$3,990 + Air per person (based on double occupancy)
Day1, Jun 9, Friday
Fly to Ljubliana from USA
Day2, Jun10, Saturday / LJUBLJANA ARRIVAL
Arrival to Ljubljana airport and private transfer to hotel. Meeting with tour leader and discuss about our tour schedule. Free evening to explore gay life of Ljubljana on your own or in a group. Overnight in Ljubljana
Day3, Jun11, Sunday / LJUBLJANA - BLED - LJUBLJANA
After breakfast we will meet our local licensed guide and continue to explore Ljubljana on foot.
Slovenia's capital and largest city is one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals; it was the European Commission's Green Capital of Europe in 2016. Car traffic is restricted in the centre, leaving the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city's heart, free for pedestrians and cyclists. In summer, cafes set up terrace seating along the river; it almost feels like a nightly street party.
Slovenia's master of early-modern, minimalist design, Jože Plečnik, graced Ljubljana with beautiful bridges and buildings as well as dozens of urban design elements such as pillars, pyramids and lamp posts, which exist solely to make the city even prettier. Attractive cities are often described as 'jewel boxes', and here the name really fits.
Continue to Bled lake and after one hour driving we will arrive and explore beautiful lake of Bled.
Yes, it's every bit as lovely in real life. With its bluish-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia's most popular resort, drawing everyone from honeymooners lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers, who come for the hiking, biking, water-sports and canyoning possibilities.
Return to Ljubljana in the evening. Free time and overnight in Ljubljana.
Day4, Jun12, Monday / LJUBLJANA - POSTOJNA - ROVINJ
After breakfast we will continue to Rovinj with stop in Postojna cave for sightseeing.
The most visited tourist cave in Europe is a place where the proteus or olm offspring are once again hatching. The cave railway has been operating at the cave for 140 years. Predjama Castle is located close to Postojna Cave and is the largest cave castle in the world.
After tour we will continue to Rovinj. Arrival to Rovinj, hotel check in and free time for enjoying this beautiful Istrian coastal town. Overnight in Rovinj.
Day5, Jun13, Tuesday / ROVINJ - PULA - BUZET - ROVINJ
After breakfast we will meet our local guide to start exploring charming town of Rovinj.
Rovinj (Rovigno in Italian) is coastal Istria’s star attraction. While it can get overrun with tourists in summer and there aren't a lot of actual sights, it remains an intensely charming place. The old town is contained within an egg-shaped peninsula, webbed with steep cobbled streets and small squares, and punctuated by a tall church tower rising from the highest point. Originally an island, it was only connected to the mainland in 1763 when the narrow channel separating it was filled.
After walking tour we will continue to Pula, biggest city of Istrian peninsula.
A wealth of Roman architecture lifts otherwise-workaday Pula (ancient Polensium; Pola in Italian) from the humdrum. The star of the show is the remarkably well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, smack in the heart of the city, which dominates the streetscape and doubles as a venue for summer concerts and festivals.
After our sightseeing in Pula we will continue to north park of the peninsula and visit Grubic family for a private olive oil tasting in the historic settings of their old oil mill. Learn about the entire olive-growing process and how to taste the olive oils like a professional!
Return to Rovinj in the evening and overnight.
Day6, Jun14, Wednesday / ROVINJ - PLITVICE - ZADAR
After breakfast early in the morning we will continue to city of Zadar with stop in Plitvice National park for sightseeing.
By far Croatia's top natural attraction and the absolute highlight of Croatia's Adriatic hinterland, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is a glorious expanse of forested hills and turquoise lakes. Within the boundaries of this heavily forested national park, 16 crystalline lakes tumble into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades. The mineral-rich waters carve through the rock, depositing tufa in continually changing formations. Clouds of butterflies drift above the 11 miles (18km) of wooden footbridges and pathways that snake around the edges and across the rumbling water.
After three hours sightseeing with local licensed guide we will continue to Zadar. Arrival to Zadar, hotel check in and free time. Overnight in Zadar.
Day7, Jun15, Thursday / ZADAR
After breakfast we will meet our local guide to explore beautiful town of Zadar.
Home to a historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula, Zadar is an intriguing city. It’s not too crowded and its two unique attractions – the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation – need to be seen and heard to be believed.
While it’s not a picture-postcard kind of place from every angle, the mix of ancient relics, Habsburg elegance and coastal setting all offset the unsightly tower blocks climbing up the hilly hinterland. It's no Dubrovnik, but it's not a museum town either – this is a living, vibrant city, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
After 2 hours walking tour we will have free time to enjoy sunny Zadar on our own. Overnight in Zadar.
