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Vienna, Graz, Ljubljana, Trieste and Venice. Travel Austria, Slovenia and Italy. Included Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle Stay 15 days in 3* hotel with good breakfast and paid train transfers between cities for just for £ 780 (incl.travel insurance policy)

On the Trail of the Habsburgs, Imperial cities & iconic coffee houses

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Stay 15 days / 14 nights in 3* hotel with good breakfast and paid train transfers between cities for just for £ 780 (incl.travel insurance policy)

Let Travel Dream Club know from what city you would like to start your travel: from Vienna OR from Venice
Included day Trip from Ljubljana to Lake Bled and Bled Castle
Once you've choose your holiday, don't forget the extras which help your holiday get off to a good start and run smoothly. Let Travel Dream Club know if you want: - to arrange flights to book the airport transfers (from 22 euro for two persons) ; - to have hotel higher than 3* ; - to rent a car. Travel Dream Club will make it for you with no extra charge. You will pay only for service you ordered

* The price hotel is based on a double room, so you will need to buy a trip for two.

Please, contact Travel Dream Club and we will offer a good option for Solo Travelers: ask@traveldreamclub.uk

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* Travel Dream Club registered in the UK. On website Checkout Page price showed in British pounds, converted by Currency Exchange London

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VENICE

Imagine the audacity of building a city of marble palaces on a lagoon – and that was only the start!

Venice never lost its capacity to enchant travelers by a glittering canal with the dome of San Simeon Piccolo beyond remains heart-stopping, whether they're doing it for the first time or the 100th.

Early morning in St. Marco square...

Start the day in some tiny café with a lovely mosaic floor, hidden away behind the Doge's Palace...

The coffee's always good – ask for the very Venetian macchiatone if you like the idea of a cappuccino with less milk – and you will feel it's difficult to resist cakes in front of you.

Take a stroll through the Castello district, leaving the tourist hordes behind, until you reach the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni...

After the opulence of St Mark's, indulge in one of the city's most charmingly intimate cultural draws: an early 16th-century cycle of paintings by local artist Vittore Carpaccio narrating episodes from the life of Dalmatia's three patron saints, George, Tryphon and Jerome...

If you are looking for a properly Venetian lunch experience, with traditional dishes such as bigoli in salsa, thick spaghetti in anchovy and onion sauce or sardine in sour in sweet and sour sauce...

Better to book a table, plus space to perch at the bar and graze on a wide selection of ciccheti, local bar snacks, which is what locals do.

Wrap the day up by hopping back towards piazzale Roma, and disembark at San Marcuola. From here, wend your way through narrow alleys to the delightfully untouristy northern stretches of Cannaregio.

Known as the City of Water, Venice is the quintessential couple’s retreat - a city steeped in history and split by the flowing ribbons of myriad canals.

Even if you refrain from riding gondolas amongst the romantic, sun-kissed architecture, you’d be hard-pressed to escape the atmosphere of love that suffuses this city.

The area between Frari and Zattere – in particular campo Santa Margherita and ...

...the narrow streets behind San Pantalon – is a secluded evening favorite for those ever been there...

We guarantee not one of them experienced Venice without getting lost and if they did, then they surely missed out.

You’ll find that majority of the streets don’t lead anywhere, you’ll find many dead ends leading to the water,...

...and if you’re lucky you’ll find a bridge to lead you to another area to get lost in; but this is half the fun...

It’s a seductive thing, getting lost in Venice....

Enjoy a morning stroll in next day along the scenic Riva degli Schiavoni waterfront promenade and Get off at the island of San Giorgio Maggiore...

You still have couple more days to enjoy your wonderful trip and so many treasures to see...

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Next Stop:

Trieste

Nestled in northeastern Italy and close to the border with both Croatia and Slovenia, Trieste is a city at the crossroads of cultures, a beloved refuge for many artists, and the uncrowned capital of Italian coffee culture

Italy is justly famous for its visual splendor: gilded angels, riotously bright frescoes, sunrise-colored facades. But in Trieste, a port city of latticed alleyways and hushed boulevards, words feature more prominently than art...

