package

Zagreb to Venice

Duration

14 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.
$ 2992.50
Brief

Come on this 14-day odyssey from Coatia to Italy! Your journey will begin in historic Zagreb. From there you will visit  Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Afterwards, you will see 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

Zagreb

Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions.

Overnight in Zagreb (Dinner).

Day 2

Zagreb

On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure so that you could explore the winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. 

Overnight in Zagreb (Breakfast).
 

Day 3

Zagreb - Sarajevo

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

Overnight in Sarajevo (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 4

Sarajevo - 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,” Husrev Bey’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 you will be able to view the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16thC stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast.

Overnight in Dubrovnik (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 5

Dubrovnik

A walking tour will show you the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. See the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace. Then it's on to see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure so that you may explore the city on your own, shop, stroll along the water’s edge, or simply relax and delight in your superbly scenic surroundings..

Overnight in Dubrovnik (Breakfast).
 

Day 6

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 return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit the city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening will be free to enjoy your way.

Overnight in Dubrovnik (Breakfast).

Day 7

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 8

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 9

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 10

Plitvice - Bled

Returning to the coast, you will 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, which is beautifully set in the Julian Alps.

Overnight in Bled (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 11

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, where you will visit the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. You will then go on an 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.

Overnight in Bled (Breakfast).

Day 12

Bled - Venice

Leaving Bled, you will 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, you will continue towards the romantic city of Venice.

Overnight in Venice (Breakfast).

 

Day 13

Venice

Today will begin 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 will be 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.

Overnight in Venice (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 14

Venice

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

(Breakfast).

package code: HR139534
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