Croatia is an Eastern European country with long coastlines on the Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands, crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with castles. Its inland capital, Zagreb, is distinguished by its medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and diverse museums. The major coastal city Dubrovnik has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance buildings.
Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, outdoor recreation and ski resorts. Set on a glacial lake fed by thermal springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. Nearby Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps offers skiing and hiking, plus rafting along the Soča River, renowned for aquamarine water.
DAY 1 Arrival to Dubrovnik airport. Private transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik area.
DAY 2 Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure, or:
OPTIONAL: Private Dubrovnik sightseeing tour with local guide (duration approx. 2 hrs); «….those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik» (George Bernard Shaw) This tour will reveal the finest sites of the old walled City as well as
give you an opportunity to view it from above at the spectacular panoramic spot. The walking portion includes visits to the
Dominican Monastery with its fine collection of medieval paintings and the Cathedral with its famous Treasury. Our guide will lead you through the narrow streets of the Old Town introducing you to the history and culture of this magnificent city. Other buildings will be viewed along the way. Overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik area.
DAY 3 Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure, or:
OPTIONAL: Full day excursion to Montenegro (passport or ID obligatory) visit Budva and Kotor; Located less than one hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers a natural beauty in combination with history and culture. Enjoy the drive around the Kotor Bay with its numerous small settlements; stop in Medieval Kotor to soak in the typical Mediterranean lifestyle; continue to Budva, the ancient town which is today a lively tourist resort. (Duration approx. 10hrs.) Overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik area.
DAY 4 Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure, or:
OPTIONAL: Full day excursion to Korcula Island Marco Polo is the property and inheritance of the whole world! Korcula town is considered the birthplace of Marco Polo. Experience the narrow streets, churches and palaces in one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Duration approx. 10hrs. Overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik area.
DAY 5 Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. Suggestion; visit one of the lovely islands of the Elaphite archipelago (recommended Lopud Island with sandy beach). Evening, romantic dinner in one of the lovely small restaurants in Dubrovnik old city. Overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik area.
DAY 6 Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the Dubrovnik airport.