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Highlights of Austria Slovenia and Croatia

14 Days 5 Countries 10 Cities

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

"Amazing Be My Guest experience"

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About this trip

Pretty seaside villages along the Dalmatian coast are your reward for some serious sightseeing in the European capitals of Vienna, Ljubljana and Zagreb. Take a walking tour through the pristinely beautiful Plitvice National Park and spend a day relaxing on the island of Hvar, exploring the gorgeous coastline on foot or perhaps boarding a cruise to one of the other islands.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: CHSC

13 Nights

accommodation

21 Meals
  • 13 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 7 dinners

  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • 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)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

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Vienna, Austria

Day 1

Arrive Vienna (2 Nights)

Day 2

Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure

Graz, Austria

Day 3

Vienna – Graz – Lake Bled (2 Nights)

Day 4

Lake Bled At Leisure

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Day 5

Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes

Hvar, Croatia

Day 6

Plitvice Lakes – Split – Hvar Island (3 Nights)

Day 7

Hvar Sightseeing

Hvar, Croatia

Day 8

Hvar At Leisure

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 9

Hvar Island – Dubrovnik (3 Nights)

Franciscan Monastery, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 10

Dubrovnik Sightseeing

Day 11

Dubrovnik At Leisure or Montenegro Optional Experience

Day 12

Dubrovnik – Zagreb (2 Nights)

Day 13

Zagreb Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 14

Depart Zagreb

Day 1

Arrive Vienna (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Vienna (2 Nights)

Welcome to Vienna. Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a stroll. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. This will be the perfect introduction to this magical city.

Hotel

Hilton Danube

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Hilton Danube

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 2 - Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure

Admire Vienna's sights as you drive along the imperial boulevards with your Local Specialist. See the Opera House, Parliament, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace. Explore the oldest parts of the city near 'Am Hof' on your walking tour. Spend time sightseeing on your own or join an excursion to nearby Bratislava. Tonight consider enjoying a concert of Viennese music.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.

Adult Price: €100.00

Bratislava Discovery

Visit Bratislava, capital city of the Slovak Republic, stretching along both banks of the Danube River. You’ll enjoy a guided tour through the city and the castle, and discover the secrets of this beautiful baroque city; scene of Empress Maria Teresa’s coronation and setting for one of Mozart’s first concerts.

Adult Price: €43.00

Viennese Concert

You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne during the interval.

Adult Price: €54.00

Day 2

Day 3

Vienna – Graz – Lake Bled (2 Nights) Day 3 - Vienna – Graz – Lake Bled (2 Nights)

Heading south towards the Semmering Pass, stop to view the galleried courtyards and famous clock tower at Graz. Continue via the beautiful Austrian Riviera and cross the Karawanken Mountains to the Slovenian border. Arrive later in Lake Bled, an earthly paradise and your home for the next two nights. A beautiful glacial lake in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is a picturesque and serene escape set amid forests and mountains.

Hotel

Park

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Park

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

Lake Bled And Castle Exploration

With our Local Specialist, we’ll enjoy magnificent views of Lake Bled before entering the 1000-year-old castle to explore its ancient interior. Later we’ll take a traditional 'Pletna' boat for a short cruise to the only island in the lake, where you’ll visit the Church of St. Mary's with its wishing bell.

Adult Price: €48.00

Day 3

Day 4

Lake Bled At Leisure Day 4 - Lake Bled At Leisure

Spend the rest of the day as you please or explore more of the scenic surroundings by taking part in an Optional Experience.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Alpine Jewels And Lake Bohinj

A half-day visit with your Local Specialist to Slovenia’s largest glacier lake, we'll see mountain villages and make a photo stop in Studor, before reaching Lake Bohinj. There we’ll take a cable car up Mt Vogel (1600m) to see the beautiful mountain scenery. Later, there’s time to relax with a drink beside the lake and visit St John's Church, adorned with 13th-century frescoes.

Adult Price: €45.00

Traditional Slovenian Village Experience

Come with us on a journey to Radovljica, a well-preserved medieval alpine village. After a walking tour with a Local Specialist, you’ll enjoy a meal at a traditional Slovenian Inn where you’ll be entertained by local musicians, and see the famous living gingerbread museum.

Adult Price: €50.00

Day 4

Day 5

Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes Day 5 - Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes

It is only a short drive to Ljubljana where your Local Specialist shows you the sights including the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum and Castle, and Three Bridges Square. Drive south to the Croatian border and through the forested National Park of Plitvice. Admire the waterfalls and lakes of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site on your walking tour with your Local Specialist. See lakes of crystal clear water in many colourful shades of green, grey and blue which are linked by spectacular waterfalls.

Hotel

Jezero

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Jezero

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Day 6

Plitvice Lakes – Split – Hvar Island (3 Nights) Day 6 - Plitvice Lakes – Split – Hvar Island (3 Nights)

Travel through scenic Croatian countryside to Split, the largest city in Dalmatia. Meet your Local Specialist for a fascinating tour of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Diocletian's Palace. Visit the substructure, before viewing the Cathedral and the Baptistery of Split, once the Temple of Jupiter. Later travel to the beautiful island of Hvar for a relaxing three-night stay.

