Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia End Vienna

Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia End Vienna

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Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia End Vienna

14 Days Starting and ending in Vienna

Visiting: Vienna, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Zagreb

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

CHSCZN119

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Interests:

History, Music

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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$4156 (USD) Operator discount: -$520 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$219 -15%
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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

  • : Explore Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice National Park, Split, Hvar Island, Dubrovnik and Zagreb with a Local Specialist

  • : Visit Diocletian's Palace in Split

  • : See the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna, the Castle of Ljubljana, the Old City of Dubrovnik and the Cathedral of Zagreb

  • : View the Cathedral of Hvar Island

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: Admire the irresistible beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO-listed protected area and home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.

  • Split: See the ancient fortress built in Split as a retirement residence for Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century.

  • Hvar: 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.

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • 13 Breakfast (B)

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Day 1: Welcome To Vienna
Location: Vienna
Accommodation: Renaissance Wien
Meals Included: 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.

Day 2: Discover Imperial Vienna
Location: Vienna
Accommodation: Renaissance Wien
Meals Included: 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.

Day 3: Journey To Stunning Lake Bled And Ljubljana
Location: Vienna, Lake Bled, Ljubljana
Accommodation: One66
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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. Consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the mystical Bled Island and admire Lake Bled’s crystal clear waters. Later, we travel to Ljubljana where we stay for two nights.

Day 4: Ljubljana Sightseeing And At Leisure
Location: Ljubljana
Accommodation: One66
Meals Included: Breakfast

A Local Specialist will share some of the Ljubljana's most iconic sights, including the Cathedral, Three Bridges Square and Castle. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5: Venture To Plitvice Lakes Make Travel Matter
Location: Ljubljana, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Accommodation: Mirjana - Rastoke
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 6: Off To Split And Hvar Island Dive Into Culture
Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar
Accommodation: Amfora
Meals Included: 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.

Day 7: Explore Beautiful Hvar Island Connect With Locals
Location: Hvar
Accommodation: Amfora
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Day 8: Hvar Island Your Way
Location: Hvar
Accommodation: Amfora
Meals Included: 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.

Day 9: Cross The Water To Dubrovnik
Location: Hvar, Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Ariston
Meals Included: 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.

Day 10: Uncover The Picturesque City
Location: Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Ariston
Meals Included: Breakfast, 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.

Day 11: Dubrovnik Your Way
Location: Dubrovnik, Kotor, Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Ariston
Meals Included: 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.

Day 12: On To Colourful Zagreb
Location: Dubrovnik, Zagreb
Accommodation: Westin
Meals Included: 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.

Day 13: Uncover Zagreb’S Treasures
Location: Zagreb
Accommodation: Westin
Meals Included: Breakfast, 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.

Day 14: Journey Home
Location: Zagreb, Vienna
Meals Included: 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

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Ferry to the Island of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea

  • Optional Experiences and free time

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

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14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

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09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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