XHT Hiking Bohemia, Moravia & the Tatras TOUR

Vienna, the Czech Republic & Slovakia

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Vienna - city touring and rural walking; History, culture, wines & cuisines of three countries; Walks in the Palava Hills of Czech Republic; Castles, wine cellars, cozy restaurants; River rafting in the Pieniny Hills; Stupendous day hikes in the High Tatras; Fascinating, charming Bratislava

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Dates & Prices

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Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Mon 02 Sep 2019Sat 14 Sep 2019 $3690 USD Limited availability, please contact us
Mon 14 Sep 2020Sat 26 Sep 2020 $3690 USD

Optional Single Supplement: $586 USD (number of singles limited).


Tour Overview


Slovakia's High Tatras mountain range sits quietly in the shadow of the Alps, yet within a compact 60-by-25km (40-by-15 mile) range stand two dozen peaks between 2,000 and 2,700 metres (7,000 and 8,700 feet). Don't feel bad if you're hazy on their location, this stunning region is still, as yet, to appear on non-European travellers' radar screens.

This "secret" range of mountains are comprised of towering black granite peaks rising over thick forests next to crystal-clear, cobalt lakes. Even in late summer, snow flecks the top of the mountains poking through the clouds, and deep emerald green meadows appear around every turn.

This is an enticing addition to our European series of active tours, with an appeal to those seeking to experience an up-and-coming corner of a continent known for tourist hordes and high prices.

The relative affordability of this region allows us to upgrade our usual accommodation standards to include some truly special places to stay after an exciting day of exploration. Gone are the gray days of the Soviet era; the three countries covered on this program feature advanced traveller infrastructure, intriguing regional cuisines and wines, and superlative service.

Variety is also the name of the game here - from stately Vienna to the Palava Hills of southeast Czech Republic, and the soaring splendour of one of the world's most spectacular and compact mountain ranges, this trip showcases all that makes this hidden corner of Europe so special.

Regions visited: Western Europe and Central And Eastern Europe
Countries visited: Austria; Czech Republic and Slovakia


Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Vienna
Welcome to Vienna!

Vienna is a true cosmopolitan center, where different tribes and nationalities have, for centuries, fused their cultural identities to produce the intriguing and often cynical Viennese. Around 1900, Vienna was a city of vibrant, stimulating, intellectual life, a dynamic capital of elites that did pioneering work in many fields. Otto Wagner remarked in 1905 that "in spite of unfavourable conditions, Vienna is marching at the head of cultural nations".

Overnight in Vienna.

Included Meal(s): Dinner

Day 2 Vienna: Walking Tour & Schonbrunn Palace
Walking about downtown Vienna is an absolute pleasure. The Innere Stadt, in particular, is best explored on foot. Our morning WALK takes us through some of the most well-trodden tourist routes in Vienna. We will take local transport to the Staatsoper, the premiere opera and classical music venue in Vienna, and possibly the world. From here we walk, heading north on Kartner Strasse, a pedestrian-only walkway of shops, trees, cafes and buildings of historical and cultural interest. Instantly recognizable along this walk is the Gothic, glorious Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral). This is the geographical and emotional heart of the city. Our stroll down Graben St. takes us past Neo-Classical architectural masterpieces; then we turn onto Kohlmarket and head to Michaelerplatz and its array of architectural sites.

After a break for lunch, we head out of the city centre to Schonbrunn Palace where we walk through the manicured gardens and enjoy the view from the Gloriet overlook. This enormous Baroque palace was built to accommodate Empress Maria Theresia and her large family. Today the park and its enclosed historic Zoological garden are enjoyed by joggers, walkers, and families with children.

+/-2 hours walking plus +/-3 hour panoramic bus tour and visit to Schonbrunn

Overnight in Vienna.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 Vienna: Hiking Path #5, Bisamberg
Today we stretch our legs with a leisurely warm-up hike in the environs of Vienna.

