Pictures: 1) Lake Bled, 2) Rovinj, 3) Ljubljana, 4) Plitvice Lakes , 5) Vintgar Gorge.
Slovenia & Croatia (Istria) – 11 nights
|Day 1||Flight arrival at Venice Marco Polo airport. Private transfer to your hotel accommodation near Venice Marco Polo airport where you overnight. If some members of your group are arriving on different flights, separate transfers will be arranged. In the event of a flight delay for your arrival into Venice, we can assure you that your driver will be waiting for you at the new expected time of arrival. Time permitting you can take the opportunity to visit nearby Venice which is easily accessible by public bus, train or private taxi, or you can enjoy a restful first day after your long journey.|
|Day 2||Venice to Piran, crossing the border from Italy to Slovenia. Orientation and time at leisure in the afternoon, overnight in Piran. Your tour manager and driver/guide (Graeme) will arrive at your hotel the evening before, ready to meet you this morning.|
|Day 3||Piran to Rovinj, crossing the border from Slovenia to Croatia for a tour of the Istrian hills and countryside, including Groznjan and Motovun. Overnight in Rovinj.|
|Day 4||Guided walking tour in Rovinj and the rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Rovinj.|
|Day 5||Rovinj to Plitvice, breaking the journey twice for sightseeing and refreshments or lunch at Hum – “the smallest town in the world” – and the historic coastal town of Senj. Overnight in Plitvice.|
|Day 6||Full day guided walking tour around the most attractive sections of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with its numerous lakes and waterfalls. Overnight in Plitvice.|
|Day 7||Plitvice to Ljubljana, with a guided orientation walk of the old town and the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Ljubljana.|
|Day 8||Ljubljana to Lake Bled, making a visit the renowned Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle. Orientation and overnight in Lake Bled.|
|Day 9||Full day tour of the local region, including the Vintgar Gorge, Bled Castle, Lake Bohinj and the Mt.Vogel cable car. Overnight in Lake Bled.|
|Day 10||Lake Bled to Goriska Brda – the so called “Tuscany of Slovenia”. Following the direction of the Alpe-Adria trail by road through the Julian Alps and the Soca Valley. An optional wine tasting can be arranged in Goriska Brda, where we overnight.|
|Day 11||Goriska Brda to Venice, concluding our tour at your accommodation located nearby to Venice and the airport. After your hotel check-in, Graeme will be happy to drop you off in the centre of Venice before he returns home to Slovenia. Overnight near Venice and the airport.|
|Day 12||You make your own travel arrangements to Venice Marco Polo airport for your flight departure. Alternatively you can continue your adventure elsewhere in Italy.|
Your transportation is by deluxe 7 or 8-seater minivan, offering exceptional travel comfort, with your own dedicated English speaking driver/guide.
You can enjoy all of the benefits of a private tour with us, for less than the price of “big bus” tours, but with all of the benefits of a private tour. Particularly where the fixed costs of your private transportation and guiding are shared between four or six persons.
Please contact us by email for confirmation of our availability and your private tour price. We do not publish any prices here because your private tour will be custom made in consideration of your arrival and departure dates, the size of your group and your hotel preferences.
What else is included in your private tour package?
1) Your hotel accommodation with breakfast:
We have developed our own “cherry picked” selection of preferred hotel partners, based on our personal experiences and client feedback, which we continuously monitor. At the time of making your enquiry we will check the current availability and room rates for our first choice hotel selections, and these details will be included with your custom made itinerary and quotation.
2) Your entrance fees at visitor attractions:
All of the entrance fees at the various visitor attractions or activities which are included in your itinerary are covered, unless these are stated as “optional”, in which case you will need to pay for these.
3) Local guides:
In addition to the general guidance and recommendations provided by Graeme, your personal driver and tour manager for your entire tour, you will enjoy the services of local city guides in various locations. Several of the guided tours provided by the visitor attractions listed above include local specialist guides.
4) Other services:
Orientation and guidance at each overnight location including local restaurant recommendations, assistance with your luggage between the vehicle and the hotel lobby, hotel check-in assistance, 24/7 emergency contact.
Please contact us to make your enquiry.
Further details regarding our general booking terms and conditions can be found on this website in Payments and terms.