Guaranteed Departures from Mestre, Venice in 2017 from April to October
Divine Alpine fresh air, world famous Plitvice lakes and 4 more mezmerizing lake sights, Mediterranean historical towns, wrapped in exquisite taste of unique gastronomical experiences.
Day 1 Venice – Bled
Meeting point in Venice (at the reception in quoted pre-stay hotel at 11 AM or Venice St. Mark’s Square at 1 PM) followed by sightseeing of the unique floating city of Venice. Enjoy a walking tour with an English speaking guide before returning back to land and continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in the Bled area.
Day 2 Bled – Bohinj – Bled
Enjoy a relaxing tour of glacier Lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia for its picturesque setting. A boat ride to the island and a visit to 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. Our final stop of the day will be Lake Bohinj, one of the best-kept secrets in the area, which will give you an abundance of photo ops, as will the entire day. Overnight on Lake Bled.
Day 3 Bled – Klagenfurt – Wörth Lake – Bled
Today we visit the neighbor country of Austria, which means this day will offer plenty of views of the Alps, impressive at any time of the year. In the historic county of Carinthia, enjoy a panoramic tour of a popular vacation spot, the 20 km long Lake Wörth. We continue to the charming Klagenfurt, a university town with the beautiful Lindworm fountain dominating the old city square, the Altplatz. After the visit, and before returning to Bled, we drive to lunch on the shore of Worth Lake. Overnight Bled.
Day 4 Bled – Postojna & Predjama Castle – Rovinj
Today we continue our trip towards Croatia and stop at the Postojna Caves. One of the largest underground caves system in Europe hides wondrous geological creations and is home to the olm. Next destination, the Renaissance era Predjama Castle situated on a high cliff, tells the 700 years old story of its predecessors and Postojna. After we arrive in Croatia, a visit to a family-run brewery will open all your senses and the Croatian fairytale can begin – try out the local delicacies and taste the beer made of fresh spring water, the best barley malt and hops. Arrival in Rovinj in the late afternoon. Overnight in Rovinj.
Day 5 Rovinj – Istriatour
Our day will start with sightseeing one of the most romantic towns in Istria – Rovinj. A walk through labyrinths of cobbled streets of “Venice in a small”, will lead you through some of the most picturesque streets in Istria and numerous galleries of unique art pieces. At the hilltop, we will visit the dominating Church of St. Euphemia and enjoy the stunning panorama views. The rest of the day offers a unique sensory experience – olive oil tasting. Savor the rich scents and flavors of various sorts of extra virgin olive at one of the most renowned local producers. Afterward, visit one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world, the jewel of Pula, a 3000-year-old city, the administrative center of Istria. Overnight in Rovinj.
Day 6 Rovinj – Opatija – Lake Bajer – Plitvice Lakes National Park
Travelling from Croatia’s biggest peninsula, we drive through Opatija. You will have time at leisure to enjoy this wonderful little town full of magnificent villas and old hotels, once a famous winter resort for the Austrian elite. Take a stroll through Lungomare promenade, visit Angiolina park, or simply enjoy a coffee break at Wagner’s terrace. After we pass Gorski Kotar Region we arrive in picturesque Fuzine to enjoy the boat ride on Lake Bajer. Lunch will be awaiting us at the heartwarming restaurant, Bitoraj. Here you will taste a blend of the traditional and homemade foods of the region: smoked deer ham, wild boar salami, spiced cheese, breaded frog legs, mushrooms, and homemade bread. Through the lush green scenery, the trip continues to the water empire of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Overnight in the Plitvice area.
Day 7 Plitvice Lakes National Park – Split
After breakfast, let yourself be carried away by the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods and lakes interconnected with stunning waterfalls. The oldest Croatian national park proudly carries the title of one of the world’s most impressive national parks. Our journey continues towards Split for a short evening walk through this UNESCO World Heritage site, the largest city on the Adriatic coast. On our walking tour, we explore Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, built at the turn of the 4th century, see the Grgur Ninski Statue and the cathedral and bell tower of St. Domnius. Farewell dinner in a typical Dalmatian restaurant – konoba. Overnight in Split.
Day 8 Split – Departure day!
Private transfer from your hotel to the airport.
Package price per person in EUR:
28 Apr -
12 - 20 May
16 - 24 Jun
15 - 23 Sep
06 - 14 Oct
|In DBL room||1850 Eur||1920 Eur||1920 Eur||1850 Eur||1800 Eur|
|In SGL room||2150 Eur||2220 Eur||2220 Eur||2150 Eur||2100 Eur|
This package includes:
- All transfers as per itinerary in modern motor coach / van with A/C
- Professional tour manager during the entire trip
- 5 x overnight with breakfast, 2 x overnight with half board (breakfast and dinner) in 4* Hotels, except 3* in Plitvice lakes area
- 2 x unique gastronomical experience at renowned manufacturers including olive oil tasting and beer tasting
- Local guides in Venice, Bled, Klagenfurt, Split
- Entrances: Bled boat ride, Bled city, Postojna Cave and Castle, Bajer Lake boat ride, Plitvice Lakes National Park including boat ride, Amphitheatre Pula
- 2 x lunch in a restaurant (Wörth Lake area, Fuzine-Bajer Lake area)
- 1 x farewell dinner in a brewery
Package does not include:
- Meals and drinks not mentioned above
- Airfare, Travel Insurance
- Gratuities, Personal expenses
- Additional excursions and / or services not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses (internet, telephone, mini bar etc.)
- Tips and porterage services