Multi-Day Tour

Dubrovnik To Venice - 11 Day (11 days)

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Dubrovnik, Croatia To Venice, Italy

Dubrovnik To Venice - 11 Day (11 days)

Day 2

Wed: Tour Dubrovnik

Day 3

Thu: Excursion to Montenegro

Day 4

Fri: Visit Split

Day 6

Sun: Plitvice Lakes National Park

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Dubrovnik, Croatia
None Dinner
Land in Dubrovnik where you will be met at the airport. Transfer to your hotel, settle in and relax a little. You may like to do some exploring and in the evening meet your tour director and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2
Wed: Tour Dubrovnik
None Breakfast
Take a walking tour to see Dubrovnik’s defensive walls and the main points of interest in and around the Square of the Loggia. View Orlando’s Column, the Clock Tower and the Sponza Palace with its Renaissance loggia and Venetian Gothic windows above it. Visit the Rector’s Palace and see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, dating back to 1317. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 3
Thu: Excursion to Montenegro
None Breakfast
Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head south towards the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Visit the city of Kotor and then take a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, a large Roman Catholic church on an islet off the coast of Perast. Return to the mainland and stop in the charming coastal towns of Perast and Budva before returning to Dubrovnik where the evening is free. (B)
Day 4
Fri: Visit Split
None None
Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic Coast to Split and tour the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, one of the best preserved Roman ruins. See the Temple of Jupiter and the Cathedral of St. Domnius, converted into a Christian church from Diocletian’s mausoleum. Also see the Peristyle, the interior courtyard of the Roman complex with slender pillars. Spend some time on your own before joining your group for dinner. (B, D)
Day 5
Trogir, Croatia
None None
After breakfast head to Trogir, set on a small island and joined to the mainland by bridge. Since medieval times it has been a center of artistic activities. Leave the Dalmatian Coast and travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park. The Hotel Jezero enjoys a prime location with lush forests and tranquil waters all around. Enjoy an evening stroll or relax in your hotel before dinner. (B, D)
Day 6
Sun: Plitvice Lakes National Park
None None
You have a full day to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder where 16 terraced lakes are surrounded by thickly Take a walking tour around some of the lower lakes to see wonderful vistas. You will have opportunities to explore further on your own or relax in the hotel’s luxurious indoor whirlpool and sauna. (B, D)
Day 7
Opatija, Croatia
None None
Travel to the popular resort of Opatija, favored by the Habsburgs in the 19th century. Tour the highlights of this former imperial resort. Then visit Postojna Cave, the longest cave system in Slovenia created by the Pivka River. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train, which winds through fascinating limestone formations. Even on a hot summer’s day, the caves stay cool. Continue to Ljubljana for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 8
Ljubljana, Slovenia
None Breakfast
This morning tour Ljubljana to view the open-air Central Market and the small, but renowned, Triple Bridge. Also see the Gothic Town Hall, built in 1718, and the Baroque Robba Fountain. Drive to Bled, beautifully set in a charming location on Bled Lake. Visit the imposing Bled Castle, one of the oldest medieval fortresses in Slovenia, perched on a cliff high above the lake. As the residence of the Bishops of Bixen, the fortress was noted in documents dating back to 1004. Return to Ljubljana in the evening. (B)
Day 9
Trieste, Italy
None Breakfast
Cross into Italy to Trieste for an orientation tour. Visit Miramare Castle, built on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea with wonderful views and a beautiful park with valuable botanical species. The castle was constructed between 1856 and 1860 by Archduke Maximilian of Austria and its interiors feature sumptuous original furniture. Continue your drive westward to Venice. (B)
Day 10
Venice, Italy
None None
Today begin with a walking tour of Venice featuring the major highlights. Spend some time in St. Mark’s Square to admire the bell tower and facade of St. Mark’s Basilica before entering the church to see magnificent mosaics. Then tour the Doges’ Palace with its elaborate chambers and the Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glass blowing factory for a demonstration of this age-old trade and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. You may like to explore further or take a gondola ride. In the evening join your group for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 11
Venice, Italy
None Breakfast
After breakfast transfer to Venice Airport for your flight back home. (B) B: Breakfast; D: Dinner >

