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16 Day Croatia and Eastern Capitals

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16 DAY TOUR
16 DAY TOUR
FLIGHTS
FLIGHTS
MEALS
MEALS
EXCLUSIVES
EXCLUSIVES

YOUR FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES INCLUDES

  • Fully flexible bookings~~

Cancel at any time for any reason – up to 31 July 2020.
Unlimited booking amendments at no cost – up to 31 July 2020.

  • Return full-service airfare to Munich including checked luggage.

We will get you to and from your holiday with no troubles – all you need to do is pack your bag and make your way to the airport! Enjoy a return airfare and taxes with a full-service carrier included in the price!

  • 13 Nights in 3-star hotel accommodation

Enjoy a total of 13 nights staying in accommodation across Croatia and the Eastern capitals.

  • 13 breakfasts & 7 dinners

Expect to feast on delicious classics and regional specialties throughout the tour, with breakfast daily and 7 dinners.

  • Airport transfers

The last thing you want to do on your holiday is stress about how you’re going to get from A to B in Europe. With us, you won’t have to worry! Enjoy transfers on us this holiday!

  • English-speaking tour leader with transportation by air-conditioned coach

Do not miss out on a thing this holiday! Your tour includes English-speaking tour leader(s) throughout your tour of Croatia and the Eastern Capitals. Get around in total comfort! Enjoy air-conditioned coach transportation when touring Europe this holiday as you see the sites without breaking a sweat!

  • All sightseeing & entrance fees

There’s no need to go digging through your pockets for entrance fees this holiday, we’ve got you covered!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit 9 exciting European countries.
  • Take an orientation tour of Munich.
  • Enjoy dinner in a traditional German beer hall.
  • Take a walking tour of Ljubljana with a local guide.
  • Visit beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Experience an orientation tour of Dubrovnik.
  • Take a walking tour of stunning Sarajevo.
  • Explore Belgrade with a local guide.
  • Walk through historic Vienna, Austria’s capital.
  • Stop in the lovely Bavarian city of Nuremberg.
  • Taste authentic Czech food in Prague.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tipping: Optional, approx. EUR4-6 per person per day (paid on tour)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional entry fees and taxes not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

PRICE

From $4399pp* ex Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth

From $4549pp* ex Brisbane

DEPOSIT

  • Deposit $2310
  • Deposit is non-refundable

Final payment due 120 days prior

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT PRICE

Single supplement available for just $1230 per person.

PURCHASE BY

20 May 2020

BOOK BY

20 June 2020

Buy now with 0% Interest Free!~

Day 1: Australia – In transit (In-flight Meals)

Day 2: Arrive Munich (In-flight meals, D)

Welcome to Munich! On arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel. Later, meet your tour leader and the rest of the group and head out to dinner at a traditional Munich Beer Hall.

Day 3: Munich – Salzburg – Lake Bled – Ljubljana (approx. 420kms) (B)

Depart Munich after breakfast this morning.  The first stop is Salzburg, renown for baroque architecture and a formidable cliff-top fortress. Later, stop for photos at stunning Lake Bled, the medieval castle and dramatic island. On arrival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, experience a walking tour and soak up the wealth of cultures, activities and sights. Ljubljana Castle overlooks the city, and dates back to the 16th Century. Free time for the rest of the day.

Day 4: Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes – Split region (approx. 460kms) (B, D)

Today, take in some of Europe’s most picturesque natural landscapes; visit Croatia’s world-famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. Stroll the boardwalks and marvel at the incredible natural scenery of Croatia’s largest national park. Filled with waterfalls, lush vegetation and countless lakes, this is one of the most beautiful stops on the tour. The coach will then travel on to a coastal resort near Split, for an included dinner and relaxing evening at the hotel.

Day 5: Split – Dubrovnik (approx. 230kms) (B)

On the way to Dubrovnik stop off in sunny Split. Enjoy free time to stroll around the historic town, including the sprawling Diocletian’s Palace. Once in Dubrovnik, take an orientation tour of the lovely old town with your Tour Leader. The city has spectacular architecture – including churches, monasteries, fountains and museums. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day to learn about the city’s history; stroll the marble streets; take a walk along the ancient city walls or try one of the many charming restaurants (not included).

