Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans
28 days from Berlin to Split
From $ 4399
Duration28 days

This epic cross-European adventure offers an intriguing combination of Central Europe's castles and romantic squares with the Balkans' own historic towns and wondrous landscapes. But this trip isn't a cobweb-enshrouded history tour — you'll connect with village life, immerse yourself in urban centres, and get active with outdoor pursuits, including kayaking in Montenegro and hiking through diverse country. With 28 days devoted to this journey, this is your chance to discover what still feels like a well-kept secret.

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  • Duration: 28 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Berlin
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Split
    Ages: 12+
Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Berlin

Start place: Berlin

We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Berlin

Day 2: Berlin

Start place: Berlin

Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours.
Explore this amazing city. Opt to visit the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, world-class museums, the Reichstag or the Berlin Television Tower for a sweeping view of the area.

End place: Berlin

Meals: B
Day 3: Berlin/Krakow

Start place: Berlin

Watch the scenery go by as you journey to Krakòw. With free time, opt to explore the different neighbourhoods like the Jewish section and main square. Dip into a local milk bar for a real Polish meal.
Travel to Krakow, Poland's cultural hub, visiting quaint villages along the way. Take an orientation walk upon arrival and use the evening to explore this lively city.

End place: Krakow

Meals: B
Day 4: Krakow

Start place: Krakow

You may want to end your day embracing Polish social traditions in one of Krakow’s many cellar restaurants and pubs. Dive into the thriving social scene over a few vodkas in one of these cheerful establishments, Zubrowka (Bison Grass Vodka) is a must!
Visit Auschwitz for a sobering look at the region's history. Spend the rest of the day exploring charming Krakow.

End place: Krakow

Meals: B
Day 5: Krakow

Start place: Krakow

Opt to visit Rynek Główny - Europe’s largest medieval market square; savour a traditional Polish breakfast (kielbasa, yum), or sit back with a coffee and a slice of Poland's famous cheesecake (sernik babci) at one of the many cafes in the area. Then, walk it off with a stroll uphill to marvel at the impressive Wawel Royal Castle.

Take a free day to explore.

End place: Krakow

Meals: B
Day 6: Krakow/Prague

Start place: Krakow

If you're in the area and want to experience traditional Czech pubs, which are guaranteed to be loud, lively, and packed with locals on any night of the week, this is the place to find restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine such as fried pork cutlets, goulash, and dumplings.
Take a scenic day train into Czech Republic. Soak up the atmosphere of Prague, a unique community where every street, ghetto, inn and theatre tells a story.

End place: Prague

Meals: B
Day 7-8: Prague

Start place: Prague

Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO before exploring all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.

End place: Prague

Meals: B
Day 9: Prague/Český Krumlov

Start place: Prague

Travel to Český Krumlov. Spend time wandering the small city or visiting the small town's castle.

End place: Cesky Krumlov

Meals: B
Day 10: Český Krumlov/Vienna

Start place: Cesky Krumlov

There's plenty of time here to visit world-famous museums, the opera house or indulge in typical Austrian desserts like strudel or Sacher Torte.
Take private van to Austria in time for a walking tour of Vienna's most beautiful sights, including the Hofburg and St Stephen's Cathedral. Later, check in to your accommodation in Vienna, a G Adventures supported hotel stay.

End place: Vienna

Meals: B
Day 11: Vienna

Start place: Vienna

Wander the elegant streets a little more, take in some of Europe's most distinguished art galleries or just settle yourself on a café terrace, order up a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake and watch the world go by over coffee.

End place: Vienna

Meals: B
Day 12: Vienna/Budapest

Start place: Vienna

With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do.
Travel to Hungary to explore the beautiful city of Budapest. Opt to visit Buda Castle, window shop in Pest or soak in the city's famous thermal baths.

End place: Budapest

Meals: B
Day 13: Budapest

Start place: Budapest

Spend a free day exploring this charming and historic city. Opt to take a boat trip down the Danube, or travel further afield to the Etyek wine country.

End place: Budapest

Meals: B
Day 14: Budapest

Start place: Budapest

Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Spend a free day exploring this charming city.

End place: Budapest

Meals: B
Day 15: Budapest/Novi Sad

Start place: Budapest

Cross into Serbia and enjoy time in the second largest city. Spend an evening wandering this cultural hub.
After a full day's train journey, arrive in Novi Sad. Enjoy the first opportunity to try some Serbian cuisine.

End place: Novi Sad

Meals: B
Day 16: Novi Sad/Belgrade

Start place: Novi Sad

Spend the morning exploring Novi Sad, the ancient capital of Serbia. Visit the famous Petrovaradin Fortress and, with time, check out the charming old town, or Stari Grad. In the afternoon, hop a train for a short ride to Belgrade.

