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Croatia & Italy: Dubrovnik to Milan                              

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Host: Locally Guided
Cost: Varies by experience
Trip Type: Custom & CLIENT APPROVED

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Summary

This sample itinerary can be customized to your specifications. Take only parts of this trip, modify, add ... whatever suits you!

This outlines a trip undertaken by a couple who travelled from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Milan, Italy in October 2014. They combined private tours customized to their interests throughout Croatia with a self-drive program across northern Italy to Milan. Hotels chosen were in the 4- and 5-star categories.

This sample trip offers history, culture,  private guide with driver, plus self-drive touring.

  • This trip "exceeded expectations" CM, October 2014
  • "Our guides for Dubrovnik, Trieste and Verona were stand-outs and our main driver was excellent" CM, October 2014

Questions? Please contact Adventure Travel Specialist Andrew De Angelis who handled all the arrangements for this journey: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sample Itinerary

Click on a day below to view the trip plan, then CONTACT US to receive a detailed itinerary

Day 1 - Dubrovnik

Day 1 - Dubrovnik

On landing at the Dubrovnik airport you'll be met and transferred to your villa-style hotel set on the cliffs overlooking the Old City. Stay for 3 nights. (Villa-style hotel Dubrovnik, 3 nights, B daily)

Day 2 - Dubrovnik

Day 2 - Dubrovnik

Private half-day tour with your professional guide with the afternoon & evening available for your own explorations. (Villa-style hotel Dubrovnik, 2nd night, B)

Day 3 - Dubrovnik

Day 3 - Dubrovnik

Full day private coastal tour aboard a typical Croatian boat called a bracera, including lunch. (Villa-style hotel Dubrovnik, 3rd night, B, L)

Day 4 - Dubrovnik to Split

Day 4 - Dubrovnik to Split

Your personal driver takes you to  Split (230km/~3hrs) stopping to see sights and have lunch enroute (lunch not included). Afternoon oyster tasting (included) with local fishermen, then continue to Split for your 3-night stay. Our suggested hotel was in the heart of the Old Town. (Old Town hotel, 3 nights, B)

Day 5 - Split

Day 5 - Split

Enjoy a day at leisure. (Old Town hotel, 2nd night, B)

Day 6 - Split & Hvar

Day 6 - Split & Hvar

Take the ferry to the island of Hvar where you'll be met by your driver and taken to the small, virtually abandoned village of Malo Grablje. Take part in a private cooking class in this unique, scenic location. Return to the pier and take the ferry back to Split. (Old Town hotel, 3rd night, B, L)

Day 7 - Split to Rovinj

Day 7 - Split to  Rovinj

Your personal driver takes you up the coat via Opatija to  Rovinj. Stay two nights in a hotel that is a 10-minute walk from the city centre. (Rovinj hotel, 2 nights, B)

Day 8  - Rovinj & Istria


Day 8 - Rovinj & Istria

Explore with your private driver. Suggested stops could include Pula with its Roman ruins including a remarkably preserved amphitheatre, and Motovun, a hillside village with beautiful views.  (Rovinj hotel, 3rd night, B)

Day 9 - Rovninj to Trieste (Italy)

Day 9 - Rovinj to Trieste (Italy)

Your private driver takes you to Trieste for a two-night stay. We suggest a hotel just a short walk from the main square.  (Trieste, 2 nights, B daily)

Day 10 - Trieste


Day 10 - Trieste

Meet your private guide for a half-day tour of Trieste. (Trieste, 2nd night, B)

Day 11 - To Verona (begin self-drive)


Day 11 - To Verona (begin self-drive)

Pick up your rental car and begin the drive across the Veneto region of Italy. Reach Verona in about 3 hours (280km) and settle into your accommodation at a working farm that produces wine, olive oil and marmalades. The farm is only 5km outside of Verona.  (Verona farm stay, 3 nights, B daily)

Day 12 - Verona

Day 12 - Verona 

Make your way into Verona and meet your English-speaking guide for a 2-hour walking tour of the city. You may have time to explore the city on your own, then return to the farm for a farmhouse tour including wine tasting and farmhouse product tastings.  (Verona farm stay, 2nd night, B daily)

Day 13 - Azienda Serego Alighieri day trip

Day 13 - Azienda Serego Alighieri day trip 

Drive to the nearby estate of Azienda Serego Alighieri and tour the wine estate and vineyards with an English-speaking sommelier. Wine tasting includes 2 kinds of Ripasso and 2 kinds of Amarone.  (Verona farm stay, 3rd night, B daily)

Day 14 - Verona to Milan

Day 14 - Verona to Milan 

Drive to Milan (suggested stop: Lake Garda). Stay at a contemporary property then explore the city at your leisure.  (1 night Milan, B)

Day 15 - Depart

Day 15 - Depart 

Drive to the airport and catch your onward flights. In this case, the couple flew to Palermo, Sicily  (B)

 

Please remember: this is only a suggested itinerary. Call us for YOUR Custom Civilized Adventure!

Cost

Cost

Any prices we list are approximate; they can change with exchange rate flucuations or due to any change you might make as you customize this program. Prices will vary based on the time of year and level of experience you are looking for. Please contact us for more information.

Suggested time of year: depending on your expectations, you could almost do this trip at any time of year. We feel that spring and fall are very nice times to travel through these areas. Temperatures are pleasant and their are fewer crowds. Summer is also a great time; it can be quite hot in southern France and August can be very busy as many Europeans take their holidays at this time.

Sample cost (2015/16 rates): approx. CA$8,800 per person with private driver & guides in Croatia, vehicle in Italy, private guides in Italy, Breakfast daily, accommodations (4 & 5-star) and flight to Palermo.

(Posted Novl. 16 '15)

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