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  • Visit a local family and enjoy a fresh meal from their garden.
  • Embark on a privately chartered evening cruise around Dubrovnik.
  • Explore the historic town of Bled with expert private guide.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Breathe in the crisp mountain air as an alpine trail leads you through aromatic hill-side forests to reveal hidden crystalline waterfalls and pristine lakes that mirror this remarkable natural paradise.

Soak up all the movement and color of charming Ljublijana in Slovenia where you’ll tour the historic sites of the old city center, and take a trip to the nearby 1000-year-old mountain town of Bled where you’ll hike mountain trails that lead you through a paradise of alpine lakes and crystalline waterfalls. Cross into Croatia and explore it’s thriving capital city of Zagreb; visit the stunning network of 16 lakes hidden among forested hills and a series of cascading waterfalls at Plitvice; take a walking tour of historic Split where you’ll find the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Diocletian’s Palace; spend some time in beautiful stone-built Dubrovnik where you’ll visit a Franciscan monastery; and take a trip into the hinterland to discover the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat.

From ancient towns and thriving cities, to pristine alpine environments and long stretches of beach, the many contrasts of Slovenia and Croatia provide a rich playground for the travel enthusiast. Your experienced team of English-speaking guides and private drivers will reveal the colorful history of medieval villages and ancient castles, and you’ll experience a true sense of place in a collection of luxury hotels that draw together the region’s finest accommodation options. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Ljubljana
    Ljubljana
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - with Guide - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Slovenia - Welcome Package(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Ljubljana
    Ljubljana
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking City tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Ljubljana
    Ljubljana
    • Tour - Private - Bled and Bohinj Tour (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Ljubljana to Zagreb
    Ljubljana to Zagreb
    • Ljubljana - Zagreb [1 hr 35 mins] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Croatia - Welcome Package(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Guide
  • Day 5 Zagreb to Split
    Zagreb to Split
    • Zagreb - Split [with Plitvice Lakes National Park (8hrs)] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Split
    Split
    • Tour - Private - Split & Trogir (7hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Split to Dubrovnik
    Split to Dubrovnik
    • Split - Dubrovnik [3.5hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Guide/Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Tour - Private - Konavle Region with Cavtat (with Lunch, 6hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private - Pearl in the Moonlight Evening Cruise - Yacht/Guide(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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Day 1: Ljubljana

A privately driven vehicle with guide will provide a transfer.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel Cubo (4*)

Hotel Cubo is housed in a historic, protected building that has been enriched with a fresh, modern design to create an impressive contrast. The property has an excellent location, spacious rooms and very select furnishings to represent absolute refinement. All rooms have been recently renovated so that each guest will notice that only superior materials and equipment were used during renovation in order to provide maximum comfort. Dining at Hotel Cubo is an absolute treat featuring hearty breakfasts, light lunches and superb wine selections. At Hotel Cubo, service comes first, and this is why the focus when hiring was intensively on quality staff and their willingness to perform with excellence, dedication and heart, all the while welcoming each guests as if they have just arrived to a staff members’ own home.

Hotel Cubo
Hotel Cubo

Day 2: Ljubljana

Enjoy a walking city tour of Ljublijana and see some of the most significant sights of the old city center such as the picturesque Central open-air market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, as well as the Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. Visit Ljubljana Castle and Virtual Museum. Includes entrance fees to Virtual Museum, and Ljubljana Tower.

Accommodation: Hotel Cubo (4*)
Robba's Fountain
Robba's Fountain

Day 3: Ljubljana

Visit the thousand year old Slovenian town of Bled, located amidst mountains in the middle of an Alpine lake, and visit St. Mary-s Church as well as the Castle, perched high on a cliff above the lake. This is an ideal place where tourists can discover the walking and mountain trails around the lake while enjoying the amazing views. You will continue to beautiful lake Bohinj, which lies in Triglav National Park. There you will have a short walk to the beautiful crystal cascades of Savica waterfall, one of the sources of the Sava River, Slovene longest River. Includes: entrance to Bled Castle, St. Mary Church, and Pletna boat ride to island of Bled.

