Dubrovnik to Venice Highlights Croatia Slovenia Italy Escorted Vacation


This exciting program includes sightseeing in beautiful Dubrovnik, Split, Opatija, and delightful Ljubljana as well as in Trieste and romantic, unforgettable Venice. Stroll along the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro or through the little streets of laid-back Trogir, join a walking tour along a series of turquoise lakes and waterfalls in the Plitvice Lakes National Park and explore the mighty Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe.

ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour. Scheduled departures - 11-day/10-night tour visiting Dubrovnik, Montenegro, Split, Trogir, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Postojna, Bled, Ljubljana, Trieste & Venice. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast daily, 6 dinners, arrival & departure transfers, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Dubrovnik – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost. Night supplements will be charged for early morning/late evening transfers.) The rest of the day is at leisure until you meet your tour director and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day

2

Explore Dubrovnik

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik. Visit the Rector's Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day

3

Explore 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, stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit the city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B)

Day

4

Dubrovnik – Split

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

Day

5

Split – Trogir – Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast, head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, turn inland and travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. (B,D)

Day

6

Explore Plitvice National Park

Today, you will have a full day to enjoy spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, and delight in the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B,D)

Day

7

Plitvice – Opatija – Postojna – Bled

Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will show off the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Afterward, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B,D)

Day

8

Explore Bled & Ljubljana

An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. Since then, a small town of hotels, villas, and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all-seasons resort. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lake shore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Ljubljana.  See the most significant sights of the old city center on a walking tour. Highlights include the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba's Fountain. (B)

Day

9

Ljubljana – Trieste – Venice

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

Day

10

Explore Venice

This morning, a walking tour of Venice will show you the highlights of Venice: St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Bell Tower, and the Bridge of Sighs. Then visit a glassblowing factory and watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, browse through the shops, or take an optional gondola ride. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a popular restaurant. (B,D)

Day

11

Venice – Return

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Venice airport for your return flight home. (Your departure transfer is included only if you depart on the actual day the tour concludes. For customers departing later an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost. Night supplements will be charged for early morning/late evening transfers.) (B)