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Escorted Tours

Scenic Slovenia and Croatia including

Split Beach Stay


Route:
  • UK
  • Maribor
  • Ptuj
  • Ljubljana
  • Opatija
  • Plitvice National Park
  • Zagreb
  • Split
  • UK

4 NIGHTS from £689pp

Tour Highlights
  • Relax on Split's beautiful beaches
  • Explore Diocletian's Palace
  • City tours of Ptuj, Ljubljana and Zagreb
  • Savour the delectable taste of local wines at Maribor's oldest wine cellar
  • Gaze-in-awe at breath-taking vistas overlooking the picturesque Lake Bled
  • Discover an underground kingdom of otherworldly formations within the extraordinary Postojna Caves
  • Cruise upon the crystal-clear waters of Lake Kozjak in Plitvice National Park
  • Gain an insight into everyday life of the local villagers of Licko Petrovo Selo

Extension from £689pp

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Split Beach Stay

Extend your stay in Split on Croatia's Adriatic Seafront, spending your time relaxing on the town's beautiful beaches or exploring further the fortresslike complex of the Diocletian's Palace.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Maribor

Depart London on a scheduled flight to Zagreb and transfer to the ancient city of Ptuj for a walking tour. Admire breath-taking city views from Ptuj's hillside castle which dominates a quiet landscape scattered with ancient architecture and was strategically positioned as a defence against marauding invaders. Continue along a network of cobblestone avenues towards Slovenski Trg, which has featured heavily in Ptuj's everday life since antiquity, and marvel at St George's Church tower, standing conspicuously amidst an assortment of captivating facades. Travel to Maribor for your overnight stay.

  • Dinner
2
Ptuj to Ljubljana

Explore Maribor and discover the world's oldest vine, which, having endured many brutal battles, remains connected to the former city wall. delight in architectural extravagance in the heart of Glavni Trg, which boasts a majestic town hall and Europe's most resplendent baroque column, constructed to commemorate the extraordinary loss of life during the Great Plague. Following a visit to admire the Franciscan church's red clinker exterior, wander the Vinag Wine Cellar's extensive underground passages and savour the delectable tastes of local wines during a flavourful tasting. Transfer to the city of Ljubljana this afternoon where you will spend three nights.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
3
Ljubljana

Between the vast expanses of verdant spaces, discover urban gems and cultural treasures nestled within Slovenia's capital. Strolling to the heart of the city, uncover a landscape of understated elegance, commencing today's tour at the wondrous Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana's finest example of art nouveau architecture, most famously renowned for its adornment of iconic Dragon asphalt statues. Cross the beautiful Ljubljanica River and witness an impressive structural feat at the Triple Bridge, where a trio of pedestrian bridges, embellished with lightly coloured balustrades connects Ljubljana's medieval and contemporary districts. From here, saunter past a collection of intriguing statues upon Butchers Bridge as you follow the route to St Nicholas' Cathedral, whose recognisable dome and twin towers are visible from viewpoints across the city. Next, serving as the official seat of the city government, observe Town Hall's baroque facade, proudly situated alongside the 18th Century Robba Fountain.

  • Breakfast
4
Ljubljana and Lake Bled

This memorable day begins with a trip to an area of unsurpassed natural beauty set amongst a mountainous backdrop, where the Julian Alps and Karavank peaks majestically overlook a protruding islet in the centre of Lake Bled's serene emerald waters. Perched atop a rocky headland, Bled Castle is an incredible display of medieval architecture, venture across an ancient drawbridge and enter through the dramatic Gothic archways into Bled Castle's historic interior. Wander through the 11th century courtyards and terraces before examining the collection of retired armour and weaponry found within the contemporary museum, which traces through the colourful history of Lake Bled.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
5
Ljubljana to Opatija via Postojna Caves

Departing Slovenia this morning, journey to the cavernous complex of Postojna Caves where an unforgettable underground kingdom awaits. Interspersed with otherworldly structures which resemble the solidified droplets upon a melted candle, gaze in awe at the cave's crowning treasure, a distinctive 5-metre Stalagmite named 'Brilliant'. Spanning an enormous 24,340 metres, wind along a section of Postojna Caves' intricate formations on an underground railway journey, observing the Murano-glass chandeliers soaring above this fairy-tale wonderland. Later, continue to Opatija for an evening at leisure

  • Breakfast
6
Opatija

Dividing the lush forested hills and glistening waters of the Adriatic, spend a day at leisure discovering the unspoilt seaside region of Opatija, enjoying panoramic views of neighbouring islands from the coastal promenade, which sprawls across its picturesque seafront.

