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Discover the green landscapes of Slovenia, visiting lakes and cities as you travel across two beautiful countries.
- Return flights from Heathrow
- 9 nights half-board in 4-star hotels
- 18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 dinners
- Tour Manager and Local Guide
- Overseas transfers and other transportation
- Audio Guide
- Tour of Ptuj
- Maribor river cruise with a glass of wine
- Lake Bled
- Postojna caves
- UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Farwell dinner in a local restaurant in Zagreb
Day 1: UK/Ptuj
After flying to Zagreb, we will transfer you to Ptuj, Slovenia's oldest town. Located on the Drava River it is home to an enchanting and beautifully preserved medieval centre.
Day 2: Ptuj
This morning, we'll head off on a walking tour of this unique town, which boasts a fascinating Roman heritage. The region is also known for its wine-making, so we'll drop by the Ptuj Wine Cellar where, of course, we'll enjoy a tasting of some excellent wines.
Day 3: Maribor
A day of exploration will take you to Maribor, a former European Capital of Culture. A remarkable sight here is the Zametovka Old Vine, the world's oldest living vine specimen to still bear grapes.
Day 4: Lake Bled
You're going to experience Lake Bled's abundance of natural beauty today on a sightseeing tour. Firstly, we'll take a cruise on the lake and visit St Mary's Church, which is set on an island surrounded by the emerald-green waters.
After this we'll drive to Bled Castle, which is located on a cliff offering beautiful views over the lake.
Day 5: Ljubljana
Today you're going to discover Slovenia's capital Ljubljana, one of Europe's oldest. You'll have plenty of free time to take a stroll around its centre, where Baroque buildings and ancient ramparts are overlooked by a grand castle.
Our sightseeing takes a different turn this afternoon, when we arrive at the Postojna caves, carved over thousands of years by the Pivka River.
Day 6: Opatija
If you would like to indulge in a little 'me' time, you can spend today at leisure. Perhaps you'll sample the hotel's hand-made chocolates, or enjoy a stroll along the lovely promenade which is lined with vibrant flowers and shrubs.
Day 7: Opatija
The choice is all yours today, you can enjoy a day of relaxation in your resort, or you can join an optional excursion. We'll head to Krk Island, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Highlights here include the Islet of Kosljun and its Franciscan monastery, the fortified town of Krk and medieval Vrbnik, where a wine-tasting is a welcome end-of-day treat.
Day 8: Zagreb
We're heading to Croatia's capital Zagreb today but not before we delve into the wonders of nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park. This UNESCO-listed site is famed for its 16 lakes which are interconnected by a series of cascading waterfalls.
Day 9: Zagreb
You can get to know Zagreb on a walking tour this morning, with highlights including the city's charming main square and impressive cathedral.
Day 10: Zagreb/UK
Today you will transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Days 1-2: Grand Primus Hotel
The 4-star Grand Hotel Primus is ideally located in Slovenia''s oldest town, Ptuj.
Days 3-4: Hotel Park Lake Bled
Hotel Park is a 4 star hotel in the centre of bled overlooking the lake, facilities include a indoor swimming pool and wellness centre, bar, café and restaurant.
Days 5-7: Remisens Hotel Admiral
The 4-star Hotel Admiral is just a short walk from the city centre, perfect for days of exploration. The hotel overlooks the charming marina, offering peaceful vistas.
Days 8-9: Hotel Dubrovnik
The 4-star Hotel Dubrovnik is situated in a prime location in Zagreb.
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