• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice,Split, Dubrovnik
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  • Travel comfortably on your private tour through Croatia and Slovenia
  • Visit amazing places in Slovenia – capital city Ljubljana, the famous Lake Bled and Postojna Cave
  • Enjoy your day in the peninsula of Istria visiting charming towns like Rovinj, Hum and Motovun
  • Discover the most famous National park in Croatia–UNESCO World heritage site Plitvice Lakes
  • Finish your tour in one of the most beautiful Mediterranean towns – Split.
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Zagreb, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Postojna, Motovun, Hum, Rovinj, Plitvice Lakes, and to Split

Comprehensive Private tour of the highlights of Northern Croatia and Slovenia, with your own English speaking driver and late model air-conditioned vehicle.

Perfect private tour; start in Zagreb and finish in Split on Friday evening, just in time to join up with a cruise on Saturdays


Zagreb, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Postojna, Motovun, Hum, Rovinj, Plitvice Lakes, and to Split

ITINERARY suggestion:

Zagreb - Bled - Ljubljana (overnight)
After we pick you up at the address you want in the morning, your four-day adventure is yours. Our nice and comfortable vehicles and guides will make your stay more enjoyable. After arriving in the Croatian metropolis, the City of Zagreb and after visiting this wonderful city, we will head for the Alps to the top of Bled Lake. This lake is one of the most beautiful alpine resorts on the list of visits to many tourists. A beautiful landscape, untouched nature, fresh air and clean air will make your stay at this romantic lake unforgettable. Stay in this truly untouched paradise of nature will awaken all your senses. Visit Lake Bled will charge all your batteries. After visiting the fairy-tale lake, we continue to the wonderful Ljubljana. Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, which is considered to be the place where the whole of Europe meets. Along with local guided tours of this city you will in love with yourself at a glance in Ljubljana. This city is full of beautiful architecture, beautifully-looking buildings. You will enjoy the sightseeing of Ljubljana, which has a wide range of cultural heritage and history. After a complete sightseeing tour, we come to the hotel where you relax and prepare for your tomorrow’s adventures. Overnight in Ljubljana.

Ljubljana - Postojana Cave - Motovun - Hum - Rovinj (overnight)
The second day we head towards the Postojna cave. This cave is considered one of the greatest attractions in Slovenia and you just have to visit and see the beauty of the largest karst monument in the world. You will have the opportunity for an unforgettable ride with the train through this cave. You will experience this completely new dimension of underground life, the beauty of which you will not necessarily remain indifferent. The cave is full of limestone rocks, stalactites, stalagmites. After this fairytale ride through the underground world adventure we continue to Istria. We come to a small but charming town of Motovun, situated on a hill. This fairy-tale place has become a historical attraction in which many tourists enjoy. Walk through the city streets will fascinate you at first glance. Following this attraction, there is a visit to the smallest town in the world, called Hum. This really small town comes from the Middle Ages. This is actually a town monument because the whole city is enclosed by its historic walls. The city is full of squares, stone streets that call for walking. Walking through this little town you will experience this history and return to the Middle Ages. After the historical adventure we set out for another beautiful Istrian town, the city of Rovinj. Rovinj is considered the most romantic city in Croatia. At the end of the day, we settle into a hotel where you will relax and prepare for tomorrow’s adventure and sightseeing of Rovinj.

Rovinj - Plitvice Lakes (overnight)
After a pleasant night’s sleep and breakfast we start to disrupt Rovinj. Our guide will take you through the city streets where you will feel the real urban life. The city is packed with romantic narrow streets, squares that you will not want to stop strolling. Rovinj is famous for its historic church SV. Euphemia, built in Baroque style. Around the town lies the beautiful 16 islets, making the city even more special. After a detailed tour of the city and tasting of Istrian food and drinks in the afternoon we will visit the true pearl of Croatia, the Plitvice Lakes. Overnight in Plitvice Lakes. Continuing to enjoy the natural beauties of this special national park the next day.

Plitvice Lakes - Split
On the fourth day of your adventure we go on a tour of the extraordinary and unreal natural beauty of the national park Plitvice Lakes. This national park contains 16 lakes that are interconnected with various waterfalls, rapids and cascades. Within the park, you can take a boat ride where you will be able to feel the beauty of waterfalls near you. Guided tours will take you to all parts of the park that are worth visiting. From this adventure you will enjoy beautiful memories and fairy tales photos that will show you your family and friends. This is a place where you will want to return. After this real natural fairy adventure we head towards Split, a pearl of Adriatic, where you will feel the dazzling life of Dalmatian life with Roman history. Our journey ends in the evening in this beautiful city on the Adriatic coast.

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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