  • Breakfast
7
Opatija to Plitvice National Park

Feast your eyes upon an exquisite web of sixteen lakes, interconnected by a torrent of cascading waterfalls on a morning tour of Plitvice National Park. Witness the emerging sun peeking through the treetops, as you explore this biodiverse haven on foot, looking out for roaming deer and singing birds soaring overhead. Surrounded by verdant woodland and crystal-clear waters, immerse yourself in this stunning area, sailing upon the waters of Lake Kozjak, at an altitude of 534 metres above sea level.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
8
Plitvice National Park to Zagreb

Depart Plitvice National Park this morning and gain an insight into local culture and everyday rituals on a visit to the Serbian Village of Licko Petrovo Selo. Deeply affected by long-standing conflicts during the Yugoslavia and Bosnian Wars, uncover typical regional trades and sample local delicacies offered to you by the village's hospitable residents. Later today, transfer to the capital of Croatia for an afternoon at leisure.

  • Breakfast
9
Zagreb

Absorb the vibrant culture and lively ambience which exudes Zagreb during this morning's walking tour, exploring a diverse assortment of secessionist and neo-baroque architecture, dotted amongst the city's bustling boulevards. Meander through a hive of activity, navigating Dolac Market's vivid stalls, before uncovering the prominent Gothic spires of Zagreb's Roman Catholic Cathedral, which can remarkably be seen from almost any vantage point throughout the city. Next, journey through the colourful facades of Tkalciceva's pedestrianised streets, lined with bohemian cafes and boutique shops, before a visit to the former chief city fort provides incredible panoramic vistas of this scenic city from its belvedere. Finally, before an afternoon at leisure, marvel at St Mark's Church's distinctively ornamented roof, richly adorned with colourful tiles depicting Zagreb's coat of arms and iconic emblem.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
10
Zagreb to the UK

Depart Zagreb this morning and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
11
Zagreb to Split

Depart your hotel after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Split, where you will be transferred to your hotel.

  • Breakfast
12
Split

Relax at your chosen beach hotel enjoying the local attractions in Split and the facilities of the hotel.

  • Breakfast
13
Split

Relax at your chosen beach hotel enjoying the local attractions in Split and the facilities of the hotel.

  • Breakfast
14
Split

Relax at your chosen beach hotel enjoying the local attractions in Split and the facilities of the hotel.

  • Breakfast
15
Split to UK

After breakfast on board the boat, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK or continue on to your extension.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your trip to Croatia. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

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Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 17 days cover£25£45£65
##Table## For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2020 DATES
Le Meridien Lav Split
18 Jun 202001 Jul 2020£919£1349£2268Book Now
09 Jul 202022 Jul 2020£919£1399£2318Book Now
06 Aug 202019 Aug 2020£919£1399£2318Book Now
10 Sep 202023 Sep 2020£769£1249£2018Book Now
22 Oct 202004 Nov 2020£699£1099£1798Book Now
2021 DATES
15 Apr 202128 Apr 2021£689£1249£1938Book Now
20 May 202102 Jun 2021£759£1299£2058Book Now
17 Jun 202130 Jun 2021£899£1399£2298Book Now
22 Jul 202104 Aug 2021£899£1449£2348Book Now
05 Aug 202118 Aug 2021£899£1449£2348Book Now
09 Sep 202122 Sep 2021£759£1299£2058Book Now
21 Oct 202103 Nov 2021£689£1149£1838Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Kuna

Average Flying time

2 hours

Spoken languages

Croatian, English

What to pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • Plug adaptor
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Small day pack for excursions
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Sweater and jacket for the cooler months
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