Italy, Croatia & Slovenia

Pictures: 1) Lake Garda, 2) Julian Alps, 3) Plitvice Lakes, 4) Borghetto (near Lake Garda), 5)Ljubljana.

Italy, Croatia & Slovenia – 12 nights

featuring Venice, Lake Garda, Verona, Rovinj, Plitvice Lakes, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Julian Alps, & 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 (the southern and eastern shore):

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 and Malcesine.

Overnight in Borghetto.

Day 4 Piran, Groznjan and Rovinj:

Full day private tour to Rovinj, including Piran (Slovenia) and the Istrian village of Groznjan.

Featuring a visit to Piran – the most attractive town on the Slovenian Adriatic – and a road tour through the Istrian hills with sightseeing at the village of Groznjan, which has become synonymous with artists and traditional craftsmanship, including painting, handmade glassware, ceramics and textiles.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Overnight in Rovinj.

Day 5 Rovinj:

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

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 6 Motovun, Hum, Senj and the Plitvice Lakes National Park:

Full day private tour including guided sightseeing visits to Motovun, Hum and Senj, en route to the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Featuring the medieval hilltop village of Motovun, the quaint hamlet of Hum – officially recognised as “the smallest town in the world” – and the attractive and historic coastal town of Senj, concluding the day at the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Local orientation and assistance with your hotel check in.

Overnight in the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Day 7 Plitvice Lakes National Park:

Full day guided walk around the Plitvice Lakes National Park with a local specialist park guide.

Featuring the return transfers between your hotel and the park entrance, a guided walking tour and several boat trips around the most attractive sections of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with its numerous lakes and waterfalls.

The route and length of your guided walk will be tailored to your walking ability and general fitness level.

Overnight in the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Day 8 Ljubljana:

Private transfer to your hotel in Ljubljana.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Guided orientation walk of the old town, rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 9 Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle and Lake Bled:

Full day private tour to the Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle, concluding in Lake Bled.

Featuring a guided tour of the Postojna Caves, a self guided audio tour of Predjama Castle and a guided orientation road tour around Bled.

Assistance with your hotel check in, rest of the day at leisure.

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 Julian Alps, Soca Valley and Goriska Brda:

Full day private tour to the Julian Alps, Soca Valley and Goriska Brda, the so called “Tuscany of Slovenia”.

Featuring some fabulous alpine scenery with lots of photo breaks along the way.

Optional guided walk along the banks of the River Soca Valley to the Kozjak waterfall, optional visit to the First World War Museum in Kobarid, optional wine tasting in Goriska Brda.

Assistance with your hotel check in, rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Goriska Brda.

Day 12 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 13 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 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.

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 with 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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