Divine Alpine fresh air, world famous Plitvice lakes and 4 more mezmerizing lake sights, Mediterranean historical towns, wrapped in exquisite taste of unique gastronomical experiences.
Oct 8th: Split – Plitvice lakes (B, D)
Check out from the ship and transfer towards the Plitvice lakes, with stops in the World heritage sites of Trogir & Zadar for the sightseeing. Departure further towards the Plitvice lakes. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Oct 9th: Plitvice lakes – Bled (B,D)
After breakfast, let yourself be carried away by the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods and lakes interconnected with stunning waterfalls. The UNESCO protected oldest Croatian national park proudly carries the title of one of world’s most impressive national parks. After the visit we continue towards Slovenia and lake Bled.
Oct 10th Bled – Bohinj – Bled (B)
Enjoy a relaxing tour of glacier Lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia for it's picturesque settings. After Bled boat ride time at leisure on the island. Afterwards visit to the Bled castle to admire wonderful historic city, lake and surrounding mountains – on a clear day you can see Slovenia’s highest mountain, Mount Triglav. Our final stop of the day will be the Lake Bohinj, one of the best kept secrets in the area, which will give you abundance of photo ops, as will the entire day. Overnight in Bled lake area.
Oct 11th: Bled – Klagenfurt – Wörth Lake – Bled (B, L)
Today we visit the neighbor country of Austria, which means this day will offer plenty of views of the Alps, impressive at any time of the year. In the historic county of Carinthia, enjoy a panoramic tour of popular vacation spot, the 20 km long Lake Wörth. We continue to the charming Klagenfurt, University town with the beautiful Lindworm fountain dominating the old city square, the Altplatz. After the visit, and before returning to Bled lake area, lunch in Klagenfurt area. Overnight in Bled lake area.
Oct 12th: Bled – Postojna & Predjama Castle – Istrian Coast (Rovinj/Poreč) (B,D)
Today we continue our back towards Croatia and stop at the Postojna Caves. One of the largest underground caves system in Europe hides wondrous geological creations and is home of the olm. Next destination, Renaissance Predjama Castle situated on a high cliff, tells the 700 years old story of its predecessors and Postojna. Arrival to the enchanting coastal town of Rovinj in the late afternoon. Overnight in Rovinj.
Oct 13th: Istrian Coast (Rovinj/Poreč) – Istriatour (B, T)
Our day will start with sightseeing the most precious jewels of Istrian Coast. A walk-through labyrinth of cobbled streets will lead you through some of the most picturesque streets in Istria revealing the rich history of this stunning peninsula. Departure towards Buzet for a sample of one the Istrian tastiest treasures, the truffle. The rest of the day offers a unique sensory experience - olive oil tasting rich in green scent and flavor of various sorts of extra virgin olive at one of the most renowned local producers. Afterwards you visit one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world, the jewel of Pula, a 3000-year-old city, administrative center of Istria. Overnight in Rovinj.
Oct 14th: National Park “Brijuni” (B)
Full day excursion to the Brijuni islands. Nowadays a national park, the archipelago has at various times in its history served as high-society holiday resort, U-boat base and meeting point for the international political cream. Combining the aura of the European belle-epoque with the slightly menacing mystique of a Bond villain’s lair, Brijuni is imbued with a symbolism that few other places can match.
Oct 15th (B)Rovinj – Lake Bajer – Opatija (B, L)
Travelling from Croatia’s biggest peninsula we pass the Gorski Kotar Region and arrive to a picturesque little place Fuzine to explore the Vrelo Cave. With everlasting impressions from the green lungs of Croatia, lunch that is awaiting us at the heartwarming restaurant Bitoraj, will be the blend of the traditional, homemade food of the region. After lunch our tour ends in Opatija, where you check in for the SKAL conference.
In DBL room
In SGL room
08 - 15 Oct
Plitvice area (1 overnight): Hotel 16 lakes
Bled (3 overnights): Hotel Savica
Rovinj (3 overnights): Hotel Eden