Once you arrive at Ljubljana airport, your driver will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it ready to take you to your hotel. Once there check-in at Hotel CUBO 4*. The rest of the day is at your leisure to get ready for the tour. In the evening we will make a dinner reservation for you in one of Ljubljana’s restaurant.
Overnight in Ljubljana. Hotel Cubo 4*
In the morning, meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel for a sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. Ljubljana is considered to be a yet undiscovered gem of Europe. It is often compared with Prague due to its beautiful architectural appearance. In Ljubljana, a local guide will take you on a walking sightseeing tour of the center of this charming city. After Ljubljana, you will visit a small place Radovljica, where you will embark on a cycling trip and discover the beautiful natural environment, cultural and historical landmarks in Radovljica by rental bike making your way to Bled, a breathtaking city on a beautiful lake. This small city lies hidden within the Julian Alps and is a perfect place for a relaxed day combined with the local sweet dish Cremeschnitte. After cycling, you will return to Ljubljana, for the rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in Ljubljana. Hotel Cubo 4* Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast and check out, the tour continues into the neighboring country Croatia, making your way to Rovinj. ON the way there you will make a visit to the world-famous POSTOJNA CAVE, impressive karst phenomenon, and the habitat of the olm, rare Proteus anguinus. The tour takes approximately two hours, partly on an electric train and partly on foot. After the sightseeing, we suggest lunch before departure for Rovinj. After checking in to your Rovinj hotel we suggest strolling along the seaside and climbing up to St. Euphemia’s church, to enjoy the views from the vista in front of it and afterward having dinner in one of the Rovinj restaurants with a sea view.
Overnight in Rovinj. Hotel Monte Mulini 5* Meals: Breakfast
This day is reserved for a full-day tour, a trip to Motovun, a beautiful small city on top of a hill, surrounded by vineyards, in the middle of truffle land. Here you will be meet by a truffle hunter and his trained dog for a truffle hunt demonstration. We suggest having lunch in one of the restaurants in Motovun or Groznjan. It is hard to make a mistake if you dine in any of the local restaurants, but we suggest trying out restaurant “Mondo” located just in front of the city gate, also presented in the NO Reservations episode by Anthony Bourdain. After the Motovun tour, you will head to Groznjan, a small city where time has stopped and is quite relative. After the tour time at your leisure, your driver will return you to Rovinj. After the tour, we suggest soaking up a bit more of Rovinj before continuing your journey the next morning.
Overnight in Rovinj. Hotel Monte Mulini 5*. Meals: Breakfast
This morning, after breakfast your driver will be waiting for you, ready to take you to Split. On your way there you will make a stop in National Park Plitvice Lakes. You walk to the entrance of the Plitvice National Park (300 m away from the Ethno house) that spreads across almost 200 km2 and consists of 16 lakes on the Korana river interconnected with the waterfalls. This is also a natural habitat of numerous plants and animal species. Enjoy one of the natural wonders of the world. Afterward, a late lunch will be organized within the Pelegrini restaurant, voted the best Croatian restaurant 3 years in a row. The owner and the head chef Rudolf Stefan would meet you, to explain his cooking philosophy and from the catch of the day and fresh ingredients, you will make your own meal. After lunch, your driver will take you to Split, 1700-year-old town that has grown out of the Roman emperor’s palace, to become the biggest city on the eastern Adriatic Croatian coastline. After the check-in at the hotel Judita Palace 4*, you will get some time to explore the narrow streets of this ancient town. After dinner, enjoy yourselves in the city center filled with small bars and cafes.
Night in Split. Hotel Judita Palace 4*. Meals: Breakfast, Pelegrini lunch
In the morning, meet your guide at the lobby of the hotel for the tour of Split and Trogir. Split is one of the living and breathing monuments both to the way people lived in the past and to different styles and influences that have been carved into its narrow streets, Roman temples, and Christian churches. Outside the palace, the story of Split continues as it spreads from its center, the Palace, to beautiful vistas on the hill of Marjan, to the old town, waterfront promenade RIVA, and its beaches. Trogir is a small island town around 30 km from Split. In the past, the town was a bitter enemy of Split, with wars being waged for the land that lies between the two famous cities. After the Trogir tour, enjoy a wine and food tasting tour in Kaštela, with one of the local families. You probably know all about the cultivar Crljenak - Zinfandel. DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the “Primitivo” variety traditionally grown in Puglia (the "heel" of Italy), where it was introduced in the 18th century, as well as to the Croatian grapes “Crljenak Kaštelanski”. The grape found its way to the United States in the mid-19th century and became known by variations of the name "Zinfandel", a name of uncertain origin. WINE AND FOOD PAIRING shall take place at the vineyard, as well as the vinery BEDALOV. The lunch shall consist of the freshest ingredients found at the market that very day, and the menu shall be at the INSPIRATION OF THE CHEF. After lunch, the rest of the day is at leisure. We suggest having a drink at Vidilica, a beautiful belvedere overlooking the whole of Split and the surrounding area, and having dinner in one of the restaurants on the West coast of city harbor, with stunning views of the city of Split. Overnight in Split. Hotel Judita Palace 4*. Meals: Breakfast, Bedalov wine, and food pairing
This morning after breakfast, you will embark public catamaran to Hvar island. After reaching Hvar, check-in in Hotel Adriana 4*, refresh yourselves, and get ready for a tour of the city of Hvar. Our half-day tour starts with a car transfer to Hvar’s Fortica Castle, which is the best place for the most amazing view of the entire city and island archipelago. After learning more about the castle and its history we’ll begin our gentle stroll down to the city center through lush pine woods until we reach the old part of the town called Groda. At Groda we will stop at Benedictine Nun’s museum where you will see their signature works of art: Agava pattern laces, which last year became UNESCO protected. Afterward we will discover the city square, Arsenal Theatre, cathedral and finish our tour with espresso at Cafe Piazza. After the tour evening at leisure.
