Taste of Italy and Croatia escorted tour

Number of Days: 23
Destination: Italy
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  • Italy and Croatia escorted tour

    Enjoy this escorted tour of Italy & Croatia, the 23-day tour starts in Doha, where we will spend 3 nights. We then continue to Rome for the start of your exploration of Italy. You will visit Rome, Orvieto, Assisi, Florence, Padua, Venice, Verona, Milan, Lake Como. We then head to Zagreb and start our touring in Croatia. You will visit Ljubljana, Postojna, Opatija, Plitvice, Zadar, Trogir, Split, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dubrovnik before heading back o Zagreb for our flights back to Auckland.

  • 23 DAY ITINERARY
    Land tour commences in Doha Friday 24 May 2019

     

    Day 1 Thursday 23 May: AUCKLAND – DOHA

    Early this afternoon, meet at Auckland Airport for our flight to Doha.

    Day 2 Friday 24 May: DOHA

    Included sightseeing of Doha the capital of Qatar. B

    Day 3 Saturday 25 May: DOHA

    Free day today to relax, shop or explore at leisure. B

    Day 4 Sunday 26 May: DOHA – ROME

    Welcome to Rome! At 5pm, meet your Tour Director. Leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. B,D

    Day 5 Monday 27 May: ROME

    Guided sightseeing of the Eternal City starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement, followed by a visit to ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pieta. Then, drive to the Roman Forum to visit the ancient COLOSSEUM. B

    Day 6 Tuesday 28 May: ROME – ORVIETO - ASSISI

    Stop in Orvieto. Browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and admire the fabulous gothic cathedral. Taste local pastries at Caffe Montanucci a historic pasticceria (bakery) for over 100 years, before continuing to Assisi. Visit ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA. B

    Day 7 Wednesday 29 May: ASSISI – FLORENCE - PADUA

    In Florence, meet your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic centre. Stand in front of the cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise”, and visit SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterwards, shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewellery. Continue through the Apennine Mountains the Po area to Padua. B

    Day 8 Thursday 30 May: PADUA: EXCURSION TO VENICE

    Enter Venice by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGE’S PALACE, and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER. Explore Venice at your own pace. B

    Day 9 Friday 31 May: PADUA – VERONA - MILAN

    In Verona, take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub the shining breast of her statue for good luck. Continue to the city of Milan, where your Tour Director will walk with you to see La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and the gothic Duomo. B

    Day 10 Saturday 01 June: MILAN: EXCURSION TO LAKE COMO

    Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. Enjoy a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE and visit Bellagio. This evening, back in Milan, a farewell risotto dinner has been prepared at Calafuria Unione restaurant. B,D

    Day 11 Sunday 02 June: MILAN – ZAGREB, CROATIA

    This morning, head to the airport to board our flight to Zagreb, Croatia. At 6pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. B,D

    Day 12 Monday 03 June: ZAGREB – LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

    Guided sightseeing in Zagreb with inside visit to Zagreb Cathedral. B,D

    Day 13 Tuesday 04 June: LJUBLJANA

    Discover the Lower and Upper Town of the capital of Croatia with a Local Guide, and admire the architecture such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace and more, plus a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. Arrive in Ljubljana. B

    Day 14 Wednesday 05 June: LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA – OPATIJA, CROATIA

    Visit the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVE by mini-train. The cave was discovered in the 17th century and is considered the most beautiful in Slovenia. Continue to Opatija. B,D

    Day 15 Thursday 06 June: OPATIJA: EXCURSION TO PULA

    A scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula, where your Local Guide will show you the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi. Then, visit the perfectly preserved AMPHITHEATRE and the TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS. Return to Opatija and take in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Walk along the lungomare seaside promenade. B

    Day 16 Friday 07 June: OPATIJA – PLITVICE - ZADAR

    Head to peaceful Plitvice and join your Local Guide for a walking tour of the NATIONAL PARK. Later, arrive at your beautifully located hotel, surrounded by fragrant pine woods. B,D

    Day 17 Saturday 08 June: ZADAR – TROGIR - SPLIT

    A guided walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of Zadar. Don’t miss the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The next two cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: explore Trogir, and then continue to Split. This evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant. B,D

    Day 18 Sunday 09 June: SPLIT

    Walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE with your Local Guide. Also see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter – a filming location in Game of Thrones. B

    Day 19 Monday 10 June: SPLIT – BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA – DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

    Follow the Dalmatian coast, heading south to Dubrovnik. Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the ramparts. Also visit the 15th-century RECTOR’S PALACE. B

    Day 20 Tuesday 11 June: DUBROVNIK

    A full day at leisure. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel. (B,D)

    Day 21 Wednesday 12 June: DUBROVNIK – ZAGREB - DOHA

    Flight to Zagreb and Doha. (B)

    Day 22 Thursday 13 June:

     In transit.

    Day 23 Friday 14 June: AUCKLAND

    Arrival into Auckland Airport.

    Includes:
    Meals: B = Continental breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner as per final itinerary.
    Entrances and attractions as specified in final itinerary.

     

  • YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

    • 3 night stopover in Doha including accommodation and city sightseeing tour 
    • 19 day Italy and Croatia tour including hotel accommodation, sightseeing and private, air conditioned vehicles 
    • Professional Tour Directors throughout the European tours 
    • First class coach with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout Italy & Croatia 
    • Airport transfers in Doha, Dubrovnik & Rome
  • Available Dates

    • From $10,950 per person - Single supplements apply

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