A bit of the Balkans, a dash of Central Europe and a slice of the Med – this 17-Day journey through Croatia, Slovenia and Italy takes in plenty. Kick the adventure off with a wander through Dubrovnik's World Heritage-listed Old Town, then cruise to the small town of Trogir, believe the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park and uncover the secrets of Croatia's capital, Zagreb. Coasting up the Dalmatian, cross into Slovenia, where adventure junkies can get their fix biking, hiking, canyoning or caving, before carrying on and into Italy. Live out your grandest gondola and tiramisu fantasies in Venice, stroll the twisting trails between the Cinque Terre's towns and see the artworks that inspired the Renaissance in Florence.

Highlights

Stroll through Plitvice Lakes National Park, marvelling at luminous lakes and waterfalls that appear to have been sketched by an artist

Croatia's amazing array of food specialities mix multiple European influences, and Zagreb harnesses the best of them. Feast on Mediterranean fresh seafood, Italian-influenced antipasti and the crunchy, doughy dessert of fritule

The floating city of Venice is one place you’ll be happy to get lost in. The city's maze of alleyways, canals and lagoon islands lead to over 130 churches, all with their own distinct character

Walk along Cinque Terre's rocky coastal pathways, calling into the sleepy pastel villages of Manarola, Riomaggiore and Vernazza

Wander around Rome's famous landmarks including the Colosseum, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica and much more. This is a city where you'll be able to tick a lot off your bucket list