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Dubrovnik to Bled

15 Days | Lose yourself in the serenity of Croatia and Slovenia

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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.

Trip overview

Map of Dubrovnik To Bled including Croatia and Slovenia
Start
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Finish
Bled, Slovenia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Slovenia, Croatia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMSUC
This trip generates 26.33 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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.
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Itinerary

Map of Dubrovnik To Bled including Croatia and Slovenia

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts

Transport

Public bus, Private vehicle, Ferry, Taxi, Funicular, Train

Accommodation

Hostel with private facilities (2 nights), Hotel (5 night), Guest House (1 night), Private apartment (6 nights)

Activities
  • Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik Card (1 day local transport and entry to sites)
  • Dubrovnik - City Walls Walk
  • Korcula Island hike
  • Authentic dinner at Zrnovo village family owned restaurant
  • Mljet Island - Day Trip to Mljet Island National Park
  • Mljet Island - St Mary Island Benedictine Monastery
  • Hop on hop off boat taxi ticket
  • Split - City Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Split - Diocletian's Palace
  • Zadar - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Zadar - Nunnery & farm visit
  • Plitvice Lakes - National Park Visit
  • Licko Petrovo Selo NGO visit
  • Zagreb - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Ljubljana - Castle and Funicular
  • Ljubljana - Leader-led walking tour
  • Bled - Walk around Lake Bled
Add on activities
  • Dubrovnik - Hike up Mt Srd - Free
  • Dubrovnik - Church of St. Blaise - Free
  • Dubrovnik - Lokrum Island Boat Trip - EUR27
  • Dubrovnik - Mt Srd Museum of Croatian War of Independence - EUR4
  • Dubrovnik - Discover Game of Thrones Filming Locations Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Dubrovnik - Mt Srd Cable Car - EUR27
  • Dubrovnik - War Photography Museum - EUR10
  • Dubrovnik - Rector's Palace - EUR13
  • Dubrovnik - Franciscan Monastery - EUR4
  • Korcula - Traditional Moreska Dance Performance - EUR18
  • Korcula – City Museum - EUR6
  • Korcula - Wine tasting at local winery - EUR20
  • Korcula – Hop on hop off boat - EUR20
  • Hvar Island - Full Day Boat Cruise to Blue Cave, Green Cave and Vis Island - EUR70
  • Hvar Island - Spanjola Fortress - EUR7
  • Hvar Island - Pakleni Islands Half Day Trip - EUR35
  • Hvar Island - St Stephen’s Cathedral - Free
  • Split - Diocletian's Palace Cellars - EUR7
  • Split - Fish Market - Free
  • Split – Highlights of Split Urban Adventure - EUR79
  • Split - Marjan Hill Hike - Free
  • Split - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower - EUR10
  • Split - Ethnographic Museum - EUR3
  • Split - City Museum - EUR4
  • Split - Gallery of Fine Arts - EUR5
  • Split - Ivan Mestrovic Gallery - EUR12
  • Split - Archaeological Museum - EUR8
  • Zadar – Museum of ancient glass - EUR6
  • Zadar – Gold and Silver of the city of Zadar Museum - EUR6
  • Zadar - Archaeological Museum - EUR5
  • Zadar - Cathedral Bell Tower - EUR2
  • Zadar - Church of Saint Donat - EUR4
  • Zadar - St Anastasia's Cathedral - Free
  • Zadar - Roman Forum - Free
  • Zagreb - Museum of Broken Relationships - EUR7
  • Zagreb - Mirogoj Cemetery - Free
  • Zagreb - Cathedral - Free
  • Zagreb - The Croatian Museum of Naive Art - EUR5
  • Zagreb - City Museum - EUR4
  • Zagreb - Lotrščak Tower - EUR3
  • Zagreb - Funicular - EUR1
  • Bled - Mountain Bike Hire - EUR25
  • Bled - Pletna Boat Trip - EUR14
  • Triglav National Park - Canyoning - EUR65
  • Bled - Castle - EUR15
  • Triglav National Park - River Rafting - EUR55
  • Triglav National Park - Bus and Cable Car Trip to Mt Vogel - EUR32
  • Triglav National Park - Emerald River Adventure (full day) - EUR110
  • Triglav National Park - Vintgar Gorge - EUR10

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Important notes

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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Reviews

3.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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John · Traveled September 2023
An interesting tour with a highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour leader, Mirna. Croatian islands are picturesque and the countries visited are steeped in history.
Review submitted 23 Sep 2023

Arlene · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 16 Sep 2023

Patricia · Traveled September 2022
this trip is so overpriced..256.00 a day..you get transport and a 2 to 3 star room..no guides, few meals, very, very few activities, cost to you. about 50 dollars, do it on your own! remember first day is only meeting group, last day is leaving so take 2 days off and then calculate!
Review submitted 10 Oct 2022

Andrew · Traveled May 2022
Fantastic full two weeks from Dubrovnik to Bled! Ours was a small intimate group and felt like we were a family on vacation. Our Sarajevan guide was enthusiastic and full of energy; he knew the language, sites, etc. It was nice to have a local as our guide for the trip. Great adventure, food, drinks, experience, views, history, everything!!
Review submitted 19 Jul 2022

Shannon · Traveled September 2021
I definitely recommend this trip, especially the first half (Dubrovnik to Split). The Croatian coastline between Dubrovnik and Split is so stunning you just have to see it! The towns we visited are breathtaking, especially Dubrovnik's old town - it's definitely worth the hype - but the other towns have that medieval feel to them too with cobblestone streets and buildings made from stone. Plitvice Lakes National Park and Lake Bled are the highlights of the second half of the trip - and beyond gorgeous. If I were to go again, I probably would take the Intrepid tour from Dubrovnik to Split, then go to Plitvice Lakes National Parks on my own, spend a couple of days there, and then go to Lake Bled and explore a little more of Slovenia. Pula's Amphitheatre would make an interesting stop for about an hour along the way and Rovinj deserves maybe 2 hours, I found the rest of the tour stops a little disappointing. A lot of time was spent in destinations I would have skipped. Still, I highly recommend Croatia and Slovenia to anyone who is thinking of going - you won't regret it!
Review submitted 11 Oct 2021
Dubrovnik to Bled
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GBP £3,169