Trip - 4th June 2016 to 28nd June 2016 - contact George 0435 801 602 or use form at the bottom of this page to express interest.
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Hi Guys/Girls, happy travellers,
Below is a more intensely detailed itinerary, lots to read and enjoy, the pdf still needs a slight change but is OK for a quick overview, please let me know if you are still excited about coming to Croatia/Balkans and I will place you on the list for another Information session soon.
We can also meet at a café personally one on one anytime from now on to get the ball rolling for your flights and final discussion with you regarding stopovers if you wish.
I have added a few EXTRA days to fit in with tour coach drivers stops and what his regulations need to conform to. That good news for everyone as its no extra charge. It also gives us a better grab for maximum beauty and excitement out of the trip.
Please reply either way so I can plan the info session in a few weeks ,,,thnx G
Warmly and with a fun future ahead,
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ITINERARY BALKANS/CROATIA TRIP JUNE 2016
June 4 Saturday - Flight to Vienna (Transit)
June 5 Sunday - Evening in Vienna. Let's have a welcome dinner and check out the beautiful city centre. (Overnight in Vienna)
June 6 Monday - Vienna Tours Enjoy Austria's capital Vienna on a relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. See Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, City Hall, Schonbrunn Palace, Danube Tower and the Mozart Memorial, Optional 2-hour tour of Vienna's underground sites. Tour the centuries-old crypt of St Michael's Church. Discover Roman excavation on Michaelerplatz Great tour for history buffs! Walking tours are part of the itinerary (Overnight in Vienna )
June 7 Tuesday - Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest. We leave Vienna at about 9am, visit old town Bratislava our morning tea/lunch stop. Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. We continue to Budapest for a fun evening & amazing sites including Parliament House, every tour company uses this picture to promote Budapest. (Overnight Budapest)
June 8 Wednesday - Budapest All Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours. World heritage sites such as Heroes' Square, The Buda Castle, Matthais Church, Parliament Building, Chain Bridge plus unexpected gems on a fascinating walking tour of magical Budapest. Take a short stroll along the Vaci street then head down to the riverside's famous Danube Promenade. Included is a Danube Evening River Cruise, one of the most beautiful of any city in Europe. (Overnight in Budapest)
June 9 Thursday - Budapest to Belgrade, we travel via Szeged which is the third largest city of Hungary, visit the magnificent Votive Church & walk the streets to study this city's culture. It's also our lunch stop. Continuing our journey to Serbia we visit the city of Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. Let's take a walking tour through the centre of Novi Sad, the city known as the Serbian Athens. Late Afternoon we continue to Belgrade the capital of Serbia. (overnight Belgrade)
June 10 Friday - Belgrade Tours, The Republic Square, Bohemian Quarter (Skadarlija), the oldest part of Belgrade with Ottoman heritage, „Sillicon valley", Zoo, Kalemegdan park, Belgrade fortress, The „Victor" the most famous symbol of Belgrade, the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers. Saborna church, cafe „?", Knez Mihailova street. (Overnight Belgrade)
June 11 Saturday - Belgrade - Sarajevo, we travel to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a compact city on the Miljacka River, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps. Largely restored following the 1990s Bosnian War, its historic core has museums and sites commemorating historic local events, including the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which ignited World War I, (Overnight Sarajevo)
June 12 Sunday - Sarajevo – Mostar – Dubrovnik. We drive to Mostar, the cultural capital city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inhabited by 113,169 people. Fun lunch & 3 hours touring this magnificent historical place. The famous Bridge is definitely the main attraction. In the afternoon we drive to Dubrovnik in Croatia for a relaxing 3 night stay. (Overnight Dubrovnik)
June 13 Monday - Dubrovnik Tours Today, take snaps while touring the medieval walled city, visit the 15th Century Rectors's Palace, also the amazing ancient Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace and the Dominican & Franciscan Monasteries. In the afternoon enjoy shopping on your own or with some fun members of the group. (Overnight Dubrovnik)
June 14 Tuesday - Dubrovnik - Montenegro - Dubrovnik. Montenegro is a must day out, dotted with charming little villages, check the rugged Bay of Kotor, the beauty of the Dalmatian coast is worth its weight in gold. (overnight Dubrovnik)
