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.