The Best Of Croatia and Slovenia, VIP tour

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Duration

10 days, 9 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

1 person

Languages

Croatian, English, Slovenian

About this tour

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in 4 star hotel each morning with breakfast (Accommodation in a room with two beds)
  • Transportation with driver (guide), motorway cost, gasoline cost
  • Entrance in the national park Plitvice lakes and all other entrances
  • Lunch and dinner is not included in the price (unless listed under "price includes"
  • Plane tickets
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Beverages with meals
  • Room Service Fees

Itinerary

<span> Day 1 </span> Dubrovnik

Arrival, hotel accommodation, short rest and sightseeing in Dubrovnik The city walls - which are among the best preserved in the world, and its distinctive sign. The view from the walls will give you a fantastic view of the old city center and its surroundings. When you have visited them, which will take you about an hour and a half, visit the medieval buildings. We recommend you to go to the Duke's Palace where it is the first man of the Republic of Dubrovnik was at the table. You can visit the museum there. For an eternal memory of your visit to Dubrovnik, take a walk along the most famous street, Stradun, where you will see many interesting details that you can photograph. Dubrovnik experienced global popularity after filming scenes for the currently most popular series in the world, 'Game of Thrones', which was filmed on locations in that city. If you want to go through these locations, the tour lasts three hours and offers a tour of the places where some of the most important scenes were filmed. The old part of Dubrovnik is unique, but don't forget to go to the Srđ hill from where you can enjoy an unforgettable view of the whole of Dubrovnik, the sea, and the surrounding islands. There is a cable car to Srđ, so you won't waste too much time.

<span> Day 2 </span> Mljet

Get to know the paradise on earth, island Mljet, National Park on the most beautiful and greenest island of the Adriatic. The park area occupies about a third of the island in the northwest and is a true paradise for all lovers of pristine nature. The geomorphological phenomenon of salt lakes is one of the recognizable symbols of the national park, and two lakes form its central part. On the Great Lake is the island of St. Mary - a thousand-year-old pearl, on which there is a Benedictine monastery with the church of St. Maria, built between 1177 and 1198. The island of St. Mary is an exceptional natural phenomenon and a cultural and historical artifact. Mljet is ideal for all those who want to enjoy untouched nature and beautiful beaches, and you will find the shade of pine trees and the smell of the clear blue-green sea on almost every Mljet beach. Its beauty is also told by legends such as the one about the beautiful goddess Calypso who captured Odysseus just on this island. The beauty of the island was the only beauty that surpassed hers. They say the gods admired the beauty of Mljet, and even today it remains isolated, somewhat rural and as if created for an escape from civilization.

<span> Day 3 </span>Metković, Split

In the morning, after breakfast, depart for Split We stop in Metković, visit the Narona Museum, drive through the Neretva canals, and havelunch. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Narona, built on the remains of the forum of the ancient cityof Narona. On an area of about 1000 m2, there are 900 exhibits found in the temple, in the platformin front of it, and on the entire site of ancient Narona. Driving through the narrow canals and backwaters of the Neretva Valley in a traditional Neretva boat offers you a unique experience and the opportunity to take a peek into the pristine nature of the marshy area of this region, where unique bird habitats are hidden. The Neretva ship meant life, and today it is a source of pride and an indelible trace of tradition that repeatedly delights every visitor to the Neretva Valley. To give you the best possible impression of the life of Neretva residents in this unique marshland, the friendly host will take you in a traditional Neretva boat through the labyrinth of Neretva canals and provide you with an unforgettable photo safari adventure, a traditional atmosphere and the opportunity to get to know the rich flora and fauna of this region. Driving to Split One and only Split with a beautiful waterfront, a favorite city promenade, a central meeting place, and the starting point of every sightseeing. At the very beginning of the waterfront is one of the entrances to Diocletian's cellars and the palace itself. The palace is the heart of the city and was built by Emperor Diocletian, it was built rectangular, with four towers and gates on each side. Today, it is one of the best-preserved monuments of Roman architecture in the world. Its unique feature is that it is "alive", that the inhabitants of Split still live in it today, so it is not just a backdrop to incredible history. Get lost in the alleys of the Palace, stop at the Peristyle, visit the Temple of Jupiter and the Vestibule, and be sure to climb the campanile of St. Duje.

<span> Day 4 </span> Hvar

A ferry ride to the sunniest Croatian island with 2700 hours of sunshine per year, but it is also the sunniest island in Europe. One of the natural features is the purple fields of lavender that bloom in summer. One of the most popular attractions is the Fortica Fortress, with a spectacular view of the city and the Hvar archipelago. The town of Hvar - an ancient town with a rich history, the largest and most important town on the island of Hvar, the town of the same name Hvar. Hvar is Attractive because of the many narrow stone streets called ”kale”. A walk through the “kale” offers pleasure and an authentic experience of Dalmatian architecture, blended with beautiful nature and the sun making this city a fairy tale. Restaurants and taverns offer daily seasonal Mediterranean specialties such as fresh fish and seafood, home-grown lamb, fresh vegetables from local cultivation, and homemade sweets, and at the end, you can "water down" everything with locally grown wine.