June 15 Wednesday - Dubrovnik - Split. - Today we leave the most photographed city in Croatia, head to Split via the most scenic coastal route. In Split our tour guide exposes us to the most amazing Roman treasures. We'll visit the fortress-like Diocletian's Palace, see Renaissance & Gothic structures, go to Jupiter's Temple, visit Peristyle & the Cathedral & learn more about Split's fascinating history. (Overnight Split)
June 16 Thursday– Split - Island Hvar Tour. - We board the ferry to the island of Hvar. On arrival our private guide creates a wonderful tour. Stari Grad Plain on the Adriatic island of Hvar is a cultural landscape that has remained practically intact since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks from Paros. (Overnight Split)
June 17 Friday – Split - Zadar - Plitvice Lakes - Now let's travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, comprising 16 terraced lakes interconnected by a series of stunning waterfalls and surrounded by thickly wooded hills. Reflection from sunlight on the minerals in the water create beautiful magical colours. (Overnight Lakes)
June 18 Saturday – Plitvice Lakes - Opatija - We head back to the beautiful coastline and Opatija. This is an elegant seaside resort. We use Opatija as our base for a few days to exploring an even more glorious coastline tomorrow. Today we walk the Promenade passing through interesting structures of Opatija's History. The North Strand, the post, Lido, villas Angiolina and Amalia, hotel Kvarner, St Jacob's church and finally the villas of the South Strand. (Overnight Opatija)
June 19 Sunday - Opatija – Full Day Out Tour. Porec to the charming fishing port of Rovinj. Also Pula is where we enjoy lunch and shopping or touring the villages. You will really enjoy the Istrian Peninsula and pay a visit to the Eufrasius Basilica. We check out the Roman amphitheatre in Pula and stop at the charming fishing village of Rovinj. (Overnight Opatija)
June 20 Monday - Opatija - Zagreb. Travelling to Zagrab the capital of Croatia. The afternoon is at leisure, exploring the cobblestone streets and cafés of Zagreb. Look for a dinner place with traditional Croatian food. (Overnight Zagrab)
June 21 Tuesday - Zagreb Tours. Private Personal Tour guide spends 3 to 4 hours enlightening all of us about this 900 year old city of Zagreb. Check out the tallest building in Croatia visit the Cathedral and the churches of St Mark's and St Catherine's (Overnight Zagreb)
June 22 Wednesday - Zagreb - Ljubljana. Gear up for big part of our day touring Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Optional Tour - Visit the incredible Postojna Caves with 20kms of passages, view some galleries and chambers. (Overnight Ljubljana)
June 23 Thursday - Bled Tours - The picturesque town of Bled, in the heart of the Slovenian Alps is an absolute must see. It's one of the most beautiful in Europe with amazing waterfalls and streams set amongst ancient mountain peaks, deep forests and probably one of our best days to remember. We will visit the wonderful Bled Castle. (Overnight in Ljubljana)
June 24 Friday - Ljubljana - Graz - Vienna - Last day with our wonderful Mercedes Sprinter driver of on our way to Vienna, the city where we started our road trip. One of the highlights on the way will be Graz, an amazing city full of colourful stories & sites. We stop for a 3 hour lunch and tour. (Overnight Vienna)
June 25 Saturday - Vienna to Bucharest. We catch a one hour flight to Romania, our final and most interesting Transylvania destination. You will love the next 3 days as a final climax to your Balkans Europe Tour. After we arrive, we do a tour of the city. Optional Night tour. (Overnight Bucharest)
June 26 Sunday - Dracula's Castle Tours. Wow! are you ready for the real highlights, this will be really worth it, our longest day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania on a very picturesque route through the Carpathian mountains allowing you to discover two of the most beautiful Romanian Castles. Bran Castle (14th Century) is frequently associated with Dracula's Myth. (Overnight Bucharest)
June 27 Monday - Tours of Bucharest – 23 years after discarding Europe's last dictator, certain parts of Bucharest have been preserved, to some extent, the atmosphere of those days. We'll tour most of the striking remnants of the heyday of Romanian Communism and learn new fascinating details of life back then. Visit Ceausescu's Palace, the present-day Palace of the Parliament, the most expensive administrative building in the world. Afterwards we'll descend to the desolate "grey" neighbourhoods, whose architecture is typical for the communist era and find out the Romanians' outlook on the past in a restaurant whose ambiance replays the "golden age". (Overnight Bucharest)
June 28 Tuesday - Bucharest to Sydney (transit)
June 29 Wednesday - Arrive in Sydney
Trip - 4th June 2016 to 28nd June 2016 - download our information brochure or contact George 0435 801 602.
$7995 (own room) excluding airfares
Visit the cities of Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Zagrab, Ljubljana, Vienna