Day 1: ZAGREB
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 star hotel.
Day 2: BLED — LJUBLJANA
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 star hotel.
Day 3: POSTOJNA — ROVINJ — PULA
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 star hotel.
Day 4: MOTOVUN — GROŽNJAN — NOVA VAS
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 star hotel in Poreč.
Day 5: PLITVICE LAKES — ZAGREB
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 star hotel.
PRICES (per person):
|2 persons||1.700 €|
|3 – 4 persons||1.420 €|
|5 – 6 persons||1.300 €|
|7 – 8 persons||1.220 €|
The price includes:
- 5 overnights (breakfast included) Zagreb, Ljubljana, Pula, Poreč, Zagreb
- 4 star 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