CROATIA, SLOVENIA,
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, MONTENEGRO

14 overnights / 15 days

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INTRODUCTION

This tour gives you an insight to natural beauties in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istrian coastal and continental towns
  • Ljubljana – Slovenian capital
  • Bled – the most romantic place in Slovenia
  • Postojna cave – the largest subterranean world in the region
  • Zagreb – Croatian capital
  • Plitvice – the most popular Croatian national park
  • Zadar, Trogir and Split – Dalmatian coastal historical town
  • Mostar in Herzegovina, famous for its old bridge
  • Dubrovnik – inevitable Adriatic pearl
  • Bay of Kotor, the only fjord on the Mediterranean

TRAVEL OVERVIEW

In this tour we have chosen the most interesting and the most valuable sights in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro including two sights which can be considered real natural wonders: Postojna and Plitvice. The concept of the trip includes transportation by tourist class bus and company by licenced English speaking tour guide for the whole trip. The guide will meet you at Pula airport and stay with the group by the end of the tour at Dubrovnik airport. The accommodation is possible in 3* or 4* hotels on bed and breakfast basis according to the budget. This kind of the tour is ideal for all those who want to be guided and want to learn more about the past as well as about the present of this beautiful country. The price includes: transportation by tourist class bus according to the program, English speaking tour guide, local guides for city tours, hotel accommodation on BB basis, city tax. On request, we can include HB and / or lunch, dinner in local restaurants, wine and olive oil tastings, entrance tickets for the monuments / national parks and similar.

ITINERARY & MAP

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DATES

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TRAVEL TYPE

  • group bus tour

 

ACOMMODATION

  • hotels

Day 1: PULA AIRPORT – ARRIVAL

Upon arrival contact the desk office of our partner car rental company and pick up the car

Drive to Pula city centre and check-in to the hotel

We suggest a city tour of Pula with a local guide (available on request) or on your own

Overnight in Pula

Day 2: PULA – POREČ – ROVINJ

Drive to Poreč

We suggest a city tour of Poreč

The group of religious monuments in Poreč, where Christianity was established as early as the 4th century, constitutes the most complete surviving complex of its type. The basilica, atrium, baptistery and Episcopal palace are outstanding examples of religious architecture, while the basilica itself combines classical and Byzantine elements in an exceptional manner.

Continue to Rovinj

Overnight in Rovinj

Day 3: ROVINJ – MOTOVUN – GROŽNJAN – ROVINJ

Departure from your hotel

Meeting with your local guide

Visit to Motovun

Continuation towards Livade

Presentation of olive oil production and olive oil + smoked ham and homemade cheese tasting at the family owned farm

Truffle hunt followed by a meal

Duration of truffle program 2,5 hours

On the way back, a short stop in Grožnjan

Late in the afternoon return to Rovinj, overnight

Day 4: ROVINJ – POSTOJNA – BLED

Departure from Rovinj towards border with Slovenia

Arrival to Postojna

Entrance to the Cave – start of the guided tour with English speaking guide

Visit Postojna Cave

Overnight in Bled

Day 5: BLED

Breakfast in the hotel

Your English speaking guide meets you in the lobby of Hotel Park

Walking tour around the lake

Cruise by „pletna“(traditional wooded boat) to the islet in the middle of the lake

Free afternoon

Overnight in Bled

Day 6: BLED – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB

Breakfast in the hotel

Departure towards Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia

Sightseeing with local guide

Free time for lunch

Continue towards Zagreb, capital of Croatia

Sightseeing with local English speaking guide

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 7: ZAGREB

The city of Zagreb, capital of Croatia, on the historic and political threshold between East and West, illustrates both the continental and the Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. Zagreb is the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia, and is home to the Croatian Parliament, Government and President.

Its favourable location between the Pannonian plain, the edge of the Alps and the Dinaric range has allowed it to become a crossing point for mass international communication.

Day 8: ZAGREB – PLITVICE

Free morning for individual visits and shopping

Departure in direction of Plitvice lakes

First part of Plitvice lakes itinerary

Overnight in the proximity of the National park

Day 9: PLITVICE – ZADAR

Departure towards Dalmatia

The particularity of the city is irresistible for those who respect and admire historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and its citizens. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organ in the world.

Overnight in Zadar

Day 10: ZADAR – TROGIR- SPLIT

After breakfast departure towards Trogir

Sightseeing in Trogir with local English speaking guide

The heart of Trogir is a small islet situated between the gentle hills on the mainland and the coast of the Island of Ciovo.

Continue towards Split

The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time when the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city of Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1700 years the Palace has slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage.

Overnight in Split

Day 11: SPLIT – MOSTAR

Departure towards Bosnia and Herzegovina

When you first encounter this beautiful city, you will feel its diversity which makes it so special. Its charm rests in its streets interwoven with the spirit of many different civilizations which have dwelled here, the spirit felt in its numerous young and hospitable people and its architecture.

Ivo Andric, world famous Nobel Prize winner once wrote: "When you spend a night in Mostar, it is not the sound that wakes you up in the morning, but - the Iight".

Overnight in Mostar

Day 12: MOSTAR - STON - DUBROVNIK

Drive back to Croatia

On the way to Dubrovnik make a stop in Ston, a small town at the very beginning of Pelješac peninsula, famous for oysters and mussels, sea food, salt works and the longest ramparts in Europe

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 13: DUBROVNIK – PERAST – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK

Day trip to Montenegro

Gorgeous, breathtaking, majestic, divine; however hefty your thesaurus, the brain-blowing beauty of the Bay of Kotor will leave you struggling for superlatives. Hemmed in by commanding cliffs and shape-shifting between rippling gulfs and sparkling straits, the cobalt cove even manages to defy geographic description: is it a fjord? A submerged canyon? It seems there’s only one way to define Boka Kotorska: unmissable.
In Perast short cruise by boat to the islet Our Lady of the Rocks

Continue towards Kotor
Located along one of World’s most beautiful bays is Kotor, a city of traders and famous sailors, with many stories to tell.

The Old City of Kotor is a well-preserved urbanization typical of the Middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th century. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site”.

Late in the afternoon return to Dubrovnik

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 14: DUBROVNIK

The 'Pearl of the Adriatic', situated on the Dalmatian coast, has become an important Mediterranean Sea power starting from the 13th century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Damaged again in the 1990s by armed conflict, it is now the focus of a major restoration program coordinated by UNESCO.

Full-day in Dubrovnik to explore the city

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 15: DUBROVNIK AIRPORT – DEPARTURE

Drive to Dubrovnik airport and leave the car at our partner car rental company

Check-in for your flight

Have a safe trip back home!

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