• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Ljuljana, Bled, Istria, Plitvice, Split
  • Duration: 11 days (any day, any time)
  • Availability: DAILY, private tour
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Private Tour Slovenia & Croatia; Zagreb to Split 10nts

The perfect pre-cruise tour from Zagreb to Split!
Private chauffeur-driven tour encompassing the best Croatia and Slovenia have to offer.
Start in Zagreb, with easy connections by flight or train.
First, into Slovenia, to Postojna Cave, Lake Bled, Ljubljana.
Then head to glorious Istria to enjoy some great food and wine.
Continue onto the UNESCO Heritage listed Plitvice Lakes, and finish in Split.
You will be on your own with your English-speaking Tour Guide for the whole trip!
Fully Private Tour, so you can start any day, at any time


Open age Fully Private Guided Tour (no group, just you!). Minimum 2 people.
This is a private tour, so you can arrive any day at any time.
English-speaking Guide who is also your driver with you the whole way.
Private Sightseeing Tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana and Bled included.
Entrance tickets to Bled Castle, Postojna Cave and Plitvice Lakes included.

11 days from Zagreb to Split

• 10 nights Accommodation in 4 star hotels with double or twin room
• Airport transfers on arrival and departure
• Comfortable late model air-conditioned vehicle transportation with all costs included (fuel, tolls, parking, ferry, VAT)
• Services of the Professional and experienced English-speaking Guide for the whole tour (guide is also your driver)

Sightseeing Tours & Entrances Included:
• Slovenia: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Postojna Cave
• Entrance tickets: Bled Castle, Ljubljana Old Town, Postojna Cave
• Croatia: Zagreb, Samobor, Rovinj, Grožnjan, Motovun, Hum, Opatija, Senj, Plitvice Lakes, Nin, Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split
• Entrance tickets: Plitvice Lakes, Vrana Lake Natural Park, Šibenik and Trogir Cathedral, Diocletian Palace in Split

Meals Included:
• 10 hotel buffet breakfasts
• 2 lunches: Lunch in Zagreb area; Lunch in Istria; Lunch in Trogir area
• Wine tasting in Istria

• Meals not listed
• Tips/gratuities

This is a fully private tour, so you can arrive any day, at any time.

Day 1: ZAGREB (Croatia) - Arrival
Our Tour starts in Zagreb, Croatia. Your personal Tour guide will welcome you at Zagreb Airport and take you to your Hotel where you will spend the first two nights. Spend your afternoon and evening relaxing and acquainting yourself with Croatian capital. Zagreb is a vivid mix of past and present and you will definitely be seduced by its charm. Overnight in Zagreb.

This morning we will take you to experience the unique exploring of Zagreb and its surroundings. We'll reveal you the secrets of the oldest medieval parts of the Upper town. We'll take you to see our Bear Mountain with the medieval fortress Medvedgrad which was always a seat of different noble families. From the highest peak of Zagreb we will enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the area. We'll also enjoy tasting some of the specialties of the local cuisine. At the end we are taking you to for a nice afternoon walk in a little and picturesque town Samobor which was always a popular excursion site for the people from Zagreb. And yes; Don't forget to try the famous Samobor custard slice. In the evening, we are coming back to Zagreb. We suggest that you relax in one of many Zagreb cafes enjoying a glass of wine or a local beer. Overnight in Zagreb.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

Day 3: ZAGREB - LJUBLJANA (Slovenia) - LAKE BLED (Slovenia)
Today we are driving from Zagreb to neighboring Slovenia. Our first stop will be Ljubljana, the charming Slovenian capital. We will stroll along the Ljubljanica River where Jason and The Argonauts once fought the vicious dragon. We are going to climb up the Ljubljana Castle and admire the view which is reaching all the way to the Alps which are our next stop. Following the clear blue we are arriving to Lake Bled where we are going to check into a hotel near the lake. We suggest that you spend your afternoon enjoying the amazing views on the high peaks of the Alps. Whether you take a walk around the Lake or visit the old castle above the Lake or enjoy "pletna" boat ride to St. Mary's Island, you will definitely feel like the time has stopped and you are a part of wonderful fairytale. Overnight in Bled.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

Day 4: LAKE BLED - POSTOJNA CAVE (Slovenia) - ROVINJ (Croatia)
We'll spend a little bit of this morning relaxing some more on a fresh alpine air and then we head to Postojna, little town famous for the Postojna Cave. This natural wonder, the underground world of caves is filled with spectacular limestone stalactites and stalagmites which form pillars and take on fantastic shapes and forms. We will take a train ride into the heart of the underground fairyland and admire the greatness of the geological history of the Earth. We will end this day back in Croatia, in Rovinj, a pleasant old port and a beautiful coastal town. We will enjoy the stroll along its narrow and cobblestone streets and see the unforgettable panorama of the old town with the bell tower rising above the church of St. Euphemia. Overnight in Rovinj.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

