Season 2019: Pre-Cruise Package “The best of Slovenia and Croatia”

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Many of our cruise guests travel a long way to get to Croatia. Why not take the advantage and see the best of the region, including Slovenia while you’re there?

If you have a few spare days, you can consider extending your Croatian island hopping adventure with our pre-cruise package tour. Exploring some of that spectacular diversity which made Croatia famous around the globe is a great addition to your cruise in Croatia.

Our pre-cruise package tour allows you to sample the best landmarks of Slovenia and Croatia, covering their wonderfully diverse nature and rich culture, their interesting history, architecture and many different traditional cuisines.

Best of Slovenia and Croatia is a pre-cruise package tour with an escorted coach. We made it sure you can join it and depart from as much as three different destinations, depending on your preferences and schedule.

A bit of travel inland is a wonderful way to start your vacation. As an added value to your cruise holiday, our pre-cruise tour package allows you add some other colors and perspectives to your Croatian island hopping adventure aboard a luxury small cruise ship.

Choose among departures from three different destinations:
From Venice (Italy)  5 nights – 6 days
From Ljubljana (Slovenia) 3 nights – 4 days
From Zagreb (Croatia) 1 night – 2 days

Best of Slovenia and Croatia pre-cruise package tour connects to round cruises from Split or cruises from Split to Dubrovnik on May 4 and 18, June 1, 15 and 29, July 13 and 27, August 10 and 24, September 7 and 21, October 5.

All pre-cruise package tours are guaranteed on each departure date for all bookings made by Feb 1, 2019.
The maximum number of passengers will not exceed 35 passengers on a coach.
We reserve the right not to operate some departure dates after Feb 1, 2019.

 

Itineray

DAY 1 / MONDAY: VENICE – POSTOJNA – BLED
Meeting your  English speaking guide at Piazzale Roma in Venice.
At 09:00 hours we shall board minivan or coach and the start of our exciting journey through Slovenia and Croatia. Our first stop is  Postojna Cave, the most popular tourist attraction in all of Slovenia, and one of the world’s largest karst attractions. After a train ride through the stunning subterranean world of Postojna Cave, we’ll have a lunch and proceed towards Bled.

The historic town of  Bled and its surroundings rank it among the most beautiful regional Alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. We will take a traditional Pletna boat to the small island situated in the middle of Lake Bled and visit the island’s iconic 15th century Church of the Assumption.
Overnight in 4* hotel in Bled.
Meals: lunch

