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Trip Code: ZMPY

Why we love it

Enter the fantastical underground world of the Postojna Caves – one of the longest karst caverns in the world – home to strange rock formations and creatures like an eye-less salamander, Ride the cable car up Mt Vogel for exceptional views over the astonishingly beautiful Lake Bohinj and the foothills of the mighty Alps, Delight in a truffle tasting in Motovun during an Exclusive Experience. Truffles are combined with local speciality dishes and a sommelier will pair your tasting with suitable Istrian wines to try., Enjoy your own slice of paradise at unique accommodations. In Rovinj, the stunning Hotel Istra sits on its own private island, and your Feature Stay pairs centuries of history with the perfect location right on the prettiest square in Split., Explore scenic Croatian towns with glittering harbors and ancient facades, including the resort town of Opatija and seaside Sibenik, where you'll explore the 15th century stone Cathedral of St. James, decorated with 71 sculpted faces., By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Humana Zagreb. Donations help provide job opportunities and education programs in sustainable fashion and textiles for people with disabilities.

Is this trip right for me?

Summer temperatures can be very high in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

Important information

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. On ZMPY240620, ZMPY240822, ZMPY240905, ZMPY240919, ZMPY241003 the Feature Stay will be Piazza Heritage Hotel instead of Santa Lucia Heritage Hotel.

What to bring/pack

What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. We recommend you pack as lightly as possible, ensuring that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. Help will be on hand in most locations, but there may be times you need to handle your own luggage, for example in airports and train stations.

A lockable suitcase with wheels is ideal for this trip. It is recommended that you keep your main luggage weight around 15kg and certainly no more than 20kg. A small or medium-sized backpack (45-50 litres) is another good option.

You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, jacket, etc. when you’re exploring during the day.

Below is a link to our ultimate packing list, a guide to get you started:, https://www.intrepidtravel.com/packing-list, WATER BOTTLE
Please bring your own water bottle to refill along the way. Although it can be difficult to avoid bottled water when travelling, please use the water dispensers which are provided on some of our vehicles and at some of our accommodation. Your group leader or local representative will advise whether tap water is safe to drink in your destination and if it is you can simply refill with tap water. When unable to avoid bottled water it is better to buy the largest available and distribute into your smaller bottle for the day. If you are walking or trekking as part of your trip you will need to carry at least 2L of water with you.

Physical rating

 
2

This trip can be enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Some trips may have individual inclusions that may be of a higher physical rating compared to the overall rating of the trip. Please read the day-to-day itinerary carefully to find out more details on each day's activities, and whether they are suitable for you. Activities can be opted out of if you don't want to participate.

EXPLORING EUROPEAN CITIES
One of the pleasures of travelling in Europe is the ease at which cities can be explored on foot. Your leader will take you on frequent orientation walks, and you will be able to further explore in your own time. We recommend you pack comfortable walking shoes for this trip. Many of our customers are surprised at how much they end up walking, however this is entirely up to you, and public transport to take you back to our accommodation is never far away.

TOPOGRAPHY
Please be aware that the Croatian coast is very hilly and mountainous, which means lots & lots of steps are an inherent feature of the landscape. You will have to be able to easily lift your luggage and carry it up and down stairs and inclines. Also, stone streets can become slippery when wet. Some people may find Croatia's topography very demanding.

Joining your group

Carnival Palace Hotel, Canale di Cannaregio, 929 - 30121, Venice, ITALY

Pre booked arrival transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport (airport code VCE): Your transfer driver will be in the arrivals hall, holding a board with the Intrepid Logo or your name. You will be escorted to a water taxi. Your driver will help you with your luggage. Please note that upon arrival at the dock near the hotel you may need to walk for a very short distance to the hotel entrance. In case of flight cancellations, changes or if you are not able to find the driver, please contact the Intrepid emergency phone number +49 8677 9186657

