Welcome to Budapest! On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred^ to your centrally located hotel. After check-in the rest of the day and evening is at leisure.
Overnight stay: Budapest
After breakfast this morning travel south through gentle countryside towards central Europe’s largest lake - Balaton. Take in the spectacular views of the lake before we continue our journey through Croatia, arriving in Zagreb.
Two Night Stay: Zagreb
This morning we will take in the sights of the city. Enjoy the architecture of the Archbishop’s Palace, Opera House, Cathedral and St Mark’s. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this lively capital.
Our journey this morning takes us to the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic on the north Dalmatian coastline. We hug the coastline with the sparkling sea on our right and majestic mountains on our left as we head to Dubrovnik - commonly known as the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Three Night Stay: Dubrovnik
The walled old town of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage site which has remained largely unchanged since the middle ages. Enjoy a walk around the medieval ramparts. We will also see Onofrio’s Fountain, the Rector’s Palace and the Fransiscan and Dominican monasteries.You’re Invited Join a Croatian family for dinner in a typical farmhouse.
Today is at leisure to explore the lively market, enjoy lunch in a seaside restaurant or simply relax. Your Tour Director will be happy to advise how best to use your free time.
Discover More: Excursion to Montenegro & the Bay of Kotor, one of the most spectacular coastlines in the Adriatic. Perast is one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans (extra expense)
We farewell Dubrovnik and begin our spectacular drive to Split, site of the former Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. Today, the Palace constitutes the inner core of this bustling port city and is inhabited with shops and market squares. With a local guide we will enjoy an in-depth sightseeing tour of this gracious city by the sea.
We turn inland and traverse the rugged natural scenery of the Balkans as we head towards the unique Plitvice National Park. On arrival we will enjoy entry to the National Park along meandering pathways as we view a series of emerald green lakes.
Overnight Stay: Plitvice
Continuing our journey, we cross into Slovenia where we will visit the country’s greatest tourist site - the Karst Caves at Postojna. A mini-train will take us underground through a series of beautiful halls. Continue on to the captial, Ljubljana for a city tour. It’s a short drive to Lake Bled, an earthly paradise at the foot of the Julian Alps and one of the highlights of the tour.
Three Night Stay: Lake Bled
Take a drive up to the 1000 year old castle overlooking the Lake and take a tour of the Middle Ages inside. Board a traditional wooden ‘Pletna’ boat operated by your friendly gondolier for a trip out to the Church of St Marys, perched on an island in the middle of the lake. This afternoon is yours to explore the beautiful town.
Today is a day at leisure for you to enjoy beautiful Lake Bled.
This morning we leave Slovenia and cross the border into Italy. In the afternoon we arrive in the former maritime stronghold of Venice. On arrival in the magical city of Venice you'll enjoy a highlight gondola ride through the canals. This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.
Overnight Stay: Venice
Your tour concludes after breakfast when you are transferred to the airport for your onward or home bound flight (suggest booking flights after 2pm).
|Aug 2017||from AUD $4,690|
|Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.|
|Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.|