Day8, Jun16, Friday / ZADAR - TROGIR - SPLIT
After breakfast we will checkout from hotel and continue to Split, second biggest city in Croatia and the biggest coastal city in Croatian coastline. On the way to Split we will have a stop in cute coastal town Trogir for sightseeing. Our local guide will wait for us and we will learn more about long history of Trogir.
Gorgeous Trogir (called Trau by the Venetians) is set within medieval walls on a tiny island, linked by bridges to both the mainland and to the far larger Čiovo Island. On summer nights everyone gravitates to the wide seaside promenade lined with bars, cafes and yachts, leaving the knotted, mazelike marble streets gleaming mysteriously under old-fashioned streetlights.
The old town has retained many intact and beautiful buildings from its age of glory between the 13th and 15th centuries. In 1997 its profuse collection of Romanesque and Renaissance buildings earned it World Heritage status.
After tour we will have free time and continue to Split. Hotel check in and free time until the evening when we will continue to old town to experience gay nightlife. Overnight in Split.
Day9, Jun17, Saturday / SPLIT
After breakfast we will meet our local licensed guide and explore Diocletian cellars and hear the stories of Diocletian Palace.
Split is a very scenic city lying on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. With just under 200,000 residents, this ancient city is the largest on the Dalmatian Coast and Croatia’s second largest city. Its rulers have included the Greeks, Romans and Turks, with each culture leaving its stamp on the city. Split is especially famous for its beaches and Roman ruins, particularly Diocletian’s Palace, which lies in the heart of Split’s Old Town. With so many beautiful attractions in Split, it won’t take long for visitors to figure out why this Croatian city is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.
After sightseeing with local guide we will have free time to relax and enjoy local tavernas and bars. Overnight in Split.
Day10, Jun18, Sunday / SPLIT - STON - DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we will continue to Dubrovnik (Pearl of Adriatic) with stop in Ston town for oyster tasting.
We will have oyster tasting in Mali Ston bay where family Sare has grown oysters for generations and since 1980. Sailing in a boat, enjoy the untouched natural beauty of the protected eco system of Mali Ston bay, along with the sun and the sea in which many small islets "are bathing". The entire experience also has an educational character since we gladly share our knowledge and experience about the process of cultivating oysters with our guests. Learn how to gather oysters and open them in the midst of an oyster farm, find out how to fish traditionally "under a light", pull in the nets, grill a fish and enjoy tasting it.
We will continue to Dubrovnik. Hotel check in and we will continue in the evening to explore gay nightlife of Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day11, Jun19, Monday / DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we will meet our local guide and explore Dubrovnik old town and explore narrow streets of Dubrovnik.
Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Indeed it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s limestone streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic, or failing to be inspired by a walk along the ancient city walls that protected the capital of a sophisticated republic for centuries.
After sightseeing we will continue to cable car for a ride and see the most beautiful view to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day12, Jun20, Tuesday / DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we will have free day at leisure to enjoy beach and sun. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day13, Jun21, Wednesday / DUBROVNIK - PERAST - KOTOR
After breakfast you will continue to Kotor, which is most beautiful Montenegrin coastal town with stop in Perast. Our local guide will wait for us in Perast.
Day14, Jun21, Thursday / Perast - Kotor
Looking like a chunk of Venice that has floated down the Adriatic and anchored itself onto the Bay of Kotor, Perast (Пераст) hums with melancholy memories of the days when it was rich and powerful. Despite having only one main street, this tiny town boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly grand palazzi. While some are just enigmatic ruins sprouting bougainvillea and wild fig, others are caught up in the whirlwind of renovation that has hit the town.
Wedged between brooding mountains and a moody corner of the bay, achingly atmospheric Kotor (Котор) is perfectly at one with its setting. Hemmed in by staunch walls snaking improbably up the surrounding slopes, the town is a medieval maze of museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares, and Venetian palaces and pillories. It’s a dramatic and delightful place where the past coexists with the present; its cobblestones ring with the sound of children racing to school in centuries-old buildings, lines of laundry flutter from wrought-iron balconies, and hundreds of cats – the descendants of seafaring felines – loll in marble laneways. Come nightfall, Kotor’s spectacularly lit-up walls glow as serenely as a halo. Behind the bulwarks, the streets buzz with bars, live music – from soul to serenades – and castle-top clubbing.
After Kotor sightseeing we will have hotel check in and free time. Overnight in Kotor.
Day15, Jun22, Friday / KOTOR - BUDVA RIVIERA (JAZZ BEACH) - KOTOR
After breakfast we will continue to Budva for sightseeing and spend day at gay friendly beach called "Jazz". After day spent on the beach we will return to Kotor and spend last night out in one of local bar. Overnight in Kotor.
Day16, Jun23, Saturday / KOTOR DEPARTURE
After breakfast free time until transfer to one of the airports Tivat - Podgorica or Dubrovnik. End of service.
Flight tickets can be issued on request as additional cost.
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