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Croatian Coast & Slovenia - Walking Holiday

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Region: Europe // Dates: 10 - 29 May 2020
Croatian Coast & Slovenia Walking Holiday

Explore two of Europe’s most beautiful jewels – the spectacular coastline and island national parks of Croatia, then the mountains, lakes and villages of Slovenia. The World Heritage listed city of Dubrovnik is the perfect meeting point with plenty of time to explore this unique city. A short distance to the west in the Adriatic, the island of Mljet is our base for two days. Short walks lead us to the island’s native forests and unique salt lakes. After our island sojourn, we return to the mainland, continuing on to Split and the ancient Diocletian’s Palace. Our journey then turns north along the Adriatic coastline to the deep canyons and spring fed creeks of Paklenica and Krka National Parks. World Heritage listed Plitvice National Park is renowned for its hundreds of waterfalls dropping over travertine terraces. We follow the network of boardwalks that weave through aqua-coloured lakes, giving us easy access to the beauty of this park. Entering Slovenia, we spend a night in the capital Ljubljana and learn about the fascinating history from a local guide. Continuing north west via Lake Bled, beautiful Lake Bohinj is our base to explore the valleys, lakes and the limestone mountains of Triglav National Park. Our final walks take in the meadows and pine forests in the serene valley of Logarska Dolina. Crossing into Austria, we take time out to indulge our senses with a stay in the unique Bad Blumau Spa Resort designed by the architect and artist Hundertwasser. Our tour ends in the capital of Austria, Vienna.

Overview

Explore two of Europe’s most beautiful jewels – the spectacular coastline and island national parks of Croatia, then the mountains, lakes and villages of Slovenia. The World Heritage listed city of Dubrovnik is the perfect meeting point with plenty of time to explore this unique city. A short distance to the west in the Adriatic, the island of Mljet is our base for two days. Short walks lead us to the island’s native forests and unique salt lakes. After our island sojourn, we return to the mainland, continuing on to Split and the ancient Diocletian’s Palace. Our journey then turns north along the Adriatic coastline to the deep canyons and spring fed creeks of Paklenica and Krka National Parks. World Heritage listed Plitvice National Park is renowned for its hundreds of waterfalls dropping over travertine terraces. We follow the network of boardwalks that weave through aqua-coloured lakes, giving us easy access to the beauty of this park. Entering Slovenia, we spend a night in the capital Ljubljana and learn about the fascinating history from a local guide. Continuing north west via Lake Bled, beautiful Lake Bohinj is our base to explore the valleys, lakes and the limestone mountains of Triglav National Park. Our final walks take in the meadows and pine forests in the serene valley of Logarska Dolina. Crossing into Austria, we take time out to indulge our senses with a stay in the unique Bad Blumau Spa Resort designed by the architect and artist Hundertwasser. Our tour ends in the capital of Austria, Vienna.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Stroll along the polished stone streets & ramparts of World Heritage listed Dubrovnik
  • Walk to the beautiful lakes, coves & hilltops of Mljet, one of Croatia’s island jewels
  • Have time in the coastal towns of Ston, Split, Trogir & Sibenik
  • Enjoy boardwalks & boat rides in Krka National Park
  • Explore the karst river canyons & valleys of Paklenica National Park
  • Walk just above water on the pathways of Plitvice National Park
  • Enjoy a local walking tour & free time in vibrant Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia
  • Hike in the classic alpine scenery of Triglav National Park & Logarska Dolina Nature Park
  • Relax in an Austrian eco-spa resort before transferring to the capital of Vienna

Details

Details:

10 - 29 May 2020 (19 nights)

Twin share/person (starts Dubrovnik, ends Vienna)
Advanced Early Bird: A$8600
Regular: A$9100
Single Supplement: A$1180
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 10 guests

Accommodation: 
3-4 star hotels, family run inns, retreats & lodges with private facilities

Special Interest: 
Botanical, Culture, History, Geology

Walk Rating: 
Moderate: 5 - 15km per walking day with some longer options. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

Tour Itinerary

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  • Lisa Groom

    Lisa Groom is the daughter of interNATIONAL PARKtours founders Tony & Connie Groom and grand-daughter of Binna Burra Mountain Lodge founder Arthur Groom. You could say the great outdoors is in Lisa’s blood. Growing up with the business she commenced working as a tour leader and co-ordinator with interNATIONAL PARKtours in 1991, and took over the helm of the company from her parents in 2001. Leading walking holidays in Australia and Europe, her passion is for regional ecotourism, discovering local characters and showcasing nature from a different perspective.

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