Zagreb, Split, Budapest, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Montenegro, Ljubljana, Vienna
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Day 1 : BUDAPEST
Arrive to Budapest, meet the guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel, time to relax and get settled in from a long journey before starting to experience a traditional Hungarian Welcome Dinner.
Overnight in hotel in Budapest.
Day 2; BUDAPEST
Breakfast in hotel.
Start your day off with a Panoramic Tour of the city by car during which you will be exploring Buda side (Citadel, Buda Castel, Fishermen Bastion, St. Matthias Church) and Pest side (Andrassy Avenue, Heroes Square). Free afternoon for individual activities. We recommend a visit to one of the spas which made this city world famous. A special treat for dinner; visit to a local tavern called csarda and enjoying the famous Hungarian Music with Folclore Show.
Day 3; BUDAPEST
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be exploring the Pest side of the city on foot. Visit to the famous market place and the main pedestrian street called Vaci ending the tour with the visit to Budapest St. Steven (Szent Istvan) Cathedral. Free time for lunch. Spend the rest of the day wandering on your own; shopping, visiting museums and trying some of the unique cuisine. Optional we offer in the afternoon half-day trip to the Castle of Godollo with a visit to a local stud and horse show. Our last night in Budapest we will do a dinner and cruise on the Danube river. Overnight in hotel in Budapest.
Day 4; BELGRADE
Breakfast in the hotel then departure to Belgrade stopping on the way in Subotica for lunch, city boasts rich Austro-Hungarian legacy and at the same time one of the cultural centers of northern Serbia, region called Vojvodina. Arrival to Belgrade in the early afternoon, check in the hotel and some free time to settle in. Meet with a local guide who will make an introduction to the city of Belgrade. Walk the city streets and listen to interesting stories that have shaped this city. Explore the history, the architecture and the people of Belgrade. Spend time in the city centre, visit the Belgrade Fortress, as well as the largest green surface in Belgrade, Kalemegdan Park. Other stops include: Republic Square, Knez Mihailova street , Kralja Petra Street, Cathedral, Patriarchy Palace, Residence of Princess Ljubica, Paris Street, Kalemegdan Park, Belgrade Fortress. Dinner in a typical local restaurant called Kavana in the famous artists area of the city called Skadarlija.
Overnight in hotel in Belgrade.
Day 5; SARAJEVO
Breakfast in hotel , check out and depart to Sarajevo – capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On the way from Belgrade to Sarajevo you will enjoy beautiful scenery and have lunch on the way. Arrive to Sarajevo in late afternoon, check in to the hotel, and relax.
In the evening enjoy a great meal with the sounds of traditional Bosnian folk music “Sevdalinke” . Overnight in hotel in Sarajevo.
Day 6; SARAJEVO
After breakfast in hotel depart for a Sarajevo City tour.
For over four hundred years, mosques, synagogues, Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have been built and have stood side by side. This co- existence gives Sarajevo its unique feel and adds to the idea of Sarajevo being the "European Jerusalem. Walking through the heart of Sarajevo takes you back in time and gives you a glimpse of the” Ottoman Sarajevo”.
After the city tour, take your time exploring all the city has to offer. We recommend a stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant at Old Bazaar” – called Bascarsija. Sweets lovers can indulge here! But be aware Bosnian sweets tend to be so sweet you might require several glasses of water to eat one of the traditional cakes.
In the afternoon Optional visit to the Natural gem of the city, source of the river Bosna who gave the country its name. Dinner in the local restaurant. Overnight in hotel in Sarajevo.
Day 7; MOSTAR-DUBROVNIK
Breakfast in hotel and check out. Depart to Dubrovnik.
Stop for a visit to Mostar. Mostar is a city of contrasting things: wide avenues, narrow streets, the traditional Turkish bazaar and Parisian-style boulevards - a city in which the culture and art of the east and west meet.
Visit the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and historical mosques. After a guided tour of town, you will enjoy a typical Hercegovina meal in a local restaurant. Free time to visit the old craft shops or enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch at a local caffe. Arrival in Dubrovnik in the late afternoon. Check in to the hotel. Dinner free.
Overnight hotel in Dubrovnik area.
Day 8; DUBROVNIK
City tour of Dubrovnik
Tour through Dubrovnik, an UNESCO Cultural Heritage site includes: Franciscan monastery, Onofrio's fountains, Orlando column, Sponza Palace, St. Blaise Church, Rector's Palace, the Cathedral finishing the tour in the Old harbor
Explore the culture of this city on your own. Lunch in Dubrovnik city center included, free afternoon to shop or visit one of many interesting museums. Return to the hotel. Dinner free. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 9; MONTENEGRO
After breakfast depart to Montenegro for the ultimate Montenegro experience!
