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Slovenia to Croatia Adventure

A Croatia and Slovenia activity holiday you won’t forget

This 8-day tour will take you from the base of the Julian Alps in Slovenia to Croatia’s mountain region and then all the way to the Adriatic Sea. Explore magical Lake Bled and experience Stand Up Paddle boarding on the river that runs through the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital city. After Slovenia, we will explore some of Croatia’s most beautiful places – magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park and the idyllic region of Istria.

You will explore beautiful places with amazing scenery and experience local cuisine, with a good mix of nature, activities, culture, and history in two different countries.

There is also an option to do a shortened, 5-day version of the tour.


DayActivitiesLocationLodgingMeals Included
1ArrivalLake BledLake BledDinner
2HikingLake BledLake BledBreakfast, Dinner
3Stand Up Paddle BoardingLjubljanaLjubljanaBreakfast, Dinner
4HikingPlitvice Lakes National ParkPlitvice areaBreakfast, Dinner
5Sightseeing Day / Departure for 5-Day TourPorecPorecBreakfast, Dinner
6Sea KayakingPorec - RovinjPorecBreakfast, Dinner
7CyclingIstrian CountrysideMotovunBreakfast, Dinner
Arrival at Lake Bled

Lake Bled in Slovenia has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being. We have chosen this stunning place as our starting point for the tour. You will have a place reserved for you in our local guesthouse, so you can arrive anytime that suits you.

Before sunset we will meet for a welcome drink, dinner and trip overview. In addition to getting to know the guides and fellow travelers, we’ll discuss the adventures that await us over the coming week.

Accommodation: Lake Bled guesthouse; Meals: Dinner.

Lake Bled Hiking

The most beautiful view of Lake Bled and its surrounding peaks is from the hiking paths wrapping around the lake. We will hike one of the loop trails around Lake Bled so that you can experience the beauty of this area and immerse yourself in nature. Our hike will be around 5 hours long, easy to moderate level of difficulty and full of exciting views and stops.

In the afternoon you will have time to relax and get some coffee or a refreshing drink next to the lake. For those who want more activities, there will be options for swimming, cycling, kayaking and more.

Accommodation: Lake Bled guesthouse; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Ljubljana SUP

After breakfast we will drive from Lake Bled area to the charming little city of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. This is a city with a green soul and a high level of environmental awareness. It managed to preserve its green character to the present day and you can see that in every part of the city. The picturesque Ljubljanica river that runs through the center of the city is one of the rare places in the world where you can do Stand Up Paddle boarding in the middle of a city. This trip is suitable for beginners and advanced paddlers and will give you a completely new and unique perspective of Ljubljana.

The afternoon and evening are reserved for exploring and enjoying lovely Old Town Ljubljana.

Accommodation: Ljubljana ; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Today we leave Slovenia and drive towards Plitvice Lakes National Park, located in one of Croatia’s scenic mountain regions. Plitvice is one of the most beautiful and unique natural areas in Europe. The park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 due to its stunning sequence of turquoise lakes separated by travertine barriers and over 90 waterfalls.

As we walk along the park’s wooden paths and bridges, we’ll take in views of 16 gorgeous lakes, fairy-tale forests and cascading waterfalls fed by both the Black and White Rivers. The seemingly endless beech and pine forests surrounding the lakes are home to extensive wildlife including deer, brown bears and wolves, numerous caves and an interesting karst landscape. There is an option to enjoy a picnic lunch in this pristine, natural area. After the hike, we’ll have the chance to admire the lakes from a different perspective on a short bus ride that will take us back to the starting point.

Accommodation: Plitvice NP guesthouse; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Sightseeing Day - Departure for 5-Day Tour

After breakfast we will leave the mountain area of Croatia and drive to Istria and the Adriatic Sea. A 3-hour drive from Plitvice will take us to our destination – the charming seaside town of Porec. We have no scheduled activities for today. The plan is to take it easy, explore some beautiful places along the way and spend the afternoon relaxing at the beach. For those who want a more active day, there will be an option to do some cycling.

This is the end of the trip for those who have decided to do the 5-day version of the tour. You are free to arrange your departure transfers any time that suits you. Since the group on the 8-day tour will be driving towards Istria, we can drop you off in Rijeka or Porec. Our guides will help you plan the rest of your holiday and recommend places to visit throughout Croatia – don’t hesitate to ask them for any suggestions.

Accommodation: Porec guesthouse; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Sea Kayaking Rovinj Islands

The picturesque town of Rovinj is one of coastal Istria’s most charming destinations. The historic town rises from the sea on a small peninsula surrounded by 14 stunning islands, which are best explored by kayak. Our kayaks will take you to the harbor, around Old Town Rovinj, to the Golden Cape and to Sveta Katarina Island and its hidden beaches. One of our secret spots includes optional cliff jumping into the crystal clear sea for more adventurous travelers. After kayaking, there will be time to enjoy a walk through the meandering, narrow streets of Rovinj and have a coffee, an ice cream or a glass of wine.

We will spend the evening back in Porec and explore the Old Town after dinner.

