Enjoy a tour of the Dalmatian Coast Tour from Zagreb to Venice. This Dalmatian Coast tour is unique as the first class accommodations are located on land not on a ship. For more information review the daily itinerary below. For the price of the Dalmatian Coast tour with airfare from your preferred city submit the form to ItalianTourism.us.
Dubrovnik and Dalmatian Coast Tour Highlights
- View Zagreb’s monumental Cathedral with its soaring twin spires in bustling Kaptol Square
- Tour Sarajevo, with its splendid architecture, a beautiful city with a complex history
- Visit Old Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Excursion to Montenegro, a Mediterranean jewel nestled on the rugged Adriatic coast
- Walk the cobbled streets of Split’s Old Town to the 4th century Palace of Diocletian
- Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a natural wonderland flanked by thundering waterfalls
- Travel along the striking Bay of Kvarner to the stunning seaside resort of Opatija
- Visit the Postojna Caves in Slovenia, the largest and the most visited show cave in Europe
- In Bled, visit the 11th century castle perched on a steep cliff high above the lake
- Tour Ljubljana, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture
- Walking tour of Venice including St. Mark’s Square with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders
Dubrovnik and Dalmatian Coast Tour Inclusions
- 12-nights first class accommodations
- Airport Transfers. Arrival and departure transfers when vacation is booked with airfare
- 20 Meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 7 dinners
- Wireless Headsets to hear your guide clearly and distinctly in public places.
- Baggage Handling. Never touch your bag! (except at airports)
- Hotel Taxes, Hotel Service Charges and All Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.
- Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides.
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2 nights Zagreb
1 night Sarajevo
3 nights Dubrovnik
1 night Split
1 night Plitvice Lakes
2 nights Bled
2 nights Venice
Day 3 – Croatian Countryside with dinner
Start your tour in the early afternoon with a scenic drive to Kumrovec, situated on the bank of the river Sutla, along the Croatian-Slovenian border. Kumrovec’s fame is that it was the birthplace of the late marshal Tito, the president of former Yugoslavia, whose house has since been turned into a museum. Today, the major attraction of Kumrovec is the Ethnological Museum Staro Selo (Old Village) with very well preserved village houses from the turn of the 19th and the 20th centuries. Up to forty houses and other farmstead facilities have been restored, which makes Staro Selo the most attractive place of this kind in Croatia. Later, follow a winding road through the Zagorje hills. An early dinner of genuine local specialties and wine is served at a charming farm restaurant with magnificent views of the 15th century castle Veliki Tabor.
Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
Day 6 – Cruise & Dinner
Sv.Jakov (St.James) beach in Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. A motor boat ride will take you around the Old City walls to St. Jakov Beach, where you will enjoy a three course dinner and Dalmatian wine. After dinner return to the Old City Port. Enjoy a glimpse of Dubrovnik by night before boarding your bus at Pile Gate to return to the hotel. Boat ride depends on weather conditions.
Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.
Day 11 – Tour of Radovljica with dinner
This evening, visit the little medieval town of Radovljica and take a short walk through its old section. Later, stop at a popular and traditional country inn. Your dinner will include a selection of traditional Slovenian dishes and wine.
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
Day 13 – Gondola Ride
One of the experiences of any Italian holiday is a Venetian gondola ride. For centuries, the traditional flat bottom boat has been a major means of transportation in Venice though its primary role today is to take tourists on rides. Gondoliers may seem like “rough-and-ready” characters, however they are actually highly skilled operators constantly working on the perfect balance of this watercraft. The profession, handed down from generation to generation, is regulated by a guild which issues a limited number of licenses to highly trained gondoliers to navigate the narrow spaces of the Venetian canals. Explore part of the Grand Canal as well as some other hidden minor waterways. The gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride. Your gondolier will indicate the seating arrangements to balance the boat and you may not be seated next to your travel companions. Though you may envision the gondolier singing to you, there will only be a musician aboard one of the boats in your fleet of several different gondolas.
