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If you planned to visit the most beautiful UNESCO sites in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, we have the “Explore the Most Beautiful UNESCO sites in Balkan” tour specially customized to fulfill your expectations.
We will provide you transportation in modern vehicles, professional guides and drivers as well as accommoation in cozy hotels. The tour can also be customized according to your desires.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
As a start, on your first day, you will arrive at Ljubljana airport. You will have a transfer to your hotel. Afterwards, the local guide will walk you through Ljubljana and you will visit the most important monuments. You will have lunch in one of the local restaurants in the city.
Next day, after breakfast in Ljubljana, we will explore the beautiful jewels of Slovenia – two Alpine lakes – Bled and Bohinj. Bled is a gorgeous lake famous for its island and castle, and Bohinj you will remember for a cable car ride to Mt. Vogel.
After breakfast, we will go to Idrija, a town situated in western Slovenia. It is famous for its mercury mine with stores and infrastructure, as well as miners’ living quarters, and the miners’ theater. Together with the Spanish mine at Almaden, it has been UNESCO World heritage since 2012. After that, we go back to Ljubljana where you can enjoy and explore the city by yourself.
Škocjan Caves is a cave system in Slovenia. Due to its exceptional significance, Škocjan Caves has entered UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986. After that, we continue towards the northwest coastal region in Croatia – Istria. Fist, we will visit the town of Poreč – situated on the western coast of the Istrian Peninsula.
Certainly, its major landmark is the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica. It was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Next up is Rovinj, a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port.
On this day, we will continue exploring Istria. We will visit Pula, the largest city in the Istrian Peninsula, known for its multitude of ancient Roman buildings. By far, the most famous of them is the Pula Arena, one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters. Eventually, we continue with our trip to the capital of Croatia – Zagreb where you will have an overnight stay.
Next day, after breakfast, you will explore the beautiful capital of Croatia – Zagreb. You will visit some very important monuments and sites in it, such us Ban Jelačić Square, St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Cathedrale, Building of Parliament, Kamenita vrata and other very interesting landmarks in Zagreb. After this walking tour in Zagreb we will continue to one of the most beautiful sites in Croatia – Plitvica Lakes. You will be stunned with the beauty of this natural pearl that is also protected by UNESCO. You have an opportunity to enjoy the lakes and waterfalls at night as well because you will have an overnight there.
After breakfast in Plitvice, we continue to Zadar, a beautiful city in Dalmatia. There you can visit Roman Forum – the largest on the eastern side of the Adriatic, founded by the first Roman Emperor Augustus as shown by two stone inscriptions about its completion dating from the 3rd century. There you can see two impressive churches – Church of St. Donatus and Church of St. Anastasia. Definitely, one of the most impressive, UNESCO protected churches you will see is in Šibenik. This is another town in Dalmatia and the Church is dedicated to St. James. Finally, in the evening we will go to Split and have overnight there.
Today after breakfast in Dubrovnik we will go on the tour of Dubrovnik. During the walking through the city of Dubrovnik, you will see the Franciscan Monastery, The rector’s Palace and Cathedral, Clock Tower, Orlando’s Columns, Sponze Plaza. We will have some private free time for exploring the city or for rest. Later on we continue to the pearl of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Mostar. It is a city of stone and light, famous for its UNESCO protected Old Bridge of Mostar.
Now we are heading to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sarajevo. We are going to visit the famous Tunnel of Hope which saved thousands of people during the war. Then, we continue to the main square of the city where you will have a walking tour and see the most prominent landmarks of this beautiful city known as Jerusalem of Europe.
Lastly, after 10 days of UNESCO sites, we will drop you off at Sarajevo Airport and your tour is over. Departure.
This was an amazing trip. Many thanks to my guide and the whole team. Everything was perfectly organized, the guide knowledgable and funny, all the sites just beautiful.