Adriatic Discovery: Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia 2023

Adriatic Discovery: Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia 2023

10 Days
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$3992
$3813

Adriatic Discovery: Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia 2023

10 Days Starting in Venice and ending in Split

Visiting:

Croatia

,

Italy

,

Slovenia

Tour operator:

Back-Roads Touring

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

BSLMS3

Group size:

7 - 18

Age range:

13-90

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

From:

$3992

$3813 (USD)

tourhub discount: $180


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure

Tour Overview

Join us as we travel the back roads through plunging gorges and soaring mountains; discovering clifftop fortresses and Riviera-style villages; tasting delicious local wines and savouring countless regional specialities along the way. This journey through Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia captures the beautiful diversity of these three mesmerising countries and is sure to be one to remember.

Highlights

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    Savour a unique wine tasting experience at the Poli Grappa Museum in Bassano del Grappa

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    Take in the scenery on a traditional pletna boat across Lake Bled in Slovenia

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    Explore the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Venice (Italy)

Accommodation:

  Hotel Ca’ dei Conti (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Welcome to Venice – the magnificent floating city boasting unparalleled elegance, grandeur and romance. Meet your travel companions and Tour Leader at the hotel, before settling into a delicious welcome meal at a local restaurant. Saluti!

icon Day 2: Venice – Bassano Del Grappa

Accommodation:

  Belvedere Hotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast, we’ll board the mini-coach and set a course for our first stop – Maser, where a wine tasting session at the historic Villa di Maser winery awaits us. Grapes from this ancient winery are grown in 33 hectares of carefully selected, eco-friendly vineyards – and our palettes are sure to appreciate the care and attention placed in each bottle. Then: onwards to Bassano del Grappa, a historic town that’s famous for its 13th century Ponte Vecchio. After getting better acquainted on an orientation tour, we’ll enjoy some free time for lunch. Later, we’ll pay a visit to the Poli Grappa Museum – where we’ll learn about the history of the local tipple and enjoy a tasting, of course! This evening will be ours to explore Bassano Del Grappa at our own pace or put our feet up back at the hotel.

icon Day 3: Bassano Del Grappa – Rovereto – Bassano Del Grappa

Accommodation:

  Belvedere Hotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Today we’ll delve into Rovereto’s fascinating history on a locally guided walking tour. As we go, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the imposing Rovereto Castle, Italian Historical War Museum and the Bell of the Fallen – which commemorates those who fell in the Great War in Trentino. Cast with the bronze of all nations who participated in World War I, it’s 100 tolls at dusk are a testimony to world peace. Following our tour, we’ll enjoy a sumptuous included lunch at a local restaurant – before returning to Bassano Del Grappa for an evening spent at our leisure.

icon Day 4: Bassano Del Grappa – Belluno – Lake Bled (Slovenia)

Accommodation:

  Triglav Hotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Before we bid farewell to Italy, we’ll make one more stop in picturesque Belluno. A historic old town with breathtaking views and Renaissance-era buildings – we’ll enjoy an orientation tour with our Tour Leader before lunching at our leisure. Then: we’ll cross the border into spectacular Slovenia. Enjoy the scenic back roads as we travel to the enchanting Lake Bled region – our home for the next two nights. This evening, we’ll be free to spend some time relaxing before tomorrow’s trip to the iconic lake.

icon Day 5: Lake Bled

Accommodation:

  Triglav Hotel (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


First on today’s agenda: we’ll enjoy a guided tour of mesmerising Bled Castle. One of the oldest castles in Slovenia, our guide will educate us on the fascinating history and let us in on a few secrets, before we settle down to an included lunch in the castle restaurant. This afternoon we’ll take to the water for a locally-crafted pletna boat ride to the small island in the centre of Lake Bled – where we’ll visit the Baroque Church of the Assumption. Upon returning to the mainland, we’ll savour an afternoon spent at our leisure or dining at our hand-picked accommodation’s restaurant.

icon Day 6: Lake Bled – Ljubljana and Postojna Cave – Rovinj (Croatia)

Accommodation:

  The Melegran (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning we’ll bid a fond farewell to Lake Bled and continue our journey to Slovenia’s capital: Ljubljana. Here, we’ll learn more about the city’s major sights on a locally guided walking tour and take the funicular up to the famous castle for incredible views over this enchanting city. Then: we’ll have the opportunity to visit the impressive Postojna Cave and take an unforgettable train ride through the mesmerising subterranean system. We’ll round up our day in the quaint seaside town of Rovinj – where the evening will be free for us to leisurely explore the narrow, cobbled streets in search of a local restaurant for dinner.

