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Travel a path less taken...

Taste the varied mix of cultures on the border cities of Eastern Europe. Meet passionate people and explore their rich cultures. Discover ancient cities, from cobblestoned Dubrovnik to grand Budapest, while also experiencing the cultures of these great lands in rural villages and small towns. Meet locals as you travel a road less taken, and discover the delights of Croatia & Hungary.

Variations on this tour:
Croatia-Hungary-Ukraine | Hungary-Ukraine

Trip Details

11 days/10 nights | Dubrovnik to Budapest

Tour Style: Signature

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Itinerary

Day
1-3
Welcome to beautiful Croatia! Visit the stunning Old City of Dubrovnik, marvel at the picturesque white-stoned buildings, and take a boat cruise tour on the glittering Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a day of exploring the country of Montenegro and wandering the medieval cities of Kotor and Budva.
Day
4-5
Visit the soul of Dalmatia, Split. This city is a World Heritage Site, with an abundance of historic places. Visit the ancient city of stone, Trogir, and the nearby village of Klis. Once a medieval stronghold, and the cradle of Croatian horsemanship, Klis is now a Game of Thrones set!
Day
6-7
On the way to Zagreb, we’ll stop at Plitvice National Park. It is the country’s oldest and largest national park, and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll see why when exploring its magical, natural beauty. In Zagreb, wander the wide boulevards, explore its colorful open-air markets in Dolac, and try the best dishes of Croatian cuisine.
Day
8-11
Welcome to Hungary! We’ll visit the largest lake in central Europe, Balton Lake, and enjoy the stunning scenery of the water and the surrounding volcanic hills. Compare the contrasting architecture of the two sides of the city – the Buda side and the Pest side, on either side of the river. Take the chance to explore this city's stunning thermal spas. We finish our adventures in Budapest with a sunset cruise down the Danube River.
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Highlights

Unparalleled Beauty: explore the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea – Dubrovnik.
Secluded Bay: relax in Kotor Bay – a natural gem of Montenegro.
Roman classics: travel back in time in historic Split.
Breathtaking Nature: admire the beautiful Plitvice National Park.
Cosmopolitan Vibes: see the modern side of Croatia in its capital – Zagreb!
Danube Cruise: see the city of Budapest lit up at night on a river cruise.
Fiery Dances: see a folk performance in a Hungarian tavern, or csarda!!
Cobblestone Exclusives: Attend private concerts, cultural events, and workshops exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers.

Our Signature Tours Include:

5 Star Transportation
Hand Selected Class Hotels
Two Meals per Day
All Entrance Fees

The Cobblestone Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more. This allows for more intimate experiences and flexibility while on tour.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people. We get away from tourist traps and into the places where authentic life takes place.

Folk Performances

The best local folk performers playing for you. We ensure you have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Artisan Demonstrations

Participate or sit back and soak it up: learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Traditional Cuisine

Food is a central part of our journey, so we carefully choose each restaurant to ensure you get a variety of delicious local eats and great service.

Pacing

Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere. Ample opportunity to experience a place before moving to our next adventure.

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