Visit Croatia and Slovenia on a tour from Dubrovnik to Bled.

Visit Croatia and Slovenia as you take the scenic route from lively Dubrovnik to pristine Bled. Experience both history and nature at their best - from Roman ruins and walled cities to unspoilt beaches and rugged islands just off the Adriatic coast. Quaff wine with locals in Korcula, delve into the ancient history of Split, hike through the Rab hinterland and be swept up in the magic of Bled. Discover a wealth of European architecture and lose yourself in the serenity of this charming and picturesque region.

Start
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Finish
Bled, Slovenia
Countries
Croatia,
Slovenia
Themes
Explorer
Code
ZMSUC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
184kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Walk Dubrovnik's famed city walls
  • Experience local hospitality in Korcula
  • Dine on traditional treats at a hillside vineyard
  • Relax on Croatia's idyllic beaches
  • Explore Roman ruins in Split
  • Hike thick forests on Pag Island
  • Marvel at Bled's island church

Itinerary

See how Dubrovnik bursts with history, from steep, cobbled streets and stunning architecture to the enveloping city walls. Uncover hidden treasures in the Old Town or perhaps take a boat ride to the island of Lokrum for a spot of swimming, where it is said that Richard the Lionheart was once shipwrecked. If time permits, get a snapshot of Croatian history at one of many museums or take a quiet moment inside an old cathedral. After a day of exploring, walk up Srd Hill for spectacular views of the city and the Dalmatian coastline.
Travel to Korcula by ferry or bus and stay in simple accommodation with generous local hosts. Take in the serene forest landscape dotted with tranquil inlets and character-filled vineyards, and a place where residents show immense pride in their island home. Try traditional delicacies while relaxing in a local restaurant and taste some travarica, a grappa-like drink, before partaking in the island's famous cakes for dessert. In free time, pay a visit to the Marco Polo Tower, go shopping, swimming or just soak up the ambience.
Experience the beauty of Hvar - the queen of the Dalmatian Islands. Wander past wonderfully preserved Renaissance facades and vast fields of lavender and rosemary. Enjoy some quality time on the beach or chill out over a few cocktails in a waterside bar.
Arrive in Split, the soul of Dalmatia and the site of Emperor Diocletian's well-preserved palace. This vibrant, World Heritage-listed town is a mixture of a golden past and present-day delights, and is easily explored on foot. While here, see the original and fantastically preserved basements under the city as well as the Cathedral in Diocletian's Peristyle and Jupiter's Temple.
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.
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
4 breakfasts2 dinners
Transport
Bus, Ferry, Minibus, Private Bus, Taxi
Accommodation
Guesthouse (4 nights), Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (6 nights), Private apartment (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Bicycle tour
  • City walls walk
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - Entrance
  • Pula Arena
  • Rovinj Day Trip
  • Wine tasting and dinner in Pupnat

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. The 2013 printed brochure itinerary will appear in error from Day 9 onwards. The correct 2013 itinerary is:
Days 9-10 Plitivice Lakes/Pag island
Days 11-12 Pula
Days 13-15 Bled

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Dubrovnik to Bled , August 2015

Dubrovnik to Bled , August 2015