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 Zagreb airport Transfer to the hotel in Zagreb area Zagreb sightseeing tour with local guide (approx. 2 hrs) Zagreb city sightseeing tour with local guide (duration approx. 2,5hrs) Zagreb grew up on two neighbouring hills: Kaptol – the centre of spiritual and religious life of north-western Croatia and Gradec – the commercial centre of skilful tradesmen and craftsmen. Visit the Upper Town with its Gothic Cathedral, the beautiful and ornate St. Catherine’s church or the massive St. Mark’s church with its famous colour-tiled roof. Continue to the medieval Stone Gate and “Dolac”, the open-air market which are a must for all visitors. Take a scenic drive to the Lower Town with its colourful turn-of-the-century architecture best represented in the lovely building housing the Croatian National Theatre and Opera House. Overnight at the hotel in Zagreb area
Day 2 Breakfast at the hotel Transfer and visit Medvedgrad with local guide (approx. duration 2,5hr) The medieval noble town at the top of the southern slope of Medvednica is the most important example of medieval civil architecture in Zagreb. As the fortress was built on a steep slope, the view from its walls is magnificent. With its ideal location, close to the city, yet far away enough to give the visitor a sense of remoteness, tranquility, romanticism and mystery, a short trip to Medvegrad makes for a relaxing journey through medieval history. Return to Zagreb, free time for lunch on own. Transfer to LonjskoPolje Nature Park (duration approx. 1,5h) Sightseeing tour of LonjskoPolje Nature Park with local guide (duration approx. 3hrs) The Lonjsko Polje Nature Park is situated in the alluvial plain of the Sava River in the central Sava River basin region and represents a unique landscape and ecological systems of flooded river plain of the Danubian basin. LonjskoPolje Nature Park is one of the largest wetland area in the entire Danubian basin. With the highest concentration of indigenous breeds (horses, pigs, cattle) in Croatia, they represent a unique way of managing pasturelands and are, at the same time, one of the most important habitats for a large number of rare and endangered plant and animal species. Overnight at the hotel in Zagreb area 2
Day 3 Breakfast at the hotel Transfer from Zagreb to Plitvice (duration approx. 2 hrs). Visit of the Plitvice National Park on own (duration approx. 3hrs) Plitvice National Park is one of the most beautiful and best preserved national parks in the country. This is why the entire lakes and surrounding area were declared a national park in 1949 and are listed on the UNESCO`s list of World Heritage Sites because of its exceptional beauty. It is a valley situated between high forested mountains in which lie, one below another, a string of sixteen beautiful lakes of crystal blue and green waters. Fed by small streams and brooks, they spill into each other in 92 foaming cascades and thundering waterfalls. The Plitvice lakes` scenery will simply delight you regardless whether you are walking the paths and wooden bridges, taking a boat ride or just taking photographs. Free time for lunch.
Continuing transfer to Zadar (duration approx.2hrs) Zadar sightseeing tour with local guide (approx. duration 1,5hrs)
Zadar is the oldest Slavic city on the Adriatic Coast with many historical monuments such as Roman Forum, St .Donat’s Church. Overnight at the hotel in Zadar area.
Day 4 Breakfast at the hotel Transfer from Zadar to Paklenica National Park (duration approx. 1hrs) Visit to Paklenica National Park with local guide (approx. duration 3 hrs) The area of Paklenica National Park stretches on the littoral slope of South Velebit. It covers the area of torrent flows of VelikaPaklenica and Mala Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area. The relatively small area has an abundance of geomorphologic phenomena and forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and intact nature. Free time for lunch.
Continuing transfer to Opatija (duration approx. 3,5hrs) Overnight at the hotel in Opatija area
Day 5 Breakfast at the hotel Transfer from Opatija to Risnjak National Park (duration approx. 1hrs) Visit the Risnjak National Park with local guide (approx. duration 3 hrs) The park is part of the Dinaric mountain range and is in the region of GorskiKotar, which is well known as the green lungs of Croatia as the area has extensive tree coverage. The National Park covers 63.5 square kilometers. The whole terrain except the mountain peaks is wooded and is characteristic of the Risnjak landscape. This park has varied climatic influences, which explains the type of flora in this area. There are over 4000 different plants in the park that include some rare species such as edelweiss and the black vanilla orchid. The animals in the park comprise of over 100 brown bears, lynx, chamois, deer, wild bear, wolves and wild cats. Free time for lunch.
Continuing transfer to Postojna in Slovenia (duration approx. 2h) 3 Visit of the Postojna cave (Duration approx. 1,5hrs) ;
Postojna is the largest known cave system in Slovenia. There are longer caves in the world, but a visit to a cave such as Postojna deserves full attention due to the diversity of shapes, expansive cave areas, stalactite and stalagmite formations and water characteristics. Transfer to Ljubljana (duration approx. 1,5hrs) Overnight at the hotel in Ljubljana area.
Day 6 Breakfast at the hotel Ljubljana sightseeing tour with local guide (approx. duration 2 hrs) The tour includes a walk past the major sights of the old part of Ljubljana, which has a unique architectural appearance, particularly due to its mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture with masterful creations of the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Ljubljana area
Day 7 Breakfast at the hotel Transfer from Ljubljana to Bled (duration approx. 1hrs) BLED; is famous for the Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. The lake surrounds Bled Island, the only natural island in Slovenia. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. Free time for lunch on own and wondering around the lake. Continuing transfer to Bohinj. Bohinj is an alpine valley and a municipality in the north-west of Slovenia, in the Julian Alps. It is recognizable by its periglacial lake, Lake Bohinj (Slovenian Bohinjskojezero, German Wocheinersee). Some 20km long and 5km wide, Bohinj is the name given to the entire Sava Bohinjka basin southwest of Bled. Return to Ljubljana.
Overnight at the hotel in Ljubljana area
Day 8 Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to the Zagreb airport (duration approx. 3hrs) End of our services