Italy, Austria, Slovenia & Croatia

Pictures: 1) Borghetto (near Lake Garda) 2) Skywalk at Hallstatt, 3) Vintgar Gorge, 4) Rovinj, 5)Lake Bled.

Italy, Austria, Slovenia & Croatia – 14 nights

featuring Venice, Lake Garda, Verona, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Istria & lots more ……

 

This sample itinerary comes highly recommended and provides an illustration of what your private tour could look like, since your own custom made private tour can be personalised in consideration of your own needs and preferences.  Such as where your tour begins and ends, the total number of nights, the locations where you would like to overnight, the attractions that you would like to visit, and the amount of free time that you would like to enjoy at leisure.  

Furthermore, your tour can be themed around any special interests or activities of your choice such as wine tasting, gastronomy, photography, painting, walking, golf, fishing, adventure sports or ancestry. 

Summary:

Day 1 Borghetto, near Lake Garda:

Flight arrival at the airport of your choice, we recommend either of Verona or Venice Marco Polo airport.

Personalised “meet & greet” in the airport arrivals hall.

Private transfer to your hotel in Borghetto.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Guided orientation walk of the village, rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Borghetto.

Day 2 Verona:

Full day guided tour of Verona with a local specialist guide.

Featuring the highlights of Verona, and a local’s insight of some of the hidden gems and secrets of one of Italy’s most romantic cities.

Overnight in Borghetto.

Day 3 Lake Garda (southern and eastern shore) and Riva del Garda:

Full day guided tour of the southern and eastern shore of Lake Garda with a local specialist guide.

Featuring some fabulous lake views and sightseeing at the towns and villages of Peschiera, Sirmione, Bardolino, Malcesine and Riva del Garda.

Assistance with your hotel check in and a guided orientation walk around the town.

Overnight in Riva del Garda.

Day 4 Arco, The Valley of the Four Lakes, Trento and South Tyrol:

Full day guided tour through the region of Trentino, including Arco, The Valley of the Four Lakes and the City of Trento, with a local specialist guide, concluding in South Tyrol.

Featuring the quaint village of Arco, Lago di Cavedine, Lago di Toblino, Lago di Santa Massenza, Lago di Terlago and the historic City of Trento.

Assistance with your hotel check in and local orientation.

Overnight in Fie allo Sciliar, South Tyrol.

Day 5 South Tyrol, Seiser Alm, Castelrotto, and Prosels Castle:

Full day private tour of the local region including the Seiser Alm Gondola, Castelrotto and Prosels Castle.

Featuring an escorted ride up the mountain on the Seiser Alm cable gondola with plenty of time to take a leisurely stroll on the upper plateau and pastures, sightseeing and time for lunch in the pretty alpine village of Castelrotto, and a visit to Prosels Castle with more stunning panoramic views.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Fie allo Sciliar, South Tyrol.

Day 6 Salzburg:

Half day private transfer to Salzburg.

Assistance with your hotel check in and local orientation.

We recommend visits to the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Mirabell Gardens, the Cathedral and “Getreidegasse”, one of the most attractive streets in the old town which also happens to be the location of Mozart’s birthplace.

Overnight in Salzburg.

Day 7 Salzburgerland, Hallstatt, Lake Wolfgang and St Gilgen:

Full day private tour of Salzburgerland including Hallstatt, the Salt Mine and Skywalk above Lake Hallstatt, Lake Wolfgang and St Gilgen.

Featuring some breathtaking alpine scenery, the renowned Salt Mine museum and Skywalk experience at Hallstatt, and lots of photo opportunities along the way.

Overnight in Salzburg.

Day 8 Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, Heiligenblut and Lake Millstatt:

Full day private tour of the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse (high alpine road) and the village of Heiligenblut, concluding in Lake Millstatt.

Featuring some fabulous mountain scenery in the shadow of Austria’s highest mountain – the Grossglockner – and a guided walk around Heiligenblut which is reputed to be Austria’s prettiest village, with several photo and refreshment breaks along the way.

Local orientation and assistance with your hotel check in, rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Millstatt.

Day 9 Gmund, Lake Worthersee, the Pyramidenkogel and Lake Bled:

Full day private tour of Carinthia including Gmund, Lake Worthersee, the Pyramidenkogel and Lake Bled.

Featuring some delightful lakes and mountains views, the quaint and historic town of Gmund,  Lake Worthersee and the highest wooden viewing tower in the world – the Pyramidenkogel, crossing the border into Slovenia and concluding the day in Lake Bled.

Optional visit to the Porsche Museum in Gmund.

Guided orientation road tour around Bled and assistance with your hotel check in.

Overnight in Lake Bled.

Day 10 Lake Bled, Bled Castle, the Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj and the Mt. Vogel Cable Car:

Full day private tour around the local region, including guided visits to Bled Castle, the Vintgar Gorge, a road tour through the Bohinj Valley to Lake Bohinj and a ride on the Mt. Vogel cable car.

Rest of the day at leisure. We recommend a stroll around the lake, a boat trip to the island or afternoon tea with cream cakes (kremna rezina) at a lakeside cafe.

Overnight in Lake Bled.

Day 11 Ljubljana, Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle and Piran:

Full day private tour to Ljubljana, the Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle, concluding in Piran.

Featuring a private guided walking tour of Ljubljana, a guided tour of the Postojna Caves and a self guided audio tour of Predjama Castle.

Assistance with your hotel check in and local orientation.

Overnight in Piran.

Day 12 Groznjan and Rovinj:

Half day private tour to Rovinj, including the Istrian villages of Groznjan and Motovun.

Featuring a road tour through the Istrian hills, with guided walking tours at the medieval hilltop villages of Groznjan and Motovun.

Guided orientation walk around the old town and harbour front of Rovinj, with the rest of the day at leisure.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Overnight in Rovinj.

Day 13 Rovinj:

Free day at leisure in Rovinj.

We recommend exploring the Venetian style narrow cobbled streets and ornate squares of Rovinj old town, refreshments and “people watching” at a waterside cafe, and taking a relaxing stroll along the pine tree lined coastal footpath that weaves its way past numerous small bays and rocky coves.

Overnight in Rovinj.

Day 14 Venice:

Half day private transfer to Venice, concluding the journey in the centre of Venice at the Piazzale Roma.

A representative from your hotel in Venice can meet you at the Piazzale Roma to assist you with your luggage to the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Venice.

Day 15 Venice:

Free time at leisure in Venice.

Private transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport, or you might prefer to extend your stay in Venice by one or two days.

 

Your transportation is by deluxe passenger van, 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 practically the same price as comparable bus tours offered by the big tour operators. Particularly where the fixed costs of your private transportation and guiding are shared between four or six persons.

Prices:

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.

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