Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia

Duration

8 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Zagreb

Available

2020 / 2021

Cities to visit: Zagreb, Croacia; ; Sarajevo; Mostar; Medjugorje; Dubrovnik, Dalmacia; Split; Plitvice, Plitvicka; Opatija; Postojna, Notranjska; Bled; Ljubljana; Maribor

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day

Zagreb  - If you start your trip in Zagreb: Our guide will arrive in the city of Zagreb on Wednesday about 15.00 hrs. Free time until the arrival of our guide. 

15.00hrs- In order to participate in the  panoramic tou r of the city please be at the hotel reception.

16:00 hrs . - Zagreb. From the hotel,  panoramic tour of Zagreb  with local guide, we can admire its two hills, the old quarter, the upper city and the new neighborhoods of the Croatian capital. The visit will last about two hours.

You will then have free time.  Dinner included.

Total distance: 415 km
Landscapes:  Mountains, ancient castles.
Note:   Bring your pasport, we will go to Bosnia. Sometimes this journey may suffer delays due to traffic density or border delays.

07:30 hrs. - Zagreb - Departure. We travel to Bosnia. Areas of hills and forests in the center of Croatia.

09.30 hrs.- Border crossing procedures entering Bosnia (sometimes they can be delayed). 

We travel through the region where the ruined houses tell us about the war and ethnic conflict in Bosnia in the 1990s. We cross  Doboj , the former provincial capital where Orthodox, Muslims, Christians and Jews used to live together. 

12.45 hrs.- Maglaj .- Arrival, picturesque small town dominated by its castle. Time for a walk and lunch.

14:15 hrs.- Maglaj- departure.
16:15 hrs.- Sarajevo  - Arrival. We include a  panoramic city tour  with local guide. We will talk about the conflict that existed in Bosnia and Sarajevo, we will walk through the historical center with strong Turkish influence (its bazaars, its mosques). We will also know the  Tunnel of Hope  that saved the city during the siege (according to arrival time, this place can be visited on Friday before leaving for Mostar).
Dinner included .

Total distance: 315 km.

Scenery: Beautiful landscapes all the stage: mountains, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, picturesque villages en route. Arrival in Dubrovnik with beautiful seascapes.

Notes: Carry your passport, today we return to Croatia. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for visits and the walk in Kravice.

08.30 hrs. - Sarajevo - Departure. Very beautiful landscapes between mountains and valleys.
11.00 hrs.- Mostar .- Free time to stroll and have lunch in this very picturesque city, its streets are full of commercial life and small restaurants. The high stone bridge separated the Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim communities.
14.00 hrs.- Departure. Just 20 km away you will find:
14.30 hrs.- Medjugorge.- Arrival. A place where thousands of Catholic pilgrims come. They believe that the Virgin Mary continues to appear on the top of the mountain. Time to walk next to its main church and urban center.

16.00 hrs. - Medjugorge - departure.
16.30 hrs - Arrival in Bosnia to Kravice, breathtaking waterfalls 25/30 m high whose walls form vertical gardens surrounded by greenery and where people of Dubrovnik or Mostar usually go to bathe and relax for a picnic.
17.15 hrs- Kravice, Departure to Croatia. Very beautiful coastal scenery.
19.45 hrs- Dubrovnik- Arrival.-Accommodation in Cavtat, on the coast near the city.  Dinner included.


Note:  From the end of October until the beginning of March, it is not possible to visit the Kravice waterfalls. 

Dubrovnik - In the morning we begin with a tour with the local guide of the city of Dubrovnik; We are undoubtedly in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: hanging on a rock, surrounded by walls, by the Adriatic Sea. We start including the climb by cable car.  From the top of the mountains we can admire the best views of the City. After that, we will walk to know its historic center, a jewel of the world´s architectural heritage. In the visit, we include the entrances to the Franciscan Monastery which holds the oldest pharmacy in Europe; Entrance also included to the cathedral of Dubrovnik .

Free afternoon.
Return to the hotel in Catvat at the end of the afternoon . Dinner included.


