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2023 Tour Details
Your 11-day guided tour of Venice and Eastern Mediterranean Europe includes visits to beautiful coastal cities in four countries—Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and Montenegro. During your affordable European tour of the east Adriatic coast, you will discover natural, historical, architectural, and cultural beauty. You’ll begin with the “floating city” of Venice, Italy— the iconic landmarks, legendary canals, bridges, and piazzas. Your visit of Venice includes a boat ride along one of the major canals to St. Mark’s Square and time to satisfy your interest, from cafes to churches. You may wish to complete your experience with an optional classic gondola ride. From Venice, travel to the picturesque fishing village of Piran, Slovenia, then to the seaside resort of Portorož. Consider a spa treatment, a trip to a casino, or an optional excursion to the beautiful Istrian peninsula. On to Croatia, enjoy the stunning coastline and the bay laurel forests of Opatija. Your escorted tour of Croatia includes the visit of Krka National Park in the Central Dalmatian region. Discover breathtaking waterfalls, water mills, and more than 200 species of birds—including eagles, ospreys, falcons, and owls. Enjoy the guided tour of the vibrant port city of Split with its 4th-century architecture – including the Emperor’s palace. Next, venture to the “Pearl of the Adriatic”—Dubrovnik. A historic fortress city, Dubrovnik is also known as a filming location for the TV series, “Game of Thrones”. The full day excursion to Montenegro includes a visit to Kotor and a short boat ride to a tiny island with an iconic, tiny, world-famous church. Your affordable tour of Venice, Slovenia, Croatia, and Montenegro is a trip you’ll remember for natural beauty, history, and hidden gems.
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VENICE Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and orientationPIRAN Visit the fishing villagePORTOROŽ Explore the seaside resortOPATIJA VisitZADAR Guided sightseeing, St. Donat church visitKRKA National Park guided visitTROGIR VisitSPLIT Guided sightseeing, Cathedral visitSTON VisitDUBROVNIK Guided sightseeing, Rector’s Palace visitMONTENEGRO Guided excursion, visit Our Lady of the Rocks and Kotor
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, canal boat ride in Venice and ferry ride in Kotor
Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
ARRIVE IN VENICE AREA, ITALY Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to make your way to visit the magical “floating city” of Venice. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
VENICE One of the most unique cities on Earth, Venice is a place of unmatched beauty and a feast of fantastic landmarks and iconic sites. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, the gondolas, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation features a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, and time at leisure for a chance to explore on your own or to join our signature optional excursion. You can also just relax with a cappuccino at one of the many cafés in the center.
VENICE AREA–PIRAN, SLOVENIA–PORTOROŽ Say arrivederci to Venice and cross into neighboring Slovenia. Discover the picturesque fishing village of Piran, with an enchanting medieval square lined with cafés. Continue to the spa town of Portorož (Port of Roses).Today’s Distance: 127 mi/ 205 km
PORTOROŽ Enjoy a free day to explore the pretty seaside resort on the Adriatic. You could pamper yourself at one of the wellness centers, or try your luck at a casino. Alternatively, we offer an optional excursion to the Istrian Peninsula, home to Porec with its beautiful beaches and the Roman temple dedicated to Neptune, and to pretty Rovinj.
PORTOROŽ–OPATIJA, CROATIA–ZADAR Cross the border into Croatia, then relax and drink in the natural beauty of Opatija, a town nestled between the sparkling waters of the Adriatic and a lovely forest of bay laurels. Next stop is Zadar. Join your Local Guide and learn all about the historic Old Town with its exceptional cultural heritage, a treasury of archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times. Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km
ZADAR–KRKA–TROGIR–SPLIT AREA Head into central Dalmatia and visit Krka National Park, renowned for its breathtaking waterfalls and attractive water mills. Join your Local Guide to explore the outstanding natural beauty. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds; be sure to watch for osprey, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, and Eurasian eagle-owls. Visit Trogir with its medieval walls, seaside promenade, and maze-like marble streets. Continue to the vibrant port city of Split. Today’s Distance: 134 mi/ 216 km
SPLIT The guided tour of Split reveals a city whose splendor dates back to the 4th century when Emperor Diocletian built his phenomenal palace—now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, take advantage of the exciting optional excursion.
SPLIT AREA–STON–DUBROVNIK Skirt the dramatic coastline as you make your way south to Dubrovnik. Along the way, stop in Ston, renowned for its defensive walls, a major feat of medieval architecture. Today’s Distance: 149 mi/ 240 km
DUBROVNIK Awaken this morning in the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” one of the world’s most stunning cities, and discover Dubrovnik’s many charms in the company of a Local Guide. “Game of Thrones” fans should keep watch for filming sites used as “King’s Landing” and “Qarth”!
DUBROVNIK. EXCURSION TO KOTOR, MONTENEGRO Set off to discover some of the highlights of Montenegro. Kotor, situated in a secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor, is the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Your Local Guide will introduce you to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a short boat crossing to visit Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast. Return to Dubrovnik. Today’s Distance: 115 mi/ 185 km
DUBROVNIK Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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