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From Vienna to Dubrovnik via Slovenia in 13 days. Private tour. Quality travel.

From Vienna to Dubrovnik via Slovenia in 13 days. Private tour. Quality travel.
From Vienna to Dubrovnik via Slovenia in 13 days. Private tour. Quality travel.

High quality travel from Royal Vienna through Green Slovenia to Adriatic coast in Dubrovnik – embrace diversity of Central Europe and Mediterranean world.

Itinerary

Day 1: VIENNA – tour starts: Arrival to Vienna – welcome dinner – overnight in Vienna

Pass By: Historic Center of Vienna, Vienna Austria
Welcome to Vienna, the capital of Austria! A vibrant city with baroque streetscapes, imperial palaces, art and design, musical masterpieces and coffee-house culture.

Arrival to your hotel and time to freshen up. In the evening meet your Tour guide at your hotel for orientation briefing, followed by a lovely welcome dinner.

Meals included:
• Dinner: In the evening meet your Tour guide at your hotel for orientation briefing, followed by a lovely welcome dinner.
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Vienna

Day 2: VIENNA: Vienna orientation walk – Ring road panoramic drive – Schoenbrun palace visit – overnight Vienna

Stop At: Historic Center of Vienna, Vienna Austria
Start your day with an orientation walk of the old town that once was surrounded and protected by the city walls. See St. Stephen’s Cathedral – one of Europe’s great Gothic structures, stroll on Kärntnerstrasse and perhaps stop in the famous Sacher hotel, where even more famous Sacher chocolate cake was invented. Free time for lunch. Get your camera ready for a circuit of the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard is built along the lines of the old city walls and showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House and magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence. 
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Schonbrunn Palace, Schlosstrasse 47, Vienna 1130 Austria
a visit and magnificent tour of the Schoenbrunn Palace. The site of the Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn is outstanding as one of the most impressive and well preserved Baroque ensembles of its kind in Europe. A small hunting lodge and later summer residence of the Habsburg family became a symbol of the power and influence of the House of Habsburg over a long period of European history, from the end of the 17th to the early 20th century. Free time to explore the gardens where you can visit Europe’s oldest ZOO or get lost in Maze & Labyrinth. A walk away there is also a Technical museum of Vienna. 
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010 Austria
Afternoon at leisure for your own discoveries.

Pass By: Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
Afternoon at leisure for your own discoveries.

Pass By: Vienna Operahouse, Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
Afternoon at leisure for your own discoveries.

Pass By: Wiener Riesenrad, Riesenradplatz 1, Vienna 1020 Austria
Afternoon at leisure for your own discoveries.

Pass By: Prater 7/1 Riesenradplatz 1, Vienna 1020 Austria
Afternoon at leisure for your own discoveries.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Vienna

Day 3: VIENNA - THAL - GRAZ: Depart Vienna – Thal, Arnie’s birth house visit – lunch – orientation tour Graz – overnight Graz

Stop At: Hundertwasserhaus, Kegelgasse 36-38, Vienna 1030 Austria
Before departing from Vienna to Graz, stop to see a unique work of architectural art – colourful Hundertwasser house, an architecture style so different and fun but still very livable.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, Linakstrasse 9, Thal bei Graz 8051 Austria
Thal, a village known as a birthplace of Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I’ll be back.” Hardly anyone could fail to recognize Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line. Even though he doesn’t actually come back in person that often, nevertheless you can gain an intimate insight into the childhood and career of this international star at the Arnold-Schwarzenegger Museum, located at his place of birth in Thal near Graz. The beautiful building was constructed in 1806 and is the original forester’s lodge of the Count of Herberstein and Eggenberg. 
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Altstadt von Graz, Altstadt Von Graz, Graz 8047 Austria
Afternoon arrival to a nearby city of Graz, the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna. For centuries, Graz was more important to Slovenes, both politically and culturally, than the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana and strong ties remained to this day. Have a walk through Graz’s historic center, one of the best-preserved ones in Central Europe and learn about this UNESCO listed city which is boosting with another title from 2008 – City of Culinary Delights. 
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Graz, Austria

