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10-Day East Europe Balkan Peninsula Amazing Tour from Paris

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Paris, France
10 Days 9 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Belgrade, Bratislava, Budapest, Heidelberg, Ljubljana, Prague, Salzburg, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zagreb.

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    Day 1

    Paris - Stuttgart (500 km)

    Today, we will travel from Paris to Stuttgart, the hometown of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, making this German city a must-visit spot for all car lovers. After we arrive, we will visit the Neue Schloss and Schlossplatz.
    • Stuttgart, GERMANY

      Stuttgart is the sixth-largest city in Germany, carrying a reputation of being an industrial center, nicknamed the "cradle of the automobile." It ranked 21st in the world on a recent global liveability ranking.

      Neues Schloss

      The New Palace of Stuttgart, built in a 17th century Baroque style, was the former residence of the Kings of Wurttemberg. Planning and construction began in the first half of the 18th century.


      The largest square in Stuttgart and home to the Neues Schloss, the city's Schlossplatz was formed in the 18th century. Since 1918, it has been public property.
    Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel
    Day 2

    Stuttgart - Salzbourg (380 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave for beautiful Salzburg, the home of Mozart, one of the greatest composers to ever live. This city was the setting of The Sound of Music, a beloved musical film from the 1960s. After we arrive, we will visit the Altstadt and enjoy strolling around.
    • Salzburg, AUSTRIA

      Salzburg's claim to fame is being the birthplace of legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It also served as the setting for "The Sound of Music." Visitors can enjoy the baroque architecture and spend time in the City Center.


      The old town of Salzburg is filled with historic buildings, including the birthplace and childhood home of the legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There are also many cafes and bakeries where you can buy delicious treats.
    Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel
    Day 3

    Salzburg - Ljubljana - Zagreb (446 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave for Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The city's architecture is strongly influenced by Austria and Italy, and we will see a mix of Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau styles. We will visit Ljubljana Castle, Mestni Trg and Pont des Dragon Bridge. At the end of our explorations, we will see historic Robba Fountain. In the afternoon, we will set off for Zagreb.
    • Ljubljana, Slovenia

      Ljubljana is the capital and largest city in Slovenia, known for its green spaces and student population. The Ljubljanica River curves its way through the city and divides it between the old town and the new commercial center.

      Ljubljana Castle

      Ljubljana Castle is a castle complex standing on Castle Hill above downtown Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is a key landmark of the town. Originally a medieval fortress, it was probably constructed in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 12th century.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €7.50; Adult (Ljubljana Castle+Funicular Railway) €10

      Dragon Bridge

      Crossing over the Ljubljanica River, this bridge, made of reinforced concrete, gets its name for the dragon statues that line its railings. The dragons come from a legend that Jason and the Argonauts founded the city and killed a dragon.

      Robba Fountain

      Originally unveiled in 1751, this fountain stands in front of the the city's Town Hall in central Town Square. On of the city's most recognizable landmarks, the statue on the fountain depicts three male figures with jugs.
    Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel
    Day 4


    After breakfast, we will visit Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, which has a deep history dating back to the prehistoric age. While archaeological discoveries dates human activity in the area back to the Stone Age, the current city is full or Baroque styles, picturesque local markets, handmade goods, delicious foods and more. We will visit the Zagreb Cathedral, Old Town Gradec, Dolac Market and more. In the afternoon, we will be able to enjoy some free time to explore the city. Alternatively, we will be able to take a short daytrip to Rastoke, a watermill village located in the beautiful Plitvice region.
    • Zagreb, Croatia

      Zagreb, the capital and largest city in Croatia, is located in the northwest part of the country along the Sava River. Zagreb has a vibrant cultural community comprised of many museums, art galleries, as well as performance arts and music events.

      Zagreb Cathedral

      This Roman Catholic cathedral in Zagreb is the largest sacred sacral Gothic monument in Europe southeast of the Alps. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary as well as two local kings of old.

      Dolac Market

      Dolac is a farmers' market located in Gornji Grad - Medveščak city district of Zagreb, Croatia. Dolac is the most visited and the best known farmer's market in Zagreb, well known for its combination of traditional open market with stalls and a sheltered market below.
    Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel
    Day 5

    Zagreb - Belgrade (389 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave for Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, which conveys a vintage spirit throughout its streets and alleys. The city is the location of the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. Over the course of the day, we will visit some of the city's most famous places, including Kalemegdan Fortress and its accompanying park, located right at the convergence point of the two rivers. We will also see the Saint Sava Cathedral.
    • Belgrade, Serbia

      The capital and largest city of Serbia.

