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Are you ready for the road trip of a lifetime? Set off on a 15 day journey across Italy, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Touch down in Venice, the endlessly charming city made up of over 100 small islands connected by narrow waterways. Then, pick up the rental vehicle and hit the road. Head towards the Croatian coast and the Istra peninsula. Hilltop towns, vineyards, olive trees and gastronomy c...

Are you ready for the road trip of a lifetime? Set off on a 15 day journey across Italy, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Touch down in Venice, the endlessly charming city made up of over 100 small islands connected by narrow waterways. Then, pick up the rental vehicle and hit the road. Head towards the Croatian coast and the Istra peninsula. Hilltop townsvineyards, olive trees and gastronomy combine to make Istra a very special place to visit. Weave your way through the stunning cultural & architectural marvels of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik and the unparalleled wonderland of Plitvice National Park. When it's time to take a break from the coast drive inland to Bosnia-Herzegovina and discover Mostar, a city escape that's sure to make you ask yourself, why you didn't take this trip sooner.

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Trip highlights
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • Learning activities
    Learning activities
  • Lake
    Lake
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing

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Day 1: Welcome to Italy

​• Arrive in Venice and transfer from the airport to your hotel

​• Spend the rest of the day at leisure


Visited:
Venice

Day 2: Explore Venice

​• Venice is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea

​• Visit the main sights including the central square, Piazza San Marco St. Mark’s Basilica

​• Climb up the Campanile bell tower for a great view of the city’s red roofs


Visited:
Venice

Day 3: Drive to Croatia

​• Pick up your rental car and drive to Croatia

• Journey to the Istra Peninsula

• Along the way, marvel at Istra's stunning landscapes and coastal towns with more then 2000 years of history and heritage

• Overnight in Opatija

Visited:
Venice, Opatija

Day 4: Explore Istra peninsula

​• Today, you'll discover Istra peninsula, nicknamed the “Tuscany of Croatia"

Hilltop towns, vineyards, olive trees and gastronomy combine to make Istra a very special place to visit

​• Walk the narrow cobble stone streets, admire art & crafts, taste olive oil, have lunch in local restaurant and learn about history of Istra

​• Return to Opatija

Visited:

Day 5: Zagreb

​• Hit the road towards Zagreb, capital of Croatia

• On the way, visit a number of charming villages

​• Don't miss a chance to partake in a local tradition of coffee and cakes for lunch

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Visited:
Zagreb

Day 6: Zagreb discovery

​• Meet with your local guide and see what Zagreb is all about

• Learn about the rich history and the many traditions of Croatian people

• Afterwards, visit museums, galleries and shops at your own pace

• Local gastronomy is superb. Don't miss a chance to indulge

 

Visited:
Zagreb

Day 7: Plitvice National Park

• Drive to Plitvice National Park, a true natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Center

• Marvel at 16 cascading lakes, waterfalls and rivers

• Various hiking paths are available throughout the park. One thing is certain, you'll want to see as much as you can!

• In the evening, sit down for dinner in a local restaurant

Visited:
Plitvice

Day 8: Dalmatia

​• From Plitvice, drive to see the coast of Dalmatia

• Visit the walled Venetian townand its cathedral, made entirely out of stone blocks with beautiful baptistery and early Renaissance art work

Pass through a war-torn region and one of the most important towns of Croatian history

​•  Arrive in Split

Visited:
Dalmatia

Day 9: Split

​• Join your local guide in Split for walk through the old town

​• Explore the UNESCO protected Roman emperor palace and learn about 1700 years long history of Split

​• Meander down the old town streets and famouspromenade

Listen to Klapa singers and sample local gastronomy

Visited:
Split

Day 10: Hvar Island

​• Hop in a boat and set off on a day excursion to Hvar island

• ​Visit Hvar town, a thriving tourist destination known for great dining, excellent nightlife and secluded beaches

• Enjoy exploring the island, then return to Split

Visited:
Hvar

Day 11: Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

​• Depart the coast of Croatia and drive inland to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Visit the town of Mostar, famous for its Old bridge from Ottoman period

​• Explore the bazaar and enjoy lunch of local fare

• Later, continue to Dubrovnik

Visited:
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 12: Dubrovnik

• Explore the old town of Dubrovnik with local guide

• Learn about the city and its long history, culture and heritage

• Later, take some time to roam around on your own

• Consider renting a kayak and go for a paddle around the calm waters surrounding the city

Visited:
Dubrovnik

Day 13: Island of Korcula

​• Drive along the South coast to reach island of Korcula

• On your way, visit the most famous wine region in the country

​• Witness traditional salt harvesting methods

​• Check out Oyster Bay, astonishing walls of Ston and many little towns along the way

​• Stop for wine tasting before reaching Korcula island

Visited:
Korčula

Day 14: Dubrovnik at leisure

​• Today, enjoy a free day to enjoy Dubrovnik

​• Sail excursions around the islands near Dubrovnik are a very popular leisurely activity

​• Sea kayaking is another great option

Visited:
Dubrovnik

Day 15: Departure day

• At the appropriate time, transfer to Dubrovnik airport

​• Board an early flight to Venice

Visited:
Dubrovnik

VeniceOpatijaZagrebPlitviceDalmatiaSplitHvarMostarBosnia and HerzegovinaDubrovnikKorčula

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The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

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