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highlights
  • Stay at a resort in the heart of Tuscany
  • Italian feast in Tuscan hills
  • Visit Srebrenica Memorial, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
The Eastern Explore 2017 tour starts in Dubrovnik and ends in London. The Eastern Explore 2017 is an Explorer tour that takes 24 days taking you from Dubrovnik to London and 14 other destinations in Europe. The Eastern Explore 2017 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

This tour of Eastern Europe begins at the very edge of a continent. From the exotic charms of Istanbul, which lies just a bridge-length from Asia, we will explore the very best the region has to offer. Travel through the stunningly beautiful yet recently reborn Balkan nations and uncover opulent capitals and bustling cities as we make our way to London. Along they way we’ll experience spectacular scenery and discover varied cultures; try deliciously different dishes and enjoy vibrant nights out. Enjoy all this and more on this Eastern Europe tour of discovery.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, this trip will no longer make a day stop at Lake Bled.
Day 1 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Get excited, today is the day for adventure. Meet the group, then wander Dubrovnik's tiny cobblestoned streets and explore hidden cafés and shops before grabbing some dinner and checking out the glitzy nightlife.

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2 Dubrovnik

A free day in Dubrovnik for the win! Later, steal a cold beer on the wall as the sun sets over the Adriatic. This is the good life.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 3 Dubrovnik

Are you a kayaker or a wall sitter? Today - you can do both. Explore King's Lan... sorry, Dubrovnik. Check out the residential homes further up in the old town for awesome views and a local perspective.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Sea kayaking

Day 4 Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes

Listen to the ocean play an instrument in Zadar. The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation that sits amongst the city's eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art. More cool facts await you on a guided city tour with your Topdeck TL.

Included today:
-Guided tour of Zadar

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 5 Plitvice Lakes

Today is brought to you by Mother Nature. Made up of 16 lakes connected by streams and waterfalls and surrounded by 300 square kilometres of national park, Plitvice Lakes didn't make it onto the UNESCO World Heritage list without reason. Hike up to see the tallest waterfall in Croatia or glide across the crystal blue lakes in a rowboat. Mindfulness just got a whole new meaning.

Included today:
-Plitvice National Park

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6 Plitvice Lake to Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prepare for vineyards, crystal clear lakes and a castle to rival Game of Thrones as we roll into the capital of Slovenia. Tonight, hit up military-barracks-turned bar-and-gallery-strip, for a tea or vino with a side of live music and underground art installations.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 7 Ljubljana to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

To Sarajevo today – a charming city that is now rebuilding itself after war.


Included today:
-Guided tour of Sarajevo

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 8 Sarajevo

Explore the capital’s unique cafe culture or go underground with an optional tunnel tour.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Sarajevo tunnel tour

Day 9 Sarajevo Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade = charm and charisma rising from a complicated past. More of Eastern Europe's unique mix of glasnost and capitalism as we dig into Belgrade, capital of modern-day Serbia as well as the former Yugoslavia. A product of the former nations of Yugoslavia, Serbia's religious and political past has cultivated a diverse cultural landscape throughout the city. Today we visit the Srebrenica Memorial.

Included today:
-Guided tour of Belgrade.
-Visit to the Srebrenica Memorial

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 10 Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary

Hello, twin cities: Buda and Pest. Check out Hero's Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and swanky Andrássy Ave. After gorging on cabbage rolls and dumplings, roll into bed.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 11 Budapest

Free day = Put down your Rubik's Cube and take on a city with enough baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture to keep you puzzled for hours. Top tip: goulash is a MUST. Hot and dangerous (in a good way) this dish is the definition of ‘Hungary’. Slurp your way through away a big ol’ bowl of slow-cooked meat and spiced goodness. Did we mention it’s ah-maze?

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 12 Budapest to Vienna, Austria via Bratislava, Slovakia

Catch ya Budapest. Today we roll onwards to Vienna - but first, pit stop via Bratislava, Slovakia. Later, pick your Baroque from Rococo as we slide into The City of Dreams (kudos, Freud)! The Vienna Orchestra provides the soundtrack while we check out Europe's classiest capital. Wave hallo to the President as we go past the Hofburg Palace. And because one palace isn't enough, we also take peek at the Schonbrunn. Top off your day with a schnitzel and apple strudel if you can find one.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Bratislava
-Driving tour of Vienna

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Viennese Chamber Orchestra
-Orchestra with dinner

Day 13 Vienna to Krakow, Poland

Onto gothic Krakow to meet a fire-breathing dragon and devour all the pierogi. Legend has it a dragon had to be smited in order for Krakow to be built (with a sulphur-stuffed lamb as bait).

