From (AUD)$13,595
Days26
Airfares included
Taste the ‘good life’ in northern Italy and breathe the pristine air of the beautiful Italian and Slovenian Alps. Relax in the Italian Lake District, taste the cuisine of Parma, Modena and Bologna and feel the romance of Venice. Experience the beauty of Lake Bled and Plitvice Lakes before a 7-night cruise down the sun-drenched Dalmatian coast.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $250pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Bus, Cave train, Chair lift & Yacht
No Hidden Extras

Admire the lush, natural beauty of Lake Bled

Experience the romance of Venice, admiring the bustling grand canal, strolling over the many bridges and people-watching in picturesque piazzas.

Admire the changing colours of the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia’s most popular tourist destination.

Cruise in style along the sparkling Croatian coast, visiting picturesque islands, taking in iconic coastlines and reveling in the natural beauty.

Special Experiences

Enjoy a visit to the Gelato Museum dedicated to the history of artisan gelato, with tastings of course!
We’ll make our way up the mountains to the open-air Museum of the 5 Torri, which bears the scars of WWI battles fought between the Italians and Austro-Hungarians.
Visit the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum, learning about the life of herdsmen in an authentic environment and tasting the locally produced cheeses.
In Plitvice we’ll be staying right in the National Park, only 400 metres from the highest waterfall.

Itinerary Northern Italy, Slovenia & Croatia

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Northern Italy, Slovenia & Croatia

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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La Dolce Vita

  • Take a sightseeing tour of the world's capital for fashion and design, Milan.
  • Take a guided tour of idyllic Lago Maggiore, visiting some of the islets on the lake by private boat.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Como, taking in its many churches, museums, parks and palaces, and ride the funicular railway to enjoy the views from high above the picturesque city.
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Como to the beautiful town of Bellagio. Ride the gentle waves as our cruise give us the perfect viewing point to admire the charming villas adorning the shore.
  • Taste some of the local delicacies in Parma, best known as the home of Parmesan cheese and prosciutto.
  • Taste some of the balsamic vinegar for which the Modena region is famous.
  • Explore Modena and its medieval centre, now filled with bustling piazzas, market stalls and a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral.
  • Take a walking food tour of the city of Bologna, famous for its culinary delights and characterised by its red-brick palazzi, towers and lengthy porticoes.
  • Visit the Gelato Museum - with a tasting so you can pick your favourite! 
  • Stop in the medieval city of Ferrara, one of Italy's hidden treasures.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Venice, the most alluring city in the world, showcasing St Mark’s Square, St Mark’s Basilica, Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
  • Take a chairlift to enjoy a beautiful view of the Dolomites and explore the 5 Torri Open-Air War Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.
  • Discover stunning Lake Misurina on a walking tour with your guide and enjoy the healing properties of the mountain air.

Slovenia, the land of pristine landscapes and friendly faces

  • Be mesmerised by the mountain resort of Bled. With its emerald green lake, iconic fairy-tale church steeple perched atop the tiny rock at the middle of the lake and its medieval castle clinging to a cliff top, this is truly a magical place to behold. Our visit includes a tour of majestic Bled and visit inside the castle.
  • Indulge in tasting of the locally produced cheeses at the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum.
  • Admire breathtaking views over Lake Bohinj and the surrounding southern Julian Alps on a cable car ride to the top of Mt. Vogel and enjoy a light lunch served amongst this Alpine wonderland.
  • Marvel at the two million year old stalagmite and stalactite formations at the Postojna Caves, a series of caverns, halls and passages some 20km long and hallowed out by the Pivka River.
  • Visit the well preserved and pretty capital city of Ljubljana and admire its dazzling hilltop castle, emerald green river, al fresco cafes on the banks of the promenade, youthful vibrancy and cultural creativity.

Beauty, culture and ancient architecture await in Croatia

  • Stop in the fascinating city of Zagreb and admire its old world graciousness, lively energy and friendly locals. Here we visit its grand cathedral.
  • Visit the historic open air war museum in Karlovac.
  • Discover the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park as your guided walking tour showcases its magnificent turquoise lakes, waterfalls and cascades.
  • Spend two nights in Plitvice Lakes National Park, only 400m from the highest waterfall.
  • Be guided on an extended walk of the spectacular Plitvice Lakes.

Cruise Croatia's sparkling Adriatic coastline

  • In Split take a walking of the historic inner city and see one of the world’s most impressive Roman Monumenta, the Diocletian’s Palace. 
  • Enjoy a city tour and an evening at leisure in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Trogir.
  • Cruise to Bol on Brac Island, said to have the best beach in Croatia - the Golden Horn.
  • Take a sightseeing tour on the island of Hvar, renowned for its lavender fields and eternal sun. 
  • Enjoy a morning cruise to Bisevo island, home to a striking blue cave (weather permitting).
  • Enjoy a free evening to explore the captivating island of Vis.
  • Take a walking tour through the charming town of Korčula.
  • Explore the beautiful Great and Small Lakes in Mljet National Park.
  • Anchor at the beautiful Šipanska Luka Island.
  • Be rewarded with views of the shimmering Adriatic Ocean, beautiful marble streets and baroque buildings as you walk along the ancient city walls of medieval Dubrovnik.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 7 night Adriatic cruise, including daily afternoon tea, water package, shore excursions and unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Tipping Made Easy, $250pp pre-paid 
  • Port taxes, $70pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 13 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 2 nights in Ethno houses, Plitvice Lakes
  • 7 nights in a standard cabin on board an Adriatic cruise

Meals

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  • 22 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and captain's dinner

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour director (excluding cruising)
  • English-speaking locally based cruise director
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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The Adriatic cruise featured within this tour is not privately chartered by Bunnik Tours, and as such, you may also be travelling with other passengers on board and during shore excursions.

