Tour Central Europe on an adventure from Vienna to Dubrovnik.

Travel from Vienna to Dubrovnik on a tour through Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia. Discover a region where the past continues to weave its spell through alpine towns and green valleys, and emanates from medieval castles and austere monasteries - sense the hidden magic of Central Europe. Traversing nine countries, there is much to see and plenty of opportunities to experience the culture and the people of this enchanting pocket of Europe. Better yet, there's loads of flexibility for you to do it your own way.

Start
Vienna, Austria
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Countries
Austria,
Bosnia & Herzegovina,
Croatia,
Czech Republic,
Hungary,
Poland,
Serbia,
Slovakia
Themes
Explorer
Code
AMSNC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
356kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Explore the cultural history of Vienna
  • Cycle the countryside around Cesky Krumlov
  • Experience the bohemian vibe of Prague
  • Conquer the slopes of the Tatra Mountains
  • Cross the Chain Bridge in Budapest
  • Stay overnight in a mountain monastery
  • Soak up the medieval heritage of Dubrovnik

Itinerary

Soak up the culture in the capital of Austria, Vienna. Then, discover the castles, cathedrals and medieval towers of Bratislava.
Cycle through the Czech Republic countryside. Afterwards, consider visiting the impressive Krumlov Castle or enjoy a pilsner or two with the locals in Cesky Krumlov.
Travel to Prague; stroll the Charles Bridge, shop for Bohemia crystal or head out to enjoy some of the best nightlife in Europe. Later, perhaps check out the unique sculptures at the World Heritage-listed Sedlec Ossuary - the Bone Church.
Enjoy hiking among the region's bizarre rock formations.
Travel to Poland and try to comprehend the horrors of the Holocaust at Auschwitz. Head to Krakow, where this former home to Polish kings still retains a regal air courtesy of the magnificent Wawel Castle.
Head to the alpine town of Tatranska Lomnica and enjoy the breathtaking vistas while hiking the Tatra Mountains.
Visit Hungary and travel to Budapest to peruse masterpieces at the Museum of Fine Arts, wander across the impressive Chain Bridge from Buda to Pest or spend the afternoon soaking in a thermal bath.
Visit Croatia's picturesque Osijeck. Take a stroll along the Drava River, inspect the enchanting medieval citadel or explore the Kopacki Rit Nature Park.
Cross the border into Serbia and visit Novi Sad, nestled on the banks of the Danube. Experience the history of this delightful town, surrounded by vineyards and steeped in rich traditions.
Take another bite out of history in one of Europe's oldest cities, Belgrade. Visit the impressive Kalemegdan Citadel or get a taste of the local nightlife on a visit to Skadarska Street.
Arrive in Bosnia-Herzegovina and discover the city of Sarajevo, just as it's shrugging off a tragic past and emerging as one of Europe's most beguiling capitals. Embark on a day trip to Mostar to see the town and bridge that were rebuilt after being reduced to rubble during the Yugoslav wars.
Travel to the stunning Ostrog Monastery, set into a rocky cliff face, and an important destination for pilgrims. Pay respects to Saint Vasilije, the miracle worker.
Head to Kotor, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic and a city jam-packed with castle ruins, crooked streets and harbourside bars.
Stroll along the city walls of Dubrovnik taking in coastal views or wander the marble streets to soak up the unique atmosphere.
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Inclusions

Meals
16 breakfasts
Transport
Bicycle, Bus, Metro, Minibus, Private Bus, Taxi, Train, Tram
Accommodation
Guesthouse (3 nights), Hostel (2 nights), Hotel (13 nights), Monastery (1 night), Pension (6 nights), Private apartment (3 nights)
Included activities
  • City walls walk
  • Cooking class/dinner
  • Cycling trip (weather and season permitting)
  • Day trip, Bratislava
  • Guided tour Belgrade
  • Guided tour Sarajevo
  • Guided visit to State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Hiking in the Vysoke Tatry mountains (not between Nov and Mar)
  • Honey Museum
  • Mostar day trip
  • Walk in the Teplice National Park

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

Trip notes

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