End place: Belgrade

Meals: B
Day 17: Belgrade

Start place: Belgrade

Opt to visit the National Theater or National Museum. The city offers a wealth of churches and cathedrals as well as an interesting Ethnographic Museum. Learn more about Serbian culture, traditions, costumes, and tools used throughout history.
Visit the Kalemegdan Fortress then spend a free day floating down the Danube or shopping in one of the many bustling markets.

End place: Belgrade

Meals: B
Day 18: Belgrade/Sarajevo

Start place: Belgrade

Walk around the cobblestone streets of the Old Town while taking in the architecture of its diverse places of worship.
Travel to Sarajevo, one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the region. Walk around the cobblestone streets, visit the famous Latin Bridge, and soak in the bustling atmosphere of this resilient place.

End place: Sarajevo

Meals: B
Day 19: Sarajevo

Start place: Sarajevo

Take an included tour of the 'Tunnel of Life' to get a better understanding of the tragic recent history of this captivating city. Spend some free time exploring the Stari Grad section and looking for 'Sarajevo Roses'.

End place: Sarajevo

Meals: B
Day 20: Sarajevo/Mostar

Start place: Sarajevo

After visiting the bridge, wander through the small streets and opt to sit in a café, enjoying the laid-back atmosphere.

For a sobering look into the city's recent history, wander through town, passing buildings still riddled with bullet holes. Visit a bank that was completely destroyed during the war and past houses in shambles. While life continues and progress is made, these sights remain as reminders of the evils of war.
Travel through beautiful countryside to reach charming Mostar. The city's symbol, a beautiful reconstructed Ottoman-style bridge, is a reminder of the tenacity of Bosnians in recent times. Wander the old city and visit the new, taking in the many reminders of what the people of this region have survived.
Meals: B
Day 21: Mostar/Kotor
Arrive in time to start exploring this gorgeous area.

If relaxing is more your style, the beaches of Herceg Novi offer a great escape. There are also local mud therapy spas nearby to test the natural healing properties of the area's sand.
Continue on to Montenegro and arrive to the Bay of Kotor, a World Heritage-listed region. There is free time here to relax or explore as desired.

End place: Kotor

Meals: B
Day 22: Kotor

Start place: Kotor

Enjoy a sea kayaking tour before free time to relax or explore. Wander the streets of the walled city of Kotor, relax on picturesque beaches, or visit the local mud spas.

End place: Kotor

Meals: B
Day 23: Kotor/Dubrovnik

Start place: Kotor

The red roofs of the old city make for spectacular photos and the seaside cafés serve up tasty seafood.
Travel to Croatia and experience the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' in Dubrovnik. Choose to relax in one of the many cafés, explore the old town fortifications, or take a boat trip to one of the nearby islands.

End place: Dubrovnik

Meals: B
Day 24: Dubrovnik

Start place: Dubrovnik

Enjoy a free day to explore the Dalmatian Coast.

End place: Dubrovnik

Meals: B
Day 25: Dubrovnik/Hvar

Start place: Dubrovnik

Filled with sunshine, the beautiful island is known for its lavender fields and vineyards in the interior and detailed Venetian-inspired architecture in the towns.
Head to the island of Hvar. Enjoy amazing beaches, nightlife, and water sports.
Meals: B
Day 26: Hvar
Soak in the scenery and relish the calm on a boat ride around the Pakleni Islands.
Meals: B
Day 27: Hvar/Split
Opt to visit the local market and gobble up some Croatian delicacies. For a little more activity, visit Marjan's peak with gorgeous views over the city or hit up some of the hiking and biking trails in the area.
Ferry back to the mainland and arrive to Split. Take a guided tour of the UNESCO site at Diocletian's Palace. Enjoy free time to explore this charming seaside town.

End place: Split

Meals: B
Day 28: Split

Start place: Split

We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.
Depart at any time.

End place: Split

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Magdas Hotel, Vienna Carte Blanche: Berlin Carte Blanche: Budapest
  • Auschwitz entrance and guided tour (Krakow)
  • Orientation walk of Prague
  • Vienna walking tour
  • Petrovaradin Fortress visit
  • Kalemegdan Fortress visit (Belgrade)
  • "Tunnel of Life" tour (Sarajevo)
  • Mostar stay
  • Sea kayaking trip (Bay of Kotor)
  • Beach time in Hvar
  • Scenic boat ride around Pakleni islands
  • Diocletian's Palace guided tour (Split)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Long-distance bus, Local bus, Ferry, Walking, Private vehicle
  • Accommodation

    Hotels/pensions (28 nts)
  • Meals

    27 breakfasts,

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