Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia End Vienna

Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia End Vienna

Start: Vienna Finish: Vienna

Visiting: Vienna, Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar (Island), Dubrovnik, Zagreb


Duration: 13 Nights

Tour code: CHSCN117

Tour operator: Trafalgar


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Tour Overview

A vibrant Austria, Slovenia and Croatia trip filled with travel adventures in Central Europe. Waltz your way through Vienna, take a rowboat across Slovenia’s fairy-tale Lake Bled and explore the magical walkways, waterfalls and lakes of Plitvice National Park in Croatia.

Highlights

  • iconExplore Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice National Park, Split, Hvar Island, Dubrovnik and Zagreb with a Local Specialist
  • iconVisit Diocletian's Palace in Split
  • iconView the Cathedral of Hvar Island
  • iconSee the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna, the Castle of Ljubljana, the Old City of Dubrovnik and the Cathedral of Zagreb
  • iconConnect With Locals Explore the peace of a village where time has stood still and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch cooked in a traditional style under an iron bell using ingredients from the family's farm.
  • iconDive Into Culture See the ancient fortress built in Split as a retirement residence for Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century.
  • iconMAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Admire the irresistible beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO-listed protected area and home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Welcome to Vienna

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: Renaissance Wien

Meals: Welcome Reception

Waltz your way through Vienna, the 'City of Music' – a fitting introduction to an unforgettable At Leisure journey through some of Europe's most enchanting landscapes. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's dazzling sights.

icon Day 2: Discover Imperial Vienna

Location: Vienna

Meals: Breakfast

Soak up the elegance and style of this imperial capital. Your Local Specialist will share such iconic sights as the Opera House, Parliament, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the 13th-century Hofburg Palace, at the heart of Vienna. Explore the narrow lanes of ‘Am Hof' before spending time at leisure immersing yourself in the Kaffee culture of the city, or perhaps join an Optional Experience to nearby Bratislava. This evening, you could choose to indulge in Vienna's intoxicating musical scene, attending a classical music concert hosted in one of the city's halls, churches or palaces.

icon Day 3: Journey to Stunning Lake Bled

Location: Bled

Accommodation: Kompas

Meals: Breakfast

We journey south via the breath-taking Loibl Pass to Slovenia and the rustic natural retreat of Lake Bled, set against the backdrop of forests and mountains.

icon Day 4: Lake Bled Your Way

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day at leisure, admiring Lake Bled’s crystal clear waters. Gaze in wonder at the castle clinging dramatically to a cliff, then consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the mystical Bled Island.

icon Day 5: Onwards to Ljubljana and Plitvice Lakes

Location: Ljubljana, Plitvice Lakes National Park

Accommodation: Jezero

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A short journey brings us to Ljubljana, where a Local Specialist will share some of the Slovenian capital's most iconic sights, including the Cathedral, Three Bridges Square and Castle. Travel south across the Croatian border to the exquisite Plitvice Lakes National Park, where you will enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour along the wooden pathways suspended over mesmerising natural landscapes. As you absorb the irresistible beauty of as many as 16 upper and lower lakes and caves that are all magically connected by waterfalls, you’ll see first-hand why this is justifiably one of Croatia’s most beloved places and an important natural treasure that deserves to be preserved for generations to come. Enchanted by the experience, you’ll settle in for your overnight stay at Jezero Hotel, located in the very heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a short stop from Kozjak, Plitvice’s largest lake.

icon Day 6: Off to Split and Hvar Island

Location: Split, Hvar (Island)

Accommodation: Amfora

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, we travel to Croatia's sun-kissed Dalmatian coast to the city of Split. Here, we'll meet our Local Specialist and Dive Into Culture on a tour of the UNESCO-listed Diocletian's Palace, a veritable fortress built as the would-be retreat for the 4th-century Roman Emperor after which it is named. View the Cathedral and Baptistery of Split, once the Temple of Jupiter, before travelling to the glamorous island of Hvar for a relaxing three-night stay.

icon Day 7: Explore Beautiful Hvar Island

Location: Hvar (Island)

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Set your watch to island time and enjoy a leisurely guided walking tour with a Local Specialist to Hvar's Old Town. See the 16th-century Cathedral and loggia built by famed Venetian architect, Sanmicheli. Explore the peace of a village where time has stood still and Connect With Locals over lunch cooked in a traditional style under an iron bell at our exclusive Be My Guest experience. Savour the heavenly flavours of locally produced ingredients against the backdrop of the vivid-blue Adriatic before returning to Hvar for an evening at leisure.

icon Day 8: Hvar Island Your Way

Location: Hvar (Island)

Meals: Breakfast

Restore your spirit, relaxing in beautiful surrounds on this full free day to do as you wish. Explore the gorgeous rocky coastline on foot or join an Optional Experience taking in the island's sights and tastes, with a stop at one of Europe's oldest settlements, Stari Grad.

icon Day 9: Cross the Water to Dubrovnik

Location: Dubrovnik

Accommodation: Ariston

Meals: Breakfast

Journey south along the picture-perfect Dalmatian coast, past seaside villages to the medieval city of Dubrovnik – its terracotta rooftops, fortified walls and white limestone façades almost tumble into the waters of the Adriatic.

icon Day 10: Uncover the Picturesque City

Location: Dubrovnik

Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Wander within the solid city walls on a Small Group Sightseeing tour. Your Local Specialist unveils the labyrinth of lanes and main sights of this medieval city. Admire the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, before spending time on your own, perhaps soaking up intoxicating seafood flavours at a seaside restaurant or enjoying the lively atmosphere of a local market. This evening, we enjoy a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

icon Day 11: Dubrovnik Your Way

Meals: Breakfast

Spend the day on your terms exploring the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Tread in the footsteps of Lord Byron and George Bernard Shaw, who were intoxicated by the allure of Dubrovnik. Climb the medieval ramparts, imagining a time when Dubrovnik fought for its freedom against Ottoman attacks. Later, consider joining an Optional Experience to Montenegro to see the incredible Bay of Kotor.

icon Day 12: On to Colourful Zagreb

Location: Zagreb

Accommodation: Westin

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We leave the splendour of Dubrovnik behind as we head north to the Croatian capital of Zagreb, our home for the next two nights. This evening we dine at our hotel.

icon Day 13: Uncover Zagreb’s Treasures

Location: Zagreb

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Join a Local Specialist this morning for an exploration of the Upper and Lower Towns of this traditional medieval city. See the majestic Cathedral, the Opera House and St. Mark's Church, with its colourfully tiled roof. The afternoon is yours to stroll through the Old Town, twirling your Šestine umbrella as you ramble along its hidden lanes, or consider an Optional Experience to Kumrovec in the countryside. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebration with our newfound friends and Travel Director.

icon Day 14: Journey Home

Meals: Breakfast

Our time together has come to an end. Bid your travel companions a fond farewell at the end of a memorable At Leisure holiday together. Your coach returns from Zagreb to Vienna. Drop-off in Vienna will be at the Trafalgar Vienna hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

What's Included

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    1 Be My Guest

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    1 Regional Dinner

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    13 Breakfasts

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    4 Dinners

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Ferry to the Island of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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