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Dalmatian Sunshine: Venice to Dubrovnik

Duration
12 Days
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US$ 3,490

FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED TOUR: Spend 12 days exploring the Dalmatian Coast visiting Italy, Slovenia and Croatia! Enjoy comfortable transportation, first-class hotels and excursions to iconic sites such as St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Postojna Caves and Lake Bled in Slovenia, Plitvice Lakes National Park and Diocletian's Palace in Croatia and more.


Follow the sparkling Dalmatian coast on this 12-day trip through Slovenia and Croatia, starting in always alluring Venice.

The floating city has captured the imaginations of travellers for hundreds of years, from its days as the centre of one of the world’s most powerful trading empires to today. Explore Piazza San Marco, with its magnificent basilica, and explore the many stories of the Doge’s Palace. Visit Moreno Island to learn about the craft behind Venice’s exquisite decorative glass. In your free time, you might take a gondola ride, explore the eye-opening Peggy Guggenheim art collection, or find a local square away from the crowds to relax with a spritz.

Leave Italy behind for stunning Slovenia. Visit the Postojna Caves on your way to Lake Bled, one of the most beautiful views in Southern Europe. With two nights here, you’ll have plenty of time to hike or bike around the lake, explore Bled Castle, and of course, take a pletna ride to the island in the middle of the lake to ring the church bell for luck. Then head to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s pretty capital for a walking tour before going onto Zagreb, the capital of neighbouring Croatia.

Often overshadowed by the coastal towns, Zagreb holds its own with top-notch museums and cultural attractions. A city tour puts things into context before you take the rest of the day to explore. One of the most popular, if unusual attractions is the moving and surprisingly tender Museum of Broken Relationships. Alternatively, explore some of the countryside before going on to the spectacular Plitvice Lakes to see inland Croatia at its most spectacular.

Ready to return to the coast? Visit artistic Trogir on your way to Split, home of Diocletian’s Palace. This is just the grandest and best known of many Roman remnants in Split. You’ll have a full day at leisure here for a deeper dive into its history and charm, or to take an optional day trip to Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands on the Dalmatian Coast.

End your Dalmatian travels in the shining jewel of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. This walled city has become almost too popular in recent years thanks to its starring turn in Game of Thrones. But there are still lots of ways to beat the crowds as you get lost in its streets, go beyond the old town, graze your way through Dubrovnik’s booming culinary scene, and of course, explore the famous walls. It’s a great spot for day trips as well, crossing into neighbouring Montenegro to visit the Bay of Kotor, or Bosnia & Herzegovina to visit Mostar and its famous bridge. You might even want to extend your stay a day or two to fit it all in.


 


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,490

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Day 1

Arrive Venice

Welcome to Venice! You will be met at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Then, the day is at leisure to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

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    Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal



    Near to the railway station of Santa Lucia, to the Cruise Terminal/Maritime Station and the parking areas at Piazzale Roma, the hotel is practical, convenient and easy to reach, in a privileged position to visit all the main tourist attractions. The pastel colours, Venetian plaster-work …

    Near to the railway station of Santa Lucia, to the Cruise Terminal/Maritime Station and the parking areas at Piazzale Roma, the hotel is practical, convenient and easy to reach, in a privileged position to visit all the main tourist attractions.

    The pastel colours, Venetian plaster-work and wall-lamps in Murano glass, the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal will enchant you with its refined elegance.

    Facilities

    • Conference Room
    • Reception
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Venice

We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square with a walking tour, which includes visits to the St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in the amazing views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. We also take a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsman. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own or join an optional Gondola serenade with Aperol spritz Venetian style drink.

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Day 3

Venice - Postojna Caves – Lake Bled

In the morning, drive across the border into Slovenia with stop in Postojna Cave, one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Hotel Park Bled

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    Hotel Park Bled



    The hotel is an excellent base for active adventures in Bled and to explore the surrounding area. Bled promenade is just a few steps away and offers plenty of opportunities for a leisurely walk. In line with its natural surroundings, Hotel Park offers several wellness …

    The hotel is an excellent base for active adventures in Bled and to explore the surrounding area. Bled promenade is just a few steps away and offers plenty of opportunities for a leisurely walk.

