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10 Days in Slovenia & Austria

This sample 10 day (9 nights) itinerary includes 3 night stays in each of Ljubljana, Salzburg & Vienna. You'll have the opportunity to take day trips to see the countryside, or soak up some culture in each of these magnificent towns. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, private transfers between the cities and city tours. In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. Our Destination Manager in the region provides assistance before and during your travels. They will be available to you leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will be provided with information on the best these destinations have to offer including things to see and do, restaurants, entertainment and other insider tips. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our Destination Manager throughout your trip. In all of our destinations we offer a variety of accommodation options including boutique style hotels, charming B&Bs and spacious apartments ranging from a three to five star level. From our first hand experience we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable and centrally located. We generally discourage chain hotels but provide accommodations with unique features or an authentic feel.
Slovenia
• Ljubljana
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Austria
• Salzburg
• Vienna

Itinerary


3 Nights in Ljubljana

Day 1

When you arrive at the Ljubljana airport, you'll be greeted and taken to your centrally located accommodation.
Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Included : Ljubljana Airport Transfer

Day 2

Local Flavor: Food Tasting Tour
Today you’ll be exploring the local gastronomy with an experienced foodie guide who knows all the best restaurants and food stalls in the city. Your group will meet at the Preseren monument on Preseren Square at noon. From there you’ll sample delicious seasonal produce, tasting a variety of traditional dishes at stops throughout the center. This is the best Slovenian food in the world. Along the way you’ll have a few glasses of wine and spirits. It’s the best way to taste this diverse, delicious gastronomic culture.

Ljubljana Food Tasting Group Tour
Ljubljana Food Tasting Group Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
Included : Ljubljana Food Tasting Group Tour

Day 3

Optional: Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge
Slovenia is relatively small, so it’s easy enough to explore. From Ljubljana, our top recommendation is a day trip to Lake Bled and the stunning surrounding area. Here you can spend the afternoon enjoying the gorgeous glacial lake and medieval castle situated on an island. You’ll be picked up from your accommodation and driven to Lake Bled, where you’ll have a local guide to show you all the sights. You can stroll along the alluring jade water, hike through the surrounding forests, or even pilot a boat to float romantically over the lake. Before visiting your next stop, Vintgar Gorge, a 1.6 kilometer long gorge with steep depths and vertical walls, you’ll have the chance to visit the center of Bled, where you can have lunch and a short walk to take some pictures. After the gorge you’ll visit another even more picturesque and peaceful lake, Bohinj in the heart of the Triglav National Park before heading back to Ljubljana.

Bled and Bohinj Private Day Trip
Bled and Bohinj Private Day Trip
Duration : 8 hours
Activity level : Light

Day 4

Today you are off to wonderful Salzburg. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation at your chosen departure time. On the way you will stop to enjoy the spectacular Alpine scenery of Hallstatt with its delightful houses built into the mountain, the glass-like lake, and the amazing mountains in the background. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.
Included : Ljubljana - Salzburg Private Transfer with a Stop in Hallstatt
Ljubljana

A little about Ljubljana

Ljubljana enjoys a central postion which makes it the ideal base for exploring the rest of Slovenia. It is a crossroads culturally due to its location, on one hand you can see the Central European influence from Austria and Slavic countries in the city's architecture and language. On the other hand there is a strong Mediterranean and Balkan influence which is brought out in their laid back approach and the city's cafe culture. People are often surprised how westernized and advanced Slovenia is putting it more in a class with its Austrian neighbors than its Eastern European counterparts. The surrounding areas of the city are packed with natural beauty and cultural sights bearing witness to the city's dynamic history. There is diverse range of places to satisfy culinary desires as the local cuisine is also heavily influenced by its neighbors in all directions. Wine lovers will find Slovenia to be a hidden gem. One of the best ways we have found to get to know Ljubljana and Slovenian cuisine at the same time is on a food tour, which will take you on a gastronomical tour of the whole country while walking around the center. The city layout is tourist friendly as the Old Town has an ever expanding pedestrian zone and a great way to see Ljubljana is by bike taking advantage of the numerous bike lanes spread out across the city.

3 Nights in Salzburg

Day 1

When you arrive in Salzburg, you'll be brought directly to your accommodation.

Day 2

Group City Tour, then Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Discover the beauty of Mozart's hometown as an experienced guide leads you on a walk through the UNESCO-listed city of Salzburg. Your walk includes all the sightseeing highlights, such Mozart's Birth House, Mozart's Residence, Getreidegasse, the Cathedral, Residenz Palace, and Mirabell Palace with its splendid gardens. If you come across anywhere you'd like to spend more time and and go inside, your expert local guide will tailor the tour to your interests. This is the best way to discover the city.

