14 Day Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a lot of ground most days. Expect up to three to four hours walking every touring day, where you could encounter some uneven surfaces, cobbled streets, stairs, and steep slopes. Some hiking may be required to access some sites. The longest day spent on the bus is between Split and Opatija, but will include several stops for lunch and breaks. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.

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Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Flights New York-Dubrovnik, Venice-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Dubrovnik
    • 1 night Korcula Island
    • 2 nights Hvar
    • 1 night Split
    • 2 nights Opatija
    • 2 nights Bled
    • 1 night Venice
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Italian city hotel taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 24 meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 8 dinners (including a home hosted dinner)
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Tour Highlights

Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • Share a meal with a Dubrovnik family as guests in their home
  • Stop for wine tasting at a local winery in Peljesac Peninsula, famous for its wines
  • Explore the magnificent Dalmatian Islands of Korcula and Hvar
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Hvar and view the first public theatre in Europe, one of the great cultural treasures of Croatia
  • Tour magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a network of 16 terraced basins
  • Board an authentic pletna on Lake Bled, a unique rowing boat used for generations
  • Visit the medieval Church of St. John the Baptist, over 700 years old

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a lot of ground most days. Expect up to three to four hours walking every touring day, where you could encounter some uneven surfaces, cobbled streets, stairs, and steep slopes. Some hiking may be required to access some sites. The longest day spent on the bus is between Split and Opatija, but will include several stops for lunch and breaks. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Dubrovnik
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, transfer to the hotel. You'll have the balance of the day at leisure. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Explore Dubrovnik
Spend the morning exploring Dubrovnik. View the Rector's Palace and visit the Franciscan Monastery and its 14th-century pharmacy. Enjoy panoramic views of the Old Town and the Adriatic when you walk along the city's fortress wall. Later, visit a local artisan to learn about the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives today. After a light lunch at a local restaurant, browse a leather and jewelry store before spending the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, drive to a homestead, just outside Dubrovnik for dinner consisting of traditional dishes
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Full Day in Dubrovnik
Today is at leisure to explore Dubrovnik on your own or, join the optional full day tour to Montenegro. Drive towards the Bay of Kotor. In Perast, a short boat ride takes you to the 15th century "Our Lady of the Rocks" Church. After visiting the church, proceed to the city of Kotor for a guided walking tour. View the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Maritime Museum, numerous Palaces, and Old Square before enjoying the scenic drive back to Dubrovnik*
*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 5, Thursday - Ferry to Korcula
After breakfast, drive along the narrow fingerlike peninsula of Peljesac. Stop at a local winery for wine tasting, before taking the ferry to the Dalmatian Island of Korcula, birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo. Arrive in time for lunch, then walk to its Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. The rest of the day is free
Overnight: Korcula Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Friday - Ferry to Hvar
This morning, travel back to Korcula town and sail by ferry to the mainland. Drive north along the Adriatic coast to the small town of Drvenik for lunch at a local restaurant. Board a ferry to the island of Hvar, and drive to the main town. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Saturday - Explore Hvar
This morning, take a sightseeing tour of Hvar and view the public theatre, the Franciscan Monastery and much more. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps you'll relax on one of the island's beaches or board a boat to the Pakleni Islands, just off Hvar's coast, for snorkeling and swimming. In the evening, savor dinner in a local restaurant
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - Ferry to Split & Discover Diocletian's Palace
Today, ferry back to the mainland to explore Split, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a walking tour, view the Renaissance and Gothic architecture. At the heart of its waterfront is the 3rd-century Diocletian's Palace. See the peristyle courtyard, Cathedral of St. Domnius, and Roman temples. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Browse Morning Market, Tour Plitvice Lakes & Transfer to Istrian Peninsula
Greet the day among Croatian vendors setting up shop at Split's market and browse through the stalls. Later, drive to the Plitvice Lakes National Park*, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These 16 terraced lakes descend 300 feet in 4 miles down a wooded hillside via a series of waterfalls. After time to explore, continue to the seaside town of Opatija on the Istrian Peninsula. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
*This a very active day with a walk down to the Plitvice Lakes, that requires good walking shoes
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Full Day in Opatija
Spend a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula. Afterward, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj where you will spend free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AM)
