Specials Trip Finder Brochures Menu

Lakes & Coastlines of the Adriatic: Venice to Split

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 5,325

Journey through Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia for a beautiful display of the diversity of the Adriatic. Travel from plunging gorges to soaring mountains, discover clifftop fortresses and picturesque villages, and taste delicious wines and savoury local specialities along the way.


This 9-day European vacation takes you along the beautiful Adriatic Sea in Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia. It features boutique accommodations, small group tours, and is a beautiful introduction to this part of Europe.

Your journey begins in Venice, the city of canals, where you’ll join your tour group and begin your adventure along the Adriatic Sea. First stop is Maser, where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting at the celebrated Villa di Maser Winery. You’ll continue to Bassano del Grappo, where you’ll head on a walking tour to see the famous 13th-century wooden covered bridge and visit the Poli Grappa Museum to taste some local grappa. Based in Bassano del Grappa, you’ll explore nearby Roverto to head on a walking tour and see the Italian War Museum, the Bell of the Fallen, and a famous local distillery. Then begin your journey towards the Slovenian border, stopping in Belluno before crossing over and reaching Lake Bled, one of Slovenia’s most celebrated vacation areas.

Spend a few days in the beautiful environment of Lake Bled and explore its local sights. You’ll head on a guided tour to the apiary of Bled and take part in a candle-making session before heading to Bled Castle to learn its secrets and admire its beautiful medieval architecture. After lunch, ride a pletna boat to a small island and visit the Baroque Church of the Assumption. Continue to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, where you’ll see the city’s castle and head on a walking tour through the old town before taking part in a cooking class.

From Ljubljana, head to Kamnik and rid the cable car up Velika Planina to see the unique cottages in this ancient herdsmen’s settlement. Continue to Predjama Castle, the world’s largest cave castle, before crossing the border into Croatia and reaching Motovun, your base for the next few days. While staying in Motovun, you’ll visit the fishing town of Vrsar to stroll through its winding streets and admire its seafront promenade. You’ll also explore the Kastel cultural and education centre in Motovun and take part in a pasta workshop.

On the final leg of your journey, stop off in the village of Rastoke and spend a bit of time admiring its beautiful waterfalls before reaching Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO-listed serious of emerald green lakes. Head along the walking trails to venture around this breathtaking nature reserve. After savouring the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes, stop off in Smiljan, the birthplace of Nikola Tesla, before reaching Split, where you’ll bid farewells and end your journey.


 

Read More

At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 5,325

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Venice - Bassano del Grappa

Our tour will begin in the world's most famous floating city: Venice. After meeting the group, we'll board the mini-coach and set a course for our first stop - Maser, where we'll get to know the group over a wine tasting session at the historic Villa di Maser winery.

Then, onwards to Bassano del Grappa, a small town that's famous for its 13th century wooden covered bridge. After getting acquainted with the town on a walking tour, 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).

Tonight, a welcome dinner awaits us at our hotel.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Belvedere

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Hotel Belvedere



    Hotel Belvedere is in Bassano del Grappa, the heart of the Veneto region, only a stone-throw from the famous Palladian Wooden Bridge, known also as "Ponte Vecchio". You can breathe the art, history and culture of this beautiful medieval town just walking through the small ...

    Hotel Belvedere is in Bassano del Grappa, the heart of the Veneto region, only a stone-throw from the famous Palladian Wooden Bridge, known also as "Ponte Vecchio". You can breathe the art, history and culture of this beautiful medieval town just walking through the small squares and streets. But the surroundings too are plenty of castles, medieval villages, walled towns and villas.

    Their restaurant is the flagship of their hospitality, that will add a special flavour and pleasure to your stay, with 4 dining rooms suitable for any kind of event, from informal stop lunches to elegant gala dinners.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant

    More Details

Day 2

Bassano del Grappa - Rovereto - Bassano del Grappa

Today, we'll delve into Rovereto's fascinating history on a walking tour - ticking off the likes of the imposing Rovereto Castle (the home of the Italian War Museum), the Bell of the Fallen (which commemorates those who fell in the Great War in Trentino), and a local distillery. After sampling some of the area's traditional liquors, we'll return to the hotel for an evening of leisure time.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Bassano del Grappa - Belluno - Lake Bled

We'll make one more stop in Belluno before we bid farewell to Italy and cross over into Slovenia. Our destination? The enchanting Lake Bled area, where you'll be free to spend some time relaxing before tomorrow's trip to the iconic lake.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Bohinj Eco Hotel

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Bohinj Eco Hotel



    Bohinj Park is the first ecological hotel in Slovenia. It offers a filling station for electric and hybrid cars. Above hotel this is a modern and luxurious hotel set in a breathtaking surrounding. Guest can enjoy, spa, bowling, swimming pool and really spacious and lovely ...

    Bohinj Park is the first ecological hotel in Slovenia. It offers a filling station for electric and hybrid cars. Above hotel this is a modern and luxurious hotel set in a breathtaking surrounding. Guest can enjoy, spa, bowling, swimming pool and really spacious and lovely rooms. Terrace rooms are highly recommended. The hotel is located in the village of Bohing nearby Bled. The hotel is set in a peaceful and stunning mountainside.

    More Details

Day 4

Lake Bled

First on today's agenda: We'll venture to the fascinating apiary in Bled, where we'll be treated to a guided tour complete with candle-making session. Then, we'll turn our attention to historic Bled Castle. A local guide will let us in on a few of the castle's secrets before we settle down to an included lunch in the castle restaurant.

