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Experience Central Europe Like a Local

14-day guided vacation, from $3,575* per person, departs April through September 2019

Highlights

  • AAA Members receive an $80 Optional Experience Voucher per person.

  • Join a Local Specialist for included sightseeing in Vienna, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Split, Hvar Island and Zagreb.

  • Connect With Locals: Explore the peace of a village where time has stood still and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch cooked in a traditional style under a clay bell using ingredients from the family's farm.

Overnights

  • Vienna
  • Lake Bled
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Hvar
  • Dubrovnik
  • Zagreb

Details

Days 1-2 / Vienna
Arrive in the City of Music and meet your fellow travelers for a welcome reception and evening orientation drive through Vienna. In the morning, join a Local Specialist to see the Opera House, Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the 13th century Hofburg Palace. Spend the afternoon at leisure or join an Optional Experience to nearby Bratislava.

Days 3-4 / Vienna – Graz – Lake Bled
Depart Vienna heading south toward the Semmering Pass, stopping in Graz to see its charming Old Town. Continue along the picturesque Austrian Riviera to the rustic natural retreat of Lake Bled. Spend a day at leisure, exploring the lake by boat or consider joining an Optional Experience to Slovenia’s largest glacier lake.

Day 5 / Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes
Journey from Lake Bled to Ljubljana where a Local Specialist will share some of the Solvenian capital’s most iconic sights, including the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum and Three Bridges Castle and Square. In Plitvice Lakes National Park, join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour and admire the cascade of spectacular waterfalls.

 

Days 6-8 / Plitvice Lakes – Split – Hvar Island
Travel to the sun-kissed Dalmatian coast and meet a Local Specialist for a fascinating tour of the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace in Split. View the Cathedral and Baptistery of Split before traveling to the island of Hvar for a three-night stay. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Hvar’s Old Town with a Local Specialist and enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch cooked in a traditional style under a clay bell. Explore the gorgeous rocky coastline on foot or join an Optional Experience to admire the purple fields of lavender and indulge in locally produced vintages.

Days 9-11 / Hvar Island – Dubrovnik
Meander south along the coast past charming villages to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. Join a Local Specialist for a small group sightseeing walking tour of the medieval city. Admire the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Spend the afternoon at leisure before enjoying a regional meal at a local restaurant. Climb the medieval ramparts and explore Dubrovnik on your own or join an Optional Experience to Montenegro to see the only fjord in southern Europe.

Days 12-14 / Dubrovnik – Zagreb
Head north to the Croatian capital of Zagreb, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and join a Local Specialist in the morning to explore the upper and lower towns. You’ll see the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, Opera House and St. Mark’s Church. The afternoon is yours to explore the Old Town or consider an Optional Experience into the surrounding countryside. Wrap up your journey with a farewell dinner celebration and depart for home in the morning.

*Valid per guest must be used on vacation, non-transferable, no cash value.

Offered by: Trafalgar

Want to learn more about this guided vacation? Call 888-890-2462 or contact a AAA Travel Counselor.

Get in Touch

Janice Yip-Hudson, AAA Travel Counselor, Daly City, Calif.

Today, people's lives are so busy. We're thinking three days ahead just to get through our to-do lists. I love helping my clients plan vacations where they have nothing to do but relax; where time stands still, and you're just on vacation.

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