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  • Wander beautiful medieval cities.
  • Opt for a soak in a thermal bath in Budapest.
  • Kayak the Bay of Kotor.
  • Marvel at the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian in Split
The Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans tour starts in Berlin and ends in Split. The Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans is an Explorer tour that takes 28 days taking you from Berlin to Split and through other destinations in Europe.

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.
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Arrive at any time.
We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Ibis Berlin Ostbahnhof (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Optional Activities
  • East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
    The very name Berlin conjures images of the famous Berlin Wall. Two sections of the original structure still remain on display; the East Side Gallery, where artists have decorated the remaining section of the wall, and the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer). View these remnants of history that once divided east from west.
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
    Down the street from the Berlin Wall is the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, a museum that documents the history of the wall, and interestingly, many of the different ways people tried to escape. From hot air balloons to one-man submarines, learn about the tenacity and creativity used by those desperate to cross from the east to western side.
  • Brandenburg Gate Visit
    The Brandenburg Gate is a spot of great historical significance. Witness the spot where hundreds of thousands of people were finally able to cross from the east side to the west after the fall of the wall. Walk the cobblestones of the surrounding Pariser Platz and mingle with locals who continue to gather here to see stage shows and celebrate public events.
  • Judisches Museum Visit
    The Judisches Museum is one of the largest Jewish museums in Europe. See how architect Daniel Libeskind's design evokes three important elements of the past two centuries; the intellectual, economic and cultural contributions of Jewish citizens in Berlin, the reality of the Holocaust, and the recognition of their absence from Berlin (and beyond) following the Second World War. See evocative collections and displays.
  • Reichstag Visit
    For those interested in Berlin's government, past and present, visit the Reichstag, home to the German parliament. Climb the stairs to the glass dome for a 360-degree view of the city, or learn about the fascinating history of the building, restored following damage suffered during the bombing raids of the Battle of Berlin in 1945.
  • Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
    For an amazing view of Berlin, visit the famous Berlin Television Tower. Bring your camera and take panoramic photos from the viewing room, then grab a drink and snack at the cafe located 203m (666 ft) above ground.
  • The Berlin Wall Memorial
    Learn about the history of the “Iron Curtain,” the physical, political and emotional barrier that once separated Berlin under the Communist Eastern Bloc and their neighbours to the west. At Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer), see a complete section of the wall, and look from the east side to see the remains of an electric fence in the so-called “death strip.” Discover the stories of those who died trying to escape to the freedom of West 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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Ibis Berlin Ostbahnhof (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
    The very name Berlin conjures images of the famous Berlin Wall. Two sections of the original structure still remain on display; the East Side Gallery, where artists have decorated the remaining section of the wall, and the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer). View these remnants of history that once divided east from west.
  • The Berlin Wall Memorial
    Learn about the history of the “Iron Curtain,” the physical, political and emotional barrier that once separated Berlin under the Communist Eastern Bloc and their neighbours to the west. At Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer), see a complete section of the wall, and look from the east side to see the remains of an electric fence in the so-called “death strip.” Discover the stories of those who died trying to escape to the freedom of West Berlin.
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
    Down the street from the Berlin Wall is the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, a museum that documents the history of the wall, and interestingly, many of the different ways people tried to escape. From hot air balloons to one-man submarines, learn about the tenacity and creativity used by those desperate to cross from the east to western side.
  • Judisches Museum Visit
    The Judisches Museum is one of the largest Jewish museums in Europe. See how architect Daniel Libeskind's design evokes three important elements of the past two centuries; the intellectual, economic and cultural contributions of Jewish citizens in Berlin, the reality of the Holocaust, and the recognition of their absence from Berlin (and beyond) following the Second World War. See evocative collections and displays.
  • Reichstag Visit
    For those interested in Berlin's government, past and present, visit the Reichstag, home to the German parliament. Climb the stairs to the glass dome for a 360-degree view of the city, or learn about the fascinating history of the building, restored following damage suffered during the bombing raids of the Battle of Berlin in 1945.
  • Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
    For an amazing view of Berlin, visit the famous Berlin Television Tower. Bring your camera and take panoramic photos from the viewing room, then grab a drink and snack at the cafe located 203m (666 ft) above ground.
  • Brandenburg Gate Visit
    The Brandenburg Gate is a spot of great historical significance. Witness the spot where hundreds of thousands of people were finally able to cross from the east side to the west after the fall of the wall. Walk the cobblestones of the surrounding Pariser Platz and mingle with locals who continue to gather here to see stage shows and celebrate public events.
  • Pergamon Museum
  • Schloss Charlottenburg Palace
