Highlights of Eastern Europe

Explore the capitals of Eastern Europe on this multi-country trip. Visit Austria, Germany, Poland and more. Explore ‘east’ and ‘west’ in the Croatian city of Zagreb, visit the Hungarian Sea, pay homage to those who lost their lives at Auschwitz, and discover the sights in Prague.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Vienna

Tune into the enchanting musical heritage of Vienna, your launch pad to a grand adventure through the highlights of Eastern Europe. After checking in, join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing walking tour of Old Town Vienna, revealing insights into the Habsburg dynasty, once one of the most influential royal houses of Europe. Admire the Hofburg Palace, Imperial Boulevards and the beloved St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its colourful tiled roof. This evening, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick off our exciting holiday.

Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront

Day 2: Vienna – Lake Bled

We cross the Loibl Pass in the Karawanken Mountains and into the lush green hills of Slovenia. Arrive later at Lake Bled, an exquisite natural retreat set against the backdrop of forests and mountains. During your free time, you could consider taking a boat trip on its crystal clear waters to admire the castle, which clings dramatically to a cliff rising up from the lake’s edge. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Hotel: Park, 2 nights

Day 3: Lake Bled

Spend the day at your leisure, up the romantic atmosphere of this Alpine lake setting. Perhaps take a boat ride along the lake’s tranquil waters, or consider joining an Optional Experience to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna.

Day 4: Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb

We leave the emerald waters of Bled behind and arrive in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where we will join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing tour to see its Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Three Bridges Square and Castle. We cross into Croatia and travel to its capital, Zagreb – our home for the next two nights. You’ll have a free evening to spend as you wish. Consider heading to Tkalčićeva Street to indulge in the flavours of traditional fruit brandy.

Hotel: International, 2 nights

Day 5: Zagreb

Explore a tale of two hilltop settlements and Zagreb’s scenic cityscape, to this day lit by gas lamps in the Upper Town. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ who will share the landmarks of the city’s Lower and Upper Town, including the Gothic Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Opera House and St. Mark’s Church, with its exquisitely coloured roof. Spend the rest of the day on your own, paying homage to the patron saint of Zagreb at its Stone Gate, or enjoying the city views from Strossmartre.

Day 6: Zagreb – Lake Balaton – Budapest

Crossing the border into Hungary, we enjoy a photo stop on the shores of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe and affectionately known by locals as the ‘Hungarian Sea’. We continue to the romantic capital of Budapest – our home for the next two nights. Perhaps, sail along the Danube on a scenic river cruise, enjoy an evening of Hungarian wine tasting or relax in the healing waters of the Szecheyni Spa Bath as the sun sets.

Hotel: Danubius Margitsziget, 2 nights

Day 7: Budapest

Today, we join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a walking tour of the Castle district to admire picture-perfect views of the Danube and Fisherman’s Bastion with its towers representing the seven Magyar tribes who formed the Hungarian nation. See the imposing Parliament and the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Later we meet the Schieszl family and ‘Connect With Locals’ over a ‘Be My Guest’ dinner.

Day 8: Budapest – Slovakia – Kraków

The exquisite natural landscape of Slovakia provides a scenic backdrop for our journey to Poland, past the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. We arrive in the enchanting city of Kraków. Consider an evening of lively Polish entertainment with dinner, or perhaps visit a traditional Polish Wódka Bar.

Hotel: Qubus, 2 nights

Day 9: Kraków

A leisurely walk through the beautiful streets of Kraków this morning with our ‘Local Specialist’ will include such highlights as the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, recognised as the most historically and culturally significant site in Poland. We continue through the Old Town with a visit to the Mariacki Church and view of the Cloth Hall. Spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own or consider visiting a traditional milk bar. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci in the Old Town Square or join an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where underground chambers are hewn out of rock salt. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Day 10: Kraków – Auschwitz – Czestochowa – Warsaw

Our journey this morning takes us to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Travelling to Jasna Góra Monastery, we ‘Dive Into Culture’ and rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims, who have journeyed to the famous shrine for centuries to see the iconic Black Madonna of Częstochowa. This evening, we arrive in the elegant Polish capital of Warsaw, where we will dine tonight at our hotel.

