Sightseeing Tours

Europe offers a high versatility of sights concentrated in a relatively small area. Discover the tumultuous past of the Balkans with our specialized tours, explore Central European landscapes during our organized excursions, or touch the northernmost point in Scandinavia on one of our day trips.

Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia

ZURICH – MT. TITLIS – LUCERNE – ILANZ – MILAN – PISA – FLORENCE – VERONA – VENICE – PADOVA – POSTOJNA – PREDJAMA – LJUBLJANA – BLED – BOHINJ – PLITVICE – ZAGREB

12 days / 11 nights

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Highlights:

Vertigo-inducing mountaintop views from Mt. Titlis

The pearl of Slovenia: one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, lake Bled

The best shopping and clubbing experience in this part of Europe

16 lakes & 92 waterfalls in Lake Plitvice

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Zurich

DAY 2 Zurich

DAY 3 Zurich, Mt. Titlis, Lucerne, Ilanz

DAY 4 Ilanz, Milan

DAY 5 Milan, Pisa, Florence

DAY 6 Florence, Verona

DAY 7 Verona, Venice, Padova

DAY 8 Padova, Postojna, Predjama, Ljubljana

DAY 9 Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Ljubljana

DAY 10 Ljubljana, Zagreb

DAY 11 Zagreb, Plitvice, Zagreb

DAY 12 Departure from Zagreb

 

 

DAY 1: ZURICH

/Zurich airport – Zurich 15km, 30min/

Arrival at Zurich Airport at 13h40, after immigration transfer to Zurich.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. Several surveys have named Zurich the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe. Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus. Schauspielhaus Zürich is one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world.

Check-in at hotel in Zurich.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Zurich.

DAY 2: ZURICH

The most important sights such as the Old Town, Bahnhofstrasse, Grossmünster church and Lake Zurich are all based in Zurich’s town center. They are all reached within a three-hour walk or can be accessed by public transport. Culture lovers will enjoy a visit to the museum, Opera House, Schauspielhaus (municipal theater) or Tonhalle (concert hall). Nature fans can take a trip to Zurich’s very own Uetliberg “mountain”, visit the zoo or take a boat to Rapperswil.

Lunch.

Afternoon free for shopping. Zurich has the reputation of a shopping city, even if not quite that of London or Milano. Especially Bahnhofstrasse is well known around the globe as one of the most exclusive and expensive shopping streets in the world. For Swiss and urban design, the area around Langstrasse is a good spot. Don’t forget to taste the world-famous Swiss chocolate. The traditional Swiss chocolatier Läderach sells freshly produced chocolate, filled chocolates and pralines. You even get an insight into the craft of confectionery here, as some of the chocolate is actually produced on site – creating irresistible aromas! There are 20 different varieties on offer, in slabs which are sold by weight. Chocolates are sold by piece. In addition to the Läderach chocolate you can also get all the Swiss chocolate brands from Lindt to Toblerone.

Dinner.

The most famous districts for nightlife are the Niederdorf in the old town with bars, restaurants, lounges, hotels, clubs, etc. and a lot of fashion shops for a young and stylish public and the Langstrasse in the districts 4 and 5 of the city. There are authentic amusements: Brazilian bars, punk clubs, hip-hop stages, Caribic restaurants, arthouse cinemas, Turkish kebabs and Italian espresso bars, but also the famous red light district of Zurich.

Overnight in Zurich.

DAY 3: ZURICH, MT. TITLIS, LUCERNE, ILANZ

/Zurich – Mt Titlis 100km, 2h/

/Mt Titlis – Lucerne  45km, 1h/

/Lucerne – Ilanz 150km, 3h/

After a continental breakfast at your hotel, you will have the optional tour where we can take you on one of the most memorable experiences of your Europe tour – visiting Mt. Titlis and Lucerne. Adventure awaits you in a sensational cable-car ride up to Mt. Titlis. Marvel at the world’s first revolving cable-car ride, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Remain spellbound as you ascend the snow-clad mountains. Experience the snow and ice on top of Mt. Titlis, also a chance to ride ‘Ice Flyer’. At 3,020 meters a breath-taking panorama unfolds.

Next, we proceed to scenic Lucerne, where you will have an opportunity to visit the Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke (wooden bridge). You will have some free time to shop for some famous Swiss watches, knives and chocolates.

Dinner.

Overnight in Ilanz.

DAY 4: ILANZ, MILAN

/Ilanz – Milan 240km, 4h/

After a buffet breakfast, check-out and proceed to Milan. Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy and serves as the capital of Lombardy. The Milan metropolitan region is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. Its business district hosts the Borsa Italiana (Italy’s main stock exchange) and the headquarters of the largest national banks and companies.

After lunch, walk around the many sights of Milan. Milan’s museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral, the fifth-largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, such as The Last Supper) attract over 8 million visitors annually. You will visit all of the major sights, including da Vinci’s Last Supper, the Duomo (Milan’s cathedral), La Scala Opera House, the charming canal area, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade.

Spend the afternoon shopping in the fashion capital of the world. Purveying hot-off-the-catwalk clothes by the likes of Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versace, it’s little wonder that Milan’s upscale fashion shopping district is known as the Quadrilatero della Moda – the Rectangle of Gold.

Dinner.

Overnight in Milan.

DAY 5: MILAN, PISA, FLORENCE

/Milan – Pisa 290km, 4h30min/

/Pisa – Florence 90km, 2h/

After breakfast and check-out, departure towards the world-famous city of Pisa. It is most well-known because of its Leaning Tower of Pisa. You will visit the Tower and the amazing carved marble Cathedral and Baptistery in the Square of Miracles.

After lunch, departure towards Florence. The tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s bronze “Gate of Paradise”. Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. Tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with the most spectacular view over Florence.

Overnight in Florence.

DAY 6: FLORENCE, VERONA, PADOVA

/Florence – Verona 250km, 4h/

/Verona – Padova 90km, 1h30min/

After breakfast, departure towards Verona. Verona is the city of love as it is famous for being the place where William Shakespeare set three of his plays: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare placed star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Verona for good reason: romance, drama and fatal family feuding have been the city’s hallmark for centuries. From the 3rd century BC Verona was a Roman trade centre with ancient gates, a forum (now Piazza delle Erbe) and a grand Roman arena, which still serves as one of the world’s great opera venues. In the Middle Ages the city flourished under the wrathful della Scala clan, who were as much energetic patrons of the arts as they were murderous tyrants. Their elaborate Gothic tombs, the Arche Scaligere, are just off Piazza dei Signori. Don’t forget to touch Juliet’s statue for good luck.

After lunch, stroll along the main streets and pick up a souvenir or two. Verona isn’t a very cheap place to go shopping. It is located close to the Lago di Garda, in one of Italy’s wealthiest regions. The shops and prices reflect that, and so you find brands like Gucci, Armani or Louis Vitton along the main shopping street Via Mazzini.

Dinner.

Overnight in Padova.

DAY 7: PADOVA, VENICE, PADOVA

/Padova – Venice 50km, 1h/

/Venice – Padova 50km, 1h/

After a buffet breakfast, proceed to the romantic city of Venice. Venice is a cluster of over one hundred small islands with its marble palaces built on water and it has numerous souvenir shopping opportunities. Board your chartered boat to the traditional centre of the city – Piazza San Marco. This city of 117 islands in the Venetian Lagoon is sure to leave you mystified. After lunch, see the St. Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace, the Campanile and many more sights. Visit a Murano Glass Factory and see the skills of these master craftsmen.

Departure back towards Padova in the evening. Dinner.

Overnight in Padova.

DAY 8: PADOVA, POSTOJNA, PREDJAMA, LJUBLJANA

/Padova – Postojna 230km, 3h/

/Postojna – Predjama 15km, 30min/

/Predjama – Ljubljana 70km, 1h30min/

 After breakfast departure to Postojna, which at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire constituted the only exit to the Adriatic Sea. You will visit Postojna cave, which is a network of 23 kilometres of tunnels, galleries and halls, in which experienced guides have accompanied more than 30 million visitors in over 200 years. This is the biggest classical karst cave and the most visited tourist cave in Europe. The cave train will take you into the depths where, thanks to the electric lighting, you can appreciate all the dimensions and nuances of the underground karst, where the geological past is written in a unique way.

After lunch and a wine tasting at a wine cellar in the karst region, you will visit Predjama castle, a castle built directly into a cliff edge, with an underground tunnel through the mountain. Photostop.

Departure towards Ljubljana. An evening of shopping in the largest shopping centre in Slovenia will follow. BTC City is the largest shopping center in Slovenia with specialized shops, supermarkets, and more than 450 stores. Free time. In addition to shopping, you will have the opportunity to visit the entertainment center Arena, where under one roof you have low endurance sports activities and programs for relaxation, shopping and film entertainment with educational and playful content. The amusement center covers an area of 9,000 m2. The center includes a billiards and bowling center with its central entertainment center serving as the XPAND cinema with 3D stereoscopic projection, representing the most innovative technology in the field cinematography in this part of Europe. This is the most modernly equipped cinema for digital projection in 3D and its dynamic seats enable a new and unique experience on screen. Atlantis Water Park is also at your disposal for pampering you. This is a water park with a wide variety of facilities with dynamic architecture including a 15,000 m2 room for entertainment, relaxation, gathering new strength and recreation. It also includes 16 swimming pools, three of which are outdoor, and offers visitors plenty of fun, adventure, and 15 thematic saunas.

Dinner.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 9: LJUBLJANA, BLED, BOHINJ, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Bled 60km, 1h/

/Bled – Bohinj 25km, 45min/

/Bohinj – Ljubljana 80km, 1h30min/

After breakfast, departure towards Bled. Bled is one of the most prestigious Slovenian resorts with its glacier-formed Alpine lake, the famous island of the Slavic goddess of life, Živa, and the oldest castle in Slovenia. In the 19th century, the Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli discovered the beneficial natural resources here and established a spa centre, making Bled one of the most popular touristic places in Austria-Hungary. You will traverse the lake in a traditional boat called pletna towards Bled Island, which was visited by pilgrims as early as the ancient times. From Bled castle, you will admire the fairy-tale lake and the high limestone peaks of the Julian Alps. Lunch.

After lunch head over to the mountain village of Bohinj, home of the largest natural glacial lake in Slovenia, Lake Bohinj. There are many humorous myths relating to Bohinj. It is said that the Turks (the mighty conquerors) turned around when they tried to invade Bohinj, because they thought it was the end of the world. Another myth says that a magic creature, Zlatorog (the Goldhorn), lives in the mountains.

Dinner in Ljubljana. You will party the night away in one of Ljubljana’s classy nightclubs as Cirkus. The club Cirkus offers a unique and exclusive nightclub experience for enthusiastic groups of partygoers during the week and especially on weekends and is able to cater to the needs of up to 1000 guests. The club was designed in an old enchanting cinema-theatre and it stretches across 2 stories of lavishing galleries, including an intimate and cosy VIP area. The focal point is an elevated DJ booth, showcasing top international and regional DJs, singers, musicians and other artists as they spin and perform a blend of various urban genres, topped with colourful entertainers, such as dancers and live acts.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 10: LJUBLJANA, ZAGREB

/Ljubljana – Zagreb 150km, 3h/

After breakfast, a sightseeing walking tour of Ljubljana. Ljubljana has everything that modern capitals have to offer, and on top of that, it has managed to keep the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of a smaller city. You will visit the old part of town along the Ljubljanica River and you will see the most important cultural and historical monuments including the Three Bridges and the New and Old Markets where you will be delighted with boutique shops and nice restaurants. We will also stop at the famous bridge and learn a few secrets of the medieval city before the path continues to the town square with the Town Hall and the city icon – a fountain symbolizing the three rivers of Carniola. We will also visit the nearby baroque church of St. Nicholas, the food market and the Dragon Bridge with its four dragons that protect the city while also serving as its trademark. With the funicular railway you will climb to the castle which rises above the town. You will finally climb the castle’s tower and enjoy the view over the city and its green surroundings.

Departure towards Zagreb. Zagreb is a city of parks, palaces, museums and universities. The city lies on the south-western part of the Pannonian Basin and extends between the Sava River and Mount Medvednica. It represents an important link between Central Europe and Asia Minor and the shortest link between the Pannonian Plain and the Adriatic Sea. Departure on a tour of the biggest attractions of the city such as the Cathedral, the picturesque and bustling marketplace Dolac, the Church of St. Mark – the symbol of Zagreb, the vantage point of the tower Lotrščak, which offers a splendid view over Zagreb, the stone gate where you can light a candle, and Bana Jelačič Square, which is not only the crossroads of the upper and lower parts of the city but also the heart of the city, connecting the young and old residents of Zagreb. Dinner.

Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 11: ZAGREB, PLITVICE, ZAGREB

/Zagreb – Plitvice 150km, 3h/

/Plitvice – Zagreb 150km, 3h/

After breakfast, departure towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park and tour of the Park in the afternoon. It is composed of 16 blue and green lakes, connected with more than 90 waterfalls and rapids. For the beauty and the attraction of the Plitvice Lakes, travertine and the plants of travertine take the credit. With the formation of travertine and the partition of the river bed, lakes have formed. This is a magnificent architectonic phenomenon of nature, surrounded by thick woods in which bears, wolves, wild hares, martens, and partridges live. The park has belonged to UNESCO Cultural Heritage since 1979. Lunch.

Dinner back in Zagreb, before a crazy night of partying. You will celebrate your last night in one of Zagreb’s famous nightclubs. With plenty of dancing and drinking, the party doesn’t stop until the early hours of the morning. Whether you will choose Saloon, Route 66, Gallery or Aquarius Club, you will end your trip in style.

Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 12: Departure from Zagreb

/Zagreb – Zagreb airport 20km, 1h/

Drop-off at Zagreb airport. Flight to Mumbai at 13h15.

Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia

ZURICH – MT. TITLIS – LUCERNE – ILANZ – MILAN – PISA – FLORENCE – VERONA – VENICE – PADOVA – POSTOJNA – PREDJAMA – PIRAN – PORTOROŽ – BLED – LJUBLJANA

11 days / 10 nights

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Highlights:

Vertigo-inducing mountaintop views from Mt. Titlis

The pearl of Slovenia: one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, lake Bled

The best shopping and clubbing experience in this part of Europe

Feel the love where Romeo and Juliet fell in love in Verona

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Zurich

DAY 2 Zurich

DAY 3 Zurich, Mt. Titlis, Lucerne, Ilanz

DAY 4 Ilanz, Milan

DAY 5 Milan, Pisa, Florence

DAY 6 Florence, Verona

DAY 7 Verona, Venice, Padova

DAY 8 Padova, Postojna, Predjama, Ljubljana

DAY 9 Ljubljana, Piran, Portorož, Ljubljana

DAY 10 Ljubljana, Bled, Ljubljana

DAY 11 Departure from Ljubljana

DAY 1: ZURICH

/Zurich airport – Zurich 15km, 30min/

Arrival at Zurich Airport at 13h40, after immigration transfer to Zurich.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. Several surveys have named Zurich the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe. Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus. Schauspielhaus Zürich is one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world.

Check-in at hotel in Zurich.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Zurich.

DAY 2: ZURICH

The most important sights such as the Old Town, Bahnhofstrasse, Grossmünster church and Lake Zurich are all based in Zurich’s town center. They are all reached within a three-hour walk or can be accessed by public transport. Culture lovers will enjoy a visit to the museum, Opera House, Schauspielhaus (municipal theater) or Tonhalle (concert hall). Nature fans can take a trip to Zurich’s very own Uetliberg “mountain”, visit the zoo or take a boat to Rapperswil.

Lunch.

Afternoon free for shopping. Zurich has the reputation of a shopping city, even if not quite that of London or Milano. Especially Bahnhofstrasse is well known around the globe as one of the most exclusive and expensive shopping streets in the world. For Swiss and urban design, the area around Langstrasse is a good spot. Don’t forget to taste the world-famous Swiss chocolate. The traditional Swiss chocolatier Läderach sells freshly produced chocolate, filled chocolates and pralines. You even get an insight into the craft of confectionery here, as some of the chocolate is actually produced on site – creating irresistible aromas! There are 20 different varieties on offer, in slabs which are sold by weight. Chocolates are sold by piece. In addition to the Läderach chocolate you can also get all the Swiss chocolate brands from Lindt to Toblerone.

Dinner.

The most famous districts for nightlife are the Niederdorf in the old town with bars, restaurants, lounges, hotels, clubs, etc. and a lot of fashion shops for a young and stylish public and the Langstrasse in the districts 4 and 5 of the city. There are authentic amusements: Brazilian bars, punk clubs, hip-hop stages, Caribic restaurants, arthouse cinemas, Turkish kebabs and Italian espresso bars, but also the famous red light district of Zurich.

Overnight in Zurich.

DAY 3: ZURICH, MT. TITLIS, LUCERNE, ILANZ

/Zurich – Mt Titlis 100km, 2h/

/Mt Titlis – Lucerne  45km, 1h/

/Lucerne – Ilanz 150km, 3h/

After a continental breakfast at your hotel, you will have the optional tour where we can take you on one of the most memorable experiences of your Europe tour – visiting Mt. Titlis and Lucerne. Adventure awaits you in a sensational cable-car ride up to Mt. Titlis. Marvel at the world’s first revolving cable-car ride, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Remain spellbound as you ascend the snow-clad mountains. Experience the snow and ice on top of Mt. Titlis, also a chance to ride ‘Ice Flyer’. At 3,020 meters a breath-taking panorama unfolds.

Next, we proceed to scenic Lucerne, where you will have an opportunity to visit the Lion Monument and the Kapell Brucke (wooden bridge). You will have some free time to shop for some famous Swiss watches, knives and chocolates.

Dinner.

Overnight in Ilanz.

DAY 4: ILANZ, MILAN

/Ilanz – Milan 240km, 4h/

After a buffet breakfast, check-out and proceed to Milan. Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy and serves as the capital of Lombardy. The Milan metropolitan region is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. Its business district hosts the Borsa Italiana (Italy’s main stock exchange) and the headquarters of the largest national banks and companies.

After lunch, you will go on a guided tour of Milan. Milan’s museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral, the fifth-largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, such as The Last Supper) attract over 8 million visitors annually. You will visit all of the major sights, including da Vinci’s Last Supper, the Duomo (Milan’s cathedral), La Scala Opera House, the charming canal area, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade.

Spend the afternoon shopping in the fashion capital of the world. Purveying hot-off-the-catwalk clothes by the likes of Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versace, it’s little wonder that Milan’s upscale fashion shopping district is known as the Quadrilatero della Moda – the Rectangle of Gold.

Dinner.

Overnight in Milan.

DAY 5: MILAN, PISA, FLORENCE

/Milan – Pisa 290km, 4h30min/

/Pisa – Florence 90km, 2h/

After breakfast and check-out, departure towards the world-famous city of Pisa. It is most well-known because of its Leaning Tower of Pisa. You will visit the Tower and the amazing carved marble Cathedral and Baptistery in the Square of Miracles.

After lunch, departure towards Florence. The tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s bronze “Gate of Paradise”. Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. Tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with the most spectacular view over Florence.

Overnight in Florence.

DAY 6: FLORENCE, VERONA, PADOVA

/Florence – Verona 250km, 4h/

/Verona – Padova 90km, 1h30min/

After breakfast, departure towards Verona. Verona is the city of love as it is famous for being the place where William Shakespeare set three of his plays: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare placed star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Verona for good reason: romance, drama and fatal family feuding have been the city’s hallmark for centuries. From the 3rd century BC Verona was a Roman trade centre with ancient gates, a forum (now Piazza delle Erbe) and a grand Roman arena, which still serves as one of the world’s great opera venues. In the Middle Ages the city flourished under the wrathful della Scala clan, who were as much energetic patrons of the arts as they were murderous tyrants. Their elaborate Gothic tombs, the Arche Scaligere, are just off Piazza dei Signori. Take a walking tour around all of the major sights, and don’t forget to touch Juliet’s statue for good luck.

After lunch, stroll along the main streets and pick up a souvenir or two. Verona isn’t a very cheap place to go shopping. It is located close to the Lago di Garda, in one of Italy’s wealthiest regions. The shops and prices reflect that, and so you find brands like Gucci, Armani or Louis Vitton along the main shopping street Via Mazzini.

Dinner.

Overnight in Padova.

DAY 7: VERONA, VENICE, PADOVA

/Padova – Venice 50km, 1h/

/Venice – Padova 50km, 1h/

After a buffet breakfast, check-out and proceed to the romantic city of Venice. Venice is a cluster of over one hundred small islands with its marble palaces built on water and it has numerous souvenir shopping opportunities. Board your chartered boat to the traditional centre of the city – Piazza San Marco. This city of 117 islands in the Venetian Lagoon is sure to leave you mystified. After lunch, see the St. Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace, the Campanile and many more sights. Visit a Murano Glass Factory and see the skills of these master craftsmen.

Departure towards Padova in the evening. Dinner.

Overnight in Padova.

DAY 8: PADOVA, POSTOJNA, PREDJAMA, LJUBLJANA

/Padova – Postojna 230km, 3h/

/Postojna – Predjama 15km, 30min/

/Predjama – Ljubljana 70km, 1h30min/

 After breakfast departure to Postojna, which at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire constituted the only exit to the Adriatic Sea. You will visit Postojna cave, which is a network of 23 kilometres of tunnels, galleries and halls, in which experienced guides have accompanied more than 30 million visitors in over 200 years. This is the biggest classical karst cave and the most visited tourist cave in Europe. The cave train will take you into the depths where, thanks to the electric lighting, you can appreciate all the dimensions and nuances of the underground karst, where the geological past is written in a unique way.

After lunch and a wine tasting at a wine cellar in the karst region, you will visit Predjama castle, a castle built directly into a cliff edge, with an underground tunnel through the mountain. Photostop.

Departure towards Ljubljana. An evening of shopping in the largest shopping centre in Slovenia will follow. BTC City is the largest shopping center in Slovenia with specialized shops, supermarkets, and more than 450 stores. Free time. In addition to shopping, you will have the opportunity to visit the entertainment center Arena, where under one roof you have low endurance sports activities and programs for relaxation, shopping and film entertainment with educational and playful content. The amusement center covers an area of 9,000 m2. The center includes a billiards and bowling center with its central entertainment center serving as the XPAND cinema with 3D stereoscopic projection, representing the most innovative technology in the field cinematography in this part of Europe. This is the most modernly equipped cinema for digital projection in 3D and its dynamic seats enable a new and unique experience on screen. Atlantis Water Park is also at your disposal for pampering you. This is a water park with a wide variety of facilities with dynamic architecture including a 15,000 m2 room for entertainment, relaxation, gathering new strength and recreation. It also includes 16 swimming pools, three of which are outdoor, and offers visitors plenty of fun, adventure, and 15 thematic saunas.

Dinner.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 9: LJUBLJANA, PIRAN, PORTOROŽ, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Piran 130km, 2h/

/Piran – Portorož 5km, 15min/

/Portorož – Ljubljana 130km, 2h/

After breakfast, departure for a day trip on the Slovenian coast. First stop will be Piran. Piran is characterized by medieval architecture, with narrow streets and compact houses. It is the birthplace of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini, who played an important role in shaping its cultural heritage. The town’s main square, Tartini Square, is named after him.

The next stop will be the popular tourist resort city of Portorož. The beach is well-maintained and you can go swimming in the beautiful, warm Mediterranean sea where the temperatures, warmed by the summer sun can get up to 31 °C. Also, there are several bars on the beach that offer a lively atmosphere year round. There you can treat yourself to a cup of fresh coffee after a long walk on the beach. Numerous restaurants by the sea invite you to a tasty lunch. Enjoy a tasty wine tasting in the karst region – a region well known for its vineyards.

Return to Ljubljana and dinner.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 10: LJUBLJANA, BLED, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Bled 60km, 1h/

/Bled – Ljubljana 60km, 1h/

After breakfast, departure towards Bled. Bled is one of the most prestigious Slovenian resorts with its glacier-formed Alpine lake, the famous island of the Slavic goddess of life, Živa, and the oldest castle in Slovenia. In the 19th century, the Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli discovered the beneficial natural resources here and established a spa centre, making Bled one of the most popular touristic places in Austria-Hungary. You will traverse the lake in a traditional boat called pletna towards Bled Island, which was visited by pilgrims as early as the ancient times. From Bled castle, you will admire the fairy-tale lake and the high limestone peaks of the Julian Alps.

Lunch.

Return to Ljubljana with a sightseeing walking tour. Ljubljana has everything that modern capitals have to offer, and on top of that, it has managed to keep the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of a smaller city. You will visit the old part of town along the Ljubljanica River and you will see the most important cultural and historical monuments including the Three Bridges and the New and Old Markets where you will be delighted with boutique shops and nice restaurants. We will also stop at the famous bridge and learn a few secrets of the medieval city before the path continues to the town square with the Town Hall and the city icon – a fountain symbolizing the three rivers of Carniola. We will also visit the nearby baroque church of St. Nicholas, the food market and the Dragon Bridge with its four dragons that protect the city while also serving as its trademark. With the funicular railway you will climb to the castle which rises above the town. You will finally climb the castle’s tower and enjoy the view over the city and its green surroundings.

Dinner.

You will party the night away in one of Ljubljana’s classy nightclubs as Cirkus. The club Cirkus offers a unique and exclusive nightclub experience for enthusiastic groups of partygoers during the week and especially on weekends and is able to cater to the needs of up to 1000 guests. The club was designed in an old enchanting cinema-theatre and it stretches across 2 stories of lavishing galleries, including an intimate and cosy VIP area. The focal point is an elevated DJ booth, showcasing top international and regional DJs, singers, musicians and other artists as they spin and perform a blend of various urban genres, topped with colourful entertainers, such as dancers and live acts.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 11: Departure from Ljubljana

/Ljubljana – Ljubljana airport 30km, 1h/

Drop-off at Ljubljana airport.

Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania

ZAGREB – PLITVICE – SPLIT – MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK – KOTOR – BUDVA – PODGORICA – SARAJEVO – BELGRADE – NIŠ – SOFIA – VELIKO TARNOVO – BRAN – SINAIA – BUCHAREST

11 days / 10 nights

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Highlights:

Walk in the footsteps of Count Dracula

The best shopping and clubbing experience in this part of Europe

16 lakes & 92 waterfalls in Lake Plitvice

Romanian capital nicknamed “Little Paris”

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Zagreb

DAY 2 Zagreb, Plitvice, Split

DAY 3 Split, Mostar, Dubrovnik

DAY 4 Dubrovnik, Risan, Kotor, Cetinje, Sveti Stefan, Budva

DAY 5 Budva, Podgorica, Sarajevo

DAY 6 Sarajevo, Belgrade

DAY 7 Belgrade, Niš, Sofia

DAY 8 Sofia, Rila, Sofia

DAY 9 Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Bucharest

DAY 10 Bucharest, Bran, Sinaia, Bucharest

DAY 11 Departure from Bucharest

 

DAY 1: ZAGREB

/Zagreb airport – Zagreb 20km, 45min/

Arrival at Zagreb Airport, after immigration transfer to Zagreb.

