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Adventures of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik, Kotor, Hvar Island, Split, Plitvice, Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Venice
Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Slovenia
11 Days
  • Our in country expert says


    This vacation will take you on a journey to discover the highlights of Croatia and its neighboring countries. You will experience the unique sights and culture of this part of the world - where the Mediterranean meets the Balkans.


     

    Itinerary at a Glance
    Day
    1
    Dubrovnik

    Arrival in Dubrovnik. Your private driver will take you to your luxury hotel with a wonderful view over the Adriatic. Rest of the day at leisure.



    Day
    2
    Dubrovnik

    Your guide will meet for a walking tour of the historic center of Dubrovnik. You will visit the Church of St. Blaise with its distinctive baroque facade and the Rector's Palace, the ancient town hall which today houses the National Theater of Dubrovnik. Continue with a cable-car ride up Mount Srđ for an incredible view of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic. In the evening enjoy the Croatian countryside and a tasting experience of locally produced wine.




    Day
    3
    Kotor Bay

    Your driver will meet you for a full day tour of Kotor Bay. First stop is Perast, where you can experience the city at your own pace. Enjoy a ferry ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, a small islet found in Kotor Bay and discover its interesting story.

    Continue your journey to the town of Kotor. Take time to revel in the history of this old Mediterranean city-port by enjoying a walking tour around the city-center. Then return to Dubrovnik, for an afternoon at leisure.




    Day
    4
    Hvar Island

    Your private driver will take you to Hvar. On your way you will stop in Ston, for a private boat tour followed by oyster tasting. Once in Hvar, settle in at your luxurious hotel and prepare for a private sightseeing tour of the island. Through the course of history, Hvar has been a melting pot of cultures and influences and is still bursting with history, art and culture. Your guide will explain the major sights, including the Old Town, the harbor, the Renaissance Cathedral and the Benedictine Convent.




    Day
    5
    Split

    Today you will be driven to Split, the second largest city in Croatia. This busy maritime and shipbuilding center is the home of the Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive Roman monuments. Your guide will show you the Old City Hall, the Sea Gate and the nearby old fish market.





    Day
    6
    Plitvice

    Today will be about discovering the outstanding beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Enjoy the train ride and pleasant boat cruise across the lakes with breathtaking views. Enjoy the beauty of the par, its sixteen superb lakes and numerous waterfalls. At the end of the day continue your journey to Zagreb, Croatia's capital, where you will stay the night.




    Day
    7
    Zagreb

    Walking is the best way to explore what Zagreb has to offer. Your guide will show you the city's picturesque historical sights, hidden alleys, the historic main square and St Mark's Church.




    Day
    8
    Ljubljana

    Today you will be driven to the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. Check in at your hotel, then join your private guide on a walking tour of Ljubljana. Explore the city's major tourist attractions, such as Ljubljana Castle. In the afternoon take a short trip to Lake Bled. This picture perfect place, with emerald-green waters, a tall impressive church on an islet and the medieval castle clinging to a cliff will leave you speechless.




    Day
    9
    Venice

    Meet your driver at the hotel and leave Slovenia to finally reach Venice, Italy. On your way you will stop at Postojna Cave, one of the most famous attractions in Slovenia, and without a doubt one of the most diverse cave systems in the world. Spend your morning experiencing a tour of the underground world and looking at marvelous shiny white limestone formations. Once in Venice, enjoy an afternoon and leisure in the floating city.




    Day
    10
    Venice

    After breakfast, your guide will take you on a walking tour of Saint Mark's Square. Explore one of the most famous Italian squares, reflecting the Venetian architecture of the glorious Doge's time. In the afternoon you will be able to join a mask decoration lesson. After all, mask making has seen a long and proud history in Venice, showcasing the city's culture.




    Day
    11
    Departure

    Private transfer to Venice Airport and flight back home.



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    01 Jan 17 - 01 Jan 19
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