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Knowledgeable efficient & friendly service

By: DRBSLP


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2016

We were very pleased with our CIE tour. We were happy with the places that we visited & time allowed. The coach driver was an excellent driver, friendly & knowledgeable. One suggestion would be to provide a brief written page/summary of the days events & be sure everyone knows ahead of time of any adjustments in timing of events. Thanks overall great job! We would recommend CIE & go with them again ourselves.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Posila
Not Recommended

B&B may not be for everyone

By: HORSE COUNTRY PEOPLE


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2016

we had booked the B&B and self-drive with CIE tour, the Hop on and off bus was included in Dublin for 2 days, but the CIE bus was on strike; we end up got tickets for the Red color bus. When we arrived at Dawn house at Waterford, om 09/11 @230pm, the owner were not at home, we had to drive around to find a place to eat and got back to the place late at night, and on Sunday all the shops at downtown Waterford were closed. We stayed 2 night at Beechwood house @ Blarney, for 2 night from 09/12-09/14, on the day we are about to check out @1030am, the male owner knock the door and ask us when are we leaving, while my husband taking a shower.... We arrived at Beechgrove Farmhouse at Clare on 09/16 @230pm, and nobody was home, and we had to drive around to go somewhere to eat,the owner said she would be back at 330pm. It seemed to me that when we were travelling and tried to be respective to their countries, but it seemed that we were not being treated the same way we were expected

Experts! Ran like clockwork

By: Tracey1


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2016

Our driver and tour guide, Tom, was wonderful. He ran our trip seamlessly and was friendly and knowledgable. we could not have had a better experience. Our trip was busy but we still had down time and never felt rushed. I would absolutely travel with this company in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Schmitzer

Scotland

By: Karen


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

This is the way to vacation when you prefer to see multiple sites and cities. Ian Walker was our tour guide and he was excellent. Very knowledgeable and tailored the visit to our group needs. We would never have been able to experience this very positive trip if my sister and I were trying to do this on our own.
Travel Advisor:  Heather Loss

Loved our driver/guide

By: katmcl


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

This was our first trip overseas, and we are so glad we went with a tour group. We didn't have to worry about anything once we got on the plane. Our driver/guide, Nigel, was so impressive in the way he was able to navigate through busy narrow streets. He knew alternative routes that would help us avoid the worst rush hour traffic. The best thing about Nigel, though, was the stories and history he told about the area. We would never get that just driving ourselves around. His love of Ireland and Dublin was infectious. He had the right touch of humor, personality, and properness. We were able to get right into all of the places we visited. Tickets were ready, no standing in line, and a guide ready to give us some background. Checking into hotels was also streamlined, no waiting. I would love to do another CIE Tour, and if I go back to Ireland, I would love to be on a trip with Nigel!
Travel Advisor:  Denise Larson

Ireland

By: Alba


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

We were very pleased with our tour throughout Ireland. We covered a lot of ground in 10 days, which was what we wanted. We wanted to see as much as possible. The choice of visited sights was a good mix to hit varied interest levels. Outside of some meals, most of the events were included in the tour price. The bus was clean and comfortable and our guide/driver was knowledgeable, personable, and humorous. We appreciated staying on schedule so we didn't miss out on any sight-seeing. I highly recommend CIE Tours for Ireland. It's a great trip!
Travel Advisor:  Marje Henkel

CIE PUB TOUR

By: JG


Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the Pub Tour. Hotels were in a great central location. No extras or hidden costs. Would have preferred more time in Galway or Westport rather than Spanish Point, but do understand the time constraints. Only criticism is would have expected more meals in Pubs rather than Hotel. All in all, though, it was a great tour and will definitely go on another CIE tour in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

