Bratislava, including the historic Old Town; Budapest walking tour; Holloko, Hungary's most beautiful town; The "painted monasteries" of Bucovina; Bran Castle, mythical home of Dracula; Unsurpassed frescoes of Rila Monastery

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Sat 11 Jul 2015Fri 07 Aug 2015 $6250
Sat 12 Sep 2015Fri 09 Oct 2015 $6250
Sat 23 Apr 2016Fri 20 May 2016 $6250
Sat 09 Jul 2016Fri 05 Aug 2016 $6250
Sat 10 Sep 2016Fri 07 Oct 2016 $6250

Optional Single Supplement: $940 (number of singles limited).

Tour Overview

Bounties in the Slovak Republic lie copious and abundant and we need the best part of a week to explore fully the historic, cultural and natural features of this unique country. From the centuries-old quarters of the cosmopolitan capital city, Bratislava, and the ornate churches, towers and architectural marvels therein, to the breathtaking natural glory of the Pineny region and the dizzying heights of the Carpathian Mountains, our route showcases the many faces of the Slovak Republic and its majesty. We descend to investigate underground caves and ascend the slopes of the second highest mountain in the Low Tatras Range in a chairlift, before ending the Slovak Republic leg and heading to Hungary's capital, Budapest. We tour the dynamic capital, spending time amid stately buildings and meandering along narrow streets, all the while soaking in the attractions, like the neo-Gothic Parliament, the Museum of Ethnography, the concert hall and the Chain Bridge. Through towns and villages that at times seem forgotten by time, we admire rural scenery that would not be out of place over a century ago, like the traditional garb of the women in Holloko and the town's cobbled streets. Our trip to see the stalagmite pyramids and red and black stalactite drip stones in the Aggtelek Caves is one not soon forgotten and we leave Hungary via the wine-producing region near Debrecen and the Hortobagy National Park and Wildlife Preserve. In Romania, we check out the famous Bucovina Monasteries and their collections of Byzantine art, the mythical home of Dracula at Bran Castle, 'the Pearl of the Carpathian Mountains' at Sinaia and one of the most beautiful castles in Europe at Peles Castle. We then head into Bulgaria to spend our final eight days seeing the capital city, Sophia, hiking in the Valley of the Roses, visiting the Rila Monasteries and wandering around ancient Thracian cities admiring the sights and meeting the friendly locals.

Regions visited: Central And Eastern Europe
Countries visited: Slovakia; Hungary; Romania and Bulgaria