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Wednesday - Tour Ljubljana & Travel to Bled, Slovenia
Cross into Slovenia this morning and stop for a tour of its capital, Ljubljana. View its open-air market; the Baroque Venetian inspired City Hall; Robba Fountain, the Triple Bridge, which connects the old and new cities; and the Parliament. Tonight, savor dinner at a restaurant, located on the estate of the restored 14th century Podvin Castle
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday - Visit Bled Island & Countryside Drive to Bohinj
This morning, visit Bled, and explore Bled Castle, perched on a cliff overlooking the lake. Continue your day on Bled's lake aboard a pletna, a traditional rowing boat for a visit to Bled Island and its church, home to a wonderful art collection. Savor lunch at a local restaurant. Later, drive to Bohinj, an alpine resort town. Visit the medieval Church of St. John the Baptist, over 700 years old. After, return back to Bled. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner with live entertainment
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Friday - Explore Venice
Transfer to Venice this morning. Upon arrival, travel by boat to your hotel. After lunch on your own, enjoy a walking tour of Piazza San Marco, with time to visit the Basilica and view Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, and Campanile (bell tower). This evening at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Saturday - Depart Italy
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Dubrovnik
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, transfer to the hotel. You'll have the balance of the day at leisure. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Explore Dubrovnik
Spend the morning exploring Dubrovnik. View the Rector's Palace and visit the Franciscan Monastery and its 14th-century pharmacy. Enjoy panoramic views of the Old Town and the Adriatic when you walk along the city's fortress wall. Later, visit a local artisan to learn about the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives today. After a light lunch at a local restaurant, browse a leather and jewelry store before spending the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, drive to a homestead, just outside Dubrovnik for dinner consisting of traditional dishes
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Full Day in Dubrovnik
Today is at leisure to explore Dubrovnik on your own or, join the optional full day tour to Montenegro. Drive towards the Bay of Kotor. In Perast, a short boat ride takes you to the 15th century "Our Lady of the Rocks" Church. After visiting the church, proceed to the city of Kotor for a guided walking tour. View the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Maritime Museum, numerous Palaces, and Old Square before enjoying the scenic drive back to Dubrovnik*
*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 5, Saturday - Ferry to Korcula
After breakfast, drive along the narrow fingerlike peninsula of Peljesac. Stop at a local winery for wine tasting, before taking the ferry to the Dalmatian Island of Korcula, birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo. Arrive in time for lunch, then walk to its Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. The rest of the day is free
Overnight: Korcula Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Sunday - Ferry to Hvar
This morning, travel back to Korcula town and sail by ferry to the mainland. Drive north along the Adriatic coast to the small town of Drvenik for lunch at a local restaurant. Board a ferry to the island of Hvar, and drive to the main town. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Monday - Explore Hvar
This morning, take a sightseeing tour of Hvar and view the public theatre, the Franciscan Monastery and much more. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps you'll relax on one of the island's beaches or board a boat to the Pakleni Islands, just off Hvar's coast, for snorkeling and swimming. In the evening, savor dinner in a local restaurant
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Ferry to Split & Discover Diocletian's Palace
Today, ferry back to the mainland to explore Split, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a walking tour, view the Renaissance and Gothic architecture. At the heart of its waterfront is the 3rd-century Diocletian's Palace. See the peristyle courtyard, Cathedral of St. Domnius, and Roman temples. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Browse Morning Market, Tour Plitvice Lakes & Transfer to Istrian Peninsula
Greet the day among Croatian vendors setting up shop at Split's market and browse through the stalls. Later, drive to the Plitvice Lakes National Park*, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These 16 terraced lakes descend 300 feet in 4 miles down a wooded hillside via a series of waterfalls. After time to explore, continue to the seaside town of Opatija on the Istrian Peninsula. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
*This a very active day with a walk down to the Plitvice Lakes, that requires good walking shoes
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Full Day in Opatija
Spend a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula. Afterward, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj where you will spend free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AM)
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Friday - Tour Ljubljana & Travel to Bled, Slovenia
Cross into Slovenia this morning and stop for a tour of its capital, Ljubljana. View its open-air market; the Baroque Venetian inspired City Hall; Robba Fountain, the Triple Bridge, which connects the old and new cities; and the Parliament. Tonight, savor dinner at a restaurant, located on the estate of the restored 14th century Podvin Castle
