Duration: 12 / 16 Days
Location: Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro
Highlights: Zagreb, Bled&Bohinj, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Pula, Motovun, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar Island, Ston, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Elaphite Islands
Unique Experiences: Private Wine Tasting in Boutique Family Wineries, Private Boat Ride to the Oyster Banks including Oyster Tasting followed by a Traditional Light lunch on a Private little Islet, Home – Hosted Lunch in Family Run Tavern
Start your journey in central Croatia. Skip for few days to Slovenia and continue with your tour by exploring through Istrian peninsula and Plitvice Lakes with ending it on the very South of Croatia on a crystal clear sea. Following the route, we would bring you to small family run olive oil factory where you get the chance to learn how olive oil is being produced, to our favorite boutique family run, local taverns and wineries.
Day 1: Arriving to Zagreb airport, we will transfer you in a luxury vehicle to the hotel of your choice. Zagreb is capital and the largest city of Croatia with a rich history.
Day 2: In a private guidance of your licensed English speaking guide you will enjoy walking tour of Zagreb visiting Upper and lower town that are connected with the shortest cable car in the world. Take a ride!
Day 3: After leisure breakfast you will have a private transfer to Bled Lake in Slovenia. On the way you may decide to make a stop in Ljubljana and walk thought the Town Square and the famous Fountain of Three Rivers, Cathedral of St. Nicolas, pass through the Old Square and the Upper Square.
Day 4: Today you will enjoy a private tour of Vingar and Bohinj. You will visit the only national park in Slovenia, Triglav, which is also the highest mountain in Slovenia. Lather on you will explore Vintgar, enchanting gorge of Radovna River. Your guide will take you on a scenic walk along the wooden bridges and rushing river Radovna through this picturesque gorge. You may also take a cable car ride to mountain Vogel and experience wonderful view of lake Bohinj and Julian Alps.
Day 5: Continue exploring Julian Alps with your licensed guide and driver. Full of natural heritage, churches and historical monuments Kranjska Gora is an amazing location. Don’t forget to take a picture by a statue of the lake’s guardian Zlatorog ( golden horn ). You will drive to Vršič Mountain Pass, the highest road pass in the Eastern Julian Alps. Lather on you will visit Kobarid, a small and amiable little town which is of historical importance for World War I & World War II.
Day 6: We will take you to Rovinj, Croatia. On the way you will stop in Postojna Cave – the longest cave system in Slovenia and one of the top tourist sites. The cave is so big that you could fit a cathedral in it.
Day 7: Charming Rovinj and Pula are your today’s stations. Pula’s not to be missed is Romans Amphitheatre, Arena, one of the largest Roman amphitheaters in the world. Rovinj, as one of the most beautiful towns on Croatia’s coast offers cultural heritage, hidden beauties, recreational sports…
Day 8: Today we will show you Istrian Hinterland, not only its coastal part. From the hilltop town Grožnjan till medieval ruins of town of Motovun you will continue to Momnjan area for delicious wine tasting.
Day 9: After breakfast you will check out from your hotel and meet with your driver for a private transfer to Split with a stop in Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will enjoy independent exploration of the Park, which is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 10: Visiting Split is not complete without visit of Mestrovic Gallery, the most celebrated Croatian artist of the 20th century. Continuing you will visit Diocletian Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site, complex build in the 3rd century.
Day 11: Today you will explore magnificent Island of Hvar. After walking tour, have a lunch at a local, family run, non-touristy tavern. Not to be missed is a visit of Hvar’s fortress known as Spanjola which was partly built by Spanish engineers.
Day 12: After breakfast you will check out and meet your local licensed English speaking driver for a private transfer to Dubrovnik. On the way you will stop in Ston and enjoy a private boat ride to the oyster banks including oyster tasting followed by a traditional light lunch on a private little islet.
Day 13: In a private guidance of your licensed English speaking guide you will explore the Pearl of Mediterranean. Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean and world, whose history dates from the 7th century.
Day 14: Today’s tour is of Montenegro, Croatia’s neighboring country. Accompanied by licensed English speaking guide and driver you will visit Perast and the islet “Lady of the Rocks” followed by visit of a family run olive grove. Next stop is Kotor, located in the heart of a deep fjord; Old Town is protected by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Day 15: Enjoy a day at sea on your private motor boat visiting Elaphite Islands. Elaphite archipelago comprises eight islands of which only three are inhabited. The islands are dotted with pine forests, authentic villages and idyllic bays.
Day 16: At the time of your choice, you will meet your English speaking driver for a private transfer to the airport