DAY 1. ZAGREB – LJUBLJANA – LAKE BLED
(Meals On Board/Dinner) Upon arrival, make your way to Ljubljana, the capital and largest city of Slovenia. Ljubljana boasts a balanced mix of old and new, with centuries-old buildings surrounding a medieval heart beating in tandem with an increasingly modern outlook and a vivacious entertainment and cultural scene. Get acquainted with the city’s ancient charms with a tour through the heart of its old town. After feasting your eyes on the impressive Baroque-style architecture of Church of St Nicholas with its impressive twin bell towers and towering dome, head to nearby Market Colonnade and stroll through dozens of charming little shops selling a wide variety of local produce and souvenirs. The market curves along the east bank of the river Ljubljanca, between Triple Bridge and Dragon Bridge, offering plenty of visual treats as well. Later, cross Triple Bridge to the city’s main meeting point, Preseren Square, named after the greatest Slovene poet, France Preseren. Continue to Lake Bled.
DAY 2. LAKE BLED – ZAGREB
(Breakfast/Dinner) Today, tour Slovenia’s most famous lake, Lake Bled. Marvel at the stunning crystal blue-green lake, immerse in its idyllic surroundings and fresh clear air, take a moment to ponder and understand why it is described by many as a paradise on Earth. Delve deeper into the region’s beauty with a traditional pletna boat ride to Bled Island, a picturesque islet crowned by the exquisite Church of the Assumption. Visit the church, climb up the stairs to the top and to ring the church bell for your wishes to come true. Thereafter, do not miss an opportunity to join an optional tour to Postojna Cave, a natural wonder of Slovenia, at your own expense. Then, continue on your journey to Zagreb for your overnight stay.
DAY 3. ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – ZADAR
(Breakfast/Croatian Suckling Pig Lunch) Today, get ready for a change of scene as you approach Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe’s most impressive national parks with a designated UNESCO World Heritage status since 1979. Hold your breath as you walk towards the 70-metre-tall Veliki Slap, the largest waterfall in the park. The beauty of the park lies in its 16 crystalline lakes, interconnected by a series of cascades, and set in deep woodland populated by deers, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Next, proceed to the pretty coastal city of Zadar. Head to the Sea Organ, an artistic and architectural installation located along the coastline, to hear the natural symphony made by tidal waves flowing through a series of tubes and holes underneath a set of large marble steps.
DAY 4. ZADAR – SARAJEVO
(Breakfast/Dinner) This morning, proceed to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo, the capital of the country, is a city that had risen from the ashes time and time again from its tumultuous times throughout history. Now, its rejuvenated historic centre is filled with spired minarets, bustling bazaars and a certain buzz about town. Explore Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and stroll down the cobbled streets of Bascarsija, founded by the Ottomans in the 15th century, and you may think that you have landed in Turkey! Sarajevo is also the city that hosted the 1982 Winter Olympics. If time permits, try Bosnian coffee and shop for traditional and handcrafted wares at your own leisure.
DAY 5. SARAJEVO – MOSTAR
(Breakfast/Bosnian Bey’s Soup And Cevapi Lunch) This morning, visit Tunnel Museum to experience the life of the besieged during the war. Continue to the ancient town of Mostar. Mostar was first developed by the Ottoman Empire and occupied by generations of multicultural residents ever since. Packed with plenty of architectural gems from different eras, ranging from pre-Ottoman, Ottoman, Mediterranean and Western European architectural elements, the city is a feast for the eyes. Walk across the old town’s indisputable star, Stari Most, also commonly known as Old Bridge, and revel in the moment as the pale stone arch cast a sweeping reflection on the Neretva river beneath.
DAY 6. MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK
(Breakfast/Adriatic Seafood Pasta Dinner) Today, travel along the coast to Dubrovnik, also known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Be in awe as you set eyes on Dubrovnik with its orange-hued roofs, ancient city walls, marble streets and Baroque buildings. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city’s landmarks such as Rector’s Palace, Clock Tower, St Blaise Church, Onofrio Fountain, Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace will not fail to impress. Get ready for the highlight of the tour as you walk around the ancient fortress dotted with bastions, towers and detached forts with your city walls admission. Imagine yourself living in the Middle Ages as you see Franciscan Monastery up close, which also houses Europe’s third oldest pharmacy. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to explore the old town and stroll through the markets. You may wish to join an optional cruise at your own expense to sail along the Adriatic Sea and be amazed by the beauty of Dubrovnik.
DAY 7. DUBROVNIK – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK
(Breakfast/Dinner) Enjoy a visit to Kotor, a coastal town in Montenegro, well known for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites including medieval churches and fortifications in its Old Town, and its stunning natural setting at the very edge of the mountain-rimmed Bay of Kotor, the deepest natural fjord-like bay in the Mediterranean Sea. The scenery around it including the steep mountains which come almost straight down to the water edge is spectacular.
DAY 8. DUBROVNIK – SPLIT
(Breakfast/Chinese Lunch/Dalmatian Grilled Fish Dinner) This morning, drive through the Croatian countryside to Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Soak up the exuberance of the Dalmatian city of Split as you embark on a city tour through its most important sights. Relive the days of the past as you come face-to-face with Diocletian’s Palace, Temple of Jupiter and Cathedral of St Domnius. With the dramatic coastline and turquoise waters of the Adriatic surrounding remnants of Roman, Renaissance and Gothic buildings, this charming city is a sight to behold.
DAY 9. SPLIT – ZAGREB
(Breakfast/Chinese Dinner) Today, enjoy a scenic drive back to Zagreb. Embark on a sightseeing tour of this old Central European city, with its Baroque atmosphere in the upper town, picturesque open-air markets and great shopping. Take in sights like Roosevelt Square, Ban Jelacic Square and Zagreb Cathedral. Go back in time to the Middle Ages with a stroll through the upper town to Croatian Parliament, St Mark’s Church, Kamenita Vrata or Stone Gate, and the ancient Lotrscak Tower.
DAY 10. ZAGREB – SINGAPORE
(Breakfast/Meals On Board) If time permits, of course there is always last-minute shopping before bidding farewell to Zagreb as you transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Inclusions: Accommodation 4*, Breakfast, Lunches x 3 Times, Dinners x 7 times, Transportation, Entrance fees, Local speaking Guides on every city
Dubrovnik Pile Gate Check Point
Exclusions: Beverages, Tipping Policy
Minimum Pax: 15