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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Croatia , Italy , Slovenia

Cities Visited

Bled , Dubrovnik , Opatija , Split , Venice , Zadar

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Slovenia
Depart for Slovenia

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Ljubljana and Transfer to Opatija
Arrive in Ljubljana and transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Opatija. Shared transfers to Opatija will depart at approximately 9 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM and 4 PM*. The hotel is approximately a two hour drive from the Ljubljana airport. Opatija is 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 admire the beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner* Passengers should select flights that arrive no later than 3 PM in Ljubljana, in order to catch the last shared transfer to Opatija.
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Full Day in Opatija
Spend a full day at leisure in 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, Wednesday - Zadar 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. This city is a wonderful combination of beautiful Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance, and a picture-perfect seafront. Take an orientation tour of the city with free time to explore on your own, before driving to the UNESCO protected seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, in the early evening, take a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Explore Split, Travel to 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, dinner is at your hotel
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Dubrovnik City Tour
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 Tower, dedicated to the knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, and visit 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 or take a walk along the city walls. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Traditional Croatian Dinner
Optional: Traditional Croatian Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Full Day in Dubrovnik
Today is at leisure to explore Dubrovnik on your own. Perhaps head to Stradun the main shopping street, which was used as a filming location for The Last Jedi in the Star Wars series. Alternatively, join the optional Silk Wonder and Old Mills Tour. Travel to Gruda and visit the gallery of Antonia Ruskovic. Learn how silk is produced and browse the extensive selection of handmade products. Afterward, continue to Ðivanovic Mill, to watch a demonstration of flour production and wool processing. There are not many fulling mills left and this is the only operational one in Dalmatia. Learn about fabrics and the importance of it in the whole region. Later, return back to Dubrovnik
Optional: Silk Wonder and Old Mills
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Pakovo Selo, Krka National Park
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 Zadar, Vodice or Sibenik, a city on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Dinner tonight is at your hotel
Overnight: Zadar, Vodice or Sibenik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Travel to Zagreb, Arrive in Bled
Travel inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of Zagreb. Stroll through the parks of downtown promenade, next, head to the historic Upper Town. View busy Kaptol Square, and the monumental Zagreb Cathedral, with its soaring twin spires. Walk along Kravi Most, to St. Mark's Square, dominated by St. Mark's Church with its brightly colored roof and the Parliament building. Continue past the 17th century Jesuit Church of St. Catherine and conclude the tour at Ban Jelacic, the main square with free time to explore. In the afternoon, depart for the lovely city of Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps. Bled, with its rich natural beauty ranks among the world's most beautiful alpine resorts. Arrive and check into the hotel. Tonight, attend the optional dinner at a charming country inn in the medieval town of Radovljica, highlighted by a selection of traditional Slovenian dishes and wine
Optional: Tour of Radovljica with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Tuesday - 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. 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. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own. Perhaps join the optional tour to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. View the most significant sights of the old city center, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Stop at the picturesque open-air market, Three Bridges Square, the Town Hall, and Robba Fountain, one of the city's best known Baroque monuments. Tonight, dinner is at your hotel
Optional: Ljubljana City tour (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - 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. Treat yourself tonight at one of the city's fine restaurants, or sample cicchetti, the Venetian version of tapas with a lovely glass of Italian wine
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Thursday - Venice City Tour
The discovery of Venice begins on the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful glassware. While here, visit a local factory to witness the art of glassblowing. Afterward, continue to the main Venice Island and take a walking tour with your local guide through the maze of narrow alleyways and bridges before reaching St. Mark's Square. Upon reaching the square, stop to view its most prominent monuments, the pink marble Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, and golden Basilica of San Marco. The Doge's Palace was the official residence of the Venetian ruler. The Bridge of Sighs offers one of the most notable scenes of this Romantic city. Marvel at the golden Basilica of San Marco, that is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. It was built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. The rest of the day is free, or participate in the optional Gondola Ride, offering a different perspective of this unique city built on water
Optional: Gondola Ride
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

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

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Ljubljana, Venice-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • 11 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Opatija
  • 1 night Split
  • 3 nights Dubrovnik
  • 1 night Zadar, Vodice or Sibenik
  • 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†
  • 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 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

     

  • Explore seaside Opatija, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings
  • In Zadar, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic, view the 16th century Venetian defensive walls
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Split and marvel at the impressive Diocletian's Palace, a precious example of Roman architecture
  • Tour magnificent Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit Franciscan monastery with world's third oldest functioning pharmacy
  • Relax in the green oasis of Krka National Park, while admiring the travertine Karst waterfalls
  • View the Cathedral of Zagreb, with its soaring twin spires
  • Visit Bled Castle, a beautiful medieval fortress, perched atop a steep cliff above the picturesque lake
  • 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 in Ljubljana on day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3 PM.

    Shared transfers to Opatija will depart at approximately 9 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM and 4 PM. The hotel is approximately a two hour drive from the Ljubljana airport.

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    Accommodations

    Bristol Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of the city just steps away from the Adriatic.

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

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

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

    Valamar Tirena Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the beautiful Babin Kuk area, just a fifteen minute drive to Dubrovnik's historic Old Town.

    Hotel Olympia Sky
    This first class hotel is located on the beach in Vodice, overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

    Hotel Olympia Sky
    This first class hotel is located on the beach in Vodice, overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

    Hotel Olympia Sky
    This first class hotel is located on the beach in Vodice, overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

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

    Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera
    This deluxe hotel is located on the Croatian peninsula of Punta Skala, just a twenty minute drive from Zadar.

    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.

    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.

    Hyatt Centric Murano Venice
    This first class hotel is located on the island of Murano.

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