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Luxury

Jewels of Northern Croatia and Slovenia

Zagreb to Ljubljana
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULXCN12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Special wine pairing dinner

Savour a three-course wine pairing dinner, with every ingredient sourced on site of the incredible Hotel Meneghetti.

The stunning Istrian Peninsula

Cruise along Lim Fjord to Rovinj, one of the Mediterranean's last authentic fishing ports.

Lake Bled cruise and castle

Board a traditional Pletna boat and enjoy a cruise on Lake Bled to the island, followed by a guided tour of Bled Castle.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Logar Valley
  • Luxury dining – a total of 18 meals
  • Expert tour director
  • 11 nights authentic accommodation
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EULXCN12 2020
Zagreb to Ljubljana

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be met on arrival in Zagreb and transfer to your luxurious hotel. Dating back to 1925, the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is one of the most gracious buildings in Zagreb, combining Art Deco heritage with contemporary touches. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

Take a guided exploration of Zagreb, taking in Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Along the way, stroll through the Upper Town’s cobblestone lanes as you admire the red roofs from below. You’ll also see concrete walls that have transformed into colourful murals by local street artists.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, be treated to a superb three-course wine pairing dinner, with every ingredient (including the wine and olive oil) sourced on site of the property of the Wine Hotel & Restaurant Meneghetti.


Travel through Istria, a region known for its hilltop villages, pastel-coloured seaside towns, and renowned fresh culinary produce. Visit the coastal city of Opatija, which formerly served as a chic seaside resort for the elite members of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Afterwards, explore the historic walls on tiny inland village of Hum on the way to Bale. Tonight, enjoy your Signature Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Bale, Wine Hotel and Restaurant Meneghetti

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, enjoy a private cruise along Lim Fjord, engulfed by stunning steep mountains on either side of you. Disembark your cruise in Rovinj, the jewel in the crown of the Istrian Peninsula and one of the Mediterranean’s last authentic fishing ports. Enjoy a walking tour before dinner at Spacio Matika. When you enter the restaurant, it’s as if you have stepped back in time, as you will truly feel the authentic atmosphere with great hospitality, local home-made wines, live music, and of course, delicious food.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Gain an insight into truffle hunting, including a delicious truffle tasting. Later, explore the fascinating Salt Pan, which are quite rare as salt is still produced here using centuries-old processes of natural crystallisation, working by hand and employing tools and procedures passed down through generations. Later, continue to your hotel in Portorož and enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Kempinski Palace Portorož

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the World Heritage-listed Skocjan Caves, which is also the largest known underground canyon in the world. Afterwards, visit a stud farm in Lipica, which is famous for breeding beautiful Lipizzan horses. A national treasure of Slovenia, this is the original farm that was responsible for perpetuating this breed, which are provided to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. This evening, you will enjoy a discovery of beautiful Piran.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to Lake Bled and board a traditional Pletna boat for a cruise on Lake Bled to the island. Afterwards, enjoy a guided tour of Bled Castle, whose origins date back to 1004. Later, arrive at your hotel, which is part of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. With a history spanning 80 years, your hotel is set on the shores of Lake Bled, which is an idyllic place for dinner this evening.

Stay: Grand Hotel Toplice, Lake View Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

In Slovenia’s alps, the villages of Bohinj and Vogel offer incredible vistas and evergreen slopes. Later, arrive in the Logar Valley, where you’ll be astounded by the stunning scenery that greets you the moment you enter the valley. This rarely visited region is tucked away and offers a harmonious blend of peace and nature. Tonight, enjoy dinner accompanied by local entertainers this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Logar Valley, Hotel Plesnik

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps get active and embark on a hike in the valley. For a more leisurely option, take a relaxing horse and carriage ride, or maybe visit a traditional wooden granary.


You can’t make a bad decision when it comes to choosing today’s sightseeing inclusion, as they all perfectly showcase the best that the Logar Valley region has to offer.

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  • Breakfast

Farewell the Logar Valley as you make your way to your last destination, Ljubljana. Along the way, savour a wine tasting, where you will sample fine Slovenian varieties. The evening is yours at leisure to either relax at your hotel or explore more and check out the local dining scene.

Stay: Two Nights, Ljubljana, Hotel Cubo

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  • Breakfast

Embark on a guided discovery of Ljubljana today and make sure you have your camera handy to capture views from Ljubljana Castle. This evening, come together to say your goodbyes and reflect on the days that have just passed as you savour a farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Kempinski Palace Portoroz

Combining modern design and timeless decor, this hotel's enviable position on the Istrian Peninsula will not disappoint.

Travel with new-found friends

Travel with like-minded people on an APT adventure, visiting some of the world's most rewarding destinations.

Away from the tourist trail

Venture away from the regular tourist trail with after hours, behind-the-scenes or exclusive access in select locations.

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.