Hotel: Leonardo Royal, 2 nights

Day 11: Warsaw

Connect with the youthful energy of Warsaw, a city that has triumphed over the tragedy of war and the shackles of communism. This morning, we join a ‘Local Specialist’ visiting the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed to retaliate against the Warsaw Uprising. You’ll also see the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, immortalised in the Roman Polanski film – The Pianist. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights on your own, or celebrate the talents of Chopin during a private recital of Chopin’s works.

Day 12: Warsaw – Berlin

Journey across Poland’s patchwork countryside along the Autostrada Wolnośki (Motorway of Freedom) which was first initiated by Nazi Germany to connect Berlin with Poland and left unfinished for decades after World War II. Continue west into Germany and arrive in Berlin, a capital city with an enviable youthful verve and charisma. Here you’ll enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the city your way.

Hotel: Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz, 2 nights

Day 13: Berlin

Ascend an icon of reunification this morning as you witness spectacular panoramic views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Then join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing tour through the city’s great landmarks, including the Neoclassical Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag Building, lovingly restored after it fell into disuse after World War II. Spend the afternoon people-watching on Friederichstrasse with an Fassbrause or join an Optional Experience to discover Berlin’s turbulent past.

Day 14: Berlin – Dresden – Prague

Travel through the Spreewald Forest to Dresden – its iconic domes and spires almost entirely rebuilt after the Allied Forces left their deep scars on the city during World War II. Hear about its restoration during your orientation tour as you stroll through its streets to see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. We leave Germany behind and travel to the Czech Republic, arriving later in glorious Prague, straddling the mighty Vltava. Spend your evening savouring hearty Czech flavours during a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Vienna House Diplomat, 2 nights

Day 15: Prague

Explore exquisite Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades as you ramble through the ancient streets of Prague with your ‘Local Specialist’ who will share insights into the city’s centuries-old history. Marvel at Prague Castle, the 14th-century Charles Bridge and Old Town Square, with its Astronomical Clock and hourly Walk of the Apostles. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, then enjoy the rest of the day free to explore or relax. Perhaps indulge with some delicious sweet pastry Trdelník in the Old Town Square, admire the view from Petrin Hill or consider a relaxing cruise on the Vltava.

Day 16: Prague – Tábor – Vienna

Journey through the lush green and golden landscapes of southern Bohemia, stopping in Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. Later, we travel to the imperial city of Vienna, where we’ll enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together with our fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront

Day 17: Depart Vienna

Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an epic adventure together through eastern Europe.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 17, 24$5,125.00$6,395.00
May: 01, 08, 15$5,125.00$6,395.00
May: 22, 29$5,150.00$6,420.00
June: 05, 12$5,125.00$6,395.00
June: 19, 26$5,095.00$6,365.00
July: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$5,095.00$6,365.00
August: 07, 14$5,095.00$6,365.00
August: 21$5,195.00$6,465.00
August: 28$5,250.00$6,520.00
September: 04$5,250.00$6,520.00
September: 11, 18, 25$5,225.00$6,495.00
October: 02$5,125.00$6,395.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 16 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Transport:Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 16 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Tour Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Scenic Slovenia & Croatia

Surround yourself in the greens and blues of this exhilarating holiday! Discover the lush forests and countryside of Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea along the Croatian coast. Add to this the breathtaking natural wonders of the Postojna Caves, Plitvice National Park, and the Neretva Gorges, as well as man-made splendors of the historical city centers in Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik. See the rebuilt Mostar Bridge and Sarajevo, famous for its unique blend of cultures. Also visit Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, before returning to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s gateway to the Alps—a magnificent holiday!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Ljubljana, Slovenia

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore some of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, with the help of the CosmosGO application. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: M Hotel

Day 2: Ljubljana – Postojna Caves – Zadar, Croatia

Undoubtedly, one of the highlights on this tour is a visit to the Postojna Caves. Your included visit is comprised of a Train Ride and a walking tour, which will allow you to see what are possibly Europe’s most extensive and best-known caves. Then, into Croatia, travelling along the coast to Zadar. Over the centuries, Zadar was ruled by Venetians, Austro/Hungarians, by italy after WWi, and today it belongs to Croatia. Learn more during the included guided tour.

