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    Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia
    14 days | 13 nights
    from $4,950* pp
    Return flights to Europe from $699*pp^
    Discover some of Europe’s prettiest towns and cities at a relaxed pace during this leisurely trip. Picturesque seaside villages along the Dalmatian coast are the highlights of this 13-night guided holiday where you'll get to see and visit the European capitals of Vienna, Ljubljana and Zagreb.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 13 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
    • Breakfasts daily, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
    • All on-trip transport and travel director
    • City tours of Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice National Park, Split, Hvar Island, Dubrovnik and Zagreb
    • Sightseeing and activities

    If you’ve already got your flights, you can receive a $495*pp early booking discount off the advertised price instead. Ask your personal travel manager for more details.

    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • 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 an iron bell using ingredients from the family’s farm
    • Dive into culture – See the ancient fortress built in Split as a retirement residence for Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century
    • Small group sightseeing in Dubrovnik -a guided walking tour through the historic inner city with a group size of no more than 25 guests
    • Visit Graz, Plitvice National Park and the Diocletian’s Palace in Split
    • 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
    • Sightseeing and city tours with a local specialist

     

    Valid for travel
    1 and 8 May 2020 departures, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    31 Oct 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Arrive in 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

    Journey south towards the Semmering Pass, stopping in Graz to view its Old Town and symbolic clock tower on top of the Schloßberg. Continue via the Austrian Riviera, across the Slovenian border, to the rustic natural retreat of Lake Bled, set against the backdrop of forests and mountains.

    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 visit the mystical Bled Island.

    Day 5

    Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes

    A short journey brings you 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.

    Day 6

    Plitvice Lakes – Split – Hvar Island

    Today, travel to Croatia’s sun-kissed Dalmatian coast to the city of Split. Here, you’ll meet your ‘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.

    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 an iron bell. 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.

    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 taking in the island’s sights and tastes, with a stop at one of Europe’s oldest settlements, Stari Grad.

    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 limestone façades almost tumble into the waters of the Adriatic.

    Day 10

    Dubrovnik Sightseeing and at leisure

    Wander within the solid city walls, unveiling the 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, enjoy a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Day 11

    Dubrovnik at leisure or Montenegro optional experience

    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.

    Day 12

    Dubrovnik – Zagreb

    Leave the splendour of Dubrovnik behind as you head north to the Croatian capital of Zagreb, your home for the next two nights. This evening, dine at your 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 in the countryside. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebration with your newfound friends and Travel Director.

    Day 14

    Depart Zagreb

    Your time together has come to an end. Bid your travel companions a fond farewell at the end of a memorable at leisure holiday together. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. ^Guests can choose to take advantage of either the Early Payment Discount, or the applicable air offer. They cannot take advantage of both. Air offer: The air offer $699 return per person is not combinable with the Early Payment Discount or any other promotional offer for any trips booked to qualify for the air offer. The air offer is available for new bookings until 31 Oct 2019 for Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines; until sold out. Prices are per person and represent adult economy from fares including any applicable taxes and surcharges. The offer is based on fares to and from the nearest European city to the trip’s start and endpoint. Other destinations are available; however, surcharges may apply. Airfares are valid for travel to Europe departing from Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney for economy class travel between 1 Mar – 30 Nov 2020. Carriers may have differing permitted origins in Australia and travel periods (*Brisbane and Cairns available on Singapore Airlines only). A fee of $350 per person will apply to air bookings where any flight sector is outside of the airline’s system date range. A surcharge will apply if the necessary booking class is not available and a higher booking class is required. One stopover on the entire journey is permitted at an additional cost. The air carriers selected are at the discretion of Trafalgar based on available fare classes at the time of booking and must be purchased in conjunction with one of the specified Trafalgar departures. The airfare cannot be sold in isolation and is subject to availability. Trafalgar reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares; fees and surcharges at any time. A non-refundable deposit of up to $350 per person and full payment for the airfare is due within five days of booking or by 31 Oct 2019 (whichever comes first). Full payment for the trip must be received by 18 Dec 2019 or no later than up to 90 days prior to departure from Australia (whichever comes first).  Discount offer: based on a maximum of 10% Early Payment Discount. Early Payment Discount is on the land-only portion of selected holidays and can be combined with other Trafalgar brochure discounts where applicable, does not apply to extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees and airport transfers. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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