Trip of a Lifetime

By: The Queen


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2017

This was our second CIE tour and we could'nt have been more pleased. Bob, our tour guide, gave us a thorough history of Ireland. He told personal stories of growing up in Ireland and delighted us with his tales. He were treated like royality and will certainly look forward to our next CIE tour.
Travel Advisor:  Stuart Stone

Bob

By: Debi


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2017

Bob our guide was awesome. Highly recommend this tour. Loved his knowledge of Ireland and his sense of humor!!
Travel Advisor:  Stuart Stone

Ireland

By: Anne


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Excellent experience with CIE Tours
Travel Advisor:  Tina Posila

Our Irish Adventure

By: Karen Kennedy


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

The CIE tour was very good. The Mystical Ireland itinerary was just where we wanted to go, and the hotels and food were good. If I had any issues it would be with our tour guide, Sean. He got a bit testy as the trip went on, and made me uncomfortable when he scolded us in front of the other travelers. He told me he's been doing CIE tours for 23 years and I think he's tired of answering the same questions over and over. Our driver, Brian, was excellent. The private driver who met us at Bunratty Castle Hotel, Raphael Mulally was beyond excellent. He was friendly, accommodating, funny and very interesting. He really knows Ireland! We will hire him again on our next visit.
Travel Advisor:  Trisha Iannazzi

Tim B

By: Tim B


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

I would recommend them for booking
Travel Advisor:  Jeannie Vogel

Tour Operation

By: Deni


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

It was excellent. This tour was the Scottish Dream. Our Tour Director, Ian, was excellent and even wore his kilt two days of the tour. The hotels were actually better than the ones in Ireland. With the exception of Jury's Inn, Glasgow, we had 4-star accommodations and MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, could be considered a 5-star. The food was not fancy but was very good at each hotel. We have traveled with Tauck Tours on several occasions and can say without reservation that this CIE tour was comparable to Tauck without the extra expense.

Ireland Hotels were Amazing - London was not

By: Travel Girl


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018

I did not book any tours through CIE, but our hotels were. Ireland hotels were beyond amazing, but our London hotel was beyond awful.

2018 Scots Irish Tour

By: Kathy


Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2018

We had a very good trip with CIE tours. It was our first experience on that type tour and we were pleased with our choice. Would use their company again. The only issue we had was that a "Get Up and Go" booklet was not included with the documents that were sent from CIE. That booklet had information that would have been helpful to us prior to leaving for the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Lou Palilonis

Great tour and Guide

By: Craftylady plus 1


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018

My husband and I recently toured Northern Ireland with CIE. We knew we would have a great trip since this was our third tour with CIE. Obviously we have high expectations for great service. CIE did not disappoint!! Our tour guide/bus driver (Mike) made the best out of a tough situation. We were there through an unusual heat wave. He had the air conditioner on the bus serviced one evening to make sure it was as efficient as possible and bought bottled water and kept it chilled on the bus for us. His in-depth knowledge of local life and history added so much to our trip. We also enjoyed his sense of humor!!!
Travel Advisor:  Kara Duncan

Satisfied Customer

By: "Shaf"


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018

CIE Tour was carefully planned and orchestrated. Tour Guides and Drivers were excellent. Highly recommend!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Winslow

Excellent

By: Mpc


Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

Just wished food was at least a bit tastier
Travel Advisor:  Christine Van Vorst

Di

By: msgorelik


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018

She was extremely knowledgeable. Due to some physical limitations she was very solicitous to us. Her voice and accent did not hamper us. Her humor and personality made the trip a treat.
Travel Advisor:  Myra Fischel

We expected a lot but got more!

By: A Parent Lee


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2018

We took the taste of Scotland and Ireland tour. What beautiful countries! Our tour was very well planned out so as to maximize our experience. I will use CIE again in the future. Our guides Ross and Austin were fabulous. They were both very knowledgeable and a lot of fun to be with. Austin has nerves of steel while driving the bus. For anyone thinking of taking this tour, please don't hesitate. It is more than worth it! Slainte!
Travel Advisor:  Connie Smith