Hotel: Porto Hotel

Day 3: Zadar – Split – Dubrovnik

Drive south to Split to visit with a Local Guide the former hometown of Roman Emperor Diocletian, his Palace, and Jupiter Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See more of the lovely Dalmatian Coast before reaching Dubrovnik.

Hotel: Tirena Hotel, 2 nights

Day 4: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is the best-preserved Croatian medieval city and the liveliest in Dalmatia. Visit the Franciscan Monastery and the Rector’s Palace, where the Local Guide will give you a full commentary, including the history of this beautifully preserved medieval architectural wonder-a popular filming location for TV series and movies, including The Last Jedi, James Bond, and Game of Thrones. Sign up for an interesting optional excursion to Konavle.

Day 5: Dubrovnik – Neretva Gorges – Mostar, Bosnia – Bosniaherzegovina – Sarajevo

Enjoy a scenic drive into the rugged beauty of the Neretva Valley. Stop in Mostar, where a Local Guide shows you the Turkish Quarter with the Turkish House, the Mosque, and the reconstructed 16th-century bridge. On to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and certainly the most Turkish-looking city in the Balkans-famous for its mosques, markets, and bazaars. Discover the city with a Local Guide and get acquainted with its architectural highlights, including the Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque.

Hotel: Bosnia Hotel

Day 6: Sarajevo – Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Travel north today back into Croatia to visit the country’s famous Plitvice National Park. Enjoy a walk with a Local Guide through the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder. its 16 lakes, wooded hills, waterfalls, and cascades make it one of Europe’s most loved national parks.

Hotel: Jezero

Day 7: Plitvice – Zagreb – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Get to know Croatia’s capital on the included city tour. The city is packed with historic buildings, such as the gothic St. Marcus Church. Continue to Ljubljana, where a Local Guide will help you appreciate its imperial beauty.

Hotel: M Hotel

Day 8: Ljubljana

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 15$2,209.00$2,727.00
April: 22$2,309.00$2,827.00
April: 29$2,409.00$2,927.00
May: 06, 13, 20$2,409.00$2,927.00
May: 27$2,449.00$2,967.00
June: 03, 10, 17, 24$2,449.00$2,967.00
July: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$2,599.00$3,117.00
August: 05, 12, 19, 26$2,599.00$3,117.00
September: 02, 09, 16$2,599.00$3,117.00
September: 23$2,449.00$2,967.00
September: 30$2,409.00$2,927.00
October: 07$2,309.00$2,827.00
October: 14$2,159.00$2,677.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport:Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Tour Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Balkan Delight

The astonishing natural beauty and charming medieval cities of the Balkans show few signs of the conflicts that have shaped this region. See the Sarajevo War Tunnels, the historic inner city of Split and ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik. Admire the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe and Plitvice’s crystal clear lakes, plunging waterfalls and emerald green landscapes.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Zagreb

Embark on an epic discovery of the Balkans. The capital city of Zagreb is your springboard to a fascinating journey through what was once a troubled region and is today a land of diverse cultures and traditions which you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy with newfound friends. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, 2 nights

Day 2: Zagreb

The paved squares and steep alleyways of Zagreb are ours to explore this morning as we join a ‘Local Specialist’ to delve into the city’s rich medieval and religious history. See the majestic cathedral on Kaptol and St. Mark’s Church, with its vividly coloured tiled roof. Admire the Opera House, then take a stroll around the 17th-century Ban Jelačić Square. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own – enjoy panoramic city views from Strossmatre, pay tribute to Zagreb’s patron saint at the Stone Gate or wander through the Old Town, twirling your Šestine umbrella as you ramble through its labyrinthine lanes. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to Kumrovec, birthplace of the iconic leader Tito and enjoy a delicious meal of regional specialities with magnificent views of the Croatian countryside.