Day 4: GRAZ – MARIBOR – LJUBLJANA: Depart Graz – Maribor city tour – Food & Wine city walk in Ljubljana – overnight Ljubljana

Stop At: 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Slovenia’s second largest city, Maribor; European Capital of Culture of 2012. Maribor is a home of the oldest – 400 years old – vine in the world. We will have a lovely stroll through this city of wine, friendly people, great sights and monuments 
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ljubljana Old Town, Ljubljana Slovenia
Ljubljana. Centrally located capital city of Slovenia has a feel of metropolis with small-town friendliness. With over 50,000 students it is a city with a young vibe and great respect for seniors. With over 10,000 cultural events that take place in the city every year, Ljubljana is called a city of culture. Boosting with a rich history; from the legacy of Roman Emona; through to the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau to modern Ljubljana that was shaped by the strong personal style of Jože Plečnik, it is also a home of one of the oldest philharmonic orchestra in the world. By arrival to Ljubljana, we take you on a culinary journey of Slovenian food and drinks. Our excellent graded Slovenian food & wine city walk in Ljubljana includes a selection of Slovenian typical dishes and wines. Along with tastings in different restaurants, we will visit Ljubljana’s best features like Plecnik’s Triple bridge, baroque St. Nicholas Cathedral, Renaissance City hall and Art Nouveau street. We will not let you leave hungry of food nor information.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Slovenian food & wine city walk in Ljubljana with 5 food tastings and 4 different wines. Replaces a classical dinner.
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Day 5: LJUBLJANA–BLED–BOHINJ–LJUBLJANA : Vintgar gorge – Bled lake – Bled castle – Bohinj lake – lunch – overnight Ljubljana

Stop At: Vintgar Gorge, Podhom 80 Rebr 25a, Zgornje Gorje 4247 Slovenia
Start your day excursion to the sunny side of the Julian Alps. Enjoy a picturesque hike in a 1,6 km/1 mi long Vintgar gorge* which carves its way through the vertical rocks and is graced with waterfalls, pools and rapids. 
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lake Bled, Gregorchicheva ulica 22, Bled 4260 Slovenia
A short ride brings us to the shores of the beautiful glacial lake of Bledsurrounded by the Julian Alps. This place is a nature escape for those searching peace and fresh mountain air. 
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), Lake Bled, Bled 4260 Slovenia
To step back in time, we will visit a typical medieval gothic Bled castle built on 130 m/426 feet high cliff. 
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bled Island, Lake Bled, Bled Slovenia
Optional visit to the tiny island of Lake Bled in the middle of the lake is possible with a traditional wooden rowing boat called pletna. In the island’s church, you can ring a bell of wishes, a tradition, that is most possibly 500 years old.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Bohinj, Triglav National Park, Bohinjsko Jezero 4265 Slovenia
Let’s explore deeper in Triglav National Parkand drive through picturesque alpine villages and pastures full of hayracks to the biggest Slovenian lake – Bohinj. 
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Vogel ski center, Ukanc, 4265 Bohinjsko jezero, Slovenia
Optional cable car ride to Mt. Vogel** where you will be rewarded with astonishing views of mountain peaks and lake Bohinj on your palm. If you decide to get a lift above the clouds, let us give you a hint: Lunch up there tastes even better!
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Day 6: LJUBLJANA-POSTOJNA CAVE-PREDJAMA CASTLE-LJUBLJANA: Postojna cave – Predjama castle – beer tasting– overnight Ljubljana

Stop At: Postojna Cave, Jamska cesta 30, Postojna 6230 Slovenia
Today we will take you to the home of baby dragons and knights. It sounds like a fairytale, right? Number one visited attraction in Slovenia is the Queen of the caves – Postojna cave. It is a system of chambers, halls and passages that you enter by open train which adds to the experience of depths and adventure. Countless stalagmite and stalactite formations are lit well enough even to take pictures. You will hear about Slovenia’s most unusual creature that we are fond of and call a human fish.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Predjama Castle, Predjama 1, Postojna 6230 Slovenia
A short drive away there is one of a kind, the Renaissance-style Predjama castle which has a reputation for being the most hunted castle in Europe. It is nestled in the mouth of a cave and is set within a 123-meter-tall (404 feet) rock face. Let us walk you through the story of chateau’s famous resident knight Erazem Lueger.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Union Experience, Celovshka cesta 22, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia
Drive back to the capital to learn more about beer making in the city’s largest brewery and its museum and enjoy the best part of the process; beer tasting*. Traditional lunch that will compliment brewer’s nectar, is included in this beer experience.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Beer tasting*. Traditional lunch that will compliment brewer’s nectar, is included in this beer experience.
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Ljubljana

