October 6-18, 2024 | Autumn in CROATIA, Slovenia and Austria

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Croatia, Montenagro, Slovenia, Austria
Overview

Croatia has made its way onto many bucket lists. And with good reason. There are more UNESCO heritage sites on this tour than I have seen on any other. The well preserved medieval cities on the Adriatic are quite stunning to see. And they are quite close together so you can see quite a lot in a short time. Then there is the NATURAL BEAUTY. I have traveled in every country in Europe and the national parks in Croatia rank at the top of the scenic wonders. That is partly true because it is different beauty than you find in other places. It’s hard to describe: Pools of clear water cascading through the dense foliage as it makes it’s way to the sea – with walking paths that put you right in the heart of it. It is DEFINITELY worth seeing. 

And then there is the beauty of Lake Bled, another charming place in the foothills of the Alps. On the little island sits a little church. The setting is quite dramatic. The tour ends in imperial Vienna which is always fun to visit. 

AND WE ARE GOING IN AUTUMN TO ENJOY THE CHANGING LEAVES THAT ARE STUNNING IN MANY PARTS OF THIS ITINERARY. Plitvice National Park in the fall is a site you will never forget!

Demand will be heavy for this one. We encourage you to register early. Space is limited to 42 people.

 

Highlights

An impressive list of places to visit including:

  • Travel in four countries: Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Austria
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites 
  • Admire the longest and deepest fjord in southern Europe 
  • Discover several charming towns and villages on guided walking tours 
  • Visit Diocletian’s Palace along the waterfront in Split 
  • Experience natural beauty in Krka and Plitvice Lakes National Parks 
  • Ride a miniature electric train through Postojna Cave 
  • Explore Bled Castle 
  • See the oldest grape-bearing vine in the world 
  • Learn about the regal history of Vienna 
  • English-speaking guides for local excursion

Price Includes

  • Escorted sightseeing by luxury motor coach and boat
  • An experienced Webb Tours guide and professional, local guides throughout
  • Excellent Four Star accommodations that are well located
  • 18 Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
  • Airport transfers if you are traveling with us from October 6-18 and we provide your airfare
  • EXCELLENT HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS AS FOLLOWS:

    • Days 2 through 5 – Hotel Lero or similar, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    • Days 6 and 7 – Hotel President or similar, Split, Croatia

    • Day 8 – Lyra Hotel or similar, Plitvice, Croatia

    • Days 9 and 10 – Lev Hotel or similar, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    • Days 11 and 12 – Intercontinental Hotel or similar, Vienna, Austria

Price per person

  • $3,645 + Airfare –  Based on two in a Room
  • $3,595 + Airfare:   Based on three in a Room
  • $5,395 + Airfare:   Based on one in a Room
Itinerary
Please Note

Daily Itinerary:

October 6, 2024-Depart the USA: Depart the USA on overnight flight to Dubrovnik, Croatia. We arrive around mid day on October 7. 

October 7 – Dubrovnik, Croatia: Welcome to Dubrovnik, commonly known as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’. Upon arrival, our local guides will meet us and we will transfer to our hotel. You’ll have a bit of time on your own this afternoon to become familiar with your surroundings. This is a VERY interesting country. We begin in the southern most city and work our way north.  This evening, we’ll meet our local tour manager for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Meal: D

October 8: Dubrovnik: Begin discovering this beautiful country with a tour of this historic city. This is one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities. Original ramparts, watchtowers, and the incredible crystal clear water of the Adriatic Sea provide a perfect backdrop. Stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town with the local guide as a treasure trove of history is unveiled. Admire the Rector’s Palace and visit the Franciscan Monastery, home to a 14th-century pharmacy. After the tour, the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own. Our hotel is well located with easy access to the city. Meal: B

October 9 – Montenegro / Kotor: Today we travel by coach to Montenegro, Europe’s youngest nation and the ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’. At the mouth of the Bay of Kotor, we will admire the beauty of this longest and deepest fjord in southern Europe. We will visit the charming town of Kotor where a local guide will takes us on a walking tour through the winding streets.  We will see the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Maritime Museum, numerous palaces, and the Old Square where the atmosphere of this medieval town is evident. We then continue to Budva, a unique walled city on the sea, for a tour with a local guide before the short ferry crossing along the Bay of Kotor and return to Dubrovnik. Meal: B

October 10 – Ston /Orebic / Korčula: Today’s adventure discovers the island of Korčula, birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo. We reach the island by boat departing from Orebic on the Peljesac peninsula. One of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea, the name comes from the Greeks, meaning ‘Black Corfu’, for its dark, densely wooded appearance. We will explore the town on a guided walking tour, passing its typical medieval architecture, including towers and clusters of red-roofed houses. En-route back to Dubrovnik, we’ll stop in a cozy village for some fun browsing. We make one final stop in Ston, a medieval gothic town surrounded by fortified walls. We spend our final night in Dubrovnik tonight and dinner is included at the hotel. Meals: B, D