Day 3: Zagreb – Sarajevo

We journey to Sarajevo, whose rich religious and multicultural heritage has earned it the nickname, the ‘Jerusalem of Europe’. Its centuries-old religious history is reflected in its beautiful synagogues, mosques, and Orthodox and Catholic churches. Delving into the depths below Sarajevo, we join a ‘Local Specialist’ for an insider tour of the Bosnian war tunnel which allowed food, war supplies and humanitarian aid to come into the city, and people to get out. Hear war-time tales of bravery and tragedy. This evening, join your travel companions for dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Novotel Bristol, 2 nights

Day 4: Sarajevo

Join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a guided walking tour of the city’s Old Town, past the largest mosque in the Balkans, the Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo Roses that are dotted across the city as a stark reminder of the turmoil Sarajevo endured decades ago. During your free time this afternoon perhaps ramble along Copper Street seeking treasures, or drink from the fountain of Sebilj to secure your return to Sarajevo.

Day 5: Sarajevo – Mostar – Dubrovnik

We journey to the secluded coves and dramatic cliffs of the Dalmatian coast that for centuries have attracted famous artists, actors and aristocrats. En route to Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, we stop at the magnificent Mostar Bridge. A ‘Local Specialist’ will provide tales of this impressive bridge over the Neretva River and the bridge keepers who watched over it in medieval times – giving Mostar its name. The 16th-century bridge, built by Sinan the great Ottoman architect, was destroyed during the war and has been rebuilt using age-old traditions. Enjoy some free time to explore the town, before continuing to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. This evening, consider joining a private sunset cruise with dinner, enjoying the best views of this enchanting city from the water.

Hotel: Ariston, 3 nights

Day 6: Dubrovnik

Stroll through the limestone streets of this stunning medieval city, joining a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights of Dubrovnik with a ‘Local Specialist’. Admire the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Consider taking an afternoon boat ride to the seaside oasis of Cavtat. This evening, we travel to Osojnik and ‘Connect With Locals’, joining the Muhoberac family for a traditional ‘Be My Guest’ dinner in the village their ancestors have lived in for over 500 years.

Day 7: Dubrovnik – Excursion to Montenegro

Dazzling natural surrounds are ours to enjoy today as we travel to the Republic of Montenegro, where we will meet a ‘Local Specialist’ and head towards the mouth of the Bay of Kotor. Celebrate centuries of history in the charming town of Kotor, with its Venetian palaces and medieval churches. We return to Dubrovnik this evening and dine tonight at our hotel.

Day 8: Dubrovnik – Split

We pass old fishing villages and modern resorts, arriving in the vibrant city of Split. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a ‘Local Specialist’ featuring the historic inner city. ‘Dive Into Culture’ and admire the façades of Diocletian’s Palace, which today forms half of the Old Town of Split. See Split’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Spend the evening on your own, or join an Optional Experience to savour traditional Dalmatian flavours.

Hotel: Corner, 2 nights

Day 9: Split

Indulge in a full free day to discover Split on your terms. Ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs that edge onto the Adriatic or consider a full-day Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian islands.

Day 10: Split – Trogir – Plitvice

This morning, we visit the walled island of Trogir with a ‘Local Specialist’. The stone town is a boon for lovers of art and Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture churches. We leave the coast and journey to the forested National Park of Plitvice, where we will dine tonight at our hotel.

Hotel: Jezero

Day 11: Plitvice National Park Sightseeing – Zagreb

The tranquil turquoise, emerald and grey waters of Plitvice’s multitude of lakes and waterfalls are explored today on a walking tour with a ‘Local Specialist’. Amble past the scenic natural landscapes, admiring the lush green vegetation in this UNESCO World Heritage site. We return to Zagreb for a final Farewell Dinner together, reminiscing over an enchanting Balkan exploration.

Hotel: Hotel Park 45

Day 12: Depart Zagreb

Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 04, 18$3,850.00$5,020.00
May: 02, 09, 16$4,025.00$5,195.00
May: 30$4,150.00$5,320.00
June: 06, 13$4,175.00$5,345.00
June: 27$4,350.00$5,520.00
July: 11, 25$4,350.00$5,520.00
August: 08, 22$4,350.00$5,710.00
August: 29$4,250.00$5,610.00
September: 05, 12, 19$4,250.00$5,610.00
September: 26$4,150.00$5,510.00
October: 10$4,025.00$5,195.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Croatian

