Fly & drive "3 borders in 9 days"

Explore three countries on a 9-day trip: a culinary and scenic adventure through Italy, Austria and Slovenia.

The experience

Explore three countries on a 9-day car rental trip through the scenic borders of Italy, Slovenia and Austria. From picturesque Italian villages to charming Slovenian towns and Austrian Alpine landscapes, this tour will take you on a unique adventure, allowing you to discover the cultural and scenic diversity of this fascinating area.

This tour can be customized and is not a group tour; you can modify the daily schedule from day to day, following your own pace.  Tour with car rental.

Hotels, B&B and Agriturismo: Our B&Bs and Agriturismo are carefully selected, typical and authentic destinations. Run with passion by family, these places are characterized by meticulous attention to detail in order to offer each visitor a unique and unforgettable experience. 

QUICK ITINERARY:
Day 1: Trieste
Day 2: Trieste - Aquileia - Grado - Gorizia (about 110 km)
Day 3: Gorizia - Cividale - Udine (about 50 km)
Day 4: Udine / San Daniele / Gemona / Venzone / Tarvisio (about 110km)
Day 5: Tarvisio / Villach / Velden or Klagenfurt (about 70km)
Day 6: Klagenfurt - Bled (about 70 km)
Day 7: Bled - Ljubjiana (about 60km)
Day 8: Ljubjiana
Day 9: Ljubjiana to / Postunja - Trieste (about 100km)

Day 1 : Pick up your car in Trieste or Venice

Distance: N/A
Suggested tour: Suggested tour: Depending on where the car will be collected, we depart in the direction of Trieste with a stop at Miramare castle. Arrival in the city and time available to explore the city center.

Overnight stay in Trieste in a 4* hotel in a central location.

Day 2: Trieste - Aquileia - Grado - Gorizia

Distance: approx. 110 Km

Suggested Tour: After breakfast you will drive to Aquileia where you will meet your guide to visit the archaeological museum and the Basilica OR take an archaeological walk (decumanus, forum, river port, domus of Tito Macro) with a visit to the Basilica. After the visits, transfer to Grado where you can rest and refresh yourself with a light lunch based on Grado specialties, before continuing the visit of the historic center with the guide, castrum gradense, Basilica S. Eufemia and S. Maria delle Grazie, visit to the Museum of fishing and lagoon civilization. In the late afternoon transfer to Gorizia or Nuova Gorizia and check in. Free evening to visit the Nuova Goriza casinò or enjoy a dinner featuring local cuisine.

Overnight in Gorizia or Nuova Goriza

Day 3: Gorizia - Cividale - Udine

Distance:  approx. 50 Km

Suggested tour: After breakfast, leave for Cividale, where, together with your guide, you will walk between Ponte del Diavolo, Piazza Duomo, Corso Paolino, Piazza Paolo Diacono, with a visit to the Monastery complex of S. Maria in Valle with the Longobard Temple and at the Christian Museum. Tasting lunch based on typical products from the Natisone Valleys.

After lunch, transfer to Udine, check in and time for a walk in the centre. Dinner in a typical restaurant with tastings of various Friulian wines accompanied by local dishes.

Overnight in Udine.

Day 4: Udine / San Daniele / Gemona / Venzone / Tarvisio

Distance: approx. 110 km

Suggested tour: In the morning departure for San Daniele and free walk in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele to visit the Duomo, the Church of S. Maria della Fratta, the Church of S. Antonio Abate also known as the "little Sistine Chapel of Friuli".
Lunch Tasting in a local San Daniele ham factory.

After lunch, departure for Gemona and meeting with the guide for the visit of Gemona: Duomo (with visit to the crypt of San Michele and ossuary) and via Bini (stop at the photographic exhibition of the earthquake), Piazza Municipio. Climb to the castle (which cannot be visited internally) for a panoramic view. Finally, transfer to Venzone and visit of Venzone: walls, Porta di S. Genesio, Piazza Municipio, Cathedral and cemetery chapel of S. Michele (exhibition of the mummies).

Transfer to Tarvisio, free dinner and overnight stay in Tarvisio.