Alternate Joining Point

For trips departing on the following dates
use this joining point.
20 Jun 2024 (ZMPY240620)
01 Aug 2024 (ZMPY240801)
15 Aug 2024 (ZMPY240815)
29 Aug 2024 (ZMPY240829)
12 Sep 2024 (ZMPY240912)
26 Sep 2024 (ZMPY240926)
03 Oct 2024 (ZMPY241003)
10 Oct 2024 (ZMPY241010)
17 Oct 2024 (ZMPY241017)
17 Mar 2025 (ZMPY250317)
17 Apr 2025 (ZMPY250417)
01 May 2025 (ZMPY250501)
08 May 2025 (ZMPY250508)
13 May 2025 (ZMPY250513)
15 May 2025 (ZMPY250515)
22 May 2025 (ZMPY250522)
29 May 2025 (ZMPY250529)
05 Jun 2025 (ZMPY250605)
10 Jun 2025 (ZMPY250610)
12 Jun 2025 (ZMPY250612)
19 Jun 2025 (ZMPY250619)
26 Jun 2025 (ZMPY250626)
03 Jul 2025 (ZMPY250703)
10 Jul 2025 (ZMPY250710)
24 Jul 2025 (ZMPY250724)
31 Jul 2025 (ZMPY250731)
07 Aug 2025 (ZMPY250807)
14 Aug 2025 (ZMPY250814)
21 Aug 2025 (ZMPY250821)
26 Aug 2025 (ZMPY250826)
28 Aug 2025 (ZMPY250828)
02 Sep 2025 (ZMPY250902)
04 Sep 2025 (ZMPY250904)
09 Sep 2025 (ZMPY250909)
11 Sep 2025 (ZMPY250911)
16 Sep 2025 (ZMPY250916)
18 Sep 2025 (ZMPY250918)
23 Sep 2025 (ZMPY250923)
25 Sep 2025 (ZMPY250925)
02 Oct 2025 (ZMPY251002)
09 Oct 2025 (ZMPY251009)
16 Oct 2025 (ZMPY251016)
23 Oct 2025 (ZMPY251023)
Hotel Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio
Cannaregio 3210/a Calle dei Riformati
Venice
ITALY
Phone: +39 041 524 4332

Joining instructions

Carnival Palace Hotel is a beautiful hotel overlooking the Cannaregio Canal, the second largest canal in Venice that connects the Venice lagoon to the Grand Canal in the Baia del Re region, a timeless location where you can enjoy the quiet, romantic nooks, observe the Venetian boats, and understand how life in Venice truly does take place on the water, unlike any other city in the world.

Finishing your trip

Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia, Narodni trg 1, 21000, Split, CROATIA

Alternate Finish Point

For trips departing on the following dates
use this finish point.
22 Aug 2024 (ZMPY240822)
03 Oct 2024 (ZMPY241003)
Piazza Heritage Hotel
Ul. Kraj Svete Marije 1
21000
Split
CROATIA

If you are making your own way to Split Airport (airport code SPU) you can reach it by taxi or bus number 17 from the city centre. Stop is after you pass food market.
Pre booked departure transfer to Split Airport (SPU): You will be collected at the hotel 2.5 hours before your flight departure time. Maximum waiting time: 30 minutes from the expected time of pick up. In case of flight cancellations, changes or if you are not able to find the driver, please contact the transfer operator directly: +385 95 550 0014

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 8

Lunches included: 1

Dinners included: 2

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader or local representative will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.

VEGETARIANS
Vegetarians might find the menu selection in Europe less varied than they would see at home. Vegetarianism is not as common in this region and generally the choices are basic, involving vegetables, soups, salads, bread, cheese, fruit, yoghurt, eggs etc. Vegans and those on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging and may need to supplement meals with their own supplies from supermarkets and markets. Wherever possible we will cater for dietary needs for any included meals, but there may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide their own.

Climate & seasonal information

SUMMER
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C/104°F), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

SHOULDER SEASON
In contrast, weather in shoulder season can be unpredictable, and snow is not unheard of at higher altitudes. If you travel at the start or towards the end of the European season please pack accordingly with warm and/or waterproof clothes (preferably layers). The advantage of travelling during this time is that there are less tourists around.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader or local representative may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the group leader or local representative to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

If you have booked an arrival transfer, and you experience severe delays at immigration, baggage collection or customs, or if you are not able to find to the driver, please contact the transfer operator directly on the number listed in the joining point instructions in the section above.

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below:

Intrepid's Local Operator: +49 8024 4679 540

Accommodations

The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.

Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.

OCCASIONAL ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION
The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

TWIN SHARE BASIS
Accommodation on this trip is on a twin/multishare basis. We pair up solo travellers with another traveller of the same gender as per the gender marker on each of their passports. Please note there may be times where facilities will be shared rather than ensuite and rare occasions when you share a room with passengers travelling on different Intrepid trips than your own.

CHECK-IN TIME
Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.

PRE/POST TRIP ACCOMMODATION
If you've purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (if available), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.

FACILITIES
Your accommodation may not always have private en suite facilities or air-conditioning. European hotels generally don't provide kettles or fridges.

Transportation