Romantic Venice with a tour through Slovenia & Croatia invites you to experience the best attrations between Adriatic sea and Julian Alps.
HIGHLIGHTS ON VENICE WITH SLOVENIA AND CROATIA PRIVATE TOUR
Arrival at the Venice airport. Meet and greet with your private guide/driver. Check-in to the hotel and free day at leisure. Overnight in Venice.
Full day to explore the canals of Venice and its main attractions like Rialto, st. Mark´s square, Canal grande, Doge’s Palace etc. Also possible visit of nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Overnight in Venice.
After breakfast drive from Venice to Croatia and before that stop in Trieste, northern Italian port that used to be the most important port of Habsburg empire. Walk through the old streets and visit the famous Piazza Unita Italia square. Nearby we will also visit the picturesque Castle Miramare, built by archduke Maximilian of Habsburg in 1860 as his residence. Next we drive towards Slovenia and its the beautiful coastal town of Piran, set on a peninsula and overlooked by grand church of St. George. Walk over the Tartini square and admire the old Town hall, Courthouse and other colourful Venetian houses surrounding the old square. Overnight in Piran.
In the morning we leave Slovenia and head towards the extremely picturesque Istrian town, Motovun, set on top of the hill above valley of river Mirna, famous for truffles. Afterwards we continue to Plitvice where you will visit the famous UNESCO protected lakes. Overnight in Plitvice.
We continue Venice with Slovenia and Croatia tour with drive towards Southern Dalmatia to visit the Pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik. On our way we will stop at Mali Ston to taste famous oysters and in the afternoon we arrive to Dubrovnik for the sightseeing tour of old town and possible late walk on the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Full day to relax and explore Dubrovnik on a walking tour. Among others you will be able to see the background for the Game of Thrones series where Dubrovnik served as scenery to King`s landing. Possible visit of Lokrum island to visit the ruins of the old monastery and relax between the greenery. In the evening you can watch the sunset from the Imperial fortress above the town. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast we continue towards Split to visit the spectacular old city centre and Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Walk through the narrow streets to see Peristyle, the cathedral, Golden Gates, substructures of palace (another Game of Thrones setting), etc. Overnight in Split.
This morning we head towards the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, for a walk tour through the old town with the spectacular cathedral, Dolac farmers market and many charming squares (Ban Jelacic, St. Marks etc.) and streets full of joyous people. Overnight in Zagreb.
Morning drive via the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, towards Postojna Cave to visit the 21 km long cave with a underground train ride. Postojna Cave is number one attraction in Slovenia. In the afternoon arrival to Ljubljana and walk along Ljubljanica river to explore the vibrant farmers market and other interesting sites in this tiny European capital. Overnight in Ljubljana.
In the morning we will head to the Lake Bohinj, surrounded by Julian Alps and take a lift to the Mount Vogel 1535 meters high for a beautiful panoramic view. In the afternoon we will head to a true paradise, Lake Bled, to visit the island with a church and a mighty castle, 130 meters above the lake. Overnight in Bled.
We start the day heading to the heart of Julian Alps and ascending to the top of the Vršič mountainpass, 1611 meters high. On the other side we enter into the Soča valley and drive along the gorgeous emerald river that used to be frontline between WWI. In the afternoon stop among the vineyards of Goriska Brda for some wine and lunch and finish the tour with arrival to Venice in the late evening.
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• Accommodation in double room with breakfast in selected hotels
• Service of private guide/driver
• Rent of a private car/van for the time of the tour with all expenses
• Local guides for the city tours in Venice, Motovun, Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb
• Entrance fees (Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Bled Castle, boat (pletna) to Bled island, Plitvice Lakes, City walls Dubrovnik,
Palace cellar in Split, Cathedral of Saint Domnius, WWI museum in Kobarid, etc.)
• Dinner in Goriška Brda
• Private water taxi transfer in Venice (Parking-Hotel-Parking)
• Organisation of the programme
Explore one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice, with its main attractions such as Rialto bridge, Grand Canal, st. Marks square, Doge`s palace,Bridge of sighs, etc. and get lost in the narrow streets of the city.
Trieste, most northern Italian port that used to be under Austrian rule for centuries and therefore developed multicultural atmosphere where many nationalities lived one next to another.Trieste was the most important port of Habsburg empire and traces from Habsburg rule can be seen on every step.
One of the most beautiful coastal towns along Adriatic – Piran.Town is built on a peninsula and overlooked by grand church of St. George and city walls from where you have the best view of the old town.
16 lakes and 92 waterfalls form one of the most beautiful wonders of nature in all Europe. One of highlights on any itinearary in this part of Europe. Walk along lakes and waterfalls for great “nature experience”
Pearl of Adriatic as it is called today. Proud small city that maintained independence in very turbulent history surrounded by much stronger Otoman empire and Venetian republic. Smart diplomacy, great trading fleet and massive defensive walls protected the city until arrival of Napoleon.
Split is second largest Croatian town and home to the best preserved Roman palace in Europe. Old town was through centuries built inside Emperor Diocletian palace. Walk on the streets made by Romans and visit one of oldest cathedrals in the world (ex tomb of Diocletian).
One of the largest caves in Europe with its 21 kilometers, Postojna cave. It is known as number 1 attraction in Slovenia so make sure not to miss it.
Gorgeous Soča valley along the emerald colour river which used to be frontline between Austro-Hungarian and Italian army during WWII. Nowadays, the valley offers many sport activities and beautiful walks in its scenery.