Zagreb is a city of parks, palaces, museums and universities. The city lies on the south-western part of the Pannonian Basin and extends between the Sava River and Mount Medvednica. It represents an important link between Central Europe and Asia Minor and the shortest link between the Pannonian Plain and the Adriatic Sea.

Check-in at hotel in Zagreb.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 2: ZAGREB, PLITVICE, SPLIT

/Zagreb – Plitvice 150km, 3h/

/Plitvice – Split 270km, 4h/

After breakfast, departure towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park and tour of the Park in the afternoon. It is composed of 16 blue and green lakes, connected with more than 90 waterfalls and rapids. For the beauty and the attraction of the Plitvice Lakes, travertine and the plants of travertine take the credit. With the formation of travertine and the partition of the river bed, lakes have formed. This is a magnificent architectonic phenomenon of nature, surrounded by thick woods in which bears, wolves, wild hares, martens, and partridges live. The park has belonged to the UNESCO Cultural Heritage since 1979. Lunch.

Departure towards Split with just enough time to experience the Split nightlife. One of the most popular things to do at night in Split is to head down to the city’s main promenade, Riva, after the sun sets. Lined with cafés, restaurants and bars, it’s located right beside the ocean and is popular meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. You’ll often find stalls set up along the promenade, even after dark, plus lots of the city’s festivals are centred on this area.

Overnight in Split.

DAY 3: SPLIT, MOSTAR, DUBROVNIK

/Split – Mostar 180km, 3h30min/

/Mostar – Dubrovnik 150km, 3h/

After breakfast, a drive through the marvellous gorge of the Neretva River towards Bosnia’s star city, Mostar. Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most recognizable landmarks, and is considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.

After lunch, the tour will continue in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik has always been Croatia’s richest city, but today it is one of the best tourist cities in the Mediterranean, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” The city is located in the extreme south of Croatia, at the foot of the hill Holy Wrath, just 35 km from the border with Montenegro. The Old Town is upheld by high city walls and joined UNESCO in 1979. Although it was heavily destroyed in the 1667 earthquake, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. On the walking tour of Old Dubrovnik, you will walk by the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world.

Afternoon free for shopping and dinner. Take a stroll along the main street in Dubrovnik, called Stradun, and you might run into Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt!

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 4: DUBROVNIK, RISAN, KOTOR, CETINJE, SVETI STEFAN, BUDVA

/Dubrovnik– Risan 90km, 3h/

/Risan – Kotor 30km, 1h/

/Kotor – Cetinje 60km, 2h/

/Cetinje – Sveti Stefan 50km, 1h40min/

/Sveti Stefan – Budva 15km, 30min/

After breakfast, travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head towards the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. See the little towns of Risan and Kotor.

Butted up against a steep cliff, cradled by a calm sea, naturally sheltered by its deep-in-the-fjord position, and watched over by an imposing network of fortifications, Kotor has survived centuries of would-be invaders by its imposing town wall, which scrambles in a zigzag line up the mountain behind it. Though it’s enjoyed a long and illustrious history, today’s Kotor is a time-capsule retreat for travelers seeking a truly unspoiled Adriatic town.

Then proceed to Cetinje, once the seat of Montenegrin rulers. After lunch, travel to the coast for a short stop in the villages of Sveti Stefan and Budva.

Dinner.

Overnight in Budva.

DAY 5: BUDVA, PODGORICA, SARAJEVO

/Budva – Podgorica 70km, 2h/

/Podgorica – Sarajevo 240km, 5h/

After breakfast, departure towards Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica. The city sits at the confluence of two rivers. West of the broad Morača is what passes for the business district. The smaller Ribnica River divides the eastern side in two. To the south is Stara Varoš, the heart of the Ottoman town. North of the Ribnica is Nova Varoš, an attractive, mainly low-rise precinct of late-19th-/early-20th-century buildings housing a lively mixture of shops and bars. At its heart is Trg Republika, the main square.

Departure towards Sarajevo for lunch and a walking tour. Sarajevo, capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations. In the 1990s Sarajevo was besieged and on the edge of annihilation. Today, its restored historic centre is full of welcoming cafes and good-value lodgings, the bullet holes largely plastered over on the city’s curious architectural mixture of Ottoman and Austro Hungarian buildings.

The antique stone-flagged alleys of Baščaršija give the delightful Old Town core a certain Turkish feel. Directly north and south, steep valley sides are fuzzed with red-roofed Bosnian houses and prickled with uncountable minarets, climbing towards green-topped mountain ridges.

Overnight in Sarajevo.

DAY 6: SARAJEVO, BELGRADE

/Sarajevo – Belgrade 310km, 6h/

 After breakfast departure to Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade. Your morning sightseeing tour includes the city’s main attractions: the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress dramatically situated at the joining of the Sava and Danube Rivers; the Republic Square and Knez Mihailova Street; Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial.

Afternoon free. There are many shopping opportunities in Belgrade from the luxurious upscale boutiques and department stores to the Bazaars. There is a plethora of shops selling just about anything you can imagine at the bazaar. Unlike many city bazaars, it is not open only one day a week but it is now a permanent set up and open all week.

Shopping downtown provides the benefit of many boutiques in one area as well as the architectural beauty of the city as your backdrop rather than a commercial centre. There is a pedestrian-only zone from Kalemegdan to Trg Republike that is full of shops and city action. This area is not only home to boutiques however; there are traditional malls here such as the City Passage and Millennium shopping centres.

Dinner.

In Belgrade, every night is Friday night. Everyone is ready to party at all the time, dance the night away, and go straight to work the next day. It’s really hard to resist the temptation when you know that on any given evening there are countless clubs out there full of young, gorgeous people having so much fun.

Overnight in Belgrade.

DAY 7: BELGRADE, NIŠ, SOFIA

/Belgrade – Niš 240km, 3h30min/

/Niš – Sofia 170km, 3h/

After breakfast, departure towards Niš, Serbia’s third largest city. It is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West. It is a lively city of curious contrasts, where Roma in horse-drawn carriages trot alongside new cars, and posh cocktails are sipped in antiquated alleyways.

Niš was settled in pre-Roman times and flourished during the time of local-boy-made-good Emperor Constantine (AD 280–337). Turkish rule lasted from 1386 until 1877 despite several Serb revolts; the Tower of Skulls and Niš Fortress are reminders of Ottoman dominion. The Nazis built one of Serbia’s most notorious concentration camps here, ironically named ‘the Red Cross’.

After lunch, departure towards Sofia. Bulgaria’s pleasingly laid-back capital, Sofia is a largely modern, youthful city, while its old east-meets-west atmosphere is still very much evident, with a scattering of onion-domed churches, Ottoman mosques and stubborn Red Army monuments sharing the skyline with vast shopping malls and glassy five-star hotels. Sofia’s grey, blocky civic architecture lends a lingering Soviet tinge to the place, but it’s also a surprisingly green city. Vast parks and manicured gardens offer welcome respite from the busy city streets, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mt Vitosha are just a short bus ride from the city centre. Home to many of Bulgaria‘s finest museums, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues, Sofia may persuade you to stick around and explore further. Dinner.

Overnight in Sofia.

DAY 8: SOFIA, RILA, SOFIA

/Sofia – Rila Monastery 130km, 2h30min/

/Rila Monastery – Sofia 130km, 2h30min/

After breakfast, a day trip to the magnificent Rila Monastery. Bulgaria’s largest and most renowned monastery emerges abruptly out of a forested valley in the Rila Mountains. It’s a major attraction for both Bulgarian pilgrims and foreign tourists. On summer weekends the site is especially busy, though at other times it provides more solitude.

The monastery was founded in AD 927 by hermit monk Ivan Rilski. Originally built 3km to the northeast, it came to its current location in 1335. By the 14th century’s end, it had become a powerful feudal fiefdom. Though it was plundered early in the 15th century, the monastery was restored in 1469, when Rilski’s relics were returned from Veliko Târnovo. Rila Monastery was vital to the preservation of Bulgarian culture and religion under Ottoman rule, even though the Ottomans sacked it several times.

Rila’s greatest modern catastrophe was an 1833 fire that nearly engulfed all monastic buildings. An inundation of funds from Bulgarian and foreign donors allowed reconstruction to commence within a year. In 1961 the communust regime proclaimed Rila a national museum, and 22 years later it became a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Dinner back in Sofia. An atmosphere of liberation and abandon pervades the night life scene of Sofia. Because there are few licensing laws, bars can serve alcohol whenever they want; therefore, at any time of day one can find a party going on. Bars and cafes often stay open until midnight or later. After that, the city’s numerous night clubs take over until 5 or 6 am, and after that, the bars open again. The city’s 16 universities promise that there is a continuous glut of young people looking to have a good time.

Overnight in Sofia.

DAY 9: SOFIA, VELIKO TARNOVO, BUCHAREST

/Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo 230km, 3h30min/

/Veliko Tarnovo – Bucharest 190km, 3h/

 After breakfast, check-out and departure towards Veliko Tarnovo. Often referred to as the “City of the Tsars”, Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora, rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. On Tsarevets are the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral, and also a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls.

As the tour continues towards Bucharest, you will get acquainted with the Romanian capital, once nicknamed “Little Paris”. During the tour you will see the Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon and the National Treasure. Learn how the Romanian people succeeded to topple the last communist dictator in Eastern Europe in Revolution Square. Lunch. Your tour will bring you also to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, Triumphal Arch and The Village Museum. Dinner.

Overnight in Bucharest.

DAY 10: BUCHAREST, BRAN, SINAIA, BUCHAREST

/Bucharest – Bran 180km, 3h/

/Bran – Sinaia 60km, 1h30min/

/Sinaia – Bucharest 130km, 2h30min/

Following breakfast departure towards Bran. Visit of Bran Castle made famous by Bram Stoker’s novel as the residence of the vampire count Dracula. Lunch. Continue to Bucharest and stop in Peles Castle built as the summer residence of King Carol I. Afterwards continue to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery and to Bucharest. After arrival, accommodation at your hotel and dinner.

In Bucharest you can find many bars, pubs and clubs, cheap booze and nice party people. The nightlife in Bucharest cannot be surpassed by any other city in Romania. The diversity of clubs and music are a great tourist attraction. The “heart” of fun in Bucharest is the old city centre where every Friday and Saturday you can choose from tens of partying establishments, all crammed up on the narrow streets. Starting with 11 PM, as you pass by the bars, you can hear the music as all the parties are getting started. Here, people party until morning. Often, in weekends, at 4-5 AM, you can see people walking home after a hard partying session.

Overnight in Bucharest.

DAY 11: DEPARTURE FROM BUCHAREST

/Bucharest – Bucharest airport 15km, 45min/

Drop-off at Bucharest airport.

Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia

BUDAPEST – FILOVCI – BOGOJINA – VERŽEJ – LJUBLJANA – BLED – OTOČEC – KOSTANJEVICA – PLITVICE – ZAGREB

7 days / 6 nights

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Highlights:

 Architecturally stunning “twin city”, Budapest

The pearl of Slovenia: one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, lake Bled

Delicious wine and food tastings

The best shopping and clubbing experience in this part of Europe

16 lakes & 92 waterfalls in Lake Plitvice

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Budapest

DAY 2 Budapest

DAY 3 Budapest, Filovci, Bogojina, Veržej, Ljubljana

DAY 4 Ljubljana, Bled, Ljubljana

DAY 5 Ljubljana, Otočec, Kostanjevica, Zagreb

DAY 6 Zagreb, Plitvice, Zagreb

DAY 7 Departure from Zagreb

DAY 1: BUDAPEST

/Budapest airport – Budapest 30km, 1h/

Arrival at Budapest Airport at 11h50, after immigration transfer to Budapest.

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary and also the largest city in East-Central Europe. The city lies on the banks of the River Danube. Budapest is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and has an extensive UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Check-in at hotel in Budapest.

Lunch.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Budapest.

DAY 2: BUDAPEST

After breakfast you will take a guided city tour of Budapest. The city has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city. Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The Castle District of Buda is a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will also see the Matthias Church, Liberty Statue and the Citadel. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses. The tour will also pass by magnificent monuments and sites such as Millennium Monument, City Park, Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad castle, Andrássy Avenue (UNESCO World Heritage), Stephen’s Cathedral and the beautiful neo-Gothic Parliament building, home of the Holy Hungarian Crown.

Lunch.

Afternoon free for shopping. Budapest has a whole shopping street dedicated to world fashion brands. The old buildings in Deák Ferenc utca have been renovated to house international brand shops like Tommy Hilfiger, Sisley, Mexx, Lacoste, Puma, Furla etc.

Dinner in Budapest, finished with delicious digestives. The people of Budapest know good food and they know how to make great alcoholic drinks. Their alcohol is cheap and abundant. There is plenty of it in their numerous nightclubs, where the locals go dancing all night long. You cannot miss the most famous phenomena, which are called “ruin bars”. These retro pubs – often combined with an open-air taproom – bring the word alternative to a higher level. Transformed from an abandoned residential building, these places offer a unique atmosphere with eccentric designer decorations and a genuine partygoer’s audience. One of the best known ruin bars is Instant. It boasts with 23 rooms, 6 bars and 4 dance floors – it’s a real labyrinth with a surreal touch.