Due to fluctuating weather conditions, our sightseeing on day 11 is subject to change

Accommodation Northern Italy, Slovenia & Croatia

Accommodation

Bianca Maria Palace Hotel

Italy flag Milan

Situated on a historical avenue in the Milanese residential area, the Bianca Maria Palace is just a short walk from the city's biggest monuments and attractions as well as the famous fashion district, Quadrilatero della Moda. Rooms are tastefully decorated and boast memory foam mattresses and parquet flooring.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; laundry service available

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Hotel Milan Speranza Au Lac

Italy flag Stresa

Only 150 metres from the shores of Lake Maggiore, Hotel Milan Speranza Au Lac is next to the pier for boat trips to the Borromeo Islands. The Hotel Milan Speranza Au Lac’s guest rooms are both classic and timeless.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box

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Hotel Touring

Italy flag Bologna

A peaceful hideaway in the heart of Bologna's old town, the Touring Hotel boasts sophistication and old-world charm. Features include a reading room, rooftop bar and jacuzzi.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box

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BW Premier Collection CHC Continental

Italy flag Venice

The charming Hotel Continental in Venice is ideally located in the heart of Cannaregio in one of the most authentic parts of Venice. The property is housed in a historic building which was once the home of a noble Venetian family. The property is just 200m from the nearest train station and features a restaurant on the famous Grand Canal.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

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Hotel Columbia Cortina

Italy flag Cortina d'Ampezzo

Hotel Columbia Cortina is a welcoming family-run hotel, located just minutes away from downtown Cortina d'Ampezzo. Rooms are furnished in the typical Ampezzo style with scenic terraces. The hotel has all the modern amenities and a balcony overlooking the woods and mountains of the Dolomites. 

Facilities: wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box.

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Hotel Astoria

Slovenia flag Bled

Boasting exquisite views the Hotel Astoria is within a 5 minute walk of Lake Bled and Bled Castle. Each of the rooms, designed with comfort and eco sustainability in mind, is equipped with all the modern amenities.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box

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Ethno Houses

Croatia flag Plitvice

Located in the heart of Plitvička Jezera National Park, about 400 metres from the highest waterfall, Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo is situated in the rural environment, within the forest area and pristine nature of the national park. Ethno Houses are built in wood and stone, using natural traditional materials with modern equipment for a unique experience. Made of dark wood, all rooms are elegantly decorated and fitted with a king-size bed, a desk and a seating area. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; tea & coffee making facilities; safe deposit box; fridge/minibar

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MS Mama Marija

Croatia flag Croatia

MS Mama Marija is a brand new vessel built for the 2018 season. It has 18 spacious cabin, accommodating 36 passengers. All cabins are air-conditioned and feature a double or twin beds, private facilities, hair dryer, wardrobe, wi-fi and ample storage space. The ship features an extra-large full air-conditioned salon-restaurant with bar, LCD TV, Wi-Fi and panoramic windows. Outdoor features include a covered terrace with ample seating, a swimming platform for easy access to the sea as well as a jacuzzi on the sun deck.

Please note: The M/S Mama Marija is only used on our 23 April, 7 May, 18 June, 2 July, 13 & 27 August 2020 departures. All other departures use the M/S Ambassador.

Please note: The Adriatic cruise featured within this tour is not privately chartered by Bunnik Tours, and as such, you may also be travelling with other passengers on board and during shore excursions.

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MS Ambassador

Croatia flag Croatia

Discover the charming Croatian coastline aboard the brand new MS Ambassador. This sophisticated motor-yacht is currently being constructed in time for the 2019 season and is sure to meet all indulgent and refined expectations. Boasting state of the art equipment and amenities, the MS Ambassador will feature highlights like a salon style restaurant on the upper deck with a stylish lounge and bar; a sun deck perfect to relax on with sun beds and the Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi; a large swimming platform for easy access into crystal blue waters; and these are just to name a few!

Please note: The M/S Ambassador is only used on our 21 May, 4 June, 16 & 30 July, 10 & 24 September 2020 departures. All other departures use the M/S Mama Marija.

Please note: The Adriatic cruise featured within this tour is not privately chartered by Bunnik Tours, and as such, you may also be travelling with other passengers on board and during shore excursions.

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Information Northern Italy, Slovenia & Croatia

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Northern Italy, Slovenia & Croatia

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

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05 Nov 20
30 Nov 20
$13,595
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $250pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $330
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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