After breakfast, we’ll take you to discover the continental part of Istria – the green oasis with many hills, vineyards and quiet medieval hilltop towns like. Its landscape is often compared to the one of Tuscany or Provence. On our Istrian tour we will also try some of the world known specialties of Istrian cuisine. You will just love the truffles, prosciutto, cheese and famous Istrian wines, Malvasia and Teran. The legend says that the giants built some of the most beautiful towns in the continental part of Istria. Each worked on his top hill and one at the time cities emerged: Motovun – the protector of the Mirna Valley; Grožnjan – the town of artists and many others. Having done all the cities, they remained a little more rock and thus created the smallest city in the world - Hum. In Hum, we'll learn about the oldest Croatian script - Glagolitic and try the famous local medicine - Biska. We are ending this day in Opatija - the Queen of Adriatic. After we check in, take the opportunity to walk along the famous promenade with many old villas, splendid parks and gardens. Overnight at the Opatija Rivera.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

Today we leave Opatija and drive the scenic route along the rugged coastline of Northern Adriatic. We will visit ancient Senj, a city known for Uskoks and strong wind – bura. We will visit the fortress Nehaj, from which Uskoks went to many battles against the Turkish and Venetian invaders. Carried by he wind, we slowly leave the coastal part of Croatia for a while and we heading to discover one of the best kept secrets of Croatia - the Plitvice Lakes National Park. We would say, so famous but yet so unspoiled and undiscovered. On our way to the Lakes we will stop at Gacka Valley where emerald Gacka River is stretching along the valley and offering great number of cultural and natural beauties. This clean beauty is among best known trout sites in the world. We will also enjoy some of the known local specialties. Overnight in the Plitvice Lakes area.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

This morning, we are discovering the natural wonderland of those fairytale lakes. Like sixteen pearls on a necklace the Lakes are falling into each other and forming a never ending beauty. The simple conclusion is: this is really a unique place. We are leaving the Lakes area in the afternoon and driving back to the coastline across the biggest Croatian Mountain, the mighty Velebit. Some of the views on this journey will be simply spectacular. We are ending this day on Pag Island - a stone island of cheese, lace, lamb meat and salt. Overnight on the Pag Island.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

Day 8: PAG - NIN - ZADAR
Today we are exploring some of the unique of this Island. We will take you to taste some of the best cheese in the world and reveal you why Pag lace is something that Croatia is very proud of. On our way to Zadar, we will stop in Nin – Croatian Bethlehem; the oldest Croatian royal town. Our last stop for today is Zadar – the city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Before we head for a good night sleep, we will show you the amazing sunset by the famous city monument - the Sea Organ. Overnight in Zadar.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

We are leaving Zadar in the morning and continuing our way further south along the picturesque Dalmatian coastline. We’ll visit the Vrana Lake along the way which is the biggest freshwater natural lake in Croatia and definitely a great natural phenomenon. We will also stop in Šibenik, the oldest autochthonous Croatian town where we’ll visit the unique monument of European sacral architecture – St. Jacobs Cathedral, which has been listed as UNESCO's World Cultural Monument. The Šibenik Cathedral, adorned with 72 stone heads, is the most significant architectural creation in Croatia from 15th and 16th century. In the evening we are arriving to Split where we are going to spend the next two nights. Overnight in Split.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

Today we are visiting Trogir, an old Croatian town first inhabited by Greeks and Romans, is famous for its Romanic and gothic old core with famous Cathedral. We will also stop for a lunch at the traditional Dalmatian Tavern in Trogir and enjoy some of the great local seafood. In the afternoon we coming back to Split. Enjoy the rest of the day by taking a walk through the heart of Split – the famous Split waterfront or Riva where you will feel the friendly and cozy atmosphere of this vibrant city. Overnight in Split.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

Day 11: SPLIT – End of Tour
Breakfast at your hotel and check-out by 11am. Transfer to the Cruise Port or Airport included. If you are departing after check-out, you can leave your bags with Hotel Reception until your departure.
# Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel


Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Croatia Cruise FAQ - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Croatia Island Hopping Tour FAQ - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)


Click here to see how the booking process works: https://discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.


What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!


What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]



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  • Day 1: ZAGREB (Croatia) - Arrival
  • Day 3: ZAGREB - LJUBLJANA (Slovenia) - LAKE BLED (Slovenia)
  • Day 4: LAKE BLED - POSTOJNA CAVE (Slovenia) - ROVINJ (Croatia)
  • Day 8: PAG - NIN - ZADAR
  • Day 10: SPLIT - TROGIR - SPLIT
  • Day 11: SPLIT – End of Tour