Arrival in ZAGREB. Trip to the hotel. Our guide will arrive with the group from Slovenia around lunch time. There will be a sightseeing tour with a local guide. We will have a chance to admire its two hills, the upper town and the new neighbourhoods of Croatia’s capital city. Supper included.
We will leave first thing in the morning to travel to Bosnia. We will have a coffee stop in SLAVONSKI BROD, a border town on the bank of Sava river. Border crossing procedure (it may take long) and entry into Bosnia. Border regions hold bleak memories of the war in the 1990s. MAGLAJ, a tour of this Bosnian town. Lunch time. We will resume our trip to SARAJEVO, where we will arrive at mid-afternoon. Sightseeing tour with local guide of this highly Turk-influenced city – its musks, madrassas and hectic bazaars. We will also visit the Tunnel of Hope which saved the city during the Serbian siege during the war. Supper included.
Another exciting tour of beautiful landscapes. We will travel to MOSTAR crossing deep valleys and see its gorgeous historic centre and its stone bridge which separates the Orthodox, Muslim and Catholic communities. After lunch, we will stop in MEDJUGORGE, a place visited by thousands of Catholic pilgrims. We will continue our trip to KRAVICA, stopping at its magnificent waterfall. We will resume our trip to Croacia. Border crossing procedure (it may take long). DUBROVNIK, arrival at the end of the day (sojourn in a coastal location near the city). Supper included.
Sightseeing tour of DUBROVNIK in the morning with a local guide. This is, no doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The perfectly preserved historic centre of this walled city on the Adriatic coastine is a jewel of the world’s architectural heritage. This visit includes a tour of the Franciscan Monastery which holds Europe’s oldest pharmacy; Dubrovnik Cathedral and Sponza Palace. We also include a cable car trip that will allow us to enjoy a wonderful vista of the city and its neighbouring islands. Free afternoon. Return to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Supper included.
We will depart in the morning travelling along the Croatian coastline which displays amazing seascapes with islands. Arrival in SPLIT at noon. We include a visit with a local guide and entry into the Diocletian’s Palace. We will tour this immense palace from the Roman period, its labyrinth of streets, and its sea vistas. Supper included.
We will travel to the interior region of Croatia, going through beautiful hilly landscapes to finally arrive in PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK, which was added to UNESCO World Heritage List. Entry into the park included (with access to the lakes’ boats and train) where you will admire its lakes and waterfalls. You will be able to trek along its trails and take the boats that sail through the waters of these lakes. After lunch, we will travel back to the coast toward the north of Croatia. OPATIJA, supper included and sojourn in this resort town which offers a charming night life.
Entry into Slovenia. We will travel to POSTJONA, one of the world’s biggest caves which is partially toured by train. After this, we will visit BLED, a gorgeous postcard town on the shore of a lake in the middle of which there is an islet where the bell tower of a monastery stands out at the foot of a medieval castle. We include a boat trip around Bled’s lake and a visit of the monastery on the islet. We will resume our trip to Slovenia’s capital city, LJUBJIANA. Arrival and tour with a local guide of Slovenia’s small capital city, a beautiful Central European city. Supper included.
Note: During winter, in order to be able to visit Ljubjiana during the daylight hours, this may take place before departure to Maribor.
We will travel to MARIBOR, Slovenia’s second most important city, highly influenced by Austrian culture, where its cathedral and castle stand out. Afterwards, we will go back to Croatia. Arrival in ZAGREB around 3.00 pm. End of our services.