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Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony

5
(4 Reviews)
From $3,740 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Mestre, Venice, Bled, Bohinj, Klagenfurt, Worth Lake, Postojna, Rovinj, livade, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes, Split

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

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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 Lakes.
  • 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

Upon arrival into Venice Marco Polo airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Mestre.

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 back to land and continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in Lake Bled area.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing tour of glacier Lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia for its picturesque settings. After Bled boat ride, time at leisure on the island. Afterwards, visit to 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 the Lake Bohinj, one of the best kept secrets in the area, which will give you abundance of photo opportunities, as will the entire day. Overnight in Lake Bled area.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Today we visit the neighbouring country of Austria, offering 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 20km long Lake Wörth. We continue to the charming Klagenfurt, a University town with the beautiful Lindworm Fountain dominating the old city square, the Altplatz. After the visit, and before returning to Lake Bled area, enjoy lunch in Klagenfurt area. Overnight in Lake Bled area.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

We continue our trip towards Croatia and stop at the Postojna Caves. One of the largest underground caves system in Europe hides wondrous geological creations and is home of the Olm salamander. The next destination, Renaissance Predjama Castle situated on a high cliff, tells the 700 year-old story of its predecessors and Postojna. Arrival to the enchanting coastal town of Rovinj in the late afternoon. Overnight in Rovinj.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Our day will start with sightseeing the most precious jewels of the Istrian Coast. A walk through labyrinths of cobbled streets will lead you through some of the most picturesque streets in Istria, revealing the rich history of this stunning peninsula. Departure towards Livade for a sample of one 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. Afterwards visit one of the best-preserved amphitheatres in the world, the jewel of Pula, a 3000-year-old city, the administrative centre of Istria. Overnight in Rovinj.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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, a once famous winter resort of the Austrian elite. Take a stroll through Lungomare Promenade, visit Angiolina park, or simply enjoy a coffee break at Wagner’s Terrace. After we pass the Gorski Kotar Region, we arrive to a picturesque little place Fuzine, to explore the Vrelo Cave. With everlasting impressions from the green lungs of Croatia, lunch awaits us at the heartwarming local restaurant “Bitoraj”, will be the blend of the traditional, homemade food of the region. Through the lush green scenery, the trip continues to the water empire of Plitvice Lakes. Overnight in the Plitvice area.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, let yourself be carried away by the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods and lakes of Plitvice, interconnected with stunning waterfalls. The UNESCO-protected site proudly carries the title of Croatia’s oldest & 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. On our walking tour we explore Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century and see the Grgur Ninski Statue, the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius. Farewell dinner in a typical Dalmatian restaurant – konoba. Overnight in Split.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to Split airport or port. End of services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

8 nights accommodation (4-star hotels, except in Plitvice area where only 3-star accommodation is available).

Licenced English-speaking guide

Tour Manager

Touring as per itinerary.

8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners.

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.

Transfer from Venice airport to hotel in Mestra.

Transfer from Split hotel to either Split port or Split airport.

Entrance fees.

Hotel taxes, service charges & porterage.

Local & tourist taxes.

Any drinks with meals.

Any items of personal nature.

Passport & Visa fees.

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Russott Hotel Venice
Via Orlanda, 4, 30173 Venezia VE, Italy
Tel: +39 041 531 0500
Rating
3
Russott Hotel Venice
Hotel Park Bled
Cesta svobode 15, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Tel: +386 4 579 18 00
Rating
4.5
Hotel Park Bled
Hotel Eden Rovinj
Ul. Luje Adamovića 33, 52210, Rovinj, Croatia
Tel: +385 52 800 250
Rating
4
Hotel Eden Rovinj
Hotel Palcich Plitvice
166, 47246, Čatrnja, Croatia
Tel: +385 47 642 422
Rating
5
Hotel Palcich Plitvice
Cornaro Hotel Split
Sinjska ul. 6, 21000, Split, Croatia
Tel: +385 21 644 200
Rating
4.5
Cornaro Hotel Split

Important things to note

Tours can be a combination of different regular tours therefore, coach change may be required.

The same people may not be travelling throughout your tour.

Combine this tour with a Croatian cruise (departing Split on Saturdays).

