Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Mestre
Welcome to Italy! Your tour commences with an arrival transfer from Marco Polo Airport to your hotel in Mestre. The rest of the day is at your leisure to discover Venice.

Stay at: Hotel Antony Mestre (4 star) or similar

DAY 2 Mestre - Venice - Bled
After breakfast, meet your Tour Leader in the Hotel Reception for your walking tour of the unique floating city of Venice, before continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in Bled Lake area.

Stay at: Hotel Kompas (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 3 Bled - Bohinj - Bled
Enjoy a relaxing tour of the glacial Lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia for its picturesque setting. Take a boat ride to the island and visit the famous Bled Castle. The terrace of the castle affords wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains – on a clear day you can see Slovenia’s highest mountain, Mount Triglav. The final stop of the day will be Lake Bohinj, one of the best kept secrets in the area. Overnight in Lake Bled area.

Stay at: Hotel Kompas (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 Bled - Klagenfurt - Lake Worth - Bled
Today you will travel to the neighbouring country of Austria, offering plenty of views of the Alps. In the historic county of Carinthia, enjoy a panoramic tour of Lake Wörth, a popular vacation spot. Then continue to charming Klagenfurt, a university town with the beautiful Lindworm fountain dominating the old city square. Visit Klagenfurt for a lunch stop before returning to Lake Bled.

Stay at: Hotel Kompas (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 5 Bled - Postojna & Predjama Castle - Rovinj
Your first stop today will be the Postojna Caves, one of the largest underground caves systems in Europe followed by a visit to Renaissance Predjama Castle, situated on a high cliff. Afterwards, your journey continues to Croatia to the coastal town of Rovinj.

Stay at: Hotel Eden (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 6 Rovinj - Istrian Peninsula - Rovinj
Enjoy a full day discovering the most precious jewels of the Istrian Coast. A walk through the labyrinth of cobbled streets and the medieval Old Town, offering some of the most picturesque streets in Istria. Depart for inner Istria for a sample of one of Istria's tastiest treats: the truffle. Afterwards, you will visit one of the most renowned olive oil producers to sample various sorts of extra virgin olive oil. Then continue to Pula, a 3000-year-old-city, and visit one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world.

Stay at: Hotel Eden (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7 Rovinj - Opatija - Lake Bajer - Plitvice Lakes
After breakfast, your first stop is Opatija situated on picturesque Kvarner Bay and the favourite resort of the Habsburgs and the European aristocracy. After free time in Opatija, you will travel to Plitvice Lakes, stopping en route for lunch in the picturesque village of Fuzine. Dine at Bitoraj for a traditional home-style meal of regional delicacies. Arrive this evening at your hotel in the Plitvice area and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Stay at: Hotel Palcich (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 8 Plitvice Lakes - Split
Join a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed park, the oldest and most beautiful National Park in Croatia. The most scenic area of the park consists of 16 terraced lakes connected by a series of magnificent waterfalls. Your journey continues south to Split, the largest city on the Adriatic Coast. On your evening walking tour, discover Diocletian's Palace, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian. Also, see the Grgur Ninski Statue, the Cathedral, and Bell Tower of St. Domnius.

Stay at: Hotel Cornaro Split (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9 Split
After breakfast, revel in a leisurely day to uncover Split's charming surrounds at your own pace. Unwind along the scenic promenade, embark on a Marjan hill hike, or indulge in local boutiques, eateries, and wine bars for an immersive exploration of this vibrant city.

Stay at: Hotel Cornaro Split (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 10 Split - Dubrovnik
Your journey continues with an early transfer to the fast ferry from Split to Dubrovnik. Arrive in Dubrovnik around noon and check-in at your hotel. After leaving your luggage, head to the old town for a fascinating guided walking tour. After the tour, you'll have free time to explore at your leisure and can return to the hotel whenever you prefer.

Stay at: Hotel Lero (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 11 Dubrovnik
Enjoy a free day in Dubrovnik to explore more of its wonders. You can choose to do sea kayaking around the walls, take a cable car ride for panoramic views, visit Lokrum island or immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones with a themed tour. Alternatively, you have the option to join an excursion to nearby Montenegro or the historic city of Mostar in Bosnia.

Stay at: Hotel Lero (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 12 Dubrovnik
Your Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony with Dubrovnik Extension concludes with a departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport or your Croatia cruise.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 4-5 star hotel accommodation
  • Shared arrival and departure transfers (first and last day only)
  • Transport by modern air-conditioned coach/van
  • Ferry transfer from Split to Dubrovnik
  • Escorted by a professional English-speaking Tour Manager from Venice to Split
  • Porterage & city taxes

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

  • 11 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Truffle tasting & olive oil tasting in Istria
  • Guided tours of:
    Venice
    Bled
    Klagenfurt
    Opatija
    Plitvice Lakes
    Split
    Dubrovnik
  • Visit:
    Postojna cave & castle
    Plitvice Lakes National Park
    Pula Amphitheatre

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