Cancel at any time for any reason – up to 31 July 2020.
Unlimited booking amendments at no cost – up to 31 July 2020.
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!
Enjoy a total of 13 nights staying in accommodation across Croatia and the Eastern capitals.
Expect to feast on delicious classics and regional specialties throughout the tour, with breakfast daily and 7 dinners.
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!
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!
There’s no need to go digging through your pockets for entrance fees this holiday, we’ve got you covered!
From $4399pp* ex Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth
From $4549pp* ex Brisbane
Final payment due 120 days prior
Single supplement available for just $1230 per person.
20 May 2020
20 June 2020
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)
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EARLY ARRIVAL/STAY BEHIND BREAK FEE
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
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
PASSENGER INFORMATION CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS
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*From price. All prices below are in Australian Dollars and are based on per person twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise.
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