The Perfect Itinerary

EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE ADVENTURES OF CROATIA & SLOVENIA

- August 24 to September 7, 2020

You will see Croatia and Slovenia up-close like no other group does. This adventure is limited to 12 people. We're also excited to announce that this year we're adding a half day with truffle hunting dogs and truffle tasting after our hunt. Our adventure is designed by the owner of UnTour.Cool who was an importer wines for these regions. Her longtime local relationships from the years of traveling here, gives you a behind the scenes look at these countries while avoiding the crowds. Join us for gourmet meals at award winning wineries, picturesque scenery of medieval castles, pristine lakes that belong in a fairy tale, and much, much more.

Day 1
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 1

Welcome to Ljubljana, the bustling capitol of Slovenia. Check into our historical-center hotel located in the pedestrian zone of the old town city center. Join us this evening for a Welcome Reception of local wine and delicacies.

Day 2
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 2

Good morning Ljubljana! After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a guided walk of this castle-topped city. You’ll have time on your own to stroll along the river, lined with shops, cafés, and a bustling outdoor market. You will enjoy a private wine tasting with one of Slovenia’s world class wineries. Your group dinner will be at a historical location celebrating local cuisine & wine!

Day 3
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 3

Farewell Ljubljana, today we’ll take a picturesque drive to breath-taking Lake Bled, where we will stay at our stunning, historical, lake-front hotel and enjoy dinner at a picturesque setting. Along the way we will visit a quaint village and some off the beaten path sites.

Day 4
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 4

Awaken to magical Lake Bled, with medieval Castle perched high above on a limestone cliff. Now we know where fairy tales came from! Enjoy exploring on your own while taking in the Lake’s mesmerizing beauty. Each day we’ll have a special excursion, and a gourmet dinner.

Day 5
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 5

Farewell Lake Bled, today we’ll make our way along the emerald Soča River, stopping along the way to take in the natural beauty, we’ll wind our way through the Goriška Brda wine region, and on to Italy’s Collio wine region. This evening’s stay is on the Italian side at the foot of a castle.

Day 6
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 6

Award winning wine awaits you! Today you’ll explore the Goriška brda wine region and taste and dine at an exclusive winery. You’ll tour the cellar and learn from the winemaker how they integrate modern and ancient techniques! The winemaker has invited us to dine in their vineyard with the beautiful Julian Alps as our backdrop.

* If it rains we will enjoy our gourmet feast in one of the private cellars.

Day 7
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 2

It’s time for history and romance at Predjama Castle; built into a cave on a rocky cliff. Next, you’ll tour, taste and enjoy a local cuisine style snack at a fifth generation award winning winery. You’ll taste wines specific to this Istrian wine region. After our active day you’ll relax and enjoy dinner seaside in a charming Venetian village.

Day 8
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 8

Ah, Piran, home of violinist Giuseppe Tartini in the late 17th century when this charming village was part of the Venetian Territories. After breakfast, enjoy a guided walk with time to explore on your own. In the afternoon, you’ll board our private coach to visit the amazing Skocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the evening, we’ll dine seaside.

Day 9
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 9

Farewell Piran, now let’s have some amazing sparkling wine! But wait, on our way there we’ll stop at the must see, Stari Grad – Grand Old Castle, in the heart of the Posavje wine region. Situated atop a hill, was first mentioned in 1125. Next, a private tour and tasting at a world class wine producer, you’ll stay this evening in their private villa.

Day 10
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 10

Goodbye Slovenia and Hello Croatia! You’ll depart our private villa and head for Plitvice Lakes, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plitvice Lakes has breath-taking beauty, and is a spectacular natural wonder. This lush valley holds 16 terraced lakes, laced together by waterfalls and miles of plank walkways. We will enjoy a group dinner at our traditional Croatian lodge.

Day 11
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 11

After breakfast we’ll head seaside to Zadar and experience it’s Sea Organ. Yes, they have designed a promenade with specifically designed holes and pipes in the walkway that emit beautiful sounds as the waves wash up under the promenade. Your day will finish in Split, and you’ll dine amongst Diocletian’s Palace walls, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 12
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 12

It’s a beautiful day in Split. Enjoy time this morning exploring the shops and cafés of this bustling seaside palace. In the afternoon, we’ll have a guided tour of Diocletian’s Palace, one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments. Dinner will be in a fabulous restaurant amid the old walls where Split life has been going on for thousands of years.

