After Dubrovnik we head to Croatia’s endless coastline of glistening azure blue sea speckled with more than a thousand islands, quaint villages, bustling port towns, regal castles and Roman ruins. We will visit the charming port towns of Zadar, Trogir and Split, then travel to lush Plitvice Lakes National Park with its pristine forest, mountain streams, deep gorges and magnificent lakes. We also visit intriguing Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where we see the famous old bridge and absorb the Turkish atmosphere of this historic city. Our final stop in Croatia will be a 2-night stay in the capital city of Zagreb - a vivacious European metropolis and the country's economic, intellectual and cultural centre.
Then we travel into Slovenia, a wonderfully scenic country that offers more diversity than most countries many times its size. Slovenia’s wide range of climatic zones include beaches, snow-capped mountains, hills awash in grapevines, wide plains blanketed in sunflowers and warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps. Culturally, there are Gothic churches, baroque palaces, romantic castles and art nouveau buildings. The country’s greatest asset though is its people, well known to be welcoming, multilingual and broad-minded. Our touring here will include, among many scenic drives, the impressive caves of Postojna, the lively medieval capital city of Ljubljana and the fairytale, emerald-green resort town of Lake Bled.
We finish off in the romantic city of Venice. With its marvellous canals, beautiful architecture and Byzantine atmosphere, Venice never fails to enchant its visitors.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.