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Best of Croatia and Slovenia

11 Days 2 Countries 6 Cities

Explore the culture and heritage of a scenic region shaped by triumph and tragedy.

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      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Trace the walls of ancient capitals, pretty Adriatic seaside retreats and natural icons like Plitvice and Lake Bled - an enchanting journey to Trafalgar Highlights in Croatia and Slovenia.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: CRSL

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Zagreb, Rovinj, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik

        • ORIENTATION of Ljubljana, Bled, Opatija and Ston

        • VISIT the Church of Assumption on Bled Island, Plitvice National Park, Diocletian's Palace in Split and the salt pans in Ston

        • CRUISE to Bled Island

        • VIEW the Park of Sv. Jakov in Opatija, the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park

        • SEE Zagreb's Ban Jelačić Square, the Opera House and Castle of Ljubljana, the old city of Dubrovnik


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      1. Arrive Zagreb

      Embark on an off-the-beaten track discovery of Croatia. The capital city of Zagreb is your springboard 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.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Westin

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Park

      Optional Experiences

      Traditional Slovenian Village Experience

      Come with us on a journey to Radovljica, a well-preserved medieval alpine village with houses dating from the 15th and 16th century. Enjoy a meal at a traditional Slovenian Inn, where you'll be entertained by local musicians and see the famous living gingerbread museum, where you can admire staff producing red traditional hearts.

      Adult Price: €53.00

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with Wine

      Optional Experiences

      Alpine Jewels And Lake Bohinj

      Join our Local Specialist to Slovenia's largest glacier lake. We'll see mountain villages and photo-worthy vistas along the way, before continuing along the stunning shores of Lake Bohinj. Admire the 13th-century frescoes of St John's Church. Upon returning to Bled, enjoy the insider's look at Villa Bled and its gardens, before indulging in one of the town's famous cream cakes.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Continental

      Optional Experiences

      Ancient Pula with Dinner

      A strategic port since Roman times, Pula will come to life as our Local Specialist uncovers the tales of its long history of winemaking and shipbuilding. We will visit the well-preserved Colosseum-like first-century arena, uncovering the scene of brutal gladiatorial battles, before feasting on a local Istrian dinner with wine.

      Adult Price: €69.00

      5. Rovinj Excursion and Opatija Free Time

      The Croatian fishing port of Rovinj is our destination this morning. 'Dive Into Culture' as we stop to taste the world-famous and delicious Istrian white truffles. We'll join a Local Specialist to wander through the old town and witness its Mediterranean influences. We return to Opatija for some time on our own. See the statuesque nymph, her hand outstretched to cradle a seagull as a symbol of this region, and admire the belle-époque architecture.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Rijeka with Kvarner Bay Discovery

      Discover Rijeka,the famous port and cultural capital of Europe, where the Central meets the Mediterranean. With your Local Specialist, explore Old Town with it’s Baroque clock tower and St. Vitus cathedral. Join the local "Fiumans” along the vibrant Korzo district, decorated with Italianate Hapsburg grandeur. Visit the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, where we will view an authentic lifejacket from the Titanic - salvaged from the icy waters by a crew member of the RMS Carparthia, whose ship rescued over 700 guests on that fateful night in 1912.

      Adult Price: €38.00

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Jezero

      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 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Atrium

      Optional Experiences

      Traditional Konoba Dinner

      If you want to truly experience Dalmatian cuisine, a dinner in a traditional stone basement 'konoba' is the best choice. You’ll select from a variety of seafood or meats accompanied by Dalmatian wines and typical live music, which will add a traditional touch to the end of your journey on the Croatian Adriatic coastline.

      Adult Price: €51.00

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Jewel of the Adriatic

      A memorable day trip to Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands in the Croatian archipelago. Embarking on a boat ride from Split harbour, we'll explore the historic Hvar Old Town on foot with our Local Specialist. You'll spend free time relaxing along one of the seafront restaurants or soaking up the stunning views from the Venetian hilltop fortress. At the end of the day, we'll sail back over the Adriatic on our return to Split. Please note: during May or September, Hvar may be substituted for Brac

      Adult Price: €71.00

      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 laidback fishing village atmosphere. Visit Europe's oldest salt pans and 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Grand Park

      Optional Experiences

      Sunset Cruise And Dinner

      Our sunset cruise takes us along the spectacular Dalmatian coast to one of the secluded bays where we'll enjoy a delicious local dinner with drinks. To complete the evening, we'll cruise outside the old city walls and explore the beautiful illuminated city of Dubrovnik, before returning by coach to our hotel. (n.b. This optional is weather dependent and may not be available on all departures)

      Adult Price: €57.00

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Panoramic Cavtat

      Journey along the coast for a relaxing trip to the picturesque village of Cavtat, arriving at the harbour on our own chartered boat. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with our Local Specialist in the medieval old town and take the opportunity to admire the yachts in the marina, visit the beach or walk up to the Racic Mausoleum.

      Adult Price: €35.00

      11. Depart Dubrovnik

      Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Transfers are available to Dubrovnik Airport. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        On their fifth-generation-owned family farm in Bled, you’ll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest meal and guided walk around the farm with Monika, Gregor, their children and the resident farm animals. (Day 3)

      • Dive into Culture
        Experience the unique flavours of Istrian white truffles, considered by gourmets and culinary connoisseurs as one of the most renowned in the world. (Day 5)

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Split and Dubrovnik

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Zagreb, Rovinj, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik

        • ORIENTATION of Ljubljana, Bled, Opatija and Ston

        • VISIT the Church of Assumption on Bled Island, Plitvice National Park, Diocletian's Palace in Split and the salt pans in Ston

        • CRUISE to Bled Island

        • VIEW the Park of Sv. Jakov in Opatija, the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park

        • SEE Zagreb's Ban Jelačić Square, the Opera House and Castle of Ljubljana, the old city of Dubrovnik


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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