Overnight in Budapest.

DAY 3: BUDAPEST, FILOVCI, BOGOJINA, VERŽEJ, LJUBLJANA

/Budapest – Filovci 300km, 4h/

/Filovci – Bogojina 5km, 10min/

/Bogojina – Veržej 20km, 30min/

/Veržej – Ljubljana 200km, 3h/

After breakfast departure from Budapest towards Slovenia. Just after crossing the border you will visit the famous floating mill of Veržej crossing the Mura River into the most eastern region of Slovenia, Prekmurje. The modern church in Bogojina and the black pottery workshop in Filovci are just two of the places you visit before a wine tasting in one of the many high-quality wine cellars in the region full of vineyards. After lunch you must try the local specialty, gibanica; a sweet pie containing apple, walnut, poppy seeds and cottage cheese.

Departure towards Ljubljana. An evening of shopping in the largest shopping centre in Slovenia will follow. BTC City is the largest shopping centre in Slovenia with specialized shops, supermarkets, and more than 450 stores. It has the largest selection of world famous brands like Hugo Boss, Desigual, Bershka, Guess, Massimo Dutti, and many more. Free time to shop ‘til you drop! In addition to shopping, you will have the opportunity to visit the entertainment centre Arena, where under one roof you have low endurance sports activities and programs for relaxation, shopping and film entertainment with educational and playful content. The amusement centre covers an area of 9,000 m2. The centre includes a billiards and bowling centre with its central entertainment centre serving as the XPAND cinema with 3D stereoscopic projection, representing the most innovative technology in the field cinematography in this part of Europe. This is the most modern equipped cinema for digital projection in 3D and its dynamic seats enable a new and unique experience on screen. Atlantis Water Park is also at your disposal for pampering you. This is a water park with a wide variety of facilities with dynamic architecture including a 15,000 m2 room for entertainment, relaxation, gathering new strength and recreation. It also includes 16 swimming pools, three of which are outdoor, and offers visitors plenty of fun, adventure, and 15 thematic saunas.

For dinner, try the biggest burger in Europe, the notorious horse burger. It’s a hamburger made from horse meat with all the toppings you can imagine, to make your dinner delicious and memorable!

Overnight in Ljubljana.

 

 

 

DAY 4: LJUBLJANA, BLED, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Bled 60km, 1h/

/Bled – Ljubljana 60km, 1h/

After breakfast, departure towards Bled. Bled is one of the most prestigious Slovenian resorts with its glacier-formed Alpine lake, the famous island of the Slavic goddess of life, Živa, and the oldest castle in Slovenia. In the 19th century, the Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli discovered the beneficial natural resources here and established a spa centre, making Bled one of the most popular touristic places in Austria-Hungary. You will traverse the lake in a traditional boat called pletna towards Bled Island, which was visited by pilgrims as early as the ancient times. From Bled castle, you will admire the fairy-tale lake and the high limestone peaks of the Julian Alps.

Lunch.

Return to Ljubljana with a sightseeing walking tour. Ljubljana has everything that modern capitals have to offer, and on top of that, it has managed to keep the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of a smaller city. You will visit the old part of town along the Ljubljanica River and you will see the most important cultural and historical monuments including the Three Bridges and the New and Old Markets where you will be delighted with boutique shops and nice restaurants. We will also stop at the famous bridge and learn a few secrets of the medieval city before the path continues to the town square with the Town Hall and the city icon – a fountain symbolizing the three rivers of Carniola. We will also visit the nearby baroque church of St. Nicholas, the food market and the Dragon Bridge with its four dragons that protect the city while also serving as its trademark. With the funicular railway you will climb to the castle which rises above the town. You will finally climb the castle’s tower and enjoy the view over the city and its green surroundings.

Dinner.

Ljubljana really comes to life at night. Going out with friends for a beer is one the most popular ways to start the night, since a half-litre glass of beer in a bar only costs 2.5€! Everybody then continues towards one of the nightclubs. Try the hippest drink among young people right now – Aperol Spritz, an aperitif cocktail with a very unique taste. You will party the night away in one of Ljubljana’s classy nightclubs – Cirkus. The club Cirkus offers a unique and exclusive nightclub experience for enthusiastic groups of partygoers during the week and especially on weekends and is able to cater to the needs of up to 1000 guests. The club was designed in an old enchanting cinema-theatre and it stretches across 2 stories of lavishing galleries, including an intimate and cosy VIP area. The focal point is an elevated DJ booth, showcasing top international and regional DJs, singers, musicians and other artists as they spin and perform a blend of various urban genres, topped with colourful entertainers, such as dancers and live acts.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 5: LJUBLJANA, OTOČEC, KOSTANJEVICA, ZAGREB

/Ljubljana – Otočec 70km, 1h30min/

/Otočec – Kostanjevica 30km, 45min/

/Kostanjevica – Zagreb 70km, 1h30min/

After breakfast, departure on a tour along the south-eastern part of Slovenia. The first destination will be a photo-stop at the castle Otočec, a jewel that rises from the mists of the Krka River and is the only water castle in the Slovenian territory. Its foundations were laid in the Middle Ages, and today’s appearance dates from the Renaissance. It has stood on one of the islands of the Krka River since the 13th Century, but today it is a luxury hotel and restaurant.

Lunch.

The path will lead you onwards towards Kostanjevica, the smallest and one of the oldest Slovenian towns. It is a true wonder of nature and fully justified in bearing the full name Kostanjevica on the Krka, as the old part of town is located on an island in the Krka river. It was first mentioned in 1220, and because of frequent flooding in the past, the town clung to the nickname “Venice of Dolenjska” as movement about the city was sometimes only possible with the boats. Photo stop.

Departure towards Zagreb. Afternoon of shopping in Arena Centar. Conveniently located in the south-western part of Zagreb, Arena Centar is known as Croatia’s premier shopping centre. The most prestigious brands of the world are all represented and everyone who’s anyone shops there. This newest and most modern 4th generation shopping-entertainment centre in the region is an architecturally impressive building featuring wide hallways, glass ceilings and conveniently located elevators and escalators. Dinner.

Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 6: ZAGREB, PLITVICE, ZAGREB

/Zagreb – Plitvice 150km, 3h/

/Plitvice – Zagreb 150km, 3h/

After breakfast, departure towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park and tour of the Park in the afternoon. It is composed of 16 blue and green lakes, connected with more than 90 waterfalls and rapids. For the beauty and the attraction of the Plitvice Lakes, travertine and the plants of travertine take the credit. With the formation of travertine and the partition of the river bed, lakes have formed. This is a magnificent architectonic phenomenon of nature, surrounded by thick woods in which bears, wolves, wild hares, martens, and partridges live. The park has belonged to UNESCO Cultural Heritage since 1979. Lunch.

Dinner back in Zagreb, before a crazy night of partying. You will celebrate your last night in one of Zagreb’s famous nightclubs. With plenty of dancing and drinking, the party doesn’t stop until the early hours of the morning. Whether you will choose Saloon, Route 66, Gallery or Aquarius Club, you will end your trip in style.

Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 7: Departure from Zagreb

/Zagreb – Zagreb airport 20km, 1h/

Drop-off at Zagreb airport. Flight to Mumbai at 13h15.

Italy, Slovenia

ROME – FLORENCE – PISA – VERONA – VENICE – PADOVA – POSTOJNA – PREDJAMA – PIRAN – PORTOROŽ – BLED – LJUBLJANA

9 days / 8 nights

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Highlights:

Keep your eyes open for the Pope

The pearl of Slovenia: one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, lake Bled

The best shopping and clubbing experience in this part of Europe

Feel the love where Romeo and Juliet fell in love in Verona

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Rome

DAY 2 Rome

DAY 3 Rome, Florence, Pisa

DAY 4 Pisa, Milan

DAY 5 Milan, Verona, Venice, Padova

DAY 6 Padova, Postojna, Predjama, Ljubljana

DAY 7 Ljubljana, Piran, Portorož, Ljubljana

DAY 8 Ljubljana, Bled, Ljubljana

DAY 9 Ljubljana, Venice, departure from Venice

DAY 1: ROME

/Rome airport – Rome 30km, 1h/

Arrival at Rome Airport, after immigration transfer to Rome.

A heady mix of haunting sights, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy‘s Eternal City is one of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring capitals. But there’s more to Rome than history, fine art and great food. Rome is Italy’s capital and largest city, and while history reverberates all around, modern life is lived to the full. Rome is Italy’s political and religious heartbeat and the twin presence of government and Church dominates the city. Many city-centre palazzi house government offices while over in the Vatican the dome of St Peter’s Basilica serves to remind everyone of the pope’s presence.

Check-in at hotel in Rome.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Rome.

DAY 2: ROME

After breakfast, you will go on a guided tour of Rome. You will visit the obligatory landmarks of Italy and of all Europe, the Colosseum and the Pantheon. You will also visit the Spanish Steps and the place all tourists must go to toss in their coin, the Trevi Fountain. You will walk by St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square, Sistine Chapel, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Piazza Navona, and more.

Lunch.

Afternoon free for shopping. Whether you are seeking designer dresses or cheap chic, Rome has some of the best places to shop in Italy. The names of Italy’s finest designers sit alongside independent boutiques and market stalls as shopping in Rome caters to every budget. Via Condotti is the home of Rome’s designer shopping area and where you will find Prada next to Armani with a sprinkling of Gucci. The shops that line the street entice your credit card out of hiding with their glittering window displays. Take time also for people watching, as this is the haunt of any celebrity in town worth their Hermes bag.

Dinner.

There are surely loads of bars & pubs, clubs & disco spread all over the city but the best way to enjoy the culture, vibe and spirit of the city is outdoors. As the weather is mild here for most part of the year, every square turns into a big outdoor bar. The locals love their evening ”passeggiata” (slow walk through the old town) and to stroll around the cobble-stoned streets, sipping a beer while chatting with friends just outside a pub or sitting at a table outside a cafe. Take a walk at Campo De Fiori right before midnight and you can entertain yourself observing bunches of sleeked young man coming down from the suburbs to show themselves off and to try to chat up girls.

Overnight in Rome.

DAY 3: ROME, FLORENCE, PISA

/Rome – Florence 290km, 4h/

/Florence – Pisa 90km, 2h/

After breakfast, departure towards Florence. The tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s bronze “Gate of Paradise”. Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. Tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with the most spectacular view over Florence.

After lunch, the tour will continue in the world-famous city of Pisa. It is most well-known because of its Leaning Tower of Pisa. You will visit the Tower and the amazing carved marble Cathedral and Baptistery in the Square of Miracles..

The rest of the afternoon will be free for shopping. The two historical quarters of the city centre are divided by a very lively street: Corso Italia, the High Street of Pisa.  Corso Italia is, and the Borgo Stretto are the two main shopping streets in Pisa. Here you will find all kinds of Italian fashion shops. Clothing, jewelry, comestibles, and artisan crafts are available along this arcade. Musicians and collectors should consider visiting one of the stringed instrument shops which build violins, violas, and cellos.

Overnight in Pisa.

DAY 4: PISA, MILAN

/Pisa – Milan 300km, 4h/

After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Milan. Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy and serves as the capital of Lombardy. The Milan metropolitan region is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. Its business district hosts the Borsa Italiana (Italy’s main stock exchange) and the headquarters of the largest national banks and companies.

After lunch, you will go on a guided tour of Milan. Milan’s museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral, the fifth-largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, such as The Last Supper) attract over 8 million visitors annually. You will visit all of the major sights, including da Vinci’s Last Supper, the Duomo (Milan’s cathedral), La Scala Opera House, the charming canal area, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade.

Spend the afternoon shopping in the fashion capital of the world. Purveying hot-off-the-catwalk clothes by the likes of Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versace, it’s little wonder that Milan’s upscale fashion shopping district is known as the Quadrilatero della Moda – the Rectangle of Gold.

Dinner.

Overnight in Milan.

DAY 5: MILAN, VERONA, VENICE, PADOVA

/Milan – Verona 180km, 3h/

/Verona – Venice 130km, 2h/

/Venice – Padova 50km, 1h/

After breakfast, departure towards Verona. Verona is the city of love as it is famous for being the place where William Shakespeare set three of his plays: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare placed star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Verona for good reason: romance, drama and fatal family feuding have been the city’s hallmark for centuries. From the 3rd century BC Verona was a Roman trade centre with ancient gates, a forum (now Piazza delle Erbe) and a grand Roman arena, which still serves as one of the world’s great opera venues. In the Middle Ages the city flourished under the wrathful della Scala clan, who were as much energetic patrons of the arts as they were murderous tyrants. Their elaborate Gothic tombs, the Arche Scaligere, are just off Piazza dei Signori. Take a walking tour around all of the major sights, and don’t forget to touch Juliet’s statue for good luck.

After lunch, proceed to the romantic city of Venice. Venice is a cluster of over one hundred small islands with its marble palaces built on water and it has numerous souvenir shopping opportunities. Board your chartered boat to the traditional centre of the city – Piazza San Marco. This city of 117 islands in the Venetian Lagoon is sure to leave you mystified. After lunch, see the St. Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace, the Campanile and many more sights. Visit a Murano Glass Factory and see the skills of these master craftsmen.

Departure towards Padova in the evening. Dinner.

Overnight in Padova.

