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Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony 2017

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Mestre (Venice) – Venice – Bled – Bohinj – Bled – Klagenfurt – Wörth Lake – Bled – Postojna & Predjama Castle – Rovinj – Istria Tour – Rovinj – Opatija – Lake Bajer – Plitvice Lakes – Split

Group Size:

Maximum 25 passengers


2017 Special – Save $170 per person off departures May 12; Sep 15; Oct 06 when you book & deposit your tour by 01 Apr 2017. Offer is valid for new bookings only, made from 09 Mar 2017 and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms & conditions.

Journey on this small group tour combining the best of Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Croatia. Experience Alpine fresh air and stunning nature, combined with Mediterranean towns and exquisite taste of unique gastronomical delights.


• Airport transfer at end of tour
• 8 nights in 4* hotels
• Breakfast daily & 3 dinners (B, D)
(includes farewell dinner)
• 2 lunches in a restaurant (Woerther Lake area & Fuzine-Bajer Lake area) (L)
• 2 unique gastronomical experiences at renowned manufacturers (olive oil tasting & truffle tasting) (T)
• A/C motor coach
• Tour Director – English speaking
• Service charges & hotel taxes
• Luggage handling


• Venice
• Bled
• Klagenfurt
• Opatija
• Plitvice Lakes
• Split

Accommodation (or similar)

• Bled – Hotel Triglav (4*)
• Rovinj – Hotel Eden (4*)
• Plitvice (Rakovica) – Hotel Degenija (4*)
• Split – Hotel Cornaro (4*)

Entrance Fees

• Venice – Vaporetto ride
• Bled – Castle & boat Ride
• Postojna – Cave & Castle
• Fuzine – Vrelo Cave
• Plitvice Lakes NP with boat ride
• Pula – Amphitheatre

Optional Extras

• Pre Tour Accommodation – Hotel Russott (Mestre, Venice):
Sunday – Thursday: NZ$125 (double room) per person/per night; NZ$245 (single use) per night
Friday – Saturday: NZ$160 (double room) per person/per night; NZ$320 (single use) per night 
•Transfer – Venice Airport to Hotel Russott:
NZ$125 per way (1-3 passengers) or 
NZ$175 per way (4-8 passengers)

Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-KL-LAK
Starts - Ends
Twin ShareSingle
28 Apr - 06 May3,1903,707
12 May - 20 May3,3113,828
16 Jun - 24 Jun3,3113,828
15 Sep - 23 Sep3,1903,707
06 Oct - 14 Oct3,1043,621

2017 Special – Save $170 per person off departures May 12; Sep 15; Oct 06 when you book & deposit your tour by 01 Apr 2017. Offer is valid for new bookings only, made from 09 Mar 2017 and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms & conditions.


Day 1, Friday: Mestre (Venice)

Individual arrival to Hotel Russott in Mestre. Day at leisure and overnight.

Day 2, Saturday: Mestre (Venice) – Venice – Bled

Meeting point at the hotel reception at 10:00am. Departure towards Venice followed by sightseeing of this unique floating city. Enjoy a walking tour with an English speaking guide before returning back to land and continuing towards Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in the Bled area. (B, D)

Day 3, Sunday: Bled – Bohinj – Bled

Enjoy a relaxing tour of glacier Lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia for its picturesque setting. A boat ride to the island and a visit to Bled Castle. The terrace of the castle affords wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains – on a clear day you can see Slovenia’s highest mountain, Mount Triglav. Our final stop of the day will be the Lake Bohinj, one of the best kept secrets in the area, which will give you abundance of photo ops, as will the entire day. Overnight on Lake Bled. (B)

Day 4, Monday: Bled – Klagenfurt – Wörth Lake – Bled

Today we visit the neighbour country of Austria, which means this day will offer plenty of views of the Alps, impressive at any time of the year. In the historic county of Carinthia, enjoy a panoramic tour of popular vacation spot, the 20 km long Lake Wörth. We continue to the charming Klagenfurt, University town with the beautiful Lindworm fountain dominating the old city square, the Altplatz. After the visit, and before returning to Bled, we drive to a lunch on the shore of Worth Lake. Overnight in Bled. (B, L)

Day 5, Tuesday: Bled – Postojna & Predjama Castle – Rovinj

Today we continue our trip towards Croatia and stop at the Postojna Caves. One of the largest underground caves system in Europe hides wondrous geological creations and is home of the olm. Next destination, Renaissance Predjama Castle situated on a high cliff, tells the 700 years old story of its predecessors and Postojna. Arrival to the enchanting coastal town of Rovinj in the late afternoon. Overnight in Rovinj. (B)

Day 6, Wednesday: Rovinj – Istria Tour – Rovinj

Our day will start with sightseeing one of the most romantic towns in Istria – Rovinj. A walk through labyrinths of cobbled streets of “Venice in a small”, will lead you through some of the most picturesque streets in Istria and numerous galleries of unique art pieces. At the hilltop, we will visit the dominating Basilica of St Euphemia and can enjoy the stunning panorama views. Departure towards Livade for a sample of one of the tastiest Istrian treasures, the truffle. The rest of the day offers a unique sensory experience – olive oil tasting rich in green scent and flavour of various sorts of extra virgin olive oils at one of the most renowned local producers. Afterwards you visit one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world, the jewel of Pula, a 3000-year-old city, administrative centre of Istria. Overnight in Rovinj. (B, T, T)

Day 7, Thursday: Rovinj – Opatija – Lake Bajer – Plitvice Lakes

Travelling from Croatia’s biggest peninsula, we drive through Opatija. You will have time at leisure to enjoy this wonderful little town full of magnificent villas and old hotels, once famous winter resort of Austrian elite. Take a stroll through Lungomare promenade, visit Angiolina park, or simply enjoy a coffee break at Wagner’s terrace. After we pass Gorski Kotar Region we arrive to a picturesque little place Fuzine to explore the Vrelo Cave. With everlasting impressions from the green lungs of Croatia, lunch that is awaiting us at the heart warming restaurant Bitoraj, will be the blend of the traditional, homemade food of the region. Through the lush green scenery, the trip continues to water empire of Plitvice Lakes. Overnight in the Plitvice area. (B, L, D)

Day 8, Friday: Plitvice Lakes – Split

After breakfast, let yourself be carried away by the fascinating labyrinth of evergreen woods and lakes interconnected with stunning waterfalls. The UNESCO protected oldest Croatian national park proudly carries the title of one of world’s most impressive national parks. Our journey continues towards Split for a short evening walk through the UNESCO World Heritage site, the largest city on the Adriatic coast. On our walking tour we explore Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century and see the Grgur Ninski Statue and will see the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius. Farewell dinner in a typical Dalmatian restaurant – konoba. Overnight in Split. (B, D)

Day 9, Saturday: Split

After the breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. Transfer to the Split Airport. (B)


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