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Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia

7 days with SITA World Tours   Rating: First Class

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Day 1 - Mestre - Venice - Mestre 
Discover the beauty of the world's most famous floating island - Venice. To start, we meet and embark on a walking tour, ticking off the major sites before we launch into our first local experience together - participating in a traditional mask decorating course. Here, we create individual masterpieces with the help of our local guide. With free time to explore before the sun dips below the horizon, we meet for dinner at a local trattoria in Mestre. (D) 
Day 2 - Mestre - Lake Bled - Ljubljana 
As we leave Venice this morning it's time to look onwards to the next country, Slovenia. We visit Lake Bled and enjoy a boat ride to a small island on the lake to visit The Church of the Assumption. Afterwards, enjoy free time on the lake followed by a visit to Lake Bled Castle. Evening brings us to Ljubljana to enjoy time to yourself. (B) 
Day 3 - Ljubljana - Opatija 
This morning, we make time for a walking tour of Ljubljana before we carry on to Opatija for a local wine tasting session. This mouthwatering experience allows the chance for you to taste wines of the region. This afternoon, we continue our exploration of Opatija on a walking tour before we retire for the night. (B) 
Day 4 - Opatija - Motovun - Rovinj - Opatija 
Prepare your tastebuds for an exclusive truffle tasting in Motovun this morning as we meet with a local family and sample one of Istrian's tastiest treasures. Our next stop is Rovinj, where we stroll along historic streets, soaking up the atmosphere of this sleepy coastal village. Wander the labyrinth of cobbled streets before we meet with unique art galleries and the Basilica of St. Euphemia. (B) 
DAY 5 - Opatija - Plitvice Lakes
Today we discover one of Croatia's most astounding natural sites: the cascading lakes of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice National Park. Walking trails hug the lakes, allowing us to journey on foot and watch as the water transforms from emerald green to azure blue. To give this beautiful region the justice of a full day's exploration, tonight we stay in a nearby town. (B,D) 
Day 6 - Plitvice Lakes - Smiljan - Split 
After satisfying our appetite over breakfast, we continue north to the town of Smiljan, the birthplace of Nikola Tesla - a famous inventor. As we continue south we enter central Dalmatia where our local host treats us to a homemade lunch filled with Croatian specialties. Before the sun goes down, we reach Split where the night is yours to enjoy. (B,L) 
Day 7 - Split
To make the most out of our day, we meet after breakfast to embark on a walking tour of Split and to explore Diocletian's Palace. Split is known for its thriving cafe culture, with countless coffee spots, bars and restaurants welcoming guests long into the evening. Soak it all up before we meet for a farewell cooking class together just outside Split, making it the perfect spot for a final, farewell lunch. (B,L)
All This Included
Travel from plunging gorges to soaring mountains. Discover cliff-top fortresses and Riviera-style villages. Taste wines and fresh-pressed olive oils, among countless local specialities. This journey through Italy, Slovenia and Northern Croatia captures the beautiful diversity of these unforgettable countries. 
  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfast (B), 2 lunches (L), 2 evening meals (D)
  • Mask decorating experience in Venice
  • Local guides in Venice & Lake Bled
  • Truffle tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Croatian cooking class
  • Entrance included to: St Mark's Basilica, Plitvice Lakes, Nikola Tesla house, Bled Castle, Bled Island & Diocletian's Palace
Mestre: Ai Pini 
Ljubljana: Cubo
Opatija: Palace Bellevue 
Plitvice Lakes: Degenija
Split: Luxe
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