    In line with its natural surroundings, Hotel Park offers several wellness facilities and the signature thermal pool on the highest floor of the hotel provides magnificent views over the lake and the Julian Alps. Its rooms are large and comfortable, elegantly furnished and come with private balconies.

    Facilities

    • Car Rental Service
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry Service
    • Massage Services
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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Day 4

Bled

An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. Since then, a small town of hotels, villas, and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all-seasons resort. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore and visit to imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Continue to the small island in the middle of the lake Bled with Pletna boat. Afternoon free or join optional tour dinner at country inn and live music.

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Day 5

Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb

Leave the mountains and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. See the most significant sights of the old city center on a walking tour. Highlights include the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba’s Fountain. Then, continue to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city.

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Duration2 Nights
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Sheraton Zagreb

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    Sheraton Zagreb



    Located in the city centre, Sheraton Zagreb Hotel is just a stroll away from the main attractions where Zagreb’s history and tradition can be witnessed in museums and galleries, architecture, numerous theatres, lively cafés, and bars. Offering easy access to the city’s main points of …

    Located in the city centre, Sheraton Zagreb Hotel is just a stroll away from the main attractions where Zagreb’s history and tradition can be witnessed in museums and galleries, architecture, numerous theatres, lively cafés, and bars. Offering easy access to the city’s main points of interest and close to public transport, we are the hotel of choice for business and leisure travellers.

    Bright and spacious, our 306 guest rooms and suites feature a personal and inviting atmosphere and modern conveniences. Make time for yourself at our heated indoor pool, Wellness and Spa centre and fitness facility. Plan a successful business event in our halls and rooms. Our modern and multifunctional halls are ideal for your conferences, meetings or events.

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    • Banquet Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 6

Zagreb

This morning enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to see the countryside.

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Day 7

Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes

Travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore more on your own. Later, gather for a dinner served at our hotel and overnight.

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Duration1 Night
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Hotel Jezero Piitvice

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    Hotel Jezero Piitvice



    Hotel Jezero is situated in the central zone within Plitvice Lakes National Park, just 300 meters from Kozjak Lake. The hotel is a combination of excellent service and affordable cost, providing guests with a relaxing and comfortable vacation in a peaceful and friendly environment. The …

    Hotel Jezero is situated in the central zone within Plitvice Lakes National Park, just 300 meters from Kozjak Lake. The hotel is a combination of excellent service and affordable cost, providing guests with a relaxing and comfortable vacation in a peaceful and friendly environment.

    The pleasant ambiance of the a la carte restaurant, made complete with a rich culinary offer and selection of Croatian wines, is the ideal place to hold business receptions, weddings, family and evening gatherings.

    Hotel Jezero is one of the leading congress hotels in the Lika region. The hotel includes a polyvalent congress hall, with a capacity of 250 seats, two conference rooms (Flora, capacity 80 seats; Sedra, capacity 25 seats), and two smaller meeting rooms, each with a capacity of 15 seats.

    Facilities

    • ATM
    • Beauty Salon
    • Bowling Alleys
    • Currency Exchange
    • Free WiFi
    • Guest Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Room Service
    • Safes
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Tennis Courts
    • Whirlpool

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Day 8

Plitvice Lakes – Trogir - Split

After breakfast, head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Continue traveling along the spectacular Adriatic coast, passing by old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. A city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The reminder of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Briig Boutique Hotel

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    Briig Boutique Hotel



    The Briig Boutique Hotel is unique in every view, integrating Mediterranean living with contemporary architecture. This city hotel, situated on the only sandy beach in Split, perfectly intertwines the interior and exterior, surrounded by native Dalmatian greenery. The Briig interior celebrates the comfort of world …

