Eastern Highlights

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Exploring Dubrovnik

6 spectacular European countries in 15 days!

6 spectacular European countries in 15 days!

Plitvice Lakes
Viewpoint in Budapest
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Travel with a group of new friends
Eastern Europe's top destinations
See 6 countries in 15 days

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Medieval city of Dubrovnik and the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia
  • Relax in Budapest's natural hot springs or take an optional trip along the Danube River in Hungary
  • Discover Krakow's historic old town and the legend of the Wawel dragon in Poland
  • Tour Prague's fairytale castles and palaces in the Czech Republic
  • Head to Germany's capital and see the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Reichstag Building
  • Cycle around the canals and go on an optional interactive brewery tour in Amsterdam

Trip Summary

Go on an enchanting tour with a group of likeminded adventurers and discover the best and most beautiful areas of Eastern Europe as you travel through Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands. You'll get to discover stunning natural areas like Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Dalmatian Coast, and spend time in truly charming Medieval cities, from Krakow to Prague. You'll get to learn about each region's culture and history, with folklore and mythical tales to accompany your sometimes fairytale settings. Paired with the rolling countryside surrounding Budapest and Amsterdam, and the diversity of Berlin, this tour is one that'll have you falling in love with Europe's eastern delights again and again.

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Trip Info

Day 1: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Fly into Dubrovnik and make your way to your accommodation. At 6pm, meet your tour guide and the rest of your group at a welcoming meeting before hitting the town for food and a few drinks.

Day 2: Dubrovnik

Enjoy some free time to explore Dubrovnik for yourself. Hop in a cable car for outstanding views across the city, head to the city harbour or St John's Fortress, or hire a kayak and get out on the water. Watch the sunset from the city walls later on with a cold beer and new friends by your side.

Day 3: Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes

We'll make our way along the Dalmatian coast today, stopping on the way at Zadar to take a look around and see the incredible Sea Organ before continuing the journey to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes National Park. 

Day 4: Plitvice Lakes

You'll spend an incredible day today in Plitvice Lakes National Park. You'll have the chance to walk the trails, hire a bicycle, or go on a boat tour of this stunning area. Hike to the tallest waterfall in the country or take a rowing boat out on one of the lakes.

Day 5: Plitvice Lakes to Budapest, Hungary

We'll make our way across the border into Hungary until we arrive at the country's capital, Budapest. We'll take a driving tour on arrival to get a feel for the city, where you'll catch a glimpse of Hero's Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, and Andrassy Avenue.

Day 6: Budapest

Today you'll have some free time to explore the city at your leisure. Take a cruise along the Danube, visit the House of Terror Museum, take a walk through the Garden of Philosophy, tour Buda Castle, or head to one of the numerous natural hot spring spas to relax in the soothing waters and indulge in a spa treatment or two.

Day 7: Budapest to Krakow, Poland

Pulling up into Krakow today, we'll take a walking tour of the city to get our bearings. The city itself is built on the legend of the Wawel Dragon, and if you get the chance to, you should definitely visit Wawel Castel for a walking tour and to hear the story of the slain dragon while you're here. This evening, join the group for an optional bar crawl.

Day 8: Krakow

Fill your day with history and culture and take a tour of the city's museums and galleries followed by a walk around the historic old town or a trip to St Mary's Basilica. You could even take a horse and carriage ride through the city from the Main Market Square, or take a spooky walk through Lost Souls Alley.

Day 9: Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic

Before leaving Krakow today, we'll make our way to Auschwitz-Birkenau for a harrowing tour of the former concentration camp. Afterwards, we'll make the journey to the Czech Republic. Arriving in the afternoon, we'll head out with our guide for a tour of the city.

Day 10: Prague

Head to Old Town Square for the hustle and bustle of city living and a bit of retail therapy, or make your way to St Vitus Cathedral or Lobkowicz Palace to marvel at the beauty of the local architecture. You could stop off at a local playhouse to catch a marionette puppet opera, or head down to the city's Petrin Lookout Tower.

Day 11: Prague to Berlin, Germany

Making our way to Germany, we'll stop first at Dresden to take a walking tour of the area to view the palaces, churches, and stately buildings that all had to be rebuilt following WWII. Then we'll head to Berlin, taking a driving tour to see the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Reichstag Building on our arrival.

