Croatia

Croatia & Lake Bled

Glorious coastline and pristine landscapes

A land that is home to rugged mountains and a wealth of cultural heritage, what is most immediately striking about Croatia is its coast. The intense blue of the sea sparkles with almost impossible shades of turquoise and cerulean, whilst over a thousand islands lie along the coastline like shards of emerald. Croatia has emerged surprisingly unscathed from its turbulent past, with layers of history and culture sitting pristine in its breathtaking towns; whilst in its villages shingle beaches dazzle, the scent of pine trees fills the air and gardens droop heavy with figs.

The deep turquoise waters of Slovenia’s Lake Bled encircle an impossibly picturesque island church, are backed by breathtaking emerald forests and the snow-tipped Julian Alps, and are overlooked by the medieval splendour of Bled Castle. Small, gondola-style boats known as pletna deliver visitors to the tiny island of Blejski Otok, completing this sublime scene. The paths circling the lake lead to wonderful viewpoints and quaint cafés, where you can indulge with a slice of delicious Bled cream cake. On the island, the pretty baroque pilgrimage church offers fantastic views of the surrounding lake and serene landscapes. Further afield, Slovenia’s delights include incredible gorges, intriguing caves and the vibrant city of Ljubljana.

THE STRIKING BEAUTY OF CROATIA & SLOVENIA

Turquoise seas and emerald forests

  • Opatija – relax in this elegant resort on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast
  • Rovinj – discover the charm of this historic seaside town
  • Lake Bled – explore the castle, the island & its church as well as enjoying a Bled cream cake
  • Ljubljana – enjoy Slovenia’s elegant & leafy capital city
  • Return flights included
  • 4 nights half board accommodation in Croatia
  • 3 nights half board accommodation in Slovenia

From £969
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

April, May, June, September, October

Suggested Hotel

Amadria Park Hotel Agava, Opatija

  • Elegant, historic Habsburg-era hotel
  • Comfortable rooms and homely interior
  • Some rooms with bay-view balconies
  • Well run and great value
  • Outdoor terrace area and own restaurant

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Suggested Hotel

Hotel Park, Bled

  • Situated on the Lake Bled promenade
  • 4-star hotel with wonderful views
  • Enjoy a Bled cream cake on the panoramic terrace
  • Modern & comfortable rooms each have a balcony
  • Indoor thermal pool with mountain views

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Attractions:

  • Opatija
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    Refined and grandiose, Opatija’s elegant Habsburg-era villas speak of its golden age. Added to this, a wealth of architecture from many different styles is complemented by the resort’s stunning location on the Adriatic Coast, backed by deep green forest. The lovely promenade stretching across the town’s waterfront makes the perfect place to take a stroll and admire the impossibly blue waters.

  • Rovinj
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    Surely vying for the title of most picturesque town in Istria, Rovinj is a delight with its pastel façades, cobbled piazzas, charming alleyways and pretty bell tower. Wandering the streets of this arty and creative town is a lovely way to soak up the atmosphere, but don’t miss St Euphemia’s Church: this imposing baroque building looks out over the compact port town and the sapphire sea surrounding Rovinj’s tiny peninsula.

  • Lake Bled
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    Stunning Lake Bled is, quite simply, a picture postcard scene. Take in the incredible views from Bled Castle, which clings to the rock face overlooking the lake; enjoy a boat trip to Bled’s tiny, tear-shaped island, and visit the beautiful baroque church that sits here, on the only island in Slovenia.

  • Ljubljana
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    Slovenia’s elegant capital is a historic city as well as a green one, with its dramatic castle erupting from the centre on a verdant hill. The Ljubljanica River rushes through the leafy heart of the city, it banks dotted with cafés and spanned by several iconic bridges. With little traffic in the centre, many museums, and beautiful architecture, this undiscovered gem is a pleasure to explore.

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