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13 Day Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia - Thursday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Croatia , Slovenia

Cities Visited

Bled , Dubrovnik , Hvar , Ljubljana , Opatija , Split

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Slovenia
Depart for Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Ljubljana, Transfer to Bled
Upon arrival in Ljubljana, transfer to your hotel in the resort town of Bled. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Visit Bled Island & Countryside Drive to Bohinj
This morning, visit Bled, and explore Bled Castle, perched on a cliff overlooking the lake. Continue your day on Bled's lake aboard a pletna, a traditional rowing boat for a visit to Bled Island and its church, home to a wonderful art collection. Savor lunch at a local restaurant. Later, drive to Bohinj, an alpine resort town. Visit the medieval Church of St. John the Baptist, over 700 years old. Afterward, head back to Bled. Tonight, have a traditional Slovenian dinner with live entertainment at a charming and popular country inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Tour Ljubljana & Travel to Opatija, Croatia
Travel to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. View the most significant sights of the old city center, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Stop at the picturesque open-air market, Three Bridges Square, Town Hall, and Robba Fountain, one of the city's best known Baroque monuments. In the afternoon depart for Croatia, to the seaside town of Opatija on the Istrian Peninsula, a gem on Croatia's Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Tonight dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Full Day in Opatija
Spend a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterward, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj where you will spend free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Tour Plitvice Lakes, Travel to Split
Begin the day with a drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park*, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These 16 terraced lakes descend 300 feet in 4 miles down a wooded hillside via a series of waterfalls. After time to explore, continue to the seaside city of Split, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel*This a very active day with a walk down to the Plitvice Lakes, that requires good walking shoes
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Discover Split, Ferry to Hvar
Walk along the cobbled streets of the Old Town of Split featuring the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is the largest and best preserved Roman palace in the world, built for the Emperor Diocletian, representing a precious example of Roman architecture. View the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the Cathedral of St. Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend time discovering the town independently before boarding a ferry to the island of Hvar
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Explore Hvar
This morning, take a sightseeing tour of the charming town of Hvar, known for its cobblestone streets and elegant Venetian architecture. Stroll through its historic center, with the first public theater in Europe. View the 15th century Franciscan Monastery, overlooking a pretty cove. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps you'll relax on one of the island's beaches. or board a boat to the Pakleni Islands, just off Hvar's coast, for snorkeling and swimming. In the evening, have dinner in a local restaurant
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Ferry to Korcula
Today, ferry back to the mainland and travel south through the Adriatic coast to the small town of Drvenik for lunch at a local restaurant. Drive along the narrow fingerlike peninsula of Peljesac and stop at a local winery for wine tasting. Later, board a ferry to the Dalmatian Island of Korcula, birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo
Overnight: Korcula Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Saturday - Korcula, Ferry to Dubrovnik
This morning, explore the Old Town of Korcula. Walk to the impressive Romanesque-Gothic St Mark's Cathedral, one of Korcula's most prominent landmarks. Admire the intricate stone carvings, and the beautiful altarpiece created by Tintoretto, a renowned Venetian painter. After lunch at a local restaurant, board the ferry and travel to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik. Tonight dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday - Tour of Dubrovnik
Begin the day with a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the tour, visit the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and view the monumental Sponza Palace, preserved in its original form. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square view Orlando Tower, dedicated to the knight that saved the city in the 9th century. View the Dominican Monastery and visit the Franciscan Monastery with its pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours to wander the never-ending lanes of the Old Town. Tonight, drive to a homestead, just outside Dubrovnik for dinner consisting of traditional dishes
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday - Full Day in Dubrovnik
Today is at leisure to explore Dubrovnik on your own. Perhaps, take a walk along the Dubrovnik Walls, or head to Stradun the main shopping street, which was used as a filming location for The Last Jedi in the Star Wars series. Alternatively, join the optional Silk Wonder and Old Mills Tour. Travel to Gruda and visit the gallery of Antonia Ruskovic. Learn how silk is produced and browse the extensive selection of handmade products, Afterward, continue to Ðivanovic Mill, to watch a demonstration of flour production and wool processing. There are not many fulling mills left and this, is the only operational one in Dalmatia. Learn about fabrics and the importance of it in the whole region. Later, return to Dubrovnik. Tonight during dinner bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Silk Wonder and Old Mills
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Tuesday - Depart Croatia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Flights New York-Ljubljana, Dubrovnik-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Bled
  • 2 nights Opatija
  • 1 night Split
  • 2 nights Hvar
  • 1 night Korcula Island
  • 3 nights Dubrovnik
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners (including a home hosted dinner)
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Tour Highlights

    Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • Board an authentic pletna on Lake Bled, a unique rowing boat used for generations
  • Visit the medieval Church of St. John the Baptist, over 700 years old
  • Discover Ljubljana's Old Town with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture
  • Tour magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a network of 16 terraced basins
  • Explore the striking Dalmatian islands of Hvar and Korcula
  • Take a sightseeing tour of Hvar and view the first public theater in Europe, one of the great cultural treasures of Croatia
  • Stop for wine tasting at a local winery in Peljesac Peninsula, famous for its wines
  • Tour Dubrovnik, Croatia's magical city on the Adriatic Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Share a meal with a Dubrovnik family as guests in their home
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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    Land only prices do not include arrival/departure transfers.Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM. We recommend you select flights that arrive no later than 5 PM.

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    Accommodations

    Rikli Balance Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

    Hotel Astoria
    This first class hotel is located close to the city center and within walking distance of the famous seaside promenade Lungomare.

    Amphora Hotel
    This first class hotel overlooks Znjan Beach and the Adriatic Sea.

    Riva Marina Hvar Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of medieval Riva, overlooking the waterfront promenade.

    Hotel Liburna
    This first class hotel is located on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, just a 10-minute walk from the Old Town of Korcula.

    Royal Ariston Hotel
    This deluxe hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea and the Elaphiti Islands.

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    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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