14 Day Balkan Jewels - Bucharest to Prague
Balkan Jewels - Bucharest to Prague
From: Bucharest to Prague
Countries Visited: Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic
Our Price (from): $6,253 pp
1. Arrive Bucharest
On arrival in Bucharest, be transferred to your hotel before tonight's Welcome Reception. Stay: Bucharest, Radisson Blu Hotel.
2. Bucharest, Brasov
En route to Brasov, stop at the Slanic Salt Mine, known to be the largest salt mine in Europe. After a tour of the site, continue to Brasov in the Transylvania region and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight. Stay Two Nights: Brasov, Hotel Kronwell.
3. Brasov, Bran, Moeciu
Today you'll head for Bran Castle, perched on a rock high above a valley. Learn how the castle likely came to inspire Bram Stoker's Dracula's Castle, then continue to Moeciu for a Romanian lunch followed by a horse and carriage ride. Return to Brasov for an afternoon city tour.
4. Brasov, Sinaia, Giurgiu, Embark Ship
Travel to Sinaia for a visit to Peles Castle, the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs. Back in Bucharest, enjoy free time for lunch before a city tour that will take you to the Old City centre and the Royal Court. Later, board your river ship in Giurgiu. Stay Seven Nights: a Concerto River Ship
5. Rousse, Veliko Tarnovo, Svishtov
Travel to Veliko Tarnovo for a tour to discover the city's rich history. Or perhaps hike through the World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo.
6. Iron Gates
Cruise through one of Europe's most aweinspiring natural wonders, the . Here the Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between Serbia and Romania.
7. Novi Sad, Freedom of Choice
Disembark in the Serbian city of Novi Sad and enjoy a tour. Those feeling energetic may wish to hike to Petrovaradin Fortress, where breathtaking views of the city and the Danube await.
8. Vukovar, Freedom of Choice
Today, perhaps visit the landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War in Vukovar. Alternatively, wine enthusiasts will delight in a visit to Ilok for a wine tour, where the fertile soil has been ideal for winemaking since the 16th century.
9. Kalocsa, Puszta
Immerse yourself in Hungarian culture today with a visit to Kalocsa, a historical town on the Danube River. See local handicrafts and porcelain at the Folk Art House, and visit a producer of paprika, a famous export. Later, visit a farm in Puszta for a traditional horse show and lunch.
10. Budapest, Freedom of Choice
Today unfolds as you please. See the Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square on a guided tour. Alternatively, the active may like to hike to Castle Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walking tour through Budapest's Great Market Hall.
11. Budapest, Disembark Ship, Velké Bílovice, Prague
Guests disembark the ship in Budapest, then travel to Velké Bílovice for a light lunch in a Czech wine cellar. Arrive later in Prague. Stay Three Nights: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel.
Welcome to the magical capital of Czech Republic. Take a trip to Castle and visit Saint Vitus Cathedral. Then stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square. Tonight, a stunning Farewell Dinner awaits at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant.
Descendants of the Czech Republic's oldest aristocratic family welcome you to their 18th-century Baroque home, Chateau Jemniste. Explore the estate on a private tour. You will also enjoy a special lunch, then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display.
14. Depart Prague
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
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