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Botanica

Spring Wildflowers of the Italian Lakes, Slovenia & Croatian Islands Cruise

Milan to Kotor

Trip Code: BTILC14
14 Days
24 Meals
2019-20

Trip Highlights

Italian Lakes' Exploration

Spend three nights exploring the Italian Lakes gardens including Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Villa Carlotta & Villa Melzi.

Wildflowers in Bloom

Travel through Slovenia and Croatia during wildflower season when the fields are in bloom.

Cruise the Dalmatian Coast

Cruise along the picturesque Dalmatian Coast to Kotor on your private small ship with a maximum of 36 guests.

  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • All sightseeing & touring as per the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director, local guides & Botanical Guide
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & port taxes
  • 7 Nights aboard the MS Princess Eleganza & 6 Nights in Hotels
  • Stay in good quality, centrally located hotels
  • 24 Meals

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Group size 30-36 guests
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Wildflower viewing is subject to nature
  • Can be combined with: Private Gardens of Devon, Somerset and Cornwall with Chelsea Flower Show BTCFDC8
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
UK & Europe Map BTILC14 2019-21
Milan to Kotor

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Bohinj Wildflower Festival

See wildflowers at this special display in Bohinj.

This morning enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Milan, before continuing to the magnificent Italian Lakes District. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Stresa, Regina Palace Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

Travel by ferry to Isola Bella, and discover many rare and exotic plants. Afterwards, visit Isola Madre, the largest island of the Borromee archipelago, often referred to as a botanical garden on water. Enjoy lunch today on Isola dei Pescatori, a small island inhabited by only 50 residents with charming restaurants along the waterfront.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

At Villa Carlotta, see a range of plants, stairways, ponds and fountains that date back to the 17th century. Take a ferry to Bellagio on stunning Lake Como and explore Villa Melzi Gardens.

Stay: Como, Metropole Suisse Hotel in lakeview rooms or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today visit the beautiful garden of Giardini Giusti and have free time to explore Verona.

Stay: 5-star hotel in Verona, Hotel Due Torri or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning cross the border into Slovenia. Take an afternoon tour of Bled including the castle and church set on Bled Island.

Stay: Two Nights, Grand Hotel Toplice

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bohinj Wildflower Festival

See wildflowers at this special display in Bohinj.


Today we go into the hills of Slovenia with a wildflower guide and afterwards visit the Bohinj Wild Flower Festival.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today visit Arboretum Volcji Potok and see more than 3,000 roses. Enjoy time to explore Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana. This afternoon we continue to the town of Opatija and board the Princess Eleganza, your home for the next 7 nights.

Stay: Seven Nights, MS Princess Eleganza

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Cruise to Senj and travel to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, an area of natural beauty with 16 lakes interconnected by a series of waterfalls set within forested hills.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean waters. Arrive in Å ibenik in the afternoon for a visit to a local Mediterranean Garden.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Arrive in Split and enjoy a short guided walk through the Old Town. This evening, dine in one of the many restaurants on the Riva promenade.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Enjoy a free morning on the Dalmatian Island of Hvar. Cruise to Korcula, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, a haven of crooked medieval streets, and elegant squares. Tonight dine independently in one of the fabulous local restaurants.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Arrive in Dubrovnik this afternoon and enjoy a guided walk through this breathtaking city. Its many historic and cultural treasures have earned it World Heritage-listing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sail to Kotor today. Enjoy a tour of the city of Kotor including the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and see the ancient walls which stretch for 4.5 kilometres directly above the city. Meet later for a Farewell Dinner on board with your fellow travellers.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Disembark this morning and be transferred to Kotor's Tivat airport in Montenegro or Dubrovnik airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Everything was wonderful. There were great sightseeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.

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