20 Day Croatia, Slovenia & Italy with 7 Day Adriatic Cruise
Air & Land
Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates
Click a Date to Book OnlineHow to calculate single or triple prices
Click a Date to Book Online How to calculate single or triple prices
|2019 Dates & Prices|
|2019 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include hotel to Dubrovnik port transfer.
All cruise ports are located in the city center, within easy reach of shopping, dining, and attractions.
New Rome Bus Regulation for 2019 - It was recently announced that the city of Rome will be implementing new regulations for tourist bus access to the historical city center, including the areas near the Colosseum, Forum and Vatican City. These regulations are expected to take effect on Jan 1 2019. At this time, we are uncertain of the impact these regulations will have on our itineraries, but we are closely monitoring the situation and still planning to operate as usual. Due to the uncertainty of these new regulations, the means of transportation and order of your scheduled itinerary may be subject to change.
Some departures are operated with more than one coach. Hotels of similar standard may be substituted.
MS Stella Maris cannot accommodate triples.
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?
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights New York-Dubrovnik, Rome-New York
- Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and price
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 18 nights First Class accommodations
- 1 night Dubrovnik
- 7 nights accommodations on the MS Stella Maris
- 1 night Plitvice
- 2 nights Bled
- 2 nights Venice
- 2 nights Florence
- 3 nights Rome
- Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel & cruise porterage
- Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 34 meals: 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- 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
- Visit the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"
- Visit magical Korcula, legendary birthplace of explorer Marco Polo with its medieval walled city
- Tour magical Hvar Island, an international playground for the rich and famous
- Walking tour in Split to the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO site
- At Krka National Park, view the dramatic waterfalls, gorges, and canyon rivers
- Visit Zadar, with its Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and picture-perfect seafront
- Dock at Mali Losinj with its colorful seafront dotted by 19th century sea captains’ houses
- Tour the well preserved Roman amphitheater in the heart of Pula, venue for summer concerts
- Visit Brijuni National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic
- In the fishing port of Rovinj, climb the cobbled streets to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia
- Enjoy magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe’s greatest natural wonders
- Tour Zagreb, a vibrant European city with a wealth of historic monuments
- Walking tour of the Old City of Ljubljana, one of the undiscovered gems of Europe
- In Bled, visit imposing medieval Bled Castle, perched on a rocky cliff high above the city
- Walking tour of St. Mark’s Square in Venice, with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders
- Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
- See Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
- Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
- Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
- Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
- Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This program is active. Walking is done over cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. In Croatia, some hiking may be required to access some sites. 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. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
"More of the World for Less!"
Sign up for Gate 1 Travel's The Deal today! The Deal offers you unique, subscriber only savings that are available for a limited time only delivered to your inbox every week. Don't waste precious hours scouring the web trying to create a low-cost vacation package on your own; The Deal is a simple click away! Subscribe here.
455 Maryland Drive
Ft. Washington, PA 19034 USA
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
One of the experiences of any Italian holiday is a Venetian gondola ride. For centuries, the traditional flat bottom boat has been a major means of transportation in Venice though its primary role today is to take tourists on rides. Gondoliers may seem like "rough-and-ready" characters, however they are actually highly skilled operators constantly working on the perfect balance of this watercraft. The profession, handed down from generation to generation, is regulated by a guild which issues a limited number of licenses to highly trained gondoliers to navigate the narrow spaces of the Venetian Canals. Explore part of the Grand Canal as well as some other hidden minor waterways. The gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride. Your gondolier will indicate the seating arrangements to balance the boat and you may not be seated next to your travel companions. Though you may envision the gondolier singing to you, there will only be a musician aboard one of the boats in your fleet of several different gondolas.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 30 minutes.
|Day #14||01 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019||$62.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Oct 2019||$66.00|
This half day walking tour takes you to explore the grand piazzas of the Eternal City. Stand in awe in front of the majestic Spanish Steps, the longest and widest decorative steps in Europe, and with your local guide stroll through the most characteristic "piazzas and vias " of Rome. Stop to admire the breathtaking grandeur of the Trevi Fountain and take the opportunity to toss in one, two, or three coins, each of which is supposed to bring a unique kind of good fortune. View the monumental Pantheon, the best preserved of any Roman building and admire the baroque Piazza Navona, which follows the shape of the ancient Roman Domitian Stadium, with Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Egyptian Obelisk.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2-3 hours.
