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Fall in love with Slovenia and Croatia in 12 days!

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Tomaz Martinek

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Fall in love with Slovenia and Croatia in 12 days!

You will be able to enjoy the holidays of a lifetime! Situated in the south centre of Europe, these two countries have a lot to offer. You will never get enough views, sunsets, and panoramas and all this will be privately organized just for you. Our services are always at the top level and we seek the perfection. This trip is all about discovering hidden treasures and knowing the places you've never met before. You will see a diversity of things!

DAY 1

Welcome to Croatia

After landing in Dubrovnik airport your private transfer driver will take you to your hotel, where you will do the check-in and have the rest of the day off for exploring and getting a first impression of this beautiful city.

Dubrovnik, 3 nights
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DAY 2

Panoramic tour of Dubrovnik

Our guide will pick you up and take you by minivan or car to a special tour. First we will drive outside of Dubrovnik city to see fantastic panorama and give you perfect opportunity to make some unforgettable shots. Our panoramic tour will be dedicated to extraordinary panorama points which includes also mountain Srđ from where great view on Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea spread. After refreshing first part of the tour, we return back and enjoy in your Pearl of Adriatic – the old town of Dubrovnik. The great George Bernard Shaw wrote: „Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik" and he was as many others overjoyed by the beauty and rich history of this old town under the UNESCO protection. Its glorious walls, with their fortresses and bastions, offer a unique walk with view of the magical Elafiti islands. Guided walking tour through historical streets and sightseeing of city’s most renowned historic monuments. After, free to explore the town by yourself. Optionally: Game of Thrones shooting sight (climb to the city wall and walk the full 1.24-mile (2-kilometer) circuit, offering breathtaking views across a sea and see where Game of thrones was shot). Definitely, also do not skip some pristine Croatian dishes in local konobas. Read more

Dubrovnik, 3 nights
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DAY 3

Relax and explore

Each part of Dubrovnik can surprise you with some overwhelming experience. From the Onofrio fountain to the City bell tower, along its main street, Stradun, Dubrovnik’s famous street of limestone, polished by years of footfall and in many other small and quiet cobblestone streets, every step in this town will be an experience par excellence. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, where 30,000 volumes, 216 incunabula, and 1,500 valuable handwritten documents are stored in the library. The cloister is one of the most magnificent monuments in the city and it houses the oldest pharmacy in Europe, dating back to 1317. Read more

Dubrovnik, 3 nights
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DAY 4

Oyster farm

Drive to Split, the major Croatian city by Adriatic coast. En-route stop at one of most remarkable place for oysters. We will stop at Mali Ston, where family Šare will host you by taking you to oyster farm with their boat, managed by captain Daniel. You will get acquainted by production of one of the best oysters in the world. The reason for their quality is crystal clear water and mixture of sweet water of Neretva River and salty water of Adriatic Sea. This provides perfect environment to farm oysters and mussels in this area. Stop at their private island where we harvest some of oysters and mussels. Captain Daniel will prepare for you tasting plate of oysters and mussels. After return back, you can optionally have lunch in their restaurant Bota Šare, specialized for fish, seafood and especially for mussels and oysters. Continue driving further through picturesque landscape of Neretva River area and Baščinska Lakes Natural Park to Split. Arrival to Split and guided walking tour through the „most beautiful city in the world“, how Split if often called by its citizens. With our guide, you’ll visit the Diocletian Palace in the heart of Split, built as a residential palace seventeen hundred years ago by the Roman Emperor Diocletian and also a priceless monument included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage. After the city tour you will have the time to spend at leisure. Enjoy the heart of Split – the famous Split waterfront or Riva where you will feel the friendly and cozy atmosphere of this vibrant city. Read more

