13 Day Slovenia & Croatia with 7 Day Adriatic Cruise

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$3290

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$4610*

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Lower Deck
Park Hotel Bled
Hotel Jezero Plitvice Lakes
MS Stella Maris
Lacroma Hotel Dubrovnik
Main Deck
Park Hotel Bled
Hotel Jezero Plitvice Lakes
MS Stella Maris
Lacroma Hotel Dubrovnik

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Additional Information:
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 Bled, Croatia will depart at approximately 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Bled is approximately a 3 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.

All cruise ports are located in the city center, within easy reach of shopping, dining, and attractions.

Cruise itinerary is subject to change.


Accommodation Details:
MS Stella Maris cannot accommodate triples.

Small ship cruising offers a more intimate and personalized atmosphere. At the same time, onboard amenities are limited and functional. Cabins are typically compact with lower ceilings, while walkways are narrow, and stairs may be steep. Small ship cruising may not be suitable for some passengers with physical limitations.


Entry Requirements:
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 Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included, expect two to three hours of walking on touring days. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes. Small ship cruising offers a more intimate and personalized atmosphere. At the same time, onboard amenities are limited and functional. Cabins are typically compact with lower ceilings, while walkways are narrow, and stairs may be steep. Small ship cruising may not be suitable for some passengers with physical limitations.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Venice, Dubrovnik-New York
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and price
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Bled
    • 1 night Plitvice
    • 7 nights accommodations on the MS Stella Maris
    • 1 night Dubrovnik
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager / cruise manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • In Bled, visit imposing medieval Bled Castle, perched on a rocky cliff high above the city
  • Walking tour of the Old City of Ljubljana, one of the undiscovered gems of Europe
  • Tour Zagreb, a vibrant European city with a wealth of historic monuments
  • Enjoy magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe’s greatest natural wonders
  • In the fishing port of Rovinj climb the cobbled streets to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia
  • Visit Brijuni National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic
  • Tour the well preserved Roman amphitheater in the heart of Pula, venue for summer concerts
  • Dock at Mali Losinj with its colorful seafront dotted by 19th century sea captains’ houses
  • Visit Zadar, with its Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and picture-perfect seafront
  • At Krka National Park, view the dramatic waterfalls, gorges, and canyon rivers
  • Walking tour in Split to the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO site
  • Tour magical Hvar Island, an international playground for the rich and famous
  • Visit magical Korcula, legendary birthplace of explorer Marco Polo with its medieval walled city
  • In Mljet National Park view the former Benedictine monastery dating from the 12th century
  • Visit the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik the “Pearl of the Adriatic"

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included, expect two to three hours of walking on touring days. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes. Small ship cruising offers a more intimate and personalized atmosphere. At the same time, onboard amenities are limited and functional. Cabins are typically compact with lower ceilings, while walkways are narrow, and stairs may be steep. Small ship cruising may not be suitable for some passengers with physical limitations.