Accommodation: Hotel Cubo (4*)
Vintgar gorge
Vintgar gorge

Day 4: Ljubljana - Zagreb

Enjoy a transfer from Ljubljana to Zagreb with a private vehicle and driver.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Meet your local guide in the hotel lobby for your private walking tour of the historic core of Zagreb. The capital of Croatia illustrates both, the continental and the Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. This is a city with tumultuous history, warm and inviting, and it will surely fulfill all your expectations. The façades of Zagreb’s buildings reflect the ebb and flow of history, while its streets and squares bear witness to the coming together of the many cultures that have shaped its identity. Your guide will take you for a walk from Zrinjevac, through the avenues of trees and flowers to the main city square of Ban Jelacic, the heart of the city. You will continue the tour to the Upper Town and its mediaeval twin settlements: secular Gradec and ecclesiastical Kaptol, both preserved till today. You will discover its cobblestone streets, mediaeval towers, the vivacious green market; old houses and churches (Cathedral of Mary’s Assumption in the neo-gothic style, St. Mark’s church with the beautiful multi-colored roofs decorated with Croatian historical coats of arms. Then you will continue by funicular or walk to the Lower Town, dominated by the impressive building of the Croatian National Theatre. The neo-baroque edifice is surrounded by numerous Art Nouveau buildings that represent Croatian architecture of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Spend the rest of afternoon at your leisure in the Lower Town where you will enjoy the charming ambiance of the streets full of boutiques, cafes and bookshops. We recommend you to visit the origin cravat fashion shop “Croata” where you may buy origin Croata cravats, scarves and neckties because you are in homeland of cravat.

Accommodation: Esplanade Zagreb Hotel (5*)

Opened in 1925 as a refuge for passengers from the Orient Express, the uber-stylish Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is an architectural gem. Located within easy reach of key attractions such as the Cathedral and the Art Pavilion, the city’s most iconic hotel combines art deco glamour with every contemporary convenience. Long-established as a haven for A-List movie stars, politicians, singers and artists, the hotels' fairy tale exterior and gracious guest accommodation make it easily the most prestigious hotel in Zagreb. The property boasts a long list of awards for hotel service, cuisine, interior design, and bartending. Traditional luxury including magnificent marble bathrooms is complimented by modern technology to make each room a haven of relaxation. The property offers a variety of dining experiences including the Zinfandel's Restaurant, Le Bistro, and the Esplanade 1925, the hotel's lounge and cocktail bar.

Zagreb
Zagreb
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

Day 5: Zagreb - Split

Enjoy a private transfer from Zagreb to Split with a guided 4-hour stop at Plitvice Lakes, a complex of 16 lakes located between the mountains of Mala Kapela. The 19.5 hectares of wooden hills enclose the lakes by a series of waterfalls and cascades. Admire the landscape formed by the mineral-rich waters that carve new paths through the rock, and enjoy your time in the middle of nature. You will meet your local guide at the park before entering. Entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Hotel Luxe (4*)

Hotel Luxe is situated in the very centre of Split on one of its main streets. They are just steps away from ancient and cultural monuments, including the 1700 year-old historic core of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel’s ideal location guarantees easy access to all important parts of the city. Within walking distance is the famous Diocletian Palace as well as the bus terminal, railway station, and the ferry. The hotel is also just a short walk from the city’s most popular sandy beach, Bacvice and its blue clear sea. Split’s wonderfully forested park, it's "green soul", Marjan Hill is also just a short stroll through the Varos section of the city that begins at the end of the waterfront Riva.

Split
Split
Hotel Luxe
Hotel Luxe

Day 6: Split

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby for a private sightseeing tour of Split, a 1700 years old town with famous Diocletian’s Palace, included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Your guide will take you for a walk through this living monument and all its magnificent sights. You will visit the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the patron-saint of Split, the temples of the Palaces, as well as the suites of the Emperor. You will explore the waterfront promenade of Split, the lively open green market and the monuments not only from antiquity, but also from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. From here you will have a transfer to Trogir– a marvel of cultural and historical monuments dating as far back as the 4th Century BC.  Set on a small island just off the mainland, Trogir is a tiny charming town surrounded by impressive fortress walls. Your guide will walk you through all the magnificent monuments of the town: St. Lawrence Cathedral, the Old City Hall from the 15th Century, the city walls, the Kamerlengo tower, the relaxing waterfront promenade etc. After some time on your own, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel in Split. Entrance fees included.

Accommodation: Hotel Luxe (4*)
Trogir
Trogir

Day 7: Split - Dubrovnik

A transfer from Split to Dubrovnik with a private vehicle and driver is provided. The transfer should take approximately 3.5 hours.

