Lose yourself in the serenity of Croatia and Slovenia
Take a scenic journey through Croatia and Slovenia on this 15-day tour 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 islands and architecture and lose yourself in the serenity of this charming and picturesque region.
Spend a full day exploring the green island of Mljet – with its small seaside villages, lush national park trails, shimmering waters and largely untouched environment, you’ll never want to leave!
Snack on salty cheese made from sheep’s milk during a trip to the karst island of Pag, where a determined group of islanders wring themselves a living from the barren, rocky landscape.
A guided tour of the 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace in Split reveals not just Roman-era beauty, but also the local businesses that operate in the alleyways and cellars of this epic structure.
Gaze over the beautiful hillside, lavender fields and vineyards of Hvar Island during a leisurely organic dinner at an agriturismo.
Stroll through Plitvice Lakes National Park, marvelling at luminous lakes and waterfalls that seem to have been sketched by an artist.
Explore the stunning Lake Bled, with its famous island church and aquamarine water, on a guided walk with your leader.
The Croatian coast is ruggedly beautiful and mountainous. This makes for a gorgeous backdrop, but it also means plenty of steep steps. 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.
Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be very high in this region (over 40°C), which can make things uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water.
Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. In some cases, bathroom facilities will be shared rather than ensuite.
Live like a local! Please note that on the islands of Korcula & Hvar and in Bled we stay in private apartments that locals rent out during summer. These are located in various buildings spread across town, but all are well located. The apartments are not hotels, which means there's no reception desk, room service or daily cleaning service, no televisions or washing machines. They differ in layout and facilities, can vary in size and most don't have air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. While multi-share rooms are assigned only to folks of the same gender, apartments are allocated on a mixed gender basis. Apartments may only have one bathroom which will be shared between the group members staying in the same apartment. If you have paid a single supplement, you will be allocated your own room, however this room will be in a shared apartment with shared bathroom facilities, not a single or studio apartment.
1. A single supplement is bookable on this trip, excluding Days 1,2 & 11 where you will be in shared accommodation. Availability is limited due to small properties we use. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. As this is a combination of 2 trips, your leader and the composition of your group may change in Split.
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