Slovenia & Croatia

Pictures: 1) Split, 2) Lake Bled, 3) Dubrovnik, 4) Ljubljana, 5) Plitvice Lakes.

Slovenia & Croatia – 12 nights

featuring Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Julian Alps, Piran, Rovinj, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik & lots more ……

 

This sample itinerary comes highly recommended and provides an illustration of what your private tour could look like, since your own custom made private tour can be personalised in consideration of your own needs and preferences.  Such as where your tour begins and ends, the total number of nights, the locations where you would like to overnight, the attractions that you would like to visit, and the amount of free time that you would like to enjoy at leisure.  

Furthermore, your tour can be themed around any special interests or activities of your choice such as wine tasting, gastronomy, photography, painting, walking, golf, fishing, adventure sports or ancestry. 

Summary:

Day 1 Ljubljana:

Flight arrival at the airport of your choice, we recommend either of Ljubljana or Venice Marco Polo airport.

Personalised “meet & greet” in the airport arrivals hall.

Private transfer to your hotel in Ljubljana.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Guided orientation walk of the old town, rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 2 Lake Bled, Bled Castle and the Vintgar Gorge:

Half day private tour to Lake Bled, including guided visits to the Vintgar Gorge and Bled Castle.

Guided orientation road tour around Bled.

Assistance with your hotel check in, rest of the day at leisure.

We recommend a stroll around the lake, a boat trip to the island or afternoon tea with cream cakes (kremna rezina) at a lakeside cafe.

Overnight in Lake Bled.

Day 3 Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and the Mt. Vogel Cable Car:

Half day private tour through part of the Triglav National Park, including a road tour through the Bohinj Valley to Lake Bohinj and a ride on the Mt. Vogel cable car.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Lake Bled.

Day 4 Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle and Piran:

Full day private tour to the Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle and Piran.

Featuring a guided tour of the Postojna Caves, a self guided audio tour of Predjama Castle and local orientation in Piran.

Assistance with your hotel check in, rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Piran.

Day 5 Groznjan and Rovinj:

Half day private tour to Rovinj, including the Istrian village of Groznjan.

Featuring a road tour through the Istrian hills and sightseeing at the village of Groznjan, a charming location which has become synonymous with artists and traditional craftsmanship, including painting, handmade glassware, ceramics and textiles.

Guided orientation walk around the old town and harbour front of Rovinj, with the rest of the day at leisure.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Overnight in Rovinj.

Day 6 Rovinj:

Free day at leisure in Rovinj.

We recommend exploring the Venetian style narrow cobbled streets and ornate squares of Rovinj old town, refreshments and “people watching” at a waterside cafe, and taking a relaxing stroll along the pine tree lined coastal footpath that weaves its way past numerous small bays and rocky coves.

Overnight in Rovinj.

Day 7 Motovun, Hum, Senj and the Plitvice Lakes National Park:

Full day private tour including guided sightseeing visits to Motovun, Hum and Senj, en route to the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Featuring the medieval hilltop village of Motovun, the quaint hamlet of Hum – officially recognised as “the smallest town in the world” – and the attractive and historic coastal town of Senj, concluding the day at the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Local orientation and assistance with your hotel check in.

Overnight in the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Day 8 Plitvice Lakes National Park:

Full day guided walk around the Plitvice Lakes National Park with a local specialist park guide.

Featuring the return transfers between your hotel and the park entrance, a guided walking tour and several boat trips around the most attractive sections of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with its numerous lakes and waterfalls.

The route and length of your guided walk will be tailored to your walking ability and general fitness level.

Overnight in the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Day 9 Split:

Half day private transfer to Split, with the rest of the day free to explore the old town of Split and the Diocletian’s Palace.

Optional guided walking tour around Split with a local city guide, and your entrances to the Cellars of the Diocletian’s Palace.

Assistance with your hotel check in and a guided orientation walk around the town.

Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Split.

Day 10 Ston, the Dubrovnik Riviera and Cavtat:

Full day private tour, including Ston and the Dubrovnik Riviera, concluding at Cavtat (near Dubrovnik).

Featuring a sightseeing lunch and sightseeing break at Ston (famous for its fresh fish, shellfish, macaroni cake and local wines) and a road trip along the fabulous Dubrovnik Riviera with several photo stops, concluding at the picturesque seaside resort of Cavtat.

Assistance with your hotel check in and a guided orientation walk around the town and seafront.

Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Cavtat.

Day 11 Dubrovnik and Cavtat:

Half day private tour to Dubrovnik, with half a day at leisure which can be spent either in Dubrovnik or in Cavtat.

Featuring the return boat trips between Cavtat and Dubrovnik, orientation in Dubrovnik old town and the rest of the day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik further or to relax in Cavtat.

Optional guided walk with a local specialist city guide with your entrances to the Franciscan Monastery and the Dubrovnik City Walls.

Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Cavtat.

Day 12 Cilipi, the Konavle Valley and Cavtat:

Half day private tour of the Konavle Valley with half a day free to relax in Cavtat.

Featuring the charming villages of Cilipi, Gruda and Ljuta. If this day of your tour happens to fall on a Sunday, between May and September the residents of the village of Cilipi host a special folklore morning presenting local traditions, costumes, music and dancing.

Optional lunch at the highly regarded Konavoski Dvori restaurant near the village of Gruda, optional wine tasting at a local vineyard.

Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Cavtat.

Day 13 Cavtat:

Free time at leisure in Cavtat.

Private transfer to nearby Dubrovnik airport or an alternative drop-off location of your choice.

 

Your transportation is by deluxe passenger van, offering exceptional travel comfort, with your own dedicated English speaking driver/guide.

You can enjoy all of the benefits of a private tour with us, for less than the price of “big bus” tours, but with all of the benefits of a private tour. Particularly where the fixed costs of your private transportation and guiding are shared between four or six persons.

Prices:

Please contact us by email for confirmation of our availability and your private tour price. We do not publish any prices here because your private tour will be custom made in consideration of your arrival and departure dates, the size of your group and your hotel preferences.

What else is included in your private tour package?

1) Your hotel accommodation with breakfast:

We have developed our own “cherry picked” selection of preferred hotel partners, based on our personal experiences and client feedback, which we continuously monitor. At the time of making your enquiry we will check the current availability and room rates for our first choice hotel selections, and these details will be included with your custom made itinerary and quotation.

2) Your entrance fees at visitor attractions:

All of the entrance fees at the various visitor attractions or activities which are included in your itinerary are covered, unless these are stated as “optional”, in which case you will need to pay for these.

3) Local guides:

In addition to the general guidance and recommendations provided by Graeme, your personal driver and tour manager for your entire tour, you will enjoy the services of local city guides in various locations. Several of the guided tours provided by the visitor attractions listed above include local specialist guides.

4) Other services:

Orientation and guidance at each overnight location including local restaurant recommendations, assistance with your luggage between the vehicle and the hotel lobby, hotel check-in assistance, 24/7 emergency contact.

Please contact us with your enquiry.

Further details regarding our general booking terms and conditions can be found on this website in Payments and terms.

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