Travel to Krakow, Poland's cultural hub, visiting quaint villages 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 Krakòw. With free time, opt to explore the different neighbourhoods like the Jewish section and main square. Dip into a local milk bar for a real Polish meal.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Globtroter (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Orientation Walk
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 1.0 hr
    Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 6.0 hr - 6.5 hr
    Distance : 600 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
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!
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Breakfast - Krakow PLN25 (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Visit
    Duration : 7.0 hr - 8.0 hr
    Visit the site of one of history's most horrific crimes, Auschwitz-Birkenau. The site of this former Nazi concentration camp embodies terror, tragedy, inhumanity and the survival of will. Today the museum stands testament to the inconceivable atrocities of the Holocaust and the extermination of at least 1.1 million prisoners, most of whom were Jewish, during the Second World War.
Optional Activities
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit
    If you can tear yourself away from the charms of Krakow, make a visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, located only a short distance away.
    Built in the 13th century, these mines produced table salt until 2007, making it one of the world's oldest salt mines. Head deep into an underground network of tunnels and chambers some 135m (443 ft) below the surface. Visit the Blessed King's Chapel, a salt cathedral carved by miners, complete with elaborate chandeliers and sculptures.
  • Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
    For some of the history that makes Krakow so famous, visit the Jewish district of Kazimierz, just south of Old Town. Once the centre of Jewish life for more than 500 years, it was destroyed during the Second World War, only to be revitalized in the 1990s following the popularity of Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler’s List. During your Jewish culture crawl, see synagogues, Gothic churches, and art galleries, then stop for a drink in one of the more than 800 pubs that populate the nooks and alleys of this historic district.
  • Horse and Carriage Ride
    Catch a ride on a horse and carriage from the market square for a guided tour of the town.
  • Wawel Royal Castle
    Take a stroll up Wawel hill (or catch a ride on a horse and carriage) to 16th century Wawel Castle. Roam the gardens, or the museum featuring exhibitions that give you some insight into life as a royal, such as Royal Private Apartments, and Crown Treasury and Armoury.
  • Bar Mleczny (Milk Bar) Meal
    Originally set up as an affordable canteen for Polish workers, bar mlecznys ("Milk Bars") are now known as a must visit for authentic, Polish comfort food. Try the pierogi (traditional dumplings), placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes), or (and?) kielbasa (sausages).
  • Rynek Underground Museum
    Travel beneath the market square for a tour of the underground route of forgotten medieval market stalls.
Take a free day to explore.
Opt to visit Rynek Główny - 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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Globtroter (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Horse and Carriage Ride
    Catch a ride on a horse and carriage from the market square for a guided tour of the town.
  • Wawel Royal Castle
    Take a stroll up Wawel hill (or catch a ride on a horse and carriage) to 16th century Wawel Castle. Roam the gardens, or the museum featuring exhibitions that give you some insight into life as a royal, such as Royal Private Apartments, and Crown Treasury and Armoury.
  • Bar Mleczny (Milk Bar) Meal
    Originally set up as an affordable canteen for Polish workers, bar mlecznys ("Milk Bars") are now known as a must visit for authentic, Polish comfort food. Try the pierogi (traditional dumplings), placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes), or (and?) kielbasa (sausages).
  • Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
    For some of the history that makes Krakow so famous, visit the Jewish district of Kazimierz, just south of Old Town. Once the centre of Jewish life for more than 500 years, it was destroyed during the Second World War, only to be revitalized in the 1990s following the popularity of Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler’s List. During your Jewish culture crawl, see synagogues, Gothic churches, and art galleries, then stop for a drink in one of the more than 800 pubs that populate the nooks and alleys of this historic district.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit
    If you can tear yourself away from the charms of Krakow, make a visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, located only a short distance away.
    Built in the 13th century, these mines produced table salt until 2007, making it one of the world's oldest salt mines. Head deep into an underground network of tunnels and chambers some 135m (443 ft) below the surface. Visit the Blessed King's Chapel, a salt cathedral carved by miners, complete with elaborate chandeliers and sculptures.
  • Rynek Underground Museum
    Travel beneath the market square for a tour of the underground route of forgotten medieval market stalls.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Adler (or similar)
Transport
  • Local train
    Duration : 7.0 hr - 10.0 hr
    Distance : 534 km
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
Optional Activities
  • Mucha Museum
  • Old Town Visit
    Wander the cobblestoned streets and soak in the Eastern European charm.
  • Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
    The Prague Ghetto, known as Josefov, is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. This Jewish Quarter was first established in the 13th century, when Jewish people were ordered to leave their homes in other areas of the city and settle in this designated community. Birthplace to author Franz Kafka, see a monument in his honour, visit historical synagogues, a cemetery and museum with many artifacts collected during the Second World War.
  • Petřín Hill Hike
    Price is for the lift part of the way up the hill.
  • Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit
    If you like a challenge, climb 200+ steps up to the famous Prague Castle (known as Hradčany), the Castle of the Bohemian Kings. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the largest castle complex in the world, and includes Roman-style buildings from the 10th century. Still got energy? Climb the lookout tower of St. Vitus Cathedral and be rewarded with a glorious view of the city.

