Spend 22 glorious days exploring the myriad delights of Slovenia and Croatia, with a small jaunt into Bosnia and Herzegovina, by land touring and cruising. Combine well-known highlights such as Split’s Old Town with the quiet charm of a winery in small Sibenik village and simple pleasures like swimming in the waters of the Adriatic – this trip is the perfect way to see guidebook favourites and little-known treasures alike. Contrast well-preserved medieval cities like Venice, Dubrovnik and Korcula with the rugged, evergreen wilderness of national parks like Plitvice Lakes, Kornati and Krka.
- Enter the fantastical underground world of the Postojna Caves – one of the longest karst caverns in the world – home to strange rock formations and creatures like the eye-less salamander.
- Cruise into the Kornati National Park archipelago to explore the bays and untouched islands. Use the on-board kayaks, take a dip or simply relax on deck with a drink in hand.
- Take a small boat into the waterways of Krka National Park and cruise past waterfalls that spill from verdant forest, traditional windmills and medieval structures.
- Indulge in epicurean experiences like truffle tasting in medieval Motovun, sampling local honey on a farm in Hvar and lunching on Peka lamb in the Opuzen wetlands.
- This itinerary includes a special detour to Mostar in Boznia and Herzegovina, where you can see the town’s iconic bridge and chat with local craftsmen and metalworkers.