Note:  Accommodation in Dubrovnik will be in  Kavtat , a coastal town near the city.
Note:   Due to weather or maintenance, sometimes the cable car does not operate, in these cases we will offer entrance to the walls of Dubrovnik where you will also have fantastic views of the city and the bay.

Total distance: 260 km.

Scenery: Beautiful coastal landscapes on the Dalmatian coast.

08:30 hrs. - Dubrovnik. Today´s stage will be exciting. Landscapes of great beauty following the Dalmatian coast.

13:00 hrs. - Split -. Free time for lunch.
14: 00/14: 30 hrs. - Included visit with local guide of this impressive city that emphasizes the immense Palace of Diocletian (entrance included). We will know the Roman period palace, the alleys of the center, the views over the sea. Duration of the visit about two and a half hours.Free time later to walk.

Towards the end of the day we will travel to Trogir where we will stay for the night. Before heading to the hotel, we will go around what is one of the most charming towns on the Dalmatian Coast. Dinner included. Dinner included and accommodation.

Total distance: 450 km.

Scenery:   Varied, mountains, lakes, plateaus.
Note :  Wear comfortable shoes, you will need them in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. We also recommend you to wear warm clothing.


08:00 hrs. - Split-Departure. We travel to the north of Croatia following the coast.
11:30 hrs. - Plitvice Lakes National Park, s ite declared World Heritage by Unesco;  Entrance included  to the park where you will be able to admire its lakes. The entrance gives you the right to use the boats of the park to approach the falls or, if you prefer,  the inner train to approach the most picturesque places. Time to visit and have lunch.

15:00 hrs. - Plitvice National Park - Departure - We continue to the north.
18:15 hrs. - Opatija.  Elegant Croatian coastal town that followed the tourist line of the Côte D´Azur or the Italian Riviera.  Dinner  and accommodation.

Note: i n exceptional circumstances, either for meteorological reasons or tourist density, it may not be possible or advisable to use the train nor boat in Plitvice.

Total Distance: 230 Km.
Scenery:  Very different from those of previous days: alpine type, with forests, high peaks and lakes.
Note:  Carry your passport, it will be required when you pass to Slovenia. Wear a jacket for Postojna where there may be a strong temperature difference between the inside and the ouside of the cave.

07.30 hrs.- Opatija -departure. We leave to Slovenia. Mountains covered with forests, picturesque villages along the route.
09.30 hrs- Postojna-Arrival . We will know one of the world´s biggest and most visited caves in Europe with more than 20 km of galleries and lounges. We will visit it partially in an enabled tourist train where we will travel 3 km of its natural universe of stalactites and stalagmites  (entrance and train ticket included).


11.00 hrs- Postojna, exit.
12.30 hrs. - Bled.  Between mountains and forests, on the edge of the lake, a very beautiful Slovenian enclave on the shore of a lake in the middle of which there is an islet where the bell tower of a monastery stands out at the foot of a medieval castle.  We include a boat trip around Bled’s lake  and a visit of the monastery on the islet. 
Time for lunch in the tourist town of Bled.-

15.30 hrs. Bled-departure.
16.30 hrs. - Ljubljana  - Arrival - Time to visit the small capital of Slovenia, a beautiful central European city, meeting point throughout the history of Slavs, Germanic and Mediterranean. It emphasizes its castle. We make a two hours  visit with local guide  that will make us know the peculiarities of this small country and its capital.
Dinner included  and accommodation.

Note:  During winter, in order to be able to visit Ljubljna during the daylight hours, this may take place before departure to Maribor.

Total distance: 245 km .
Scenery:   Hills, mountains, pleasant landscapes. 
Note:   Take your passport, you will need it when you enter Croatia.

08:30 hrs. -Ljubljana-departure. We leave towards the second city of Slovenia located in the north of the country near the border with Austria.
10:30 hrs. - Maribor. - Elegant city by the river, with its castle and cathedral. Time to stroll.
13:00 hrs. Maribor. Departure to Croatia.
15:00 hrs. - Zagreb  - Arrival -. End of the circuit.

End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night. 


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