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Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony

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

    Mestre, Venice, Bled, Bohinj, Klagenfurt, Wörthersee, Postojna, Rovinj, , 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

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?

Accommodation in 4* hotels (except in Plitvice area where only 3-star accommodation is available)

Touring with English speaking guide

Tours as per itinerary

8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Hotel taxes, service charges & porterage

Truffle and olive oil tasting

Entrance fees to:

  • Venice Vaporetto
  • Bled boat ride
  • Bled Island and church
  • Bled Castle
  • Postojna Cave and Castle
  • Vrelo Cave
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park including boat ride
  • Amphitheatre Pula

Tips and gratuities to tour directors, drivers and local guides

Passport or visa fees

Any beverages or food not listed in itinerary

Entrance fees not mentioned above

Baggage and personal insurance of any kind

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

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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

Accommodation is subject to change without notice.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

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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April
Had a fantastic trip

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

Had a fantastic trip, Would highly recommend!
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Louise
MV Rhapsody

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

We have just returned from the most amazing week aboard the MV Rhapsody. Admittedly a brand new boat, but immaculately presented throughout. Captain Frane and his crew were great hosts, nothing was too much trouble. The high-spec cabins were spacious and were cleaned/beds made daily, bedding and towels changed during the week. The food was very good and always beautifully presented- buffet breakfast with eggs/bacon/sausages freshly cooked on request, 3 course lunches with wine (which could really have been a lighter meal) and some evening meals. The Captains dinner was great fun with live music and 4 courses. We enjoyed frequent swim stops and inclusive and optional daily activities. We had a good mix of free time and organised events. Mariana our Cruise Manager did an excellent organisational job all week, even sorting out appropriate covid tests. Everything was well-explained and she was very helpful (fluent in several languages) Nothing was too much trouble and she listened to personal requests! This was our first experience of a mini-cruise and we can’t wait to rebook next year. Fab memories from an amazing holiday. A cruise on MV Rhapsody is a truly incredible experience.
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William
DO NOT BOOK!!!

Review for: Split - Dubrovnik - Split Cruise (KL2)

DO NOT book a cruise with this group. We booked a week long cruise, everything from the levels and types of boats are mis-leading. We had a cruise to and from Split stopping into some islands and as a maritime professional I was flabbergasted. The crew drank all day everyday including the captain and including when underway. There were literally guests sitting with empty glasses at lunch and in the evening and the waitress was running glass full of rum, vodka, gin forward to the bridge and galley. We did not receive what was advertised daily and there was no Covid related cleaning, in fact there was no cleaning at all just making the beds. Then at the end they try to inflate your bill and lie about the drink pricing and THEN they ask for a tip for the crew. It could be a comedy sketch if it weren't for the fact that passengers were no doubt in danger if something had happened like an engine fire. NEVER NEVER will I book a Croatia Cruise through this company and if I were to book a future cruise it would be with a proper company on a small Catamaran or something similar where they have offices and boats outside Croatia.

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Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony

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

    Mestre, Venice, Bled, Bohinj, Klagenfurt, Wörthersee, Postojna, Rovinj, , 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 - Dannielle

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

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