The city of Vienna maintains a network of thirteen walking/hiking trails within the city limits (Stadtwanderwegs). Most of the trails are paved or gravel-surfaced and can be used year-round, or close to it. The trails offer beautiful views, interesting wildlife, and plenty of exercise! A bonus is that there is nearly always a restaurant, heuriger, or hutte along the way offering refreshments. What hike in Vienna would be complete without coffee and strudel?

Our chosen route today is #5, The Bisamberg, a "classic" walk named after the famous wine producing region (we'll make our way to the trailhead via the city's convenient public transit sytem). Along the way, the path passes many old wine cellars, some apparently still in use, others in a completely abandoned state, but nonetheless photogenic for it. The trail then makes a quick and easy ascent to the edge of the vineyards of the Bisamberg.

The vineyards in this area tend to face south and west, toward the Danube, and are well-known in the city for their Pinots: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The vines sit in dark soil, on slopes that are not terribly steep; this modest hill is a favourite destination spot because it has the well-known Magdalenahof tavern, about two-thirds of the way up the slope. Climbing a bit further, it has a great picnic and overlook spot. Indeed, it is one of the advertised highlights of the hike that Vienna is visible from the Falkenberg, weather permitting, of course.

The Stadtwanderweg 5 continues just inside the treeline, passing fields and more vineyards, before beginning the descent back to the city. Once at Hagenbrunnerstrasse, a small stretch of rather narrow, unimproved path leads back to a bridge over a creek, and from there to civilization. The trail comes to a close on Stammersdorferstrasse, a lovely street lined with a dozen or so wine taverns. Known as Heuriger, they are a delightful custom, dating back centuries, popular with locals (and savvy tourists). And on a good hiking day, the are filled with hikers and non-hikers alike, all enjoying the “Wein” from “Wien.”

After a charming lunch somewhere near our hiking route, we return to Vienna (public transit) with the balance of the day at leisure. Our provided meal is lunch, in order give everyone the opportunity to enjoy their evening at leisure, perhaps to attend one of the many beautiful concert venues, or even take in an opera.

Our hikes: Because some hikes can/may be adjusted at the discretion of your Tour Leader depending on things like weather and group interest, the final distances/durations of our hikes as indicated in our itinerary should be taken as guidance only. In the meantime, however, we can advise that, generally-speaking, our walks are leisurely on well-trodden pathways over undulating terrain (some walks are downhill), 2-5 hours in overall duration with plenty of breaks for refreshment, photos, and taking it all in.

Overnight in Vienna.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 Vienna, Austria - Mikulov, Czech Republic - Lednice
This morning we say farewell to Austria, board our bus, and start off towards the Czech border. Once the domain of the Liechtenstein Princes, this 200 sq km "designed" landscape is among the largest in Europe. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 for its unique composition of romantic parks complemented by two chateaux and other architectural monuments.

In one hour we will arrive in Mikulov, Czech Republic. After walking and sightseeing in the historical town centre we will hike the Holy Hill, which dominates the Mikulov skyline. After descending the Holy Hill we will continue to Valtice by bus.

The jewel in the crown of Valtice is its massive Baroque chateau, the former residence of the Lichtenstein family. Situated in the centre of a tradition wine region, the chateau was built in stages by thirteen princes and in the 18th century the residence, with its furnishings, collections, and rich inventory competed with the imperial court in Vienna itself.

We will visit the National Wine Salon, located within the chateau where we will be able to learn about and sample Moravian wines. The Wine Salon is linked to a competition in which, each year, the board selects a representative national collection of the country's best hundred wines.

From here we will walk all the way to Lednice through vineyards on the slopes of mellow hills, mirror-smooth ponds, nature reserves, bird sanctuaries, storks' nests perched up on high trees and telephone poles. These things, plus excellent cooking and wine, are among the simple pleasures of life in South Moravia. Valtice-Lednice (12 km/7.5 miles, undulating terrain, 3-4 hours).

This evening we will enjoy dinner at our hotel's traditional restaurant.

Overnight in Lednice.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 Lednice & the Palava Hills
This morning we head to the foot of the Palava Hills and start our day's hike in the charming wine-making village of Pavlov.