Day 7: LJUBLJANA-SKOCJAN CAVES-PIRAN-LJUBLJANA: Skocjan caves – stud farm Lipica – coastal town Piran – overnight in Ljubljana

Stop At: Skocjanske Jame, Matavun 12, Skocjan 6215 Slovenia
Morning start to a place that looks like something out of The Lord of the Rings. Skocjan caves are a UNESCO protected site. The real attraction here is the largest underground cavern in all of Europe. What steals the show from other caves are spectacular views from many footbridges overlooking underground canyon and the underground river flowing inside the cave. As you walk along, you have to remind yourself that what you see is real. 
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lipica 5, 6210 Sezana, Slovenia
On the way to the coast, we shortly stop in Lipica stud farm, home to almost 400 white Lipizzaner horses, nourishing a tradition of over 400 years. 
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Golfo di Trieste, Viale Miramare, Trieste Italy
Photo stop on the edge of Karst that offers views over Slovenian coast and Italian town of Trieste. 
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Port Piran, Tartinijev trg 1, Piran 6330 Slovenia
On the coast is the town of Piran where Venetian Republic has left its legacy that one can feel in narrow winding streets, houses huddled close together, beautiful squares and churches. Enjoy some free time wandering around this well preserved medieval town with cafes and ‘gelaterias’ lined on the seaside promenade. 
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Traditional Karst lunch
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Ljubljana

Day 8: LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – ZAGREB, CROATIA: Depart Ljubljana to Zagreb – Zagreb city tour – funicular ride – overnight Zagreb

Stop At: Cathedral of Zagreb, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Morning departure from Ljubljana to Zagreb, Croatia. Drive through Dolenjska region in Slovenia towards Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. Zagreb is a trendy city that has roots in Central European urban culture, enriched by Mediterranean and Balkan traditions. It is also a city of green parks and walks. Upon arrival to Zagreb, you will have an escorted city walk and see vibrant parts of the capital of Croatia; start at Zagreb’s central square ‘Trg Jelacica’, take the shortest city funicular in the world to reach Upper town where you can enjoy the views over Zagreb Lower town, stop at‘Lotrscak Tower’ where a cannon is fired every day at noon, optional visit of rewarded Museum of broken relationships (an innovative concept that displays mementos of failed relationships and the stories that surround them) and/or Gallery of Naive Art, take a picture of Zagreb’s most photographed multi-colored tile roof of St Mark’s church, pass Parliament ‘Sabor’ and presidential palace ‘Ban’s palace’, stop to see people praying in front of the shrine of Virgin Mary at Stone Gate, walk on Tkalciceva street filled with little cafes that could only be described as ‘bohemian’, visit fruit and vegetable market at ‘Dolac’, enterCathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary whose spires are visible from afar and complete the circle. After city walk, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Suggestions and pointers will be given to you by your guide: take a walk at Esplanade Park, enter some of the many museums, buy flowers at the flower market, have lunch in numerous restaurants and taverns, shop your way around the city and enjoy yourself.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Zagreb, Croatia

Day 9: ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – TROGIR: Depart Zagreb – Plitvice lakes hike – dinner – overnight Trogir

Stop At: Plitvicka Jezera, Plitvice Lakes National Park 53231 Croatia
Depart from Zagreb to Split. Stop at Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe’s great natural wonders, for a beautiful 3-4-hour experience in nature. Zig-zagging timber footbridges will lead you through the blue-green beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnected lakes, flanked by waterfalls and primaeval forest. Complete the experience with a short cruise that takes you into the heart of this natural wonder. 
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: 21220, Trogir, Croatia
Witness a dramatic change in landscape, as you travel through Mediterranean olive groves on your way to a historic town of Trogir. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Little Venice of Dalmatia or The Stone Beauty – Trogir, is a remarkable example of urban continuity. First settlement dates back to the Ancient Greek period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period. Enjoy a stroll in the old town before dinner.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Trogir, Croatia