  • Letná Beer Garden Visit
    Watch the sunset from the heights of the Letná Beer Garden in Letná Park, along the banks of the Vltava River. Sample a pint of Gambrinus 10° Czech beer, world-famous for its superb quality and low cost. Grab a grilled sausage and soak in the scenery.
  • Kafka Museum
  • Old Town Hall and Clock Tower
  • Charles Bridge Visit
  • Museum of Communism
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Adler (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Optional Activities
  • Mucha Museum
  • Charles Bridge Visit
  • Old Town Visit
    Wander the cobblestoned streets and soak in the Eastern European charm.
  • Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit
    If you like a challenge, climb 200+ steps up to the famous Prague Castle (known as Hradčany), the Castle of the Bohemian Kings. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the largest castle complex in the world, and includes Roman-style buildings from the 10th century. Still got energy? Climb the lookout tower of St. Vitus Cathedral and be rewarded with a glorious view of the city.

  • Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
    The Prague Ghetto, known as Josefov, is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. This Jewish Quarter was first established in the 13th century, when Jewish people were ordered to leave their homes in other areas of the city and settle in this designated community. Birthplace to author Franz Kafka, see a monument in his honour, visit historical synagogues, a cemetery and museum with many artifacts collected during the Second World War.
  • Petřín Hill Hike
    Price is for the lift part of the way up the hill.
  • Letná Beer Garden Visit
    Watch the sunset from the heights of the Letná Beer Garden in Letná Park, along the banks of the Vltava River. Sample a pint of Gambrinus 10° Czech beer, world-famous for its superb quality and low cost. Grab a grilled sausage and soak in the scenery.
  • Malá Strana Visit
    Cross the Charles Bridge and find yourself in picture-perfect Lesser Town (Malá Strana). Browse small shops, explore cobblestone side streets, visit churches and then find a Czech pub or restaurant to relax and revel in the ambience of this ancient district.
  • Museum of Communism
  • Kafka Museum
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Adler (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Optional Activities
  • Mucha Museum
  • Charles Bridge Visit
  • Old Town Visit
    Wander the cobblestoned streets and soak in the Eastern European charm.
  • Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit
    If you like a challenge, climb 200+ steps up to the famous Prague Castle (known as Hradčany), the Castle of the Bohemian Kings. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the largest castle complex in the world, and includes Roman-style buildings from the 10th century. Still got energy? Climb the lookout tower of St. Vitus Cathedral and be rewarded with a glorious view of the city.

  • Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
    The Prague Ghetto, known as Josefov, is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. This Jewish Quarter was first established in the 13th century, when Jewish people were ordered to leave their homes in other areas of the city and settle in this designated community. Birthplace to author Franz Kafka, see a monument in his honour, visit historical synagogues, a cemetery and museum with many artifacts collected during the Second World War.
  • Petřín Hill Hike
    Price is for the lift part of the way up the hill.
  • Letná Beer Garden Visit
    Watch the sunset from the heights of the Letná Beer Garden in Letná Park, along the banks of the Vltava River. Sample a pint of Gambrinus 10° Czech beer, world-famous for its superb quality and low cost. Grab a grilled sausage and soak in the scenery.
  • Malá Strana Visit
    Cross the Charles Bridge and find yourself in picture-perfect Lesser Town (Malá Strana). Browse small shops, explore cobblestone side streets, visit churches and then find a Czech pub or restaurant to relax and revel in the ambience of this ancient district.
  • Museum of Communism
  • Kafka Museum
Travel to Český Krumlov. Spend time wandering the small city or visiting the small town's castle.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Old Inn (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov Tour
    Tour the Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau, complete with hidden passageways, a unique Baroque theatre, a hedge maze and beautiful gardens. The castle and surrounding complex is one of the largest in central Europe. Built between the 14th and 19th centuries, the well-preserved layout, structure, interior and architectural details earned it a spot on UNESCO's list of World Cultural Heritage Monuments.
  • Jewish Synagogue Český Krumlov Visit
    Discover the mottled history of this Jewish synagogue built in 1909 by members of the small Jewish community. Facing Jerusalem, it features an eight-sided tower, blue arched ceilings and colourful windows decorated with the Star of David. Learn how it went from synagogue to meeting space for Hitler's Youth Club, to a church for US soldiers, to theatre storage space, back to a synagogue within the short span of a century.
  • Guided Ghost Story Walk
    The Old Town of Cesky Krumlov is a unique spiritual location and its ancient houses and historical figures are legendary. Hear the stories that have been passed down through many generations during this ghost walk.
  • Biking
    Rent a bike and set off an a cycle adventure through the region.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Magdas Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Vienna Walking Tour
    Duration : 1.5 hr - 2.5 hr
    Enjoy an orientation walk of the city's beautiful and elegant streets, taking in Vienna's most famous sights. The walk will focus on the Hofburg Palace, residence of the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for nearly 650 years, as well as St. Stephen´s Cathedral, the landmark of Vienna. Hear Habsburg family secrets and other tales from Vienna's folklore, then dive in to a Sachertorte coffee house and the oldest cake shop in the city. Yum.
  • Magdas Hotel
    The global refugee and migrant crisis has displaced more than 60 million people around the world, and it's estimated that well over 100,000 refugees have settled in Austria alone. Magdas Hotel is changing the lives of these newcomers and their families by employing a staff consisting almost entirely of refugees. Not only that, but the social enterprise was also decorated by renowned local architects and volunteer artists, who found ways to upcycle materials creatively while making a beautiful hotel.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Belvedere Gallery Visit
    Learn some of the history of this beautiful palace and grounds and explore the impressive art collection. Of particular note, the museum's collection of 24 pieces by Gustav Kilmt, including his famous 'Kiss'.
  • Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert
    Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and get a taste of the world-famous Sacher Torte. It's a cultural experience as well as a delicious cake.
  • Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit
    St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of Vienna’s main landmarks complete with a 343-step climb up a spiral staircase to look out over the city.
  • Vienna Boys' Choir Visit
    Sit back and be transported by the sweet voices of the one of world's best known choirs. Founded in 1498, the Vienna Boys’ Choir is made up of boys aged 10-14 from Austria and around the world. Attend a live concert and learn what it means to be moved by music.
  • Vienna State Opera House Visit
    Visit the famous Vienna Opera House and soak in its exceptional architecture. Opt for a guided tour to see the opera house's main features and learn about the history of the building.
  • View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna
    Pay a visit to the gorgeous grey Lipizzaner horses of the renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Witness the birthplace of "airs above the ground," or classical dressage, known for its highly controlled movements and jumps.
Wander the elegant streets a little more, take in some of Europe's most distinguished art galleries or just settle yourself on a café terrace, order up a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake and watch the world go by over coffee.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Magdas Hotel (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna
    Pay a visit to the gorgeous grey Lipizzaner horses of the renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Witness the birthplace of "airs above the ground," or classical dressage, known for its highly controlled movements and jumps.
  • Vienna Boys' Choir Visit
    Sit back and be transported by the sweet voices of the one of world's best known choirs. Founded in 1498, the Vienna Boys’ Choir is made up of boys aged 10-14 from Austria and around the world. Attend a live concert and learn what it means to be moved by music.
  • Belvedere Gallery Visit
    Learn some of the history of this beautiful palace and grounds and explore the impressive art collection. Of particular note, the museum's collection of 24 pieces by Gustav Kilmt, including his famous 'Kiss'.
  • Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert
    Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and get a taste of the world-famous Sacher Torte. It's a cultural experience as well as a delicious cake.
  • Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit
    St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of Vienna’s main landmarks complete with a 343-step climb up a spiral staircase to look out over the city.
  • Schönbrunn Palace Visit/Tour
    Enjoy a guided tour of the stunning summer palace designed by Empress Maria Theresa herself. The palace gardens are free to all visitors.
  • Vienna State Opera House Visit
    Visit the famous Vienna Opera House and soak in its exceptional architecture. Opt for a guided tour to see the opera house's main features and learn about the history of the building.
Travel to Hungary to explore the beautiful city of Budapest. 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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Star Inn Hotel Budapest Centrum (or similar)
Transport
  • Train
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Optional Activities
  • Buda Castle Visit
    Set on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube River and Pest, Buda Castle was once home to the Hungarian kings of Budapest. Admire the gorgeous architecture and visit its two museums; the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Permanent collections depict the past 500 yrs of Hungary's art history, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures, and Gothic altars.

