- Explore the Old Town of Ljubljana, Europe’s greenest capital
- Discover Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled
- Go wine tasting and truffle hunting on Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula
- Marvel at the turquoise lakes and gushing waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes
- Admire the museums and historical attractions of cultural Zagreb
Curated by Belinda
Day 2 Ljubljana – Lake Bled
After breakfast, you’ll embark on a walking tour of Ljubljana’s Old Town. Your guide will explain the city’s fascinating 5,000-year history, while you wander along cobblestone streets and spot the city’s most important buildings and sights.
The day will end with a cruise on the river so you can see the sights from a different perspective. Then head to Lake Bled on a private transfer, where you’ll check in and enjoy some leisure time.
Day 3 Lake Bled – Lake Bohinj
Enjoy a full day’s excursion to two of Slovenia’s most beautiful lakes: Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled. You’ll speed across Slovenia’s largest glacial lake, Bohinj, on a private boat tour before heading up the Vogel Cable Car for a rustic mountain lunch in the heart of the Triglav National Park.
In the afternoon you’ll return to Bled where you’ll enjoy a traditional Pletna ride to Bled Island, and visit Bled Castle for an insight into the region during medieval times.
Day 5 Lake Bled – Rovinj, Croatia
After breakfast you’ll be privately transferred to Rovinj, a romantic town on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula.
Check into your hotel, then enjoy a private tour of this small Croatian fishing village, including a trip to Saint Euphemia Cathedral and up its bell tower for views over the region.
Day 6 Rovinj
This morning, you’ll head on an exciting hunt in the forests around Rovinj for one of Istria’s prized assets – truffles. Afterwards you’ll visit a local shop to sample the many ways that Croatians use truffles in their food. This will be accompanied by some of the best Moscatos from Kozlovic winery.
Day 7 Rovinj – Motovun – Groznjan
Visit the rustic hill towns of Motovun and Groznjan on a full-day private tour of Istria. Learn about their early beginnings as fortified towns and their development during medieval times.
The tour ends at the picturesque town Groznjan, the cultural centre of the region that buzzes with art galleries and live music.
Day 8 Rovinj – Pula – Opatija
After breakfast, you’ll head to the southern tip of Istria for a private tour of Pula. You’ll learn about Pula’s history, which dates back to Roman times, and visit the Colosseum, Temple of Augustus, and Arch of Sergii.
In the afternoon you’ll be privately transferred to Opatija, a coastal town at the foot of the Ucka Mountain Range. Check in and enjoy some leisure time.
Day 9 Opatija – Plitvice Lakes
Today, you’re off to one of Croatia’s most beautiful regions, the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Spend the day exploring the 16 interconnected lakes and admiring the turquoise waters and gushing waterfalls, resplendent amid autumn colours.
Day 10 Plitvice Lakes – Zagreb
In the morning you’ll be privately transferred to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb.
Check into your hotel and enjoy a day at leisure exploring the sights and museums of the Upper and Lower Towns.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities to suit your interests prior to departure.
Day 12 Departure
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.