Eastern Highlights

Eastern Highlights
From £ 1016
Duration 15 Days
From £1016
Duration 15 Days

Croatia and Hungary are amongst the most up-and-coming destinations in Europe, and you will see precisely why on this fabulous tour of Eastern Europe. From gorgeous Dubrovnik we travel up the stunning Adriatic Coast to the Plitvice Lakes National Park en route to Budapest, the picturesque capital of Hungary. Continue on your adventure through Germany and the Netherlands with a group of like-minded young companions.

Tour Itinerary

Dubrovnik, Croatia via Budva, Montenegro

We'll meet you in the land of epic sunsets. Let's get this show on the road.

Included today:
-Tour of Dubrovnik with a local guide

Meals:
-Dinner

Dubrovnik

Free day in King's Lan... sorry, Dubrovnik. Check out the residential homes further up in the old town for awesome views and a local perspective. Then: a cold beer on the wall as the sun sets over the Adriatic. This is the good life.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Sea kayaking
-Game of Thrones tour

Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes

Listen to the ocean play an instrument in Zadar. The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation that sits amongst the city's eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art. Next up: bliss and waterfalls at the Plitvice Lakes National Park to catch some z's.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Plitvice Lakes

Today is brought to you by Mother Nature. Made up of 16 lakes connected by streams and waterfalls and surrounded by 300 square kilometres of national park, Plitvice Lakes didn't make it onto the UNESCO World Heritage list without reason. Hike up to see the tallest waterfall in Croatia or glide across the crystal blue lakes in a rowboat. Mindfulness just got a whole new meaning.

Included today:
-Visit Plitvice National Park

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Plitvice Lakes to Budapest, Hungary

Your house in Budapest awaits. Check out Hero's Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and swanky Andrássy Ave. Then it's time to meet the major food groups: goulash, cabbage rolls and dumplings, oh my!

Included today:
-Driving tour of Budapest

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Budapest

Free day = Put down your Rubik's Cube and take on a city with enough baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture to keep you puzzled for hours. Take to the waters at the art nouveau Gellert Baths and don't leave til you're pruny. There are 80+ thermal springs in Budapest but this is its most famous. Wave pool, anyone?! Indulge in a spa treatment then visit the Buda Castle or House of Terror Museum. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Budapest dinner cruise

Budapest to Krakow, Poland

So long Budapest, we're off to Poland. Magnificent Kraków to be more precise. This city was built on the legend of dragon defeat, and mystical vibes fill the streets. Believe it or not, but it makes for a damn good tale. Grab your bearings and settle into a walking tour with your awesome Topdeck Trip Leader.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Kraków

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Kraków pub crawl

Krakow

Kraków is yours for the day. Take to the streets and own this day - explore the Old Town, impressive museums and the Rynek Główny, Europe's largest market square.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic

Bohemia's cobblestones are calling but first, a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then, fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour amongst the spires and cobblestone streets of Prague. Suss out the castle deemed by Guinness World Records to be the largest ancient castle in the world, cross medieval Charles Bridge and watch 'Death' toll the hour on an astronomical clock that's over 600 years old.

Included today:
-Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau
-Walking tour of Prague

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Prague

Another free day for the win. Channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon memorial wall, then soak up some more Czech history at the National or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). Snap a selfie at Prague's own Eiffel Tower, visit a miniatures museum, eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square and drink beer. Good beer.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Prague to Berlin, Germany

Roll on over to Berlin before a pitstop via Dresden - a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt - and ogle the Frauenkirche before your beard takes on an even more ironic feel in Berlin. Prep yourself for currywurst, absinthe and more hipsters per capita than anywhere else. We'll drive you around to see the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building before making your food baby sing with a hearty German meal.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Dresden
-Driving tour of Berlin

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Berlin

Shake off last night with a wander around the German capital. Optional: Third Reich walking tour and local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II. Hackescher Markt is a hit for lunch. Afternoon suggestion? Have a picnic at the historic Tempelhof airport turned public park #picniconthetarmac. Tonight: hit the hot spots on an optional nightlife tour.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Third Reich Walking tour
-Berlin Alternative Tour and Nightlife Tour

Berlin to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cheese lovers, rejoice. Your next stop is a local Dutch farm to see how cheddar cheeses (and clogs) get made. Next: Amsterdam, mayo-dipped fries and red lights. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. Then: explore all that this notoriously liberal city has to offer.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Amsterdam
-Cheese and Clogs demonstration

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Amsterdam

Free day - Join the 881,000 bicycles and get local on a bike tour of Amsterdam's iconic canals, bridges and parks. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience for an interactive visit and tasting at the brewery. Top it off with an optional drinks cruise on the canal. #imonaboat

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bicycle Tour of Amsterdam
-Canal drinks cruise

Amsterdam to London, England

Farewell trip buddies. Back to ol' Blighty to start planning your next adventure. Facebook friends?

Meals:
-Breakfast

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