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    Eastern Capitals & the Dalmatian Riviera Tour - Insight Vacations
    13 nights
    from $6,303* per person twin share
    Exclusive: Save $1,150 off tour, breakfast daily, guided tours and more
    From Vienna to Ljubljana and onto Dubrovnik, this grand tour with Insight Vacations takes in the natural wonders of Plitvice National Park, the historic wartime Sarajevo Tunnel of Hope and the ancient town of Trogir—founded by the Greek Empire over 2000 years ago. Beginning the journey in royal style, a Schönbrunn Palace tour in Vienna brings the dynasty of the Habsburgs to life as a Local Expert guides you through the palatial ballrooms, and stately grounds. In the Slovenian capital, the intoxicating aromas of Ljubljana's Central Market are food for the soul, while the Croatian capital of Zagreb showcases the architectural grandeur of its twin towns. A tour of the Dalmatian Riviera serves up the 1700-year-old cellars of Split and the pearl of the Adriatic—Dubrovnik.
    Your package includes: Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 13 nights 4 to 5-star hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily
    • 6 x dinners with wine
    • Beer, wine, soft drinks and hot beverages included with meals
    • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences
    • Insider Access or skip the lines at key sites​
    • Personal headsets
    • Services of an expert Travel Director
    • Luggage porterage
    • “Business Class-style” coaches
    • Airport transfers
    Package Highlights:

    Package Highlights:

    On this 13-night tour you’ll venture to these Europe destinations:

    • Vienna, Austria
    • Maribor, Slovenia
    • Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Zagreb, Croatia
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
    • Trogir, Croatia
    • Split, Croatia
    • Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Dubrovnik, Coratia
    Valid for travel
    Tour departing 1 Sep 2024. Subject to availability. Other departure dates available. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote.
    Offer expires
    30 May 2024 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Vienna, Austria

    Welcome to beautiful Vienna. Enjoy your afternoon in the Austrian capital before meeting your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant, for a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.

    Day 2

    Vienna, Austria

    Join a Local Expert for a private tour of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and explore its formal gardens at your pace. Then get your camera ready for a drive around the famous Ring Road. Built along the lines of the old city walls, it showcases many of the capital’s architectural highlights, including the Opera House, Hofburg Imperial Residence, the Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche. The rest of the day is at your leisure to continuing exploring. Perhaps join an optional evening to a Country Mansion to indulge in Classic Austrian dishes. And don’t forget to experience a performance of the waltzes and classical music for which Vienna is world-renowned!

    Day 3

    Vienna - Maribor - Ljubljana, Slovenia

    In the morning, cross the border into Slovenia and journey to its second largest city, Maribor. After spending time in this charming location, head to the beloved city of Ljubljana.

    Day 4

    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Your Local Expert will reveal the Baroque elegance of the Slovenian capital. The medieval castle stands as an ancient guardian, the City Hall and Cathedral of St. Nicholas testify to its historical importance, while the Triple Bridge spans the river adorned with cafes and restaurants. Spend time in the glorious Central Market, rich with the heady aromas of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat and spices. Your Local Expert will share insights into some of the Slovenian delicacies on display and treats you to a tasting. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to Postojna Caves? In the evening, choose from a hand-picked selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.

    Day 5

    Ljubljana - Zagreb, Croatia

    Spend the morning in Slovenia during which you can join an optional visit to stunning lake Bled, or relax with locals in a nearby café before journeying into Croatia, where on arrival in Zagreb, you meet your Local Expert for an exploration of this capital. Take a walk to see the art Pavillion, the academy of Sciences and Art and pass Zrinjevac Park. You’ll then board the city’s funicular to St. Mark’s Church and the Lotrščak Tower, take a walk back down through the Stone gate and back to the Square.

    Day 6

    Zagreb, Croatia

    A free day to relax and enjoy a city that is bursting with culture. Perhaps spend time exploring one of the many museums or browsing the shops in Donji Grad? Maybe try the local cuisine in one of Zagreb’s interesting restaurants or cafes or join an Optional Experience to the charming village of Kumrovec and meet a local to hear their perspective on the region’s history?