Salzburg Private Walking Tour
Salzburg Private Walking Tour
Duration : 2 hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
Steigl Brewery Tour and Beer Hall Visit
Salzburg isn’t just the birthplace of Mozart, it’s also famous for its Steigl brewery. Today we’d recommend visiting the Steiglbrauerei to get a taste of the local brew along with some delicious traditional cuisine. You can tour the brewery and also stop at the beer hall for a lunch or dinner with plenty of authentic atmosphere.

Included : Salzburg Private Walking Tour

Day 3

A Day for Mozart
Salzburg is famous for being the birthplace of Mozart, and a visit to the city is the best way to learn more about this world-renowned composer. There are numerous Mozart-related sights around the city, starting with the Hagenauer House, where Mozart was born. It’s now a unique museum dedicated to the composer and is certainly worth a visit. Then you can cross the river to the house where he lived from 1773 to 1780, which is also now a worthwhile attraction. After visiting the museum you’ll cross the river to visit Mozart’s next house, which features exhibitions about his later life and success as a composer. Finally, you could visit Furst Cafe, home of the world-famous Mozart chocolate, the Mozartkugel.

Day 4

Today, we'll arrange for a private driver to take you to the Austrian capital of Vienna. You might want to consider a couple stops along the way, perhaps in the youthful city of Linz or the Wachau Valley, a renowned Austrian wine region. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.
Included : Salzburg - Vienna Private Transfer
Salzburg

A little about Salzburg

With its perfectly preserved UNESCO-listed Old Town, Salzburg is renowned internationally for its baroque architecture. Add the backdrop of the Alps and you’ve got a city that makes for an unforgettable holiday. The imposing Salzburg Cathedral and the Hohensalzburg Fortress dominate the skyline, and in the center you’ll find plenty of grand cafes and fine restaurants. Salzburg’s two biggest claims to fame are that it was the birthplace of Mozart and the stage for the timeless musical The Sound of Music. But there’s more than just history here. Today the city is a vibrant destination for travelers looking for a mix of classic culture and modern flair. Strolling through Salzburg is one of the great pleasures of Europe. The local cuisine is hearty and there are more than enough restaurants, bars and cafes to keep you busy. Beer lovers shouldn’t miss sampling a stein or two of delicious local brew at the Augustiner brewery. But there is so much to see in the surrounding region that no visit to the city is complete without a day trip or two. You could tour through the pristine countryside to visit the stunning Hellbrunn Palace. History buffs will want to venture farther afield to visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest perched high in the Alps in Berchtesgaden.

3 Nights in Vienna

Day 1

Your driver will bring you directly to your accommodation upon arriving in Vienna.

Vienna's Wine Taverns
Austrian wines, especially whites, can be a real treat. Wine and food lovers who also like a little historic adventure with your meal should plan a visit to one of Vienna's heurigers. A heuriger is basically a wine tavern which only serves Viennese wines, typically from the attached or nearby vineyards. Officially a heuriger is a tavern owned by a wine-grower where they can only serve their own wines. They offer classic Austrian dishes and some even have musical entertainment. Not only is the wine really local, it’s also really fresh – by law only wines from the current vintage are on offer, and the time for the sale to end is traditionally November 11, St. Martin’s Day. You can learn more about these lovely wine taverns in this blog post.

Day 2

Get to Know Vienna on a Walking Tour
Tour Vienna's Old Town and listen to captivating stories from one of our local guides on this special excursion. The tour includes a perfect blend of old and new, from historic buildings to modern architecture, and insider info on places to eat and drink. You'll see St. Stephan's Cathedral, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Ring Street and a traditional Viennese Coffee house. This private English-language walking tour not only offers a great introduction to the city, but also delves deep into the city's amazing history, from the darkest hours to the brightest moments.

Vienna Private Walking Tour
Vienna Private Walking Tour
Duration : 2.5 hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
The Great Outdoors: Danube Park and Prater Park
When the weather is good, there are plenty of beautiful parks in Vienna that are perfect for a stroll or a picnic. We particularly like two of them. Danube Park is in the heart of the greenest district in Vienna. The park’s fragrant Rosarium is home to about 35,000 roses. Stop by the Iris Lake cafe for a lakeside coffee with a beautiful view. Another great option, especially if you’re with children, is Prater Park. It’s the location of the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of the most beloved symbols of Vienna.

