East of Europe

Duration

7 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Vienna

Available

2020 / 2021

Cities to visit: Vienna; Maribor; Zagreb, Croacia; ; Sarajevo; Mostar; Medjugorje; Dubrovnik, Dalmacia

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:   Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!.   On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.  You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area. 

IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.  

NB:   The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.    

Highlights: City tour of Vienna. Vienna gardens of the immense Schönbrunn Palace. Evening transfer. 

09.00 hrs.- Vienna - start with a  scenic sightseeing  tour of Vienna to know the most important places of interest including the Opera , the Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History , Parliament , the Royal Theatre , City Hall and the University. Passing by the Church of San Carlos, we arrive to the Belvedere Palace where we will walk through the gardens from where we are offered a fabulous view of the city. ( If the English-speaking group has fewer than fifteen people, the tour can be conducted in both English and Spanis h).  

Directly afterwards, we head the  Schönbrunn Palace  where visitors can stroll around and enjoy its beautiful gardens. 

In the evening we go to the  City Hall Square  to enjoy the lighting and the nightlife in the neighbouring streets, and where we will have dinner with cuisines from around the world (including Austrian,  Chinese , Indian and Italian). Return to hotel.- 

Total distance covered:  380 km Scenery:  Beautiful scenery most of the way, above all at the border between Austria and Slovenia, picturesque villages, lakes and mountains.  

07:30 hrs. - Vienna – Departure -.  
11:00 hrs. - Maribor  - Arrival -. Time for a stroll in Slovenia’s second largest city, overlooked by its castle.  

13:00 hrs. - Maribor - Departure -.  
16:00 hrs. - Zagreb  – Arrival -.  From the hotel, we start a  panoramic tour of Zagreb with a local guide to admire its two hills, the ancient quarter, the high city and the new districts of the Croatian capital. The visit will last around two hours. There will be free time after this.  Dinner included  for all of our passengers.

Total distance: 415 km
Landscapes:  Mountains, ancient castles.
Note:   Bring your pasport, we will go to Bosnia. Sometimes this journey may suffer delays due to traffic density or border delays.

07:30 hrs. - Zagreb - Departure. We travel to Bosnia. Areas of hills and forests in the center of Croatia.

09.30 hrs.- Border crossing procedures entering Bosnia (sometimes they can be delayed). 

We travel through the region where the ruined houses tell us about the war and ethnic conflict in Bosnia in the 1990s. We cross  Doboj , the former provincial capital where Orthodox, Muslims, Christians and Jews used to live together. 

12.45 hrs.- Maglaj .- Arrival, picturesque small town dominated by its castle. Time for a walk and lunch.

14:15 hrs.- Maglaj- departure.
16:15 hrs.- Sarajevo  - Arrival. We include a  panoramic city tour  with local guide. We will talk about the conflict that existed in Bosnia and Sarajevo, we will walk through the historical center with strong Turkish influence (its bazaars, its mosques). We will also know the  Tunnel of Hope  that saved the city during the siege (according to arrival time, this place can be visited on Friday before leaving for Mostar).
Dinner included .

Total distance: 315 km.

Scenery: Beautiful landscapes all the stage: mountains, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, picturesque villages en route. Arrival in Dubrovnik with beautiful seascapes.

Notes: Carry your passport, today we return to Croatia. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for visits and the walk in Kravice.

08.30 hrs. - Sarajevo - Departure. Very beautiful landscapes between mountains and valleys.
11.00 hrs.- Mostar .- Free time to stroll and have lunch in this very picturesque city, its streets are full of commercial life and small restaurants. The high stone bridge separated the Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim communities.
14.00 hrs.- Departure. Just 20 km away you will find:
14.30 hrs.- Medjugorge.- Arrival. A place where thousands of Catholic pilgrims come. They believe that the Virgin Mary continues to appear on the top of the mountain. Time to walk next to its main church and urban center.

16.00 hrs. - Medjugorge - departure.
16.30 hrs - Arrival in Bosnia to Kravice, breathtaking waterfalls 25/30 m high whose walls form vertical gardens surrounded by greenery and where people of Dubrovnik or Mostar usually go to bathe and relax for a picnic.
17.15 hrs- Kravice, Departure to Croatia. Very beautiful coastal scenery.
19.45 hrs- Dubrovnik- Arrival.-Accommodation in Cavtat, on the coast near the city.  Dinner included.


Note:  From the end of October until the beginning of March, it is not possible to visit the Kravice waterfalls. 

Dubrovnik - In the morning we begin with a tour with the local guide of the city of Dubrovnik; We are undoubtedly in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: hanging on a rock, surrounded by walls, by the Adriatic Sea. We start including the climb by cable car.  From the top of the mountains we can admire the best views of the City. After that, we will walk to know its historic center, a jewel of the world´s architectural heritage. In the visit, we include the entrances to the Franciscan Monastery which holds the oldest pharmacy in Europe; Entrance also included to the cathedral of Dubrovnik .

Free afternoon.
Return to the hotel in Catvat at the end of the afternoon . Dinner included.


Note:  Accommodation in Dubrovnik will be in  Kavtat , a coastal town near the city.
Note:   Due to weather or maintenance, sometimes the cable car does not operate, in these cases we will offer entrance to the walls of Dubrovnik where you will also have fantastic views of the city and the bay.

After breakfast, end of our services.


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