  • Porterage inn & out



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