Spectacular scenery, historical sights, and special experiences await you on this fantastic tour concentrating on Croatia. Along the way, overnight in Zagreb, Opatija, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Zagreb, Croatia

Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: The Western Zagreb or Sheraton Zagreb

Day 2: Zagreb – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Discover the Lower and medieval Upper Town of the capital of Croatia, with a Local Guide, and admire the Austro-Hungarian architecture such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace, and more, plus a visit to the majestic Cathedral. Enter Slovenia and arrive in its capital, Ljubljana.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Plaza, 2 nights

Day 3: Ljubljana

Guided sightseeing features the main sights like the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, and a visit to the Town Hall’s Inner Court. Balance of the day is at leisure to join the locals along the banks of the Ljubljanica River or to just relax.

Day 4: Ljubljana – Postojna – Opatija, Croatia

Enjoy A Guided Walk Through The Spectacular Postojna CAVES and ride a mini-train. The cave was discovered in the 17th century, opened to the public in 1819, and is considered the most beautiful in Slovenia. Continue to the famous seaside resort of Opatija.

Hotel: Amadria Park Hotel Agava, 2 nights

Day 5: Opatija – Excursion to Pula

Take a scenic drive through the Istrian Peninsula to Pula, where your Local Guide will show you the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, dating back to the 1st century. Then, visit the perfectly preserved Amphitheatre and the Temple Of Augustus. Return to Opatija and immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Walk along the seaside promenade and take pictures of the famous Maiden with the Seagull.

Day 6: Opatija – Plitvice – Zadar

Head to Plitvice and join your Local Guide for a walking tour of the National Park, with its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Back to the coastline, arrive at your beautifully-located hotel, surrounded by fragrant pine woods.

Hotel: Pinija at Petrcane

Day 7: Zadar – Trogir – Split

A guided walking tour to the main square gives you a good impression of this city with its turbulent history of fighting off the Venetians, crusaders, and Turks over the centuries. Don’t miss the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. The next two cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: explore picturesque Trogir, founded by Greek colonists and a major port until Roman times, and then continue to Split, the ancient Spalato. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: President Hotel, 2 nights

Day 8: Split

Walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a well-preserved fortress and a living part of the Old Town, with your Local Guide. Also see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the Temple of Jupiter with its impressive basement halls-a filming location in Game of Thrones.

Day 9: Split – Bosnia – Herzegovina – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Follow the Dalmatian coast, heading south to Dubrovnik. Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide to see the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. Also visit the 15th-century Rector’s Palace, built in gothic style, with renaissance and baroque elements, harmoniously combined.

Hotel: Valamar Lacroma Resort, 2 nights

Day 10: Dubrovnik

TA full day at leisure to relax or to join an exciting optional excursion. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate the success of your Croatian tour.

Day 11: Depart Dubrovnik

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 19$3,699.00Price on Application
April: 26$3,779.00Price on Application
May: 03$3,859.00Price on Application
May: 10$3,889.00Price on Application
May: 17$3,959.00Price on Application
May: 24$3,989.00Price on Application
May: 31$4,009.00Price on Application
June: 07$4,009.00Price on Application
June: 14, 21$4,039.00Price on Application
June: 28$4,179.00Price on Application
July: 12, 26$4,119.00Price on Application
August: 09$4,089.00Price on Application
August: 23$4,019.00Price on Application
August: 30$4,039.00Price on Application
September: 06$4,419.00Price on Application
September: 13$4,249.00Price on Application
September: 20$3,959.00Price on Application
September: 27$3,889.00Price on Application
October: 04$3,829.00Price on Application
October: 11$3,749.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Croatia & The Dalmatian Coast

Golden-roofed towns and pristine national parks; tranquil islands lapped by turquoise waters; ancient sites and time-honoured traditions. Our South Croatia tour takes in all this and more, inviting you to discover one of Europe’s most enticing destinations.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Trogir – Split – Trogir

We’ll start our tour in Split, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city beside the azure Adriatic. Here, our trail will take us into the white walls of Diocletian’s Palace, a vast fortress filled with centuries of history. We’ll also take in the Grgur Ninski Statue and the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St Domnius before moving on to Trogir – where we’ll embark on a tour of the historic town centre with a local guide. To finish our first day, we’ll take a seat at a local restaurant for an authentic meal (and warm Croatian welcome).

