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9 Days | From mountaintop to seaside, discover the wonders of Slovenia and Croatia

4.9 out of 5 based on 29 reviews submitted.
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Spectacular natural beauty and fascinating cultural heritage go hand in hand in Slovenia and Croatia. This nine-day Premium journey will take you from the glittering canals of Venice to the beaming waters of Lake Bled and the underground world of the Postojna Caves. Ride the cable car up Mt Vogel for views over Lake Bohinj, and appreciate the caves and waterfalls abound in Plitvice Lakes National Park, an amazing UNESCO World Heritage site. Indulge in the epicurean delights like truffles, wine and Adriatic sunshine and let this part of the world enchant you on a small-group adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Venice To Split including Croatia, Italy and Slovenia
Start
Venice, Italy
Finish
Split, Croatia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPY
This trip generates 41 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.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Enter the fantastical underground world of the Postojna Caves – one of the longest karst caverns in the world – home to strange rock formations and creatures like the eye-less salamander.
  • Ride the cable car up Mt Vogel for exceptional views over Lake Bohinj and the foothills of the Alps.
  • Treat yourself to a truffle tasting in Motovun during an Exclusive Experience. Truffles are combined with local specialty dishes and a sommelier will pair your tasting with suitable Istrian wines.
  • Spend a night in Rovinj at the stunning Hotel Istra, which sits on its own private island. Then, head to your Feature Stay that pairs centuries of history with the perfect location right on the most gorgeous square in Split.
  • Explore scenic Croatian towns like the resort town of Opatija and seaside Sibenik, where you'll explore the 15th century stone Cathedral of St. James, decorated with 71 sculpted faces.
  • 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?
  • 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 carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

Itinerary

Map of Premium Venice To Split including Croatia, Italy and Slovenia

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (7 nights), Feature Stay (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Venice - Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Postojna - Caves Visit
  • Ljubljana - Walking Tour
  • Ljubljana - Castle visit & funicular
  • Bled - Pletna Boat Trip on Lake Bled
  • Lake Bohinj - Cable Car to Mt Vogel
  • Lake Bohinj - Day Trip
  • Motovun - Truffle & Wine Tasting
  • Rovinj - Orientation Walk
  • Motovun - Town Walls Walk
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - Entrance & Hike
  • Zadar - Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide
  • Zadar - Sunset Drink
  • Sibenik - Orientation Walk
  • Sibenik - St. James Cathedral
Add on activities
  • Venice - Chicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Venice - Doge's Palace & Bridge of Sighs - EUR30
  • Venice - Gondola Ride - EUR80
  • Venice - St Mark's Basilica Treasury - EUR5
  • Venice - St Mark's Campanile - EUR12
  • Venice - Traghetto Ride - EUR2
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection - EUR17
  • Venice - Accademia Gallery - EUR16
  • Bled - Castle - EUR15
  • Triglav National Park - Vintgar Gorge - EUR10
  • Zadar - Krka National Park Day Trip - EUR90
  • Zadar - Kornati National Park Day Trip - EUR70
  • Zadar – Gold and Silver of the city of Zadar Museum - EUR6
  • Zadar – Museum of ancient glass - EUR6
  • Zadar - Archaeological Museum - EUR5
  • Split - Fish Market - Free
  • Split – Highlights of Split Urban Adventure - EUR64
  • Split - Marjan Hill Hike - Free
  • Split - Ivan Mestrovic Gallery - EUR12
  • Split - Archaeological Museum - EUR8
  • Split - Diocletian's Palace Cellars - EUR7
  • Split - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower - EUR10
  • Split - Ethnographic Museum - EUR3
  • Split - Gallery of Fine Arts - EUR5
  • Split - City Museum - EUR4

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. On ZMPY240620, ZMPY240822, ZMPY240905, ZMPY240919, ZMPY241003 the Feature Stay will be Piazza Heritage Hotel instead of Santa Lucia Heritage Hotel.
4. As of April 2024, Venice will implement a visitor’s fee for all travellers visiting the city between 25 April and 15 July 2024. This fee is not payable by Intrepid customers, however you will need to apply for an exemption before arrival at https://cda.comune.venezia.it/en/richiestaEsenzione. For further information, please see the “Passports, visas and entry requirements,” section of your Essential Trip Information.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 29 reviews submitted.
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Pia · Traveled May 2024
Touring with Intrepid as a single traveller in my 40’s I felt welcomed and part of the group straight away. It was such a fun way to see the world, meet new friends and have new experiences.
Review submitted 17 May 2024

Pam · Traveled October 2023
The tour is a great mix of nature, culture and history. My favourite sites were all things Slovenian and Plitvice National Park. Ivana, our tour guide was excellent. Always enthusiastic, well prepared and knowledgeable. She is a treasure and really helped our group enjoy each other. Other highlights were the feature hotel and truffle lunch. A fun and interesting trip!
Review submitted 04 Nov 2023

Alistair · Traveled September 2023
It was everything and more thanx we’ll be back
Review submitted 15 Oct 2023

Savanah · Traveled September 2023
Had a wonderful experience with Intrepid. The accommodations were lovely and the sites beautiful. I enjoyed getting to meet people in our group from all over the world who at the end of our trip became my travel family. Grateful for the memories and friendships I made through and Intrepid
Review submitted 13 Oct 2023

Thomas · Traveled September 2023
Such an amazing trip to a beautiful country! Every stop was a new adventure with delicious food and friendly people. Our guide, Vlad, treated us like family the whole way. Highly recommend this trip to anyone who’s wanted to go to Croatia!
Review submitted 15 Oct 2023
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