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Highlights of Austria Slovenia and Croatia

14 Days 3 Countries 5 Cities

Discover some of Europe's prettiest towns and cities at a relaxed pace during this At Leisure trip.

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Pretty seaside villages along the Dalmatian coast are your reward for some serious At Leisure sightseeing in the European capitals of Vienna, Ljubljana and Zagreb. Saunter through the pristinely beautiful Plitvice National Park and spend a day relaxing on the island of Hvar, exploring the gorgeous coastline on foot and taking a step back to a more peaceful time.


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      13 Nights

      accommodation

      21 Meals
      • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 7 dinners

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tours in Vienna, Ljubljana, Split, Hvar Island, Dubrovnik and Zagreb

        • See the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna, the Clock Tower of Graz, the Opera House and Castle of Ljubljana, the Old City of Dubrovnik and the Archbishop's Palace of Zagreb

        • View the 16th century Cathedral of Hvar Island

        • Visit Graz, Plitvice National Park and Diocletian's Palace while in Split


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 7 dinners

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Ferry to the Island of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea and return to mainland.

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Highlights of Austria Slovenia and Croatia

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Vienna (2 Nights)

      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 evening orientation drive past some of the city's dazzling sights.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Hilton Danube

      2. Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Soak up the elegance and style of this Imperial capital with a Local Specialist who will share such iconic sights as the Opera House, Parliament, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the 13th century Hofburg Palace, the former imperial palace at the heart of Vienna. Explore the charming cobblestone lanes of 'Am Hof' before spending time at leisure soaking up the kaffee culture of the city or perhaps join an Optional Experience to nearby Bratislava. This evening perhaps indulge in Vienna's intoxicating musical talent, enjoying a concert of classical music at one of the city's concert halls, churches or palaces.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. Vienna – Graz – Lake Bled (2 Nights)

      We journey south towards the Semmering Pass, stopping in Graz to view its charming Old Town and symbolic clock tower on top of the Schloßberg. We continue via the picturesque Austrian Riviera, across the Slovenian border, to the rustic natural retreat of Lake Bled, set against the backdrop of forests and mountains.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Park

      4. Lake Bled At Leisure

      Spend the day at leisure, admiring Lake Bled's crystal clear waters from the comfort of a boat and gaze in wonder at the fairy-tale castle clinging dramatically to a cliff that rises up from the lake's edge. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Slovenia's largest glacier lake, ascending Mt. Vogel by cable car for inspiring views.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      5. Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes

      A short journey brings us to Ljubljana, where a Local Specialist will share some of the Slovenian capital's most iconic sights including the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Three Bridges Square and Castle, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city. Travel south across the Croatian border to the exquisite National Park of Plitvice where you will join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour along the wooden pathways suspended over pristine natural landscapes. Admire the cascade of spectacular waterfalls and crystal clear waters reflecting green, grey and blue against the lush landscapes.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Jezero

      6. Plitvice Lakes – Split – Hvar Island (3 Nights)

      Today, we travel to Croatia's sun-kissed Dalmatian coast to the city of Split where we will meet our Local Specialist for a fascinating 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Amfora

      7. Hvar Sightseeing

      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 enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch cooked in a traditional style under a clay bell. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Be My Guest Dining

      8. Hvar At Leisure

      Restore your spirit, relaxing in beautiful surrounds. Explore the gorgeous rocky coastline on foot or join an Optional Experience to admire the vivid purple fields of lavender and indulge in delicious locally produced vintages.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      9. Hvar Island – Dubrovnik (3 Nights)

      Meander south along the picture-perfect Dalmatian coast past charming villages to the ancient city of Dubrovnik - its terracotta rooftops, fortified walls and white marble façades almost tumble into the waters of the cerulean Adriatic.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ariston

      10. Dubrovnik Sightseeing

      Saunter along the solid city walls, marble streets and labyrinthine lanes of this stunning medieval city, joining your Local Specialist for a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights. Admire the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, before spending time at leisure, 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 Meal at a local restaurant.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Regional Meal

      11. Dubrovnik At Leisure or Montenegro Optional Experience

      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 charm of this fascinating city. Climb the medieval ramparts imagining a time when Dubrovnik fought for its freedom against Ottoman attacks or consider joining an Optional Experience to Montenegro to see the only fjord in southern Europe.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      12. Dubrovnik – Zagreb (2 Nights)

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      The Westin

      13. Zagreb Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Join a Local Specialist this morning for an exploration of the upper and lower towns of this traditional medieval city where you'll see the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, the Opera House and St. Mark's Church, with its colourfully tiled roof. The afternoon is yours to meander through the Old Town, twirling your Šestine umbrella as you ramble along its hidden cobblestone lanes or consider an Optional Experience into the surrounding countryside. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebration with our newfound friends and Travel Director.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      14. Depart Zagreb

      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. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply. Please note: Your coach returns to Vienna from Zagreb on the final day. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Vienna will be the Trafalgar Vienna hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 6.00pm, depending on traffic conditions.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Explore the peace of a village where time has stood still and enjoy a family lunch cooked in a traditional style under a clay bell using ingredients from the family's farm, which also breeds horses

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        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Split, Hvar Island and Zagreb

      • Small Group Sightseeing
        Enjoy a guided walking tour in Dubrovnik with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tours in Vienna, Ljubljana, Split, Hvar Island, Dubrovnik and Zagreb

        • See the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna, the Clock Tower of Graz, the Opera House and Castle of Ljubljana, the Old City of Dubrovnik and the Archbishop's Palace of Zagreb

        • View the 16th century Cathedral of Hvar Island

        • Visit Graz, Plitvice National Park and Diocletian's Palace while in Split


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 7 dinners

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Ferry to the Island of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea and return to mainland.

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      • Guest Service Rating from 116 Reviews

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        Service rating : It was a wonderful experience which we will recommend to all our friends. Jasmina was superb! As with our previous Trafalgar tour, It was highly educational besides being totally enjoyable. Trafalgar has figured out pacing that is filled with rich experiences without being

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        Service rating : The trip was very well organized and bus driver and guide worked very hard for a large group of people. Very enjoyable and I would recommend this tour.Product : I thought the day to plitvice could have been better as we did not arrive until late in the afternoon and it was all a

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        Service rating : The travel director was very knowledgeable, well organized, spoke perfect English, took interest in each of her 48 clients, was courteous and had a good disposition.The driver was a safe driver. He handled our luggage with care, had patience with us, was courteous and had a

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        Service rating : Our travel director was unfailingly enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable. She went the extra mile to ensure that all members of the tour were comfortable and happy.Product : The walking tours, followed by ample free time were excellent, allowing us to follow our interests. The

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        Very nice hotel rooms, good food, very good tour director, good bus driver and wonderful tour.

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