Slovenia and Croatia - two great destinations in one tour! Enjoy the very best that these two countries have to offer. Stunning lakes and mountains, castles and caves, cascading waterfalls and a beautiful coastline. They have everything

Croatia is a great tourist destination and visitors are rewarded by a heritage that dates back to the Roman civilisation.  From your hotel  in Opatija you can ride to the Amphitheatre at Pula - one of the largest and best preserved in the whole of Europe.  You will stay for four nights in the coastal resort of Opatija, alpine in character with a mediterranean ambience and often compared with the French Riviera.  Here grand residences of the wealthy of a bygone age have now been converted into elegant and sophisticated hotels.  You can ride out across country to the UNESCO heritage site at Plitvice National Park - a place of extraordinary beauty where seven lakes at different levels are joined by cascading waterfalls.  It's a truly amazing sight.(Croatia photos - Credits to Croatian National Tourist Board)

In Slovenia, our hotel at Lake Bled is located close to the lake with its medieval castle and its many cafes, bars and restaurants.  Take a ride out to the caves at Postojna and visit the castle at Predjama - both fascinating destinations.  Or simply kick back and enjoy the local budva beer at a very modest price... and the local cake is good too!   If you stay local why not take one of the little boats and climb the great stone steps to the fairytale castle on the little island in the middle of the lake.  We can even book dinner for you at the castle for a stunning romantic evening!

Lake Bled in Slovenia has always been a playground even in the more straitened times of Communist rule. Opatija owes more to the last vestiges of the Austrian/Hungarian Empire (think 1890/1910) but now newly refurbished and resplendent in its former glories. Especially in terms of the Baroque architecture of many of its buildings. And did we mention the Roman Amphitheatre? (oh, yes... we did!)

And there is much more to Slovenia….

It’s small, compact capital, Ljubljana, is easy to explore, is dominated by its ancient castle, has lovely Baroque architecture and is definitely worth a visit.  The second city, Maribor, is also very quaint and less visited.  Of particular interest for rideouts is the stunning Triglav National Park with great mountain views of the Julian Alps.  Here you will find Kranjska Gora (with highest mountain pass in Slovenia), Bovec and Bohinj to name but a few in addition to the more famous Bled.  For a lesser known ride out we have a route to the beautiful Logar Valley.

There is also the famous Postojna Caves which are a must see on any tour along with the nearby Predjama Castle.  We can even arrange hotel accommodation right next door to the caves.  There’s also Lipica, home of the famous white horses from the Vienna Riding School, where you can visit the stables and see the famous Lipizzaner horses.  And did you know that Slovenia has a coastline and boasts two lovely resorts?  Piran and Portorož.

This small country has so much to offer and has amazing scenery for great rideouts and it is so easy to get around.  It’s not difficult to see why it’s nice to add extra time in the area which is easily done as all our self guided tours can be “tailor made”.  In fact there is so much to do in Slovenia it is a destination in itself.


An exciting new “add on” to our Slovenia & Croatia tour!
A great way to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik – Lord Byron’s “Pearl of the Adriatic” – a wonderful destination with ancient city walls and buildings, marble streets, shops, cafes, outstanding monuments and those famous alleyways and terracotta rooftop tiles.
The journey from Opatija is easy along the rebuilt panoramic coastal road and we have included an overnight stop (there and back) in a traditional hotel on a tiny island (reached by a bridge) where you can relax on the very edge of the Adriatic.
Package includes: 4 nights accommodation (2 in Dubrovnik bed & breakfast basis, 2 en route on half board basis).
A great opportunity to visit this beautiful city!

Please contact us for prices

The journey to and from Slovenia and Croatia is interesting too with stopovers in Saarbrucken, Augsburg, Bavaria and Metz.

You must be prepared for the daily mileages although you will be rewarded by the extraordinary sights in these emerging economies of central Europe. 

S20 - Slovenia & Croatia

Slovenia & Croatia

White ArrowHIGHLIGHTS...
  • Two centre tour
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Optional Dubrovnik add on
  • Beautiful Lake Bled
  • Ljubljana - capital of Slovenia
  • Kranjska Gora
  • Opatija
  • Istrian Peninsula
  • Plitvice National Park
  • Rovinj
  • Roman Amphitheatre Pula
  • Postojna Caves
  • Predjama Castle
  • Dover/Calais ferry outward/return
  • Eleven nights bed & breakfast accommodation (7 in Slovenia/Croatia (3*hotel Opatija), 4 overnight stops)
  • Six evening meals
  • All bedrooms are ensuite
  • Some hotels have swimming pools and leisure facilities
  • Full tour pack, route plans, ride out routes and GPS co-ordinates
White ArrowEXTRAS...
  • Room upgrades in Slovenia and Croatia
    Upgrade to 4* hotel Opatija
    Dubrovnik "add on"
  • Some Hotels may charge extra for parking
    Entry Fees to Attractions you may visit on tour
  • Peak season supplement 20/6-12/09 2020 Opatija
    Upgrade to 4* hotel Opatija
    Some hotels operate a fluid pricing structure and prices may increase
  • Itinerary works well with Hull sailings - ask for details
  • Motorcycle hire
White ArrowPRICE per person...
1 person, 1 bike, single room
1 person, 1 bike, shared room
2 people, 1 bike, shared room
Deposit payable at time of booking:
£195 per person