October 11 – Dubrovnik – Trogir – Split: Departing Dubrovnik, we travel to the town of Trogir, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The small, historic center of this medieval town resembles an outdoor museum, and the streets boast magnificent Romanesque churches and beautiful examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture. We will see these sights with a local guide during a walking tour. Continue by coach to Split, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Croatia’s grand, 1,700-year-old city. During the guided tour, marvel at its rich culture and Renaissance and Gothic architecture. At the heart of the waterfront is Diocletian’s Palace, the 3rd-century ‘retirement home’ intended for the Roman Emperor of the same name. We will admire its lovely peristyle courtyard, Cathedral of St. Dominus, ancient columns, and Roman belfries. It’s another very interesting place on our journey.  Meal: B

October 12: Krka National Park / Šibenik: We have enjoyed these charming medieval cities. Today we turn our attention to the natural beauty of this country starting in Krka National Park. We will stroll through the park with a local guide and witness magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk Falls – one of Croatia’s most famous sights. As Europe’s largest waterfall, it consists of a chain of cascades, islands and lakes. The park is rich with a variety of flora and fauna, including sixty species and sub-species of plant life. Departing the national park, we continue to Šibenik, one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic Coast. This charming town boasts impressive monuments dating back to Venetian times, particularly the marble Cathedral of St. James – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Our local guide will take us on an interesting walking tour.  We then return to Split for dinner at a local restaurant. Meals: B, D

October 13: Split – Plitvice: This will be one of your favorite days of the trip – and one of your most memorable days in all of Europe.  After breakfast, we depart by coach for the breathtaking scenery of Plitvice Lakes National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have your camera ready!  The scenery of this natural wonder is spectacular, with 16-terraced lakes, descending 300 feet in 4 miles, surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. It’s impossible to describe and you have to see it to believe it. Truly, it is one of the most beautiful places I have seen (and I’ve seen a lot of beautiful places). You’ll also have some free time to explore before we continue to our hotel for check in and dinner. Meals: B, D

October 14 – Plitvice – Postojna, Slovenia – Ljubljana: It’s time to leave Croatia and cross the border into Slovenia, home to the world’s most captivating cave that is called Postojna Cave. We’ll show you a fantastic subterranean world, on an unforgettable miniature electric train ride followed by a walk with the local guide. Shaped by tiny droplets of water over millions of years, the caves are an underground paradise with magnificent formations and diverse fauna. After the visit, we’ll make a stop at Predjama Castle for a photo opportunity before arriving in Ljubljana, Slovenia for the next 2 nights. Dinner is included tonight at a local a typical local restaurant. Meals: B, D

October 15 – Bled: Today’s adventure is the visit to Bled, situated on the pristine shores of Lake Bled in the spectacular Julian Alps. We will explore Bled Castle, perched on a cliff overlooking the lake, with a local expert. We then continue to the delightful town of Radovljica for lunch in a local restaurant before returning to Ljubljana for a tour of this capital city. We’ll see its open-air market, the Baroque Venetian inspired City Hall, Triple Bridge which connects the old and new city, and Robba Fountain – inspired by Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain in Rome. Meals: B, L

October 16:  Ljubljana – Maribor – Graz, Austria – Vienna: Today we depart Slovenia with sightseeing enroute to the final destination of Vienna, Austria’s capital city. We will isit Maribor, one of the most important cultural centers of Slovenia. A local guide will point out the highlights and you’ll see its historic castle which has remained practically unchanged since the 15th century. In the center of town, we see the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world. With an age spanning 400 years, it’s in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest noble vine in the world still bearing grapes! We then travel to Austria and enjoy a stop in Graz, whose historic center is one of the best-preserved in Central Europe. A local guide will show us around.  We have included a ride on the Schlossbergbahn funicular that takes you up the steep incline of Schlossberg Hill in 1.5 minutes for a wonderful panoramic view. We then continue to Vienna where you’ll have free evening.  Meal: B

October 17 Vienna: Our final day begins with a tour of this historic city. A panoramic drive around the Ringstrasse showcases some of the architectural highlights as your guide explains the regal history. During a guided walking tour, stroll through the city center, passing the Hofburg Palace (the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty) and St. Stephens Cathedral. For those traveling with our group, we have included a visit to Shonbrun Castle, one of the most important in Europe. Motzart got his start here at 3 years old performing for royalty. This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Meals: B, D

October 18 Vienna / USA: Today we bid a fond farewell to these historic and scenic countries as we transfer to the Vienna airport and return home with wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Meal: B

Registration Information:

