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Highlights of Austria, Slovenia Croatia

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $3,209 per person
Croatia Split Boats

Countries Visited

Austria, Slovenia, Croatia ...more Austria, Slovenia, Croatia

Locations Visited

Vienna, Bled, Plitvice, Ljubljana, Hvar (Island), Split, Dubrovnik, Zagreb ...more Vienna, Bled, Plitvice, Ljubljana, Hvar (Island), Split, Dubrovnik, Zagreb
  1. Day 1 Welcome to 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. Check in to your Stays With Stories accommodation, the Hilton Danube Waterfront, a renovated grain silo built in 1916, on the shores of the Danube. 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.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Hilton Danube Waterfront
  2. Day 2 Discover Imperial Vienna

    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.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Journey to Stunning Lake Bled

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Kompas
  4. Day 4 Lake Bled Your Way

    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 visit the mystical Bled Island.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5 Onwards to Ljubljana and 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 Cathedral, 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Jezero
  6. Day 6 Off to Split and Hvar Island

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Amfora
  7. Day 7 Explore Beautiful Hvar Island

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  8. Day 8 Hvar Island Your Way

    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.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Cross the Water to Dubrovnik

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ariston
  10. Day 10 Uncover the Picturesque City

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  11. Day 11 Dubrovnik Your Way

    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, or consider joining an Optional Experience to Montenegro to see the incredible Bay of Kotor.

    meals Breakfast
  12. Day 12 On to Colourful 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel The Westin
  13. Day 13 Uncover Zagreb’s Treasures

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  14. Day 14 Journey Home

    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.

    meals Breakfast
Highlights of Austria Slovenia and Croatia
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 7 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry to the Island of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice National Park, Split, Hvar Island, Dubrovnik and Zagreb with a Local Specialist
  • Visit Plitvice National Park and Diocletian's Palace in Split
  • View the Cathedral of Hvar Island
  • See the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna, the Clock Tower of Graz, the Castle of Ljubljana, the Old City of Dubrovnik and the Cathedral of Zagreb

Dates & Prices

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.

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Reviews
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Independent Reviews
James Mcgee
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Service
flawless info and planning, and a great tour manager.
Vacation
quite well planned and informative
Teodozyj Kolasa
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Service
Excellent air travel connections. Fantastic group of people and great tour director Marisa. Good program although the reverse trip from Zagreb to Vienna would be more exciting. A very good driver, polite and a true gentleman. And weather, I don't know how much GET petitioned in heaven, was perfect.
Vacation
A little too expensive and without optional tours you couldn't experience the ethnic food. The food in hotels was the same as in USA.
Gary Mark
Friday, June 16, 2017
Service
Tour Director and driver were superb! -- 5 stars Hotel locations could have been a closer to city center in Vienna and Dubrovnik (4) Destinations and optional excursions very enjoyable (4.5 stars) -- great mix of city, history, and scenic venues.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.


Friday, June 16, 2017
Vacation
see previous comment -- ......
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Service
Pleasant experience with Barbara Gardner. She was helpful and knowledgeable. This is the second trip we have planned with her.
Vacation
Itinerary was spectacular. Tour director, Marisa Lukovich was top notch. Give that girl a raise! Our driver was also excellent. I would recommend this trip to anyone. I would have liked hotel rooms with a view (not always on the back side) and the Westin in Zagreb was in need of updates and repair.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Service
we felt cheated this is not the old GET we have been travelling with for years which I have been led to believe by my fellow companions on this trip does not exist any more - it is a name only - in the past I had one agent at the home office when I called now it is anybody - we travel UNIWORLD but I will call them directly and book with them only if they are still independant
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. While every trip and destination is unique, we strive to provide a consistent value and level of service. There is a lot of ground covered on this trip which means some long days driving. We apologize if we missed the mark for you. Grand European Travel
Monday, October 5, 2015
Vacation
it was all a drive by - too fast, too short at sites, too long on the bus too too much travel and too little site seeing - staff at hotels were very good and really tried to do their best - tour guides were fine except one in Slovenia - Gasper tried his very best but was hampered by pushing the sale of optional trips - I felt sorry for him
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Service
I have been on some dozen or so tours with GET. I have rated most of the tours with good marks, but increasingly we have been disappointed with the fact that GET depends on optional tours to provide a good coverage. I see that reflecting the profit motive of the company--advertising a tour that is semi-complete, unless many optional tours are taken.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Our Optional Experiences are designed to complement our itineraries and offer our guests an element of flexibility to tailor their vacation to their own preferences. Some of our guests prefer to use this time to explore independently and at their own leisure or just relax. A full list of all Optional Experiences are included with our travel documents which are delivered 3-4 weeks prior to travel. Nonetheless we understand your concerns and we thank you for bring them to our attention. Grand European Travel-Guest Relations
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Vacation
The tour attempted to crowd too much into the schedule--by strongly promoting the optional tours. Some of those logically should have been part of the standard tour. If all the optional tours were taken, the schedule was much too busy and crowded out free time to explore new places/cities of interest. Most members of this tour were older/retired types who needed a bit slower pace--with even some additional consideration about restroom stops. The tour covered many regions of interest, but often with many steps to climb, making it a less-then-leisurely tour. Members with any walking handicaps were challenged. At times, members were at some risk because of the walking or boating adventures, particularly those at night. I was disappointed, too, that GET/Trafalgar cancelled and combined some tours to fill this one almost completely to the maximum. A group of 45 is too many for the optimum handling of the needs of the travelers. The Croatian coach driver was excellent. The Slovenian tour director seemed to be dedicated to doing a good job. Because of his cultural background, I expect I have to make some allowance there for what I consider inadequacies in the tour management.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Service
Very knowledgeable and entertaining tour director - Nick Krohn
Vacation
Too little time to really see the cities, have lunch, relax, and do some shopping. Every day was very rushed. This was rated as a leisurely tour. It was not.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Service
Another superb trip, & the Travel Director was excellent as well.
Vacation
Much more than we expected. The vacation was magnificent.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Service
Tour and tour guide were excellent.
Vacation
It was even better than I expected.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Service
We love GET but you really let us down on our May 2014! We were not aware of ANY changes until we reached Vienna! Instead of GET, we ended up with TRAFALGAR! We were extremely disappointed and did NOT book to travel with such a large group of people! Turns out there were many inconsistencies with our travel plans.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your feedback. We do indicate in our brochure that this tour is operated by our sister company. We also try to clearly note this on payment receipts and tour documents. I apologize if this was not made clear to you at the time you booked. Grand European Travel-Guest Relations
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Vacation
A beautiful trip! Breathtaking views of the Adriatic and inside of Croatia. Have recommended this trip to many friends. A larger number of people made it difficult to get daily tour guides to handle us. Some of our tours felt rushed accordingly.
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