Accommodation: Porec guesthouse; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Cycling Istrian Countryside and Visit to Motovun

This morning we leave the Istrian coast and head inland, where some of the peninsula’s most beautiful landscapes await. Our cycling trip today takes us on country roads that wind through rural Istria’s medieval hilltop villages, vineyards, olive groves and forests. The route passes through the charming hillside towns of Oprtalj and Groznjan, which we will have time to explore on foot. The second half of the trip follows the Parenzana, an old railroad bed that is now popular among cyclists and hikers. We’ll pedal through old railroad tunnels and over bridges until we reach the Mirna River Valley, enjoying spectacular views of the countryside along the way.

After cycling, we will drive to the captivating town of Motovun, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval hilltop settlements in Istria. After settling into our accommodation, we’ll have the chance to take a stroll along the old defense walls, have dinner with truffles – a local specialty – and enjoy a gorgeous sunset over the Mirna River Valley.

Accommodation: Motovun; Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.


Today our tour comes to an end. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time, but we recommend avoiding very early departing flights. Your guide(s) can drop you off in different locations in Istria free of charge if previously arranged. If you decide to extend your stay in Croatia, your guide(s) will happily recommend other wonderful things to do and places to visit – especially local favorites that you won’t find in most guidebooks.

Meals: Breakfast.

8-Day Tour5-Day Tour
high seasonintermediate seasonlow seasonhigh seasonintermediate seasonlow season
Adult1290,00 €1210,00 €1120,00 €Adult1080,00 €1010,00 €950,00 €
Single1613,00 €1513,00 €1400,00 €Single1350,00 €1263,00 €1188,00 €


All prices are per person, with a minimum of 4 people per group. We can do the tour for groups of less than 4, but the price for each person will be higher. Private tours are also available – contact us for more details.

High Season: June 5 – September 10
Intermediate Season: May 15 – June 4, September 11 – September 24
Low Season: April 9 – May 14, September 25 – October 22

Departure dates in 2022:

The trip runs from Saturday to Saturday for the 8-day tour, and Saturday to Wednesday for the 5-day tour. Departures are possible on the following dates (please send us an inquiry for current availability):

April: 9, 16, 23, 30
May: 7, 14, 21, 28
June: 4, 11, 18, 25
July: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August: 6, 13, 20, 27
September: 3, 10, 17, 24
October: 15, 22

8-day trip price includes:

  • 7-nights accommodation
  • 2 meals per day (dinner day 1, breakfast day 8)
  • use of equipment
  • 5 days of organized activities
  • national park entrance fees
  • local taxes, sea and river permits
  • Transfers to Rijeka or anywhere in Istria after the trip. Transfers to Lake Bled area on request.
  • skilled English-speaking guide and assistance
  • ground transportation
  • insurance

5-day trip price includes:

  • 4-nights accommodation
  • 2 meals per day (dinner day 1, breakfast day 5)
  • use of equipment
  • 3 days of organized activities
  • local taxes, sea and river permits
  • Transfers to and from Rijeka or anywhere in Istria after the tour. Transfers from/to other places in Croatia on request.
  • skilled English-speaking guide and assistance
  • ground transportation
  • insurance

Not Included:

  • international airfare to/from Croatia
  • items of a personal nature
  • optional gratuities for your guide(s)
  • beverages and meals not stated in the itinerary
  • optional day trip
  • transfers to Lake Bled for the start of the tour


A deposit equal to 50% of the price of the trip is due at the time of booking in order to reserve your dates. The remaining balance is to be paid at least 14 days before the departure date. We accept payment via bank transfer – details will be provided to you upon booking.

Cancellation policy:

If you decide to cancel your trip for any reason, you will be subject to the following cancellation policy:

  • Cancellation 60 days or more before the departure date: the deposit is fully refundable.
  • Cancellation 30-59 days before the departure date: the deposit is partially refundable – you will receive half of your deposit back, minus the cost of any bank fees.
  • Cancellation 15-29 days before the departure date: the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancellation within 14 days of departure date: full cost of the trip is non-refundable.

We recommend purchasing travel insurance in order to protect your investment from unforeseen circumstances.

How to book: please email us at or call +385 91 764 1300

Maximum number of participants: Maximum number of participants: 8 guests per group. Larger groups on request.

Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).

Single use rooms are available upon request with a 25% surcharge. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible.

Activities: Cycling, walking, hiking, Stand Up Paddle boarding, sea kayaking

Activity level: Easy to moderate

Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation in a 3*** guesthouse in Bled, 1 night in a 3*** small hotel villa in Ljubljana, 1 night in a 3*** accommodation in Plitvice area, 2 nights in a 3*** guesthouse in Porec and 1 night in a 3*** small hotel villa in Motovun.

Meals and dietary requirements: All arrangements regarding dietary requirements can be made upon request. We can provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals. Lunches are sometimes picnic-style, which allows for flexibility along our route. You will be able to buy lunch and snacks from local shops.

Arrival and  departure  transfers:  Transfers to the starting point are not included in the price but they can be arranged with your booking agent.

You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you choose to stay longer in Croatia, our guides will provide you all the information needed to continue your adventure – that includes recommendations regarding places to visit, hotels and restaurants all over Croatia. We love our country and know it well, and we will be happy to help you enjoy the rest of your journey. Transfers are included to all areas within Istria. Transfers to other locations in Croatia can be arranged upon request but are not included in the price of the trip.