DESTINATION SLOVENIA & CROATIA
Sample Itinerary: 10 Days | 8 nights
Day 1 – MUNICH / SALZBURG
The journey to Slovenia begins by boarding an international flight across the Atlantic to Munich, Germany. Munich is located about 30 miles north of the northern edge of the majestic Alps and is known as a major European cultural center. Meals and snacks will be served on the plane.
Day 2 – SALZBURG
On arrival in Munich, you will be greeted by the friendly Perform International representatives and embark on a panoramic tour of the city. Munich is located about 30 miles north of the northern edge of the majestic Alps and is known as a major European cultural center. The city is filled with historic sites and museums including the National Theater in Max-Joseph-Platz with its gargoyles. If time permits, you may see the Dachau Concentration Camp, one of the first concentration camps opened in Germany. In the afternoon you will travel to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Overnight in Salzburg.
Day 3 – SALZBURG
On this morning, you will take a guided city tour that will include a visit to Mozart’s birthplace. Salzburg’s beautiful city center is renowned for its baroque architecture and is considered one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. Hohensalzburg Castle or Salzburg Fortress, which overlooks the Old Town, is one of the largest castles in Europe. You will get to ride a cable car to the top of Festungsberg Mountain to explore the Salzburg Fortress and enjoy the bird’s eye view of Salzburg. In the evening your group will perform a concert. Overnight in Salzburg.
Day 4 – SALZBURG / BLED
On this morning you will travel from Salzburg to the Alpine town of Bled in northwestern Slovenia. Before you arrive in Bled you will stop in Launsdorf, Austria to visit the Hochosterwitz Castle. The castle is considered to be one of Austria’s most impressive medieval castles and sits high atop a hill where it can be seen from 19 miles away on a clear day. Because no major changes have been made to the castle since the 16th century visitors are given a glimpse into medieval times. Overnight in Bled.
Day 5 – BLED
On your first morning in Bled you will enjoy a half-day city tour that will include a visit to Bled Castle as well as a boat cruise on Lake Bled. Bled is most well known in this region for the beautiful glacial Lake Bled. High on a rock above the lake sits Bled Castle. It is the oldest Slovenian castle. It features a Romanesque tower as well as towers built during the Middle Ages. Your boat cruise on Lake Bled will include a look at Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church, which sits on a small island in the lake. In the evening your group will perform a concert. Overnight in Bled.
Day 6 – BLED
On this day your group will go on an excursion to visit the Postojna Cave near Postojna, Slovenia. The cave is made up of a large cave system created by the Pivka River and has been opened to the public for tours since 1819. It has a long history of innovation, including the installation of electric lighting in 1884, and it was used by German occupying forces to store fuel during World War II. Overnight in Bled.
Day 7 – BLED / ZAGREB
Leaving beautiful Bled you will travel on this day to the Croatian city of Zagreb. You will stop on the way in Ljubljana, the capital and largest city of Slovenia. You will enjoy a walking tour of Ljubljana and will see a mix of architectural styles in the cityscape. You can see Ljubljana Castle in the central square. You will get to visit the Ljubljana Cathedral with its green dome and twin towers. Your group may get to perform a recital in the Cathedral. Later in the day you will travel on into Croatia to Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb.
Day 8 – ZAGREB
On your first morning in Zagreb, you will enjoy a half-day city tour. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and a city tour may include the two statues of Saint George as well as the art installation called Nine Views. You will get to visit the Old Masters Gallery which displays the works of European painters from the 14th to 19th centuries. There are works from Italian, French, Northern European and Croatian artists. In the evening your group will perform a concert. Overnight in Zagreb.
Day 9 – ZAGREB
On your last full day in Zagreb, you will take an excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park. The park is famous for its lakes that are formed into cascades on the hillside. The 16 lakes are the result of the merging of several small rivers which flow together down to the Korana River. They are known for their beautifully distinctive colors that range from azure to green, gray or blue depending on the minerals in the water or the angle of the sun. Overnight in Zagreb.
Day 10 – ZAGREB TO USA
After breakfast you will go to the airport to begin your journey back to the USA. You will take with you lifelong memories of exploring and performing in Slovenia and Croatia, sharing your own culture and encountering the rich artistic cultures of these beautiful countries.
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