16 Days Croatia & Italy Tour Package from Gate1 Travel $3169/- (Posted on Jun 9 2011)

16 Days Croatia & Italy Tour Package from Gate1 Travel $3169/-

CROATIA & ITALY TOUR
16 Days / 15 Nights $3169/-

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Dubrovnik, Rome-NYC
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline fuel surcharges
  • 14 nights accommodations
  1. 3 nights Hotel Lapad, Dubrovnik
  2. 1 night Hotel Atrium, Split
  3. 2 nights Jezero, Plitvice Lakes
  4. 2 nights Park, Bled
  5. 2 nights Hotel Carlton & Grand Canal, Venice
  6. 2 nights Grand Hotel Adriatico, Florence
  7. 2 nights Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome
  • All transfers
  • 22 meals: 14 breakfasts, 8 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager(s) throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Special Features

  • Franciscan Monastery & Rector’s Palace, Dubrovnik
  • Diocletian’s Palace, Split
  • Plitvice National Park, Plitvice
  • Bled Castle, Bled
  • Postojna Cave, Postojna
  • Doge’s Palace, Venice
  • Wine tasting with local specialties at Tuscan countryside farm
  • Michelangelo’s David, Florence
  • Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi
  • Evening Walking Tour of Rome
  • Forum & Colosseum, Rome
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring while in Italy

DAY 1, Monday – Depart USA
Depart the USA for Croatia. Your flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment

DAY 2, Tuesday – Arrive in Dubrovnik
Welcome to Dubrovnik. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome orientation and dinner
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday – Dubrovnik Walking Tour
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik.” Visit the Rector’s Palace and view the Bell Tower clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. Continue to view the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. Balance of the day at leisure
Optional: Cruise & Dinner
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday – Excursion to Montenegro
Today, journey to the Republic of Montenegro. Drive towards the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Pass through Risan and Kotor to Cetinje, the one-time seat of Montenegrin rulers. Tour this city-museum before returning to the coast for a short stop by Sveti Stefan and Budva before returning to Dubrovnik
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5. Friday – Travel to Split, Split City Tour
This morning, depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. View remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Epistyle and the Cathedral
Overnight: Split
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday – Trogir Sightseeing En Route to Plitvice Lakes
This morning, travel north along the coast to Trogir, the center of artistic activities, where scholars from around the world gather to study and paint. Continue inland towards the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park
Overnight: Plitvice Lakes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday – Walking Tour of Plitvice Lakes
Today, visit Plitvice National Park and discover the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder that includes 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. A guided walk visits several of the lower lakes
Overnight: Plitvice Lakes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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Bled Lake Slovenia

Bled Lake Slovenia

DAY 8, Monday – Opatija Sightseeing En Route to Bled
Return to the coast, to the beautiful Bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. A tour of Opatija includes the highlights of this former Imperial resort city. Continue to Bled
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday – Tour Bled & Ljubljana
A tour of Bled features its lakeshore and a visit to Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Then, travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the open-air market, City Hall, Robba’s Fountain, the Three Bridges and the Parliament. Return to Bled in the evening
Optional: Dinner at a Country Inn
Overnight: Bled
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday – Postojna Caves Sightseeing En Route to Venice
Today, depart Slovenia for Italy. Visit the Postojna Caves. With access to over five kilometers of caves, the Postojna Caves constitues the world’s most extensive system open to the public. Continue towards Venice
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday – Venice City Tour
Today begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known throughout the world for its fine glasswork industry. Then, visit St. Mark’s Square to begin a guided walking tour of romantic Venice. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge’s Palace, whose facade features a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Take the remainder of the day to explore Venice on your own
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday – Pisa Sightseeing En Route to Florence
Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany to Pisa. On arrival, view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Duomo, and the Monumental Cemetery. The four monuments of this extraordinary piazza make for a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. En route to Florence, visit a local Tuscan farm in the countryside for a wine tasting with local specialties. Evening at leisure
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Saturday – Florence City Tour
Today’s morning tour begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is housed. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery’s renowned “Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti. Continue to explore the open air art museum of Signoria Square ending at Ponte Vecchio, known as the “Old Bridge.” Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Florence. This evening, dine in an authentic Tuscan restaurant in the countryside
(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, $65): **available for purchase Only in Italy from your tour escort. **
Florence and the fine arts are synonymous. Gate 1’s guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery provides insight to the history of the structure and its collections. Originally the private collection of the Medici family, the palazzo was opened to the public in 1765. Your tour highlights exceptional examples of Florentine painting with an aim to help you better understand the works of masters including Giotto, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Following the tour, enjoy a refreshment break and complimentary beverage at the museum’s cafe, which features a breathtaking view of the city. Tour participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in oftentimes two-three hour queues. ** Important: Please note that the Museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers.
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday – Sun Route Via Assisi to Rome
Today travel along the famous “Sun Route” motorway to the medieval city of Assisi, renowned for its 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis and Giotto’s frescoes. Continue to your hotel in Rome
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Monday – Tour Ancient Rome
This morning, a historic tour of “ancient Rome” takes you to the Roman Forum, the political center during the Roman Republic, the triumphal Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus and the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire. Afternoon at leisure
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

Grand Canal Venice Italy

Grand Canal Venice Italy

DAY 16, Tuesday – Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Featured Hotels

Hotel Lapad –

Dubrovnik

Hotel Atrium –

Split

Hotel Jezero –

Plitvice Lakes

Park Hotel –

Bled

Hotel Carlton & Grand Canal –

Venice

Grand Hotel Adriatico –

Florence

Sheraton Hotel –

Florence

Grand Hotel Palatino –

Rome

DATE & PRICES:-

Dates & Prices

Land Only

Air & Land

2011

Jun 20

$3269

$4699*

Jul 4 (Sold Out)

$3169

$4599*

Jul 18

$3169

$4599*

Aug 15

$3169

$4599*

Aug 29Sep 5

$3379

$4349*

Sep 19 (Sold Out)

$3379

$4349*

Oct 3 (Sold Out)

$3229

$4199*

*Not Included:
Airport taxes & fees, optional tours, and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
Some departures may stay at the Hotel Lacroma in Dubrovnik, Golf Hotel in Bled.
May 2 departure will be accommodated at the Sheraton Hotel in Florence.

Entry Requirements:
US citizens traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.

For More Information & Reservation Croatia & Italy Tour Package

Visit: www.gate1travel.com/central-europe-travel/croatia-tours-16dhrit11.aspx

 

Featured Hotels

Hotel Lapad – details

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Dubrovnik

Hotel Atrium – details

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Split

Hotel Jezero – details

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Plitvice Lakes

Park Hotel – details

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Bled

Hotel Carlton & Grand Canal – details

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Venice

Grand Hotel Adriatico – details

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Florence

Sheraton Hotel – details

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Florence

Grand Hotel Palatino – details

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Rome

Dates & Prices

Land Only

Air & Land

2011

Jun 20

$3269

$4699*

Jul 4 (Sold Out)

$3169

$4599*

Jul 18

$3169

$4599*

Aug 15

$3169

$4599*

Aug 29Sep 5

$3379

$4349*

Sep 19 (Sold Out)

$3379

$4349*

Oct 3 (Sold Out)

$3229

$4199*


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16 Days Croatia & Italy Tour Package from Gate1 Travel $3169/-

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