Highlights of Austria Slovenia & Croatia - Leisure Holidays

Highlights of Austria Slovenia & CroatiaAustria

From RM11,584 / per person for 13 nights
Discover some of Europe's prettiest towns and cities at a relaxed pace during this At Leisure trip.

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Summary

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.


NOTES: Please note that certain departure date of 2019 are not definite.

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Itinerary

Transfer

On arrival at Vienna Airport transfers will operate at 10 am and 1.30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. 

Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Zagreb Airport at 7 am and 11.30 am.

Accommodation

Day 1 & 2: Hotel Hilton Danube Waterfront

Day 3 & 4: Hotel Kompas

Day 5: Hotel Jezero

Day 6 - 8: Hotel Amfora

Day 9 - 11: Hotel Ariston

Day 12 & 13: Hotel Westin

Day 14: Depart Zagreb

Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Vienna
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.


Day 2: Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure
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: Vienna - Graz - Lake Bled
We journey south towards the Semmering Pass, stopping in Graz to view its Old Town and symbolic clock tower on top of the Schloßberg. We continue via the Austrian Riviera, across the Slovenian border, to the rustic natural retreat of Lake Bled.


Day 4: Lake Bled At Leisure
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 Slovenia's largest glacier lake, ascending Mt. Vogel by cable car for inspiring views.


Day 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. 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.


Day 6: Plitvice Lakes - Split - Hvar Island
Today, we travel to Croatia's sun-kissed Dalmatian coast to the city of Split. Here, we'll meet our Local Specialist for 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: 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 'Connect With Locals', savouring a delicious Be My Guest lunch cooked in a traditional style under a clay bell. 


Day 8: Hvar At Leisure
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 to enjoy the sights and tastes of Hvar.


Day 9: Hvar Island - Dubrovnik
Journey south along the picture-perfect Dalmatian coast, past seaside villages to the ancient city of Dubrovnik - its terracotta rooftops, fortified walls and white marble façades almost tumble into the waters of the Adriatic.


Day 10: Dubrovnik Sightseeing and At Leisure
Wander 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 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 Meal at a local restaurant.


Day 11: Dubrovnik At Leisure or Montenegro Optional Experience
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, or consider joining an Optional Experience to Montenegro to see the incredible Bay of Kotor.


Day 12: Dubrovnik - Zagreb
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: 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. 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 into the surrounding countryside. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebration with our newfound friends and Travel Director.


Day 14: Depart Zagreb
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. 

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Meals

Included 13 Hot Buffet Breakfasts, 1 Lunch (Be My Guest) and 7 Dinners

On-Trip Tansport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

Connect 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 a clay bell using ingredients from the family's farm.

Local Specialist

Included sightseeing in Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Split, Hvar Island and Zagreb

Travel Director

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

Charges & Taxes

All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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