Day 10: TROGIR – SPLIT – DUBROVNIK: Split city tour – Diocletian’s cellars – dinner– overnight Dubrovnik

Stop At: Old Split, Ulica Knezova Nelipica 1A, Split 21000 Croatia
Depart from Trogir to Dubrovnik. Start your day with a guided tour of Split, explore ancient streets of former Diocletian’s palace, now a lively residential area one simply cannot imagine before seeing it. One of the most significant Late-Roman historical monuments is listed on a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your local guide will take you to some places you might saw in a fantasy drama, Game of Thrones. Explore the underground substructure of Diocletian’s palace to understand the magnificence of this ancient building. No visit to Split can be accomplished without a visit to its green market or Pazar, as locals call it. It is one of the town’s iconic spots, an excellent place to explore and to blend with locals. 
Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Lapad, Dubrovnik Croatia
Early afternoon departure to Dubrovnik. Scenic road from Split to Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful stretches of land in the Mediterranean. It’s comparable to the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Arrival to Dubrovnik, dinner and time to relax.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Dubrovnik

Day 11: DUBROVNIK: Dubrovnik city tour – Franciscan monastery – panoramic drive – free afternoon – overnight Dubrovnik

Stop At: Dubrovnik City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Morning tour of the walled town of Dubrovnik, ‘paradise on earth’ according to George Bernard Shaw. Join a walking exploration of the “Old Dubrovnik,” a UNESCO World Heritage site, guided by a Local guide. Get a glimpse into local life, as you explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th-century bastions of the Old Town. Walk past Onofrio’s Fountain, visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe’s oldest pharmacy lies, admire Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral, many museums and perhaps ascend on top of the City Walls to see town’s hidden spots. The medieval fortress makes for a memorable workout. The stone ramparts, gates, bastions, forts, and towers that they connect span nearly 2 kilometers1.2 miles). From every point, the walls give visitors a glimpse into the city’s construction and centuries of defence. Afternoon is at leisure or maybe hop on a cruise around the mighty walls of the old town.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: The Franciscan Church and Monastery, 4 Poljana Paska Milicevica, Dubrovnik 20000 Croatia
Visit the Franciscan Monastery, where Europe’s oldest pharmacy lies.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Dubrovnik

Day 12: DUBROVNIK – (KOTOR, MONTENEGRO): Optional Montenegro excursion – farewell drink – overnight Dubrovnik

Stop At: Kotor Old City, Stari grad, Kotor, Kotor Municipality 85330 Montenegro
OPTIONAL EXCURSION: Spend the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional visit to Montenegro. Your chosen excursion sees you journeying along the coast and cross the border to Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor (or “the Boka”); once known as Europe’s southernmost fjord, it is actually a ria (a long, narrow inlet). Your guide will introduce you to the region’s many legends and stories. Before arriving at the very end of Boka Bay, stop at the town of Perast to take a short cruise to the island, where a beautiful Catholic church, Our Lady of the Rocks, sits. Island’s local guides will share with you stories of the former glory and wealth that seamen brought from far away seas to the town of Perast. Continue along the bay, to many a photographer’s dreams, to the pretty port town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy orientation walk and free time before returning back to Dubrovnik. Since this is our last evening together on a tour, we will raise our glasses over a farewell drink to wish each other Safe travels!
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 4* hand-picked hotel in Dubrovnik

Day 13: DUBROVNIK – tour ends Safe travels!

Pass By: Lapad, Dubrovnik Croatia
DUBROVNIK – tour ends

Possible transfer to the airport. Safe travels!


Meals included:
• Breakfast: In case of early departure, we organize breakfast box for you.
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:13 days
Commences in:Kotor, Montenegro
Country:Montenegro
City:Kotor

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