Trafalgar 11D Best of Croatia and Slovenia
- SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Zagreb, Rovinj, Trogir, Splitand Dubrovnik
- ORIENTATION of Ljubljana, Bled, Pula, Opatija and Ston
- VISIT the Church of Assumption on BledIsland, Plitvice National Park, Diocletian's Palace in Split and the salt pans in Ston
- VIEW the Park of Sv. Jakov in Opatija and thelakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park
- SEE Zagreb's Ban Jelačić Square, the OperaHouse and Castle of Ljubljana and the Old City of Dubrovnik
- SCENIC CRUISE to Bled Island
Day 1: ARRIVE ZAGREB
Embark on an off-the-beaten track discovery of Croatia. The capital city of Zagreb is your spring board to an enchanting journey through what was once a troubled region and is today a land of diverse cultures and traditions. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive.
Day 2: ZAGREB SIGHTSEEING – BLED (2 NIGHTS)
Spend the morning exploring Zagreb with a 'Local Specialist 'before travelling through romantic landscapes to the lakeside resort town of Bled, where we'll stay the next two nights. (Breakfast)
Day 3: BLED ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME
Enjoy some free time today to connect with this enchanting setting, but not before you sail on Lake Bled's crystal-clear waters to Bled Island to view its Church of the Assumption. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your terms, or consider joining an Optional Experience to Slovenia's largest glacier lake. This evening, savour local Slovenian flavours as you' Connect With Locals ' at a traditional 'Be My Guest ‘dinner with a local family. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4: BLED – LJUBLJANA – OPATIJA (2 NIGHTS)
We leave the beauty of Bled behind for one of Europe's smallest capitals. Embark on an orientation tour of Ljubljana this morning, admiring its Old Town, bridges and Castle. We continue to the seaside resort of Opatija. (Breakfast)
Day 5: PULA AND ROVINJ EXCURSION AND OPATIJA FREE TIME
Seaside splendour is on the agenda today and you'll start your day in the coastal city of Pula on Croatia's Istrian Peninsula. View Pula's 1st-century arena, with your 'Local Specialist’, and learn about the city's role as a strategic location for the Romans, Ostrogoths, Venetians and the Allied Forces in World War II, before heading to the fishing port of Rovinj. Wander through the Old Town and witness its Mediterranean influences. We return to Opatija for some time on our own. See the statues quenymph, her hand outstretched to cradle a seagull as a symbol of this region, and admire the belle-époque architecture. (Breakfast)
Day 6: OPATIJA – PLITVICE
The extraordinary natural beauty of Plitvice takes centre stage today as we embark on a guided walking tour. Admire the cascade of spectacular waterfalls and crystal-clear waters reflecting green, grey and blue against the lush landscapes. Enjoy dinner at your hotel against this picture-perfect backdrop. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 7: PLITVICE – TROGIR – SPLIT (2 NIGHTS)
Today, we visit the walled island of Trogir with a 'Local Specialist' . The stone town is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges and will delight lovers of art, and Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture. We continue our journey to Split, where we'll join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour, which includes entry into Diocletian's Palace, built for the emperor's retirement. Spend the evening on your own, or join an Optional Experience to enjoy traditional Dalmatian flavours. (Breakfast)
Day 8: SPLIT FREE DAY OR OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO A DALMATIAN ISLAND
Delve into centuries of heritage on this free day in Split. Consider a full-day Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian islands. Ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs and white marble façades that edge onto the Adriatic. Or savour the city's delicious gastronomy at cafés tucked away in hidden lanes. (Breakfast)
Day 9: SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK (2 NIGHTS)
The terracotta rooftops of Dubrovnik beckon, but not before we stop to admire the extraordinary walled city of Ston, with its dramatic views and laid-back fishing village atmosphere. 'Dive Into Culture' and visit Europe's oldest salt pans where you'll hear how salt has been harvested here since ancient times. We continue to Dubrovnik where you can wander through the colourful lanes or maybe climb the medieval city walls. (Breakfast)
Day 10: DUBROVNIK SIGHTSEEING
Tread in the footsteps of Lord Byron and George Bernard Shaw, who were intoxicated by the allure of Dubrovnik. With your 'Local Specialist’, you'll embark on a sightseeing tour past the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, before spending time on your own. As our journey comes to an end, join your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 11: DEPART DUBROVNIK
Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Transfers are available to Dubrovnik Airport. Conditions apply. (Breakfast)
CONNECT WITH LOCALS
On their 5th-generation-owned family farm in Bled, you'll enjoy an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner and guided walk around the farm with Monika, Gregor, their children and the resident farm animals. ( Day 3 )
DIVE INTO CULTURE
In Ston, visit the salt pans that back to the 2nd century BC and are surrounded by expansive fortifications still intact to this day. ( Day 9 )
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