Day 6: Dubrovnik: Free Day (B)

Relax this morning, with a full free day to explore Dubrovnik at your own pace. Many main attractions are easily found within the city walls in the ‘old town’. Or, catch the cable car (not included) to the top of Mount Srdj for incredible views over the city – highly recommended for a scenic sunset photo or two.

For those who want to explore further afield, choose the optional (not included) full day excursion to beautiful and historic Montenegro. Discover natural beauty and rich history as you are driven through charming countryside to the UNESCO Heritage listed port town of Kotor.

Day 7: Dubrovnik – Mostar – Sarajevo (approx. 260kms) (B, D)

Leave Dubrovnik behind and breakfast today and travel on to Sarajevo. Stop on the way in the enchanting Balkan town of Mostar; comprised of many religious buildings, churches, and a vast collection of Roman, Greek, Croatian and Ottoman influences. Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia & Herzegovina and has recovered from the destruction in the 90s. Now famed for its East-meets-West atmosphere, learn all about the city’s complex past in a walking tour of this fascinating city.

Day 8: Sarajevo – Belgrade (approx. 292kms) (B, D)

Say goodbye to Sarajevo, and travel on to the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Enjoy a locally guided tour of the city including Republic Square, Bohemian Quarter, Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade fortress. A fascinating place, Belgrade radiates gritty exuberance in its many architectural contrasts with socialist blocks set amongst more grandiose buildings. After the walking tour enjoy an included dinner, before free time to explore the city at night.

Day 9: Belgrade – Hungarian Horse Farm – Budapest (approx. 378kms) (B, D)

Leaving Serbia behind, head for Hungary, via a farm visit in the traditional homeland of the Hungarian horse lords. Watch a traditional horse show where the locals demonstrate their famous equestrian skills. Choose to try the world’s best Hungarian goulash, a rich and hearty beef stew, at an optional (not included) lunch hosted by the farm. The coach then travels on to Budapest. With a mix of natural beauty and art nouveau architecture, this is a city to behold. Embark on an evening driving tour to get an overview of the city. Travel across the mighty Danube and make a stop at the Fisherman’s Bastion for spectacular views across the river to the Parliament Building and St Stephen’s Basilica.

Day 10: Budapest: Free Day (B)

The entire day is free to experience Budapest as you wish today. Get to know the compact city, sample some of Hungary’s best dishes or relax like a local at a traditional thermal springs bath house. The past and present coexist here; look out for remnants of WWII and the uprising of 1956. Later, maybe catch the sunset on an evening stroll along the Danube.

Day 11 Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna (approx. 278kms) (B, D)

Leaving Budapest behind, head for the grandeur of Vienna. Along the way stop off in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Your tour leader will take an orientation tour for some of the main sights, including a photo stop at Bratislava Castle, overlooking the city. Then, on arrival in Vienna, take a driving tour of this diverse city. Along with a musical past including luminaries like Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms and artworks by masters like Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka, Vienna has a buzzing modern culinary scene and cheerful, bustling pubs.

Day 12: Vienna – Mauthausen – Cesky Krumlov – Prague (approx. 410kms) (B, D)

On the way to Prague this morning, visit Mauthausen concentration camp, a WW2 labour where hundreds of thousands of political prisoners lost their lives. The tour will also take a comfort stop in lovely Český Krumlov, with it’s spectacular castle and wealth of Renaissance and Baroque architecture. On arrival in Prague, take a walking tour of this incredible city. Famous for its art, architecture, cobbled lanes and ancient chapels, this is also home to some of Europe’s finest beer. A local tour guide will escort you through the historic streets, pointing out the features of the ‘Old Town’, Primatial Palace, Slovak National Theatre and the Main Square. For dinner, experience authentic Czech cuisine at a local restaurant.

Day 13: Prague: Free Day (B)

Today, take the time to explore the compact old city at your own pace. Sample local cuisine and much-lauded beers, visit art galleries, admire the weird and witty sculpture that adorns the city’s public spaces and marvel at the soaring gothic and baroque architecture. Consider visiting the majestic Prague Castle, crossing famous Charles Bridge and wandering through the ‘Old Town’ and Jewish Quarter.