This morning meet your local guide for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world.  An important maritime port and a one-time state, it has always been a cultural metropolis. More than a thousand-year history is reflected in every part of the town. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. The works of artists, writers and scientists of Dubrovnik have been woven into the texture of the town.  While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, you will stop to visit the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe. You will continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. You will also discover Rector’s Palace, the magnificent structure of the dukes of Dubrovnik, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary with a treasury containing the originals by Tiziano and Rafaelo and many other valuable relicts. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. Dubrovnik is full of charming cafes, boutiques and local curiosities, nestled in the intricate network of the cobblestone streets. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls (2500 m around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Srđ hill.

Accommodation: Excelsior (5*)

Since opening in 1913, the Excelsior has become an iconic landmark among the five-star hotels in Dubrovnik. This time-honoured building – a blend of old and new – is uniquely located on a cliffside, with magnificent views from every floor, over to the island of Lokrum in one direction and the Old Town in another. The hotel lies at the foot of Croatia's sun-kissed southern tip across from Italy in the Adriatic Sea, just 20 minutes from Dubrovnik's international airport, within walking distance to the historical Dubrovnik Old City and all the major attractions.  Aside from the spectacular setting, the property also boasts tranquil gardens in which to stroll; four fine-dining restaurants - all offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea; and a private beach back-dropped by the UNESCO-protected Old Town.With superb facilities, fine location and excellent service the Excelsior is the perfect accompaniment to any stay. All 158 bedrooms including and 15 deluxe and 2 presidential suites provide guests with every modern amenity. The elegant terraces, with their stunning city and sea view, form part of the overall experience in a setting that is both truly intimate and archetypically Mediterranean.

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Excelsior (5*)
Excelsior (5*)

Day 8: Dubrovnik

This morning meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby for a private tour of the Dubrovnik Hinterland – the region of Konavle. The region of contrasts and exceptional beauty, mountains and valleys, green hills and naked stone; inclines down to the cozy coves of small fishermen villages. Your first destination is the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat. Like many Dalmatian towns, Cavtat began as a Greek settlement, called Epidaurus, and later became a Roman colony. At the beginning of the 7th century, Avars and Slavs invaded Cavtat and destroyed the town. Refugees from the town formed another settlement - Dubrovnik. Since those times, Cavtat has always been inseparably bounded with the history of Dubrovnik. Your guide will take you for a stroll through this picturesque little town – its cobbled streets with traditional red-roofed houses, narrow stairways and charming promenade along the shore. Your walk will take you to the top of the hill, where you will discover the extraordinary Mausoleum of Račić Family, a work of Ivan Meštrović, the most prominent Croatian sculptor. After the walk, you will continue your exploration of the countryside of Konavle. In the village of Čilipi, you will be welcomed by a local family on their humble rural estate of Bakicevo. You will enjoy their hospitality in a unique ambiance of a traditional stone-built house. Your hosts will take you around their garden where they grow various sorts of vegetables in an old-fashioned way. The ingredients that will be used for your lunch today come from their garden. With the alluring scents of the local cuisine, your hosts will prepare the traditional Dalmatian specialty of peka – food prepared under the iron bell, for you. After this delicious lunch, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

Experience Dubrovnik in a unique romantic way. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the town port where a skipper will be waiting for you to take you on a one-of-a-kind, privately chartered cruise around Dubrovnik city walls and the island of Lokrum. The amazing views and ambiance will be spiced up with delicious bites of the famous Ston oysters and a glass of wine for ultimate pleasure. Immerse yourself into the enchanting flavors and scents and discover the finest views of the Pearl of Mediterranean. After this romantic cruise, you may continue to enjoy Dubrovnik and its dazzling nightlife – in the endless bar, lounges and night clubs.

Accommodation: Excelsior (5*)
Cavtat
Cavtat
Evening privately chartered cruise
Evening privately chartered cruise

Day 9: Dubrovnik

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
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Hotel Cubo (4*): Ljubljana

Hotel Cubo is housed in a historic, protected building that has been enriched with a fresh, modern design to create an impressive contrast. The property has an excellent location, spacious rooms and very select furnishings to represent absolute refinement. All rooms have been recently renovated so that each guest will notice that only superior materials and equipment were used during renovation in order to provide maximum comfort. Dining at Hotel Cubo is an absolute treat featuring hearty breakfasts, light lunches and superb wine selections. At Hotel Cubo, service comes first, and this is why the focus when hiring was intensively on quality staff and their willingness to perform with excellence, dedication and heart, all the while welcoming each guests as if they have just arrived to a staff members’ own home.

