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Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony

4.5
(26 Reviews)
From $5,215 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Mestre, Venice, Bled, Bohinj, Klagenfurt, Wörthersee, Postojna, Rovinj, Pula, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes, Split

    Group Size:
    2 to 25
    Age Range:
    16 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Small Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Take a stunning journey from Venice to Croatia, through Slovenia & Austria on this unique, small group & limited departure tour

  • Visit some iconic sites of Slovenia including Postonja Caves & Lake Bled
  • Wander cobblestone streets of the bustling, harbouside town of Split
  • Explore the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia, a rustic treasure trove of food & culture
  • Discover the astounding natural beauty of world-famous Plitvice Lake
  • Enjoy unique gastronomical experience at renowned local manufacturers, including: truffle tasting & olive oil tasting
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

DAY 1:                   MESTRE

Upon arrival into Venice Marco Polo airport, you will be transferred to tour hotel in Mestre.

DAY 2:                   MESTRE – VENICE – BLED

Meet with tour leader at the hotel reception from 09.00 till 09.30 AM. Departure towards Venice followed by sightseeing of this unique floating city. Enjoy a walking tour with an English-speaking guide before returning to the mainland and continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in Bled area. (B, D)

DAY 3:                  BLED – BOHINJ – BLED

Enjoy a relaxing tour of glacier Lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia for its picturesque settings. After the boat ride, time at leisure on the island. Later, visit the Bled castle to admire the wonderful historic city, lake, and surrounding mountains – on a clear day you can see Slovenia’s highest mountain, Mount Triglav. Our final stop of the day will be to Lake Bohinj, one of the best kept secrets in the area, which will give you an abundance of photo ops, as will the entire day. Overnight in Bled area. (B)

DAY 4:                   BLED – KLAGENFURT – WÖRTH LAKE – BLED

Today, visit the neighbour country of Austria, and enjoy plenty of views of the Alps, impressive at any time of the year. In the historic county of Carinthia, enjoy a panoramic tour of popular vacation spot, the 20 km long Lake Wörth. We continue to the charming Klagenfurt, University town with the beautiful Lindworm fountain dominating the old city square, the Altplatz. After the visit, lunch in Klagenfurt area. Return to Bled area for overnight. (B, L)

DAY 5:                   BLED – POSTOJNA – ROVINJ

Today we continue our trip towards Croatia and stop at the Postojna Caves. One of the largest underground cave systems in Europe hides wondrous geological creations and is home of the olm. Next destination, Renaissance Predjama Castle situated high on a cliff, tells the 700 years old story of its predecessors and Postojna. Arrival to the enchanting coastal town of Rovinj in the late afternoon. Overnight in Rovinj. (B, D)

DAY 6:                  ROVINJ – PULA – ROVINJ

Our day will start with sightseeing of the most precious jewels of Istrian Coast. A walk-through labyrinth of cobbled streets will lead you through some of the most picturesque streets in Istria revealing the rich history of this stunning peninsula. Continue towards inner Istria for a sample of one of the Istrian tastiest treasures, the truffle. The rest of the day offers a unique sensory experience – olive oil tasting, rich in green scent and flavour of various sorts of extra virgin olive at one of the most renowned local producers. Afterward, visit one of the best-preserved amphitheatres in the world, the jewel of Pula, a 3000-year-old city, administrative centre of Istria. Overnight in Rovinj. (B)

DAY 7:                   ROVINJ – OPATIJA – LAKE BAJER – PLITVICE

Travelling from Croatia’s biggest peninsula, we drive through Opatija. You will have time at leisure to enjoy this wonderful little town full of magnificent villas and old hotels, once a famous winter resort of Austrian elites. Take a stroll through Lungomare promenade, visit Angiolina Park, or simply enjoy a coffee break at Wagner’s terrace. After, drive though Gorski Kotar Region, and arrive to a picturesque little place, Fuzine, to explore the Vrelo Cave. Enjoy a traditional, homemade lunch at the heart-warming restaurant Bitoraj before continuing to Plitvice Lakes. Overnight in the Plitvice area. (B, L, D)

DAY 8:                   PLITVICE – SPLIT

After breakfast, let yourself be carried away by the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods and lakes interconnected with stunning waterfalls. The UNESCO protected and oldest Croatian national park proudly carries the title of one of world’s most impressive national parks. Our journey continues towards Split for a short evening walk through the UNESCO World Heritage site, the largest city on the Adriatic coast. Explore the Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century and see the Grgur Ninski Statue and will see the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Dominus. Overnight in Split. (B)

DAY 9:                   SPLIT

After breakfast, transfer to Split airport or port. End of our services. (B)

Accommodation (TBA). This is just a guide:

Mestre: Hotel Antony Mestre or similar

Bled: Hotel Kompas or similar

Rovinj: Hotel Eden or similar

Plitvice Lakes area: Hotel Palcich or similar

Split: Hotel Cornaro Split or similar

Inclusions:

–        Arrival transfer from Venice airport to tour hotel in Mestre and the departure transfer from the tour hotel to Split airport or port

–        Tour manager

–        5 nights accommodation with breakfast & 3 nights accommodation with half board (breakfast and dinner) in 4* hotels

–        2 x unique gastronomical experience at renowned manufacturers including truffle tasting and olive oil tasting

–        Guided tours of Venice, Bled, Klagenfurt, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes and Split

–        Entrances (Venice Vaporetto, Bled boat ride + Bled island and church, Bled Castle, Postojna Cave and Castle, Plitvice Lakes National Park including boat ride and Amphitheatre in Pula)

–        2 x lunch in a restaurant (Klagenfurt area, Bajer Lake area)

–        Porterage & city taxes.

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. Tips for baggage handling are not 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.

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Reviews for Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony

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Michelle Choi
Great Croatia Cruise

Review for: Croatian Coast Dubrovnik - Split (One Way) Cruise

Marko, Filip, Dule, and Martin were the crew on our boat for a week in Croatia and can’t say enough how much we appreciated them. They were so patient and accommodating, the food was so great, and the itinerary was perfect.
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Tanya Markham
Fantastic week aboard The Aquamarin

Review for: Croatian Coast Split-Split Cruise (Saturday)

Fantastic week aboard The Aquamarin, beautiful ship, with quality finishes, great size cabin with 2 big portholes. The crew were very friendly and professional, the meals were absolutely superb, our itinerary was just perfect, we saw amazing sights and the beautiful scenery Croatia has to offer. We were lucky to have beautiful sunshine so enjoyed a swim in some beautiful places.
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Diane Wolff
Wonderful 8 day cruise

Review for: Breathtaking Croatia Cruise Opatija-Split

Wonderful 8 day cruise on the Olmissum from Opatja on September 10 2022. The captain and crew were very professional and helpful in every way! The rooms and facilities were very comfortable and the food was excellent. Our on board tour manager, Josefine, was so knowledgeable about European history that she explained it effortlessly and with a real passion. We will definitely sail with this company again. It’s a great way to discover Croatia!

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Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony

4.5
(26 Reviews)
From $5,215 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Mestre, Venice, Bled, Bohinj, Klagenfurt, Wörthersee, Postojna, Rovinj, Pula, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes, Split

    Group Size:
    2 to 25
    Age Range:
    16 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Small Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Olivia

Olivia has travelled throughout Croatia, both touring on a coach, as well as cruising throughout the Adriatic Islands.

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