Slovenia, Bosnia & Croatia Tour - Cosmos® Affordable Travel

Scenic Slovenia & Croatia (6740)

8 Day Tour from Ljubljana to Ljubljana

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Spectacular scenery, historical sights, and exciting cities await you on this fantastic tour through Eastern Europe, including Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Slovenia.

If you’re interested in beautiful scenery, this Eastern Europe tour will delight as you surround yourself in the greens and blues of this exhilarating vacation. In Croatia, you'll visit Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. You'll experience Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, with a beautiful coastline and dramatic limestone cliffs. You'll also visit the Postojna Caves in Slovenia, with its web of tunnels and stalactites, via a train ride and walking tour—allowing you to see what are possibly Europe’s most extensive and best-known caves.

If you’re interested in historical sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled on this tour through Eastern Europe. Visit Dubrovnik’s Franciscan Monastery, with a history dating back to the 1300s, and Rector's Palace, a gothic-renaissance palace dating to the 15th century. In Split, visit Jupiter Temple, built for worshipping the Roman God and the Roman emperor Diocletian, and the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace, a well-preserved fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Mostar, see the Old Bridge, the city's symbol built in the 16th century, and Turkish House, built in 1635 and one of the best-preserved residential structures from the Turkish period. Finally, in Sarajevo, visit Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque, built in 1530 and the most important architectural monument from the time of Ottoman rule.

These are just some of the many highlights included on this value-minded Eastern Europe tour through Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Slovenia. It’s a magnificent vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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Sightseeing:
Visits to Postojna Caves. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

Guided city sightseeing in Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Plitvice National Park, Zagreb, Ljubljana; professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:
Dalmatian Coast, Neretva Gorges

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to see some of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, with a strong alpine architectural flavor. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

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Day 2 Ljubljana–Postojna Caves–Zadar, Croatia

Undoubtedly, one of the highlights on this tour is a visit to the POSTOJNA CAVES. Your included visit is comprised of a TRAIN ride and a walking tour, which will allow you to see what are possibly Europe’s most extensive and best-known caves. Then, into Croatia, traveling along the coast to Zadar. Over the centuries, Zadar was ruled by Venetians, Austro/Hungarians, by Italy after WWI, and today belongs to Croatia. Find out more during the included guided tour

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Day 3 Zadar–Split–Dubrovnik

Drive south to Split to visit the former hometown of Roman Emperor Diocletian, his PALACE, and JUPITER TEMPLE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See more of the lovely Dalmatian Coast before reaching Dubrovnik.

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Day 4 Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is the best-preserved Croatian medieval city and the liveliest in Dalmatia. Visit the FRANCISCAN MONASTERY and the RECTOR PALACES, where the Local Guide will give you a full commentary, including the history of this beautifully preserved medieval architectural wonder. Afternoon and evening optional excursions are available.

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Day 5 Dubrovnik–Neretva Gorges–Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina–Sarajevo

Enjoy a scenic drive into the rugged beauty of the Neretva Valley. Stop in Mostar, where a Local Guide shows you the Turkish Quarter with the TURKISH HOUSE, the MOSQUE, and the reconstructed 16th-century bridge. On to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and certainly the most Turkish-looking city in the Balkans—famous for its mosques, markets, and bazaars. Discover the city with a Local Guide and get acquainted with its architectural highlights, including the GAZI HUSREV-BEG MOSQUE.

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Day 6 Sarajevo–Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Travel north today back into Croatia to visit the country’s famous PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK. Enjoy a walk with a Local Guide through the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder. Its 16 lakes, wooded hills, waterfalls, and cascades make it one of Europe’s most loved national parks.

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Day 7 Plitvice–Zagreb–Ljubljana, Slovenia

Get to know Croatia’s capital on the included city tour. The city is packed with historic buildings, such as the gothic St. Marcus Church. Continue to Ljubljana, where a Local Guide will help you appreciate its imperial beauty.

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Day 8 Ljubljana

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

VJENCESLAV ZATKOVIC

Years of Experience: 26

I decided to become a Tour Director in order to see the world-and lose weight. Unfortunately, the latter is impossible in Slovenia and Croatia, because the food is incredible. Still, it was worth a try! Since those early years I've discovered that the reality of travel is better than I ever imagined. Every day is different, and there is always something new to see and learn.

Tour Director - VJENCESLAV ZATKOVIC

 Accommodations

LJUBLJANA M Hotel (ST)
ZADAR Porto (ST)
DUBROVNIK Tirena (ST)
SARAJEVO Bosnia (ST)
PLITVICE Jezero (ST)

 Know Before You Go

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