• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Plitvice Lakes, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Availability: DAILY, January - December
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Highlights

  • The perfect post-cruise 5 night tour to Zagreb, with daily departures!
  • Take in the Plitvice Lakes and Slovenia on the way
  • Private transfers included between all areas
  • Private Sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana and Bled
  • Includes entrance tickets to Postojna Cave and Plitvice Lakes
  • Start in Split to meet up with any cruise or island hopping tour
  • Finish in Zagreb, the gateway to eastern Europe
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6 days from Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Lake Bled, Ljubljana and to Zagreb (with chauffeur)

The perfect post-cruise tour from Split! Private chauffeur-driven tour encompassing the best Croatia and Slovenia have to offer. Pick up in Split and then head straight to the UNESCO Heritage listed Plitvice Lakes, then to Postojna Cave, Lake Bled, Ljubljana and finish back in the Croatian capital, Zagreb for easy connections home by flight or train.

You will be on your own (no group, no guide), with private chauffeur-driven transfers between each area and 3 private sightseeing tours included.

Independent Tour, departs daily March to October. Also available November-February

Itinerary


6 days from Split, Plitvice Lakes, then into Slovenia to Postojna Cave, Lake Bled, Ljubljana and then back to Croatia, to finish in Zagreb

Open age Independent Tour (no group, just you!) using private transfers between all areas. Double bed or twin bed rooms available. Most triple rooms are a double bed with a single bed. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement. Minimum 2 people.



CROATIA FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-you-go/



Also available in the opposite direction: http://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/325/zagreb-to-split-via-slovenia-private-tour-5nts/
Similar tour also including Dubrovnik: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/106/private-tour-dalmatian-sunshine-dbk-zag-8nts/
Similar tour just Croatia: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/220/northern-highlights-tour-zagreb-istria-split-5nts/
Similar tour 3nts: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/322/split-plitvice-lakes-and-zagreb-tour-3nts/


INCLUDED:
• 5 nights in double or twin room; hotel taxes
• 5 breakfasts (B)
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Private sightseeing tours as per program: Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
• Entrances as per program: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Postojna Cave, Bled Castle
• Private transfers between cities as per itinerary in air-conditioned car or van depending on group size

PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
• Bled
• Ljubljana
• Zagreb

CLASSIC Hotels:
• Plitvice: Hotel Jezero 3star or similar (best available in the National Park)
• Bled: Hotel Park 4star lake view or similar
• Zagreb: Hotel Dubrovnik 4star or similar


NOT INCLUDED:
• Meals not listed
• Tips/gratuities


ITINERARY:

Day 1 SPLIT TO TROGIR AND PLITVICE
Pick up at your hotel or airport in Split, and head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities where scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. Short stop for sightseeing, then, turn inland and travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Upon arrival, have your camera ready and take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Overnight in Plitvice.

Day 2 TO OPATIJA, POSTOJNA AND BLED (B)
Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards, continue to Bled, beautifully set amidst the Julian Alps. Overnight in Bled.

Day 3 IN AND AROUND LAKE BLED (B)
A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Bled.

Day 4 TO LJUBLJANA AND ZAGREB (B)
Start your day with transfer to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, where you will enjoy a walking tour. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. Then, continue to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. Today services of Tour Leader and car/van end. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 5 IN AND AROUND ZAGREB (B)
This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 6 DEPART ZAGREB (B)
Private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 5 nights in double or twin room; hotel taxes
  • • 5 breakfasts (B)
  • • Arrival and departure transfers
  • • Private sightseeing tours as per program: Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
  • • Entrances as per program: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Postojna Cave, Bled Castle
  • • Private transfers between cities as per itinerary
  • PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
  • • Bled
  • • Ljubljana
  • • Zagreb

Exclusions

NOT INCLUDED: • Meals not listed • Tips/gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

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

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

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - 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://www.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: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 SPLIT TO TROGIR AND PLITVICE
  • Day 2 TO OPATIJA, POSTOJNA AND BLED (B)
  • Day 3 IN AND AROUND LAKE BLED (B)
  • Day 4 TO LJUBLJANA AND ZAGREB (B)
  • Day 5 IN AND AROUND ZAGREB (B)
  • Day 6 DEPART ZAGREB (B)