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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro Fly:Rail

(Tour code: CSF6)Discover the serene Lake Bled

Serene Lake Bled, the pretty Slovenian capital Ljubljana, leafy historic Zagreb, the seaside city of Split, wonderful Dubrovnik and the unspoilt beauty of Montenegro: our grand tour takes us on a voyage of discovery into this magical region.

Tour Highlights
  • Lake Bled
  • Ljubljana
  • Postojna Caves
  • Zagreb including a guided tour
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Split
  • Makarska Old Town
  • Dubrovnik
  • Kotor
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Lake Bled
Days 1

London to Bled

We Fly to Ljubjana today, transferring to Bled, an enchanting town set on the shimmering, turquoise waters of the glacial lake bearing the same name. Surrounded by forested slopes and the jagged summits of the Julian Alps, the lake has a majestic backdrop and is crowned by Bled Castle, which stands on a steep cliff face overlooking the lake. On arrival at Lesce Bled we transfer to our hotel for three nights.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 2-3

At leisure, Ljubljana & the Postojna Caves

Today you are free to explore the picturesque town of Bled and the surrounding area. One of the most popular options is to take a boat to the enchanting island near the lake's centre. On Day 3, our excursion takes us to Ljubljana, Slovenia's thriving capital city. Ljubljana boasts a wide range of architectural styles, from the Art Nouveau and Baroque of its medieval centre to the more modern architecture of the last 100 years. On arrival we enjoy a guided walking tour of its most famous sights, many of which are within its impressive pedestrianised Old Town, easily explored on foot. Afterwards, we head south by coach to the fascinating Postojna Caves. We enter the labyrinth of caverns on a small electric railway before enjoying a walk into the very heart of this underground cave system.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Postojna Caves
Days 4-5

Bled to Zagreb by rail

We transfer to the railway station and depart Bled by train. Travelling in Standard Class, we cross the lush undulating scenery of Slovenia to the Croatian border and our next destination, vibrant Zagreb. The city of Zagreb is wonderfully compact; the old centre is divided into the Lower Town, filled with splendid architecture and pleasant parks, and the Upper Town, a charming area of cobbled streets. The highlights of the city are easily explored on foot, and the architecture and style of the city give Zagreb the feel of an Imperial city; a clear reflection of the city's importance in the Austro- Hungarian empire. Throughout the Upper and Lower Town, dozens of museums and galleries rub shoulders with lively pavement cafés and restaurants. Tonight we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, and on Day 5 we enjoy a guided tour of Zagreb, introducing us to sights such as the 14th century Gothic St Mark's Church and the medieval Upper Town. We also see Kaptol, an urban complex of churches, palaces, museums and galleries before you have a free afternoon to continue exploring.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
The Plitvice Lakes
Day 6

The Plitvice Lakes

Today we travel by coach for a full-day's excursion to the picturesque Plitvice Lakes, one of Croatia's most beautiful national treasures. The sixteen lakes are part of 116 square mile National Park and are each interconnected by a series of waterfalls and cascades, the largest of which Veliki Slap, has a drop of 200 feet. This unique region of turquoise-coloured water pools and mountains has UNESCO World Heritage status and and offers countless photo opportunities. We return to the hotel in time for dinner tonight

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7

Onwards to Split

We depart Zagreb early this morning for our Standard Class rail journey to Split, during which we enjoy the passing scenery of mountains, lakes, rivers, and even vineyards. Split is a city built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and our arrival leaves you time to take a first look around the white-walled buildings, part of the best preserved Roman Palace complex in Europe and situated in the very heart of Split. The city's compact city centre is a maze of narrow, haphazardly winding streets, stone stairways, low arches and twisting alleyways. We stay for two nights at the Radisson Blu in Split.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Brac Island
Day 8

Exploring Split

We take to the water this morning to view the city from a different angle on a scenic boat cruise to the island of Brac. Your afternoon is then at leisure for you to explore more of this intriguing destination. The city's masterpiece, the Diocletian Palace, is well worth visiting, as is the National Theatre and the palace - a UNESCO World Heritage site packed with historical buildings and museums.

  • Breakfast
Day 9

To Dubrovnik

Our departure by coach takes us along the scenic route between Split to Dubrovnik, calling in at Makarska Old Town, nestled on the Adriatic Coast. This picturesque town and port, that sits at the foot of towering Biokovo Mountain, is home to a fantastically characteristic Mediterranean Old Town with narrow stone-paved streets, a bustling church square and a Franciscan monastery. Follow the winding paths that tumble down to delightful pebble beaches, or continue exploring the older section of the city whose history can be traced back to the 4th century BC. We continue to Dubrovnik, where we check in to our hotel ahead of an evening at leisure.

  • Breakfast
Days 10-11

Discovering Dubrovnik

Today's sightseeing tour introduces us to the breathtaking Renaissance port and 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. We visit the stunning old city, another UNESCO World Heritage site and enjoy a panoramic tour of unique Dubrovnik. This afternoon is free, so you could take a walk along the city walls for a different perspective, or perhaps go for a stroll by the small harbour. On Day 11 we travel along the beautiful Dalmatian coastline to Montenegro and the Bay of Kotor. Often described as the Mediterranean's only fjord because of its winding, glacial appearance, here we take a boat to visit Our Lady of the Rocks, a man-made islet in the bay crowned by a small church. According to legend, this ecclesiastical monument was created when the Virgin Mary appeared to local fishermen on this spot who then began a ritual of dropping a stone on the spot every time they sailed by. On our return to Dubrovnik, we enjoy a final farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 11 - Breakfast
  • Day 12 - Breakfast, Dinner
Flying home
Day 12

Return to London

We transfer to Dubrovnik airport this morning for our flight back to London Gatwick, arriving midday.

  • Breakfast

Please note

While every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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