Day 14: Prague – Nuremberg – Munich (approx. 470kms) (B)

On the return to Munich, the tour will pause in Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second-largest city. Find incredible architecture here, restored with original stone after extensive Second World War bombing. Finish the tour in Munich as you please, with free time this evening. Relax at the hotel, gather your tour-mates for a farewell dinner (not included), or possibly revisit one of the beer halls that welcomed you so warmly at the beginning of your adventure.

Day 15: Depart Munich (Inflight meals)

Check out and be transferred to the airport at an appropriate time today.

Day 16: Arrive Australia

Please note that due to flight scheduling some flights may arrive home + 2 days from departure day.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

  • Munich- Super 8 City West, Super 8 City North, Achat, Ibis Munich, Harrys Home
  • Ljubljana- B&B Park
  • Split Region- Pax Hotel
  • Dubrovnik- Vis Hotel, Komodor hotel, Splendid Hotel
  • Sarajevo- Hotel Bosnia
  • Belgrade- Hotel Mr President, Hotel Queen Astori
  • Budapest- Ibis Hero Square, Ibis Styles Hero Square
  • Vienna- Roomz
  • Prague- Hotel Duo, Krystal Hotel

2020 TRAVEL DATES

Dates denoted by an asterisk (*) incur a peak season surcharge: $900 per person

  • 25 July (SOLD OUT)
  • 8, 22 August (SOLD OUT)
  • 20* December (SOLD OUT)

2021 TRAVEL DATES

  • 15, 29 May

All 2020 dates currently sold out

PRE/POST ACCOMMODATION

  • $230 per person per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)

STOPOVER PACKAGES

  • Dubai: 2 nights: From $350 per person twin share, including breakfast. Including transfers. Subject to flight route and availability.
  • Singapore 2 nights: From $350 per person twin share, room only. Including transfers. Subject to flight route and availability

EARLY ARRIVAL/STAY BEHIND BREAK FEE

  • $150 per person plus airfare difference.

The break fee is a minimum charge collected for any deviation (except for tour extensions) from the set dates or set itinerary such as early arrival, stay behind or stopover requests. Additional collection for applicable airfare and tax difference applies

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

9 months interest free available from $225.60 per week for two people ex Sydney

~~After 31 July 2020 or within 90 days of travel standard T&C’s apply

PRICES

  • All prices are subject to change and availability.
  • Prices are AUD per person for twin-share unless otherwise specified

EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional tipping: Approx EUR€2-4 per person, per day while touring (not expected but appreciated by driver and Tour Leader).
  • Tourist visa (not required for Australian passport holders)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional entry fees and taxes not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Travel insurance (mandatory; speak with your Travel Consultant about Travel Insurance options)

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Travel insurance is mandatory. Ask your travel consultant for discounted travel insurance options.

PASSPORTS

  • Copies of passports valid for 6 months beyond trip completion is strictly required at the time of booking. You are liable for all fees due to incorrect or incomplete full names, or passports lacking the required validity.

VISA

  • A tourist visa is not required for Australian and most other nationalities travelling to Northern Europe. It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre.

BAGGAGE POLICY

  • Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one checked bag not exceeding 20kg, plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 7kg. However, you are strongly encouraged to pack lightly below these limits, as you will be required to carry your own bag between the coach and hotel rooms, and to and from any other transport, while travelling to multiple cities and hotels.

FINAL DOCUMENTATION

  • Electronic documentation including e-tickets are generally emailed within two weeks of departure of your core tour, irrespective of early departures, pre-tour extensions or stopovers.

FLIGHTS

  • The full service carrier included in your package will be provided when you receive your final documentation. Example default carriers include: Thai, Qatar, KLM, Singapore, British Airways, Emirates or similar.
  • We will associate frequent flyer membership numbers to your booking but note that accrual of benefits is determined by the airline based on the prevailing fare issued.
  • Please contact your travel consultant at the time of booking for premium economy and business class upgrade quotes.
  • All flights or airfare related fees and costs are due immediately upon confirmation by cash payment. Frequent flyer points redemption is not permitted.
  • Pre-set airline meals can be requested at the time of booking (or no later than one week before departure) and is subject to availability.
  • All flights may involve up to two transits.

ITINERARY

  • The indicative itinerary and its order are subject to change based on local conditions and as we see fit to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the tour.
  • The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the prevailing flight schedule to be provided when you receive your final documentation.