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Saturday - Visit Bled Island & Countryside Drive to Bohinj
This morning, visit Bled, and explore Bled Castle, perched on a cliff overlooking the lake. Continue your day on Bled's lake aboard a pletna, a traditional rowing boat for a visit to Bled Island and its church, home to a wonderful art collection. Savor lunch at a local restaurant. Later, drive to Bohinj, an alpine resort town. Visit the medieval Church of St. John the Baptist, over 700 years old. After, return back to Bled. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner with live entertainment
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Sunday - Explore Venice
Transfer to Venice this morning. Upon arrival, travel by boat to your hotel. After lunch on your own, enjoy a walking tour of Piazza San Marco, with time to visit the Basilica and view Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, and Campanile (bell tower). This evening at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Monday - Depart Italy
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Dubrovnik
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, transfer to the hotel. You'll have the balance of the day at leisure. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Explore Dubrovnik
Spend the morning exploring Dubrovnik. View the Rector's Palace and visit the Franciscan Monastery and its 14th-century pharmacy. Enjoy panoramic views of the Old Town and the Adriatic when you walk along the city's fortress wall. Later, visit a local artisan to learn about the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives today. After a light lunch at a local restaurant, browse a leather and jewelry store before spending the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, drive to a homestead, just outside Dubrovnik for dinner consisting of traditional dishes
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Full Day in Dubrovnik
Today is at leisure to explore Dubrovnik on your own or, join the optional full day tour to Montenegro. Drive towards the Bay of Kotor. In Perast, a short boat ride takes you to the 15th century "Our Lady of the Rocks" Church. After visiting the church, proceed to the city of Kotor for a guided walking tour. View the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Maritime Museum, numerous Palaces, and Old Square before enjoying the scenic drive back to Dubrovnik*
*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 5, Monday - Ferry to Korcula
After breakfast, drive along the narrow fingerlike peninsula of Peljesac. Stop at a local winery for wine tasting, before taking the ferry to the Dalmatian Island of Korcula, birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo. Arrive in time for lunch, then walk to its Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. The rest of the day is free
Overnight: Korcula Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Ferry to Hvar
This morning, travel back to Korcula town and sail by ferry to the mainland. Drive north along the Adriatic coast to the small town of Drvenik for lunch at a local restaurant. Board a ferry to the island of Hvar, and drive to the main town. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Wednesday - Explore Hvar
This morning, take a sightseeing tour of Hvar and view the public theatre, the Franciscan Monastery and much more. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps you'll relax on one of the island's beaches or board a boat to the Pakleni Islands, just off Hvar's coast, for snorkeling and swimming. In the evening, savor dinner in a local restaurant
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Ferry to Split & Discover Diocletian's Palace
Today, ferry back to the mainland to explore Split, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a walking tour, view the Renaissance and Gothic architecture. At the heart of its waterfront is the 3rd-century Diocletian's Palace. See the peristyle courtyard, Cathedral of St. Domnius, and Roman temples. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Browse Morning Market, Tour Plitvice Lakes & Transfer to Istrian Peninsula
Greet the day among Croatian vendors setting up shop at Split's market and browse through the stalls. Later, drive to the Plitvice Lakes National Park*, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These 16 terraced lakes descend 300 feet in 4 miles down a wooded hillside via a series of waterfalls. After time to explore, continue to the seaside town of Opatija on the Istrian Peninsula. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
*This a very active day with a walk down to the Plitvice Lakes, that requires good walking shoes
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Full Day in Opatija
Spend a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula. Afterward, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj where you will spend free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AM)
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Tour Ljubljana & Travel to Bled, Slovenia
Cross into Slovenia this morning and stop for a tour of its capital, Ljubljana. View its open-air market; the Baroque Venetian inspired City Hall; Robba Fountain, the Triple Bridge, which connects the old and new cities; and the Parliament. Tonight, savor dinner at a restaurant, located on the estate of the restored 14th century Podvin Castle
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday - Visit Bled Island & Countryside Drive to Bohinj
This morning, visit Bled, and explore Bled Castle, perched on a cliff overlooking the lake. Continue your day on Bled's lake aboard a pletna, a traditional rowing boat for a visit to Bled Island and its church, home to a wonderful art collection. Savor lunch at a local restaurant. Later, drive to Bohinj, an alpine resort town. Visit the medieval Church of St. John the Baptist, over 700 years old. After, return back to Bled. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner with live entertainment
