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Select Croatia is introducing two new destinations, including Slovenia and Montenegro to its list of guided itineraries. These Eastern European countries surround the popular country of Croatia and offer tourists a range of activities.
For a half-day tour, book Introduction to Ljubjana – Walking Tour. This itinerary takes visitors through the capital of Slovenia, Ljubjana. Located on the banks of the Ljubljanica river, this city is known for its Medieval city center. Though many European cities have Medieval architecture, travelers won’t be swamped by other tourists and can enjoy the sites like Congress Square and the National University Library with little interruption from large tourist groups, which we think is a major plus. This tour ends at Medieval hilltop castle, which we hear provides memorable photography shots.
Another tour option is the full-day tour of the Slovenian Alps in the towns of Bled and Bohinj. The tour begins in Zagreb, where a private chauffer will meet the group. This tour is special because guests will get to see the Church of the Assumption of Saint Mary. This church is situated in the middle of Bled Lake on the small Bled Island. We hear, the image of the church surrounded by water with the Alps in the background is breathtaking. The next stop is Bled Castle. During the summer special events occur at the castle, including reenactments of Medieval times. For a cool down, clients can then take a dip in Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest glacial lake. Note: This lake is untouched by humans and a truly natural site.
Montenegro is another country travelers will want to consider visiting in Eastern Europe. The Wonders of Montenegro is a full-day tour that begins from Dubrovnik, where a private driver/guide will pick clients up and drive them through one of the smallest countries in Europe, Montenegro. The first stop is in the town of Kotor, which was recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Roam the narrow streets and visit the entertaining cafes, then it is of to Perast, home to 16 Baroque palaces and 17 Catholic churches. While here, visit the Holy Cross Tower that was built by the Venetians between the 15th and 16th centuries to protect the citizens of the town. Our Lady of the Rock, located on a man-made island in the Adriatic Sea, is the last stop. Note: Locals began building the island in 1452.
Another tour option is to travel to Skadar Lake, which is suggested for nature lovers and children. On the way to Skadar Lake National Park, clients will see many of Montenegro’s landscapes and historic monuments. Visitors will notice that the lake is divided by Montenegro and Albania, the Montenegrins declared the western part a National Park in 1983. Here, we suggest stopping for some bird watching, as there are 270 species of birds living around the lake. This tour begins in Kotor and visits the towns of Virpazar and Cetinje.