Lakes and Mediterranean Harmony- Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia Tour - 9 Days

8 nights small group tour combining the best of Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria. 

Lakes and Mediterranean Harmony is a small group tour that combines the best of Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Croatia. 

Experience divine Alpine fresh air and visit mesmerizing lake Bled in Slovenia. Admire the scenic waters of Lake Wörth in Austria, and explore University town of Klagenfurt.

 Visit the sprawling Postojna Caves and 700 years old Predjama Castle in Slovenia. After that experience the exquisite taste of Istria truffles and unique gastronomical olive oil tasting in Istria.

You will also visit Plitvice Lakes and the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods and lakes interconnected with stunning waterfalls.

Guaranteed departures from Venice to Split with English speaking tour leader. Recommended for food and wine lovers!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Venice walking tour
  • Lake Bled and Postojna Caves
  • Renaissance Predjama Castle
  • Truffle tasting and olive oil tasting in Istria
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Rovinj and Pula

Natural sites: Lake Bled | Lake Bohinj | Lake Wörth| Postojna Caves | Plitvice Lakes

Cities: Venice |Bled | Klagenfurt |Rovinj| Opatija| Split|

This tour is ideally combined with our cruises from Split like our One-Way Wonders Luxury Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik

Overview

All cruises and tours are available on request.

All packages exclude flights.

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Availability shown is just a guideline.

Please fill in the Enquiry form below if you would like to book or check availability for a specific date or if you have any questions.

 

2021 Departures from Venice |RATES PER PERSON IN EURO

2021 DATES DBL room SGL room
Apr 23 – May 01; € 1870 € 2250
May 07 – 15; € 1950 € 2440
June 11 – 19; € 2210 € 2800
Sep 10 – 18; € 2125 € 2700
Sep 24 – Oct 02; € 1950 € 2370
Oct 01 – 09; € 1900 € 2380

Third-person in a double room on an extra bed has a 10% discount.

Please note Rand rates are subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations. Rand price will be confirmed at time of booking and when the full payment is due according to the exchange rates at the time of payment.

CANCELLATIONS:

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure – 10% of the tour rate
  • 29-9 days prior to departure      – 25% of the tour rate
  • 8 – 1 day prior to departure       – 50% of the tour rate
  • 0 and no-show                               – 100% of the tour rate

Itinerary

Day 1
MESTRE ITALY

Individual arrival to Hotel Russott in Mestre.

Day 2
MESTRE – VENICE – BLED

Meeting point with tour leader at the hotel reception at 10 AM. Departure towards Venice followed by sightseeing of this unique floating city. Enjoy a walking tour with an English speaking guide before returning back to land and continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in the Bled area.

Day 3
BLED – BOHINJ - BLED

Enjoy a relaxing tour of glacier Lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia for it’s picturesque setting. After Bled Castle boat ride time at leisure on the islands. The terrace of the castle affords wonderful views of the 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 abundance of photo ops, as will the entire day. Overnight on Lake Bled.

Day 4
BLED - KLAGENFURT – WÖRTH LAKE – BLED

Today we visit the neighbor 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 vacation spot,the 20 km long Lake Wörth. We continue to the charming Klagenfurt, University town with the beautiful Lindworm fountain dominating the old city square, the Altplatz. After the visit, and before returning to Bled, we drive to a lunch on the shore of Worth Lake. Overnight Bled.

Day 5
BLED – POSTOJNA & PREDJAMA CASTLE – ROVINJ

Today we continue our trip towards Croatia and stop at the Postojna Caves. One of the largest underground caves system 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 years old story of its predecessors and Postojna. Arrival to the enchanting coastal town of Rovinj in the late afternoon. Overnight in Rovinj.

Day 6
ROVINJ – ISTRIA TOUR

Our day will start with sightseeing one of the most romantic towns in Istria – Rovinj. A walk through labyrinths of cobbled streets will lead you through some of the most picturesque streets in Istria and numerous galleries of unique art pieces. At the hilltop, we will visit the dominating Basilica of St. Euphemia and enjoy the stunning panorama views. Departure towards Livade for a sample of one 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. Afterwards you visit one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world, the jewel of Pula, a 3000-year-old city, administrative center of Istria. Overnight in Rovinj.

Day 7
ROVINJ – OPATIJA – LAKE BAJER – PLITVICE LAKES

Travelling 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 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 Fuzine 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, home made food of the region. Through the lush green scenery the trip continues to water empire of Plitvice Lakes. Overnight in the Plitvice area.

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 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’s Palace, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century and see the Grgur Ninski Statue and will see the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius. Farewell dinner in a typical Dalmatian restaurant – konoba. Overnight in Split.

Day 9
SPLIT DEPARTURE

After the breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. Transfer to Split Airport or your Croatia cruise by Katarina Line.

Included

  • All transfers as per itinerary in modern motor-coach / van with AC
  • Tour manager
  • 6 x overnight with breakfast,
  • 2 x overnight with half board (breakfast and dinner) in 4* hotels except in Plitvice area 3* hotel
  • 2 x unique gastronomical experience including truffle tasting and olive oil tasting
  • Guided tours of Venice, Bled, Klagenfurt, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes and Split
  • Entrances: Venice Vaporetto, Bled boat ride, Bled Castle, Postojna Cave and Castle, Vrelo Cave, Plitvice Lakes National Park including a boat ride and Amphitheatre Pula
  • 2 x lunch in a restaurant (Woerther lake area, Bajer Lake area)
  • 1 x farewell dinner
  • Porterage
  • Example HOTELS:
  • Bled: Hotel Triglav or similar
  • Rovinj: Hotel Eden, Hotel Istra or similar
  • Plitvice area: Hotel Degenija or similar
  • Split: Hotel Cornaro, Hotel Radisson Blu or similar

Not Included

  • Venice Airport Transfer
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks not included in the itinerary,
  • Telephone charges and incidentals

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Lakes and Mediterranean Harmony- Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia Tour

Trip Facts

  • R 33 600 PP sharing in low season
  • R 39 780 PP sharing in high season
  • 4 Star Hotels mostly
  • As per itinerary
  • Included
  • April 2020