Day 5: Tarvisio / Villacco / Velden

Distance: approx. 70 km

Suggested Tour: After breakfast you can head towards Villach and visit its charming historic center and then continue towards Velden or Klagenfurt. Free lunch and time at your disposal to enjoy a boat trip on Lake Worthersee or relax in the pretty city centre. Typical Austrian dinner overlooking the lake in a Beerhouse with local Austrian cuisine.

Overnight stay in Velden or Klagenfurt.

Day 6: Klagenfurt - Bled

Distance: approx 70km

Suggested tour: After breakfast, departure for Bled. Here, surrounded by the majestic Julian Alps, the lake with its iconic island and medieval castle will enchant visitors with their timeless beauty. A short but unforgettable experience immersed in nature and history. Take the "Pletna boat", a traditional boat known only in this region, to the small teardrop-shaped island on the lake. Explore the small island, home to the pilgrimage church of the Assumption of Mary, and ring the wishing bell inside the church to wish good luck. Upon returning from the island, stop in the local pastry shop to taste the famous Bled cream cake, “kremšnita”. Overnight in Bled

Day 7: Bled - Ljubljiana

Distance: 60 Km approx.
Suggested tour: After breakfast a short walk along the lake shore and visit Bled Castle, more than 100 meters above the lake, it is the iconic image of a medieval fortress, with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace, offering magnificent views . Lunch is free but we suggest you try local specialties such as "Kremšnita" (a cream cake), "Štruklji" (dumplings) or "Prekmurska Gibanica" (layer cake with poppy seeds, walnuts, apples and cottage cheese). Departure for Ljubljiana. Time available for a short city tour before dinner with typical Slovenian cuisine reflecting an interesting blend of Central European, Mediterranean and Balkan influences.

Overnight in Ljubljiana.

Day 8 : Ljubljana

Distance: N/A

Suggested tour:  After breakfast you can start the day by visiting the impressive Ljubljana Castle and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. Then stroll along the Ljubljanica River, explore the lively Central Market and take a break to enjoy a coffee in one of the cozy riverside cafés. Try Slovenian cuisine in one of the local restaurants and visit cultural attractions such as St. Nicholas Cathedral and the National Museum of Slovenia. Finally, treat yourself to an evening stroll along the river, admiring the city lights and soaking up the enchanting atmosphere of Ljubljana at night. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay in Ljubljiana.

Day 9: Ljubjiana - Postunja - Trieste

Distance: approximately 100 km
Suggested tour: After breakfast, departure for Postojna, visit the Postojna Cave on board the electric train to admire most of the splendid rooms and limestone formations. Transfer then to Predjama Castle to visit the picturesque Castle, set in a 123 meter high vertical wall, which has dominated the landscape for more than 800 years.Transfer to Trieste, car release and end of services. Possibility to stay in Trieste for the night before heading to the next destination.

Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Organization
Turismo 85
Fee per person
Starting from 1.750 Euro per person
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Quotation includes

  • Rental car: Car rental for 7 days, including full coverage and unlimited KM.
  • Overnight stays: 8 nights' accommodation in selected facilities, 4* star hotels or characteristic B&Bs. 
  • Meals: All breakfasts and meals in restaurants, as indicated in the program:

- 1 day: HB - breakfast and dinner in a typical Trieste restaurant;
- 2 day: HB- Breakfast and dinner Gorizia or Nuova Goriza;
- 3 day: FB - Breakfast, lunch in Cividale with typical cuisine of the Natisone Valleys and dinner with typical products of Friulian cuisine;
- 4 day: HB - Breakfast and lunch with San Daniele ham tasting at the ham factory;
- 5 day: HB - Breakfast and dinner in a typical Austrian Beerhouse;
- 6 day: HB - Breakfast and dinner in a Slovenian restaurant in Bled;
- 7 day: HB - Breakfast and dinner in a Slovenian restaurant in Ljubljana;
- 8 day: HB - HB - Breakfast and dinner in a Slovenian restaurant in Ljubljana;

  • Entrances: 
    Entrance to Postojna Cave
    Entrance to Predjama Castle
    Entrance to the Nuova Goriza Casino

Quotation does not include

Meals not included in order to leave maximum freedom during the trip.

The price does not include fuel, motorway tolls and anything not mentioned in «the price includes».