  • Thermal Baths Visit
    Bring two towels, your bathing suit and an aching body and prepare to be healed in the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Built in 1913, you can test the waters of 18 different pools (15 of which are spring fed) amidst stunning neo-Baroque architecture. Play chess on floating chessboards, relax in the whirlpools and explore the wonderful mosaic domes of these historic thermal steam rooms.
  • Hungarian State Opera House
    Constructed in 1873, the Opera House is one of Budapest's most stunning examples of Neo-Renaissance architecture. Take a tour around this stunning building to get a closer look at the ornate marble statues, frescos, and ornate tin work - to name a few highlights.
  • Chain Bridge
    Straddeling the river Danube, the Chain Bridge suspension bridge is the first built to connect Buda and Pest, and is now one of Budapest's most iconic landmarks.
  • Great Market Hall Visit
    Take a stroll though the oldest indoor market in Hungary.
  • Parliament Building Visit
    Take a guided tour of one of Hungary's crown jewels - the Hungarian Parliament building. Existing as the third largest Parliament building in the world, its Neo Gothic architecture also makes it a contender for one of the most beautiful. Tour the Hungarian Coronation Jewels in the Dome Hall, the Old Upper House Hall of the bicameral Hungarian Parliament, as well as the Lounge. Guided tours are mandatory for entrance and we recommend booking your tour in advance.
  • Hungarian National Museum
  • Budapest Bike Tour
    Join a group for a guided city tour by bike. Buzz around the city on two wheels to cover more ground and get your blood pumping.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Star Inn Hotel Budapest Centrum (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Buda Castle Visit
    Set on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube River and Pest, Buda Castle was once home to the Hungarian kings of Budapest. Admire the gorgeous architecture and visit its two museums; the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Permanent collections depict the past 500 yrs of Hungary's art history, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures, and Gothic altars.

  • Thermal Baths Visit
    Bring two towels, your bathing suit and an aching body and prepare to be healed in the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Built in 1913, you can test the waters of 18 different pools (15 of which are spring fed) amidst stunning neo-Baroque architecture. Play chess on floating chessboards, relax in the whirlpools and explore the wonderful mosaic domes of these historic thermal steam rooms.
  • Budapest Bike Tour
    Join a group for a guided city tour by bike. Buzz around the city on two wheels to cover more ground and get your blood pumping.
  • Danube River Cruise
    Float down the Danube for a better look at the picturesque sites along the river bend.
  • Parliament Building Visit
    Take a guided tour of one of Hungary's crown jewels - the Hungarian Parliament building. Existing as the third largest Parliament building in the world, its Neo Gothic architecture also makes it a contender for one of the most beautiful. Tour the Hungarian Coronation Jewels in the Dome Hall, the Old Upper House Hall of the bicameral Hungarian Parliament, as well as the Lounge. Guided tours are mandatory for entrance and we recommend booking your tour in advance.
  • Hungarian National Museum
  • Chain Bridge
    Straddeling the river Danube, the Chain Bridge suspension bridge is the first built to connect Buda and Pest, and is now one of Budapest's most iconic landmarks.
  • Hungarian State Opera House
    Constructed in 1873, the Opera House is one of Budapest's most stunning examples of Neo-Renaissance architecture. Take a tour around this stunning building to get a closer look at the ornate marble statues, frescos, and ornate tin work - to name a few highlights.
  • Great Market Hall Visit
    Take a stroll though the oldest indoor market in Hungary.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Star Inn Hotel Budapest Centrum (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.
Optional Activities
  • Buda Castle Visit
    Set on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube River and Pest, Buda Castle was once home to the Hungarian kings of Budapest. Admire the gorgeous architecture and visit its two museums; the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Permanent collections depict the past 500 yrs of Hungary's art history, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures, and Gothic altars.

