Experience the ornate architecture of Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik, cross the Neretva River on Mostar's famed Old Bridge, admire the breathtaking natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, visit a local farm in Ljubljana for a cheese tasting, and so much more on this tour through Croatia and Slovenia!

Home Hospitality

There is no home hospitality on this Journey, but you will attend a cheese tasting at a local farm and learn about the area from knowledgable local guides.

Live With a Local

  • Learn about the regional culture and history from an expert tour director & local guides
  • Visit a local farm for a cheese tasting, then enjoy an included dinner of traditional Slovenian cuisine at a restaurant located on a picturesque vineyard

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Dubrovnik’s fortified walls
  • Mostar’s Old Bridge
  • Diocletian’s Palace
  • Ivan Meštrovi Gallery
  • Trogir
  • Zadar
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Old Town Ljubljana
As you travel around Slovenia, Think of the tales the hills could tell you. Share the awe of natural wonder; Tread the trails, but as you wander Honor the age-old endeavors to be Literate, informed, democratic and free. - Jacqueline Widmar Stewart, Author

Croatia & Slovenia: The Old-World Adriatic

12 Days / 11 Nights Program and Itinerary:

July 10, 2021 – July 21, 2021
Coordinator: Hemily Nogueira, FFI
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All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

July 10, 2021 - Travel Day

Ambassadors make their way to Dubrovnik via their own independently-made travel arrangements.

July 11, 2021 - Arrival in Dubrovnik

Welcome to Croatia!

Gather with your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner

Included meal: welcome dinner

July 12, 2021 - Sightseeing Tour of Dubrovnik

Set on a peninsula on the Adriatic, Dubrovnik’s massive walls have served as the city’s calling card for centuries

Today, you’ll take a guided tour

Pay a visit to the 13th-century Franciscan Monastery, which boasts the most extensive library in the region

View the impressive Rector’s Palace and the city’s ornate cathedral

Enjoy a free evening in Dubrovnik

July 13, 2021 - Dubrovnik

Free day in Dubrovnik

Included meal: breakfast

July 14, 2021 - The Split Region via Mostar

Travel to the Split region today

Stop en route for a guided tour of Mostar, a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina

Enter an old Ottoman mosque and traditional Ottoman house

Walk over the striking Old Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site that joins the banks of the Neretva River

Included meal: breakfast 

July 15, 2021 - Sightseeing Tour of Split

Enjoy a guided tour of Split, a coastal city with a local culture that seamlessly combines tradition and modernity

Enter Diocletian’s Palace, an enormous third century palace complex

View the monuments to the city’s varied cultural influences, including Gothic churches, Renaissance palaces, Venetian fortifications, and an Egyptian sphinx

Examine sculptures, drawings, and paintings at the Ivan Meštrovi Gallery

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

July 16, 2021 - Plitvice via Trogir & Zadar

Transfer to Plitvice today

Along the way, you’ll stop in two Dalmatian Coast towns for guided tours

Set off with your tour director and explore Trogir, where you’ll wander past Radovan’s Portal and Trogir Cathedral

Join a local guide in the seaside town of Zadar to view Roman ruins and the one-of-a kind Sea Organ

Included meal: breakfast

July 17, 2021 - Plitvice Lakes National Park

Embark on a guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, 16 levels of lakes nestled between Mount Mala Kapela and Mount Pljesevica

Admire the upper lakes, forests, caves, and waterfalls with a local guide

Visit the lower lakes with your Tour Director leading the way

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

July 18, 2021 - Sightseeing tour of Zagreb

Continue on to Zagreb, where a local guide will introduce you to the best of Croatia’s capital city on a walking tour

Pass by the Meštrovi Pavilion, Zrinjevac Park, fortified Lotršak Tower, and Mirogoj Cemetery

Enter the Croatian Museum of Naïve Art to admire the simplistic beauty of the artwork

Included meal: breakfast

July 19, 2021 - Sightseeing Tour of Ljubljana

Travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and join a local expert for a guided tour

Stop in Prešeren Square to see the France Prešeren Monument

Pass by the Triple Bridge, Town Hall, and Baroque Robba Fountain

View Ljubljana Cathedral, the Dragon Bridge, and the famed open-air market

This evening, visit a local farm for a cheese tasting, then head into the Vipava wine valley. You’ll enjoy an included dinner of traditional Slovenian cuisine at a restaurant located on a picturesque vineyard

Included meals: breakfast, dinner

July 20, 2021 - Ljubljana

Enjoy a free day in Ljubljana

Tonight, celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner with your group

Included meals: breakfast, farewell dinner

July 21, 2021 - Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to explore Slovenia

Included meal: breakfast (excluding early morning departures)


$3704 USD

Price Includes: FFI fees, 10 nights in handpicked hotels, 10 breakfasts, 5 dinners with beer or wine, guided sightseeing tours, expert tour director & local guides, and a private deluxe motor coach.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare, gratuities for English speaking guides/drivers, personal items on tour such as phone calls, laundry, etc., or travel insurance (required by FFI)


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Know before you go

  • Journey number 21328.
  • On this guided tour, you'll walk for at least 3 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with some hills and stairs.
  • Single supplement is $600.
  • Deposit of $500 is due upon acceptance of application.
  • 50% of balance is due December 1, 2020
  • Final payment is due March 1, 2021
  • NEW! Cancellation policy: risk-free deposit period lasts until March 1, 2021
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