DAY 6: PADOVA, POSTOJNA, PREDJAMA, LJUBLJANA

/Padova – Postojna 230km, 3h/

/Postojna – Predjama 15km, 30min/

/Predjama – Ljubljana 70km, 1h30min/

 After breakfast departure to Postojna, which at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire constituted the only exit to the Adriatic Sea. You will visit Postojna cave, which is a network of 23 kilometres of tunnels, galleries and halls, in which experienced guides have accompanied more than 30 million visitors in over 200 years. This is the biggest classical karst cave and the most visited tourist cave in Europe. The cave train will take you into the depths where, thanks to the electric lighting, you can appreciate all the dimensions and nuances of the underground karst, where the geological past is written in a unique way.

After lunch and a wine tasting at a wine cellar in the karst region, you will visit Predjama castle, a castle built directly into a cliff edge, with an underground tunnel through the mountain. Photostop.

Departure towards Ljubljana. An evening of shopping in the largest shopping centre in Slovenia will follow. BTC City is the largest shopping center in Slovenia with specialized shops, supermarkets, and more than 450 stores. Free time. In addition to shopping, you will have the opportunity to visit the entertainment center Arena, where under one roof you have low endurance sports activities and programs for relaxation, shopping and film entertainment with educational and playful content. The amusement center covers an area of 9,000 m2. The center includes a billiards and bowling center with its central entertainment center serving as the XPAND cinema with 3D stereoscopic projection, representing the most innovative technology in the field cinematography in this part of Europe. This is the most modernly equipped cinema for digital projection in 3D and its dynamic seats enable a new and unique experience on screen. Atlantis Water Park is also at your disposal for pampering you. This is a water park with a wide variety of facilities with dynamic architecture including a 15,000 m2 room for entertainment, relaxation, gathering new strength and recreation. It also includes 16 swimming pools, three of which are outdoor, and offers visitors plenty of fun, adventure, and 15 thematic saunas.

Dinner.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 7: LJUBLJANA, PIRAN, PORTOROŽ, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Piran 130km, 2h/

/Piran – Portorož 5km, 15min/

/Portorož – Ljubljana 130km, 2h/

After breakfast, departure for a day trip on the Slovenian coast. First stop will be Piran. Piran is characterized by medieval architecture, with narrow streets and compact houses. It is the birthplace of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini, who played an important role in shaping its cultural heritage. The town’s main square, Tartini Square, is named after him.

The next stop will be the popular tourist resort city of Portorož. The beach is well-maintained and you can go swimming in the beautiful, warm Mediterranean sea where the temperatures, warmed by the summer sun can get up to 31 °C. Also, there are several bars on the beach that offer a lively atmosphere year round. There you can treat yourself to a cup of fresh coffee after a long walk on the beach. Numerous restaurants by the sea invite you to a tasty lunch. Enjoy a tasty wine tasting in the karst region – a region well known for its vineyards.

Return to Ljubljana and dinner.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 8: LJUBLJANA, BLED, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Bled 60km, 1h/

/Bled – Ljubljana 60km, 1h/

After breakfast, departure towards Bled. Bled is one of the most prestigious Slovenian resorts with its glacier-formed Alpine lake, the famous island of the Slavic goddess of life, Živa, and the oldest castle in Slovenia. In the 19th century, the Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli discovered the beneficial natural resources here and established a spa centre, making Bled one of the most popular touristic places in Austria-Hungary. You will traverse the lake in a traditional boat called pletna towards Bled Island, which was visited by pilgrims as early as the ancient times. From Bled castle, you will admire the fairy-tale lake and the high limestone peaks of the Julian Alps.

Lunch.

Return to Ljubljana with a sightseeing walking tour. Ljubljana has everything that modern capitals have to offer, and on top of that, it has managed to keep the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of a smaller city. You will visit the old part of town along the Ljubljanica River and you will see the most important cultural and historical monuments including the Three Bridges and the New and Old Markets where you will be delighted with boutique shops and nice restaurants. We will also stop at the famous bridge and learn a few secrets of the medieval city before the path continues to the town square with the Town Hall and the city icon – a fountain symbolizing the three rivers of Carniola. We will also visit the nearby baroque church of St. Nicholas, the food market and the Dragon Bridge with its four dragons that protect the city while also serving as its trademark. With the funicular railway you will climb to the castle which rises above the town. You will finally climb the castle’s tower and enjoy the view over the city and its green surroundings.

Dinner.

You will party the night away in one of Ljubljana’s classy nightclubs as Cirkus. The club Cirkus offers a unique and exclusive nightclub experience for enthusiastic groups of partygoers during the week and especially on weekends and is able to cater to the needs of up to 1000 guests. The club was designed in an old enchanting cinema-theatre and it stretches across 2 stories of lavishing galleries, including an intimate and cosy VIP area. The focal point is an elevated DJ booth, showcasing top international and regional DJs, singers, musicians and other artists as they spin and perform a blend of various urban genres, topped with colourful entertainers, such as dancers and live acts.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 9: LJUBLJANA, VENICE, departure from Venice

/Ljubljana – Venice airport 240km, 3h/

Drop-off at Venice airport.

Austria, Czech Republic & Hungary

VIENNA – SALZBURG – PRAGUE – BUDAPEST

9 days / 8 nights

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Highlights:

 3 countries in 9 days

4 historical cities: Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Budapest

Many UNESCO World Heritage sites

Romantic sceneries by Rivers Danube, Vltava and Salzach

Stunning architecture

Cheapest beer – largest nightclub

The best shopping and clubbing experience in this part of Europe

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Vienna

DAY 2 Vienna

DAY 3 Vienna, Salzburg

DAY 4 Vienna, Prague

DAY 5 Prague

DAY 6 Prague, Budapest

DAY 7 Budapest

DAY 8 Budapest, Vienna

DAY 9 Departure from Vienna

DAY 1: VIENNA

/Vienna airport – Vienna 25km, 40min/

Arrival at Vienna Airport, after immigration transfer to Vienna.

Vienna is Austria’s capital city and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre. The city lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Its city centre is a UNESCO Word Heritage Site. Vienna is regarded as the City of Music as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, etc. worked there.

Check-in at hotel in Vienna.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Vienna.

 DAY 2: VIENNA

 After breakfast, you will take a guided city tour of Vienna. You will have a guided walk along the Ringstrasse, you will pass by the State Opera House, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts with its world famous art treasures of the Habsburgs and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater.

After lunch, the tour will proceed with the visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, which was the former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family, considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. Today, the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic importance, its unique grounds and its splendid furnishings. On the way back to the opera you will visit the Belvedere Palace, which houses the largest Gustav Klimt collection in the world.

Afternoon free. Spend it on the Viennese high streets, where you will shop amongst all these brands that are internationally known and loved: Versace, Prada, Armani, Hugo Boss, Rolex… Nothing is missing! And in case you are a sweet-tooth, don’t miss the chance to taste the most famous cake in the world, the Sacher cake!

Dinner.

Overnight in Vienna.

DAY 3: VIENNA, SALZBURG

/Vienna – Salzburg 320km, 3h30min/

/Salzburg – Vienna 320km, 3h30min/

After breakfast, departure for an all day tour of Salzburg. As the home of Mozart and the celebrated Salzburg Festival, as well as the setting for “The Sound of Music” in 1964, Salzburg is known worldwide as a musical city. Nestled in between the Kapuzinerberg and Monchsberg mountains on the Salzach River, Salzburg is visually stunning — recognized as much for its concentration of high baroque architecture as it is for the surrounding Alpine scenery. On the city tour you will see the Fortress Hohensalzburg, Cathedral, Festival Halls Mozarteum, the main shopping street Getreidegasse, Mozart’s Birthplace, Mirabell Gardens and many other sights. Lunch in Salzburg. You will have the opportunity to buy the best chocolate liqueur treats, Mozart kugeln, with the taste of dark chocolate, white chocolate, marzipan… The perfect delicious souvenir that is a must to bring home.

 Dinner in Vienna.

Overnight in Vienna.

DAY 4: VIENNA, PRAGUE

/Vienna – Prague 350km, 4h30min/

After breakfast, departure to Prague.

Prague, situated on the Vltava River, is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic with a rich history. It was founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras. Today it is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe.

Check-in at hotel in Prague.

Leisure time for the rest of the day. Lunch.

Dinner.

Overnight in Prague.

DAY 5: PRAGUE

 After breakfast you will have a city tour of Prague with a local tourist guide. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. You will visit all the main attractions: the magnificent building of the State Opera, the world class National Museum, the Wenceslas Square, where many historical events occurred, the largest medieval square in Europe, Charles Square. The tour will proceed to the banks of the Vltava River and across the river to Prague Castle. There, a walk around the Castle courtyards awaits you, where, among other things, you will have the opportunity to see St.Vitus Cathedral. After that you will visit attractions in the Old Town: St. Nicholas Church, the Týn Church and the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock (horologe) and the 12 Apostles.

Lunch. Afternoon free. You must visit one of the many beer breweries and pubs that flourish in Prague’s city centre. The Czech Republic is known worldwide for excellent beer. This is where you can experience the cheapest beer in Europe! You can even get a deal for an unlimited amount of alcohol for a fixed fee.

Dinner.

Get ready to experience the best party scene in the world. Prague is proud to offer the largest nightclub in Europe. Karlovy lazne is a nightclub with no less than 5 floors! 5 different dance floors with 5 different styles of music. Something for every taste!

Overnight in Prague.

DAY 6: PRAGUE, BUDAPEST

/Prague – Budapest 550km, 6h/

After breakfast, departure to Budapest.

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary and also the largest city in East-Central Europe. The city lies on the banks of the River Danube. Budapest is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and has an extensive UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lunch.

Check-in at hotel in Budapest.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Budapest.

DAY 7: BUDAPEST

 After breakfast you will take a guided city tour of Budapest. The city has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city. Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The Castle District of Buda is a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will also see the Matthias Church, Liberty Statue and the Citadel. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses. The tour will also pass by magnificent monuments and sites such as Millennium Monument, City Park, Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad castle, Andrássy Avenue (UNESCO World Heritage), Stephen’s Cathedral and the beautiful neo-Gothic Parliament building, home of the Holy Hungarian Crown.

Lunch. Afternoon free for shopping. Budapest has a whole shopping street dedicated to world fashion brands. The old buildings in Deák Ferenc utca have been renovated to house international brand shops like Tommy Hilfiger, Sisley, Mexx, Lacoste, Puma, Furla etc.

Dinner in Budapest, finished with delicious digestives. The people of Budapest know good food and they know how to make great alcoholic drinks. Their alcohol is cheap and abundant. There is plenty of it in their numerous nightclubs, where the locals go dancing all night long. You cannot miss the most famous phenomena, which are called “ruin bars”. These retro pubs – often combined with an open-air taproom – bring the word alternative to a higher level. Transformed from an abandoned residental building, these places offer a unique atmosphere with eccentric designer decorations and a genuine partygoer’s audience. One of the the best known ruin bars is Instant. It boasts with 23 rooms, 6 bars and 4 dance floors – it’s a real labyrinth with a surreal touch.

Overnight in Budapest.

DAY 8: BUDAPEST, VIENNA

/Budapest – Vienna 260km, 3h/

After breakfast, departure to Vienna.

Check-in at hotel in Vienna.

Lunch. Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Vienna.

DAY 9: Departure from Vienna

/Vienna – Vienna Airport 25km, 40min/

After breakfast, leisure time until departure.

Transfer to the airport.

Austria, Slovenia, Croatia

VIENNA – SALZBURG – ADRENALINE PARK – LJUBLJANA – BLED – PLITVICE – ZAGREB

7 days / 6 nights

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Highlights:

 Teambuilding adrenaline challenges

The pearl of Slovenia: one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, lake Bled

The best shopping and clubbing experience in this part of Europe

16 lakes & 92 waterfalls in Lake Plitvice

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Vienna

DAY 2 Vienna

DAY 3 Vienna, Linz, Salzburg

DAY 4 Salzburg, adrenaline park, Ljubljana

DAY 5 Ljubljana, Bled, Ljubljana

DAY 6 Ljubljana, Plitvice, Zagreb

DAY 7 Departure from Zagreb

DAY 1: VIENNA

/Vienna airport – Vienna 25km, 40min/

Arrival at Vienna Airport at 13h25, after immigration transfer to Vienna.

Vienna is Austria’s capital city and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre. The city lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Its city centre is a UNESCO Word Heritage Site. Vienna is being regarded as the City of Music as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, etc. worked there.

Check-in at hotel in Vienna.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Vienna.

DAY 2: VIENNA

After breakfast, you will take a guided city tour of Vienna. You will have a guided walk along the Ringstrasse, you will pass by the State Opera House, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts with its world famous art treasures of the Habsburgs and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The tour will proceed with the visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, which was the former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family, considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. Today, the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic importance, its unique grounds and its splendid furnishings. On the way back to the opera you will pass by the Belvedere Palace, which houses the largest Gustav Klimt collection in the world.

Lunch.

Afternoon free. Spend it on the Viennese high streets, where you will shop amongst all these brands that are internationally known and loved: Versace, Prada, Armani, Hugo Boss, Rolex… Nothing is missing! And in case you are a sweet-tooth, don’t miss the chance to taste the most famous cake in the world, the Sacher cake!

Dinner.

Overnight in Vienna.

