There's a central theme in Central Europe: nature reigns supreme. Golden summits of sunlit Julian Alps. Pristine glacial lakes and jewel-toned Vintgar gorge. Coastal trails along Croatia's heart-shaped Istrian Peninsula. Fields that give rise to incredible wines and decadent flavors. Discover the majesty of Slovenia and Croatia.
1-2 Get ready to hike in the mountainous landscape of Triglav National Park | Admire colorful wildflowers, crystal lakes and alpine valleys | Gaze up at the peaks of the Julian Alps and majestic Mount Triglav | Discover Bled, a fairy-tale resort town built next to a glacial lake | Hike through forests en route to the turquoise waters of Vintgar Gorge | Ride a traditional wooden boat across Lake Bled.
3-4 Adventure into the Brda region, famous for its incredible hikes and wines | Ride through the Alps on a WW I-era train that once connected the Austro-Hungarian empire to the eastern front | Hike through the Isonzo valley, the inspiration for Hemingway's Farewell to Arms | Visit seaside Piran, a World Heritage town renowned for its Venetian Gothic architecture and seawater spas | Cross the border from Slovenia to Croatia | Stroll Rovinj's waterfront and charming historic center.
5-6 Walk a coastal route along the Istrian Peninsula, passing hilltop villages and breathtaking coastline | Sample fresh-pressed olive oils and fragrant truffles at a local farm | Take to the trails once more for a hike through lush vineyards and green fields | End your journey in Trieste, Italy's fascinating literary city.