Join the Auto-Trail Owners club on an adventure to Slovenia and Croatia, starting with 3 nights in Lake Bled with an excursion to the enchanting city of Ljubljana finishing with a wine tasting a selection of Slovenian wines.
Next you cross the border into Croatia for 3 nights on the outskirts of the capital before making your way to the wonderful rugged Dalmatian Coast line. During your stay in this area you will visit 2 UNESCO towns, and the impressive Krka National Park made up of awe inspiring waterfalls and one of Croatia's biggest attractions.
Next you will make your way north east for 3 nights in a lovely campsite on the edge of the Plitvice National Park, the oldest and largest park in Croatia covering almost 30,000 hectares.
Lastly you travel further north to the region of Istria where you stay for a further 3 nights and discover the historic city of Pula including a visit to the magnificent roman amphitheatre, the only amphitheatre to have 4 side towers completely preserved.
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- 04 Sept - 07 Sept: Camping Bled, Slovenia (3 nights)
Set at the foot of the Alpine mountains Lake Bled, with direct access to the lakefront. This site has wonderful views across the lake, over to the famous island.
4 September: Welcome drink and evening meal
On arrival, get to know your fellow ralliers over a welcome drink and a three course evening meal in the campsite restaurant
5 September: Day Excursion to Ljubljana, ending with wine tasting in Bled.
Ljubljana is one of the smaller medieval European cities, squeezed between the castles’ hill and the river. From Camping Bled you will journey into Ljubljana and begin your tour by coach, taking in the highlights (to name a few) of Park Tivoli-Serbian-King Church, Roman walls, President’s palace, Parliament square.
You will then continue the tour on foot by walking through the old part of town where you will see several attractions including Ljubljana River and the old harbour building, Shoemaker bridge, the Cathedral and Town Hall, the Open-Air market and Three Bridges on Preseren Square.
At 12 you will have free time for shopping and refreshment before re-joining the coach at 15.00 for the return to Lake Bled.
On your arrival at Lake Bled, you will be dropped at the Restaurant Murka for a spot of wine tasting. Here you will have the opportunity to sample 7 boutique Slovenian wines paired with some delicious appetizers under the guidance of an experienced sommelier.
Following your wine tasting, you will then make your way to the campsite via the tourist train.
6 September: Free day to explore
Today you can enjoy a free day at Lake Bled. Why not hire a pletna boat to Bled Island and climb the steps to the picturesque church of St Marys, its takes around 30 minutes to explore the small island.
- 07 Sept - 10 Sept: Camp Zagreb (3 nights)
7 September: Travel to Camp Zagreb and Pizza evening
Today you head over the border to Croatia and to Camp Zagreb. This campsite is perfectly located on the outskirts of the fascinating capital city. You will find its well laid out and well-maintained and located next to a lake offering beautiful views.
After you have settled in, join the group for a pizza evening in the campsite restaurant overlooking the lake
8 September: Day excursion to Zagreb
Today you will travel to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, where you will experience a guided tour including the gothic cathedral, colourful St Mark’s church and plenty of free time to take in the sights at your own pace.
9 September: Free day
- 10 Sept - 10 Sept: Camp Korana (1 nights)
Today you will break the journey to Trogir and stay at peaceful campsite Korana. A perfect place to recharge your batteries and with the opportunity to have a good meal in the campsite’s restaurant.
- 11 Sept - 15 Sept: Amadria Park, Trogir (4 nights)
11 September: Travel to Amadria Park
Settle into the Dalmatian coast in this lovely 4* campsite located in the small village of Segret Vranjica, just around the corner from the historic and beautiful town of Trogir. Relax by the pool and take in the picturesque vistas or wander down to the pebble beach and swim in the crystal clear waters.
12 September: Free day
Free day to explore the historic town of Trogir, also a designated UNESCO World heritage site. Enter the old town through the old town gate and either wile away an afternoon in one of the coffee shops in the main town square or for the more energetic, discover the panoramic view at the top of the St Lawrence cathedral.
