9 days/8 nights
Admire the world’s most romantic cities – Venice and Dubrovnik. Be amazed as you and your loved one wander through Venice romantic streets. Explore this charming city then board a gondola and ride along the famous Grand Canal. Then spend a day visiting Murano, a small beautiful island world famous for its glass. Continue to Burano, with centuries old tradition of lace-making. Experience authentic Venetian lifestyle as you enjoy wine tasting of Pinot Griggio and Prosecco at a traditional Venetian bar. And if you think that this does not get any better, come to Dubrovnik. The beauty of this enchanting city will leave you breathless. Visit picturesque Montenegro and escape to the seclusion and serenity of Mljet Island. Enjoy the most beautiful vistas of the Adriatic and fall in love all over again.
We suggest starting in Venice on Sunday or Wednesday.
Arrival to Venice airport followed by transfer to your hotel. People see it as the world’s most romantic city, a delightful maze of fine palaces, monumental churches, galleries stuffed with amazing works and excellent restaurants – not to mention the key attraction, the canals that confront you at every turn, and make getting lost in Venice such an enjoyable experience. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Venice.
Enjoy a nice walk and a Gondola ride in Venice at sunset. Visit Campo San Polo, Campo San Marherita and the Campo San Barbara. Stroll by Peggy Guggenheim’s museum and hear about the story of the patron that lost her father to the Titanic, but managed to build one of the world’s most notable art collections. Next, enjoy the magic of a forty minute shared gondola tour, allowing you to enjoy the view of this city from the Canali in the twilight of sunset. Overnight in Venice.
We start our tour with a short and comfortable boat ride to Murano. There is a lot to see on the way and your guide will keep you entertained with a description of the sights as you pass them. It’s no time at all until we are off the boat again, taking our first step on glassblower’s workshop in Murano, a small beautiful island world famous for its glass. We will see the craftsman working while he will describe to you the process. Afterwards you will have time to browse the huge collection of glass art and wander the island on your own. Then it’s back on to the boat and off to our next stop, Burano. The tiny island is famous for two reasons, for its houses, huddled tightly together along streets and canals, each one is painted a different color with laundry strung up across narrow streets. According to the legend, fishermen painted their houses in bright shades to see their homes from a distance. But Burano’s major claim is its centuries old tradition of lace making. Your guide will take you through the streets and across the bridges of Burano to a small building where three women sit in a circle, stitching lace like their mothers and grandmothers before them. Stay and watch their painstaking work, listen a full commentary on what has become a dying art and take the time to explore the fascinating museum at the back. Overnight in Venice.
Today you will tour the lively Venetian popular traditions to really experience the authentic Venetian lifestyle. Starting from Campo San Bartolomeo, we stroll to Campo San Lio, where we will taste an ombra, a small glass of Cabernet wine, together with cicchetto, typical Venetian tapas. We will then follow to another wine bar where we will try a Pinot Grigio wine and another kind of cicchetto. Crossing Rialto Bridge, walking up the Grand Canal, we will reach the third and last bacaro, that is the traditional Venetian bar, where we will finally taste a glass of Prosecco and last cicchetto. Tour ends in Rialto area, real heart and soul of Venice, just in front of the most ancient church of the city, San Giacometto. Overnight in Venice.
Transfer to Venice airport followed by one way flight from Venice to Dubrovnik. Afternoon at leisure. The over a thousand year old history of Dubrovnik is visible in every part of this city. The city is a living museum and a live stage, and has an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern day. Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination, which asides from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals. Dubrovnik is a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always return to like new, to discover more unique experiences. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Start exploring this enchanting city with a private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town and its museums, architectural landmarks, outdoor market and local specialty shops. Stroll thought Stradun, the main street, enjoy its fine boutique shops, local candy shops, stop at any of the swank restaurants and enjoy lunch or dinner of delicious seafood or local meat or pasta specialty. Then find your quiet spot atop the city walls, enjoy a cocktail and watch the most amazing sunset. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Enjoy a full day excursion to the neighboring Montenegro. Experience the beauty of the coast of Montenegro and visit a luxurious resort St. Stefan, continue to Budva, Kotor and few other historical places. Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor) has long been celebrated in song and bears witness to a tempestuous history—a place where cultures and civilizations have often clashed. This is a perfect way to discover a different country and have another unforgettable memory of your romantic vacation on the Adriatic coast. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Reserve this day for a full day excursion to the serene island of Mljet. Experience the attraction of Mljet Island featuring two connected salty lakes. Take a boat ride to St. Mary’s Benedictine monastery and a small church dating to the 12th century. Enjoy lunch and do swim in the crystal clear waters of the lake and don’t let anything get in between the two of you and the serenity of the island. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Morning transfer to the airport.
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