Guidebook Updates for ‘Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia’

When we learn of important changes to the information in our Croatia & Slovenia guidebook, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Across Croatia

For books printed before May 2020, the following may apply:

  • Eurail Select Passes are no longer being sold (but similarly priced Global Passes still are) — see our 2019 rail-travel update.

Dubrovnik & nearby

For books printed before May 2020, the following may apply:

  • Vina Matković, one of the four Potomje wineries, has moved and has a new website: www.iskrenavinamatkovic.com.
  • Karmen Apartments is now called Van Bloemen Apartments.
  • Dubrovnik's city walls are now 200 kn to enter. While it's now possible to make reservations, you'll still have to contend with crowds and heat on top of the wall, so visiting early or late remains the best plan.
  • The shuttle bus from the airport no longer stops at the Pile Gate in the Old Town. If you're staying near the gate, ride the airport shuttle to the bus station, then take a public bus (or taxi) to Pile Gate.

Julian Alps

For books printed before May 2020, the following may apply:

Lake Bled

For books printed before May 2020, the following may apply:

  • Tito's Vila Bled has reopened but the Socialist Realist wall murals are not open to the public.
  • Penzion Bledec has closed.

Ljubljana

For books printed before May 2020, the following may apply:

  • B&B Petra Varl has a new phone number: +386 31 851 842.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

For books printed before May 2020, the following may apply:

  • It is now possible — and strongly recommended — to reserve advance tickets for the park. (In-person tickets are risky, as the park limits the number of visitors per day — it can indeed sell out completely on busy days.) Online tickets must be booked at least two days ahead, and are good for a one-hour window (you can pick up your ticket up to 30 minutes before your window).

Zagreb

For books printed before May 2020, the following may apply: