Explore the ´New Europe´s´ finest destinations on the Eastern European Tour. Complete private tailor made tour for everyone who would like to visit all that Eastern Europe has to offer on a tour with start and end in Vienna, taking you to all the main sites from Prague, Krakow, Budapest all the way to Lake Bled, Sarajevo and Dubrovnik.
HIGHLIGHTS OF EASTERN EUROPE TOUR
Arrival to Vienna airport where you meet your private guide/driver and start with East Europe tour. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Upon your arrival, a short walk thorugh the old town from the Opera building towards St. Stephen`s cathedral, Graben and Kohlmarkt streets and through Hofburg palace. Overnight in Vienna.
Morning drive towards Slovenia with some short stops on the way. Arrival to Ljubljana and sightseeing tour of the old town with Triple Bridge, City Hall, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Dragon Bridge etc. During your stay you have to taste some local food in one of the local restaurants under the castle hill. Overnight in Ljubljana.-
From Ljubljana we drive towards Bled and Bohinj for some spectacular views of Julian Alps from mt. Vogel. With traditional pletna boat you will visit Bled island with chruch of St. Mary and enjoy the breathtaking view from Bled Castle. Overnight in Ljubljana.
In the morning departure from Ljubljana towards Postojna to visit the most popular attraction in Slovenia, 21 km long Postojna Cave. After a spectacular walk through the underground world we will head towards Croatia and its capital, Zagreb, for a walk tour of the old town. Overnight in Zagreb.
After breakfast you will head towards one of the most spectacular sites on this tour – Plitvice Lakes. River Korana formed a canyon where you can find 16 lakes connected with allmost 100 waterfalls. Walk along the lakes and admire the nature. In afternoon continue towards the Dalmatian coast and its ´capital´, Zadar, to enjoy in the sunset along sea pipe organs. Overnight in Zadar.
Morning drive towards the largest town on Croatian coast, Split, and upon arrival walk tour of old Roman emperor Diocletian`s palace, today transformed in the old city centre of Split. Walk through Peristyle towards cathedral of St. Domnius and Temple of Jupiter, through Golden gate and on to the substructures of the palace. Overnight in Split.
After breakfast we will head towards Bosnia&Herzegovina and visit the picturesque Mostar with its famous bridge built by Ottomans in 16C from which some of the most brave locals jump into Neretva river 24m (78ft) below. In the afternoon drive to Dubrovnik for an overnight.
Full day to explore the pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Enjoy walking down the Stradun (Pjaca) street along Onofrio`s Fountain towards chuch of St. Blaise and Cathedral towards old port and enjoy in the views from Dubrovnik´s mighty city walls. Visit of the mt. Srđ above the town to admire a fantastic sunset on Dubrovnik riviera. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
In the morning we will head towards Montenegro and its most beautiful attraction, Kotor Bay. Drive around the bay and stop in Perast, small picturesque village from where you can observe two small islands, St. George and Lady of the Rocks islands. We continue to Kotor for a walk through this fortified town. Next we head off to Budva, one of the oldest settlements along Adriatic and, Nowadays, the main tourist town in Montenegro. Overnight in Budva.
Morning drive towards Bosnia&Herzegovina and its capital Sarajevo with a few stops on the way. Upon arrival to the host of Winter Olympic games in 1984 short walk tour through the town that was also known as the European Jerusalem due to Muslim, Catholic, Orthodox and Jewish temples all within 1km area. Overnight in Sarajevo.
Departure from Sarajevo to Serbia and its capital, Belgrade. In the afternoon visit of Kalemegdan Fortress, the cathedral and drive to one of the largest Orthodox churches of St. Sava. Overnight in Belgrade.
Morning visit of Dedinje district and the tomb of Yugoslav president Tito before we head towards Budapest, Hungarian capital. In the evening enjoy the river cruise and admire the city from the river Danube. Overnight in Budapest.
Full day to explore Budapest. The tour will take you to Buda Castle with church of st. Matthias and Fisherman`s Bastion for some fantastic views over Danube and Pest side with Parliament and St. Stephen`s Cathedral. Continue with drive on Andrassy Avenue past Opera and towards Hero`s Square and City Park. Overnight in Budapest.
In the morning we will head to the picturesque Szentendre near Budapest. Short walk through the village before we continue towards Slovakia and its capital, Bratislava. In Bratislava, walk through the old town along St. Martin´s Cathedral towards City Hall and Primatial Palace. Overnight in Bratislava.
Drive towards Poland and up to Auschwitz, the biggest concentration camp during WWII. Visit of the museum with Auschwitz and Birkenau campsites. In the evening arrival to Royal city of Krakow. Overnight in Krakow.
Time to explore the old town of Krakow with one of the richest gothic city centres in the world. Walk through Florian Gate towards Sukienice (Cloth Hall) and the main square (Rynek Glowny), towards the castle hill with Wawel Castle where Polish kings used to be crowned and buried. In the afternoon visit of salt mine Wieliczka near Krakow which is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites (like the old town of Krakow). Overnight in Krakow.
In the morning we drive towards another beautiful town of Poland, Wroclaw on Odra river. River Odra formed islands where some of the nicest sights in Wroclaw stand: the cathedral and the spectacular Market square – Rynek with Old Town Hall. Overnight in Wroclaw.
After breakfast drive towards Czech Republic with a stop in Kutna Hora to visit the old mining town with its cathedral of St. Barbara which is often considered the most beautiful church in Czechia. Nearby we will also visit a very popular turist attraction, unusual bone church (ossuary) in Sedlec. In the evening arrival to Prague for an overnight.
Full day to explore Royal Prague. The tour will start at Hradcany castle (the largest castle in Czech Republic), we then walk accross Charles bridge, built in mid 14C and decorated by 30 statues. We also visit the Old Town Hall Square and head towards Wenceslass Square where Velvet Revolution started. In the evening you have to visit one of the famous beer houses in Prague. Overnight in Prague.
In the morning we head towards Cesky Krumlow to explore the charming, medieval town, often considered as one of most beautiful small towns in Europe. In the afternoon departure for Salzburg and overnight.
We start the day with a walking tour of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Walk towards Cathedral, Mozart`s House, Mirabel Gardens and visit of the fortress above the town. In the afternoon we continue towards Vienna for an overnight.
Transfer to Vienna Airport and end of services.
Lake Bohinj is one of the top natural pearls of Slovenia. In the summer time its clear water offers the possibility of bathing and other sports activities.
Beautiful view over Sukosan marina, situated near the historic town of Zadar, the old capital of southern Croatian region – Dalmatia.
Symbolic Old Bridge of Mostar, a reconstructed medieval arched bridge, which was destroyed in last Balkan war, known as a melting pot of cultures and religions.
Discover the history behind the walls of fascinating Mamula island which used to serve as a prisonin the World War II.
Impressive Kalemegdan Fortress, located in Belgrade’s municipality of Stari Grad, is the city´s most visited tourist attraction and offers beautiful views over confluence of the Sava and the Danube.
Budapest can be marked as the spa centre of Europe as its baths are one of the main reasons the city is visited by houndreds of thousands of travelers per year.
Most famous Polish city with UNESCO city centre. Krakow used to be Royal capital of Poland for centuries and is therefore full of beautiful palaces, churches and squares.
Located on the bend of Vltava river, Cesky Krumlov was for the last 50 years in time wrap and it hardly changed. That gives special charm to this old city with second largest castle in Czech Republic.