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Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans

Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans

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From 3599 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together.
What's included?
Duration
28 days
Starts in
Berlin
Ends in
Split
Group size
Max 16, avg 12.
Travel type
Classic
This epic cross-European adventure offers an intriguing combination of Central Europe's castles and romantic squares with the Balkans' own historic towns and wondrous landscapes. But this trip isn't a cobweb-enshrouded history tour you'll connect with village life, immerse yourself in urban centres, and get active with outdoor pursuits, including kayaking in Montenegro and hiking through diverse country. With 28 days devoted to this journey, this is your chance to discover what still feels like a well-kept secret.
Itinerary

Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans

Day 1 - Berlin

Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.

Day 2 - Berlin

Explore this amazing city. Opt to visit the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, world-class museums, the Reichstag or the Berlin Television Tower for a sweeping view of the area. Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours.

Day 3 - Berlin/Krakow

Travel to Krakow, Poland's cultural hub, stopping at the Plawniowice Palace grounds along the way. Take an orientation walk upon arrival and use the evening to explore this lively city. Watch the scenery go by as you journey to Krakow. En route, stop by the Plawniowice Palace grounds, one of the best maintained in Silesia. With free time in Krakow, opt to explore the different neighbourhoods like the Jewish section and main square. Dip into a local milk bar for a real Polish meal.

Day 4 - Krakow

Visit Auschwitz for a sobering look at the region's history. Spend the rest of the day exploring charming Krakow. You may want to end your day embracing Polish social traditions in one of Krakow's many cellar restaurants and pubs. Dive into the thriving social scene over a few vodkas in one of these cheerful establishments, Zubrowka (Bison Grass Vodka) is a must!

Day 5 - Krakow

Take a free day to explore. Opt to visit Rynek Glowny - Europe's largest medieval market square; savour a traditional Polish breakfast (kielbasa, yum), or sit back with a coffee and a slice of Poland's famous cheesecake (sernik babci) at one of the many cafes in the area. Then, walk it off with a stroll uphill to marvel at the impressive Wawel Royal Castle.

Day 6 - Krakow/Prague

Take a scenic day train into Czech Republic. Soak up the atmosphere of Prague, a unique community where every street, ghetto, inn and theatre tells a story. If you're in the area and want to experience traditional Czech pubs, which are guaranteed to be loud, lively, and packed with locals on any night of the week, this is the place to find restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine such as fried pork cutlets, goulash, and dumplings.

Day 7 - Prague

Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO before exploring all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.

Day 8 - Prague

Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO before exploring all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.

Day 9 - Prague/Cesky Krumlov

Travel to Cesky Krumlov. Spend time wandering the small city or visiting the small town's castle.

Day 10 - Cesky Krumlov/Vienna

Take private van to Austria in time for a walking tour of Vienna's most beautiful sights, including the Hofburg and St Stephen's Cathedral. Later, check in to your accommodation in Vienna, a G Adventures supported hotel stay. There's plenty of time here to visit world-famous museums, the opera house or indulge in typical Austrian desserts like strudel or Sacher Torte.

Day 11 - Vienna

Wander the elegant streets a little more, take in some of Europe's most distinguished art galleries or just settle yourself on a cafe terrace, order up a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake and watch the world go by over coffee.

Day 12 - Vienna/Budapest

Travel to Hungary to explore the beautiful city of Budapest. Visit a G Adventures-supported social enterprise cafe for a welcome drink. Opt to visit Buda Castle, window shop in Pest or soak in the city's famous thermal baths. With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do. To gain deeper insight on local history, opt to pre-book the "Budapest History Walking Tour" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Day 13 - Budapest

Spend a free day exploring this charming and historic city. Opt to take a boat trip down the Danube, or travel further afield to the Etyek wine country.

Day 14 - Budapest

Spend a free day exploring this charming city. Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Day 15 - Budapest/Novi Sad

After a full day's train journey, arrive in Novi Sad. Enjoy the first opportunity to try some Serbian cuisine. Cross into Serbia and enjoy time in the second largest city. Spend an evening wandering this cultural hub.

Day 16 - Novi Sad/Belgrade

Spend the morning exploring Novi Sad, the ancient capital of Serbia. Visit the famous Petrovaradin Fortress and, with time, check out the charming old town, or Stari Grad. In the afternoon, hop a train for a short ride to Belgrade.

Day 17 - Belgrade

Visit the Kalemegdan Fortress then spend a free day floating down the Danube or shopping in one of the many bustling markets. Opt to visit the National Theater or National Museum. The city offers a wealth of churches and cathedrals as well as an interesting Ethnographic Museum. Learn more about Serbian culture, traditions, costumes, and tools used throughout history.

Day 18 - Belgrade/Sarajevo

Travel to Sarajevo, one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the region. Walk around the cobblestone streets, visit the famous Latin Bridge, and soak in the bustling atmosphere of this resilient place. Walk around the cobblestone streets of the Old Town while taking in the architecture of its diverse places of worship.

Day 19 - Sarajevo

Take an included tour of the 'Tunnel of Life' to get a better understanding of the tragic recent history of this captivating city. Spend some free time exploring the Stari Grad section and looking for 'Sarajevo Roses'.

Day 20 - Sarajevo/Mostar

Travel through beautiful countryside to reach charming Mostar. The city's symbol, a beautiful reconstructed Ottoman-style bridge, is a reminder of the tenacity of Bosnians in recent times. Wander the old city and visit the new, taking in the many reminders of what the people of this region have survived. After visiting the bridge, wander through the small streets and opt to sit in a cafe, enjoying the laid-back atmosphere. For a sobering look into the city's recent history, wander through town, passing buildings still riddled with bullet holes. Visit a bank that was completely destroyed during the war and past houses in shambles. While life continues and progress is made, these sights remain as reminders of the evils of war.