TIPPING

  • Tipping for guides and drivers is not required but is appreciated at the end of the land tour. 2-4 Euro per person, per day is sufficient.

HOTELS

  • Reference hotels are listed and may be substituted with properties of a similar standard. Final hotels will be provided when you receive your final documentation. All hotel ratings are self-rated locally. All rooms are lead-in type.

TRIPLE SHARE

  • Triple-share may be available on this tour in the form of extra bedding, subject to availability.

CHILD POLICY

  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted on this tour. Children over 12 must travel with a responsible adult 18 year or older.

GROUP SIZE

  • Minimum 20 passengers required to operate, maximum 40 passengers per vehicle.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Optional programs are subject to availability, time and weather permitting, and prepayable in AUD at the point of purchase. Some tours require minimum numbers to operate. Non-participants must wait at the venue for the group to conclude the activity.

BREAKAWAY POLICY

  • It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour group and guide for the entirety of the tour. Any departure or deviation from the set tour itinerary is strictly prohibited. Penalties including cancellation of remaining accommodation and
  • other arrangements will be enforced.

BREAK FEE

  • A ‘break fee’ for early arrivals, stay behind or stopovers is collected for any deviations from the set dates and group tickets. Transfers are not included for arrivals and departures outside of the set group arrangements.

TRANSFERS

  • Group transfers are at designated times. Transfers outside designated group arrangements incur additional costs. No refunds are provided for unused transfers.

CURRENCY

  • Exchanging some local currency (Euro) before leaving home is advisable. The local currency can be used for optional programs, tipping, shopping and expenses of a personal nature.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Please contact your travel consultant for a quote on discounted insurance.

REFUND POLICY

  • All trip costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

COMPLAINTS POLICY

  • All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader. Formal complaints must be submitted within 14 days of tour completion.

DIETARY

  • Special meals are generally not available on tour. Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements. Certain meals can be requested for the flights at the time of booking, subject to availability.

FITNESS

  • A basic level of fitness is required for full days of brisk walking with intermittent breaks. This tour is not suitable for people requiring assistance or walking aid.

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • WEATHER: Summers in the Baltic region have long, light days. Average low temperatures are around 11°C and the average high is about 22 °C.

PASSENGER INFORMATION CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS

  • All amendments and changes are subject to a $150 fee per person, per change. Amendments and changes requested within 60 days of departure for travel will incur a $350 fee per person, per change.

 

Savings % is calculated on the maximum discount across all ex points.

Valued at price is based on the maximum price across all ex points.

*From price. All prices below are in Australian Dollars and are based on per person twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise.

PURCHASE BY 20 MAY 2020 & BOOK BY 20 JUNE 2020

Prices are correct at the time of publication, are twin share per person, may change without notice & subject to availability. Restrictions & conditions apply. See website for full terms, conditions & travel dates. Prices quoted are on sale until 20 MAY 2020 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Seasonal surcharges & blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel.

Additional fees, including surcharges and visa fees specific to your departure date may apply. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Advertised price includes any bonus nights. Please ask us for further details or visit our website at flightcentreexclusives.com.au. Flight Centre Exclusives provides holiday packages offered by Ignite Holidays Pty Ltd & is a subsidiary of Ignite Travel Group. ATAS Accreditation No. A10345.

Approved applicants only. Fees, terms, conditions & minimum finance amount $999 apply, incl $99 Annual Fee charged at the time the first debit is charged to your Skye Account and annually on the anniversary of that date. When you have met the Interest Free Criteria, the Annual Fee must be paid in full within the Interest Free Period or it will attract interest. If you do not meet the Interest Free Criteria the Annual Fee will attract interest from the date the Annual Fee is debited to your Skye Account Minimum monthly repayment required. Interest (charged at the Expired Promotional Rate) payable on outstanding balances after any Interest Free Period in relation to a Promotional Offer. See skyecard.com.au for current interest rates. Only available at Skye retail partners. Credit provided by FlexiCards Australia Pty Ltd ABN 31 099 651 877 Australian Credit Licence number 247415. FlexiCards Australia is a subsidiary of FlexiGroup Limited.

Valued At
$8,371
Per Person
From
$4,399*
Per Person

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