Cochin International Aiprort
3 Hours Before Flight Time
3* Star hotel stay
Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Sightseeing in an AC coach
Service of local guides
Day 01 :: ARRIVAL LJUBLJANA
Depending on your arrival transfer, meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Ljubljana. After check-in to your hotel; remainder of the afternoon spend free at leisure.
Day 02 :: LJUBLJANA PRIVATE WALKING TOUR
Guided tourfor your visit of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The area around the present city of Ljubljana has been populated since the Bronze Age, when the earliest known settlement consisted of wooden houses erected on stakes. Later, a Roman settlement called Emona was created in 15 AD, only to be sacked and devastated by the Huns, led by Attila, in 452 AD. The settlement was gradually revived and received town rights in the 12th Century. In 1335, Ljubljana came under Austrian Habsburg rule, which lasted until 1918. Remainder of the afternoon spend free for independent exploration. Overnight in Ljubljana,
Day 03 :: TOUR OF BLED & BOHINJ
Full Day tour of charming lake towns Bled and Bohinj. A visit to the lake and a boat ride to the Virgin Mary Baroque Church, which stands in the middle of the island. The lake was formed after the recession of the Bohinj glacier. After the last Ice Age, the Bohinj glacier deepened the natural tectonic hollow and gave into its present form. Some hundred steps lead from the island’s dock to the church, which is a popular wedding destination. The tradition commands that the groom carries his bride up the steps and to the church to prove his fitness for marriage. Proceed to the beautiful Bohinj region, which is divided into the Upper and Lower Bohinj Valley. There are twenty-four typical Alpine villages in these two valleys. In the Upper Valley by the lake, visit the Gothic St. John the Baptist Church, which has well-preserved frescoes from the 15th and the 16th centuries. The journey continues with cable car ride to mountain Vogel (5000 ft), from where there is a wonderful view of the Lake Bohinj and the Julian Alps. Return to Bled through the Lower Valley. Return to Ljubljana in the later afternoon hours.
Day 04 :: ROAD TRANSFER LJUBLJANA – PREDJAMA CASTLE – POSTOJNA CAVE – ROVINJ
This morning after leisure breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to Rovinj with stops at Predjama castle and Postojna cave for exploration. Your first stop today will be the Postojna Cave – the longest cave system in Slovenia and one of its top tourist sites. The Postojna Cave has been attracting throngs of admirers from all over the world for over two centuries now. You will be able to visit this extraordinary cave and its curiosities with your guide and discover its unspoiled beauty. The Postojna Cave features an underground train, so you will be able to admire the sheer size and the powerful charm of its subterranean world, resplendent with huge stalactites and stalagmites forming some extraordinary shapes. Next, following a short drive along a meandering mountain road, you will visit the scenic Predjama Castle – a true masterpiece of medieval architecture. The castle was built under a natural rock arch high up a limestone cliff overlooking the valley. The first castle was actually a small fortress deep inside the cave to make it more inaccessible and easily defended. Over the centuries, the original Gothic castle was redesigned and reshaped many times, gradually moving away from the cave. The present castle was thus called Predjama, meaning ‘in front of the cave’. Overnight in Rovinj..
Day 05 :: FULL DAY TOUR OF ISTRIAN COUNTRYSIDE
This morning after leisure breakfast, meet your guide and driver and have a transfer to Livade where you will meet the hunter his dogs. Village of Livade (Motovun Forest) is one of the most important centers of truffle farming of the world. Today you will have a special demonstration by a local farmer with his sniffer dogs who will explain how the truffles are harvested and being accompanied by Nikola and his dogs you will try your luck in finding truffles as well. Later this afternoon, you will come to the medieval ruins of the town of Motovun, which will suddenly spring into view! Motovun is an excellent example of the ancient townships that dotted the Istrian peninsula. Your local guide will take you on a walking tour of the upper and lower towns of Motovun as well as Groznjan, a beautiful artistic town. Overnight in Rovinj
Day 06 :: ROAD TRANSFER ROVINJ – PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK
This morning after leisure breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park. After approximately 4,5 hours driving you will reach Plitvice Lakes, a specific geological and hydrogeological phenomenon of karst, with 16 bigger and few smaller lakes, gradually lined up, separated by travertine barriers. UNESCO has declared it with all rights as the World’s natural inheritance. Use your ticket for independent exploring of the national park choosing a sightseeing route that best suits your interests as the ticket covers all routes including a train and boat ride in the park. Overnight in Plitvice; Private B&B PlitvickaSedra.
Day 07: PRIVATE TRANSFER PLITVICE – ZADAR – SPLIT
Along the private transfer route Plitvice – Split, you can use the opportunity of stopping in Zadar for independent exploration. Zadar is considered to be a small capital of North Dalmatia, with its old town being a good rival to Dubrovnik. A very ancient town, standing on an almost-isle with much of the old town walls still intact. There are many remarkable quarters and monuments just waiting for you to discover. In the Roman quarter you’ll find a Forum and the Church of St. Donat, an impressive building built by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine in the 9th century AD. Sea Organ, Zadar’s newest feature a place where human ideas and skills are joined with the energy of the sea, waves, high and low tide, a place of relax, thinking and conversation accompanied by the continual concert of the mystical tones of the “Orchestra of Nature”. “It must be the most beautiful sunset in the world!” mumbled Alfred Hitchcock while sitting on Zadar’s waterfront 43 years ago. Among others, you will visit the church of St. Donatus and “The Gold and Silver” of the City of Zadar. Afternoon arrival to Split. Overnight in Split.
