Croatia and Beyond

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, City of Zagreb, Croatia, Plitvica, HR, Rovinj, Istria County, Croatia, Ljubljana, Central Slovenia, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovenia

11  Days | 9  nights
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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

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Zagreb.

Meal(s): None
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

Day 2

Welcome to Zagreb

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

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: 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.
Meal(s): None
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

Day 3

Zagreb

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

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: 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
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

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
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

Day 5

Plitvice

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

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: 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
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

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.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: 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
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

Day 7

Rovinj

Spend the day exploring Rovinj's dramatic coast.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: 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
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

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), then continue to Ljubljana for the night.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: 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
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

Day 9

Ljubljana

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

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: The city's flat, compact streets make it perfect for exploring by bicycle ($) 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
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

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 for the last night of your Croatian vacation.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

Tick any last Zagreb activities off your list, like visiting the twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral or pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

Day 11

Zagreb - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Croatia and Beyond

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

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.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia
Hotel Jadran(or similar)
Plitvica, HR
Hotel Jezero(or similar)
Rovinj, Istria County, Croatia
Casa Garzotto(or similar)
Ljubljana, Central Slovenia, Slovenia
Hotel City Superior(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

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

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT

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

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.