Visit The Best of Slovenia and Croatia. Feel the Alps with the pictouresque Bled and Julian Alps and taste the Mediterranean with Adriatic pearls of Hvar and Dubrovnik. The tour will take you to charming Ljubljana, amazing Plitvice lakes and very scenic coastal towns of Trogir, Zadar and Split on this individual tailor made private tour of Slovenia and Croatia.
HIGHLIGHTS ON BEST OF SLOVENIA & CROATIA
Arrival to Ljubljana airport (or nearby) and transfer by your private guide to the hotel at lake Bled and check in. Sightseeing of the pictouresque town with castle and a small island. Overnight in Bled.
We start the day with a walking through the most spectacular caves in Slovenia, Škocjan caves, today under UNESCO World Heritage. Next we head to the Lipica stud farm, birthplace of the Lipizzaner horses that dates back to 1580. In the evening return to Bled for an overnight.
From Bled we drive over the mountainpass Vršič towards emerald river Soča. Stop along the route to see the remains of WWI and drive to the famous wine-producing region of Goriška Brda to taste some world famous wine and overnight at local farm house. Overnight in Goriška Brda region.
Morning drive towards Ljubljana for a walk through the old town and visit the vibrant streets along the river with pictouresque Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Continue towards Plitvice lakes with some stops along the way. Check-in to the hotel and overnight in Plitvice.
We start the day with a walk through the Plitvice National Park admiring the lakes, waterfalls and spectacular scenery. Departure from Plitvice towards Dalmatia and its biggest town, Split. Upon arrival walk through the old town with the 1700 years old Diocletian´s Palace and vibrant street life. Overnight in Split.
In the morning we continue to one of the most beautiful islands along the Adriatic coast, Hvar and an interesting town with the same name. Walk through the old town and possible visit of the ´Devils islands´ near the town. Overnight in Hvar.
After breakfast we head on, driving accros Hvar island towards Dubrovnik. Upon arrival guided tour of Dubrovnik with local guide and visit of the Old pharmacy within Franciscan monastery and evening walk along the spectacular City walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast some free time and later transfer to Dubrovnik airport to end the Best of Slovenia and Croatia tour.
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.
Lipica stud farm on the border with Italy was established in 1580 by Austrian Archduke charles for needs of military. In Lipica you can enjoy in performace of Classical riding school several days per week and walk among stables holding more than 400 Lipizzaners.
Goriška Brda are the most famous wine growing region in Slovenia. Rolling hills with picturesque churches and tiny villages surrounded with vineyards. Great place to relax and enjoy in great food and wine.
Slovenian capital with castle overlooking picturesque and charming old town, full of bustling life in restaurants and bars. Dont miss out the beautiful Ljubljana market.
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”.
Split is second largest Croatian town and home to the best preserved Roman palace in Europe. Old town was through centuries built inside Emperor Diocletian palace. Walk on the streets made by Romans and visit one of oldest cathedrals in the world (ex tomb of Diocletian).
Hvar on island Hvar is considered one of the most beautiful Croatian towns with its Gothic and Renaissance churches and palaces overlooked by fort protecting the town beneath. Waters around Hvar are considered one of preetiest in all Adriatic.
Pearl of Adriatic as it is called today. Proud small city that maintained independence in very turbulent history surrounded by much stronger Otoman empire and Venetian republic. Smart diplomacy, great trading fleet and massive defensive walls protected the city until arrival of Napoleon.