      Kalemegdan Fortress

      Kalemegdan Fortress is the core fortified area of a town or city.

      Kalemegdan Park

      Kalemegdan Park is the largest park and the most important historical monument in Belgrade.It is located on a 125-metre-high (410 ft) cliff, at the junction of the River Sava and the Danube.
    Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel
    Day 6

    Belgrade - Budapest (379 km)

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will travel to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, divided into two sides by the Danube River. As we go sightseeing in the city, we will visit Heroes Square, the Millennium Monument, the Parliament Building, Elizabeth Bridge and Fisherman's Bastion. We will also be able to take an optional cruise on the Danube to enjoy the beautiful views along the riverside.
    • Budapest, HUNGARY

      Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is routinely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A large area of the city is considered a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.

      Heroes Square

      The centerpiece of this famous square in Budapest is a series of statues known as the Millennium Memorial. The statues are of the leaders of the nine tribes that founded Hungary as well as other historic Hungarian figures.

      Millennium Monument

      The centerpiece of Budapest's Heroes' Square is known as the Millennium Monument, featuring large columns and statues that depict several important figures from Hungarian history.

      Hungarian Parliament Building

      One of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, the seat of Hungary's National Assembly is an iconic landmark on the banks of the Danube River in Budapest. It is both the largest and tallest building in the country.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €7; Child (6-24 yrs) €3.90; Adult(outside the EU) €17.40

      Elisabeth Bridge

      This bridge connects the districts of Buda and Pest across the Danube River. Built in 1964, it is the 3rd newest bridge in the city, named for Queen Elisabeth of Bavaria.

      Fisherman's Bastion

      The Fisherman's Bastion on the Buda side of the Danube River in Hungary is an incredible white-stone viewing terrace with conical towers. It was built in the 1890s and gets its name from the fisherman's guild that once defended the area.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €2.30

    Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel
    Day 7

    Budapest - Bratislava - Vienna (240 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. After we arrive, we will visit the Castle area, one of the most historic parts of the city. In this area we will see the Trinitarian Church of Bratislava, Michalska Gate, Michalska Street, City Hall Plaza and more. After lunch, we will depart the city and head to Vienna, the capital of Austria. Once there, we will visit famous Schonbrunn Palace to admire its magnificent Baroque architecture. Then, we will visit Ringstrasse, home to magnificent architecture like the neo-Gothic Town Hall, Parliament House, magnificent Hofburg Palace and the Johann Strauss Statue. Guests who are interested in attending an evening performance of a waltz show can attend at their own expense.
    • Bratislava, Slovakia

      Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a beautiful Central European city. Some of the most popular places in town are St. Martin's Cathedral, the Old Town, and Devin Castle.

      Bratislava Castle

      A four-walled white building with red-orange roofing that rests on a hill above the rest of Bratislava overlooking the Danube River, the city's castle was originally built in the 9th century BCE.

      Trinitarian Church of Bratislava

      This Baroque style church in Bratislava was built in the first half of the 18th century by the Trinitarian Order. The main portal is richly decorated with Rococo elements.

      Michalska Gate

      This is the only gate from the medieval fortifications of the old city of Bratislava that still stands. It is a white tower with a green top that looms over the rest of the old city.

      Michalska Street

      This is a narrow pedestrian thoroughfare in old town Bratislava, lined with several small shops, cafes, and restaurants. The tower at one end of the street is known as "Michael's Gate."
    • Vienna, AUSTRIA

      Vienna is the capital city of Austria. It is considered one of the best places to live in the world. Called "The City of Music," Vienna has produced internationally famous composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mozart, and more.

      Schonbrunn Palace

      Schonbrunn Palace is both one of the most important cultural landmarks in Austria and possibly the most major of its tourist attractions. This 1,440-room Rococo estate and gardens was built by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II in 1569.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €14.20; Child (6-18 yrs) €10.50; Imperial Tour


      This circular ring surround the Inner Stadt of Vienna and is home to many of the city's most famous attractions. The road was laid in the mid-19th century after the city walls were taken down..

      Austrian Parliament Building

      The Austrian Parliament Building is, as the name implies, the place where the governmental proceedings of the Austrian government are decided on and enacted. Its Grecian influence was meant to invoke the democratic beliefs of the ancient Greeks.