|Day #19||01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020||$49.00|
It was a very nice experience for me to join Gate 1 for the first time. I enjoyed not only the scenery view during the entire trip but also the cultural introduction about countries from Sandra, our tour guide. Transportation operators were also very experienced and courteous. Looking forward to join Gate 1 again in the future.James N. Orinda, CA
We had a fabulous time. It was the most organized trip we have taken. Everything was on time and ran smoothly. Reno was so professional, knowledgeable and went far beyond to make sure everything went smoothly and that we were having the best experience we could have. The accommodations were good, the food was great. The planning of the itinerary was great. We had time to experience all the sites but were also given enough time in the schedules to eat, shop and experience the the culture of each city.Howard B. Royal Oak, MI
It was fantastic and a trip of a lifetime. Our guide, Vi, was the best. She was outgoing, knowledgeable and watched over the group like a mother hen. The local guides were great too. This was my first trip to Europe and with Gate 1, and will use only you in the future.Katherine G. Clemmons, NC
Many thanks to Gate 1 Travel for a fabulous trip to Northern Italy. Our tour guide Daniella was wonderful- she was energetic, fun, and filled with lots of interesting facts about the different regions' history and culture. The tour was just the right mix of organized excursions and free time to wander and immerse yourself in the area. From the moment we got off the plane, there was no stress about making arrangements or figuring out how to get from point A to point B. I'm already looking forward to returning for a trip to Southern Italy.Francine S. Hummelstown, PA
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The Gate 1 tour was organized very well, and moved along awesome. Our guide Bine was fabulous, and gave us so much information about Croatia, and kept us all organized. We will book another Gate 1 tour in the future.Norma P. Manitoba, Canada
Our trip with Gate 1 was fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide Nicoletta was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and nothing was a problem for her. She worked so hard to make sure our every need and desire was met. We really enjoyed every day. Was a great mix of activities, options available and free time . We would definitely consider using Gate 1 again.Justine D. New South Wales, Australia
Our trip was fabulous! We saw so much and the tour director, Christopher, was great about getting us where we needed to be, making sure we knew the schedule, and seeing to our needs. His humor was delightful. All of the guides were fantastic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. This is why I keep coming back to Gate 1 when I want to tour somewhere.Jamie P. Chandler, AZ
My trip was fantastic! The trip exceeded every expectation I had. Croatia/Slovenia were amazing and our tour guide Sandy was fabulous. I can't say enough about Gate 1 Travel and the attention to detail that was provided. I will definitely be booking more trips with them in the future.Linda S. Troy, NY
Amazing! Totally loved it. Friendly people, comfortable hotels, great sightseeing with knowledgeable tour director. Thank you for a great experience!Patrick K. Irvine, CA
The trip was great. Better than expected! We got to celebrate Carnivale in three different cities. Our tour leader Josip went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. I would recommend this trip to others.Holly C. Boise, ID
Fantastic! ... Everything ran like clockwork and hassle free. I definitely would recommend Gate 1 and I will definitely travel with Gate 1 in the future.Janice T. Mount Wolf, PA
Our trip was fantastic! We highly recommend Gate 1! Our family of seven enjoyed every moment of our Christmas stay in Italy. Our guide, Nicoletta, was totally the best and took care of our every need. Thanks Gate 1! We hope to do another trip with you soon.Shelly F. Williamsburg, VA
Great trip. Our guides and driver were so excellent. Helena especially made the trip a joy. She is so helpful, knowledgeable, personable and she wants to share her region with others. Zdravco was an excellent driver . I felt safe with him at the wheel. And Vanessa too was great, she went out of her way to help and to share her knowledge of Venice with us.Wynn G. Plymouth, MA
The trip to Sicily was fantastic. I would recommend Gate 1's Sicily Trip to anyone. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our tour guide Flavia. She was kind, helpful, articulate, knowledgeable, organized, ... and above all a great tour guide. I highly recommend her! The bus was clean and luxurious and the driver was skilled and accomplished ... I highly recommend Gate 1's Sicily Tour and especially our tour guide Flavia.James C. Georgetown, TX
