Discover little-known corners of Europe on an intimate nature journey through two diverse Balkan countries. The Dinaric and Julian Alps rise high above rugged seacoast and glacier-carved lakes, their karst expanse riddled with caves, gorges and waterfalls that pour into crystalline rivers. Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, speckled with a thousand islands and reefs, offers idyllic Mediterranean scenery. On private boat cruises, get close to a large colony of rare griffon vultures protected on the island of Cres, and admire rocky headlands, sandy beaches, turquoise bays and red-roofed stone villages that cascade to the sea. In Slovenia, wander mountain trails among flowers and alpine wildlife like chamois, ibex and red deer. Cultural heritage is a rich part of this trip, too, as we visit ancient monasteries and castles, and traditional farms continuing sustainable artisan production of wine, honey and cheese.
Explore the Dinaric & Julian AlpsBy trail and by cable car, discover the rugged beauty of this limestone wonderland, one of Europe's most extensive and unspoiled mountain regions
Cruise the Islands of DalmatiaOn two private boat excursions among less-visited isles, navigate intimate coves and grottoes, swim from pristine beaches, and visit a griffon vulture reserve
Hike and Kayak Lake BohinjIn Triglav National Park, a glacier-carved valley cradles Lake Bohinj, which we admire on high from Mount Vogel and at eye level on a paddling excursion