I'm taking back-to-back RS tours in April 1.) Slovenia/Croatia then 2.)Venice/Florence/Rome. I leave from Dubrovnik on Saturday to get to Venice on Monday by 4pm. I've been checking Rome2Rio & other transportation sites for something that makes sense and would be most enjoyable. Flights are very indirect. I'd hoped for a night in Istria area, but open to other options. Maybe I'm missing something. :) Suggestions?
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Why not fly to Rome and then take a train to Venice?
I was checking the ferries and the ones from Rovinj and Poreč to Venice don’t start till May. Flying might be your best bet.
You’re probably best off just buying a flight ticket from Dubrovnik to Venice. There are no direct flights from Dubrovnik to Venice so it will take several hours to get there but at this late date, it may be the best option. Alternatively, you can check Skyscanner.com for flights from Dubrovnik to Rome. Vueling Airlines has several direct flights for less than $50.
From Rome you’d either fly or take a fast (Frecciarosa) train to Venice. Check Italotreno.it
If you fly, check connections to Bologna and Verona too, they are both a short train away from Venice.
Years ago we did an overnight ferry from Dubrovnik to Rijeka, then took a bus to Trieste, spent the night there, and then took a train into Venice in the morning.
I don't know if that ferry is still running or what the schedule/price would be. We did get a cabin, for a little sleep. We rather enjoyed the trip . . . we had a couple of hours in Rijeka, then a comfortable, scenic bus to Trieste, and a nice evening there.
Unfortunately, the Dubrovnik to Rijeka ferry doesn't run anymore. A big pity because it was a lovely way to travel.
Alternative would be the ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari (if it runs on your days, it is not daily IIRC), where you could spend the night, then long train ride to Venice.
I’m no help, but filing this in my mind to be sure if I ever do B2B tours, I figure out prior how to get from one to the other!
Thank you to you all. I'm flying via Vienna to Venice. Another adventure!