Stella Maris

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Venice, Transfer to Bled
Arrive at the airport in Venice, where you’ll be greeted by the Gate I representative. Then, a drive through scenic Slovenia to your hotel in Bled, exquisitely set in the Julian Alps. Time to settle in before tonight’s orientation meeting with your Tour Manager about the beautiful journey that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Bled Medieval Castle
Bled, with its stunning natural beauty ranks among one of the world's most beautiful alpine resorts. On the tour of the city, views of the emerald-green lakeshore and picture-postcard church set on a tiny islet. Visit the imposing medieval Bled Castle, perched on a rocky cliff high above the city with its huge towers, ramparts moat and terrace boasting breathtaking panoramic views. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring this lovely town and enjoying the serenity and fresh mountain air
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Ljubljana Old City, Historic Zagreb, Plitvice
Descending the mountains, head to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, considered one of the undiscovered gems of Europe. A walking tour in the Old City center reveals the bustling open-air Central Market and the celebrated Triple Bridge that leads to poplar-lined terraces along the Ljubljanica River. View the Venetian-inspired Town Hall and Robba Fountain, inspired by the Four Rivers fountain in Rome. Then, continue to Zagreb, a vibrant European city with a wealth of historic monuments. Drive via Jelacic Square and busy Ilica Street to the medieval Upper Town with its striking monuments. View the Cathedral, St. Mark’s square, the Parliament and Lotrscak Tower before continuing to Plitvice for overnight. Dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Plitvice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Plitvice Lakes National Park, Embarkation in Porec
An astonishing day lies ahead in magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe’s greatest natural wonders, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the boundaries of this heavily forested national park, 16 crystalline lakes tumble into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades. You will encounter unending vistas of breathtaking scenery in this wonderland! Afterwards, on to the port in Porec, a popular summer resort on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula for embarkation. You’ll be warmly welcomed by the Captain and crew, with time to relax before tonight’s festive dinner on board
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Port of Rovinj, Brijuni National Park, Pula Roman Amphitheatre
As you sail along the Istrian Peninsula, a stop in the delightful Croatian fishing port of Rovinj. The steep cobbled streets of the Old Town lead to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline, now a gathering place of artists from around the world. Next, on to Brijuni National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic, once the personal summer retreat of Marshal Tito. World leaders visited this paradise including Nasser of Egypt and Nehru of India. The unique harmony of flora and fauna is indeed a sight to see. Return to the ship for lunch before reaching picturesque Pula, known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast and wealth of Roman architecture. View the remarkably well preserved amphitheater in the heart of the city often used as a venue for summer concerts and festivals. Tonight, perhaps a walk along the coast, dotted with lively seaside cafes and fabulous seafood restaurants
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Monday - Mali Losinj
In the morning, dock at Mali Losinj with its colorful seafront dotted by a string of 19th century sea captains’ houses and grand residences, once the preferred holiday resort of Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria. Because of the abundance of herbs grown on the island it’s known as the heart of “wellness and vitality” ringed by centers of aromatherapy, yoga, body scrubs and facial renewals. Lunch on board, while continuing your journey towards Zadar, with a swimming stop at one of the small islands along the way. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Historic Zadar, Waterfalls at Krka National Park, Primosten Sibenik
Awaken this morning surrounded by views of the dramatic Adriatic coast and the town of Zadar. A morning walking tour takes you to Zadar’s historic center dominated by 16th century Venetian walls and a gate guarded by a Venetian lion. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns, the Church of St. Donat, a fine example of Byzantine architecture and St. Anastasia, Dalmatia’s largest cathedral. Zadar is a perfect blend of Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront. Lunch on board as you set sail. Later, arrive at Krka National Park, a magical place of dramatic waterfalls and gorges, with rivers gushing through huge canyons. Travel overland to meet the ship in atmospheric Primosten Sibenik. Balance of the day is at leisure in this town, known for its beaches and nightlife. gleams against the placid waters of the bay. Tonight, discover some of the Adriatic’s best regional cuisine and popular red wine from the local Babic vine. Later, the ship sails to Split
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Wednesday - Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Hvar Town
Welcome to Split, the spirited capital of Dalmatia. A walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town takes you to the historic inner city built around the astonishing 4th Century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. This spectacular palace, one of the best preserved and largest in the world is a precious example of Roman architecture. View remains of the Roman Peristyle, the Cathedral of St. Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx. Afterwards, lunch on board while sailing to enchanting Hvar*, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. In Hvar, visit the Theatre built in Renaissance style and St. Stephen's Cathedral with its massive four story bell tower. Evening is at leisure. Perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants in Hvar. Tonight, the clear waters of the Adriatic will bring you to the next destination: Korcula
*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during the peak season of July & August), the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, bus transfers will be arranged to and from Hvar.
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Thursday - Magical Korcula, Mljet National Park
Arrive in magical Korcula, legendary birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. A walking tour takes you along narrow cobbled streets to the medieval walled city and the Cathedral of St. Mark with its ornate façade. Reboard and enjoy lunch as you set sail for Mljet, Croatia’s greenest island with lush Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Tour the island and the National Park with its two inland salt-water lakes connected by a narrow canal. In the middle lies the tiny islet of Sv. Marija, with a former Benedictine monastery, dating from the 12th century. Return to the ship. Tonight, a festive captain’s dinner with live entertainment -- bid farewell to the captain and crew and to newfound friends
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Spectacular Dubrovnik, “Pearl of the Adriatic”
Morning sail along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights the city's treasures within its 800-year old walls including the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and to the Franciscan Monastery home to a 30,000-volume library and a 14th-century pharmacy. Linger on your own, or, return to the ship for lunch. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover all of the delights of this magnificent city on your own. Tonight, dinner at one of Dubrovnik’s popular restaurants on the last night of your journey in the captivating Adriatic
Overnight: Adriatic Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Saturday - Disembarkation in Dubrovnik
Disembark in the morning and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in Dubrovnik for personal pursuits and to further explore some of the city’s extraordinary sights. Tonight, don’t miss a walk along Dubrovnik's cobbled streets to see the glowing buildings and fortifications accented against the star-studded night sky
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

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

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Dear Gate 1, We were on the Karizma last week cruising Croatia, and all was great. The ship was great, the staff was exceptional (especially the serving staff, cooks & household staffs). The scenery was beautiful and the choices of stops along the way were outstanding & the fellow passengers (from across the world) were great fun to be with. We have been on 3 or 4 Gate 1 trips in the past and all have been wonderful & well beyond our expectations. Keep up the good work. Bob & Barbara Gaughran Newport Beach, CA

Robert G. Newport Beach, CA
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It may have been the most wonderful, and wonder-filled, Trip of my life! If you have not yet been there, I urge you to make plans now! Wonderful doesn't begin to describe it. I think I took over 1,200 photos, and loved every minute of every day!

Arlene G. Blairsville, GA
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We absolutely loved our cruise along the Dalmatian Coast on MV Vita with Gate 1 Travel.

It exceeded all our expectations, I know we were very spoilt having only 14 passengers booked on the boat and with a wonderful crew of 7 enthusiastic and very welcoming people, we were very well looked after. The passengers were all fantastic people and it was like being away with a group of friends. The coastline is just spectacular, the weather was perfect and the boat was brand new and very comfortable and did I mention the food? It was amazing!

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