We had a wonderful, worry-free trip. The Adriatic Queen was a very comfortable ship. The captain and crew were not only skilled sailors, but also friendly and willing to answer all of our questions. Our tour director, Lana, made every day and every stop interesting. The water in the Adriatic is so clean and clear. Our captain found us a safe place each day to anchor for a swim .... Our chef made delicious food and served it in gourmet style. Thanks for a terrific cruise.Elizabeth M. Huntington Beach, CA
Excellent as always. Lana is one of the best trip managers I have seen. The ship was clean and in great shape, and the food was gourmet level. The crew was terrific, professional, friendly, and serving. A totally positive experience.Allan G. Dumfries, VA
My trip was WONDERFUL! The beauty of the Adriatic, the Julian Alps, Montenegro, and all of the fun excursions were a true delight. Our travel manager, Blaz, was phenomenal...so knowledgeable, kind, efficient, and patient. Our driver, Thomaslav, was also excellent and very safe. We enjoyed the tour of the Krka Water Park along the way to Zagreb ... The guide in Split was very special in his knowledge of Diocletian's Palace...so interesting and had our full attention ... I was especially thrilled that we could take the boat ride over to the cathedral on the island in Lake Bled, and that the boats were right below our hotel. The lake was perfectly calm and the temperature was very good. We were blessed with especially lovely temperatures during this trip ... Watching the artisan print on the Gutenberg printing press was a delight at Bled Castle, and the beautiful views .... I will definitely recommend this lovely Adriatic trip to friends.Sue C. Peoria, AZ
The trip to Italy leaves me with awesome memories. Mercedes, our tour guide is an amazing and caring person with great knowledge. Having a tour guide that lived in the individual city gave me the knowledge that was impeccable ... Everyone was kind, respectful, and grateful ... Gate 1 Travel will always be the way to go.Beverly L. Fresh Meadows, NY
It was sensational!! The scenery was spectacular and the tour leader and individual tour guides were amazing. Their knowledge, expertise and sense of humor was exceptional. In particular I would like to acknowledge our tour leader Elvis and coach driver Robert. These two gentlemen were a credit to Gate 1 Travel. Elvis’ knowledge was outstanding and nothing asked of him was too much trouble. Robert’s expert driving on some very difficult roads was amazing. I felt very safe at all times. Thanks to them I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday. They were very professional but at the same time made you feel part of a family. My heartfelt thanks to them both. To Gate 1 Travel itself, the professionalism in the way everything was organized was faultless. I knew we had a transfer from the hotel to the ferry terminal but was surprised to find an assistant waiting for us at the terminal to escort us directly to Qatar’s departure check-in counter. Absolutely brilliant, especially as we were the last two in the group to depart for home (Perth WA). Thank you once again to everyone involved in making this trip a truly wonderful and memorable holiday.Kymm B. Bayswater, Australia
It was wonderful! It was so intense that we still haven’t processed it all, but it has had a tremendous impact on us. You guys had it all figured out and are obviously on top of it all. Our guide Maurizio was absolutely fantastic. We all loved him. We will definitely travel with Gate 1 again and we hope we can book Maurizio, too!Christine D. Lakewood, NJ
Our trip was absolutely amazing; it exceeded our expectations in every way. It was a beautiful trip with many beautiful countries to visit and a fantastic group to travel with. I would certainly recommend this trip anyone; so much history and beauty. Our tour guide Bine was tremendous. He was a wealth of knowledge; very knowledgeable of the history in all the areas that we traveled. He was very safety and customer service oriented and punctual in all our activities. Bine was a very interesting guide with a tremendous sense of humor and he spoke very good English. He made everyone feel very comfortable and the entire group was compatible. Great trip; can't wait for the next one with Gate 1!Larry G. Elkins, WV
