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Slovenia & Croatia: Winter Wonders

Cultural tour of Slovenia, Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Tour Information
Duration : 11 days
Minimum : 02 persons
Average : 25 persons
Price (From) : US$ 2057
International air not included
Day 01: Arrive Ljubljana (SLOVENIA)
(D)
Day 02: Ljubljana/Bled
(B)
Day 03: Postojna/Rijeka (CROATIA)
(B)
Day 04: Zadar/Sibenik
(B)
Day 05: Sibenik/Dubrovnik
(B)
Day 06: Dubrovnik
(B)
Day 07: Dubrovnik/Mostar (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)
(B)
Day 08: Mostar/Split (CROATIA)
(B, D)
Day 09: Split/Plitvice Lakes/Zagreb
(B)
Day 10: Zagreb
(B)
Day 11: Depart Zagreb
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Ljubljana (SLOVENIA)

On arrival at Ljubljana airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free. Meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner this evening.

Overnight: Uhotel or similar, Ljubljana (2 nights) (D)

Day 02: Ljubljana/Bled

Today, we tour Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia in the morning. Highlights include the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba's Fountain. Continue to Bled; An Alpine Lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore, and visits imposing Bled Castle (Entrance fee included in tour price), perched on a cliff high above the lake. Some free time, before we return to Ljubljana for the night. (B)

Day 03: Postojna/Rijeka (CROATIA)

After breakfast and some free time in Ljubljana, the journey continues to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves (Entrance fee included in tour price) in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train and on foot. Afterwards, continue to the Adriatic coast, arriving to Rijeka. Orienatation city tour: while walking along “Korzo”, the lifeblood street of the city, you’ll see the inevitable City Tower, the Rijeka Resolution Square and Stendarac – the city’s flagpole, the Kobler Square, the Roman Old Gateway, St. Vitus’ Cathedral and much more.

Overnight: Bonavia or similar, Rijeka (1 night) (B)

Day 04: Zadar/Sibenik

Morning drive to Zadar. Set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical center and admire the old walls and Port Gate built in 16th century. Visit the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest Cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. If there is a breeze, enjoy the “sea organ”, an amazing art installation. Continue on to Sibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Overnight.

Overnight: Bellevue/Panorama or similar, Sibenik (1 night) (B)

Day 05: Sibenik/Dubrovnik

Set out on a walking tour of Šibenik historical center and visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance Cathedrals (Entrance fee included in tour price) of the Adriatic. Continue our journey towards Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Overnight.

Overnight: City or similar, Dubrovnik (2 nights) (B)

Day 06: Dubrovnik

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik to visit the Rector's Palace (Entrance fee included in tour price), and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy (Entrance fee included in tour price), one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is free at leisure. (B)

Day 07: Dubrovnik/Mostar (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)

The castle of the island of Bled in Slovenia

Today, we will cross the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and drive to Mostar, the city where east and west met. Built alongside the Neretva River is the beautiful “Old Bridge" (Stari Most) which is the heart and symbol of the city. Since 2005 the “Old Bridge", as well as the old city of Mostar have been inscribed as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Walk through the streets, visit the Turkish house (Entrance fee included in tour price) and view the mosque. Leave Mostar and drive to Split, for the night.

Overnight: Corner or similar, Split (2 nights) (B)

Day 08: Mostar/Split (CROATIA)

In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace (Entrance fee included in tour price), a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The rest of the day is at leisure to stroll through the beautiful streets of Split. Dinner, overnight. (B, D)

Day 09: Split/Plitvice Lakes/Zagreb

After breakfast, take a short ride to Plitvice Lakes National Park (Entrance fee included in tour price),* have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of sixteen terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. After the tour, head to Zagreb for the night.

Overnight: Westin or similar, Zagreb (2 nights) (B)

Day 10: Zagreb

This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral (Entrance fee included in tour price), Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town. (B)

Day 11: Depart Zagreb

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Zagreb airport for your departure flight. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

We accept payments in US$, CA$ as well as in other convertible currencies like EUR, AUD and GBP. Tour prices have been costed in US$. CA$ price shown below is an indicative amount reached at by using the conversion rate at the time of web posting and will be applicable if there is no change in the conversion rate. Should the currency conversion rate change, the US$ pricing will prevail. Bestway Tours & Safaris offers a conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

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2024 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Nov 10 US$ 2099 US$ 555 - -
2025 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Jan 19; Feb 16; Mar 09 & 23        
Jan 19 US$ 2057 US$ 555 - -
Feb 16; Mar 09 US$ 2099 US$ 555 - -
Mar 23 US$ 2162 US$ 555 - -
Stay tuned for future dates! If you want to be the first ones to know click here
2024 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Nov 10 CA$ 2897 CA$ 766 - -
2025 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Jan 19; Feb 16; Mar 09 & 23        
Jan 19 CA$ 2839 CA$ 766 - -
Feb 16; Mar 09 CA$ 2897 CA$ 766 - -
Mar 23 CA$ 2984 CA$ 766 - -

Notes

  • This tour is not part of our small group journeys. Private departures of this itinerary are also available. For details, please contact us.

Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • 10 Nights' accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 12 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Museums and sites as mentioned in the itinerary (entrance fees included when sites are bolded)
  • Professional Tour Director & local licensed guides
  • Headsets will be provided during included sightseeing tours
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and average tour size of 25 participants.
Also please note that this tour is NOT part of our small group journeys.

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

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