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FROM ITALIAN DOLOMITES TO DUBROVNIK

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Trip overview

The tour will kick off in Venice where centuries have shaped the majestic monuments to perfection. Discover the mystical, ornamented streets and squares of this significant historic city and try some of the best dishes from their local cuisine. Moreover,  the lovely Cortina D’Amprezzo where the sights of majestic mountain peaks will make you fall in love with a place. Moving over via border to Croatia, Plitvice lakes are the place where the unique scenery permanently enters mind and memory and the sound of waterfalls cleanse the soul.  Leaving the land and setting off to the sea with a private yacht, the island of Brač steals everyone’s attention with its fascinating historic stories about Brač limestone and famous chisel school. The stone of Brač is so significant that the inside of the presidential White House in Washington was built with the rock from Brač. Proceeding to the south of the country, Hvar, Vis and the famous blue cave are a fascinating sight for all those who crave for psychedelic, mesmerizing shows of light and reflection . After exciting and intriguing island hopping, Dubrovnik is like a cherry on the cake. With its centuries old stone city walls and buildings that are telling stories instead of the tour guides, nobody leaves this charismatic old town with a cold heart.

Please keep in mind that all our tours are tailor-made according to our clients interests and wishes. If there is something in this itinerary you would like to change or customize, please contact us . We will gladly modify the itinerary to meet your preferences.

Trip map and locations

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Province of Belluno, Italy

Venice, Italy

53231, Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

21000, Split, Croatia

Hvar, D116, Hvar, Croatia

Vis, Croatia

Korčula, Croatia

Mljet, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Trip itinerary

DAY 1: VENICE ARRIVAL – CORTINA D’AMPEZZO

Welcome to Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Queen of Dolomites!

Cortina d’Ampezzo has a thousand year old history and a long tradition as a tourist destination. Today the tourist resort is optimistic about the future, also thanks to the assignment of the Alpine Ski World Championships of 2021.
The beauty of the Ampezzo Valley, attracts visitors from around the world at any time of year. It is surrounded by majestic peaks, part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage: the Dolomites!

Private transfer to your hotel. Hotel amenities will help you to relax and rejuvenate.

Overnight in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

DAY 2: TRE CIME PRIVATE HIKING

Today, you will experience an exceptionally panoramic circuit walk around the most famous peaks in the Dolomites at over 2300 meters all the way, on narrow mountain footpaths and gravel tracks with short ups and downs throughout approx. 400 meters of up and down trails. The Tre Cime di Lavaredo, also called the Drei Zinnen, are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps.

Overnight in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

DAY 3: LAKE BRAIES PRIVATE TOUR

After breakfast, we are taking you to explore Lake Braies, the World Heritage Site. It’s famous for the color of its waters, from turquoise with light emerald green shades and for its position at the bottom of the valley of Braies. From Pragsertal, the path along the lake is characterized by a slightly narrower path, from where you can see the lake in all its length. There are many areas where you can stop. The path to this point is moving away from the shore, and winds its way through the trees, until you reach a picnic area with benches and tables, ideal to stop and have lunch.


After the break, begin the most beautiful stretch of the path, which becomes narrower, meandering along a vertical rock wall asunder toward the lake. As it approached the southern shores of the lake, the trail climbs and then descends back down to the lake and beaches. Leaving behind the beaches, the path becomes wider again.

Departure back to Cortina d’Ampezzo. Overnight in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

DAY 4: CORTINA D’AMPEZZO – VENICE

Welcome back to Venice, a city where light and water combine to create a restless magic that has romanced millions of people over the centuries.

Hotel amenities will help you to relax and rejuvenate.

Overnight in Venice.

DAY 5: DAY AT LEISURE IN VENICE

Day at leisure in Venice.

Use this time to rejuvenate from your travel. In the evening, we have reserved a spot in a hidden gem restaurant to indulge with local cosine.

Overnight in Venice.

DAY 6: VENICE EXPLORER PRIVATE TOUR

After breakfast, you will begin your Venice sightseeing tour. Starting in Saint Mark’s square, this atmospheric walking tour will then whisk you away from the crowded streets into the treasure filled pockets of the Castello area. A qualified guide will walk you through the hidden squares, winding canals and historical buildings providing you with a perfect introduction to the origins, symbols, traditions, architecture, and life in current day Venice. The tour starts with a historical introduction of St. Marks’s Square, and its architectural delights, allowing you to discover the history of the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the illustrious Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the power of the Republic of Venice, and the extraordinary, renaissance clock tower. Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance, through its labyrinth of narrow alleys – “calli”, many bridges, winding canals and wide picturesque squares – “campi”. Throughout the tour, our local guide will provide you with historical facts, point out architectural places of interest, and share fascinating anecdotes on how Venice has developed over the ages, and how Venetians live today.

Overnight in Venice.

DAY 7: VENICE – PLITVICE LAKES

After breakfast, departure to National Park Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Plitvice Lakes.