  • Thermal Baths Visit
    Bring two towels, your bathing suit and an aching body and prepare to be healed in the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Built in 1913, you can test the waters of 18 different pools (15 of which are spring fed) amidst stunning neo-Baroque architecture. Play chess on floating chessboards, relax in the whirlpools and explore the wonderful mosaic domes of these historic thermal steam rooms.
  • Budapest Bike Tour
    Join a group for a guided city tour by bike. Buzz around the city on two wheels to cover more ground and get your blood pumping.
  • Parliament Building Visit
    Take a guided tour of one of Hungary's crown jewels - the Hungarian Parliament building. Existing as the third largest Parliament building in the world, its Neo Gothic architecture also makes it a contender for one of the most beautiful. Tour the Hungarian Coronation Jewels in the Dome Hall, the Old Upper House Hall of the bicameral Hungarian Parliament, as well as the Lounge. Guided tours are mandatory for entrance and we recommend booking your tour in advance.
  • Danube River Cruise
    Float down the Danube for a better look at the picturesque sites along the river bend.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Putnik (or similar)
Transport
  • Train
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Kasina (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Petrovaradin Fortress Visit
    Construction on this fortress began in the late 1600s and today it remains an important landmark for the city. Visit the famous "reversed clock" and learn more about the varied history of this sight.
Transport
  • Train
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Optional Activities
  • Stari Grad Visit
    Visit the historic Old Town, or Stari Grad. Opt to visit many of the neighbourhood's monuments or museums. Stop into café or shop along the way.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Kasina (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Kalemegdan Fortress Visit
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Kalemegdan Fortress, or Belgrade Fortress, consists of the old citadel and Kalemegdan Park. Located in the Old Town of Belgrade, the sight makes for one of the best lookouts in the city, staring down at the confluence of two rivers.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Hayat (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 7.0 hr - 8.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Latin Bridge Visit
    The Latin Bridge is worth a visit as it is a direct link to history. This is the sight where the Archduke of the Austro Hungarian Empire, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated, leading to the beginning of World War I.
  • Gallery 11/07/95
    This gallery space aims to preserve the memory on Srebrenica tragedy and 8372 persons who tragically lost their lives during the genocide through photography, video and interactive documentary.
  • National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Founded in 1888, the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the oldest cultural and scientific institutions in the country.
  • Times of Misfortune Tour & Tunnel Museum
    Walk in the footsteps of Sarajevans who endured the Siege (1992-1995). Visit many historical sights including a stunning viewpoint over the city, a cemetery were the defenders of Sarajevo are buried, and Sniper Ally. Learn about the Siege and absorb interesting stories about daily life.
  • Svrzo's House
    Get a glimpse into the life of an urban, 19th century Muslim family in Sarajevo. Built by Munib effendi Glođo, famous for his involvement in Bosnia’s struggle for autonomy within the Ottoman Empire. This house is a typical example of architecture from the period.
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'.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Hayat (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Tunnel of Life Tour
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Visit the "Tunnel of Life," which played a crucial role in the survival of the people of Sarajevo during the fairly recent civil war. Visit the airport and the house of a brave Bosnian who allowed the smuggling of supplies. Hear firsthand accounts of the horrors of war and the resilience of the people of Sarajevo. Drive into the mountains and learn more about the sombre history.
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 café, 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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Bevanda (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 3.0 hr
    Distance : 130 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret
    Take a visit to Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque, built in 1618 and take a wander around the garden courtyard. Climb up the minaret to amazing views of Mostar.
  • War Photo Exhibition
    Immerse yourself in a collection of photos that give visitors a sobering glimpse into the Balkan War of 1912.
  • Stari Most (Old Bridge) Visit
    Visit the city's symbol; a beautiful, reconstructed Ottoman-style bridge. The bridge was constructed in the 1600s and was meticulously rebuilt after its destruction during the war. It's a reminder of the tenacity of the Bosnians and is a gorgeous sight to behold. Wait at the bottom for daredevils to dive into the icy river below.
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 beaches of Herceg Novi offer a great escape. There are also local mud therapy spas nearby to test the natural healing properties of the area's sand.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Marija (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 190 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Sea Kayaking
    Head out by sea kayak to fully appreciate this gorgeous area. Start just outside the Old Town walls and explore the coast. Stop at a beach bar for a break or a swim.
  • Kotor City Exploration
    Take some time to explore this picturesque town surrounded by a walled fortress built by the Republic of Venice. Kotor has a Mediterranean feel to it and the bay offers a stunning backdrop for photographs.
  • Kotor Maritime Museum
Enjoy a sea kayaking tour before free time to relax or explore. Wander the streets of the walled city of Kotor, relax on picturesque beaches, or visit the local mud spas.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Marija (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Sea Kayaking
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Head out by sea kayak to fully appreciate this gorgeous area. Start just outside the Old Town walls and explore the coast. Stop at a beach bar for a break or a swim.
Optional Activities
  • Sea Kayaking
    Head out by sea kayak to fully appreciate this gorgeous area. Start just outside the Old Town walls and explore the coast. Stop at a beach bar for a break or a swim.
  • Kotor Maritime Museum
  • Perast Visit
    Visit the small seaside town of Perast for a taste of the quaint in Montenegro.
  • Risan town and Roman Mosaics Visit
    Risan, once the capital of Kotor Bay, is a lovely town. Its most famous characteristic is the archaeological site is known as the Roman Mosaics. The mosaics are found in what remains of an ancient Roman villa, built sometime between the 2nd and 3rd century BC.
Travel to Croatia and experience the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' in Dubrovnik. Choose to relax in one of the many cafés, 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 cafés serve up tasty seafood.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Ivka (or similar)
    From Airpport:

    You can book online a direct transfer from the airport to Hotel Ivka available on the hotel's website (http://www.hotel-ivka.com/). Price is 260 KN per person for a car or 350 KN per person for a van.

    You can also take a bus as an alternate option. Buses stop in front of airport terminal. Take the bus to the Pile Gates. Ticket is about 40 KN. From Pile Gates, you can then take a taxi to Hotel Ivka for 60 – 70 KN more.

