VIENNA TO VENICE (13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS)

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VIENNA TO VENICE (13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS)

Day 1 (15th Sep) Vienna
Start your tour at Vienna airport where you meet your guide and will be transfered to your Vienna hotel for two nights. Afterwards enjoy a stroll through the old town and a welcome dinner in a local restaurant.(D)
 
Day 2 (16th Sep) Vienna
We start a day with a guided tour of the Imperial city Vienna capital of Austria which used to be one of the most influential and important towns in Europe for centuries. Our guided tour takes you to Imperial court Hofburg, towards St.Stephens cathedral on famous Graben street and continue towards Opera House. On the way you will admire many famous sites and places of interest. The rest of the day is leisure time for you to enjoy the Austrian capital. You can have an original Viennese Melange accompanied by apple pie, Sacher cake or Guglhupf in a typical and very traditional old Vienna Kaffeehaus or just shop.(B)
 
Day 3 (17th Sep) Vienna-G.Radgona-Ljubljana
This morning drive to Slovenia to Frangeš Sparkling wines cellar for an unforgettable experiance. The visit of the wine cellar and the estate will include sparkling wine sampling and light lunch. Late afternoon arrival to Slovenian capital Ljubljana for three nights.(B,L)
 
Day 4 (18th Sep) Ljubljana
Our hotel is located in the center of the town and just minutes walking from the old town of Ljubljana. One of the highlights of the tour is the sparkling capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana. Ljubljana has the most beautiful historic center, contained within a sprawling pedestrian zone that flanks both sides of the willow-lined Ljubljanica River, with animated cafés and restaurants, magnificent Baroque buildings and bridges. Guide will walk us through the old town, highlighted by the works of Slovenia’s greatest architect, Joze Plecnik, the outdoor markets and historic palaces. Plenty of free time also to enjoy and explore Ljubljana on your own. Tonight enjoy a typical dinner in a local restaurant.(B,D)
 
Day 5 (19th Sep) Ljubljana-Lake Bled-Radovljica-Ljubljana
Surrounded by high mountains, a dramatically placed 11th century cliff side castle and its tiny island with 99 steps leading up to the exquisite Church of the Assumption, the Lake Bled presents a fairy tale setting like no other. We’ll explore the 1000 year old town of Bled and visit Villa Bled (Tito’s Villa) to ponder Socialist realism murals and mosaics. Later we boat ride to Bled island where you’ll discover to what purpose men attempt to carry their brides up the steps. Later a Slovenian dinner will be served in a typical restaurant in Radovljica, the best preserved medieval town of Slovenia.(B,D)
Day 6 (20th Sep) Ljubljana-Bela Krajina-Plitvice Lakes
This morning explore off the beaten path part of Slovenia in a region called Bela krajina. Bela Krajina with its vineyards in the heart of the vibrant countryside, the embrace of white birch trees and the call of the intact river Kolpa is a perfect place where you can forget your daily worries and just relax. We’ll tour a ˝zidanica˝ that sits on the border near Croatia and have lunch with a taste of their wines.(B,L)
 
Day 7 (21st Sep) Plitvice lakes-Opatija
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a phenomenon of Karst hydrography comprised of beautiful lakes, magnificent waterfalls, caves, virgin forests of beech and fir and hosting numerous species of orchids, butterflies, birds and bats as well as bears, boar, wolves and owls. Our visit will include a train ride to the upper lakes, an hour and a half walk down to the middle lakes, a boat ride across the biggest lake, lunch, then another walk to the lower lakes and the Great Waterfall which tumbles down 256 feet into the Sastavci Hollow. Late afternoon arrival in Croatian Seaside resort of Opatija for two nights.(B)
 
