AMAZING 5 COUNTRIES TOUR
CROATIA -SLOVENIA - BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - ITALY - MONTENEGRO
Start in Zagreb and finish in Venice! This amazing 14-day tour brings you the very best of Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, and Bosnia with a visit to north Italy and Her majesty, Venice. With visiting, capitals such as Ljubljana, Sarajevo, and Zagreb and the natural phenomena lake; Lake Bled in Slovenia and the most popular Croatian national, Park Plitvice lakes, this tour sounds promising.
Add to that unique Croatian coast with impressive architecture, rich history, and arguably some of the best scenery in Europe with the cities Split and Dubrovnik, and we already have an amazing tour.
But that is not all we will also see the colorful Bay of Kotor in Montenegro with the beautiful city of Kotor. Of course, there is always a cherry on a top, yes Venice. There is no place in the world with so many nicknames: “La Dominante”, “La Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, “City of Canals”… Once there you will recognize them all.
Tour includes accommodation in selected hotels, based on B&B, 2 dinners in Plitvice Hotel, experienced tour leader, local city guides, and entries/tickets specified in Additional info.
Dobro Dosli! Welcome to Croatia. Your adventure begins with a welcome, upon arrival at Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport. Transfer to the hotel. (Selected Accommodation in 3 / 4*/5* hotel) . Check inn and overnight. If your flight is earlier in the morning, we can arrange Day 1 to fit your timetable and add more activities.
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Zagreb with an local guide. Exploring the Croatian capital you will surely fall in love with this city.
Let’s first visit one of the symbols of the city, the beautiful Zagreb Cathedral. We procced to Upper Town by walking through Croatia’s biggest Green Market “Dolac”. In the fortified, medieval Upper Town, you will visit St. Mark’s church, with its multicolor tiled roof, Parliament and government palace. We will take a ride with Zagreb’s funicular. The shortest cable car in the world has only 66 meters in length and connecting downtown Zagreb with the Upper (old) Town.
Afternoon we have optional excursions to Trakoscan Castle- the most famous Croatian castle. It dates back to the 13th century when it was only a small fort on a hill. In the 19th century, the noble Drašković family transformed it into a romantic aristocratic residence surrounded by lush woodland and a boating lake. The castle interior is in excellent condition and offers a unique insight into 19th-century tastes in interior decoration
Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.
ZAGREB - SARAJEVO
Aafter breakfast departure to the capital of Bosnia, the enchanting Sarajevo. A drive through the interesting landscapes of central Bosnia with the short break stops.
Sarajevo is not just a beautiful, historic city. Set in a magical landscape, it is also an enchanting one, full of life and promise, but with a past as painful as any European city in living history.
After arrival, and check in we will take short orientation tour. Free time. Overnight in Sarajevo
SARAJEVO - MOSTAR - DUBROVNIK
Breakfast. Let’s find out why Sarajevo is called “European Jerusalem” and what makes this city so unique. Discover the line between two worlds – Eastern and Western.
Can you imagine that Sarajevo was the center of the world in 1984? It was the year of the 14th Winter Olympic Games. Only eight years later Sarajevo was a war field, it was one of the longest sieges in modern history.
After a tour do not miss the opportunity to have a cup of famous Bosnian coffee or to try some of famous local specialties like ćevapi (a grilled dish of minced meat) or different type of Bosnian pies at Turkish Bazaar – Bas Carsija. We proceed toward Dubrovnik by visiting the city of Mostar on our way where we will spend at least two hours and admire its Old Bridge and Old Town.
Arrival in Dubrovnik. Check in and free time.
The Peral of Adriatic, wonderful Dubrovnik is our today’s destination, not only the pearl of the Adriatic but the Perl of Mediterranean is a place that tourists simply adore and rightly so. Did you know that the oldest document on maritime law in the world as well as and the oldest European law on maritime insurance were created in the Republic of Dubrovnik? Here you can also find the oldest European pharmacy that is constantly used for pharmaceutical purposes! After the sightseeing free time to explore the city on your own. City monumental walls are almost two kilometers long and definitely worth visiting if you want to admire the beautiful view of city rooftops, the old port, and nearby islands. For more spectacular views you can take the cable car up to Srdj Hill behind Dubrovnik for spectacular views of the city and the Dalmatian coastline. Or to take a Game of Thrones tour. Dubrovnik was the main filming location in Croatia for King’s Landing, a fictional city in Game of Thrones, the famous television series distributed by HBO. Overnight in Dubrovnik
After breakfast we are going on full day trip to visit Montenegro. only 40 minutes drive from from Dubrovnik Montenegro stands on the edge between the east and the west. This beautiful small country is s rich in natural beauty and full of historical heritage, but is still to be discovered by mass tourism. Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. We are visiting Perast with a boat drive onto Island Our Lady of the Rock to see the church and museum that now stand on this man-made island. According to the legend, sailors began to lay stones in the sea after every successful voyage until an island emerged from the sea.
