Best of Croatia and Slovenia with Pearls of the Adriatic Main Deck

Tour Type: Cruise or Rail
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2021

Don't miss a thing on this epic Croatia and Slovenia trip where the travel highlight is a heart-warming visit with Monika and Gregor on their ecological farm near Lake Bled. Along with all the main sights, you'll soak up the sun-kissed village atmosphere on the sparkling Adriatic. Discover why Rab is the 'island of love', explore the buzzing historic centre of Split and fill up on sun-kissed days along the Dalmatian coast.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Visit the Church of Assumption on Bled Island, Plitvice National Park, Diocletian's Palace in Split and the salt pans in Ston, Dubrovnik, Metkovic, the Narona Archaeological Museum, Split Market, Skradin, Bibich winery, Krka Waterfalls National Park, Skradinski Buk, Sibenik, Zadar and Volokso
  • See Zagreb's Ban Jelacic Square, the Opera House and Castle of Ljubljana and the Old City of Dubrovnik, the Augusteum Roman Temple in Metkovic and the Zadar Sea Organ
  • Scenic Cruise to Bled Island
  • Explore Zagreb, Pula, Rovinj, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Ljubljana, Bled, Opatija and Ston
  • View the Park of Sv. Jakov in Opatija and the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park
Dining Highlights
  • 17 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Call (303) 894-9505 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15149045

