Croa­t­ian and Sloven­ian gems



Wel­come to Zagreb, the cap­i­tal and the largest city of the Repub­lic of Croa­tia. Our guide will pick you up at the Zagreb Air­port and trans­fer you to your accom­mo­da­tion. Once you’ve set­tled down, we are tak­ing you on a tour of the city cen­ter where you will see the most famous sights of Zagreb. You can choose between two pos­si­ble routes for your visit of the city. The first is ded­i­cated mostly to the city’s his­tor­i­cal land­marks and the sight­see­ing starts at the Main Square, from where we move on to the Zagreb Cathe­dral and con­tinue through Tkalčićeva street and the “Bloody Bridge” (Krvavi Most) to the Stone Gate and St Mark’s Church. We end our tour vis­it­ing the Lotrščak Tower and tak­ing a pleas­ant ride on the Zagreb Funic­u­lar. The alter­na­tive route is a panoramic one, as we will take you for a ride on the Zagreb horse­shoe: we will visit the Zrin­je­vac Square, the King Tomis­lav Square, the Botan­i­cal gar­den and the Croa­t­ian National The­ater. Later on, we will make a short visit to Mak­simir, Zagreb’s old­est pub­lic park and the Mirogoj ceme­tery. After the walk, it’s time for you to relax over a nice wel­come din­ner with spe­cial­ties of the local cui­sine. You will spend the night in a 4* hotel.


After break­fast, we are leav­ing Croa­tia just for a day to visit the charm­ing lake resort of Bled, famous for its medieval cas­tle sit­u­ated on a cliff high above the lake and the amaz­ing sur­round­ing Alpine peaks. Cas­tle ter­races offer spec­tac­u­lar views of the lake and the tiny island in the mid­dle. After that, we will take a break to taste the deli­cious vanilla cus­tard and cream cake „kremšnita“ – one of the most famous Sloven­ian desserts. We will spend the rest of the day vis­it­ing Ljubl­jana, the cap­i­tal of Slove­nia, where we are also going to have din­ner and spend the night in a 4* hotel.


The third day we return to Croa­tia, but not before we visit the most famous tourist attrac­tion in Slove­nia – the amaz­ing Pos­to­jna caves. A small train will take you on a tour of the 27-​kilometre sys­tem of under­ground caves, tun­nels, gal­leries and cham­bers dec­o­rated with spec­tac­u­lar drip­stones, which are also known for pro­vid­ing habi­tat for an endemic amphib­ian sala­man­der, some­times called the human fish or the baby dragon. Dur­ing lunchtime, we are mak­ing our way back to Croa­tia to visit the beau­ti­ful town of Rov­inj, sit­u­ated on the west­ern coast of the Istrian penin­sula. After lunch we are going for a pleas­ant walk through the pic­turesque old town streets, famous for its Venet­ian archi­tec­ture, includ­ing Grisia, known as the street of artists and the St. Eufemia church tower. Late after­noon will be head­ing south to visit and stay the night in Pula, the largest town of the Istrian region, known for its rich Roman Empire her­itage and excep­tion­ally well-​preserved mon­u­ments. End­ing the tour of the his­tor­i­cal town cen­ter, we are tak­ing an evening stroll on the seafront to admire the view of the Light­ing giants, the famous audio-​visual art instal­la­tion made with Pula’s ship­yard cranes. Overnight stay in a 4* hotel.


Today we have a spe­cial treat for you as we are going to visit some really spe­cial places in cen­tral Istria. First, we are vis­it­ing the most famous Istrian medieval town – Motovun. It is a for­ti­fied town located atop a 277-​meter high hill, over­look­ing the splen­did Mirna River Val­ley, and its present appear­ance dates back to the mid­dle Ages. The posi­tion and vis­tas of Motovun make it one of the most beau­ti­ful towns on the Mediter­ranean. Motovun is also famous for the world-​renowned film fes­ti­val that takes place there every sum­mer since 1999 attract­ing thou­sands of movie enthu­si­asts. After that, we head to nearby Grožn­jan, known as the “town of artists”. With the guid­ance of our expe­ri­enced tour guide, you can truly enjoy this hid­den Istrian gem and its per­fectly pre­served streets, squares, churches, forts and walls. Stroll throught the streets of Grožn­jan, take a peak in some of the many gal­leries or, if you enjoy fine food, taste the famous Istrian truf­fle. Our tour con­tin­ues to the town of Nova Vas, where we will visit the amaz­ing Bare­dine under­ground caves. The sight­see­ing takes us on a 300m long path­way up to 60m below the ground where you can admire an under­ground lake and 5 amaz­ing cham­bers dec­o­rated with the sculp­tures of the Vir­gin Mary, the shep­herdess Milka, the Tower of Pisa and the torch­bearer snow­man, which is also the trade­mark of the cave. For din­ner, we are tak­ing you to the pic­turesque medieval town of Beram, where you are going to savor the tra­di­tional cui­sine of the Istrian region. Overnight stay in a 4* hotel in Poreč.


We saved the best for last and before return­ing to Zagreb we will spend the day in con­tact with nature, on a sight­see­ing tour of the famous Plitvice lakes. The Plitvice lakes are the old­est national park in South­east Europe and the largest national park in Croa­tia, and because of its rare nat­ural and cul­tural value the park is famous not only through­out Croa­tia, but also world­wide; earn­ing a cov­eted place on UNESCO’s list of World Her­itage sites. A total of 16 lakes are con­nected by hun­dreds of water­falls pre­sent­ing a con­tin­u­ous amaz­ing arrange­ment of water and light. The Plitvice lakes are a pro­tected ecosys­tem and a National park since 1949. Nature has been cre­at­ing this per­fect pic­ture for mil­len­nia and it is going to leave you breath­less. Take an idyl­lic boat ride on the Koz­jak lake and enjoy the aston­ish­ing view of the pure sparkling water gush­ing through thou­sands cas­cades while fill­ing your lungs with clean, fresh air. Take plea­sure in admir­ing the endemic flora and fauna and feel free to take pho­tos and pre­serve the mem­ory of this unique loca­tion for­ever. After an exten­sive tour of the lakes, we are going to relax savor­ing the tra­di­tional food of the Lika region in a cozy restau­rant in the vil­lage of Ras­toke. Com­plet­ing the tour, we return to Zagreb where you will again spend the night in a 4* hotel.

Day 6: ZAGREB, departure

After break­fast, trans­fer to the airport.


PRICES (per person):

2 per­sons 1.700
34 persons 1.420
56 persons 1.300
78 persons 1.220

The price includes:

  • 5 overnights (break­fast included) in Zagreb, Ljubl­jana, Pula, Poreč, Zagreb
  • 4* hotels
  • A/​C car or mini­van transportation
  • air­port transfer
  • licensed Eng­lish speak­ing guide/​driver
  • all entrance tick­ets men­tioned in the itinerary
  • tra­di­tional din­ner in each city
  • all taxes and VAT

*Note: all tours can be cus­tomized by chang­ing the accom­mo­da­tion type and city of departure



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