VIENNA TO VENICE 13D/12N AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA & ITALY

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VIENNA TO VENICE 13D/12N AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA & ITALY

Day 1  Vienna(A)
Start your tour at Vienna airport where you meet your guide and you will be transfered to Vienna hotel. Your loodging for two nights is Hotel Josefshof  Wien am Rathaus 4* or similar  situated just minutes walking from old town. Afterwards enjoy a stroll through the old town and a welcome dinner in a local restaurant.(D)
Day 2  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  Vienna-G.Radgona-Ljubljana(Slo)
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. Your accomodation is Hotel Urban 3* or similar located in Ljubljana city center.(B,L)
 
Day 4  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  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  Ljubljana-Bela Krajina-Plitvice Lakes(Cro)
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. Tonight’s Hotel Bela Krajina 3* or similar is in a charming town of Metlika. (B,L)
 
Day 7  Plitvice Lakes-Opatija(Cro)
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 in Hotel Continental 4* or similar.(B,D)
 
Day 8  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«.(B)
 
Day 9   Opatija-Postojna caves-Predjama Castle-Piran(Slo)
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 coastal town of Piran- The Pearl of the Adriatic and Hotel Tartini 3* or similar.(B,L)

Day 10 Piran-Trieste-Piran

Morning at leisure in Piran. Afternoon departure to one of Italy’s most impressive cities, the melting pot of different cultures, nations and religions, spectacular Trieste. Our orientational walk will first reach its historical part, the site of ancient Roman Ruins, which include the theatre and the forum. 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. Trieste makes a perfect stop for italian gelato or real Illy coffee.Tonight enjoy a fish dinner on a sea waterfront in Piran.(B,D)
 
Day 11 Piran-Colio/Brda-Venice(I)
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.  for two nights Your Hotel Gorizia alla Valigia 3* or similar is situated just minutes walking from St.Mark’s square.(B,L)
Day 12  Venice(I)
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 
After breakfast you will be transfered to Venice airport for your return flight home.

 

SMALL GROUP DEPARTURE  June 1st.-13th 2018 (MAX 20 PARTICIPANTS)

 

What’s included?

Land transportation through the whole tour in modern air conditioned vehicle

Vienna airport transfer on Day 1 /Venice airport transfer on Day 13

12 nights 4*or 3* hotel accomodation in twin/double beds with private bathroom (single room supplements 750€)

Full time professional licensed English speaking guide while on the tour.

Local Guide in Vienna and Postojna Caves. Guiding and orientational walk in Ljubljana, Bled, Plitvice Lakes, Pula, Piran, Rovinj and Venice.

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, 3 wine tastings,…

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

Organization, VAT and  Basic insurance.

 

Tour price: 3300 euro

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Testimonials

VIENNA TO VENICE SEPTEMBER 20175 stars review

I just returned from the most wonderful trip of a lifetime with Blaz and Amanda Podboj. The trip was the Vienna to Venice [...]

VIENNA TO VENICE SEPTEMBER 20175 stars review

I just returned from the most wonderful trip of a lifetime with Blaz and Amanda Podboj. The trip was the Vienna to Venice tour. I can't say enough about the expertise and professionalism of Blaz. I felt like he was so aware and available to each of us and our needs on a daily basis. He was extremely knowledgeable about everything and answered all of our questions at length. He has a great sense of humor too. We laughed all the time!!!

The tour opened my eyes to a beautiful Slovenia that I didn't know much about. It is the most wonderful country and the people so welcoming. We were treated to an unbelievable meal with Blaz's relatives. The experience was like being with family. The music, the wine, the food....extraordinary!!!!

Every day was a new adventure!! We went to several wine tastings and each was unique. All of the food was out of this world!!! The accommodations were great.

My life has been truly enriched by this wonderful experience. If you are looking for a vacation of a lifetime look no further!!!!

Sally Thompson, USA

AUSTRIA&SLOVENIA&ITALY PRIVATE TOUR JULY 20175 stars review

Hi Andrej,

What a fantastic trip! Overall, Slovenia is one of the prettiest countries we as a family have visited together [...]

AUSTRIA&SLOVENIA&ITALY PRIVATE TOUR JULY 20175 stars review

Hi Andrej,

What a fantastic trip! Overall, Slovenia is one of the prettiest countries we as a family have visited together and working with your company truly made the experience authentic and more of an adventure than a tourist trip.We touched on a lot at the farewell dinner, but below is just overall feedback.

Highlights:
- Starting in a major city and working out to the farm/ country side of Austria and Slovenia
- Sound of music tour was good, but there does need to be a bit more, which is why going to the Eagles Nest was perfect *recommend for other travelers
- Farm house in Slovenia - Definitely we could have spent another day just relaxing there or walking to the nearby river
- Sailing - Breaks up the trip from walking tours and museums and got us out on the water
- Staying in Trieste was the best option out of all the towns visited
- Dinner at Stari Podrum - One of the best
- Cave experience
- Visiting the mountain towns

Thank you again! Great experience.

Jackie Delie, USA

VIENNA TO VENICE TOUR SEPTEMBER 20175 stars review

FABULOUS 13 DAYS

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VIENNA TO VENICE TOUR SEPTEMBER 20175 stars review

FABULOUS 13 DAYS

My group of six ladies took a customized Slovenia 4 Seasons 13 day/12 night tour beginning in Vienna and ending in Venice with Blaz as our guide. In addition to visiting the better known Slovenian and Croatian tourist sights we drove through the beautiful Julian Alps, stopping for wine tastings and fantastic meals at local restaurants along the way. Blaz is incredibly knowledgeable about the entire region and kept us entertained with humorous stories of its rich history and vibrant culture. He took care of everything including arriving promptly each morning to seeing us safely checked into hotels for the night. I highly recommend Slovenia 4 Seasons and Blaz for the trip of a lifetime!

Christine Tuttle, USA