13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice - Thursday Departure

13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice - Thursday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Croatia , Italy , Slovenia

Cities Visited

Bled, Dubrovnik, Opatija, Split, Venice, Zadar, Zagreb

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Venice and Transfer to Opatija
Arrive in Venice and transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia's Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the "Lungo Mare" seafront and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Tonight, Welcome Drink and Dinner with your fellow travelers, followed by an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the journey that awaits you in Croatia and Slovenia
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Full Day in Opatija
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and gorgeous beaches, once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AM)
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Zadar City Tour en Route to Split
Depart today for a long drive along the dramatic Adriatic coast to Split. En route stop at the historic old town of Zadar; highlighted by ruins of a Roman forum, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and museums. This city is a wonderful combination of beautiful Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance, and a picture-perfect seafront. View the Cathedral and St. Donat Church before driving to the UNESCO protected seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, in the early evening, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Depart Split, Arrive in Dubrovnik
Walk along the cobbled streets of the Old Town featuring the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is the largest and best preserved Roman palace in the world, built for the Emperor Diocletian, representing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages, and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend time discovering the town independently before continuing along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik where you will have the opportunity to see the amazing views of this city known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Dubrovnik City Tour
Enjoy the many delights of Dubrovnik today. Start off the morning by browsing a leather and jewelry store before embarking on a city tour. The city's splendid medieval ramparts are considered to be one of the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe, and its magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik" highlights the city's treasures within the 800-year-old walls including the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and the monumental Sponza Palace, preserved with its original beauty. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square stands Orlando's Tower, dedicated to the knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and to the Franciscan Monastery with exhibits from the world's third oldest functioning pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours to wander the never-ending lanes of the Old Town
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Pakovo Selo, Krka National Park, Sibenik
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive north to the quaint Dalmatian village of Pakovo Selo. After a light lunch, continue towards the breathtaking Krka National Park. Admire the lake and waterways at one of Croatia's most famous sights, including Skradinski Buk Falls. Arrive this evening in Sibenik, a city on the Adriatic coast of Croatia known as a gateway to the Kornati Islands. Dinner tonight is at your hotel
Overnight: Sibenik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Zagreb & City Tour
Spend the morning traveling inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zagreb. View Ban Josip Jelacic square and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Continue to the medieval section of the Upper Town with its Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s church and the Pope's tower. The remainder of the day is yours to independently explore this lively city. Perhaps take a leisurely stroll along Ilica Street, packed with restaurants, trendy cafes and a vibrant shopping scene
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Tour Ljubljana, Arrive in Bled
This morning, cross into Slovenia and head to the flourishing capital, Ljubljana. A local expert will lead you on a sightseeing tour of the city and its monuments. There will be time for lunch on your own, to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this refreshing city. Afterward, view the open-air market, City Hall, Robba Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. The journey continues to the spectacular city of Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Tonight, perhaps join an optional dinner at a charming Country Inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica that includes choices of Slovenian favorites along with wine
Optional: Tour of Radovljica with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Saturday - Resort City of Bled
Surrounded by high peaks, Bled has enticed travelers since the mid-19th century for its pure air, magnificent scenery and healing thermal springs. Today, Bled is a sparkling all-seasons resort with delightful hotels, villas, and restaurants nestled on the lakefront. A tour through this charming town continues along the shores of the lake before ascending to imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff with soaring views. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring this stunning city on your own. In the afternoon, perhaps join the optional tour to Lake Bohinj*, with its dense woods and spectacular mountains. Admire the stunning Julian Alps from Mt. Vogel, and sample local Slovenian cheese at the Shephard’s Museum on the return to Bled. Tonight, enjoy a festive Farewell Reception at your hotel with your newfound friendsFor Oct 26-30 departures, the tour to Lake Bohinj will not be offered due to Mt. Vogel cable car maintenance
Optional: Lake Bohinj, the Alpine Beauty (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Bled, Arrive in Venice
Depart Bled this morning to magical Venice. There is time today to begin your exploration of this astonishing city on your own, with its gorgeous palaces, winding canals, fabulous museums and galleries. Walk the cobblestone streets and cross the endless Venetian bridges to discover this city's intimate elements. Pamper yourself tonight at one of the city's fine restaurants, or just sit at an outdoor café and sip a cappuccino or a lovely glass of Italian wine
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - Venice City Tour
A boat ride this morning takes you to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. Afterwards, on to St. Mark's Square where you begin the guided walking tour of this romantic city. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Then, continue to the pink marble Doge's Palace, official residence of the Venetian Doge; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently. This afternoon, don't miss the optional Gondola Ride, offering a different perspective of this unique city built on water
Optional: Gondola Ride
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Tuesday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport in Venice for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Venice, Venice-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Opatija
  • 1 night Split
  • 2 nights Dubrovnik
  • 1 night Sibenik
  • 1 night Zagreb
  • 2 nights Bled
  • 2 nights Venice
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager
  • Services of local guides in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Features

