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Venice, Italy to Split, Croatia

from AU$2,623.00

Meeting point with our English speaking guide is at Piazzale Roma in Venice. At 09:00 hours you will board minivan or coach for the start of your exciting journey through Slovenia and Croatia. As you drive into neighbouring Slovenia with its breath-taking scenery, your first stop will be in Postojna Cave. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world's largest karst monuments. It is the only cave in the world operating a cave train, so visitors can admire the immensity and the powerful allure of the underground world, where the geological past is revealed to visitors in its own way while riding a train. We will have lunch and afternoon drive to magical Bled. With immense natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Glide across the blue-green surface of the lake, visit the lake island covered in lush greenery. We will take traditional Pletna boat to the small island situated in the middle of Lake Bled and visit its iconic 15th century Island Church of the Assumption. Overnight in Bled. (L)
Discover Slovenia’s enchanting mountain region as you travel to Bohinj Lake where we will see very attractive 700 years old Church of St. John the Baptist is surrounded by Bohinj Lake. This church is what every medieval church should be: small, on a reflecting body of water and full of exquisite frescoes. The nave is Romanesque, but the Gothic presbytery dates from about 1440. Many walls and ceilings are covered with 15th- and 16th-century frescoes. Bohinj Lake is completely different lake than Bled, you will see high forest around and feel peace in the air. We will take Cable car ride to the top of the Mount Vogel and admire a stunning view of the lake and Julian Alps mountain range, with the highest Slovene peak (Mt.Triglav) rising above it. This afternoon we will have traditional Slovenian lunch at the local restaurant before back to our hotel in Bled. Overnight in Bled. (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel we will meet our guide at lobby at 09:00am to drive to Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, for a guided walking tour of the Old Town. For the ones that are joining today meeting point with the guide is MesniTrg (Center of Ljubljana) at 10:30 hours. Ljubljana, which has preserved evidence of a five thousand year history including, among others, keep the remains of the Roman city of Emona and the old city center with its medieval castle, Baroque façades, decorative portals and uneven roofs. Other significant bits of the city mosaic are picturesque bridges across the Ljubljanica River and the vast Tivoli Park, which stretches into the very city center. Guide will walk us through Ljubljanica River, we will see three bridges square and Cathedral. After a relaxed time in Ljubljana we will have lunch at local restaurant in center of Ljubljana and afternoon depart to Zagreb where we expect to come in the evening hours. Overnight in Zagreb. (B,L)
After breakfast we will have Zagreb city tour. We will visit fortified Upper Town – the city’s historical center, St. Mark’s church with it multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and University. Zagreb has grown out of the two medieval settlements, Kaptol and Gradec, which for centuries developed on neighbouring hills. The 20th century brought the Secession style to its public buildings, parks and fountains emanating the lofty spirit of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It can offer to its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facilities, and abundant selection of crafts. Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks. Lunch in Zagreb where we will taste traditional Zagorje cuisine and relaxed afternoon on your own in Croatian Capital. Overnight in Zagreb. (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Plitvice National Park. For the ones that are joining today meeting point is at 08:00 hours at the Hotel (name of the hotel will be given on time). We shall be there around 10:30 and start our tour of Plitvice National Park. Plitvice Lakes are Croatia’s first contribution to the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage enlisted in 1979 and one of the Europe's most beautiful nature parks situated in the mountainous region of Lika. A total of 16 lakes lying at different altitudes are separated by travertine barriers and linked by foamy waterfalls and cascades. As the geological processes continue, the wonderfully blue lakes and waterfalls are continuously changing. After exploring Park we will have traditional Lika county lunch with local specialties and late afternoon drive to your hotel in Zadar. Overnight in Zadar. (B,L)
Breakfast followed by Zadar city tour, including Roman Forum from the 1st century, St. Donatus Church from the 9th century, magnificent monument of Romanesque architecture, trademark of the city, and Cathedral of St. Anastasia. Despite its turbulent past, Zadar succeeded to preserve its heritage, between the 11th and the 14th centuries, the golden age of art and culture that flourished behind the protective walls of the city. After some relaxed time and lunchenroute, we will proceed to National Park Krka, seventh National Park in Croatia. Upon arrival, head for the last set of falls before the river meets the sea, where the Skradinski Buk Falls form a spectacular multi-level cascade over travertine cliffs. The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state. A visit to the ethno village and old mills and enjoying the view of the foamy waterfall Skradinskibuk. Departure to Split where we expect to come by 18:00hours to board your cruise and meet our crew and your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board. (B,L)

Includes

- Minivan or coach at disposal as per itinerary with all costs included
- Professional English speaking tour director disposal with all costs included
- Accommodation in 4* hotels on half board basis
- Postojna Cave entrance fees, Bled lake boat ride, entrance to Island Church
- Bohinj lake excursion with visit of Church of St. John, Cable car to Mount Vogel.
- Ljubljana city tour with licensed guide
- Zagreb city tour with licensed guide
- Entrance fees to Plitvice National park
- Zadar city tour with licensed guide
- Entrance fees to Krka National park with ethno village
- Lunches and breakfastsas per itinerary
- Wireless headset system for city tours
- Porterage inn & out

Not included

- International flights
- Drinks with meals
- Passport or visa fees
- Any other items of personal nature

Accommodation

4* Hotels

Things to note

- Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.
- Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m. Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are included in the tour price.
- Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required.
- The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.
- The order of itinerary is subject to change without notice.
- Maximum number of passengers will not exceed 35 per coach.

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At a Glance

Cities Visited

Venice, Postojna, Bled, Bohinj Lake, Julian Alps, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Plitvice NP, Zadar, Krka NP, Split

Countries Visited

Italy, Slovenia, Croatia

Duration

6 Days

Start City

Venice

End City

Split

Type

Escorted Coach Tours

Languages

English

Departure Day

Monday

Departures

Apr 27, 2020
May 04, 11, 18, 25, 2020;
Jun 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, 2020;
Jul 06, 13, 20, 27, 2020;
Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020;
Sep 07, 14, 21, 28, 2020;

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