DAY 3: VIENNA, LINZ, SALZBURG

/Vienna – Linz 200km, 2h45min/

/Linz – Salzburg 150km, 2h/

After breakfast departure to Linz. Linz is the third largest city of Austria and the capital of the state of upper Austria. It is located in the north centre of Austria, on both sides of the river Danube. It has the reputation of having the largest port that is accessible from the Danube River. Linz has a great selection of visual attractions for travelers that range from the medieval to the modern era. Saint Martin’s Church was built way back in 799 AD under the order of King Charlemagne. Another church built under a different historical period is the Saint Mary’s Cathedral. This church is reputed to be the largest in the country and was constructed in 1864 with French High Gothic design, which gives it a highly appealing edifice and overall structure. More modern structures such as the Gugl Stadium and the Linzer Landestheater make up the amazing visual landscape that can only belong to Linz. You will also stroll along the Landstraße, one of the most important shopping promenades in Austria and Main square – the largest urban square in Europe.

After arriving in Salzburg, lunch. As the home of Mozart and the celebrated Salzburg Festival, as well as the setting for “The Sound of Music” in 1964, Salzburg is known worldwide as a musical city. Nestled in between the Kapuzinerberg and Monchsberg mountains on the Salzach River, Salzburg is visually stunning — recognized as much for its concentration of high baroque architecture as it is for the surrounding Alpine scenery. On the city tour you will see the Fortress Hohensalzburg, Cathedral, Festival Halls Mozarteum, the main shopping street Getreidegasse, Mozart’s Birthplace, Mirabell Gardens and many other sights. You will have the opportunity to buy the best chocolate liqueur treats, Mozart kugeln, with the taste of dark chocolate, white chocolate, marzipan… The perfect delicious souvenir that is a must to bring home.

Dinner.

Overnight in Salzburg.

DAY 4: SALZBURG, ADRENALINE PARK, LJUBLJANA

/Salzburg – Straža 260km, 3h/

/Straža – Ljubljana 70km, 1h30min/

After breakfast departure from Salzburg.

On the road towards Ljubljana we will stop in an adventure park in Straža where you will experience teambuilding and adrenaline challenges. The park is set up in the natural environment of trees and this is what gives it a special allure. There are 81 attractions and challenges set up in the woods, which will connect your team even more strongly. Before you start your adventure, the guides help you get your safety harness properly fitted. Then once you get it on, you are taken through a short course on the ground on the proper and safe way to clip on to the steel cables, which ensure safety in the park. The less brave will enjoy climbing tracks one or two meters above the ground, while true adrenalin addicts will get the high level of adrenalin on other tracks which climb up to 10 meters.

Lunch.

Arrival in Ljubljana in the evening.

Dinner.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 5: LJUBLJANA, BLED, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Bled 60km, 1h/

/Bled – Ljubljana 60km, 1h/

After breakfast, departure towards Bled. Bled is one of the most prestigious Slovenian resorts with its glacier-formed Alpine lake, the famous island of the Slavic goddess of life, Živa, and the oldest castle in Slovenia. In the 19th century, the Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli discovered the beneficial natural resources here and established a spa centre, making Bled one of the most popular touristic places in Austria-Hungary. You will traverse the lake in a traditional boat called pletna towards Bled Island, which was visited by pilgrims as early as the ancient times. From Bled castle, you will admire the fairy-tale lake and the high limestone peaks of the Julian Alps.

Lunch.

Return to Ljubljana with a sightseeing walking tour. Ljubljana has everything that modern capitals have to offer, and on top of that, it has managed to keep the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of a smaller city. You will visit the old part of town along the Ljubljanica River and you will see the most important cultural and historical monuments including the Three Bridges and the New and Old Markets where you will be delighted with boutique shops and nice restaurants. We will also stop at the famous bridge and learn a few secrets of the medieval city before the path continues to the town square with the Town Hall and the city icon – a fountain symbolizing the three rivers of Carniola. We will also visit the nearby baroque church of St. Nicholas, the food market and the Dragon Bridge with its four dragons that protect the city while also serving as its trademark. With the funicular railway you will climb to the castle which rises above the town. You will finally climb the castle’s tower and enjoy the view over the city and its green surroundings.

Departure towards Ljubljana. An evening of shopping in the largest shopping centre in Slovenia will follow. BTC City is the largest shopping centre in Slovenia with specialized shops, supermarkets, and more than 450 stores. It has the largest selection of world famous brands like Hugo Boss, Desigual, Bershka, Guess, Massimo Dutti, and many more. Free time to shop ‘til you drop! In addition to shopping, you will have the opportunity to visit the entertainment centre Arena, where under one roof you have low endurance sports activities and programs for relaxation, shopping and film entertainment with educational and playful content. The amusement centre covers an area of 9,000 m2. The centre includes a billiards and bowling centre with its central entertainment centre serving as the XPAND cinema with 3D stereoscopic projection, representing the most innovative technology in the field cinematography in this part of Europe. This is the most modern equipped cinema for digital projection in 3D and its dynamic seats enable a new and unique experience on screen. Atlantis Water Park is also at your disposal for pampering you. This is a water park with a wide variety of facilities with dynamic architecture including a 15,000 m2 room for entertainment, relaxation, gathering new strength and recreation. It also includes 16 swimming pools, three of which are outdoor, and offers visitors plenty of fun, adventure, and 15 thematic saunas.

For dinner, try the biggest burger in Europe, the notorious horse burger. It’s a hamburger made from horse meat with all the toppings you can imagine, to make your dinner delicious and memorable!

Ljubljana really comes to life at night. Going out with friends for a beer is one the most popular ways to start the night, since a half-litre glass of beer in a bar only costs 2.5€! Everybody then continues towards one of the nightclubs. Try the hippest drink among young people right now – Aperol Spritz, an aperitif cocktail with a very unique taste. You will party the night away in one of Ljubljana’s classy nightclubs – Cirkus. The club Cirkus offers a unique and exclusive nightclub experience for enthusiastic groups of partygoers during the week and especially on weekends and is able to cater to the needs of up to 1000 guests. The club was designed in an old enchanting cinema-theatre and it stretches across 2 stories of lavishing galleries, including an intimate and cosy VIP area. The focal point is an elevated DJ booth, showcasing top international and regional DJs, singers, musicians and other artists as they spin and perform a blend of various urban genres, topped with colourful entertainers, such as dancers and live acts.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 6: LJUBLJANA, PLITVICE, ZAGREB

/Ljubljana – Plitvice 270km, 4h/

/Plitvice – Zagreb 150km, 2h30min/

After breakfast, departure towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park and tour of the Park in the afternoon. It is composed of 16 blue and green lakes, connected with more than 90 waterfalls and rapids. For the beauty and the attraction of the Plitvice Lakes, travertine and the plants of travertine take the credit. With the formation of travertine and the partition of the river bed, lakes have formed. This is a magnificent architectonic phenomenon of nature, surrounded by thick woods in which bears, wolves, wild hares, martens, and partridges live. The park has belonged to UNESCO Cultural Heritage since 1979.

Lunch.

Arrival in Zagreb. Afternoon of shopping in Arena Centar. Conveniently located in the south-western part of Zagreb, Arena Centar is known as Croatia’s premier shopping centre. The most prestigious brands of the world are all represented and everyone who’s anyone shops there. This newest and most modern 4th generation shopping-entertainment centre in the region is an architecturally impressive building featuring wide hallways, glass ceilings and conveniently located elevators and escalators.

Dinner back in Zagreb, before a crazy night of partying. You will celebrate your last night in one of Zagreb’s famous nightclubs. With plenty of dancing and drinking, the party doesn’t stop until the early hours of the morning. Whether you will choose Saloon, Route 66, Gallery or Aquarius Club, you will end your trip in style.

Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 7: Departure from Zagreb

/Zagreb – Zagreb airport 20km, 1h/

Drop-off at Zagreb airport. Flight to Mumbai at 13h15.

Serbia and Romania

BELGRADE – NOVI SAD – TIMISOARA – SIBIU – SIGHISOARA – BRASOV – BUCHAREST

7 days / 6 nights

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Highlights:

2 European capitals

Big palaces and mighty fortresses

Walk in the footsteps of Count Dracula

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Belgrade

DAY 2 Belgrade, Novi Sad, Timisoara

DAY 3 Timisoara, Sibiu

DAY 4 Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov

DAY 5 Brasov, Bucharest

DAY 6 Bucharest

DAY 7 Departure from Bucharest

DAY 1: BELGRADE

/Belgrade airport – Belgrade 30km, 1h/

Arrival at Belgrade Airport at 13h45, after immigration transfer to Belgrade.

Check-in at hotel. The rest of the afternoon free.

Dinner. Get a taste of what Belgrade has to offer by attending a party of the famous floating river clubs or barges (called “splavs” or “splavovi”) that float along the banks on the Sava and Danube Rivers. It’s the best party in town, one where you can dance the night away while floating on water.

Overnight in Belgrade.

DAY 2: BELGRADE, NOVI SAD, TIMISOARA

/Belgrade – Novi Sad 100km, 1h30min/

/Novi Sad – Timisoara 160km, 3h/

After breakfast a short walking tour of Belgrade. Walking through the centre of the town, you will see all of the major sights such as the Manor of Princess Ljubica, the Republic Square, the Parliament, the National Theatre, the National Museum, Hotel Moskva, the National Assembly, the Monument to Nikola Tesla, and more.

Depart to Novi Sad, the capital of the Northern Serbian province of Vojvodina and Serbia’s second largest city after Belgrade. Upon arrival enjoy a walking tour of all the major attractions of Novi Sad including the Petrovaradin Fortress, Liberty Square, the Cathedral, City Council, Zmaj Jovina and Dunavaska Street.

After lunch we will continue to Timisoara, the city where the Romanian revolution started in 1989. Arrive to Timisoara and view the ruins of Timisoara Fortress, Huniady Castle, Pasha’s Wheel and Fabric residential areas, Corso shopping area. Accommodation with dinner.

Timisoara is  is regarded as having the most cosmopolitan and varied nightlife in Romania, and the Old Town is lined with late night cafés and bars where a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere can be enjoyed. With its eye firmly set on Western Europe and its sophisticated atmosphere, it is no surprise that Timisoara offers a wide range of clubs – from blues and jazz joints to Euro pop dance venues as well as its famous Opera House.

Overnight in Timisoara.

DAY 3: TIMISOARA, SIBIU

/Timisoara – Sibiu 300km, 5h/

After breakfast departure to Sibiu.

On the way to Sibiu we will visit the fortress of Hunedoara that became the castle of one of the most distinguished kings of the medieval times – Matia Corvin. The monument has a special glamour due to its different construction styles, the presence of military and civil innovations as well as the impetuous court life that animated it for more than 400 years. Lunch. We will continue on the road towards Sibiu. Accommodation with dinner.

Sibiu offers many ways of having fun, of meeting new people and great opportunities if you want to discover the other life of the city, the nightlife. Moving from one bar to another will not only make you a bit dizzy but it will offer you the opportunity of comparing different bars, pubs and terraces, each with its own particular style: Time Out, Oldies Pub, Orphee Pub, Union Pub, Old friends Pub & more are only a few of the most known places in the center of Sibiu that can get you in the mood to party.

Overnight in Sibiu.

DAY 4: SIBIU, SIGHISOARA, BRASOV

/Sibiu – Sighisoara 110km, 2h10min/

/Sighisoara – Brasov 130km, 2h30min/

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Sibiu, once the richest town in Transylvania. During the tour you will see the Huet Square, the Large Square, the Evangelical Cathedral, the Liars’ Bridge and others.

Lunch.

Continue towards Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval city in South-Eastern Europe. A sightseeing tour will include the entrance to the famous Clock Tower Museum. Continue to Brasov, where you will attend a walking tour including the visit of the First Romanian School with an impressive collection of rare books. Accommodation and dinner.

Overnight in Brasov.

DAY 5: BRASOV, BRAN, BUCHAREST

/Brasov – Bran 40km, 1h/

/Bran – Bucharest 190km, 4h/

Following breakfast departure towards Bran. Visit of Bran Castle made famous by Bram Stoker’s novel as the residence of the vampire count Dracula. Lunch. Continue to Bucharest and stop in Peles Castle built as the summer residence of King Carol I. Afterwards continue to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery and to Bucharest. After arrival, accommodation at your hotel and dinner.

In Bucharest you can find many bars, pubs and clubs, cheap booze and nice party people. The nightlife in Bucharest cannot be surpassed by any other city in Romania. The diversity of clubs and music are a great tourist attraction. The “heart” of fun in Bucharest is the old city centre where every Friday and Saturday you can choose from tens of partying establishments, all crammed up on the narrow streets. Starting with 11 PM, as you pass by the bars, you can hear the music as all the parties are getting started. Here, people party until morning. Often, in weekends, at 4-5 AM, you can see people walking home after a hard partying session.

Overnight in Bucharest.

DAY 6: BUCHAREST

Get acquainted with the Romanian capital, once nicknamed “Little Paris”. During the tour you will see the Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, and the National Treasure. Learn how the Romanian people succeeded to topple the last communist dictator in Eastern Europe in Revolution Square. Lunch. Your tour will bring you also to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, Triumphal Arch and The Village Museum. Farewell dinner with folklore show.

Overnight in Bucharest.

DAY 7: Departure from Bucharest

/Bucharest – Bucharest airport 15km, 40min/

Drop-off at Bucharest airport. Flight to Mumbai at 10h40.

Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic

DUBROVNIK – ŠIPAN, LOPUD, KOLOČEP ISLANDS – MOSTAR – SPLIT – TROGIR – ZAGREB – PLITVICE – LJUBLJANA – PIRAN – PORTOROŽ – POSTOJNA – PREDJAMA – BLED – BOHINJ – VERŽEJ – BOGOJINA – FILOVCI – BUDAPEST – VIENNA – ČESKY KRUMLOV – PRAGUE

15 days / 14 nights

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Highlights:

Visit the wonder of a castle built directly into a cliff edge in Predjama

The pearl of Slovenia: one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, Lake Bled

The best shopping and clubbing experience in this part of Europe

16 lakes & 92 waterfalls in Lake Plitvice

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Dubrovnik

DAY 2 Dubrovnik, Šipan, Lopud and Koločep Islands

DAY 3 Dubrovnik, Mostar, Split

DAY 4 Split, Trogir, Zagreb

DAY 5 Zagreb, Plitvice, Zagreb

DAY 6 Zagreb, Ljubljana

DAY 7 Ljubljana, Piran, Portorož, Ljubljana

DAY 8 Ljubljana, Postojna, Predjama, Ljubljana

DAY 9 Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Ljubljana

DAY 10 Ljubljana, Veržej, Bogojina, Filovci, Budapest

DAY 11 Budapest, Vienna

DAY 12 Vienna, Prague

DAY 13 Prague, Česky Krumlov, Prague

DAY 14 Prague

DAY 15 Departure from Prague

DAY 1: DUBROVNIK

/Dubrovnik airport – Dubrovnik 25km, 45min/

Arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, after immigration transfer to Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik has always been Croatia’s richest city, but today it is one of the best tourist cities in the Mediterranean, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” The city is located in the extreme south of Croatia, at the foot of the hill Holy Wrath, just 35 km from the border with Montenegro.

Check-in at hotel in Dubrovnik.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 2: DUBROVNIK, ŠIPAN, LOPUD AND KOLOČEP ISLANDS

After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. The Old Town is upheld by high city walls and joined UNESCO in 1979. Although it was heavily destroyed in the 1667 earthquake, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains.

After lunch, the tour will continue by boat, visiting the three most beautiful Elaphiti Islands situated off the coast of Dubrovnik: Šipan, Lopud and Koločep. Šipan is famed for its numerous palm tree species that grow on the island. In the times of the Republic of Ragusa, Koločep was an important shipbuilding site. Two members of Christopher Columbus’ crew on the Santa Maria were sailors from the island. Archaeological remnants of ancient European conquerors have been found on the island: from the ancient times of Greece and Rome to the Napoleonic times.

Free time before dinner. Take a stroll along the main street in Dubrovnik, called Stradun, and you might run into Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt!

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

 DAY 3: DUBROVNIK, MOSTAR, SPLIT

/Dubrovnik – Mostar 150km, 3h/

/Mostar – Split 180km, 3h30/

After breakfast, a drive through the marvellous gorge of the Neretva River towards Bosnia’s star city, Mostar. Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (“mostari”) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most recognizable landmarks, and is considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.

Departure towards Split with just enough time to experience the Split nightlife. One of the most popular things to do at night in Split is to head down to the city’s main promenade, Riva, after the sun sets. Lined with cafés, restaurants and bars, it’s located right beside the ocean and is popular meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. You’ll often find stalls set up along the promenade, even after dark, plus lots of the city’s festivals are centred on this area.

Overnight in Split.

DAY 4: SPLIT, TROGIR, ZAGREB

/Split – Trogir 30km, 1h/

/Trogir – Zagreb 390km, 4h30min/

After breakfast, you will go on a guided tour of Split. The city got its reputation by the building of Diocletian’s palace in the 3rd century. Today the palace is one of the largest and best preserved late Gothic buildings in the world. The tour of the city centre will include Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Duje built during the Middle Ages using the materials of an ancient mausoleum, Jupiter’s Temple and a walk along the Riva, the main coastal promenade, where tourists from around the world gather in picturesque cafes.

After lunch, the tour will proceed towards the coastal town of Trogir, situated in central Dalmatia, only 30 km from Split. The Old Town covers an area of only 1 km2, but the island in it is intertwined with numerous palaces, churches and bell towers of different styles, from Romanesque-Gothic and Renaissance to Baroque. The most beautiful architectural work is that of the cathedral of St. Lorenzo, which was built in the 13th century. This rich cultural village has been protected since 1997 under UNESCO.

Late arrival in Zagreb. Dinner. Check-in at hotel.

Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 5: ZAGREB, PLITVICE, ZAGREB

/Zagreb – Plitvice 150km, 3h/

/Plitvice – Zagreb 150km, 3h/

After breakfast, departure towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park and tour of the Park in the afternoon. It is composed of 16 blue and green lakes, connected with more than 90 waterfalls and rapids. For the beauty and the attraction of the Plitvice Lakes, travertine and the plants of travertine take the credit. With the formation of travertine and the partition of the river bed, lakes have formed. This is a magnificent architectonic phenomenon of nature, surrounded by thick woods in which bears, wolves, wild hares, martens, and partridges live. The park has belonged to UNESCO Cultural Heritage since 1979. Lunch.

Dinner back in Zagreb, before a crazy night of partying. You will celebrate your last night in one of Zagreb’s famous nightclubs. With plenty of dancing and drinking, the party doesn’t stop until the early hours of the morning. Whether you will choose Saloon, Route 66, Gallery or Aquarius Club, you will party the night away.

Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 6: ZAGREB, LJUBLJANA

/Zagreb – Ljubljana 150km, 3h/

After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of Zagreb. Zagreb is a city of parks, palaces, museums and universities. The city lies on the south-western part of the Pannonian Basin and extends between the Sava River and Mount Medvednica. It represents an important link between Central Europe and Asia Minor and the shortest link between the Pannonian Plain and the Adriatic Sea. Departure on a tour of the biggest attractions of the city such as the Cathedral, the picturesque and bustling marketplace Dolac, the Church of St. Mark – the symbol of Zagreb, the vantage point of the tower Lotrščak, which offers a splendid view over Zagreb, the stone gate where you can light a candle, and Bana Jelačič Square, which is not only the crossroads of the upper and lower parts of the city but also the heart of the city, connecting the young and old residents of Zagreb. Lunch.

Departure towards Ljubljana with a sightseeing walking tour. Ljubljana has everything that modern capitals have to offer, and on top of that, it has managed to keep the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of a smaller city. You will visit the old part of town along theLjubljanica River and you will see the most important cultural and historical monuments including the Three Bridges and the New and Old Markets where you will be delighted with boutique shops and nice restaurants. We will also stop at the famous bridge and learn a few secrets of the medieval city before the path continues to the town square with the Town Hall and the city icon – a fountain symbolizing the three rivers of Carniola. We will also visit the nearby baroque church of St. Nicholas, the food market and the Dragon Bridge with its four dragons that protect the city while also serving as its trademark. With the funicular railway you will climb to the castle which rises above the town. You will finally climb the castle’s tower and enjoy the view over the city and its green surroundings.

Dinner.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 7: LJUBLJANA, PIRAN, PORTOROŽ, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Piran 130km, 2h/

/Piran – Portorož 5km, 15min/

/Portorož – Ljubljana 130km, 2h/

After breakfast, departure for a day trip on the Slovenian coast. First stop will be Piran. Piran is characterized by medieval architecture, with narrow streets and compact houses. It is the birthplace of composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini, who played an important role in shaping its cultural heritage. The town’s main square, Tartini Square, is named after him.

The next stop will be the popular tourist resort city of Portorož. The beach is well-maintained and you can go swimming in the beautiful, warm Mediterranean Sea where the temperatures, warmed by the summer sun can get up to 31 °C. Also, there are several bars on the beach that offer a lively atmosphere year round. There you can treat yourself to a cup of fresh coffee after a long walk on the beach. Numerous restaurants by the sea invite you to a tasty lunch. Enjoy a delicious wine tasting in the karst region – a region well known for its vineyards.

Return to Ljubljana and dinner.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 8: LJUBLJANA, POSTOJNA, PREDJAMA, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Postojna 60km, 1h/

/Postojna – Predjama 15km, 30min/

/Predjama – Ljubljana 70km, 1h30min/

 After breakfast departure to Postojna, which at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire constituted the only exit to the Adriatic Sea. You will visit Postojna cave, which is a network of 23 kilometres of tunnels, galleries and halls, in which experienced guides have accompanied more than 30 million visitors in over 200 years. This is the biggest classical karst cave and the most visited tourist cave in Europe. The cave train will take you into the depths where, thanks to the electric lighting, you can appreciate all the dimensions and nuances of the underground karst, where the geological past is written in a unique way.

After lunch and a wine tasting at a wine cellar in the karst region, you will visit Predjama castle, a castle built directly into a cliff edge, with an underground tunnel through the mountain. Photo stop.

Departure towards Ljubljana. An evening of shopping in the largest shopping centre in Slovenia will follow. BTC City is the largest shopping centre in Slovenia with specialized shops, supermarkets, and more than 450 stores. Free time. In addition to shopping, you will have the opportunity to visit the entertainment centre Arena, where under one roof you have low endurance sports activities and programs for relaxation, shopping and film entertainment with educational and playful content. The amusement centre covers an area of 9,000 m2. The centre includes billiards and bowling centre with its central entertainment centre serving as the XPAND cinema with 3D stereoscopic projection, representing the most innovative technology in the field cinematography in this part of Europe. This is the most modern equipped cinema for digital projection in 3D and its dynamic seats enable a new and unique experience on screen. Atlantis Water Park is also at your disposal for pampering you. This is a water park with a wide variety of facilities with dynamic architecture including a 15,000 m2 room for entertainment, relaxation, gathering new strength and recreation. It also includes 16 swimming pools, three of which are outdoor, and offers visitors plenty of fun, adventure, and 15 thematic saunas.

Dinner.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 9: LJUBLJANA, BLED, BOHINJ, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Bled 60km, 1h/

/Bled – Bohinj 25km, 45min/

/Bohinj – Ljubljana 80km, 1h30min/

After breakfast, departure towards Bled. Bled is one of the most prestigious Slovenian resorts with its glacier-formed Alpine lake, the famous island of the Slavic goddess of life, Živa, and the oldest castle in Slovenia. In the 19th century, the Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli discovered the beneficial natural resources here and established a spa centre, making Bled one of the most popular touristic places in Austria-Hungary. You will traverse the lake in a traditional boat called pletna towards Bled Island, which was visited by pilgrims as early as the ancient times. From Bled castle, you will admire the fairy-tale lake and the high limestone peaks of the Julian Alps. Lunch.

After lunch head over to the mountain village of Bohinj, home of the largest natural glacial lake in Slovenia, Lake Bohinj. There are many humorous myths relating to Bohinj. It is said that the Turks (the mighty conquerors) turned around when they tried to invade Bohinj, because they thought it was the end of the world. Another myth says that a magic creature, Zlatorog (the Goldhorn), lives in the mountains.

Dinner in Ljubljana. You will party the night away in one of Ljubljana’s classy nightclubs as Cirkus. The club Cirkus offers a unique and exclusive nightclub experience for enthusiastic groups of partygoers during the week and especially on weekends and is able to cater to the needs of up to 1000 guests. The club was designed in an old enchanting cinema-theatre and it stretches across 2 stories of lavishing galleries, including an intimate and cosy VIP area. The focal point is an elevated DJ booth, showcasing top international and regional DJs, singers, musicians and other artists as they spin and perform a blend of various urban genres, topped with colourful entertainers, such as dancers and live acts.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 10: LJUBLJANA, VERŽEJ, BOGOJINA, FILOVCI, BUDAPEST

/Ljubljana – Veržej 200km, 3h/

/Veržej – Bogojina 20km, 30min/

/Bogojina – Filovci 5km, 10min/

/Filovci – Budapest 300km, 4h/

After breakfast, departure from Ljubljana towards the country of Hungary. Just before crossing the border you will visit the famous floating mill of Veržej crossing the Mura River into the most eastern region of Slovenia, Prekmurje. The modern church in Bogojina and the black pottery workshop in Filovci are just two of the places you visit before a wine tasting in one of the many high-quality wine cellars in the region full of vineyards. After lunch you must try the local specialty, gibanica; a sweet pie containing apple, walnut, poppy seeds and cottage cheese.

Dinner in Budapest, finished with delicious digestives. The people of Budapest know good food and they know how to make great alcoholic drinks. Their alcohol is cheap and abundant. There is plenty of it in their numerous nightclubs, where the locals go dancing all night long. You cannot miss the most famous phenomena, which are called “ruin bars”. These retro pubs – often combined with an open-air taproom – bring the word alternative to a higher level. Transformed from an abandoned residential building, these places offer a unique atmosphere with eccentric designer decorations and a genuine partygoer’s audience. One of the best known ruin bars is Instant. It boasts with 23 rooms, 6 bars and 4 dance floors – it’s a real labyrinth with a surreal touch.

Overnight in Budapest.

DAY 11: BUDAPEST, VIENNA

/Budapest – Vienna 250km, 3h30min/

After breakfast you will take a guided city tour of Budapest. The city has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city. Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The Castle District of Buda is a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will also see the Matthias Church, Liberty Statue and the Citadel. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses. The tour will also pass by magnificent monuments and sites such as Millennium Monument, City Park, Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad castle, Andrássy Avenue (UNESCO World Heritage), Stephen’s Cathedral and the beautiful neo-Gothic Parliament building, home of the Holy Hungarian Crown.

Lunch. Afternoon free for shopping. Budapest has a whole shopping street dedicated to world fashion brands. The old buildings in Deák Ferenc utca have been renovated to house international brand shops like Tommy Hilfiger, Sisley, Mexx, Lacoste, Puma, Furla etc.

Departure towards Vienna. Dinner.

Overnight in Vienna.