My trip was AMAZING!! I enjoyed the gorgeous landscape, the grand history, how resilient Croatia has been. I was blown away in Dubrovnik, with its amazing old city .. The Pula Arena was impressive ... When I thought there would be nothing more to amaze me, then I would be newly amazed. The architecture, the beauty of it and the limestone streets ... We had a hotel that faced the most amazing lake. The walk around the lake, I felt so extremely blessed to be able to absorb and see all this greatness .. I could write for days about this trip. My bus driver Dalibor, a Croatian native was amazing. My tour director Kristian, I can not begin to express how amazing he was, always watching out for us without being intrusive. His great sense of humor made the hours in the bus short. The way he explained the history and facts were capturing. This was my second trip on Gate 1 and I am looking forward for more. Gate 1 has the best local guides, for each city you visit. Thank you for this incredible experience.Patricia K. Miramar, FL
It was wonderful from start to finish. We experienced no problems and our tour guides were the best. Fabio in Italy and Fabiola in Sicily. You have a first grade product at good prices. This was our 4th trip with Gate 1 and hopefully not our last.Judy W. Fleming Isle, FL
Our trip was great. It was just as described in the online information. The hotel and the daily trips were wonderful. Our tour leader Lynn did a fantastic job .... She was dedicated to making sure that everything went as planned .... Our driver Victor did a magnificent job of maneuvering the bus through the narrow streets ..... The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Thanks to Gate 1 Travel.John M. Lansdale, PA
Our trip to Sicily was excellent; tour manager, driver, local guides, lodging, special group dinners and optional tours included ... We look forward to a future Gate 1 tour.Patricia S. Monroe, CT
Our trip was amazing. My friend has traveled with Gate 1 several times and recommended highly and I will do as well. Our tour guide Francesca Bensi was outstanding. Everything was perfect.... the hotels, guided tours, restaurants, transportation. I will definitely use Gate 1 for my next adventure. Thank you!Hilda I. Tamarac, FL
This trip was a dream come true. It was more than perfect. I loved Italy, our tour director Carmine was the best tour director we could ask for. He went above and beyond to make us feel safe (dealing with food allergies) at every stop... This trip exceeded our expectations. The hotels were great, the food, the places... there are no words to describe our experience. To top it all up, our group of people was excellent!Damaris C. Lawrenceville, GA
My trip was wonderful! It was so well done! Every detail was taken care of beautifully. The hotels were splendid, very well located and in wonderful condition and very clean. The tours were well planned and went off flawlessly. Michela was excellent! She went above and beyond every step of the way. When I was investigating travel companies I never heard a bad thing about Gate 1 Travel. I can honestly say everyone was right!Shirlee A. Havertown, PA
The trip was outstanding. The quality of accommodations, the attention to the little details, the scope and variety of experiences, the easy access to so many sights and our outstanding guide, all together, made this vacation exceed expectations at a great value. We are already looking forward to our next Gate 1 Travel vacation.William B. East Norwich, NY
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.Robert G. Newport Beach, CA
Our trip was fantastic. We are so happy with the Gate 1 tour and tour guide. It was all wonderful. Better than we could have imagined. No complaints. Very impressed with the hotels, the meals, the itinerary, the local guides and all the hard work our Gate 1 tour guide put in. His name was Simone'. He arranged so many nice little surprises for us that were above and beyond what was expected. He was a jewel and everyone loved him. The tour eliminated so many hassles for us. We didn't have to wait in lines. All the transportation and tours were on time and we were never left feeling neglected. We can't wait to go on another tour with Gate 1.Beth, W. Alleman, IA
Our trip to Montecatini was exceptional much due to our wonderful guide Carolyn and the spectacular Tuscany area. Carolyn was energetic, charming, knowledgeable and you could tell she loved giving the tour every single day. She always had some little extra information which personalized the tour for all. It was also a great group, many repeat Gate1 travelers and some first timers.Francisco R. Lincoln, NH
Fantastic trip thanks Vanessa, Sandy and Miro, must be highly commended. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Sandy was professional informative friendly and knowledgeable.Miro was such a great driver considering the steep and tight mountainous turns.The hotels and food were excellent for the area.I would recommend Gate1 to anyone.I am keen to receive Gate1 specials via email.In concluding you are on a winner with these 2 tour staff. Well done!Christine T. Western Australia, AU.
