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Botanica

Chelsea Flower Show, Italian Lakes Gardens, Slovenia & Croatian Islands Cruise

London to Kotor

Trip Code: BTILCCF19
19 Days
18 May 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • Travel with a Tour Manager/Cruise Director and Botanical Guide
  • 19 days including a 7-night Small Ship Cruise (34 guests) aboard Lady Eleganza
  • 11 nights in centrally located 4-5 star hotels plus 34 meals
  • Airport transfers on first and last day, port taxes, tipping, porterage and flight London to Milan
  • Visit iconic London gardens and the Chelsea Flower Show
  • Discover the lakes, villas and gardens of the Italian Lakes district and the wildflowers of Slovenia
  • Cruise along the stunning Croatian coast and explore pristine islands
  • Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park and uncover the history of the walled city of Dubrovnik

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Group Size - Small ship - up to 34 guests
  • There will be no Botanical Guide on your flight from London to Milan or 2 nights in Milan
  • Wildflower viewing is subject to nature
  • Prices are for land,cruise and flights as specified only
Europe map BTILCCF19 2020-2021
London to Kotor

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Chelsea Flower Show

Visit the world’s most famous Flower Show, that all gardening enthusiasts should attend at least once in their lives.

Bohinj Wildflower Festival

See wildflowers at this special display in Bohinj.

Experience iconic gardens around London today. This afternoon we make our way down to historic West Sussex.

Stay: Two Nights, Chichester, 4-star hotel

Daily :
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today we leisurely visit private gardens of West Sussex and meet their owners. Enjoy lunch in the garden, then explore Chichester known as a Cathedral City.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Arrive at the picture-perfect Arundel Castle and discover its themed gardens. Visit Loseley Park to explore the privately owned gardens. Arrive in London. This evening enjoy a special dinner and lecture on the Chelsea Flower Show before you visit.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Chelsea Flower Show

Visit the world’s most famous Flower Show, that all gardening enthusiasts should attend at least once in their lives.


Depart early this morning to arrive at the Chelsea Flower Show. Also take a look at Chelsea in Bloom before flying to Milan later this afternoon.

Stay: Two Nights, Milan, 4-star hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today is yours to relax in Milan.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Enjoy a city sightseeing, before continuing to the magnificent Italian Lakes District.

Stay: Two Nights, Stresa, Regina Palace Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel by ferry to the garden islands of Isola Bella and Isola Madre.

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, 4-star hotel in a lake view room

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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

Stay: Verona, 5-star hotel

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, Bled, 4-star hotel with a lake view room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bohinj Wildflower Festival

See wildflowers at this special display in Bohinj.


Today we go in search of wildflowers then visit the Bohinj Wildflower Festival.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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 Lady Eleganza, your home for the next 7 nights.

Stay: Seven Nights, Lady 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean waters. Arrive in Šibenik 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, 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 and enjoy a guided walk through this World Heritage-listed city.

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 or Dubrovnik airport in Croatia for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Botanica to all who'll ask.

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