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Best of Slovenia and Croatia – 9 day tour
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DAY 1: ZAGREB
Arrival to Zagreb in the morning, the capital and biggest city of Croatia. After meeting with your guide and accommodating in hotel we will have a pleasant walk in the city centre, visiting Zagreb’s most memorable sights, such as the beautiful historical old town, Government Palace and Cathedral, and getting the first impression of the capital. Overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 2: EAST SLOVENIA
From Zagreb we will continue the tour to the Slovenian wine region with Ptuj as a most beautiful and important town in the area, which is also one of the oldest towns in Slovenia (Poetovio in Roman times). We will walk in the old part of town and see monuments such as medieval castle and Roman museum. We will continue our sightseeing in Maribor, second largest Slovenian city, known for the old part called Lent with oldest wine in the world, situated close to Drava river. Free evening and overnight in Maribor.
DAY 3: LJUBLJANA
From Maribor we will continue the trip in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. We will go on a city tour that consists of a walk around the old city centre and a tourist train ride to the castle hill with a beautiful panoramic view of the city. Of course you will have some free time to explore beautiful streets on your own or just enjoying coffee on the banks of Ljubljanica River. The evening will be free for night exploration of the city.
DAY 4: BLED, POSTOJNA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE
After the breakfast we will procede the tour to Bled and visit the castle on the top of the cliff and the famous church from 17th century on the small island in the middle of the Bled’s lake. In the afternoon we will go on a relaxing walk in the beautiful natural park Bled Vintgar Gorge. After the lunch we will head to Postojna Cave to enjoy its spectacular stone formations. Only few kilometres away from the cave we will visit Predjama castle with dramatic setting in the gaping mouth of the mountain. Overnight in one of Postojna’s hotels.
DAY 5: ISTRIA
In the morning we will go to Slovenian coast and have a walking tour on the streets of Piran, a small and gorgeous fisherman’s town, a pearl of the Slovenian coast. Our next destination will be Opatija, situated on the coast of Croatian Istria, known for its historical villas, built in the 19th century by the Austro-Hungarian noblemen. Free relaxing evening and overnight in Opatija.
DAY 6: FROM PLITVICE LAKES TO DALMATIA
After the breakfast we will visit a unique natural wonder – Plitvice Lakes National Park where you will enjoy the breathtaking scenery of 16 terraced lakes and spectacular waterfalls. From Plitvice we will departure to Zadar, the historical centre of Dalmatia. We will have an evening walking tour around the atmospheric streets in the old town and see numerous historic monuments. Overnight in Zadar.
DAY 7: EXPLORING DALMATIA
In the morning we will head to Sibenik and explore its beauties and culture: the famous Cathedral of St. James, built in the early 4th Century, St. Laurence’s garden, Town Hall, the port and more. After that we will go to Trogir, the picturesque UNESCO town build on the small island. In the evening we will procede the tour to Split where we will spend a night in one of the Split’s hotels.
DAY 8: SPLIT AND DUBROVNIK
In the morning we will go on a walking tour in Split, the second largest Croatian city, situated on the shore of Adriatic Sea. The historical centre is full of beautiful monuments: Diocletian’s Palace (UNESCO), the Cathedral, medieval fortifications, Gothic palaces and more. The second part of the day is reserved for the most breath-taking Adriatic city, which is included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list – Dubrovnik. We will take a walk in the ancient city, full of architectural and cultural masterpieces and surrounded by a magnificent wall and fortresses. The evening will be free for night sightseeing, tasting the food and feeling the nightlife of Dubrovnik.
DAY 9: BACK TO ZAGREB
After a relaxing morning in Dubrovnik we will departure to Zagreb where we will finish the tour.
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