Excellent! It was so nice to have everything taken care of for us. Transitions from airport to hotel and back again were smooth as silk! I want to make a special mention of our tour guide for the week, Luca since he made this trip! Organized, but flexible; fun yet responsible… He was amazing!Sandra C. Ontario, CA
Our trip was awesome. Our first experience with Gate 1 was such a wonderful one that we’re looking into another trip next year. Fabio did a great job. All the guides were very knowledgeable and very attentive. Loved all the hotels and the food. Nothing negative about the entire trip.Maria F. Northampton, PA
We had a wonderful trip. I would like to compliment our guide... She also bought “treats” for us at several locations, ending with a notepad from Florence. She made the trip special. We have been on several tours with other companies, and Gate1 certainly met our expectations. The included dinner at the vineyard was beyond what any other company included in the package.Jane J. Rye, NY
Our trip was amazing. The itinerary was perfect and our tour director was wonderful. Martin is very knowledgeable, engaging, personable and so very organized. The accommodations were comfortable and ideally located to maximize our ability to explore independently. The local guides were also knowledgeable and passionate about their respective cities. It was an excellent experience. We’re looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.Eric W. Piscataway, NJ
This trip was fabulous. Croatia and Slovena are beautiful and relaxing places. This was a small group of 20 people who were very friendly...Gate 1 allows for just enough free time and unlike other tour companies we did not spend a majority of the vacation on the bus getting from one place to the next. 2+ nights in some places added to the feeling of seeing a place. Hotels were all really close to center of things. Our hotel in Venice was literally a 3 minute walk to St. Mark’s Square. Our tour guide was funny, friendly and had a wealth of knowledge about all the places we went to. Local guides added variety to the tours. Even our bus driver engaged with us in a funny and friendly way. Great trip!Patrice G. New City, NY
Dorsey, The trip was as fabulous or maybe even MORE fabulous than the first trip to Italy that I took with Gate1 in 2014, if that’s even possible. Vanni was an outstanding guide. One of the highlights of the trip was running into my former tour guide, Mercedes, in St. Mark’s Square in Venice. I traveled alone knowing that I’d be in good hands with Gate1. You certainly went above and beyond to see to my comfort when sending a driver to and from my entry and exit airports, and the group of people I traveled with were hilariously fun! I will definitely choose Gate 1 for all my travel adventures.Jan B. Truckee, CA
The trip was wonderful! Everything went according to plan without hitch. Loved our tour guide, Carolyn. Would definitely recommend this trip to others.Bernice N. Worcester, MA
I just can't say enough about the great time Gate 1 provided on my trip! The flight,hotels,food,and touring was 1st class. Our tour guide Gabriella took care of my every need. Thank you for such a beautiful vacation!Lisa E. Reading, MA
The trip was amazing. It was the perfect vacation. All the stars aligned to provide the perfect weather, extremely knowledgeable guides, delicious food, fun and educational optional tours and a great cast of traveling companions within our travel group. Trip of a lifetime. Highly recommend this trip as a great overview of the country Italy...I will definitely use Gate1 for further travels.Sue S. East Amherst, NY
We had a great time. Our first experience with you guys. Timing and sights visited were good. Accomodations were far better than expected considering the cost of the trip. Special mention our host Gabriella and driver Dragan were exceptional. Gabriella would have to be the best guide we have come across ever - and we are experienced travellers. One point I would like to make is we as Australians really appreciated that Gate 1 acknowledged that we are not comfortable with tipping and that this component was included in the cost - keep this going.Roman C. Collinswood, AU
It was just great. Our guide, Nickolina, was exceptional. The countryside and towns were very picturesque, clean, and safe. It was a very informative, enjoyable, and interesting trip.Marilyn M. Kirkwood, MO
We loved every minute of this trip. Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia are unbelievably beautiful and our Tour Guide, Elvis, was outstanding. We gained insights on Yugoslavia's complicated history, met many interesting people, could not believe the scenery and were very grateful for the extra dinner Gate 1 provided (with musicians!), as some in our tour were delayed by weather, and the tickets for Dubrovnik's famous walls. It was fascinating to meet so many people who had taken multiple numbers of Gate 1 trips. One couple was up to 12! And while you have no control over this, our weather was exceptional for the entire tour.Janet H. Beaverton, OR
Margaret and I had a truly wonderful time. Totally satisfied. Made new friends and enjoyed our trip very much, an experience of a lifetime. Myranne, our main guide, was fabulous and the tour guides at each site were very well informed and made the trip worth while. Hotels, locations and food were great. We were lucky to have perfect weather, late April seemed to be a great time to go. Have told others to use Gate 1.Tom T. Geneseo, NY
Our trip was perfect! Beautiful countries, great itinerary, great hotels, lovely meals and an awesome tour manager, Tina, and an excellent driver, Mario, made our trip a truly memorable one. Tina's care and regard for each and every traveler, her sense of humor, her management skills were such that everyone on the trip felt respected and cared for.Madhu U. Naperville, IL