DAY 8: PRIVATE PLITVIVE LAKES TOUR / EMBARK ON A YACHT

After breakfast, check out why this park is so special and continue to Plitvice Lakes private sightseeing tour. One of the top tourist attractions and an absolute must see destination in Croatia is Plitvice Lakes National Park. It’s Mother Nature at her best. Meeting with the local guide and National Park Plitvice Lakes sightseeing. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Take a walk through this heaven on earth. Enjoy scenery of beautiful waterfalls and untouched nature. And don’t forget to make a wish under the largest waterfall as it is supposedly making your wishes come true.

After sightseeing Plitvice Lakes, departure to Split where you will embark on your private yacht.

Overnight on a yacht.

DAY 9: SPLIT – HVAR

This morning you will travel back in time on this private walking tour of Split, and discover the largest city of the Dalmatia region with a local guide. During our Split tour we’ll explore the narrow streets of Diocletian’s palace and Old Town. The story of Split began when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build a palace for his retirement days here, on a peninsula close to the great Roman city of Salona. Many centuries later, that palace and the city that was born within its walls was to become part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

After your Split sightseeing tour it is time to begin your cruise, the best way to explore the Adriatic coast.

The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. Its fame goes back to antique times because of its important strategic and nautical position, rich history and culture, and natural landmarks. Thanks to warm winters and pleasant summers, Hvar gets many guests, scientists and travelers coming to its shores who are attracted by its dense Mediterranean flora, rich traditions, beautiful architecture, and lively nightlife.

Overnight on a yacht.

DAY 10: HVAR – VIS

Today, you will cruise to Island Vis. We could say that island Vis is true paradise. From the distance it looks like one mountain with highest peak of 587 meters (Hum). When you get close to island numerous bays and coves open in front of your eyes with beautiful beaches and rich vegetation of pine trees, olive trees and vineyards.

Talk to your skipper and don’t miss to visit Blue Cave, a water-logged sea cave located in a small bay called Balun, on the east side of the island of Biševo. Sunlight reflects through the water onto the White Sea bottom and sheds aquamarine light throughout the cave, while causing objects in the water to appear silver. Blue Cave is one of the best known natural beauties on the Adriatic because of the glowing blue light that appears at certain times of day.

Overnight on a yacht.

DAY 11: VIS – KORČULA

Continue cruise to Island Korčula, one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea. Rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages, and harboring a glorious old town, the island of Korčula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island. The island itself is rich in art and culture, as well as beautiful nature such as numerous tiny and secluded beaches and bays, small and uninhabited islands and breathtaking views. The main town on the island is also named Korčula. Korčula Town is a typical medieval walled Dalmatian city, with its round defensive towers and cluster of red-roofed houses. Explore famous Old City of Korčula .

Overnight on a yacht.

DAY 12: KORČULA – MLJET

Today, you will explore beautiful Island Mljet. Untouched nature, the island’s mysticism, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests are ideal places to research the rich flora and fauna, and to peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings. Explore this beautiful NP with our local guide.

Overnight on a yacht.

DAY 13: ELAPHITI ISLANDS AND BOWA

Today will begin by exploring Elaphiti Islands. Just close your eyes and think of Mediterranean. Imagine the bluest sea, and beautiful untouched islands with old olive, fig, cypress and orange trees… Imagine the secured bays, secret beaches, the forest… Open your eyes – Welcome to Elafiti. The crystal blue sea will make you feel whole again, and the fresh breeze will remind you what life is really about. If you’re looking for an escape from the noise, bustle and crowds of the city, you will find your serenity here. Dinner in BOWA restaurant.

Overnight on a yacht.

DAY 14: DUBROVNIK EXPLORER PRIVATE TOUR

This morning you will explore the wonders of Dubrovnik’s Old City Centre, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most important living historical monuments in this part of Europe. Your expert guide will take you around this magical medieval town full of legends and give you a glimpse of the incredible history that makes Dubrovnik such a unique city. Explore Dubrovnik City Walls and enjoy a unique view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik including its narrow streets and small squares. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Slowly walk around the walls, getting magnificent views of the Old Town and the shimmering blue Adriatic Sea.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight on a yacht.

DAY 15: DISEMBARKATION

Morning disembarkation.

Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport.

Fly out of Croatia.

Price & Inclusions

All our itineraries and trips are custom made to each client. The above itinerary (price from) is calculated based on 2 people traveling in low season in 4* hotels. Included are all private transfers and touts. The price of the itinerary can go up or down depending on the seasonality of travel, hotel choices, and any tours added to the current sample itinerary.

All the benefits when booking with VIA:

  1. Special VIA hotel amenities
  2. 24/7 local concierge and local host
  3.  Tours only bookable with VIA
  4. Hand-selected guides
  5. Private transfers with high-class vehicles no older that 3 years

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