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ALPINE SLOVENIA & CROATIAN ISTRIA PENINSULA
(departures April - November)

PRICE per person in a Double Room:$2,360.00

Minimum two persons. Requests for more than two persons or for group will be quoted separately!

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Price includes: professional English speaking tour director/ driver throughout the tour, transportation with luxury car or mini, van, toll fees and taxes, eight nights accommodation in 4-star hotels in a Double Room, buffet breakfast daily, state and local taxes, entrance fees and sightseeing with local English speaking guide in Postojna Cave, Brijuni National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Bled Castle, ride with "pletna", visit of Amphitheater Pula, sightseeing of Ljubljana, Bled, Porec, Rovinj, Pula, Zagreb with your tour director/driver.
Price does not include: tips, lunches and dinners, other services by individual order. Due to a volatility of the U.S. Dollar, Slovenia Travel reserves the right to adjust the price at the time full payment is due.

Note: ask for pick up and drop off at Venice Airport/ Train Station! If it is more convenient for you: you can begin the program in Zagreb (Croatia). Modification of program and extension stay possible.

Day 01: Ljubljana

Our professional tour director will meet and greet you at Ljubljana Airport or Train Station. Transfer to hotel in Ljubljana. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 02: Ljubljana – Postojna Cave-  Ljubljana

After breakfast sightseeing of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia and a city made for walking. Sightseeing of Robbas’ Fountain, City Hall, the Three Bridges – one of the famous work of architect Jozef Plecnik, Ljubljana Castle, Parliament, “Open Air Market “, the old part of the city under the castle lined with gift shops and galleries. In the afternoon drive to the biggest underground cave in Europe – Postojna Cave. Electrical train ride will lead you through the 2 million year old and 43 miles long system of subterranean caves. Stop for a walk through a series of cave halls with drop stones, pillars and translucent curtains. Apart from its many wonders, this system of caves also shelters a unique subterranean amphibian “human fish” (proteus anguinus). Early in the evening return to Ljubljana. Overnight in Ljubljana.   

Day 03: Ljubljana – Triglav National Park ( Lake Bled- Lake Bohinj )

In the morning departure to Bled- pearl of the Alps, which celebrates its 1,000 Anniversary in 2004? Visit a medieval castle from 11 century perched on a cliff above the lake followed by a ride with “pletna” (small boat) to the church situated on the island in the middle of the lake. In the afternoon departure to another Alpine beauty – Bohinj Lake. A pleasant 25 minutes walk leads to the source of the Sava Bohinjka River after which there will be free time to relax by the Slovenia’s largest glacier lake. Return to Bled via Srednja vas, where the best Slovene cheese is made, and to Studor to see the famous hayracks. Overnight in Lake Bled.  

Day 04: Lake Bled

Day at leisure. Time for ride around the lake with a horse – drawn carriage, dining in one of the restaurants on the lake shore and try a culinary delight called “kremsnita” (cream cake) or visit Vintgar Gorge. Optional: a full day trip to Salzburg (Austria) Mozart’s birthplace. Overnight in Lake Bled.

Day 05: Lake Bled – Istria Peninsula (Motovun – Porec – Rovinj – Pula/ Medulin)

In the morning departure to Croatia (Istrian Peninsula). First stop is in the ancient town of Motovun, at an altitude of 908 feet above the sea. The sites include a remarkable view to the Mirna River Valley. The next stop is in the Mediterranean Sea town of Porec, home to many cultural monuments such as the 6th century Byzantine Basilica of St. Euphrasy’s with magnificent mosaics (protected by UNESCO). In the afternoon visit of Rovinj, a 17th century old town squeezed in the narrow peninsula on the Coast. Sightseeing by walk of baroque Town Hall from 17th century, Chapel of Holy Trinity from 13th century, and hear when the Clock strike the magical Rovinj hours. In the evening arrival in Pula/Medulin. Overnight.

Day 06: Pula/ Medulin – Plitvice Lakes – Rovinj- Zagreb

After breakfast depart to Fazana; board a boat to visit Brijuni National Park, one of the former residences of President Tito and closed to the public from 1954-1979. Sightseeing of Veliki Brijuni Island by tourist train. In the afternoon drive back to Pula, the city located in the Southeast end of the Istrian Peninsula. The tour includes a visit of the Roman Amphitheater built in the 1st century AD, which was once the site of gladiator fights.  Overnight in Pula/Medulin.

Day 07: Pula/ Medulin – Plitvice Lakes – Rovinj- Zagreb

Early in the morning departure to Plitvice Lakes. Stop in Opatija- a seaside resort with the longest tourism tradition on the Eastern part of Adriatic Coast. Upon arrival in Plitvice Lakes, the largest National Park in Croatia, with 16 lakes and waterfall surrounded by dense woods, sightseeing with a local English speaking guide. To taste a homemade local cheese and cakes are a must! Late in the afternoon arrive in Zagreb, capital city of Croatia. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 08: Zagreb

In the morning sightseeing of this old Central European city, city with baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque Open – air markets, diverse shopping facilities like Ilica which some compare with Oxford Street in London and Madison Avenue in New York City. Sightseeing of the Upper Town and Lower Town (The Stone Gate, which was reconstructed in 1760 and hasn’t been touched since yet, Marijina Uznesenje Cathedral founded in 1093, St. Marco church from the 14 century, Presidents Palace and Parliament). Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 09: Zagreb

Departure transfer from the hotel to Zagreb Airport/ Zagreb Train Station and a farewell with your tour director/driver.

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