Zagreb to Venice

Split, Croatia

Tour Details

Visit: Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Ljubljana, Venice

 

Day 1: (Saturday) Zagreb

Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Then the day is at leisure to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: (Sunday) Zagreb

A morning sightseeing tour will take you along the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark's Church, St. Catherine's Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to the countryside.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: (Monday) Zagreb to Sarajevo

Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: (Tuesday) Sarajevo to Dubrovnik

Sarajevo has been in uenced by a number of cultures and civilizations. On your city tour visit the picturesque Turkish bazaar "Baščaršija", the Husref Bay's Mosque, Olympic Stadium and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, see the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th century stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: (Wednesday) Dubrovnik

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik", the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: (Thursday) Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro

Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: (Friday) Dubrovnik to Split

Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: (Saturday) Split to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast, head to Trogir, a center of artistic activities in Croatia. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: (Sunday) Plitvice Lakes

A full day to enjoy Plitvice National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready and take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: (Monday) Plitvice Lakes, Opatia, Postojna to Ljubljana

Return to the coast to the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatia. An orientation tour of Opatia will present the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. After your visit here, drive across the border into Slovenia to Postojna Caves, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards, continue to Ljubljana for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: (Tuesday) Bled

An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lake shore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Afternoon excursion to Ljubljana; the city tour takes in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. Return to Bled for an overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: (Wednesday) Bled, Trieste, Venice

Leaving Bled, drive south to Trieste in Italy for orientation tour and visit to Miramare Castle and its lovely park. The castle was built by the Habsburg monarchy on a cliff overlooking Adriatic Sea. After your visit, continue on to the romantic city of Venice.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: (Thursday) Venice

Today begins with a walking tour of Venice featuring the major highlights: St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory where you may see the demonstration of a traditional Venetian glass blowing. Balance of the day is at leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or join an optional gondola ride. Celebrate your wonderful vacation tonight with a Farewell Dinner at a favorite restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: (Friday) Venice

After breakfast we drive to Venice airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Package Includes:

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Breakfast daily and 8 dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional English speaking tour director
  • Luggage handling
  • Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide's commentary

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Zagreb: Westin (DLX)
  • Sarajevo: Europe (F) / Holiday (F)
  • Dubrovnik: Lapad (F) / Lacroma (F)
  • Split: Atrium (F)
  • Plitvice: Jezero (F)
  • Bled: Park (F) / Golf (F)
  • Venice: Bauer "Palladio Hotel & Spa" (DLX)

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and escorted tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.

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  • Tour Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights
  • Destination: Croatia, Italy
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