Hotel: Pasike Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Trogir – Krka National Park – Trogir

This morning will see us seeking the crystalline lakes and energetic rivers of Krka National Park before we move on to a hidden treasure: the Bibich Winery. At this small, family-owned establishment we’ll learn the history of winemaking in the region – while being treated to local wines and gourmet tapas. After that, we’ll round off the day with some free time to relax back in Trogir.

Day 3: Trogir – Korcula

Today we’ll say goodbye to Trogir and move on to Split, where we’ll catch the ferry to Korcula – an island that’s reputed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. After checking into our hotel, we’ll get our bearings on a walk through the Old Town. Then: time to hone those culinary skills! An included cookery class and dinner are on the agenda.

Hotel: Hotel Korcula De La Ville or similar, 2 nights

Day 4: Korcula

Today you’re free to explore Korcula as you wish. Lounge at a nearby beach, or find a café and get to know the local cuisine – and if you’re in the mood for exploration, you can even hop aboard a taxi boat to the tiny island of Vrnik.

Day 5: Korcula – Peljesac Peninsula – Kotor

After bidding farewell to Korcula, we’ll set sail to the nearby Peljesac Peninsula – a hotspot for winemaking since the days of the Roman Empire. We’ll savour the fruits of this ancient tradition on a tour of a local winery before leaving Croatia for Montenegro. Kotor Bay is a soul-stirring sight – and at the centre lies UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kotor town, seemingly untouched by time.

Hotel: Hotel Vardar or similar, 2 nights

Day 6: Kotor

First today: a walking tour of Kotor with a local guide. Old Kotor was built like a maze for protective purposes – and it’s very easy to get lost here! When the tour is over, we’ll continue to UNESCO-protected Perast for an insight into the area’s history. Then: time to take to the water! A boat will carry us to Our Lady of the Rocks – a small church on an manmade island. After hearing the legend behind the church, we’ll return to Kotor – where you’ll be free to spend the rest of the afternoon as you please.

Day 7: Kotor – Lovcen National Park – Dubrovnik

Today it’s back on the road (taking the scenic route, of course) as we make our way to the picturesque Lovcen National Park – which boasts incredible views across Montenegro. After stopping for a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the charming village of Njeguši, we’ll move on to Dubrovnik – where the evening will be yours to hunt down more local fare, explore the city’s cobbled streets or simply put your feet up and relax at the hotel.

Hotel: Mor Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 8: Dubrovnik

Today’s guided tour of Dubrovnik will see us strolling through the Old Town, where we’ll see the likes of the Franciscan Monastery, Sponza Palace, the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Old Port. If the weather is on our side, we’ll take the opportunity to climb the spectacular Mt Srd on a cable car ride. Later on, we’ll come together for one last included dinner to toast the end of our trip.

Day 9: Dubrovnik- Mali Ston – Trsteno -Dubrovnik

Before we say goodbye, there’s still plenty of time to round things off with a visit to the beautiful Trsteno Arboretum (one of the filming locations featured in Game of Thrones). After tucking into lunch at a local oyster farm, we’ll return to Dubrovnik – where the tour will end.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
March: 23$3,999.00$4,799.00
March: 30$4,099.00$5,129.00
April: 20$4,099.00$5,129.00
May: 06, 11, 18$4,389.00$5,709.00
June: 03, 17$4,389.00$5,709.00
June: 29$4,099.00$5,129.00
July: 06$4,099.00$5,129.00
August: 03, 19$4,099.00$5,129.00
August: 24$4,389.00$5,709.00
September: 02, 09, 16, 21$4,389.00$5,709.00
September: 30$4,099.00$5,129.00
October: 12, 19$4,099.00$5,129.00
November: 02$3,999.00$4,799.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Premium Mini-Coach Transportation & Ferry Crossing: Split - Korcula - Orebic
Ferry: Ferry Crossing: Split - Korcula - Peljesac Peninsula
Accommodation: 8 nights boutique accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver & Tour Leader
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Eastern Capitals & The Dalmatian Riviera

From Imperial Vienna, join those in the know who are heading for the sun-drenched islands of Dalmatia. Embark on a journey to areas of stunning natural beauty and historical significance.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Vienna

On arrival at Vienna airport, your transfer will leave for your hotel at 10:00, 13:00 or 15:30. Join your Travel Director at 17:30 for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.