The Palava Hills, part of Palava Protected Landscape Area declared in 1976, are a 20 km long limestone ridge stretching to the very south of Moravia. It is the warmest and almost the most arid area in the Czech Republic, and therefore vines are cultivated here. A wine variety of Palava cultivated in the area was named after the hills is today very popular white that you must be sure to try!

Our path takes us past vineyards and then into forest, where an information board introduces us to the unique fauna and flora of the Nature Reserve Dvin-Kotel-Soutska. The path here starts out quite steep and can be demanding but it does not take long for us to reach the first look-out point from the ruins of the castle of Dviky. From the ruins we have sweeping views of the surrounding landscape, the Nove Mlyny reservoirs, Pavlov, and Dolni Vstonice.

After a lunch break in Klentnice village, we follow the red marked trail which brings us to the second castle ruins on our route. Siroti hrad castle was built as the gothic castle in the 13th century and, when the house died out, the castle became a possession of King Wenceslaus III in 1305. It was built on two limestock outcrops separated by deep ravine. The main part of the castle lies on the southern part; over the ravine was built a footbridge.

The trail leads us via Stolova hora tableland, which acquired the name for its shape -- the views here are amazing! Descending, we continue along the road and vineyards, passing by another geomorphological nature monument called Koii skala. Entering Turold Nature Reserve, we are on the last kilometre before the end of our hike.

After 13 km/8 mi with elevation variation of 620m, you deserve a reward in the form of the quality wine or coffee, which are always very easy to find!

Overnight in Lednice.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 Lednice, Czeck Republic - Trencin, Slovakia
Welcome to Slovakia! Czechoslovakia split into Czech Republic and Slovakia on Jan. 1, 1993. The Czech Republic has always been the ritzier, more romantic cousin; Slovakia is the outdoorsy nature buff. Today we cross the border with Slovakia and head for Trencin via the Skalka Pilgrimage site.

In medieval times, there was a Latin saying "Ora et labora", which encouraged people to "pray and work". These words echo in one's mind during a visit to Skalka, which is a place of deep thoughts and meditation, a world away from the city noise. It was here that the two Saints Svorad and Benedict alighted in the 11th century, and where they achieved their aim of absolute asceticism.

Skalka is only a few kilometres away from the centre of Trencin, and although it is almost impossibly quiet most of the time, it is also known as one of the oldest pilgrimage destination in Slovakia, to which about 15,000 pilgrims head each year, some from the Czech Republic and Poland.

Upon arrival in Trencin (after a break for lunch) we enjoy a walking tour of Trencin, including Trencin Castle. Together with Nitra and Bratislava, Trencin is one of the oldest of Slovak cities, chronicled as early as in the 11th century. Its strategic location near three Carpathian Mountain passes on the crossroads of commercial routes, has always determined the character of the city as a significant landmark. As early as in the ancient times, the famous Jasper Road used by the Etruscan, Greek, and later Roman merchants to transport precious jasper from the Baltic region, was crossing Trencin.

The city is dominated by Trencin Castle, which is the third-largest castle in Slovakia. With extensive fortifications, it comprises several palace buildings that surround the central medieval tower. Today this remains the highest point of the city. Below the castle, on the hillside, is a small square that is reached by a historic covered stairs as well as by winding side streets. The old town also has a large main square, with a large baroque church and a variety of shops.

This evening's dinner is out at a restaurant located within the rock on which the castle is situated!

Overnight in Trencin.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 Trencin - Bojnice Castle - Vikolinec - Tatra Region
Today's journey to the Tatra region takes us via Bojnice, a small town in the center of the country at the upper Nitra River. This is one of the oldest spa towns in Slovakia and home to the famous Bojnice Castle, which we will visit during our stop here. We will take a short walk through the town itself situated just below the castle. We will also stop in the town of Vlkolinec, a remarkably intact settlement of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a central European village. It is the region's most complete group of these kinds of traditional log houses, often found in mountainous areas.

