A Taste of Croatia & Slovenia Hosted Tour & Cruise

    enquire now 22 Days From NZD $13,395 pp twinshare
    Small group
    Terms & Conditions apply

    2 departures only: 13 June and 08 August 2020

    Prepare to enrich your palate and rejoice in history, nature, and culture as you discover one of the most interesting areas of Europe! Spend 14 remarkable days touring Croatia, Slovenia and a touch of Italy, followed by 8 days onboard a Deluxe Small Ship, cruising the gorgeous Adriatic coastline. You may even choose to extend your stay to see Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

    History & Culture
    Throughout our tour we will be joined by local guides who will intrigue us with their tales of local history and culture. Together we will visit six of Croatia’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Landscapes & Nature
    Imagine impressive mountain ranges, breathtaking National Parks, and the crystal clear Adriatic Sea.

    Experience the traditional flavours and cuisines of each area we visit, whether dining in a local restaurant for lunch or dinner, or enjoying a special tasting.


    Inclusions (call us for a full itinerary)

    Tour & Cruise Includes

    • Croatia Times Travel Host
    • 14 Nights in mainly 4* hotels
    • All transfers as per itinerary
    • 21 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 13 Dinners (B, L, D)
    • Tour Director and Cruise Director
    • Modern A/C motor coach
    • Service charges & hotel taxes
    • Authentic Food & Wine Experiences
    • 7 Nights on Luxury Small Ship MS Black Swan
    • Ship Welcome Reception & Cocktail
    • Daily cabin service
    • Free WiFi on ship (restrictions may apply)
    • Visitor Taxes & Port Fees
    • Porterage
    • Gratuities


    • Authentic dining experiences at local restaurants
    • Unique stays in centrally located properties
    • Traditional Pletna boat ride along enchanting Lake Bled
    • Visit a local apiary for a honey tasting & hear about the beekeeping traditions of Slovenia
    • Wine tasting in the Goriška Brda region of Slovenia
    • Truffle Tasting Lunch in the heart of the Istria region
    • Olive Oil Tasting at a family owned estate in Vodnjan
    • Day trip to Venice via catamaran
    • Walk the scenic paths of Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Wine tasting lunch at one of Croatia’s most renowned wineries
    • Visit & Tasting at Ston Oyster Farm
    • Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
    • Wine Tasting on the Island of Vis
    • Cable Car Ride in Dubrovnik with sensational views of the Old Town

    Sightseeing with Local Guides

    • Zagreb
    • Ljubljana
    • Bled
    • Poreč
    • Motovun
    • Pula
    • Rovinj
    • Opatija
    • Plitvice NP
    • Zadar
    • Šibenik
    • Split
    • Hvar
    • Korčula
    • Dubrovnik
    • Trakošćan
    • Mostar
    • Venice


    • Trakošćan – Castle
    • Bled – Castle, Pletna Boat, Church
    • Postojna – Caves
    • Motovun – Shuttle Bus, Town Walls
    • Poreč – Euphrasius Basilica
    • Pula – Amphitheatre Arena
    • Plitvice Lakes – National Park
    • Šibenik – St James Cathedral
    • Dubrovnik – Cable Car
    • Ston – Defensive Walls, Salt Works
    • Mljet – National Park

    Your Hosts

    Ela Patajac: 13 Jun – 04 Jul 2020

    Having guided tours across Europe before making New Zealand her home, Ela is again looking forward to sharing her passion of great food, culture, and history with you all on this marvellous tour.


    Aniela Edmond​: 08 Aug – 29 Aug 2019

    With a deep love for her Croatian heritage, Aniela is exited to share with you the colourful history, vibrant culture and spectacular scenery of Croatia and Slovenia, on this fabulous tour.