Travel to cities, mountains and beaches in Croatia and Slovenia

This adventure bounds from the medieval monuments of Split in Croatia, through the ancient streets of Old Town Zadar, and then north to the island of Rab. Take a blissful beach break before crossing into Slovenia to discover the enchanting surrounds of Bled. If you're after forest hikes, seaside relaxing, breathtaking sights and scrumptious food, this jam-packed trip - offering a taste of Croatia and Slovenia - is for you.

Start
Split, Croatia
Finish
Bled, Slovenia
Countries
Croatia,
Slovenia
Themes
Explorer
Code
ZMSY
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
98kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • See Emperor Diocletian's awe-inspiring palace in Split
  • Hear the enchanting sounds of Zadar's Sea Organ
  • Relax on the Adriatic island of Pag
  • Be captivated by enchanting Bled

Itinerary

Arrive in Croatia early to explore the many sights in this busy centre of the Dalmatian Coast. Visit Split's impressive Diocletian's Palace with its sprawling Roman-style basements, wander through the Temple of Jupiter or park up at a streetside cafe to observe the locals.
Head north into the vivid green landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park, hemmed in by striking mountains and boasting some of the most postcard-perfect scenery in Croatia. Then swap the ethereal beauty of Plitvice for the stark karst ridges of Pag Island.
Embrace the heady flavours of Pag cheese, eaten with sliced black olives. In free time, perhaps grab a bike and cruise about at a leisurely pace. Enjoy an excursion to Lun, where ancient olive trees appear to grow out of the stone.
Conjure scenes of battle on a visit to Pula’s Roman Amphitheatre, relish a taste of nostalgia in the Old Town and perhaps encounter treasured relics in the Archaelogical Museum. To truly appreciate the enduring nature of this town, follow the Roman walls on the eastern boundary, passing through the Triumphal Arch of Sergius.
Cross the border into Slovenia and travel into the Julian Alps. Take in the mountainous backdrop, picturesque lake and impressive cliff-top fortress, which all combine to make Bled such a wonderful place to visit. Perhaps cycle around Lake Bled's shoreline, row a boat out to the island or hike through the exceptional Vintgar Gorge. Then, why not celebrate the end of a remarkable journey with a final group meal.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Bus, Ferry, Minibus, Private Bus
Accommodation
Guesthouse (5 nights), Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Bicycle tour
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - Entrance
  • Pula Arena

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

2. In the 2012 brochure, Day 2 appears as- Plitivice Lakes. The correct information is -Day 2 Plitivice Lakes/Pag Island. Please see trip notes for full information about Day 2 itinerary.

3. 2013 Itinerary change:
The updated price and full itinerary will be available later this year.
The revised itinerary is:
Day 1 Split
Days 2-3 Plitivice Lakes/Pag island
Days 4-5 Pula
Days 6-8 Bled

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Croatia & Slovenia trips score an average of 4.59 out of 5 based on 17 reviews in the last year.

Croatia & Slovenia , June 2015

Croatia & Slovenia , June 2015