Approximate tour duration is 30 minutes.
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Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Coast Tour to Venice Daily Itinerary
DAY 1, Monday – Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia
DAY 2, Tuesday – Arrive in Zagreb
Arrive in Zagreb and transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
DAY 3, Wednesday – Zagreb’s Upper and Lower City Tour
Begin the day in busy Kaptol Square in Upper Town, dominated by the monumental Zagreb Cathedral, with its soaring twin spires. Then, head into Zagreb’s medieval Upper Town with its cobblestone streets and red-tile-roofed buildings. Walk along Kravi Most, to St. Mark’s Church with its brightly colored roof and the 17th century Jesuit Church of St. Catherine. After a stop at the Parliament building, free time to explore the winding streets of the Old Town and Ban Jelacic, the main square. Or take a leisurely stroll along Ilica Street, packed with restaurants, trendy cafes and a vibrant shopping scene. The optional tour to Kumrovec starts in the early afternoon with a scenic drive to Kumrovec, the birthplace of the late Marshal Tito. Visit the Ethnological Museum’s restored village houses from the turn of the 19th century. Later, follow a winding road through the Zagorje Hills to a charming farm restaurant for a dinner of local specialties and wine, plus stunning views of Veliki Tabor Castle
Optional: Kumrovec & Dinner
DAY 4, Thursday – Travel to Sarajevo & City Tour
Today, travel from Zagreb to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On arrival, take a tour of Sarajevo, a city with a complex history. Begin at the picturesque Turkish Bazaar (Bascarsija), an ancient trading place with artisan workshops. View many examples of splendid Ottoman architecture around the city center. The city is truly a “living history museum”, where mosques built by the Ottomans sit alongside buildings created by the Austro-Hungarians. On to the Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque, the most important Islamic structure in the country, one of the world’s finest examples of Ottoman architecture. View the now neglected stadium from the 1984 Winter Olympic Games and visit the Gavrilo Princip Museum, dedicated to Archduke Ferdinand. On your walk, look for the poignant Sarajevo Roses, flower-shaped memorials in the pavement filled with red cement, which are one of the few reminders left of the war. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5, Friday – Mostar, Arrive in Dubrovnik
Spend the morning at leisure in Sarajevo. Later, depart for Dubrovnik and stop en route in Mostar, a medieval town in northern Herzegovina. Here, view the compelling reconstructed Stari Most Bridge, a staunch symbol of freedom on the Neretva River. End the day in the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, lovingly named the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6, Saturday – Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Begin the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik and view the monumental Sponza Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in the city, preserved in its original form. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square, view Orlando’s Column, dedicated to the legendary knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Then view the Dominican Monastery and visit the Franciscan Monastery and its 14th century pharmacy, one of the oldest still-functioning pharmacies in Europe. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Cruise and Dinner. Venture to St. Jakov beach in Dubrovnik, where a boat ride will take you around the Old City walls, Then enjoy a three course dinner and Dalmatian wine. After dinner return to the Old City Port and enjoy the views of Dubrovnik by night before returning to your hotel
Optional: Cruise & Dinner
DAY 7, Sunday – Excursion to Montenegro
Today’s excursion takes you on a scenic drive across the Croatian border to Montenegro, a Mediterranean jewel with its crystal clear lakes. Head to the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Take a boat ride that takes you to Our Lady Of The Rocks Church, nestled on an islet off the coast of Perast. View the Roman Catholic Church, the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Later, visit the dramatically beautiful town of Kotor, butted up against the steep limestone cliffs of Mt Lovcen, with its imposing network of fortifications. Afterward, return to Dubrovnik. Tonight, be sure to enjoy the spectacular sunset as you walk along Dubrovnik’s cobbled streets and see the glowing buildings and the fortifications accented against the night sky
DAY 8, Monday – Travel to Split, Split City Tour
Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the Pelješac Peninsula. View the new Pelješac Bridge connecting the region of Southern Dalmatia with the rest of the country’s mainland, on your way to the UNESCO protected the seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, a walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town features the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace, a precious example of Roman architecture, is one of the largest and best preserved in the world. See the remains of the Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages, and the Temple of Jupiter with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend the remainder of the day discovering the town independently, or taking a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade. In the evening, dinner together