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
18 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ZagrebWelcome to Zagreb: Embark on an off-the-beaten track discovery of Croatia. The capital city of Zagreb is your springboard to an enchanting journey through what was once a troubled region and is today a land of diverse cultures and traditions. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive.
Hilton Garden Inn
Day 2BledJourney to Lakeside Bled: Spend the morning exploring Zagreb with a Local Specialist before travelling through romantic landscapes to the lakeside resort town of Bled, where we'll stay the next two nights.
Park
Day 3BledDiscover Enchanting Bled: Spend today exploring this magnificent setting on your terms, or consider joining an Optional Experience to discover more of Slovenia's majestic scenery. This evening, at our Be My Guest experience, savour local Slovenian flavours as you Connect With Locals at a traditional dinner with a local family.
Day 4Ljubljana and OpatijaOnwards to Ljubljana and Opatija: We leave the beauty of Bled behind for one of Europe's smallest capitals. Embark on an orientation tour of Ljubljana this morning, admiring its Old Town, bridges and castle. We continue to the seaside resort of Opatija.
Paris
Day 5Pula and RovinjEnjoy a Day in Pula and Rovinj: Seaside splendour is on the agenda today and you'll start your day in the coastal city of Pula on Croatia's Istrian Peninsula. A visit to the 1st century arena with a Local Specialist will unravel the city's historical role as a strategic location for the Romans, Ostrogoths, Venetians and Allied Forces in World War II. Later, we head to the fishing port of Rovinj, where we wander through the Old Town and witness it's Mediterranean influences. Return to Opatija for some free time. See the statuesque nymph, her hand outstretched to cradle a seagull as a symbol of this region, and admire the belle-epoque architecture.
Day 6PlitviceOff to Stunning Plitvice: The extraordinary natural beauty of Plitvice takes centre stage today as we embark on a guided walking tour. Admire the cascade of spectacular waterfalls and crystal-clear waters reflecting green, grey and blue against the lush landscapes. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Jezero
Day 7SplitAdmire Historic Trogir and on to Split: Today, we visit the walled island of Trogir with a Local Specialist. The stone town is connected to the mainland and the island of Ciovo by bridges and will delight lovers of art, and Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture. We continue our journey to Split, where we'll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour, which includes entry into Diocletian's Palace, built for the emperor's retirement. Spend the evening on your own, or join an Optional Experience to enjoy traditional Dalmatian flavours.
Atrium
Day 8SplitSplit Your Way: Delve into centuries of heritage on this free day in Split. Consider a full-day Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian islands. Ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs and white marble facades that edge on to the Adriatic. Or savour the city's delicious gastronomy at cafes tucked away in hidden lanes.
Day 9DubrovnikContinue to Dubrovnik: The impressive walls of Dubrovnik beckon, but not before we stop to admire the extraordinary walled city of Ston, with its dramatic views and laid-back fishing village atmosphere. Dive Into Culture and visit Europe's oldest salt pans where you'll hear how salt has been harvested here since ancient times. We continue to Dubrovnik this evening.
Lero
Day 10DubrovnikExplore Iconic Dubrovnik: Tread in the footsteps of Lord Byron and George Bernard Shaw, who were intoxicated by the allure of Dubrovnik. With your Local Specialist, you'll embark embark on a Small Group Sightseeing tour past the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, before spending time on your own. Tonight, join your travel companions for a regional dinner.
Day 11KorculaEmbark 7-Day Cruise - Korcula: A leisurely start to your day could see you get your final fix of Dubrovnik. Then, transfer to the MV Aquamarin where you'll meet your onboard team. Set sail for Korcula, most famously the birthplace of Marco Polo and reminiscent of Dubrovnik with its medieval squares, churches and palaces. You'll discover why the locals call it 'The Black Island' and see how its towering walls have shielded its capital for centuries as it came under the rule of the Greeks, the Romans, the Venetians and even the British. After a tour through the Old Town's narrow streets, you'll have time to soak up the local atmosphere in one of the many konobas, restaurants or cocktail bars.
Day 12MetkovicKorcula - Metkovic: Follow in the footsteps of ancient Illyrian, Greek and Roman sailors as you cruise to Metkovic. It's here, on the banks of the Neretva, that you'll find one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. A barge ride into the groves provides the perfect opportunity to view the local flora, fauna and birdlife. Next, visit the Narona Archaeological Museum, where you'll see the remains of the Augusteum Roman temple, at the heart of what was once a major Roman stronghold. Tonight, you'll be hosted by the Captain for dinner.
Day 13SplitMetkovic - Split: Your cruise continues towards the capital of Dalmatia and the home to the UNESCO-listed Diocletian's palace. Explore Split's buzzing historical town centre on foot with your 'Local Specialist' who will share all the iconic and unexpected highlights with you as you wind your way towards Split Market at the heart of Croatia's second-largest city. Watch the animated vendors ply their fruits, fish and vegetables to locals visiting the market for their daily grocery run. You'll be tempted to stay in Split forever, but the comfort of your ship beckons and you'll return to it later this afternoon.
Day 14SibenikSplit - Krka Waterfalls - Sibenik: Arrive in Skradin and travel to Bibich winery where you'll get to sample some of the indigenous varietals produced by this boutique family-owned winery. Next up is a visit to Krka Waterfalls National Park, where you'll visit 'Skradinski Buk', a spectacular vantage point from which to view 17 separate falls cascading 45 metres to the pools below. Refreshed after taking a dip in the crystal waters, you'll have the afternoon to explore the cultural monuments and waterfront attractions of Šibenik, a historic city along the Dalmatian coast and the oldest native Croatian town on the shores of the Adriatic.
Day 15ZadarSibenik - Zadar: Cruise to Zadar, Croatia's oldest university town. From the 1st-century Roman forum to the 9th-century St. Donat Church, there's history around every turn. After exploring the wealth of museums, churches and palaces, you'll make your way to Zadar's Riva to see (and hear) the mesmerising Sea Organ, comprising several stairs that descend into the sea.
Day 16Rab IslandZadar - Rab Island: Today you'll explore the 'island of love'. A guided tour of Rab will reveal its highlights, including its ancient walls, church bell towers and the monastery at the 16th-century Church of St. Justine. Sample Rab cake and enjoy a presentation of how this local delight is made. Rub shoulders with local artists who add a splash of colour to the streets of the town before returning to your cruise ship.
Day 17OpatijaRab Island - Opatija: Opatija was a favourite getaway of the Habsburgs and it will be for you too. Often compared to the French Riviera, the area has a colourful history which is brought to life by your 'Local Specialist'. Savour the town's cafe culture and stroll down Franz Joseph promenade to the fishing village of Volosko. Tonight your Farewell Dinner on board is paired with live entertainment.
Day 18ZagrebOpatija - Depart Zagreb: Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and take your airport transfer for your return flight. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
04/25/2021$5,154.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/09/2021$5,479.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/23/2021$5,624.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/06/2021$5,624.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/20/2021$5,624.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/04/2021$5,824.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/18/2021$5,624.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/01/2021$5,824.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/15/2021$6,054.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/29/2021$5,954.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/12/2021$5,904.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/26/2021$5,279.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/10/2021$5,124.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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Cruise Ship: This cruise is operated by Katarina Lines MV Aquamarin.

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