DAY 08 : SPLIT TOUR
Your guide will meet you in the lobby for a walking tour of the historic district of Split, to include the historic Diocletian Palace Complex, dating back to the 2nd Century BC. The Diocletian Palace is also on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, and the Roman emperor Diocletian chose to spend the last 20 years of his life here as he believed that Split was one of the most beautiful places on earth. Residents of Split still live in 17th century old towers and houses. The churches and markets of that time are still teeming with life and very much in use today! Overnight in Split;
Day 09: Sail SPLIT –Dubrovnik
Board ferry at 07 50 and arrive at 12 00 Dubrovnik, coach with luggage takes us to hotel. Arrival to Dubrovnik afternoon. Free time Overnight in Dubrovnik;
DAY 10: PRIVATE FULL DAY TOUR OF DUBROVNIK & KONAVLE
You will start at the Ploce Gate (East Gate) which is one of the two extremities of the walled city. As you descend down the stone steps of the fortification you will see the old Harbor Front of the city overlooking
the Adriatic and the islands off the coast. As you continue, you will come to Dubrovnik’s Main Square of the Loggia Loza. It is situated at the eastern extremity of the Stradun, which runs through the walled city from East to West. Further visits of this Adriatic Pearl will include the Franciscan Monastery, treasury of the cathedral and Rector’s Palace. In the afternoon, accompanied by your guide, you will have the chance of exploring Croatia’s most southern region Konavle. Cavtat, the ancient Roman Ephiderium, dating back to the 6th Century BC. In this typical Mediterranean town you may visit the gallery of the Nicola monastery, where paintings and sculptures from 15th century along with objects made of church silver are on display. Lunch will be served at the homestead of Vukorep family. Have a closer view on life of locals, their farm and enjoy selection of family produced liquors along with three course menu all of which are prepared from local organic ingredients. This morning after leisure breakfast, meet your private guide and driver at your hotel for a full day tour of Dubrovnik &Konavle. Arrival back to Dubrovnik in the late afternoon hours. Overnight in Dubrovnik; hotel Lero 3*.
Day 11: FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR TO MOSTAR
Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the former Yugoslavian countries, a country where east meets west, combining the best of both civilizations. Driving along the coast with a beautiful view of the Elafiti island group. After one hour of driving a short stop will be made in Neum. Continuing the drive along the Adriatic coast allows one to see the biggest valley in these south parts of Croatia – the valley of Neretva river. Past the border in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and before reaching Mostar, a stop will be made in Pocitelj for a photo break. Pocitelj (15th century) is a typical small oriental settlement. Fort on the cliff above the town was built by the Catholics in order to protect the village from the ottomans, but ottomans occupied it the middle of the 15th century. It used to be an important stop for the caravans. Upon arrival to Mostar a local guide will greet and start the sightseeing tour, tell you more about history of Mostar, its architecture and culture, and show the highlights of that beautiful town. MOSTAR is a centre of Herzegovina, known for the old bridge built in the 15th century, but destroyed during the last Balkan war in 1993. This symbol of the town was later rebuilt in 2004 in the same form and from the same kind of stone; it is on the UNESCOs list of Worlds Heritage from July 2005. The town is situated on the coasts of river Neretva and was always famous for a lot of bridges. Soldiers who were protecting the bridges were called “Mostari” and the town was named after them. From the 15th ct it is under the ottoman government and that’s the reason why in the town you can find a lot of mosques, typical “Turkish” houses, a bazaar and narrow allies
Day 12: DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE
Depending on your flight departure, meet your private driver at the hotel for a transfer to Dubrovnik airport
Terms & Conditions
1. This rate is based on 40 adult paying passengers twin sharing basis. There will be a change in the rates if the passenger count decreases.
2. 50% of the tour cost should be paid 45 days prior to the departure.
3. The balance tour cost should be paid 25 days prior to the departure.
4. Any alterations in the itinerary can vary prices.
5. If the Euro fluctuation increases 3% from the quoted, Royal Omania has the right to charge additional cost as per the rate during the time of the final payment.
6. No hotels or flights are booked currently; all rates are subject to availability during the time of confirmation.
7. Advance of INR 30,000 plus a copy of the passport at the time of registration.
1. 21 – 7 days prior to the departure: 50% of the total tour cost.
2. 7 – 1 days prior to the departure: 100% of the total tour cost.
3. Any cancellation or postponement beyond 3 months will result in the forfeiture of the amount.
4. Should you wish to cancel your booking you must notify Royal Omania Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd in writing. Such notification will only be deemed to have been given on receipt of your letter with the reason for cancellation, since we can only act on receipt.