Check in for your flight to Zagreb, Croatia.
Arrive in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. City tour includes the facades of Ban Josip Jelacic Square, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Stone Gate, and the Pope’s Tower.
This morning, visit one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Bled (2-hour drive). St Mary’s Church, gleaming white on an island in the middle of the emerald green lake is the symbol of Bled, a romantic alpine resort. Enjoy a pleasant trip in a pletna (a gondola type boat) to the island and spend some time in this peaceful sanctuary. Visit Bled Castle, a medieval castle from the 11th century, perched high on a cliff above Lake Bled.
Travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia where the old meets new. Our short orientation tour includes the lively Preseren Square, the unique Three Bridges, the elegant Baroque town square and the St. Nicholas Cathedral. You will also visit Ljubljana Castle with a funicular ride included.
Proceed to Piran (1hour 30 mins drive) where you will take a walk through the narrow streets within the old town wall. Piran has various cultural and art establishments such as the Tartini theatre, coastal galleries, Maritime museum and Aquarium.
Travel to Plitvice National Park (3hour 30mins). Explore Plitvice National Park which is on UNESCO’s list of Natural Heritage sites. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level are joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. See this natural wonderland from wooden footbridges, shuttle buses and electric boats along the lakes which are renowned for their distinctive colors that change constantly.
Drive to charming Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400BC. The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Ciovo. Your sightseeing includes a visit to the Romanesque St Lawrence Cathedral.
Overnight in Split, the largest city and busiest port on the Adriatic Coast. Tour the historical Old Town buildings and the labyrinth of streets built within the walls of the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, Temple of Jupiter and the Cathedral St Dominius built in the 7th century.
Take a catamaran to Hvar, the famed summer resort island of natural beauty in the Adriatic Sea. Highlights of the port town Hvar include its 13th century walls, a hilltop fortress and a main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. The island also features beaches such as Dubovica and inland lavender fields. You will overnight in this glorious island and spend the day exploring its laid back charm.
After breakfast, proceed by speedboat to the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is Croatia’s best-preserved walled city beautifully situated on a cape jutting into the Adriatic Sea.
Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik Old Town to explore the stone paved streets inside the 16th century bastions, Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock and Cathedral Treasury.
Enjoy a 4-minute cable car ride which transports visitors 778 meters to a plateau offering Old City views and a restaurant. Enjoy a boat ride along the walls of Dubrovnik.
We drive to Kotor (2-hour drive), one of the top tourist destinations in Montenegro. The Old Town of Kotor is on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites and it lays in the shadows of the fearsome St John’s Hill and the walls protecting this town are skilfully crafted into the natural steep slopes of the hill and the view of this town on approach is one of the amazing sights, not only of the Mediterranean but of the world. Kotor is unique for several reasons. It is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and in a bay that has made the list of Most Beautiful Bays in the World.
This morning, we drive to the historical city of Mostar. Explore the old cobbled Ottoman Quarter with 16th century mosques, old Turkish houses and cafes. See the elegant Stari Most (Old Bridge) which arches over the Neretva River. It was built by the Ottoman Empire and reconstructed after being destroyed during the Bosnian war.
Enjoy a walking tour through Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina with a turbulent history. This living history museum has mosque, churches and cathedrals standing side by side. Stop by the Old Turkish quarter for some traditional souvenirs. Browse art galleries, craftsmen shops and outdoor cafes.
Enjoy a walking tour through Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina with a turbulent history. This living history museum has mosque, churches and cathedrals standing side by side. Stop by the Old Turkish quarter for some traditional souvenirs. Browse art galleries, craftsmen shops and outdoor cafes. Transfer to airport for flight home.
Arrive back home with fond memories of your Adriatic sojourn.
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