Dubrovnik to Venice

10 Days | Enjoy natural wonders and culinary delights in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy

4.6 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
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Discover the rich artistic heritage, natural attractions and acclaimed cuisines of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy on this ten-day trip from Dubrovnik to Venice. 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 – a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get acquainted with Croatia’s capital Zagreb, explore Ljubljana’s Old Town and be romanced and entranced by Venice, where you end it all (or extend your adventures). Take in both acclaimed landmarks and lesser-known attractions with a trip that covers all the nature-loving bases in some of the Mediterranean’s hottest locations.

Trip overview

Map of Dubrovnik To Venice including Croatia, Italy and Slovenia
Start
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Finish
Venice, Italy
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Italy, Croatia, Slovenia
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
ZMRI
This trip generates 24 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Unwind in seaside Split – a haven of relaxation and culture – and walk along the waterfront promenade to admire the impressive Diocletian's Palace before feasting on seafood.
  • Stroll through Plitvice Lakes National Park – a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site – marvelling at luminous lakes and azure waterfalls that look like they’ve been sketched by an artist.
  • Feast on Mediterranean fresh seafood, Italian-influenced antipasti and the crunchy, doughy dessert of fritule in the culinary capital of Croatia – Zagreb. Then if you like, explore the touching Museum of Broken Relationships.
  • Explore the streets, medieval buildings and restored castle of Ljubljana’s charming Old Town on foot. Your local leader will know all the hotspots, plus the best cafes for a coffee break.
  • Journey to romantic Venice – like no other city in the world. Fall in love with its labyrinth of alleyways, canals, lagoon islands, and endless historic attractions and hop on a gondola if you want to explore the city from a different perspective.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Humana Zagreb. Donations help provide job opportunities and education programs in sustainable fashion and textiles for people with disabilities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is 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. A single supplement is not available on this trip.
  • Summer temperatures can be very high in many regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s essential to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. 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 for that season.

Itinerary

Map of Dubrovnik To Venice including Croatia, Italy and Slovenia

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Train, Public bus, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hostel (4 nights), Pension (2 nights), Hotel (3 night)

Activities
  • Dubrovnik – Elafiti Island Day Trip
  • Plitvice Lakes - National Park Visit
  • Zagreb – Dolac Market Lunch
  • Zagreb - Leader-led Orientation Walk
Add on activities
  • Dubrovnik - Mt Srd Museum of Croatian War of Independence - EUR4
  • Dubrovnik - Lokrum Island Boat Trip - EUR27
  • Dubrovnik - War Photography Museum - EUR10
  • Dubrovnik - Rector's Palace - EUR13
  • Dubrovnik - Discover Game of Thrones Filming Locations Urban Adventure - EUR69
  • Dubrovnik - Srd Hill Hike - Free
  • Dubrovnik - Franciscan Monastery - EUR4
  • Dubrovnik - City Walls Walk - EUR35
  • Split - Fish Market - Free
  • Split - Hiking in Mosor with traditional dinner - EUR64
  • Split - Cooking Class including Lunch or Dinner - EUR80
  • Split - Diocletian's Palace Cellars - EUR7
  • Split - Ethnographic Museum - EUR3
  • Split - City Museum - EUR4
  • Split - Gallery of Fine Arts - EUR5
  • Split - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower - EUR10
  • Split – Highlights of Split Urban Adventure - EUR64
  • Zagreb - Mirogoj Cemetery - Free
  • Zagreb - Cathedral - Free
  • Zagreb - Kula Lotrščak - EUR3
  • Zagreb - The Croatian Museum of Naive Art - EUR5
  • Ljubljana - Dragon Bridge - Free
  • Ljubljana - Metelkova Neighbourhood - Free
  • Ljubljana - Castle and Funicular - EUR16
  • Ljubljana - Sights & Bites Urban Adventure - EUR130
  • Bled - Day Trip by Public Bus - EUR15
  • Bled - Castle - EUR15
  • Bled - Pletna Boat Trip - EUR14
  • Venice - Doge's Palace & Bridge of Sighs - EUR30
  • Venice - Gondola Ride - EUR80
  • Venice - St Mark's Basilica Treasury - EUR5
  • Venice - Accademia Gallery - EUR16
  • Venice - Traghetto Ride - EUR2
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection - EUR17
  • Venice - Chicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Venice - St Mark's Campanile - EUR12
  • Ca’ D’Oro - Galería Franchetti - EUR15

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is not available on this trip.

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
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Emily · Traveled June 2024
This is an excellent trip for a first-time Intrepid adventurer like me! It has a blend of historical cities, great food, days spent in nature and a range of cultures. Our guide Dušan was fantastic. Split and Lake Bled were highlights for me!
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

Deborah · Traveled June 2024
This trip offered little other than bookings for transport and accommodation, orientation/walks needed improvement both in information and direction.
Review submitted 19 Jun 2024

Amanda · Traveled May 2024
An amazing trip! We got to see so much and really experience the local culture. I love how local experiences were prioritized. Highlights were definitely walking the walls in Dubrovnik, all the good local food, Plitvice Lake, the train ride into Ljublijana, and Lake Bled. The perfect amount of group outings and time to freestyle. Accommodations were basic, but clean and safe. Transportation between locations was comfortable. Our guide, Nina, was excellent and took really good care of the group. She offered suggestions for each location and often arranged group dinners for us at local restaurants.
Review submitted 05 Jun 2024

Roslyn · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 23 May 2024

Janet · Traveled October 2023
The trip had an interesting itinerary - every town we visited was fascinating in its own way. Plitvice Lakes and Lake Bled were gorgeous. Our group leader Sando had amazing knowledge of all our destinations and helped to develop a positive group dynamic.
Review submitted 25 Oct 2023
Dubrovnik to Venice
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