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Zagreb to Venice Tour

14 days
13 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

per person:
$ 2,790.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,960.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 
May 06, 2017 - May 19, 2017 
May 13, 2017 - May 26, 2017 
May 20, 2017 - Jun 02, 2017 
May 27, 2017 - Jun 09, 2017 
Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017 
Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017 
Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 07, 2017 
Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 
Aug 05, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 
Aug 19, 2017 - Sep 01, 2017 
Aug 26, 2017 - Sep 08, 2017 
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017 
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 
Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017 
Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 06, 2017 
Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017 
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Hotels:

  • Zagreb - Westin
  • Sarajevo - Europe / Holiday
  • Dubrovnik - Lapad
  • Split - Atrium / Corner
  • Plitvice - Jezero
  • Bled - Park / Golf
  • Venice - Bonvecchiati / Bauer Paladio Hotel & Spa

Included:

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily and 8 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Itinerary:

Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Ljubljana to Venice

Day 1  : Saturday : arrive Zagreb

Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and 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.

Day 2  : Sunday : Zagreb

On a morning sightseeing tour, see 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 city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside.

Day 3  : Monday : Zagreb to Sarajevo

Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner.

Day 4  : Tuesday : Sarajevo to Dubrovnik

Sarajevo has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations during its long history. On your city tour visit the Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija,” Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, view the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th-century stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast.

Day 5  : Wednesday : Dubrovnik

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 its 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.

Day 6  : Thursday : 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 7  : 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 EmperorDiocletian’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 8  : 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 9  : Sunday : 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 10  : Monday : Plitvice to Opatija, Postojna & Ljubljana

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 vibrant and friendly Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and its largest city.

Day 11  : Tuesday : Ljubljana, Bled Excursion

A morning tour of Ljubljana takes in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. Then travel to the Alpine city of Bled, where sightseeing features the charming town, stunning lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Return to Ljubljana for a free evening.

Day 12  : Wednesday : Ljubljana to Trieste to Venice

Leaving Ljubljana, drive south to Trieste in Italy for orientation tour and visit to Miramare Castle and its lovely park. The castle was built by the Habsburg monarchy on a cliff overlooking Adriatic Sea. After your visit, continue on to the romantic city of Venice.

Day 13  : Thursday : 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 popular restaurant. 

Day 14  : Friday : depart Venice

After breakfast you will be transferred to Venice airport for your flight home.

Notes:

  • Departure May 06, May 13, May 20, May 27, Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30 accommodation in Venice at Hotel Bonvecchiati
  • Departure Sep 16 accommodation in Split at Hotel Corner
  • Departure Aug 19 accommodation in Sarajevo at Hotel Holiday

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