Split, 1 night
DAY 5

Krka Waterfalls

Our day will start in historical Trogir. Sightseeing in Trogir is a pure joy. It's a small town and Trogir's sights are conveniently clustered together, making it an easy walk and easy to understand why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Art lovers who are looking for a sophisticated and detailed explanation of Trogir's art should order a copy of Croatia: Aspects of Art, Architecture and Cultural Heritage in which several art experts explain the significance of Trogir's unique contribution to Dalmatian culture. Start your walking tour from the Renaissance city, above the gate is a statue of the town's protector, the Blessed Ivan Orsini. Nearby is the town museum which gives a good overview of Trogir's history. Continue to the town centre. On the northern side of the main square is the magnificent cathedral of St. Lovro, built from the 13th to the 15th centuries and considered one of the Adriatic's most architecturally and artistically important monuments. It represents the first example in Dalmatia of the Gothic style that was sweeping continental Europe. The cathedral highlights the artistry of Master Radovan, Dalmatia's finest builder. His masterpiece is the western portal, now known as 'Radovan's Portal'. The significance of this work is how the Romanesque structure of the portal encloses the Gothic tendency to humanize the Biblical story it depicts. Numerous other monuments in Trogir, like The elegantbell tower, Chapel of Blessed John Orsini, a Renaissance masterpiece, numerous churches and Kamerlengo fortress. Plenty to explore and enjoy this historical Dalmatian town. Continue to picturesque, enjoyable National Park of Krka Waterfalls: some free time in the park to spend as you like. You can enjoy swimming in the lower lake in the crystal clear water as the Krka Waterfalls is the only National Park in Croatia where swimming is allowed and explore the falls by wooden walkway. Continue to Zadar, this splendid walled city and see the Roman Forum built in the 1st-Century and St. Donatus’ Church which dates back to the 9th-Century is the most famous medieval basilica and trademark of the city. We will also see the reconstructed Romanesque St. Grisigono's Church from the 12th-Century and the St. Mary's bell tower from the year 1105; the St. Anastasia's Cathedral from the 13th-Century; the People's Square with the City's Lodge and Guardhouse from the 16th-Century, as well as the mighty fortification walls with first class Sea(farer's) and the Land gates from the 16th-Century followed by the Three and Five Wells Squares and enjoy in the sounds of the unique sea organ. Read more

Zadar, 1 night
DAY 6

UNESCO Plitvice Lakes

From Zadar, morning drive to Plitvice, the oldest and the biggest national park in Croatia, a world natural heritage site which is under the UNESCO protection since the 1979. You will stroll along the sixteen beautiful and crystal clear lakes with numerous cascades and waterfalls. In the afternoon continue drive to Croatian Istria and to most beautiful Istrian town, Rovinj. Free time to relax and enjoy. Read more

Plitvice
DAY 7

Wine tasting in Rovinj

Morning drive from Plitvice Lakes to Rovinj, one of most adorable Istrian cities. Our route will take you to Matoševič Wine Cellar, great family wine producer Ivica Matoševič. Here you will be served by exceptional wines of local varities, such as malvasia and teran, but also international varities, like merlot, chardonnay, etc. Along with wine tasting you will enjoy also in plate of domestic specialties of dried meat or similar. Continue to Rovinj, accomodation in hotel and free time to enjoy and relax in investigating this beautiful Istrian town. Read more

Rovinj, 1 night
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DAY 8

Poreč – Motovun - Piran

Istria is famous for its unique combination of blue sea and green hinterland. Drive through vineyards, fields and hills, through picturesque medieval cities fenced with walls, slowly introducing you to the colorful world of Istria. From Rovinj we will drive to Poreč, famous for its basilica which is under UNESCO Heritage. Porec is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. Located at the west coast of Istria, this picturesque coastal town attracts more than 400.000 visitors a year. Porec old town is located on a small peninsula, surrounded by the sea. To this day, Porec perserved a typical layout of an ancient Roman town. Streets’s layout is symmetrical with two main intersecting streets and Forum: Decumanus Maximus running east to west to the main square – Forum (today Trg Marafor) and Cardo Maximus connecting north and south. Many other attractions can be seen in Poreč: Neptun’s Temple, Romanesque and Gothic houses like House of Two Saints, and Zuccatto Palace, round and pentagonal towers, and Istrian Council House. And main attraction of Poreč is Euphrasian Basilica dates back to 4th century, and today it’s UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. After sighseeing continue towards Motovun, famous for movie festival and the area where truffles grow. Continue to Slovenia, cross the border and drive to picturesque medieval Piran, the pearl of the Adriatic Sea, with strong Venetian influence and unusually open square to the sea. Here, we can visit the Maritime museum or ascend on the top of the hill where St. George’s cathedral overlooks Piran with one of the best panoramic views to all Slovenian coast. Time to explore it on your own and enjoy in one of the restaurants and bars while drinking coffee. Read more

Piran, 1 night
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DAY 9

Trufflemania

In the morning drive to Istrian inland where we meet with professional truffle hunter and his dog. arrival to small traditional village in Istria where you meet domestic villagers who live there. For the beginning some welcome drink and stroll through the village. After hunting demonstration with a dog and professional truffle hunter, a great truffle tasting follows, with excellent home made truffle products, like cheese, patée of white and black truffles and honey made of truffles. But do you know how to prepare them, how to use them in a kitchen? You haven chance to cook truffle dish by yourself. You are goint to prepare traditional home-made Istrian meal: "fuži" with truffles....with some hints, of course which will help you enjoy perfect truffle meal at the end. All the food is rounded up with renowned Slovenian wines. Read more

Ljubljana, 3 nights
DAY 10

Fairytale Bled

After breakfast drive to famous Bled and visit Bled Lake and Bled Castle. The castle stands on a rock approximately 100 yards above the lake with wonderful views of the town, lake and surrounding countryside. The castle museum has a large collection of armor and weapons from the 16th to 18th centuries. After descend from the castle, time to try worldwide known cream cake. Return back to Ljubljana and guided walk through the medieval Old Town and see the main attractions such as the Triple Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and more. Explore the medieval Old Town on the banks of the Ljubljanica River. Visit the city’s bustling central market and discover boutique shops and charming restaurants. We will ascend to the top of the hill by cable car where mighty Ljubljana Castle stands. Shorter multivision presentation of Ljubljana and Ljubljana castle and time to enjoy in the castle restaurant with stunning view on Ljubljana city and distant Alpine mountains. Overnight. Read more

Ljubljana, 3 nights
DAY 11

Worldly most famous caves

We head towards Karst region, the land of numerous natural phenomena and limestone. Visit world-famous attraction, the Postojna caves, known for its cave system with the inside cave train which will take you deep into the cave. After this huge natural underground miracle we are going to take you to another remarkable places and one of the most picturesque castles in Slovenia – Predjama castle. We can explore it from inside or from the outside only, but it is another remarkableness which is obligatory to see and feel it. Afterwards, continue driving through karst region to upper Vipava Valley, famous for its fruit and grape production. Here, we will visit fantastic village Goče, known as the most basement village in the world. Slow food menu at Cejkotova home which is hidden in the narrow streets of the village, which is protected as a monument of the cultural heritage. Here, Davorin and his wife Jelka will prepare you delicious meal and take you to a wine cellar with such mystic atmosphere. Continue to Slovenian coastline. Read more

Ljubljana, 3 nights
DAY 12

Bye bye Slovenia

Explore beautiful city of Ljubljana until your driver takes you to the airport.

Ljubljana, 3 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Dubrovnik
Day 4
Location Split
Hotel Luxe 4*
Day 5
Location Zadar
Day 6
Location Plitvice lakes
Day 7
Location Rovinj
Day 8
Location Piran
Day 9
Location Ljubljana

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 11x accommodation in double room with breakfast in selected hotels
  • Private transfers as per programme
  • Local guides as per program
  • Entrance fees as per program
  • Organisation
  • Our assistance for clients 24/7
  • VAT

Package excludes

  • All meals except breakfast unless stated otherwise in the itinerary
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • City tax (payable on the spot at reception desks)
  • Extra excursions
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, telephone calls, laundry, personal insurance)
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.

More information

  • This tour is a PRIVATE tour only and it is meant as a guideline of a tour ( this tour is not a pre-packaged group tour). Your tour will be carried out exclusively private just for you and can be customized according to your wishes and preferences. For more information please contact us.

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Gene, United States

Tomaz and Mojca, Susie and I would like to thank you so much for your company's hospitality and professionalism. Tomaz it's was a privilege to spend the day with you and Tina. We think she is delightful. The afternoon in Goce was one of the best we have ever had. They are an incredible family and every part of it was spectacular. Seeing how close they are as a family made it even more special. Please share our deepest gratitude with them. I've shared your company information with multiple friends and will continue to do so. As they say in the states, hats off! well done! Read more

Meredith, United States

Grand Cuvee Tours was wonderful! Fast to respond, detail (extremely) orientated, & efficient. Also communication was fantastic & all of the attention to detail made for a faboulous trip! I would certainly recommend Grand Cuvee services to anyone considering a trip.

Wendy Pechersk, Ukraine

The trip was excellent and we all had a fabulous time. The Sport Hotel was a perfect venue and the hike to Lipanca and then on to Mrežce was fantastic. This venue was also great because of the recreation room that it has. We found Grand Cuvee Tours company to be very helpful and very professional. I will definitely recommend Grand Cuvee Tours. Thank you for all your help. Read more

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