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Tuesday - Explore Venice
Transfer to Venice this morning. Upon arrival, travel by boat to your hotel. After lunch on your own, enjoy a walking tour of Piazza San Marco, with time to visit the Basilica and view Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, and Campanile (bell tower). This evening at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Wednesday - Depart Italy
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Dubrovnik
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, transfer to the hotel. You'll have the balance of the day at leisure. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Explore Dubrovnik
Spend the morning exploring Dubrovnik. View the Rector's Palace and visit the Franciscan Monastery and its 14th-century pharmacy. Enjoy panoramic views of the Old Town and the Adriatic when you walk along the city's fortress wall. Later, visit a local artisan to learn about the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives today. After a light lunch at a local restaurant, browse a leather and jewelry store before spending the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, drive to a homestead, just outside Dubrovnik for dinner consisting of traditional dishes
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Full Day in Dubrovnik
Today is at leisure to explore Dubrovnik on your own or, join the optional full day tour to Montenegro. Drive towards the Bay of Kotor. In Perast, a short boat ride takes you to the 15th century "Our Lady of the Rocks" Church. After visiting the church, proceed to the city of Kotor for a guided walking tour. View the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Maritime Museum, numerous Palaces, and Old Square before enjoying the scenic drive back to Dubrovnik*
*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 5, Wednesday - Ferry to Korcula
After breakfast, drive along the narrow fingerlike peninsula of Peljesac. Stop at a local winery for wine tasting, before taking the ferry to the Dalmatian Island of Korcula, birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo. Arrive in time for lunch, then walk to its Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. The rest of the day is free
Overnight: Korcula Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Thursday - Ferry to Hvar
This morning, travel back to Korcula town and sail by ferry to the mainland. Drive north along the Adriatic coast to the small town of Drvenik for lunch at a local restaurant. Board a ferry to the island of Hvar, and drive to the main town. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Friday - Explore Hvar
This morning, take a sightseeing tour of Hvar and view the public theatre, the Franciscan Monastery and much more. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps you'll relax on one of the island's beaches or board a boat to the Pakleni Islands, just off Hvar's coast, for snorkeling and swimming. In the evening, savor dinner in a local restaurant
Overnight: Hvar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Ferry to Split & Discover Diocletian's Palace
Today, ferry back to the mainland to explore Split, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a walking tour, view the Renaissance and Gothic architecture. At the heart of its waterfront is the 3rd-century Diocletian's Palace. See the peristyle courtyard, Cathedral of St. Domnius, and Roman temples. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Browse Morning Market, Tour Plitvice Lakes & Transfer to Istrian Peninsula
Greet the day among Croatian vendors setting up shop at Split's market and browse through the stalls. Later, drive to the Plitvice Lakes National Park*, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These 16 terraced lakes descend 300 feet in 4 miles down a wooded hillside via a series of waterfalls. After time to explore, continue to the seaside town of Opatija on the Istrian Peninsula. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
*This a very active day with a walk down to the Plitvice Lakes, that requires good walking shoes
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Full Day in Opatija
Spend a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula. Afterward, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj where you will spend free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija
Optional: Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AM)
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Tour Ljubljana & Travel to Bled, Slovenia
Cross into Slovenia this morning and stop for a tour of its capital, Ljubljana. View its open-air market; the Baroque Venetian inspired City Hall; Robba Fountain, the Triple Bridge, which connects the old and new cities; and the Parliament. Tonight, savor dinner at a restaurant, located on the estate of the restored 14th century Podvin Castle
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Wednesday - Visit Bled Island & Countryside Drive to Bohinj
This morning, visit Bled, and explore Bled Castle, perched on a cliff overlooking the lake. Continue your day on Bled's lake aboard a pletna, a traditional rowing boat for a visit to Bled Island and its church, home to a wonderful art collection. Savor lunch at a local restaurant. Later, drive to Bohinj, an alpine resort town. Visit the medieval Church of St. John the Baptist, over 700 years old. After, return back to Bled. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner with live entertainment
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Thursday - Explore Venice
Transfer to Venice this morning. Upon arrival, travel by boat to your hotel. After lunch on your own, enjoy a walking tour of Piazza San Marco, with time to visit the Basilica and view Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, and Campanile (bell tower). This evening at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Friday - Depart Italy
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Full Day Montenegro