Afternoon , In the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. Sheltered from the sea winds by a natural harbor, city sits in what is often thought to be the Europe’s most southernmost fjord, but it’s actually a submerged river canyon.
Free time and departure to Dubrovnik.
DUBROVNIK - SPLIT
After breakfast we are heading towards Split, the capital of Dalmatia. A ride along the Dalmatian coast will leave you breathless. Small fishing villages, beautiful landscapes and the mesmerizing color of the Adriatic sea will make sure you don’t get bored. Split, Capital of region Dalmatia and Croatian second largest city is also famous as oldest site Croatian site protected by UNESCO. This city will win you over with its Mediterranean charm and warmth. Today, Split is arguably Adriatic’s most vibrant citiy, it is still at the same place where in the 3rd century the Roman emperor Diocletian built a magnificent palace, which until today remained inhabited, making this place living monument and unique city in the world. We will take an guided walking tour and stroll through the streets of the old town and Diocletian palace.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Split.
TROGIR - PLITVICE
After breakfast at the hotel we take short drive to see the city of Trogir – another Croatian UNESCO protected site. Nick-named as the ‘Stone Beauty’ , this city is a remarkable example of urban continuity. After sightseeing tour you will have enough time to sit for a coffee, buy souvenirs or just relax at the beautiful Trogir waterfront promenade (Riva) where some of the world’s most expensive yachts are moored.
We continue with the drive through central Croatia toward the Croatian mountain region Like , where tomorrow we are visiting Plitvice Lakes.
Dinner at the hotel restaurant and overnight in the Plitvice area.
After breakfast in hotel we will take a tour of Plitvice lakes National Park – the most beautiful and oldest national park in Croatia under UNESCO protection – consists of 16 lakes connected by magnificent waterfalls. Leisurely hike with your guide allows you to take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area. The park is visited mostly on foot – however, the entrance includes a boat ride across the Emerald Green Lake “Kozjak” and a train ride back to the main entrance. The visit to the park grounds takes approx. 3 hours. While you can’t swim in these lakes, the experience of nature is amazing, with waterfalls and butterflies piercing the ambience of the lush green forest, providing many photo opportunities.
Dinner at the hotel restaurant and overnight in the Plitvice area.
OPATIJA - POSTOJNA - BLED
Today, after breakfast, we leave for Slovenia. We will say goodbye to Croatia in Opatija. This small town situated in the picturesque Kvarner bay is considered the cradle of tourism in Croatia . Opatija is a home of the first tourist accommodation at the eastern side of the Adriatic – Hotel Kvarner, bulit in 1884 as well as of Croatian museum of tourism. The streets of Opatija still exude some forgotten time when the European aristocracy walked through it, for which Opatija was a favorite vacation destination.
In the afternoon we cross the border with Slovenia and visit Postojna, one of the most interesting European caves. Postojna Cave is the only karst cave with a railway, which was built more than 140 years ago. The unique tourist train will take you to the underground network of karst corridors, galleries and halls.
After visit we continue toward Bled for overnight. Famous for its lake of the same name, Bled is a breathtakingly beautiful town. Surrounding your hotel is the mighty Julian Alps, with jagged summits that rise from sprawling emerald forests.
BLED - LJUBLJANA
Today you are free to explore the picturesque town of Bled and its
surrounding areas at your leisure. You might like to take a boat ride to
the centre of Lake Bled, where the iconic island awaits. Or perhaps
visit the thousand-year-old Bled Castle to learn about its collections
of weaponry and jewellery.
In the afternoon we will have excursion to one of Europe’s smallest capitals – Ljubljana. Embark on an orientation tour of Ljubljana , admiring its Old Town, bridges and Castle.
Return to Bled. Overnight.
TRIESTE - VENICE
After breakfast we leave Slovenia, and after crossing boarder with Italy we will stop near the city of Trieste to visit Miramar castle – one of the most charming castles in this part of Europe , built by Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg for him and his wife Charlotte of Belgium… The castle is surrounded by beautiful park.
We continue toward our last destination on this journey, ladies and gentlemen, Her Majesty Venice, is waiting for us. Overnight in Venice.
After breakfast we are taking a walking tour of Venice, starting at St. Mark’s Square, to visits of the St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace and enjoying views of the Bell Tower, the Bridge of Sighs and Rialto Bridge. This watery wonderland of bridges, towers, piazzas, canals, churches and gondolas – practically unchanged for 600 years – is literally sinking under the weight of its iconic sights. Afternoon , explore Venice on your own, Maybe take the vaporetto (water bus) over to the island of San Giorgio to climb the bell tower for views over the city. Or perhaps fulfil a bucket list favourite and take journey down the Grand Canal in a Venetian gondola.
Overnight in Venice.
Breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport. There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. As there is so much to see in Italy and the surrounding area, you may want to consider extending your time in Venice. If so we will be happy to book additional accommodation and services for you.
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