Included : Vienna Private Walking Tour, Vienna Group Walking Tour

Day 3

Optional: Taste Vienna: Figimuller, Sacher Cafe, and Naschmarkt
Today is a great day to see taste some of the gastronomic delicacies Vienna has to offer and to get familiar with its lovely cafes. We recommend three destinations in particular. Figimuller is a classic Viennese restaurant where the schnitzel was invented in 1904. Sacher Cafe is home to the world famous Sacher cake. Cafe Demel is another place where Vienna's grand cafe culture still lives on. Naschmarkt is a vast outdoor market where you’ll find everything from fresh fruit to cured meat. All of these options are in the center and are walkable from your accommodation. If you'd prefer the conviviality and overall experience of a guided food tour, we can arrange that too.

Vienna Food, Coffee & Market Small Group Tour
Vienna Food, Coffee & Market Small Group Tour
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Easy

Day 4

Based on your flight departure time, we'll have someone pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the airport. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.
Included : Vienna Airport Transfer
Vienna

A little about Vienna

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. The center of Vienna, St. Stephen’s Square, is dominated by the impressive gothic cathedral of the same name. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable holiday.

Reviews from past guests

Overall rating:
(4.9/5 based on 15 reviews)

Reviews from guests who have traveled with us to at least half the destinations in this itinerary


JayWay Travel staff are professional, detailed, easy to work with, give the client the feeling that they are the most important thing in the world at that moment, set the confidence level very high that the traveler doesn't have to worry about anything - everything will be taken care of. The level of detail that's in the itinerary is amazing, never any doubt about what will take place. JayWay Travel is outstanding!! Don't stop what you're doing!

- Traveled to Krakow, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna in October 2018 - rating:
(5/5)

We have not regretted for a moment, we entered the Jay Way world.  Within minutes they had sent us an itinerary for our proposed trip and later gave us several selections for accommodations at various levels of comfort.  We saved ourselves hours of self inflicted searching, pondering, reserving and unnecessary risk. We were comforted greatly at the transition points, i.e., being met as we arrived at each location, having a city tour to orient us to each city, and then transport to either the train station or by shuttle to our next destination. We recommend Jay Way Travel without any reservation. The time, energy, and effort they saved us was worth every dollar of their fee, which by any accounts was very reasonable.

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Split, Sarajevo, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Berlin in September 2018 - rating:
(4.8/5)

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- Traveled to Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest in September 2018 - rating:
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JayWay Travel put together an awesome vacation for our group that was customized to our specific wishes. However, the biggest debt of gratitude goes to Judit Holp, our Central European Destination Manager in Budapest, who worked directly with me to set up all our air travel and transfers, hotel accommodations, intercity limo and train travel, dinner reservations and tour bookings. Without her assistance, everything wouldn’t have gone as smoothly as it did, and we wouldn’t have been able to see as much as we did.

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(4.8/5)

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(5/5)

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- Traveled to Split, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Vienna & Budapest in May 2017 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"Jayway people really listen to their clients' needs and respond effectively. Personal service backed up by deep knowledge of Central Europe. Kevin Axe effectively listened to me and created the perfect trip for us. Friendly face to face service especially Marek and Nataly were outstanding. Each hotel was high quality and perfectly located. Right in the heart of each old city. Wonderful choices! On time, excellent English, clean vehicles, friendly drivers."

- Traveled to Prague, Salzburg, Vienna & Budapest in May 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

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(5/5)

What's Included

Below you will find all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package.

Should you wish to add any optional tours and excursions listed on the Itinerary tab, please let us know.

Please note, no particular accommodation is specified in the package. The price you see on this proposal is based on estimated costs of 3 Star accommodation, or next best available class, in each destination. The total package price will depend on the accommodation you choose.


  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Ljubljana
  • Ljubljana Airport Transfer
  • Ljubljana Food Tasting Group Tour
    Duration : 3 hours
    Includes : Guide, Food Tasting
    Excludes : Tip for the guide
  • Ljubljana - Salzburg Private Transfer with a Stop in Hallstatt
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Salzburg
  • Salzburg Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 2 hours
    Includes : English-speaking guide, Complimentary pick-up from hotel
    Excludes : Entrance fees, Meals& beverages, Tip for the guide
  • Salzburg - Vienna Private Transfer
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Vienna
  • Vienna Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 2.5 hours
    Includes : English-speaking guide, Free pick-up from hotel
    Excludes : Entrance fees , Tip for the guide
  • Vienna Group Walking Tour
    Duration : 2.5 hours
    Includes : English- speaking guide
    Excludes : Tip for the guide
  • Vienna Airport Transfer
  • Pre-trip assistance of the JayWay Destination Manager.
  • On-trip assistance from local JayWay Representatives.
  • A pre-paid local cell phone for all destinations.
  • Excursion booking advice and assistance.
  • Access to your personalized Guest Page, containing detailed destination information and tips on the best that these cities can offer.


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