Included today:
-Krakow walking tour

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 14 Krakow

Miraculously untouched by the effects of war, this city boasts some serious Middle Ages swag and another quaint Old Town neighbourhood. Tonight: check in, scarf down and snooze.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 15 Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic

Pay your respects and learn more about the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Sombre, yes, but an important introduction to the region's history. Next: crack on to Prague. Welcome to cheap beer and fairytale-like architecture.

Included today:
-Auschwitz-Birkenau visit
-Prague walking tour

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 16 Prague

Today: flex your hipster-beer knowledge with Prague’s finest.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 17 Prague to Berlin, Germany

Rock and roll on over to 800 year-old Dresden - a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt - and ogle the Frauenkirche before making your beard all the more ironic in Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst, weissbier and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. We'll drive you around to see (what's left of) the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building before making your food baby sing with a hearty German meal. Then, pocket a pork knuckle on your way home.

Included today:
-Walking tour in Dresden
-Driving tour of Berlin

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 18 Berlin

Berlin is yours. Shake off last night with a wander around the German capital. Optional: Third Reich walking tour and local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II. Hackescher Markt is a hit for lunch. Afternoon suggestion? Have a picnic at the historic Tempelhof airport turned public park #picniconthetarmac. Tonight: hit the hotspots on an optional nightlife tour. Next: currywurrst is another MUST try. Curry what? Wurst - and don't forget the name. Somehow the trendy Germans managed to make a sausage a 'thing'. It's legit.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Berlin Alternative and Nightlife Tour

Day 19 Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark

Home of more Nordic 'cool' than you can poke a hipster's beard at, Copenhagen is sure to impress. If you think you've eaten it all, nah-ah not even close. Uncover the food market gems scattered across Europe and satisfy your inner gastronome. Try: the food markets in Copenhagen for a luxe open air experience.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 20 Copenhagen

Romantic streak? Check out The Little Mermaid, a tribute to the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen's pre-Disney masterpieces. Spoiler: his version has the lovestruck mermaid become foam on the sea after she fails to win the prince's affections (even back then, it seems, #thestrugglewasreal).

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 21 Copenhagen to Hamburg, Germany

Onto Hamburg aka the “Gateway to the World”. Judge this port city yourself. Boasting more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, no skyscrapers (views for days) and the first zoo with no enclosures, Hamburg is one of the hippest cities in Europe. With 3km of funfair and the biggest Japanese garden in Europe why wouldn't you want to explore this unicorn gem. If you hear "Hummel, Hummel" be sure to reply with "Mors, Mors". Don't ask. Later, check out the nightlife at the Port.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 22 Hamburg to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to the most liberal city in Europe. Fun times ahead. Cheese lovers, rejoice. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. Then: explore all that this notoriously liberal city has to offer. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to Anne Frank House, Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience for an interactive visit and tasting at the brewery.

Included today:
-Amsterdam walking tour
-Dutch cheese

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 23 Amsterdam

Did you sneak a peek last night in the red light district? Freshen up and make your own way around the city. Grab some Dutch fries and finish on a high - farewell dinner cruise tonight. Start swapping those phone numbers.

Included today:
-Canal dinner cruise

Optional activities:
-Amsterdam bike ride

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 24 Amsterdam to London, England

Love and leave Amsterdam this morning as we head back to London. Start planning the next adventure.

Meals:
-Breakfast

what’s included
  • 23 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 7 dinners
  • 2 nights in hotels, 19 nights in hostels, 2 nights in bungalows at European campsites
  • English Channel crossing
  • Modern air conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver
  • Other services as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Dubrovnik and from London 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 Explore 2017 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 24 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 18-39 yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Dubrovnik, Croatia/London, UK
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A deposit of 88 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 03 December 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Eastern Explore 2017 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.

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For this Eastern Explore 2017 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.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Eastern Explore 2017 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 43 days of departure.
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