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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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      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-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 travelling as part of a family group. 

      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, Split and Dubrovnik

        • ORIENTATION of Ljubljana, Bled, Opatija, Trogir 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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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Zagreb

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      Day 2

      Zagreb Sightseeing – Bled (2 Nights)

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      Bled Sightseeing

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      Bled – Ljubljana – Opatija (2 Nights)

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      Rovinj Excursion and Opatija Free Time

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      Opatija – Plitvice

      Split, Croatia

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      Plitvice – Trogir – Split (2 Nights)

      Split, Croatia

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      Split Free Day

      Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Day 9

      Split – Ston – Dubrovnik (2 Nights)

      Dubrovnik, Croatia

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      Dubrovnik Sightseeing

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      Depart Dubrovnik

      Day 1

      Arrive Zagreb Day 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.

      Hotel

      Westin

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Westin

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Zagreb Sightseeing – Bled (2 Nights) 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.

      Hotel

      Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Bled Sightseeing Day 3 - Bled Sightseeing

      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, ascending Mt. Vogel by cable car for inspiring views.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Bled – Ljubljana – Opatija (2 Nights) 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.

      Hotel

      Continental

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Continental

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Rovinj Excursion and Opatija Free Time Day 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. Savour the beautiful seaside setting and local Mediterranean flavours as you 'Connect With Locals' at a traditional Be My Guest dinner with a family in Opatija.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Opatija – Plitvice 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.

      Hotel

      Jezero

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Jezero

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Plitvice – Trogir – Split (2 Nights) Day 7 - Plitvice – Trogir – Split (2 Nights)

      Today, we visit the walled island of Trogir. 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 leave the coast and 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.

      Hotel

      Atrium

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Atrium

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Split Free Day Day 8 - Split Free Day

      Delve into centuries of heritage on this free day in Split. Consider a full-day Optional Experience to the beautiful island of Hvar. 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Split – Ston – Dubrovnik (2 Nights) 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 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.

      Hotel

      Grand Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grand Park

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Dubrovnik Sightseeing 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Depart Dubrovnik Day 11 - Depart Dubrovnik

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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 11

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-za/tours/best-of-croatia-and-slovenia?tripcode=crsl for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        On the Istrian Peninsula, join a family in Opatija for a traditional Be My Guest dinner, featuring Mediterranean flavours and stories about life in the Kvarner Gulf. (Day 5)

      • 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

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of Zagreb, Rovinj, Split and Dubrovnik

        • ORIENTATION of Ljubljana, Bled, Opatija, Trogir 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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