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31 December, 2019
There is so much to savour on this special journey through Croatia and Slovenia, with a little taste of Venice thrown in. Visit the karst caves of Postojna, the castles of Predjama and Bled, picturesque open-air markets, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic churches, palaces and bridges. After visiting the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, board our deluxe small ship for a cruise around the Croatian islands. Wine and food tasting along the way will give us a true introduction to the real Croatia and Slovenia.
YOUR JOURNEY AT A GLANCE: • Venice stopover with sightseeing to start the journey • Tour Slovenia; from the leafy banks of Ljubljana, to astonishing Postojna Cave and picture-perfect Lake Bled • Visit vibrant Zagreb before continuing to the scenic Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia • See the pretty orange-roofed towns of Split and Piran • Embark on a 7 night cruise aboard ms San Antonio around the Croatian islands, disembarking at Korcula, Mljet National Park, Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti Islands, Peljesac Peninsula, Scedro Island, the Pakleni Islands, Hvar and Bol. • Travel along the Adriatic Coast to the Istrian Peninsula • A World Journeys host to guide you every step of the way
SPECIAL EXPERIENCES: • Cheese tasting at the Alpine Dairy Museum; The four rooms of the museum in Bohinj - once a cheese dairy itself - contains a mock-up of a mid 19th century herder's cottage, old photographs, cheese presses, wooden butter moulds, copper vats, enormous snowshoes and sledges, and wonderful hand carved shepherds' crooks. • Visit the 15th century Ljubljana Castle; Take the funicular up to Ljubljana Castle for magnificent views across the city and the Alps. • Wander the narrow cobbled streets of Piran; Piran was once an important medieval town on the tip of the Istrian Peninsula. Wander through the atmospheric town with its Venetian Gothic architecture.
Valid for travel: 13 June 2020.
Itinerary: Tour departs from Auckland visiting Dubai, Venice, Postojna, Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Peljesac Peninsula, Hvar, Bol, Opatija, Istrian Peninsula, & Piran.
• Economy Class airfares ex Auckland • A World Journeys host • Accommodation in 3 & 4 star hotels and deluxe cruise aboard ms San Antonio • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches & 5 dinners • Gratuities • Selected sightseeing & Entrance Fees