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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"

Cheryl from Australia

About this trip

Gentle in pace, this trip allows you to discover some of Europe's prettiest towns and cities, stunning scenery – like the lakes and falls of Plitvice – and the shores of Hvar Island.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... exploring the turquoise lakes, lush forests and stunning waterfalls of Plitvice National Park with your expert naturalist, who'll reveal the stories behind this jaw dropping UNESCO World Heritage site.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: CHSC

13 Nights

accommodation

21 Meals
  • 13 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest).

  • 7 dinners.

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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 & 8

Hvar Sightseeing and At Leisure

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 9

Hvar Island – Dubrovnik (3 Nights)

Day 10 & 11

Dubrovnik Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 12

Dubrovnik – Zagreb (2 Nights)

Day 13

Zagreb Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 14

Depart Zagreb

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
Vienna, Austria

Day 1

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

Day 2

Day 3

Vienna – Graz – Lake Bled (2 Nights)

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
Graz, Austria

Day 3

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

Day 4

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
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Day 5

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, 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
Hvar, Croatia

Day 6

Day 7 & 8

Hvar Sightseeing and At Leisure

Enjoy an included excursion on the island of Hvar to see the 16th century Cathedral and loggia built by the Venetian architect Sanmicheli. Enjoy a very special Be My Guest dining experience at a rustic Konoba in a shepherd's village overlooking the Adriatic. On your second day relax, sightsee or cruise to one of the other islands.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining
  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 & 8

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
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 9

Day 10 & 11

Dubrovnik Sightseeing and At Leisure

You have two full days to experience the delights of this stunning medieval city. On the first day enjoy 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. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montenegro to see the only fjord in southern Europe and the 2,500 year old town of Budva. Your Travel Director will be happy to advise how best to use your free time. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal of traditional cuisine at a local restaurant.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal
  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10 & 11

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

The Westin

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 12

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

Day 13

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

Day 14

The Trafalgar Difference

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

  • Local Specialists
    Small Group Sightseeing in Dubrovnik, enjoy a guided walking tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests.

  • Be My Guest
    Visit a local family at their simple and charming rustic konoba. Enjoy a delicious and authentic meal cooked under a clay bell. Take home memories of your friendly hosts on Hvar Island as well as the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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

    • Visit Graz, Plitvice National Park and Diocletian's Palace while in Split, the 16th century Cathedral of Hvar Island

    • 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 Archbishops Palace of Zagreb


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 1 lunch (Be My Guest).

    • 7 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing


    Airport Transfers

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


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The Trafalgar Experience

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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 31 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : The Driver was excellent in everyway,local Guides were very good mostly.The Tour Director had excellent knowledge of Countries visited,seemed strange to have a fellow Australian as Tour Director. A pleasant person who was totally different to the other Tour Directors we've had on

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    Service:

    Service rating : the service is very good well organized and the director knows his job. I always like the selection of the hotels . My wife and I have done eight trips with Trafalgar and keep on coming back.Product : Really enjoyed , good selection of places.

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    Service:

    Service rating : Our driver was fantastic and an excellent driver in sometimes tricky situationsPlaces visited we great, most hotel were also greatI struggled with having a fellow aussie showing me a different country and was expecting our tour guide to be either croatian or Italian, I also felt

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    Service:

    Service rating : Both the coach driver,Dragen,and the tour director-Gasper-were always ready to help us if we had question or needed some thing during the holiday.Gasper always made sure we were ready for the different countries we visited with special insider tips on language and the mentality

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    Service:

    Service rating : Our tour director and driver provided very good service and ensured our comfort and safety at all times. Nearly all the hotels were also of a high standard and very clean and comfortable. The Be My Guest Dinner was a particular highlight as was the location of our local dinner in

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