  • Visit seaside Opatija, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Split to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
  • Tour magnificent Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the Upper and Lower Towns in the two-tiered Croatian capital city of Zagreb
  • Travel to Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps, a beautiful alpine resort
  • Take a walking tour of St. Mark's Square in Venice, with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, nor are the transfers included if flight schedule does not meet the schedule below:

    Passengers arriving to Venice on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3:00 pm. We cannot confirm the exact departure time of your group transfer further in advance as this time is determined by the arrival times to Venice for the entire group. All passengers will be advised on timing of your group transfer to Opatija, Croatia approximately 1-2 weeks prior to departure. Opatija is approximately a 3.5 hour drive from the Venice airport. Please arrive to Venice Airport arrival hall 30 minutes prior to your determined transfer time to meet with local representative.

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    Accommodations

    Grand Hotel Adriatic
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Kvarner bay.

    Grand Hotel Adriatic
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Kvarner bay.

    Hotel Argosy
    This first class hotel is located on the picturesque Babin Kuk peninsula in Dubrovnik.

    Grand Hotel Adriatic
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Kvarner bay.

    Hotel Savica Garni
    This first class hotel is a five minute walk from Lake Bled.

    Hotel Paris
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Opatija.

    Hotel Atrium
    This deluxe hotel is situated nearby Split's central shopping district.

    Hotel Atrium
    This deluxe hotel is situated nearby Split's central shopping district.

    Briig Boutique Hotel
    This first class hotel is a two minute walk from Bacvice Beach.

    Lacroma Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the beach.

    Lacroma Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the beach.

    Lacroma Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the beach.

    Lacroma Hotel
    This first class hotel is located close to the beach.

    Hotel Lapad
    This first class hotel overlooks Gruz harbor.

    Hotel Lapad
    This first class hotel overlooks Gruz harbor.

    Hotel Lapad
    This first class hotel overlooks Gruz harbor.

    Amadria Park Hotel Jakov
    This first class hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea.

    Amadria Park Hotel Jakov
    This first class hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea.

    Amadria Park Hotel Ivan
    This first class hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea.

    Amadria Park Hotel Ivan
    This first class hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea.

    Amadria Park Hotel Ivan
    This first class hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea.

    Amadria Park Hotel Ivan
    This first class hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea.

    Amadria Park Hotel Ivan
    This first class hotel overlooks the Adriatic Sea.

    Hotel Bellevue
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Sibenik.

    Hotel Bellevue
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Sibenik.

    Sheraton Zagreb
    This deluxe hotel is a modern attractive building with a mix of glass, steel and concrete. The front of the hotel has a large glass facade that allows natural light to fill the reception area and offers an amazing view of the surrounding wonders of Zagreb.

    Sheraton Zagreb
    This deluxe hotel is a modern attractive building with a mix of glass, steel and concrete. The front of the hotel has a large glass facade that allows natural light to fill the reception area and offers an amazing view of the surrounding wonders of Zagreb.

    Sheraton Zagreb
    This deluxe hotel is a modern attractive building with a mix of glass, steel and concrete. The front of the hotel has a large glass facade that allows natural light to fill the reception area and offers an amazing view of the surrounding wonders of Zagreb.

    Hotel Westin
    This deluxe hotel is located in the center of Zagreb near to the Opera House.

    Hotel Westin
    This deluxe hotel is located in the center of Zagreb near to the Opera House.

    Rikli Balance Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

    Rikli Balance Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

    Rikli Balance Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

    Rikli Balance Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

    Rikli Balance Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

    Rikli Balance Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

    Rikli Balance Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

    Rikli Balance Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled with a beautiful view of Lake Bled, the island, the castle and the Julian Alps.

    Grand Hotel Toplice
    This deluxe hotel is located on the shores of Lake Bled.

    Grand Hotel Toplice
    This deluxe hotel is located on the shores of Lake Bled.

    Grand Hotel Toplice
    This deluxe hotel is located on the shores of Lake Bled.

    Kompas Hotel
    This first class hotel is located centrally in Bled with views of the lake and famous castle.

    Kompas Hotel
    This first class hotel is located centrally in Bled with views of the lake and famous castle.

    Park Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled, on the shore of Lake Bled, near the famous Bled promenade.

    Park Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled, on the shore of Lake Bled, near the famous Bled promenade.

    Hotel Abbazia
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the historical center of Venice.

    Hotel Abbazia
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the historical center of Venice.

    Bellini Hotel
    This first class hotel is located at the foot of the Scalzi Bridge directly on the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice.

    Grand Hotel Adriatic
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Kvarner bay.

    Hotel Savica Garni
    This first class hotel is a five minute walk from Lake Bled.

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