    The Briig Boutique Hotel is unique in every view, integrating Mediterranean living with contemporary architecture. This city hotel, situated on the only sandy beach in Split, perfectly intertwines the interior and exterior, surrounded by native Dalmatian greenery. The Briig interior celebrates the comfort of world renowned product design. The iconic mid-century pieces made of natural materials, despite their strong artistic impression, are there to be used, not just admired. The masterpieces of the Scandinavian designers Fritz Hansen and Karl Hansen & Son, lights by Serge Muille, are just some of the names responsible for creating a timeless destination experience for globetrotters.The hotel has 62 spacious, contemporarily furnished rooms, 15 on each floor. In addition to the superior design and comfort, all rooms have a magnificent sea view to the south and a green park view to the north.
    Two luxurious apartments with jacuzzi and the deluxe rooms are situated on the top floor, each with its own green terrace and direct access to the fitness & spa zone and pool.
    Briig celebrates the local way of life and world design classics, a combination strongly reflected throughout. The restaurant "Median" will take you on a gastronomic journey around the globe from genuine Croatian cuisine through Japanese, mystical Indian, French, Italian and other tastes of the world. Perfectly paired with national or international wines, each bite is a delicious blend of the traditional, molecular and fusion cuisine, perfect in its composition, texture, colour and taste.
    The cosmopolitan energy of the Briig Hotel creates an invigorating venue for private and corporate events. All meeting rooms are equipped with modern technology.The green terrace and restaurant are a great choice, not just for a business occasion, but also for private parties, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other events, on occasions when you and your guests deserve to feel special.

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Day 9

Split

Day at leisure or you can join optional tour to Hvar Island: We board the ferry in Split and set sail for Hvar. The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A walking tour includes views of the 17th century theatre, the 13th century Arsenal, and the central town square with the Cathedral. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, famous for its collection of old art masters, including “Ingoli´s Last Supper˝. Afterward, we travel to Stari Grad for some wine tasting. A ferry returns us to Split.

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Day 10

Dubrovnik

Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast. A walking tour shows you the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. See the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace. Then it’s on to see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, shop, stroll along the water’s edge, or simply relax and delight in your superbly scenic surroundings.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
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Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel

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    Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel



    Relax in style in tastefully furnished rooms and luxurious suites. Spend magical moments in the VIP spa zone of the superb Ragusa spa centre or in the elegant sunbathing area next to the outdoor pool. Treat yourself to a wide-ranging buffet and romantic atmosphere on …

    Relax in style in tastefully furnished rooms and luxurious suites. Spend magical moments in the VIP spa zone of the superb Ragusa spa centre or in the elegant sunbathing area next to the outdoor pool. Treat yourself to a wide-ranging buffet and romantic atmosphere on the elegant hotel terraces with their views of the Elaphiti Islands. Enjoy first-class service and a relaxing holiday in the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel.

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Day 11

Dubrovnik at Leisure

At leisure or you can join optional tour to Montenegro Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 12

Depart Dubrovnik

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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DEPARTURES:

2022: May 10, 24; Jun 7, 21; Jul 5; Aug 2, 23; Sept 13, 27; Oct 1

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transportation by motor coach with English-speaking Tour director (max 25 guests)
  • 2 nights first class accommodations in Venice
  • 2 nights first class accommodations in Bled
  • 2 nights first class accommodations in Zagreb
  • 1 night first class accommodations in Plitvice
  • 2 nights first class accommodations in Split
  • 2 nights first class accommodations in Dubrovnik
  • Welcome dinner in Venice (glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
  • Guided tours in Venice, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik
  • Optional excursion to Hvar Island
  • Entrance fees to St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Glassblowing factory, Postojna Cave, Bled Castle, Zagreb Cathedral, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Diocletian’s Palace, Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy
  • Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1), 1 lunch, 5 dinners (including Welcome dinner)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if applicable

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Please note hotel accommodations are based on availability at time of request. If the listed hotels are unavailable, a similar, alternative hotel will be confirmed at time of booking.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

Reference: KHK102


11 Oct 2022
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