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This eight-night self-guided tour through Aus­tria, Slove­nia and Italy fol­lows a cof­fee trade route de­vel­oped to meet the de­mands of the early 18th-cen­tury cof­fee craze in the Hab­s­burg Em­pire. Trav­el­ling by train be­tween four cities with a com­mon imperial past – Vi­enna, Graz, Ljubl­jana and Tri­este – pro­vides an in­tro­duc­tion to the em­pire’s mag­nif­i­cent ar­chi­tec­ture and art, rang­ing from Vi­enna’s Hof­burg Palace to the won­der­fully pre­served Old Town in Graz. Notes for walk­ing tours and rec­om­men­da­tions for cof­fee pro­vided. From £995pp with In­ntravel (01653 617000; in­ntravel.co.uk). In­cludes rail travel be­tween Vi­enna and Tri­este, but ex­cludes flights.

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