The heart of Europe beats with a unique pulse. Cobblestone streets wander through medieval towns and brush up against tall, protective ramparts. Antique minarets rise over modern cafes. Impermeable castles stand atop cliffs and overlook lush foothills. This Croatia, Slovenia and Austria tour takes you through Central Europe, exploring the stunning forests, rugged mountains, brimming rivers, and azure coastlines where medieval cities press against the remnants of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman...
Dubrovnik – Opening Up to Marble
Dubrovnik is a gem on the Adriatic Sea. The city sparkles with marble-paved squares and cobbled streets and is set against the backdrop of azure water. Historic walls surround Old Town helping to preserve the medieval ambiance emanating from the red-shingled roofs. The sensual aroma of Croatian made Pag cheese lingers in the coastal air.
Your tour of Europe begins when your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your centrally located hotel. Take your time and settle into the enchanting scenery all around you. Baroque buildings shimmer along the ancient city walls and a cable car runs from the city edges to the top of Mount Srd, standing 1,352 feet over the city.
Dubrovnik – Guiding the Ramparts
Dubrovnik – Time Bayside
Sarajevo – Walking the Old Bridge
Sarajevo – Elegant Antiques
Split – The Dalmatian Coast
Zadar – Treasured Coastline
Zagreb – Lakeside Wonder
Zagreb – Capital Popularity
Ljubljana – Livable Riverside
Ljubljana – Castle Walls
Vienna – Imperial Glow
Vienna – Imperial Leisure
Vienna – When Finding the Heart
- Witness the grand medieval architecture of the Rector’s Palace in the historic seaside city of Dubrovnik
- Discover the unfathomable natural beauty of Europe’s southernmost fjord at the Bay of Kotor
- Visit the corner said to have sparked the 20th century, in Sarajevo, where World War I technically began
- Wander through the exceptional natural grandeur of Plitvice Lake National Park where the waters and the forest radiate beauty
- Venture into the remarkable depths of the Postojna Cave system and ride the cavern’s unique railway
- Traverse the secret passage in the impregnable Predjama Castle, situated halfway up a rugged mountainside
- Enjoy the opulent architecture of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Vienna, Austria’s capital city
Enter the heart of Europe on this 14-day Croatia, Slovenia and Austria tour. This vacation takes you through countries around the Adriatic Sea and Danube River. Your stunning Central Europe vacation begins with your arrival in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The medieval seaside city continues to captivate visitors with its colorful roofs and powerful city walls.
Your first full day in the city, your guide meets you at the hotel and leads you through the stunning city. Unlike anywhere else in the world, the city is decorated with Franciscan monasteries and Crusader history.
The following day, you travel south to the Republic of Montenegro to visit Kotor, nestled on Europe’s southernmost fjord, for an exceptional exploration of the medieval streets. Travel inland to the town of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina, located on the banks of the Neretva River where you can see the famous Old Bridge connecting the two sides of the city before continuing to Sarajevo. You have a full day in Sarajevo to witness the sensational history of Old Town and the corner that set off the First World War.
Venture to Split, Croatia, a bit city with an enchanting ambiance, situated on the Dalmatian Coast. You will have a tour of the labyrinthine Diocletian Palace. Travel through the historic seaside city of Zadar and settle near the breathtaking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. A half-day tour of the park shows you the pristine forests and opulent waters.
Travel to Zagreb for a full day in the capital city, exploring both the Upper and Lower neighborhoods of the city. Once in Ljubljana, Slovenia, you can wander through the medieval castle and impressive City Hall, along with the wondrous St. Nicholas’ Cathedral.
A full day excursion out of the city takes you deep into the Postojna Caves and meandering around the marvelous Predjama Castle. You journey from Ljubljana to Vienna, Austria, where your guide leads you on a half-day tour of the city’s remarkable highlights, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace. You have a full day in Vienna at your leisure to enjoy the city and its surroundings, including a possible day trip to the nearby Slovakian capital city of Bratislava. Your final day includes a private transfer escorting you to the airport for your flight home.
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$4,097 per person (excluding international flights)
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