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9, Tuesday – Plitvice Lakes National Park
Travel north to and inland towards Plitvice Lakes National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch together. Then set out to explore the park* and discover first-hand the breathtaking surroundings of this natural wonder, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to more than 16 lakes and magnificent waterfalls at every turn. As you walk along the zig-zag paths, admire this wonderland of waterfalls, lakes and trees. A guided walk takes you past lush vegetation and along man-made boardwalks to several of the pristine lower lakes. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Share today’s adventure with your fellow travelers at dinner tonight
*The walk down to Plitvice Lakes requires good walking shoes
Overnight: Plitvice Lakes
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10, Wednesday – Opatija Sightseeing & Postojna Caves En Route to Bled
Today, return to the coast and travel along the striking Bay of Kvarner to the remarkable seaside resort of Opatija, a gem of Croatia’s Adriatic coast, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings. Take an orientation tour of Opatija exploring the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Time to enjoy the pleasures of this area before journeying north to the Postojna Caves in Slovenia, a network of passages, galleries, and chambers. This is the largest and the most visited show cave in Europe. Travel aboard the specially designed cave train with electric lighting that allows you to observe the splendor of the underground world, where the geological past is recorded in a unique manner. You’ll be dazzled by the stalactites and stalagmites in a variety of shapes and colors. Afterward continue to Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps, for dinner and overnight
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11, Thursday – The Alpine Resort of Bled, Ljubljana Excursion
Morning exploration of Bled, with its emerald-green lake, picture postcard church, and medieval castle. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful alpine resorts, it’s renowned for its mild healing climate and thermal lake waters. Tour the imposing 11th-century Bled Castle, perched on a steep cliff high above the lake, creating a dramatic backdrop to the city. This medieval fortress, with its huge towers, ramparts, moats, and terrace, offers exquisite views. This afternoon, embark on an excursion to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital. View the most significant sights of the old city center, with its unique mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Stop at the picturesque open-air market, Three Bridges Square, the Town Hall, and Robba Fountain, one of the city’s best known Baroque monuments. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for an optional dinner at a traditional Country Inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica that includes choices of Slovenian favorites along with wine
Optional: Tour of Radovljica with dinner
DAY 12, Friday – Trieste Sightseeing En Route to Venice
Depart Slovenia towards Italy, stopping en route in Trieste, a major seaport in northeastern Italy. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the major piazzas of the city, including the former seat of the Jewish quarter and the Roman theatre. Continue to magical Venice with time to begin your exploration of this astonishing city on your own. Tonight, indulge yourself at one of the city’s fine restaurants, or just sit at an outdoor café and sip a cappuccino or a lovely glass of Italian wine
DAY 13, Saturday – Walking Tour of Venice
The discovery of Venice begins on the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful glassware. While here, visit a local factory to witness the art of glassblowing. Afterward, continue to the main Venice Island and take a walking tour with your local guide through the maze of narrow alleyways and bridges before reaching St. Mark’s Square. Upon reaching the square, stop to view its most prominent monuments, the pink marble Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, and golden Basilica of San Marco. The Doge’s Palace was the official residence of the Venetian ruler. The Bridge of Sighs offers one of the most notable scenes of this Romantic city. Marvel at the golden Basilica of San Marco, that is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. It was built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice at leisure, or to participate in this afternoon’s optional Gondola Ride, offering a different perspective of this unique city built on water. Tonight during dinner, share wonderful memories of your journey and bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Gondola Ride
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 14, Sunday – Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight