(Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik)
Luxury Private Tour. Located in the heart of Europe, Slovenia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Sometimes referred to as "Europe in miniature", this country is blessed with picturesque towns and cities, mountains, glacier lakes, famous caves and beaches which stretch across the border to Croatia, and a spectacular mixture of landscapes and contrasts. Enjoy a city tour of Ljubljana with outstanding architecture as well as Ljubljana's hilltop castle. Also explore the hilltop castle of Bled and continue with a visit to Postojna Cave, a rare beauty created over millions of years, carved, shaped and created by water, year after year. Visit Predjama Castle, situated in the mouth of a hillside cavern and hear the legend of the famous robber baron Erazem Lueger, a maverick knight who became Slovenia’s Robin Hood by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Our tour continues with a visit to Lipica Stud Farm with the famous Lipizzaner horses of the imperial Spanish Riding School from Vienna which have been bred here since 18th century and now perform equestrian events around the world. Leaving Slovenia we continue our trip to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The remains of this old medieval city are still well-preserved. Enjoy the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, which sits between its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare birds species.Continue your trip and discover Split, one the second largest cities in Croatia and one of the Adriatic's most fascinating ports. Your personal driver will transfer you to Dubrovnik. Visit the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, one of the Adriatic's hottest new destinations. Explore Dubrovnik and surroundings and enjoy the luxury of a private tour.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver to your hotel.
Achieving its reputation by hosting celebrities such as Orson Welles, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Claudia Schiffer and Sting, the Hotel Lev (5*) is the only five-star hotel in Ljubljana. It is located in the very center and business district of the city, just a few moments away from the main sightseeing attractions and the Old town. The Hotel Lev is sure to satisfy your culinary expectations at Restaurant Rusalka and Bar Kurent, offering exquisite cuisine and a wide selection of drinks and cocktails. Hotel Lev’s prime location allows guests to easily access some of the cities most interesting sites.
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.
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 the heart of Alpine paradise. There we will have a short walk to the beautiful crystal cascades of Savica waterfall, one of the sources of the Sava River, Slovene longest River. Entrance fees included in the tour cost.
Enjoy a transfer between Ljubljana-Zagreb with private car and driver
A welcome package with your vouchers, 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.
An English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a half day (3hrs) private walking tour 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. Take in the Ban Jelacic (the main city square), and head up to the historic Upper Town and Zagreb. Steeped in history, here you will see the churches of St. Marks and St. Catherines, the Cathedral. Then make your way to the Lower Town where you can view the Croatian National Theatre, and experience the remainder of the afternoon at leisure visiting shops or cafes.
Opened in 1925 as a refuge for passengers from the Orient Express, the uber-stylish Esplanade Zagreb Hotel (5*) 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' fairytale 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 bar-tending. 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.
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 the nature. You will meet your local guide at the park before entering. Entrance fees are included.
The Marmont Hotel (4*) is situated in the heart of the old town of Split, only one minute away from Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The brand new hotel offers a powerful mix of modern and traditional style. The hotel is located in a reconstructed building of a former shopping mall. During the reconstruction an additional storey was added and a 15th century defensive wall was reconstructed as instructed by conservators which become an integral part of the interior. The hotel has 21 rooms which are comfortable and elegant arranged on three floors, a lounge bar and an open-air terrace overlooking the rooftops of the old town.
Meet your private transfer at your hotel for a drop-off at the starting point of your 3hr private walking tour with a guide today in Split. Explore the city which is dominated by the Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and explore the historical part of the city. The Palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural constructs on the Croatian Adriatic Coast. Visit the Silver Gate which is the entrance to the Old town, the Cathedral and Bell tower of St. Dominus. Discover 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. After the tour, you can enjoy some time at your leisure to immerse yourself into town’s famous Mediterranean charm. (Entrance fees for Diocletians Palace substructure & Cathedral included). Return transfer included.
Enjoy a private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik.
Meet your local guide for a private 3 hour walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, you will get to stop and visit the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe.
Continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. Discover Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary and its treasury.
The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls (2500m around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Srđ hill. Return transfers to/from your hotel are included as well as entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery, Rectors Palace and Cathedral.
Pucic Palace (5*) is located on the Gundulic Square of the the Old Town of Dubrovnik. This 17th century Baroque building hotel is surrounded by cultural monuments, lively cafés, museums, art galleries and concert halls. The Pucic Palace hotel features just 17 rooms and 2 suites creating an exclusive and intimate experience. It combines authentic features such as magnificent olive wood parquet floors and stone walls with modern amenities. All room have individual air conditioning unit, DVD and CD players and speed wireless internet access. This boutique hotel offers three restaurants: Café Royal, Defne – fine Mediterranean and International Cusine – and Razonoda Wine Bar. The Pucic Palace allows guests exclusive access to a private beach just a short stroll away.
This morning meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby for a private tour of the Dubrovnik Hinterland – the region of Konavle. Your first destination is the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat. After a 7th century invasion which destroyed the town, refugees from the Cavtat formed another settlement, Dubrovnik, cementing a permanent link between Dubrovnik and Cavtat. Your guide will take you for a stroll through this picturesque little town and up to the top of the hill where you will discover the extraordinary Mausoleum of Račić Family. After the walk, you will continue your exploration of the traditional countryside of Konavle. In the village of Čilipi, the local family Novaković will welcome you at their humble estate that has a small ethno museum presenting Konavle region history, a tavern with a wine cellar and a variety of agricultural structures. While you enjoy their hospitality, they will serve a traditional lunch (included). After the lunch, your guide and driver will take you back to Dubrovnik.
Take a private airport transfer with an English speaking driver in Dubrovnik.
Depart from Dubrovnik airport - end of itinerary.
VISA/PASSPORTA passport is required for travel to Croatia. A visa is not required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders for tourist or business trips of fewer than 90 days within a six-month period. All foreign citizens must register with the local police within 24 hours of arrival as well as inform them of any change in their address. Registration of foreign visitors staying in hotels or accommodations rented through an accommodation company is done automatically by the hotelier or accommodation company.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Croatia for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/croatia.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Zagreb. Government: Republic. Independence from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia proclaimed in 1991. Language: The official language is Croatian (Hrvatski). Also Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Italian are spoken. People working in tourism generally speak excellent English, plus some Italian and German. Religion: Roman Catholic Croats (87.8% of the total population) and Eastern Orthodox Serbs (4.4%), as well as small communities of Protestants, Jews and Muslims. Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Telephone: Country code +385. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good. Internet: Cafes can be found in Zagreb and other main towns.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Slovenia for the most up to date visa information.
Stay in the know: Subscribe to our newsletter to have our hand-picked trips & specials delivered to you!
Please enter a destination