Venice – Dubrovnik
Venice – Ljubljana – Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Split – Krka – Split – Ston – Dubrovnik
Total distance: 1.500km / 800 miles
Venice – one night
Ljubljana – two nights
Plitvice Lakes – one night
Split – three nights
Dubrovnik – two nights
Total: 10 days / 9 nights
Kayaking in Dubrovnik, Wine tasting from Dubrovnik to Hvar (Peljesac penninsula), Oyster tasting from Dubrovnik to Hvar (Ston), Wine tasting near Split, Horse riding at Plitvice Lakes, Olive oil tasting and wine tasting in Rovinj/Pula, Truffle hunting or truffle tasting from Rovinj to Zagreb (Motovun), Zagreb Segway tour
Your dream journey will start with private car transfer from Venice airport to Venice (Piazzale Roma). From Piazzale Roma private water taxi will transfer you to your Hotel. Transportation details will be arranged by agency, so you don’t to have to worry about finding right way in complex streets of Venice! Check in a Hotel room and afternoon guided tour of Venice with private local guide. Guide will meet you at your Hotel for a private walking tour of Venice. You will familiarize with astonishing history of Venetian Empire and familiarize with locals. Nice spots for shopping and having delicious Mediterranean dishes. Leisure evening in Venice on your own. Overnight in Venice.
In this day you will witness amazing changeover in traveling from lowland Italy to mountainous Slovenia and getting into Julian Alps. One of the most amazing roads in Europe is this route which follows amazing Soca river, and we will take you there! Before getting over tallest road pass in Julian Alps (Slovenian Alps) you will make a stopover in Kobarid and visit museum of WWI, award winning museum about Slovenian and Italian war. Interesting sight is Napoleon Bridge which you will explore with your driver near Kobarid. After history and architecture you will head up to Ljubljana driving around Julian Alps and enjoying in beautiful countryside. Lunch is recommended in Kobarid. Arrival to Ljubljana in the evening. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Morning tour of Ljubljana with private local guide and another day in nature, this time nature escape on Bled lake. In Ljubljana you will visit Triple Bridge, Dragon bridge, Ljubljana castle, Congress Square, Holy Trinity church with your private guide. After walking tour your driver will take you for a 45 minute ride to most popular tourist area in Slovenia, Bled Lake. Upon arrival you will have free time to walk around Bled lake, enjoy in stunning nature or eventually take Pletna boat ride to Island in the middle of the Lake. After walking in Ljubljana and around Bled Lake, we assume you will be hungry, so it is time for a lunch! Bled Castle is a great place, to enjoy in Restaurant and try Slovenian specalties. While you wait for your meal you can take pictures of beautiful Bled Lake from Bled Castle and shot panoramic photos. Optionally you can walking into museum inside the Castle to see part of Slovenian history. After Bled Castle (called Blejski Grad) you will continue your day trip to either Bled Vintgar or Bohinj Lake – Vogel cable car. Bled Vintgar is nature park with stunning streams and canyon of river Radovna, while Bohinj Lake main attraction is cable car which will take you to ski resort on altitude of 1.500 meters or 5.000 feet for an breathtaking view of Bohinj Lake and Julian Alps surrounding it. The best time to come here is in spring (March – May) because you will see greenery around lake and snow in the mountains around Triglav National Park. It is your call which attraction to choose! Drive back to Ljubljana and leisure evening. Overnight in Ljubljana.
It is time for Croatia! On this day you will travel from Capital of Slovenia to Plitvice Lakes in Croatia with stopover in Capital of Croatia, Zagreb. Zagreb is a fascinating city with population of 1 million people. It has upper and lower town and you will explore highlights of each part with your private tour guide. We highly recommend having a guide here to show you main sights and learn about history from Austrians and Germans. You will take shortest cable car in the world from main street Ilica to Upper town and explore Parliament, Cathedral and St. Marko square. Afterwards you will visit local market, main square Ban Jelacic and see park Zrinjevac. Last stop would be National Theatre, beautiful architectural monument in the heart of Zagreb. Zagreb has so many museums, so please let us know if you are interested in any. Interesting one is museum of broken relationships. Afternoon arrival to Plitvice Lakes and leisure evening. Overnight at Plitvice Lakes.
