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Grand Tour from Central Europe to Balkans
17 days / 16 nights

DAY 1 – Arrival Berlin
Arrive at Berlin Airport, meet your assistant and transfer to your hotel where an early check in will be arranged for you. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Berlin.

DAY 2 - Berlin
After breakfast enjoy a half day tour of Berlin. A local expert guide introduces you to the monuments to Berlin’s intricate past as well as signs of its re-emergence as a vibrant cultural centre. Arrive at the Brandenburg Gate, once the symbol of the undeclared Cold War, and now the symbol of a reunited Berlin. See the site where Checkpoint Charlie once guarded the border between East and West Germany. As you see where the Berlin Wall actually stood, imagine the bleak watchtowers and piercing spotlights that guarded “the border.”Journey down Unter den Linden, once considered one of the world’s most elegant boulevards.See the german Parliament - The Reichstag and the Insel Museum.

DAY 3 - Berlin
After breakfast transfer to take an hour long boat tour of Berlin. Your 1-hour sightseeing tour will take you past the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), through the new Regierungsviertel (Government Quarter), all the way to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures). After turning at the Lutherbrücke (Luther Bridge), looking out at Schloss Bellevue (Bellevue Palace), the "Beamtenschlange" (civil servant housing), and the Siegessäule (Victory Column), you'll get to see the new Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and the Nikolaiviertal, the oldest residential area in Berlin.

DAY 4 - Berlin – Dresden (195km/3h30m)
After breakfast transfer to Dresden. Upon arrival meet your local guide and enjoy a half day tour of Dresden - a very beautiful, light-spirited city. See Frauenkirche, Zwinger Palace - The baroque palace features a nympheum, many sculptures of Permoser, a bell pavilion and famous art collections. Continue with Dresden Baroque Quarter where you will see real baroque houses. Later transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Dresden.

DAY 5 - Dresden – Prague (150km/3h)
After breakfast have some free time in Dresden to explore the city on your own. Later transfer to Prague. Upon arrival check in at your hotel and overnight in Prague.

DAY 6 - Prague
After breakfast meet your local guide and enjoy a half day tour of Prague. Visit the 1,000 year-old Hradcany Castle, the former residence of Bohemia kings on Castle Hill. Within its walls, stands the enormous St Vitus Cathedral with its gilded chapel studded with semi-precious stones. Walk down the Golden Lane and cross the famous Charles Bridge as you walk towards the Old Town Square. Admire the Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all Europe, one of the sides of the Old Town Hall. FInish the tour with a view of Prague's Opera House. The afternoon is free at leisure. In the evening enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Prague

DAY 7 - Prague – Kutna Hora (85km/1h30m) - Cesky Krumlov (185km/3h30m)
In the morning travel to Kutna Hora. Upon arrival explore the town on your own and see the Roman Catholic Cathedral, glimpse the exterior of St James’s Church with its mishmash of Baroque and Renaissance architecture and landmark 282-foot (86-meter) tower. Additionally, the Italian Court, which started life as the Royal Mint to the kings of Bohemia.Later drive through Bohemia countryside’s to Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Southwest of the Czech Republic. The walking tour starts at the landmark of the region, the Castle which dominates the town centre and looms over red-tile roofs, stone bridges and labyrinth cobbled streets. Picture perfect houses with distinctly odd outlines crowd the hills and the banks of the Vltava River that snakes through the heart of the city. After the tour check in at your hotel and the rest of the day is free at leisure.

DAY 8 – Cesky Krumlov – Melk (165km/3h) - Krems/Wachay Valley (cruise/3h)
After breakfast check out from your hotel and transfer to Melk. Visit Mel Abbey . After lunch time embark a cruise to Krems. Your bus will be waiting for you at the port in Krems to take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

DAY 9 - Krems/Wachau Valley – Budapest (320km/4h30m)
After breakfast transfer to Budapest. Upon arrival check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.