Later today we arrive at our base for our hikes in the Tatras and exploration of Pieniny National Park.

Overnight in Tatranska Lomnica.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 Hiking the High Tatras
It has been said that in Slovakia is everything but the sea. But as soon as you start to explore the country’s nature, you won’t miss the ocean at all. Within a few hours you can exchange vast lowlands for mountains more than 2000m/6,500 ft high. A few hours more and you can trade walking in the sky with plummeting into deep gorges with picturesque brooks.

The tradition of trail marking started in the country in 1874, and markers now cover more than 10,000 kilometres of trails. This means that Slovakia is among the countries with the best network of marked hiking trails in the world. One of the treats of hiking here is the huts; these chalets offer not only an intimate atmosphere but an extraordinary culinary experience. Local specialities taste even better eaten in a cosy chalet made of stone and wood, alongside a crackling fire. The food is like Slovakia: hearty and warm -- lean bratwurst with tangy sauerkraut, thick goulash, soothing onion soup.

Today we ramp up our game, both in terms of actual elevation and the scale of the landscape we'll experience, and in terms of the length of our hike. Our pace is leisurely, however, and the overall elevation gain/loss is not huge. It is also, arguably, our most spectacular day thus far!

To get us up into the mountains and sub-alpine, we'll begin our excursion with a cable car ride to Skalnate Pleso (1755m/5,757 ft), the starting point of our hike, situated in Skalnata Dolina (Rocky Valley) under the southern slopes of Lomnicky Stit (peak). Over rocky terrain we will follow a marked 2.7km long route to Velka Svistovka peak (2037m/6,680 ft), which should take us about 90 minutes. This is the highest point of our today's route and from here we descend the (rocky) path.

We're aiming for the hut located at Zelene Pleso (Green) lake (1.5 hours, 1550m/5,085 ft) for a break for lunch which we can purchase from the hut.

After a rest we will continue via a forested trail, 7.8 km/4.8 mi long to the Biela Voda bus stop from which we will travel back to our hotel.

13.2 km/8.2 mi, 5 hrs actual walking at a leisurely pace plus stops, undulating terrain.

Overnight in Tatranska Lomnica.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 Pieniny National Park
Our sightseeing for today takes us first to the Pieniny National Park, crown jewel of the most impressive areas of natural beauty in central Europe. The Pieniny Hills are the symbol of Zamagurie region, with the majestic "Three Crowns" peaks at their centre. Their plunging outcrops are washed by the River Dunajec, which has carved out a beautiful gorge.

After our hike yesterday, this is an easier-going day on which we float the Dunajec River on wooden rafts amid the wonderful natural scenery of the national park. Polish sources date the transport of goods and passengers on the Dunajec back to the 13th century, while the oldest reference on the Slovakian side dates back to 1708. A living reminder of the transport of timber and other goods down the Dunajec and the Vistula to the Baltic Sea is the local rafter's hat, to which the raftsman would attach one sea-shell after each journey to the sea.

Our 8 km-long route leads from Klastor down to the village of Lesnica, lasting about 90-120 minutes. This is not adrenaline "on the edge" kind of rafting like you've seen in the movies. These rafts are wooden, slow, comfy, and safe.

While here, we'll also visit the architectural gem of this area, Cerveny Klastor (the "Red Monastery"), founded in the 14th century by the Carthusians. During the 18th century, the monastery was inhabited by Camaldulian monks, including the botanist Cyprian who was, according to the legend, able to fly.

Overnight in Tatranska Lomnica.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10 Hiking the High Tatras
Today we again head to the high alpine (via cable car) for a final spectacular day of hiking. This is one of the most beautiful mountain hikes in the central High Tatras; the highlight today is our route through Mala Studena dolina (Small Cold Valley), surrounded by rocky peaks.

Following a 3 km long route, we will reach a mountain hut called Zamka (1 hr, elevation 1460m/4,790 ft), from where we continue for around 1.5 hrs to Tery hut, one of the highest huts in the High Tatras (2015m/6,610 ft). From here we can admire Pa Spisskych plies (5 tarns/lakes) and views of the Tatra villages.

