Tucked away are the hidden jewels of Croatia and Slovenia and the time has come to discover their true beauty on our Jewels of Croatia guided group tour. The capital city of Croatia, Zagreb is a treat to visit with all its glorious sights. Traverse through stunning Slovenia by visiting Bled and Ljubljana. Experience beauty like no other at Plitvice Lakes National Park and tour the fascinating cities of Zadar and Split. The beauty of the old town of Dubrovnik is sure to enthral you during your last stop. This trip will surely have you wishing to come back as soon as you leave.
Welcome to Zagreb! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be taken to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure.
Dinner and stay overnight in Zagreb.
After breakfast, you will go on a sightseeing tour of the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. This tour will give you the chance to visit the fortified Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church and its colourful roof, the Cathedral, the city’s historical centre, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Amidst the many baroque churches and stunning buildings lie many green spaces and terrace cafes where the locals gather.
In the early afternoon, you will leave for Bled, a small quaint town in the Julian Alps. The main attraction is the glacial lake surrounded by picturesque forests and mountains. The lake holds an island in its centre that has a church steeple as well as a wishing bell. Do visit the castle on top of the cliff which offers panoramic views of the town below. The beauty of this alpine resort is unparalleled and attracts visitors due to its pleasant climate and thermal lake water.
Dinner and stay overnight in Bled.
After breakfast, you will travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. You will go on a guided tour visiting many significant sites like the vibrant central open-air market, the Three Bridges, the baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain.
In the afternoon, you will travel to Plitvice Lakes. You will spend the day touring Plitvice Lakes National Park which is a part of UNESCO’s list of World Natural Heritage. The sixteen lakes are at different levels and connect with one another and form a series of 92 gushing waterfalls. The beauty of these lakes is rare and unique and the fact that it is a natural phenomenon only adds to its charm. Take a stroll through the wooden promenade and revel in the sights of the breath-taking scenery and cascading waterfalls.
Dinner and stay overnight in Plitvice.
In the morning after breakfast, you will travel to Zadar. After arriving, you will go on a guided tour and visit the 2nd Century BC Roman Forum, St. Donatus Church which is a monument built in the magnificent Roman architectural style and St. Anastasia Church.
In the afternoon, you will travel to Split and go on a guided tour to uncover the secrets of Diocletian’s Palace and its cellars protected by UNESCO. This Roman emperor spared no expense while constructing his residence ensuring only the best quality marble, columns and sphinx were used. This city with its hidden passages and courtyards is either deserted and quiet or filled with lively music and animated chatter from neighbouring cafes and bars and the daily lives of the people.
Dinner and stay overnight in Split.
After breakfast, you will travel to Dubrovnik. The feeling of awe when you lay eyes on the beautiful old town Dubrovnik will remain whether it is your first visit or hundredth visit. Take some time and immerse yourself entirely into this city and what it has to offer with its marble streets, old buildings and a spectacular view of the glistening Adriatic.
Upon arrival, you will go on a tour of this city protected by UNESCO.
Dinner and stay overnight in Dubrovnik.
Spend the day at your own leisure or go on an optional excursion to the island of Korcula.
Holding a position of privilege over other Croatian islands, Korcula has the greatest number of tales, legends and monuments associated with it than anywhere else. It is one of the most well-preserved towns in the Mediterranean. After sightseeing, there is some free time for lunch and even swimming. While returning, you will stop at one of the most famous wine cellars of Pelješac Peninsula where you will get a chance to taste some local wine.
Dinner and stay overnight in Dubrovnik.
The tour ends here and after breakfast, you will be taken to Dubrovnik Airport to catch your flight back home.