Day 1 - UK/Fiera di Primero
Today you'll fly to Venice. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in Fiera di Primiero, a pretty town in the Trentino region of northern Italy.
Meet your travelling companions over a welcome drink.
Day 2 - Christmas Eve - Trento
After breakfast we'll set off on a full-day excursion to the capital of Trentino, Trento. Our journey takes us through the beautiful snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites and is sure to put you in a festive mood. Soak up Trento's magical atmosphere and perhaps browse the Christmas market before we return to the hotel to enjoy a traditional Italian festive dinner.
Day 3 - Christmas Day - Fiera di Primero
It's Christmas Day and you've something very special to look forward to. After a leisurely breakfast and time to relax, we're going to set off on a wonderful journey through the spectacular winter scenery. We're heading to a chalet restaurant high in the mountains, where Christmas lunch will be served.
Day 4 - Boxing Day - Bassano del Grappa
After breakfast we're going to head to Bassano del Grappa, a pretty medieval market town renowned for its production of the Italian spirit, grappa. The Nardini family has been making high-quality grappa since 1779 and you'll have a chance to sample some in their bar on the beautiful Palladian bridge, right in the heart of the town.
Day 5 - Treviso
Today we're going to discover the wonderful historic town of Treviso. At its heart is Piazza dei Signori, a great place to relax over a coffee or light lunch. Admire the historic town hall, the Palazzo dei Trecento or head away from the square towards the Duomo to discover the town's smartest shopping street.
Day 6 - Lake Bled
We're going to leave Italy today and head to Lake Bled in Slovenia. Our journey takes us through the dramatic scenery of the Julian Alps, so be sure to cast your gaze skywards for fabulous views of the towering peaks. With its stunning natural beauty, Bled is one of Slovenia's most popular resorts, and your hilltop hotel has wonderful views of the emerald-green lake and pretty church-topped islet.
On arrival we'll enjoy a welcome drink before dinner.
Day 7 - Ljubljana
Enjoy a day at leisure or join an optional morning excursion to Slovenia's elegant capital, Ljubljana. There will be plenty of time to walk around its centre, where Baroque buildings and ancient ramparts are overlooked by a grand castle, and to enjoy the Christmas lights.
Day 8 - Postojna Caves and Piran
Our sightseeing today takes us to the Postojna Caves – carved over thousands of years by the Pivka River. We'll head into the depths of these caverns by train on an eerie journey past incredible stalactites and stalagmites and sculptured galleries of rock.
Our next stop is the picturesque town of Piran on the Adriatic coast, where a Local Guide will introduce you to the Old Town and its beautiful Venetian Gothic architecture.
Day 9 - New Year’s Eve - Lake Bled
On New Year's Eve we'll discover more of Lake Bled's beauty. We'll cruise to the middle of the lake on a traditional wooden vessel known as a Pletna boat and then step ashore on Bled Island to visit the Church of the Assumption. Afterwards we'll drive to Bled Castle, and from its cliff-top location you can take in great views and then head inside to discover Bled's history. We'll see in the New Year back at the hotel with a gala dinner and dancing until the early hours.
Day 10 - New Year’s Day - Bohinj and Mount Vogel
Today is yours to do just as you please. You can relax at your hotel, or join an optional excursion to picturesque Bohinj, a collection of little hamlets on the shores of a beautiful lake. Here you can also take a cable-car ride up nearby Mount Vogel for yet more breathtaking views.
Day 11 - Lake Bled/UK
TToday we will transfer you to the airport in Zagreb for your flight back to the UK.