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NORTHERN ITALY SLOVENIA & CROATIA
NORTHERN ITALY SLOVENIA & CROATIA

Price

From $12895 pp

Duration

26 DAYS

Departure

MULTIBLE
So here we are, it’s the first week of spring! Australia is buzzing as the footy finals begin and we’re already planning our outfits for the Melbourne Cup. If you are looking for some sun and relaxation after a long and cold winter, why not look at our 26 Day NORTHERN ITALY SLOVENIA & CROATIA. Having just returned for this stunning region I suggest you treat yourself and look at the offer.
Taste the ‘good life’ in northern Italy and breathe the pristine air of the beautiful Italian and Slovenian Alps. Marvel at the beauty of Lake Como, visit the Gelato Museum in Bologna and explore the ever-romantic Venice. Experience the beauty of Plitvice Lakes, which are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure greens to steely greys and blues. Then embark on a 7-night cruise down the sun-drenched Dalmatian coast and conclude in Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. 

Special Experiences!

Enjoy a visit to the Gelato Museum, with tastings of course. Journey up the mountains to the open-air Museum of the 5 Torri which bears the scars of WWI battles fought between the Italians and Austro-Hungarians.Visit Alpine Dairy Farming Museum and taste the locally produced cheeses. Spend two nights in Plitvice Lakes National Park, only 400m from the highest waterfall.


EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTS!

You can still save   $500per person with the Europe Earlybird discount If you book by 27 September 2019

Please Note: 30 July 2020 departure will be spending 3 nights in Ljubljana, instead of Lake Bled.

Please note: Due to fluctuating weather conditions, our sightseeing on day 11 is subject to change

Day 1. Depart Australia

Day 2. Arrive Milan

Welcome to Milan! The world's capital for fashion and design. Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.

Day 3. Milan - Lago Maggior

Discover the glamorous city of Milan today on a sightseeing tour. We’ll admire the intricate Duomo, Sforzesco Castle and visit the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. Next we travel to Lago Maggiore in the beautiful Lake District. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,D]

Day 4. Lago Maggiore

Spend a perfect day discovering this stunning location. Visit the islands and enjoy the views looking out over the brilliant blue lake, dotted with tiny, flower-filled islets. [B]

Day 5. Lake Como

ExcursionEnjoy a walking tour of beautiful Lake Como today. Here we ride the funicular railway to enjoy the views from high above the picturesque city. We'll take a scenic cruise on Lake Como to the beautiful town of Bellagio, enjoying the views of the charming villas adorning the shore. [B

Day 6. Lago Maggiore - Bologna

On our way to Bologna, we stop in the town of Parma, the birthplace of parmesan cheese and prosciutto. We’ll enjoy a tasting and sightseeing tour before continuing to Modena where we will taste some of the balsamic vinegar for which the area is famous. [B]

Day 7. Bologna

Characterised by its red-brick palazzi and lengthy porticoes, the city of Bologna is also famous for its cuisine. We’ll discover the sights, and tastes, on a walking food tour. [B,L]

Special Experience:

We'll also enjoy a visit to the Gelato Museum dedicated to the history of artisan gelato, with tastings of course!

Day 8. Bologna - Venice

Today we make our way to ever-romantic Venice, stopping along the way for a sightseeing tour in the medieval city of Ferrara, one of Italy's hidden treasures best known for its Renaissance buildings. [B]

Day 9. Venice

A place like no other, a day exploring Venice will leave lasting memories. Today’s highlights include Piazza San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Piombi Prison and the Basilica. The afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure. [B]

Day 10. Venice - Dolomites

Enjoy the views as we make our way to the Dolomites in the northern Italian Alps, also known as the 'fossil archipelago'. Enjoy some free time here to explore at your own pace. [B]

Day 11. Dolomites

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Special Experience: Today we’ll make our way up the mountains to the open-air Museum of the 5 Torri, which bears the scars of WWI battles fought between the Italians and the Austro-Hungarians. [B]

Optional Walking Discovery: Discover stunning Lake Misurina on a walking tour and enjoy the healing properties of the mountain air. Learn more

Day 12. Dolomites - Lake Bled

We cross the border this morning and make our way into the the heart of the Slovenian Alps to the town of Bled. [B]

Day 13. Lake Bled

The region around Bled is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Here we enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour including a visit to Bled Castle. [B]

Day 15. Lake Bled - Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes National Park

This morning we cross the border and stop in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, and take a sightseeing tour of this fascinating city. After lunch, we travel to stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. These 16 terraced lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure greens to steely greys and blues. [B,D]

Special Experience: Stay overnight inside the national park, and only 400 metres from the highest waterfall

Day 16. Plitvice Lakes National Park

This morning we explore the spectacular lower lake section on a guided walking tour that will showcase its magnificent turquoise lakes, waterfalls and cascades

Embark Cruise: After breakfast we transfer to the port of Split to board our yacht for a cruise along the picturesque Dalmatian coast. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner on board the ship. [B,D]

Day 18. Cruising: Split - Trogir

Today we'll take a city tour of Split, where we walk through Diocletian's Palace before sailing to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Trogir where we’ll discover this historic city centre on a walking tour. This evening is at leisure for you to explore. [B,L]

Day 19. Cruising: Trogir - Bol - Hvar

This morning we anchor in Bol, said to have the best beach in Croatia - the Golden Horn. We continue to the beautiful island of Hvar this afternoon. We'll enjoy a sightseeing tour to see Europe's first public theatre and the Franciscan Monastery. This evening is at your leisure. [B,L]

Day 20. Cruising: Hvar - Vis

We set sail for the beautiful island of Bisevo to explore its famous cave, known for having a striking blue glow. We continue sailing to our final port for the day, Vis. Enjoy time at leisure in this jewel among the Adriatic islands. [B,L]

Day 21. Cruising: Vis - Korčula

We arrive in Korčula in the early afternoon and enjoy a walking tour of its character-filled cobblestone streets. This evening is at your leisure. [B,L]

Day 22. Cruising: Korčula - Šipanska Luka

Today we sail to the lovely island of Mljet and enjoy free time to explore the Great and Small Lakes in the national park. Next, we continue to Šipanska Luka island before enjoying a captain’s dinner in the evening, complete with live music for our entertainment. [B,L,D]

Day 23. Cruising: Šipanska Luka - Dubrovnik

We sail into Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Our sightseeing will include Orlando’s column and Sponza Palace. [B,L]

Day 24. Dubrovnik

Disembark Cruise: We farewell the crew and begin our journey home. [B]

Day 25. In Transit

Day 26. Arrive in Australia

EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTS!
You can still save   $500per person with the Europe Earlybird discount If you book by 27 September 2019

Experience our Northern Italy, Slovenia & Croatia small group tour now from just $12,895 per person including flights! 

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