Adriatic, 9 Days · Tailor-made by car

Slovenia, the Istrian Peninsula and Kvarner Bay Route

Discover the jewels of the Adriatic

Let's head to the Adriatic to discover the beautiful countries of Croatia and Slovenia. This is a complete self-drive tour where you'll discover the most authentic Mediterranean, the elegant legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, delicious cuisine, ancient traditions handed down from generation to generation by a welcoming people, beautiful beaches, heady interior landscapes dotted with medieval villages, towns that ooze history and legends, and ravishingly beautiful natural landscapes. Well connected by road, the route linking Croatia and Slovenia rewards the traveller with bucolic landscapes and truly authentic settlements. In Slovenia, we'll marvel at the romantic capital of Ljubljana, its important cultural heritage, and the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Julian Alps. On our route, unique places like the Castle of Predjama and fascinating natural wonders such as the lakes of Bled and Bohinj or the Caves of Postojna. And in Croatia, you can visit the cosmopolitan, historic and vibrant city of Zagreb; the resorts of Opatija and Rijeka, two charming towns located in the Kvarner Bay that became fashionable among the aristocracy and royalty of the Austro-Hungarian Empire; the beautiful and picturesque peninsula of Istria, a paradise with 500 kilometres of pristine coastline peppered with quaint fishing villages such as Rovinj, beautiful historical settlements like Poreč; medieval villages such as Grožnjan and Motovun; and truly unique spots such as Hum, the smallest city in the world. And to round it off, take your time to explore the pocket-sized Rastoke and Plitvice National Park, a natural wonder declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Travel to the Adriatic and discover a unique world.

Slovenia, the Istrian Peninsula and Kvarner Bay Route

Departure date

Departures from April 2024 till April 2025




Travel details

  • Travel details

  • Day 1 City of origin - Zagreb

  • Day 2 Zagreb - Ljubljana

  • Day 3 Ljubljana - Bled - Bohinj - Ljubljana

  • Day 4 Ljubljana - Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle - Opatija

  • Day 5 Opatija - Tour of Istria (Pula - Rovinj - Poreč)

  • Day 6 Tour of Istria (Poreč - Grožnjan - Motovun - Hum) - Rijeka

  • Day 7 Rijeka - Zagreb

  • Day 8 Zagreb - Rastoke - Plitvice National Park - Zagreb

  • Day 9 Zagreb - City of origin

Your trip includes

  • Return flight.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Zagreb.

  • Selected meal plan in Zagreb.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Ljubljana.

  • Selected meal plan in Ljubljana.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Opatija.

  • Selected meal plan in Opatija.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Porec.

  • Selected meal plan in Porec.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Rijeka.

  • Selected meal plan in Rijeka.

  • Rent-a-car.

  • Insolvency protection.

Your trip doesn't include

  • Accommodation taxes in Croatia direct payment in facility.

  • Accommodation taxes in Ljubljana direct payment in facility.

  • Accommodation taxes in Slovenia direct payment in facility.

  • Possible toll charges.

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Important remarks

- Driving through Croatia: Motorways in Croatia have tolls, which you have to pay for each individual stretch of road. For more information, you can contact the Croatian Embassy based in your country.

- Triple rooms in Europe are generally rooms with twin beds or a double, in which a folding bed is installed to accommodate the third person. Due to the inconvenience this causes, we advise against using this option as far the possible.

- Driving through Slovenia: To drive on Slovenian motorways, you must display a so-called vignette (vinjeta, in Slovenian). Remember that in rental cars the vignette is not included. You can buy them at all petrol stations in Slovenia or in neighbouring countries, as well as at branches of national and international automobile clubs, at Slovenian post offices and at some kiosks. You should place the sticker in one corner of the windscreen. If you're entering Slovenia from a bordering country, always make sure you have the vignette in place before using Slovenian motorways. If you drive on the motorway without a valid vignette, you can be fined up to 800 euros. The price for vehicles up to 3,500 kg is 15 euros (weekly vignette) and 30 euros (monthly vignette), according to 2017 rates. For more information, you can contact the Slovenian Embassy based in your country.

- The proposed excursions and tours for each day are purely suggestions, as you can tailor the trip to suit your times, tastes and needs.

- A credit card is considered a guarantee, so sometimes you will need one for check-in at hotels.

- Hotels usually have cots available. Otherwise, babies will have to share a bed with an adult.

- To pick up your rental car, you'll need a credit (not debit) card in the name of the person who made the booking, who must also be the named driver of the vehicle.

- Please make sure you have a valid passport for this tour as we'll be crossing several international borders.

- You must give notice that you are going to cross the border while collecting the vehicle. Authorisation may be required to drive through certain countries or areas/states (as is the case in the US and Canada). Depending on the conditions set out in the rental contract and the company hired, you might be charged a surcharge payable at the destination office.