Grand European Circle
Group Tour from Dubrovnik
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight
This morning we depart for Split. Our afternoon sightseeing of Split will include Diocletian’s Palace, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and Cathedral, and a visit to the Mestrovic Art Gallery.
Dinner and overnight in Split.
Today we continue up the coast, stopping enroute in Trogir to see the Cathedral and arriving in Zadar for a city sightseeing tour, including: St. Francis Church and Treasury, St. Donatus Church and the ruins of 2nd century BC Roman Forum.
We proceed inland across the Velebit Mountain Range, arriving in Plitvice for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we will tour around Plitivce Lakes National Park with its 16 lakes connected by enchanting waterfalls. Afterwards, we leave towards Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Possibility for a visit to the famous Mimara Museum, one of the largest private collections of art, now donated to Croatia.
Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.
In the morning, we will tour around Zagreb’s highlights: the city’s ancient fortifications and Gric, the historical center of Zagreb, the Pavillion of Art, Zrinski and Strossmayer Squares. Our journey continues north through the lovely Alpine scenery, with a short stop in Graz enroute to Vienna.
Dinner and overnight in Vienna.
We start with morning sightseeing tour circling the Ringstrasse, Opera, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, St. Stephens Cathedral and a tour a 1200-room Schoenbrunn Palace, rococo masterpiece set in and immense expanse of fairy tale gardens. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at typical Viennese restaurant in Grinzing.
Overnight in Vienna.
After breakfast, we leave the “City of waltzes” and depart to Prague, beautiful capital of Czech Republic. Driving northwest through Bohemia, we reach Prague in the afternoon. Balance of the day is at your leisure. Take a stroll through Prague’s charming winding streets near the Hradcany Castle. Dinner and overnight in Prague.
Our morning sightseeing tour includes the Gothic Old Town with Town Hall and its animated astronomical clock, medieval Hradcany Castle and Wenceslav’s Square. Afternoon at a national restaurant, overnight in Prague.
This morning we leave the “city of golden spires” for Berlin, driving north via Dresden, historic city on the Elbe River. We continue our trip to Berlin, arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner at a popular Berlin’s restaurant, overnight in Berlin.
Guided sightseeing this morning unveils the remarkable contrasts of the formerly divided city, including the former 28 miles-long Berlin Wall route, Checkpoint Charlie, the Soviet Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate and the replica of Liberty Bell. Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner at a national restaurant, overnight in Berlin.
This morning we take the autobahn to German border and across the plains of Poland reach Wroclaw, “the city of canals” on the river Odra. Orientational sightseeing tour of Wroclaw. Dinner and overnight in Wroclaw.
This morning drive takes us southeast towards Krakow, visiting enroute Jasna Gora Monastery at Czestochowa, a 14th century masterpiece that houses the famous painting “the Black Madonna”.
Continuation of our drive to Krakow, one of the Eastern Europe’s most interesting cities, the seat of Polish kings for five centuries. Dinner and overnight in Krakow.
Our morning sightseeing includes the Town Hall and the Virgin Mary Church, Wavel Palace, a marvellous complex of Gothic and Renaissance buildings atop a hill and a Market square in the hearth of the city. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at a national restaurant, overnight in Krakow.
This morning we drive south through the picturesque Slovakia’s countryside to Budapest, elegant capital of Hungary known as the “Queen of the Danube”.
Arrival in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Budapest.
Our morning tour of Budapest will highlight the historic Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion from which we have a splendid view of Budapest, the 13th century St. Mathias Coronation Church and the Citadel on Mount Gellert. The rest of the day is free to enjoy this fascinating city on your own. In the evening, dinner in one of the Budapest’s top restaurants with finest Hungarian cuisine.
Overnight in Budapest.
Morning departure for Belgrade, lively capital of Serbia, nested in the hearth of the Balkans. Driving across the rolling Pannonian Plain, dotted with charming villages, we reach Belgrade in the late afternoon. Dinner in the Old Bohemian Quarter Skadarlija, overnight in Belgrade.
After breakfast, morning sightseeing tour of Belgrade, including a visit to the Kalemegdan Fortress, the House of the Assembly and Josip Broz Tito Memorial Center. Departure to Sarajevo, dinner at oriental restaurant, overnight in Sarajevo.
Morning sightseeing tour of Sarajevo, covering: Turkish Bazaar, Mosque, public baths and famous bridge where Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated. Continuation of our journey to Mostar, where we stop to visit it’s famous Old Bridge. We proceed to Dubrovnik for dinner and overnight.
DUBROVNIK – departure day
After breakfast, transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.
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