Scenic Slovenia & Croatia
Delight in the best of Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia on a spectacular tour around the historic heart of the Balkans and the stunning Dalmatian Coast.
DAY 1: UK - Ljubljana.
Fly to Ljubljana where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night. (D)
DAY 2: Ljubljana - Postojna Caves - Zadar.
Begin today with one of the real highlights of your tour - a visit to the beautiful subterranean world of the Postojna Caves, the largest known cave system in Slovenia and one of Europe's most extensive underground networks. Enjoy a mini-train ride through the caves to admire the diverse and captivating stalactite and stalagmite formations. Later, head across the border into Croatia and along the Dalmatian Coast to Zadar, a picturesque, historic town and the former capital of Dalmatia, for some sightseeing and an overnight stay. The area has a chequered history of rulers, from centuries under Venetian domination and Austro-Hungarian rule prior to World War I, to Italy and, after World War II, Yugoslavia. Now it is part of Croatia: free, busy and full of life. (B, D)
DAY 3: Zadar - Split - Dubrovnik.
Journey to the beautiful coastal town of Split, Croatia's largest city, spectacularly set overlooking the gleaming waters of the Adriatic. Rich with a varied and vibrant history, Split is dominated by the splendid Palace of Diocletian, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the city's highlights on an included sightseeing tour before continuing further along the Dalmatian Coast to the picturesque port of Dubrovnik for two nights. (B)
DAY 4: Dubrovnik.
Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik is perched on a promontory that juts into the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. As one of the Dalmatian Coast's most beautiful resorts, the city is famed for its striking buildings, squares and fortified walls as well as its plentiful shops, cafés and restaurants. For an insight into the history of this beautifully preserved medieval city, enjoy a walk around the city on the included sightseeing tour. (B)
DAY 5: Dubrovnik - Neretva Gorges - Mostar - Sarajevo.
Journey across the border into Bosnia-Herzegovina and relax on a scenic drive through the rugged countryside of the Neretva Valley, a luscious and fertile area rich in wildlife and dissected by a vast, sparkling river. Next, enjoy a stop in the former Turkish garrison town of Mostar, now the chief city of Herzegovina, to view the Stari Most Old Bridge, after which the city is named. Later, visit the historic city of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and a city with a distinctly Turkish influence. The included sightseeing tour provides an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the city and its architectural highlights including mosques, markets and bazaars. (B, D)
DAY 6: Sarajevo - Plitvice National Park.
Cross the border back into Croatia for a visit to one of the country's best-known landmarks, the spectacularly scenic expanse of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Unspoilt and beautiful, the area blends rocky, natural wilderness and abundant rich flora, with 16 glimmering turquoise-blue lakes and lush wooded hills peppered with cascading waterfalls. Join the included walking tour for great views of some of the beautiful lakes before staying overnight in the area. (B, D)
DAY 7: Plitvice - Zagreb - Ljubljana.
Your first stop today is Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and the country's largest city. Enjoy a visit to the hilltop district of Gornji Grad and its lovely medieval quarter, Gradec. Enjoy a sightseeing tour to admire St Mark's Square and the wealth of historic buildings, including the Gothic-style Church of St Marcus, before continuing to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, for more sightseeing and an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 8: Ljubljana - UK.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)
Accommodation on Tour
Ljubljana: M Hotel (3*); Zadar: Porto (3*); Dubrovnik: Argosy (4*); Sarajevo: Grand (3*); Plitvice: Jezero (3*).
Scenic Slovenia & Croatia 9 days
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Scenic Slovenia & Croatia
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- Flights: UK - Ljubljana - UK
- Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities
- Meals on tour 7 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D)
- Services of a tour director on tour and local representative in resort
- Porterage at hotels during tour (for one suitcase per person)
- Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits.
- Transfers between overseas airport and hotels
- All local and airport taxes/service charges
- Single share option (on tour only) no supplement to pay
- Postojna Caves Visit
- Zadar City sightseeing
- Split City sightseeing
- Dubrovnik City sightseeing
- Neretva Gorges Scenic drive
- Mostar Visit with local guide
- Sarajevo City sightseeing
- Plitvice National Park Visit
- Zagreb City sightseeing
- Ljubljana City sightseeing
- London Stansted
- Wednesdays - 2014
16 Apr 2014 to 22 Oct 2014