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Beautiful Central and Eastern Europe

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BEAUTIFUL CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

From the Greek Islands to historic Prague, plus the Croatian coast, Austria and the Alps and beautiful Hungary.

 27 nights beginning in Croatia 22nd April
ending in Prague 18
th May 2017.

 Split 2 nights

This area of Croatia possesses one of Europe’s most dramatic shorelines, as the grey wall of the coastal mountains sweeps down towards the lush seaboard, dotted with palm trees, wineries and olive plantations. It is one of the most urbanized parts of the Adriatic coast with suburban Split creeping along the spectacular shoreline in both directions and the resorts of the Coastal Riviera are strung together towards the south. However, this is also home to antiquated villages with cobbled streets and narrow lanes. The area also harbours harsh natural wildernesses which can often be found just a few minutes walk uphill from the coastal strip.

Here we begin our journey in this historic coastal City of crystal clear waters, old Palaces, cobble stone streets, intriguing markets and tranquil Islands. On our first night together we share a welcome dinner.

Cavtat 3 nights

We travel the spectacular coastal route to the fishing village of Cavtat, from here you can explore the offshore Islands, ancient Dubrovnik and the mountainous coastal villages.

Athens 1 night

Fly from Dubovnik to Athens and spend the day exploring the historic city. So vast is this city that grew from its ancient heritage - it is packed full of highlight destinations to visit.

 Cyclades Islands 8 nights

Board our luxury three mastered schooner and travel the magical Cyclades; see those places we only dream about and experience Greece as it's always been.

Athens 1 night

Continue exploring this great city and all it has to offer. Take time to visit the lively food markets, the intriguing antique flea markets and the many cafes. Athens is the most exciting historical destination.  Be sure to take your time to plan the things you most want to see here.

Budapest 3 nights.

Fly today to Hungary and experience a whole new culture. Often described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe", Budapest is famous not only for the beautiful Danube that flows through its heart but also the monuments reflecting its 1,000-year-old culture, and the relics of others who settled here.

Vienna 3 nights

Travel in comfort by luxury train through the Hungarian countryside to Vienna, the city of Music and Dreams. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, with its parks, palaces, museums and feast of Architecture. Your time here will be spent in awe. Vienna Waltzes it doesn’t swing!

Halstatt 3 nights

Cruise the Danube to Meilk then onward through the mountains by coach to the unique Alpine village of Halstatt. With its towering mountain peaks and pristine lake, the village clings to the steep hillsides. This is a stunning setting in which to hike, swim or rent a boat, visit the salt mines, or simply sit on the deck of our lakeside hotel and absorb the tranquil scene.

Prague 3 nights

Visit nearby Salzburg for a relaxed tour of the old town before travelling through the mountains by luxury train crossing the Czech Republic to Praque. Since the IronCurtain fell in 1989, tourism and investment has poured in, turning the previously ramshackle Communist capital into a bustling  Western metropolis, making it one of Eastern Europe’s Jewels. With its cobbled streets, magnificent towers and elegant architecture this truly is one of the world’s most splendid cities.

Our tour ends here and we celebrate with a final dinner.
 

Tour includes.
  • All breakfasts
  • 11 evening meals
  • All transfers within the scheduled itinerary
  • Airline flights while on tour.
  • The services of two experienced tour managers.
  • Four star hotels all with private facilities including the schooner.
  • Full information packages before you depart
  • What to Pack advice

 

Perhaps you would like to travel further rather than return home? Just ask us and we are happy to plan your onward journey.


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Cruise the Greek Cyclades Islands -
we travel on a three-masted luxury
motor yacht through the tiny islands of this
ancient and magical part of Greece.

Photo courtesy of Jewels of  The Cyclades Cruises


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PRAGUE - Tyn Church in the Old Town Square draws
crowds each evening to see the mechanical figures 
of the medieval clock strike the hour.

Photograph copyright Moyan Brenn / Flickr.com



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SANTORINI - On our cruise of the Cyclades we visit Santorini -
perched on the edge of the ancient volcanic crater of Thera.
Watch the extraordinary sunsets here from the town walls.

Photo courtesy of Jewels of  The Cyclades Cruises

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VIENNA - Vienna does not swing - she waltzes!
Charming and cultured, this must be one of the
most beautiful cities in the world.,

 


 

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