Dalmatian Sunshine 2022

Venice - Postojna Cave - Bled - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes NP - Trogir - Split - Dubrovnik

Central Europe's best kept secret - Croatia's glorious Adriatic Coast drenched in historical heritage, and the rural charms of the largely unspoilt Slovenian interior. Captivating sights spread over lush and peaceful landscapes make this tour a must do.

Tour Highlights
▪ Venice, a fabled city with palazzos, bridges, masks, churches, canals and gondolas
▪ Bled Alpine pearl, striking lake with a castle
▪ Postojna Caves, part of Slovenia´s natural wonders
▪ Ljubljana, one of Europe´s greenest capitals, a prehistoric history, scenic bridges and a rich arts scene
▪ Zagreb, Croatia´s capital and cultural centre with rich history and 18th and 19th century Austro-Hungarian architecture
▪ Plitvice Lakes National Park
▪ Split, built around Diocletian’s Palace
▪ Dubrovnik, Croatia´s “Pearl of the Adriatic”

Code: K3

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Venice

Welcome to Venice. 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 travelling companions. (D)

Day 2
Venice

We begin our exploration of Venice at St Mark’s Square with a walking tour which includes visits to the St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in the amazing views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. We also take a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own or join an optional Gondola serenade with Aperol spritz Venetian style drink. (B)

Day 3
Venice - Postojna Cave - Bled

In the morning drive across the border into Slovenia with stop in Postojna Cave, one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D)

Day 4
Bled

An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travellers in the middle of the 19th century. Since then, a small town of hotels, villas, and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all-seasons resort. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore and visit to imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Continue to the small island in the middle of the Lake Bled with Pletna boat. Afternoon free or join an optional tour with dinner at country inn and live music. (B)

Day 5
Bled - Ljubljana - Zagreb

Leave the mountains and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. See the most significant sights of the old city centre on a walking tour. Highlights include the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba’s Fountain. Then, continue to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. (B, D)

Day 6
Zagreb

This morning enjoy a city tour featuring 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 streets of the Old Town or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

Day 7
Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes

Travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore more on your own. Later, gather for a dinner served at the hotel and overnight. (B, D)

Day 8
Plitvice Lakes - Trogir - Split

After breakfast, head to Trogir, the centre of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Continue travelling along the spectacular Adriatic Coast, passing by old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. A city tour featuring the historic Old Town, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Finally, see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The reminder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 9
Split

Day at leisure or you can join an optional tour to Hvar Island on which we board the ferry in Split and set sail for Hvar. The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A walking tour includes views of the 17th century theatre, the 13th century Arsenal, and the central town square with the Cathedral. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, famous for its collection of old art masters, including “Ingoli´s Last Supper˝. Afterward, we travel to Stari Grad for some wine tasting. A ferry returns us to Split. (B)

Day 10
Split - Dubrovnik

Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic Coast. A walking tour shows you the highlights of Old Town Dubrovnik. See the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace. Then it is 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. (B, L)

Day 11
Dubrovnik

Day at leisure or you can join an optional tour to Montenegro, and 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 town of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner. (B, D)

Day 12
Dubrovnik

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 12
  • 11 Nights in 3-5* hotels
  • Welcome Dinner with 1 Drink (D)
  • 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners with coffee/tea included (B, L, D)
  • Tour Director
  • A/C motor coach
  • Service charges & hotel taxes
  • Headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Venice
  • Postojna
  • Bled
  • Ljubljana
  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Split
  • Dubrovnik

Entrance

  • Venice - St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, Glassblowing Factory
  • Postojna - Cave
  • Bled - Castle, Pletna Boat
  • Zagreb - Cathedral
  • Plitvice Lakes - National Park
  • Split - Diocletian Palace
  • Dubrovnik - Rector's Palace, Franciscan Monastery & Pharmacy

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
TwinSingle
Tue 10 May 22Sat 21 May 22
$5,465$7,115
Tue 24 May 22Sat 04 Jun 22
$5,650$7,300
Tue 07 Jun 22Sat 18 Jun 22
$5,650$7,300
Tue 21 Jun 22Sat 02 Jul 22
$5,650$7,300
Tue 05 Jul 22Sat 16 Jul 22
$5,540$7,190
Tue 02 Aug 22Sat 13 Aug 22
$5,540$7,190
Tue 23 Aug 22Sat 03 Sep 22
$5,540$7,190
Tue 13 Sep 22Sat 24 Sep 22
$5,725$7,375
Tue 27 Sep 22Sat 08 Oct 22
$5,540$7,190
Tue 11 Oct 22Sat 22 Oct 22
$5,355$7,000
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Bled - Hotel Park

Plitvice Lakes NP - Hotel Jezero

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Important Notes

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