Day 8 (22nd Sep) Opatija-Grožnjan-Rovinj-Opatija
Start a wonderful day out by exploring the perfect postcard photo town along the splendid Istrian coast Rovinj – The Pearl of the Adriatic. Our guide will walk you through the town of Rovinj; a city of romance and art, that still remains one of the last true Mediterranean fishing ports. Then head to inland Istria. Our next stop will be the charming little Art colony town of Grožnjan, a must see destination when in Istria. Groznjan is among the best preserved Istrian medieval towns and is also known as the »town of artists«. Istrian experience will include a visit to local wine cellar.(B)
 
Day 9 (23rd Sep) Opatija-Postojna caves-Predjama Castle-Trieste
This morning drive back to Slovenia to a Karst plateau where you can find one of the world most famous attractions, the Postojna caves. If there is something not to be missed in Slovenia definitely those are the Postojna caves. Enter the best known cave in the world with numerous tunnels, passages,galieries, stalactite or stalagmite formations that offer a unique experience of the underground world and with an adveturous train ride its easy and fun. Discover the underground world of Postojna caves. Enter the best known cave in the world with numerous tunnels, passages, galieries, stalactite or stalagmite formations that offer a unique experience of the underground world and with an adveturous train ride its easy and fun. A few miles away you can find one of the most scenic castles in the world the Predjama castle. Nesting on a vertical cliff it enjoys a striking setting and with numerous legends linked with the castle it makes a perfect photo stop.Perfect for a photo stop. Lunch included. Our home base for the next two days is the charming italian town of Trieste and our lodgging the waterfront Savoia Palace Hotel.(B,L)
Day 10 (24th Sep) Trieste-Karst-Lipica- Štanjel-Trieste
One of Italy’s most impressive cities, the melting pot of different cultures, nations and religions, spectacular Trieste. Our walking tour will first reach its historical part, the site of ancient Roman Ruins, which include the theatre and the forum. Next to it is the old St. Giusto church and the medieval castle with a beautiful panoramic view of Bay of Trieste. The exquisite palaces of remarkable architectural value, the elegant seafront and Italy’s largest square overlooking the sea, Piazza Unità d’Italia are also not to be missed while in Trieste. Afterwards we will continue the tour to the Miramare castle, spectacularly built on a Karstic rocky promontory above the water in 1856 by the order of Maximilian of Habsburg. The castle is a jewel of Hapsburg empire, highlighted by the Duke’s bedroom and office that were modelled after the cabin and stern wardroom of the warship that he commanded to navigate the seas. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon, before evening departure to hill-top town of Štanjel and a dinner on a green farm.(B,D)
 
Day 11 (25th Sep) Trieste-Colio/Brda-Venice
A fairy tale landscape, nested halfway between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, with abundance of beauties, attractions and experiences is slovenian region of Brda. Brda region is known for excelent wines and hospitality of the people. Today enjoy a very special wine tasting experience of slovenian premium wines and lunch Late afternoon arrival in Venice.(B,L)
Day 12 (26th Sep) Venice
Experience the magical city of Venice, its atmosphere of mystery and exotic romance, picturesque canals, famous art and architecture, and intricately interwoven past and present on a guided orientational walk. See the famous San Mark´s Square and Grand Canal, learn about the past and the future of Venice, admire great Venetian art and cross the Rialto Bridge. The rest of the day is for you to explore Venice. Farawell dinner in a local restaurant.(B,D)
Day 13 (27th Sep)
After breakfast you will be transfered to Venice airport for your return flight home.

 

SMALL GROUP DEPARTURE  15th SEP. 2017 (MAX 20 PARTICIPANTS)

 

What’s included?

Land transportation through the whole tour in modern coach

Vienna airport transfer in/Venice airport transfer out

12 nights 4*or 3* hotel accomodation in twin/double beds with private bathroom (single room supplements 650€)

Full time professional English speaking guide while on the tour.

Local Guiding in Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice lakes, Trieste, Venice and Postojna caves.

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners,4 wine tastings,…

Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes National park, Pletna Boat Ride on Lake Bled, Postojna caves, Venice boat ride In/Out and Miramare castle.

Organization and VAT. Basic insurance.

 

Tour price: 2900 euro