13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice

2 Opatija, 1 Split, 3 Dubrovnik, 1 Sibenik, 2 Bled & 2 Venice
Round trip airfare from NYC, 11 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Venice, Venice-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Opatija
    • 1 night Split
    • 3 nights Dubrovnik
    • 1 night Sibenik
    • 2 nights Bled
    • 2 nights Venice
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager
  • Services of local guides in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Explore seaside Opatija, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings
  • In Zadar, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic, view the 16th century Venetian defensive walls
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Split and marvel at the impressive Diocletian's Palace, a precious example of Roman architecture
  • Tour magnificent Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit Franciscan monastery with world's third oldest functioning pharmacy
  • Experience a traditional Dalmatian welcome ceremony and savor local delicacies at a family-run Ethno Village
  • Relax in the green oasis of Krka National Park, while admiring the travertine Karst waterfalls
  • See the Upper and Lower Towns in the two-tiered Croatian capital city of Zagreb
  • Visit Bled Castle, a beautiful medieval fortress, perched atop a steep cliff above the picturesque lake
  • Take a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square in Venice, with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Venice and Transfer to Opatija
Arrive in Venice and transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia's Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the "Lungo Mare" seafront and admire the beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Drink and Dinner with your fellow travelers, followed by an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the journey that awaits you in Croatia and Slovenia
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Full Day in Opatija
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and gorgeous beaches, once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AM)
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Zadar City Tour en Route to Split
Depart today for a long drive along the dramatic Adriatic coast to Split. En route stop at the historic old town of Zadar; highlighted by ruins of a Roman forum, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and museums. This city is a wonderful combination of beautiful Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance, and a picture-perfect seafront. View the cathedral and St. Donat Church before driving to the UNESCO protected seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, in the early evening, take a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Depart Split, Arrive in Dubrovnik
Walk along the cobbled streets of the Old Town featuring the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is the largest and best preserved Roman palace in the world, built for the Emperor Diocletian, representing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages, and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend time discovering the town independently before continuing along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik where you will have the opportunity to see the amazing views of this city known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Tonight, dinner is at your hotel
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Dubrovnik City Tour
Enjoy the many delights of Dubrovnik today. The city's splendid medieval ramparts are considered to be one of the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe, and its magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik" highlights the city's treasures within the 800-year-old walls including the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and the monumental Sponza Palace, preserved with its original beauty. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square stands Orlando's Tower, dedicated to the knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and visit the Franciscan Monastery with exhibits from the world's third oldest functioning pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours to wander the never-ending lanes of the Old Town or take a walk along the city walls. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Traditional Croatian Dinner. Take a short drive from Dubrovnik through the Croatian countryside to a lovely homestead, where you will be welcomed with tasty samplings such as local cheese and Dalmatian prosciutto. Take in the lush surroundings while savoring a traditional meal consisting of time-honored dishes, carefully prepared with fresh ingredients from the farm
Optional: Traditional Croatian Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Dubrovnik
A full day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik independently. Perhaps visit the Maritime Museum in St. John's Castle, linger in the historic Old City, or, people-watch at a charming cafe. Alternatively, join the optional full day tour to Montenegro*, the "Jewel of the Mediterranean" nestled on the gorgeous Adriatic coast. Drive towards the stunning Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in southern Europe. On to the charming coastal town of Perast where a short boat ride takes you to the 15th century "Our Lady of the Rocks" Church perched on an islet in the bay. Once there, visit the Roman Catholic Church whose interior is decorated with 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th century painter from Perast. Proceed to the charming city of Kotor for a guided walking tour. View the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Maritime Museum, numerous Palaces and Old Square and get to feel the atmosphere of this unique medieval town. Leisure time to walk the winding cobblestone lanes of the Old City before returning along the Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik. Tonight, enjoy a walk along Dubrovnik's cobbled streets; see the glowing buildings and the fortifications accented against the night sky
*Due to the new EU regulations, expect significant delays during border crossings between Croatia and Montenegro.
Optional: Full Day Montenegro Tour (AM)
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Pakovo Selo, Krka National Park, Sibenik
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive north to the quaint Dalmatian village of Pakovo Selo. After a light lunch, continue towards the breathtaking Krka National Park. Admire the lake and waterways at one of Croatia's most famous sights, including Skradinski Buk Falls. Arrive this evening in Sibenik, a city on the Adriatic coast of Croatia known as a gateway to the Kornati Islands. Dinner tonight is at your hotel
Overnight: Sibenik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Travel to Zagreb, Arrive in Bled
After an early breakfast, travel inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of Zagreb. View Ban Josip Jelacic square and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Continue to the medieval section of the Upper Town with its Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's church and the Pope's tower. In the afternoon, depart for the lovely city of Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps. Bled, with its rich natural beauty ranks among the world's most beautiful alpine resorts and is also renowned for its mild, healing climate and its thermal lake waters. With its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps, Bled is Slovenia's most popular resort. Tonight, an optional dinner at a charming and popular country inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica, highlighted by a selection of traditional Slovenian dishes and wine
Optional: Tour of Radovljica with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Resort City of Bled
Surrounded by high peaks, Bled has enticed travelers since the mid-19th century for its pure air, magnificent scenery and healing thermal springs. Today, Bled is a sparkling all-seasons resort with delightful hotels, villas, and restaurants nestled on the lakefront. A tour through this charming town continues along the shores of the lake before ascending to imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff with soaring views. Spend the rest of the day exploring this stunning city on your own. Perhaps join the optional tour to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. View the most significant sights of the old city center, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Stop at the picturesque open-air market, Three Bridges Square, the Town Hall, and Robba Fountain, one of the city's best known Baroque monuments. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends and Tour Manager
Optional: Ljubljana City tour (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart Bled, Arrive in Venice
Depart Bled this morning to magical Venice. There is time today to begin your exploration of this astonishing city on your own, with its gorgeous palaces, winding canals, fabulous museums and galleries. Walk the cobblestone streets and cross the endless Venetian bridges to discover this city's intimate elements. Treat yourself tonight at one of the city's fine restaurants, or just sit at an outdoor café and sip a cappuccino or a lovely glass of Italian wine
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Venice City Tour
A boat ride this morning takes you to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. Afterwards, on to St. Mark's Square where you begin the guided walking tour of this romantic city. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Then, continue to the pink marble Doge's Palace, official residence of the Venetian Doge; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently. This afternoon, don't miss the optional Gondola Ride, offering a different perspective of this unique city built on water
Optional: Gondola Ride
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Thursday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :

 

  • Passengers arriving to Venice on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3 PM. We cannot confirm the exact departure time of your group transfer further in advance as this time is determined by the arrival times to Venice for the entire group. All passengers will be advised on timing of your group transfer to Opatija, Croatia approximately 1-2 weeks prior to departure. Opatija is approximately a 3.5 hour drive from the Venice airport. Please arrive to Venice Airport arrival hall 30 minutes prior to your determined transfer time to meet with local representative
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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