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Venice, Lake Bled & Croatia

Italy, Croatia, Slovenia

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  • Discover 3 unique countries on this perfectly paced 7-night holiday.
  • Explore ancient canals & incredible art in Italy’s floating city with a guided walking tour of Venice.
  • See the highlights of Slovenia with a trip to Lake Bled including a tour of its island & medieval castle.
  • Discover the Julian Alps with a trip to Triglav National Park & the stunning mountain towns of Bovec & Tarvisio.
  • Relax on the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic coast on day trips to Poreč, Rovinj, & Pula in Croatia.
  • Includes 7 nights on a half board basis.

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Your Guided Venice, Lake Bled & Croatia Holiday Overview

Travelling through three neighbouring countries over seven days, this is the perfect holiday for anyone with a wanderer’s soul. Compare the changing cultures and landscapes around you as we move between historic cities, magnificent mountain scenery and the beautiful coastline of the Adriatic. In Italy, we’ll enjoy a full day excursion to the iconic city of Venice, as well as some relaxing time by the beach in Lido di Jesolo. In Slovenia, discover the quaint capital of Ljubljana and be awed by the spectacular scenery of the Julian Alps and beautiful Lake Bled, with its central island and clifftop castle. Finally, in Croatia we’ll explore the region of Istria and visit the exquisite coastal towns of Poreč, Rovinj and Pula.

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Trip Itinerary

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Activity Level: Moderate

Day

Travel to Italy

Transfer to Lido di Jesolo

Arrive in Venice

Fly to Venice Airport in the morning, where you will be met by your friendly local guide and transferred to your hotel in Lido di Jesolo.

Arrive in Venice

Free Time at Leisure in Lido di Jesolo

Free time in the afternoon

Spend the afternoon at leisure in Lido di Jesolo. Explore the many cafés, restaurants and shops as well, of course, as the stunning ten mile stretch of beach for which the area is known.

Free time in the afternoon

Venice

Guided City Tour of Venice

Morning
Full day city tour of Venice

Depart from your hotel on a full day excursion, and prepare to be enchanted by the atmospheric canals, tiny alleyways and busy squares that make up the real Venice. On your morning guided tour you will approach the city in an included water taxi, and see memorable highlights such as St. Mark's Cathedral, Ca’ d’Oro and the imposing Palazzo Ducale.

Full day city tour of Venice

Free Time at Leisure in Venice

Afternoon
Free time in the city

In the afternoon, explore the city at your own pace. Observe the lifestyle of the Venetians and the beautiful piazzas, bridges and dwellings that adorn the quaysides. Take a photograph on the Rialto Bridge, shop for carnival masks, or feed pigeons in St. Mark’s Square!

Free time in the city

Ljubljana & Lake Bled

Guided Tour of Ljubljana

Morning
Tour of Ljubljana

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and travel by coach to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s highlights, including Ljubljana Castle and the leafy banks of the Ljubljanica River.

Tour of Ljubljana

Travel to Lake Bled

Afternoon
Continue your journey to Lake Bled

In the afternoon, continue your journey to the lakeside town of Bled in the Julian Alps. Check in to your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the town at your leisure. A walk along the lakefront is the perfect way to take in the stunning scenery of this remarkable place. Your local guide will be happy to offer suggestions of activities to suit your interests.

Continue your journey to Lake Bled

Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj

City Tour & Visit to Bled Castle

Morning
 Tour of Bled Castle

This morning, take a guided tour of Bled, including a boat trip to Bled Island, which lies in the centre of the lake’s glacial blue waters. The small island is home to a church, small museum and the historic South Staircase, a set of 99 steps built in 1655. Later, visit the medieval Bled Castle which overlooks the lake from its imposing clifftop perch.

 Tour of Bled Castle

Trip to Lake Bohinj

Afternoon
 Cable car trip to mount Vogel

Roughly half an hour from Bled is Lake Bohinj, the largest lake in Slovenia. Less well known, but just as beautiful as Bled, Lake Bohinj is a popular spot for fishing, swimming and hill walking. Take a cable car trip up to Mount Vogel to marvel at the striking views before enjoying a panoramic drive around the lake.

 Cable car trip to mount Vogel

Triglav National Park

Full Day Excursion to Triglav National Park

Morning
Excursion to Triglav National Park

Today you will embark on a full day excursion around Triglav National Park, home to the highest mountain in Slovenia. In the morning, pay a visit to Planica Ski jump centre where the very first ski jump over 100m was achieved in 1936 on what was then the largest jumping hill in the world. Continue along your scenic mountain route towards Bovec via Vršič Pass, the highest pass in the Julian Alps, and the Soča Valley. Known as "The Emerald Beauty," the Soca is one of few rivers in the world to retain its emerald green colour throughout its length.

Excursion to Triglav National Park

Discover Bovec & Tarvisio

Afternoon
Visit Bovec & Tarvisio

Located in the Bovec Basin below the eastern slopes of Mount Kanin, the town of Bovec provides a charming base for many adventure and water sports in the area. Explore the town and enjoy time for lunch and refreshments before beginning your journey back to your hotel in Bled via the ski resort town of Tarvisio.

Visit Bovec & Tarvisio

Postojna Caves & Porec

Explore the Postojna Caves

Morning
Explore the Postojna caves

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and embark on a morning excursion to the Postojna Caves to admire the network of tunnels, halls and karst features. Here you will see the unique cave railway, the blackened entrance which was damaged by fire during World War II, and the impressive Congress Hall, which is now used as a concert venue. Enjoy some free time before beginning your drive to Poreč.

Explore the Postojna caves

Guided City Tour of Porec

Afternoon
City tour of Porec

On arrival in Poreč, your guide will take you on a short city tour through the old town to view its churches, medieval walls, round towers, and Gothic and Baroque houses. Poreč’s most famous monument is the UNESCO protected architectural complex of Euphrasius Basilica, which is one of the best examples of early Byzantine architectures in the Mediterranean. You will then have some free time to explore the town at your own pace before checking into your hotel for dinner.

City tour of Porec

Rovinj & Pula

Walking Tour of Rovinj

Morning
Harbour town of Rovinj

This morning you will visit the idyllic harbour town of Rovinj, known as the ‘Blue Pearl of the Adriatic’, where you will take a walking tour with your guide. Enjoy some free time to explore the town’s narrow paved streets, tall houses and small squares before departing for Pula.

Harbour town of Rovinj

Guided Tour of Pula

Afternoon
Enjoy a city tour of Pula

On arrival in Pula, take a city tour to see the town’s magnificent architecture, including the Triumphal Arch of the Sergii, the Gate of Hercules, and the Twin Gates and the Temple of Augustus. A highlight of the day will be a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre, known as the Arena of Pula, which was built back in the 1st century and was the site of many gladiator fights. Spend the remainder of your afternoon exploring Pula at your leisure. Return to Poreč for dinner and your last night in Croatia.

Enjoy a city tour of Pula

Return Home

Depart Croatia

leave from Italy

Check out of your hotel early and depart for Venice airport for your flight home. Travel time: 3 hours approx.

leave from Italy
* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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