We continue to the small ski resort of Hrebienok, passing by the Cold Creek Waterfalls (1 hr). From here we take the funicular back down to the valley and to our hotel.

13 km/8 mi, 5-6 hrs actual walking at a leisurely pace plus stops, undulating terrain.

Overnight at Tatranska Lomnica.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11 Tatras Region - Banska Stiavnica - Bratislava
Today we say farewell to the Tatras and drive to Bratislava, the Slovak capital. Our route is scenic, through the mountain ranges of the High Tatras to the Low Tatras -- mountain peaks and hiking trails, still green forests, bubbling streams, and haystack-like miniature peak-roofed houses.

On the way we stop in Banska Stiavnica for a walking tour and some free time. Banska Stiavnica is located in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. With a population of more than 10,000, it is a completely preserved medieval town. Because of their historical value, the town and its surroundings were proclaimed by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site in 1993.

We continue to Bratislava, situated on both banks of the Danube and a promontory of the Little Carpathians. During the second half of the 20th century, Bratislava finally became a Slovakian city where an ambitious rebuilding and restoration program has transformed the city.

Overnight in Bratislava.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12 Bratislava: City Tour
Bratislava is the youthful, dynamic, and bustling capital of Slovakia. It is also an historic town full of traditions, nostalgia and music, and proud of its rich past. This is where three different countries meet with their languages, traditions, and cultures producing something very pleasant and attractive, a fascinating microcosm of central Europe.

There is much to see in the historic Old Town, where small art and antique galleries and shops mingle with restaurants and cafes. As attractions are within walking distance of each other, our tour will be conducted on foot.

Balance of the day at leisure to enjoy Bratislava. Tonight we'll enjoy our farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Bratislava.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13 Departure
Departure from Bratislava.

BON VOYAGE!!

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Tour Map

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*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.


Hotel List


The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.


Parkhotel Schoenbrunn

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Vienna
Country: Austria

Schloss Schönbrunn palace is just around the corner from Parkhotel Schönbrunn, and the Vienna zoo is practically the hotel’s front
... This deluxe hotel is a unique combination of Viennese flair, influences from imperial times and modern comfort.

Guests of Emperor Franz Joseph used to reside and dine at Parkhotel Schönbrunn when they had to wait for an audience with the Emperor. After two years of renovation work, the hotel today offers a top-quality experience, beautifully “packaged” in a castle-like hotel.

Its excellent location next to Schloss Schönbrunn and vicinity to the underground station as well as its distinctive imperial atmosphere make this hotel unique in Vienna.

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Hotel Elizabeth

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Trencin
Country: Slovakia

Set against the cliff beneath Trenciansky hrad castle, this refined, Art Nouveau hotel established in 1902 is a 1-minute walk
... the Trencianske muzeum’s history exhibits and a 6-minute walk from Trencín train station. Sophisticated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars; room service is available.
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Hotel Trend Bratislava

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Bratislava
Country: Slovakia

In the old town, this chic hotel with a funky, colourful facade is a 3-minute walk from the nearest tram
... an 11-minute walk from the 13th-century St. Martin's Cathedral and 2 km from the 10th-century hilltop Bratislava Castle. The bright, contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas.
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Trip Information

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Inclusions

Breakfast and most dinners, one lunch dinner (hotels & local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for driver/s, restaurant staff, porters (if available). Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving/late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.

Exclusions

International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches & one dinner, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is timed with the ideal time to visit the region, past the possibility of heat, crowds (in most locations), and before the arrival of cold and rainy fall weather in the mountains. Weather here is changeable and mixed at any time of year, but we should expect mostly fine warm days. That said, we must also be prepared for mountain conditions, which can change quickly, and the possibility of some light wind and passing showers.

