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

  • The perfect pre-cruise 5 night tour Zagreb to Split, with daily departures!
  • Take in the 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
  • Finish in Split to meet up with any cruise or travel to the Dalmatian islands
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6 days from Zagreb, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Postojna Cave, Plitvice Lakes and to Split (with chauffeur)

The perfect pre-cruise tour from Zagreb to Split! Private chauffeur-driven tour encompassing the best Croatia and Slovenia have to offer. Pick up in Zagreb, then head into beautiful Slovenia to visit Ljubljana and Lake Bled. Continue on through to Postojna Cave and into Istria. Then off to the UNESCO Heritage listed Plitvice Lakes and finish in Split, ready to meet your cruise or island hopping tour.

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

Independent Tour, departs daily

Itinerary


6 days from Zagreb, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Postojna Cave, Plitvice Lakes and to Split (with chauffeur)

Open age Independent Tour (no group, just you!) using private transfers between all areas. 3 private sightseeing tours included, and entrance tickets included at Bled Castle, Postojna Cave and Plitvice Lakes.

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/


Combine with a cruise from Split: https://discovercroatia.com.au/cruises/?departs=Split
Or with an Island Hopping Tour: https://discovercroatia.com.au/tours/island-hopping-tours/?departs=Split

Same tour, opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/304/split-to-zagreb-via-slovenia-private-tour-5nts/
Similar tour: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/5/split-to-venice-private-tour-via-slovenia-5nts/

INCLUDED:
• 5 nights in double or twin room; hotel taxes
• 5 breakfasts (B)
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Private sightseeing tours as per program: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled
• Entrances as per program: Bled Castle, Postojna Cave, Plitvice Lakes National Park (tickets pre-purchased for you)
• Private transfers between cities as per itinerary in air-conditioned vehicle with English-speaking driver

PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
• Zagreb
• Ljubljana
• Bled

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

NOT INCLUDED:
• Meals not listed
• Tips/gratuities

#Optional extras:
• add in a hotel in Split and extend your stay
• add on a cruise or island hopper tour


ITINERARY:

This is an independent tour, so you can arrive any day at any time, though we do recommend starting this tour early in the day so you can get to the Lakes in good time.

Day 1 ZAGREB - Arrival
Private Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 2 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 3 TO LJUBLJANA AND LAKE BLED (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. Afterwards, continue to Bled, beautifully set amidst the Julian Alps. Overnight in Bled.

Day 4 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 5 TO POSTOJNA, OPATIJA & PLITVICE (B)
After breakfast, journey south to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After some free time, continue on to Plitvice Lakes. Check-in late afternoon. Overnight in Plitvice.

Day 6 PLITVICE, TROGIR AND TO SPLIT (B)
Morning tour of 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. After the Lakes, your driver will pick you up 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 onto Split to finish. Drop off at hotel, port or airport as required.


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: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled
  • • Entrances as per program: Bled Castle, Postojna Cave, Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • • Private transfers between cities as per itinerary in airconditioned vehicle with English-speaking driver
  • PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
  • • Zagreb
  • • Ljubljana
  • • Bled

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

 

 

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Lake Bled
Lake Bled

Ljubljana
Ljubljana

Postojna Cave
Postojna Cave

Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes

Split
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Itinerary

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