Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Venice - Opatija
From Venice, be transferred to Opatija on the Croatian Riviera. Pick up will be available from Tronchetto Bus Station or Venice airports (Marco Polo or Treviso). The remainder of the day in Opatija is free to relax and enjoy the town's idyllic setting.

Stay at Hotel Admiral / Hotel Bristol / Hotel Imperial (4 star) or similar

DAY 2 Opatija
This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Opatija, once a summer and winter resort of the wealthy and elite of the 19th century. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Take in the incredible Austro-Hungarian architecture as you stroll along the Lungomare, Opatija's seaside promenade. The town's idyllic setting will provide a great backdrop for an evening of relaxation.

Stay at Hotel Admiral / Hotel Bristol / Hotel Imperial (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Opatija - Plitvice Lakes - Split
Depart this morning for spectacular Plitvice National Park, which consists of 16 lakes inter-connected with hundreds of stunning waterfalls. Join a guided sightseeing tour of this UNESCO listed National Park - the oldest in Croatia. You will have time to enjoy a boat ride on the emerald green Kozjak Lake and take a stroll on the wooden paths and nature trails surrounded by lush greenery. Continue to Split hotel for overnight.

Stay at Hotel Corner / Hotel Cornaro / Hotel Art (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 Split
Your morning will consist of a guided city tour of Split, the biggest city in Dalmatia with rich cultural heritage and historical values dating from the Roman times. At the core of this sprawling cityscape is the palace the Emperor Diocletian built for his golden years at the turn of the 4th century. To this day the Palace remains one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world. Take a walk along Riva - the main waterfront promenade, often called the city’s “living-room”. This vivid pedestrian area offers numerous bars and restaurants where the locals gather to discuss their everyday lives over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. At the conclusion of your sightseeing of Split, your tour will come to an end and it will be time to join your cruise or continue with your onward arrangements.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Pick up from Venice airports (Marco Polo or Treviso) or Tronchetto bus station
  • Transfers stated as per itinerary
  • Visitor’s taxes

Exclusions: Gratuities and any optional excursions – to be paid locally

  • 3 breakfasts
  • Guided Tours of:
    Plitvice Lakes National Park


17 Apr 2024 - 09 Oct 2024
Venice Coast Express - Departs every SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Departures end in Split on a Wednesday or Saturday.
This tour is an ideal add-on to our small ship Croatia cruise's departing Split Wednesday or Saturday, and a very convenient, comfortable way to travel from Venice to Split while enjoying the wonderful sights en-route!
It is also available as a private tour and the itinerary can be customised for you departing daily in summer. Ask us for a quote on pre-tour hotels in Venice & throughout Italy! Please contact us for a free quote.