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Croatia and Beyond

 

Overview

Hotel description:

11 days | 9 nights

Discover Croatia and Slovenia! Croatia offers beautiful urban centres, impressive architecture and stunning natural beauty. Begin your Croatian vacation in the bustling cultural centre of Zagreb, then head out to lush forests and lovely waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Continue to beautiful Rovinj in the Istrian Peninsula, and Ljubljana, Slovenia, one of Europe's greenest cities.

Location

Zagreb, Plitvice, Rovinj and Ljubljana

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Zagreb (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Airport transfers in Zagreb
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Private transfers as per itinerary, with English-speaking guide
  • Train ticket from Ljubljana to Zagreb (Economy Class)
  • Bus ticket from Zagreb to Plitvice 
  • Entrance to Postojna Cave
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles


Out & About - Suggested Itinerary

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. We've gathered our top picks for suggested itineraries, places to visit, things to do and even great spots for tasty treats. Explore to your heart's content and take our suggestions - or don't! No one decides what your travel days look like but you. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time! 

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Zagreb.

Day 2        Welcome to Zagreb
Upon arrival in Zagreb, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

Out & About Suggestions
Spend the rest of the day exploring Zagreb's renowned culture, art, music, architecture and gastronomy. Ride the funicular railway, constructed in 1888, from Upper to Lower Zagreb.

Day 3        Zagreb
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Zagreb's unique neighbourhoods and attractions.

Out & About Suggestions
From the city's medieval towers to its open-air markets and fashion-forward citizens, Zagreb balances cutting-edge culture with a deep respect for history. Check out the city's impressive monuments, including St. Mark's Church and the Presidential Palace. Stroll through Lenuci's Horseshoe park, right in the city centre, or head out to a cocktail bar in the evening for tasty snacks and delicious Croatian wine.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4        Zagreb - Plitvice (approx. 166 km)
Take a private transfer to the bus station and hop aboard a bus to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, then make your way to your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5        Plitvice
Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Out & About Suggestions
Wander the park's 18 kilometres of wooden footbridges and pathways, or park yourself next to a waterfall tumbling into one of the crystalline pools below. Walk around several of the lower lakes and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Take advantage of the park's buses and boats to travel from one end of the park to the other. Take in the beauty of the region, and seek out secluded spots for quiet reflection or stunning photos.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6        Plitvice - Rovinj (approx. 260 km)
Today, take a private transfer to the Istrian Peninsula to your hotel in the picturesque fishing town of Rovinj.

Out & About Suggestions
One of the Mediterranean's last true fishing ports, Rovinj is both romantic and authentic. Wind your way down narrow cobbled streets to the Church of St. Euphemia, towering above Rovinj since 1736.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7        Rovinj
Spend the day exploring Rovinj's dramatic coast.

Out & About Suggestions
With clear blue-green water and a stunning shoreline, the town's beaches are sure to blow you away. Choose from more than a dozen beach locations for a leisurely bike ride or a romantic dinner on the terrace.

Meal(s): Breakfast 

Day 8        Rovinj - Postojna - Ljubljana (approx. 184 km)
After breakfast, take a private transfer to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Stop en route at Postojna to visit one of the largest caves in Europe (entrance included), the and continue to Ljubljana for the night. 

Out & About Suggestions
Visit one of the largest caves in Europe, a truly magical experience! See five-metre-tall bright white stalagmite formations and olms, mysterious animals that live in the caves and were long thought to be baby dragons. Explore the cave's fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls by miniature electric train.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9        Ljubljana
Discover Ljubljana, one of Europe's greenest and most liveable cities.

Out & About Suggestions
The city's flat, compact streets make it perfect for exploring by bicycle ($) and car traffic is restricted along the sparkling Ljubljanica River. Don't miss the city's open-air central market, the Triple Bridge or Robba Fountain. Relax in Tivoli park and peruse the outdoor gallery, or just relax with a snack and soak up the city's atmosphere.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 10        Ljubljana - Zagreb (approx. 146 km)
Take a private transfer to the railway station, board the train to Zagreb, and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel the last night of your Croatian vacation.

Out & About Suggestions
Tick any last Zagreb activities off your list, like visiting the twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral or pedestrian-friendly Tkal ieva Street.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 11        Zagreb - Return to Canada
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

3-star and 4-star Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Zagreb: Hotel Jadran 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Plitvice: Hotel Jezero 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Rovinj: Casa Garzotto 4-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Ljubljana: Hotel City Superior 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Zagreb: Hotel Jadran 3-star (or similar) ( 1 night)


Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from June 6 to October 4

Hotel check-in/out

Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance