Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer

10 days from $4,640 per person*
  • Witness the stunning blue waters of Croatia’s famed Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Bike through Slovenia’s countryside along the banks of the Mur with a private guide.
  • Take a fascinating guided city tour of Vienna, including a stop at Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Sample Slovenia’s award-winning Dveri Pax wines at a tasting in Maribor.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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After centuries under the sway of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and decades under the influence of the Soviet Union, Central Europe has emerged from the shadow of toppled empires and stepped into the spotlight as one of the continent’s most fascinating and picturesque destinations. Blessed with a deep reserve of arresting landscapes, fairytale-like cities, captivating history, and an unhurried approach to life, just a few days spent in this part of the world quickly reveals why the Hapsburgs were so reluctant to give it up.

The tour begins with a private tour of the sites of Vienna, capital of Austria and onetime seat of the Holy Roman Empire, with stops at Hofburg Palace, the MuseumsQuartier, and Schönbrunn Palace, the summer abode of the Hapsburgs. Next, drift past the villages, castles, and vineyards on a cruise down the Danube to visit the hilltop abbey at Melk. Later in Banovci, pedal through the glorious Slovenian countryside on a private bike ride along the banks of the Mur, then sample the delicious wines of Dveri Pax in Maribor en route to beautiful Ljubljana. There, take a private walking tour of the capital, including its open-air market, Ljubljana Castle, and the many works of architect Jože Plecnik. The tour concludes in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, where you’ll get a taste of its thriving local food-and-wine scene on a private walking tour and explore the bucolic grandeur of UNESCO-protected lakes, waterfalls, and alpine forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Vienna
    Vienna
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Austria - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Vienna
    Vienna
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Vienna
    Vienna
    • Tour - Shared - Wachau - Danube Valley (8 hrs) - Coach/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Vienna to Banovci
    Vienna to Banovci
    • Vienna - Banovci [with Lunch (4.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 5 Banovci
    Banovci
    • Tour - Private - Mura River Biking (2-4 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 6 Banovci to Ljubljana
    Banovci to Ljubljana
    • Banovci - Ljubljana [via Dveri Pax Winery Tasting (with Lunch) (4.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide(3)
  • Day 7 Ljubljana
    Ljubljana
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking City Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 8 Ljubljana to Zagreb
    Ljubljana to Zagreb
    • Ljubljana - Zagreb [1 hr 35 mins] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - Walking Food Tour with Lunch (3hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Zagreb
    Zagreb
    • Tour - Private - Plitvice Lakes (8hrs) - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Zagreb
    Zagreb
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Vienna

Enjoy your private airport transfer with driver and vehicle. For your added comfort, your English speaking driver will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Kaiserhof (4*)

The Kaiserhof, part of the Best Western Premier brand, is centrally located on a quiet side street in the historic heart of Vienna. Here, you are only a short walk away from the Vienna State Opera, the Ringstraße, the Naschmarkt market, and the luxury shops of the Kärntner Straße and Ringstraßen Galerien mall. In their traditionally appointed rooms, you will experience the historic feeling of imperial Vienna to the fullest. The Kaiserhof’s harmonious blend of tradition and modern comfort is accompanied by a fresh, vibrant styling, while everywhere you look, you will be reminded of Vienna’s glorious history. Have a classic Viennese breakfast of Kipferl and coffee, or choose from among numerous other delicacies. Guests of the Keiserhof’s may make use of their private wellness facilities, which include a fitness room, steam bath, sauna, and a solarium.

Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Vienna
Vienna
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Kaiserhof (4*)
The Kaiserhof (4*)

Day 2: Vienna

Today, you will spend an enjoyable 4 hours with a private tour guide, driver, and vehicle, exploring the city of Vienna. This tour will provide you with an overall impression of the most significant sights of the city. Along the Ringstrasse, admire numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the showrooms of Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. The entrance fee to the Schonbrunn Palace is included.

