13 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia with Venice

2 Opatija, 1 Split, 3 Dubrovnik, 1 Zagreb, 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 First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Opatija
    • 1 night Split
    • 2 nights Dubrovnik
    • 1 night Sibenik
    • 1 night Zagreb
    • 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†
  • 15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 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

  • Visit seaside Opatija, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Split to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
  • Tour magnificent Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the Upper and Lower Towns in the two-tiered Croatian capital city of Zagreb
  • Travel to Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps, a beautiful alpine resort
  • 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, Friday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Saturday - 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 enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Tonight, 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, Sunday - 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, Monday - 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, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - 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, enjoy dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Dubrovnik City Tour
Enjoy the many delights of Dubrovnik today. Start off the morning by browsing a leather and jewelry store before embarking on a city tour. 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 to 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
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - 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 8, Friday - Travel to Zagreb & City Tour
Spend the morning traveling inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, enjoy 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. The remainder of the day is yours to independently explore this lively city. Perhaps take a leisurely stroll along Ilica Street, packed with restaurants, trendy cafes and a vibrant shopping scene
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Tour Ljubljana, Arrive in Bled
This morning, cross into Slovenia and head to the flourishing capital, Ljubljana. A local expert will lead you on a sightseeing tour of the city and its monuments. There will be time for lunch on your own, to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this refreshing city. Afterward, view the open-air market, City Hall, Robba Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. The journey continues to the spectacular city of Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Tonight, perhaps join an optional dinner at a charming Country Inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica that includes choices of Slovenian favorites along with wine
Optional: Tour of Radovljica with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - 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. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring this stunning city on your own. In the afternoon, perhaps join the optional tour to Lake Bohinj*, with its dense woods and spectacular mountains. Admire the stunning Julian Alps from Mt. Vogel, and sample local Slovenian cheese at the Shephard’s Museum on the return to Bled. Tonight, enjoy a festive Farewell Reception at your hotel with your newfound friends
For Oct 26-30 departures, the tour to Lake Bohinj will not be offered due to Mt. Vogel cable car maintenance
Optional: Lake Bohinj, the Alpine Beauty (PM)
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - 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. Pamper 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, Tuesday - 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, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport in Venice for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, nor are the transfers included if flight schedule does not meet the schedule below:
  • Passengers arriving to Venice on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3:00 pm.
  • Transfers to Opatija, Croatia will depart at approximately 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • 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.
  • For visa information, check our Visa page.
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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