Mestre is a town located across the Ponte della Libertà bridge to Venice. Most international travellers pass through its Mestre Railroad Station, en route to Venice. Although lesser-known, Mestre is a modern and industrial town with sights of its own and a more affordable taste of Italy’s delicious cuisine.
Known as the “City of Canals”, Venice is a city in the northeastern Veneto region of Italy. The city was originally built on 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea, that are connected by bridges that cross over a system of canals and waterways. It is known as one of the most scenic cities in the world.
Bled is a town that has exists for a thousand years, sheltered by picturesque mountains, with an Alpine lake and the only Slovenian island that reigns in the middle. Lake Bled is truly the jewel of Slovenia with its legendary island in the middle of the lake, castle, and hot springs. Its beneficial climate has attracted numerous cosmopolitan visitors for centuries.
The Bohinj Valley is a basin of the Julian Alps, located in northwestern Slovenia. Bohinj Lake’s crystal clear waters and leisurely attractions offer a beautiful summer escape. The lake is less crowded than Lake Bled, and is arguably as beautiful.
Klagenfurt is the capital city of the Austrian province of Carinthia. Klagenfurt is located on Lake Wörthersee, near the Karavanks mountain range to the South, and the Ossiacher Tauern mountains in the North. The city offers beautiful adventures for nature-lovers, as well as cultural sightseeing in their museums and Renaissance buildings.
Lake Wörther is the largest lake in Carinthia and one of the warmest Alpine lakes. In the summer, the lake is a crystal clear retreat surrounded by a landscape of mountains. When the lake freezes, it becomes one the largest skating rinks in Austria. The area offers many activities for active nature lovers, from hiking, biking, swimming, and kayaking.
Postojna and Predjama Castle
Postojna Cave is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest karst monuments. The Postojna Cave offers a unique and adventurous ride with a special train, which will take you into the cave and under spectacular underground arches, which are embellished with chandelier look-alike stalactites, through a beautiful subterranean world full of playful limestone sculptures.
Rovinj is a Croatian fishing port on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. The old town stands on a headland, with houses tightly crowded down to the seafront. A tangle of cobbled streets leads to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline. South of the old town is Lone Bay, one of the area’s pebble beaches. The Rovinj archipelago’s 14 islands lie immediately off the mainland.
Istria is Croatia’s up-and-coming destination, and with its award-winning truffles and incredible scenery, we understand why! Istria highlights its food and cultural heritage with fairs and events to celebrate all-things tasty and creative.
Opatija is a chic coastal town on the Adriatic Sea. The town is filled with luxurious spas and resorts, which used to house the Austro-Hungarian elite during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The grand villas that remain, combined with the town’s coastal views and beautiful public gardens, attract tourists year-round.
Lake Bajer is located in the Gorski Katar region, in Fužine, Croatia. The best way to explore the area is by boat, kayak, or to walk its shores.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s best known national park and the only one of eight that is listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites. The main attractions of this park, unique in the world, are the 16 small lakes joined by waterfalls created by the sedimentation of travertine, a special type of limestone. This national park encompasses the source of the river Korana, located in the area surrounded by dense forests of beech, fir and spruce. There are also several caves in the park, as well as springs and flowering meadows.
Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, centered on the Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian. With enough history to warrant it’s own extended visit, many visitors use Split as a base to explore the surrounding Dalmatian Islands.