- First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
- Breakfast daily and 8 dinners
- Airport arrival and departure transfers
- Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Professional Tour Director throughout
- Luggage handling
- Whisper technology enhanced touring
- Service charges and hotel taxes
Stay at the following or similar:
- Westin Zagreb Hotel | Zagreb (2 nights)
- Hotel Europe or Hotel Holiday | Sarajevo (1 night)
- Lapad Hotel or Lacroma Hotel | Dubrovnik (3 nights)
- Atrium Hotel | Split (1 night)
- Jezero Hotel | Plitvice Lakes (2 nights)
- Hotel Park or Rikli Balance Hotel | Bled (2 nights)
- Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa |Venice (2 nights)
Sightseeing Tours Included:
- Plitvice Lakes
- Postojna Cave
*This tour is operated by our partner, Kompas Tours. While our Ireland & Britain guided vacations offer one inclusive price with no additional costs, this tour will offer additional sightseeing excursions or dining experiences that are sold separately while on tour to enhance your vacation experience.
The Westin Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb
The Westin Zagreb Hotel is centrally located in the very heart of Zagreb.The hotel is situated in a leafy green area adjacent to the Mimara Museum and the world famous National Theatre and Opera House and is within easy walking distance to the central square, markets, the many trendy cafés, restaurants, designer boutiques, rich cultural attractions and capital city business destinations. Recognized for offering discreet surroundings and professional, caring service, The Westin Zagreb is a regular host to high profile local, national and international events. It has been the favorite home-away-from-home for visiting royalty, world leaders, international dignitaries and other travelers seeking the calm comfort of a modern luxury hotel.
Hotel Europe, Sarajevo
Built in 1882, Hotel Europe has the best of both worlds. Set in the heart of Sarajevo, just a few steps away from the Old Town, this splendid Austro-Hungarian building will captivate you. Today, after 130 years of tradition, the hotel has been restored to its original splendor and designed according to the highest standards of hospitality, with 160 luxurious rooms and a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, indoor swimming pool, Turkish bath, tanning beds, saunas and massage. The famous Viennese Café and Restaurant serves first-class local and international culinary specialties, and Mozart’s Patisserie tempts with original sweet delicacies.
Hotel Holiday, Sarajevo
Located in the center of Sarajevo, Hotel Holiday is just a 5-minute walk from the famous Baščaršija district. Renovated in 2017, it offers an on-site restaurant and a casino, as well as a spa center with saunas, pool, massage rooms, fitness center, and beauty and hair salons. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with satellite TV and a mini-bar. Guests can enjoy traditional Bosnian cuisine and international specialties served in the National Restaurant or can unwind at the Caffe Inn.
Lapad Hotel, Dubrovnik
Set in a quiet location with views of Gruz Harbour, the Hotel Lapad is a historic building surrounded by a large outdoor pool and palm trees. Modern guest rooms feature air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite TVs, minibars and tea and coffee-making facilities. Free wireless internet is available in the entire hotel. At the grill restaurant you can enjoy a delicious lunch menu on the terrace. The hotel is only 2 miles from the old town of Dubrovnik, which is easily reachable by a local bus. The beach is less than half a mile away. The hotel is connected to Gruz Harbour by a small private boat shuttle.
Lacroma Hotel, Dubrovnik
This modern, award-winning property is located on the tranquil Babin Kuk peninsula, surrounded by pine tree forests and soothing white pebble beaches and just 15 minutes from the Old Town of Dubrovnik. 385 modern guest rooms offer wonderful views of coast or park and every amenity for a comfortable stay, including air-conditioning. Lacroma Restaurant offers great buffet breakfasts and dinners. There are also a number of bars for beverages and casual dining, where live music is featured. The hotel is close to beaches and offers outdoor and indoor swimming pools as well as spa and leisure activities.
Atrium Hotel, Split
This modern deluxe hotel, built of marble and glass, reflects the blue Mediterranean sky. It is located just a 15-minute walk from Diocletian’s Palace and the vibrant waterfront. The hotel offers the highest standards of comfort in any of the 124 modern decorated and equipped rooms. Restaurant Cardo, named after one of the main streets of Diocletian’s palace, exudes a warm and intimate atmosphere and features specialties from the rich gastronomic Mediterranean cuisine, as well as numerous international dishes. The property has an indoor pool, sauna, and fitness facility. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in public areas.
