Enjoy the natural wonders and culinary delights of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy
Discover the rich artistic heritage, natural attractions and acclaimed cuisine of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy on this ten-day Lonely Planet Experience from Dubrovnik to Venice, powered by Intrepid. Soak up Split’s stunning ocean views, see Dubrovnik's renowned walled city and wander through the pristine natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get acquainted with Croatia’s capital Zagreb, explore Ljubljana’s Old City and be romanced and entranced by Venice. Taking in both acclaimed landmarks and lesser-known attractions, this trip covers all the bases in some of the Mediterranean’s hottest locations.
Split is a haven of relaxation and culture. Unwind with a walk along the waterfront promenade and admire the impressive Diocletian's Palace.
Stroll through Plitvice Lakes National Park, marvelling at luminous lakes and waterfalls that appear to have been sketched by an artist.
Feast on Mediterranean fresh seafood, Italian-influenced antipasti and the crunchy, doughy dessert of fritule in culinary capital Zagreb.
Explore the streets, medieval buildings and restored castle of Ljubljana’s charming Old Town on foot. Your local leader will know all of the hotspots, plus the best cafes for a coffee break.
Romantic Venice is like no other city in the world. Be enamoured with its labyrinth of alleyways and canals, lagoon islands and endless historic attractions, so much so, you may want to extend your stay!
This is a Lonely Planet Experience powered by Intrepid, made for travellers who value their independence but also want the benefit of a local leader and a group of like-minded travellers. The itinerary has a mix of included activities and free time when your leader will offer suggestions. Please budget spending money for optional activities you want to partake in.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. Keep in mind that hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. Rooms can be rather small, especially compared to American or Australian standards, and in most cases bathroom facilities will be shared rather than ensuite. Please note that a single supplement is not available on this trip.
Summer temperatures can be very high in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Please keep in mind that many European hotel rooms are not equipped with air-conditioning. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
If you have more time to explore the region you may want to check out our other trips in Europe, such as our trip ‘Budapest to Rome’ (trip code ZMRRC), a 26-day trip taking in the highlights of the Balkans and beyond. It takes in Hungary, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. This trip can also be booked in individual segments to suit the amount time you have available for your trip in Europe.
1. A single supplement is not available on this trip.
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