Slovenia & Croatia: Hidden Coves and Ancient Treasures by Sea

Set sail by small ship through the crystal blue water of the Adriatic Sea to medieval villages, hidden coves and the picturesque coastlines of Croatia.
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Program No. 22587RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Set sail by small ship through the crystal water of the Northern Adriatic Sea to medieval villages, hidden coves and the picturesque coastlines of Croatia. Learn how communities of the Northern Adriatic have been linked through history as you explore ancient white-stone streets constructed by the Romans and marvel at towering mountains, picture-perfect lakes and striking Venetian Gothic architecture. Understand the influence of the past as you discover ruins of ancient villages with experts and walk among the splendor of historic national parks.

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Croatia's Capital and Beautiful Lakes

Revel in three additional nights in Southeast Europe’s oldest national park and Zagreb as you enjoy expert-led excursions to pristine lakes, idyllic forests and historic villages.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to three miles on uneven and cobblestone terrain; climbing several flights of stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience Lake Bled, where postcard-perfect scenery includes a hilltop castle surrounded by the breathtaking Julian Alps.
  • Learn about the complex history of the Northern Adriatic with expert lectures and excursions that reveal well-preserved ruins of the Roman and Venetian empires.
  • Discover Postojna Cave, venturing underground to explore a subterranean world filled with elaborate stalagmites and stalactites.

General Notes

Please note that this program operates in two directions, with some dates operating from Split (Croatia) to Ljubljana (Slovenia) and others operating from Ljubljana (Slovenia) to Split (Croatia). Select dates of this program have an available extension program titled “Extension: Croatia’s Capital and Beautiful Lakes” (#23227), which visits the Croatian capital, Zagreb, as well as the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the departures this program extension is offered, it is offered post-program for dates that operate in the direction of Ljubljana to Split and pre-program for dates that operate in the direction of Split to Ljubljana.
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Matija Radic
Since his early childhood in a small Croatian coastal town of Opatija, Matija Radic had a fascination with languages growing up in a bilingual environment. With a bachelor's from RIT’s College of Management and Technology with a focus on Hospitality, he was ready to share his love of the world with fellow travelers. Since 2009, Matija has led travelers throughout the Mediterranean and the Balkans as a representative and educator. His passion for culture and history is evident as soon as you meet him.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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