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 Hvar 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.
Dubrovnik's charms reach far beyond the famed beautiful city walls. Explore the undisputed jewel of the Dalmatian Coast, and maybe cruise to Lokrum Island where a botanical garden, Benedictine monastery, and excellent swimming spots await
A highlight for many travellers, Hvar Island seems to have it all: Renaissance architecture, beautiful beaches, lush green landscapes and excellent Dalmatian cuisine
Korcula Island is a quiet escape full of vineyards, olive groves and tranquil coves – indulge in local island food and drink specialties during a feast in a sleepy village
Be blown away by Zadar and its extensive Roman ruins, medieval city walls and the modern sea organ and sun dial
Embark on a day trip to famous Plitvice National Park, and be awed by the colours of the lakes and waterfalls
Explore ancient Split, where tradition, modernity and a variety of European influences come together. A visit to the Diocletian’s Palace reveals some of the Adriatic Coast’s most important surviving Roman buildings
The Slovenian town of Bled is a joy to explore. An active paradise, the beautiful town lies on a stunning lake at the edge of the Julian Alps and its island church appears to have come straight out of a fairytale
Please be aware that the Croatian coast is very hilly and mountainous, which means lots & lots of steps are an inherent feature of the landscape. You will have to be able to easily lift your luggage and carry it up and down stairs and inclines. Also, stone streets become very slippery when wet. Some people may find Croatia's topography very demanding.
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Additionally, please be aware that July, August and the first half of September is high season along the Croatian coast, which means that the local infrastructure is under a lot of pressure with a lot of people in the towns we visit. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
As accommodation on this trip is twin share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Also, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
Please note that on the islands of Korcula and Hvar we are staying in private apartments that locals rent out during the summer months. These are located in various buildings spread across town, but all are within 15- minutes walk of the main square. They differ in layout and facilities, can vary in size and most don't have air-conditioning. This is the most effective way of staying in the centre of town.
As this is a combination of 2 trips, your leader and the composition of your group may change in Split.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 13 October 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information. The price of the Single Supplement does not include the following nights where single rooms may not be available. If a single room becomes available at check-in for these nights, there may be the option for you to upgrade to a single room and pay the surcharge locally for that night:
- Days 7 & 8 - Split
- Days 9 & 10 - Zadar
Our Dubrovnik to Bled trips score an average of 4.56 out of 5 based on 18 reviews in the last year.
Excellent way to see the Croatian coast with an amazing travel company! Can’t fault it. Hopefully you get Sasha as a guide, she was excellent!!
Review submitted 22 Sep 2018
Excellent overview to a broad range of Croatia's highlights - the islands, the historic cities of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Pula, the spectacular Plitvice Lakes and beautiful Lake Bled in Slovenia. Every day provided a highlight. Itinerary carefully planned to give scope for individual activities. A wonderful experience.
Review submitted 21 Sep 2018