    Day 7

    Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

    Journey south to visit one of Europe’s great natural wonders.
    Explore Plitvice with Insight Choice. Choose between two MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences: Join a Local Expert to explore Plitvice National Park and learn how the site actively carries out research to monitor the natural habitat of species. Alternatively, meet the industrious woman of the Tara Community Centre, where handicrafts are produced, enabling employment and engagement in the community.

    Day 8

    Plitvice Lakes National Park - Trogir - Split, Croatia

    The green forests give way to pebble-dashed shores lapped by turquoise waters as you travel to Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a historic town founded by the Greeks more than 2,300 years ago. Admire the cathedral and Renaissance Cipiko Palace, before continuing to the historic port of Split. The Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here, and today it forms the heart of the Old Town of Split. With your Local Expert, explore the 1,700 year-old palace cellars, and learn the story of the infamous emperor. Continue through the labyrinthine streets and arcaded squares to see St. Duje’s – originally Diocletian’s Mausoleum, and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Your exploration then continues underground as you are guided through the cellars. In the evening, don’t miss the opportunity to dine like a true local at a traditional Konoba.

    Day 9

    Split, Croatia

    Always buzzing, lively Split has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. See Dalmatian life as it’s lived with a full day free to explore Split and its surroundings. Why not join an Optional Experience to discover the beautiful Dalmatian island, Hvar? Explore the historic Old Town with your Local Expert before having free time to relax by the seafront or admire the stunning views from the hilltop fortress.

    Day 10

    Split - Mostar - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    In the morning, cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina to Mostar. During your guided walking exploration with your Local Expert, see the famous Stari Most, or Old Bridge, reconstructed after being almost completely destroyed during the Croat–Bosniak War. The cobbled old town stretches on both sides of the bridge and is filled with shops selling Turkish-style souvenirs. Continue to Sarajevo, a town with a turbulent past – in 1914 it was the site of the assassination that sparked World War I and more recently, it endured the longest siege in modern military history. Follow the scenic route to Sarajevo for a unique and rewarding insight into the local way of life as you are invited into a Sarajevan family home for a dinner with drinks. Savour the warm hospitality and authentic cuisine as you hear inspirational stories about their culture and experience the local culture.

    Day 11

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Morning sightseeing with a Local Expert introduces you to the Sarajevo War Tunnels Museum, housing part of the secret tunnel that was the city’s lifeline during the Bosnian war. You will also see the Latin Bridge where Austrian Crown Prince, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated. Continue along the Milajacka river and see the historic Hapsburg centre of the city. In the afternoon, enjoy time at your leisure.

    Day 12

    Sarajevo - Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Cross the border into Croatia and journey to the walled town of Dubrovnik. On arrival, join your Local Expert to explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th century bastions of the old town. See Onofrio’s Fountain and the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.

    Day 13

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    In the morning, why not visit Montenegro? This Optional Experience travels to Kotor, where your camera can capture one of the most beautiful parts of the bay as you learn the history of the area, before returning to Dubrovnik with a short cruise. As the sun begins to set, and should the weather permit, join your fellow travel companions as you sit back and enjoy a relaxing cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik. Later, enjoy a Celebration Dinner of typical Dalmatian Coast cuisine, accompanied by local wines.

    Day 14

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Your travels draw to a close after breakfast.

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    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. Save $250 off trips 12 days or more for trips departing until 31 December 2024. Offer exclusive to TravelManagers bookings made in Australia. Quote: PPRTMMAY2024250. Offer applies to new bookings only, made between 7 – 31 May 2024. Prices are per person twin share and are land only. Single supplements apply. Standard Payment Terms apply, unless combined with another promotional offer whereby stricter payment conditions may apply. If guests change to another tour or date not on sale, they are responsible to pay the difference and adhere to different payment conditions. Discounts are subject to availability and may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Savings are combinable with Ongoing Deals (I.e. Global Tour Rewards, Multiple Trip Discount, etc.). Offer not valid with Last Minute Deals, Hot Dates, Double Loyalty Member Benefit, on special departure and interest groups, Future Travel Credit (FTC) carry forward discount or pre and post accommodation. Further restrictions apply. ^$200 per person deposit required at time of booking for Level 1 tours to hold space; some trips require payment in full at time of booking. Itineraries subject to change. Change and cancellation fees may apply. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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