Overnight in Hvar. Hotel Adriana 4*. Meals: Breakfast
This day is reserved to discover the old Hvar. We'll leave paved roads behind and tool up a dirt road that leads to Malo Grablje, a small village abandoned decades ago. We'll hop out to take a short walk through this picturesque 16th-century village. After Malo Grablje it's off to the island's historic lavender growing center of Velo Grablje and then a stop in Vidikovac for a perfect view of the island's deepest bay. It's here where our guide will tell you all about the area and the oldest town in Croatia, founded by ancient Greeks, After a short stop we'll shift into low gear for our climb to the island's highest peak, Saint Nicholas (626 m). Enjoy the unobstructed 360-degree view all the way to the islands of Brac, Korcula, and Vis. Below the high point of St. Nicholas, on a sloping sunny hillside, lies Sveta Nedija, a village surrounded by steep vineyards that are very difficult to tend. Our authentic island lunch in the village of Vrisnik. After lunch we continue along the south coast, thought the island's infamous 1 way Zavala tunnel. Passing the south tunnel at Zavala we will break through to the island's south side, one of Croatia's most well-known, premier steep hill wine-growing areas. Then we'll wind up our day circling back to Hvar town, going off-road to drive along an amazing, cliff track with stupendous views of the entire Hvar island archipelago and south shore islands!
Overnight in Hvar. Hotel Adriana 4* Meals: Breakfast, Authentic Hvar lunch
After breakfast and a check-out procedure, you would embark on a public catamaran to take you from Hvar to Split where you would meet your driver. He will take you to Dubrovnik. On your way there, you will get to visit an oyster farm, as a part of a unique experience. Your host will be waiting for you in Hodilje, just 5 minutes away from the city of Ston by car. Once there you will embark on a boat, which will take you to the oyster and mussels farm, located in Malostonski bay. You will see how the oysters are grown in a short demonstration by your host. After the farm, he will take you to a small privately owned island that has been in his family for generations. Here you will get to taste the oysters from the farm accompanied by some local olive oil, wine, and rakija. To round the experience up the host will prepare Buzara sauce for you. This sauce for centuries is the base of the local cuisine, genuine Comfort food of Dalmatia. After enjoying oysters, your driver will take you to Dubrovnik, for an afternoon in leisure.
Overnight in Dubrovnik. Hotel Bellevue 5* Meals: Breakfast, Oyster farm tasting
After breakfast, this day is reserved for Discover Dubrovnik an ultimate tour for visitors who wish to take in all the main sights and explore the architecture and history of this famous city. Accompanied by our experienced guide, the story of Dubrovnik's golden age will unfold before your eyes. The route takes you around the Old Town via Onofrio's Fountain and up Prijeko Street to the Old Port - the key to Dubrovnik's trading and maritime success. Along the way, you will pay a visit to St. Saviour's, the grandiose Franciscan and Dominican church, and see wine-producing vines believed to be more than 100 years old. Ships from Dubrovnik were renowned throughout the Mediterranean and galleons from the Republic could be found in navies across Europe and beyond. These ships were built and loaded in the legendary Arsenal, which is another stop on the tour. Once in the Old Port, your guide will relate the stories of the famous Quarantine and the nearby fortresses of St. Luke and St. John as well as legends about the Church of St Blaise, the Cathedral, the Rector's Palace, Sponza Palace, and Orlando's Column. The tour lasts two hours and in that time you will be entertained, informed, and leave with a true understanding of Dubrovnik multi-layered past. The rest of the day is at your leisure. We suggest having a combination of relaxing on Banje beach – halfway in between your hotel and old city. Light lunch in one of the restaurants such as restaurant Arsenal and then taking the cable car to Srd Hill overlooking Dubrovnik for an amazing sunset.
Overnight in Dubrovnik. Hotel Bellevue 5* Meals: Breakfast
Your driver will be waiting for you in the lobby of the hotel, ready to take you to the airport, to board your flight home.
Should one of the CLIENTS decide to cancel a booking once it was confirmed, Private Tours Croatia (Private Tours Croatia Ltd. travel AGENCY) shall keep the following amounts from the full package price
|70 or more days before the journey||50% of the advance payment|
|69-40 before the journey||full advance payment|
|39-28 before the journey||65% of the total price of the tour|
|27-7 before the journey||80% of the total price of the tour|
|6-0 before the journey||100% of the total price of the tour|
In case of cancellation, the CLIENT must immediately advise us in writing by recorded delivery mail, e-mail or fax.
The package includes all legal taxes and VAT in Croatia. Mandatory insurance is also included. We strongly suggest you book FULL MEDICAL COVERAGE INSURANCE, LUGGAGE INSURANCE as well as the CANCELATION INSURANCE that protects your paid amount in full for the inability to travel due to the medical condition of the client (all in accordance with the insurance policy rights & regulations). You are welcome to book the insurance at the country of your domicile. As a travel agency, we can offer you travel insurance ( ALLIANZ insurance company ), for the territory of Croatia as well as cancellation insurance for the recovery of 90% of the full amount, in case you have to cancel your trip. For the terms and conditions of the insurances, please refer to the link below:
The price of cancellation insurance depends on a total price of the private tour and the price of travel health insurance depends on number of days spent in Croatia.