This is also a pretty time of year at lower elevations, with harvest season in full-swing and lots of locally-grown fruit and vegetables featuring on local menus. This is an up-and-coming corner of Europe, with charming old towns, cozy hotels, spectacular views, and an intriguing array of fresh and innovative farm-to-table cuisines and wines.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Most transport is by private air-conditioned vehicle, +/- 24 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Due to the winding roads and lack of accessibility on narrow streets in small towns and villages, we will avoid the large motor-coaches more typical of large group touring. One of the delights of exploring this compact region is the lack of long road journeys, allowing us to maximize our time doing, seeing, smelling, tasting, experiencing, and soaking it all in.

Our "level 3" difficulty rating refers to the walks/hikes that are spread throughout our program. This activity does not occur every day, but as per our tour itinerary, even when not on a "hike," we will be on foot quite a lot with town walking tours, winery visits, and plenty of places with uneven surfaces and stairs.

Our hikes: Because some hikes can/may be adjusted at the discretion of your Tour Leader depending on things like weather and group interest, the final distances/durations of our hikes as indicated in our itinerary should be taken as guidance only. In the meantime, however, we can advise that, generally-speaking, our walks are leisurely on well-trodden pathways over undulating terrain (some walks are downhill), 2-5 hours in overall duration with plenty of breaks for refreshment, photos, and taking it all in. Most of our walks occur at low elevations, with the exception of the two days in the Tatras where we will be at 1200-1700m/4000-5500 ft. Most people are not affected by such altitudes but our overall pace will be adjusted with these numbers in mind.

This program also has a strong gastronomic element, well-suited to "foodies," expert or novice, and those who enjoy savouring and lingering over a meal and sampling new things.

Click on the "Gallery" button on this page for photos of our hikes and other activities.

Accommodation

Most hotels used on this tour are modern, 3-4 star properties full of ambiance and character (this region still provides great value relative to the rest of Europe!). All hotels have en-suite toilet and bath, though some will have shower only (no tub); some have hairdryers and irons. Though porters should be available, you should be prepared to manage your own luggage to and from your hotel room.

Our spa hotel in the Tatra region is a destination unto itself! And it makes for a splendid, Old World base for our Tatras explorations. This is one of the finest spa hotels in Europe - what a fantastic place to relax after a full day in the fresh Tatra air!

Click on the "Map & Hotels" tab on this page for full details of our preferred properties.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, driver(s), local step-on guides in various locales.