Accommodation: Kaiserhof (4*)
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace

Day 3: Vienna

Today, you will enjoy a full day excursion to the Wachau Valley, which is an Austrian region near the Danube River. During a romantic and scenic boat ride, the history and legends of the Danube come alive as you wind your way through charming old villages, steep vineyards, and castles. The heart of the Wachau is Krems, an old wine merchant town. You will also have the opportunity to visit Melk, the "Cradle of Austria," and the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a pearl of Austrian Baroque. You may bring your own lunch or take the chance to try local cuisine at the Abbey restaurant in Melk. The tour finishes at the Opera House in Vienna. Entrance fees to the Melk Monastery and the boat ride are included. During the winter season, lunch is also included.

Accommodation: Kaiserhof (4*)
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Danube Valley
Danube Valley

Day 4: Vienna - Banovci

Enjoy a private transfer from Vienna to Banovci, with a 1-hour stop for lunch en route. Your transfer includes private vehicle, English speaking driver, and lunch.

Accommodation: Sun House Boutique Hotel (4*)

The Sun House boutique hotel is an oasis, offering a break from the hustle and bustle of a chaotic world. The small and stylish boutique hotel is located in the very heart of authentic and natural riches of the Prekmurje region, in the small village of Banovci. Featuring elegant suites, that offers guests modern amenities and conveniences, as well as large balconies or terraces that feature spectacular panoramic views of the hilly surroundings. The Sauna and Spa Garden at the Sun House Banovci provides various wellness treatments and massages and features a bio sauna, a Finnish sauna, a relaxation room and an outdoor Jacuzzi and swimming pool.

Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sun House Boutique Hotel
Sun House Boutique Hotel

Day 5: Banovci

Enjoy the picturesque landscape and its never-ending views to the fullest on a prepare a cycling tour according to your wishes and physical abilities, as your guide will lead you through the beauties of Prekmurje region. Imagine yourself slowly paddling through the village, through the woods, peacefully becoming one with the enchantingly beautiful nature and the local people.

Accommodation: Sun House Boutique Hotel (4*)
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Mura River Biking
Mura River Biking

Day 6: Banovci - Ljubljana

Enjoy a private transfer from Banovci to Ljubljana via a wine tasting at Dveri Pax Winery, where an 800-year tradition of Benedictine wine making is kept alive. Here you will take part in a wine tasting and discover the superior quality of their award-winning Dveri-Pax wines. The winery uses the highest quality vines combined with knowledge, experience, tradition and modern innovations in wine production to create a variety of wines including Furmint, Welschriesling, Sauvignon, Riesling, Traminer, Pinot Gris, Yellow Muscat, Pinot Noir, Janez white and Benedict red. Continue to Ljubljana. Your transfer includes private vehicle, English speaking guide, wine tasting at Dveri Pax Winery, and lunch.

Accommodation: Grand Union Hotel (4*)

Located in the heart of the city center, the historic Grand Union Hotel overlooks Prešeren Square, the Triple Bridge, and the Ljubljana Castle. The Art Nouveau styled hotel has played an important role in the political and social life of the capital; hosting many renowned politicians and famous guests including Bill Clinton, Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth and Orson Welles. Defined by the architectural and Art Nouveau style, each guest room offers comfort and elegance. The hotel offers top-class culinary experiences in renowned restaurants Atelje, the Union Garden, and the legendary Union Café, where guests can relax with a cup of coffee or tea accompanied by a varied offer of cakes and pastries in a historic setting. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.

Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dveri Pax Winery
Dveri Pax Winery
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Grand Union Hotel Ljubljana
Grand Union Hotel Ljubljana

Day 7: Ljubljana

Enjoy a walking city tour of Ljublijana and see some of the most significant sights of the old city center such as the picturesque Central open-air market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, as well as the Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. On your tour, you will also visit Ljubljana Castle and the Virtual Museum. Includes entrance fees to Virtual Museum, Ljubljana Castle Tower and cable car to castle.

Accommodation: Grand Union Hotel (4*)
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Robba's Fountain
Robba's Fountain

Day 8: Ljubljana - Zagreb

Enjoy a transfer from Ljubljana to Zagreb with a private vehicle and driver.