Hotel Cubo
Hotel Cubo
Welcome to Hotel Cubo
Welcome to Hotel Cubo

Esplanade Zagreb Hotel (5*): Zagreb

Opened in 1925 as a refuge for passengers from the Orient Express, the uber-stylish Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is an architectural gem. Located within easy reach of key attractions such as the Cathedral and the Art Pavilion, the city’s most iconic hotel combines art deco glamour with every contemporary convenience. Long-established as a haven for A-List movie stars, politicians, singers and artists, the hotels' fairy tale exterior and gracious guest accommodation make it easily the most prestigious hotel in Zagreb. The property boasts a long list of awards for hotel service, cuisine, interior design, and bartending. Traditional luxury including magnificent marble bathrooms is complimented by modern technology to make each room a haven of relaxation. The property offers a variety of dining experiences including the Zinfandel's Restaurant, Le Bistro, and the Esplanade 1925, the hotel's lounge and cocktail bar.

Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel Lobby
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel Lobby

Hotel Luxe (4*): Split

Hotel Luxe is situated in the very centre of Split on one of its main streets. They are just steps away from ancient and cultural monuments, including the 1700 year-old historic core of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel’s ideal location guarantees easy access to all important parts of the city. Within walking distance is the famous Diocletian Palace as well as the bus terminal, railway station, and the ferry. The hotel is also just a short walk from the city’s most popular sandy beach, Bacvice and its blue clear sea. Split’s wonderfully forested park, it's "green soul", Marjan Hill is also just a short stroll through the Varos section of the city that begins at the end of the waterfront Riva.

Hotel Luxe
Hotel Luxe
Hotel Luxe Lobby
Hotel Luxe Lobby

Excelsior (5*): Dubrovnik

Since opening in 1913, the Excelsior has become an iconic landmark among the five-star hotels in Dubrovnik. This time-honoured building – a blend of old and new – is uniquely located on a cliffside, with magnificent views from every floor, over to the island of Lokrum in one direction and the Old Town in another. The hotel lies at the foot of Croatia's sun-kissed southern tip across from Italy in the Adriatic Sea, just 20 minutes from Dubrovnik's international airport, within walking distance to the historical Dubrovnik Old City and all the major attractions.  Aside from the spectacular setting, the property also boasts tranquil gardens in which to stroll; four fine-dining restaurants - all offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea; and a private beach back-dropped by the UNESCO-protected Old Town.With superb facilities, fine location and excellent service the Excelsior is the perfect accompaniment to any stay. All 158 bedrooms including and 15 deluxe and 2 presidential suites provide guests with every modern amenity. The elegant terraces, with their stunning city and sea view, form part of the overall experience in a setting that is both truly intimate and archetypically Mediterranean.

Excelsior (5*)
Excelsior (5*)
Excelsior (5*) Terrace
Excelsior (5*) Terrace
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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  • Connie P. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

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    Once again, Kensington Tours did not disappoint. Our accommodations in Greece were marvelous, the private vehicles were comfortable, and the selected itineraries were well planned. What truly made our vacation memorable were the tour guides. Everyone was professional, courteous, friendly, and possessed an impressive knowledge of history and culture. Our guides added a new level of appreciation and depth to our travels through Greece. We're already planning a repeat visit. Highest possible recommendation and bravo!

  • Andrea H. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    We really enjoyed our experience. Our guides were fantastic in each place we went and the hotels were also superb. Great experience.

  • Glen G. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    Theresa planned a wonderful trip for us. The additional stopovers in Bratislava and Cesky Krumlov were fantastic. Guides were exceptional and really made the travel day worthwhile. All hotels were excellent. Well located within easy walking distance of prime city tourist areas, excellent breakfasts, very clean and comfortable. All of our guides were good - feel Monica in Vienna was exceptional - she really knew her stuff and was a wealth of knowledge.

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  • David J. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    The hotels were 3 star and in the center of the most interesting parts of the cities - just as I prefer. Guide Ion Dima was 5 star and a pleasure to be touring with.

  • Connie S. — May 18, 2016 — Europe

    Both my guides were extraordinary in their knowledge, rapport and professionalism.

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