Travel from Vienna to Dubrovnik on a tour through Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia. Discover a region where the past continues to weave its spell through alpine towns and green valleys, and emanates from medieval castles and austere monasteries - getting a sense of the hidden magic of Central Europe. Traversing nine countries, there is much to see and plenty of opportunity to experience the culture and the people of this enchanting pocket of Europe. Better yet, there's loads of flexibility for you to do it your own way.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017:
From 1st of January 2017 this trip will run at slightly improved itinerary. On Day 8, instead of staying in the town of Kudowa Zdroj in Poland, we will spent a day in small village within Gory Sowie region and will visit an underground military complex from the II Word War, learn about the history of the region and its dark secrets. This change comes in to effect as a result of past traveller’s feedback as well as the more convenient connections between new location and further destination – Krakow.
- Soak up the royal history of Krakow's Wawel Castle and step back in time with a stroll through the city's medieval main square
- Immerse yourself in the history, architecture and bohemian vibes of the Czech Republic. Soak up the smooth sounds of jazz at a low-lit bar in Prague before stepping right into a fairytale in the World Heritage-listed town of Cesky Krumlov
- So much of what is great about Europe can be found in Vienna. Revel in the city's rich offerings of art, history and music and stroll along the eclectic Ringstrasse
- Enjoy a scenic walk along the banks of the River Danube in Budapest. Threaded with bridges and hemmed in by castles and historic city buildings, Europe’s second longest river is also one of its most beautiful
- Hike in the picturesque Tatra Mountains and traverse the steep slopes via funicular, gondola and electric steam train
- A sobering tour of Auschwitz concentration camp offers insight into one of the most tragic periods in human history
- Cross the Chain Bridge in Budapest and take the funicular up to Buda Castle for beautiful views over Pest
- Sip Serbian wine at a family-run vineyard in quaint Sremski Karlovci, just outside of Novi Sad. Known as the Serbian Athens, Novi Sad has been built, destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries
- Wander through Belgrade’s Bohemian quarter and grand 19th-century boulevards, before launching yourself into its animated nightlife
- Witness Mostar's famous bridge divers hurl themselves from the stones of a bridge that has stood their for centuries
- Sarajevo is one of the most scenically located cities in Europe. See the sights on a guided walking tour and learn about its recent history as a city under siege