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Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony 2024

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 your hotel in Mestre. Day at leisure and overnight.

Day 2
Mestre - Venice - Bled

Meeting point with tour leader at the hotel reception from 0900-0930HRS. Departure towards Venice followed by sightseeing of this unique floating city. Enjoy a walking tour with a guide before returning to land and continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in Lake 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 Bled boat ride, time at leisure on Bled 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 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 Lake 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, a university town with the beautiful Lindwurm Fountain dominating the old city square, the Alter Platz. After the visit, and before returning to Lake Bled, lunch in Klagenfurt area. Overnight in Lake Bled area. (B, L)

Day 5
Bled - Postojna - Predjama - Rovinj

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

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 inner Istria 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 at one of the most renowned local producers. Afterward, visit one of the best-preserved amphitheatres in the world, the jewel of Pula, a 3000-year-old city and administrative centre of Istria. Overnight in Rovinj.
(B, T, T)

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

Traveling from Croatia’s biggest 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 a 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 at 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 a blend of the traditional, homemade food of the region. Through the lush green scenery, the trip continues to water empire of Plitvice Lakes. Dinner and overnight in the Plitvice Lakes area.
(B, L, D)

Day 8
Plitvice Lakes - Split

After breakfast, let yourself be carried away by the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods and lakes interconnected with stunning waterfalls. The UNESCO protected; oldest Croatian National Park proudly carries the title of one of the 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, we will also see the Grgur Ninski Statue, the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius. Overnight in Split. (B)

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 (B)
  • 3 Hotel Dinners (D)
  • 2 Restaurant Lunches (L)*
  • 2 Unique Gastronomical Experiences (T)*
  • Tour Director
  • A/C motor coach or minivan
  • Hotel taxes
  • Porterage

*Restaurant Lunches (L)

  • Klagenfurt Area
  • Lake Bajer Area

*Unique Gastronomical Experiences at Renowned Manufacturers (T)

  • Truffle Tasting in Livade, Istria
  • Olive Oil Tasting in Istria


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


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

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Fri 07 Jun 24Sat 15 Jun 24
Fri 06 Sep 24Sat 14 Sep 24
Fri 20 Sep 24Sat 28 Sep 24
Fri 27 Sep 24Sat 05 Oct 24
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Included Accommodation (or similar)

Mestre (Venice) - Antony Hotel

Bled - Hotel Kompas

Rovinj - Hotel Eden

Plitvice Lakes NP - Hotel Palcich

Split - Cornaro Hotel

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Mestre (Venice) - Antony Hotel

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