DAY 12: VIENNA, PRAGUE

/Vienna – Prague 300km, 4h30min/

After breakfast, you will take a guided city tour of Vienna. You will have a guided walk along the Ringstrasse, you will pass by the State Opera House, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts with its world famous art treasures of the Habsburgs and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater.

After lunch, the tour will proceed with the visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, which was the former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family, considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. Today, the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic importance, its unique grounds and its splendid furnishings. On the way back to the opera you will visit the Belvedere Palace, which houses the largest Gustav Klimt collection in the world.

Afternoon free. Spend it on the Viennese high streets, where you will shop amongst all these brands that are internationally known and loved: Versace, Prada, Armani, Hugo Boss, Rolex… Nothing is missing! And in case you are a sweet-tooth, don’t miss the chance to taste the most famous cake in the world, the Sacher cake!

Departure towards Prague. Dinner.

Overnight in Prague.

DAY 13: PRAGUE, ČESKY KRUMLOV

/Prague – Česky Krumlov 180km, 3h/

After breakfast, departure to a full-day excursion to Česky Krumlov. You will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful South Bohemian countryside, with its picturesque villages and many ponds. Česky Krumlov is a town on the UNESCO Heritage List. This unique urban complex, comprising of three hundred historical houses and the National Castle, the second largest after Prague Castle, draws many visitors every year and is rightly called “The Pearl of Renaissance”. In the town you will be fascinated by the large rococo garden, an extensive bridge over a deep gap in the rock upon which the castle is built, and the castle itself, which in turn consists of many defined parts dating from different periods of time, and many other interesting attractions.

Return to Prague. Get ready to experience the best party scene in the world. Prague is proud to offer the largest nightclub in Europe. Karlovy lazne is a nightclub with no less than 5 floors! 5 different dance floors with 5 different styles of music. Something for every taste!

Overnight in Prague.

DAY 14: PRAGUE

After breakfast you will have a city tour of Prague with a local tourist guide. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. You will visit all the main attractions: the magnificent building of the State Opera, the world class National Museum, the Wenceslas Square, where many historical events occurred, the largest medieval square in Europe, Charles Square. The tour will proceed to the banks of the Vltava River and across the river to Prague Castle. There, a walk around the Castle courtyards awaits you, where, among other things, you will have the opportunity to see St.Vitus Cathedral. After that you will visit attractions in the Old Town: St. Nicholas Church, the Týn Church and the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock (horologe) and the 12 Apostles.

Lunch. Afternoon free. You must visit one of the many beer breweries and pubs that flourish in Prague’s city centre. The Czech Republic is known worldwide for excellent beer. This is where you can experience the cheapest beer in Europe! You can even get a deal for an unlimited amount of alcohol for a fixed fee.

Overnight in Prague.

DAY 15: Departure from Prague

/Prague – Prague airport 20km, 1h/

Drop-off at Prague airport.

Italy, Slovenia & Croatia

VENICE – POSTOJNA – PREDJAMA – LJUBLJANA – BLED – BOHINJ – PLITVICE – SPLIT – TROGIR – DUBROVNIK – ZAGREB

8 days / 7 nights

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Highlights:

 3 historical cities: Venice, Ljubljana, Dubrovnik

The pearl of Slovenia: one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, lake Bled

Romantic sceneries on picturesque islands

A chance to encounter world celebrities

The best shopping and clubbing experience in this part of Europe

16 lakes & 92 waterfalls in Lake Plitvice

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Venice

DAY 2 Venice, Postojna, Predjama, Ljubljana

DAY 3 Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Ljubljana

DAY 4 Ljubljana, Plitvice, Split

DAY 5 Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik

DAY 6 Dubrovnik, Šipan, Lopud and Koločep Islands

DAY 7 Dubrovnik, Zagreb

DAY 8 Departure from Zagreb

DAY 1: VENICE

/Venice airport – hotel/

14h00: Arrival at Marco Polo Airport, after immigration transfer to hotel.

Venice is a cluster of over one hundred small islands with its marble palaces built on water and it has numerous souvenir shopping opportunities.

Check-in at hotel in Venice.

Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Dinner.

Overnight in Venice.

 

DAY 2: VENICE, POSTOJNA, PREDJAMA, LJUBLJANA

/Venice – Postojna 200km, 2h30min/

/Postojna – Predjama 15km, 30min/

/Predjama – Ljubljana 70km, 1h30min/

 

After breakfast departure to Postojna, which at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire constituted the only exit to the Adriatic Sea. You will visit Postojna cave, which is a network of 23 kilometres of tunnels, galleries and halls, in which experienced guides have accompanied more than 30 million visitors in over 200 years. This is the biggest classical karst cave and the most visited tourist cave in Europe. The cave train will take you into the depths where, thanks to the electric lighting, you can appreciate all the dimensions and nuances of the underground karst, where the geological past is written in a unique way.

After lunch and a wine tasting at a wine cellar in the karst region, you will visit Predjama castle, a castle built directly into a cliff edge, with an underground tunnel through the mountain.

You will then drive to Ljubljana, specifically to BTC City – a shopping, sports and cultural centre on the outskirts of Ljubljana. BTC City is the largest shopping centre in Slovenia with specialized shops, supermarkets, and more than 450 stores. It has the largest selection of world famous brands like Hugo Boss, Desigual, Bershka, Guess, Massimo Dutti, and many more. Free time to shop ‘til you drop! In addition to shopping, you will have the opportunity to visit the entertainment centre Arena, where under one roof you have low endurance sports activities and programs for relaxation, shopping and film entertainment with educational and playful content. The amusement centre covers an area of 9,000 m2. The centre includes a billiards and bowling centre with its central entertainment centre serving as the XPAND cinema with 3D stereoscopic projection, representing the most innovative technology in the field cinematography in this part of Europe. This is the most modern equipped cinema for digital projection in 3D and its dynamic seats enable a new and unique experience on screen. Atlantis Water Park is also at your disposal for pampering you. This is a water park with a wide variety of facilities with dynamic architecture including a 15,000 m2 room for entertainment, relaxation, gathering new strength and recreation. It also includes 16 swimming pools, three of which are outdoor, and offers visitors plenty of fun, adventure, and 15 thematic saunas.

For dinner, try the biggest burger in Europe, the notorious horse burger. It’s a hamburger made from horse meat with all the toppings you can imagine, to make your dinner delicious and memorable!

Check-in at hotel in Ljubljana.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 3: LJUBLJANA, BLED, VINTGAR GORGE, BOHINJ, LJUBLJANA

/Ljubljana – Bled 60km, 1h/

/Bled – Vintgar Gorge 5km, 20min/

/Vintgar Gorge – Bohinj 30km, 1h/

/Bohinj – Ljubljana 90km, 1h30min/

Depart to the magnificent north-western region Slovenia – the town of Bled. This town is one of the most prestigious Slovenian resorts with its glacier-formed Alpine lake, the famous island of the Slavic goddess of life, Živa, and the oldest castle in Slovenia. In the 19th century, the Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli discovered the beneficial natural resources here and established a spa centre, making Bled one of the most popular touristic places in Austria-Hungary. The lake can be traversed in a traditional boat called pletna towards Bled Island, which was visited by pilgrims in as early as ancient times. From Bled castle, you will admire the fairy-tale lake and the high limestone peaks of the Julian Alps.

You will then continue to visit the magnificent, 1.6 km-long natural gorge Vintgar, through which the turquoise Radovna River flows.

After lunch, the tour will proceed to another mountain village called Bohinj, where you will see the largest natural glacial lake in Slovenia, Lake Bohinj.
Return to Ljubljana with an evening sightseeing walking tour. Ljubljana has everything that modern capitals have to offer, and on top of that, it has managed to keep the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of a smaller city. You will visit the old part of town along the Ljubljanica River and you will see the most important cultural and historical monuments including the Three Bridges and the New and Old Markets where you will be delighted with boutique shops and nice restaurants. We will also stop at the famous bridge and learn a few secrets of the medieval city before continuing to the town square with the Town Hall and the city icon – a fountain symbolizing the three rivers of Carniola. We will also visit the nearby baroque church of St. Nicholas, the food market and the Dragon Bridge with its four dragons that protect the city while also serving as its trademark.

Dinner.

Ljubljana really comes to life at night. Going out with friends for a beer is one the most popular ways to start the night, since a half-litre glass of beer in a bar only costs 2.5€! Everybody then continues towards one of the nightclubs. Try the hippest drink among young people right now – Aperol Spritz, an aperitif cocktail with a very unique taste. You will party the night away in one of Ljubljana’s classy nightclubs – Cirkus. The club Cirkus offers a unique and exclusive nightclub experience for enthusiastic groups of partygoers during the week and especially on weekends and is able to cater to the needs of up to 1000 guests. The club was designed in an old enchanting cinema-theatre and it stretches across 2 stories of lavishing galleries, including an intimate and cosy VIP area. The focal point is an elevated DJ booth, showcasing top international and regional DJs, singers, musicians and other artists as they spin and perform a blend of various urban genres, topped with colourful entertainers, such as dancers and live acts.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 4: LJUBLJANA, PLITVICE, SPLIT

/Ljubljana – Plitvice 270km, 3h30min/

/Plitvice – Split 270km, 3h30min/

 

After breakfast, departure towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park and tour of the Park in the afternoon. It is composed of 16 blue and green lakes, connected with more than 90 waterfalls and rapids. For the beauty and the attraction of the Plitvice Lakes, travertine and the plants of travertine take the credit. With the formation of travertine and the partition of the river bed, lakes have formed. This is a magnificent architectonic phenomenon of nature, surrounded by thick woods in which bears, wolves, wild hares, martens, and partridges live. The park has belonged to UNESCO Cultural Heritage since 1979.

Lunch.

Arrival in Split. Dinner.

 

Overnight in Split.

DAY 5: SPLIT, TROGIR, DUBROVNIK

/Split – Trogir 30km, 1h/

/Trogir – Dubrovnik 300km, 4h/

After breakfast, you will go on a guided tour of Split. The city got its reputation by the building of Diocletian’s palace in the 3rd century. Today the palace is one of the largest and best preserved late Gothic buildings in the world. The tour of the city centre will include Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Duje built during the Middle Ages using the materials of an ancient mausoleum, Jupiter’s Temple and a walk along the Riva, the main coastal promenade, where tourists from around the world gather in picturesque cafes.

After lunch, the tour will proceed towards the coastal town of Trogir, situated in central Dalmatia, only 30 km from Split. The Old Town covers an area of only 1 km2, but the island in it is intertwined with numerous palaces, churches and bell towers of different styles, from Romanesque-Gothic and Renaissance to Baroque. The most beautiful architectural work is that of the cathedral of St. Lorenzo, which was built in the 13th century. This rich cultural village has been protected since 1997 under UNESCO.

Late arrival in Dubrovnik. Dinner. Check-in at hotel.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 6: DUBROVNIK, ŠIPAN, LOPUD AND KOLOČEP ISLANDS

After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik has always been Croatia’s richest city, but today it is one of the best tourist cities in the Mediterranean, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” The city is located in the extreme south of Croatia, at the foot of the hill Holy Wrath, just 35 km from the border with Montenegro. The Old Town is upheld by high city walls and joined UNESCO in 1979. Although it was heavily destroyed in the 1667 earthquake, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains.

After lunch, the tour will continue by boat, visiting the three most beautiful Elaphiti Islands situated off the coast of Dubrovnik: Šipan, Lopud and Koločep. Šipan is famed for its numerous palm tree species that grow on the island. In the times of the Republic of Ragusa, Koločep was an important shipbuilding site. Two members of Christopher Columbus’ crew on the Santa Maria were sailors from the island. Archaeological remnants of ancient European conquerors have been found on the island: from the ancient times of Greece and Rome to the Napoleonic times.

Free time before dinner. Take a stroll along the main street in Dubrovnik, called Stradun, and you might run into Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt!

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 7: DUBROVNIK, ZAGREB

/Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik airport 25km, 1h/

/Zagreb airport – Zagreb 20km, 45min/

Early afternoon flight to Zagreb. Arrival to Zagreb at 14h00. Zagreb is a city of parks, palaces, museums and universities. The city lies on the south-western part of the Pannonian Basin and extends between the Sava River and Mount Medvednica. It represents an important link between Central Europe and Asia Minor and the shortest link between the Pannonian Plain and the Adriatic Sea. Departure on a tour of the biggest attractions of the city such as the Cathedral, the picturesque and bustling marketplace Dolac, the Church of St. Mark – the symbol of Zagreb, the vantage point of the tower Lotrščak, which offers a splendid view over Zagreb, the stone gate where you can light a candle, and Bana Jelačič Square, which is not only the crossroads of the upper and lower parts of the city but also the heart of the city, connecting the young and old residents of Zagreb.

Lunch.

Afternoon free at leisure. Spend it shopping in Arena Centar. Conveniently located in the south-western part of Zagreb, Arena Centar is known as Croatia’s premier shopping centre. The most prestigious brands of the world are all represented and everyone who’s anyone shops there. This newest and most modern 4th generation shopping-entertainment centre in the region is an architecturally impressive building featuring wide hallways, glass ceilings and conveniently located elevators and escalators.

Dinner before a crazy night of partying. You will celebrate your last night in one of Zagreb’s famous nightclubs. With plenty of dancing and drinking, the party doesn’t stop until the early hours of the morning. Whether you will choose Saloon, Route 66, Gallery or Aquarius Club, you will end your trip in style.

Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 8: Departure from Zagreb

/Zagreb – Zagreb airport 20km, 1h/

Drop-off at Zagreb airport. Flight to Mumbai at 13h15.