A Habsburg city under the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1509 to 1919, Trieste was for a time a city-state. It is culturally indebted to the Balkans, to the Venetians, to the Austrians, the Greeks and the Jews, all of whom thrived here.

On a cliff top high above the crashing Adriatic, you can wander through room after room of splendor so lovingly preserved it was easy to imagine you might at any moment run into the German Romantic poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who wrote his famous “Duino Elegies” there...

With fairy tale looks and Adriatic blueness surrounding it, Miramare Castle in the neighborhood of Grignano is a splendid architectural masterpiece, and one of the most beautiful jewels in Trieste’s crown. It was built by Ferdinand Maximilian of the Habsburgs to be his quiet family residence far from the Viennese court

Trieste is a renowned centre of coffee drinking in Italy, with 10kg of coffee consumed per person yearly, almost double the Italian average of 5.8kg. As historic as it gets, Caffè San Marco is a legendary coffee shop serving customers for over 100 years.

This cafe is more of a cultural institution than just an ordinary place to have a cup of coffee. Address: Via Cesare Battisti, 18

Being a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Trieste has numerous luxurious hotels in the city centre. Once a pearl of the Austrian Riviera, a maritime trade hub and a beacon for the rich and talented, Trieste has seen many beautiful hotels built on its streets throughout history.

Savoia Excelsior Palace is where the Belle Époque can be felt most strongly, with its ornate interiors, riverfront position and magnificent Trieste Gulf views from the windows of beautifully furnished rooms.

La Bomboniera

This famous pastry shop has been serving locals and sweet-tooth visitors since 1836. With an elegant interior that has remained intact throughout its history, La Bomboniera provides a fascinating insight into traditional pastry making, still baked in the original wood-fired oven.

There’s a dazzling selection of treats on display, but don’t leave without trying the putizza cake filled with nuts, Trieste-style presnitz, or other fantastic cakes. Address:Via Trenta Ottobre 3

Next Stop:

Ljubljana

Slovenia's capital and largest city is one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Car traffic is restricted in the centre, leaving the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city's heart, free for pedestrians and cyclists. In summer, cafes set up terrace seating along the river; it almost feels like a nightly street party.

Slovenia's master of early-modern, minimalist design graced Ljubljana with beautiful bridges and buildings as well as dozens of urban design elements such as pillars, pyramids and lamp posts, which make the city even prettier. Attractive cities are often described as 'jewel boxes', and here the name really fits.

Bled Castle is a towering structure that looks over the lake. It’s considered to be one of the oldest castles in Slovenia with records showing its existence since 1011. Throughout time, new additions were added, like towers, to help aid its growing residents. It has a rich history, especially with politics, which you can learn more about with the various exhibits inside the castle.

There are plenty of places to see while at Bled Castle, like the Castle Chapel which features amazing Gothic and Baroque architecture, as well as attaching courtyards where you’ll find a former servants’ building and wine cellar. The castle also hosts numerous events throughout the year, like Medieval Days, where actors dress up as knights to help display and teach this time period better to the current generation.

When you’re done touring the castle, you can climb up to the top of it to get stunning views of Lake Bled situated below you. There’s also a castle restaurant you can grab a bite to eat at when you’re done exploring it.

Next Stop:

Graz

One of the most beautiful and best-preserved historic cities in Europe, the Old Town of Graz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second largest in Austria. Graz safeguards the past while looking to the future, and, with a reputation for being Austria’s culinary capital what more temptation do you need to visit.

The compact city centre is a delight to wander around on foot, so grab your camera and a comfy pair of shoes and follow this self-guided walking tour of Graz city centre highlights...

Schloss Eggenberg*

Everywhere you go in Austria, it’s hard not to feel the weight of the centuries of history that have shaped this country. Just outside of the Graz, the verdant countryside is dotted with medieval castles perched on forest-clad hills and palaces so luxurious it’s hard to even begin to imagine the wealth of their former inhabitants.