Day 13
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 13

Early morning, we’ll set sail, weather permitting, for Dubrovnik, stopping along the way for photo opportunities, quaint fishing villages, and spectacular wine tasting. After checking into our seaside hotel, you’ll have time to relax or head to the Old Town of Dubrovnik to explore on your own. Or, just kick back and take in your new surroundings.

Day 14
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 14

Today, you’ll explore Dubrovnik, a UNESCO world heritage site. There is no doubt why this is one of the Adriatic’s most prominent tourist areas. This stunningly intact walled city, was the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice. After your guided tour, explore on your own, take a local kayak excursion, or walk the city walls. In the evening, we’ll meet for our farewell dinner.

Day 15
Slovenia Croatia Italy tour Itinerary 15

Parting is such sweet sorrow, but today is farewell and you can head home with a carry-on bag full of memories! Thank you for joining us! We loved traveling with you!



What’s Included:

Making sure your adventure with us is relaxing and wonderful, we’ve included the following:

  • 14 nights of Accommodations
  • Welcome reception with local delicacies and sparkling wine
  • Gastronomy walking tour
  • Wine lunch in the vineyard (weather permitting, otherwise event will be held in the family’s 1700 year old tasting room)
  • Truffle hunting with trained truffle dog and truffle tasting
  • Meals in addition to specialty food experiences: All breakfasts. In general, you will have 2 meals a day or more. On days there are only two meals it is usually because one of the specialty events leaves guests very full and another scheduled meal is too much food, and when it makes sense in the schedule to give everyone time to explore and grab a bite on their own.
  • 1 to 2 glasses of wine at meals.
  • All entrance fees
  • Gratuities. Optional – Our Slovenian driver is with us for several days and nights and we do ask that those who feel compelled to please tip him. It is optional. All other gratuities are included.
  • Expert cultural guides

NOTE: This is an active tour and guests must be able to walk five miles without any physical issues. Five miles will not be walked consecutively. In these countries every castle has stairs, every winery has stairs, our nature walks will be on uneven ground, and cobble stone walkways are everywhere. It will keep us fit and ready for our gourmet meals.




What’s Not Included?

Airfare is not included
Travel insurance is not included, but it is recommended. We can provide competitive quotes for travel insurance.
Airport transfers are not included.

Logistics

The UnTour.Cool adventure will begin in Ljubljana, Slovenia and end in Dubrovnik, Croatia; unless, you are opting for one of the shorter itineraries, then confirm with us your arrival and departure cities. Guests may contact us to arrange flights or make their own flight arrangements.

Please note: Airfare from the US is not included in the price.


Travel Insurance

We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to cover any losses you might incur if you have to abruptly leave the adventure or cancel after the allowed cancellation date. We can provide travel insurance options upon request.


Pricing

Deposit - A $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your attendance

14 nts, 15 Days Slovenia & Croatia

  • Double Occupancy: 5,120.00 euros
  • Single supplement: 900.00 euros

13 days
8 nts, 9 Days Slovenia & Italy

  • Double Occupancy: 3,500.00 euros
  • Single supplement: 400.00 euros

7 nts, 8 Days with Croatia focus

  • Double Occupancy: 3,460.00 euros
  • Single supplement: 615.00 euros

For more information and details contact us at contact@untour.cool or 1.858.775.8152. Details will be on our website very soon.



Payment Options

We accept credit cards* and checks.

*Please note credit card fees are 3.25%, this is at our cost from the credit card company; no mark up.


Cancellation Policy

Company Cancellation:

UnTour.Cool, Inc. reserves the right to cancel an adventure. All Adventures require a minimum of seven people, we will notify guests who have placed deposits when the adventure is confirmed. In the unlikely situation of a cancelled adventure due to not enough guests, you will receive a complete refund of your adventure deposit and, if any, full payment. UnTour.Cool, Inc. will not assume any other liability and is not responsible for any personal expenses as a result of a adventure cancellation, such as airline tickets or personal hotel reservations.

Guest Cancellation:

  • Deposit is nonrefundable.
  • The strict cancellation policy is due to down payments and monies already spent to reserve services for this adventure. Small group travel requires a minimum number of attendees to ensure costs are covered.

“Those who seek paradise on Earth should come and see Dubrovnik”
- George Bernard Shaw