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Reviews for Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony

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Jodie Maker
Thank you Sun Island Tours

Review for: Venice To Split

Thank you Sun Island Tours Just last week we returned from our 3 week holiday to Venice, Ljubliana (Slovenia) & Croatia. My husband has never really had the desire to travel to Europe and when I asked him if he wanted to go, he responded ‘not really, but you just tell me when & I will have my bag packed’. I was really worried what his thoughts were. Not only could I see that he was having a good time, he told me that it was a great family holiday. Having a background in the building industry, he was amazed with the buildings, the feature, textures and the construction of them. Still being a bit budget conscious, you recommended Hotel Malibran in Venice that was European 3 star. I wasn’t sure what that meant, but it was clean & comfortable. The breakfast was included and was enough to give us a great start to the day. We stayed approx. a 10 min walk from San Marco and I think it was a better location. Loved exploring the back alleys. Although we took up your recommendation of Ljubliana in Slovenia, this was the place I was concerned about. After now ticking this off my list I can only describe Ljubliana as a scene out a romantic move, stunning! Side note – I might have to revisit as we had a half pouring raining afternoon and I didn’t go on the funicular to the Castle. The half day tours to Lake Bled, Postojna cave & Predjama castle were perfect and just the right amount of time. City Hotel was close to the old town, great stay & yummy breakfast. From here we took the train to Zargreb (another experience that I would 100% recommend). Short stop in Zargreb before we went to Split via Plitvice Lakes. Plitvice is worth the visit. We booked a 7 night small boat cruise from Split to Dubrovnik. I loved every single port. The crew were great and the Cruise Director was kind enough to recommend some family friendly restaurants. A travel tip for your clients – they will do your washing on board and it is only approx. $30. A highlight for my daughter was the island of Vis and visiting the locations of were they filmed Mamma Mia 2. At the end of our trip we stayed 2 nights in Dubrovnik. Thank you for booking us into Hotel More! Spectacular in every way. Whilst there we enjoyed an afternoon at the cave bar watching the sunset for my daughter’s birthday. Probably the best day of my holiday. We can’t thank you enough for the fabulous family holiday that we have just had. Your staff looked after every detail and I’m looking forward to booking my next holiday with you.
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Rebecca San Gil
I booked my last holiday

Review for: Wonders of Croatia & Slovenia

I booked my last holiday to Europe through Sun island tours and had them organise my itinerary in Slovenia and Croatia. We had excellent service in organising dates and quotes for flights and accommodation. We also had very clear and open lines of communication with Sun island tours throughout the trip. In Slovenia, we went on a day trip to Lake Bled and Postanja caves and had a fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide. A+++, would recommend, and I have already booked my next holiday with Sun Island tours.
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Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hey Rebecca, we're so glad Slovenia is getting the attention it deseves. For such a small country it packs a punch in terms of food, culture, and incredible sightseeing. It's so green too, with over 30% of the country being national park. We hope you enjoy the next trip as much as the last. Regards, The Sun Island Team
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Britt Berning
Fantastic, trustworthy company. I

Review for: Venice To Opatija

Fantastic, trustworthy company. I went to the UK for work in December and decided to visit Slovenia and Croatia afterwards. I had previously used Sun Island Tours to arrange my Malta, Greece and Cyprus holiday, and so happily used them again. They are lovely to deal with, generous with their time and reliable. Their destination knowledge is exceptional – they recommended lovely hotels in the perfect locations, and the best day tours. I also appreciated that they listened to my requests for mid-range accommodation and did not push expensive hotels on me. I had an amazing, tailor-made holiday visiting the Christmas markets and gorgeous villages and cities of Slovenia and Croatia. Thank you Sun Island Tours yet again for a wonderful holiday!
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Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Britt, Thank you for your kind review. We are working hard to establish some of the lesser known destinations that you’ve already visited (like Cyprus and Slovenia), and we particularly feel like Slovenia is totally underappreciated. For such a tiny country, it has so much to offer, including some of the nicest and most welcoming people in all of Europe. We look forward to helping create your 3rd trip with us in the future, and thank you again for your time. Kind regards, Sun Island Tours Management

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Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony

5
(4 Reviews)
From $3,740 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Mestre, Venice, Bled, Bohinj, Klagenfurt, Worth Lake, Postojna, Rovinj, livade, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes, Split

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

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Dannielle

Dannielle has travelled extensively throughout Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. Speak to her now.

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