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The Alps and Adriatic

The Alps and Adriatic

Overview

Join us on our tour and discover some of the most beautiful places in Croatia and Slovenia in a relaxing and friendly way.

Join us on our most popular tour. In seven unforgettable days we'll show you some of the most beautiful places in Croatia and Slovenia.

From Zagreb, the Croatian capital and a city which attracts with its charm and simplicity across the world famous sixteen magical Plitvice Lakes to the beautiful Adriatic coast and its charming jewel Opatija. Then, across the green and always somehow mysticaly attractive Istria and its small stone towns and again to the sunny coast and the old town Rovinj.

Great places in neighboring Slovenia are expecting us after Istria and Croatia. We'll set off into the secret depths of Postojna caves and also touch the high peaks of the Alps which ascend above the Lake Bled. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia waits for us at the end of this beautiful story. A charming central European town, rich in cultural heritage always open and friendly will be the perfect ending of a perfect trip.

The tour price includes:

  • 7 days
  • 6 overnights - breakfast incl.: Zagreb, Opatija, Rovinj, Bled, Ljubljana
  • 4 and 5 star hotels
  • A/C minivan transportation
  • Experienced English speaking guide/driver
  • Entrance tickets: Plitvice lakes, Postojna cave, Old fortress Ljubljana
  • Sightseeing: Zagreb, Plitvice lakes, Opatija, Hum, Motovun, Rovinj, Postojna, Lake Bled, Ljubljana

Day 1 ZAGREB

Welcome to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and one of the oldest central European cities. Your guide will meet you at the Zagreb Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Zagreb. After you accommodate in your hotel in the city centre, we suggest that you relax yourself in an evening walk through the center of Zagreb and enjoy your first evening in one of Zagreb's many cafes and restaurants. Overnight in Zagreb.

 

  Accommodation: Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

Day 2 ZAGREB

After breakfast we'll take you to discover Zagreb, a city with a human scale. The city grew between the Medvednica Mountain and the river Sava, from the 11th century all the way till the present days. Old medieval settlements of the Upper town, Gradec and Kaptol, remarkable architecture of the Lower town, numerous museums and art galleries, squares, fountains, monuments and green parks. That's Zagreb and all of that makes our city a pleasant place to walk through and attracts its visitors with the vivid street atmosphere. Spend your afternoon in one of many interesting museums, take a walk in the Botanical garden or Maksimir Park or just enjoy in a friendly atmosphere which Zagreb offers you. Overnight in Zagreb.

 

  Accommodation: Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

Day 3 ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – OPATIJA

After the Lakes and the continental part of Croatia, we continue our journey towards the coast of the blue Adriatic and the coastal resort Opatija. First we will check into the hotel and then we are going for a walk along the famous Opatija promenade. We can say that Opatija is really a true lady of the Adriatic Sea, with many luxury hotels and old villas thread along the Riviera like a pearls on the necklace, connected with green and splendid parks and gardens. If we stop for a moment and close our eyes, we could still feel the breath of the old times, the steps of the Austrian nobles, the empire Franz Joseph himself and many other distinguished persons who have chosen this jewel of Adriatic for their vacation. Overnight in Opatija.

 

  Accommodation choice: Hotel Bristol / Villa Kapetanović

Day 4 OPATIJA – HUM – MOTOVUN – ROVINJ

After breakfast we will leave Opatija and drive to Istria – the green oasis with many picturesque hills, old towns, castles and mystical stories. We will visit the "smallest town in the world" – Hum and introduce you to the first Croatian script – glagolitic script. We will see the medieval town Motovun, which rises as a symbol of Istria on a hill above the river Mirna valley and find out why it is called "the Mistress of the valley". We'll end this day on the coast again, in Rovinj, which is the most romantic coastal town in Istria. A town surrounded by sea cherished by its protector saint Euphemia from a high church bell tower. After we check into a hotel, we are going to stroll along the old stone lanes of the Old city and look for traces of the Rovinj's rich history. Overnight in Rovinj.

 

  Accommodation choice: Villa Tuttorotto / Villa Valdibora

Day 5 ROVINJ – POSTOJNA – LAKE BLED

Today we are driving across northern part of Istria and slowly leaving Croatia towards neighboring Slovenia. Our first Slovenian stop will be Postojna, little town famous for the Postojna Cave. This natural wonder, the underground world of caves is filled with spectacular limestone stalactites and stalagmites which form pillars and take on fantastic shapes and forms. We will take a train ride into the heart of the underground fairyland and admire the greatness of the geological history of the Earth. Then we will set off from the dark depths of the Earth's interior towards the pure whiteness of the Alps and the clear blue skies which wait for us at the Lake Bled. On arrival we will checki into a hotel near the lake. We suggest that you spend your afternoon enjoying the amazing views on the high peaks of the Alps. Whether you take a walk around the Lake or visit the old castle above the Lake or enjoy "pletna" boat ride to St. Mary's Island, you will definitely feel like the time has stopped and you are a part of wonderful fairytale. Overnight at Lake Bled.

