Overview

Day 1: Arrive into Ljubljana: Guided City tour of Ljubljana

Welcome to Slovenia! With LOVE in its name and as the first country in the world to be declared a green destination. Slovenia's capital and largest city also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Indeed, the European Commission awarded Ljubljana with the coveted Green Capital of Europe title for 2016. Car traffic is restricted in the centre, leaving the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city's heart, free for pedestrians and cyclists. In summer, cafes set up terrace seating along the river; it almost feels like a nightly street party. Slovenia's master of early-modern, minimalist design, Jože Plečnik, graced Ljubljana with beautiful buildings and accoutrements; attractive cities are often described as 'jewel boxes', but here the name really fits. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Ljubljana.

We proceed to visit the beautiful city of Ljubljana.  The tour, beginning in front of the Town Hall, takes you through the historical city centre, whose unique architecture is the legacy of the Baroque and Art Nouveau periods and, most notably, the work of the famous 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill above the city for about 900 years, is Ljubljana's main attraction. On this tour, you will learn about its history and enjoy beautiful city views afforded by the castle's ramparts. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Ljubljana.

Meals:  Dinner

 

Day 2: Bled: Pletna Boat ride and Visit to Bled Castle

After a delectable breakfast, we proceed to discover Lake Bled, a charming town on the banks of mountainous Lake Bled. Take a traditional boat out to visit St. Mary’s church, located on a small island in the midst of the lake and enjoy vistas from a medieval castle perched high on a cliff above the lake.

A trip to Bled must be a part of any visit to Slovenia. On our tour to Lake Bled we treat you with a traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island, a top attraction in Slovenia. Pletna boats are unique to Lake Bled and operated by a single rower with two long oars. Following the boat ride, you get some time to explore the little island and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area.

Our tour to Lake Bled takes you up to Bled castle, perched on a sheer cliff high above Lake Bled. Visit the Bled castle museum, which gives you an insight into the history of the entire area, and admire the views of Lake Bled from several viewpoints at the castle. Bled castle is more than a thousand years old, and one of the most spectacular castles in Slovenia.

Kremšnita - On the shore of Lake Bled it is possible to take a short walk along Lake Bled, admire the views, and watch the majestic swans and playful ducks swimming on the lake. Or you can relax and take a break in one of the coffee shops - where you need to try kremšnita, the traditional Bled custard cream cake. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Ljubljana.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 3: Visit to Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle Tour

After a scrumptious breakfast, we proceed to visit the the jaw-dropping Postojna Cave system, a series of caverns, halls and passages some 24km long and two million years old, was hollowed out by the Pivka River, which enters a subterranean tunnel near the cave’s entrance. The karst cave at Postojna, one of the largest in the world, is among Slovenia’s most popular attractions and its stalagmite and stalactite formations are unequalled anywhere.

Later, we proceed to visit the Predjama Castle is a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. Predjama Castle is situated in the middle of a towering cliff, a mere 9 km from Postojna Cave. Picturesque, magnificent, defiant, mysterious and impregnable, it has been dominating the surrounding area, perched high up in the 123-metre high cliff, for more than 800 years. It is listed among the Guinness World Records as the largest cave castle in the world. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Ljubljana.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 4: Onto Zagreb: Zagreb City Tour and Folklore show

Dobro Dosli! Welcome to Croatia.Welcome to Zagreb, capital of the Republic of Croatia, is also its largest city and the cultural, economic, cinematic, sporting and governmental hub of the country. It is located on the southern slopes of Medvednica Mountain along the banks of the Sava River.

Discover Zagreb (a little treasure trove of European culture and civilization). This tour gives you an overview of all the main attractions of Zagreb. Starting at Ban Jelačić Square (main Zagreb square), it includes St. Stephen‘s Cathedral (biggest church in Croatia), open market Dolac, Stone Gate, Parliament and Government House, St. Mark‘s Church with its multi-coloured roof, St. Catherine‘s Church, Lotrščak Tower and vibrant Tkalčićeva street with many charming cafes. Besides the main sights, we will show you few hidden corners to spice things up. Enjoy the atmosphere of the city of million hearts. Visit the unique Museum of Broken Relationships and have a drink with us in one of numerous cafes in the city centre after the tour.

Folklore show in Zagreb Art of any given era cannot be perceived without any elements of folklore. Peak achievements in music are, more or less, based on elements of folklore, the fact being more than obvious today with frequent ethno festivals.

Enjoy unforgettable folklore performance by a popular Croatian folklore ensemble "KUD Horvati" together with beer tasting followed by latin music in a restaurant where tradition and modern are intertwined. In a one-hour rich program, folklore ensemble will delight you with songs, music and dance performances of Zagreb area. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Zagreb.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 5: Visit to Plitvice Lakes

After a delectable breakfast, we proceed to Plitvice lake. Among the national parks that are the jewels on the beauty crown of Croatia, the national park of Pltivice lakes in the region of Lika is definitely one of the shinest. Visit the only Croatian national park under the protection of UNESCO and spend the day in the fresh air, numerous streams and cascades of Plitvice.

The sixteen lakes of the National park of Plitvice are connected by 92 waterfalls. In free time you have a chance to experience its natural beauty and variety of animal and plant life. You will absolutely enjoy in this beauty that is a natural product of long interaction between stone and water.

Explore Plitvice lakes National park. Enjoy in wondrous interplay of water, rock, and plant life while strolling around the Lakes. Sixteen lakes, divided into upper lakes on dolomite surfaces and lower lakes on limestone, are separated by natural dams of travertine. Marvel at bountiful waterfalls, the tallest one cascading down 256 feet (78 meters).

On the way to Plitvice Lakes you will be able to see beautiful Rastoke ethno village on Korana river. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Zagreb.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 6: Excursion to Opatija with boat ride and free time for shopping

After a delectable breakfast, we proceed to Opatija for a panoramic boat ride covering beautiful sights of the Port of Opatija and the Adriatic sea. Opatija is located at the west of Rijeka, which is the most chic seaside resort for the Austro-Hungarian elite during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire – as evidenced by the many handsome belle-époque villas that the period bequeathed. The town has spruced itself with its grand spa hotels, spectacular location and agreeable year-round climate. Some excellent restaurants have sprung up to cater to them, with a particularly good cluster in the pretty Volosko neighbourhood.

Later, enjoy free time for shopping in Zagreb. The heart of Zagreb has a smorgasbord of famous world and Croatian designer clothes. Simply doddle off to Ilica and Tkalčićeva Streets and you’ll find many labels. When you’re in the vicinity of the Flower Square, head down to Centar Cvjetni. For those who prefer shopping centres there is Kaptol Centre at Nova Ves 11. A day out in town cannot go without a sneak preview or taste of some local delicacies and a visit to a gift or antique store which can be found on our listings. In addition, if you pop outside of the city centre, Arena Centar (H-5, Lanište 32) is a great shopping destination with all sorts of goodies and entertainment. Other shopping centres are in Jankomir, Žitnjak, Dubrava and Sesvete. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Zagreb.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, we bid goodbye to Europe as we receive a transfer to the airport in time to board your flight back home. With an enriching experience of a lifetime, its time to take home happy memories of the beautiful places visited, which you will treasure for a lifetime.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

TOUR ENDS

6 Nights 7 Days Available on request