CROATIA & SLOVENIA: CAVTAT (DUBROVNIK) – BLED

Tour

Countries:Croatia & Slovenia

Duration:10 nights/11 days

Pace/Style: Moderate/Adventure

Group Size: 4 - 16

Tour Code: HRSL

Combination Tour:Balkans Adventure + Croatia & Slovenia = Best of the Balkans

Transport:2 small public boats, 2 catamarans, 1 train, private minibus, on foot

Age:Minimum 12 years – no maximum*

*Providing guest can obtain travel insurance and in certain cases an additional medical form signed by a doctor.

Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Take a journey through the beautiful and welcoming countries of Croatia and Slovenia where we’ll visit some of the most fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historical cities, crystal clear lakes and stunning coastline. Travel though some of the most dramatic scenery in Europe and learn about the history and collapse of Yugoslavia.

Croatia has been touted as the ‘new this’ and the ‘new that’ for years since its re-emergence on the tourism scene, and it’s not difficult to see why. Dalmatia has a glorious 1,788km-long coastline with turquoise bays, stunning beaches and a staggering 1,244 islands strewn along it. It also links historic towns and pretty villages with trails through hills and lush fields, vineyards and olive groves.

Our trip ends in Slovenia, one of Europe’s smallest nations. The star of the show is breathtaking Bled, surrounded by mountains and a castle overlooking the small island on the lake. Take a boat ride, meander through grassy meadows or visit Vintgar Gorge.

However you want to spend your time, whether it be relaxing on a beach or an action packed see-everything-in-one-day, you’ll find the best of both worlds in these two stunning countries.

TOUR DATES & PRICES

Tuesday 08 October – Friday 18 October 2019£1,820
Single supplement £290
Discounts are possible for larger groups.

This can be taken as a private tour at a time to suit you…

AT A GLANCE

INCLUDED

Return airport transfers

All accommodation

All transport between hotels

8 breakfasts and 2 dinners

Tour Leader to accompany group

Local guides (as listed)

Excursions/sightseeing (as listed)

100% Financial Protection

EXCLUDED

Flights (unless specified)

Travel insurance (compulsory)

Meals not listed

Drinks

Single room

Optional excursions

Spending money

Visa and passport fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fortified City of Dubrovnik (UNESCO)
  • Moreška Sword Dance
  • Old Town of Korčula
  • Views from Španjola Fortress
  • Free time to discover Hvar
  • Diocletian's Palace (UNESCO)
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park (UNESCO)
  • Croatia’s Cosmopolitan Capital, Zagreb
  • Fairytale Lake Bled
  • Excursion into Soča Valley, Julian Alps
  • Wine Tasting in Goriša Brda

QUICK ITINERARY

1 Cavtat Arrival, welcome meeting and group dinner. D

2 Cavtat Free day. Explore the pretty streets of Cavtat, board a boat to Dubrovnik Old Town or swim in the Adriatic. B

3 Cavtat/Korčula Scenic drive and short ferry journey to the island. Free afternoon to cycle through local vineyards, climb the bell tower of Sveti Marko Cathedral for spectacular 360 views or watch a traditional dance. B, D

4 Korčula/Hvar Catamaran to Hvar Island. Free day to sightsee or relax in the square. B

5 Hvar Free day. Join an excursion by boat, a Jeep Safari, relax on the beach or discover the island on foot.

6 Hvar/Split Catamaran to Split. Spend your afternoon inside Diocletian’s Palace, sipping a cold drink on the promenade or walking to Marjan Hill.

7 Split/Plitvice/Zagreb Entry into Croatia’s premier tourist attraction – the magnificent 16 lakes of Plitvice National Park. Time for lunch. Continue to Zagreb, Croatia’s cosmopolitan capital. Sample the nightlife of this lively city. B

8 Zagreb Free day. Take the funicular to the Upper Town to visit Lotršćak Tower, St. Mark's Church and Kamenita Vrata or circumnavigate the city by tram. Free walking tour available. B

9 Bled Scenic train journey to Slovenia. Free afternoon around Lake Bled. B

10 Bled/Julian Alps/Bled Excursion (with a local guide) through the majestic Julian Alps, Soča Valley, Bovec and ending with a winery tour/tasting in Goriška Brda. B

11 Bled Departure day. B

B = Breakfast(8)

D = Dinner(2)

ACCOMMODATION

Day/sLocationAccommodation
1, 2Cavtat, Croatia3* Villa Royal
3Korcula, Croatia4* Hotel Marco Polo
4, 5Hvar, Croatia3* Apartments
6Split, Croatia3* B & B Kastel
7, 8Zagreb, Croatia3* Hotel Jadran
9, 10Bled, Slovenia3* Hotel Astoria
11Bled, SloveniaDeparture
Pre/Post Tour RoomsTwin/DoubleSingle
Cavtat£120 (BB)£90 (BB)
Bled£95 (BB)£75 (BB)

Prices are per room, per night. BB = Buffet breakfast.

Hotels listed are a guide only and may change - before booking rooms in the joining hotel independently, please ensure it has not changed for your particular tour.

In Hvar we will be placed in rooms which may be situated in different locations around the square. We will try to accommodate friends/couples travelling together in the same house/block, although this can’t be guaranteed.

Post-Tour Suggestions

Ljubljana, Slovenia: Why not add a couple of post-tour nights in Slovenia’s charming capital? We can switch your transfer from Bled to central Ljubljana, book a hotel and offer sightseeing suggestions or tours.

Slovenian Coast: Piran / Koper – these towns are perfect for a little relaxation before heading home. We can organise a transfer, a guided tour of the area and accommodation in both.

Ask us for more details on the above, or anywhere else you have in mind!

We have chosen well-positioned, comfortable accommodation within a 10 – 15 minute walking distance of the main areas of interest. The majority are 3*, some are 4*. Be aware that a 4* in some countries may not be of the same quality/standard as your own. Therefore, we class all accommodation as either 3* or 3*+. However, we have chosen what we consider to be the best option for location, cleanliness and facilities and not necessarily for décor or nice views i.e. a hotel by the sea will not necessarily mean you will have a sea view.

All hotels have air-conditioning/fans (with the exception of Hvar) and Wi-Fi. In almost all locations you will have a mini-bar (payable at check-out) or refrigerator, as well as a hairdryer and a TV with English channels. Some of the hotels do not have elevators but there will be someone on hand to help with your luggage.

All of our hotels are featured on www.tripadvisor.com – feel free to check them out!

Prices: on a twin share basis. If you are a single traveller and would be prepared to share a room with another guest of the same sex, the price will remain the same. If you would like your own space, we have single rooms available at an extra fee.

Hotel Restaurant/Meals: Please note that although some hotels include breakfast it is not always possible to have lunch or dinner there. As you are travelling through new countries we realise you probably want to experience local cuisine, which is why your Tour Leader will organise or recommend a local restaurant/eatery in each location.

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