      Hofburg Palace

      This former imperial palace now serves as the residence of the Austrian president. In addition, this massive complex also houses museums that detail the history of the Austrian government. It also serves as a convention center for the city.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €12.50; Child (6-18 yrs) €7.50

      Johann Strauss Monument

      This monument in the Viennese City Park, Stadtpark, is one of Vienna's most popular and well-known sights. It depicts Johann Strauss II, a prolific Austrian composer known for the popularization of the waltz-- he was even nicknamed "The Waltz King."
    Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel
    Day 8

    Vienna - Prague (250 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave for Prague, a city located on the Vltava River that is well known as the ruby of Central Europe. It is also known as the "Gold City" because of the high towers and cupolas of its older architecture that rise against the skyline. We will visit Prague Castle, a medieval structure built on a hill. Afterwards, we will visit Golden Lane, where we can admire the handiwork of goldsmiths. Then, we will pass the Charles Bridge to bring us to the antique market. During the day, we should be sure to try some local food, a Pilsner beer and a variety of other hidden gems the city has to offer.
    • Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

      Prague has been an important city for 1,100 years. It is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, features more than ten museums, and its historic city center is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Prague Castle

      This massive palatial complex in Prague serves as the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. It is the largest ancient castle in the world with a total area of 70,000 square-meters.

      Golden Lane

      This historic street in front of the massive and spectacular Prague Castle gets its name from the alchemists who are said to once have roamed the area looking for a way to turn ordinary minerals into gold.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €14.20; Child (6-16 yrs) €7.50

      Charles Bridge

      (Passing By) The Charles Bridge links Prague's Old Town district with the Prague Castle areas, and was once the only way to cross the Vltava River in the city center. During the day, the bridge is lined with street artists and performers.
    Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel
    Day 9

    Prague - Heidelberg (422 km)

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for Heidelberg, a romantic town that is home to Heidelberg University.
    • Heidelberg, GERMANY

      This German city sits on the banks of the River Neckar. It has become a popular tourist destination for its romantic atmosphere. There are many old buildings, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque Old Town.

      Heidelberg University

      This public research institution in Germany was founded in 1386, making it one of the oldest in Europe. The university places a heavy emphasis on research, rewarding roughly 1,000 successful doctorates a year.
    Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel
    Day 10

    Heidelberg - Paris (463 km)

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit Heidelberg Castle, the Karl Theodor Bridge and Main Street. Afterwards, we will return to Paris, where the tour will come to an end.
    • Heidelberg, GERMANY

      This German city sits on the banks of the River Neckar. It has become a popular tourist destination for its romantic atmosphere. There are many old buildings, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque Old Town.

      Heidelberg Castle

      Heidelberg Castle is a combination of several buildings surrounding an inner courtyard, and each building highlights a different period of German architecture.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €7; Child (6-14 yrs) €4

      Karl Theodor Bridge

      One of the best known landmarks in Heidelberg, this bridge was constructed in 1788, crossing the Neckar River. It connects the Neuenheim district with the Old City, measuring 656 feet.

      Heidelberg Main Street

      The old town of Heidelberg's main street is a popular pedestrian shopping zone. Located along the street are the Town Hall and the Holy Ghost Church. Make sure to stop at one of the many pretzel stands along the way!
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    Paris, FRANCE map link Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris, 75 75008 (Paris) 8:00am 8:00pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Price Includes

    • 3-star hotel
    • Breakfast in hotel
    • Air conditioned bus
    • English-speaking tour leader
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Adult(outside the EU)
      Danube River (Optional) €13.50 €8.30 (10-14 yrs) /
      Fisherman's Bastion (Optional) €2.30 / /
      Hungarian Parliament Building (Optional) €7 €3.90 (6-24 yrs) €17.40
      Heidelberg Castle (Optional) €7 €4 (6-14 yrs) /
      Ljubljana Castle (Optional)
      €10 (Ljubljana Castle+Funicular Railway)
      / /
      Golden Lane (Optional) €14.20 €7.50 (6-16 yrs) /
      Hofburg Palace (Optional) €12.50 €7.50 (6-18 yrs) /
      Schonbrunn Palace (Optional) €14.20 €10.50 (6-18 yrs) /
      Rastoke - small Plitvice lakes (Optional) €30 €30 /
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