THE BEST OF MIDDLE EUROPE

Day 1: BUDAPEST
Arrive in Budapest,transfer to hotel.
Dinner and overnight inBudapest.

Day 2: BUDAPEST
After breakfast city tour of Budapest including the Castle District on the Buda side of the town. Visit of theMatthiasChurchand Fishermen’s Bastion. After enjoying the beautiful view of the city we drive to the Citadel,than we cross the Elisabeth Bridge and passing through the most important streets of the city we arrive to the City Park and follow towards Heroes Square,Andrássy Boulevard,Opera,St. Stephens Basilica,Liberty Square,Parliament,Margaret Bridge,Turkish Bath an much more.
Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight inBudapest

Day 3: BUDAPEST ZAGREB (360 km)
Morning departure for Zagreb,the capital of Croatia.
Afternoon city tour ofZagrebfeaturingUpperTown,historical centre of the city,ChurchofSt. Markwith the famed multicoloured roof,Cathedral,the Croatian National Theatre and University.
Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight inZagreb.

Day 4: ZAGREB – PLITVICE (140 km)
After breakfast head towards the Plitvice Lakes.
The Plitvice lakes complex was registered on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage in 1979. Thickly wooded mountains embrace sixteen smaller and larger crystal turquoise lakes,interconnected by foaming cascades and deep falls. Sightseeing of the National Park.
Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.

Day 5: PLITVICE – SIBENIK – DUBROVNIK (470 km)
After breakfast we continue the journey to SIBENIK,the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic,boasting the famous cathedral of St James,the most significant architectonic monument of the Renaissance in Croatia. After short visit we continue our drive along the Adriatic coast towards Dubrovnik,one of the most beautiful stone cities in the world. This city-monument has been registered on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Arrive at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight inDubrovnik.

Day 6: DUBROVNIK
After breakfast,guided tour of Dubrovnik including visits to the Franciscan and Dominican Monastery and Rector’s Palace. This is followed by the panoramic bus drive above the City with the breathtaking view of Dubrovnik and surrounding islands. Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 7: DUBROVNIK
Day at leisure or optional excursion to Mostar,Montenegro,Korcula,or boat excursion Elaphiti islands!
Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 8: DUBROVNIK – SPLIT (240 km)
Morning departure for Split. Upon arrival in Split,a guided city tour of the Diocletian’s Palace which is under UNESCO’s protection,its cellars,the Cathedral of St. Domnius and the Peristyle.
Rest of the day is free for shopping or coffee at one of many Split’s cafés.
Dinner and overnight in Split.

Day 9: SPLIT – TROGIR – ZADAR (160 km)
Breakfast.
The journey then takes us to Trogir,a charming stone town under the protection of UNESCO,which takes pride in the fascinating Romanesque cathedral,churches and beautiful palaces. After the short sightseeing of this Dalmatian pearl we continue on towards Zadar. Dinner and overnight in Zadar.

Day 10: ZADAR-OPATIJA (310 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Opatija. Since Roman times,Opatija has been a “spa“ town,offering rest and recreation to its innumerable visitors. With all the sun-drenched pleasures of a European resort town,its grand villas,subtropical botanical gardens,old-style grand hotels,wide boulevards,and busy marinas,it has attracted Europeans since the 1840s with almost religious fervor. They were drawn to it mostly for its crystal-clear sea and the Mediterranean blue of the endless sky. Afternoon at leisure to explore,relax and enjoy yourself.
Dinner and overnight in Opatija.

Day 11: OPATIJA – POSTOJNA – LJUBLJANA – BLED (175 km)
After breakfast,we depart for Postojna and a world famous Postojna Cave,the biggest and most visited cave in Europe which is also known as one of the most beautiful caves in the world. Ride on a miniature electric train through the fantastic subterranean world decorated with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Continuing toLjubljana. City tour ofLjubljana,the capital ofSlovenia. Walk along the river Ljubljanica which passes through the town’s centre,tour of the Three Bridges,baroque City Hall and Ljubljana Castle from the 13th century. Continuing to Bled.
Dinner and overnight in Bled.

Day 12: BLED
Breakfast.
Sightseeing tour of the fairy-tale castle Bled and the mediaeval city perched on a high cliff 100 m above the lake. Ride on a traditional boat “Pletna“ to the small island in the middle of the lake,comprising the Church of St. Mary of the Lake which dates from the 17th century. Climb the monumental stairs to the notorious “Wishing Bell“ from 1534 – one of the Bled’s symbols.
Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight in Bled.

Day 13: BLEDSALZBURG (230 km)
On our way to Mozart´s town of birth you become acquainted with the beautiful Salzkammergut landscape with it´s mountains and it´s numerous lakes, where the Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to spend their holidays.
Sightseeing of its medieval and baroque city centre (by UNESCO World Heritage Site), Mozart born house and the associated music heritage, the Cathedral, St Peter’s Abbey Church and it´s graveyard (tomb of Mozartßs sister Nannerl).
Dinner and overnight in Salzburg.

Day 14: SALZBURGVIENNA  (300 KM)
Morning departure for Vienna, the capital of Austria.
Arrival in Vienna and city tour which will give you an overall impression of the most significant sight of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse we show you numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of this tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace.  In this former summer residence of the Habsburg family lived e.g. Maria Theresia.
On the way back to the opera we pass by the Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugen.
Dinner and overnight in Vienna.

Day 15: VIENNA
Day for your own activities or continuation with city tour of Vienna.
Dinner and overnight in Vienna.

Day 16: VIENNA
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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