Hotel

Amfora

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Amfora

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Day 7

Hvar Sightseeing Day 7 - Hvar Sightseeing

Enjoy an included excursion on the island of Hvar to see the 16th century Cathedral and loggia built by the Venetian architect Sanmicheli. For lunch, a very special Be My Guest dining experience at a rustic Konoba in a shepherd's village overlooking the Adriatic awaits you.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences

Sights And Tastes Of Hvar

Take a scenic drive towards Stari Grad with our Local Specialist, with views of Stari Grad Plain - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reaching Vroboska you’ll stroll to the Vina Pinjata cellars, where you’ll meet the owners and enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by delicious prsut (dry smoked ham), cheese, homemade fish pate and fresh bread.

Adult Price: €35.00

Day 7

Day 8

Hvar At Leisure Day 8 - Hvar At Leisure

A full day to relax in beautiful Hvar. Enjoy the swimming pool at your hotel, explore the gorgeous coastline on foot or perhaps take a cruise to one of the other islands.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

Day 9

Hvar Island – Dubrovnik (3 Nights) Day 9 - Hvar Island – Dubrovnik (3 Nights)

Today drive along the coast to Dubrovnik - Pearl of the Adriatic. The scenery is spectacular.

Hotel

Ariston

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Ariston

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Sunset Cruise And Dinner

Our sunset cruise takes us along the spectacular Dalmatian coast to one of the secluded bays where we'll enjoy a delicious local dinner with drinks. To complete the evening, we'll cruise outside the old city walls and explore the beautiful illuminated city of Dubrovnik, before returning by coach to our hotel. (n.b. This optional is weather dependent and may not be available on all departures)

Adult Price: €57.00

Day 9

Day 10

Dubrovnik Sightseeing Day 10 - Dubrovnik Sightseeing

This morning join 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. Spend free time relaxing, exploring the lively market, or perhaps enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal of traditional cuisine at a local restaurant.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Optional Experiences

Dalmatian Dinner With Klapa Singers

Tonight we’ll drive above the amazing city walls, down to the Old Town of Dubrovnik, where you’ll enjoy a dinner of seafood specialities washed down with local wine, in one of the city's best restaurants. Klapa singers will also perform traditional Dalmatian songs in their own distinctive style.

Adult Price: €55.00

Dubrovnik And Cavtat Panoramic Cruise

You’ll enjoy a cruise around Dubrovnik’s city walls and view its stunning churches, towers and 16th century skyline. Then journey onwards along the coast to the picturesque village of Cavtat, with its magnificent views of Dubrovnik and surrounding areas.

Adult Price: €31.00

Montenegro Adventure

We drive south along the Adriatic coast into Montenegro. After the border we meet our Local Specialist, and our first stop will be to view narrow entrance and the whole spectacular natural wonder, Bay of Kotor. Next we stop in the fortified town of Kotor, situated in the bay, surrounded with mountains and protected by UNESCO, where we have a guided walking tour. Reaching the most southern point of our itinerary, on the open Adriatic coastline, we will visit picturesque medieval town of Budva. Here we will explore the narrow streets of old town and have free time to buy last Montenegrin souvenirs before returning to Dubrovnik. Please see the Visa information section of this document.

Adult Price: €56.00

Day 10

Day 11

Dubrovnik At Leisure or Montenegro Optional Experience Day 11 - Dubrovnik At Leisure or Montenegro Optional Experience

Your Travel Director will be happy to advise how best to use your free time. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montenegro to see the only fjord in southern Europe and the 2,500 year old town of Budva.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 11

Day 12

Dubrovnik – Zagreb (2 Nights) Day 12 - Dubrovnik – Zagreb (2 Nights)

Your Croatian adventure continues as you head north to the capital Zagreb, your home for the next two nights. Dine this evening at your hotel.

Hotel

Westin

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Westin

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 12

Day 13

Zagreb Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 13 - Zagreb Sightseeing and At Leisure

Zagreb is a traditional medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you the highlights including the upper and lower town, the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, St. Mark's Church and the Opera House. Spend free time exploring the winding streets of the Old Town or consider an excursion into the surrounding countryside. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebration.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Kumrovec with Food and Drinks

A scenic drive out of Zagreb with our Local Specialist brings us to the Croatian village of Kumrovec, birthplace of the late President of Yugoslavia, Marshall Tito. You’ll explore his house, now a museum, and have time to explore the museum village. Later share a meal of local specialities in a picturesque restaurant, with magnificent views of the Croatian countryside.

Adult Price: €55.00

Day 13

Day 14

Depart Zagreb Day 14 - Depart Zagreb

Say farewell to your companions as this memorable trip comes to an end. 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 14

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    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

    • 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)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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 Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 32 Reviews

  • Trip:

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    Service rating : Good tour director and local guides. Good hotelsProduct : Very convenient flight wise for starting in Vienna and ending in Zagreb. The tour visited all the places I wanted to see. The highlight was Hvar

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    Service rating : Marissa our tour guide was outstanding with her information and organisation. the pace of the tour was very good and the choice of places to visit was a good mix of culture and nature. The hotels were very central apart from Vienna.Product : I particularly enjoyed the Be my guest

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    Service:

    Service rating : Everything was perfect, our tour director was amazing, you could tell she really enjoyed her job. All the little extras that she included added to our experience, give Marissa a gold star..Product : More time in Pllitvic lakes, perhaps start and zabreb and leave out austria , did

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    Excellent destinations, good leisure time, good management, excellent director and driver, only problem with one hotel's management.

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    Service rating : Our travel director was wonderful. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Always cheery and helpful. Our driver was also great. We felt very safe while he was driving.Product : We loved most of the places that we visited. Lake Bled and the Dalmatian coast were

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