This is the perfect holiday to explore Eastern Europe, from Vienna all the way to Istanbul.
Travel from Vienna to Croatia, where you will stop in Kumrovec, to visit the Ethnological Museum and have lunch with local specialties. Next is Zagreb, the capital, to see the Lower and medieval Upper Town. Stop at Plitvice National Park on your way to the Adriatic Coast and stay overnight in Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik. In Bosnia-Herzegovia, visit Mostar and Sarajevo, where you will visit the Sarajevo Tunnel, built between 1992 and 1995 during the Bosnian War. Also visit Kotor and Budva in Montenegro. Enter Albania, and stay in its capital, Tirana. In Macedonia, visit the Old Town of Ohrid, where you will taste the traditional Boza, and in Skopje, the capital, admire the Alexander the Great statue on Macedonia Square before arriving in Bulgaria's capital, Sofia. End in Istanbul, Turkey, founded by the Greeks more than 2,500 years ago as Byzantium. In 330 AD it changed to Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, before finally becoming Istanbul after the Ottoman conquest in the 15th century. Visit Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome, and the Hagia Sophia. End your vacation in style during a farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant and traditional belly dancers.
Local Favourites include
Visit the Stare Selo Ethnological Museum
Visit the Sarajevo Tunnel
Taste a glass of Boza
See the statue of Alexander the Great
Farewell dinner with belly dancers at a local Istanbul restaurant
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VIENNA: Welcome dinner with Heurigen wine at a local restaurant in Grinzing; guided sightseeing, visit the Strauss House.
KUMROVEC: Visit the Stare Selo Ethnological Museum and enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant.
ZAGREB: Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral.
PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK: Walking tour.
SPLIT: Guided walking tour, visit Diocletian's Palace, a special dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
MOSTAR: Take pictures of the famous Mostar Bridge.
SARAJEVO: Guided sightseeing, visit the Sarajevo tunnel.
DUBROVNIK: Guided walking tour, visit Rector's Palace.
KOTOR: Guided walking tour.
TIRANA: Guided sightseeing.
OHRID: Guided sightseeing; taste a glass of Boza.
SKOPJE: Guided sightseeing, see the statue of Alexander the Great.
SOFIA: Guided sightseeing, visit Holy Sofia Church.
ISTANBUL: Guided sightseeing, including visits to Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sofia, spice bazaar; a special farewell dinner with wine and belly dancers at a local restaurant.
MEALS: Full buffet breakfast daily (B); 11 three-course dinners (D), including special dinners with wine in Vienna, Split, and Istanbul.
TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
Headsets throughout the tour.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.