 

  Accommodation: Hotel Triglav

Day 6 LAKE BLED - LJUBLJANA

Spend a little bit of this morning relaxing some more on a fresh air and then we head to the capital of Slovenia – Ljubljana, a town where culture is not just a phrase but the way of life. After we check into a hotel, we'll take a walk along this charming city. Strolling through the Old Town district we will explore many baroque buildings, the colorful farmer's market, the cathedral of St. Nicholas and up the hill, above the city we'll see the old medieval fortress which stands up there like an old guardian of the city. In the evening you should definitely relax and enjoy in one of many cafes and restaurants in the city centre, along the river Ljubljanica. Overnight in Ljubljana.

 

  Accommodation choice: Hotel Allegro / Lesar Hotel Angel

Day 7 LJUBLJANA – Departure

Today is the last day of our tour. After breakfast, your guide will drive you the Ljubljana Airport (Brnik) where you are expecting your flight back home. We wish you a safe journey and we hope that you will always gladly remember these seven days spent with us. Goodbye!

 

Destinations

Bled

Bled

In the middle of the lake, on a turouoise water, sheltered by the mountains you can find thousand year old town Bled.

Hum

Hum

Take the opportunity in Croatia and discover the smallest city in the world.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

The Dragon city will enthuse you with its arhitecture and history, as well as with its great atmosphere, trendy restaurants and boat rides through the city.

Motovun

Motovun

City in the mountain built seven centuries ago will delight you with it arhitecture and home made dishes with truffles.

NP Plitvice Lakes

NP Plitvice Lakes

National park with more than million visitors per year from all around the world.

Opatija

Opatija

Visit the city adored by Austrian Royal Familiy and aristocracy from 19 century.

Postojna

Postojna

The Austrian Emperor Franz I visited the cave 188 years ago and was sstonished by what he saw. Come to visit animal olm in the nature masterpiece.

Rovinj

Rovinj

Magical city in which you will find great local taverns, turquiose water, romantic spots and reach history.

Zagreb

Zagreb

"...if I was a foreigner, I would have liked Zagreb like not many other cities." A.G.Matoš, great Croatian poet

Route map

Price per person

Private tour
Persons Price
2 2690 €
3-4 2350 €
5-6 2090 €

All prices are expressed in euro and all specified prices are based per person.

If you would like to customize your Croatian tour (eg. add new places, extend your stay), please feel free to contact us at igor@zagrebtours.com so we can make an offer that fits your wishes.


Additionally, we also offer transfers from Venice, Budapest and Wien airports.

Word of Mouth

Dear Davor, Just a few words to thank you for the wonderful tour I had with you. Six days went very fast, seeing beautiful places, eating great meals and being in your company. You are a very responsible, caring person. From the driving to seeing that things worked well, your detail to make me feel comfortable and relaxed was well accomplished. You know your history and your wishes for Croatia to grow and develop are focused. I wish you all the luck to develop your business further and I’m sure you will accomplish that task. I enjoyed your energy and our conversations. When you come to Los Angeles it will be my pleasure to host you. Be happy with your wife and children and all the best for the future. Affectionately, Elena A. Los Angeles, CA

Elena A. (USA)

Davor - Thank you for your excellent service. Zagreb Tours has been terrific. For each country the guide was specialized. The guides spoke English and were accommodating and flexible for our needs. Trust their itinerary because they definitely know what to see; they are knowledgeable about history, geography and politics. All accommodations were excellent and they also gave us good recommendations for cafes, bars and restaurants. The car was comfortable and clean. We were more than satisfied with Zagreb Tours and would recommend them highly to travelers for a unique and comfortable experience. Barbara Spencer, San Francisco, CA Sue Porter, Portland, OR

Barbara and Sue (USA)

Igor, Thanks so much for a smooth and enjoyable trip. We appreciated the organized pickups and drop offs. Also, the customized excursions that fit our tastes and time frames added to a perfect trip. (The added pleasure of meeting your parents was terrific!) We will definitely recommend your company to friends and family traveling to Croatia. Due to your flexibility and personality, it was like seeing Croatia with a friend. Bob & Ron

Bob and Ron (USA)

Dear Davor, Thank you for taking such good care of us during our “Alps and Adriatic” tour through Croatia and Slovenia. Morgan and I both agree that the trip was both exciting, relaxing and could not have been better. Owning and running two small businesses in the United States leaves us little time to research vacations but your company made it easy to enjoy every moment while we were there. We were impressed with how you were on time for every excursion, helpful with the local language and our purchases, and your knowledge about the history and geography of the areas we visited. Having you drive us to all the destinations was a much-needed luxury! Not having to worry about reading and interpreting traffic signs, finding hotels and rental cars and researching which places to go to all added to making this one of the best vacations we have ever taken. I also have to admit, each time I saw a tour bus full of tourists, I KNEW I had made the right choice choosing Zagreb Tours to cater to just the two of us! I also want to mention how very enchanted we were with each of the hotels you chose for our tour. They were the perfect mix of elegance and service in the larger hotels and charm and beauty in the smaller boutique hotels – and I loved them all. Having time in the evenings to explore different areas on our own, and find just the right little café for an intimate dinner was also simply perfect. Although I had tears in my eyes as we left Ljubljana, there is no question that I came home refreshed and ready to get back to our busy lives. You really did make a difference when it came to our relaxation and “recharging our batteries”. It really was the vacation I had hoped for-and even more. Please feel free to use us as a recommendation or use my comments however you wish. We would be happy to talk to anyone interested in visiting your country and using your services. Thank you again - it was truly a wonderful trip that we will talk about and share with others for years to come!

Holly S. H. (USA)