Zagreb, Kumrovec, Ljubljana, Idrija, Postojna Caves, Porec, Pula, Vodnjan, Opatija, Motovun, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Jurlinovi Dvori , Mostar, Vid, Sarajevo
This 12-day tour starts with an introduction to the historical sites and vibrant streets of the Croatian capital Zagreb. From Zagreb, the journey continues to Kumrovec ethno village in the Zagorje region, known for its green hills, vineyards and many medieval castles. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, will be explored next with strolls around the beautiful city center and river Ljubljanica before continuing towards Slovenia’s most popular site, the Postojna Caves. Travelers will visit the caves as well as the stunning Predjama Castle perched high up on a vertical cliff. A visit to the Franja Partisan Hospital, the symbol of the partisan movement in Slovenia, will be made before commencing towards the Croatian Istria peninsula. Istria is full of natural, cultural and historical wonders, which travelers will delve into while visiting towns of Porec, Pula, Vodnjan and Motovun. After a night in the city with the longest tourism tradition in Croatia, Opatija, journey continues towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park. This UNESCO protected site leaves all its visitors marveling at the supreme beauty of the park’s cascading lakes and waterfalls. The first Dalmatian town on the tour is the unique Zadar, a city that captivates with history as well as modern sites such as the Sea Organ. There are two other beautiful coastal towns on the journey, Sibenik and Trogir, both UNESCO sites. A stop will be made at the traditional village estate of Jurlinovi Dvori, an excellent example of rural stone architecture, and a visit to local vineyards before ending the day in Split. Continuing towards the south of Croatia, to the famous Dubrovnik. After sightseeing around the famous Dubrovnik Old Town, and the medieval city walls, tour will end with a tasting of local delicacies in the Konavle region.
Optional 3-day tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina leads from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo, through Mostar and the stunning Neretva Canyon. The tour discovers sites around Sarajevo, the heart of Bosnian culture with a rich tradition and delicious cuisine.