    From Pile Gates, you can also reach the hotel by local bus in stead of taxi. Take bus number 4. Ask the driver for the stop Ive Vojnovića Street, just next to the Theater Restaurant. You can then reach the hotel from the bus stop at Ive Vojnovića Street by foot. It should take you about 10 minutes walking.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Sea Kayaking
    Head offshore by sea kayak to gain a different perspective of Dubrovnik and fully appreciate this gorgeous area. Tour around the city walls and take a loop around Lokrum.
  • Franciscan Monastery & Museum
    Take a wander through this Franciscan Monastery complex. Originally constructed as a public pharmacy in 1317, the Friars Minor pharmacy is the third oldest functioning pharmacy in the world today.
  • Rector's Palace
  • Museum of Croatian War of Independence
  • War Photography Museum
  • Cable Car Ride
    Get an amazing view of the rows of red roofs of Dubrovnik and the sea on a scenic cable car ride. While you slowly creep up the side of the mountain, look down on the winding streets and out to the nearby oceans. If you run out of time during the day hop on the cable car near sunset to see the tints of pink, red, and orange spread across the sky.
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Walk
    Opt to take a walking tour or head out on your own to explore the city's ancient walls. A trip to Dubrovnik isn't complete without doing this 2km (1.1 mi) walk. See highlights along the way that include Fort Minceta, Fort St. John, Fort Lawrence, Fort Revelin, and St. Luke’s Tower. There are three main entrances to the city walls, the principal one located by the Inner Pile Gates.
Enjoy a free day to explore the Dalmatian Coast.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Ivka (or similar)
    From Airpport:

    You can book online a direct transfer from the airport to Hotel Ivka available on the hotel's website (http://www.hotel-ivka.com/). Price is 260 KN per person for a car or 350 KN per person for a van.

    You can also take a bus as an alternate option. Buses stop in front of airport terminal. Take the bus to the Pile Gates. Ticket is about 40 KN. From Pile Gates, you can then take a taxi to Hotel Ivka for 60 – 70 KN more.

    From Pile Gates, you can also reach the hotel by local bus in stead of taxi. Take bus number 4. Ask the driver for the stop Ive Vojnovića Street, just next to the Theater Restaurant. You can then reach the hotel from the bus stop at Ive Vojnovića Street by foot. It should take you about 10 minutes walking.
Optional Activities
  • Lopud Island Visit
    Escape the city on a ferry ride to Lopud Island, part of the Elafiti Islands and home to one of Croatia's most stunning beaches, Plaza Sunj.
  • War Photography Museum
  • Museum of Croatian War of Independence
  • Rector's Palace
  • Franciscan Monastery & Museum
    Take a wander through this Franciscan Monastery complex. Originally constructed as a public pharmacy in 1317, the Friars Minor pharmacy is the third oldest functioning pharmacy in the world today.
  • Sea Kayaking
    Head offshore by sea kayak to gain a different perspective of Dubrovnik and fully appreciate this gorgeous area. Tour around the city walls and take a loop around Lokrum.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Amber Travel - Tourist Tax 1.00 (or similar)
Transport
  • Ferry
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Optional Activities
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • Hvar Fortress Visit
    Explore the 16th century fortress that looks over the city of Hvar. Tour the interior and see some of the artifacts on display like the canon. Climb hundreds of stairs to reach the top for an incredible panoramic view of the city, nearby islands, and the ocean.
Soak in the scenery and relish the calm on a boat ride around the Pakleni Islands.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Amber Travel - Tourist Tax 1.00 (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Pakleni Islands Boat Ride
    Enjoy a scenic boat ride around the famous Pakleni Islands, offering a great escape for those wanting to spend a day relaxing on a quiet beach.
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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Dujam (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Diocletian's Palace Guided Walk
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 2.5 hr
    Take a guided walk around Diocletian's Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in Europe. It took over 10 years to construct and is built of white stone imported from the island of Brač. Visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site is a perfect way to learn more about the history of Split.
Transport
  • Ferry
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Optional Activities
  • Bacvice Beach Visit
    Head to this local hot spot to soak up some rays or play in the calm waters. The sandy shores are often packed with rows of lounge chairs and umbrellas, but it's still a great place to spend some time if you’re looking to cool off. Visit some of the cafes along the waterfront, wade out into the shallow water, or rent a lounge chair and relax.
  • St Duje Cathedral Visit
    The Cathedral of St Duje is said to be the oldest cathedral in the world, built around 305 AD. Climb up the bell tower for excellent views of Split and the surrounding port area.
  • Marjan's Peak Visit
    For spectacular views of the city, make sure to visit Marjan's Peak. The area has nice hiking and biking trails for those that want to embrace nature and escape the port town.
  • Mestrovic Gallery
    Filled with the incredible sculptures of Croatian artist and architect Ivan Meštrović, this gallery is beautiful inside and out. The gallery is housed in a villa designed by Meštrović as a summer home which overlooks a wonderful garden where you can view more sculptures and enjoy the breeze from the sea.
Depart at any time.
We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Optional Activities
  • Trogir Excursion
    Take an excursion to the historic city of Trogir, where the Old City core is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Found in the centre of Dalmatia on the eastern coastline of Adriatic sea, this pretty seaside town is a great place to walk and explore.
  • Marjan's Peak Visit
    For spectacular views of the city, make sure to visit Marjan's Peak. The area has nice hiking and biking trails for those that want to embrace nature and escape the port town.
  • St Duje Cathedral Visit
    The Cathedral of St Duje is said to be the oldest cathedral in the world, built around 305 AD. Climb up the bell tower for excellent views of Split and the surrounding port area.
  • Bacvice Beach Visit
    Head to this local hot spot to soak up some rays or play in the calm waters. The sandy shores are often packed with rows of lounge chairs and umbrellas, but it's still a great place to spend some time if you’re looking to cool off. Visit some of the cafes along the waterfront, wade out into the shallow water, or rent a lounge chair and relax.
  • Mestrovic Gallery
    Filled with the incredible sculptures of Croatian artist and architect Ivan Meštrović, this gallery is beautiful inside and out. The gallery is housed in a villa designed by Meštrović as a summer home which overlooks a wonderful garden where you can view more sculptures and enjoy the breeze from the sea.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels/pensions (28 nts).
Meals
  • 27 breakfasts
    Note: Allow USD940-1225 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Train, long-distance bus, local bus, ferry, walking, private vehicle.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide in Auschwitz.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Magdas Hotel, Vienna
  • Your Discover Moment: Berlin
  • Your Discover Moment: Budapest
  • Auschwitz entrance and guided tour (Krakow)
  • Orientation walk of Prague
  • Vienna walking tour
  • Petrovaradin Fortress visit
  • Kalemegdan Fortress visit (Belgrade)
  • "Tunnel of Life" tour (Sarajevo)
  • Mostar stay
  • Sea kayaking trip (Bay of Kotor)
  • Beach time in Hvar
  • Scenic boat ride around Pakleni islands
  • Diocletian's Palace guided tour (Split)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Berlin and from Split are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 28 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 16 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Berlin, Germany/ Split, Croatia
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Payment

A deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 23 April 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Hotels/pensions (28 nts).

  • Checklist

    Conservative Dress:
    • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
    • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide in Auschwitz.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 16, avg 12.

  • Highlights

    Wander beautiful medieval cities, opt for a soak in a thermal bath in Budapest, kayak the Bay of Kotor, marvel at the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian in Split

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    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.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD940-1225 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    27 breakfasts

  • Minimum_age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Start_finish

    Berlin to Split

  • Transport

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

  • Whats_included

    Your G for Good Moment: Magdas Hotel, Vienna
    Your Discover Moment: Berlin
    Your Discover Moment: Budapest. Auschwitz entrance and guided tour (Krakow). Orientation walk of Prague. Vienna walking tour. Petrovaradin Fortress visit. Kalemegdan Fortress visit (Belgrade). "Tunnel of Life" tour (Sarajevo). Mostar stay. Sea kayaking trip (Bay of Kotor). Beach time in Hvar. Scenic boat ride around Pakleni islands. Diocletian's Palace guided tour (Split). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Optional_activities

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

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

    Kraków
    - Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
    - Horse and Carriage Ride
    - Wawel Royal Castle (3PLN per person)
    - Bar Mleczny (Milk Bar) Meal
    - Rynek Underground Museum (19PLN 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
    - State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov Tour (360CZK per person)
    - Jewish Synagogue Český Krumlov Visit (Free)
    - Guided Ghost Story Walk (250CZK per person)
    - Biking (5-10EUR per person)

    Vienna
    - Belvedere Gallery Visit (19EUR per person)
    - Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert (30-50EUR per person)
    - Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit (Free)
    - 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)
    - 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)
    - Chain Bridge (Free)
    - Great Market Hall Visit (Free)
    - Parliament Building Visit (5200HUF per person)
    - Hungarian National Museum (1600HUF per person)
    - Budapest Bike Tour (28EUR per person)
    - 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)
    - Cable Car Ride (150HRK per person)
    - Dubrovnik City Wall Walk (150HRK per person)

    Lopud
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    Hvar
    - St. Stephen's Cathedral (10HRK per person)
    - Hvar Fortress Visit (25HRK per person)

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

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

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