Morning tour of Plitvice Lakes with private local guide or walking on your own with directions from your driver / tour guide. Standard tour of Plitvice lakes starts at Entrance 1 and ends at Entrance 2 – Hotel Jezero. Duration of tour/sightseeing is approximately three hours. You will explore Big Waterfall, Lower Laks and Part of Upper Lakes. Experience one of the most amazing National Parks in the World, in the heart of Croatia. After Plitvice Lakes and lunch afterwards it is time to change region in Croatia and go from Region Lika to region Dalmatia, most popular region in Croatia with Split as main center and biggest city. Next stop is in Zadar. City of rich Roman and Greek heritage, amazing sea organs and beautiful architecture. Optionally we can offer private local guide in Zadar, but it is your decision if you want to take a walk on your own with directions of your private driver / tour guide. Afternoon arrival and overnight in Split.
Relaxing day, walking tour of Split with a private guide. Optionally wine tasting or local food tasting combined with walking tour of Split which lasts around 2h. In this day you will explore Dicoletian’s palace – old town of Split and visit sights like Diocletian Basements, Cathedral of St. Duje, Prokurative, Fruit square. Split has so many restaurants and taverns in old town, so it perfect combination would be to have nice local dish or maybe wine tasting with local lunch in some of nearby local restaurants recommended by agency or your private guide. Leisure afternoon in Split. Overnight in Split
Day trip to most popular National Park in region of Dalmatia. Krka Waterfalls are just one hour away from Split and offer truly great nature experience. Recommended pick up time is around 8AM to beat the crowd, especially in high season (June – September). After sightseeing of National Park Krka we will suggest you restaurants in Primosten to try seafood on waterfront of Primosten. After lunch, you can take extra time and swim in sea or head back to Split. Optionally you can enjoy in wine tasting in Sibenik and Primosten area or maybe have local food tasting combined with Croatian wines! Overnight in Split.
Transfer and tour from Split to Dubrovnik with stopover in Ston and driving on most popular route in Croatia, scenic route from Neretva valley to Dubrovnik. On this amazing route you can try delicious Oysters directly from the farm or on a private boat and small island with seafood lunch. There are so many wine tasting options on Peljesac peninsula, so why don’t spice up everything with great wine from wine growing hills of Peljesac. Free time in Ston and exploring of Stan Walls – longest walls in Europe. Leisure evening and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Relaxing day before heading back to your country, or continuing your journey. Day will start with guided tour of Dubrovnik old town, also knows as Grad. You will visit most significant historical landmarks such as Onofrio’s fountains, Rector’s palace, Sponza Palace, Stradun – main street, Cathedral, Church of St. Joseph, square of Ivan Gundulic. If you are Game of Thrones fan, we will tailor this tour and include Dubrovnik city walls and explore filming locations on Dubrovnik Walls and Lovrijenac fort ( Red Keep). After city tour you will head up to Srdj hill to enjoy in breathtaking views and eventually have lunch in Panorama restaurant. Last stop is Cavtat town, free time in beautiful small place where you can walk around nature park peninsula and enjoy in your last moments in Croatia. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Your journey has came to an end. Your driver will take you from Dubrovnik town to Dubrovnik airport. We are sure that you will bring home unforgettable memories which will last forever. End of tour.
Price per person:
2 people – from 1.500€
4 people – from 800€
6 people – from 600€
8 people – from 500€
Price includes: private vehicle, private driver / tour guide, overnights and food for a driver, road tolls, parking, fuel
Hotels, entrance tickets, local guides and activities are additional cost and will be calculated depending on number of people and date. Please send us an inquiry about detailed cost.
1) 20% down payment + rest of payment upon arrival
2) 100% prepayment
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Stunning experience, I recommend everyone this tour. Absolutely great trip for me and my family. We came from US to Venice and it was ideal to book with Mario. Thank you!