A view of Bled island in Slovenia's famous Lake Bled.
US$3,639.00 pp Was US$3,789.00
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Tour code: BSLMS4

Tour Inclusions

Adriatic Discovery: Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia

  • 10 days
  • Italy / Slovenia / Croatia
  • Max 18 Passengers


Join us as we travel the back roads through plunging gorges and soaring mountains; discovering clifftop fortresses and Riviera-style villages; tasting delicious local wines and savouring countless regional specialities along the way. This journey through Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia captures the beautiful diversity of these three mesmerising countries and is sure to be one to remember.
Adriatic Discovery: Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia tour map 2024
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

Tour Highlights

  • Savour a unique wine tasting experience at the Poli Grappa Museum in Bassano del Grappa
  • Take in the scenery on a traditional pletna boat across Lake Bled in Slovenia
  • Explore the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Venice (Italy)

    Welcome to Venice – the magnificent floating city boasting unparalleled elegance, grandeur and romance. Meet your travel companions and Tour Leader at the hotel, before settling into a delicious welcome meal at a local restaurant. Saluti! Accommodation: Hotel Ca’ dei Conti (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Venice – Bassano Del Grappa

  • Day 3 - Bassano Del Grappa – Rovereto – Bassano Del Grappa

  • Day 4 - Bassano Del Grappa – Belluno – Lake Bled (Slovenia)

  • Day 5 - Lake Bled

  • Day 6 - Lake Bled – Ljubljana and Postojna Cave – Rovinj (Croatia)

  • Day 7 - Rovinj

  • Day 8 - Rovinj – Opatija and Rastoke – Plitvice Lakes

  • Day 9 - Plitvice Lakes – Smiljan – Zadar

  • Day 10 - Zadar – Split

Tour Inclusions


- 9 nights in hand-picked accommodation

The Crew

- Experienced Tour Leader and Driver


- Premium mini-coach transportation


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  • 4th December 2023
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    The bus driver & tour guide were very good. The accommodation was mostly good. There were a couple of places that were lacking in local flavor and were also booked by college sports teams. The meals organized by Back Roads weren't great. The meal at Lake Bled appeared to have been brought in as it was not up to the standard of the food on the menu. Our tour operator organized some excellent meals & they were some of the highlights of the trip.
  • 28th September 2023
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    We travelled 4 times with BR before COVID. This recent trip was well under our expectations. 18 PAX in a smaller bus than usual. Too many KM. The destinations were mediocur compared to other trips. Some of the hotels were below standard. The open wine tasting was the highlight, it went down hill from there. On a positive note: Martina the tour guide was excellent. The driver (Sunushka-spelling?) was great too. They did an awesome job. Both friendly and helpful. Your team in Brisbane was not helpful at all with communication unclear and chaotic. If you would like me to send you the email transcript, let me know. Summary - we probably wont be booking or recomending a BR tour again. Thank you.
  • 20th September 2023
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    Martina, our guide and Senocka, our driver were both wonderful. Personable and friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating
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