Truffle Infused Dreams: Croatia and Slovenia

11 –22 October, 2019 | 12 Days/11 Nights

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11th October – 22nd  October 2019 (11 nights / 12 days)

(Ljubljana – Rovinj – Plitvice – Split – Dubrovnik)

In 2018 we planned our maiden tour to Croatia – it was quite a success. But once there, Slovenia, the charming neighbour, lured us. So much to see, so little time. Worry not, for 2019 we have planned the perfect route that takes you to both Croatia and Slovenia. Sit back, read through, get excited, and sign up!

We kick off our tour in Ljubljana, the picturesque capital of Slovenia. Walk through the historical city centre, visit the 900-year-old castle, take a trip to the emerald-green Lake Bled, and feel the gushing waters of Vintgar Gorge. Take a unique train ride inside Europe’s largest show cave in Postojna and walk up to the world’s largest cave castle at Predjama.

After exploring the gems of Slovenia, we head back to Croatia and begin with the fishing port of Rovinj, and then the Greek town of Pula and further to Motovun, a pretty village in central Istria. These are the lesser-known gems of the Istria region, the highlight being Rovinj. Not on the regular Indian tourist’s map, Rovinj is full of pretty shops, cafés, wine bars, and you can literally sit on the rocks, a step away from the Adriatic, sip wine, and watch the sun bid farewell for the day.

No visit to Croatia is complete without being awestruck by the beauty of nature as displayed by the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Spend the day hiking through the forests of this UNESCO World Heritage site and marvelling at the 16 lakes and as many as 92 waterfalls.

We then visit a town protected by UNESCO. Stroll through the alleys of Split, stop for a drink at the many bars in the old town, or soak in the past Roman glory.

Encircled by its powerful walls and fortresses, Dubrovnik stands out as a precious jewel surrounded by sea. The town is also a treasure trove of wonderful architecture and works of art, jealously preserved over centuries. Game of Thrones fans will identify the many spots as filming locations of the famous TV series.

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Postojna Cave Park
  • Ride a Pletna on Lake Bled
  • Enjoy a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Hear the Sea Organ sing at Zadar
  • Visit the gorgeous Rovinj in the Istria region
  • Go island-hopping from Split in a speedboat – visit the magnificent Blue Cave (Optional)
  • Stay at a good, centrally located 3-star and 4-star hotels, and a BnB in Dubrovnik – the only way to stay within the city walls
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PRICE

  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis
  • All land transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overnight City Tax
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle tours with audio guide
  • Services of an English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Services of a trip lead from Wonderful World throughout the trip
  • GST at 5%
  • International / domestic flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Any beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic
  • Any personal expenses, such as laundry, phone calls, portage, etc.
  • Tips
  • Any other item not mentioned in Inclusions above
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill‐health, land blocks, bad weather, etc.

ITINERARY

Day1
Day 1 – Friday, 11th October (includes dinner) Ljubljana – Arrival
  • Arrive at Ljubljana airport. Group transfer to the hotel.
(Please check flight timings with us before booking.)
  • Evening at leisure and then we eat and drink together
Overnight at City Hotel Ljubljana
Day2
Day 2 – Saturday, 12th October (includes breakfast) Ljubljana
  • Post breakfast; explore Ljubljana on foot with a local guide.
  • We go on a private walking tour of the city. Walk through the historical city centre, whose unique architecture is the legacy of the Baroque and Art Nouveau periods and, most notably, the work of the famous 20th century architect Jože Plečnik.
  • Proceed to visit the Ljubljana Castle. Standing tall on a hill above the city for over 900 years, the castle is Ljubljana’s main attraction. Take the bright red spiral staircase right to the top to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful city.
  • Evening free to explore the car-free city centre, its historic architecture, the many bridges (such as the Butcher’s Bridge and Dragon Bridge), green spaces, and riverbanks lined with cafés, pubs, and boutiques.
Overnight at City Hotel Ljubljana or similar
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