Montenegro is one of the last undiscovered secrets, the country whose vast natural and spiritual assets refuse to fit into any commercial pattern.
Montenegro offers an unforgettable experience; exceptional natural beauty and rich history and culture. This is a land where the mountains descend almost directly into the sea creating a surreal landscape. Arrive in Kotor nested at the very end of Bay of Kotor. City that well deserved its UNESCO protection. We proceed to Budva, a Venetian stronghold for centuries. Free time and getting back to Dubrovnik. In the evening you go to a typical Dubrovnik area village where you will experience some real delicacies of the region and the true Croatian hospitality. Overnight in hotel in Dubrovnik.
Day 10; ELAPHITI ISLANDS
After breakfast depart to the new harbor of Dubrovnik to get on the boat and spend the day exploring the Elaphiti Islands. It is an archipelago of 9 smaller islands and we will be visiting three of them, only ones that are inhabited. 3 stops and a lunch onboard, plenty of time to enjoy the sea, sun and the beach or a walk. Upon return possibility of going to Dubrovnik old town for last shopping and dinner (free). Return to the hotel and overnight in hotel in Dubrovnik.
Day 11; SPLIT
Breakfast in the hotel and check out. Depart to Split.
Upon arrival with the local guide you will explore the city's most important historic sights. The Diocletian's Palace with its cellars, dating from the 3rd century, the Peristil, the Golden and Silver Gates, the Cathedral and Jupiter's Temple are only part of the city's wealth of historic places. Enjoy some free time for an optional lunch in one of typical Dalmatian taverns in the city center. Free afternoon for personal activities and exploration of the second biggest city of Croatia and Capital city of the region called Dalmatia. Dinner and overnight hotel Split.
Day 12; TROGIR-KLIS
Breakfast in the hotel. Today we will explore another UNESCO jewel in Dalmatia, medieval city of Trogir. After the city tour and lunch included we proceed to the city of Klis which was featured in the world famous series Game of Thrones as the imaginary city of Meeren. Return to the hotel. Free time for dinner and overnight.
Day 13; ZADAR-PLITVICE-ZAGREB
Breakfast at the hotel. We proceed to Zadar, city famous for its Roman and early Medieval remains, fortifications and 4 patron saints, Church of St.Donat, one of the most marvelous monuments in Dalmatia and Cathedral are not to be missed and also some modern installations as «The Sea Organ» - musical instrument played by the sea and „The greeting to the sun“ made by the same author. After some free time leave for Plitvice National Park. Visit to the oldest, biggest and top rated National park of Croatia famous for its beautiful lakes. Continue to Zagreb. Late arrival, dinner and overnight hotel Zagreb.
Day 14; ZAGREB
After breakfast in the hotel City Tour of Zagreb with a local guide. First enjoy a panoramic tour, passing some of the city main attractions (National theatre, National Library, Mimara gallery, Railway Station, Pavillion of Art, Zrinjevac Square). The city centre we will cover a foot. Dolac – the most picturesque open air market in the city. In just a few steps you will be in front of the Cathedral of St. Stephen and Archbishop's towers and halls. Tkalciceva Street – pedestrian zone only, with plenty of cafés, restaurants, shops and galleries and then the Upper town where main attractions of the city are; Lotrščak Tower, Stone Gate, Parliament and Government buildings and the famous St. Marks Church. Afternoon at leisure for exploring the city, visiting museums, and exploring the local shops....Dinner and overnight in hotel in Zagreb.
Day 15; LJUBLJANA-VIENNA
Breakfast in hotel and head for Ljubljana – the capital of Slovenia.
On your Ljubljana city tour you will see most of the attractions in the city centre including the Parliament building, Republic square, Opera house, National Gallery, Orthodox Church, the Triple Bridge, Town Hall, Cathedral, open market, Prešeren square, Open Air theatre, Congress square, Cooperative Bank, Dragon bridge. Lunch included and some free time
before departure for Vienna. Upon arrival to Vienna Orientational Tour by car; Ringstrasse with famous monuments; Opera House, Hofburg Palace, Kunst and Naturhistorisches Museum, Parliament, Rathaus, Votivkirche, University. Check in hotel. Overnight hotel Vienna.
Day 16; VIENNA
Breakfast in hotel and Vienna City Tour.
Karl Kraus once said “The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt” and he was right! From the moment you arrive in Vienna you will be overwhelmed by the beauty and culture with every turn you take! Today we will be using the public transportation the whole day. During the tour, you’ll get a true feel for the glory and sheer size of Imperial Vienna—once the centre of the powerful Habsburg Empire, and visit the most important sights: St. Stephen's cathedra, Graben street, Kohlmarkt, Hofburg palace.
After the City tour enjoy free time to explore on your own for lunch.
Day 17; VIENNA
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of services.