This is your chance to visit local Croatian villages with rich atmospheres, along with stunning views of the Adriatic Sea that will leave you breathless. This trip also boasts adventures into Slovenia’s capital city, which is tucked into the river banks of Lake Bled. If you’re looking for a scenic experience and first-hand immersion into another culture, this is an adventure you don’t want to miss.
With the guidance of an experienced and educated tour guide, you will participate in moderate physical activity with optional hikes and leisurely strolls that will carry you through the magic of Europe.
When visiting this area of the world, many people do not consider national parks in their travel itineraries. Most focus on the medieval architecture first, but the nature explorations are a unique part of this adventure.
You will have the opportunity to visit Croatia’s incredible national park, Plitvice Lakes. As the oldest national park in Croatia, the lake system is made up of sixteen cascading lakes that flow into one another, and eventually into the Korana River. Additionally, there is abundant dense forest landscapes that offer hiking trails and seven different routes to view the magical lakes.
You will spend a few days in the southern Croatian city of Dubrovnik, exploring its historic 16th century Old Town, while trotting down marble streets that lead to breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea.
During your visit to Dubrovnik, you will enjoy free time that you can spend either cruising Old Town’s harbour with a local guide to marvel at the city walls, or swimming and experiencing exotic nature at a nearby destination by the name of Lokrum Island.
For a unique and immersive experience of Croatian culture, you will enjoy an authentic dinner at Cilipi, a local and family-owned restaurant. This is truly a traditional meal, served in the same manner as their ancestors. The family will enjoy telling you about true life in Croatia, and share firsthand accounts of history and culture.
From Dubrovnik, you will experience shining views of the sea as you travel to Split, a small Croatian village where you can explore its cuisine and wander through the village square. To add to the magic, you will embark on a walking tour where you can feast your eyes upon the other-wordly Diocletian’s Palace, which was built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the turn of the 4th century AD.
From Split, you will continue with a scenic journey up the coast the Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana. Your first day there will be an opportunity to explore the city’s many historical museums, abundant green spaces and quaint places to have a meal.
Your next day in Slovenia will consist of meeting up with a wonderful tour guide that will uncover the beauty this city has to offer. Your views will include the magnificent Cathedral of St. Nicholas with its awe-inspiring towers, and a relaxing experience in Lake Bled. There, you can board a wooden Pletna boat, driven to the centre island of Lake Bled by a skilled oarsman whose profession is passed down through generations.
On your eleventh day, your last adventure will be from Slovenia to the Croatian city of Zagreb. In the morning, you will be involved in a city tour, and enjoy a free afternoon of further city exploration. To conclude this wonderful travel experience, you will enjoy a celebratory dinner at a local restaurant that tops off the trip.
From meandering through culturally-rich villages and trodding through Europe’s natural landscapes, you will find yourself transported back in time. New friends, unique explorations and memories that will last a lifetime are only a handful of opportunities this trip has to offer–and they are all waiting for you to grab hold of them. Don’t wait!
These adventures are extremely in demand and everyone wants a taste of the fairytales in this part of the world. Luckily, Gravitate has set aside some seats on this tour ahead of time, all you have to do is jump on board.
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