icon Day 7: Rovinj

Accommodation:

  The Melegran (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Today, we’ll have a full day to explore Rovinj at our own pace. Whilst you’re here, we recommend paying a visit to the Church of St Euphemia – the largest Baroque building in Istria with spectacular views over the city. Enjoy wandering through the winding cobbled streets and picturesque squares of Old Town, before stopping for a refreshing drink at a harbourside cafe. This evening, a unique culinary experience awaits at a local restaurant.

icon Day 8: Rovinj – Opatija and Rastoke – Plitvice Lakes

Accommodation:

  Hotel Fenomen (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today’s first stop will be the chic coastal town of Opatija – where we’ll have some free time to wander at our own pace and enjoy coffee at a local cafe. Then: we’ll continue on to the charming village of Rastoke – which is known for its many beautiful waterfalls and 18th-century mills. After paying a visit to a local mill, we’ll arrive at our final destination: the stunning Plitvice Lakes region. This evening we’ll be free to relax at our hotel and enjoy the excellent restaurant at our leisure.

icon Day 9: Plitvice Lakes – Smiljan – Zadar

Accommodation:

  Hotel Kolovare (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


A tour highlight is on the agenda this morning! After breakfast, we’ll visit one of Croatia’s most astounding natural sites: the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here, we'll explore the walking trails that hug the lakes – and watch as the water transforms from emerald green to azure blue. Once we’ve finished exploring, we’ll continue north to the village of Smiljan – the birthplace of famous inventor Nikola Tesla. Here, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the Tesla House Museum before moving on to the coastal city of Zadar. Tonight, we’ll look back on our incredible adventure and clink glasses over a delicious farewell dinner.

icon Day 10: Zadar – Split

Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The tour may be coming to an end, but we have a few historical treasures to uncover before we say our goodbyes. Our Tour Leader will show us around the ancient Roman and Venetian ruins within Old Town, as well as the grand 12th-century St Anastasia’s Cathedral – before we board the mini-coach one final time to reach our final destination. Upon arrival in Split, our tour will come to a close.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Fully Guided

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    Entrance Fees

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    International Travel

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    Drinks with Meals

Check out our Q&As

What is the maximum group size?

18 is the maximum on any tour

Is the tour coach air conditioned?

Yes the Coach is air-conditioned

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

From the Age of 13

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes, All guides are English speaking

What is the tipping policy?

At the discretion of the guest

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, please request at time of booking

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Yes there is - 20kg and a max dimension of 158cm (W+D+L)

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    A Tour Leader and separate driver will take you on your journey

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Hand Picked and Boutique

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    All Entrance fees listed are included

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Please see your local governments for rulings on destination Visa's

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    Euro

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No they are not.

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Guests from all over the world could be joining you

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Ample free time due to low drive days

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    This will be provided on final documentation

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No they are not.

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have our COVID Assurance Policy

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    We have solo capacity, however no single share

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Upon final payments, we will distribute E-Documentation to all of our guests. Dont forget we also have our App to download as an added feature.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Like-minded travellers awaiting the opportunity to explore the less explored regions. Interests in food, wine, history, art as well as wartimes there will be a great mix of people to connect with on tour.

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    No you wont be

    What level of mobility do I need?

    You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to be able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms.

    Who goes on Back-Roads tours?

    The majority of our guests come from Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. All tour commentaries are in English. Our tours appeal to those looking for a more relaxing style of travel, and who enjoy culture, good food, meeting like-minded people and exploring destinations in depth.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All Hotels in line with protocols following the World Health Organisation meet and exceed requirements for all Touring with us.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Back-Roads Touring has been operating from the UK for over 30 years

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Inline with our booking flexibility policy, you are able to make as many changes as required up to 60 days from departue - with 1 last included up until 30 days out.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Generally no, but in extraordinary circumstances it can be looked at

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    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

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    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

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Please note, this tour is not available for booking in your country.

Dates & Availability

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Friday

May 19, 2023

Sunday

May 28, 2023
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Friday

Jul 14, 2023

Sunday

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Friday

Sep 15, 2023

Sunday

Sep 24, 2023
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Book with Confidence

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    Free Date Changes

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform back-roads touring, 60 days before departure.

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    Low Deposit

    Back-Roads Touring requires a minimum deposit of 150 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of back-roads touring charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 60 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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Adriatic Discovery: Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia 2023

10 Days Starting in Venice and ending in Split

Visiting:

Croatia

,

Italy

,

Slovenia

Tour operator:

Back-Roads Touring

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

BSLMS3

Group size:

7 - 18

Age range:

13-90

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

From:

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$3813 (USD)

tourhub discount: $180


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