Bohemia to Croatia 2020 tour

BUS TOURS / moderate / guided

  • 11 days / 10 nights
  • Opatija, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, Prague, Rovinj, Zagreb
  • Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia

Highlights

  • explore Europe and enjoy the see
  • great hotels and program
  • real European tour
from - EUR per person
  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY

If you’re wondering whether you should visit Prague, wonder no more. By the Guinness Book of Records as the largest castle complex in the world Prague Castle took first place. If you are a true beer lover, Prague is a place you should definitely visit.

Definitely inescapable are Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by unspoiled nature and České Budějovice, the home of Budvar beer, the original Budweiser beer!

Discover the charms of Vienna, its specialties, unique charm, vibrancy and history. Explore the Old Town of Bratislava and fall in love with his narrow alleys. Absorb all the magic of Budapest, also known as “Queen of the Danube”.

The best reasons why Croatia should be next on your list of must-visit destinations is because of the unique beauty that the cultural city of Zagreb offers you. Explore Opatija and Rovinj, places that bear the memory of its history and reveal its secrets. Breathtaking town of Hum (inner Istria), in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest town in the world, is also worth visiting. However, if we had to create a list of the most beautiful cities in Croatia, Rovinj would certainly be there.

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN PRAGUE


where:
Prague

accommodation:
5* hotel in Prague

taste:
3 course dinner menu in 5* hotel

itinerary:
14:00-17:00 checkin hotel Prague
19:00 dinner

 

DAY 2 – PRAGUE


where:
Prague

accommodation:
5* hotel in Prague

explore:
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, a country located at the heart of Central Europe. Prague is best explored on foot; from Wenceslas Square on one side of the city to Prague Castle on the other is just a 30-minute stroll. We will also explore Vyšehrad, Charles Bridge, Old Town Hall, Golden street and many other interesting historical sites.  Watching the Astronomical Clock strike an hour, witnessing the old Jewish Ghetto, spoting a 7-foot tall Sigmund Freud and admiring the Lennon Wall are definitely things on our schedule list.

taste:
– rich buffet breakfast at 5* hotel
– quick lunch  – traditional Bohemian menu including brewery goulash or pheasant
– dinner with live Bohemian music at restaurant including Slivovitz brandy, appetizer, roast pork knuckle or other meat specialty , dessert and famous Prague beer

itinerary:

07:00-09:00 breakfast
10:00-13:00 city tour
14:00 lunch
19:00 dinner

total distance (bus ride duration):
approx. 10km (30 min) through the city of Prague

 

DAY 3 – PRAGUE AND SOUTHWEST OF CZECH REPUBLIC


where:
Prague, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice

accommodation:

4* hotel in České Budějovice

explore:
Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a lively, cosmopolitan town with a unique atmosphere surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Dominated by a Castle stretching over the meandering Vltava River, Český Krumlov‘s narrow cobblestone streets wind along romantic nooks between patrician houses where you’ll find attractive exhibits of world- renown artists, music festivals and concerts, and theatre performances. The cosy inns, coffee shops, and ancient taverns entertain a diverse international crowd.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 5* hotel in Prague
– traditional lunch in brewery including soup, pork or beef, dessert and beer
– buffet dinner in 4**** hotel in České Budějovice

itinerary:
07:00-09:00 breakfast
09:00 check-out hotel Prague
09:30-11:30 bus ride
14:00 lunch
15:00-16:00 city tour
18:00 check-in hotel České Budějovice
19:00 dinner

total distance (bus ride duration):
approx. 175 km (2,5 h)

 