Meet your private guide at the hotel lobby for your private Zagreb walking food tour. Founded in the Middle Ages, Zagreb began life as two separate entities, Kaptol and Gradec, which today comprise the historic Gornji Grad (Upper Town). This guided casual stroll through the center of the city is a “best of” compilation of its food and drink moments. Besides getting a whiff of the way Zagreb lives and breathes, it’s the opportunity to try bits and pieces of everything – from farmer’s market produce, traditional dishes, desserts and local spirits to top quality wine from Zagreb surroundings or craft beer, tuned in with the season. Specialties you can taste on this tour can include: štrukli, ajngemahtec, gemišt, sir i vrhnje, kremšnita, purica s mlincima. Continue on foot to Britanski trg, one of Zagreb's most charming squares, to enjoy a traditional, home cooked meal with one of Zagreb's culinary icons Mrs. Zeljka, and she has been running a "behind a closed door" foodie club for a few years now.

Accommodation: Hotel Astoria (4*)

Escape to the Hotel Astoria, part of the Best Western Premier brand, and experience the ultimate in comfort and service accommodating all travelers. Built in 1932, this Croatian hotel is centrally located in the charming capitol of Zagreb and offers guests a quiet, peaceful atmosphere and warm personalized service. The hotel is a short distance from the historic city centre, featuring Jelacic Square and the Cathedral of Zagreb. The hotel's restaurant provides guests with fine dining and an exquisite complimentary buffet breakfast every morning. Zagreb also hosts a variety of events year-round for visitors to enjoy such as Zagreb Fair, Musical Summer, and Zagreb World Theatre Festival.

Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Zagreb
Zagreb
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Astoria (4*)
Hotel Astoria (4*)

Day 9: Zagreb

This morning meet your driver at your hotel for a full day tour of the Plitvice Lakes, the most famous National Park in Croatia, protected by the UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. There are different walking paths – the easier ones and the more demanding ones – so you can choose your own way. Includes private driver, English speaking guide and entrance fees.

Accommodation: Hotel Astoria (4*)
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Day 10: Zagreb

Enjoy the private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Kaiserhof (4*): Vienna

The Kaiserhof, part of the Best Western Premier brand, is centrally located on a quiet side street in the historic heart of Vienna. Here, you are only a short walk away from the Vienna State Opera, the Ringstraße, the Naschmarkt market, and the luxury shops of the Kärntner Straße and Ringstraßen Galerien mall. In their traditionally appointed rooms, you will experience the historic feeling of imperial Vienna to the fullest. The Kaiserhof’s harmonious blend of tradition and modern comfort is accompanied by a fresh, vibrant styling, while everywhere you look, you will be reminded of Vienna’s glorious history. Have a classic Viennese breakfast of Kipferl and coffee, or choose from among numerous other delicacies. Guests of the Keiserhof’s may make use of their private wellness facilities, which include a fitness room, steam bath, sauna, and a solarium.

Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Kaiserhof (4*)
The Kaiserhof (4*)
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Kaiserhof Lobby
The Kaiserhof Lobby

Sun House Boutique Hotel (4*): Banovci

The Sun House boutique hotel is an oasis, offering a break from the hustle and bustle of a chaotic world. The small and stylish boutique hotel is located in the very heart of authentic and natural riches of the Prekmurje region, in the small village of Banovci. Featuring elegant suites, that offers guests modern amenities and conveniences, as well as large balconies or terraces that feature spectacular panoramic views of the hilly surroundings. The Sauna and Spa Garden at the Sun House Banovci provides various wellness treatments and massages and features a bio sauna, a Finnish sauna, a relaxation room and an outdoor Jacuzzi and swimming pool.

Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sun House Boutique Hotel
Sun House Boutique Hotel

Grand Union Hotel (4*): Ljubljana

Located in the heart of the city center, the historic Grand Union Hotel overlooks Prešeren Square, the Triple Bridge, and the Ljubljana Castle. The Art Nouveau styled hotel has played an important role in the political and social life of the capital; hosting many renowned politicians and famous guests including Bill Clinton, Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth and Orson Welles. Defined by the architectural and Art Nouveau style, each guest room offers comfort and elegance. The hotel offers top-class culinary experiences in renowned restaurants Atelje, the Union Garden, and the legendary Union Café, where guests can relax with a cup of coffee or tea accompanied by a varied offer of cakes and pastries in a historic setting. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.

Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Grand Union Hotel Ljubljana
Grand Union Hotel Ljubljana
Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Grand Union Hotel - Room View
Grand Union Hotel - Room View

Hotel Astoria (4*): Zagreb

Escape to the Hotel Astoria, part of the Best Western Premier brand, and experience the ultimate in comfort and service accommodating all travelers. Built in 1932, this Croatian hotel is centrally located in the charming capitol of Zagreb and offers guests a quiet, peaceful atmosphere and warm personalized service. The hotel is a short distance from the historic city centre, featuring Jelacic Square and the Cathedral of Zagreb. The hotel's restaurant provides guests with fine dining and an exquisite complimentary buffet breakfast every morning. Zagreb also hosts a variety of events year-round for visitors to enjoy such as Zagreb Fair, Musical Summer, and Zagreb World Theatre Festival.

Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Astoria (4*)
Hotel Astoria (4*)

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Kimberly M — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Fiona was fabulous and planned a dream vacation for us from start to finish. Our guides and tours were all very personable, knowledgeable, and comfortable. Our drivers were very punctual and professional. Our itinerary and tickets kept us knowing exactly where and when we needed to be somewhere. The weather, food and hotels were amazing. We truly had our dream vacation and now need a beach vacation to recuperate from the fast paced vacation we just returned from! Would recommend your agency to anyone! Thank You!

  • David B. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip! Thank you for the attention to detail and comprehensive planning!

  • Cleo M. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    Excellent guidance and assistance from Rachel Cook in your Delaware office and great guides/drivers. The hotel was nicely situated and everything went smoothly - we thank you! It was our first time on such a tour and we would like to try it again.

  • Suzanne A. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    We had an amazing experience with Kensington! I loved our specialist Garret. He was incredibly helpful! We also really loved our guide in Cape Town.

  • Kyran D — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Our tour expert Rachel Cooke was outstanding! She handled all inquiries and requests with great professionalism and patience. The location of our hotels were optimal for touring and easy access to trains and metro. Tour guides Marion for the Latin Quarter, Frederick the Louvre, Bruno Mont St Michel and Melanie for the beaches of Normandy were all very knowledgeable and delightful to be with!

  • Donna O — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Andrew was an amazing guide starting in Inverness! And Debbie was great for our walking tour in Edinburgh. We could not be happier! We learned so much about Scotland and enjoyed every minute of our trip.

  • Robert Goodby — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was one of the best trips we've ever taken. Everything worked as planned, someone was always waiting to greet us at each transfer point, and the guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg were absolutely first-rate: knowledgeable, friendly, fluent in English, and very helpful. Our conversations with them about Russian life and history were an unexpected bonus to what was already a highly educational and informative itinerary.

  • Peter Stephanos — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    Kensington was top notch. Our transfers were always on-time and courteous/professional. When there was a labor strike in Athens, they rescheduled our cancelled ferry and booked us on a flight. We had no idea until they called and said we had been booked on the flight. So helpful that we didn't ever have to stress!

  • Barbara Schulman — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    We had an absolutely WONDERFUL trip; Everything was perfectly planned by Kensington; all drivers were professional and the city guides were excellent, educated in the history of their city and enjoyable to be with. Upon hearing that we were artists, one guide even changed her tour to include local artworks that we would not have known about , and we were thrilled. We have never had a tour planned personally for the 2 of us, and were delighted with the results. All contacts with our planner, Jason Susinski, were timely and professional. We will definitely travel with Kensington again.

  • Nancy Silvio — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was my first experience with a totally guided tour. It was wonderful to not have to worry about anything, it was all well planned out. What we did see was wonderful, important and the guides were knowledgeable and kind. When we expressed interest in going bowling in Berlin he made sure we found the best place!! Anything was possible.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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