Beautiful Slovenia & Croatia's Istrian Jewels

Take in the beauty of Croatia’s spectacular Istrian Peninsular

Experience a truly authentic taste of Croatia and Slovenia

From Imperial Vienna and the stunning Schönbrunn Palace to beautiful Slovenia and enchanting Croatia, discover some of Europe’s grand cities such as Graz, lovely Ljubljana, classic Zagreb and Trieste in Italy and enjoy Opatija’s ‘Belle Époque’ parks and promenade. Enjoy exciting activities such as a relaxing horse and carriage ride, a trip on a historic boat to a Church in the middle of Slovenia’s Lake Bled, ride high in a cable car above beautiful Lake Bohinj, visit craggy castles, and take in the stunning views across Corinthian Lakes from top of the Pyramidenkogel - Europe’s highest wooden tower. Ride deep into the Postojna Caves and step high inside rock clinging Predjama Castle. Not forgetting our trademark longer stays such as an extra night in Plitvice so you get to properly explore both sets of Plitvice’s cascades and leaping waterfalls and 3 nights in the jewel of the Istrian peninsula – Poreč, with included excursions and visits to picturesque Rovinj, Pula’s Roman Amphitheatre and the ‘time capsule’ mountain village of Grožnjan. What an adventure!

  • Travel in a first-class air-conditioned touring coach

  • Welcome drink on Day 1 23 meals including breakfast daily (B), and 9 evening meals (D) A complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink with all included dinners

  • Free WiFi at most hotels (where available) 15 nights authentic, specially selected hotel accommodation Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person (where available)

  • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager Personal audio system whilst on tour (where available) Local guides as described in the itinerary ALL tips for your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides

  • Hand Selected Albatross Experiences including visit to Pyramidenkogel Observation Tower, Graz sightseeing, Lake Bled boat cruise and horse and carriage ride, Plitvice Lakes Upper and Lower Falls. Lake Bohinj Vogel Cable car ride, 3 nights in the Istrian Jewel of Poreč, visits to Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle and Castello di Miramare in Trieste. ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described

Tour itinerary

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Hand Selected Experiences

These are just a few of the very special hand selected experiences that will really make your touring experience exceptional and unique, and don’t forget, with Albatross they are always included.

Dates and Prices

* The itinerary and hotels featured are based on 2025 tour departures and may be subject to change. If you are travelling in 2024 please refer to your specific booking Itinerary. Any questions, please contact our European Tour Specialists for further details.

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Tour Suitability

Our tours require a moderate level of fitness due to the unique places we visit and stay. This tour is not suited to anyone who has mobility issues.

  • There are a number of beautiful towns and sites we visit which require exploring on foot.
  • We include a cable car ride up mountains. Whenever you are at even a moderate altitude breathing becomes a little more laboured when you exert yourself. Having said that, neither summit we visit is very high, and there is no need to do anything but take in the views. So as long as you take things easy and go at a more leisurely pace (and with Albatross we have time!) you will be fine.

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