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Country Roads of Croatia

Discover the pristine landscapes, idyllic islands and sun-dappled seas of Croatia. Here you will see fortified towns of cobblestone and terracotta which echo a time when Venice ruled the waves.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Zagreb

Transfers to your hotel depart from Zagreb airport at 11:30 and 14:00. Relax and settle in or perhaps head for the romantic chestnut-lined Stross Promenade for your first views over the city. At 17:30, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over a pleasant evening with wine.

Day 2: Zagreb’s Twin Towns

Join your Local Expert to explore the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Drive through the squares of the Lower Town, Donji Grad, designed to give a sense of grandeur. See the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square and continue to Ban Josip Jelacic Square en route to the cathedral. Board the city’s funicular to the medieval Upper Town, Gornji Grad. It’s a network of little streets, stretching between the Kaptol and Gradec hills. View the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Church and the Lotrščak Tower. The afternoon is at leisure. Relax and enjoy your hotel’s amenities or perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Zagorje region to learn about the local traditions and visit the house of Marshall Tito?

Day 3: The Postojna Caves and on to Belle-Epoque Opatija

Venture into Slovenia to visit the world-famous Postojna Caves. Step aboard the cave train and descend into a subterranean world of stunning stalactites, stalagmites, columns and curtains. Marvel at the five-metre tall Brilliant, the cave’s most beautiful stalagmite. Return to Croatia where your hotel is in the Belle Époque seaside-resort town of Opatija, nestled at the foot of Mount Učka. Take time to stroll by the luxurious villas along the tree-lined seafront promenade.

Day 4: Discover the Jewels of Istria

Cross the heart-shaped peninsula to explore the Jewels of Istria with your Local Expert. Visit the well-preserved first-century arena at Pula, scene of brutal gladiatorial battles in Roman times. Continue to the charming old town of Rovinj, rising directly from the sea. Wander through the cobbled streets lined with tempting shops, pastel-coloured bars and sidewalk cafes.

Day 5: Pristine Plitvice National Park

Enjoy the scenery of the Adriatic coast in the morning – journey past sparkling deep blue seas, studded with rocky islands, before heading inland to visit one of Europe’s great natural wonders. Zig-zagging timber footbridges will lead you through the blue-green beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a scenic wonderland of 16 interconnected lakes, flanked by waterfalls and primeval forest.

Day 6: The Dalmatian Coast to Split

The green forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park give way to pebble-dashed shores lapped by turquoise waters. Walk through the Roman Ruins and market to see the sea organ of Zadar before witnessing a dramatic change in landscape, as you travel through Mediterranean olive groves on your way to Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 3rd Century B.C. Admire the cathedral and Renaissance Čipiko Palace before continuing to the historic port of Split. In the evening, don’t miss the opportunity of dinner in a traditional konoba.

The Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here, and today it forms the heart of the Old Town of Split. With your Local Expert, explore the 1,700 year-old palace cellars, and learn the story of the infamous emperor. Continue through the labyrinthine streets and arcaded squares to see St. Duje’s- originally Diocletian’s Mausoleum, and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Continue your venture underground, to explore the cellars. Your island-hopping adventure begins here. Cross the azure waters of the Adriatic to spend two nights on Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in the country and boasting an interior dotted with lofty mountain peaks and aromatic fields of lavender.

Enjoy a full day at leisure, as you explore the hidden coves, secluded beaches, old monasteries and villages of Hvar. Perhaps stroll around seaside Stari Grad, known for being one of Europe’s oldest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Maybe visit the local museum with its impressive collection of archeological finds dating back to Greek antiquity or enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant? You could even see the glitz and glamour of Hvar Town with its yacht-lined marinas, famous for being the trendy playground of the rich and famous.

Cruise back to the mainland and continue your journey to the island of Korčula, known for its grace, history and rich culture. The perfect place for relaxing, the island is filled with quiet coves and small beaches that dot the southern coastline. This evening, delight in Croatian fare at a local restaurant.

