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zJourney through Austria, Slovenia & Croatia

10 days

10 Day Small Group Escorted Tour

Small Group Discoveries for our World Travelers

  • With a congenial-sized group and our in-the-know guide, your intimate walking tour in Munich ends with a convivial lunch of hearty Bavarian fare.
  • Take the road less traveled and discover some of Europe’s best kept secrets…the Salzburg Lake District, Plitvice’s sixteen breathtaking cascading lakes, historic Graz with its dramatic modern flourishes, and Ljubljana – the city often called “Little Prague.”
  • Experience a slice of Alpine holiday heaven in the resort area of Lake Bled… Take a cable car for a bird’s eye view of the snow-capped Julian Alps, and dine al fresco at the impressive 11th century Bled Castle.
  • Visit the Lipica Stud Farm, which has been breeding the world renowned Lipizzaner stallions for over four centuries….you’ll meet these elegant white horses up close, and enjoy a performance of their amazing feats of equestrian showmanship.
  • Sit down to lunch on the grounds of a Baroque Austrian palace and sample fine Burgenland wines.
  • Discover 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c

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Welcome to Munich, Germany

Check in to the 5-star Sofitel Munich Bayerpost.


Explore Munich and travel to Salzburg c, Austria

This morning’s walking tour showcases the city’s grand architecture including the Royal Residence and Marienplatz, one of the loveliest squares in Europe. Sit down to lunch in one of your guide’s favorite city restaurants and then travel to Salzburg. The city’s Baroque splendor will surely captivate you as you explore the City of Mozart on a walking tour. Enjoy dinner and a leisurely 2-night stay in the heart of Old Town at the Hotel Altstadt Radisson Blu. Meals B,L,D


Into the Lake District

Once the playground of Habsburg royalty, Salzburg’s enchanting Lake District is one of Austria’s most scenic regions and promises an unforgettable day, highlighted by a cruise from the picturesque village of St. Gilgen across Lake Wolfgang. Return to Salzburg through an ever-shifting landscape of mountains and lakes and enjoy the balance of your afternoon at leisure. Meals B


From Salzburg into Slovenia

A scenic drive southward transports you through the magnificent Julian Alps to beautiful Lake Bled, set at the foot of these rugged peaks. Ascend Mt. Vogel by cable car for lunch and stupendous views over Lake Bohinj cradled in the mountains. Later, set out across Lake Bled in a traditional wooden pletna to visit St. Mary’s Church to ring the “Wishing Bell” before retiring to your lakeview room in the deluxe Grand Hotel Toplice. Meals B,L


Excursion to Ljubljana

With a history steeped in the ancient legend of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Slovenia’s captivating capital is filled with striking architectural monuments, handsome town squares and lovely baroque fountains. But this university city, with its youthful population, is also abuzz with cutting-edge exuberance and we’ve designed this excursion to immerse you in its exciting diversity. Admire Robba Fountain, visit the baroque cathedral and join city residents in the central market. You’ll also visit the amazing Postojna Caves and Lipica Stud Farm. Dine tonight at Bled Castle, which has stood for centuries high atop a cliff overlooking Lake Bled and St. Mary’s Church. Meals B,D


The scenic road from Bled to Zagreb

Ascend by funicular to Ljubljana Castle for captaviting views over the city. Continue to Zagreb, stopping en route for lunch on your own in a charming riverside castle hotel. Upon arrival in the Croatian capital, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour before checking in to the 5-star Regent Esplanade Zagreb. Meals B


Discover Plitvice National Park c

Today’s excursion reveals a breathtaking natural wonder of 16 lakes that range in hue from azure and emerald green to steely grey. Nestled upon deeply forested slopes, these terraced lakes are interconnected one to another in a dazzling cascade of rushing waters. The effect is magical and the experience unforgettable. Within the National Park, you’ll sit down to a satisfying lunch of Croatian cuisine at Licka Kuca, a rustic wooden house built in the charming traditional style of the region. Return to Zagreb where your evening is free. Meals B,L


Onward to Graz c and Vienna c

Travel to the lovely Austrian city of Graz, founded in Roman times, for a guided walk through its historic center, graced now with a pleasing blend of Renaissance and modern architecture. Continue to Vienna and check in to the 5-star Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof. Meals B,L


Vienna and the land of Haydn

After breakfast, a pleasant guided walk showcases Vienna’s best known landmarks including the Sacher Hotel and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Then journey just south of the capital to visit the Haydn Church where the composer is buried and Esterházy Palace, once the resplendent residence of a noble family. Enjoy lunch at Henrici Restaurant on the palace grounds and sample the fine wines of Burgenland at the sleek, state-of-the-art Esterházy Palace Winery and Museum. Return to your luxury hotel in downtown Vienna and enjoy a free evening. Meals B,L


Depart Vienna

Your tour with us finishes this morning. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons


Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package with a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers, and in-depth private car sightseeing with our experienced resident guide at your side.


Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide


Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide


Ask about international air service on Lufthansa, including business class. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

Extra nights are available before or after your tour.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Take advantage of our Family & Friends offer and Save $100 per person anytime you book 4 or more people on the same A+R program.

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