Hotel Jezero, Plitvice Lakes
Hotel Jezero is situated in the very heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, only 330 yards from the largest lake, Kozjak. The hotel interior is modern, and its external features are designed to fit in with the surrounding nature. The hotel has 229 rooms, some facing the lake and some looking towards the forest. All rooms feature SAT TVs, a direct-line telephone and modems for complimentary internet access. Some of the rooms are equipped with mini-bars. The restaurant, which seats 400 guests, is well-known for its cuisine. The hotel also features a lobby-bar café and bar, gym, whirlpool massage and other leisure facilities.
Hotel Park, Bled
This hotel is located in the very center of Bled, on the shores of Lake Bled. The hotel has 217 rooms offering views of the lake or the park. Each room has a balcony, bathroom and hairdryer, satellite TV, direct phone line, wireless internet, safe and mini bar. Rooms with a view of the lake also have air conditioning. The Park Restaurant can cater for any special dietary requirements and have these incorporated into the menu. The Aperitiv Bar offers a large selection of drinks as well as relaxing live piano music on some days. The wellness center offers a large indoor pool, gym and massage rooms.
Rikli Balance Hotel, Bled
Set in the heart of Bled, Rikli Balance Hotel enjoys an elevated position boasting panoramic views of Blade Lake Bled, its Castle and the Julian Alps. It features a modern spa center with indoor and outdoor pools. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. All of the rooms at the Rikli Balance Hotel are air-conditioned and have a balcony. They are equipped with satellite TV, safe and a mini-bar. Private bathroom includes a shower and a hairdryer. Živa Wellness Center also provides saunas, steam baths, hot tubs, and a wide range of wellness treatments, available at a surcharge. The Veranda Restaurant with its panoramic terrace offers selected local cuisine from Gorenjska Region and International a la carte dishes. Guests can relax at the hotel’s aperitif bar over a coffee or a cocktail.
Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa, Venice
Enjoying one of the most famous views in the world, Palladio Hotel and Spa on Venice Giudecca Island looks across the water to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square. A private shuttle boat takes guests across the Grand Canal to St. Mark. The original 16th-century convent has 37 rooms with a warm and welcoming decor and the finest decoration and tapestries. A separate building has 21 rooms, mostly with colonial-style decorations and surrounded by amazing gardens. Ulivo Restaurant’s menu focuses on light dishes made with organic ingredients – fresh seafood and ripe seasonal fruit with a selection of wines from the nearby Friuli region.
K808 - Zagreb to Venice 14 Days / 13 Nights
B: Breakfast; D: Dinner
Day 1Arrive Zagreb, Saturday
Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Then the day is at leisure to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions. (D)
Day 2In Zagreb, Sunday
On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)
Day 3Zagreb to Sarajevo, Monday
Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner. (B, D)
Day 4Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, Tuesday
Sarajevo has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations during its long history. On your city tour visit the Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija,” Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, view the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th-century stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast. (B, D)
Day 5In Dubrovnik, Wednesday
A walking tour shows you the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. See the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace. Then it’s on to see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, shop, stroll along the water’s edge, or simply relax and delight in your superbly scenic surroundings. (B)
Day 6In Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro, Thursday
Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B)
Day 7Dubrovnik to Split, Friday
Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. (B, D)
Day 8Split to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes, Saturday
After breakfast, head to Trogir, a center of artistic activities in Croatia. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park. (B, D)
Day 9In Plitvice Lakes, Sunday
A full day to enjoy spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B, D)
Day 10Plitvice to Opatija, Postojna & Ljubljana, Monday
Returning to the coast, stop at the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will show off the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Afterward, drive across the border into Slovenia and to Postojna Cave, one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D)
Day 11In Bled, Ljubljana excursion, Tuesday
An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore, and visit of the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Afternoon excursion to Ljubljana; the city tour takes in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. Return to Bled for an overnight. (B)
Day 12Ljubljana, to Trieste & Venice, Wednesday
Leaving Bled, drive south to Trieste in Italy for orientation tour and visit to Miramare Castle and its lovely park. The castle was built by the Habsburg monarchy on a cliff overlooking Adriatic Sea. After your visit, continue on to the romantic city of Venice. (B)
Day 13In Venice, Thursday
Today begins with a walking tour of Venice, featuring the major highlights: St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or take an optional gondola ride. Celebrate your wonderful vacation tonight with a Farewell Dinner at a favorite restaurant. (B, D)
Day 14Depart Venice, Friday
After breakfast you will be transferred to Venice airport for your flight home. (B)
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