DUBROVNIK TO VENICE
12 days from Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, and Ljubljana to Venice with quaranteed departures!
Day 01, Monday: Depart U.S. for Dubrovnik
Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Day 02, Tuesday: arrive in Dubrovnik
You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure to begin exploring or perhaps stroll along the water’s edge. Later, gather for a welcome dinner.
Day 03, Wednesday: in Dubrovnik
A walking tour shows you the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. You’ll see the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is free to discover more of the city on your own, browse through the shops, or relax and enjoy your superbly scenic surroundings.
Day 04, Thursday: In Dubrovnik, excursion 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. Your evening is free to enjoy your way.
Day 05, Friday: Dubrovnik to Split
Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral.
Day 06, Saturday: Split to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes
After breakfast, head to Trogir, a center of artistic activities in Croatia. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Day 07, Sunday: in Plitvice Lakes
A full day to enjoy spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation.
Day 08, Monday: Plitvice Lake to Opatia, Postojna & Bled
Returning to the coast, stop at the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will show off the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Afterward, drive across the border into Slovenia and to Postojna Cave, one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps.
Day 09, Tuesday: in Bled
An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lake shore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Afternoon excursion to Ljubljana; the city tour takes in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. Return to Bled for an overnight.
Day 10, Wednesday: Bled, to Trieste to Venice
Drive south to Italy and Trieste for orientation tour including a visit to Miramare Castle and its lovely park. The castle, built by the Habsburg monarchy, sits on a cliff overlooking Adriatic Sea. After your visit, continue on to the romantic city of Venice.
Day 11, Thursday: in Venice
Today begins with a walking tour of Venice, featuring the major highlights: St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or take an optional gondola ride. Celebrate your wonderful vacation tonight with a Farewell Dinner at a favorite restaurant.
Day 12, Friday: depart Venice
After breakfast you will be transferred to Venice airport for your flight home. Ciao!
Rates & Hotels
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Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.
This tour does not include:
- Items not noted on itinerary
- Tips to driver/guide
Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.
Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.
Departures & Transfers
Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Europe one day later.
The following tour dates (arrival in Europe) will use the HOTEL BONVECCHIATI VENEZIA in Venice: MAY 09 – MAY 19, 2017, MAY 16 – MAY 26, 2017, MAY 23 – JUN 02, 2017, MAY 30 – JUN 09, 2017, SEP 19 – SEP 29, 2017, SEP 26 – OCT 06, 2017, OCT 03 – OCT 13, 2017.
Hotels featured on this tour
|Lapad Hotel ||Dubrovnik|
|The Hotel Lapad is built in traditional style and is known for its old world charm. An elegant Victorian-style facade forms the Piccola Venezia villa with the two accommodation wings behind linked by an ornate courtyard, swimming pool and gardens. [more]|
|Atrium Hotel ||Split|
|The Hotel Atrium is a unique addition to Split – a five-star hotel right in the centre of the city, that fuses the most modern design with the ancient Roman surroundings. A shimmering symphony of marble, steel and glass, this hotel has been built by the remains of the ancient aqueduct constructed by Roman Emperor Diocletian, whose palace still dominates this beautiful and fascinating city. [more]|
|Jezero Hotel ||Plitvice|
|Hotel Jezero provides 229 comfortably furnished guest rooms, 7 suites, 7 semi-suites and 5 handicapped equipped rooms. Hotel has two types of rooms; lake-side rooms and forest side rooms. Lake-side rooms are equipped with private bathroom with bath, hair dryer, heating, satellite TV, direct dial phone and mini-bar. The bathrooms in the forest-side rooms have a shower instead of bath. [more]|
|Park Hotel ||Bled|
|4-star hotel in Bled with indoor pool, restaurant. [more]|
|Bauer Palladio Hotel & SPA ||Venice|
|The Bauer Palladio Hotel & SPA Venice is a 5-star hotel. a jewel of rare beauty in Venice historical centre featuring 37 elegant rooms, 13 large suites and junior suite, private garden and breathtaking view on the lagoon. [more]|
|Hotel Bonvecchiati ||Venice|
|Refined elegance, comfort and exclusive services, a water landing for gondolas and motor boats and a romantic restaurant on the terrace: the Hotel Bonvecchiati, which has been welcoming guests to the heart of Venice since 1790, is just 3 minutes from Saint Mark's Square and 5 from the Rialto Bridge, for the most exclusive and unforgettable of visits. [more]|