Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans

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Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans
Berlin to Split
Duration: 28 days
Tour code: EDLT

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

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.

What's included?

Staff & experts

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

Meals

27 breakfasts

Transport

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

Accommodation

Hotels/pensions (28 nts).

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.

Itinerary

Day 1
Berlin
Arrive at any time.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
  • Brandenburg Gate Visit
  • Judisches Museum Visit
  • Reichstag Visit
  • Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
  • German Historical Museum
  • Pergamon Museum
  • Schloss Charlottenburg Palace
Day 2
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.

Optional activities:

  • East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
  • Judisches Museum Visit
  • Reichstag Visit
  • Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
  • Brandenburg Gate Visit
  • German Historical Museum
  • Pergamon Museum
  • Schloss Charlottenburg Palace

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Berlin - Kraków
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.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Kraków
Visit Auschwitz for a sobering look at the region's history. Spend the rest of the day exploring charming Krakow.

Included activities: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Visit

Optional activities:

  • Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit
  • Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
  • Horse and Carriage Ride
  • Wawel Royal Castle
  • Bar Mleczny (Milk Bar) Meal
  • Rynek Underground Museum

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Kraków
Take a free day to explore.

Optional activities:

  • Horse and Carriage Ride
  • Wawel Royal Castle
  • Bar Mleczny (Milk Bar) Meal
  • Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines Visit
  • Rynek Underground Museum

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Kraków - Prague
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.

Transport: Local train

Optional activities:

  • Old Town Visit
  • Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
  • Petřín Hill Hike
  • Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit
  • Letná Beer Garden Visit
  • Kafka Museum
  • Old Town Hall and Clock Tower
  • Mucha Museum
  • Charles Bridge Visit
  • Museum of Communism

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
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.

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Charles Bridge Visit
  • Old Town Visit
  • Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit
  • Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
  • Petřín Hill Hike
  • Letná Beer Garden Visit
  • Malá Strana Visit
  • Mucha Museum
  • Museum of Communism
  • Kafka Museum

Meals: breakfast

Day 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.

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Charles Bridge Visit
  • Old Town Visit
  • Prague Castle (Hradčany) Visit
  • Prague Ghetto (Josefov/Jewish Quarter) Visit
  • Petřín Hill Hike
  • Letná Beer Garden Visit
  • Malá Strana Visit
  • Mucha Museum
  • Museum of Communism
  • Kafka Museum

Meals: breakfast

Day 9
Prague - Český Krumlov
Travel to Český Krumlov. Spend time wandering the small city or visiting the small town's castle.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov Tour
  • Jewish Synagogue Český Krumlov Visit
  • Guided Ghost Story Walk
  • Biking

Meals: breakfast

Day 10
Český Krumlov - Vienna
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.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Vienna Walking Tour, Magdas Hotel

Optional activities:

  • Belvedere Gallery Visit
  • Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert
  • Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit
  • Vienna Boys' Choir Visit
  • Vienna State Opera House Visit
  • View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna

Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Vienna
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.

Optional activities:

  • View Lipizzaner Horses at Spanish Riding School of Vienna
  • Vienna Boys' Choir Visit
  • Belvedere Gallery Visit
  • Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert
  • Saint Stephen's Cathedral Visit
  • Schönbrunn Palace Visit/Tour
  • Vienna State Opera House Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Vienna - Budapest
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.

Transport: Train

Optional activities:

  • Buda Castle Visit
  • Thermal Baths Visit
  • Hungarian State Opera House
  • Chain Bridge
  • Great Market Hall Visit
  • Parliament Building Visit
  • Hungarian National Museum
  • Budapest Bike Tour

Meals: breakfast

Day 13
Budapest
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.

Optional activities:

  • Buda Castle Visit
  • Thermal Baths Visit
  • Budapest Bike Tour
  • Danube River Cruise
  • Parliament Building Visit
  • Hungarian National Museum
  • Chain Bridge
  • Hungarian State Opera House
  • Great Market Hall Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Budapest
Spend a free day exploring this charming city.

Included activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Optional activities:

  • Buda Castle Visit
  • Thermal Baths Visit
  • Budapest Bike Tour
  • Parliament Building Visit
  • Danube River Cruise

Meals: breakfast

Day 15
Budapest - Novi Sad
After a full day's train journey, arrive in Novi Sad. Enjoy the first opportunity to try some Serbian cuisine.

Transport: Train

Meals: breakfast

Day 16
Novi Sad - Belgrade
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.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Petrovaradin Fortress Visit

Optional activities: Stari Grad Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 17
Belgrade
Visit the Kalemegdan Fortress then spend a free day floating down the Danube or shopping in one of the many bustling markets.

Included activities: Kalemegdan Fortress Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 18
Belgrade - Sarajevo
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.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Latin Bridge Visit
  • Gallery 11/07/95
  • Times of Misfortune Tour & Tunnel Museum
  • Svrzo's House
  • National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meals: breakfast

Day 19
Sarajevo
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'.

Included activities: Tunnel of Life Tour

Meals: breakfast

Day 20
Sarajevo - Mostar
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.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Stari Most (Old Bridge) Visit
  • Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret
  • War Photo Exhibition

Meals: breakfast

Day 21
Mostar - Kotor
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.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Kotor City Exploration
  • Kotor Maritime Museum

Meals: breakfast

Day 22
Kotor
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.

Included activities: Sea Kayaking

Optional activities:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Kotor Maritime Museum
  • Perast Visit
  • Risan town and Roman Mosaics Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 23
Kotor - Dubrovnik
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.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Dubrovnik City Wall Walk
  • Cable Car Ride
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Franciscan Monastery & Museum
  • Rector´s Palace
  • Museum of Croatian War of Independence
  • War Photography Museum

Meals: breakfast

Day 24
Dubrovnik
Enjoy a free day to explore the Dalmatian Coast.

Optional activities:

  • Lopud Island Visit
  • War Photography Museum
  • Museum of Croatian War of Independence
  • Rector´s Palace
  • Franciscan Monastery & Museum
  • Sea Kayaking

Meals: breakfast

Day 25
Dubrovnik - Hvar
Head to the island of Hvar. Enjoy amazing beaches, nightlife, and water sports.

Transport: Ferry

Optional activities:

  • Hvar Fortress Visit
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral

Meals: breakfast

Day 26
Hvar
Soak in the scenery and relish the calm on a boat ride around the Pakleni Islands.

Included activities: Pakleni Islands Boat Ride

Meals: breakfast

Day 27
Hvar - Split
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.

Transport: Ferry

Included activities: Diocletian's Palace Guided Walk

Optional activities:

  • St Duje Cathedral Visit
  • Marjan's Peak Visit
  • Mestrovic Gallery
  • Bacvice Beach Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 28
Split
Depart at any time.

Optional activities:

  • Trogir Excursion
  • Marjan's Peak Visit
  • St Duje Cathedral Visit
  • Mestrovic Gallery
  • Bacvice Beach Visit

Meals: breakfast

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