Bask in the old beauty of Europe as you travel from Bohemia to the Adriatic. Explore Prague and Budapest, both exquisite capitals draped around a river and then move to Zagreb and Split, Croatian cities of sublime surprise. Finish with Dubrovnik, an iconic city-republic encased by millennia-old fortifications. It will not just be the destinations, as your will entranced by the journey as you island-hop, pluck fresh oysters and wine taste while river cruising, seeing amazing waterfalls, taking...
Prague – First Impressions of Bohemia
Prague rises evocatively around the Vltava River with cathedral spires and palace facades stretching across the rolling hills. Historical bridges connect the two sides, postcard points that provide a great first impression of the city. These bridges have seen both beauty and war, their sturdy presence a reassuring constant in the very heart of Bohemia. Touch down in Prague, and you will be transferred to a luxury hotel close to the river. Many of the city’s core attractions are within walking distance, and this first day will be all about taking a stroll without your guide. Tomorrow you will get to know the stories and how to distinguish the Baroque from the Gothic, but this first evening is all about your first impressions of Prague and its ineffable Bohemian culture.
Prague – A Historical Walking Tour of Prague and Its Castle
Prague – Day Trip to Kutna Hora and its Bone Chapel
Budapest – The Royal City on the Danube
Budapest – Culinary Tour of Budapest and Its Neighborhoods
Budapest – A Relaxed Day in the City and Evening Danube River Cruise
Zagreb – Walking the Old and New of the Croatian Capital
Split – Waterfalls and Wonder as you Travel to the Coast
Split – Discovering Split and Trogir
Split – Wine Tasting and Konoba Dining on a Hvar Island Day Trip
Split – Cruising the Vis and Pakleni Islands
Dubrovnik – Oysters Experience, Old-World Wines, and Terracotta Roofs
Dubrovnik – A Dreamy Royal City on the Adriatic
Dubrovnik – Villages of Konavle Day Tour
Dubrovnik – Departure
- Experience the inimitability of the Adriatic coastline as your journey includes everything from oyster picking to old-world wine and medieval villages
- Explore the heart of Bohemia with several nights in Prague plus a day trip to Kutna Hora and its eery chapel of bones
- Celebrate the beauty of Dubrovnik in this old city-republic on the coast with a boutique hotel your base within the fortified walls
- Embrace the evocative history as you explore Budapest on a culinary tour and Danube River cruise
- Understand appreciate local Croatian styles as Zagreb is full of surprise and delights around every corner
- Take day trips to Adriatic islands, hopping to magical destinations like Hvar, the Pakleni islands, and the Blue Cave
- Savor the atmospheric evenings and the lanes of history with time spent in Split
- Spend a morning in timeless Trogir to explore Rastoke and Plitvice Lakes, and taste the tradition of konoba dining
History is not confined to the books when you visit Central Europe. The stories of history are alive for all to see, laced through the labyrinthine streets that open out onto the water. Experience the past as you wander along the city walls and cruise down famous rivers. Begin in Prague, the capital of Bohemia, where the culture is as unconventional as the adjective the name later created. Dubrovnik is a city-republic unchanged, where the old town is perfectly encased within coastal city walls. Continue to Split, a city of terracotta tiles centered on a fourth-century Roman emperor’s palace.
Like the other royal cities on this vacation, Budapest’s history is not clear-cut. You will keep discovering something different when exploring the city’s neighborhoods, much like when you take a stroll through Zagreb. This handcrafted tour is not just about the royal city destinations, however, as these cities also provide a base for wider exploration. As part of the journey, you will discover the waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park, pluck oysters in Ston, find a chapel of bones in Bohemia and go island hopping to Hvar, Vis and the Pakleni Islands. Along the journey, you will also visit the medieval Venetian town of Trogir, plus the stunning little villages of the Konavle region.
Handcrafted to immerse you in a living history, this two-week private tour starts with three days in Prague. You will walk the city and spend a day in Kutna Hora, building your impressions of beauty and Bohemia. Fly to Budapest and a culinary tour is a great way to experience the Hungarian capital’s different neighborhoods, with a Danube River cruise an elegant journey from the past. Travel overland to Zagreb the next day, a city with a lesser celebrated yet equally impressive sense of history. Spend the next day in nature at the UNESCO the World Heritage Plitvice Lakes National Park for a quiet interlude to all the city sights and cobbled squares.
Now on the Adriatic coastline, you will spend several nights in Split, where the winding lanes are ideal for leisurely evenings. With Split as a base, you can take a day trip to Trogir, spend a day on the island of Hvar, and enjoy a full day cruising around an Adriatic archipelago. Continuing south along the coast, you will stop in Ston for oysters and wine before arriving in the heart of Dubrovnik. The final few nights are centered around Dubrovnik’s old town, but you will also get out to the villages of Konavle and admire the city-republic from its Mountain Srd backdrop.
$4,060 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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