Day 12: Berlin

Go on an optional Third Reich walking tour for an insight into what the city would have been like under Nazi rule, have a picnic at the old Tempelhof airport, which is now a public park, or head to Hackescher Markt for a shopping trip. In the evening, go on an optional alternative city tour followed by a local nightlife tour.

Day 13: Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arriving in the Netherlands this afternoon, we'll stop off at a local farm to find out how the Dutch make their cheese and clogs before heading into Amsterdam for a walking tour of the city to visit Dam Square, the Royal Palace, and the National Monument.

Day 14: Amsterdam

Enjoy a free day today to tour the city's iconic canals, bridges, and wide open spaces. Or maybe go and check out the various city museums – the Anne Frank House is a must. Join us at the Heineken Experience for an interactive brewery tour with tasting, or go on a drinks cruise along the canal.

Day 15: Amsterdam to London, England

We're heading back to the UK today, making our way to London on the coach via ferry crossing. We should arrive back in the capital at approximately 9pm.

Please note itineraries and activities are aubject to change. 

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What's Included

  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Modern air-conditioned coach
  • All travel as per itinerary
  • Transport back to London on the last day
  • Tour guide, driver, and chef
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau tour
  • Plitvice National Park visit
  • Walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • Dutch cheese and clog demonstration
  • 24/7 Emergency support

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Kayaking between islands in Croatia Clubbing nights in Budapest & Berlin Sightseeing across all the countries & tourist attractions

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Pillow Hair dryer Liquids to clean clothes Line to hang up wet clothing

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-Don't be afraid to ask for help/directions -Keep your passport somewhere safe at all time (I found that on the coach was best) -have a day bag prepared & clothes ready for early mornings/getting into bed

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Accommodation & Meals

During this trip, you will spend 8 nights in campsite accommodation and 6 nights in hostels. At the campsites, you'll be staying in comfortable twin-share dome tents with another member of the group of the same sex. Let us know if you'll be travelling with a partner or friend and we'll make sure you're sharing the same tent. The tents are well-ventilated, with windows and sewn-in ground sheets, and you'll have an inflatable mattress to sleep on. You and the person you're sharing the tent with will be responsible for pitching your tent at each campsite, don't worry, you'll be given a demonstration first!

The hostels we'll stay in during the trip are basic but comfortable and you'll be staying in single-sex multi-share dorm-style rooms with between three and five others.

You'll get to enjoy 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners during this trip, all cooked up using fresh local ingredients by your on-board chef. Your coach is equipped with all the cooking utensils required, and meals will largely consist of delicious dishes that will suit every palette. Please do let us know if you have any dietary requirements at time of booking. For meals that aren't included, you'll have the opportunity to head out to restaurants and bars in the area to try out the local cuisine.

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Flights

To arrange your flights, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at enquiry@realflights.co.uk. Or by using the form below.

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Arrival Information

You will need to arrange your flight to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to arrive in time to make the welcome meeting at your accommodation at 6pm on the first day of the itinerary. The tour finishes in London at approximately 9pm on the last day of the itinerary. Your travel to London is included in the cost of your trip, so there's no need to book return transport. 

To arrange your flight, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at enquiry@realflights.co.uk. They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.

It is important that once you have booked your flights you add these details to your online account or alternatively you can contact us with your departure date, the flight number and arrival time at your destination.

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Eligibility & FAQ's

The minimum age for this trip is 18 years and the maximum age is 39 years. 

Depending on your nationality, you might require a visa to enter certain countries. It is your responsibility to obtain these prior to the departure of the trip. Please note if you are a British passport holder you do not currently need a visa to visit European countries. Please visit the embassy website for each of the countries listed on this itinerary for further clarification.

Do I Need To Bring My Own Sleeping Bag?

Yes! You’ll be camping for 8 nights during this trip, so a sleeping bag is essential. An inflatable mattress will be provided, as will all your camping gear.

Should I Take A Backpack Or A Suitcase?

You'll be travelling around a lot, so we recommend you use a soft bag or frameless backpack, plus a small bag for excursions.

Is Wi-fi Available On The Coach?

Wi-fi and charging points are available on the coach, so you can use your devices whilst travelling between destinations.

What's The Average Age Range Of People On This Trip?

This trip welcomes travellers of all ages, so it's difficult to put an average age to any one group. You might have a mix of people your own age or some older or younger than you. But one thing’s for sure, you’ll all have an interest in travel and an adventurous nature that should see you making friends in no time.

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