DAY 10 - Budapest
After breakfast meet your local guide and enjoy a half day tour through the buzzing city center of Pest. Since Buda and Pest were unified nearly 150 years ago, the city has seen significant growth. Step back in time and learn about the layered history beneath the ornate building facades and worn cobblestone streets. Visit the Holocaust monument built on a bank of the Danube to memorialize the thousands of Budapest's Jewish citizens, killed in the Second World War. Next, tour Freedom Square. Originally built as the financial heart of the city, it is home to palaces and opulent buildings that still house several banks, including the Hungarian National Bank. The beautiful city square is rich in local history and your guide will fill you in on the significance of its many monuments and buildings. Then, see St. Stephen’s Basilica, as well as the second largest synagogue in the world, which is a monument to the vital role the Jewish population played in the development of the city. Finally, travel along Andrassy Boulevard, an esplanade designed for nobility, and visit the Opera House, before the tour ends at Heroes Square.In the evening have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Budapest.

DAY 11 - Budapest
After breakfast meet your local guide and enjoy a half day tour of Buda. Your sightseeing tour starts with a look at the famous Chain Bridge across the River Danube — the oldest suspension bridge in Hungary. Next, ride over the Danube to Buda, the oldest part of the city. Here, stop in the Buda Castle District (Old Town), and enjoy a short guided walk around the area’s main attractions. See the Matthias Church and visit the Fisherman's Bastion to experience the beautiful panoramas of the city from its terraces. Then, drive on to Gellért Hill, home to the hilltop Citadel, and admire the gorgeous views from here. Take photos to capture the unique views down over Hungary’s capital, and then return to the city center by crossing the Elisabeth Bridge. Your tour ends here close to well-known pedestrianized Váci street .In the evening enjoy a Night Danube Cruise.

DAY 12 - Budapest – Varadzin (275km/4h)
After breakfast transfer to Varazdin, Croatia. Upon arrival check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 13 - Varadzin – Plitvice National Park (220km/3h30m)
After breakfast check out and transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Upon arrival meet your local guide and enjoy a half day tour of the lakes. The park is a breathtaking natural splendor, which harbours a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. It represents a phenomenon of karst hydrography.After the tour transfer to your hotel for check in and overnight.

DAY 14 - Plitvice National Park – Split (255km/4h)
After breakfast transfer to Split. Enjoy tour featuring the historic inner city built around the Roman Emperor's Diocletian's Palace (another UNESCO World Heritage site). See remnants of Split's Roman heritage including the Church of St. Domnus, Jupiters Temple, the Peristyle and Split Cathedral.

DAY 15 - Split - Dubrovnik (230km/4h)
Transfer to Dubrovnik. Enjoy guided city tour and explore the stone paved streets inside the 16th century bastions of Dubrovnik’s old town. See Onofrio’s fountain & the Rector’s Palace, as well as the Franciscan & Dominican monasteries.

DAY 16 – Duborvnik – Kotor (90km/2h)– Budva (20km/40min)– Dubrovnik (90km/2h)
Transfer to Kotor. Arrival in Kotor, a preserved medieval town. Explore its many churches, the St. Tryphon’s Cathedral in gold and silver, St. Luca’s church, St. Maria’s church, St. Nicholas’s church. See the Napoleon’s theatre and continue to Maritime museum. Transfer to Budva. Visit the Old Town, situated on an island. Walk along its narrow, cobbled streets, squares and churches. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings, the Church Sv. Trojica, housing the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of Sv. Ivan, Sv. Bogorodica and Sv. Sava. The Budva coast is 21 km long with 17 beaches. It is among the most beautiful coasts in the world and its beauty will not leave you indifferent. Also, there’s a wide range of accommodation, from very affordable to exclusive and luxury. Budva does not only offer modern tourism, Old Town Budva is an amazing place, where you can discover history and tradition of this great Montenegrin city. Transfer back to Dubrovnik

DAY 17 - Dubrovnik departure
Transfer to airport