Day 21 - Mostar/Kotor

Continue on to Montenegro and arrive to the Bay of Kotor, a World Heritage-listed region. There is free time here to relax or explore as desired. Arrive in time to start exploring this gorgeous area. If relaxing is more your style, the beach of Kotor offers a great escape.

Day 22 - Kotor

Enjoy a sea kayaking tour before free time to relax or explore. Wander the streets of the walled city of Kotor or relax on picturesque beaches.

Day 23 - Kotor/Dubrovnik

Travel to Croatia and experience the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' in Dubrovnik. Choose to relax in one of the many cafes, explore the old town fortifications, or take a boat trip to one of the nearby islands. The red roofs of the old city make for spectacular photos and the seaside cafes serve up tasty seafood.

Day 24 - Dubrovnik

Enjoy a free day to explore the Dalmatian Coast.

Day 25 - Dubrovnik/Hvar

Head to the island of Hvar. Enjoy amazing beaches, nightlife, and water sports. Filled with sunshine, the beautiful island is known for its lavender fields and vineyards in the interior and detailed Venetian-inspired architecture in the towns.

Day 26 - Hvar

Soak in the scenery and relish the calm on a boat ride around the Pakleni Islands.

Day 27 - Hvar/Split

Ferry back to the mainland and arrive to Split. Take a guided tour of the UNESCO site at Diocletian's Palace. Enjoy free time to explore this charming seaside town. Opt to visit the local market and gobble up some Croatian delicacies. For a little more activity, visit Marjan's peak with gorgeous views over the city or hit up some of the hiking and biking trails in the area.

Day 28 - Split

Depart at any time. We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Hotels/pensions (28 nts).

Local transport

Train, long-distance bus, local bus, ferry, walking, private vehicle.

Meals

Allow USD940-1225 for meals not included. 27 breakfasts

Please be aware

Berlin
- East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall (Free)
- Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit (13EUR per person)
- Judisches Museum Visit (8EUR per person)
- Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit (13-23EUR per person)
- Brandenburg Gate Visit (Free)
- The Berlin Wall Memorial (Free)
- Pergamon Museum (12EUR per person)
- Schloss Charlottenburg Palace (10EUR per person)

Kraków
- Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
- Wawel Royal Castle (3PLN per person)
- Bar Mleczny (Milk Bar) Meal
- Rynek Underground Museum (19PLN per person)
- Horse and Carriage Ride

Wieliczka
- Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit (79PLN per person)

Prague
- Mucha Museum (240CZK per person)
- Old Town Visit
- Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit (10-20EUR per person)
- Petřín Hill Hike (Free-30CZK per person)
- Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit (250-350CZK per person)
- Letná Beer Garden Visit (Free-3EUR per person)
- Kafka Museum (200CZK per person)
- Old Town Hall and Clock Tower (110-440CZK per person)
- Charles Bridge Visit (Free)
- Museum of Communism (150CZK per person)
- Malá Strana Visit

Český Krumlov
- Jewish Synagogue Český Krumlov Visit (Free)
- State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov Tour (360CZK per person)
- Biking (5-10EUR per person)

Vienna
- Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit (Free)
- Belvedere Gallery Visit (19EUR per person)
- Vienna Boys' Choir Visit (35EUR per person)
- Vienna State Opera House Visit (8EUR per person)
- View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna (14EUR per person)
- Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert (30-50EUR per person)
- Schönbrunn Palace Visit/Tour (11-15EUR per person)

Budapest
- Buda Castle Visit (1500HUF per person)
- Thermal Baths Visit (4200-5000HUF per person)
- Hungarian State Opera House (2900HUF per person)
- Great Market Hall Visit (Free)
- Parliament Building Visit (5200HUF per person)
- Budapest Bike Tour (28EUR per person)
- Hungarian National Museum (1600HUF per person)
- Budapest History Walking Tour
- Chain Bridge (Free)
- Danube River Cruise

Novi Sad
- Stari Grad Visit (Free)

Sarajevo
- Latin Bridge Visit (Free)
- Gallery 11/07/95 (12-15BAM per person)
- National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina (10-30BAM per person)
- Times of Misfortune Tour & Tunnel Museum (54BAM per person)
- Svrzo's House (3BAM per person)

Mostar
- Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret
- War Photo Exhibition (6BAM per person)
- Stari Most (Old Bridge) Visit (Free)

Kotor
- Sea Kayaking (20EUR per person)
- Kotor City Exploration (Free)
- Kotor Maritime Museum (4EUR per person)

Perast
- Perast Visit

Risan
- Risan town and Roman Mosaics Visit (10EUR per person)

Dubrovnik
- Sea Kayaking (36EUR per person)
- Franciscan Monastery & Museum (30HRK per person)
- Rector's Palace (70HRK per person)
- Museum of Croatian War of Independence (20HRK per person)
- War Photography Museum (40HRK per person)
- Dubrovnik City Wall Walk (150HRK per person)
- Cable Car Ride (150HRK per person)

Lopud
- Lopud Island Visit

Hvar
- St. Stephen's Cathedral (10HRK per person)
- Hvar Fortress Visit (40HRK per person)

Split
- Bacvice Beach Visit (Free)
- Marjan's Peak Visit (30EUR per person)
- St Duje Cathedral Visit (15-40HRK per person)
- Mestrovic Gallery (30HRK per person)

Trogir
- Trogir Excursion (15-41EUR per person)

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