<span> Day 5 </span>Zadar, Trogir

After breakfast drive to Zadar, a short tour of Trogir, and a further drive to Zadar. We will show you the pearl of the Mediterranean, the city of Trogir, which was declared the most beautiful city - an island in the world in 2016 by National Geographic, and since 1997 has held the title of the only city in Croatia fully protected by UNESCO. The beautiful old core was built between the 13th and 15th centuries inside a large defensive wall. It is entered through the northern Renaissance city gate, on which there is a sculpture of the patron saint of the city, Blessed Ivan Orsini. The most beautiful place in Trogir is the main square, which is surrounded by the Cathedral of St. Lovre, Church of Bl. The Virgin Mary, the town lodge, and the town hall. The beauty of the square can be compared with the most beautiful European squares. After Trogir, head to the magical Kaštela. Get to know the beautiful Kaštela Bay with seven pearls illuminated by the Mediterranean sun. The town of Kaštela consists of a total of seven settlements that stretch between Solin and Trogir. There are at least seven reasons why you should visit Kaštela. Each of these places will tell you its own story. Kaštel Lukšić is the fourth castle in the row and has the status of a center. In it, the legend of Miljenko and Dobrila, lovers from the 17th century, is recounted for generations. This is one of the most beautiful love stories in this area, a story about unrequited lovers who lived in the Vitturi and Rušinac castles. The story of Kaštela's Romeo and Juliet, whose families were at odds and which ended tragically. Kaštel Gomilica with the unique fortress Kaštilac has one of the most romantic and characteristic views in Dalmatia. The Game of Thrones team was delighted by the beauty of this unique fortress and decided to film the fourth season of this universally popular series here. Even today, this fortress is one of the symbols of Dalmatia and Croatia in promotional films and photographs. If you want a perfect selfie, this is the ideal place for it. ZADAR Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, even more, beautiful than the one in Key West, Florida, which is applauded every evening, said the famous director Alfred Hitchcock during his visit to Zadar in 1964. Zadar's waterfront is a beautiful place for walks by the sea and enjoying the lush vegetation. From the waterfront, there is an unforgettable view of the beauty of the Zadar channel, the islands of Ugljan and Pašman, and the open sea in the northwest.

<span> Day 6 </span>Plitvice

After breakfast drive to Plitvice Lakes PLITVICE LAKES The Plitvice Lakes is one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe, whose waterfalls are listed among the 10 most beautiful on the planet. Plitvice Lakes are the oldest and largest national park in Croatia, where there are 16 lakes of different sizes, filled with crystalline Plitvice Lakes are a real wealth of flora and fauna, and nature here has shown all its beauty and imagination. The highest waterfall is the one with the characteristic name 'Veliki slap' with a height of 78 meters. There are no words that can describe the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes. In the afternoon, departure to Karlovac, a tour of the Nikola Tesla educational center or an afternoon-evening walk through Karlovac - a guided Nikola Tesla tour Karlovac is full of surprises. Do you know that Nikola Tesla lived and studied in Karlovac. It was in the period from 1870 to 1873, in the institution known today as Gymnazija Karlovac. The foundations for his technical knowledge and love of physics were laid here. A costumed guide dressed as Nikola Tesla will take you on a walk through the city, with whom you will walk the streets where Nikola Tesla himself walked. Afterward, visit the Kastel Bistro and enjoy the atmosphere of a medieval castle and modern gastronomy, as well as the most beautiful panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Overnight in Karlovac.

<span> Day 7 </span>Zagreb

After breakfast drive to Zagreb ZAGREB Zagreb is a city with a large number of museums, from the traditional ones, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Archeology and the Museum of Arts and Crafts, to the unusual ones that have been opening more and more in recent years, such as the Museum of Broken Relationships, the Museum of Illusions or the Museum of Hangovers. Tour of the city with a guide, a ride on the City Funicular, which is one of the most famous symbols of the city of Zagreb. When you get to the upper station of the funicular, continue on foot with the ascent to the top of the Lotrščak Tower. From the top you will enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Zagreb. Evening out - Tkalčićeva, dinner Overnight in Zagreb

<span> Day 8 </span>Tuhelj

Driving towards Tuhelj - Visit to the Neanderthal Museum A visit to the Neanderthal museum, which is the world's most famous site of Neanderthal man and is located near Krapina. It is the largest and richest collection of Neanderthal men collected in one locality. The Museum of Neanderthals in Krapina is one of the most modern museums in the world, which interactively takes visitors into ancient history! A museum that should be visited every day. Oldtimer drives to Trakoščan - lunch at the Trakoščan hotel in the afternoon after lunch a tour of the castle and rest in nature. Knights lived in castles, and what this area is famous for is the magnificent Trakošćan castle. Whether you are a history buff or not, this castle leaves no one indifferent. Visitors from all over the world come to admire its beauty. Spring, summer, autumn or winter, it doesn't matter when you visit it. This fairytale castle will delight you in every season. Overnight at Hotel Trakoščan

<span> Day 9 </span>Bled

After breakfast, drive to Bled, arriving in the morning. The favorite Slovenian destination is recognizable by the view of an islet with a church in the middle of the lake, around which a small tourist town has sprung up, over which the old Bled Castle watches over. The impressive building was built on a rock above the lake at the beginning of the 11th century, making it the oldest Slovenian castle. Today in it you can find out many interesting facts about the history of Bled and its surroundings, but also visit the Printing House, which houses Gutenberg's machine, with which you can see how books were printed in the 16th century. The footpath follows the entire lake. In places, it is a wooden path right next to the lake, similar to the Plitvice Lakes. The only natural island in Slovenia is located on Lake Bled, it is not an island but an islet, and on it you can ring a wish-fulfilling bell. What better way to wish for the end of the trip.

Breakfast near Bled and departure to the airport - return

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Multi day

Languages

Croatian
English
Slovenian

Tour's Location

Slovenia

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