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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.
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.
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. Later, we travel to Ljubljana where we stay for two nights.
Spend the day at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the mystical Bled Island and admire Lake Bled’s crystal clear waters.
A Local Specialist will share some of the Ljubljana's most iconic sights, including the Cathedral, Three Bridges Square and Castle. 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. Enchanted by the experience, you’ll settle in for your overnight stay at Jezero Hotel, located in the very heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a short stop from Kozjak, Plitvice’s largest lake.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.
Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
Available on Day 2
Visit Bratislava, capital city of the Slovak Republic, stretching along both banks of the Danube River. We’ll enjoy a guided tour with our Local Specialist 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
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 sparkling wine or juice during the interval. Please note: on occasion, a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine.
Adult Price: € 59
Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.
Adult Price: € 63
Available on Day 3
Come with us on a journey to Radovljica, a well-preserved medieval alpine village with houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. Enjoy a meal at a traditional Slovenian Inn, where you'll be entertained by local musicians and see the famous living gingerbread museum, where you can admire staff producing traditional red hearts.
Adult Price: € 53
Available on Day 4
Join our Local Specialist on a scenic drive through small mountain villages en route to Slovenia's largest glacial lake - Lake Bohinj. We'll stop waterside to admire the breathtaking views and quaint 13th century St John's Church, before returning to Bled for a traditional 'Pletna' boat ride across the famous lake surrounding the village. We'll learn Slovenian history and traditions, visit the church of St Mary's with its wishing bell and take in majestic views of the impeding castle.
Adult Price: € 54
Deep beneath the Slovenian Karst lies a magnificent underground world of limestone caves. Shaped by nature over millions of years, this unique site is visited by thousands every year. During a 90-minute guided tour with your Local Specialist, you’ll travel by electric mini-train through a maze of mysterious corridors before exploring the vast limestone caverns by foot.
Adult Price: € 54
Available on Day 8
Take a scenic drive to one of Europe's oldest settlements - Stari Grad, taking in views of the UNESCO World Heritage Stari Grad Plain. Our Local Specialist will give you an orientation of this waterside village, before reaching Vrborska where you will meet the owners of a local wine cellar and enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by delicious prsut (dry smoked ham), cheese, homemade fish pate and fresh bread.
Adult Price: € 49
Available on Day 9
A short drive outside Dubrovnik lies the quaint village of Orašac, where we'll visit an ancient olive oil mill to learn how olive oil was produced for centuries. Afterward, we'll take a walk around the grounds, sample homemade grappa and enjoy a meal back at the olive mill.
Adult Price: € 51
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.
Adult Price: € 62
Available on Day 10
Journey along the coast for a relaxing trip to the picturesque village of Cavtat, arriving at the harbor on our own chartered boat. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with our Local Specialist in the quaint old town and take the opportunity to admire the yachts in the marina, visit the beach or walk up to the Racic Mausoleum.
Adult Price: € 35
Available on Day 11
We drive south along the Adriatic coast into the country of Montenegro. A Local Specialist takes us on a panoramic boat trip of Our Lady of the Rocks island, which was constructed by local sailors in veneration of a holy relic discovery. Afterward, we sail across the Bay of Kotor, past spectacular fjord-like scenery, to the fortified UNESCO town of Kotor. A guided walking tour unravels the city’s history and divulges the best places to enjoy delicious local cuisine and buy Montenegrin souvenirs in your free time.
Adult Price: € 63
Available on Day 13
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 see his former home and have time to explore the museum village. Later, share a meal of delicious regional specialties in a picturesque restaurant with magnificent views of the Croatian countryside.
Adult Price: € 62
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