A $400 deposit is required to reserve your space. To make a reservation, simply register online by completing the booking form above. Your deposit will be charged to your credit card. If you prefer, you can call us and we will take your reservation information and credit card details over the phone.  When we receive your reservation, we will email you a receipt confirming that you are registered for the tour.  A letter with instructions, hotel itinerary, flight information (if applicable) and luggage tags will be sent roughly 100 days prior to departure. Your final payment will be due roughly 90 days before departure. You do not need to pay the balance until after you receive that package.  We prefer final payments in the form of a check.  Webb Tours also accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. A 2.5% fee applies to final payments made by credit card to cover a portion of the credit card company fees (which are now around 4%)

Cancellation Penalties

We understand that you may need to cancel your trip for whatever reason. Due to the high demand for Croatia and the rules enforced by our suppliers, the deposit is non refundable once paid.  If it is 95 days or more before departure, all money in excess of the $400 deposit will be refunded.  Here is a summary of the cancellation penalties:

  • Up to 91 days before departure:  $400 per person
  • 90-31 days before departure: 50% or tour cost
  • 30-2 days before departure: 90% or tour cost
  • 1 day or less prior to departure: 100% or tour cost

 For airlines, specifically, tickets are generally non refundable when purchased.  However, most airlines will allow the value of the canceled tickets to be reused for future travel, though a penalty may be assessed to reuse the tickets.  

Travel Protection:

In today’s changing travel environment, it is important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer Travelex Insurance Services 360° Group Premier Protection Plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

Premium for this insurance depends on your age and trip cost and is priced as follows:

Trip Cost (per person)        Ages 0-59                 Ages 60-74                      Ages 75+

$1,000-$1,500

$109

$143

$211

$1,501-$2,000

$149

$191

$215

$2,001-$2,500

$191

$245

$277

$2,501-$3,000

$234

$300

$338

$3,001-$3,500

$276

$354

$400

$3,501-$4,000

$319

$409

$461

$4,001-$4,500

$361

$463

$523

$4,501-$5,000

$404

$518

$584

$5,001-$5,500

$446

$572

$646

$5,501-$6,000

$489

$627

$707

For coverage details and explanation of benefits, you can view or download the policy by going to  https://policy.travelexinsurance.com/GPZ-1023.

If you are interested in the travel insurance, please contact Webb Tours any time up until final payment for the tour.  You must be medically fit at the time you buy the insurance.  The insurance goes into effect once purchased.

This is intended as a general description of certain types of insurance and services available to qualified customers through the companies of Zurich in North America, provided solely for informational purposes.  Nothing herein should be construed as a solicitation, offer, advice, recommendation, or any other service with regard to any type of insurance product underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company, 1299 Zurich Way, Schaumburg, IL 60196. Your policy is the contract that specifically and fully describes your coverage, terms and conditions. Travelex Insurance Services Inc. CA Agency license #0D10209. Insurance coverages underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company (NAIC # 16535).

Insurance includes the following items:

  • Trip interruption up to 150% of the cost of the trip (if you have to leave in the middle of the trip)
  • Trip interruption – return airfare only – $1,000
  • Trip Cancellation – 100% of insured trip cost (up to $20,000)
  • Trip delay: $1,000 (minimum delay of 5 hours)
  • Missed Connection: $1,000 (with a minimum delay of 3 hours)
  • Baggage (for lost luggage): $1,500
  • Baggage Delay: $250 (minimum of 12 hour delay)
  • Emergency medical: $50,000
  • Emergency Dental: $500
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation: $250,000 (including $25,000 for escort expenses)
  • Accidental death/dismemberment during travel: $10,000

For benefit and rate information, please review the Group Premier product flyer at https://partner.travelexinsurance.com/docs/premier

Unexpected flight cancellations or weather delays:  Webb Tours works diligently to cover all of the details associated with your travel. We make sure that all ground transportation, lodging, local tours, restaurants, specialists, etc, are in place and awaiting our arrival. We ensure that our directors are well prepared to provide you with an experience that exceeds your expectations.  One thing we do NOT control are the airlines. Significant problems can arise on a group tour due to canceled flights, weather delays or missed connections. In the case of a flight cancellation, Webb Tours will do all we can to work with the airline to move people to the next available flights. Any portion of the tour that is missed due to flight delays or cancellations is NOT the financial responsibility of Webb Tours. Refunds will not be given for hotels, ground transportation, activities or meals that are missed due to flight interruptions. This is another good reason to purchase the travel insruance which has a provision for missed connections (see Group Premier product flyer referenced above for details).  Your participation in the tour signifies that you understand and accept this policy.

 

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WEBB TOURS

2378 Evergreen Avenue

Salt Lake City, UT  84109

Tel. (801) 278-3101

or Toll Free 1-800-658-8519

Or call us and register over the phone.  We hope you can join us.

 

 

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