13 September: Day trip to Split
Today you will depart the campsite at 9am and travel with your guide to the historic town of Split, otherwise known as ‘The most beautiful city on the Mediterranean’. Visit the morning market and wander through the charming streets taking in the stunning roman architecture. Depart split at 3pm and return to the campsite.
14 September: Day trip to Omis including a boat trip and lunch at the Radmonove Mlince
Today you have another early start at 9 and journey to the old town of Omis for a guided tour. Following the tour, you will be welcomed aboard the boat for a gentle cruise along the magnificent Cetina River to the Radmanove Mlinice.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch and followed by a relaxing walk or swim before you re-join the coach and return to the campsite.
- 15 Sept - 18 Sept: Camping Falkensteiner (3 nights)
15 September: Travel to Zadar
Travel the short distance from Trogir to Zadar and spend the next 3 nights at Camping Falkensteiner, just 3km (or a 15 minute bike ride) from the picturesque old town Zadar. The campsite is relatively new and covers a huge 9 hectares with fantastic facilities including a swimming pool a private beach area and plenty of gourmet options.
16 September: Krka National Park
Full day excursion to the Krka National Park where you will wander through the winding trails and discover the impressive, multi- tiered waterfall of Skrandinski Buk. Finish with a light lunch in a traditional Konoba in Skradin before returning to the campsite.
17 September: Free day
- 18 Sept - 21 Sept: Plitvice Holiday Resort (3 nights)
18 September: Travel to Plitvice Holiday Resort
Today you travel to the Plitvice Holiday Resort in Rakovica which is located about 8km from the national park and surrounded by tall pine trees and beautiful Croatian countryside. Enjoy a delicious evening meal on your first night in the campsite restaurant with you fellow ralliers.
19 September: Plitvice National Park
Today we have an early start from the campsite as you take the 10 minute journey to the Plitvice National Park. Enjoy free time during the morning where you can explore the lower lakes at your own pace, including the stunning waterfalls. You will have free time for a spot of lunch before meeting your tour guide at 1pm who will be with you for the rest of the afternoon. Your guide will take you on a short boat ride across the Kozjak Lake to the Upper Lakes where you will embark on a guided tour taking in the breathtaking scenery and natural landscapes of the national park, finishing with a panoramic train ride returning to entrance 1
20 September: Coffee and cake
Afternoon snack of local strudel and Coffee on the restaurants terrace
- 21 Sept - 25 Sept: Camping Port Sole (4 nights)
21 September: Travel to Vrsar
Your final journey takes you to the lovely campsite of Porto Sole located just a 5 minute stroll to the small fishing town of Vrsar.
22 September: Pula and Prosciutto Tasting
Today you will journey to the historic town of Pula for a guided tour including entrance to the impressive Arena amphitheatre. On your return journey you will stop in the small town of Vodnjan for a tasting of local prosciutto and handmade dried meats.
23 September: Farewell meal
Tonight you can reminisce over a final farewell meal in a local restaurant of Koversada.
25 September: Goodbyes
Bid farewell to your rallies as the rally has come to an end.
|Travel Operator||Irish Ferries|
|Date||4 Sept 2024|
The price includes travel with Irish Ferries from Dover to Calais with regular sailings throughout the day. Timetables and final fares will be available at the end of November.
Although we are very confident the prices are accurate, if the predicted fare with Irish Ferries is higher than anticipated there may be a supplement to pay, alternatively you can travel with P&O Ferries for the published price.
A motorhome up to 8m: £2,389
Dogs are welcome, however 1 person must remain with the dog whilst the group excursions take place – No discounts provided for missing excursions.
Minimum numbers apply to the excursions
Pitches cannot be guaranteed to be allocated together; however, this will be requested with importance for every reservation.
Only members of the Auto-trail Owners club can participate on the rally.
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