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Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony 2022

Mestre (Venice) - Venice - Bled - Bohinj - Bled - Klagenfurt - Lake Worthersee - Bled - Postojna Cave - Predjama - Rovinj - Livade - Pula - Rovinj - Opatija - Fužine - Lake Bajer - Plitvice Lakes NP - Split

Journey on this small group tour combining the best of Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Croatia. Experience Alpine fresh air and stunning nature, combined with Mediterranean towns and exquisite taste of unique gastronomical delights.

Code: K1

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from Venice Airport to Hotel Russott in Mestre. Day at leisure and overnight.

Day 2
Mestre - Venice - Bled

Meeting point with Tour Director at the hotel reception from 0900-0930HRS. Departure towards Venice followed by sightseeing of this unique floating city. Enjoy a walking tour with a local guide before returning back to land and continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in Bled area. (B, D)

Day 3
Bled - Bohinj - Bled

Enjoy a relaxing tour of glacier Lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia for its picturesque setting. After Pletna boat ride, time at leisure on the island. Afterwards visit the Bled Castle to admire wonderful historic town, lake and surrounding mountains, on a clear day you can see Slovenia’s highest mountain, Mount Triglav. Our final stop of the day will be the Lake Bohinj, one of the best kept secrets in the area, which will give you an abundance of photo ops, as will the entire day. Overnight in Bled area. (B)

Day 4
Bled - Klagenfurt - Lake Worthersee - Bled

Today we visit the neighbouring country of Austria, which means this day will offer plenty of views of the Alps, impressive at any time of the year. In the historic county of Carinthia, enjoy a panoramic tour of popular holiday spot, the 20km long Lake Worthersee. We continue to the charming Klagenfurt, university town with the beautiful Lindwurm Fountain dominating the old city square, the Alter Platz. After the visit, and before returning to Bled, lunch in Klagenfurt area. Overnight in Bled area. (B, L)

Day 5
Bled - Postojna - Predjama - Rovinj

Today we continue our trip towards Croatia and stop at the Postojna Caves. One of the largest underground cave systems in Europe hides wondrous geological creations and is home of the olm. Next destination, Renaissance Predjama Castle situated on a high cliff, tells the 700 year old story of its predecessors and Postojna. Arrival to the enchanting coastal town of Rovinj in the late afternoon. Overnight in Rovinj. (B)

Day 6
Rovinj - Livade - Pula - Rovinj

Our day will start with sightseeing the most precious jewels of Istrian Coast. A walk through labyrinths of cobbled streets will lead you through some of the most picturesque streets in Istria revealing the rich history of this stunning peninsula. Departure towards Livade for a sample of one of the Istrian tastiest treasures, the truffle. The rest of the day offers a unique sensory experience - olive oil tasting rich in green scent and flavour of various sorts of extra virgin olive oil at one of the most renowned local producers. Afterwards you visit one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world, the jewel of Pula, a 3,000-year-old city, administrative centre of Istria. Overnight in Rovinj. (B, T)

Day 7
Rovinj - Opatija - Fužine - Lake Bajer - Plitvice Lakes

Travelling from Croatia’s largest peninsula, we drive through Opatija. You will have time at leisure to enjoy this wonderful little town full of magnificent villas and old hotels, once famous winter resort of Austrian elite. Take a stroll through Lungomare promenade, visit Angiolina Park, or simply enjoy a coffee break at Wagner's Terrace. After we pass Gorski Kotar region, we arrive to a picturesque little place Fužine to explore the Vrelo Cave. With everlasting impressions from the green lungs of Croatia, lunch that is awaiting us at the heart-warming Restaurant Bitoraj, will be the blend of the traditional, homemade food of the region. Through the lush green scenery the trip continues to water empire of Plitvice Lakes. Overnight in the Plitvice area.
(B, L, D)

Day 8
Plitvice Lakes - Split

After breakfast, let yourself be carried away by the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen forest and lakes interconnected with stunning waterfalls. The UNESCO protected oldest Croatian National Park proudly carries the title of one of world’s most impressive National Parks. Our journey continues towards Split for a short evening walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest city on the Adriatic Coast. On our walking tour we explore Diocletian Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century and see the Grgur Ninski Statue, Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius. Farewell Dinner at a typical Dalmatian ‘konoba’ restaurant. Overnight in Split. (B, D)

Day 9

After breakfast, the end of the tour. Transfer to Split Airport or your Croatia cruise. (B)


  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 9
  • 8 Nights in mainly 4* hotels
  • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners (D)
  • 1 Restaurant Farewell Dinner (D)
  • 2 Restaurant Lunches (L)*
  • 2 Unique Gastronomical Experiences (T)*
  • A/C motor coach or minivan
  • Tour Director
  • Hotel taxes
  • Porterage

*Restaurant Lunches & Unique Gastronomical Experiences at Renowned Manufacturers

  • Restaurant Lunch in Klagenfurt Area
  • Restaurant Lunch in Lake Bajer Area
  • Truffle Tasting in Livade, Istria
  • Olive Oil Tasting in Istria


  • Venice
  • Bled
  • Klagenfurt
  • Opatija
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Split


  • Venice - Vaporetto Ride
  • Bled - Pletna Boat, Church, Castle
  • Postojna - Cave
  • Predjama - Castle
  • Fužine - Vrelo Cave
  • Plitvice Lakes - National Park, Boat Ride
  • Pula - Amphitheatre Arena

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Fri 09 Sep 22Sat 17 Sep 22
Fri 23 Sep 22Sat 01 Oct 22
Fri 30 Sep 22Sat 08 Oct 22
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Included Accommodation (or similar)

Mestre (Venice) - Russott Hotel

Bled - Hotel Park

Rovinj - Hotel Eden

Plitvice Lakes NP - Hotel Jezero

Split - Cornaro Hotel

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