Group Size

Maximum 16 plus Tour Leader

XHT TRIP DETAILS

DURATION13 days

TOUR STARTVienna

TOUR ENDBratislava

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19 days from St Petersburg to Moscow
This Western Russia & The Arctic Tour was designed, and will be led by, senior Tour… Read More
18 days from Istanbul to Istanbul
On this Western Turkey Tour, we will have the chance to step inside the great Hippodrome,… Read More
18 days from Madrid to Casablanca
Separated only by the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain and Morocco tours venture to two… Read More
18 days from Santiago de Compostela to Sevilla
Take an adventure through the heart of Spain on our Spain: North & South tour and see how… Read More
17 days from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik
Adriatic Tours by Adventures Abroad: what do you get when you mix villages dripping in… Read More
17 days from Hamburg to Krakow
Tours of Poland, Czech Republic & Germany like no other!
16 days from Budapest to Bucharest
Hungary & Romania Tour from Adventures Abroad: The capital city of Hungary is only the… Read More
16 days from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela
The Way Of Saint James has captured the imaginations of active travellers since the… Read More
16 days from Lisbon to Barcelona
Across the sun-drenched Iberian Peninsula are two countries with a soul and history that… Read More
15 days from Prague to Budapest
A little over two weeks is the duration of this stimulating Czech Republic and Slovakia… Read More
15 days from Valleta to Tunis
What a better way to experience the world of the Mediterranean than stepping foot into… Read More
15 days from Bucharest to Sofia
Before setting foot in these two countries found in Eastern Europe, it would be easy to… Read More
15 days from Tunis to Valleta
After the Roman Empire conquered Carthage, Julius Caesar resurrected the city into a vast… Read More
15 days from Helsinki to Bergen
This spectacular 15-day Nordic Explorer tour to the Nordic countries is a perfect… Read More
15 days from Athens to Athens
15 days from Athens to Pristina
This Greece, Macedonia & Kosovo tour is an exciting new itinerary that combines some of… Read More
15 days from Madrid to Porto
15 days from Corner Brook to St John's
For this Newfoundland & Labrador tour we are delighted to partner with a first-rate local… Read More
15 days from Helsinki to Helsinki
This Expedition To The North Pole Tour will be led/hosted by senior Tour Leader, Martin… Read More
14 days from Tirana to Skopje
Discerning travellers will be thrilled with this, one of our more comprehensive Albania… Read More
14 days from Rome to Venice
Few places in the world have as high of a reputation as a cultural and historic tour de… Read More
14 days from Palermo to Rome
Few countries ooze as much of a romantic appeal as Italy does. From the language to the… Read More
14 days from Bratislava to Budapest
On our Slovak Republic & Hungary Tour you'll wonder, what is better than experiencing… Read More
14 days from Zurich to Zurich
History has given Switzerland little land, but nature has blessed it with the finest… Read More
14 days from Baku to Yerevan
Caucasus tours are numbered among our most popular offerings! Baku, the capital city of… Read More
14 days from Athens to Athens
Greek Island Tours: join us on an exquisite, two-week adventure to experience the islands… Read More
14 days from Athens to Athens
Our Hiking the Greek Isles tours begin and end in the iconic capital of Athens, a city… Read More
14 days from Kotor/Tivat to Zagreb
13 days from Vilnius to St Petersburg
In the far northern region of Europe, our Russia and Baltic States tours explore a region… Read More
13 days from Prague to Bratislava
13 days from Barcelona to Barcelona
There are many reasons to visit the Pyrenees on our Pyrenees Explorer Tour - skiing,… Read More
13 days from Zurich to Zurich
The Switzerland On Foot Tour is a gentle guided walking tour combining some of… Read More
13 days from Torino to Torino
We're very excited to once again offer a more active tour in Italy, the Piemonte Panorama… Read More
12 days from Reykjavik to Reykjavik
In the land of fire and ice, one can expect a landscape of rugged mountains and swirling… Read More
12 days from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
12 days from Rome to Venice
Experience a wide range of incredible highlights on our Northern Italy For Less! Tour, an… Read More
12 days from Istanbul to Istanbul
This Eastern Turkey Tour will be led by senior Tour Leader, Victor Romagnoli. This… Read More
11 days from Krakow to Warsaw
There exists immaculate beauty and timeless history within the borders of Poland. On… Read More
10 days from Rome to Florence
At 10 days in length, this adventure through Northern Italy may seem relatively short on… Read More
10 days from Madrid to Sevilla
If you have trouble determining a destination based on deciding between the culinary… Read More
9 days from Vilnius to Helsinki
9 days from Prague to Prague
On your Czech Republic tour you'll taste a sample of the exquisite sceneries, cultures… Read More
9 days from Budapest to Budapest
One of the great capital cities of the modern world, Budapest, awaits our arrival on this… Read More
9 days from Athens to Athens
As the birthplace of western democracy, there is something strangely familiar to those… Read More
9 days from Athens to Athens
In the sun-drenched islands of Greece, it is easy to get lost in the deep azure blue of… Read More
8 days from Sofia to Sofia
Our Bulgaria tour reveals a land with a turbulent history that stretches back to the 7th… Read More
8 days from Florence to Venice
From the Renaissance grandeur of its buildings, the abundance of its art galleries and… Read More
8 days from Bucharest to Bucharest
Standing amid the nuns who live in the Romanian monastery of Voronet while they carry out… Read More
8 days from Lisbon to Porto
The country of Portugal seems vast in so many respects; such is evident in the copious… Read More
6 days from Valleta to Valleta
On our Malta tour you'll see that, though small, Malta manages to cram just about… Read More
6 days from Bratislava to Bratislava
Our Slovak Republic tour begins in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, and we will… Read More