DAY 2 / TUESDAY: BLED – BOHINJ LAKE – JULIAN ALPS
After breakfast, we’ll continue exploring the enchanting mountain region of Slovenia. Our trip now takes us to Bohinj Lake, where we shall visit a very attractive 700 years old Church of St. John the Baptist, surrounded by enchanting Bohinj Lake.
Bohinj Lake is a glacial formation, very different from Bled Lake.  Surrounded by dense and high Alpine forest, this lake simply radiates peace. We will take a cable car ride to the top of the Mount Vogel, where we’ll admire a stunning view of the lake and entire Julian Alps mountain range, with the highest Slovene peak of Mt.Triglav, impressively rising above the entire region.
This afternoon we will have a traditional Slovenian lunch at the local restaurant before going back to our hotel in Bled.
Overnight in 4* hotel in Bled.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 3 / WEDNESDAY: BLED – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB
Following breakfast, we’ll drive to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, for a guided walking tour of its beautiful and charming Old Town. For those guests that are joining us today, a meeting point with the guide is Mesni Trg, situated in the very center of Ljubljana) at 10:30 hours. A guide will walk us through Ljubljanica River, through the historic three historic bridges square and city’s main cathedral.
After a relaxed time in Ljubljana, we will have lunch at a local restaurant in the center of Ljubljana. In the afternoon we’ll depart to Zagreb,  where we expect to come in the evening. Overnight in 4* hotel in Zagreb.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 4 / THURSDAY: ZAGREB
After breakfast, we’ll have a Zagreb city tour. We will visit fortified Upper Town – the city’s historical center, St. Mark’s church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theater and University. A bustling Mittel-European capital, Zagreb can offer plenty to its visitors: the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facilities, and abundant selection of crafts. Zagreb is also known for its green parks and green promenades.
We’ll lunch in Zagreb, tasting traditional Zagorje cuisine. After lunch, you can enjoy a relaxed afternoon on your own in the Croatian capital.
Overnight in 4* hotel in Zagreb.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 5 / FRIDAY: ZAGREB- PLITVICE – ZADAR
Following a hotel breakfast, we’ll continue our tour that now takes us to Plitvice National Park. For the ones that are joining today, the meeting is at 8:00 am at the hotel (name will be given in time). We shall be there around 10:30 and start our tour of Plitvice National Park, situated in the mountain region of Lika.
Back in 1979, Plitvice Lakes was first Croatia’s site to be included in UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. It is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful nature parks, whose incredible system of lakes and waterfalls never ceases to amaze visitors from around the world.  After exploring Plitvice Lakes,  we will have traditional Lika county lunch with local specialties. In the late afternoon, we’ll drive all the way to the Adriatic coast, to Zadar.
Overnight in 4* hotel in Zadar.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 6 / SATURDAY: ZADAR – KRKA – SPLIT
After a breakfast, we’ll have a Zadar city tour that includes Roman Forum from the 1st century and St. Donatus Church from the 9th century. After some relaxed time and lunch en route, we will proceed to National Park Krka, the seventh National Park in Croatia. Upon arrival, we’ll head for the last and most beautiful set of falls, named Skradinski Buk.  This waterfall falls from a spectacular multi-level cascade, over travertine cliffs. We’ll pay a visit to the ethno-village with its old mills, enjoying the view of the foamy waterfall Skradinski buk along the way. Afterward, we’ll depart to Split where we expect to come by 18:00 hours, just in time to board your cruise and meet our crew and your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Tour includes:

  • Minivan or coach at disposal as per itinerary with all costs included
  • Professional English speaking tour director disposal with all costs included
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels on half board basis
  • Postojna Cave entrance fees, Bled lake boat ride, entrance to Island Church, 
  • Bohinj lake excursion with visit of Church of St. John, Cable car to Mount Vogel.
  • Ljubljana city tour with licensed guide
  • Zagreb city tour with licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to Plitvice National park
  • Zadar city tour with licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to Krka National park with ethno village
  • Lunches and breakfasts as per itinerary
  • Wireless headset system for city tours 
  • Porterage inn & out

Dates & prices

Departures Price per person in twin/double room Solo use supplement
From Venice at 9 amApril 29, May 13, 27
June 10, 24, July 8, 22
August 5, 19, September 2, 16 ,30
1399,00€ 400,00€
From Ljubljana at 10 amMay 1, 15 ,29, June 12 ,26
July 10, 24, August 7, 21
September 4, 18, October 2
 920,00€ 330,00€
 From Zagreb at 8 amMay 3, 17, 31, June 14, 28
July 12, 26, August 9, 23
September 6, 20, October 4
350,00€ 120,00€

Tours are guaranteed on each departure date for all bookings made by 01.February 2019.

Maximum number of passengers will not exceed 35 passengers on a coach.

We reserve right no to operate some departure dates after 1st February 2019. 

 

Payment & Cancellation Policy

 

Upon confirmation of reservation a 30% non refundable deposit  of total cruise price is required and balance payment to be paid 60 days before departure.

In case the booking is made less than 60 days before arrival, total cruise price should be paid.

You can pay by bank transfer, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Maestro) or PayPal which accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discovery.

Cancellation fee:

  • 35% of the total cruise rate, 35 – 22 days prior to the cruise
  • 50% of the total cruise rate, 21 – 15 days prior to the cruise
  • 100% of the total cruise rate, 14 – 0 days prior to the cruise

 

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