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

9 Days

  • R 37,400 pp sharing Low season
  • R 39,600 pp sharing High season
  • 4 Star Hotels mostly
  • As per itinerary
  • Included
  • From April 2023

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 the 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 the 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 an 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 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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Itinerary

Individual arrival at Mestre Hotel.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'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. Overnight in Split.

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

Included

  • All transfers as per itinerary (arrival transfer from the local airport to the hotel and departure transfer from the hotel to the local airport or harbour),
  • Tour manager,
  • 5 x overnight with breakfast, 3 x overnight with half board (breakfast and dinner) in 4* hotels,
  • 2 x unique gastronomical experiences at renowned manufacturers 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 island and church, Bled Castle, Postojna Cave and Castle, Plitvice Lakes National Park including boat ride and Amphitheatre Pula),
  • 2 x lunch in a restaurant (Klagenfurt area, Bajer Lake area,
  • Porterage & city taxes.
  • HOTELS:
  • Mestre: Hotel Antony Palace or similar
  • Bled: Hotel Park or similar
  • Rovinj: Hotel Eden or similar
  • Plitvice area: Hotel Palcich or similar
  • Split: Hotel Cornaro or similar

Not Included

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

2023 Departures from Venice |RATES PER PERSON IN EURO

Departures in DBL in SGL
21-Apr € 2 125 € 2 550
05-May € 2 125 € 2 550
09-Jun € 2 250 € 2 785
08-Sep € 2 250 € 2 785
22-Sep € 2 125 € 2 550
29-Sep € 2 125 € 2 550

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

Payment: A non-refundable deposit of EUR 200,00 per person to be paid immediately upon booking confirmation; the rest of the payment at the latest one month before arrival

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

Cancellation conditions:

  • From the day of confirmation up till 30 days before arrival – a non-refundable deposit is being kept (EUR 150,00 per person);
  • 29-22 days – 25% of the remaining balance is charged;
  • 21-15 days – 50% of the remaining balance is charged;
  • 14-0 days–100% cancellation fee is charged;

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