package

Dubrovnik to Venice

Location

Croatia, Italy

Duration

11 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
$ 2629.41
Brief

Come on this 11-day odyssey from Coatia to Italy! Your journey will begin in Dubvrovnik with its Gothic and Renaissance structures, and then you will continue on to Split with its Roman heritage, Plitvice with its beautiful bay, and the Apline countryside by Bled, until you end your journey at Venice, Italy's city of romance.

Day 1

Dubrovnik

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day will be spent at leisure; you can begin your exploration of the city or perhaps stroll along the water’s edge. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner.

Overnight in Dubrovnik (Dinner).

Day 2

Dubrovnik

A walking tour will show 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.

Overnight in Dubrovnik (Breakfast).
 

Day 3

Dubrovnik

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 your 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 how you wish.

Overnight in Dubrovnik (Breakfast).

Day 4

Dubrovnik - 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.

Overnight in Split (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 5

Split - Plitvice

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.

Overnight in Plitvice (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 6

Plitvice

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.

Overnight in Plitvice (Breakfast, Dinner).
 

Day 7

Plitvice - 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.

overnight in Bled (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8

Bled

An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19thC. A sightseeing tour will feature the charming town and the lakeshore, and you will be able to visit the 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.

Oovernight in Bled (Breakfast).
 

Day 9

Bled - 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.

Overnight in Venice (Breakfast).

Day 10

Venice

Today will begin with a walking tour of Venice, featuring the major highlights of the city: St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, and the Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. Your afternoon will be spent at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace; you can shop or take an optional gondola ride. Celebrate your wonderful vacation tonight with a Farewell Dinner at a favorite restaurant.

Overnight in Venice (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 11

Venice

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

(Breakfast).
 

package code: HR139535
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