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Slovenia to Croatia Adventure

A 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
5Optional Day / Departure for 5-Day TourPorecPorecBreakfast, Dinner
6Sea KayakingPorec - RovinjPorecBreakfast, Dinner
7CyclingIstrian CountrysideMotovunBreakfast, Dinner
8DepartureMotovunBreakfast
DAY 1
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 a brief orientation, during which we will have a chance to discuss the upcoming holiday and get to know our guides and fellow travelers.

Accommodation: Lake Bled guesthouse; Meals: Dinner.

DAY 2
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.

DAY 3
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.

DAY 4
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Today we leave Slovenia and drive towards Plitvice Lakes National Park, located in one of Croatia’s scenic mountain regions. We will be visiting the most beautiful and stunning national park in Croatia – Plitvice Lakes National Park – possible only by hiking around its 16 lakes, numerous waterfalls fed by both the Black and White Rivers and seemingly endless forests.

We start our trip walking along the wooden paths and bridges in and around Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s oldest and most popular national park. Its exquisite series of 16 emerald green and opal blue travertine lakes, more than 90 waterfalls and numerous caves make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lakes are surrounded by beech and pine forests and are home to extensive wildlife. This hike around the national park is an easy level of difficulty.

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

DAY 5
Optional 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.

DAY 6
Sea Kayaking Rovinj Islands

The picturesque town of Rovinj is a masterpiece of urban art and architecture, but its surroundings, the Rovinj Archipelago Islands, are masterpieces of nature. The best way to explore and enjoy them is in a kayak. Kayaks will take you to the harbor, around Old Town Rovinj and to Sveta Katarina (Saint Catherine) Island and its hidden beaches – all in a half-day round trip. One of our secret spots includes optional cliff jumping into the crystal clear sea for more adventurous travelers. 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.

DAY 7
Cycling Istrian Countryside and Visit to Motovun

The Istrian Peninsula is well known for its coast, but the real treasures are inland. Rural Istria is rich with medieval hilltop villages, vineyards, olive groves, meadows and forests – the area is very pleasant for touring on a bike. This cycling tour includes Oprtalj and Groznjan, charming hillside towns where we will have time for a short walk and exploring. We will get the chance to cycle the Parenzana, an old railroad bed now known as a mecca for cyclists. As we slowly travel down to the Mirna River Valley, we will enjoy magnificent views of the countryside. Since Motovun is just a short drive away, we will have the opportunity to explore the picturesque hillside town, walk along its 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.

DAY 8
Departure

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 spend more time in Croatia, your guide(s) will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit – especially those you won’t find in tourist guidebooks.

Meals: Breakfast.

8-Day Tour5-Day Tour
high seasonintermediate seasonlow seasonhigh seasonintermediate seasonlow season
Adult1190,00 €1110,00 €1020,00 €Adult980,00 €910,00 €850,00 €
Child1110,00 €1039,00 €958,00 €Child912,00 €849,00 €795,00 €
Single1348,00 €1252,00 €1144,00 €Single1116,00 €1032,00 €960,00 €

 

All prices are per person. Child discount valid for children aged 12 and under at time of travel.

High Season: June 15 – September 6
Intermediate Season: May 25 – June 14, September 7 – September 27
Low Season: April 13 – May 24, September 28 – October 19

Departure dates in 2019:

The trip runs from Saturday to Saturday for the 8-day tour, and Saturday to Wednesday for the 5-day tour. Departures are available on the following dates:

April: 13, 20, 27
May: 4, 11, 18, 25
June: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July: 6, 13, 20, 27
August: 3, 10, 17, 31
September: 7, 14, 21
October: 12, 19

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

How to book: please email us at info@terramagicacroatia.com 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).

Child discount: 8-12 years of age at time of travel

Single use rooms are available upon request with a 20% 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.