Visit 4 countries with 11 UNESCO sites in just 13 days! Explore the Škocjan Caves in Slovenia, hike around the Plitvice Lakes, walk across the Mostar bridge, Dubrovnik city walls and explore Kotor Bay.
HIGHLIGHTS ON 11 UNESCO SITES TOUR
Arrival at Ljubljana airport, where you’ll be met by the local guide/driver who will take you to the hotel. Free time for relaxation and, in the afternoon, sightseeing tour of the old town. Overnight in Ljubljana.
In the morning we start the private tour in Slovenia with a drive to Bled to admire the beautiful Alpine lake with its charming island and castle 130 metres above the lake. We then drive deeper into the Julian Alps to explore another Alpine pearl – Bohinj, with a cable car ride to Mt. Vogel. In the evening transfer to Ljubljana.
After breakfast, we drive towards Idrija to visit the UNESCO protected mercury mine which used to be one of the largest in the world. Visit of the mine and short walk through the town centre. We continue, driving back to Ljubljana for an overnight.
Our drive takes us to another UNESCO site in Slovenia – the Škocjan Caves. Later we head towards Croatia and its northern coastal region, Istria. Our next visit is Poreč and the Euphrasian Basilica from the 6th century – another UNESCO site. In the afternoon drive to and overnight in Rovinj.
After breakfast, we continue with the tour of Istria. We visit Pula and its Roman amphitheatre which could seat around 20,000 people. After exploring Pula, we head towards the Croatian capital Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb.
We start the day with a morning sightseeing tour of the old Croatian capital – the church of St. Mark’s, Cathedral, Parliament, Ban Jelačić Square etc. Next, we drive to the Plitivce Lakes that are also protected under UNESCO. 16 large and small lakes and 92 waterfalls make up one of the most magnificent sites in the world. Overnight in Plitvice.
We leave after breakfast and drive towards Dalmatia. Our first stop is Zadar. Listen to the Sea “organs”, view the “salutation of the Sun” and admire its medieval churches of St. Donatus and St. Anastasia. Visit the old Roman Forum. Our drive then takes us to Šibenik with its UNESCO protected cathedral of St. James and medieval town surrounding it. In the evening we continue to Split for our overnight stay.
In the morning we continue with a visit to Trogir, a charming medieval Renaissanse town built on a small island, also a UNESCO site. Admire the famous cathedral of St. Lawrence and city walls. In the evening return to Split for a guided tour of the old town, Diocletian’s Palace, cathedral of St. Duje and Riva. Overnight in Split.
We start the day taking a ferry to the island of Hvar which is one of the most famous along the Dalmatian coast. Upon arrival at Hvar we visit Stari Grad, protected by UNESCO. In the afternoon we head for Hvar town to visit one of the best protected towns on the Dalmatian islands. Overnight in Hvar.
After breakfast we drive towards Bosnia & Herzegovina to visit Mostar and the iconic bridge over the Neretva, protected by UNESCO. In the morning, a short stop at Počitelj, a beautiful “Turkish-style” village also under the UNESCO protection, and continue our drive along the Neretva river to admire millions of mandarin trees before reaching Dubrovnik late in the evening. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Full day to admire the pearl of the Adriatic, UNESCO protected Dubrovnik: the Rector’s Palace, Cathedral, Franciscan monastery, Old Port, etc. In the afternoon free time and optional trip to nearby Lokrum island. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
We complete our jouney in Montenegro. Explore the largest fjord of the Adriatic, Boka Kotorska, the UNESCO protected town of Kotor and coastal city of Budva. In the evening return and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Departure from Dubrovnik airport and end of 11 UNESCO sites tour.
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• Accommodation in double room with breakfast in selected hotels
• Private guide/driver along the whole tour
• Rent of a private car/van for the time of the tour with all expenses (fuel, parkings, insurance…)
• Local english speaking guides for city tours in Zagreb, Split, Trogir, Mostar, Hvar, Rovinj, Pula, Šibenik, Dubrovnik, Kotor
• Entrance fees to Škocjan caves, Idrija mine, Bled castle, mt. Vogel, Boat ride on lake Bled, entrance to church on island in Bled,
entrance to Plitvice lakes, cathedral in Trogir, Pula arena, Euphrasius basilica in Poreč, Diocletians palace (substructures with
cathedral and Temple of Jupiter) in Split, mosque and turkish house in Mostar, St. James cathedral in Šibenik, Old pharmacy in
Dubrovnik, Kotor cathedral
• Ferry to Hvar, ferry across Kotor bay
• Organisation of the programme
Image of paradise, as it was called by Slovenian poet – France Prešeren. View of Bled island with church of St. Mary with view of Bled castle and Karavanke mountains behind.
Lake Bohinj is one of the top natural pearls of Slovenia. In the summer time its clear water offers the possibility of bathing and other sports activities.
Poreč is a popular summer resort on the coast of Istria in western Croatia. In the historic old town, the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica complex is famous for its gem-studded Byzantine mosaics, which are UNESCO protected site.
One of most scenic old towns along Adriatic coast – Rovinj. Known as one of the most picturesque and romantic towns on Mediterranean, Rovinj manages to combine, in a very interesting way, its rich tradition with the modern times.
16 lakes and 92 waterfalls form one of the most beautiful wonders of nature in all Europe. One of highlights on any itinearary in this part of Europe. Walk along lakes and waterfalls for great “nature experience” and Highlight of UNESCO tour.
Zadar is the old capital of southern Croatian region – Dalmatia and home to famous Maraschino liquor. Its most popular attraction are the sea pipe organs and sun salutations along the sea.
The Stari grad Plan is a cultural landscape. The plain is a natural reserve and an example of the ancient Greek argicultural system.
Goregeous fjord-like Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska). Drive on its shores offers some of the best views. Kotor town has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is also a UNESCO world heritage site.