Arrival at airport with transfer to hotel with dinner and accommodation
Panoramic Tour Ljubljana (51 min)
After breakfast a panoramic tour in Ljubljana. The capital of Slovenia is a charming city full of artists, museums, and galleries. The old city centre has a unique architectural appearance, particularly due to its mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture with masterful creations by the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. We will have the chance to know this architect´s unique work visiting the Triple Bridges, a group of three bridges across the Ljubljanica River, that connects Ljubljana´s historical medieval, town on one bank, and the modern city. We will also see the old town, the Dragon Bridge, Preseren Square and the city´s highlight, Ljubljana Castle ,the most spectacular sight in the Ljubljana. You will have the afternoon free to do some shopping and explore the city on your own. Dinner and overnight in Ljubljana
Bled – Mokrice (51 min trip)- Ljubljana
Today after breakfast we will reach Lake Bled, a glacier lake and one of Slovenia´s most popular tourist destinations. With immense natural beauty, the lake is formed by crystal clear waters from the Alps and there we can find a small island with a charming church that we will visit with rowing boats. A legend tells that if ring the church bell and make a wish, it’ll come true. In the evening we will visit a castle in Mokrice and enjoy a lovely candle light dinner. This castle hotel served as location for the English pop band, the Pet Shop Boys, for their video Heart. after dinner returning to hotel in Ljubljana for overnight
Ljubljana- Postojna ( 24 min) – Opatija (1:21h)
Today, after breakfast, we departure to Postojna, the second longest cave system in Slovenia. You can visit the labyrinth on a small electric railway and see the beautiful natural formations (including stalagmites and stalactites) resulting from deposits of calcium carbonate. Then lunch in a restaurant close to the cave followed by a drive to the croatian coast. Dinner and overnight in Opatija.
Opatija – Rovinj(44min) – Pula (55min) – Opatija
Today after breakfast we will discover the cities of Rovinj and Pula. Rovinj is one of the most picturesque towns along the Istrian coast. We will visit the beautiful Old Town, admire the medieval buildings and the lovely port, and walk through cobblestone streets up to St. Eufemija cathedral, the highest point and symbol of Rovinj. We will have lunch in Rovinj. Then we will go on with our tour to reach Pula.The city is situated at the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula and is the area’s largest city. The unspoiled natural surroundings are magical and it´s home to many ancient Roman buildings, including the well-preserved, magnificent amphitheater, Triumphal Arch of Sergius, Temple of Augustus and Gate of Hercules. Dinner and overnight in Opatija
Opatija – Hum – Motovun – Porec – Opatija
Breakfast followed by a guided stroll in Opatija, the oldest and most famous health resort in Europe. The Opatija Golden Book of Guests was signed by the most prestigious visitors including Emperor Franz Joseph. Even today you can see the heritage of lifestyle of noblemen from Austro-Hungarian monarchy in the architectural styles of villas. After Opatija we head to the smallest city in the world – Hum. Then we will go to Porec and visit the Euphrasius Basilica and Decumanus street. There aren’t many towns like Poreč’s ancient town centre that contain so many important and valuable sites in such a small space and we will be able to see these wonders. After the tour Free time in Porec In the evening optional Panoramic Boat Ride to sea Opatija at night dinner and overnight in Opatija
Opatija – Plitvice Lakes – Zadar
Breakfast and departure to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction. In 1979 was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. We will have lunch near Plitvice then we head to Zadar riviera for dinner and overnight.
Zadar – Split – Dubrovnik
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Zadar, a beautiful Croatian town in the northern Dalmatian region. We will see the old town, St. Donat’s church, the world’s best preserved pre –Romamesque church and the unique Sea Organ of Zadar – a man-made organ with a completely otherworldly sound that is created by the motion of the waves. The visit to Zadar will be followed by a drive to Split and sightseeing of town and its historical center : Diocleciano´s palace , Jupiter´s Temple, Peristilo and Cathedral. Split is the biggest city on the Croatian coast and one of the most historical cities on the Mediterranean. Diocleciano´s palace represents the most valuable example of Roman architecture on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. Then we go on to have overnight and dinner in Dubrovnik.
Breakfast followed by a visit to the Arboretum Trsteno, located some 30 km north of Dubrovnik, it is the best known arboretum in Croatia. Following a visit a dalmatian family who owns an oil mill, where your host will introduce you to tradition, olive oil and its extraction process, after which you will be invited to taste there extra-virgin olive oil. After that we have a tour within Dubrovnik walls. The most recognizable feature which defines the History of Dubrovnik and gives it its characteristic are its intact city walls which run uninterrupted for 1940 meters encircling the city. This complex structure, one of the most beautiful and strongest fort systems in the Europe is the main attraction to the city’s visitors. Free afternoon in Dubrovnik. Overnight and dinner in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik – Montenegro – Dubrovnik
Today breakfast will be followed by a trip to another country. We will see Budva and Kotor, in Montenegro. On the way to visit Budva we will have a glance of Sveti Stephan island, is a small islet and hotel resort, an Adriatic playground for the rich and famous from the 1960s to the 1980s.The Old Town in Budva has many different tales and stories of its origin. Scholars and historians believe it to have originally been an island, which later joined the shore to form a sand isthmus. Much of the architecture in the Old Town is of Venetian design. Then we will see Kotor, an old, greatly preserved medieval city sporting a range of monuments and architectural beauty unmatched not only in the region but internationally as well. This extraordinary city, located on the banks of Kotor Bay has been included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Lunch in Budva. Then we will return to Dubrovnik for an overnight.
Dubrovnik – Mostar – Međugorje – Sarajevo
Breakfast and departure to Mostar, a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as a melting pot of cultures and religions, where east meets west and north meets south, to see the remains of turkish quarter and the 16th century stone bridge. Lunch in Mostar then the tour follows to Medugorje, a beautiful and sacred city of Bosnia i Herzegovina. The name Međugorje literally means “an area between mountains”. Since 1981, it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local Catholics. We will visit Apparition Hill, St.James Church, the outside Altar. Drive to Sarajevo. Accommodation and dinner.
Sarajevo – Zagreb
Tour of Sarajevo. Admire the symbol of the Austro-Hungarian heritage, listen the story about the Spite House, go through the streets where you will learn more about different crafts which have existed in Sarajevo since 15th century. Discover the heart of the Ottoman rule. Pray in for big houses of God in Sarajevo and find out why people call it a “European Jerusalem”. For lunch we will try the famous Bosnian cuisine and try the baklava. After this cultural immersion we will drive to Zagreb for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we will explore the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. Visiting the Upper Town, St Mark´s church, Cathedral of St Stephen Cathedral, Stone Gate, Croatian national theatre and University we will remove the veil from the secrets kept in the facades of old buildings. Find out why people in Zagreb hear Gric cannon each day at noon and discover the hidden courtyards of old town. Enliven the stories from ancient times such as the struggle of Gradec and the Capitol, or the story of the Golden Bull. Feel everyday Zagreb on Dolac market while you sense a scent of more than one hundred kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables. Take a ride with the funicular in Zagreb. This city tour includes a lunch in a traditional Zagreb restaurant where you can taste food following our grandmother’s receipts. Afternoon free for shopping and to relax. Dinner and overnight.
Time free until the time for transfer to the airport.