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Discover the Western Balkans & Slovenia
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Plitvice Lakes
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Zagreb Cathedral
Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik portrait
Croatia

Discover the Western Balkans & Slovenia (Tour code: 12388)

Starts and Ends
Zagreb to
Dubrovnik
Travel Periods
01 Jul 23 - 30 Oct 24
Experience
Travel Style
Escorted Group Tour
This is a great introduction to the Balkans region while discovering glimpses of the history reaching back to the ancient times.

Highlights

Modern air-conditioned vehicle with driver at group's disposal as per itinerary!

Experienced tour leader throughout the trip.

Journey to Plitvice lakes and walk around this well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, the natural beauty of the 16 crystal-blue lakes!

Visit Bled, a small town in the Julian Alps that ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. 

7 days
From
AUD 2,302
per person, twin share
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All services are subject to availability.

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Overview

Discover rich history of Western Balkans and get to know different traditions once melted in one culture. From the high mountains of the Alps to the sandy beaches of the Adriatic, from the never-ending green forests to the crystal blue sea this journey is selection of the Croatian and Slovenian highlights.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

1 night in Zagreb at Hotel Astoria - 4* or similar
1 night in Ljubljana at Hotel Lev - 4* or similar
1 night in Plitvice at Hotel Jezero - 4* or similar
1 night in Split at Hotel Corner- 4* or similar
2 nights in Dubrovnik at Hotel Valamar -4* or similar
Air-conditioned tour transportation
Arrival transfer from Zagreb Airport/Hotel to Zagreb
Departure transfer from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport/Hotel
Daily breakfast
Meal: 6 dinners
Excursions as per itinerary
Bilingual tour escort
Entrance tickets to Plitvice lakes included

Day 1 Zagreb

You’ll be met at the airport in Zagreb and transferred to your hotel in Zagreb. Upon arrival, check in to your accommodation, then the rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city centre on your own.

In the evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Overnight stay in Zagreb at Hotel Astoria or similar.

Dinner
Zagreb
Park in Zagreb

Day 2 Zagreb Ljubljana

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

A morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatia's capital city, allows you to see the fortified Upper Town, the city's historical centre, St Mark's church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre, and the University.

Departure to Ljubljana. Enjoy an informative guided tour of Ljubljana, the vibrant capital of Slovenia. Discover the highlights of its historic center, including the charming Central open-air Market, the iconic Three Bridges, the impressive Baroque Town Hall, and the marvelous Robba's Fountain.

Dinner at the hotel is included.

Overnight stay in Ljubljana at Hotel Lev or similar.

Breakfast, Dinner
Zagreb → Ljubljana
Bled Castle

Day 3 Ljubljana Bled Plitvice

After having breakfast, the next stop is Bled, a small town in the Julian Alps that ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. It's like a scene from a fairy tale, with mountains and forests surrounding an emerald glacial lake. Visit to the Bled Castle, which is the oldest in Slovenia.

After our visit to Bled, we will proceed to the captivating Plitvice lakes. Once we arrive in the evening, we will have the pleasure of indulging in a delightful dinner.

Overnight stay in Plitvice at Hotel Jezero or similar.

Breakfast, Dinner
Ljubljana → Bled →  Plitvice
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Day 4 Plitvice Split

After breakfast, we will take a morning tour of the Plitvice lakes. Walk around this well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, the natural beauty of the 16 crystal-blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls.

Your journey continues to Split, where your guide will reveal the hidden treasures of Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO-protected site and its cellar. Over the course of the Middle Ages, the original palace underwent modifications by its residents, resulting in its enhanced beauty and the establishment of its significance as the pulsating heart of the city.

In the evening, enjoy a delightful dinner in Split.

Overnight stay in Split at Hotel Corner or similar.

Breakfast, Dinner
Plitvice → Split
Diocletian's Palace

Day 5 Split Pelješac Dubrovnik

After breakfast, we'll head towards Dubrovnik.

En route, a visit to one of the wine cellars on the Pelješac peninsula is scheduled, where you can savor a glass of the region's renowned red wine, Plavac Mali. After some free time for lunch and exploring the charming town of Ston.

This afternoon will be dedicated to a city tour of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO-protected gem. You'll have the opportunity to delve into the history of the maritime Republic of Dubrovnik while admiring its elegant palaces, historic fountains, and formidable city walls. Stroll along the city's marble streets, marvel at its baroque architecture, and savor the endless beauty of the Adriatic

In the evening, enjoy a delightful dinner in Dubrovnik.

Overnight in Dubrovnik at Hotel Valamar or similar.

Breakfast, Dinner
Split → Pelješac →  Dubrovnik
Stradun Street

Day 6 Dubrovnik

Today is a free day. Excursions to the island of Korcula or Montenegro & its Bay of Kotor are available as options.

In the evening, enjoy a delightful dinner in Dubrovnik.

Overnight in Dubrovnik at Hotel Valamar or similar.

Breakfast, Dinner
Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Day 7 Dubrovnik

After a breakfast at the hotel, take a transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
End of the tour.

Breakfast
Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Additional information

Official language
Croatian
Local currency
Kuna (HRK)
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means we may need to offer an alternative hotel of equivalent or better quality. Our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit.
  • This coach tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.
  • For organizational reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified without notice. In this case, our supplier ensures similar visits and excursions in accordance with the spirit of the tour program.
  • This is a "guaranteed departure" with no minimum requirement. The maximum bus capacity is limited to 40 passengers.

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

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What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

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The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
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On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

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What should I do before travelling?

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