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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Bring your hiking shoes and your water shoes and prepare to dip your toes in the crystal clear Adriatic and view fantasy landscapes from on high.


This trip combined history, nature and culture in a very entertaining and informative manner. Our guide, Masa, was organized, informative and spoke English well, as did all the local guides. Our companions were seasoned travelers who were prompt and friendly. The small ship made exploring the islands and ports convenient and comfortable. This was one of the best Road Scholar trips we have ever taken and highly recommend it.


I liked the trip so much I am tempted to sign up for the similar trip from Split to Dubrovnik next year.


Great program to an interesting part of the world. Andrea, our group leader, was delightful. A good mix of activities - sight seeing, hiking and leisure- and locations- nature parks, cities, villages and even a deserted island!


This was an extraordinary program! The coast of Croatia is gorgeous with its turquoise blue Aegean Sea and beautiful blue sky as backdrops; the boat on which we rode was new, clean, modern, comfortable and accessible. Lovely people, caring and kind, adventurous and education-oriented flock to Road Scholar programs and this adventure was no exception. Our participants united as one to learn and enjoy the fantastic and varied activities presented. By the end of the trip we were so sorry to part. The tour guide, Petra, shared her knowledge, humor, perspective and hopes for her country while teaching us of the challenges it has faced. I urge you to take this trip. You will not be disappointed.

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Excellent trip with good mix of history, culture and nature. Very well organized and coordinated with local guides and academics from local universities. Tour guide (Masa) was exceptionally good and kept group moving and entertained. Highly recommend this trip.

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Biba was splendid. She is well informed, helpful, kind and always had a smile. I particularly enjoyed the lectures about anthropology and the one given at the home of the architect (sorry I don’t recall his name). The crew on the boat were great, helpful and they all had smiles regardless the situation. The cabin I was assigned was completely unacceptable and Biba and crew member Bruno resolved the situation satisfactorily. On many of the trips into the towns, I would have preferred to have had longer times at fewer places, time to go into churches rather than simply seeing the outside and quickly moving to the next sight. I chose not to wear the Wisper because I was more interested in seeing what surrounded me than hearing so much from the local guide. I would consider the other Croatia trip, especially if Biba were the trip leader.


This was definitely one of the best travel experiences I have ever had. Amazing new places, people, cultures, history, and sights. I learned and experienced way more than I ever expected. And the yacht! The MY Casanova was the best! What a total turn-on. This was our first Road Scholar adventure and it will not be our last.


WONDERFUL! Loved this trip in every way! It was the perfect combination of nature, villages, & cities! This region abounds in BEAUTY, & history & political ping pongs! Our guide Biba was excellent! As a native Croatian, her passion & knowledge of the region was a delight! The tour was jam packed with so much variety, & yet never did I feel rushed or that there was not enough time. There was a great balance of free time & structured times; time to wander through villages; take wondrous walks along the island coastlines; or join the Croatians in their sacred custom of gossip, & people watching as they partake of expresso at one of the of the endless sidewalk cafes. My initial concern in signing up for this trip was my propensity to sea sickness. Much to my relief, that concern was quickly put to rest as we were told the boat would not be permitted to depart if Bora(wind)was brewing. Thank goodness we only sailed in very calm waters, & always alternative trips by bus when we could not leave. Having been to Italy several times, I had been ignorant about their neighbor Croatia. Much Italian influence evident as we wandered about & I am grateful to have added beautiful Croatia & Slovenia to my travels!


Slovenia & Croatia: Hidden Coves and Ancient Treasures by the Sea. An adventure to a less-traveled part of the world, rich is history and an evolving current society, all seen during shore visits from your private yacht, which gives you a glimpse into what it would be like to be rich and famous.


Our Croatian guide, Alan, was delightful. He was very informative, had a good sense of humor, and effortlessly led us through Croatia and Slovenia.


Kudos to Road Scholar for providing another Superb trip! Our guide, Petra Lozica, is a national treasure. She did a brilliant job leading and enlightening us. The itinerary was well thought out and paced. Slovenia & Croatia are undiscovered gems--beautiful and historic beyond imagination. Each and every port and town offered incredible experiences.--too numerous to detail. It was great beyond our wildest dreams. We feel we are discriminating travelers and we were constantly awed. MSY Barbara was comfortable, well-maintained, vintage teak chic--a delightful crew; fresh, appetizing meals with lots of variety. We were able to go into intimate little villages and be with the people and enjoy local festivals. Lake Bled and Ljubljana were out of a fairy tale. Everyday was a new adventure that exceeded our expectations! We will be putting Road Scholar #1 again on our travel plans. It is the best value/price/experience--especially accommodating for solo travelers. I highly recommend this program. Bravo!


A wonderful trip to a lesser known part of the world. Sailing up the Dalmatian coast on a beautiful ship, great food, interesting side trips, and ending in gem-like Lake Bled. A real value.

Mary Anne

When I told my family and friends that I was going to Croatia, they said "where?" My two lifelong friends and I had the best time. Our group was small, but we enjoyed meeting and getting to know some terrific people. The activity level was great and we all learned so much about these two beautiful counties, and being on a boat was better than I imagined. I highly recommend this trip...we had such a great time.


This is my third Road Scholar program, and it is the very best one. Excellent leadership and great balance between structured and free time. Overall, an excellent experience.


A wonderful trip for any who enjoy a bit of adventure along with cultural and historic perspectives.


A well balanced program of beautiful country, interesting towns, coastline, and sailing. Don't be put off by the designation of activity level. There are well developed paths in all areas and the option to do only part of a path. I choose this program because I knew little of the countries and now have added to my list of beautiful places to visit.

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