Api Carnica Tour

Through combining the highlights of two neighboring ‘carnica’ countries on the Adriatic coast you may experience a very unique tour, which includes the visits of local beekeepers, queen breeders and beekeepers’ association, but most important of all – enjoying the most beautiful beaches, amazing national park, lovely city atmosphere and Mediterranean culinary, such as olive oil and wine.

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  • Api Group Travel
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  • Culture and Historical Experience
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7 days
From 599 €
Short Itinerary
  • Day 01 Arrival to Ljubljana – Guided tour in Ljubljana
  • Day 02 Slovenian Beekeepers' Association – Visit to a beekeeper – Bled – Ljubljana
  • Day 03 Ljubljana – Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle – Typical Karst village – Visit to a beekeeper, specialized in migratory beekeeping – Slovenian coast
  • Day 04 Piran – Salt pans of Sečovlje – Croatian Istria : Motovun – Wine &olive oil tasting with other Istrian delicacies – Rovinj
  • Day 05 Rovinj – Pula – Visit to a beekeeper & wine producer – Opatija
  • Day 06  Opatija – Visit to an eco-beekeeper – Company for production of beekeeping products – Zagreb
  • Day 07  Sightseeing in Zagreb – Departure
Carnica bee on the hand
  • View over Rovinj, Croatia
  • Carniolan bees
  • Carnica bee on the hand
  • Beekeepin on Kornati islands, Croatia
  • Dryes-cured ham & wine tasting
  • Visit to a queen breeding station
  • Checking the bee hives
  • Piran, Slovenian seaside
  • Migratory beekeeping in Slovenia

From people who know best

"We loved the tour."

“We loved the tour. It was more than we expected. We learnt a lot about the bees and enjoyed meeting so many nice people. We were impressed with your lovely country and the helpful, smiling and friendly people we met everywhere.

(Bob and Lorna Muirhead, New Zealand)

Why Slovenia and Croatia?

Experience two neighbouring countries on beautiful Adriatic coast

  • Carniolan bee (Apis mellifera carnica ), second only to the Italian bee (Apis mellifera ligustica) is the world's most widespread subspecies of the honey bee.
  • Under close supervision of the aforementioned breeding authorities, Carniolan queens are reared by some thirty Slovenian breeders. 
  • Beekeeping in Croatia has a long tradition. Today more than 12.500 apiarists are connected through 147 cooperative associations to the Croatian Beekeepers' Association.
  • Due to various regions more than 20 types of honey are being produced in Croatia, such as acacia, sage, chestnut, lavender, linden and rosemary honey.
Adriatic Sea_resized Croatian food Sunset_resized View over Rovinj, Croatia