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Detailed Itinerary

Arrival at Vienna airport and transfer to your hotel. Welcome Dinner at the famous Restaurant Marchfelderhof.

Hotel

Savoyen

Breakfast and city tour, which will give you an overall impression of the most significant sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse we show you numerous magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district, the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence (Hofburg), the Parliament, the City Hall and the National Theatre. The highlight of this tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer evidence of the Habsburg family. On the way back to the opera we pass by the gardens of the Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugen, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the old town. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation.

Hotel

Savoyen

Meal

Breakfast only

Breakfast and day at leisure. Possibility of an optional tour of the Danube Valley (not included)

Hotel

Savoyen

Meal

Breakfast only

After breakfast we are heading south towards the Semmering Pass, stop to view the galleried courtyards and famous clock tower at Graz. Continue to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. After checkin we start a panoramic city tour showing us the most attractive sights including the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum and Castle, and Three Bridges Square.

Hotel

Grand Plaza

Meal

Breakfast only

We drive south to the croatian border and through the forested National Park of Plitvice. Admire the waterfalls and lakes of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site on your walking tour with your local specialist. See lakes of crystal clear water in many colourful shades of green, grey and blue which are linked by spectacular waterfalls. Overnight at Plitvice area.

Hotel

Degenija

Meal

Breakfast only

Travel through scenic Croatian countryside to Split, the largest city in Dalmatia. Meet your local specialist for a fascinating tour of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Diocletian‘s Palace. Visit the substructure, before viewing the Cathedral and the Baptistery of Split, once the Temple of Jupiter. Overnight in Split.

Hotel

Park

Meal

Breakfast only

After breakfast we drive down the old road of the croatian coastline, passing many little towns en-route. Check in at our hotel in Dubrovnik. You‘ll have the rest of the day free to explore Dubrovnik.

Hotel

Hilton Imperial

Meal

Breakfast only

This morning we start our sightseeing walking tour of the main sights. Admire the Rector‘s Palace, Onofrio‘s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Spend free time relaxing, exploring the lively market, or perhaps enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Accommodation in Dubrovnik.

Hotel

Hilton Imperial

Meal

Breakfast only

After breakfast we start with our excursion to the small but stunning country of Montenegro which occupies a thin strip of the Adriatic coast. Your excursion takes you to Europe‘s most southerly fjord, Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor), one of the most beautiful bays of the region. Pass through the quaint towns of Risan and Perast which sit on the banks of the bay, then arrive at the World Heritagelisted town of Kotor and enjoy a sightseeing tour there with a local guide. You‘ll see the Cathedral of St Tryphun, the South Gates of Kotor and the Armory Square. After some free time for lunch in Kotor, you will depart for Budva, a pretty coastal town with a charming old quarter. Your time here is at leisure, and an optional visit to the town‘s medieval castle is recommended. From here you can take in great views of the coast. Return to Dubrovnik later in the afternoon.

Hotel

Hilton Imperial

Meal

Breakfast only

We leave Dubrovnik after breakfast travelling south to Mostar, a town situated in a beautiful valley in the high mountains of Herzegovina. Here you will explore the must see Cejvan Cehaj Mosque which was built in 1552. Thanks to the river Neretva, Mostar was able to develop as a city in the barren landscape of Herzegovina. Neretva‘s size turned Mostar into a trading centre of the region very early on. The most famous feature of the city is its bridge. Stari Most (‚Old Bridge‘) was built by the Ottomans in 1565. (It was the great architect Mimar Hajrudin who had succeeded with the impossible mission to cross the Neretva River with a single span stone bridge). Continue to Bosnia‘s capital, Sarajevo.

Hotel

Europe

Meal

Breakfast only

Explore Sarajevo this morning with a walking tour of the city. You will visit the famous Baščaršija, the old Turkish quarter, home to one of the most interesting market centres in the country. Sarajevo is one of the few cities in the world that features an Orthodox church, a Catholic church and a mosque (the famous Begova Džamija) all within close proximity. You will be visiting all three buildings on your tour. This city may well be one of the highlight of your trip. It has emerged from the brink of ruin in the 1990s to
become one of the most interesting capital cities of Europe. After your exploration of the city, there will be free time for lunch before you depart for the Tunnel Museum in the suburb of Ilidža. The tunnel was dug underneath the airport runway and was used to smuggle provisions into the
city during the siege.

Hotel

Europe

Meal

Breakfast only

After breakfast, we drive northwards to Slavonski Brod where we stop in time for free lunch. Continuation to Zagreb, and before we check in at our hotel we explore the cosmopolitan city where the highlights lie within the thousand-year-old upper town of Gornji Grad. Here, find the Presidential Palace and the historic St. Mark’s Church displaying the Croatian, Dalmatian and Slovenian coats of arms, now an impressive emblem of the city.

Hotel

Esplanade

Meal

Breakfast only

Breakfast and transfer to airport

Hotel

Esplanade

Meal

Breakfast only

Inclusions

• 12 overnights in central first class hotels
• Buffet breakfast
• Private car with English speaking driver guide according to itinerary
• Admissions to historical sites as per program

Exclusions

-Flight tickets and airport taxes. 
-Extra: laundry service, telephone call. 
-Tips. 

Notes

Hotel Stays- 
Vienna: Savoyen
Ljubliana: Grand Plaza
Plitvice: Degenija
Split: Park
Dubrovnik: Hilton Imperial
Sarajevo: Europe
Zagreb: Esplanade

Program Touring / Guide

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Trip Highlights

Vienna - Graz - Ljubljana - Plitvice - Split - Dubrovnik - Sarajevo - Zagreb

Fixed Departure
01 Apr, 2023 to 20 Oct, 2023

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