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€tive 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.
Day 1 Berlin
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Berlin (1B)
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.
Day 3 Berlin/Krakow (1B)
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.
Days 4-5 Krakow
Visit Auschwitz for a sobering look at the region’s history. Spend the rest of the day exploring charming Krakow.
Day 5 Krakow (1B)
Take a free day to explore.
Day 6 Krakow/Prague (1B)
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.
Days 7-8 Prague
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.
Day 9 Prague/ČeskÝ Krumlov (1B)
Travel to ČeskÝ Krumlov. Spend time wandering the small city or visiting the small town’s castle.
Day 10 ČeskÝ Krumlov/Vienna (1B)
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€commodation in Vienna, a G Adventures supported hotel stay.
Day 11 Vienna (1B)
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.
Day 12 Vienna/Budapest (1B)
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.
Day 13 Budapest (1B)
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.
Day 14 Budapest (1B)
Spend a free day exploring this charming city.
Day 15 Budapest/Novi Sad (1B)
After a full day’s train journey, arrive in Novi Sad. Enjoy the first opportunity to try some Serbian cuisine.
Day 16 Novi Sad/Belgrade (1B)
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.
Day 17 Belgrade (1B)
Visit the Kalemegdan Fortress then spend a free day floating down the Danube or shopping in one of the many bustling markets.
Day 18 Belgrade/Sarajevo (1B)
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.
Day 19 Sarajevo (1B)
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’.
Day 20 Sarajevo/Mostar (1B)
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.
Day 21 Mostar/Kotor (1B)
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.
Day 22 Kotor (1B)
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.
Day 23 Kotor/Dubrovnik (1B)
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.
Day 24 Dubrovnik (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore the Dalmatian Coast.
Day 25 Dubrovnik/Hvar (1B)
Head to the island of Hvar. Enjoy amazing beaches, nightlife, and water sports.
Day 26 Hvar (1B)
Soak in the scenery and relish the calm on a boat ride around the Pakleni Islands.
Day 27 Hvar/Split (1B)
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.
Day 28 Split (1B)
Depart at any time.
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