Croatia & Slovenia Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

From $4,799 - $4,999 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Croatia & Slovenia Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: Jun-Aug

From $4,799 - $4,999 /person

Julian Alps & Lake Bled to the Adriatic Sea

Central Europe brings its A-game here. Amazing treks through snowcapped Alps. Awesome riding along the Adriatic coast. The fresh snowmelt of the Sava River to raft;  salty sea shallows to kayak. Astonishing scenery from any approach. Discover ancient castles, architectural masterpieces and so much more. Bring your family to Croatia and Slovenia and come ready to play. 

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Bike
Walk/Hike
Kayak
Raft

Highlights

  • Link the highlights of woodsy Slovenia with the sleepy northern coast of Croatia—neighboring countries which were once Yugoslavian sister states
  • Breathe in the alpine air of Triglav National Park and splash into water activities at the iconic lakes of Bohinj and Bled
  • Encounters with beekeepers, winemakers and local experts bring this colorful part of the world to life 
  • Treasure family time from snowcapped alpine peaks and glacial lakes to the golden beaches of the Adriatic Sea
Slovenia and Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Slovenia & Croatia

Start Ljubljana, Slovenia

End Trieste, Italy

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Cycle through mossy pine forests and fields of hay in Slovenia’s broad mountain valleys • At your first sight of the perfect panorama of Lake Bled with its church-crowned island, you’ll understand why Yugoslav president Josip Tito chose it for his summer home • Vacation in Tito’s former villa, now our grand hotel by the waterside • Hike around Lake Bohinj and traverse a soaring alp for a hearty hut lunch • Meet a beekeeper to learn what the buzz is all about for the Slovenian locavore scene • Dine inside the ancient medieval walls of Bled Castle.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Hotel Vila Bled
Bled
*Casual Hotel

Once the summer villa of Yugoslavian autocrat Josip Tito, this hotel enjoys a spectacular location on the shore of Lake Bled and offers a private lido with rowboats. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Make a splash in the white water of the Sava River on a raft • Wander the alleys of gingerbread-house Radovljica and watch swans glide on the waterways • Travel to the coast and settle into our luxurious retreat in Portorož, Slovenia’s premiere seaside resort town • Dine on fresh-caught seafood and sample fine regional wines. 

Accommodations

Night 3

Kempinski Palace Portorož
Piran
Premiere Hotel

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this luxurious hotel offers stellar service and blends contemporary design with classic elegance. (pool, spa) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Cross the border from Slovenia into Croatia by bike • Stone-carved fishing villages line our route as we pedal along the shore • Every bend of the road is a new perspective on the gorgeous coast, where turquoise coves sparkle between olive trees and Aleppo pines • Choose the eatery that tempts your fancy on a night out on your own in Rovinj, beloved by Croatians and visitors alike for its Italian flair • Hike a ridgeline in the rugged coastal hills for see-forever views of karst canyons, the Adriatic Sea and Croatia’s distant islands • Drift across the inviting waters of the Adriatic on sturdy sea kayaks. 

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery
Bale
Premiere Hotel

This tranquil country retreat is surrounded by lush olive groves and Mediterranean flora and features spacious rooms with rustic yet luxurious styling. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Summer Heat & Crowds
Slovenia and Croatia are popular tourist destinations with busy peak seasons, especially during the summer months and on national holidays. We've planned our itinerary to take you off the beaten path, but crowds are common in this region, particularly on the coast. Keep in mind that summer heat can make biking and hiking more challenging.
Air-Conditioning

While Hotel Vila Bled offers outstanding service and amenities, please note that it is not equipped with air-conditioning and guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

From $4,799 - $4,999 /person

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Hotel Vila Bled
Bled

*Casual Hotel

Once the summer villa of Yugoslavian autocrat Josip Tito, this hotel enjoys a spectacular location on the shore of Lake Bled and offers a private lido with rowboats. (spa)

Night 3

Kempinski Palace Portorož
Piran

Premiere Hotel

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this luxurious hotel offers stellar service and blends contemporary design with classic elegance. (pool, spa) 

Nights 4-5

Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery
Bale

Premiere Hotel

This tranquil country retreat is surrounded by lush olive groves and Mediterranean flora and features spacious rooms with rustic yet luxurious styling. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa) 

From $4,799 - $4,999 /person

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Bikes

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $4,799 - $4,999 /person

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