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7 unique countries, now closer than ever

Experience 7 amazing countries in one extraordinary vacation experience. Immerse yourself in a region rich in history and culture, where the landscapes you drive through are equally as breath-taking as the destinations we visit.
Each of these countries and destinations has its own flavour, energy and uniqueness – you will be amazed by the diversity in this undiscovered corner of Europe.
Join us to see stunning architecture, taste the wide variety of cuisines, marvel at the diverse geography, from vast golden fields, to tall mountains and jagged coastline. Soak up these vibrant living traditions and cultures!

Trip Details

21 days/20 nights | Budapest to Vienna

Tour Style: Signature

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Itinerary

Day
1-3
Welcome to the Balkans! Dive straight in with a grand Hungarian welcome in Budapest! Explore both the Buda and Pest sides of this beautiful, historic city; enjoy a sunset cruise down the Danube River. Experience traditional music and a folk performance in a Hungarian restaurant, or Csarda!
Day
4-5
On the way to the capital of Belgrade, stop in Novi Sad – a beautiful town with a rich Austro-Hungarian legacy. Once in Belgrade – explore the fascinating city centre, and listen to interesting stories that have shaped this city over time. A mix of old and new, you can check out ancient churches and hip underground bars, eat traditional cepavi kebabs, or eat at contemporary restaurants in the lively centre.
Day
6-7
Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia, is city with a diverse, multicultural history. For over four hundred years, mosques, synagogues, Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have stood side by side. Visit the “Tunnel of Hope” – a tunnel which allowed a flow of humanitarian aid into Sarajevo during the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War.
Day
8
We’ll make a stop in Mostar – the majestic city of bridges and arches, where you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back into another century. Experience a traditional Bosnian coffee tasting at the famous Alma Café , and learn about the coffee culture of Bosnia as you sip coffee and taste Bosnian Delight.
Day
9-19
Welcome to beautiful Croatia! Arriving in Dubrovnik, we can visit some of the many UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites Croatia has to offer. Take a day to explore Montenegro - a land where the mountains descend almost directly into the sea, creating a surreal landscape. We will explore many of Croatia’s ancient cities, including Split, Trogir, Klis, Hvar, Zadar, Plivitce and finally finishing off in Zagreb.
Day
20
We’ll take a trip to Europe’s smallest country capital, the picturesque Ljubljana! Wander it’s many bridges in its historic centre, relax in one of its many riverside café’s and watch the world go by.
Day
21
Vienna is truly an impressive, imperial city. We will explore the stunning Schonbrunn Palace, and other important architectural sites in Vienna’s historic centre. You’ll get to round off your trip participating in an apple strudel making lesson, and of course, tasting!
map - 7 unique countries, now closer than ever

Highlights

Buda and Pest: explore diverse and beautiful Budapest.
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!!
Diverse history: discover the story of the city of Belgrade
East meets West: unearth the Mix of cultures in Sarajevo
Bosnian coffee : learn how the Bosnian’s drink their coffee in a masterclass
City of Bridges: marvel at Mostar, and it’s historic bridge, uniting a divided city
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.
Sound of the Sea: listen to the mystical Sea Organ in Zadar.
Breathtaking Nature: admire the beautiful Plitvice National Park.
Cosmopolitan Vibes: see the modern side of Croatia in its capital – Zagreb!
Quaint charm: soak up the beautiful city of Ljubljana, Europe’s smallest capital
Apple Strudel: take a master class in how to make a traditional Viennese apple strudel!
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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