This afternoon we'll take to the water for a traditional pletna boat ride to the small island in the centre of Lake Bled where we'll visit the baroque Church of the Assumption.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Lake Bled - Ljubljana

This morning, we'll bid a fond farewell to Lake Bled and hit the road to Slovenia's capital: Ljubljana, where we'll learn more about the city's major sights (including the famous castle) on a walking tour with a local guide.

Then, we'll have the chance to hone our culinary skills with an included cookery class and dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Cubo

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Hotel Cubo



    Hotel Cubo is housed in a historic, protected building that has been enriched with a fresh, modern design to create an impressive contrast. We have always been aware that an excellent location, spacious rooms and select furnishings represent only a part of what a superior ...

    Hotel Cubo is housed in a historic, protected building that has been enriched with a fresh, modern design to create an impressive contrast. We have always been aware that an excellent location, spacious rooms and select furnishings represent only a part of what a superior hotel must offer its guests.
    At Cubo, service comes first, and this is why we focus intensively on staff and their willingness to perform with excellence, dedication and heart, all while welcoming our guests as if they have just arrived at our staff members own homes.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Gym
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
    • Babysitting Service
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Luggage Storage
    • Sound Proof Rooms
    • Valet Parking (surcharge)

    More Details

    Preferred Hotel
Day 6

Ljubljana - Kamnik - Predjama Castle - Motovun

Next stop: Kamnik, where we'll take a scenic cable car ride to Velika Planina - a beautiful mountain plateau with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. After admiring the unique architecture of the cottages in the herdsmen's settlement, we'll move on to our second stop of the day: Predjama Castle, the largest cave castle in the world.

Tonight, we'll enjoy dinner together at our hotel in Motovun.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Kastel Motovun

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstar

    Kastel Motovun



    Kastel Motovun is located at the very top of a 277 meter-high hill where the medieval town of Motovun stands. The highest Motovun square, which is fenced by walls, is surrounded by constructions from the Venetian period. It can be accessed through the ancient town ...

    Kastel Motovun is located at the very top of a 277 meter-high hill where the medieval town of Motovun stands. The highest Motovun square, which is fenced by walls, is surrounded by constructions from the Venetian period. It can be accessed through the ancient town door, and the property is located in a 17th century palace, in one of the highest constructions on the central Motovun square.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Indoor Pool
    • Meeting and Event Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Wedding venue
    • Wellness Center

    More Details

Day 7

Motovun - Vrsar - Motovun

Today, we'll visit the pretty fishing town of Vrsar, which is filled with charming winding streets and old stone houses (not to mention a picturesque seafront promenade). Then, it's back to Motovun we go! At the Kastel cultural and educational centre, we'll learn all about the village's history and join a traditional pasta workshop. After devouring our culinary creations, we'll return to the hotel for an afternoon of free time.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Motovun - Rastoke - Plitvice Lakes

Today's first stop will be a mill in the charming village of Rastoke - which is known for its many beautiful waterfalls. After that, we'll move on to 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.

Tonight, we'll look back on our adventure over a farewell dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Fenomen Plitvice

More Info

Location View map
  • starstarstarstar

    Fenomen Plitvice



    Like a hidden pearl in the heart of National Park Plitvice Lakes, lies a newly opened tourist resort Fenomen Plitvice with 18 accommodation units in eight houses which offer the ambiance of luxury in the heart of untouched nature. Each suite is modernly equipped to ...

    Like a hidden pearl in the heart of National Park Plitvice Lakes, lies a newly opened tourist resort Fenomen Plitvice with 18 accommodation units in eight houses which offer the ambiance of luxury in the heart of untouched nature. Each suite is modernly equipped to provide guests complete comfort and relaxation.

    Where luxury meets nature, Plitvice Fenomen resort is located within the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the first national park in the world added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. A Phenomenon of the Nature, there are few places in this world that look and feel too unreal, too beautiful and astonishing to believe they actually exist. They can truly be called a Phenomenon of the Nature. Plitvice Lakes is among those places - with its unique natural harmony, invaluable and impressive aesthetics and enchanting environment.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting and Event Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Wedding venue

    More Details

Day 9

Plitvice Lakes - Smiljan - Split

Today, we'll continue north to the town of Smiljan - the birthplace of famous inventor Nikola Tesla before moving on to a local agritourism hotspot for a traditional lunch.

Later, we'll round off our journey in Split.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

2020: Apr 21; May 5, 19; Jun 2, 16; Jul 7; Aug 11; Sep 15, 22; Oct 13

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Blue-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Grappa tasting session at the Poli Grappa Museum
  • Distillery visit in Rovereto
  • Experience Lake Bled by pletna - a traditional Slovenian boat
  • Craft making demonstration and workshop in Radovljica
  • Cookery class and dinner in Ljubljana
  • Traditional pasta making workshop in Motovun
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including:
    • The Bell of the Fallen
    • The Church of the Assumption
    • Bled Castle
    • Velika Planina
    • Ljubljana Castle
    • Predjama Castle
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park and Diocletian's Palace

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB BLUEROAVEN0120SGCAD: BEHSLMS
15 Sep 2020
Trip Finder

What our travelers say

Goway Toolkit


Need help planning your holiday? Our toolkit is a great place to get started.