DAY 4 – VIENNA


where:
České BudějoviceVienna, Bratislava

accommodation:
4* hotel in Bratislava

explore:
Vienna, also described as Europe’s cultural capital, is a metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and flair. It boasts outstanding infrastructure, is clean and safe, and has all the inspiration that you could wish for in order to discover this wonderful part of Europe. Vienna is a dream city for anyone with a romantic streak or an interest in history – narrow, medieval alleyways, imperial squares, Schönbrunn Palace and majestic architecture along the Ring boulevard. Also, Vienna has been synonymous with music for centuries, and was home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 4* hotel in České Budějovice
– traditional Austrian lunch in Vienna including Wienerschnitzel or sausages
– 3 course dinner in 4* hotel in Bratislava

itinerary:
07:00-08:00 breakfast
08:00 check-out hotel České Budějovice
08:30-11:30 bus ride
11:30-13:00 city tour Vienna
13:00 lunch in Vienna
14:00-15:30 bus ride
15:30-17:30 city tour Bratislava
18:00 check-in hotel Bratislava
19:00 dinner

total distance (bus ride duration):
approx. 275 km (4 h)

 

DAY 5 – BRATISLAVA


where:
Bratislava, Parndorf, Budapest

accommodation:
4* hotel in Budapest

explore:
The Capital of the Slovak Republic – Bratislava, also referred to as the Beauty on the Danube can not only boast interesting history but it also is the centre of the most dynamically developing region of central Europe at present. Town stretches on both banks of the Danube and in the foothills of the Little Carpathian Mts. One of the city dominants which can be seen from far distance is The Castle of Bratislava. The most attractive part of Bratislava is the Old Town where the most historical sights as well as cultural institutions are concentrated. Its tiny lanes offer an ideal atmosphere for romantic walks to those who love to follow signs of history in the middle of modern world. The significant structures in the historic centre of the city are all parts of the Monument Town Reserve.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 4* hotel in Bratislava
– lunch in Parndorf area
– buffet dinner in 4* hotel in Budapest

itinerary:
07:00-09:00 breakfast
09:30 check-out hotel
09:30-12:00 city tour Bratislava
12:00-12:30 bus ride
12:30-14:30 shopping time
14:30 lunch in Parndorf area
15:30-17:30 bus ride
18:00 check-in hotel
19:00 dinner

total distance (bus ride duration):
approx. 235 km (3 h)

 

DAY 6 – BUDAPEST


where:
Budapest

accommodation:
4* hotel in Budapest

explore:
Budapest, city, capital of Hungary, and seat of Pest megye (county). The city is the political, administrative, industrial, and commercial centre of Hungary. The site has been continuously settled since prehistoric times and is now the home of about one-fifth of the country’s population. Once called the “Queen of the Danube,” Budapest has long been the focal point of the nation and a lively cultural centre. The city straddles the Danube (Hungarian: Duna) River in the magnificent natural setting where the hills of western Hungary meet the plains stretching to the east and south. It consists of two parts, Buda and Pest, which are situated on opposite sides of the river and connected by a series of bridges. Explore Parliament building, Gellért Baths, Heroes’ Square, Danube Promenade, Fisherman’s Bastion and much more.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 4* hotel in Budapest
– traditional lunch at Danube river
– dinner in authentic restaurant with Hungarian specialties and „chardash“ dance

itinerary:
07:00-09:00 breakfast
10:00-13:30 city tour
14:00 lunch
15:00-19:00 free afternoon for sightseeing or wellness
19:00 dinner

total distance (bus ride duration):
no bus rides

 

DAY 7 – ZAGREB


where:
Budapest, Zagreb, Opatija

explore:
The city of Zagreb, capital of Croatia, on the historic and political threshold between East and West, illustrates both its continental and Mediterranean spirit. The city is protected from the cold northern winds by the mountain of Medvednica and opens up to the rest of the world thanks to a spacious plain and the Sava river. Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open; a city with a rich history; a city that warmly invites all those who wish to get to know it, and a city that will surely fulfill your expectations. Visit Upper town, Jelačić Square, St.Mark’s Church, Cathedral of the Assumption, famous Dolac market  and ride with the safest funicular on the world.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in 4* hotel in Budapest
– traditional lunch – turkey with dumplings, “štrukli” (local specialty – dough with filling) in Zagreb
– dinner in Hotel Ambasador 5* Opatija

itinerary:
07:00-08:00 breakfast
8:30 check-out hotel Budapest
8:30-12:30 bus ride
13:00-14:00 city tour
14:00 lunch in Zagreb
15:00-16:00 city tour
16:00-18:30 bus ride
18:30 check-in hotel Opatija
19:00 dinner

total distance (bus ride duration):
520 km (6,5 h)