In the morning, join a knowledgeable Local Expert for a walking tour of the Old Town. Marvel at spectacular views of the mainland as you stroll towards the main square of Korčula where the Cathedral of St. Marc dominates the ancient skyline. Hear about local legends and history from your Local Expert, stopping by the Town Museum, the Bishop’s Palace with its treasury collection and the Town Hall. Visit the ruins of the house where – according to local legend – Marco Polo was born. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces of this charming medieval town.

Day 11: Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic

Journey to the beautiful southern slopes of the Pelješac Peninsula. Should weather permit, cruise the tranquil waters of the bay of Mali Ston and admire the surrounding untouched natural beauty, as you enjoy a glass of traditional Croatian brandy. Stop at a shellfish farm and meet Tomislav, a local oyster farmer, to learn about the cultivation and harvest of oysters. Enjoy a delicious Sea-to-Table tasting of the fresh shellfish, accompanied with a glass of wine. Continue to the walled town of Dubrovnik, ‘paradise on Earth’ according to George Bernard Shaw. Join a walking exploration of the city, guided by a Local Expert. Get a glimpse into local life, as you explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th century bastions of the Old Town. Walk past Onofrio’s Fountain, see the Old Jewish Quarter and the synagogue, and marvel at the grandeur of the cathedral and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. With the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps enjoy the luxuries of the five-star Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, your home for the next three nights. Located moments away from the Adriatic with spectacular views of the Elafiti Islands, your hotel provides exclusive access to a private beach. In the evening, there is the option to enjoy dinner at a family home in a local small village. Meet the family who will explain how they make olive oil using an antique olive oil press, before savouring a freshly prepared meal served with wine.

Spend the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional visit to Montenegro, travelling along the coast to the pretty port town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A photographer’s dream, capture one of the most beautiful parts of the bay and learn about some of the compelling history of this area. Return to Dubrovnik and enjoy an evening at your leisure. Perhaps start at a trendy wine bar, followed by dinner at a romantic sidewalk cafe?

Day 13: Dubrovnik

Make the most of a day at leisure in the Pearl of the Adriatic. Relax by the pool, shop in the markets or perhaps take the opportunity to visit Cavtat, one of the most enchanting seaside resorts in Croatia? This evening, should weather permit, you’re invited to embark on a dazzling cruise around the fabled bay of Dubrovnik. Gaze out at views of the glistening Adriatic and the mighty city walls rising straight from the cliffs before your cruise moors in the Old Town Harbour. Start your Celebration Dinner with the national favourite drink, a glass of grappa. Savour authentic flavours of local specialties washed down with locally produced wine.

Your journey draws to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dubrovnik airport at 05:00, 09:00 and 11:30.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 18$4,850.00Price on Application
April: 20$5,095.00Price on Application
April: 25$5,195.00Price on Application
April: 27$5,325.00Price on Application
May: 02, 04, 09$5,325.00Price on Application
May: 11, 16$5,425.00Price on Application
May: 18, 23, 25$5,495.00Price on Application
May: 30$5,595.00Price on Application
June: 01, 06$5,595.00Price on Application
June: 08$5,775.00Price on Application
June: 13, 15, 20, 22$5,950.00Price on Application
June: 27$6,075.00Price on Application
June: 29$6,150.00Price on Application
July: 04 $6,150.00Price on Application
July: 11 $6,225.00Price on Application
July: 18, 25$6,295.00Price on Application
August: 01, 08$6,325.00Price on Application
August: 10$6,250.00Price on Application
August: 15$6,125.00Price on Application
August: 17, 22, 24$6,075.00Price on Application
August: 29. 31$5,975.00Price on Application
September: 03, 05$5,975.00Price on Application
September: 07$5,875.00Price on Application
September: 12$5,825.00Price on Application
September: 14$5,550.00Price on Application
September: 17, 19, 25$5,475.00Price on Application
September: 26, 28$5,395.00Price on Application
October: 03$5,250.00Price on Application
October: 05$4,995.00Price on Application
October: 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31$4,875.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 Morning Tea, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
& Ferry Crossing
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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