Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony
9 Days: Mestre – Venice – Bled – Bohinj – Klagenfurt – Wörth Lake – Postojna & Predjama Castle – Rovinj – Pula – Opatija – Lake Bajer – Plitvice Lakes – Split
Day 01: Mestre
Individual arrival to Mestre Hotel.
Day 02: Mestre – Venice – Bled (B,D)
Meeting point 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 land and continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in Bled Lake area.
Day 03: Bled – Bohinj – Bled (B)
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. Afterward, visit the Bled castle to admire 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 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 Lake area.
Day 04: Bled – Klagenfurt – Worth Lake – Bled (B,L)
Today we visit the neighbour country of Austria, which means this day will offer 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, a university town with the beautiful Lindworm fountain dominating the old city square, the Altplatz. After the visit, and before returning to Bled Lake area, lunch in Klagenfurt area. Overnight in Bled Lake area.
Day 05: Bled – Postojna & Predjama Castle – Rovinj (B,D)
Today we continue our trip toward Croatia and stop at the Postojna Caves. One of the largest underground cave systems in Europe hides wondrous geological creations and is home to the olm. Next destination, Renaissance Predjama Castle situated on a high cliff, tells the 700 years old story of its predecessors and Postojna. Arrive at the enchanting coastal town of Rovinj in the late afternoon. Overnight in Rovinj.
Day 06: Rovinj – Istriatour (B,T,T)
Our day will start with sightseeing the most precious jewels of 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 inner Istria for a sample 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.
Day 07: Rovinj – Opatija – Lake Bajer – Plitvice Lakes (B,L,D)
Traveling 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 elite. Take a stroll through Lungomare promenade, visit Angiolina Park, or simply enjoy a coffee break at Wagner’s terrace. After we pass Gorski Kotar Region, we arrive at a picturesque little place Fuzine to explore the Vrelo Cave. With everlasting impressions from the green lungs of Croatia, lunch that is awaiting us at the heart-warming restaurant Bitoraj will be a blend of the traditional, homemade food of the region. Through the lush green scenery, the trip continues to water empire of Plitvice Lakes. Overnight in the Plitvice area.
Day 08: Plitvice Lakes – Split (B)
After breakfast, let yourself be carried away by the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods and lakes interconnected with stunning waterfalls. The UNESCO protected oldest Croatian national park proudly carries the title of one of the 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 and will see the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius. Overnight in Split.
Day 09: Split (B)
After breakfast, the end of the roundtrip. Transfer to Split Airport or your Croatia cruise by Katarina Line.Send This Tour To A Friend
- All transfers as per itinerary (arrival transfer from the local airport to the hotel and departure transfer from the hotel to the local airport or harbour),tour manager.
- 5 x overnight with breakfast
- 3 x overnight 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 Pula)
- 2 x lunch in a restaurant (Klagenfurt area, Bajer Lake area, porterage & city taxes.
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