Slovenia, Austria & Italy
Join us as we cycle easy bike routes through three spectacular countries where alpine splendor, pristine lakes such as Lake Bled and Worthesee Lake, and a tranquil mountain lifestyle converge.
- Activity Level: Easy
- Daily Mileage: 15 - 35 mi
- Daily Biking: 2 - 4 hr
- Small Groups: 20
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Pre-Trip Extension - Ljubljana
2 nights for only $245
- 2 nights at the Lesar Hotel Angel
- Daily breakfast
- City Information
- Airport transfers
Discover the beautiful capital of Slovenia, with its historic center, delightful waterways and bridges and charming, peak-roofed houses. Filled with wooden stalls selling traditional food and local crafts, the market square is a short stroll from your centrally located hotel. From here, you can easily discover the city highlights: the Castle, the Three Rivers Fountain, the Triple Bridge with the Cathedral, and the many cafés and restaurants. Enjoy the charm of this still-untouched European gem, and relax in the shade of its characteristic weeping willow trees. A walking tour of this wonderful city is included on the morning after your arrival. Available only with the Air Inclusive Package. Single supplement: $195
DAY 1: Depart from home / Fly overnight to Ljubljana
Depart from home for Slovenia. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.
DAY 2: Arrive in Ljubljana / Begin your Trip Extension
Upon arrival at the Ljubljana Airport, a VBT representative will meet you outside the customs area in your arrival terminal. The representative will be holding a VBT sign and will help you transfer by private car or van (approximately 30 minutes) to your hotel in Ljubljana’s historic old town. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in and explore the city. Tonight, choose a local restaurant for dinner on your own. Please note: If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available until after 2 pm. You may store your luggage with the reception desk. If you are traveling from the west coast, your arrival in Ljubljana may not be until late in the evening. VBT provides you with City Information that includes information and recommendations on what to see and do in Ljubljana during your stay. Hotel: Lesar Hotel Angel
DAY 3: Independent exploration of Ljubljana
After breakfast, you have a full day to explore Ljubljana. This morning, meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel at 9:30am for an included walking tour of Slovenia's capital city. Stroll the quiet pedestrian streets of this romantic city and explore the central market, where local produce, wooden crafts and native flowers are on display. Follow the Ljubljanica promenade and delight in its small, unique bridges: the Cobbler's Bridge, the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge. Ljubljana is large enough to be a bustling national capital, but small enough to preserve the individuality of its inhabitants. To blend in with the locals, sip a distinctive, Slovenian Vinotek vintage at one of the many streets cafés, lively and cozy any time of day andromantic at night. Hotel: Lesar Hotel Angel Alternate Hotel: Allergo Hotel Meals: B
DAY 4: Independent exploration of Ljubljana / Join VBT Air Package guests
After breakfast, continue exploring Ljubljana. You might choose to take a funicular cable car to the Castle, or visit the Cathedral, the Baroque Old Town and the Art Nouveau Mansions. Or take an optional trip to visit the Postojna Caves, the longest system of Karst caves in the country. Dinner is on your own tonight. VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day. Hotel: Lesar Hotel Angel Alternate Hotel: Allergo Hotel Meals: B
Post-Trip Extension - Salzburg
2 nights for only $345
- 2 nights at the Hotel Goldener Hirsch
- Daily breakfast with complimentary in room full breakfast service
- City Information
- Airport transfers
Your senses will come alive here in the magnificent city whose landscapes were captured in the classic movie, The Sound of Music. The birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg has been a cultural center for centuries, offering a host of museums, concert venues, cathedrals and more. Discover it at all your leisure, perhaps venturing afield to the Hallein & The Dürrnberg Salt Mines that gave the city its name (literally, “City of Salt”). Or simply stroll the streets of the charming Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our luxury hotel is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to explore. Available only with the Air Inclusive Package. Single supplement: $195
DAY 1: Independent exploration of Salzburg
Stroll the streets of this romantic city and explore independently today. Visit the Mozarteum, a museum dedicated to Mozart's life, or several other artistic centers, such as the Carolino Augusteum or the Baroque Museum. See the cathedral or St. Peter's Abbey. Salzburg's city center is easily walkable and contains a number of outdoor cafés and restaurants. Tonight, dinner is on your own. Hotel: Hotel Goldener Hirsch Meals: B
DAY 2: Independent exploration of Salzburg
After breakfast, continue exploring Salzburg on your own, perhaps seeing some of the settings made famous in The Sound of Music. At Mirabell Palace, you might see the steps that Maria and the children used as a musical scale. Dinner is on your own tonight. Hotel: Hotel Goldener Hirsch Meals: B
DAY 3: Depart for home
After breakfast* this morning, transfer to the Ljubljana airport (approximately 30 mins) for your departing flight. Please ensure that you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated time. ** *Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served. **Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense. Meals: B
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