A Balkan Escape: Croatia (Optional – Slovenia extension)

9 –16 May, 2020 | 8 Days/7 Nights

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In 2018 we planned our maiden tour to Croatia—to great success! So we are pleased to bring yet another edition to you with even more exciting places. Join us for some magical days in Croatia and, for the first time ever, Slovenia—for those who want to a longer sojourn!

We kick off our Croatian adventure in its vibrant capital, Zagreb. Walk through the city’s cobbled streets and gaze at buildings and churches of historical significance. It is believed that those who toss a coin into the mythic Mandusevac fountain always have their wishes come true—so why not give it a shot?

No visit to Croatia is complete without a visit to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Spend a day hiking through the forests of Plitvice and marvelling at 16 pristine turqoise lakes, and as many as 92 waterfalls! The hiking trails are well-marked and beautifully maintained, making it an utterly immersive experience the likes of which you would remember for a long time to come.

Next, we visit the quaint old town of Split, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander through Split’s narrow alleys, stop for a drink at one of its many bars, and soak in all of its Roman splendour at the famous Diocletian’s Palace! And do enjoy some time at one of the numerous bars and restaurants lining Split’s bustling waterfront. From Split, we embark on an exciting catamaran ride to the beautiful island of Hvar—beloved of both luxury travel websites and thrifty backpackers!

After Hvar, we take yet another catamaran ride and make our way to our final destination, Dubrovnik—the figurative gem in Croatia’s crown. With its historic walls and fortresses that have stood the test of time (and celebrity!), Dubrovnik is truly a jewel of the Adriatic. Overlooking the glittering Adriatic Sea, the town is home to sumptuous architecture and works of art. Game of Thrones fans will have fun identifying all the filming locations of the famous TV series.

For those who are willing, we are excited to take you on a getaway to picturesque Slovenia for three days before the start of the Croatia trip. You will start your magical explorations in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana is frequently considered one of the coolest and hippest capitals in Europe, which is only now being discovered by tourists. Discover all that the city has to offer by walking around the city centre and visiting the 900-year-old Ljubljana Castle.

Next, take a trip to the emerald-green Lake Bled, where you will feel as if you’ve been transported to the pages of a fairytale! You will also get to visit the largest show cave in Postojna and walk up to the world’s largest cave castle at Predjama.

Join Wonderful World on an exhaustive tour to Croatia and Slovenia, exclusively planned for you.

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PRICE

  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Meals as given in the itinerary
  • All transportation within the country, including domestic flights.
  • All above-mentioned Sightseeing with English-speaking tour guide.
  • All entrances to sites as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a Trip Lead from Wonderful World, in addition to Local Guide
  • GST @ 5%
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Flights / and transport out of Dubrovnik.
  • Visa
  • Health insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Any beverages–Tea/coffee/alcoholic beverages/or bottled water at meals.
  • Any other personal expenses.
  • Entrance fees for Sights not included in the itinerary
  • Any other item not mentioned in Inclusions.

ITINERARY

Day1
Saturday–9th May; Zagreb (Includes breakfast)
  • Arrive at Zagreb Airport, Group transfer to hotel (Please check the flight timings with us before booking) (Separate transfers can be arranged if you do not arrive together, at additional cost)
  • Overnight at Hotel Jagerhorn or similar
Day2
Sunday-10th May; Zagreb (Includes breakfast)
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Today we explore Zagreb on foot with a local guide. The 3-hour tour includes the most important and beautiful locations of the Croatian capital.
  • Walk through Lenuci Horseshoe, the city’s beautiful U-shaped green area via the central square, Ban Jelačić Square. Head to the Lotrščak Tower in the upper town (Gornji grad) for a splendid view of the city.
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