One of the closest palaces to the city and one of the reasons Graz ranks as among the most beautiful places in Austria is the Schloss Eggenberg. This stately, 17th-century palace was built for the Eggenberg family; in its expansive gardens, peacocks preen and call, while the building’s interior displays the tremendous fortune of its previous residents.

It is now considered one of Austria’s most important and interesting historic places thanks to the excellent condition of its Baroque interiors.

*20 min from Graz by bus OR 10 min by taxi

Next Stop:

Vienna

Delightful Austrian city Vienna has a rich musical tradition with the likes of Mozart, Beethoven Strauss and Brahms once residing here...

...and musical events, operas and the theater play a big part in its culture today.

Vienna is a compact city and is relatively easy to get round to explore its major sights. Some of the must see landmarks are St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Schonbrumm Palace and Hofburg Palace. If you need a rest from sightseeing, take a break at a Viennese coffee house for an authentic taste of local life.

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The Viennese coffeehouse is an oasis of cosiness. It has historically played a crucial role in the shaping of culture in Vienna. Today, this unique phenomenon is well known all around the world...

"Viennese Apple Strudel"...Some clichés are clichés for a reason. This here is certainly one of them. It took Austria at least two dynasties of decadent monarchs to come up with delicious treats like that while ignoring things like international relations and world politics.

With one single cup of coffee, which traditionally comes served on a silver tray with a glass of water, one is entitled to linger in the coffeehouse for hours and hours, even without ordering anything else, making you feel at home. It is here, in this amazing institution full of history, emotions and life, where poetry comes to life

But what does the Viennese coffeehouse exactly stand for apart from perfectly brewed coffee?...

...“The Viennese Coffeehouse is like second living room - it is here that you win your everyday inspiration... ”

Your 15 days, 14 night Itinerary

- Day 1: Arrive to Vienna, start to enjoy your holiday and stay overnight.

- Day 2: Your day in Vienna and stay overnight.

- Day 3: Your day in Vienna and stay overnight.

Day 4: After hotel check-out you will board a train to Graz (2 hours 15 min). Enjoy your afternoon, evening and stay overnight

Day 5: Your day in Graz and stay overnight.

Day 6: Your day in Graz and stay overnight.

Day 7: After hotel check-out you will board a train to Ljubljana (2 hours 15 min). Enjoy your afternoon, evening and stay overnight

Day 8: Your day in Ljubljana and stay overnight.

- Day 9: Your day in Ljubljana, day Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle, and stay overnight.

- Day 10: After hotel check-out you will board a train to Trieste (1 hours 20 min). Enjoy your afternoon, evening and stay overnight

Day 11: Your day in Trieste and stay overnight.

Day 12: After hotel check-out you will board a train to Venice (1 hours 55 min). Enjoy your afternoon, evening and stay overnight

- Day 13: Your day in Venice and stay overnight.

- Day 14: Your day in Venice and stay overnight.

- Day 15: Enjoy your morning and nice breakfast. It is time to head to go back home.

The price of the hotel is based on a double room, so you will need to buy a trip for two.

Please, contact Travel Dream Club and we will offer a good option for Solo Travelers.

*Travel Dream Club registered in the UK. On website Checkout Page price showed in British pounds, converted by Currency Exchange London

* The price of the hotel is based on a double room, so you will need to buy a trip for two.

*If you want to change (increase or decrease) amount of days/nights to stay, please, contact us: ask@traveldreamclub.uk . We are happy to make your holiday planned by your desire

*Travel Dream Club will provide you with a travel guide with a description of routes and historical places, as well as a “package of tips” from experienced travelers and you will have your holiday enjoyable and planned by your desire.

* You can change the dates of your holiday before full coordination of details and completed travel documents.

*No cancellation after full coordination of details and completed travel documents. Changes are possible, subject to availability.

* Refund before final approval of documents guaranteed.

For decoration were used watercolor pictures from Watercolor painting

Below you see how your double rooms with private bathroom may look like in 3* hotel with breakfast.

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