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Lakes and Mediterranean

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8 nights small group tour combining the best of Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria.

Discover the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park, four mesmerizing lakes, the Postojna Caves, historical Mediterranean towns and stunning mountainous scenery.

Day 1: Mestre

Arrive at the Hotel Russott in Mestre.

Day 2:  Mestre - Venice - Bled

Meeting point with tour leader at the hotel reception at 10 AM. Departure for Venice followed by sightseeing of this unique beautiful city. Enjoy a walking tour with an English speaking guide before returning back to land and continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in the Bled area.

Day 3: Bled - Bohinj - Bled

Enjoy a relaxing tour of glacier Lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia for it's picturesque settings. After Bled boat ride enjoy some free time on the island. Afterwards visit Bled castle to admire the wonderful historic city, lake and surrounding mountains - on a clear day you can see Slovenia's highest mountain, Mount Triglav. Your final stop of the day will be Lake Bohinj, one of the best kept secrets in the area. Overnight on Lake Bled.

Day 4: Bled - Klagenfurt - Wörth Lake - Bled

Today visit the neighbouring country of Austria with views of the magnificent Alps, impressive at any time of the year. In the historic county of Carinthia, enjoy a panoramic tour of the 20 km long Lake Wörth. Continue to the charming Klagenfurt, University town with the beautiful Lindworm fountain dominating the old city square, the Altplatz. Enjoy lunch in the Klagenfurt area before returning to Bled. Overnight Bled.

Day 5: Bled - Postojna & Predjama Castle - Rovinj

Today you will continue towards Croatia stopping at the Postojna Caves. One of the largest underground caves system in Europe and hiding incredible geological creations. It is also home to the olm, a cave dwelling salamander. Next destination is the Renaissance Predjama Castle situated on a high cliff which tells the 700 years old story of its predecessors and Postojna. Later arrive at the enchanting coastal town of Rovinj late afternoon. Overnight in Rovinj.

Day 6: Rovinj - Istriatour

Your day will start with sightseeing in one of the most romantic towns in Istria - Rovinj.  A walk through labyrinths of cobbled streets will lead you through some of the most picturesque streets in Istria and numerous galleries. At the hilltop, visit the dominating Basilica of St. Euphemia and enjoy the stunning panorama views. Departure towards Livade for a sample of one the Istrian tastiest treasures, the truffle. The rest of the day offers a unique sensory experience - olive oil tasting at one of the most renowned local producers. Afterwards visit one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world, the jewel of Pula, a 3000-year-old city, administrative centre of Istria. Overnight in Rovinj.

Day 7: Rovinj -Opatija - Lake Bajer - Plitvice Lakes

Travelling from Croatia's biggest peninsula, you will be driven through Opatija. You will have time at leisure to enjoy this wonderful little town full of magnificent villas and old hotels, once a famous winter resort of the Austrian elite. Take a stroll through Lungomare promenade, visit Angiolina park, or simply enjoy a coffee break at Wagner's terrace. After passing the Gorski Kotar Region arrive at picturesque Fuzine to explore the Vrelo Cave and lunch at the heart warming restaurant Bitoraj, offering a wonderful blend of the traditional, home made food of the region. Through the lush green scenery the trip continues to the water empire of Plitvice Lakes. Overnight  in the Plitvice area.

Day 8: Plitvice Lakes - Split

After breakfast, let yourself be carried away by the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods and lakes interconnected with stunning waterfalls. Croatia's oldest UNESCO protected park proudly carries the title of one of world's most impressive national parks. Your journey continues towards Split for a short evening walk through the UNESCO World Heritage site, the largest city on the Adriatic coast. On a walking tour explore the Diocletian's Palace, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century and admire the Grgur Ninski Statue, the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius. Farewell dinner in a typical Dalmatian restaurant - Konoba. Overnight in Split.

Day 9

After the breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. Transfer to Split Airport or your Croatia cruise by Katarina Line.

 

Included:

  • All transfers as per itinerary in modern motor-coach/van with AC
  • Tour manager
  • 6 x overnight with breakfast, 2 x overnight with half board (breakfast and dinner) in 4* hotels, except in Plitvice area 3* hotel
  • 2 x unique gastronomic experiences at renowned manufacturers including: truffle tasting and olive oil tasting
  • Guided tours of Venice, Bled, Klagenfurt, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes and Split
  • Entrance fees: Venice Vaporetto, Bled boat ride + Bled church, Bled Castle, Postojna Cave and Castle, Vrelo Cave, Plitvice Lakes National Park including boat ride and Amphitheatre Pula
  • 2 x lunch in a restaurant (Klagenfurt area, Bajer Lake area)
  • 1 x farewell dinner
  • Porterage

For more information on availability and prices, please contact us at: salesuk@ewaterways.co.uk

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