 

DAY 8 – OPATIJA


where:
Opatija, Rovinj

accommodation:
Hotel Lone 5* Rovinj

explore:
Opatija is both a winter and summer destination for tourists, wellness lovers and everyone who likes to spend a holiday at the seaside. A fashionable resort in the 19th century, it’s dotted with Habsburg-era villas. The Lungomare is a promenade that snakes along the coastline, offering views of the town and neighboring islands. The 1800s Villa Angiolina, set in a garden of exotic plants, houses the Croatian Museum of Tourism. Parts of St. Jacob’s Church date from the 16th century. Visit the Croatian Walk of Fame and the small harbour known locally as Portić, and take a picture with the famous statue of the Girl with the Seagull.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in Hotel Ambasador 5* Opatija
– chocolate praline tasting in Opatija
– lunch at local cuisine restaurant – shrimps, homemade pasta and seafood specialties
– buffet dinner in Hotel Lone 5* Rovinj

itinerary:
8:00-10:00 late breakfast
10:00 check-out hotel Opatija
10:00-14:00 free time for relaxing, sightseeing and pralines tasting in Opatija
14:30 lunch in Kastav
15:30-17:00 bus ride
17:30 check-in hotel Rovinj
19:00 dinner

total distance (bus ride duration):
approx. 90 km (1,5 h)

 

DAY 9 – ROVINJ


where:
Rovinj

accommodation:
Hotel Lone 5* Rovinj

explore:
Rovinj is a city on the western coast of Istria and it is one of the leading tourist destinations on the Adriatic thanks to its healthy, mediterranean climate. Its distinctive microclimate is reason for tourism development which started in the 19th century. The Church of St. Euphemia, often known as the Basilica of St. Euphemia (although it is not formally a basilica minor), is a Baroque church located in the heart of the historic part of Rovinj, dominating the town.

taste:
– buffet breakfast in Hotel Lone 5* Rovinj
– brandy, wine tasting and cold plate snacks including local prosciutto, cheese and olive oil at Moreno Ivančić Winery
– dinner in Hotel Lone 5* Rovinj

itinerary:
7:00-9:00 breakfast
10:00-13:00 city tour
13:00-14:00 bus ride
14:00-16:00 wine tasting and snacks
16:00-17:00 bus ride
19:00 dinner

total distance (bus ride duration):

approx. 110 km (2 h)

 

DAY 10 – ISTRIA


where:
inner Istria

accommodation:
Hotel Lone 5* Rovinj

explore:
The town of Hum is in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest town in the world. It’s located at the height of 349 m on top of a hill. The town of Hum was founded in the 11th century, when the Hum castle was built on the place of the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement.
Motovun/Montona is a medieval town that grew up on the site of an ancient city called Castellieri. It is situated on a hill 270 metres (886 feet) above sea level with houses scattered all over the hill.

taste:
– breakfast in Hotel Lone 5*
– traditional Istrian lunch at the „Kolinasi Tavern“ -“maneštra” with corn, “fuži” with truffles, gnocchi with veal, mistletoe-schnaps and dessert
– dinner in Hotel Lone 5*

itinerary:
7:00-9:00 breakfast
10:00-13:30 bus ride and city tours
14:00 lunch
15:00-17:00 bus ride and city tours
19:00 dinner

total distance (bus ride duration):

approx. 150 km (2,5 h)

 

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