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

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 $65.00
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Full Day Istrian Peninsula

Begin with an orientation tour of Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Visit a Roman Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind to be preserved in the world today. Afterward, proceed to the beautiful resort town of Rovinj where you will enjoy free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #10 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 $65.00
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Full Day Montenegro

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

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 $65.00
Full Day Montenegro Thumbnail
Full Day Istrian Peninsula

Begin with an orientation tour of Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Visit a Roman Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind to be preserved in the world today. Afterward, proceed to the beautiful resort town of Rovinj where you will enjoy free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #10 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 $65.00
Full Day Istrian Peninsula Thumbnail
Full Day Montenegro

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

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 $65.00
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Full Day Istrian Peninsula

Begin with an orientation tour of Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Visit a Roman Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind to be preserved in the world today. Afterward, proceed to the beautiful resort town of Rovinj where you will enjoy free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #10 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 $65.00
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Full Day Montenegro

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

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 $65.00
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Full Day Istrian Peninsula

Begin with an orientation tour of Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Visit a Roman Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind to be preserved in the world today. Afterward, proceed to the beautiful resort town of Rovinj where you will enjoy free time exploring the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #10 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 $65.00
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Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, October 2021
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The entire trip to the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia and Slovenia was so captivating, richly described by Edo P, our Tour Manager, he was more like a buddy, full of humor, had the historical details fully covered, was hilarious, kept us safe, on track, on schedule and always went that extra mile to lend us a hand when climbing steps, found my hearing aid batteries and arranged for hot water kettle whenever needed. The dinners were opulent and extraordinary. The driver, Mr. Davor and Edo P work as a very well orchestrated team that I have never seen before. Its Edo who is the face of Gate 1 to us. Its the simple things he did that made this trip the most remembered trip. I have had many Gate 1 trips this one was the overall best. Thank to Edo. He is your finest asset. We may go to Croatia and Slovenia again because of Edo.

Parvez S.
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, September 2021
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This message is related to the outstanding service during the recent Adriatic tour. With a number of previous tours, through Gate 1 and other tour providers, the professionalism and dedication of the tour director Josip was exemplary and beyond comparison to other tour guides. He was very engaged with everyone on the tour and took personal responsibility to make sure everyone was pleased with the agenda and the events. He absolutely went out of his way to resolve any issues and to be very engaged throughout the trip.

John H.
Adriatic Coast from Dubrovnik to Athens, November 2019
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This was we felt, one of the very best Gate 1 trips ever. Our guide was over the top and the comradely of our group was warming. The sights, the stops, the history, educational aspect and the hotels were first class. We have friends that want to take this same trip next year. We look forward to our next Discovery trip!

Carol S. Supply, NC
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, September 2019
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Fabulous. Exceeded our expectations. Gate 1 Travel continues to provide us with wonderful tours.

Peter H. Clinton, CT
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, August 2019
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Outstanding! Great tour, great guide, great group.

Jacqueline D. Avon, OH
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, June 2019
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We loved our trip- the countries we visited, the sights we saw, the guides we had in various cities, our driver Bronco and our exceptional tour guide Sandra!

Cheryl T. Scottsdale, AZ
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, May 2018
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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
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, June 2016
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All went very smoothly without any worries at all. The tour leader Sandra was outstanding, the group of 14 was really nice, the bus driver was very calm, capable and professional. All of the hotels and local tours were great too. This was our first Gate 1 tour and I would certainly recommend it and do another in the future.

Linda L. NSW, Australia
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, May 2016
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We had a wonderful time and we love Gate 1. I chose this trip over other tour company trips and also over the other Gate 1 Croatia trips because it went to the islands of Hvar and Korcula. My sister and I fell in love with these islands and of the ferry rides between them, along with all of the places the tour had on its itinerary. We loved it so much that we are talking about doing this exact trip again. Hopefully Gate 1 will offer this same tour in the future. The most important thing we learned about Gate 1 was that your tour gave us time to explore the places we visited. With Globus and Insight these trips usually gave us one hour. This hour is supposed to be enough time for a guided tour, having something to eat, going to the bathroom, which usually involved a wait, browse alone in the city and go shopping along with a 20 minute walk back to the bus, which is absolutely ridiculous. The bottom line being you we're lucky to get to go to the bathroom in the time between the guided tour ending and heading back to the bus. It leaves you feeling that you have been cheated. This trip we came away with the feeling that we really did get to spend time and explore these towns on our own. Also, the tour director we had was incredible, and he really added to the enjoyment of the trip.

Kerry C. Reno, NV
Dalmatian Isles, Croatia & Slovenia, April 2016
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We arrived home Sunday morning and are still reminiscing about the Dalmatian Coast trip. Our Yuge was perfect, giving us history, keeping track of our safety, making everything easy and the area guides were great. I have already been looking at other Gate 1 trips for next year! We met very nice people from all over, both in our tour group and our country hosts. Thank you.

Elaine W. Olympia, WA